Dr Brooke Show #392 What Causes Perimenopause + Menopause Weight Gain
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by Dr. Brooke
1w ago
For more info on how I can help you, visit my site BetterByDrBrooke.com. You may have heard lately that it’s not a “lower metabolism” that causes weight gain and more body fat around the middle during midlife. While this may be what research is showing us as not a mechanism, many of us have found our pants are indeed not fitting so great so what IS causing the weight gain? Is it hormone changes or slack habits? Is it something we need to take HRT to get on top of? What exactly will the popular fitness advice of eating enough protein and lifting weights really do for our mid-life bodies? I ..read more
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Dr Brooke Show #391 Understanding Iodine for Thyroid + Breast Health
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by Dr. Brooke
2w ago
Encore Episode! This is a dicey subject for sure and I’m certain it will have a lot of you rethinking your supplement regimen. Iodine is most often used to improve thyroid or breast health but it’s important to understand the whole story about how these recommendations came about and why more iodine can actually be bad for both.    Iodine is an essential nutrient that we absolutely need for thyroid function as well as other systems in our bodies, HOWEVER, it’s a Golidlock’s nutrient if there ever was one. When you look at how our bodies manage iodine and what our actual need for this ..read more
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Dr Brooke Show #390 Managing Fibroids with Functional Medicine
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by Dr. Brooke
3w ago
For more info on how I can help you, visit my site BetterByDrBrooke.com.   Fibroids can create a host of symptoms from pain and heavy bleeding to both digestive and urinary issues. In this episode I talk about what fibroids are, where they can be found and a host of lifestyle and nutrition strategies to stabilize them and greatly improve symptoms and quality of life. If you struggle with fibroids or know someone who does please listen and share this episode!   Products and articles mentioned in the show: Powerful, highly absorbable resveratrol and download the 5C Salad with vegg ..read more
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Dr Brooke Show #389 Hormone Q&A: PCOS Types, Low Progesterone Symptoms, Immune System Support & Weight Gain When Lifting
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by Dr. Brooke
1M ago
For more info on how I can help you, visit my site BetterByDrBrooke.com. Covered a whole lot of ground on this episode! I love these Q&A shows because I can get into so many topics. On this one I talk about what to do when you’re getting repeatedly sick (hello 2024!) both to treat a cold/flu and to get sick less often. I also talk about what symptoms in your luteal phase indicate low progesterone and how to address various “types of PCOS” and why I don’t totally love those categories. I also cover what to do when you’re lifting and feeling like you’re gaining weight - what it means an ..read more
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Dr Brooke Show #388 The Power of Amino Acids For Women with KION Founder Angelo Keely
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by Dr. Brooke
1M ago
For more info on how I can help you, visit my site BetterByDrBrooke.com.   I am thrilled to have KION founder Angelo Keely back on the Dr. Brooke Show to discuss some powerful new research on amino acids. It’s kinda funny that protein is something I talk about allllll the time on the show and amino acids are not new supplements by any means BUT new research helps us understand just how powerful this simple supplement can be. And we discuss some unique ways to use them in order to harness their power even more.    In this episode we talk about a new ISSN statement that shows ..read more
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Dr Brooke Show #387 Eat Smarter As A Family with Shawn Stevenson
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by Dr. Brooke
1M ago
For more info on how I can help you visit my site BetterByDrBrooke.com. He’s back! Best selling author, host of The Model Health Show and all around great human: Shawn Stevenson. In this episode we talk all about his new book aimed at helping families eat well together. Shawn shares research on how vital it is not only to eat healthy food but to share time and meals with those we love. It’s something that’s easy to let go by the wayside in our busy, hectic lives but this act of eating meals together is more profound and beneficial than we realize. This cookbook is easily adaptable to various n ..read more
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Dr Brooke Show #385 Women & Heart Health
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by Dr. Brooke
2M ago
For more info on how I can help you visit my site BetterByDrBrooke.com.  Finally, an episode about heart health screening and risk factors just for women! In this show I cover simple blood tests that can help you understand your risk factors for heart disease, heart attacks and atherosclerosis that go beyond the standard total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL and HDL. I also cover how functional medicine testing can be helpful too as they uncover issues with other factors beyond cholesterol such as stress, inflammation and estrogen. Women experience heart attacks differently then men ..read more
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Dr Brooke Show #384 All About Methylene Blue
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by Dr. Brooke
2M ago
For more information about how I can help you, visit my site BetterByDrBrooke.com.    Question from the Facebook group! What is this hot new wellness hack for better energy, disease prevention and a better mood? Actually, methylene blue is not new at all but rather a very old compound and drug that is finding new uses in health and wellness. Like many things in this space it can feel like the answers to all your woes, but while helpful it may not be the answer for everyone and it's not without any concerns. I cover what methylene blue is, how it could help you and what to watch ..read more
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Dr Brooke Show #383 Alcohol & Your Microbiome with Zack Abbot, PhD & Founder of ZBiotics
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by Dr. Brooke
2M ago
For more info on how I can help you visit my site BetterByDrBrooke.com. Encore for this amazing episode because even if you never have a sip of wine this interview is fascinating! Zack is a wealth of knowledge about the microbiome as well as how to “teach” a favorable, safe bacteria that’s already in our gut how to metabolize a breakdown product of alcohol through genetic modification. It sounds like science fiction -  and it sounds scary. I mean GMO right?? But it turns out how bacteria are modified is very different than modifying plants in our food source for a couple of reasons making ..read more
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Dr Brooke Show #382 Alcohol and Your Hormones
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by Dr. Brooke
2M ago
For more info on how I can help you visit my site BetterByDrBrooke.com. In this encore episode I dig into the nitty gritty of the specific ways alcohol impacts your sleep, the nuances of how we metabolize alcohol and how that impacts our hormones and metabolism as well as a fresh perspective on using that glass of wine for a stress reliever. Be sure you connect with me in my FREE PRIVATE Facebook group: Hormones & Happiness with Dr Brooke where other amazing, like minded women like YOU are already hanging out! Join us! Follow Dr Brooke on Instagram and get signed up for my awesome emails h ..read more
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