The Wellness Mama Podcast

By Katie Wells

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 Jul 10, 2020

Jessica D.
 Jan 13, 2020
A great podcast with a wide variety of topics. I consider every episode that I have listened to a great use of my time. I even recommend it to people who aren't mamas, it's that good. ❤ Love it!!!


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

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377: How to Overcome Stress, Cravings & Weight Gain With The Watkins Method
During quarantine, I’ve heard from many of you asking for help with cravings and weight gain caused by stress and the emotional toll all of this is taking. To that end I brought in Brittany Watkins, one of my favorite people for advice on natural ways to stop emotional eating, control food cravings, and end …
Sep 24, 2020
376: How to Use Everyday Activities to Rewire the Brain for Calmer Kids With Brain Harmony
She’s back! If you listened to her other podcast episode, you already know how much I love Carol Garner-Houston. Her ideas have influenced me as a parent and homeschool teacher, not to mention in business. Carol is a licensed occupational therapist who has been helping adults and children for the last 25 years. She is …
Sep 21, 2020
375: How to Breathe the Right Way (& Why It Matters!) With Max Gomez From Breathwrk
It wasn’t one of the first health hacks I tried, but it’s impossible to ignore the stress-reducing benefits of using the breath to calm the body. Max Gomez is my guest today, and he’s the co-founder and CEO of Breathwrk, a wellness company dedicated to teaching people breathing exercises for stress reduction, anti-anxiety, and more …
Sep 17, 2020
374: Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat (& Methane Explained) With Diana Rodgers
This episode is a must listen, I would say, especially for women and moms. I’m here with Diana Rogers, who is a licensed, registered dietician with a focus on real foods. She’s the host of the “Sustainable Dish” podcast, a mom of two, and an internationally recognized speaker on topics like sustainability, social justice, animal …
Sep 14, 2020
373: Why Sunlight Is As Important As Nutrition and Exercise for Health & Lifespan With Ari Whitten
This episode brings back one of my favorite guests, and one of your favorites as well, because he is one of the most requested repeat guests. I’m here with Ari Whitten, best-selling author and founder of the Energy Blueprint. I have a tremendous amount of respect for his research and look to him for guidance …
Sep 10, 2020
372: Why Olive Oil Is My Health Secret With Kasandrinos International
I recently wrote about how olive oil has become my main dietary source of fat since I took a gene test that showed I don’t do well with saturated fat. Tony is the man behind my favorite brand of olive oil, Kasandrinos International, which he single-sources through family farms in Greece. In this episode we’ll …
Sep 07, 2020
371: How Eating More Protein Will Transform Your Metabolism w/ Dr. Gabrielle Lyon
I’m here with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, a Washington University fellowship-trained physician in nutritional science and geriatrics, and she’s board certified in family medicine and osteopathic manipulation. She also walks the walk. She is in incredible shape. She’s also a mom. And has what seems to be endless energy. And she works closely with special ops …
Sep 03, 2020
370: Creating a Profitable Business (& Why Now Is the Best Time!) With Ryan Moran
Today we’re talking all about finances, side hustles, and entrepreneurship — what you need to know and why this is best time (maybe ever) to start a new venture. I’m here with Ryan Moran, founder of, a site that teaches entrepreneurs to build businesses and invest. Ryan shares how he turned a $600 investment into …
Aug 31, 2020
369: Lessons From Gaining & Losing 75 Pounds of Fat With Fit2Fat2Fit Drew Manning
This episode is so much fun! Today I’m talking to someone who has gained and lost 70 pounds and who is about to do it again. Drew Manning is the New York Times bestselling author of the book Fit2Fat2Fit. He writes about his experiment that went viral online where he gained and then lost a …
Aug 27, 2020
368: Finding Joy, Developing Intuition, & Asking Empowering Questions With Joy Martina
Dr. Joy Martina is my guest today and I credit her as a key part of my own personal growth in the last few years. She is a psychic psychologist with an incredible ability to help people see into themselves and find their own key for transformation. Dr. Joy teaches super practical, easy-to-use ways to …
Aug 24, 2020
367: Creating Your Tribe: Micro-Communities for School, Activities, & Social Support
It’s certainly no secret that school looks different for many of us this year. (In fact pretty much everything looks different!) In a recent podcast episode with our managing editor, Carrie, she and I walked through some of our best homeschool systems and tips, to offer encouragement to any other homeschool families or virtual schooling families, …
Aug 20, 2020
366: The Man Who Forgot to Die on Remembering to Live With Khalil Rafati
I’m here with Khalil Rafati, one of my favorite speakers and authors. He’s also an entrepreneur (are you surprised?!) and owns a chain of juice and smoothie bars I love, SunLife Organics. Khalil also owns Riviera Recovery, a transitional living facility for drug addicts and alcoholics, and this is a project of his for a …
Aug 17, 2020
365: Why What We Put on Our Bodies Matters So Much and CBD Science With Jessica Assaf of Prima
I am here today with Jessica Assaf, co-founder and the chief education officer at Prima, a company doing many of the same things in a different industry. She’s been a leading advocate for her safe beauty products and corporate accountability since she was fifteen. Since then she’s graduated from Harvard Business School and become an award-winning …
Aug 13, 2020
364: Mindset Strategies to Survive and Thrive as a Homeschooling, Working Parent With Carrie Husse
Carrie Husse is the editorial mastermind behind the content on Wellness Mama and a homeschooling mom of three. She made the jump from a career in print book publishing to serve as managing editor at Wellness Mama and we’re all forever grateful that she did! Like my family, Carrie and her husband both work from …
Aug 10, 2020
363: Mind Body Green on Mental Health, Micro-Communities, & 80/20 Personalized Wellness
I’m so glad I get to sit down today with Colleen Wachob, the co-founder and co-CEO of MindBodyGreen, one of my all-time favorite health resources. Colleen graduated from Stanford University with degrees in international relations and Spanish and spent 10 years working at Fortune 500 companies like Gap, Walmart, and Amazon. We touch on a …
Aug 06, 2020
362: A Cardiologist Takes on Common Health Myths With Dr. Jack Wolfson
We haven’t talked about heart health on the podcast in a while, but this is an incredibly important topic for women! Board-certified cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson joins me today to talk about how nutrition, lifestyle, and supplements can help protect and improve long-term cardiac health. During our interview, we bust some common myths and misconceptions …
Aug 03, 2020
361: Homeschooling and Raising Entrepreneurs With Nathan Barry
I am here with Nathan Barry, a friend of mine and also the founder of a business called ConvertKit which powers the email and newsletter that many of you subscribe to. He like me was homeschooled and dropped out of college. He now runs a hundred million dollar company. In this episode, we delve into …
Jul 30, 2020
360: Four Questions to Change Your Life & Doing The Work With Byron Katie
I’m here today with Byron Katie, one of my favorite authors and speakers on the topics of mindset, parenting, and about a million other things. She is the author of many books including Loving What Is, I Need Your Love – Is That True?, A Thousand Names for Joy and, A Mind at Home with Itself. In …
Jul 27, 2020
359: All About Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum, and Avoiding Mom Burnout With Midwife Diana Spalding From Motherly
This episode is about all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, but not in the usual way. Instead of just focusing on baby, we are taking a close look at our journey as moms through of all these life-changing stages. My guest is Diana Spalding, a digital educator and editor at Motherly. She also happens to …
Jul 23, 2020
358: A Practical Guide to CBD and Medicinal Mushrooms With The Rebel’s Apothecary
I’m here with Jenny Sansouci, author of The Rebel’s Apothecary and an expert on all things cannabis, CBD, and mushrooms. These may sound like controversial or off-the-wall topics, but they are actually increasingly relevant in the research right now. Now that they are more widely available than ever, I thought they would be important to talk about …
Jul 20, 2020
357: HPV: How to Support the Body to Recover Naturally With Dr. Doni Wilson
In this episode, we’re wading into a controversial area that parents are very concerned about, based on the number of emails and comments I get on the topic. Today we’re tackling HPV or Human Papillomavirus from all the possible angles, from vaccination to root cause approaches. Since I don’t have personal experience within this area, I’m …
Jul 16, 2020
356: How to Improve Your Health Based on Genetics With Joe Cohen From SelfDecode
Joe Cohen won the lottery on bad genes. From childhood he suffered from all kinds of inflammation, fatigue, digestive problems, anxiety, depression, and many other issues his doctors couldn’t seem to sort out. Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, he threw himself into experimentation and self-learning to improve his health like many …
Jul 13, 2020
355: What You Need to Know About Cavities, Gum Disease, and TMJ With Dr. Thomas Birkenhauer
This episode was a fun one for me because I have been an amateur dental researcher for over a decade now. I’m so obsessed with oral health that I even developed and launched my own toothpaste! My guest is Dr. Thomas Birkenhauer, a personal friend of mine and actually my dentist. In fact I now …
Jul 09, 2020
354: How to Upgrade Your Brain and Learn Anything Faster With Limitless Author Jim Kwik
Jim Kwik taught me how to speed read, one of the most valuable skills I have ever mastered. Now he’s back on the show today to talk to us about how to upgrade your brain and learn anything faster! And his story is incredible. After a childhood brain injury, teachers gave him little hope and …
Jul 06, 2020
353: A Chat With My Husband: Healthy Living, Working Together, Parenting & Random Things in the Name of Health
Today you get the real inside scoop as I sit down with my husband Seth for a long-awaited podcast chat. He’s the mastermind of all things tech behind the Wellness Mama website and podcast, and I couldn’t do what I do without him! Obviously and most importantly we also tackle the business of raising a …
Jul 02, 2020
352: How Protein Improves Metabolism and Health With Billy Bosch From Iconic Protein
Today on the podcast we’re talking all about protein: how much do we need, what kind do we need, and how can know our kids are getting enough! I’m here with my friend Billy Bosch, the founder of ICONIC Protein, who knows this area inside and out. We’ll explain exactly how protein works as a …
Jun 29, 2020
351: A Parent’s Guide to Precocious Puberty & How to Slow It Down With Dr. Anne Marie Fine
I have a pre-teen daughter now and it’s a whole new world! I’ve been thinking a lot about today’s topic, which is how modern toxins and lifestyle affects our kids during puberty. Dr. Anne-Marie Fine is an award-winning researcher and expert on this topic. She founded a forward-thinking health company called IAMFINE, based on her personal …
Jun 25, 2020
350: The Three Pillars of Healing to Become Your Best Self With Danette May
Danette May has an incredible story of healing and a complete mindset and lifestyle shift. She’s the best selling author of a book called The Rise as well as seven health and fitness books and programs. Danette brought all of her experiences together to cofound a company called Mindful Health. Today I’ll also share some of …
Jun 22, 2020
349: How to Be Your Best in High Stress Situations With Former Army Ranger and CIA Agent Jeff Banman
I’m pretty sure every one of us has experienced some level of high stress, especially these days! I am here with Jeff Banman, a former firefighter, U.S. Army Ranger, and CIA Counter-terrorism Operator. He’s made a career of studying successful people and discovering which variables allow them to survive or even thrive in stressful situations. Jeff …
Jun 18, 2020
348: How to Minimize Your Exposure to Toxins & Effective Detox Protocols With Dr. Sandison From Neurohacker
Today we’re going deep on two very important topics in today’s modern world: toxins and detox. I’m here with Dr. Heather Sandison, the founder and medical director of the North County Natural Medicine Clinic and founder of Neurohacker and Marama, a unique residential care facility for the elderly. Dr. Sandison specializes in brain health, especially …
Jun 15, 2020
347: The Neuroscience of Calm During Stressful Times With Dr. David Rabin
In a time when we all probably feel more stress and uncertainty than usual, I invited Dr. David Rabin back for a second episode. Dr. Rabin has made a science of developing simple, non-invasive measures to better handle common emotional states like anxiety, stress, isolation, and overwhelm. During his research at the University of Pittsburgh, …
Jun 11, 2020
346: Sulforaphane: The “Broccoli Molecule” That Slows Aging, Fights Cancer, & Boosts Immune Health With BrocElite
Years ago, one of the things my doctor recommended for my Hashimoto’s was to start incorporating broccoli sprouts into my diet. He explained that they contain a compound called sulforaphane with incredible protective health benefits. To get sulforaphane I’ve been growing and eating broccoli sprouts routinely (in a hot broccoli and mustard smoothie for maximum …
Jun 08, 2020
345: How to Use Circadian Fasting to Improve Health & Slow Aging With Dr. Amy Shah
Dr. Amy Shah is back by popular demand! This is no surprise to me as I know what a wealth of information she is. Dr. Amy is a double board-certified doctor and nutrition expert with training from Cornell, Columbia, and Harvard University. She also has an extensive background in internal medicine and allergy and immunology, …
Jun 04, 2020
344: Get Your Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Yelling, or Losing Control With Amy From Positive Parenting Solutions
Calling all parents… this episode is 100% dedicated to you! Today I’m having a heart to heart with Amy McCready, creator of Positive Parenting Solutions, on the subject of kids, discipline, and peaceful parenting. She is here with some priceless wisdom to help us figure out how to get our kids to listen without nagging …
Jun 01, 2020
343: How to Balance Neurotransmitters Naturally With Dr. Ann-Marie Barter
Today we’re about to get an amazing education in neurotransmitters, those very important chemical messengers in our brains. Balancing neurotransmitters through natural methods is an important part of Dr. Ann-Marie Barter’s work in her practice in Colorado. Dr. Ann uses a combination of functional blood chemistry analysis, nutrition, applied kinesiology, and other natural remedies with …
May 28, 2020
342: How to Use Enzymes to Help Digestion & Autoimmune Issues With Steve Wright
Just when you think we’ve touched on every health topic possible, something new and exciting comes up! I’m here with Steven Wright, a medical engineer, Kalish Functional Institute graduate, and expert in an emerging area of gut health: enzymes! It turns out they don’t just help with digestion but also with a whole list of …
May 25, 2020
341: Q&A With Katie: Motivation, Magnesium, Homeschooling & Parenting Teens
I’m coming to you solo today to answer your most frequently asked questions, and you asked some great ones! I’ll be giving a long-awaited update on how (and why) we homeschool, whether our food rules still apply as our kids get older, and what I’m learning as I start to parent teenagers! Hopefully what I share …
May 21, 2020
340: My Son Talks Entrepreneurship, Homeschooling, Sustainability, and His Cookbook Chef Junior
Today’s episode is a special one for me, because I am here with my oldest son, Anthony, to talk about a project he has worked really hard on the past couple of years: a cookbook by kids and for kids called Chef Junior, scheduled to release May 19th! We also answer many of the questions …
May 18, 2020
339: Healing Trauma, Releasing Shame, Finding Joy & Becoming a Super Attractor With Gabrielle Bernstein
The last two years have been a journey for me as I worked through a past trauma to get to a new point of inner healing. The result? I feel happier in my skin and even enjoyed a dramatic 80-pound weight loss as everything else came into balance. One of the heroes I looked up …
May 14, 2020
338: From Autoimmune Disease to Thriving Health With Ryan Lee
My guest Ryan Lee is a dad of 4 and a super inspiring figure in the health and business world. He created REWIND, a delicious plant-based bar that is one of my go-to healthy snacks. He’s here today to not only talk about that, but about everything from time management to parenting to strategies for …
May 11, 2020
337: Science-Backed Strategies for Happiness Even During Stressful Times (With Yale Professor Dr. Laurie Santos of The Happiness Lab)
Does getting what we want make us happy? Or is making our own happiness help us get what we want? That’s just one of the many questions Dr. Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology at Yale University, is here to talk about today. After observing a disturbing level of unhappiness and anxiety among her college students, …
May 07, 2020
336: How to Grow Sprouts in Your Kitchen for Nutritious and Inexpensive Food With Doug Evans
Fresh produce you can grow on your kitchen counter in a matter of days? Yes please! Doug Evans learned everything you could ever want to know about sprouting by learning to live off the food grid on his desert property in California. He learned so much he wrote The Sprout Book to share the benefits of …
May 04, 2020
335: How the Food Industry Preys on Children & How to Fix It (With Dr. Mark Hyman)
Dr. Mark Hyman is one of the most celebrated and widely recognized health leaders today. He’s back on the podcast today to talk about how the food industry is targeting our children, and what we can do as moms to fight back. From school lunches to what we put on the dinner table, there are …
Apr 30, 2020
334: Why We Need Salt (& How Much) With Robb Wolf
We’re used to seeing health fads come and go, but one that I think is increasingly important for women to pay attention to is salt and sodium intake. Many of us were raised to think low sodium was good for the heart and for blood pressure, but Robb Wolf is here to say that we …
Apr 27, 2020
333: How to Scale Up and Be a Thought Leader With Denise Brosseau
I’ve always said that women, especially moms, have so much power to create exponential change in the world. We’re going to talk through that concept today and get advice on how to channel our efforts in some very practical and also visionary ways. My guest Denise Brosseau created her own business teaching women how to …
Apr 23, 2020
332: An Eastern, Ancient Traditional Approach to Health & Longevity With Simon Cheng of Pique Tea
We hear some incredible health stories on this podcast, and today is no exception! After a decade of very poor health, Simon Cheng found himself celebrating his 30th birthday with a tube of antibiotics connected directly to his heart valve. He said, “Enough is enough” and changed his life dramatically. Today we’re going deep into Simon’s personal …
Apr 20, 2020
331: Rethinking Health: 8 Predictive Biomarkers for Lifetime Health With Russell Jaffe
The longer I study health, the more I’m convinced: health is highly personal and there is no “one-size-fits-all” health prescription. The problem is, how do you know where you stand? Dr. Russell Jaffe, MD and PhD, is pretty much my dream guest. He went from a full conventional medicine background at the National Institute for …
Apr 16, 2020
330: Science-Backed Practical Strategies for Immunity & Decreased Viral Threat With Dr. Ken Brown
This timely episode focuses on what we can all do to help support immune health and fortify the body against viruses at this crucial time in history. It may surprise you that I’ve asked not an infectious disease specialist but a gastroenterologist to talk to us about this subject. Dr. Ken Brown is on the …
Apr 13, 2020
329: How to Slow Aging, Fight Inflammation, & Improve Cellular Signaling With Brian Dixon
While there’s plenty of things I like about getting older, it’s definitely a goal of mine to stay flexible, strong, and healthy as I age. This is how we’re approaching the topic of anti-aging today — not so much lines and wrinkles, but going deeper to how we can slow the aging process, fight inflammation, …
Apr 09, 2020
328: How to Live Fearlessly and Work Through Roadblocks With Rhonda Britten
Today’s episode is going to be all about the mental and emotional side of health, which I’ve learned plays a powerful role in overall physical health. I’m here with the fascinating and Emmy Award-winning Rhonda Britten. You may have seen her a few times on Oprah guest sharing her own tragic and inspiring story of …
Apr 06, 2020
327: Optimizing Gut Health to Keep the Immune System Strong With Tina Anderson
We’re bringing you a bit of a “special edition” episode today by taking some time to really talk about all that is going on in the world with COVID-19. There are practical and evidence-based strategies and supplements that I’m using to focus on gut and immune health right now and to keep my family, hopefully, …
Apr 02, 2020
326: The Catastrophic Consequences of Sitting Too Much and What to Do About It With Dr. Turner Osler
The average American spends 8 hours a day sitting… just let that sink in… If there’s anything we spend that much time doing, we should be sure we know what it’s doing to our bodies! Dr. Turner Osler, a retired academic trauma surgeon turned research epidemiologist, who has published over 300 peer-reviewed medical papers, is …
Mar 30, 2020
325: Hashimoto’s Update: How I Got to Remission & What I Do to Maintain
Today I’m going to give you all an update on my decade-long journey with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, one of the reasons I got into health and started a blog and a podcast. I’ll revisit from beginning to end all of the steps I tried, what worked and what didn’t work, and where I currently am with …
Mar 26, 2020
324: Increasing Immunity Naturally & Skincare From the Inside Out With Four Sigmatic
My favorite superfood mushroom coffee company, Four Sigmatic, launched a skincare line that is so clean you can actually eat them! I’ve asked Four Sigmatic founder Tero Isokauppila to come back and tell us everything he knows about natural skin care today, from products to diet to superfoods that nourish skin from the inside out. This …
Mar 23, 2020
323: How to Have a Genius Life Using Four Key Pillars of Health With Max Lugavere
I just love today’s interview, since it’s not often you get to talk to someone who is a filmmaker, best selling author, and renowned health and science journalist all in one! Max Lugavere is the host of the iTunes podcast “The Genius Life” and author of the New York Times bestselling book, Genius Foods: Become …
Mar 19, 2020
322: A Common-Sense Approach to Coronavirus & COVID-19 with Pediatrician Dr. Elisa Song
As we are all well aware, a world-wide pandemic called the coronavirus or COVID-19 has turned the lives of millions upside down. We are literally flooded with information but still have detailed questions about our day-to-day decisions that seem to go unanswered. Dr. Elisa Song, MD, is a pediatrician and functional medicine expert who is …
Mar 16, 2020
321: Detoxification, Mitochondrial Health, Biophysics, and Figuring Out Your Optimal With Caleb Jennings
Caleb Jennings is a former extreme sports athlete with an incredible background. After sustaining an injury that ended his career, he set out on the path of holistic biohacking, trying anything and everything to get better. Today, he’s a world-renowned health coach and expert in health at the micro-cellular level. There’s so much we could …
Mar 12, 2020
320: Coffee: Everything You Need to Know – With Andrew Salisbury of Purity Coffee
This episode is all about one of my favorite drinks (no, not wine)… coffee! Today we are going answer the perennial question of whether coffee is good for you or not. For help I’ve asked Andrew Salisbury, founder of over 14 companies in the last 25 years, to tell us about his latest (and my …
Mar 09, 2020
319: Everything You Need to Know About the Keto Diet With Dr. Dominic D’Agostino
The keto diet has been sweeping the health world for quite a while now, but I still get so many questions about whether this high fat, low carb diet approach is really healthy for women. Lucky for us, I’m here now with one of the top experts in the world on the topic, whose research …
Mar 05, 2020
318: Fecal Microbiota Transfer (FMT) for Gut Health and Autism
If you don’t know what FMT is, you’re not alone! This is a new and cutting-edge treatment, and one that might make you a little squeamish. Dr. Jason Klop, who has been working in the field of digestive health and microbiome restoration for many years, is here to talk about his extensive experience with FMT …
Mar 02, 2020
317: Tackling Insomnia, Anxiety, Weight, and Hormones Naturally With Esther Blum
Esther Blum is an Integrative Dietitian and High Performance Coach who has helped thousands of women permanently lose weight, eliminate the need for medication, lose stubborn belly fat, and reverse chronic illness. You may have seen her on Dr. Oz, The Today Show, or Fox News Live. She is also the bestselling author of Cavewomen …
Feb 27, 2020
316: 17 Practical Time-Saving Systems for Parents (& How I “Get It All Done”)
Hands down, the question I’m asked the most is how I “get it all done.” It’s true — with six kids, homeschooling, running several businesses, and prioritizing health, I have a lot on my plate. The truth is, there was a time not so long ago when I nearly dropped all of the plates I …
Feb 24, 2020
315: Mindfulness for Moms With Ziva Meditation’s Emily Fletcher
My guest today is Emily Fletcher, founder of Ziva Meditation and author of the best-selling book Stress Less. Emily really caught my attention when we were chatting at an event about meditation. Meditating has never been the easiest thing for me, but something she said that day stuck with me. She said we meditate not to get …
Feb 20, 2020
314: Why We Need Meat (& So Does the Planet) With Anya Fernald
A look at the recipes on my blog shows that I consider meat to be an important part of a healthy diet. I realize this stance can be highly controversial given the poor diet, environment, and climate impact of commercial meat-raising practices. This is why I asked Anya Fernald — a leader in the high …
Feb 17, 2020
313: The Tapping Solution to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Pain With Nick Ortner
I’m here today with Nick Ortner, the CEO of The Tapping Solution, a company with a mission to bring tapping to the mainstream. What is tapping, you ask? Think of it as modern psychology meets ancient Chinese accupressure, but self-administered in the comfort of your home. I use it during times of stress or when …
Feb 13, 2020
312: What to Expect & How to Prepare for Menopause with Dr. Lyla Blake-Gumbs
Dr. Lyla Blake-Gumbs is a board-certified family and functional medicine physician with 22 years of clinical training and experience. I met Dr. Lyla when she joined SteadyMD, which I’ve shared about before. I knew I wanted to ask Dr. Lyla to be on the podcast when I learned she is an expert in women’s hormone …
Feb 10, 2020
311: Getting Unstuck From Self-Sabotage With Erin Pheil of MindFix
It’s so easy to get stuck in our own thoughts and insecurities, and so tough to break the cycle! Today’s episode is all about self-sabotage and how to remove mental roadblocks that are barriers to success or happiness. I am here with Erin Pheil, the founder of the MindFix Group, a program that has a …
Feb 06, 2020
310: Can Our Soils Heal Us? How Regenerative Agriculture and Home Gardens Can Improve Our Health
Today on the podcast we’re talking all about regenerative agriculture, what it is, and how to apply it to a home garden. By using these principles that rebuild and nourish the soil, you can grow nutrient-dense food for your family inexpensively and without a lot of time and effort. Leah Webb has worked in nutrition …
Feb 03, 2020
309: How I Overcame Trauma (and Lost 50 Pounds)
Today I’m opening up and sharing about my own inner journey over the past year and how that led to dramatic physical changes without major diet and exercise changes. If you’d told me a few years ago that something like that was even possible, I would not have believed you. My journey involved realizing firsthand just how connected …
Jan 30, 2020
308: How to Use Your Hormones to Your Advantage With FloLiving
You’ve heard me talk about the importance of optimizing our circadian rhythm with food and light, but as women there’s another rhythm we all know well… that monthly cycle that fogs our brains, gets our food cravings going, and plays havoc with our emotions! It ruins everything, right? Well, Alisa Vitti is here today to change …
Jan 27, 2020
307: Anti-Aging Skin Science From the Inside Out With Dr. Emilia Javorsky
The way our skin looks and feels as we age isn’t determined just by genetics, or what cream we use, or how much we stay out of the sun! In many ways it is a reflection of everything we put into our bodies. Today, Dr. Emilia Javorsky returns to the podcast to tell us how …
Jan 23, 2020
306: Dangers of Mold Exposure & How to Protect Yourself From Mold Toxicity With Ann Shippy MD
Dr. Ann Shippy is a powerhouse on a very important mission to help people across the world live their healthiest lives using cutting-edge science, really specific research, and genetic information to treat the root causes of disease. She left engineering to attend the University of Texas medical school and is now board-certified in internal medicine …
Jan 20, 2020
305: A Day in the Life: Wellness Mama Health Routines
With over 1300 posts on Wellness Mama, I think I’ve tried just about every diet, supplement, workout, and health tool out there! Today I thought I’d do something a little different and share how I’ve filtered through all that to settle on my personal health non-negotiables. My views have definitely changed on many things, while …
Jan 16, 2020
304: Ninja Warrior Travis Brewer on Movement, Gratitude, and Play
I met Travis Brewer on my trip to Finland with Four Sigmatic, and let’s just say he made an impression! Forget the subfreezing temperatures and snow everywhere… Travis did handstands and backflips on pretty much everything… from sleds to towers to bridges! Outside of Finland, Travis is literally a fitness ninja who is on a …
Jan 13, 2020
303: Gabby Reece on Parenting, Creating Strong Relationships, and XPT
It’s not every day you get to sit down with one of your personal role models! Gabrielle Reece is not only a volleyball legend but an inspirational figure for girls and women everywhere. You may already know Gabby as a former professional beach volleyball player and Nike’s first female spokeswoman, but in this episode, you’ll …
Jan 09, 2020
302: 5 Ways to Move for Improved Posture, Sleep, and Health With Align Method
Aaron Alexander returns with tips on how to get more movement in your life with a few simple changes in your daily routine. Aaron is a manual therapist and movement coach who helps the world’s best athletes, celebrities, and everyone in between to relieve pain, increase strength, and optimize their movement. Today we talk more …
Jan 06, 2020
301: How to Use Light to Drastically Improve Health With Matt Maruca
I’m here today for a fascinating conversation with Matt Maruca who is a researcher, a teacher, and an entrepreneur in the field of photobiology, or the study of how light affects health. After suffering from poor health and chronic fatigue since the age of 14, Matt chose to skip the beaten path of higher education …
Dec 30, 2019
300: A Big Announcement and Happy Holidays!
Happy holidays to you and your family! I hope you’re having a wonderful week. Today I’m coming to you solo to share a super exciting, big announcement about a project I have been working on for over a decade and can finally share with you! I recently co-founded a new company called Wellnesse, and we’ve …
Dec 23, 2019
299: How Serenity Kids Is Revolutionizing the Baby Food Industry
I am here talking with Joe and Serenity Carr, the husband and wife team that co-founded Serenity Kids Baby Food. I knew I had to help them get the word out when I heard they were making a pre-packaged baby food that was low sugar and contained plenty of healthy fats. Finally! I know moms …
Dec 16, 2019
298: Getting Back to Happy With Marc and Angel Chernoff
We could all use a little help when it comes to figuring out this crazy ride called life! Today I have the pleasure of sitting down with two of my favorite personal development and life hack coaches, Marc and Angel Chernoff. Because of their ideas on success and happiness (and how to combine the two) …
Dec 09, 2019
297: Why the Wahls Protocol Works for More Than MS: An Update With Dr. Terry Wahls
In her years of practice, Dr. Terry Wahls has helped thousands of people fight incredible odds. If you haven’t heard her story, prepare to be amazed. In 2000, Dr. Terry was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Her health deteriorated, leaving her in a wheelchair and dependent on medication. She fought back with years of medical training …
Dec 02, 2019
296: Why AI-Assisted High Intensity Training Is the Next Exercise Frontier With CAR.O.L
Today we’re honing in on the science of high intensity interval training, which is the science-supported idea that you can get more benefit from a short, intense workout than from a 45-minute run, if you do it right. I’m here with Ratna Singh, a mom of two and co-founder of a new startup called CAR.O.L, …
Nov 25, 2019
295: Health Foods That Are Actually Making Us Sick With Dr. Gundry of the Plant Paradox
I am here today with one of the most requested podcast guests ever. Dr. Steven Gundry MD is a renowned heart surgeon and four-time New York Times bestselling author and physician-scientist. He’s a leading expert on the lectin-free diet as the key to reversing disease and increasing longevity, which he explains in his book The Plant Paradox. …
Nov 18, 2019
294: Using Targeted Nutrition to Alleviate Hormone Related Issues With Dr. Chris Masterjohn
Chris Masterjohn is one of those people you never want to stop talking to, so although he’s been on the podcast before, my list of questions for him might be longer than the first time! Chris Masterjohn holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut and his understanding of the intricate relationship …
Nov 11, 2019
293: Functional Medicine for Families and Stress Reduction With Dr. Rick Henriksen
My guest Dr. Rick Henriksen is a concierge medicine doctor with SteadyMD, my favorite online source of health care for our family. Dr. Rick is also Whole 30 founder Melissa Urban’s personal physician, which means he has an in-depth understanding of how diet affects health and a functional medicine approach to solving health problems. Before coming …
Nov 04, 2019
292: Transformational Nutrition From the Inside Out With Cynthia Garcia
I’d call Cynthia Garcia a true mentor of mine and someone I look up to in every way. Cynthia founded the Institute of Transformational Nutrition, which is where I got my MCHC certification. I love that now I get to share her with you! Today we’re going to talk about how the key to weight …
Oct 28, 2019
291: How to Create Your Ideal Family, Career, and Life With Kion CEO Angelo Keely
I’m really looking forward to this conversation today! Angelo Keely is one of my most inspiring and favorite friends, and I admire him so much both personally and professionally. Angelo is the CEO of Kion, a lifestyle supplement and functional food company he founded along with Ben Greenfield. I love their coffee, energy bars, and …
Oct 21, 2019
290: Braving Dark Night of the Soul and Learning to Own Yourself With Kelly Brogan
Today we’re going in a different direction but it’s one more closely related to physical health than we often realize. I am here with Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD, whom you have heard from before. (See the show notes below for her first episode.) She’s board-certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine and specializes …
Oct 14, 2019
289: Stoic Wisdom for Modern Life and Parenting With Ryan Holiday
Today’s guest, Ryan Holiday, has been on my dream list of interviews for a long time. He is the best-selling author of many books including Ego is the Enemy, The Obstacle is the Way, and his newest Stillness is the Key, along with the Daily Stoic, a book I read one page from each morning. …
Oct 07, 2019
288: Breakthrough Solutions for Anxiety, Depression and PTSD With Apollo Founder Dr. David Rabin
I’m going to go ahead and say it: this is one of my favorite interviews I’ve ever done to date! You definitely need an open mind for this one. We’re talking about how a breakthrough technology could change the way we manage, treat, and actually fix things like anxiety, treatment-resistant depression, PTSD, and other conditions. …
Sep 30, 2019
287: How to Create and Rekindle Passion & Libido in Relationships With Susan Bratton
Today we take a bit of detour from the usual topics to one that is deeply personal and probably not talked about enough. We’re discussing sex, libido, and intimacy, all rolled into one… and I think we all know this can be an interesting area to navigate post-motherhood! If you don’t already know about my …
Sep 23, 2019
286: Create a Dashboard for Your Life With Dan Pardi From Human OS
Dr. Dan Pardi is a researcher at Stanford University in California and at Leiden University in the Netherlands who specializes in studying lifestyle factors like sleep, exercise, and diet. He is the CEO of Human OS, an app designed to take a healthy lifestyle to the next level, hour by hour. This is not your …
Sep 16, 2019
285: How to Have a Miracle Morning and Organize Your Day With Hal Elrod
I am a huge believer in the power of a story, and my guest today has several almost unbelievable chapters to share. Hal Elrod is known for his incredible ability to shine light on even some of the darkest tragedies, of which he’s experienced several in his own life. His book The Miracle Morning has made …
Sep 09, 2019
284: Why Healthcare Sharing May Be the Future of Medicine With KNEW Health
There is a huge range of opinions when it comes to discussing the current state of healthcare, but one opinion seems almost universal: something needs to change! My guest today, James Maskell, is a true innovator for positive change in the health community. He has spent over 10 years now innovating at the cross-section of functional …
Sep 02, 2019
283: A Whole-Person Approach to Health With Razi Berry
I have a feeling today’s episode will be especially personal and eye-opening for all of us. My guest today is my good friend, Razi Berry, who is the founder and publisher of the journal Naturopathic Doctor News & Review as well as the premier consumer-based website of naturopathic medicine, Razi is also the host of …
Aug 26, 2019
282: An Electric Approach to Fitness, Rehabilitation, and Brain Health With NeuFit
Today’s fascinating guest is Garrett Salpeter, dubbed a “health engineer” by many. He invented a patented device that makes the benefits of neuro bioelectric stimulation more accessible to everyone. His system for improving the body (starting with the brain) is called NeuFit (think “neurological fitness”). This device and his program has helped people in chronic pain …
Aug 19, 2019
281: Building Resiliency, Mindset and Doing the Impossible With Joel Runyon
One of the best parts about hosting a podcast is meeting so many amazing people who push themselves to be their best and influence the world. My guest today, Joel Runyon, has one of those stories! Joel is the creator of one of the best paleo and keto resources out there, called Ultimate Paleo Guide …
Aug 12, 2019
280: Using Adaptogens & Herbal Supplements to Manage Stress (Even for Kids) With Gaia Herbs
I am here with Dr. Mary Bove, and you guys are going to love her! She’s a naturopathic doctor and midwife with advanced training in phytotherapy and herbal medicine. She practiced naturopathic family medicine and midwifery for 25 years and even authored one of the go-to references on the subject, The Encyclopedia of Natural Healing …
Aug 05, 2019
279: Making a Personalized Birth Plan With Dr. Elizabeth Pearce
Dr. Elizabeth Pearce is a psychologist, a childbirth educator, a doula like I am, and a mom of three. Today, we are talking about that mysterious, wonderful, and sometimes scarring experience called birth! Dr. Elizabeth is an expert on how personality and other key factors can impact your overall birth experience and outcome. She focuses …
Jul 29, 2019
278: Pet Health and Natural Remedies With Full Bucket Health
For many of us, pets are part of the family! Yet it can be hard to find solid information about pet health and how to be proactive in taking care of them. Enter veterinarian Dr. Rob Franklin and Full Bucket Health, a supplement company paying special attention to the gut health and digestion of dogs, …
Jul 25, 2019
277: Breast Implant Illness: What It Is & How to Heal With Diane Kazer

Today we are covering a much-requested topic: breast implants and how they might affect health. I am here with Diane Kazer, a pro soccer player turned functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner. Many credit her as a visionary and a gamechanger in the world of women’s hormones, detox, empowerment, and leadership. Diane started the CHI Hormone Warrior Transformation Tribe as well as the TITS method, a holistic approach to healing from breast implant illness, which she experienced firsthand. We’re going to go deep on that today in particular since I have gotten so many questions from women struggling with it.

I think it’s important to say before we get started: The goal here is to inform, not to pass judgment on motherhood or anything related to body image. We all have our own choices to make but I firmly believe education is the place to start!

Episode Highlights With Diane Kazer

  • The surprising percentage of women who will have breast implants within their lifetime
  • Why breast implant awareness has become an important cause for many women
  • 21 symptoms women with breast implants should look know to look for
  • Possible effects of breast implants on the spine, muscles, and even gallbladder
  • The connection between breast implants and autoimmune conditions or multiple chemical sensitivity disorders
  • Whether we have any evidence showing breast augmentation helps or hurts women emotionally or physically (and the reasons research is lacking in this area)
  • How a thermogram can show if your breast implants are having a negative effect
  • What you need to know if you plan to have breast implants removed
  • Alternatives to breast implants if you’re considering the procedure
  • How to manage the emotional side of surgically altering your body
  • Diane’s detox protocol (it goes deeper than blood tests and supplements)
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

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Jul 22, 2019
276: What You Need to Know About Olive Oil With Tony Kasandrinos

What You Need to Know About Olive Oil With Tony Kasandrinos

I am here today with someone I am so impressed with on many levels, especially his time management and everything he accomplishes. I thought I was busy, but I don’t hold a candle to Tony Kasandrinos, the co-founder of Kasandrinos Olive Oil. You’ve probably heard me sing the praises of this olive oil on the blog and seen me cook with it on Instagram. It’s one of my favorite staples in the kitchen! I think you’ll love the story behind this family-owned company as well.

Tony is a native of New York, but he spent a good portion of his childhood in his father’s village in Greece. And at the age of 17, he joined the Marine Corps, and he has been serving on active duty since then (thank you Tony!). It’s an honor to chat with him today about his favorite topic, olive oil, and his second favorite topic, ways to spend more quality time with family.

Episode Highlights With Tony Kasandrinos

  • What Tony has learned about health and life from his time in Greece
  • How the typical diet in Mediterranean countries compares to the U.S. (bet you can guess!)
  • Reasons for olive oil’s long-standing reputation as one of the healthiest oils you can buy
  • How polyphenols in olive oil help skin health
  • Whether we need to worry about “fake” olive oil
  • How to choose a quality olive oil
  • Tony’s tips for better time management and productivity… for the sake of more family time
  • His #1 hack for managing stress
  • Why I (Katie) carry Kasandrinos olive oil everywhere (in their single-serve packets… no, there’s not a giant bottle in my purse)
  • And more!

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Do you use olive oil? What’s your favorite? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

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Jul 18, 2019
275: Outer Order, Inner Calm and Happiness With Gretchen Rubin

Outer Order, Inner Calm and Happiness with Gretchen Rubin

I’m guessing you’ve heard of Gretchen Rubin, and if not well you’re in for a treat! She is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, and The Four Tendencies. We touch on all of those today and explain how these ideas can be practical to your daily life.

Gretchen has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have collectively sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide in more than 30 languages. Her podcast called “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” is one of my favorites, where she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth.

In this episode, we talk happiness, parenting, community, and how to foster inner calm in your own life… let’s dive in!

Episode Highlights With Gretchen Rubin

  • How Gretchen got the idea to start a happiness project
  • The one universal thing everybody wants
  • The difference between outer and inner expectations, and what you can learn from how you respond to each
  • Why we’re all rebels on some level (and how this explains a lot about parenting)
  • The four temperaments that influence most of our behavior
  • Why cleaning out a closet can change your whole outlook
  • The one-minute rule that will boost your efficiency in every area
  • How to power hour your way to peace
  • The biggest contributor to clutter (it’s actually in your head)
  • Why we attribute so much sentimental value to items (and how to decide what’s really important)
  • And more!

Resources We Mention

Books by Gretchen Rubin

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274: Spirituality, Psychedelics & Circumcision: Taboo Topics With Luke Storey

Spirituality, Psychedelics & Circumcision: Taboo Topics With Luke Storey

In this episode, I am joined by Luke Storey who is a former celebrity fashion stylist turned public speaker, lifestyle design coach, thought leader, and entrepreneur. Luke has spent the past 21 years relentlessly searching the world to design his ultimate lifestyle through his extensive and sometimes even dangerous personal research and development. We’re definitely going to touch on a couple of those things today.

Using “The Life Stylist Podcast” as his platform, Luke continues to share his strategies for healing, happiness, and high performance living each week and covers topics including sex and relationships, yoga, meditation, smart drugs, health myths and medical conspiracies, spirituality, mindfulness, health food, supplementation, alternative medicine, and he digs deep into biohacking technologies and tactics.

Buckle your seatbelts… here we go!

Episode Highlights With Luke Storey

  • Luke’s tumultuous childhood, and how he overcame drug addiction to become a successful fashion stylist and motivational speaker
  • The spiritual awakenings that led him to find meaning in suffering
  • How to teach kids to be vulnerable but at the same time have boundaries
  • Tips to increase self-awareness and the ability to move forward after trauma
  • Luke’s experience with Ayahuasca
  • Our thoughts on the practice of circumcision
  • Two of the best health biohacks (that are free and available to everyone!)
  • And more!

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Jul 11, 2019
273: The Power of Movement for Mind and Body With Aaron Alexander of The Align Podcast
Not only is today’s guest super inspiring and incredibly fit, he has a unique take on exercise and how to align our movements to the body’s natural design. Aaron Alexander is a manual therapist and movement coach who has helped the world’s best athletes, celebrities, and everyone in between to relieve pain, increase strength, and...
Jul 08, 2019
272: Castor Oil for Digestion, Health, and Beauty With Dr. Marisol Teijeiro ND
Sometimes on this podcast we talk about all things poo (because it’s important!), and today is no exception. Dr. Marisol Teijeiro is a naturopathic doctor who took her own challenges with irritable bowel syndrome and created a platform with solutions to help others. Her patients have affectionately and humorously crowned her “Queen of Thrones,” a...
Jul 04, 2019
271: How to Calm Your Hormones and Stop Being Hangry With Sarah Fragoso
Today should be an extra fun interview! Sarah Fragoso is an international best-selling author of five books and founder of the Everyday Paleo brand. She is one of the first people I connected with when I started blogging years ago, and I used to actually guest write on her blog, so we’ve been friends for...
Jul 01, 2019
270: You Don’t Need More Sleep, You Need Better Sleep With ChiliPad
Today on the podcast we’re going to talk about some ways to really, really drastically improve your sleep! Tara Youngblood has spent over 10,000 hours studying how and why we sleep, and how to do it better. Applying her analytical skills from her physics and engineering background, Tara’s passion is to shape the future of...
Jun 27, 2019
269: Kombucha Questions Answered: Alcohol, Candida, Pregnancy, and More With Kombucha Kamp
I’m here today with a friend of mine who has been here before and I know you’re going to love to hear from her again. Hannah Crum, aka “The Kombucha Mamma,” pioneered Kombucha Kamp, an education workshop everyone interested in fermented foods should take. It started in 2004 out of her Los Angeles kitchen. Now,...
Jun 24, 2019
268: Tildet Varon on Positive Parenting & Effective Family Communication
Can you say you are blessed with stress? No? I’m not sure I could either, but my guest today makes it her motto! Tildet Varon is a talented speaker and inner mastery specialist. She teaches individuals and companies all over the world to achieve success and maximize their potential. Today, Tildet shares her personal story...
Jun 20, 2019
267: Solving Joint Pain & Why Sports Aren’t Good for Kids With Hunter Fitness
Hunter Cook of Hunter Fitness became a close friend when I visited Finland this year with Four Sigmatic. Ever since, I have been implementing his systems and at this point I am totally sold on his approach to mobility training and overall physical health. Today we’re covering all things joint health — how they function,...
Jun 17, 2019
266: Decoding Skin Health, Eczema, Acne, and More With Jennifer Fugo
Jennifer Fugo is a clinical nutritionist empowering women who have been failed by conventional medicine and are trying to beat chronic skin and unending gut challenges. And she’s well equipped to do it. Jennifer has a master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a certified nutrition specialist. Her work has been...
Jun 13, 2019
265: With Hormones, Normal Isn’t Always Normal With Dr. Shawn Tassone
Hormone balance is one of the topics you all ask about most, so I’m excited to bring another hormone expert and doctor on the show today. Dr. Shawn Tassone is double board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology by the American Board of Integrative Medicine and holds a medical degree in addition to a PhD in mind-body...
Jun 10, 2019
264: Creating Exceptional Children & Polymaths Using Games of Genius With Opher Brayer
Today’s episode is going to be so fascinating and a little unusual! I am here with Opher Brayer, a world-famous talent coach and the creator of something called Games of Genius. Opher coaches the best and brightest in Silicon Valley and he has taught innovation at many leading companies, including IBM and Disney Imagineering. Opher saw...
Jun 06, 2019
263: The Beautiful No & Other Life Lessons With Sheri Salata
I’m here today with a really special woman I can’t wait to share with you. Sheri Salata is a producer, podcast co-host, and the author of an amazing new memoir, The Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation. Sheri shares lessons learned over her 20-year career with Oprah Winfrey, where she served as the executive producer...
Jun 03, 2019
262: Dr. Andrew Weil on Integrative Medicine, Reducing Inflammation & Most Important Factors for Health
I’m sure you all know Dr. Andrew Weil, a true pioneer of integrative medicine in the last few decades. Today Dr. Weil shares what he’s learned along the way during his impressive career. Although his list of accomplishments is almost to long to mention, I’ll start with this: Dr. Weil, MD, is a world-renowned leader in...
May 30, 2019
261: Practical Tips and Mom Hacks From Physical Kitchness Chrissa Benson
“Self-care” is quite the buzzword these days! While I’m glad we’re having the discussion as a culture, I think it’s safe to say that we moms are still trying to figure out the problems as well as the answers. Chrissa Benson is the founder of the amazing Physical Kitchness blog and programs, which she founded...
May 27, 2019
260: Why the 21st Century Is at War With Your Spine With Ty Carzoli
The spine is so incredibly important for our posture, alignment, nervous health, and more… but how often do we really think about taking care of it? Dr. Ty Carzoli is a doctor of chiropractic and has conducted research at Florida State in cardiovascular and muscle physiology. He specializes in a really cool form of upper...
May 23, 2019
259: How to Learn Languages by Ear With Idahosa Ness
Even though I studied Spanish for years in school, I still struggle to use what I learned in any meaningful way. Sound familiar? Then you’re in the right place. Idahosa Ness is a teacher, a musician, and foreign language expert who created The Mimic Method, a system to learn languages faster and more effectively. Although...
May 20, 2019
258: Beating SIBO, IBS, and Histamine Intolerance With A Gutsy Girl Sarah Kay Hoffman
Sarah Kay Hoffman is the founder of A Gutsy Girl, a website I’ve been following for a long time. She’s created an amazing online community geared towards women who are looking for a reasonable approach for healing things like IBS, IBD, SIBO, hormonal problems, acne, and more. Sarah got her start when trying to heal...
May 16, 2019
257: Secret Ingredients in Our Food: The Truth About GMOs
Buckle your seatbelts… we’re going there! Today we talk in-depth about genetically modified organisms, better known as GMOs. This is not exactly my field of study and certainly a very controversial issue, so I’ve asked Jeffrey Smith, man behind the compelling new documentary Secret Ingredients, to shed some light on the topic for us. For more...
May 13, 2019
256: Decoding What Your Body Really Needs With Chris Masterjohn PhD
May 09, 2019
255: Dr. Valter Longo on a Fasting Mimicking Diet and Increasing Healthspan
I’ve wanted to interview Dr. Valter Longo for years, and today I finally get to! In this episode, we explore all things fasting — one of my favorite health topics — and especially the fasting mimicking diet, a precise system of fasting that he invented. In fact, his diet was granted one of the only...
May 06, 2019
254: Business, Lifestyle, and Routines With The Skinny Confidential
Today’s episode is a little different than normal as I’m here with Lauryn and Michael of The Skinny Confidential to talk business, entrepreneurship and navigating the dynamic of working together as a couple. Lauryn Evarts is a well-known lifestyle and beauty blogger at The Skinny Confidential and her husband Michael Bosstick is a serial entrepreneur...
May 03, 2019
253: A (Semi) Serious Ultra-Spiritual Conversation With JP Sears
I’m here today with someone you have probably heard of and possibly enjoy as much as I do. JP Sears is a YouTuber, a comedian, an emotional healing coach, and fun fact which you may not know, a serious world traveler and curious student of health. You’ve probably seen his funny and entertaining videos where...
May 02, 2019
252: How to Activate Peak Brain Performance With Neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Hill
With advances in brain mapping and neurofeedback, there’s so much to learn about the brain. I feel like I’ve barely touched the tip of the iceberg on this topic, so I’ve invited Dr. Andrew Hill here today. He is one of the top brain performance coaches in the country and holds a PhD in cognitive...
Apr 29, 2019
251: Water Quality and How to Improve Drinking Water With Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe
This episode is not only about what is in your water, but how to get out the things that you don’t want to be drinking! I am here with Dr. Tom DiGiuseppe, a PhD who has been involved in the design, testing, and installation of water filtration and purification systems for both residential and commercial...
Apr 25, 2019
250: Sustainable Fitness, Cork, and Benefits of Rolling With Addie Conner
I think today’s topic is a fun one and an unexpected twist on physical fitness and well-being. This episode is going to be all about foam rolling and why it should be part of our daily self-care. I’m here with Addie Conner, the co-founder of a company called 42 Birds. Rather than foam, her company...
Apr 22, 2019
249: How to Harness Energy & Create Success From the Inside Out With Suzy Batiz of Poo~Pourri
You’ve probably heard of Poo~Pourri, a spray that traps unpleasant bathroom odors with natural oils (moms/wives everywhere owe her a debt of gratitude for it!). While you may not have heard though of Suzy Batiz, the amazing woman behind the product has an equally inspiring story. Since Suzy built an empire on the unlikely platform...
Apr 18, 2019
248: Alkaline and Ionized Water: Healthy or Hype? – With Thai Cabados
Drinking clean water is one the most important things you can do for your health. I’ve written whole posts about the benefits of water and water filters, but my guest today is talking to us about an angle I haven’t covered yet: alkaline and ionized water. For over 15 years, Thai Cabados he has been educating...
Apr 15, 2019
247: Vaccine Injuries, Autism, and Homeoprophylaxis With Dr. Jeff Knight
Dr. Jeff Knight is a chiropractic physician who works to help people tap into their natural ability to heal. His multi-therapeutic approach includes functional medicine, functional neurology, muscle activation, brain and cellular detox, and more. Today I’m talking to Dr. Jeff about a much-requested and highly controversial topic that every parent has had to weigh:...
Apr 11, 2019
246: What Women Need to Know About Heart Health With Dr. Mark Menolascino
Heart disease is an increasingly important issue for women. I’ve heard stats that it actually kills more women than breast cancer, but it’s not talked half as much. So I’m so glad to have Dr. Mark Menolascino here to give us a deep dive on this topic and explain what we can all be doing...
Apr 08, 2019
245: Ari Whitten on Fighting Fatigue and Anxiety With Sauna, Hormesis, NRF2 & Sun Exposure
If I gave out an award for the most popular guest of all time, it would have to go to Ari Whitten! This may seem ironic since he’s not a mom, but Ari is pretty much a limitless source of knowledge on so many topics that affect families today. Case in point: he researched and...
Apr 04, 2019
244: Debunking Probiotic Myths With Just Thrive Founder Tina Anderson
My job is basically a great excuse to sit down and chat with the people who inspire me most! Today is no exception as Tina Anderson, co-founder and CEO of Just Thrive probiotics, joins me on the podcast. We’re gonna jump into a lot of probiotic myths flying around and talk about the science behind this...
Apr 01, 2019
243: Using an Adrenal ReCode to Calm the Nervous System With Christa Orecchio
I’m here today with a dear friend, Christa Orecchio, who is a clinical and holistic nutritionist and founder of The Whole Journey. She has helped thousands and thousands of people discover the root cause of their conditions by using food as medicine and a mind-body-spirit approach to health. Christa is truly one of the happiest,...
Mar 28, 2019
242: Fighting Thyroid Disease With Food & Recipes for Thyroid Health From Dr. Izabella Wentz
Dr. Izabella Wentz is a pioneering expert in lifestyle interventions for treating Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, which I have. She was also diagnosed at age 27, and in search of answers, conducted an incredible amount of research to create her own autoimmune protocol. In addition to her New York Times bestseller Hashimoto’s Protocol, she just wrote a...
Mar 25, 2019
241: Biohacking for Moms, Anti-Aging & Raising Amazing Kids With Ben Greenfield
My guest today is the exceptional Ben Greenfield, and since he won’t share his mile-long list of accomplishments himself, I’m going to brag on him for a bit. He is a life-long complete nerd (which I can say because I’m one too). He started college at 16 and studied anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, pharmaceuticals, microbiology, biochemistry,...
Mar 21, 2019
240: How Ethical Businesses Are Changing the World With Thrive Market Founder Nick Green
Today I have the pleasure of talking to a friend and someone I highly respect to go deep on things like ethical business and how we can all help change the future for the next generation. I’m here with Nick Green, who is the co-founder and CEO of Thrive Market, which you all have heard...
Mar 18, 2019
239: How Biological Medicine Is Changing Health (& How to Try It in Switzerland!)
Robyn Openshaw is an incredible human being and dear friend of mine, as you all probably remember from our previous podcast interview. I met Robyn a few years ago at a biological medicine clinic in Switzerland and we really hit it off. She’s amazing since she is not only a dedicated single mom of four...
Mar 14, 2019
238: Using Neuroplasticity to Rewire Nervous System or Brain Disorders With Carol Garner-Houston
Today’s guest is back for a much requested part two, it’s no surprise. Carol Garner-Houston is an incredible powerhouse of knowledge and has helped thousands of families who are struggling through things like ADD, ADHD, sensory processing, and many other struggles. We’re going to go deep on all of those topics today. Carol currently serves...
Mar 11, 2019
237: World Travel With Kids, Worldschooling & Entrepreneurship With Wonderling Family
I’m here today with Stephanie Langford, who I’ve been wanting to share with you all for a long time. She’s a dear friend, and she’s also a wife, mom, entrepreneur, and world traveler! Stephanie and her husband Ryan are raising and worldschooling their five kids, ages 3 to 14, and have literally traveled around the globe. They love...
Mar 07, 2019
236: Facts vs. Myths About Blue Zones & Ways to Increase Longevity
I’m sure you all have heard of Blue Zones, places where many people live healthy, active, disease-free lives and experience increased longevity until the age of 100 or more. Today’s guest is an expert on the diet and lifestyle in Blue Zone areas and has a fascinating take on place of grains in a healthy...
Mar 04, 2019
235: Signs of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & How to Stop Pelvic Pain Naturally With Isa Herrera
As moms we really give it all — heart, mind, and definitely body! This episode is all about that last part, and how we can recognize and rehabilitate pelvic floor problems. I’m with the best expert I’ve ever met on the topic (plus she’s one of the most fun too!). Her name is Isa Herrera...
Feb 28, 2019
234: The Keto-Green Way to Optimize Hormones & Libido With Dr. Anna Cabeca
If anyone can connect the dots on women’s health, it’s today’s guest. Dr. Anna Cabeca is a triple-board certified doctor of gynecology and obstetrics who specializes in integrative medicine, anti-aging, and regenerative medicine. When she saw gaps in women’s health care she made it her life’s work to create several highly acclaimed programs with natural solutions...
Feb 25, 2019
233: Decoding Childhood Allergies and Letting Kids Get Dirty With Dr. Amy Shah
Today I’m sitting down with Dr. Amy Shah, M.D., who is one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram. I’ve cited her work in at least a dozen articles on the blog and she’s quite simply a wealth of knowledge about all things health from both a holistic and a conventional perspective. Besides taking...
Feb 21, 2019
232: Lessons Learned From Finland: 8 Things We Can All Learn
I recently shared about my trip to northern Finland (Lapland), where I learned to embrace (lots of) snow, eat reindeer, ride on a dog sled, sleep in an igloo, and even took a polar plunge in a freezing river, among other things! This adventure was possible thanks to my friend Tero Isokauppila, whom I’ve interviewed...
Feb 18, 2019
231: Conquering & Avoiding Breast Cancer With the 7 Essentials System From Dr. V
I’m here with Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, or Dr. V, as she is better known, who is the founder of Breast Cancer Conqueror and creator of “The 7 Essentials System,” which is a step-by-step program with the goal of preventing disease and creating naturally vibrant health. Dr. V is a bioenergetic chiropractor who has studied nutrition, homeopathy, and herbology...
Feb 14, 2019
230: Chalene Johnson on How to Protect Your Mindset & Live a Balanced Life
Some of my favorite interviews are the ones where I feel like I’ve made a new best friend. This one definitely qualifies! Chalene Johnson is a lifestyle and business expert, an amazing speaker, and host of two top-ranked podcasts. You probably know her as the creator and face behind PiYo, a super popular workout program...
Feb 11, 2019
229: How to Use Atomic Habits to Change Your Life
We all have conscious and unconscious habits that determine our quality of life every day. It takes a lot of work and reflection to realize our own habits and their consequences, not to mention the changes we may need to make. Multiply this by every member of the family, and it can feel like a...
Feb 07, 2019
228: Using Buddies in My Belly to Teach Kids About Health
Albert Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Sarah Morgan took this message seriously and set out to share all she’d learned when getting her Masters in Nutrition, in a way anyone ages 4 through 104 would understand. To accomplish this, Sarah founded Buddies In My Belly,...
Feb 04, 2019
227: Using the Metabolism Reset Diet to Support Liver Health
Today we have one of my favorite doctors in the world on the podcast, and I’ll tell you why. After seeing doctor after doctor and not getting any answers, Dr. Christianson diagnosed my thyroid condition. I’ve been a patient of his ever since and he’s done so much to improve my health. Dr. Christianson’s expertise...
Jan 31, 2019
226: Science-Backed Reasons to Ditch the Pill (& What to Do Instead) With Dr. Jolene Brighten
Dr. Jolene Brighten is back on the podcast today and she’s here to talk about a huge topic that affects so many women. If you don’t know her from previous podcasts, she is a Functional Medicine Naturopathic Medical Doctor and the Founder of Rubus Health, which is a women’s medicine clinic that specializes in hormones....
Jan 28, 2019
225: How a New SafetyPin Technology Can Keep Your Family Safer
I always love to sit down with a fellow female entrepreneur, plus I count today’s guest a friend too, which is always fun. Her name is Jenny Thompson and her talents include natural health advocate, fearless business strategist, and expert marketer, among others. She took a leap and started a new technology called SafetyPIN. Like...
Jan 24, 2019
224: How to Use Sound and Music to Optimize Focus and Sleep With
Would you like your kids to sleep better? Or maybe get through a task you’ve been dreading in half the time? Maybe even clear your mind long enough to meditate or pray? If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions, this episode is for you! Today we are talking all about how...
Jan 21, 2019
223: Mindset for Moms – Tips to Get More Done & Stress Less This Year
In this New Year check-in, Heather and I chat about our goals for this year, upcoming projects, and tips for getting more done with less stress this year! Episode Highlights Stress-reducing tips: Learn the top things we’re both doing to reduce our stress and be more productive including self-care, organization tips, and more. Sauna vs....
Jan 17, 2019
222: Why ButcherBox Is Bringing Back Grass-Fed Meat With Mike Salguero
I’m here today with Mike Salguero who is the CEO and founder of ButcherBox, the first delivery service dedicated to providing completely natural grass-fed beef, organic chicken, and heritage pork directly to your door. It’s something our family has used for a really long time. Today Mike talks to us about how he got into...
Jan 14, 2019
221: Natural Movement, Sustainable Fitness, and Lifelong Health With Dr. Mark Cucuzzella
I am here today with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, a man with so many accomplishments it’s hard to sum up. Mark is an Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, a practicing family medicine doctor, a professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine, and a provider of continuing medical education courses on health, fitness, and running through HealthFit...
Jan 10, 2019
220: The Most Effective Way to Use CBD (& Why So Many Don’t Work) With Ojai Energetics
Today’s episode is all about CBD, a hot topic in the health world and one I get so many questions about. My guest Will Kleidon founded Ojai Energetics in 2014 with one goal: to provide the purest, healthiest, and most ethically produced cannabidiol or CBD on the market. Four years later, his business is doing...
Jan 07, 2019
219: Why Everything We Know About Probiotics Is Wrong & How to Stop Leaky Gut With Microbiologist Kiran Krishnan
I’ve spent many years researching and writing about gut health, but current research shows much of what we thought we knew about probiotics is just plain wrong. It’s time to get some clarity! Kiran Krishnan is undisputedly one of the world’s experts on probiotics as a research microbiologist who has been involved in the dietary...
Jan 03, 2019
218: Happy New Year: 21 Tiny Habits That Can Drastically Change Your Life This Year
Happy New Year to you! Hopefully we are all enjoying a little down time today with the family, so this episode will be short and sweet but I hope you’ll join me in thinking ahead to next year… I don’t mean this in the sense of typical New Year’s resolutions — those lofty goals that we...
Dec 31, 2018
217: Do Saunas Work? Understanding the Benefits With Sunlighten Founder Connie Zack
You already know Heather and I love to record podcasts in the sauna, and because of that we get so many great questions about what type of sauna to use, what the benefits are, and whether they’re worth the investment. Today Connie Zack, the founder of Sunlighten saunas, will fully “enlighten” us on this topic...
Dec 27, 2018
216: A Look Back: 9 Powerful Lessons I Learned the Hard Way This Year
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays wherever you are in the world and whatever traditions you celebrate! Today, I’m sharing a few of our favorite Christmas traditions (and would love to hear yours in the comments!). I’m also sharing 5 powerful lessons I learned this year, and some of which I definitely learned the hard way....
Dec 24, 2018
215: Breaking Financial Stress to Create Wealth and Wellth for Life With Krisstina Wise
Today we deviate a bit from our normal topics but it’s one that I think is equally important — our financial health. Krisstina Wise is a real estate mogul, a millionaire coach, and the creator of several multi-million dollar businesses, including Goodlife Luxury, the Paperless Agent, and most recently, Wealthy Wellthy. She was named one...
Dec 20, 2018
214: Using Mindset and Personalization to Make Lifelong Health Changes With Dane Johnson
Dane Johnson is a new friend of mine who just happens to be a board-certified holistic nutritionist, the founder of Crohn’s Colitis Lifestyle, and the co-founder of the nonprofit eFundYourHealth. As you can imagine, it’s hard for us to run out of topics to talk about. I’ve heard about a lot of incredible health transformations...
Dec 17, 2018
213: Making Food Allergy Prevention Easier With Ready, Set, Food!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
200: The Most Important Thing for Health
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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!)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Do we need to be afraid of EMFs? I’ve asked this question on the podcast before, but today Peter Sierck of 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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?)
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
Today I have the honor of interviewing one of my original mentors on my own journey to wellness. Mark Sisson is the founder of, 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
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?
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
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
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
Last week Heather from 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
100: Your Questions Answered on Circumcision, Vaccines, CBD & More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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!)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Katie and Heather from 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
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
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
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
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
In this episode, I sit down with Katie Kimball, founder of 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?
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
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
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 and the Gut Thrive...
Apr 25, 2016
50: Fertility Preparation and Optimizing Pregnancy
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 and...
Apr 18, 2016
49: Combining Pharmaceuticals and Natural Remedies
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
In this episode Leah Segedie of 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
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
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 about health, fitness and lifestyle. He lives with his wife and twin boys in Washington...
May 15, 2015
32: Healthy Summer Tips
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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 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
Chad and Brenda Walding of 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
Today I’m joined by Brianne Grogan of 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 Core Fitness for Women article Should You Do Kegels Article Other episodes to check out 106: Why to Stop Doing...
Oct 05, 2014
19: The Real Causes of Tooth Decay
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 and I talk about the relationship...
Sep 17, 2014
18: Thyroid Health & Autoimmune Disease
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
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
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
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
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
In this episode of the Wellness Mama Podcast, I talk to my friend Dr. Pedram Shojai (founder of 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
My post about 101 uses for coconut oil is one of the most popular posts on I’m a huge fan of coconut oil and my family uses it for everything! Jake Carney of 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
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
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
In this episode, I welcome special guest Steve Wright from 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. helps readers find...
Jun 23, 2014
8: Real Food & Killing Ants Naturally
I had so much fun on this interview with Katie Kimball of 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
In this episode, I talk to Dr. Kevin Cuccaro of 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
This week, I am so excited to welcome Heather Dessinger from 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
I’m so happy to introduce Genevieve from 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
It was wonderful to interview Lauren of 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
3: How to Improve Your Oral Health