Cooking for hormone balance with Magdalena Wszelaki

Really enjoyed this podcast with Magdalena Wszelaki, the founder of Hormones Balance.
Magdalena talked about the significant health crisis she went through as a result of a highly stressful career in advertising. A high profile and demanding lifestyle, stressful in every way! Mentally stressful, never in the same time zone, lack of sleep, hotel and fast food on the run. This eventually ended in complete adrenal fatigue, autoimmune conditions, estrogen dominance and even depression.
But she was able to heal herself and go into complete …

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Hormone to Gut Connection

I want to share a fabulous discussion that I had recently with Dr. Michael Ruscio about women’s hormones and how gut bacteria can have such a tremendous effect on them!
He is a functional medicine practitioner with an emphasis in gut health. He also specializes in autoimmune, thyroid, and digestive disorders. He is a wealth of knowledge and provided many great insights.
Listen to our discussion on “The Hormone to Gut Connection”
Key points from our interview include:

Pylori – dangerous or protective?

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JJ Virgin: The Miracle Mindset (will you become the victim or fight?)

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with my good friend JJ Virgin about her new book, Miracle Mindset. Listen to our interview (and get your free gift from JJ, below, as well)!

JJ and I go back a long way! Our lives have been intertwined for over a decade now, and for that I am incredibly grateful.
Miracle Mindset is about a huge tragedy in JJ’s life, when her 16-year-old son Grant was in a brutal hit-and-run car accident and …

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Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo – “Do you know YOUR blood sugar Sweetspot?”

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On today’s Couch Talk I had a great interview with a very dear friend – and amazing holistic practitioner – Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo.
She is the first functional doctor I ever followed and I have been on her newsletter list ever since I first heard of her. She is so knowledgeable and I learn something from her every time we talk. I also love that we both abide by the mantra that people need to “test…and not guess!” relating to their health.

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The hormone roller-coaster of perimenopause

 
I had a great interview recently with Lara Briden. She spoke with me from Australia, where she is a naturopathic doctor with twenty years’ experience in women’s health. She is also the author of a truly interesting book, Period Repair Manual: Natural Treatment for Better Hormones and Better Periods.
We had a wide-ranging and candid talk about many important women’s health topics, including the use of hormones during perimenopause. We also discussed how it is so true that women experiencing perimenopause often are doing …

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Reclaim your Energy for the Holiday’s Couch talk

Meet Dr. Carri Drzyzga on today’s Couch Talk.
Just in time for the holidays! How do you fight back from FATIGUE and Reclaim your ENERGY?
Ah, the good, bad, ugly and beautiful about the holidays.
So much stress this time of year. So how do you go from feeling stressed to feeling blessed?
In my interview today on Couch Talk I spoke with Dr. Carri Drzyzga about the root causes of stress, how we can keep our “reserves” full over the holidays, …

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The Thyroid Connection

Today’s Couch Talk guest is Amy Myers, M.D.

So delighted to get the opportunity to interview Amy Myers, M.D., author of, “The Thyroid Connection: Why You Feel Tired, Brain-Fogged, and Overweight – and How to Get Your Life Back”.
Did you know that one in eight women suffer from thyroid dysfunction?
During our talk Dr. Myers shares her own personal thyroid and autoimmune journey. She emphasizes the many vital differences between conventional approaches versus the integrative functional approach to therapy and healing. So interesting; …

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Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband

On this Couch Talk podcast join Dr. Anna and Ariel Garten, Neuroscientist, as they discuss the benefits of meditation and her company’s tool, Muse™ – the brain sensing headband. Muse has helped thousands of people, including Olympic athletes, CEOs, musicians, and many more – including Dr. Anna – establish a meditation practice that incorporates real-time bio feedback.
Says Dr. Anna,
“I wanted to share Muse with my community because I have always found meditation to be a challenge. Muse, however, has really helped me develop …

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Neurology Meets Gynecology at the Gut Microbiome

I had the great honor to interview one of my favorite people in the world, Dr. David Perlmutter.
He has been my mentor, as well as a mentor for the entire functional medicine community, for more than a decade…and I admit I am somewhat of a “groupie” when it comes to listening to every word of his research, perspective and insights.
Listen to this amazing interview which focuses on the importance of your gut microbiome in keeping you healthy and in keeping your brain …

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Unleashing the Power of Your Brain; the Importance of Resilience in Surviving Trauma, Stress and Fear

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I interviewed a good friend and a superstar of neuroscience, Dr. Srini Pillay. You absolutely must listen to this interview, just so excellent and fascinating. He has over 17 years of experience in brain imaging and has an international reputation as a human behavior expert with special emphasis on stress and anxiety.
Srini is a world renowned Harvard Psychiatrist, a brain expert and he is the award winning author of the excellent book, Life Unlocked: 7 Revolutionary Lessons to Overcome Fear. He is …

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