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Less Stressed Life: Anti-inflammatory Functional Medicine

Author: Christa Biegler

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Stress is the inflammation that robs us of life, energy, and happiness. Our typical solutions for gut health and hormones imbalances have let a lot of us down. We’re over medicated and under-served. At the LSL, we are a community of health savvy women exploring solutions outside our traditional western medicine toolbox & training, to raise the bar and change our stories. Each week, our hope is that you leave our sessions inspired to learn, grow, and share these stories to raise to the bar in your life and home. Raise the Bar. Change Your Story.
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I polled people on IG last month and almost 80% of people that saw my story said they felt like they have food sensitivities. So, that’s a problem because once you dive into the intricacies of that there is a lot of nuances.So to help with this & answer the question I get in so many different flavors each week, I’m hosting a live training and Q&A session called “What should I eat? Answering your questions about food reactions and inflammation”.You can register at christabiegler.com/foodreactionsThis week I talk to the brilliant and humble Tim Hyatt, ND of Biogenic Nutrition. Dr. Hyatt shares his expertise on amino acid therapy. He deep dives into anxiety and proper testing for neurotransmitters and hormones. He shares the mental checklist he goes through as a practitioner as well as useful tips for patients and practitioners alike.KEY TAKEAWAYS:What does anxiety look like in patients?ANXIETY def: our reaction or response to the emotion of fearAmino Acid therapyNeurotransmitter testing for anxietyUnderstanding and quantifying stress: Perception and PerspectiveCortisol and HormonesWhat's going on in the brain with anxietyCortisol/stress impact on sex hormonesDR. TIM SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:Not dismissing "stress"Looking at the lab but also the rest of the personWhat helps with receptor function -Good nutrition, reduction of inflammation, good absorption of AA is hugeProper testing of cortisol and what results tell usMechanisms in the body/brain that lead to anxietyWhat is anxiety and what is it NOT? Do we miscategorize anxiety? MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE:DUTCH testABOUT DR. TIM:As an innovator who enjoys discovery, research, and science, Dr. Timothy Hyatt loves to create and improve products that help people. It was his frustration with conventional medicine’s treatment of his mother when she came down with a life-ending chronic illness that turned his thoughts to alternative medicine. Dr. Hyatt earned his doctorate in naturopathic medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 2006. From there he began working in the biotech industry where he was directly involved in product development, research, and sales and marketing. . His first product idea was an amino acid formula that improves symptoms of brain-based disorders and, in late 2011, after moving his practice to Oregon, he founded Biogenic Nutrition other partners and currently serves as the company’s president. WHERE TO FIND DR. TIM: https://biogenicnutrition.com/ WHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:https://www.christabiegler.com/On IG:instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/Shop our Favoriteschristabiegler.com/shopLoving the podcast? Leave us a review and ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY NOW!Sharing & reviewing this podcast is the BEST way to help us succeed with our mission to help integrate the best of East & West empower you to raise the bar on your health story. Just go to https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlifeSPONSORS:A special thanks to our VIP sponsor RUPA Health, our lab concierge service that helps our clients get standard bloodwork 2/3 off retail direct to consumer lab test pricing. Let them know I sent you when you sign up for your free practitioner account.
I polled people on IG last month and almost 80% of people that saw my story said they felt like they have food sensitivities. So, that’s a problem because once you dive into the intricacies of that there is a lot of nuances.So to help with this & answer the question I get in so many different flavors each week, I’m hosting a live training and Q&A session called “What should I eat? Answering your questions about food reactions and inflammation”.You can register at christabiegler.com/foodreactionsAlong the theme of food, this week on the Less Stress Life Podcast, I talk to Noelle Tarr of Coconuts and Kettlebells about diet stressors. Is your diet stressing you out? Noelle candidly shares her personal story of chasing fitness and the mental mindset mistakes and how that has shaped what she does in her personal and professional life. She talks about rebuilding based on truth and how a hyper-focus on food can cause stress on your body and do more damage than good. Most importantly, Noelle shares tips on how to change your mindset and reverse the shame cycle.KEY TAKEAWAYS:Diet culture teaches "thin is in" and value is based on this obsession with managing thisTrends and fads of diet cultureIs stress a mental or physical issue?Cortisol spikes when stressed and impacts on body-mineral dumping, thyroid issues, hormonal imbalance, increased appetite, digestion problemsUnderstanding the nervous systemNervous system chronic over stimulation slows healing drasticallyNOELLE SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:Giving yourself some graceMindset directly impacts physiologyImportance of allowing ourselves to "rest and digest"Steering clear of the "shame cycle"How reverse or avoid the shame cycleABOUT NOELLE:Noelle is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP™), certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association®, and a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA®) Certified Personal Trainer. She's the founder and writer behind coconutsandkettlebells.com, and she's the author of the best-selling cookbook, Coconuts, and Kettlebells. She's also the host of the top-ranked women’s health and fitness podcast, Well-Fed Women, and the creator of an innovative personalized home workout program, Strong From Home.She's a mom to two incredible toddlers, and a boxer dog mom. As a marine-corps wife, she's lived all up and down the Eastern Seaboard, and currently resides in the gorgeous area of Northern Virginia.WHERE TO FIND NOELLE:coconutsandkettlebells.comPodcast- well fed womenWHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:https://www.christabiegler.com/On IG:instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/Shop our Favoriteschristabiegler.com/shopLoving the podcast? Leave us a review and ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY NOW!Sharing & reviewing this podcast is the BEST way to help us succeed with our mission to help integrate the best of East & West empower you to raise the bar on your health story. Just go to https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlifeSPONSORS:A special thanks to our VIP sponsor RUPA Health, our lab concierge service that helps our clients get standard bloodwork 2/3 off retail direct to consumer lab test pricing. Let them know I sent you when you sign up for your free practitioner account.
This week on the Less Stress Life Podcast, I talk to Laura Schoenfeld, RD about habits of performance driven people that can cause their hormones problems. We discuss the role of our adrenals, and how to best support our hormones instead of becoming burnt out. A must listen for anyone bulldozing through stress and working hard to meet goals, deadlines and demands of every day life.KEY TAKEAWAYS:Adrenals function and impact on how we feelAdrenal fatigue and excess cortisolLifestyle, stress and adrenals problems for the performance driven personSymptoms of hormonal imbalancesHarm in bulldozing through stressWhy do some people feel bad or tired after eating carbsCommon threads seen in entrepreneur women that degrade their healthGUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:Identifying adrenal issues in clientsDiet modifications to support adrenalsCreating a schedule & healthy habits for the entrepreneur Knowing when it's ok to hire help or delegate without shameEstablishing good wake sleep schedulesABOUT GUEST:Laura Schoenfeld is a Registered Dietitian (RD), women’s health expert, and business coach for integrative and functional dietitians and nutritionists. Her mission is to educate women on how to nourish their bodies, minds, and spirits and help nutrition professionals grow and scale a successful business. A specialist trained in functional medical nutrition therapy, she has helped hundreds of women optimize their hormone and gut health while allowing for flexibility in their diet and lifestyle choices. Drawing on her background as a teaching assistant and mentor for the Kresser Institute’s ADAPT functional practitioner program, Laura has coached dozens of dietitians and nutritionists on how to grow their businesses for financial success.WHERE TO FIND GUEST:Lauraschoenfeld.com@lauraschoenfeldrdWHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:https://www.christabiegler.com/On IG:instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/Shop our Favoriteschristabiegler.com/shopLoving the podcast? Leave us a review and ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY NOW!Sharing & reviewing this podcast is the BEST way to help us succeed with our mission to help integrate the best of East & West empower you to raise the bar on your health story. Just go to https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlifeSPONSORS:A special thanks to our VIP sponsor RUPA Health, our lab concierge service that helps our clients get standard bloodwork 2/3 off retail direct to consumer lab test pricing. Let them know I sent you when you sign up for your free practitioner account.
This week on the Less Stress Life Podcast, I talk to Ayla Barmmer, MS, RD of Full Well Fertility about sperm quality, motility, oxidative stress and all the current research. We discuss the perception and reality of just how much male fertility impacts a couple trying to conceive and even dig into nutrients needed to support male fertility. KEY TAKEAWAYS:"Treatment Pie" for fertilityRole of male fertilityFunctional medicine approach to get to root causeOxidative stress and inflammation will rob the body of fertility resourcesThings we do now have an impact on future generations fertility wiseMale impact on pregnancy complications Sperm count and quality is down over past 16 yearsConventional vs Functional approach to assess sperm Nutrients for fertility- selenium, zinc, B12, lycopene, absorption doesn't mean utilizationGUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:Being in a good place health wise before trying to conceiveImportance of both male and female participation in fertility prepCauses of oxidative stress in male fertility- environmental toxins, poor diet, alcohol/drugs/smokingWays to mitigate oxidative stressSmart supplementationOptimal dietChoosing a quality supplementPROMOTION:  go check out fullwellfertility.com and get a discount on your order with the code “less stressed” ABOUT GUEST:For over 15years, Ayla Barmmer, MS, RDN, LDN, has been advancing the health and empowerment of thousands of clients, patients, peers, and mentees, at the intersection of nutritional science, functional medicine, and evidence-based holistic solutions. Ayla owns and operates Boston Functional Nutrition, an integrative and functional nutrition multi-clinician practice, that specializes in women's health and infertility. She is also the founder of Full Circle Prenatal, a fertility wellness brand, widely endorsed by a diversity of health practitioners for its quality and education. Ayla founded the Women's Health Nutrition Practice Group in 2017 where she serves as a preceptor, mentor, and educator, and co-founded the Women's Health Nutrition Academy in 2018, a leader in its field. WHERE TO FIND GUEST:fullwellfertility.comon IG @aylabarmmer_rdhttps://whnacademy.com/WHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:https://www.christabiegler.com/On IG:instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/Shop our Favoriteschristabiegler.com/shopLoving the podcast? Leave us a review and ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY NOW!Sharing & reviewing this podcast is the BEST way to help us succeed with our mission to help integrate the best of East & West empower you to raise the bar on your health story. Just go to https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlifeSPONSORS:A special thanks to our VIP sponsor RUPA Health, our lab concierge service that helps our clients get standard bloodwork 2/3 off retail direct to consumer lab test pricing. Let them know I sent you when you sign up for your free practitioner account.
This week on the Less Stress Life Podcast, I talk to return guest Kaely McDevitt, MS, RD. Kaely has joined us in the past to talk about hormones, ovulation, and now gallbladder.  She shares her expertise on why this organ is underappreciated and often neglected. Kaely dives into what the organ does, why to support your gallbladder, and how you just might save it.KEY TAKEAWAYS:An underappreciated organ, what is the gallbladder, and what does it doThe gallbladder is responsible for storing and concentrating bileBile is essential for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and KBile helps regulate cholesterol and blood sugar levelsBile is antimicrobial- helps to make sure we do not have pathogen overgrowth in GI tractGallbladder liver connectionGallbladder stones/attackGallbladder removal- not able to absorb soluble vitaminsCommon issues with the gallbladder- "sluggish" bile flow is slow or saturatedCauses/risk factors of a sluggish gallbladder- hormones, stress, cholesterol-lowering medications, hypothyroidism, obesity, rapid weight loss, low-fat dietGallbladder and hormonal changes during pregnancyGUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:Identifying gallbladder issues- elevated liver enzymes, bilirubin, ultrasound, symptomsSymptoms of gallbladder dysfunction- poor digestion of fat-oil in stool, stomach pain, dry skin, skin rashes, weight loss resistance, nausea, indigestion, SIBO, tender to the tough under the right rib cageWays to support the gallbladder- conventionally & functionallyHow to support if your gallbladder has been removed- ox bileDiet mortifications- reduce fat, yay or nay?"If you don't use it you'll lose it"Gallbladder nutrients- taurine, choline, glycineABOUT GUEST:Kaely McDevitt is a Registered Dietitian specializing in women's health. She owns a virtual private practice where she and her team help their clients overcome hormone and digestive issues through personalized nutrition. Having experienced the pitfalls of a conventional approach to women's health firsthand, Kaely is passionate about empowering women to take the driver's seat over their health and wellbeing.WHERE TO FIND GUEST:@kaelyrd www.kaelyrd.comWHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:https://www.christabiegler.com/On IG:instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/Shop our Favoriteschristabiegler.com/shopLoving the podcast? Leave us a review.Sharing & reviewing this podcast is the BEST way to help us succeed with our mission to help integrate the best of East & West empower you to raise the bar on your health story. Just go to https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlifeSPONSORS:A special thanks to our VIP sponsor RUPA Health, our lab concierge service that helps our clients get standard bloodwork 2/3 off retail direct to consumer lab test pricing. Let them know I sent you when you sign up for your free practitioner account.
You may know that in my private practice I work with gut issues, skin issues, overcoming food sensitivities, and feeling tired and exhausted. Last week after guesting on 3 other podcasts all about eczema, I realized that I don’t think I’d ever done an eczema 101 episode for you, my favorite people, the listeners of the LSL. So today, I am welcoming my co-practitioner at the LSL Nutrition private practice Becky Santiago, who will interview me, and together we will discuss the presentation, testing, and soothing eczema, including answering questions asked by followers on social media.KEY TAKEAWAYS:Prevalence of eczema in general populationWhy is eczema on the riseTypes and triggers of eczemaStandard/generic toolbox given to people with eczemaThe emotional impact of skin conditions- come with compassionHealth triad- physical/structural, nutritional, emotional angleFood sensitivity/eczema connection- Is it a gut issueFood reactions or digestion problems?The connection between microbiome and eczemaCHRISTA SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:Healing from the inside outNutrients needed for eczema healingImpact of stress on eczemaCleaning up your diet to help your eczema- gluten, dairy, top 8 allergens"Don't let food create stress"Rebalancing microbiota and improving digestionIdentifying root causes Healing eczema in pediatrics- working with mom and babyTopical options to soothe on the outsideMENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:The Eczema Relief Diet & Cookbook: Short-Term Meal Plans to Identify Triggers and Soothe Flare-Ups by Christa BieglerWHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:https://www.christabiegler.com/https://www.eczemanutritionist.com/On IG:instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/Shop our Favoriteschristabiegler.com/shopLoving the podcast? Leave us a review and ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY NOW!Sharing & reviewing this podcast is the BEST way to help us succeed with our mission to help integrate the best of East & West empower you to raise the bar on your health story. Just go to https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlifeSPONSORS:A special thanks to our VIP sponsor RUPA Health, our lab concierge service that helps our clients get standard bloodwork 2/3 off retail direct to consumer lab test pricing. Let them know I sent you when you sign up for your free practitioner account.
This week on the Less Stress Life Podcast, I talk to Julia Arndt about overcoming limiting beliefs and breaking habits holding you back. She shares her personal experience of burnout and the road to recovery. Julia explains how to retrain neuropathways by identifying limiting beliefs and finding flexibility to create better, more intentional habits.KEY TAKEAWAYS:Julia shares her personal story Who are peak performersLittle habits slowly slipping can add to or facilitate burnoutBuilding healthy habits and routineNeuro pathway development- stop running on autopilot and be intentionalThe science of limiting beliefsGUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:How to sustain performance over time without the sacrifice of burning out and leaving the job?What are 3-5 steps on how to get startedImportance of self-care and what exactly that meansMorning routine- does yours help you to be productive Leave the phone behindEvery day is a new starting point to be betterFind flexibilityHow to change limiting beliefs/intentionSteps for transformation- self-awareness by observationMENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Peak Performance MethodBreaking the habit of being yourself by Joe DispenzaABOUT GUEST:Julia Arndt is the founder of the Peak Performance Method (PPM), a unique model combining critical productivity, mindfulness, and leadership tools to help forward-thinking individuals and organizations develop the next workplace superpower through scalable programs. Julia is a stress management trainer, international speaker, and the host of the "STRESSD" podcast that has over 50.000 podcast downloads globally to date.Julia originally hails from Germany, has lived in 5 countries over the last 14 years, and speaks three languages fluently. After working at Google in Silicon Valley for seven and a half years while the company grew from 30.000 to 100.000 employees, Julia has been running her own consulting and coaching business, helping over 5500 employees at innovative companies like Google, Microsoft, Uber, Swisscom and many more understand the effects of stress on body and mind, move beyond burnout and build a mindful lifestyle that delivers focus, high energy and productivity.Her motto: If your brain is your most valuable resource, let’s make sure to take care of it. Your career success and satisfaction depend on your ability to develop the next workplace superpower.Today, you can find Julia at peakperformancemethod.com and on her Stressd Podcast.WHERE TO FIND GUEST:website: www.peakperformancemethod.comStressd PodcastLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julia-arndt-b75a171a/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliaarndtcoaching/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/juliaarndtcoaching/ WHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:https://www.christabiegler.com/On IG:instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/Shop our Favoriteschristabiegler.com/shopA special thanks to our VIP sponsor RUPA Health, our lab concierge service that helps our clients get standard bloodwork 2/3 off retail direct to consumer lab test pricing. Let them know I sent you when you sign up for your free practitioner account.
This week on the Less Stress Life Podcast, I talk to Ashley Holtquist of Sage and Cedar Herbal Wellness about the benefits of tea and herbs. Ashley shares how to make tea easy and really get the benefits and positive emotions that go into the experience of tea.KEY TAKEAWAYS:Ashley shares how she got into the business of making tea in the black hills of South DakotaWhat happens when you start reading food labelsHerbalism- a different way of thinkingPerception of tea vs practice of teaCamellia sinensis shrub we get tea from- all from the same plant but processing can cause variancesCamellia teas are caffeinated, herbal usually not caffeinatedTea is a delivery system for herbsBenefits of tea & herbsDifferences in herbs and great combinationsGUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:How to brew tea- plant type and part matterHerbs- boiling water, steeping long as you wantLoose leaves- not as hot and flavors quick (less steeping)Over brewing and too hot can "ruin" taste producing bitter taste and losing all other flavorsHow to get the right temperature (E Kettle can get exact temperature)Tools of the trade to make enjoying tea easyABOUT GUEST:Ashley has lived in the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota for most of her life and spent much of her time bonding with its diverse ecosystem. She is passionate about health and wellness grounded in vitalism and values a deep connection to nature. She has been studying herbalism and natural wellness for about 5 years and owns a company based in Spearfish called Sage and Cedar Herbal Wellness that she operates with her partner Joe. They specialize in sourcing quality herbs and tea leaves that they use in various health and wellness applications. Their primary focus is their line of loose leaf tea blends that they provide on their website and at various locations around the hills.WHERE TO FIND GUEST:https://www.facebook.com/SageCedarSD https://www.sagecedarherbalteas.com/use coupon code LESSSTRESSED for 10% of your entire order when you purchase through our websiteWHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:https://www.christabiegler.com/On IG:instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/Shop our Favoriteschristabiegler.com/shopLoving the podcast? Leave us a review and ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY NOW!Sharing & reviewing this podcast is the BEST way to help us succeed with our mission to help integrate the best of East & West empower you to raise the bar on your health story. Just go to https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlifeSPONSORS:A special thanks to our VIP sponsor RUPA Health, our lab concierge service that helps our clients get standard bloodwork 2/3 off retail direct to consumer lab test pricing. Let them know I sent you when you sign up for your free practitioner account.
This week on the Less Stress Life, I talk to Kellie Blake, RDN about the challenges she's faced with a diagnosis of Psoriasis at 12 years old and symptoms since 5. "Being a somewhat sickly kid, no one put the pieces together," Kellie explains. Looking back, she talks about just how far she's come and the details of her journey to overcoming a challenging autoimmune condition. Kellie's story is relatable to so many with skin and autoimmune conditions. She shares great tips and offers real world advice for clients and practitioners alike.KEY TAKEAWAYS:Personal elimination diet experienceroot cause approach is so importantDisruptions in the gut microbiome at a young age- long term affectsAutoimmune clients respond so well to food changesStress fuels Psoriasis and exacerbates the problemGut differences with PsoriasisStress, trauma, genetics, poor nutrition, microbiome imbalances can all contribute to diagnosisGUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:Can eat as healthy as you want but need to digest and absorbWhole foods plant based dietManaging SIBO, low fodmaps diet for a little whileStress Management TipsSleep improvement- make it a priorityThe better kinds of exercise when healingTypes of trauma and stress How psoriasis presents and different types- 90% Plaque PsoriasisMENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Psoriasis Cookbook and Meal Plan - by Kellie Blake The Psoriasis Diet Cookbook Easy Healthy Recipes to Soothe Your Symptoms by Kellie BlakeABOUT GUEST:Kellie Blake is a registered dietitian specializing in functional nutrition. Kellie has been able to reverse her own autoimmune symptoms with functional medicine and nutrition and she is passionate about sharing this message with her clients. She has a private practice, NutriSense Nutrition Consulting, is on the Editorial Board of Integrative Practitioner where she writes monthly articles showcasing her client case studies, and is a blogger for the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy. She has written 2 cookbooks: The Psoriasis Diet Cookbook and Psoriasis Cookbook + Meal Plan. In addition to her private practice, Kellie practices in the areas of psychiatry and enteral nutrition.WHERE TO FIND KELLIE:NUTRISENSENUTRITION.COMON IG & FB: nutrisensenutritionWHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:https://www.christabiegler.com/On IG: instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/Shop our Favorites:  christabiegler.com/shopLoving the podcast? Leave us a review and ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY NOW!Sharing & reviewing this podcast is the BEST way to help us succeed with our mission to help integrate the best of East & West empower you to raise the bar on your health story. Just go to https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlifeSPONSORS:A special thanks to our VIP sponsor RUPA Health, our lab concierge service that helps our clients get standard bloodwork 2/3 off retail direct to consumer lab test pricing. Let them know I sent you when you sign up for your free practitioner account.
Anya shares her personal story as to how and why she got into the barefoot movement. She explains the benefits of barefoot footwear, how to correct past damage, and how to transition.  A must-listen for anyone with lower back, hip, or knee pain as well as practitioners looking to help clients.KEY TAKEAWAYS:Normal shoe vs barefoot shoeCommon shoes - tapered toe does not match the shape of a footBarefoot shoes match the natural shape of a foot, not restrictiveHeel in all traditional shoes- even sneakers. Higher the heel the more compensation neededBarefoot Shoes do not have any heel at all- zero drop, although they can still have supportBabies learn to walk barefoot, why do we change that at school age?Getting rid of pain with better/barefoot shoesHow footwear affects the whole bodyANYA SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:Transitioning to barefoot shoesWhere to find barefoot shoes Not an all or nothing thingSpecific brands that fit the billFinding affordable options for the whole familyWays to present natural footwear to kidsOne tip for improvement3 steps to get startedMENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE:Whole Body Barefoot by Katy BowmanABOUT ANYA:Anya is a barefoot shoe expert and entrepreneur. After years of chronic foot pain, she discovered natural footwear and how it impacts the body from the ground up. Today she works to help people to find real solutions to their foot pain through better shoes and better habits. You can find barefoot shoe options for the whole family, for every occasion and budget at AnyasReviews.comWHERE TO FIND ANYA:Websites: AnyasReviews.com BarefootShoeFinder.comAnyas-Shop.comSocial Media: instagram.com/anyasreviews/facebook.com/anyasreviews/youtube.com/channel/UCCJOX9b_oojDzit600t3ORApinterest.com/anyasreviews/WHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:https://www.christabiegler.com/On IG:instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/Shop our Favoriteschristabiegler.com/shopLoving the podcast? Leave us a review!Sharing & reviewing this podcast is the BEST way to help us succeed with our mission to help integrate the best of East & West empower you to raise the bar on your health story. Just go to https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlifeSPONSORS:A huge thank you Full Well Prenatal for sponsoring this podcast. Because of sponsors like you, we are able to offer vital information to our listening audience of health-savvy women. Visit Fullwellfertility.com and use the code LESSSTRESSED to get a discount on your order.
I APPRECIATE YOU! So it's officially time for a GIVEAWAY🎉🎉🎉!!! featuring some of my fave health & wellness products!HOW TO ENTER GIVEAWAY valued >$200:1. Write a review for the Less Stressed Life podcast at https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlife 2. Screenshot your review and share it on FB or IG tagging @anti.inflammatory.nutritionist or Christa Biegler RD in your story or feed***No purchase necessary. Must be 18 or older and live in the United States to win. This giveaway is not associated with any social media platform and Christa Biegler did not receive any compensation for this giveaway. Giveaway is open to enter the entire month of November with a winner being announced early Dec. Thank you to these brands for participating!:Jigsaw Health MagRelief - a magnesium lotion for topical support & MagSoothe - an easy to take magnesium which is highly absorbable and great at promoting relaxationRiseWell Toothpaste + Mouthwash + Floss - fluoride-free toothpaste and teflon-free floss that utilize hydroxyapatite to strengthen and restore tooth enamel + works by supporting the mouth's pH to inhibit the growth of bad bacteriaNutriDyn Dynamic Hydrate - a hydration blend of electrolytes, vitamins, and amino acids that help support overall cellular functioning and my fave version of Mag!Microbiome Labs Megasporebiotic - a spore-based probiotic that helps support the microbiome to maintain a healthy gut barrier and support immune function. Shelf stable and basically indestructible. 😂Full Well Fertility Prenatal Multivitamin - My friend Ayla Barmmer spent over a year sourcing this perfect prenatal with the actual research-based amounts of the highest quality nutrients needed in pregnancy. In my opinion, there is NO other prenatal that rivals it.Thank you also to RUPA Health as a premier sponsor. This lab concierge simplifies lab ordering for my practice and we can order blood work for almost 2/3 less than other direct to consumer labs Intro:1 in 8 couples struggle to conceive and infertility affects approximately 10-12% of reproductive age couples in the United States.  The American Society of Reproductive Medicine estimates that in 40% of infertility cases , male partner contributes to or is the cause of the infertility.  KEY TAKEAWAYS:Infertility definedMore challenges as we delay childbearing until later in lifeMale fertility is more straightforward than femalesImportance of finding the root causeChallenges for fertilitySperm is regenerativeGUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:Nutrients, minerals and antioxidants for male fertility health Digestive health and why it mattersImportance of blood sugar balanceAdditional resources: Nutrient patterns:  https://assets.speakcdn.com/assets/2606/male_fertility_375.pdf  WHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:https://www.christabiegler.com/On IG: instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/Love it? Leave a review!https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlifeSPONSORS:A huge thank you Full Well Prenatal for sponsoring this podcast. Because of sponsors like you, we are able to offer vital information to our listening audience. Visit Fullwellfertility.com and use the code LESSSTRESSED to get a discount on your order.
INTRO:This week I continue our Women's Fertility Month with return guest Lily Nichols, RDN to discuss Gestational Diabetes, a deep dive into why and how to manage blood sugar levels in pregnancy. Lily shares information for pregnant women and practitioners alike. Lily's no nonsense approach is research based and results driven.KEY TAKEAWAYS:Current guidelines and changes over the yearsGuidelines are contradictory in some areas and due for an updateWhy do we treat with high carbs when we fail a glucose tolerance test? Shift to "Eat to the meter" instead of generic recommendationsBlood sugar as a biometric meter- can we all benefit?Lily's recommendation vs Keto DietMeasuring ketones- urine vs bloodSome ketosis in pregnancy is normal- do not want to be in starvation ketosis or DKAChanges and Stages of Blood Sugar levels in pregnancy (up to 20% LOWER than normal)Micronutrients for insulin sensitivityGUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:Match your carb intake to how much your body can handleTalking to clients "Tell me what you've learned about your blood sugar"Empowering your clientsNutritional needs during pregnancyOptimal blood sugar levelsManaging food and blood sugars "Eat to the meter"Practitioners implementing updated guidelinesMENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE:Real Food for Gestational Diabetes Book by Lily NicholsReal Food For Pregnancy Book by Lily NicholsA huge thank you Full Well Prenatal for sponsoring this podcast. Because of sponsors like you, we are able to offer vital information to our audience. Visit Fullwellfertility.com and use the code LESSSTRESSED to get a discount on your order.ABOUT GUEST:  Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and unapologetically critical of outdated dietary guidelines. Her work has not only helped tens of thousands of women manage their gestational diabetes (most without the need for blood sugar-lowering medication), but has also influenced nutrition policies internationally.  She is the author of two bestselling books Real Food for Gestational Diabetes and most recently Real Food for Pregnancy, which outlines the problems with current prenatal nutrition guidelines and provides the evidence—over 930 citations—that support a real food diet to optimize maternal and fetal health..WHERE TO FIND LILY:Lilynicholsrdn.comon IG @lilynicholsrdnWHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:https://www.christabiegler.com/Join us on Instagraminstagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/Shop our Favoriteschristabiegler.com/shopLoving the podcast? Leave us a review!Sharing & reviewing this podcast is the BEST way to help us succeed with our mission to help integrate the best of East & West empower you to raise the bar on your health story. Just go to https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlife
This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I am joined by Lisa Hendrickson-Jack to continue our Women's Fertility discussion, this week talking all things cycle related. Lisa shares details about how she got into helping so many women navigate exactly what their cycle is telling them. She discusses period health and the vaginal microbiome. Lisa answers all the questions you want to know but is scared to ask. KEY TAKEAWAYS:Your period is the 5th Vital SignThyroid period connectionCharting/Tracking your periodYou can fix irregular period- do not have to "settle" or deal with them being too long or too shortSub Clinical Hypothyroid- what do providers think and do for this?Thyroid in pregnancy and miscarriage riskNow vs Then on birth controlStats on the efficacy of different methods of birth controlGut imbalances and recurrent yeast infections from birth controlIdentifying mucous changesGUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:Speaking to your provider about period concernsProperly washing your vulvaImproving vaginal microbiomeFoundational changes to improve microbiome and then vaginal microbiomeCycles and the moonUsing light to affect your cycleHow stress (chronic and acute) affects your cycle and what to do about itDiet changes that are easy but can make a huge differenceMENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Period Repair BookABOUT GUEST:Lisa Hendrickson-Jack is a certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner who teaches women to chart their menstrual cycles for natural birth control, conception and monitoring overall health. In her new book The Fifth Vital Sign, Lisa debunks the myth that regular ovulation is only important when you want children by recognizing the menstrual cycle as a vital sign. Drawing heavily from the current scientific literature, Lisa presents an evidence-based approach to fertility awareness and menstrual cycle optimization. She hosts the Fertility Friday Podcast, a weekly radio show devoted to helping women connect to their fifth vital sign by uncovering the connection between menstrual cycle health, fertility, and overall health.WHERE TO FIND LISA:The Fifth Vital Sign BookFertility Friday PodcastIG @FertilityFridayFacebook: Facebook.com/FertilityFridays, Twitter: @FertileFridayPinterest: FertilityFridayWHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:https://www.christabiegler.com/Join us on Instagraminstagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/Shop our Favoriteschristabiegler.com/shopLoving the podcast? Leave us a review!Sharing & reviewing this podcast is the BEST way to help us succeed with our mission to help integrate the best of East & West empower you to raise the bar on your health story. Just go to https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlifeHow do you remember and put into action all the value you get from podcasts? You talk about it! You tell someone else!What started as texts and DMs with friends and listeners is now The Less Stressed Life Podcast Facebook group. Learning is EVERYTHING. It gives us growth and we retain by sharing. Learn.Grow.Share.Join The Less Stressed Life Podcast Whole Health Facebook Group at learngrowsharecircle.com
This week we kick off National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month with Allison Schaaf from Miscarriage Hope Desk. Allison so bravely shares her personal story of recurrent miscarriages and her journey to healing. She offers real advice from a sincere place of understanding. Allison talks about Miscarriage Hope Desk, the Moving Forward Program, and how she's now helping so many through a difficult time.KEY TAKEAWAYS:Allison's personal story and struggle with pregnancies and recurrent miscarriages1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriageNavigating a blood clotting disorder and pregnanciesAdoption storyFertility clinic exploration- IVFlack of support for women struggling with recurrent loss/ multiple miscarriagesMiscarriage Hope Desk launchTesting begins after 3 miscarriages, some Doctors will after 2Sperm/Male factors involved in miscarriagesStress suppressing progesterone and "stealing from" thyroidImportance of addressing emotional health/supportEMDR therapy- help for traumaTrauma Together- how it is to deal with this together in a relationshipGUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:Take time and space to griefHealing- Physical-Testing/lab work, Relationship, EmotionalTesting/lab work to request with multiple miscarriages- take control of your healthEmotional- Decreasing stress during a very stressful time"Sit with the feelings"Physical Healing- pause to recoup, eat nutritiously dense foods, don't overdue workoutsIt's ok to feel angry with your body- just something to work throughEmotional Healing-therapy, supper helpful to do it with your spouse/partnerDaily support for emotional healing- intentional activities to just be, journaling, gratitude, support with othersMENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Miscarriage Hope DeskMoving Forward ProgramMoving forward checklistABOUT GUEST:Allison is the founder of Miscarriage Hope Desk, a friendly resource she wished she had during her years-long struggle with infertility, including a total of 5 miscarriages.She lives in Dripping Springs, TX with her husband, 2 sons, 2 cats, 2 puppies, a goat, lots of chickens, and a few beehives.WHERE TO FIND ALLISON:Miscarriage Help Deskhttps://miscarriagehopedesk.com/@miscarriagehopedesk on IGPrivate FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1617075958466247WHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:Personalized functional medicine with Christa Biegler:http://www.lessstressednutrition.comOn IG: @anti.inflammatory.nutritionistLess Stressed Life Podcast:http://www.lessstressedlife.comLess Stressed Life Facebook Page:https://www.fb.me/christabieglerrd/How do you remember and put into action all the value you get from podcasts? You talk about it! You tell someone else!What started as texts and DMs with friends and listeners is now The Less Stressed Life Podcast Facebook group. Learning is EVERYTHING. It gives us growth and we retain by sharing. Learn.Grow.Share.Join The Less Stressed Life Podcast Whole Health Facebook Group at learngrowsharecircle.co
This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I talk to Carianna Gibbs, a Pediatric Sleep Consultant about how to get your little one sleeping. We are all vastly aware that good sleep is imperative for everything else in our busy lives. AND, when kids sleep good, parents have a fighting chance at good sleep! Carianna answers all your burning questions about what is normal or not, how to implement a good sleep plan, and what might stand in the way.  Carianna's no-nonsense approach has guided and helped so many to better sleep for their children. A must-listen for all those struggling!Key Takeaways:Sleep Stages- What's normal for each age group? Newborn to 5 years oldNewborn Phase is all about practice- finding out what works4-24 Months "Baby/ Toddler Phase" Time to make changes, teach good sleep habits. Be intentional to improve sleepWhen should my child start to sleep through the night?4 month sleep regression- Is this really a thing?2-5 year-old Toddler PhaseSleep regression mythsDisturbed sleep: What's the reason?  Eczema, teething? Pulling up to stand. Especially if they haven’t learned to get back down. New motor skills or language development. Guest shared helpful tips on:4 Tips to better baby & toddler sleep: Sleeping environment: Prep for good sleep. Darkroom, white noise (body always processing stimuli)---white noise will buffer and mask other sounds/stimuli (white, pink or brown noise all ok)LectroFan classic: fan and white noise. And Kinder. Age-appropriate schedule: taking the right amount of napsIndependent sleep piece: 45 min brief waking:Consistent predictable routines. Something we do every night. How to break bad habits- what do we do that does not support good sleep for our kidsIs it ok to let my child "Cry it out?"How to be intentional with sleep trainingMentioned in this episode:LectroFanAbout Guest: Carianna Gibb is a Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Mom of 2 boys who helps tired and overwhelmed moms teach their littles to love sleep. She offers no-nonsense sleep advice for ages 0-5 years. Carianna created All The Sleeps because she believes adequate sleep is extremely important not only for growing little ones but also for their families. Where to find Carianna:https://allthesleeps.com/On IG @allthesleepsWhere to find Christa:https://www.christabiegler.com/Join us on Instagraminstagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/Shop our Favoriteschristabiegler.com/shopLoving the podcast? Leave us a review!Sharing & reviewing this podcast is the BEST way to help us succeed with our mission to help integrate the best of East & West empower you to raise the bar on your health story. Just go to https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlifeHow do you remember and put into action all the value you get from podcasts? You talk about it! You tell someone else!What started as texts and DMs with friends and listeners is now The Less Stressed Life Podcast Facebook group. Learning is EVERYTHING. It gives us growth and we retain by sharing. Learn.Grow.Share.Join The Less Stressed Life Podcast Whole Health Facebook Group at learngrowsharecircle.com
This week on the Less Stressed Life Podcast, I talk to Dr. Christopher Shade about the liposomal delivery of supplements. Dr. Shade has a Ph.D. in environmental mercury chemistry and he’s a renowned expert on mercury, heavy metals, and human detoxification systems. If you are looking to nerd out on all the details of how and why liposomal delivery works, this is the episode for you!Key Takeaways:Liposomal delivery science: What is liposomal delivery? Why don't some supplements get absorbed well? Like GlutathioneHow do you prove they’re getting absorbed….How small? Mineral vs lipid nanoparticlesProcess for creating a liposomal productWhy use a liposomal supplement?What person benefits from liposomal? Gut issues, Mold illness, Immune diseaseAre there certain nutrients that can’t be delivered via  liposomal route?Liposomal vs “reduced” GlutathioneLiposome vs. Capsule vs. liquidHow do you maintain antioxidant levels/stability with the processing that happens liposomally? Keep oxygen out; inert gases; argon or nitrogen: asparagine to purge oxygenRegulation for supplements and contentHow has CV impacted your ability to source and create products?Binders-Bioactive or charcoal:  ABOUT GUEST:Christopher Shade, Ph.D., founder, and CEO of Quicksilver Scientific, continues to be the driving force of development and innovation. Dr. Shade’s vast depth and breadth of knowledge, passion for healing, and intuitive understanding of chemistry and biology are reflected in Quicksilver Scientific’s well-designed detoxification protocols, unique supplement delivery systems, and patented mercury speciation test.Dr. Shade is a recognized expert on mercury and liposomal delivery systems. He has lectured and trained doctors in the U.S. and internationally on the subject of mercury, heavy metals, and the human detoxification system. Dr. Shade's current focus is on the development of cutting-edge, lipid-based delivery systems for nutraceuticals, such as liposomes and micro-emulsion systems, to address the growing need of high-quality, affordable detoxification solutions.WHERE TO FIND GUEST:https://www.drchrisshade.com/Shades of Health Podcast@dr.christophershadeWHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:Personalized functional medicine with Christa Biegler:http://www.lessstressednutrition.comOn IG: @anti.inflammatory.nutritionistLess Stressed Life Podcast:http://www.lessstressedlife.comLess Stressed Life Facebook Page:https://www.fb.me/christabieglerrd/How do you remember and put into action all the value you get from podcasts? You talk about it! You tell someone else!What started as texts and DMs with friends and listeners is now The Less Stressed Life Podcast Facebook group. Learning is EVERYTHING. It gives us growth and we retain by sharing. Learn.Grow.Share.Join The Less Stressed Life Podcast Whole Health Facebook Group at learngrowsharecircle.co
Have you ever met anyone that has extreme allergic reactions to what seems like any food and supplement? There is a whole world of people dealing with hyper allergic disorders like Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. Other conditions like Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and POTS of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome are commonly seen under the MCAS umbrella. But how do you get to a stable place so you can heal?  Amber Walker, PT, DPT has endured this nightmare and now helps others do the same with her books, website and clinical practice. In this episode we discuss some of Amber’s story to rock bottom where she was only tolerating a few foods and some of the primary root causes she addressed, including mold, detoxification and nervous system retraining modalities.  In this episode we discussed: Mastocytosis and MCAD/MCAS definitionsCharacterists of POTS and hyper mobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome The influence of chronic mold, bacterial and viral conditions on immune system dysregulation External therapies and nervous system retraining modalities, include DNRS/Gupta Program, Safe and Sound auditory program by Dr. Steven Porges, polyvagal theory and exercises, craniosacral changes, vagus nerve exercises, cervical spine and limbic system work ABOUT GUEST:Amber Walker, PT, DPT, CFMP, CNPT is a physical therapist graduate of Regis University who has been working with patients for over a decade. She began her career in northern Peru, where she worked in clinics and hospitals, taught at continuing education events, conducted research, and started a public health project for children with disabilities as a volunteer with Catholic Medical Mission Board. Upon returning to the U.S., she mainly focused her clinical practice on sports medicine, spine pain, TMJ dysfunction, and swimmer-specific injury prevention. As affiliate faculty with Regis University, Amber has returned to Peru five additional times for leadership in conferences, university-sponsored clinical education, and service learning opportunities with DPT students.She now specializes in working with patients who suffer from chronic conditions including fibromyalgia, dysautonomia, mast cell activation disease, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, migraine headaches, inflammation from mold, and chronic viral, gastrointestinal, and bacterial issues that influence immune system function.Amber is the author of “Mast Cells United: A Holistic Approach to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome” published in March of 2019 and “The Trifecta Passport: Tools for MCAS, POTS and EDS” published in January of 2021.  MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:https://stanleyrosenberg.com/about-stanley/  Deb Dana and Dr. Steven Porges: https://www.polyvagalinstitute.org/https://www.amazon.com/Accessing-Healing-Power-Vagus-Nerve/dp/1623170249  Safe and Sound Protocol: https://integratedlistening.com/ssp-safe-sound-protocol/Gupta Program: https://www.guptaprogram.com/DNRS: https://retrainingthebrain.com/WHERE YOU CAN FIND Amber Walker, PT, DPT:https://originwellnesscolorado.comhttps://mastcellsunited.com/Trifecta Passport (a step by step book for patients): https://www.amazon.com/Trifecta-Passport-Orthostatic-Tachycardia-Ehlers-Danlos-
Return guest Amanda Montalvo from @hormonehealongrd joins us once again to share even more information about minerals, a follow-up from episode #182. This time, the stars of the show are cooper and iron. Amanda shares her story of having a copper IUD after being on birth control pills for quite a while. She discussed how her adrenals were shot, Vit A was lacking and copper was in excess causing estrogen to build up. She explains all the nuances of how minerals must be in sync with each other for us to reap the benefits and she addresses the role stress plays in nutrient deficiencies. Amanda deep dives into the hows and whys as only an expert can.  Amanda explains symptoms of copper highs and lows- which are often the same and make look like, symptoms such as mental/emotional struggles, poor detox, acne, high estrogen/PMS symptoms, and even manic episodes. She gives real-world suggestions of how to get and stay "in balance".Mineral issues are a sign of stress and sparkplugs for energy.Hair Mineral Test- have ratios to show imbalances, Thyroid ExampleMinerals can be a big root cause in many health issuesMag burn rate is how much mag your body is using (shows current stress)Blood labs vs other testing optionsCooper- needs to be in sync with zinc 15:1, often people overuse zinc-especially lately and throws this balance offImportance of copper- helps mag make ATP = ENERGYExcessive amounts can build up in wrong places, not be utilized appropriatelyWithout Vit A, copper is useless-can not be converted. Vit A competes with Vit D (over supplementing causes Vit A decrease)Good sources of copper in whole foods with synergistic nutrients- best to get minerals in natural formConventional, functional, and biochemistry iron- differencesCopper and Vit A keep iron in motion/recycling systemLabs should show more of the "whole picture" and must be compared to symptomsResponsible supplementationAbout Guest:Amanda Montalvo is a women’s health dietitian that helps women get to the root cause of hormone imbalances and have healthy menstrual cycles. Amanda started off her education in nutrition with the traditional route, but after dealing with her own health problems after getting off hormonal birth control she quickly realized the value of functional medicine. After healing her acne, balancing her hormones, and learning the value of her menstrual cycle, Amanda found her purpose—to help women create a body in balance and not settle for anything less. How to find Amanda & Mastering Your Mineralshttps://www.hormonehealingrd.com/ https://hormonehealingrd.ck.page/c3bd7870f2https://www.instagram.com/hormonehealingrdPodcast: Are you menstrual?How to find Christa & The Less Stressed Life:https://www.christabiegler.com/Join us on Instagraminstagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/Shop our Favoriteschristabiegler.com/shopLoving the podcast? Leave us a review!reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressed
This week on the Less Stressed Life Podcast,  I talked to Gianna De La Torre of Wildling Beauty about the ritual of Gua Sha. This ancient practice predates acupuncture and is a traditional piece of Chinese medicine. Gianna discusses the many ways in which Gua Sha can facilitate better health and specifically dives into the beauty benefits so many are after. This age old practice can be intertwined into our everyday routines for impressive results and feelings of wellbeing.Key Takeaways:Gianna's personal story as to how she got into Gua Sha via yoga and traveling to India.What is Gua sha? Translation: "Scraping sand" clears stagnation, increases microcirculation in the tissues, oxygenating tissues, encouraging blood flow and lymph movement. Many uses for Gua Sha- anything from treating fevers to enhancing natural beautyA Gua Sha Tool: a Gua Sha tool will typically be a thin piece to apply to the skin- stone, horn, disk like. Think spoon like or Tiger Balm LidMaterial matters. Different stones can give different results and craftmanship can be vary from one to another.How does Gua Sha work for beautyGuest shared some helpful tips on:Gua Sha can be deeply calming. Choose to do Gua Sha in a relaxing place and timeHow does someone get started? on website there are tutorials, also on IG, YouTubeMost important technique tipsHow often to use Gua ShaAbout Guest:Gianna De La Torre is an acupuncturist, intuitive healer and co-founder of Wildling, a self-loving beauty collective embracing the ritual of Gua Sha. She found her passion for alternative medicine in India where she was mentored by an Ayurvedic doctor and then went on to explore acupuncture and herbal medicine.“For as long as I can remember, I have had an insatiable curiosity about human health. I want to know all the tricks that genuinely make people feel better. My understanding of the body began in childhood — I’m the daughter of a gastroenterologist and the granddaughter of an osteopath. I had no shortage of stethoscopes."Later on, I found my passion for alternative medicine in India where I was mentored by an Ayurvedic doctor. I obtained a master’s degree in acupuncture and herbology because it resonates with my energetic understanding of the body. My degrees are not my most prized credentials. I award more merit to my willingness to step outside of the box in my personal and professional healing work.My Intuitive Acupuncture practice was born because I wanted to combine modalities that were extremely effective in my own healing journey. In my darkest moments, these healing practices gave my grief a purpose and they changed my life. For the next ten years, I embarked on a journey studying alternative healing methods that brought me back to life. Now it’s my turn to pay it forward. My mission to help people heal.”Mentioned on this episode: Wildling 21 day Gua Sha challenge Where to find Guest:wildling.comTikToc, IG and You Tube: wildling_beautyDiscount code: LessstressedWhere to find Christa:Personalized functional medicine with Christa Biegler:http://www.lessstressednutrition.comLess Stressed Life Podcast:http://www.lessstressedlife.comLess Stressed Life Facebook Page:https://www.fb.me/christabieglerrd/ Learn.Grow.Share. Join The Less Stressed Life Podcast Whole Health Facebook Group at learngrowsharecircle.com
INTRO:You've got to "GO" but can't! Nearly everyone experiences constipation at some point in their lives, with a recent survey showing that about 16 percent of Americans and a third of those older than 60 suffer from chronic constipation. It’s the reason for millions of clinic visits each year and nearly just as many ER encounters. The number of people admitted to the hospital primarily for constipation has more than doubled since 1997.  Furthermore,  an astonishing 3 out of 5 people who suffer from constipation admit, they have never mentioned it to their Provider! On this episode, I will addresses constipation root causes and some suggestions to help promote regularity.KEY TAKEAWAYS:Bowel movements are a pillar of detoxificationWithout regular bowel movements you can experience a lot of discomfort, brain fog, fatigue, other issues. Constipation feels terrible: bloating, feeling full or distended after eating or even all the time, brain fog, fatigue, straining to go to the bathroom, trouble fully emptying or having complete BM's,  going less than 3 times a week, passing hard stone like or lumpy stools, in extreme cases, some even feel as though there's a blockage.There's many different causes of constipation:  diet, genetic predisposition, colonic motility, and absorption, as well as behavioral, biological, and pharmaceutical factors. Low fiber dietary intake, inadequate water intake, sedentary lifestyle, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), failure to respond to urge to defecate, and slow transit can also contribute.An unbalanced microbiome can also contribute to constipationImportant to look for root causes to address fully and prevent further issuesTHIS WEEK, I SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:Recommendations to improve constipation and promote regular BM'sHydration, fiber, movementLifestyle tips and support for ongoing regularityFinding a practitioner to help navigate your health concernsMENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2910654/#:~:text=These%20surveys%20have%20estimated%20that,all%20other%20chronic%20digestive%20conditions.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5976340/#:~:text=Overall%2C%20the%20average%20prevalence%20of,life%2C%20and%20healthcare%20resource%20consumption.WHERE TO FIND CHRISTA AND THE LESS STRESSED LIFE TEAM:Personalized functional medicine with Christa Biegler:http://www.lessstressednutrition.comBook a Call!https://www.christabiegler.com/workwithme?Less Stressed Life Podcast:http://www.lessstressedlife.comLess Stressed Life Facebook Page:https://www.fb.me/christabieglerrd/On IG:@anti.inflammatory.nutritionistShop our Favoriteschristabiegler.com/shop
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Caren A. Kewer

wooooow!! so many game changing points

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