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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 dietician, high-performance coach, and author of four books. She has helped thousands of women permanently lose weight, eliminate the need for medication, lose stubborn belly fat, and reverse chronic illness. Esther teaches her clients how to get clear and decisive about what to eat while healing their relationship with food and their bodies.
Esther and I discuss how to make sense of proper nutrition these days. New information is constantly coming out that seems to contradict what we previously had been told. That’s why staying current with the research, or having a practitioner who does, is so important
We also talk about the effect of stress on our hormones. I’ve noticed a huge difference in the ways different people react to stress and their levels of resiliency. Often, the effects of stress on hormonal health creates a vicious cycle. Esther explains what she’s discovered about breaking out of this negative feedback loop.
Have you ever felt like something is wrong even when all the tests say you’re fine? Let’s talk about it in the comments on the episode page!
In this episode
- Why current nutritional guidelines are out of date
- How stress affects our hormones and hormones affect our stress
- Acquiring the right mindset tools for healthy living
- What happens when we address past traumas
- Steps to take when healing feels overwhelming
“Diet alone doesn’t help people. You have to earn your supplements. It’s not like supplements are the magic key.” [4:48]
“The hormones are a production of our thoughts. The more we stay in our stressed state, the more it suppresses our healthy neurotransmitters.” [20:13]
“When you really want it to work, it works. So you ask for support instead of permission. Permission is not going to be part of your healing journey.” [53:01]