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Let me guess, you're sick of the endless wellness fads that blow up on the internet, but don't actually work for you. Yeah, us too. Muscle Medicine shines a light into today's health and wellness trends and debunks the myths surrounding nutrition and exercise with sound science to deliver actionable tips for you to use every day. Follow your host, Dr. Emily Kiberd, Chiropractor and movement expert as she interviews industry leaders on their simple and effective strategies to live a healthy, ...
 
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Key Takeaways Consistency and commitment to building strength will also build resilience. This will create the space to actually analyze how you’re doing. When you give yourself enough space to think, you’ll quickly realize what you’re truly capable of. When managing Hashimoto’s symptoms, it’s important to work out and push yourself. Yet, it’s all …
 
Key Takeaways Your health is ultimately your responsibility. Do the research necessary to become armed with the best information and don’t be afraid to advocate for yourself whenever it is necessary. Weight-training can seem intimidating. However, if you find the right coach and learn the proper form, it is a safe and effective way to improve thyro…
 
Key Takeaways It is possible to meet your strength goals without exhausting yourself and damaging your health. Finding the minimal effective dose and doing just what is necessary to achieve your goals will ultimately be more rewarding and sustainable. Shouldn’t workouts make us feel our best? Yet so many result in exhaustion, burnout, and frustrati…
 
Key Takeaways There’s no single test that will identify the source of metabolic issues. It takes a thorough and holistic approach. Multiple tests are often needed to identify what the true source of a condition is. Once root causes have been identified, handling stress, eating well, and exercising will likely lead to improvements. Many of the clien…
 
Key Takeaways Success comes in many forms. Even when things don’t go right, you can succeed by using them as catalysts for growth. Before reacting, pause, breathe, think about how you can grow from it. Every single one of us has been affected by this pandemic. Likely, plans you’ve made will not come to fruition because of it. That’s certainly true …
 
Key Takeaways Historic water damage is more likely a source of mold than a recent incident. Even when the water is gone, the mold will stay behind. That’s why a proper inspection should take some time. It involves looking everywhere. Remediation is a big process. What it’s really doing is removing biotoxins that make you sick. This is not a place t…
 
Key Takeaways Aging usually leads to a loss of skeletal muscle. That’s why it’s important to start building and maintaining it before it becomes a problem. Getting enough protein and exercising regularly will accomplish this and set you up to live better into old age. There is no single best way to build and maintain muscle with exercise. Whether u…
 
Key Takeaways Peak performance training just isn’t sustainable. Sooner or later, something is going to give. Instead of just pushing their physical limits to the breaking point, strength training in an optimal way will help establish actual healthy results and heal a career of injury. Many of us work, play, and train at full throttle. But when we o…
 
Key Takeaways For many people, it isn’t necessary to spend a big chunk of your day at the gym. Exercising periodically throughout the day, even for a few minutes at a time, is a practical solution for staying fit while staying home. Interval training can benefit nearly anyone. The science shows that when appropriately adapted it can help elite athl…
 
Key Takeaways There is a host of potential health problems associated with mold exposure. Since these are often similar to the symptoms of other common diseases, they can be hard to diagnose. The design of your home greatly impacts the potential for mold growth. Breathable building materials and dehumidifiers will help a lot. However, you need to s…
 
Most training programs focus on simply building strength. That’s an important part, but it ignores crucial parts of the human condition. We don’t naturally move the way we often train. But what if we trained based on how we move? That would lead to more balanced strength and reduce the likelihood of common injuries. About Rocky Snyder With nearly t…
 
Getting your health back after a Hashimoto’s diagnosis is a frustrating process. You can do all the common recommendations and still run up against a wall. I know. I’ve been there myself. Today I’m speaking directly to the millions of women with Hashimoto’s. We’re talking about the most two common struggles that come up over and over again -- fatig…
 
Many people think that a workout should leave you feeling like a puddle of sweat on the floor every day. That’s just not sustainable and could leave you with some nasty injuries. Instead, a well-balanced and carefully crafted exercise routine will help you reach your long-term goals without negatively impacting other parts of your life. Holly and A…
 
For all the women with Hashimoto’s, this is one is for you. The gyms are closed, but that doesn’t mean you can stop working out. Today, I’m talking about how you can stay active to prevent all the gains you made in the gym from being lost even if you don’t have any equipment at home. I’m glad you’re staying home and staying safe. But it’s not time …
 
With brick and mortar gyms shut down because of COVID-19, training for many has shifted online. This presents all sorts of new challenges but also opportunities. It is so important that we continue our workouts at home. This is especially true for all the new and expectant mothers out there. Not only is this crucial to maintain sanity, but you also…
 
Infertility can be a heartbreaking situation. What makes it even more difficult is the uncertainty that often lies behind its cause. There are many factors that can lead to infertility. Hypothyroidism is one of them. Today’s guest supports couples struggling with hypothyroidism overcome their issues with infertility. Jennifer Zucconi is a functiona…
 
Addressing gut health is often the key to clearing up your skin. But what if your child is showing signs of skin irritation? Luckily, I’ve brought someone on today who specializes in just that. Jennifer Caryn Brand is a clinical nutritionist who works in the unique niche of helping children with skin and gut conditions. She believes that we are all…
 
I don’t want to scare you, but in many places, it’s not a matter of if you get Lyme disease, but when. This disease is as complex as it is common. To create a clearer picture of Lyme and its treatments, I’ve brought in someone with an intimate knowledge of this disease. Dr. Tom Moorcroft considers himself a medical detective as well as a doctor of …
 
Many of us connect our sense of self-worth to our work. But the current global pandemic has impacted many people’s idea of their value. The tools to cope with these feelings are within everyone. Today’s guest is going to tell you how to harness this inner power. Tallia Deljou is a positive psychology expert and personal development coach. As such, …
 
In these weird and uncertain times, it’s so important to get a handle on anxiety. A lot of us are making the transition to working from home. This presents a whole bunch of new challenges we may not have faced before. Today, I’m sharing some tools that I’ve found helpful for calming whatever anxieties might come up as we deal with this new reality.…
 
In this high-stress time of COVID-19, our expectations of normalcy have gone out the window. We’re feeling anxious and powerless. This takes a toll on our mental health and wellbeing. Today’s guest made it his practice to share useful and actionable techniques for regaining your sense of balance and control through meditation. With a twenty-year ca…
 
As the coronavirus completely alters all aspects of life, it’s a good time to talk about the birth process. Expecting parents all over are finding that their plans have changed. This is an uncertain process in the best of times. It is less clear than ever now. Tanya Wills is a homebirth midwife and lactation consultant. Her business, Manhattan Birt…
 
Navigating the conflicting information out there about good nutrition is exhausting and confusing. Add to this all the stress of trying to stay healthy and maintain a modern lifestyle and it’s no wonder people are suffering. Today’s guest is going to tell you how she deals with all this uncertainty with confidence. Esther Blum is an integrative die…
 
No two patients are the same. Everyone who walks into a practitioner’s office brings with them unique biomechanical, as well as social and psychological, factors. Being able to understand each patient’s individual conditions and background is what sets great practitioners apart. Dr. Stu McGill is a professor emeritus, University of Waterloo, where …
 
You’ve likely seen CBD products in all sorts of places. If you suffer from pain or anxiety or really anything else, you may have considered using it. For today’s episode, I’ve brought in someone who truly understands how this compound can be used to help and what you should look for when using it. Brooke Alpert, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., is a nationally …
 
Lab work is often very confusing to read and understand. It’s tough to know if your doctor is even ordering the right lab work and if that work is telling you the complete story of your health. Wouldn’t it be great if you could take more direct ownership of getting the health information that you need by ordering and completing these tests yourself…
 
A Hashimoto’s diagnosis often means frustration. Typical workouts and treatments may not work and feeling defeated is a common consequence. Living with Hashimoto’s means making adjustments. This is particularly true when it comes to your workout. In today’s episode, I’m sharing three important changes you absolutely must make to finally lose that w…
 
While treating a lot of women at my clinic, I’ve encountered many auto-immune conditions, including Hashimoto’s. Everyone has a story. However, it’s normal to feel like your story doesn’t get heard, that people can’t understand. Because it is important to share our stories and let everyone know that they have a voice, I’m sharing my own journey wit…
 
Today I’d like to talk about knee pain as it relates to Hashimoto’s Disease. It’s not uncommon for me to see women with autoimmune conditions who also suffer from knee pain. Since they don’t remember injuring it, they often wonder why their knee hurts. When there’s no clear mechanism of injury present, that’s a big clue that an autoimmune condition…
 
Have you found that you have trouble reaching up with one of your arms? Maybe this happens when you go to comb your hair or put on a jacket. This is something often called frozen shoulder, aka adhesive capsulitis. In today’s solo episode, I’m talking about this condition that I’ve seen in many women with Hashimoto’s disease. Frozen shoulder is a vi…
 
It is becoming increasingly apparent that building a good relationship is a crucial part of helping people rehabilitate. Healing and recovery cannot truly happen unless coaches and trainers are able to listen, assess, communicate, and create the proper environment. Today’s guest understands this undeniable importance and is here to share how we all…
 
Diets are tough. If you’ve ever bounced from one fad diet to the next, given up and had to restart, or just been overwhelmed by the discipline involved, you’re not alone. The key though is understanding that a diet is just one of many tools for wellness. With that mindset, eating can become fun once again and healthy results can follow. Alison Marr…
 
Many people perceive self-care and recovery as a romanticized process. But it is a struggle that involves pushing through boundaries, focus, and determination. There is never one single trick or solution, but taking an adaptive and introspective approach is crucial. Today’s guest has not only lived this journey but helps others to do it too. Maggie…
 
Conventional wisdom has it that women should get back to their usual life as soon as they can after giving birth. It turns out that that is so far from the truth. Doing so ignores the important postpartum period, something we dive deep into in this episode. Today I’m welcoming back to the podcast Lily Nichols. Lily is a registered dietician and nut…
 
Maintaining proper form is one of the most critical parts of strength training. If anything is off, from stance to breath, you risk working out at less than peak efficiency. Worse, you may even injure yourself. To discuss how you can work out with the best form possible, I’ve brought in an expert with years of experience helping people strength tra…
 
Anyone who’s been on a diet knows the struggles of losing weight and feeling strong and healthy through the whole process. It can even take a real toll on your mental health as there’s a real emotional side to eating. Today I’m sitting down with someone who is refocussing the way we can think about and approach our relationship with food to help pe…
 
In my clinic, I regularly see the negative results that happen to women when they overtrain. While it’s true that many of us think that more is better, this can ultimately lead to burnout and more problems down the road. Jessica Drummond MPT, CCN, CHC, the Founder and CEO of the Integrative Women's Health Institute, is passionate about caring for a…
 
Highly stressful situations can lead to an inability to act and respond. These feelings have long-lasting impacts that affect people well afterward. However, as you’ll hear, this is not the result of some inadequacy, but an ancient neurological response. Stephen Porges, Ph.D. is a distinguished university scientist at Indiana University, professor …
 
Soy is a popular protein source in the fitness world and in food in general. There are countless different soy-based products out there claiming that soy is a miracle food. However, there is also a lot of evidence that soy can lead to a whole host of medical problems. Perhaps, few people understand this better than today’s guest. Dr. Kaayla Daniel,…
 
Whether you’re an athlete or not, proper movement is the key to preventing injury and staying fit overall. DNS is one of the many tools that is helping people properly find stabilization and operate at peak performance. Today’s guest is an expert in its application and is here to share how this movement system can help you too. Dr. Michael Rintala …
 
Pelvic floor health is too often ignored by women. Especially after childbirth, but throughout life, the pelvic floor needs loving care. The great thing is that it is well within your control to address the needs and wellbeing of this important group of muscles. Isa Herrera is a licensed physical therapist, as well as an expert in integrative pelvi…
 
There are many causes of chronic pain. Sometimes it’s not even entirely physical or connected to the place that’s hurting. Healing is complex and not always a straightforward process. My guest today knows this as well as anyone and has developed a fantastic method that we can all benefit from. Sue Hitzmann is the creator of the Melt Method, a simpl…
 
I’ve seen many elite runners come through the doors of my clinic. I know first-hand what their muscle quality feels like and the injuries they’ve dealt with. I’ve also seen how they train and how they recover from big races. That’s why I’m doing a solo episode to tell you what I’ve learned about how to best recover from running a marathon. By using…
 
Today’s guest is a little different than my usual ones. Marcy Tardio is a certified nurse-midwife who’s been practicing for over 30 years. In fact, she’s my midwife. Marcy specializes in homebirths, where she assists women from the very beginning to end of their pregnancies. In this interview, Marcy explains just what a midwife is, the training req…
 
It’s well known that maintaining muscle mass is one of the most crucial things we can do as we age. It has been shown to be the number one factor in preventing injuries, regulating hormones, and increasing longevity overall. But here’s the thing, it isn’t necessary to go all out at the gym every day. Today’s guest is a leader in this movement of mi…
 
For most of my adult life, I’ve been dealing with gallbladder issues. Last month it even landed me in the ER with severe pain under my right shoulder-blade. So today I’m talking about a number of the common root causes of pain that can hit you hard underneath the shoulder-blade. First, I’m taking a deep look into common gallbladder problems and how…
 
With so much focus these days on training harder no matter what, it can be a challenge convincing my clients to slow down and focus on what’s right for them rather than just going all out. However, if you have a goal to achieve, training smartly with a coach is the best way to do it! With nearly all the StrongFirst SFG certifications to her name, E…
 
It’s almost impossible to completely escape the toxins in our environment that make us sick. But there are ways to limit their impact and detoxify your body. The truth is, it’s not as complicated to detoxify as many might think. You just need the right knowledge and the commitment to make it happen. Bridgit Danner has been a licensed acupuncturist …
 
A lot of people talk about fascia in a lot of different disciplines. It is a crucial part of how we move and feel in our bodies, but few actually examine it from a medical point of view. However, more and more research is taking place into how our fascia works and how to best treat it to heal after an injury and reduce pain. Dr. Antonio Stecco is a…
 
From keto to nootropics to paleo and so much more, it’s overwhelming just trying to figure out how to build the best diet for yourself. The fact of the matter is that no single diet will solve all your problems. For most of us, a well-rounded and informed approach is key. That’s why I’ve brought someone onto this podcast who is an expert in helping…
 
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