Wellness Beets Episode #19: Shakeology, Spirulina, Constipation, and Long Work Hours

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Question #1 from Nicole:
“Hello ladies,

I love, love, love your podcasts!  I listen to them on the way to work and they motivate me to have a healthy day.

I have a few questions.  If you have already covered them, I apologize.

What are your thoughts on shakeology?  It is marketed as not another protein drink, but a “daily dose of dense nutrition.”  Is it really worth the $129 a month?

I’ve heard a lot about spirulina.  What are the benefits of it/is it worth trying?

This one is a little embarrassing, but I often have issues with constipation.  I eat minimal to no processed foods, take probiotics, and even monitor my fiber so I get 25-30 grams a day.  I’ve tried flax seeds and chia seeds, but nothing really seems to help.  Do you have any other natural suggestions?

Thanks again,



Question #2 from Stephanie:

Y’all rock. So happy that I found this podcast and also both of your websites. I hope you gals will be part of the Wellness Family Summit that Wellness Mama helps coordinate this year :)

I have a two part question that I would LOVE to hear your advice on:

  1. I am a NICU nurse and work long 13-14 hours days. Alex, I don’t know how you do what you do, but you rock it girl! I typically work 4 days a week  (not necessarily in a row) and have 3 days off. Any advice on how to balance exercise and keeping my energy levels up? My unit is in the middle of the hospital with NO windows. Vit D supplementation definitely happens. My afternoon slumps kill me! I feel like I am healthy half of the week and feel pretty junky while I’m working.
  2. If you guys could do a segment on hormonal health and what that looks like in correcting the complex infrastructure that is so easily out of whack…that would be great! I don’t have babies yet, but would LOVE to have some steps to be taking now to get everything in sync. (Endometriosis, awful periods, PMS symptoms and all sorts of fun things :)



Brittany has an amazing pickling tutorial for how to pickle for probiotics. Alex has this easily-modifiable homemade sauerkraut recipe and kombucha tutorial.

Alex likes this spirulina powder from Mountain Rose Herbs. In addition to putting it into smoothies, she likes to use it in her Super Green Deeping Cleaning Face Mask.

Grass-fed Whey Protein Powder

For more on Adrenal Health, listen to Episode #2 of Wellness Beets.

8 Tips for Relieving Constipation.

Vitamin D Sources: Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil


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