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Thyroid Refresh TV is an inspiring and informative thyroid diet and lifestyle podcast, created by thyroid patients, for thyroid patients. Join Co-hosts Danna Bowman (of Thyroid Nation) and Ginny Mahar (of Hypothyroid Chef) as they interview the world’s leading thyroid experts. Explore topics like how to lose weight with thyroid issues, how to use thyroid-specific nutrition for health and healing, or how to optimize your energy using simple lifestyle hacks and interventions. You CAN feel like ...
 
Fertility Education (FertilityEd) Podcast: To educate people about fertility which empowers women to make an informed decision of their sex life and future family planning. We feel the need for fertility education in schools for a better, healthier and brighter future. The journey from infertility to fertility, from childlessness to a brand-new baby, can be quite long and arduous. It involves complicated medical diagnoses, a wide range of treatment options, a host of potential lifestyle chan ...
 
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In the sixth episode of the Nutrition Education and Racial Disparities in Health podcast, our guests are Dr. Edgar Everett, Dr. Xavier Tipler, and Dr. Frank Vaught Jr, co-founding partners of Evoke Chiropractic Coaching. Our guests joined us for this conversation to discuss the interpersonal relationships they have cultivated through the Evoke Chir…
 
In this episode, we speak with Sara Peternell about how your ear issues could be linked to your thyroid. Sara is a board-certified holistic nutritionist and Hashimoto’s/thyroid nutrition expert. Her other areas of focus include digestive issues, pre and post-natal nutrition, food intolerances, autoimmune illnesses, and complex child feeding and gro…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Dr. Daemon Jones about blood sugar issues and insulin resistance, both of which can affect thyroid patients. Dr. Dae's mission is to find practical solutions to help patients ENJOY healthy living. This is the way she lives and what she teaches others every day! For complete show notes and the video, cli…
 
Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a genetic transcription factor that belongs to an important pathway for supporting health and enhancing resilience to environmental toxins. In this episode of the Medicinal Herbs special season of the WholisticMatters Podcast Series, host Sara Le Brun-Blashka talks with Professor Kerry Bone abou…
 
Before she became a food scientist, Dr. Karma James-Dulin grew up in the Caribbean, on the beautiful island of St. Lucia. In this episode, we talk with Dr. James-Dulin about her journey to becoming a food scientist, one that included fresh produce and daily home cooking while growing up that continues to influence her food habits today.…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we do something a little different! We’ll be taking the hot seat! We recently had the pleasure of appearing on the Thyroid Fix podcast with Dr. Amie Hornaman. We chatted with Dr. Amie about the 8 Daily Rituals of Thyroid-Healthy Living. For complete show notes and the video, click here: https://www.thyroidrefresh.com…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Dr. Amie Hornaman about libido issues that can arise when we have thyroid problems. Amie Hornaman DCN, MsN, CFMP is a leading certified functional-medicine expert on a mission to optimize thyroid patients around the world and give them their lives back using scientific elements of nutrition and function…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Phoebe Lapine about how to cook and eat for SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). Phoebe is a food and health writer, gluten-free chef, speaker, and the voice behind the award-winning blog Feed Me Phoebe. For complete show notes and the video, click here: https://www.thyroidrefresh.com/podcast/c…
 
In the fourth episode of the Nutrition Education and Racial Disparities in Health podcast, our guest is Dr. Michelle Simon, a naturopathic doctor and the president of the board for the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM). With Dr. Simon, we discuss how naturopathic medicine embodies a systematic approach to health that is focused on finding soluti…
 
In the sixth and final episode of Plant Power, the fourth season of the WholisticMatters Podcast Series, hosts Sara Le Brun Blashka, MS, Meghan Hamrock, MS, MPH, and Kara Credle discuss the realistic application of plant power in practice and in life. Paired with a final clinical commentary from Dave Hogsed, DOM, AP, this episode ties together the …
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Dr. Kyrin Dunston about the link between dry skin and thyroid issues. Dr. Kyrin helps women 40–60 lose weight, regain energy, balance their hormones and their moods, feel sexy and confident, look great, and master midlife. Join us for this informative discussion with Dr. Kyrin about how thyroid health a…
 
In the fifth episode of Plant Power, the fourth season of the WholisticMatters Podcast Series, our topic is nutrient bioavailability and bioaccessibility. Food processing affects how the body utilizes nutrients consumed through food, and bioavailability and bioaccessibility are two terms that describe the nature of nutrient utilization in the body.…
 
In the fourth episode of Plant Power, the fourth season of the WholisticMatters Podcast Series, our topic is phytonutrients and the valuable relationship between food and color. Our guest this episode is nutrition scientist Weston Bussler, PhD. Listen all the way to end for clinical insights from practitioner Dave Hogsed, DOM, AP.…
 
In the second episode of Plant Power, the fourth season of the WholisticMatters Podcast Series, our topic is plant genetics and genetic modification. Guests on this episode are scientists Brandon Metzger, PhD, and Eric Jackson, PhD. Listen all the way to end for clinical insights from practitioner Dave Hogsed, DOM, AP.…
 
In this episode, naturopathic clinician Angela Hywood joins our host Sara Le Brun-Blashka, MS, to talk about Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandha is commonly used in ayurvedic medicine as a general tonic for natural healing, and it is associated with a variety of clinical health benefits like blood sugar reduction, reduced cortisol levels,…
 
The hosts of this season will be having in-depth conversations with guests about defining the whole food matrix, the history of plants and plant genetics, the importance of organic farming, the relationship between phytonutrients and the natural colors of food, the impact of nutrient availability in the human body, and – lastly – applying ALL of th…
 
In the second episode of the Nutrition Education and Racial Disparities series, our guests are Alicia McDaniel, MPH, Rolanda Patrick Forehand, MPH, and Casey Brown from the Cabarrus Health Alliance. We discuss the processes of applying for grants and designing programs for nutrition education, projects that are often tested by logistical and financ…
 
Dr. Lars Bode discusses the relationship between 2’-FL, a novel prebiotic, and the human microbiome, including what makes 2’-FL stand out from other HMOs, and why HMOs stand out from other oligosaccharides. Additionally, the group talks about the decoy action of HMOs and the relationship between 2’-FL and Bifidobacteria.…
 
Welcome to the very first episode of the new monthly podcast series on WholisticMatters: Nutrition Education and Racial Disparities in Health. This month we’re talking with chiropractor and co-founder of Evoke Chiropractic Coaching, Dr. Edgar Everett. Dr. Everett practices in St. Louis, Missouri, and is passionate about serving his practice members…
 
Introducing a special season of the WholisticMatters Podcast Series, where the hosts are talking with a diverse group of guests to explore how nutrition education and natural approaches to health could affect positive change regarding racial disparities in health. This podcast series serves to highlight conversations with healthcare practitioners, …
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Kerry Jeffery about the often overlooked emotional impact of life with chronic illness. Kerry is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Counselor and Life Coach, working exclusively online with clients all over the world to help them overcome the complex emotional issues of living with chronic illness using her uni…
 
In this episode, we welcome Brie Wieselman, L.Ac back to the show. Brie is a functional medicine practitioner, digestive health and hormone balance specialist working with women around the world in her online practice. Join us for an informative conversation about stool testing, one of the best ways to determine what is going on in your gut. Tune i…
 
In this episode, naturopathic clinician Angela Hywood returns to the show to talk with host Sara Le Brun-Blashka, MS, to talk about natural approaches to healthy skin, for aging, acne, inflammation, and the skin-gut connection. With herbs like gotu kola, stinging nettle, calendula, and more, you’ll hear all about how slowing down collagen degradati…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Debbie Rice, ND, MPH, a naturopathic doctor who focuses care on pediatric health, hormone health, thyroid health, and adrenal health. Join us for an enlightening discussion with Dr. Rice about the DUTCH test (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones), and why it may be useful for thyroid patients.…
 
Hypoestrogenism refers to lower than normal levels of estrogen in our body. This is a normal physiologic response in postmenopausal women but is a concerning find in women trying to conceive. Although less common than low progesterone, hypoestrogenism requires proper diagnosis and treatment to prevent long-term health consequences. _______________ …
 
Oestrogen is a female sex hormone that has many roles in the body, from controlling puberty to strengthening bones. Having too much or too little oestrogen can cause a range of different medical conditions. Listen to the episode and know about the cause and treatment options of oestrogen dominance. _______________ In this difficult time of COVID-19…
 
If you're a woman who is in the creative role then this podcast is just right for you. The biological experience of being a woman with its cyclical nature has long been an influence on female artists. However, it seems that a woman’s creative strengths and abilities could vary greatly depending on her menstrual cycle. According to a number of femal…
 
Menstruation is good for a woman’s physical and emotional health. The benefits of having a period are especially good when your hormones are stable and your cycle is regular. Unfortunately, most women have irregular periods at least once or twice in their lives. But even if your menstrual cycle is unpredictable, you are still benefiting from having…
 
Have you ever noticed that, along with your energy and mood, your libido changes throughout your menstrual cycle? I’d always assumed that fluctuations in a person’s sex drive are due to external influences exhaustion stemming from an over-scheduled lifestyle, for example, or fighting with your partner. But that's not the case. “physiological, psych…
 
Trying to get pregnant can be an exciting time, but it can also be disappointing and frustrating if things don't go according to plan. Speak to your doctor and what if you both get a clean bill of health, and then you think we're doing everything right and still no luck why? Unexplained infertility, in many cases, is not that there is nothing wrong…
 
From mood swings and cramps to energy bursts and cravings, we know our bodies change throughout our cycles and our skin is no exception. Your menstrual cycle has a lot to do with the appearance of your skin. During your monthly cycle, it may seem like your skin has their own life. However, its seemingly mysterious patterns are often related to your…
 
Darkness is important for optimum reproductive health in women, and for protecting the developing fetus. Melatonin, a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain in response to darkness, is important when women are trying to conceive because it protects their eggs from oxidative stress. Melatonin has strong antioxidant properties that shield …
 
Many women are familiar with progesterone as a hormone that is essential for fertility and for sustaining a pregnancy. In fact The name itself means “promoting gestation.” Once a woman’s reproductive life begins to wane and she enters perimenopause, progesterone production in the ovaries starts to decline. However, progesterone is far more than a g…
 
Whether you’ve been controlling your fertility for a few months, a few years, or a decade or more, you’ll have wondered, how might being on birth control affect my future fertility? While you may have heard that you can and will get pregnant right away when you stop taking the birth control pill or have your implant removed, this is not the reality…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we speak with Angela Brown, a thyroid expert and holistic health coach from St. Louis, MO. Join us for an informative discussion with Angela about HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis) and its possible benefits for thyroid patients. We also learn how HTMA is different to a blood panel. Tune in to learn more!…
 
If you are trying to get pregnant (or thinking about it), you're probably familiar with the standard advice: Maintain a healthy weight. Go easy on the coffee and booze and relax. But there are a handful of other things that may help boost your baby-making odds, from changing your sushi order to improve sleep quality. In this episode, we have talked…
 
The menstrual cycle affects many aspects of health, from body temperature and energy to sleep quality. Have you wonder that even though you maintain your routine yet you see changes in your sleep pattern sometimes you sleep like a log & sometimes you don't get a wink of quality sleep. You may not realize it, but your cycle can have a direct impact …
 
The menstrual cycle is itself a cycle of immunity. The immune system and the reproductive system aren’t directly connected, but the fluctuation of your hormones throughout the cycle can have certain immune repercussions, Anyone who has periods can tell you about the day-to-day impact on moods, energy levels, sex drive and food cravings. But researc…
 
Today we are talking about cat’s claw for immunity and recovery with naturopath and medical herbalist Berris Burgoyne, who joins our host, nutritionist Sara Le Brun Blashka, for the fifth episode of our special series on Medicinal Herbs. cat’s claw (Uncaria tomentosa) is an herb native to the South and Central American tropical rain forest associat…
 
How much time have you lost because you’re on your period and stuck lying in bed with a cold towel over your eyes, wondering how long before this head-splitting migraine will go away? More Than 50 per cent of women who get migraines suffer from what’s called menstrual migraines or hormonal headaches. The hormones estrogen and progesterone play key …
 
Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) is a condition specific to assisted reproductive technology such as egg freezing or IVF. It occurs in some patients after their ovaries are stimulated by the injectable medications which are a prescribed part of the egg retrieval process for all patients. There are three separate classifications done accordi…
 
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