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Spiced Essential Oil Soap for Men

I love using homemade soap. I love it even more because I can make it myself. Soap-making can be quite addicting! There are countless recipes and options allowing you to completely customize your soap to fit your needs and desires. My husband, however, was not exactly thrilled about using my girly scented soap, so I set out … Continue reading Spiced...

397: Can Normal Thyroid Function Return by Avoiding Iodine With Dr. Alan Christianson

I’m here with someone I deeply admire and I’m incredibly grateful for. Dr. Alan Christianson is a naturopathic endocrinologist who focuses on thyroid function and specifically Hashimoto’s (which I had) as well as hypothyroidism and Graves’ disease. Dr. Christianson was actually the first doctor to diagnose me (correctly) and guide me to my recovery....

396: A Better Way to Connect With Small, Sustainable Farms, and Agriculture With LAEF

This episode is about a clever way one entrepreneur connects people directly with their local food economies to save money, get more nutritious food, and support small family farmers. I’m here with Matthew, who’s the co-founder of LAEF, which is short for Local Agriculture Expansion Foundation. In a nutshell, LAEF is a free payment and … Continue...

What I Learned From Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) for a Month

I’ve learned over and over that health and wellness is increasingly personalized! I largely credit my transformation to addressing trauma… and figuring out the personalized diet/lifestyle approach that worked for me after years of experimenting. The latest in my quest for personalized health is wearing a continuous glucose monitor. As a population,...

395: Gratitude and Silver Linings of This Year – Thanksgiving Podcast

It’s been such a tough year for many people, and Thanksgiving is bound to feel different for many of us. In tough and uncertain times, it’s easy to focus on the negative… but what’s the benefit in that? In this Thanksgiving podcast, I share the lessons I’ve learned through all of this, including reinventing many … Continue reading 395: Gratitude and...

Homemade Salted Caramel Latte Recipe

Although it’s been several years since salted caramel became all the rage, it continues to be a popular choice for coffee drinks and desserts today. I’ve shared my recipe for my favorite way to drink coffee, but I realized that it could be easily adapted to be a salted caramel latte and still be healthy! If … Continue reading Homemade Salted Caramel...

394: The Carnivore Code, Plant Toxins, and Optimal Protein With Dr. Paul Saladino

Today I have the pleasure of welcoming a much-requested guest, Dr. Paul Saladino of “The Carnivore Code” fame. He’s a double board certified doctor with a controversial claim: vegetables aren’t as good for you as you think! Dr. Saladino goes deep on how he used a meat-only diet to reverse autoimmune issues, chronic inflammation, mental health … Continue...

393: Fish Oil, Nature’s Real Superfoods, and Strengthening Immunity With Nora Gedgaudas

We’re back for a second episode with Nora Gedgaudas, who is a board-certified nutritional consultant and a clinical neurofeedback specialist. She has over 20 years of clinical experience and she’s also an extremely detailed researcher. I always love to hear her thoughts on controversial health topics since she goes deep and leaves no stone unturned....

Soothing Frankincense Face Cream for All Skin Types (DIY Beauty Recipe)

What’s an ancient remedy for hemlock poisoning, used by Cleopatra, and burned in some churches? If you guessed frankincense, you got it right! Resin from this tree has been used in skincare, medicine, and religious ceremonies for thousands of years. This tree’s soothing and clarifying properties make it the ideal ingredient in frankincense face cream....

392: Understanding Genetics vs Epigenetics: How Genes Work Like Dominos and What Yours Are Telling You With Dr. Lynch of StrateGene

I am thrilled to say today I’m sitting down for round two with Dr. Ben Lynch, one of my favorite experts on genetics and epigenetics. He’s going to give us some very practical, useful tips on supporting your health by paying attention to your genes, and how to teach your kids to do this too. … Continue reading 392: Understanding Genetics vs Epigenetics:...

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