The Wellness Mama Podcast
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We’ve all heard how important it is to drink water, but many of us still aren’t doing it right. Today I’m talking with Dr. Dana Cohen, author of Quench (which is all about hydration), and an integrative medicine specialist. Dr. Dana has been practicing for over 20 years with a blend of conventional and complementary therapies and is nationally renowned. Even though I prioritize hydration, I still learned a lot in today’s episode. I hope you’ll join us and listen in!
I’m here today with a friend of mine I’ve known for years, Magdalena Wszelaki, founder of Hormones Balance and Wellena products. She’s dedicated her online platform and products to helping women balance their hormones naturally. 𝘼𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙬𝙚’𝙧𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙘 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄’𝙫𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙥𝙤𝙙𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩: 𝘽𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝.
Today’s episode is more of a vulnerable one for me. I’m back with Morley Robbins, magnesium and mineral expert and founder of the Root Cause Protocol. Morley is one of the foremost experts on magnesium’s role in the body and the delicate dance it plays with iron, copper, and calcium.
Cold therapy may not be as popular as heat therapy, but it certainly has its own benefits! Today I’m diving into a thorough summary of my experience with cold therapy and what the science has to say about it. Also known as cold exposure, cryotherapy, ice baths, and cold plunges they all involve getting cold.
We have a lot of labels for different mental health disorders (ADHD, OCD, bipolar, anxiety, etc.). According to Dr. Palmer, they all have an underlying metabolic theme and the lines between the labels are blurrier than most of us realize. Not only do we go into diet’s effect on mental health, but we go into the why behind it. Dr. Palmer also discusses how exercise, sunlight, and human connection all play a role in mental health.
Today I’m talking about getting all hot and sweaty – in a good way. Saunas have been used across many cultures and since ancient times to improve health. They’re something that I personally use a lot and I’ve seen benefits from. In this episode we’ll take a closer look at the science behind saunas, how to use them, and the best options.
While martial arts may seem like a slight deviation from my normal podcast episodes, it’s actually right on target. These movements are a fun way for kids to activate brain boosting benefits. Even better, they don’t have to leave the house in the evening to go to a dojo and learn it. This at home learning program uses patterns in the form of computer games with physical activity to activate the brain.
Today’s talk focuses around the topic of her new book “I’m So Effing Hungry: Why We Crave What We Crave and What To Do About It.” Dr. Amy walks us through what’s causing our food cravings, and how we can take back control over them. We go deep into how gut health affects food cravings and mood and how to positively influence it.
When I tell people vegetable oils aren’t the healthiest option, it raises some eyebrows. That’s putting it mildly. In today’s short episode, I’m going into a somewhat detailed summary of fats and oils. Which ones are “good,” which ones are “bad,” and why even those terms are misnomers. There’s definitely some nuance on the subject, but in general, when I say vegetable oils I’m referring to highly processed modern oils. These include corn, soy, canola, and safflower oils.
You’ve likely heard me talk about melatonin before and how I’ve been wary of regular use. My talk with Dr. John has challenged my thoughts on this as he covers some really important nuances around the topic. John Lieurance is an author, naturopathic physician, lecturer, and scientific advisor. After dealing with chronic illness (from birth), he started digging deep into improving health at the cellular level.
Most of us are familiar with the typical eye exam, but it doesn’t really tell us how our vision is. Dr. Sam discusses how we can improve our vision without strong glasses or surgery. He goes into detail on how this works with both children and adults. We cover what nutrients can help improve eye health, and which exercises are a key component to better vision. Dr. Sam also talks about other therapies that are easy and affordable, like morning sunlight, red light, and more.
Today I’m here with Dr. Cassie Huckaby, a naturopathic physician who started off in the allopathic world. After experiencing her own health struggles she started questioning what she was taught and found a different path. Our chat today is a deviation from what I usually cover on the podcast, but in a good way.
We take a really deep dive into vitamin D, the best ways to get it, and how much we really need. Jim also covers why getting vitamin D from the sun is different than the supplement form. And why from his research why most of us don’t need to supplement with vitamin D (even in the winter). It may be doing more harm than good.
Today I’m covering some details on what protein really is, what it does in the body, and why we need it so much. I’ll also talk about the difference between complete and incomplete proteins. Personally, this is something where I’ve noticed a big difference in my stamina and energy levels when I get enough protein.
Many women (and girls) with PCOS are told to just take birth control and ignore the problem. While it can provide some symptom relief, Tallene helps women get to the root cause of what’s causing these issues. We go deep into what women can do to help reverse these issues and the health advice that’s likely sabotaging their health more than helping.
Today’s conversation centers around common homeschooling myths and how you can get started. Things like homeschoolers aren’t socialized or it takes too much time. We also touch on how college isn’t what it used to be and why almost any high school student can finish some (or all) of their undergrad college classes during high school.
Today I’m talking with my friend Dr. Molly Maloof. Not only is she an MD, but she’s an author, researcher, entrepreneur, and educator. Her passion is helping others extend their healthspan for a longer, happier life. We’re talking about biohacking for women specifically and how that looks different from men. Why we can do the same health and workout routines as men and end up more stressed with stubborn weight. #womenshealth #biohacking #wellnessmamapodcast
While I’ve recommended it for over a decade, it’s also become a recurring theme with podcast guests. In my opinion, sunlight is one of the few pieces of health advice that’s beneficial across the board for everyone. It helps set up our hormone cycles for the day for better immunity, focus and brain health, and better sleep at night (plus so many other things).
In this episode, we dive deep into what ozone is, how you can use it, and what it can help with. Issues like cancer, Lyme disease, and autoimmune disease are just a few of the ways others have used this therapy. We also cover how the different types of applications affect different systems in the body. Now that ozone is available for home use, it’s opening up the world of ozone therapy to so many more people. #ozone #ozonetherapy #wellnessmamapodcast
Today’s focus is all about habits. January is a popular time to try New Year’s resolutions and healthier habits. But most people don’t end up sticking with them in the long term. Habit stacking is one of the key ways I’ve found to change all that! While I personally don’t make New Year’s resolutions, I do try to have a focus for each year. Habits are kind of a shortcut to reaching those goals.
Kelly is all about getting to the root cause of these issues, which is something I talk about a lot at Wellness Mama. We discuss what’s really behind the ADHD and anxiety crisis, and how it’s not simply a chemical imbalance in the brain. Many of us are already familiar with the role gut health plays in brain health. But Kelly shows us how to dig a little deeper into finding out which nutrient deficiencies, trigger foods, and toxins could be contributing to the problem. #adhd #anxiety
If you’ve listened to my podcast for very long, you’ve probably heard me talk about magnesium before. It’s a recurring topic on this show (and in my blog) and supplementing with magnesium is one of my non-negotiables. There are literally tens of thousands of studies on magnesium, the fourth most abundant mineral in our bodies. Unfortunately, almost all of us are deficient in it and many consider magnesium deficiency to be the biggest health crisis of our time. #magnesium
Many of us have heard the saying “you can’t buy happiness,” but we may have found the key to it. I’m chatting with Dr. Robert Waldinger today and we’re going deep into the science behind having a healthy, good life. A lot of our conversation centers around the Harvard study I mentioned and what it shows us about the secret to a long, happy life. It’s the longest-running study on one group ever and has been going on since 1938! #DrRobertWaldinger #thewellnessmamapodcast
Many of us are told to supplement with Iron and vitamin D, but Morley delves into why that might not be a good idea. We expound on our conversation from last time and go even deeper on the importance of copper and vitamin A (plus other nutrients) for overall health and energy. We also talk about hair testing, and what to really look for when doing it (plus more to come on that in our next episode together!).