Have ever lost your train of thought, experienced lack of mental clarity, forgotten things that you should’ve remembered or have ever felt slow to process things? I know I have!! This is brain fog... The good news? You CAN get rid of brain fog! In part two of Sarah Morgan and I's conversation, she talks in depth about brain fog and shares advice on how you can begin talking, thinking and seeing things more clearly.
WHAT IS IT?
Sarah describes brain fog as your brain function crawling through mud. You may be experiencing things such as lack of mental clarity, unable to sort thoughts, trouble with memory, losing train of thought, slow processing or your just plain tired!
WHY AM I SUFFERING FROM IT?
So many people experience brain fog, just as I have with mold toxicity. Other factors that could cause inflammation of the brain include heavy metals, environmental toxins, lack of quality and duration of sleep, stress, gut function, low nutrients status and...
Enzymes, hydrochloric acid, probiotics… oh my! Supplements are only a piece of what Wade Lightheart is an expert in as we discuss how the pressure of looking a certain way on the outside can result in your health being compromised on the inside. Without an optimally functioning digestive system, no matter how often or hard you workout, you will not be able to get the most out of your training. Experiencing this himself, Wade started his own holistic health clinic and has been able to help his clients optimize their digestion. While following Wade's process, individuals also experienced clearer skin, less brain fog and better gut function. So, get ready to learn the ins and outs, the ups and downs, as well as the history and what is to come of gut function.
Vitamin C… SO much more than a glass of OJ in the morning! Vitamin C is a major co-factor to multiple systems in your body and could be the missing link in achieving optimal health. Now, before you go buy a bottle of Vitamin C, I encourage you to listen to this episode where I discuss the differences between Vitamin C and Liposomal Vitamin C, how Vitamin C deficiencies have manifested themselves today and the benefits and potential side effects of Vitamin C.
WHAT IS VITAMIN C?
Vitamin C is known as a broad spectrum antioxidant that can protect the cell structures and DNA from free radical damage along with being essential for collagen synthesis and we’re back to talking about fascia
Vitamin C is a co-factor to so many systems of the body which is why it plays such a huge role in your health! But keep in mind that everything in the body is connected and that low vitamin C could just be a piece of the symptom that you are dealing with.
3 NEW WAYS TO THINK...
Stephanie Gray joins us on the podcast to shed light on the fact that a diagnosis could easily just be a symptom. She explains how you can avoid invasive protocols including medications and surgery by attacking your ailments with functional medicine. Stephanie uses the struggles from her own life to help heal others in the form of gut health, hormone imbalance, infertility, nutrition deficiency and more. Are you ready to regain your health? Then, I can’t wait for you to tune in!
Stephanie is a functional medicine provider who helps men and women build sustainable and optimal health so that they can focus on what matters most to them. Her expertise lies within integrative anti-aging and functional medicine. She's arguably one of the most credentialed female healthcare providers in the Midwest. She’s the author of Amazon’s best-selling book Your Longevity Blueprint, has co-founded Your Longevity Blueprint nutraceuticals with her husband, Eric,...
A healthy lifestyle. It’s a very vague term for such a broad meaning, isn’t it? I am a firm believer that you can always be working to improve your overall health. It’s not about perfection, it’s about improvement as you continue to make small changes that will improve your quality of life. Be open-minded do something that can take you to that next step because you have the potential to create whatever type of healthy life you want for yourself.
LIVING A SUSTAINABLE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
WHAT IS IT
We are all unique (if you could have a nickel for every time you heard that one ). We all have different genetics, we all have different environments, and we all have different beliefs. That being said, what a healthy lifestyle looks like for one might look different for somebody else. I want you to keep that in mind with everything you learn from me whether it’s movement, awareness or nutrition. Take what resonates best with you and what you can...
Everything in the body is connected. It's a simple, yet complex concept to wrap your head around, but once you do, you will be able to have a better understanding of how your body functions. In this episode, you will see how your gut gets intertwined with the interconnection of your body.
THE UNDERLYING ISSUE OF DISEASE
Don’t be so quick to look for pharmaceuticals to help ‘fix’ an ailment going on in your body. Yes, some prescriptions out there can be game changers for people, but the majority of them are not! For me, I love getting to the source of what is going on in the body.
A pill might be able to fix your issue short term, but it doesn’t actually fix it for lifelong results. I want you to feel your best every day, so if your body needs some supplementation support, I am all for that as long as you are working on fixing and healing the underlying issue: your gut.
Here are a few conditions that I have found through my research that relate...
I am so excited for you to tune into this episode because I have my dear friend Jessica McCleskey Hood Mahle with me! Jessica is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Body Mind Coach, Yoga Instructor, a Moon Mother and founder of Love Your Body Like A Goddess.
Jessica helps women find their freedom by guiding them into sacred sparking bodies of love and lives of magic via the way of their goddess and womb wisdom.
Her technique begins by connecting the foods we eat with why we eat them. She begins by breaking “food” up into two categories: primary foods vs. secondary foods.
PRIMARY FOODS are the foods you don’t eat. Those can consist of relationships, careers, exercise, your home environment and so on.
SECONDARY FOODS are the actual food you eat but can also include medication, wine, cigarettes, etc.
By focusing on the primary foods, this allows individuals to stop obsessing over what they are actually eating and can begin...
1. TASTE EVERYTHING. EAT NOTHING.
Now don't take this literally... but try everything and then only eat the things you absolutely love. Except maybe the gluten If you currently are gluten-free, keep in mind that eating gluten even at just one meal can take months to completely get out of your body. I always recommend bringing a gluten-free option for everyone to enjoy!
Thanksgiving Trick: Don't tell anyone that it is a gluten-free dish and see if they notice! They might find that they like the gluten-free option better! #sneakysneakymama (DM me on Instagram and let me know if it worked!)
2. DON'T BINGE
It's never worth it and it makes you feel like a cornucopia! Eat until you are no longer hungry and stop before you are full. One of the best things about holiday meals are the leftovers so don't over do it in one meal - save plenty for leftovers for the family to enjoy for the next couple of days.
3. ENJOY YOUR FOOD
Meaning chew your food s l o w l y...
The topic of collagen has been buzzing around, especially in the anti-aging world. I wanted to answer a lot of your questions and separate truth from fiction when it comes to collagen + your body!
WHAT IS COLLAGEN?
Collagen is the protein that forms the connective tissue throughout your body (a.k.a. FASCIA).
Our bodies naturally produce collagen, but as we enter our late 20s and early 30s, the natural collagen production begins to slow and eventually decline. This is when visible signs of aging come to the surface such as fine lines and wrinkles.
As we age, it becomes increasingly important to replenish the collagen in our bodies because collagen can help strengthen our bones, fights away signs of aging and builds better fascia that acts as a web around and through our muscles and organs, can even help keep our bones strong and much more!
HOW CAN I ADD COLLAGEN INTO MY DIET?
Collagen is naturally found in many foods and can easily be incorporated...
Detoxing is so important because it helps eliminate and prevent inflammation and disease in your body. While there are many ways to detox, one effective and inexpensive way I recommend is dry brushing. In this episode, I am going to share with you all things dry brushing starting with why it's important and ending with how to dry brush.
WHAT IS YOUR LYMPHATIC SYSTEM AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
"The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body." - livescience.com
Your lymphatic system is part of your immune system and consists of a network of vessels that branch through all parts of your body circulating important bodily fluid to defend against infection.
WHAT CAN I DO TO IMPROVE MY LYMPHATIC SYSTEM?