Back to School, Reset your Circadian Rhythm and Leptin Sensitivity with Ali Miller, RD, LD, CDE

I am honestly so glad that the school year has started already! It does bring some melancholy feelings such as this is maybe the last time I drop my youngest one off to school because next year she'll be driving.

I love these first day of school drop offs! I get to be ridiculous and embarrass her and bring a smile to her face. It is a really special time. 

Some of you may be experiencing an empty nest cycle or just the nostalgia of the school season starting, and you feel like something's missing. Well, I'm here for you and I have often said to a patient that, ‘Wow! Now you finally have the time to have that mental breakdown your body has been wanting to have for a decade!’

Back to school also brings with it the focus on the immune system because colds and flus often come with the beginning of a new school year so, keeping yourself as healthy as possible is important for you and your family. I am not a proponent of routine flu immunizations - I am a proponent of resetting your circadian rhythm, boosting your vitamin D naturally and/or supplement, and empower your immune system versus having it suppressed.

In this interview with Ali Miller, RD, LD, CDE, we talk about really strategic ways to optimize your health and that of your family for a better mind and body and experience.

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Key Takeaways:

[00:00:55] Importance of quality time together.

[00:04:13] Back to school season.

[00:05:53] Find sustainable ways to fill the void.

[00:09:50] Aromatherapy and self-care.

[00:11:30] Bringing back essential oils.

[00:14:55] Low vitamin D and mental health.

[00:16:22] Importance of natural light exposure.

[00:19:15] Darkness deficiency and melatonin.

[00:23:01] Timing of eating for weight loss.

[00:26:33] Making nourishing protein shakes.

[00:29:05] Balance hormones for optimal health.

[00:32:45] Hormesis and body challenges.

[00:33:05] Listen to your body's signals.

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Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca

Certified OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor. During Dr. Anna’s health journey, she turned to research to create products to help thousands of women through menopause, hormones, and sexual health. She is the author of best-selling The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16 and MenuPause.

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