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Author: Steph Gaudreau

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Steph Gaudreau from Stupid Easy Paleo interviews the best experts in fitness, nutrition, sleep, and mindset so you can apply their lessons to optimizing your own health and wellness. Discover how to improve your health using a multi-faceted, holistic approach so you can spend more time doing the things you enjoy in life instead of being a slave to diet and exercise. Steph weaves her science teaching experience with her holistic nutritionist training and years as a competitive athlete into a rich tapestry supplemented by the experiences of her expert guests to help you dial in your lifestyle.
192 Episodes
188 | What is Nutritional Therapy?
Now that I'm a Nutritional Therapy Consultant, I get a lot of questions from curious folks who want to know what it is and why I chose this path. Looking back, this was a crucial step in my brand transition and more importantly, the framework around which I help people understand nutrition in their own lives.  In this episode, I'm explaining what nutritional therapy is, why I became a Nutritional Therapy Consultant, why I chose this program, and more. If you're curious about what a nutritional therapist does, you want to better understand how to approach nutrition holistically, or you're thinking about furthering your own career or education in this field, this show is for you! Special note: If you sign up for the NTP or NTC program, consider adding my name as a referrer if you found out about it through my show. I may receive a small commission that helps support podcast production. Thank you!   Remember to find the show notes and other episodes on On today's episode: What are the foundations of nutritional therapy? What's the difference between NTP and NTC? What's the NTC program like? How much work did it take each week? Why I chose this program / organization over others Resources from this episode: Pre-order The Core 4 & get all the bonuses Nutritional Therapy Association Goodbye, Hello – Harder to Kill Radio Ep 150 Harder to Kill Club Follow Steph on: Instagram| Facebook | Pinterest | YouTube | Twitter I'd really love it if you would take 10 seconds and subscribe to the podcast!
187 | How To Be Resilient Against Multiple Sclerosis w/ Alissa Frazier
Alissa Frazier was sent into a spiral of confusion after her multiple sclerosis diagnosis at the age of twenty-three. Not knowing where to turn or how to best help treat her symptoms, Alissa created LissMS to help others navigate the no-mans land of an MS diagnosis. Now a nutritional therapy consultant and AIP coach, Alissa helps spread the information she has learned to prevent others from suffering. Today she is here to shine a light on this invisible illness and create a space to feel comfortable expressing how you feel both physically and emotionally. About Alissa Frazier If you have ever been curious about the massive role nutrition plays in MS symptoms and overall health, how stress and sleep management can impact your ability to cope with a diagnosis, or the importance your mindset plays when trying to heal, Alissa is here to answer all of your questions. By creating an open dialogue around MS, Alissa hopes to share the knowledge that she wishes she knew when she was diagnosed, and create a better healing environment for others. An advocate for doing what works for your body, using nutrition as a guiding force for your health, and focusing on gut healing and proper digestion, Alissa is dismissing the ‘one size fits all’ approach to health and nutrition one MS case at a time. If you are ready to remove the victim mentality surrounding your symptoms and embrace a healing mindset, Alissa is here to help guide you on your journey. Has MS impacted you or someone you love? How have you fought against the symptoms? Let us know what you think about Alissa’s story and recommendations in the comments section on the episode page!   On Today's Episode How to keep a positive mindset when dealing with an invisible illness The importance of managing your stress, resting and digesting for MS symptoms Using the AIP diet to help reduce inflammation and repair your body Exploring the benefits of AIP for people with autoimmune diseases Embracing bio-individuality and finding what works for your unique body   Quotes “The whole invisible illness thing is a trip for sure. But I think it has kind of played out in how I approach things and how people approach me.” (19:35) “It's hard to say whether or not I would have done all of that [treatment] 10 years ago. But I wish at least I knew about it 10 years ago.” (25:59) “Paleo is meant to be a sort of discovery, so you can learn your body, learn the language of your body, learn how foods affect your body, and then create your own healing diet template from there.” (38:59) “Everyone is obviously different and going to be different. And one size fits all approaches are really doing a disservice to people.” (50:35) “It’s really just about me becoming me, and taking on things that usually scare the crap out of me.” (53:19)   Resources Mentioned In This Show  Pre-Order The Core 4 by Steph Gaudreau HTK 119: Dr. Michael Ruscio LissMS Website Follow LissMS on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter   Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
185 | How To Conquer Your Skin Issues w/ Jennifer Fugo
The first time Jennifer Fugo was on Harder to Kill Radio, she educated us on the impact gluten can have on how your whole body functions. Throughout her research, Jennifer realized that while food is a mitigating factor in how your body operates, it is not the only trigger that can be impacting your health. After struggling with eczema and skin rashes herself, the connection between skin, nutrition, and looking at your symptoms from a whole holistic point of view became the clear answer to finding solutions to chronic skin issues. About Jennifer Fugo With a new found passion to help chronic skin rash patients understand their options and find better-individualized treatment, Jennifer started Skinterrupt to open up the dialogue for improved care that really works. Today she takes the judgment out of skin issues and explains the importance of looking at your symptoms from the inside out and the outside in to finally find relief. Everything from why psoriasis is actually an autoimmune disease to reasons coconut oil may not be as good for your skin as you think is on the table, so get ready for an information-packed episode. Chronic skin issues can leave you feeling trapped, isolated and alone. Jennifer is here to make sure you know that there are others out there battling the same battle, and there are options out there to help you get better. This episode is all about giving people hope and engaging in a conversation that drives meaningful change for those struggling. Have you or someone you love been impacted by chronic skin conditions? Share with us in the comments on the episode page!   On Today's Episode Addressing the lack of care and empathy for chronic skin rash conditions Looking deeper at the root causes that are driving your skin condition Examples of big picture triggers that may be impacting your skin health Understanding the unique differences found in the skin microbiome Rethinking the way you take care of your skin to provide yourself with options   Quotes “My reason for ‘why’ is wanting to help people who are chronically suffering, and I don’t mind being the person who carries this heavy burden.” (7:45) “I just want to let this community know that I see you, and I also hear you. And I want to be that person that is connecting you with the options that your doctor is not telling you about, and hopefully, we can change the way we address these conditions.” (9:52) “It is possible to not have to just live with the concept of managing the flares, and living in a constant state of fear that one day your skin will be okay and the next it will just blow up.” (26:24) “If you are feeling alone because you have one of these conditions, and you feel like nobody is experiencing this type of isolation and loneliness and pain and discomfort, you are really not alone.” (36:06)   Resources Mentioned In This Show  Skinterrupt Website The Healthy Skin Show with Jennifer Fugo 4 Reasons Why Coconut Oil is Bad for Your Skin Blog Post Follow Jennifer on Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube HTK 075: Jennifer Fugo National Suicide Prevention Lifeline   Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
183 | Dealing with Negative Body Image w/ Beauty Redefined
If there is one episode of Harder to Kill Radio that you are going to listen to, this is it. Dr. Lexie Kite and her twin sister Dr. Lindsay Kite are trailblazers in the body image realm and are shattering the societal beauty standards surrounding women, children, and everything in between. Dr. Lexie harnessed her past pain and body shame to identify an issue that women and girls around the world are dealing with, and together the Kite sisters have started a body revolution with their non-profit, Beauty Redefined. About Dr. Lexie Kite Beauty Redefined is different than the other body image messages out there. Dr. Lexie is shining a light on all the ways your body and mind have been co-opted by systems that keep you fixated on your body image, and is providing tools to help you rise with resilience in the face of that pain. She is also providing stepping stones to change how you view your body throughout your life as an opportunity to grow. Some real truth bombs are being dropped today as Dr. Lexie touches on everything from the ways that women and girls are raised differently than men, to viewing the ways that women are objectified as a launching point for greatness, and why you need to start viewing your body as an instrument instead of an ornament. Dr. Lexie and Dr. Lindsay have pioneered some new approaches to how we think about our bodies, health, and confidence. Dr. Lexie is an advocate of compassion for yourself and others, the power of body image resilience and the need for education around self-objectification. This episode is almost guaranteed to highlight an issue that every woman has dealt with, and Dr. Lexie’s open and honest approach to breaking free of societal standards is refreshing and important. How does Beauty Redefined’s mission align with your self-improvement goals? Let us know in the comments on the episode page! On Today's Episode Why ‘before and after’ pictures may be doing more harm than good How to break your unhealthy relationship with your scale without fear What it really means to prioritize your own perspective of your body Caring for yourself in a new and simple way through intuitive eating Disrupting the system and building a new vision for women   Quotes “I got this tangible impression that I was going to have a daughter. And I was going to be this kind of feminist influence for her, that it was my job. And I felt this sense of hope.” (10:32) “It taught me again and again that my body can do hard things, and that I am more than the way my body looks.” (12:52) “Recognizing that you are more than your pain, you are more than your shame, you are more than your body. And you can get to a better, happier, healthier place as you recognize that pain.” (22:53) “You will start realizing that the joy you feel as you just move your body is so much better than the shame you are gambling on every time you step on that scale.” (40:46) “My work isn’t just to show people what hurts so that they can be angry at all of the ways the world tells us that we are only bodies. My work and the work Lindsay does through Beauty Redefined is helping people see that they are more than bodies, and how.” (1:03:46)   Resources Mentioned In This Show  Beauty Redefined Website Body Image Resilience Online Course Follow Beauty Redefined on Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Twitter Body Positivity or Body Obsession TED Talk   Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
182 | Health Elitism
These days, more people than ever seem to be talking about health and wellness, especially on social media. A quick scroll down the feed of your favorite platform reveals lots of discussion about do's and don'ts, as well as up and coming tends. But along with this, I've been noticing an increasing trend that can only be described as a superiority complex. People are arguing more than ever about health.  In this episode, I explore why this type of elitist attitude isn't helping. The fighting and arguing is doing two things: confusing people about what's right for them (see Episode 178 for more on that) and leaving lots of people out of the conversation when it comes to health and wellness. Eyes on your own plate is a good first step. But it also takes recognizing that there are other structures and systems in place that make it harder for some people to access the components of health and wellness that we talk so much about is quite another.  Remember to find the show notes and other episodes on On this episode: The disturbing trend I've been noticing lately in health / wellness circles What to do (and not) if you notice someone who could benefit from making healthier changes Why health and wellness are complex, layered, and contain many intersections Resources from this episode: Episode 178 - How to Stop Chasing Health Trends Harder to Kill Club Follow Steph on: Instagram| Facebook | Pinterest | YouTube | Twitter I'd really love it if you would take 10 seconds and subscribe to the podcast!

182 | Health Elitism


181 | Quit Your Way To The Top w/ Lynn Marie Morski
So many times our feelings of unhappiness come from a place of feeling stuck. Whether it is your relationship, job, city, or something else, feeling like you are settling can have a major impact on your overall quality of life. Lynn Marie Morski recognized this gaping hole in society and decided to take her ability to stop what isn't serving her to the masses. About Lynn Marie Morski Lynn is changing how we think about quitting. By viewing quitting as something that we can use as a strategic tool, we can get away from those things that are no longer serving us. She is passionate about giving people permission to get out of those situations of feeling stuck and has developed easy to follow protocols to help you find what you are passionate about. This episode is all about destigmatizing quitting, getting rid of the ‘should’ in your head, and finding a strategic quitting process to help you get the most out of life. Lynn is providing a step by step tool kit for how to quit productively and hopes to empower and enlighten those who just need to start embracing quitting. Do you need to start quitting things more often? Let us know in the comments on the episode page!   On Today's Episode Strengthening your quitting muscle without moving a finger How to weave your way through the minefield of career-related quitting Letting go of the sunk cost fallacy and finding what you love to do Why you should stop thinking about what people think about you and your decisions Tips for strategic quitting and taking small quitting steps   Quotes “I felt like quitting is kind of my superpower and I wanted to pass that on to others” (10:53) “Quitting is a drug when it is done right let me tell you” (24:26) “My credo is freedom in all aspects of my life. And to have any area where there are ‘shoulds’ and a hierarchy is so out of line with that” (25:08) “In today's society, people are going to think about anything you do for such a short period of time that it is not even worth going into your decision-making process” (40:10) “You don't have to search for your passion, just do you and your calling may just find you” (55:35)   Resources Mentioned In This Show  Quitting By Design by Lynn Marie Morski Quit Happens Podcast Quitting By Design Website Follow Lynn on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Quitopia Facebook Group   Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
180 | 4 Lessons About Turning 40
I've noticed something curious in my community of 40-something women: the pervasive feeling of resignation that life is pretty much over, that it's too late to try something new, and that feeling stronger and more confident at this might as well be a unicorn fantasy. The feeling that the best years of our lives are gone and that we should just roll over and accept that we will never feel stronger, more capable, and more confident. Well fuck all that. Ladies, we aren't going out that way. It's not about trying to get back to where we were 10 or 20 years ago and beating ourselves up about it. Rather, it's about accepting and embracing where we're at right now...and seeing ways in which we are strong, powerful, and wise. Today, I turn 40 and I'm sharing some reflections on four important lessons life has handed me about getting older. There are easily dozens more but these four are ones that resonate with me a lot right now. I'm not about to hide or apologize for my age. I believe 40-something women can be strong and take up more space...and I hope you'll reconsider if you've started giving up.  Remember to find the show notes and other episodes on On this episode: Why we shouldn't have shame about getting older The whole point in nourishing our bodies 4 lessons I've learned about getting older Resources from this episode: Made Strong 40 for 40 sale Harder to Kill Club Follow Steph on: Instagram| Facebook | Pinterest | YouTube | Twitter I'd really love it if you would take 10 seconds and subscribe to the podcast!
179 | Boosting Strength Training with Pilates w/ Trish DaCosta
Most of us know the importance of mobility, finding your breath and addressing all areas of your body during a workout. So what do you do when you find that you don't have the time to integrate these necessary aspects into your regular routine? Trish DaCosta recognized this gap in muscle information and created Barbell Pilates as an answer to these two complementary modalities. By combining strength training and pilates Trish has seen huge benefits to the women she trains and is helping to create more intelligent and resilient bodies. About Trish DaCosta Trish is here to break down the fundamentals of Pilates and weight lifting, help us understand why they are so beneficial to each other, and ways in which you can get back into fitness with activities that you love. Everything from the importance of the ‘two-way stretch’, to why you need to let your body recover and the necessity of noticing your breath is on the docket today as Trish schools us in the best ways to integrate Pilates and strength training. This episode is all about educating women to address control, stabilize muscles and finding out what works best for your body today. As our bodies constantly change and evolve so will our workouts, and Trish is a pioneer of listening to your body and training smarter, not harder. Have you ever combined pilates and strength training? Let us know what your results were in the comments on the episode page!   On Today's Episode Debunking misunderstandings around movement modality and weight lifting   Understanding the different benefits from each form of movement The psychological impact of growing older and adjusting to your new body Why cutting back on exercise may actually get you better results Learn about your breath and how it can improve your overall bodily function   Quotes “My company is really to teach women how to train better, train smarter with weights, and also recover better using pilates” (9:43) “I think pilates just like any other exercise is going to change your body in a very positive way, but it's not going to change your body type per se” (19:14) “At the end of the day, [my clients] are coming to me to help them feel better about their bodies and they want their bodies to look a certain way, so it's not up to me to be like, no.” (30:29) “If we could just learn how to inhale and exhale completely, we would solve so many issues in our bodies just from that” (42:36) “Its really about doing things in a smarter way that makes sense for your goals but also makes sense for where you are at right now” (48:03)   Resources Mentioned In This Show  Made Strong Program 40 for 40 Sale Barbell Pilates with Trish DaCosta PRI Website Register for Pilates FloWOD Here Barbell Pilates Blog Follow Trish on Instagram   Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
Comments (6)

Alison Anderson

Another absolutely amazing episode!

Mar 10th

Rachel Kline

I love this so much! I'm a trainer and constantly talking to clients about healthy eating including allowing themselves to enjoy the foods they love in moderation. You are spot on with the chips at Mexican food places! I love Mexican food! Thank you for sharing!

Feb 4th

Diandra C

love her! great stuff!

Jan 11th

Elizabeth Shannon

loved this episode!

Jan 7th

Lisa Littell

YES! comparison is the thief of joy.

Jun 30th

Kat Reuter

great episode!!

May 18th
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