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Three New Strategies for Weight Loss

Are you looking for weight loss techniques that actually work and don’t starve you? I know how frustrating it is to feel you've tried everything and nothing has worked! Today I have a few methods that perhaps you have not tried, methods that have worked for our clients.

Top 10 Foods to Add or Avoid for Thyroid Health

If you struggle with hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, or if you have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, your diet plays a major role in your thyroid health. You can support your thyroid by simply changing your diet. Let me show you how!

How to Repair Your Gut Lining

Do you struggle with indigestion, food sensitivities, bloating, gas, or other digestive issues? What about thyroid problems, anxiety, or chronic fatigue? These are all symptoms of a compromised gut lining! Read on to learn our top ways to heal your gut.

How to Get Rid of Candida Overgrowth for Good

If you have ever taken a round of antibiotics, suffered a gut infection, consumed processed foods, or been exposed to pesticides, you are at risk for Candida overgrowth in your gut! Learn why your current efforts at eliminating Candida aren’t working, what you can do instead.

Why You Need to Clear Roundup from Your Body (Even if You Eat Well)

Even if you eat well and exercise, you likely have glyphosate toxicity. So before you take another bite of your salad or soup, join me as I share how you can avoid further exposure and clear glyphosate toxicity from your body.

Are You Dangerously Low in Magnesium?

Did you know up to 50% of Americans are deficient in magnesium? This has significant health implications because magnesium is needed to make hormones, detox, and take care of countless other vital processes in the body. Are you deficient? What can you do about it?

Reversing Chronic Disease with Paleo Habits with Lindsay Christensen

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Lindsay Christensen is a nutritionist, health coach & health writer. She's our new staff writer at WWC. In this episode we talk about Lindsay's chronic childhood illness, diagnosis, the different treatments she's taken and how taking a paleo approach has made a difference for her.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 01:35 Introducing Lindsay Christensen
Min 03:55 Lindsay's health history & recovery
Min 10:35 Lyme infection
Min 14:50 The ancestral approach to healing
Min 19:45 Lindsay's diet
Min 25:05 Being diligent with your health
Min 27:20 The circadian rhythms
Min 36:35 Lindsay's favorite botanicals & binders
Min 41:20 Intermittent fasting
Min 46:00 Lindsay's resources

To learn more about Lindsay Christensen, visit her website here  and follow her on social media:
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Resources:

Bridgit’s Supplement Shop 
The Best Supplements for Leaky Gut

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5 Easy Detox Swaps for Women’s Health

Are you doing all the ‘right things’ but still feeling blah?

Get my list of 5 Easy Detox Swaps for Women’s Health to start clearing out the toxins and reset your system to feel better today!

How Toxins Affect Your Weight with Lara Adler

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Lara Adler is an environmental toxins expert who teaches practitioners very detailed information about toxins so that they can share it with their clients. In this episode we talk about how & why toxins affect our weight, ways to reduce toxins in our lives, and childhood obesity.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 02:30 Maintaining healthy body weight
Min 07:10 How toxins & phamaceuticals affect body weight
Min 14:50 Genetics & body weight
Min 19:30 The diet & eating healthy organic food
Min 27:50 Other ways chemicals can trigger weight gain
Min 36:40 Going organic to reduce toxin exposure
Min 39:00 Doing away with plastics & fragrances
Min 44:50 Benefits of filtrating water
Min 55:25 Lara Adler's resources

To learn more about Lara Adler, visit her website here and follow her on social media:
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Resources:

Beautycounter shop - for non-toxic line of beauty products
Tools for Teaching Toxicity
Lara Adler's PDF Guide
Learn more about phthalates (chemicals in plastic) here

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5 Easy Detox Swaps for Women’s Health

Are you doing all the ‘right things’ but still feeling blah?

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French Onion Meatball Soup by Maria Emmerich

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Maria Emmerich is a wellness expert in nutrition and exercise physiology who shares a passion for helping others reach their goals of optimal health. 

She recognized that modifying the Ketogentic diet around dietary restrictions can be challenging, so she created this book to meet the need! She includes many delicious recipes that can be enjoyed by those with or without dietary restrictions!

Here's one of Maria Emmerich's recipe from her new book  "Easy Dairy-Free Ketogenic Recipes."

Ingredients:

For the Meatballs:

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or lard 1⁄4 cup chopped onions

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 2 tablespoons beef bone broth, homemade (page 106) or store- bought

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 large egg

For the Soup:

  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil or lard

  • 2 cups thinly sliced onions

  • 4 cups beef bone broth, homemade (page 106) or store- bought

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves Fine sea salt

  • For Garnish:

  • Fresh thyme leaves

  • Freshly ground black pepper

Prep time: 8 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8 servings

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.

  2. Make the meatballs: Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and season with the salt; sauté until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Transfer the onion mixture to a small bowl and set aside to cool.

  3. Combine the ground beef, broth, thyme, and egg in a large bowl. When the onion mixture is no longer hot to the touch, add it to the bowl with the meat mixture and work everything together with your hands.

  4. Shape the meat mixture into 1 1⁄4-inch balls and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through.

  5. Meanwhile, make the soup: Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the sliced onions and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring often, until golden brown. Add the broth and thyme and boil for 10 minutes or until the onions are very soft. Taste and add salt, if desired. Ladle the onion broth into bowls and add the meatballs. Garnish with fresh thyme and freshly ground pepper.

  6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze in a freezer-safe container for up to a month. To reheat, place the soup in a saucepan over medium heat for a few minutes, until warmed through.

Nutritional info (per serving):
Calories 385
Fat 31g
Protein 22g
Carbs 5g
Ber 1g

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Maria Emmerich is a wellness expert in nutrition and exercise physiology. She shares a passion for helping others reach their goals of optimal health. 

She struggled with her weight throughout childhood and decided enough was enough. She decided to study health and wellness so she could help others stop wasting their time being discouraged with their outward appearance and not feeling their best mentally. Maria understands the connection between food and how it makes us all feel on the inside and out.

She is a International Best Selling author of several books including “Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking” "Keto" and “The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse“
 

Nutrition for Thyroid Recovery with Caroline Stahlschmidt

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Caroline Stahlschmidt is a Certified Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner (FNLP) and is a practicing functional nutritionist at the Functional Nutrition Alliance (FxNA) Clinic. She was diagnosed with Hashimoto's but has learned to thrive with her autoimmunity through diet and lifestyle modifications. In this episode we talk about thyroid, nutrition and advanced issues about thyroid markers.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 00:40 Results of our podcast survey
Min 06:05 Introduction to Caroline Stahlschmidt & her Hashimoto's diagnosis
Min 08:15 Factors that contributed to Caroline's Hashimoto's
Min 10:00 Unhealthy guts & your poop
Min 13:30 High TSH levels
Min 19:00 The Epstein Barr virus
Min 22:00 Caroline's evolution of symptoms
Min 26:40 Getting enough sleep & rest
Min 31:55 Nutrition & diet for good health
Min 41:05 Yoga & Caroline's healing journey
Min 47:05 Caroline's resources & work

To learn more about Caroline Stahlschmidt and the Functional Nutrition Alliance (FxNA) Clinic, visit their website here and follow them on social media:
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Resources:

Free ebook (Food/Mood/Poop) 
Beautycounter - non-toxic line of beauty products

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Founder of Women's Wellness Collaborative

Why Detox Beats Dieting with Robyn Openshaw

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Robyn Openshaw is a researcher and wellness author of 15 titles, including 2017’s #1 bestseller Vibe, The Green Smoothies Diet, and 12 Steps to Whole Foods. She's our first guest this year where we talk about detox, toxins, dieting and eating healthy.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 02:15 Introduction to Robyn Openshaw & her new book "Vibe"
Min 07:30 Toxic load in the body
Min 09:40 Robyn's health history & her grandma's fight with cancer
Min 12:25 Robyn's first detox experience
Min 18:35 The 26 Day Detox program
Min 23:05 Taking green smoothies
Min 28:45 The Ketogenic diet
Min 35:20 The Paleo diet, carbs & protein
Min 45:20 Intuitive eating & detoxing
Min 50:30 Why detox is better than dieting
Min 52:05 Fulic acid, humic acid & minerals

To learn more about Robyn Openshaw, visit her website here and follow her on social media:
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Resources:

Free Detox Video Mini Masterclass 
12 Steps to Whole Foods Masterclass 
How Not to Die by Michael Greger, MD
Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman, MD

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Macronutrient Balance and Traditional Cooking for Weight Management with Wardee Harmon

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Wardee Harmon is the founder of Traditional Cooking School and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermenting Foods. In this episode we focus on weight management, macronutrient balanced diets, traditional cooking and sourcing healthy foods.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 03:00 Introduction to Wardee Harmon
Min 06:00 Re-evaluating how we eat
Min 13:30 Eating low-carb & restricted diets
Min 16:25 Energizing vs satisfying dishes
Min 18:55 The concept of traditional cooking
Min 26:30 What foods to eat at home
Min 28:20 Learning how to cook traditional foods
Min 36:15 Wardee's programs
Min 39:30 Sourcing healthy food
Min 42:00 Wardee's menu plan & home cooking tips

To learn more about Wardee Harmon and Traditional Cooking School, visit her website here and follow her on social media:

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Sourdough bread
Wardee Harmon's FREE 1-week menu plan
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermenting Foods

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Epstein Barr Virus and Wildatarian Eating with Teri Cochrane

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Teri Cochrane is a certified Nutritionist and a thought leader in epigenetics and nutrigenomics who specializes in autoimmune conditions. Teri  will be sharing her groundbreaking findings as to why the Epstein Barr Virus has become an epidemic, how it can be reactivated in our bodies, how to test & treat it, its connection with other diseases and wildatarian eating.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 01:55 Introduction to Dr. Teri Cochrane
Min 04:50 Teri's introduction to Epstein Barr virus (EBV)
Min 10:00 Lyme disease and encapsulation
Min 12:30 What is Epstein Barr virus / Mononucleosis
Min 16:20 Wildatarian eating
Min 17:50 False positives for Lyme test
Min 20:10 Reactivating EBV
Min 27:15 Other diseases that can be connected to EBV
Min 31:15 Patterns in EBV
Min 33:30 Testing for EBV
Min 37:00 Why you have low cholesterol
Min 39:30 Treating EBV

To learn more about Teri Cochrane, visit her website here and follow her on social media:
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Resources

Teri Cochrane's free gift - FAB FIVE

Private Coaching with Bridgit

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Seafood Safety & Seafood Benefits with Randy Hartnell

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Randy Hartnell is the Founder of Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics. He's our guest this week where we talk about seafood safety & the nutritional benefits of seafood. There are a lot of questions and misinformation around seafood but Randy's going to help clear up in this episode.

Click here to download an mp3 of "Seafood Safety & Seafood Benefits with Randy Hartnell".

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 02:05 Introduction to Randy Hartnell
Min 04:35 How Vital Choice was born
Min 09:00 Differences between farmed & wild fish
Min 13:30 Farmed salmon & eating out
Min 16:40 Fukushima radiation & seafood safety
Min 21:20 Benefits of eating seafood
Min 31:00 Antioxidants in seafood
Min 32:55 Vital Choice supplements

To learn more about Vital Choice, visit their website here and use coupon code WWC15 for 15% off through September 2017.  

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Resources:

Randy's Book Recommendations

Hardwiring Happiness
When Brains Collide by Michael D. Lewis
The Queen of Fats by Susan Allport

Others:

Vital Choice Supplements
Recipes & Videos

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Cool Summer Symptoms with Seasonal Eating 

It’s summer and it’s hot! And hot weather can flame your internal heat, causing irritating symptoms. 

Sometimes just the outdoor heat alone is enough to flare your temper. Try getting stuck in a summer traffic jam with no AC in your car and two whining kids in the backseat. You have to have some serious zen to stay ‘cool’ and calm.

If you have excessive internal heat already, summertime can mean a flare up of ‘hot’ symptoms like:

  • Acne

  • Skin rash

  • Moodiness (could be anger, depression or anxiety)

  • Migraines

  • Insomnia

  • Loss of Appetite

  • Constipation.

Things like:

  • Eating spicy foods or inflammatory foods

  • Poor detoxification

  • Poor nutrition (ie: not enough healthy fats and water)

Can cause this excess heat. 

Let’s look at how you can use the traditional wisdom of eating with the seasons to cool your heat and get your feeling more balanced this summer.

Many of us now live in heated and cooled homes, with a supermarket within short distance. But it wasn’t so long ago that we lived in caves and huts, hunting, farming and foraging for food.  

In those days, living within the natural rhythms of the season came, well, naturally.  Observing the gifts of each season was the framework in which the early traditions of medicine were born.

In Chinese medicine, five seasons were observed, and the five elements of water, earth, fire, wind and metal pair with the five seasons. 

You may be wondering, “wait, what is this other season?” It’s late summer, and it corresponds with the Earth element. This does not being until late August. As I write this in late July, we are still in ‘regular summer,’ with the element of Fire dominating.

In Ayurvedic medicine, which originated in India, there are five elements as well and three seasons.  These three seasons represent harvest seasons, with Spring being a lean time without a harvest.  The three seasons also match the three doshas (constitutional types). The three seasons of Ayurveda represent two elements interacting; in the case of summer they are fire and water.

Summer, according to Ayurveda, is dominated by Pitta dosha- that hot, irritable, competitive and inflamed type. But I shouldn’t cast Pitta in too negative a light. We all need the fiery nature of Pitta to drive us forward, to digest our food, to energize us.

Ayurveda teaches that heat needs to be cooled with water, but not only plain water, also other cooling, watery things can tame heat.

Here are some foods that can cool you in summer:

  • Fresh, seasonal, organic fruit

  • Lots of filtered water

  • Bitter greens

  • Basmati rice

  • Cucumber

  • Bok choy

  • Lettuce

  • Mint

  • Cilantro

  • Fish and seafood

  • Aloe vera juice or gel

You’ll also want to avoid these foods:

  • Fried foods

  • Heavy, greasy meats

  • Dairy products

  • Spicy foods

Eat a lighter diet in the summer, with salads and steamed foods predominating.  Don’t overeat in the summertime, as this can lead to indigestion.

Chinese medicine has some similar ways to look at controlling heat. Again water tames fire, but note that wood feeds fire. If you have summertime symptoms, you do not want to feed your fire!

Wood has to do with spring season and the body system of your liver. 

What foods burden your liver? 

  • Alcohol

  • Coffee

  • Sugar

  • Food Additives

  • Lack of healthy fats

  • Dehydration

  • Xenoestrogens and other toxins

To avoid caffeine but still have a pleasant summertime drink, try:

  • Keep a pitcher of iced lemon water in the the fridge

  • Try chrysanthemum tea, from the Chinese tradition (more information)

  • Try a Pitta balancing tea, like this one I found online, with hibiscus and shatavari (an herb that is great for women’s health too!)

We have a special podcast, courtesy of Cate Stillman from the Yoga Healer podcast, featuring Cate’s Ayurvedic expertise on summertime, as well of that of her guests Dr. John Doulliard and Kate O’Donnell. Check it out here!

Do you have any tips on keeping cool with diet in the summertime?  We’d love to hear them!


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Bridgit Danner, LAc, FDNP, is trained in functional health coaching and has worked with thousands of women over her career since 2004. She is the founder of Women’s Wellness Collaborative llc and HormoneDetoxShop.com.

Whole Detox with Dr. Deanna Minich

Dr. Deanna Minich is a nutritionist and an author. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, and a Registered Yoga Teacher. In this week's episode we talk about whole detox and restoring health.

Click here to download an mp3 of "Whole Detox with Dr. Deanna Minich"

Here's what you'll hear: 

Min 01:40 Introduction to Dr. Deanna Minich

Min 04:40 The 7 Systems of Health

Min 10:10 Colors & painting people

Min 14:00 Dr. Deanna's personal healing

Min 16:00 Healing as an art & creativity

Min 18:50 Moving & being active

Min 19:40 Women's health & creativity

Min 26:00 Balancing the 7 systems of health

Min 34:15 Dr. Deanna's detox program

To learn more about Dr. Deanna Minich, visit her website here and follow her on social media:

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Whole Detox Spectrum Quiz

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Restore Your Radiance Program

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Bridgit Danner, Founder of Women's Wellness Collaborative

Summer Eating with Ayurveda with Kate O'Donnell & John Douillard

This week's podcast is made up of 2 segments from Cate Stillman podcast show "Yoga Healer". Cate is an Ayurvedic practitioner.

This episode is about summer and seasonal eating. Our guests are Kate O'Donnell who is an Ayurvedic chef, Ashtanga Yoga teacher & cookbook writer based in Boston and Dr. John Douillard who is also an Ayurvedic practitioner.

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Click here to download an mp3 of "Summer Eating with Ayurveda with Kate O'Donnell & Dr. John Douillard"

Here's what you'll hear: 

Min 00:10 Introduction to this week's podcast

Min 04:00 Getting overheated and inflamed during summertime

Min 05:15 Effects of caffeine, alcohol, tobacco & sugar

Min 08:35 Overheating and stress

Min 10:30 Getting transparency in the body

Min 14:30 Thriving with the core of Ayurvedic wisdom

Min 17:50 Kate's Mint cilanto coconut chutney

Min 22:20 The complexity of eating & diets

Min 24:00 Introduction to Dr. John Douillard

Min 25:00 Dr. John's go-to meals in summer

Min 26:05 Bile sludge and foods to decongest the liver & gall bladder

Min 28:00 Eating diversified foods

Min 31:20 Eating wheat & hard to digest foods

Min 34:05 Toxins

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These two guests were originally featured on Cate Stillman's podcast "Yoga Healer" here and here.

 

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The Right Way to Lose Weight with Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman

Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman is an author and has been a pioneer in the field of nutrition and functional health for many years. She is the author of the new book "The New Fat Flush Plan" which is our focus today.

Click here to download an mp3 of "The Right Way to Lose Weight with Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman."

Moving Into Menopause: Hormone Balance After 40 Summit

BUY the Hormone Balance After 40 Summit package here!

Hear 32 expert lectures on improving metabolism, balancing moods, increasing sex drive and more!

You can also take our peri-menopause quiz here to help you identify your own symptoms and what could be going on for you. You’ll also get some articles on balancing hormones and once the summit starts you'll be automatically added.

Here's what you'll hear: 

Min 01:50 Introduction to Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman

Min 02:30 The Lamp Post story

Min 04:30 Hidden weight gain factors and their effects

Min 09:00 Ways to enhance estrogen metabolism

Min 10:00 How the liver helps in losing weight

Min 12:30 The connection between thyroid health and liver gall bladder

Min 13:00 Effects of a removed gall bladder & the supplement to take

Min 18:50 Cellulite & the lymph system

Min 20:05 Connection between fluoride, tea, and lymphatic system

Min 21:10 Tea, chocolate & caffeine

Min 24:20 Dr. Ann Louise's personal experience with weight

Min 28:15 Dr. Ann's book & how to get it

To learn more about Dr. Louise, visit her website here and follow her on social media:

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Dr. Ann Louise's Resources: 

The New Fat Flush Plan 

Guess What Came to Dinner - Ground breaking parasite/weight loss connection

Super Nutrition For Women - Guide to combat PMS, alleviate yeast infections, lose weight, and strengthen your immune system.

Before The Change - Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause

Bile Builder supplement - Healthy bile and gallbladder support formula

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Bridgit Danner

Founder, Women's Wellness Collaborative