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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...

Is Tilapia Healthy for You?

Fish is considered a healthy source of protein because it’s lean, easy to digest, and filled with healthy omega-3 fatty acids and other important minerals. However, the dark side of the story is that about 50% of the fish we eat are factory farmed, and tilapia takes a fair share of that percentage. According to Seafood Health … Continue reading Is...

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 … Continue reading 355: What You Need to Know About Cavities,...

Natural Heat Protectant Spray for Hair

Let’s face it: no matter how au naturale we are, most of us still want to walk out of the house with bouncy, gorgeous hair. Unfortunately, this effect most often requires the help of damaging heating tools like blow dryers, curling irons, and straighteners. If you’re no stranger to these tools, you probably use some … Continue reading Natural Heat...

Simple Cucumber Salad Recipe

When summer is finally in full swing and cucumbers are growing, this cucumber salad is a great simple “salad.” Also, if you already grow dill with your cucumbers to help control garden pests, you’ll have two of the ingredients right in your backyard! All you need is cucumber, red onion, and a few kitchen staples you’re sure to … Continue reading Simple...

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 … Continue reading 354: How to Upgrade Your Brain and Learn...

Selenium Benefits for Metabolism and Health (+ Food Sources)

Vitamin D is being discussed more and more in the health community for its importance to the human body. But today I want to talk about another nutrient that is often forgotten — selenium. Selenium is a critical nutrient for metabolism and overall health, but many people don’t know much about it (or why it’s … Continue reading Selenium Benefits for...

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 … Continue reading 353: A Chat With My Husband:...

Natural Remedies for Growing Pains

We talk a lot about chronic pain on the podcast, but sometimes the pain we deal with is not chronic or even problematic (though totally real and, well, painful!). Whether experiencing growing pains first-hand or parenting a child going through them, growing pains are miserable. I remember them being so painful I thought there was … Continue reading...

Zucchini Fritters Recipe (Healthy Alternative to Tater Tots!)

Tater tots were a very occasional treat when I was growing up. (I confess, I loved them.) The grated zucchini in these fritters mimics the texture of tater tots and is a great way to reinvent an old favorite in a healthier way. The zucchini gives them a nutritional boost that tater tots don’t have, … Continue reading Zucchini Fritters Recipe (Healthy...

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