In the last few weeks, I have been asked at least once a day to talk more about the link between gut health & hormones. I recently announced that I am pregnant and I've shared that I KNOW a big part of the reason I was able to get pregnant naturally is because I focused on improving my gut health in the months before conceiving.
If you've followed my story, you know it involves a number of hormonal imbalances. I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) when I was 16 years old. In my mid-twenties, a fertility specialist told me I'd need medical interventions to get pregnant. In my early thirties I was diagnosed with hashimotos thyroiditis, an auto-immune thyroid condition. When I froze my eggs in 2017, I was again told that it was highly unlikely that I could get pregnant without intervention.
And yet, I did. In fact, we conceived the very first month we began to try.
But don't fret - today's episode isn't about fertility (entirely). Our gut health impacts our hormones. Thyroid hormones, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, insulin...gut health impacts menopause, energy, body composition and so much more.
That's what we're looking at today.
These listener Q&As are some of my favorites! Today Sarah and I are diving into so much stuff including:
I also recommend Chasing Cupcakes in today's episode - if you haven't read it, I'd love for you to give it a go and let me know what you think!
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It's been a while since we've talked about endocrine disruptors, obesagens and other chemical concerns that might play a role in your weight struggle, hormonal issues and other health challenges.
I've done a few episodes on the past, but this came up for me again as I was clearing out my kitchen for it's renovation. Our kitchen collection has grown since my boyfriend moved in and people come by with plastic party-ware that gets left behind.
I am not here to say that making changes to your food wrap, dishware and cookware is an option for everyone or a priority for all. However, I do think it's an important conversation to have, especially for those of us who are putting time and money into hormone issues, weight issues or any other health challenge.
Most importantly, listen to today's episode in full. In short. they are exogenous chemicals that interfere with any hormone action. That could include blood sugar balance, thyroid function, fertility, fat burning and so much more.
Skillets, pots & bakeware from Le Creuset (in Indigo)
For less expensive options, choose stainless steel or cast iron. Glass is also a good bakeware option.
As I add baby gear to the mix, I'll be sure to share my choices and why I made them.
For past episodes on this topic, check out episode 145 of the Primal Potential podcast
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Today I've got a challenge for you. It's a challenge you can do EVERY day with little effort, starting today and it has the power to change everything! Do not miss today's episode!
It's another Saturday show! Sarah and I are answering your questions today!
What's the solution for those who don't change? For those who won't change? Have you ever felt like you just can't get yourself to do the work? I've been giving a lot of thought to the best way to help clients who, despite really wanting to, don't change. Today's episode is all about that strategy. Tune in! It might surprise you!
Here's a presentation Brooke Thomas and I gave on gut health and it's impact on mood states. Though we do talk about a business opportunity, please know you can simply buy gut health products as a customer. To learn more about specific recommendations I'd make to someone who was struggling to create change because of an apathetic mood state, email me directly and we'll talk more about it.
Forward momentum and infinite possiblity. Two phrases and inspire that hell out of me. In today's episode I want to share with you some of the biggest lessons I've learned over 5 years building Primal Potential and 5 years improving myself.
As I was outlining my thoughts for today's episode and reflecting back on the hard moments and the times that everything felt hopeless and stuck, I took a break to watch The Biggest Little Farm on my Delta flight from Boston to LA. Immediately, I saw the connection.
At one point, one of the main characters says,
The beautiful complexity of our land is alive with infinite possibility.
Oh man. Yes. The complexity of my life is alive with infinite possibility and it's true for you, too.
We have to CHOOSE forward momentum. We have to choose infinite possibility.
Sure, there are other options. We can stay in the problem. We can stay in our frustrations. We can focus on things we can't change. But the fact remains that your life DOES have infinite possibility. Are you charging forward?
I hope you'll tune in to today's episode.
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Today on the podcast I'll share the biggest announcement yet. Yesterday marked Primal Potential's 5 year anniversary and boy, things have JUST begun. I'm not sharing the news here on the show notes, you'll have to tune in to the episode for this quite different Q&A!
Don't forget that we do giveaways every single Saturday! To be eligible to win,
Today's winner is Astyles - that's her username on Apple Podcasts. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address and we'll be sending you coffee from Four Sigmatic, Coconut Butter from Thrive Market and our very favorite Digestive Enzymes!
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If you want to double your progress, triple your growth. Your health, your choices, your relationships and your life are only as good as you are.
I made a poster for my office that says, "If you want to double your business, triple your growth. Your business is only as good are you."
The other day, someone emailed me to say that they don't know what I mean by this. How does one grow? How do you triple your growth? How can you double your progress with anything related to personal growth?
Today I'm diving into this idea, what it means to me, how I practice it in different areas of my life and how you can, too!
Are you focused ENOUGH? Are you focused on the things that will make a difference?
Most of you know I have a 5 month old labrador puppy named Rumi. He is a HANDFUL. On a recent drive to visit family, I was listening to dog psychologist Cesar Milan and was fascinated when he shared that dogs in 3rd world countries don't have the behavioral problems we see in more affluent countries.
Because they are hungry.
And that got me thinking about focus and boredom. If you aren't focused on something - if you live your life kinda bored, going through the motions, THAT'S when we see maladaptive behaviors like overspending and overeating.
In today's episode, we're going there. We're talking about it. We're talking about getting out of the rut and becoming HUNGRY for something more in your life! It's time to get focused and creating meaningful change in your life! Stop waiting!
(Are you here looking for the info to join me Monday July 8th at 6pm ET to talk about options, opportunities and the gut/brain axis? You're in the right place! Here's the link to join me!)
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I've pointed out to a few clients this week that they are asking the wrong questions. They are solving for the right thing. Most recently, a client said, "I can't figure out why I'm so inconsistent".
Wrong question. You're solving for the wrong thing.
When you ask why you're so inconsistent, you're looking for evidence to support the problem. What you should be asking is, "How can I be more consistent today?"
In today's listener Q&A episode, we're diving into your questions and a few times, we're exploring how the question can be shifted to be way more empowering and effective.
Is there an update on EB's experimentation with CBD? How is that going? Has she noticed any changes?
What does EB indulge in that IS worth it??
I don’t drink coffee, but can I do bulletproof hot tea?
What are good ways to keep a mindset focused on consistent effort over time?
How do I change a lifetimes worth of habits?
How do I get control of my mindless eating so I can lose weight for good?
How do I break free from analysis paralysis?
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You don't have to struggle. We can ALL create personal freedom and independence from struggles, setbacks and limitations. In fact, we must!
In today's episode, we're talking stepping beyond the things you think are in your way. We're talking about opening your mind to explore new options and going beyond your comfort zone into possibility.
If you feel limited by your health, your body, your finances, career or anything else, there are options. There are things you haven't considered.
It's time to set yourself free!
If today's episode speaks to you and you'd like to learn more about the microbiome, gut health and a side-hustle that can serve others and set you free, I'd love for you to join me and Brooke Thomas on Monday July 8th at 6pm ET. To register, use this link
Join us Monday July 8th at 6pm ET to talk about the opportunity discussed on today's episode
Is fear holding you back? Past patterns? Doubt? FOMO? Money? No matter what it is, it's time to step out of the tangle of fear thinking!
Too many people are remaining behind the walls of their fears. They are keeping their lives small by choosing to stop everytime they bump into fear of judgement, fear of failure, fear of loss or fear of missing out.
Is there a chance that is what is holding you back? Today's episode is a must-listen!
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