Wellness Beets Episode #28: The Alternative Medicine Controversy, Interpreting Studies, and Preserving Vegetables

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News & Updates
Brittany talks about her recent experience with a Meditation Workshop, the amazing stuff going on over at the Sparkle Kitchen YouTube Show, and the Farmers Market Challenge she’s taking part in this week.

Alex talks all about the fun happening over in the Healthy Hormones Group Program (contact support@healthyhormonesgroupprogram if you’re interested in the next group!) and what’s new over in Nutrient Boot Camp.

 

Alternative Medicine Controversy
We’re pretty passionate about the balance between alternative and conventional medicine so we really dig into how this topic is trending right now. We discuss this article here about a doctor’s journey away from alternative medicine based on his experience with his 2 autistic kids and also how the alternative medicine approach has been changing in the eyes of large institutions. We specifically talk about websites from University of Maryland and University of Michigan. We also talk about the merits of the placebo effect and why it’s incredibly undervalued.

The U.S. government also created this department to fund more studies in alternative medicine: National Institute of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

 

Media Misinterprets Scientific Studies
We discuss the fake Chocolate Study (“According to researchers at Germany’s Institute of Diet and Health, people who ate dark chocolate while dieting lost more weight.”) and how it got published. We also talk generally about interpreting research studies and the inter-workings of how studies are conducted, funded, and published.  We mention the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Associations and Chris Kresser’s article on How to Read and Understand Scientific Research.

 

Preserving Vegetables
We discuss canning, pickling, freezing (and blanching!), and fermenting fruits and veggies while the produce is abundant this time of year. We also discuss Brittany’s amazing silicone freezer bags find and her How to Make Pickles Video.

 

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Wellness Beets Episode #24: Significant Other Eating Styles & Finding a Yoga Practice

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News & Updates

Brittany –  Join Brittany at her Kombucha Workshop, Saturday, August 15th in Brooklyn – go to the events page to register.  

And if you’re a blogger in the New York area, check out the NYC Food Blogger Meet-up Group.  

 

Alex – Alex and Megan of GingerNewtrition are soon releasing a 4 part video series all about adrenal fatigue and hormonal imbalances.  The videos are packed full of valuable information that you can start using right away so sign up here to stay up to date.  

Alex will also be a guest on the Barbells and Bone Broth podcast with Kelsey Albers so keep your eyes out for that!

 

Husband/Significant Other Eating Styles
We discuss how we live and thrive with our significant others who eat differently from us.  We talk about how to deal with cooking multiple meals for all the members of your family and how we deal with bringing non-healthy foods into the house. Additionally, we get into how to encourage a family to embrace a certain eating style when you believe that it’s the best thing for their health.

Additionally, we mention the how dietary needs differ and it’s not possible to eat the same foods all the time. Read why many women need more carbs here.

 

Yoga Practices
Brittany goes into detail about all the different yoga styles and how they can be used for different health purposes. (She also refers to this comprehensive article on the different yoga styles.) We discuss what yoga has done for each of us and how we practice on a daily/weekly basis.  We also talk about how to use yoga as an adjunct to other forms of exercise and as a tool for gaining more stillness in your life.

Free Yoga Resources:
Yoga by Candace

Yoga classes on Grokker.com

Yoga classes on Hulu.com

 

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Wellness Beets Episode #20: Potatoes, Rice, Travel Beauty and Barefoot Walking

News & Updates
Brittany is leading a Pickling Workshop – Saturday July 18. Go here to register. Or watch it live on Periscope, Saturday, July 18th at 2PM EST.

Alex’s updates on the Adrenal Health and Neurotransmitter Program 
And sign-up for the the August Nutrient Boot Camp here.

Alex also talked about the awesome FREE work-outs on Grokker.com


Paleo Gray Area Foods (potatoes, rice, legumes, dairy)
We talk about our approaches to potatoes, rice, legumes, dairy.  We go into our decision making algorithms and how we think about these foods in the setting of a healthy, whole food diet. Additionally, we address the role of elimination diets with these foods, the spectrum of dairy products, and the importance of carbohydrates for women.

Brand of Organic Beans with BPA Free Liners:
Eden Organics

 

Travel Beauty Approach
We try to consolidate and repurpose products as much as possible. Brittany travels with a large reusable water bottle that doubles as a source of hydration and for beauty routine help.  She also uses coconut oil for both a body moisturizer and make-up remover. For make-up she keeps it simple with Physicians Formula Mascara and Everyday Minerals powder.

Alex’s favorite multi-purpose products includes soap bars (see list below), ACV (for conditioner, toner, and drinking!), and shea butter.

Alex’s favorite soaps:
Chandrika Soap
Kiss My Face Coconut Oil Soap
JR Liggett Shampoo Bar

 

Barefoot walking and hard surfaces
We discuss transitioning to barefoot-friendly shoes, problems with constantly walking on a hard/flat surface, and how to work around limitations in your environment.
Katy Bowman’s shoe suggestions

 

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