Wellness Beets Episode #43: Alex’s Goodbye and What We’re Up To Next

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NEWS & UPDATES
We talk about some really big news: Alex is leaving the show! We talk about how we came to this decision, what type of thinking went into it, and how sad we are to have this go down! But we also talk about the future of the podcast and how Brittany plans to take it to a whole new level.

Alex explains why she had to make the difficult decision and that sparks a conversation on the Art of Saying “No.” Brittany and Alex both share advice on what helps them and how saying no is a way to say yes to your best self.

RESOURCE:
This is Your Brain on Nature

 

ALEX’S NEXT STEPS
Alex is taking the time to focus on the future of the Healthy Hormones Group Program, as well as a whole-food, natural detoxification support Detox program along with Megan of GingerNewtrition.  In the fall, she’s also going to be premiering a gut health and support coaching membership site…so stayed tuned for that!

To learn more about the Winter Detox starting February 18th, check out this page.

 

BRITTANY’S NEXT STEPS
Brittany is launching the amazing RADIATE Mastermind program! It is a support system for women to feel happier, more fulfilled, at peace, and in charge of their life.
Learn more here:

RADIATE Mastermind: The mastermind for women seeking momentum and joy!

She also discusses her brand new cookbook coming out in March (and talks about some extra special sardine recipes in it!).  

 

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Wellness Beets Episode #27: Hormonal and Adrenal Health Q&A with Megan Rand

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This episode is an amazing Q&A with our friend, Megan Rand from
GingerNewtrition! She’s a wealth of knowledge on these topics and since we knew that we were having her on the show, we asked for reader questions for anything and everything hormonally and adrenally related.

If you’re interested in learning more about hormone and adrenal health, make sure you check out our Free Adrenal Health Video Training Series! And if you’re looking for the full group training experience, check out the details of the Healthy Hormones Group Program here.

 

Endometriosis:
@tideandhoney: “I have endometriosis and now am 99% sure adrenal fatigue.  I’m afraid years of ibuprofen use caused leaky gut. Any ideas for pain relief that doesn’t include NSAIDs? Nothing herbal works.  My endo is severe and debilitating on day 1 on my cycle.  I eat paleo and avoid all sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and chemicals.  I take turmeric but it doesn’t help my pain.”

Also with that question from @evelynbuni: “I second the question from @tideandhoney.  But also, what can I do to get better? I’ve done a lot of work with NDs, acupuncture, liver work, etc. and my cycles are not getting better.  My lifestyle, diet, etc have all been addressed for years now.”

Links:
Saccharomyces Boulardii
Down There for Women by Katy Bowman
We mention this post on using NSAIDs and minimizing gut damage.

 

Skin Issues:
@mweyers23: “My skin has been freaking and breaking out especially on my back more and more over the past 2 years.  It almost seems hormonally related? Are there tests I could have done to see if everything’s in order or not? I do suspect I have some more mild leaky gut issues.  I guess i just don’t understand the hormonal side of things and want to learn more.”

@tideandhoney: “Can we also discuss skin issues with adrenal fatigue? I have a red rash that comes and goes throughout the month of my face and it’s so frustrating! Not acne, just red patches.  I never had this previously. I would also like to hear comments about adrenal fatigue and estrogen dominance.”

 

Supplementing:
@gourmetcavegirl: “My hormones were basically non existent. My doctor have me Hormone Protect and then also prescribed me progesterone for the last half of my cycle. I feel amazing when I take it.  My libido is back, I sleep better, my mood is better. How can I keep this feeling at the beginning of the month?”

@healthandbeing: “What’s your take on progesterone to balance low progesterone levels and balance hormones versus trying a nutrition and supplement approach.  Also, I have been prescribed 50 mg and am wondering, if I do decide to take this and go this route, is that too small a dose? I have read that if you take a low dose,  it can actually have the effect of lowering your levels as your body might start producing less progesterone in response to a low dose.  I’m being followed by a great doc and I know you can’t give medical advice but am wondering what your experience has been with these issues and if you can offer any thoughts.  I have AF, Hashimotos, low progesterone, leaky gut, and MTHFR.”

 

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Wellness Beets #26: Food Allergy Remedies, Multivitamins and Filtered Water

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News & Updates
Brittany is leading a Pickling Workshop Sunday, September 13th – find out more and register here.

And come tour a farm with Brittany! Queens County Farm in Queens, NY – Saturday, September 19th – sign-up to join me!

Alex and Megan of GingerNewtrition are nearly finished with their free Adrenal Health Training Video Series! And the Healthy Hormones Group Program is getting started on September 15th.  Follow them on instagram @digprimal and @gingernewtrition to stay up on news with both.

 

Allergy Remedies (Allergen immunotherapy)
Brittany discusses various options for dealing with food allergies (and the difference between allergies and sensitivities).  She discusses allergy shots, food oral immunotherapy, and the immunosuppression drug, Xolair.  Alex goes into details of gut healing as it relates to healing food allergies and sensitivities. We also talk about living with food limitations and how to keep yourself sane and happy in the process of figuring out gut health and other health challenges.

Resources:
You can read about successful allergy treatment trials in this article.

 

Multivitamins
We discuss the benefits of using multivitamins to fill in the gaps of missing nutrients in the diet, especially for people who are severely depleted.  We talk about different brands, running panels with your healthcare provider, how to go about tracking the success of taking a multivitamin, and greens powders.  Additionally, we talk about making sure your multivitamin has appropriate doses of nutrients, especially for people with genetic differences (such as MTHFR).

Resources:
Nutreince Multivitamin
The Micronutrient Miracle by Mira and Jason Calton
Greens Powder Options: Athletic Greens,  Garden of Life
Nutrient Boot Camp

 

Filtered Water
We talk about the pros and cons of filtering the water in your house.  Brittany discusses the differences between the water filters available (carbon, lead removal, reverse osmosis, and water softeners), while Alex discusses the importance of filtered drinking water and shower water for detoxing purposes.

 

Bonus: Alex gives Brittany some advice on clarifying since she wasn’t seeing any hair improvements after getting a shower filter. Alex talks about this Neutrogen Anti-Residue Shampoo and some other options, like Dr. Bronner’s and Kirk’s Castile Soap (for hard water).  We also talk about Brittany’s and Alex’s bad experiences with baking soda shampoo.

 

Resources:
The Environmental Working Group Buying Guide for 2013

Here’s Alex’s favorite cheap, first-starting-out shower filter.

 

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