The Wellness Mama Podcast

By Katie Wells

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The Wellness Mama Podcast is a weekly series covering the topics of holistic health, real food, stress, sleep, fitness, toxins, natural living, DIY, parenting, motherhood, and other health tips to give you actionable solutions to improve your family’s life! Brought to you by Katie Wells of WellnessMama.com

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213: Making Food Allergy Prevention Easier With Ready, Set, Food!
01:01:24
Today’s episode is going to answer a lot of questions I get from you all on the topic of food allergies. It feels like every family is struggling with this in some way today, and a lot of parents are asking: what in the world is going on? Dr. Katie Marks-Cogan is both a mom...
Dec 13, 2018
212: How to Release Cravings and Emotional Eating With EFT
00:54:51
As a mom, I’m ultra-aware that I’m the example my children look to when it comes to their view of food and healthy eating. Understanding the science of how our brain works and why we crave unhealthy foods is half the battle! In this fascinating interview, EFT expert Brittany Watkins shares how she ditched her...
Dec 10, 2018
211: How to Boost Your Adrenals and Cleanse Using Food With Dr. Alejandro Junger
00:51:00
I’m here today with someone who’s a living legend in the health world. Dr. Alejandro Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books, including Clean, Clean Gut, and Clean Eats. He trained in internal medicine in New York and completed a fellowship in cardiology at Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition, Dr. Junger...
Dec 06, 2018
210: Why Most Detox Methods Are Dangerous & What to Do Instead With Dr. Shayne Morris
01:03:46
It’s no secret that our bodies are exposed daily to more chemicals and negative inputs than previous generations, by a large margin. Enter Dr. Shayne Morris, a biochemist and molecular biologist whose life’s work is how the body can achieve detox and rid itself of toxins at a cellular level. Today, Dr. Morris will explain...
Dec 03, 2018
209: Sun Protection and Anti-Aging From the Inside Out With Polypodium Leucotomos
00:56:03
In this episode, Katie talks to Sundaily founders Chris Tolles and Dr. Emilia Javorsky about how to protect your skin and slow aging from the inside out all with the help of a little-known substance called polypodium leucotomos. They delve into the role of antioxidants and which ones work, why sunscreen isn’t the only answer...
Nov 29, 2018
208: Understanding Superbugs & Antibiotic Resistance With Marjory Wildcraft
01:05:17
Marjory Wildcraft is the founder of The Grow Network, an organization working tirelessly to protect the environment and create a greener Earth. Marjory shares why commercial agriculture and conventional medicine are two of the most destructive forces on the planet, and why we can and should grow and make our own medicine and food. Episode...
Nov 26, 2018
207: Santa Sold Shrooms? The Untold Story of St. Nick (& How to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays) With Tero Isokauppila
00:44:18
Tero Isokauppila is the founder and President of Four Sigmatic, a natural superfoods company specializing in mushroom-based drink powders. I’ve interviewed him before about the many benefits of medicinal mushrooms like chaga, cordyceps, lion’s mane, and reishi. Today I get to talk to him again about a different type of mushroom and the legend surrounding it, especially...
Nov 22, 2018
206: Your Parenting Mojo on Why We Need to Let Our Kids Take More Risks
00:52:35
Today’s guest Jen Lumanlan is the host of the fascinating “Your Parenting Mojo” podcast, which is all about helping parents find (and fine-tune) their own unique way of raising their kids. I’ve wanted to meet Jen Lumanlan ever since I heard her story. Jen decided to turn her self-proclaimed lack of parenting intuition into an opportunity...
Nov 19, 2018
205: Everything You Need to Know About GMOs, Glyphosate, and Gut Health With Dr. Zach Bush
01:05:06
You guys know I’m a science geek, so I’m pretty much in awe of today’s guest. Dr. Zach Bush, MD, is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country. He’s made a tremendous impact in the scientific and medical community in 2012 when he and his team discovered a family of carbon-based redox...
Nov 15, 2018
204: The Rise of Autoimmune Disease (& How to Thrive Even If You Have It) With Dr. Guillermo Ruiz
01:03:39
It is no secret that autoimmune disease is on the rise, and many of us may have it and not even know. Today I talk to Dr. Guillermo Ruiz, a graduate medical student from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine about why we’re seeing such an increase and what to do about it. Dr. Ruiz...
Nov 12, 2018
203: Hidden EMF Dangers and How to Mitigate Them With Geobiologist Brian Hoyer
00:51:51
EMF is an invisible but growing problem as our world becomes increasingly connected. Not everyone agrees, but the rise in EMFs in our environment in the last several decades is starting to have a noticeable effect on our health. Geobiologist Brian Hoyer explains the worst sources of EMF exposure and what to do about them....
Nov 08, 2018
202: How Footwear Affects Posture, Alignment, & Movement With Gordon Hay From ALINE
01:04:06
You guys know that I’ve been on the barefoot bandwagon for a very long time, but today’s episode has changed some of the ways I think about alignment and foot health. Gordon Hay is the cofounder, inventor, and creative visionary for ALINE Systems, a footwear technology company making waves in the industry. Many ESPN Summer and...
Nov 05, 2018
201: Understanding Fasting & Keto for Women (Even During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding) + Instant Pot Tips
00:54:03
I am here today with a dear friend and one of my mentors, Mark Sisson, who is the New York Times bestselling author of the Keto Reset Diet. He is now also the bestselling author of the Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook which is full of delicious recipes that are 100% tailored to a ketogenic...
Nov 01, 2018
200th Episode – Most Important Thing for Health
01:02:39
This episode marks the 200th episode of The Wellness Mama Podcast! Over the last few years, I’ve had the honor of speaking to almost 200 experts and spending 200+ hours of time with you! In this 200th episode, Heather and I recap a few listener favorite episodes and share our biggest takeaways. We also talk...
Oct 29, 2018
199: How Diet Directly Affects Mental Health With Autumn Smith of Paleovalley
00:50:52
There’s so much evidence that what we eat affects not only our bodies but our brains too. Today I sit down with Autumn Smith of Paleovalley, an amazing company that makes some of my favorite healthy snacks. Autumn explains why she became so committed to healthy eating that she even left her career being a...
Oct 25, 2018
198: How to Be Green Enough & Avoid the Worst Offenders in Your Home With Leah Segedie
00:58:31
We’ve talked a lot about how to avoid chemicals at home and basically how to make home a safer place for our kids and families. It’s a worthy goal but it’s easy to get overwhelmed when it starts to sound like everything from air to water to candles to carpet is dangerous. That’s why I love...
Oct 22, 2018
197: The Opposite of Being Spoiled: Raising Financially Responsible Kids With Ron Lieber
00:52:24
Today’s guest isn’t an expert on health… unless you’re talking about financial health! Ron Lieber has been the “Your Money” columnist for the New York Times since 2008. He also a dad, and wrote some incredible best-selling books about teaching kids to manage money and plan for their financial future. I especially love his book The Opposite of...
Oct 18, 2018
196: How the Modern World Is Changing Our Hormones (& How to Create a Balance Plan)
00:59:22
As women and moms, I’m not sure we can ever get enough information about our hormones and how they work. Today I’m here with Angelique Panagos, a registered nutritional therapist and the author of a book I read recently called The Balance Plan. It stood out to me as a life-changing book and a message...
Oct 15, 2018
195: Saunacast: a Huge Announcement from Mommypotamus & Wellness Mama
00:54:14
If you know me, you probably know my friend Heather of Mommypotamus. We’re known for hanging out in the sauna together (usually over a glass of wine), talking about all of the highs and lows of blogging, parenting, building community, and life with kids. I always joke that Heather and I think so much alike...
Oct 11, 2018
194: Longevity, Autoimmunity, & Plant-Based Diets With Nora Gedgaudas
01:05:13
I could not be more excited about today’s conversation and today’s guest because I am here with Nora Gedgaudas who is by and large one of the early leaders in the ancestral health and healthy living movement. Her work is brilliant and she is one of the best researchers I know. Here’s just a short...
Oct 08, 2018
193: How to Protect Your Family From the Rise of 5G & Other EMFs
00:57:12
The controversy surrounding EMFs never seems to end, and with good reason. The technology is changing quickly with the rise of 5G and wireless technology being in everything from your car to your fridge. The truth is, we don’t know the health effects of this technology and won’t fully know for years. We’ve tackled this...
Oct 04, 2018
192: How to Avoid Rushing Woman Syndrome & Balance Hormones With Dr. Sonya Jensen
00:52:37
Do you ever feel stressed about trying not to be stressed? I’m sure we’ve all been there, and I’m grateful we have an expert like Dr. Sonya Jensen to talk in-depth about some of the pressures (and opportunities) women face today. We’ll go deep on topics hormone balance, anxiety, detox, and how to have a healthy...
Oct 01, 2018
191: Understanding How Gaming Disorder & Gaming Addiction Are Affecting Our Kids
01:17:02
Are video games a fun way to unwind, or a deeper problem? My guest today is clear on his answer. Dr. Sam Shay is a chiropractor with a background in functional nutrition and testing, but he hasn’t always been as healthy as he is today. Dr. Shay walked his own journey to overcome his 25-year addiction...
Sep 27, 2018
190: The Easiest Way to Track HRV, Sleep, and Movement With Oura Ring
00:58:18
I seriously cannot wait to dive into this episode because we’re going deep on a topic near and dear to every mom’s heart (and sanity)… how to get better sleep! Whether it’s due to kids, working late, electronics addiction, or you plain just can’t sleep… too many of us are skipping precious hours of shut-eye....
Sep 24, 2018
189: How Red Light Therapy or Photobiomodulation Works & How to Get the Benefits With Joovv
00:46:41
You’ve probably seen me post pictures on Instagram where I look like something out of Star Wars using my Joovv red light therapy device. I first started this health experiment about a year ago, and I’ve gotten so many questions from you all about how it works that today we’re back with Joovv creators (and...
Sep 20, 2018
188: Saunacast: How We Took Control of Our Healthcare and Insurance (& Saved Money)
00:35:31
It is no secret that we live in a world where we face a lot of potentially harmful things on a daily basis. From plastic exposure to all of the additives in our food system and even over-exposure to blue-light, our bodies face a lot each day. These, and many other factors, may help explain...
Sep 17, 2018
187: A Whole Life Challenge to Improve Your Life in Small Daily Steps
0:00
When it comes to making healthy choices, half the battle is motivation. That’s where the Whole Life Challenge comes into play! Today I’m here with Andy Petranek, who has been a health and fitness coach for over 25 years. He was a United States Marine, a sponsored athlete, and was featured as one of the...
Sep 13, 2018
186: Carnivore Diet, Ketosis, Macros, & Diet Variation With Dr. Anthony Gustin
0:00
It seems like there’s always a new diet to try… the keto diet, the carnivore diet, different types of fasting… the list goes on. The question is, how do we know if any of them are actually good for us? What is the Carnivore Diet? Today’s episode should answer a lot of questions. My guest...
Sep 10, 2018
185: How to Get Lab Tests at Home & Take Charge of Your Own Health With EverlyWell
0:00
Listen up, because today’s episode is going to be all about hormones and how to take ownership of your own health (a topic on the minds of just a few of us moms!). I am here with Dr. Marra Francis, an OB-GYN who focuses on helping women with genetic risk for certain cancers. Dr. Marra also...
Sep 06, 2018
184: Meta Learning, Speed Reading, & How to Learn Faster With Jim Kwik
0:00
Ok, I’ll just come out and say it… this podcast episode is one of my all-time favorites! Jim Kwik is a widely recognized expert in speed reading, brain health, memory improvement, and accelerated learning. He’s also a good friend and someone I really admire in every way. As with many of my guests, there’s more...
Sep 03, 2018
183: Is Fluoride the Hidden Cause of Acne? (& What to Do About It)
0:00
Have you ever wondered why fluoride is in our water? I get a lot of questions from all of you on this subject and I’ve been meaning to write about it for a long time. Mellisa Gallico is here to share all about the dangers of fluoride and its hidden connection to a common problem:...
Aug 30, 2018
182: Why You Need to Exercise Differently If You Have Autoimmune Disease (& How) With Autoimmune Strong
0:00
If you have any type of autoimmune disease, today’s episode is just for you. Andrea Wool is a personal trainer, a nutritional therapy practitioner, and the founder and CEO of Autoimmune Strong, an online fitness program designed specifically for those of us living with autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain. This mom of two boys struggled...
Aug 27, 2018
181: How to Find Truly Natural & Non-Toxic Products With Marilee Nelson
01:09:49
I don’t often do two-part podcasts, but Marilee Nelson of Branch Basics has such an incredible story and so many tips for moms who have kids with health struggles. In the first part of the interview (check it out here if you missed it), Marilee shared her son’s struggle with chemical overexposure and all of...
Aug 23, 2018
180: How Hidden Elements in Your Home Affect Your Mood & Health With Branch Basics Founder Marilee Nelson
01:42:16
If you’ve ever wondered if your efforts to make a more natural home environment are worth it, this episode should convince you! Marilee Nelson is an expert on chemical sensitivity and the founder of The House Doctors, a consulting firm dedicated to cleaner, more natural homes. Due to her long struggle to heal own son’s chemical sensitivities,...
Aug 20, 2018
179: Understanding DNA Damage & How to Reverse It With NanoVi
00:48:28
Rowena Gates is a principal and vice president of the Eng3 Corporation, a life science technology company addressing health, wellness, and performance. She’s also a serial entrepreneur which is so inspiring to me personally. Prior to joining Eng3, she spent six years as the founder and CEO of Aviarc, a company that provided Internet-based solutions for international...
Aug 16, 2018
178: A Pediatrician Explains How EMF Kill Switches Can Protect Our Children
00:58:38
I seem to specialize in being passionate about controversial topics, and my guest today is right there with me. Dr. Amy Munro is a pediatrician with over 30 years of experience and she’s been following the research on EMFs and how they affect the body for decades. Hiding under a rock isn’t an option last I...
Aug 13, 2018
177: Why (Almost) Everything You Know About Dental Health Is Wrong With Periodontist Dr. Al Danenberg
01:04:01
I cannot wait to share today’s guest with you! Dr. Alvin Danenberg is a periodontist who has been treating patients with gum disease for over 44 years. He incorporates aspects of nutrition and lifestyle change as part of his cutting-edge laser protocol which treats periodontal disease. And we’re gonna delve into that today. In 2015,...
Aug 09, 2018
176: Heather Chauvin on Letting Go of Mom Guilt, Ending Tantrums, & Mindful Discipline
00:53:23
Ever been stressed out as a parent? Maybe you’re the mom who has it all together and stays calm all the time, but I’m not and that is precisely why I invited today’s guest, Heather Chauvin from the “Mom Is in Control” Podcast. Many call her the next generation’s thought leader in parenting and women’s...
Aug 06, 2018
175: When Natural Doesn’t Mean Safe – Creating Non-Toxic Homes With Green Design Center
00:56:46
There are so many decisions to make when it comes to choosing materials for home building and renovation: color, design, durability, and of course cost. But do we also need to consider whether or not the materials we put in our homes are toxic? Today’s guest Andrew Pace says yes! As a building materials expert he’s...
Jul 30, 2018
174: How to Save Money and Get Better Healthcare With SteadyMD
00:57:25
Today I am here with Yarone Goren who is helping pioneer the future of healthcare. If he has his way, the days of waiting in the doctor’s office (and waiting… and waiting…) should soon be over. Yarone cofounded SteadyMD to give people an on-demand and personalized healthcare option for quality primary care completely online. With SteadyMD...
Jul 26, 2018
173: The Inflammation Model of Chronic Disease With Dr. Jaban Moore
00:57:49
Today’s episode is going to be really helpful especially for any moms who have children struggling with a variety of chronic health problems. Dr. Jaban Moore is a national board-certified chiropractic physician and an acupuncturist as well. He practices functional medicine looking specifically for the root causes of illness and treating them through natural protocols....
Jul 23, 2018
172: How to Understand Your Genes to Personalize Your Diet With Nutrition Genome
00:52:13
I know… it’s frustrating. You eat right 99% of the time, exercise, and don’t smoke or drink… but still don’t feel well. Worse yet, your friend who drinks soda and fast food seems healthier than you! I’ve been there (trust me), and I’m excited to talk about today’s topic because I think it has a...
Jul 16, 2018
171: How to Keep Kids Water Safe With Tips From a Water Safety Instructor
00:50:58
Many of us enjoy time spent in the water, whether in a pool or the ocean. It turns out that, especially when it comes to the ocean, the water has some health benefits as well! But water time isn’t without risk. In fact, accidental drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children....
Jul 12, 2018
170: Using Biological Medicine & Uncommon Therapies to Help With Chronic Conditions
00:59:16
I’m honored to have Dr. Jeoff Drobot, one of the founders and medical directors of the American Center for Biological Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, on the podcast today. If you haven’t ever heard of biological medicine you’re probably not alone, but Dr. Jeff is here to explain how it differs from other forms of medicine...
Jul 09, 2018
169: From Advanced Stage Cancer to Remission in 7 Months on a Quest to Cure Cancer
01:12:09
Today’s episode is with one of the most fascinating people I have met in recent years. Eric Remensperger is a Wall Street lawyer with a unique story. Prior to moving from New York to Los Angeles (probably two of the highest stressed places in the world) he was a work hard, play hard, cigarette-smoking kind...
Jul 02, 2018
168: A Proactive Approach to Aging and Sexual Health and Wellness With HealthWellnessMD
00:38:36
I feel very fortunate get to talk to so many doctors who are changing healthcare for the better. I’m here with Dr. Maryann Prewitt, a functional medicine physician and gynecologist based in Dallas, Texas. You can find her at HealthWellnessMD.com. She’s going to introduce us to a lot of really cool anti-aging science and some great...
Jun 25, 2018
167: Lessons We Can Learn from Europe and Natural Wines
00:45:52
Katie and Heather are back, though not in the Sauna this time, to talk about Katie’s recent trip to Europe and all the lessons we can learn from Europe. They also talk about natural wine and what separates wine from even organic and biodynamic wines. Natural Wines They were both already big fans of Dry...
Jun 21, 2018
166: Understanding Autoimmunity & the Mind/Body Connection With Body Belief Author Aimee Raupp
00:52:01
Today’s episode will be very helpful for anyone with autoimmune disease (or any chronic health problem). Aimee Raupp is an expert in women’s health and she takes an important and unusual approach: focusing on the mind/body connection first and foremost. Her approach offers hope to those who have tried all the dietary, lifestyle, and supplemental...
Jun 18, 2018
165: How to Make Simple Green Smoothies a Daily Habit (Even on a Tight Budget!)
00:49:17
Today we’re talking about a very practical way to help our families eat healthier that will please even the the picky eaters among us. I’m here with Jen Hansard who’s the co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies. I bet you’ve probably heard of it. It’s a gorgeous and really popular website dedicated to, you guessed it, green...
Jun 11, 2018
164: Using Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy & Sound Therapy to Improve Health With HealthGAINS
00:42:45
I get so many questions on this topic and I haven’t gotten into it too much yet on the blog, so I know you all will love today’s guest. Vanessa Gaudin is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and expert in women’s health and wellness at HealthGAINS in Miami, Florida. She’s here to talk about some...
Jun 04, 2018
163: Fascinating Fungi & How to Use Medicinal Mushrooms With Tero Isokauppila
00:57:20
I have admired the work of today’s guest for years and I can’t wait to share him with you. His name is Tero Isokauppila and he’s leading a worldwide mushroom movement. You might have heard of Tero since I talk all the time about his company Four Sigmatic and how I love their amazing mushroom...
May 28, 2018
162: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics – How to Be 10% Happier
00:38:21
I’m here today with someone whose name and face will probably ring a bell. Dan Harris is an Emmy award-winning journalist and co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline and the weekend edition of Good Morning America. He’s also the author of 10% Happier, a New York Times bestseller, and went on to launch the 10% Happier podcast...
May 21, 2018
161: Helping Stop Sex Trafficking & Keeping Kids Safe With Operation Underground Railroad
00:48:18
Today’s topic is hard to talk about but super important. Kelli Houghton is a social worker and manager of a non-profit group called Operation Underground Railroad, an organization doing incredible work rescuing and advocating for children who are victims of sex trafficking. As a mom this issue hits home hard, and I’m so grateful Kelli...
May 14, 2018
160: What the Heck Should I Actually Eat? With Dr. Mark Hyman
00:50:44
Dr. Mark Hyman just might be a genius. Do you know why? His latest book title puts into words exactly what health-conscious moms in grocery aisles everywhere are thinking… “What the heck should we eat?!” It’s certainly easy to get discouraged when sorting through all the conflicting health information out there. One health book says...
May 07, 2018
159: How Naveen Jain Plans to Fix Education, Make Disease Optional, & Land on the Moon
00:55:10
Today is really a special episode and one I’ve been excited about for a long time. Naveen Jain is not only a good friend but also one of the most intelligent and impressive people I’ve ever met. If you haven’t heard of him (yet), he’s the entrepreneur and philanthropist behind Viome, the gut health testing...
May 03, 2018
158: How to Use Bee Products for Health & Save the Bees with Beekeeper’s Naturals
00:52:47
I love this episode because it’s all about bees and how to protect and appreciate them for all they do. Today’s guest Carly Stein founded a company dedicated to doing exactly this. It’s called Beekeeper’s Naturals and I used their bee propolis spray nonstop this winter to keep the flu away. (I think it’s safe...
Apr 30, 2018
157: How Music Like Wholetones Can Change the Brain and the Body
00:58:04
Lately I’ve been digging into the research on vibrational frequencies and how they affect our daily lives. I was skeptical at first but I’m starting to realize it’s not a fringe New Age idea but something real and measurable based on science. Today’s guest Michael Tyrrell is the founder and president (and musician!) behind a company...
Apr 26, 2018
156: Natural Ways to Improve Skin With Andy Hnilo of Alitura Naturals
00:57:07
Not only is my guest today an elite athlete, CEO of a natural skin care company, and a former model, he’s also a walking miracle. In 2011 Andy Hnilo was struck by a car and severely injured — including injuries to his face that should have meant major scarring. Andy vowed to find a way...
Apr 23, 2018
155: Thriving With Food Allergies or Intolerance & Crushing Life With the Paleo Chef
00:44:42
Today I’m here with a personal friend and someone I really love and admire. Mary Shenouda is a highly sought-after private chef to A-list actors, professional athletes, and high-octane entrepreneurs. A long time sufferer of undiagnosed food allergies since childhood, she took her health into her own hands and discovered after much experimentation that a paleo-centric...
Apr 19, 2018
154: Understanding and Mitigating EMFs in the Home With Peter Sierck From EMFRF
00:58:25
Do we need to be afraid of EMFs? I’ve asked this question on the podcast before, but today Peter Sierck of EMFRF.com weighs in. Peter is a consultant who uses his 30 years of experience in electromagnetic field surveys to design low EMF buildings for commercial and residential clients. His daily work involves measuring and...
Apr 16, 2018
153: How Bioenergetics is Changing the Future of Health – With NES Health Founder Harry Massey
00:59:01
Today’s podcast might surprise you a little bit, because we’re diving into an area of health I don’t usually talk about. I’ve never looked deeply into bioenergetics or held much stock in so-called energy medicine, but after Harry Massey of NES Health did a scan on my daughter at a conference, I can’t deny there...
Apr 12, 2018
152: Foods for Hormone Balance With Magdalena Wszelaki
00:49:43
So many moms today have questions about hormone balance, thyroid, fatigue, depression, and more, so I’m really glad to have an expert on these topics on the show today. Certified nutrition coach Magdalena Wszelaki is the founder of Hormones Balance, a nutrition coaching practice that shows women how to rebalance their hormones naturally by getting...
Apr 09, 2018
151: How Brain Harmony is Improving Autism & Sensory Disorders
00:57:53
I am here with Carol Garner-Houston, a pediatric occupational therapist with 22 years of experience in treating childhood disorders without pharmaceuticals. She co-founded an incredible company called Brain Harmony, which specializes in up and coming technology that improves the brain’s neuroplasticity, or ability to change, through the experienced hands of occupational therapists. Brain Harmony Brain...
Apr 05, 2018
150: Debunking Myths About Gallbladder Disease With Deborah Graefer From Gallbladder Attack
00:43:57
Gallbladder attack = surgery, right? The answer is, not always! Today’s guest Deborah Graefer is an expert in gallbladder disease. She first became interested in the subject when she experienced her own digestive issues from childhood, and eventually figured out how to heal her gallbladder issues with diet and lifestyle changes. Moms are especially at...
Apr 02, 2018
149: Saunacast: Genetics, Personalized Medicine & Random Health Experiments
00:45:46
Katie and Heather are back for another Saunacast… though technically a Randomcast since they aren’t in the Sauna for this one. In this episode they delve into why they see personalized medicine as the future of health and how they’re using various at-home testing to personalize their own health routines. Genetics & Personalized Medicine They...
Mar 29, 2018
148: Holistic Eye Care & Improving Eyesight Naturally with Dr. Berne
00:49:20
Eyesight isn’t something many people think we can change, but today I’m talking to a holistic optometrist who says otherwise. Because vision exists in the brain, not the eyes, it is possible to improve and even rehabilitate our eyes instead of just correct them. Want to be free of glasses? Prevent eye disease? Reverse cataracts?...
Mar 26, 2018
147: Using Heart Rate Variability with HeartMath to Stop Stress & Improve Nervous System Health
00:45:01
We’ve all heard the saying “follow your heart” … well it turns out there’s actual science behind that concept! Dr. Deborah Rozman is a Behavioral Psychologist and President of HeartMath, an amazing company that provides scientifically validated tools and training to help adults and children learn self-regulation skills to manage stress and enhance emotional well-being. It’s super...
Mar 22, 2018
146: Is Chiropractic Safe and How to Detox Safely with Dr. Hardick
01:09:15
I’m here today with a holistic living expert I really admire. Dr. B. J. Hardick is known far and wide for his passion for teaching others how to design a lifestyle that supports the body’s natural ability to heal. He’s a master recipe creator and his book Maximized Living Nutrition Plans is used by over...
Mar 19, 2018
145: Algae: The Keto & Vegan Superfood with More Nutrients Than Veggies (& Where to Get It)
00:48:09
I think it’s safe to say we’re all looking for a faster, easier way to protect our family’s good health in a world full of toxins and poor food choices. Today’s podcast is all about an under appreciated superfood that can help fill the gap. They’ve know the secret in Japan and Asia for a...
Mar 15, 2018
144: What Breath Acetone Can Tell You About Fat Burning, Metabolism & Inflammation
00:43:44
So you may have heard about this little thing called the ketogenic diet from, oh …everyone?! Consider the low-fat craze of the 80s and 90s officially over, now fat is king! Eat more fat and you’ll be healthier, right? True, a ketogenic diet uses liberal amounts of fat to fuel the body, but how much...
Mar 12, 2018
143: Thomas DeLauer on Reducing Inflammation, Curcumin, Keto for Women, & Easy Weight Loss
00:57:53
Thomas DeLauer is an author and health expert who is most noted for his own health transformation. He went from a 280-pound corporate executive to losing over 100 pounds and being on the covers of health and fitness magazines worldwide. He is considered one of the world’s leading experts on the proper way to follow...
Mar 08, 2018
142: Is Adrenal Fatigue Real or Just Bad Science? With Ari Whitten
01:01:57
Do you turn to coffee every morning? Or feel like you just don’t have enough energy most days? If so, this episode with Ari Whitten is for you! You’ll also want to hear his controversial take on adrenal fatigue. Ari Whitten and the Energy Blueprint Ari Whitten is a best-selling author and the creator of...
Mar 05, 2018
141: How to Accept Yourself, Foster Community, & Be Unlimited with Dr. Mark Atkinson
00:55:46
Consider today’s podcast your invitation to “be unlimited”! What does that mean?! I was curious too when I met Dr. Mark Atkinson, internationally-renowned integrative medicine physician, at a conference last year. His philosophy struck me as something all moms could use, especially since we are all searching for ways to unlock our full potential (while...
Mar 01, 2018
140: How Stem Cells Are Helping People Recover from Injury and Avoid Surgery
00:31:35
I am here today with Dr. Christopher Centeno, MD, who is an international expert and specialist in regenerative medicine. He’s at the forefront of research on using adult stem cells in orthopedics to repair common injuries and provide an alternative to painful and invasive surgery. I’m just starting to learn about the huge potential of...
Feb 26, 2018
139: Understanding Generational Toxins and Epigenetic Changes with Dr. Mindy Pelz
00:53:23
I’m here today with Dr. Mindy Pelz, who is such a wealth of information I don’t even really know where to start! Dr. Mindy has built one of the largest natural family wellness clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s especially knowledgeable on the role of generational toxins on health — a long term...
Feb 22, 2018
138: How to Use Specific & Targeted Essential Oil Blends to Support the Brain & Parasympathetic Nervous System
00:42:23
Jodi Sternoff Cohen is one of my favorite people to talk to on one of my favorite subjects: the healing benefits (and safe use) of essential oils. Jodi combined her training in nutrition and aromatherapy to create Vibrant Blue Oils, a company that makes organic and wild-crafted essential oil blends carefully targeted to specific health...
Feb 19, 2018
137: A Holistic Rx for Keeping Your Whole Family Healthy with Dr. Madiha Saeed, MD
01:00:19
Dr. Madiha Saeed, MD, is one of most joyful, inspiring people I know! I have no doubt you all will agree once you’ve met her on today’s podcast. She’s a mom and also a board-certified integrative holistic family physician. Online, Dr. Madiha is known as Holistic Mom MD and she specializes in making healthy living...
Feb 15, 2018
136: How to Unzip Your Genes to Understand Your Health with Dr. Jennifer Stagg
00:48:06
I’m sitting down today with Dr. Jennifer Stagg, a practicing naturopathic physician and the founder and medical director of Whole Health Wellness Center in Connecticut. How to Unzip Your Genes I’m always excited to have a doctor on the show, but I’m especially looking forward to geeking out over today’s topic — genetic testing —...
Feb 12, 2018
135: Understanding Genetic Testing, Epigenetics & Genetic Polymorphisms with Dr. Ben Lynch
00:59:39
Today Dr. Benjamin Lynch is joining me on the podcast, and we’re in for a treat. Dr. Ben is most importantly a dad of three amazing boys, and (just a side note) he’s also a doctor and one of the top experts in the world on epigenetics and genetic polymorphism. He has a naturopathic degree from...
Feb 08, 2018
134: Five Benefits of Fasting, Autophagy, Diet Variation & Cellular Healing with Dr. Daniel Pompa
00:58:37
The first time I heard Dr. Daniel Pompa speak about cellular healing and how to achieve it, I was floored! I knew I had to find out more. In fact soon I’ll be going through Dr. Pompa’s training program and recently completed a 7-day water fast at his recommendation. Although it sounds terrible, I actually felt...
Feb 05, 2018
133: GMOs, Glyphosate, Organic Food & What’s Making Our Children Sick
01:01:11
Today’s episode is something I only dreamed about years ago when I started a little blog on the subject of natural health. Today I am honored to have two amazing and highly qualified researchers on the show to talk to us about glyphosate and GMOs and why their presence in our food might be at...
Feb 01, 2018
132: How to Use Cannabidiol or CBD for Sleep, Hormones, and Health
00:51:12
I am here today with Lane Kennedy, a truly inspiring mom, female entrepreneur, and health coach with an awesome story. This interview is going to dispel some myths and controversy around one of the most requested podcast topics, which is what CBD or cannabidiol is all about. If it sound familiar, yes, it is related to...
Jan 29, 2018
131: Sourcing Sustainable Food & Healthy “Fast” Food with The Good Kitchen
00:41:11
Of all the questions listeners ask me, “How do you do it all” is one of the most popular. My answer is always pretty straightforward … I don’t! That’s why I’m so grateful to have Melissa Hayes and Amber Lewis, the founders of The Good Kitchen, on the show today. What is The Good Kitchen,...
Jan 25, 2018
130: Biohacking for Moms & Reversing Aging with Bulletproof’s Dave Asprey
00:50:24
If you want an easier, quicker way to be healthy (and who doesn’t, really) Dave Asprey is your man! He took his background in computer technology and invested over $1 million to study how to “hack” his own biology for better health. The result? He lost over 100 pounds and drastically improved his life in every...
Jan 22, 2018
129: Childhood Cancer: Avoidance, Treatment, & Understanding the Odds with My Kid Cures Cancer
00:51:00
You’re the CEO of your child’s health. This simple and powerful statement by Ryan and Teddy Sternagel certainly caught my attention recently. It sums up a powerful lesson they learned from a difficult journey. I’m so grateful they’re here to share not only what parents in this situation can do to fight cancer, but also ways...
Jan 18, 2018
128: ADD, ADHD & Behavior Challenges with Psychologist and Nutritionist Dr. Nicole Beurkens
00:56:15
I know I always say it, but I’m excited to share this interview with you because I get so many questions about ADHD and just learning and behavior problems in children in general. I’m honored to have a holistic child psychologist and absolute expert on this topic, Dr. Nicole Beurkens, on the show today. If you...
Jan 15, 2018
127: Using the Dental Diet to Reverse Dental Problems with Dr. Steven Lin
00:54:27
Today’s interview is about a topic I have researched and loved for years. I think it’s firmly established by this point that I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to health, and no subject makes my heart flutter more than dental health. Yep, see … geek! Dr. Steven Lin with the Dental Diet...
Jan 11, 2018
126: Dr. Marc Sklar on How to Beat Infertility and Get Pregnant Naturally
00:52:12
I’m sharing the mic today with one of the leading experts on fertility in the natural health world, Dr. Marc Sklar. Unfortunately, infertility is becoming a huge issue for so many and I get an increasing number of questions on this topic every year. If you struggle with infertility or suspect a hormone imbalance is...
Jan 08, 2018
125: Understanding Food Intolerance & Fighting for Your Family with JJ Virgin
00:57:43
Where do I start with today’s guest? Her list of contributions to the health world is just staggering! JJ Virgin is a celebrity nutritionist and food intolerance specialist, fitness expert, host of her own podcast, author of four New York Times bestsellers, co-host of TLC’s Freaky Eaters, and a regular guest on shows like Dr....
Jan 04, 2018
124: Happy New Year 2018! Setting Challenges + Experiments Instead of Resolutions (& Sneak Peek)
00:31:15
This year, take a new approach to setting resolutions … don’t do it! Yes, I’m one of those that resists creating those hard-to-keep resolutions each New Year. Before anyone thinks I’m against self-improvement (hopefully, all of you know it’s quite the opposite), hear me out … A Different Spin on New Year’s Resolutions … Even...
Jan 01, 2018
123: Sharing Gratitude, Joy, and Christmas Family Traditions
00:19:17
First, “Merry Christmas” from me to all of you on this blessed, happy, busy, chaotic, joyful, and sometimes stressful time of year! I know all of you as moms know exactly what I mean … Christmas is a day full of so much meaning and joy but also a million details to prepare and organize. May you...
Dec 25, 2017
122: A Healthy Baby Is NOT the Only Thing That Matters (& Is Home Birth Safe?)
01:03:38
All that really matters is a healthy baby. Truer words were never spoken, right? But wait … if I’ve learned anything from my birth stories (and trust me, they run the gamut) a healthy baby is only part of it. Certainly a healthy baby matters very much, but someone else gets swept under the rug way...
Dec 18, 2017
121: Cookware Problems: Understanding What’s Hiding in Most Cookware
00:49:40
Anyone else feel like you spend half your time cooking some days? I definitely feel that way at times with so many mouths to feed three times a day. I’m a big fan of the many benefits of preparing food at home with the family. Not only is the food typically much more nutritious, but...
Dec 14, 2017
120: A Real-Life Approach to Reducing EMFs with Dr. Libby Darnell
01:04:38
I’m so pumped about today’s episode! I found the amazing Dr. Libby Darnell through my own research into the best ways to start reducing EMFs in our home. Dr. Libby is a Functional Medicine Practitioner and Doctor of Chiropractic who found out firsthand just what a bad effect EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies) can have on our...
Dec 11, 2017
119: Cyber Security Tips to Keep Your Family Safer Online
00:43:05
It seems like there’s a news story every other day about a data security breach, and when pretty much our entire lives are online, it’s important to keep up with the speed of technology. Patrick McFadyen is a digital security expert with a degree in computer science and years of experience in the tech industry....
Dec 07, 2017
118: An At-Home Approach to Balancing Thyroid Hormones with McCall McPherson
00:50:32
McCall McPherson is a PA and functional medicine doctor who is passionate about helping others with balancing thyroid hormones. Her cause is personal too … when doctor after doctor failed to help with her thyroid problems, she decided to take matters into her own hands and founded a functional medicine clinic focused on thyroid patients....
Dec 04, 2017
117: Fitness at Any Age with Flipping 50s Debra Atkinson
00:55:43
Debra Atkinson is a life coach and master personal trainer who helps women embrace their 50s and beyond with vitality and energy, especially during and after menopause. Debra shares her inspirational message through her website FlippingFifty.com, which offers exercise programs and health coaching specifically for women over 50 wanting to look or feel their best. I...
Nov 27, 2017
116: How to Reboot Your Metabolism Using the Keto Reset Diet With Mark Sisson
01:01:37
Today I have the honor of interviewing one of my original mentors on my own journey to wellness. Mark Sisson is the founder of MarksDailyApple.com, a mainstay of the paleo community, and the author of The Primal Blueprint and now The Keto Reset Diet. Mark’s ideas shaped my decision to learn to eat mindfully, ditch the...
Nov 20, 2017
115: Decoding Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Tom O’Bryan
01:12:33
Most of you know about my (not so fun) journey with Hashimoto’s, a challenging autoimmune disease. It’s been a long road with more questions than answers at times. I’m so fortunate to meet people like Dr. Tom O’Bryan along the way to help me understand this silent driver of so many modern diseases. Not sure...
Nov 13, 2017
114: Do We Need to Worry about Radiation and Mercury in Seafood?
00:44:17
You’ve heard the saying, “Know your farmer”? Today’s podcast episode is all about getting to know your fisherman too! As a self-proclaimed seafood addict, I’m very interested in what our guest Randy Hartnell has to say about hot topics like mercury in seafood, sustainable fishing, farmed vs. wild seafood, and how to know which seafood is...
Nov 06, 2017
113: Toxic Metals That Cause Fatigue and How to Detox Them
00:49:01
Are you tired of being tired? I know tiredness seems like part of the package when you’re a mom, but if you live a healthy lifestyle and still suffer from chronic fatigue, brain fog, irritability, headaches, and other unpleasant symptoms, toxic metals could be the hidden culprit. Detox specialist Wendy Myers is here today to help...
Oct 30, 2017
112: The Only 8 Ingredients Any Cook Needs with Food Scientist Ali Bouzari
00:55:25
Ali Bouzari is here to talk about food and the way we think about it, and he’s incredibly qualified to do so. As a chef and culinary scientist (literally, he has a PhD in Food Biochemistry), Ali knows exactly how food works and why. Companies and culinary programs all over the world consult with him...
Oct 23, 2017
111: Biohacking for Moms – Lessons From the Bulletproof Conference
00:24:37
Last week Heather from MommyPotamus.com and I had the chance to attend Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof Biohacking Conference in California. We noticed some fun new trends, tried some unusual health treatments and met some incredible people. We also got to try a bunch of treatments that we would never be able to try in the normal...
Oct 19, 2017
110: How Vibrational Frequencies Affect Our Daily Lives
00:47:31
Ever heard of sending someone good vibes? Or being on the same wavelength? What if I told you that you could see a picture of your emotions—gratitude, peace, anger, joy, and so on—just by measuring your vibrational frequencies? Would you think I’d really lost it? Probably … Is it really so crazy though? The more I learn about...
Oct 16, 2017
109: Vaginal Health, Menopause, and Hormone Therapy With Dr. Anna Cabeca
00:51:02
Dr. Anna Cabeca is an internationally recognized gynecologist and obstetrician specializing in holistic anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She uses a functional medicine approach and tools like bioidentical hormone therapy, diet, and superfood supplements to help women solve their hormonal health problems. If you’re a woman (and I’m guessing most of you are!), don’t miss this...
Oct 09, 2017
108: Why the Birth Control Pill Screws Up Hormones & What to Use Instead
00:41:29
Nicole Jardim is a Certified Women’s Health Coach and Functional Nutrition Coach who specializes in helping women with hormonal problems. She has some much needed insight especially on the subject of the birth control pill and some of its lesser known effects. Nicole Jardim and the Birth Control Pill Nicole is the creator of “Fix...
Oct 02, 2017
107: Improve Your Brain to Avoid Alzheimer’s, Dementia, & Memory Loss with Dr. Perlmutter
00:56:19
Dr. Perlmutter is on the forefront of research about ways to protect and support the brain in a world where Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other brain-related diseases are on the rise. Alzheimer’s disease affects a staggering number of Americans today—5.5 million. In fact, if you live to be age 85, your chance of getting Alzheimer’s is...
Sep 25, 2017
106: Why to Stop Doing Kegels & Squat Instead with Katy Bowman
01:00:30
I’m excited to say that Katy Bowman is here today! In fact I think she’s the most requested guest to date, so many of you listening will be especially interested in today’s episode. Katy is the movement mastermind behind the award-winning blog and podcast Nutritious Movement (formerly Katy Says) that reaches thousands of people every...
Sep 18, 2017
105: How to Beat Anxiety and Resolve Panic Attacks with Targeted Amino Acids
00:53:43
It seems like more and more people these days have a tough time managing anxiety. In fact, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America defines anxiety disorders as the most common mental illness in the U.S. Something, somewhere, is off. The pressures of life today are so different from those just a generation or two...
Sep 11, 2017
104: Uncovering the Root Causes of PCOS, Endometriosis, and More
00:41:08
Pharmacist turned naturopathic doctor Brooke Kalanick uses the best of both natural and conventional methods to treat women with PCOS, Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, perimenopause, menopause, and other female hormone imbalances. Dr. Brooke works to find the root cause of these troubling conditions. Her practice takes a holistic approach to reset hormones, heads, and habits so women...
Sep 04, 2017
103: A Professional Organizer Shares How to Beat Clutter
00:53:49
Did you know there’s such a thing as a professional organizer? Someone you can just invite into your home to make all your clutter and cleaning problems go away? It’s true! My guest today is Andrea Dekker and her job is helping people simplify and organize their lives. Better yet, she does it in in a way...
Aug 31, 2017
102: How to Stay Safe During Tick Season & Avoid Chronic Lyme Disease with Dr. Jay Davidson
00:52:23
Do you suffer from unexplained headaches, joint pain, fatigue, or other autoimmune symptoms and suspect chronic Lyme disease might be at the bottom of it? Dr. Jay Davidson might just be the expert you need! There’s no better time to get educated on this topic, as Lyme disease is actually more common than breast cancer...
Aug 28, 2017
101: Critical Thinking in a Social Media World (What You Didn’t Learn in History Class)
00:54:28
Today we’re talking about a topic that fascinates me personally: how to learn critical thinking in an age that accepts the latest meme or “fake news” without question. I started out as a journalism major, and at the time I believed I could help the world by getting “the right answers” and putting them out...
Aug 24, 2017
Episode 100 AMA: Your Questions Answered on Circumcision, Vaccines, CBD & More
00:47:31
Today is the 100th episode of The Healthy Moms Podcast! We’ll be doing things a little differently to mark the occasion … it’s your turn to interview me! I’ll even dive into the topic of vaccines, which I’ve never talked about on the blog before but am asked about often. First, a little recap of...
Aug 21, 2017
99: Using Health Tracking to Discover Your Own Personalized Medicine
00:57:45
I’m no stranger to being my own health detective, but it’s always amazing to realize a missing piece of the puzzle might be a simple one. Have you ever thought about the power of health tracking? I’m not just talking about wearing a Fitbit, either. I’m talking about food-mood-poop tracking. Yep! This episode is going...
Aug 17, 2017
98: Overcoming Orthorexia with Intuitive, Mindful Eating with Devyn Sisson
00:35:55
With so much conflicting information in the health world, it can be all too easy to get tied up in knots over what really is best to eat. Instead of seeing a fresh, juicy apple, to wonder what kinds of pesticides lurk on its skin. Is the fish I’m eating farm-raised, or wild? Is this beef really grass-fed...
Aug 14, 2017
97: OB & Midwife Aviva Romm on PPD, Thyroid Problems, & MTHFR
01:02:58
You all know how I feel about birth and midwifery, and Aviva is both a Yale-trained MD specializing in Obstetrics and a midwife and herbalist. Talk about the best of both worlds! Beyond her amazing credentials, Aviva Romm cares deeply about the health of women, including their mental health. In this episode, she shares practical...
Aug 10, 2017
96: Using Natural and Traditional Medicine to Fix the Gut Microbiome with Dr. Ken Brown
00:52:50
I may be a “Wellness Mama” but I’m certainly not a doctor, so I’m always happy to have one on the show! Dr. Ken Brown is a practicing gastroenterologist and expert on the issue my readers ask about most often: gut health. (Or more precisely, the lack thereof … ) Enter Dr. Ken Brown. In...
Aug 07, 2017
95: The Science of Sustainable Weight Loss with Bright Line
01:30:33
You’re about to meet Susan Peirce Thompson, creator of the Bright Line Boot Camp and author of the book (the book, in my opinion) on sustainable weight loss. Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin, and Free is all about the complex relationship between the brain and the food we eat. It’s fascinating, life-changing stuff. I’ve been looking forward...
Aug 03, 2017
94: Low Level Red Light Therapy for Cellular Health and Healing
00:36:04
Low-level red light therapy is a scientifically backed solution for problems like joint pain, slow wound healing, and even aging skin and acne. It helps collagen production in the body and may possibly increase speed of healing. In fact we’ve even been using it for my husband after a recent hernia surgery, and watching the results...
Jul 31, 2017
93: How to Avoid the Most Common Fitness Mistakes Women Make
00:51:22
As an athlete and a health coach, Meredith Vieceli sees women make all kinds of fitness mistakes. One of the most common? Not eating enough and training incorrectly or too hard! In this episode, she delves into these common problems, how to avoid them, and how to increase fitness safely and correctly. And Meredith is...
Jul 27, 2017
92: A Holistic Pediatrician Talks Ear Infections, Fevers, & Vaccines
00:57:42
Many of us dream of finding the perfect holistic pediatrician just a short drive from our homes. It’s not so easy, so today I bring one to you! Elisa Song, MD, is a holistic pediatrician, pediatric functional medicine expert, and mom of two. In this episode, she tackles all the tough subjects for parents and...
Jul 24, 2017
91: Are IVs the Answer to Modern Nutrient Deficiencies with Dr. Craig Koniver
00:47:29
Dr. Craig Koniver is here to share about a health topic that might be new to many of you listening. It sounds a little unusual! Ever thought about taking vitamins … through an IV? I’ve been interested in nutrient IVs for several years since receiving one at my doctor’s office and noticing the results. Thanks...
Jul 20, 2017
90: A Mind Of Your Own: Tackling Mental Illness and Fixing Hormones with Dr. Kelly Brogan
01:26:21
In one of my favorite episodes of all time, Dr. Kelly Brogan and I go deep on how to beat depression, anxiety, and other problems with a root-cause approach. We also delve into hormone balance, what to do when blood tests are wrong, and the only non-negotiable part of her protocol for everyone. Dr. Brogan’s...
Jul 17, 2017
89: Why Sleep Is More Important Than Diet and Exercise Combined with Shawn Stevenson
01:07:35
If you haven’t heard of Shawn Stevenson, you’re about to meet your new best friend in health. I’m excited because he’s also one of the most knowledgeable people on the topic of sleep, one of my favorite things to research. (And something I dream about as a mom!) You can get to know Shawn by...
Jul 13, 2017
88: Pregnancy Exercise, Diastasis, and Pelvic Floor Health with Lorraine Scapens
00:53:29
My guest Lorraine Scapens has been a personal trainer for over 20 years and her focus has always been on pregnancy exercise. She now has an amazing website and exercise program designed specifically for moms in this stage of life. In this episode, she explains something many of us wonder about: the right kind of...
Jul 10, 2017
87: How to Stop Emotional Eating (From a Nutritionist Who Lost 100 Pounds!)
00:52:11
We’ve all been there. It’s midnight, we’re up late, and suddenly hunger strikes … for chocolate! But can craving chocolate really be hunger, or is it just emotional eating? It’s pretty easy to guess the answer. Emotional eating wrecks our healthy eating habits more than we probably realize (especially among women, I’d dare say). My guest...
Jul 03, 2017
86: The Science of the Oral Microbiome and Remineralization with Will of OraWellness
00:55:58
OraWellness has long been one of my favorite companies with a mission I really support. My guest today, Will Revak, started OraWellness along with his wife Susan after they found a way to reverse her gum disease naturally. (Most dentists say this is impossible!) Today, Will and Susan are self-taught experts in holistic oral health...
Jun 26, 2017
85: How to Raise an Entrepreneur: Nurturing Risk Takers, Problem Solvers, & Change Makers
00:55:24
College? 9-5 job? In today’s internet-driven world it’s perhaps more possible than ever to skip these and become an entrepreneur. I interview many of them and as an accidental entrepreneur myself, it’s a topic that’s extremely personal to me. It can’t be denied that the rules for success have changed since our parents’ generation. So...
Jun 19, 2017
84: How to Use Ancient Spices to Make Weight Loss Easier
00:44:40
Sometimes “getting healthy” seems complicated. Conflicting advice to sort through, new recipes to learn, special ingredients to buy—and the list can go on. But some health hacks have been around for ages … and are probably already in our kitchens! Have some cinnamon around? Or some cayenne pepper? These ancient spices can turn simple food...
Jun 12, 2017
83: Beating Postpartum Depression & Pelvic Floor Care with Dr. Jolene Brighten
00:56:53
If you’re a mom (and if you’re listening to this podcast, chances are you are!), it will be no surprise to hear that 1 in 7 mothers struggle with postpartum depression and anxiety after birth. 1 in 7! No wonder it seems like we all know a friend … or many friends … who have gone through...
Jun 05, 2017
82: Discovering the SIBO Solution with Sylvie McCracken
00:52:38
Too many of us have been there. Something’s off with our health, and it stinks! (Pun intended.) Gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, you name it … we strive for a healthier lifestyle but still struggle with these unpleasant symptoms. Enter Sylvie McCracken, wellness guru, entrepreneur, and gut health expert. She just might have the solution … the SIBO solution … to...
May 29, 2017
81: Meal Planning Tips to Simplify Your Life & Reduce Stress
00:54:59
Meal planning (I use this tool) is the single biggest time saver for me each week. It is one of the first tips I give to anyone starting the switch to a healthier lifestyle and the one factor that makes it so easy to eat a real food diet. In this episode, I’m chatting with my...
May 22, 2017
80: What Your Monthly Cycle Reveals About Your Hormones With Alisa Vitti
00:49:28
Hormone expert Alisa Vitti has been helping women balance hormones for years. After not having a period for over ten years and fighting severe PCOS, Alisa figured out how to heal her own body and now helps others do the same. Her mission is to help women understand and work with their periods, rather than...
May 15, 2017
79: Using Naturopathic Medicine to Beat Hormone Imbalance & Nutrient Deficiencies
00:35:41
I met the lovely Dr. Lauren Noel at a conference and was blown away with her energy and passion for helping people (as well as by her singing voice… she is amazing!). I was shocked when she mentioned that she struggled with hormone imbalance and other problems for years, because she is the picture of health....
May 08, 2017
78: How Moms Can Affect Actual Change with Big Food and Big Ag with Leah Segedie
00:52:29
As moms, it can often feel like we are fighting a battle against big food for the health of our kids. And it often seems like it is a battle that we can’t win. Today’s guest, Leah Segedie, is on the front lines of fighting big food and big ag. After losing over 100 pounds...
May 01, 2017
77: Minimalism with a Family to Decrease Stress and Clutter with Joshua Becker
00:55:09
Minimalism has become incredibly popular over the past several years (I’m a big fan as well), and today I’m talking to Joshua Becker of the blog Becoming Minimalist. His mission is to “own less and live more,” and inspire others to do the same. What Minimalism Adds to Life For Joshua, the story began years...
Apr 24, 2017
76: How to Optimize Your Pregnancy and Birth Experience with Mama Natural Genevieve Howland
00:57:30
Today I’m talking with Genevieve Howland, the fierce and funny lady behind the super successful “Mama Natural” YouTube channel and blog. I couldn’t be more excited! Genevieve is not only a great friend to me but to so many women she has never even met. Her funny but informational videos have inspired and empowered millions...
Apr 17, 2017
75: Rock the Instant Pot and Ferment Anything with Wardeh Harmon
00:49:25
My guest Wardeh Harmon (also known as ‘Wardee’) is quite literally a living encyclopedia when it comes to traditional food preparation. For years she’s been sharing her hard-earned knowledge on her amazing website TraditionalCookingSchool.com. If you haven’t checked out this resource yet, you won’t believe the wealth of easy-to-follow videos, cheat sheets, and perfectly crafted recipes Wardeh has taken...
Apr 10, 2017
74: Dr. Izabella Wentz on Improving Hashimoto’s in As Little As Two Weeks
00:50:12
My long health struggle with an underactive thyroid (finally diagnosed as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis) makes me especially value my guest today, Dr. Izabella Wentz. An internationally acclaimed thyroid specialist and licensed pharmacist, she has dedicated her career to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease. What makes her so passionate on the topic? Like me, her own diagnosis with...
Apr 03, 2017
73: The Truth About EMFs, WiFi, and Radiation (+ How to Avoid Them!)
01:02:22
There’s no doubt manmade EMFs (electromagnetic fields) are on the rise and growing by the minute in our technology-driven world. Cell phone towers, cell phones, laptops, Bluetooth, and WiFi hotspots are increasingly available on airplanes and everywhere else. What’s more, these signals grow in strength as technology “improves.” So, what to do … panic? Get rid of your devices? Far...
Mar 27, 2017
72: How to Turn Off Cravings and Rewire Your Appetite with Robb Wolf
01:00:07
Ever struggle to find a way to turn off cravings for junk food like cookies, candy, or soda … or even for healthy foods like whole carbs, sweet fruits, and dark chocolate? (‘Duh’ question, right?) If so, you are definitely not alone, and you needn’t feel guilty. You’re not broken. You’re just eating the way you’ve...
Mar 20, 2017
71: Winecast: All the Unusual Things We’ve Tried In the Name of Health
00:26:50
Join Katie and Heather for this tell-all episode of all the unusual things they’ve tried in the name of health! But there are two things they aren’t admitting to … care to guess? Leave your guess on the two things they won’t admit to in the comments! In the Name of Health… When a person...
Mar 13, 2017
70: All Bone Broth Is Not Created Equal with Justin Mares of Kettle & Fire
00:37:28
I’m a big fan of homemade broth and it is one of the first foods my babies get. I use it often in cooking and sometimes just drink a mug of it. Thanks to the Instant Pot, it has gotten even easier to to make homemade bone broth … but as busy moms we all need...
Mar 06, 2017
69: Saunacast: Birth Freedom, Gut Healing & Healthy Starches
00:25:36
Katie and Heather are back in the sauna for round two of the Saunacast! This time, they are talking birth freedom, gut healing, microbiomes, and resistant starches. Listen along… Birth Freedom The conversation starts with Katie and Heather talking about birth freedom. Katie has been spending a lot of time at her state capitol as...
Feb 28, 2017
68: The Miracle of Microbirth: What Every Mother Should Know
01:20:52
Birth. There can be no doubt it’s one of life’s most personal, miraculous, and yet nerve-wracking events. And now thanks to new research in the last few years and a film called Microbirth, we’re discovering even more about the fascinating science behind it. My guest is Toni Harman, documentary filmmaker turned birth warrior turned author. A graduate of Exeter...
Feb 27, 2017
67: Easy Everyday Detox Tips with Megan the Detoxinista
00:42:38
The lovely Megan Gilmore—perhaps better known as the popular health food blogger “The Detoxinista” and author of Everyday Detox—sat down with me to share her fascinating journey from fast food junkie to green smoothie goddess. In her earlier days of searching for a healthier lifestyle, Megan tried a variety of extreme detox diets but found...
Feb 20, 2017
66: Vote with Your Dollars to Make (Real) Change with John Durant
00:52:03
One of the trickiest things I do as a health blogger is decide which companies and products to use for my family and to recommend to others. I take this responsibility seriously, so I know I’m in good company when I spend time with my friend John Durant, one of the 100 Most Influential People...
Feb 13, 2017
65: Safe Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Use with Retha Nesmith
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If you’ve followed my homemade cleaning and beauty recipes over the years, you know the important role aromatherapy and essential oils play around my home. (I might even be a little obsessed!) At the same time, you know that I’m careful to use essential oils safely and that I’m not afraid to speak out against the...
Feb 06, 2017
64: How to Keep Your Family Safe With Tips from Former CIA Agent Jason Hanson
00:39:07
If you watch the news, it can feel as if life is never truly safe and that even a routine trip to the park with children can be a dangerous endeavor. The truth is that we are statistically safer than we’ve ever been, but those statistics don’t matter to the families who have been victims of crimes....
Jan 30, 2017
63: How to Choose a (Truly) Healthy Wine with Todd White
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As a mom of six, it’s long been part of my weekly ritual to sit down with my husband after the kids are in bed and enjoy all a good glass of wine has to offer. But as my diet improves (and as I get older … ahem), I find I’m more and more likely...
Jan 23, 2017
62: Good Clean Dirt with Jasmina Aganovic of Mother Dirt
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Today I’m spending time with Jasmina Aganovic, scientist, cosmetics expert, and president of Mother Dirt, a fascinating company founded on one simple premise: Don’t be afraid of a little good, clean dirt. You all know I’m a big fan of letting kids play outside as much as possible, and even better if they’re barefoot and...
Jan 16, 2017
61: An Electrifying New Way To Change Habits
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In this “electrifying” interview, I catch up with Maneesh Sethi, blogger, world traveler, and creator of Pavlok, a behavior modification wristband that shocks you into achieving your goals. And I do mean that literally! When I first met Maneesh on a bus ride years ago, we connected right away. I was fascinated by his commitment...
Jan 09, 2017
60: Deep Nutrition and the Four Pillars of Health
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Cate Shanahan M.D, author of Deep Nutrition (one of my favorite books), is a board-certified family physician. She trained in biochemistry and genetics at Cornell University before attending Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For ten years, she practiced medicine in Hawaii, where she studied ethnobotany and the culinary habits of her healthiest patients. Her own health...
Jan 03, 2017
59: SaunaCast: Katie and Heather Talk Goals, Parenting & Saunas
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Katie and Heather from Mommypotamus.com sit down for the first ever SaunaCast. Why the name? They recorded this episode from inside a sauna (in the thirty minutes before they tapped out from the heat!). In This Episode, They Discuss: Why they are recording inside a 153 degree sauna in the first place What their kids got for...
Jan 02, 2017
58: How Knowing Your Chronotype Can Improve Your Sleep
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When I met Oprah’s sleep doctor, Dr. Michael Breus, at a recent event, I knew I had to have him on the podcast to share his information. He’s the author of the wildly popular new book, The Power of When, and in this episode, he explains why “night owl” and “early bird” are outdated terms...
Sep 14, 2016
57: Natural Parenting Tips
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One of the best moms I know, Katie Kimball of Kitchen Stewardship, joins me again this week for a discussion of natural parenting tips and organizational strategies that she has learned in her years as a teacher and mom of four. In her seven years blogging, Katie has published eight eBooks covering the spectrum of real...
Jun 06, 2016
56: Teaching Kids to Cook Real Food
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Preparing meals for the family doesn’t have to an overwhelming, daily project for mom. Kids can help! In this podcast episode, I’m again joined by Katie Kimball, who shares her expertise on teaching kids to cook real food in the kitchen. Teaching Kids to Cook Katie Kimball has created an excellent course called Kids Cook Real Food,...
May 30, 2016
55: Real Food Shopping Tips and Tricks
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Eating healthy food on a budget can be hard, but in this episode, Katie Kimball of Kitchen Stewardship shares some great money saving tips for moms and families. Katie is a teacher, a mom of four and the author of 8 ebooks. She is also the creator of the awesome Kids Cook Real Food course, which provides an...
May 23, 2016
54: Baby Steps for Eating Real Food
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In this episode, I sit down with Katie Kimball, founder of KitchenStewardship.com. Katie has shared her journey to real food and natural living for over 7 years at Kitchen Stewardship, a blog that encourages other moms to take baby steps to better nutrition for their families while balancing their limited time and budget. Along with her...
May 17, 2016
53: Does Leaky Gut Cause Autoimmunity?
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We’re wrapping up the current podcast series covering all things gut health this week, and Christa has put together a free educational video series to help you understand how pathogens and bad bugs can be responsible for so many health challenges. I hope you’ll check it out, because the info she explains is part of...
May 09, 2016
52: Overcoming Gut Infections: SIBO, Protozoa, & Candida
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What if your health problems were caused by a gut infection? How would you know? And how would you begin to heal yourself? Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), Protozoa, and Candida are common infections that can wreak havoc on the immune system. In this episode, I’m joined once again by clinical nutritionist Christa Orecchio to discuss...
May 02, 2016
51: Understanding the Microbiome
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Why is gut health so important? The truth is that understanding the microbiome is critical to our long term health. In this episode, I’m joined once again by clinical nutritionist Christa Orecchio to discuss the basics of gut health, and what you can do to rejuvenate yours. Christa is the founder of TheWholeJourney.com and the Gut Thrive...
Apr 25, 2016
50: Fertility Preparation and Optimizing Pregnancy
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Pregnancy doesn’t have to be hard. With a natural, healthy approach, you can successfully prepare and optimize your fertility, your pregnancy and your postpartum period. In this episode, I sit down with clinical nutritionist Christa Orecchio to discuss how to make pregnancy easier, healthier and happier. Fertility Preparation Christa is the founder of TheWholeJourney.com and Gut...
Apr 18, 2016
49: Combining Pharmaceuticals and Natural Remedies
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Once again, we are joined by Mary Lee Snodgrass in this podcast, this time to discuss how to tie together the conventional approach and the natural approach to health. As a pharmacist, Mary Lee studies and deals with conventional medicines daily but has a unique perspective due to her study of nutrition and natural health...
Apr 11, 2016
48: Misconceptions about Common Medications
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Pharmacist Mary Lee Snodgrass is with us again to discuss the common misconceptions about digestive health and how the drug cascade we discussed in an earlier episode is causing a rise in digestive health issues. Misconceptions About Common Medications… First, she gives us insight from the pharmaceutical side on how certain prescriptions given to pregnant women and babies...
Apr 04, 2016
47: Long-Term Dangers of Birth Control Pills
00:35:52
Pharmacist Mary Lee Snodgrass and I discussed the overmedication of America in our last episode, and she is back to talk about one of the root causes for health problems (and one of the leading causes of prescription medication use), hormone imbalance. In this episode, we discuss how pharmaceuticals can affect and deplete hormones and how...
Mar 28, 2016
46: The Overmedication of America
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In this episode, pharmacist Mary Lee Snodgrass talks about how and why the trend of overmedication has become so prevalent in America. As a second generation pharmacist, Mary Lee has a first hand account of how prescriptions have doubled and tripled over the last few decades. After arthritis spread through her body, her sisters (who were also pharmacists and...
Mar 21, 2016
45: How to Lose Weight with Thyroid Problems
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This is the last segment in a podcast series all about thyroid health. In this episode, I continue my conversation with thyroid specialist Dr. Izabella Went. Dr. Wentz’s expertise has been spurred on by her own personal struggle with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Through extensive research as well as trial and error on herself, Dr. Wentz has greatly...
Mar 14, 2016
44: Diet & Lifestyle Interventions
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We’re in the midst of a podcast series all about thyroid health, featuring the expertise of Dr. Izabella Wentz and in this episode, we’re focusing on positive solutions including thyroid diet and lifestyle interventions. Dr. Izabella Wentz and I cover a lot of ground, including medication, dietary triggers, adrenal health, treatment myths and supplements. We’ll also share...
Mar 07, 2016
43: How to Get a Correct Thyroid Diagnosis
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We’re in the midst of a podcast series all about thyroid health. In this episode, I’m excited to introduce you to thyroid specialist Dr. Izabella Wentz. Dr. Wentz’s expertise has been spurred on by her own personal struggle with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Through extensive research as well as trial and error on herself, Dr. Wentz has...
Feb 29, 2016
42: Thyroid Disease and Pregnancy
00:16:10
Welcome to the new and updated version of the Wellness Mama Podcast! After a long hiatus, we’re finally back! The new name of the show is “The Healthy Moms Podcast,” and there’s a new format to go with it. Each month, I’ll focus on one main topic, offering deeper knowledge in more digestible doses each week....
Feb 22, 2016
41: Natural Remedies for Back to School
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School is starting again in many places… Whether we are sending our children to a traditional school or beginning school in our own schoolrooms, this time of year tends to bring with it more time inside and more exposure to illness. It seems hard to believe as we enjoy these last weeks of summer, but...
Aug 21, 2015
40: Is Microalgae a Superfood?
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Did you know that there are single-celled organisms that produce up to 90% of the Earth’s oxygen, help purify the ocean, are the food source for some of the longest-living species on the planet and can reproduce multiple times per day? I’m referring to microalgae like Spirulina, Chlorella, and Phytoplankton. These microscopic but mighty organisms...
Jul 31, 2015
39: Is ADHD Under Diagnosed?
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In natural health circles, it is common to hear that ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is over-diagnosed and that too many children are being medicated for “just being kids.” John Gray, famous for his bestseller “Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus,” would agree that too many children are medicated, but he believes that...
Jul 17, 2015
38: The Reality of Real Food
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Have you ever met a friend online and had an instant connection? And then met in real life and realized that you could chat for hours over some healthy real food coffee? That is how I feel about today’s podcast guest, Kelly (the Kitchen Kop), author of the book Real Food For Rookies. Kelly and...
Jun 19, 2015
37: How to Get Glowing Skin at Any Age
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In episode 37, Dr. Trevor Holly Cates addresses many common skin problems like acne, aging, eczema and other and provides actionable tips to improve your skin. Dr. Trevor Cates was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in the state of California and was appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to California’s Bureau of...
Jun 12, 2015
36: Getting Started With Homemade Kombucha
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I really enjoyed this podcast episode because I got to chat with one of my dear friends, Hannah Crum. Even though I’ve been making Kombucha and Kefir for years, I learned some new tips and tricks for better brewing (and some really cool ideas of ways to use Kombucha!) Why Homemade Kombucha? Hannah runs Kombucha Kamp,...
Jun 05, 2015
35: GMOs & How to Test for Glyphosate
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In this episode Leah Segedie of Mamavation.com and I talk about motherhood, problems in our food supply, GMOs and how to test for glyphosate. GMOs & How to Test for Glyphosate Leah Segedie is the founder of the Mamavation website, a highly passionate online community of moms. She started this community after she lost 100 pounds...
May 29, 2015
34: The One Where I Talk About Topical Magnesium
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Do you feel like I am a broken record about magnesium lately? I am, but with good reason… The more I research, the more I am convinced that magnesium deficiency is going to be one of the biggest health problems of our time for a variety of reasons. Why Are We Deficient? Some expert estimate...
May 22, 2015
33: How to Create a Natural Home
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Elite athlete and author of Beyond Training, Ben Greenfield, joins me in this podcast to talk about fitness for women, creating a truly natural home from the ground up and providing tips for raising active children. Ben blogs at BenGreenfieldFitness.com about health, fitness and lifestyle. He lives with his wife and twin boys in Washington...
May 15, 2015
32: Healthy Summer Tips
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I am beyond glad that summer is almost here… so glad, in fact, that I talk to myself about it in this short podcast episode. Listen as I answer questions and share by best tips for preparing for a healthy (and stress-free ) summer. Did you Know? The term “dog days of summer” refers to...
May 08, 2015
31: How to Know if You Have Gluten Sensitivity
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Gluten is a hot topic in the health world. There are those who staunchly believe that only those with celiac disease should avoid it, while others claim that even a small amount can be harmful. In this episode, Dr. Tom O’Bryan sheds some light on this topic. Dr. O’Bryan is one of the leading experts...
Apr 30, 2015
30: Micronutrients & Healthy Fats
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In this episode, I talk to micronutrient experts Jayson and Mira Calton of Calton Nutrition about all things micronutrients, healthy fats and healing from osteoporosis. After receiving a diagnosis of severe osteoporosis before age 30, Mira set out to find health answers. Her journey lead her to Dr. Jayson and to a complete recovery from...
Apr 25, 2015
29: Methylation Problems & Gene Mutations
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Dr. Ben Lynch is a naturopathic doctor and world expert on MTHFR genes and methylation problems. In this episode, we talk about the many ways that methylation problems  can affect health, especially for women. What is MTHFR? The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene produces the MTHFR enzyme, which is responsible for breaking down (methylating) folate in...
Apr 17, 2015
28: Can Cavities Remineralize?
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Years ago, I wrote about how I remineralized a small cavity in one of my teeth and I never expected the response it would get. Now, there are dozens of comments from readers who have remineralized their own teeth, and dozens more from readers and dental professionals who claim this isn’t possible. I wanted to get...
Apr 08, 2015
27: Nano Nutrients, Phytoplankton & Healing Oils
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Ian Clark, founder of Activation Products, was diagnosed with a series of life threatening health issues in 2004 and was not expected to live more than a few months. Realizing that conventional measures of treating his illnesses had not worked for his family members in the past, he forged his own path to better health through...
Mar 14, 2015
26: Fasting for Women & Music Therapy
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Abel James, creator of the popular blog FatBurningMan, joins me in this episode to talk about female specific fasting for weight loss and mental performance, how to lose weight while eating chocolate, and using music for therapy. Abel is a modern day Renaissance man and bestselling author, award winning podcaster, world traveler and husband to Alyson....
Mar 06, 2015
25: Autoimmunity, GMOs & Food as Medicine
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This episode is with one of my favorite people and researchers… Dr. Terry Wahls of The Wahls Protocol is not only a brilliant doctor and researcher, but she reversed her progressive MS through food and lifestyle changes and went from using a tilt recline wheelchair to walking, biking and running. To say she is an...
Feb 13, 2015
24: A Real Food Resource
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The objection I hear most often to a real-food organic diet is that it is cost prohibitive. This is definitely the case at first glance sometimes, since cheaper processed foods are often subsidized and cheaper than organic foods and produce, but on today’s episode, I’m excited to introduce a new real food resource that is...
Jan 02, 2015
23: The Importance of Bone Broth
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I guess you could call me a broth snob! Our family drinks bone broth often and I make it at home all the time. I’ve perfected my own broth recipe and absolutely love it, so it is a big deal when I say that a broth is the best I’ve ever tasted. Chef Lance Roll...
Dec 01, 2014
22: What Is Really In Your Food?
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In this episode of the Wellness Mama Podcast, Vani Hari, the Food Babe, and I talk about what is really in your food that you might have no idea you are consuming. Vani and her website FoodBabe.com have become incredibly popular for her work in exposing the dirty secrets of the food industry, especially chemicals...
Nov 06, 2014
21: The Problem with Sitting: A Solution
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Chad and Brenda Walding of SittingSolution.com join me on today’s podcast to explain how sitting can be one of the most harmful things you do each day. You’ve probably seen the headlines… “Sitting is the New Smoking” “7 Ways Sitting Will Kill You” “Sitting is Taking Years Off Your Life” …and you may have hoped...
Oct 15, 2014
20: Exercise, Movement & Pelvic Floor Health
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Today I’m joined by Brianne Grogan of FemFusionFitness.com for a great discussion about female health, pelvic floor health, and when Kegels aren’t a such a good idea. Some resources we mention in this episode FemFusionFitness.com Core Fitness for Women article Should You Do Kegels Article Thanks to all of you for joining me and listening...
Oct 05, 2014
19: The Real Causes of Tooth Decay
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I’ve been fascinated by oral health and it’s connection to whole-body health for a long time. I’ve looked for answers to questions like “Can teeth heal” and “What really causes tooth decay” and this podcast episode addresses those same questions. What Really Causes Tooth Decay? Will Revak of OraWellness.com and I talk about the relationship...
Sep 17, 2014
18: Thyroid Health & Autoimmune Disease
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The thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland in the neck that is intricately involved in body temperature, proper digestion and cognitive function and hormone health. In other words, when the thyroid isn’t happy, the body isn’t functioning properly. I know firsthand the frustration of living with thyroid disease and how difficult it can be...
Sep 02, 2014
17: Reversing Infertility & PCOS Naturally
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I’ll never forget talking to a friend after she suffered a miscarriage. It was her third. She and her husband struggled to get pregnant for years and suffered through hormone treatments, surgeries and much more. They finally conceived and then lost their little one. Then another, and another. She was at her breaking point. Her...
Aug 29, 2014
16: Functional Diagnostic Nutrition
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This week, Reed Davis of the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Program and I talk about practical nutrition for hormone health, weight loss, bone health and much more. Random fact: People with a lot of moles tend to live longer than people with a lesser number of moles. Also, one human hair can support 3.5 ounces. That’s...
Aug 13, 2014
15: Hormones & How to Have a Healthy Baby
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Chris Kresser is a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of integrative medicine. He researched to find his own health answers after conventional medicine wasn’t able to help his chronic disease and he now works to help others improve their health and their lives through better nutrition and lifestyle. I’ve always been incredibly impressed by Chris’ research...
Jul 31, 2014
14: Stop the Sugar Madness
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Today, I’m taking a break from normal podcast interviews to step on my soapbox for a few minutes. I love doing interviews (you can check them all out here), but a recent experience reminded me of the importance of this issue and I didn’t want to wait for an interview to talk about it. Any...
Jul 24, 2014
13: Vitality & Healthy Children
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In this episode of the Wellness Mama Podcast, I talk to my friend Dr. Pedram Shojai (founder of Well.org) about ways to improve the future for our children and how to create vitality in our lives. In This Episode We Discuss 1:30- The problems that future generations will face 2:04- Pedram’s new goals for future...
Jul 12, 2014
12: Coconut Oil Secret & Natural Remedies
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My post about 101 uses for coconut oil is one of the most popular posts on WellnessMama.com. I’m a huge fan of coconut oil and my family uses it for everything! Jake Carney of TheAlternativeDaily.com joins me on this informative podcast to talk about the coconut oil secret, natural remedies and healthy fats. Jake has...
Jul 10, 2014
11: How to Foster Success in Your Children
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In this episode I talk to former professional football player and world renowned speaker, Bo Eason, on a very important topic. This episode deviates from my usual themes of nutrition and health but addresses another important aspect of life. When I first heard that Bo would be speaking at an event I was attending, I...
Jul 08, 2014
10: Don’t Count Calories & Why Diets Don’t Work
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In this episode, Jonathan Bailor, author of The Calorie Myth breaks down the problems with the calorie theory of weight loss. Jonathan covers topics like why eating less or exercising more won’t ever truly solve a weight problem, how stress affects weight and clears up confusion with the often-misquoted Law of Thermodynamics. Jonathan and I Discuss...
Jul 02, 2014
9: Leaky Gut, Heartburn, & Digestion
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In this episode, I welcome special guest Steve Wright from SCDLifestyle.com to talk about all things digestion. Steve is the co-creator of SCD Lifestyle and the Solving Leaky Gut System. He is a featured contributor for Wellness Media, and has worked with hundreds of people to help them improve digestive health. SCDLifestyle.com helps readers find...
Jun 23, 2014
8: Real Food & Killing Ants Naturally
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I had so much fun on this interview with Katie Kimball of KitchenStewardship.com. She is a fantastic writer and researcher, pregnant with her fourth child, and manages a household and her popular blog (and makes it all look easy). We recorded at 9 PM after our collective 8.5 children were sleeping and she provided a...
Jun 20, 2014
7: Reducing Stress, Chronic Pain, & Talking to Doctors
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In this episode, I talk to Dr. Kevin Cuccaro of StraightShotHealth.com. I met him a few months ago at a conference and was impressed with his research on stress and dealing with chronic pain. Many people struggle with chronic pain and Kevin has some valuable strategies for helping recover from it. Kevin is a doctor...
Jun 15, 2014
6: Tongue Ties, Eating Dirt, & Natural Beauty
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This week, I am so excited to welcome Heather Dessinger from Mommypotamus.com. She is a featured contributor to Wellness Media, author of several e-books and mom to three little ones. She and her husband Daniel recently moved to a farm and are working toward raising their own food. I was excited to talk to Heather...
Jun 13, 2014
5: Quitting Sugar, Natural Parenting, & Pregnancy Tips
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I’m so happy to introduce Genevieve from MamaNatural.com. Genevieve is mom to two children and she and her husband Mike work together to run the Mama Natural blog and their wildly popular YouTube channel. She’s a also a Wellness Media featured contribute. As her name suggests, Mama Natural is an expert at all things natural...
Jun 10, 2014
4: Canola Oil, Gelatin, & Balancing Hormones
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It was wonderful to interview Lauren of EmpoweredSustenance.com who is a rising star in the blogging world and a featured contributor for Wellness Media. Lauren and I talk about several topics that we are both passionate about, including the problems with canola oil, the benefits of gelatin and the importance of balancing hormones. In This...
Jun 06, 2014