The Lyons’ Share Presents

 

 Megan Lyons, Harvard graduate and management consultant turned Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist and owner of The Lyons’ Share Wellness, brings you Wellness Your Way. Each week, she offers tips and tricks to get physically, emotionally, and mentally healthier in YOUR way. Wellness Your Way delivers the best takeaways from thousands of individual clients, and sets you on your unique path to feeling your very best. From health news you can use to product reviews, the show offers tactical strategies YOU can use to improve your health, happiness, and quality of life.

So grab a mug of tea or lace up your walking shoes; let’s dive in!

⭐ NEW EPISODE ⭐
E.186: First Steps to Remove Toxins From Your Home
E.187: Breast Cancer Prevention and Management with Dr. Michael Robinson

This episode covers:

  • In this episode, we discuss the causes and treatments of breast cancer, the importance of a healthy diet, why maintaining a strong immune system is essential, and so much more.
  • Dr. Michael Robinson is a nationally sought-after Naturopathic Oncology specialist and expert in functional medicine. He has been working and teaching in natural healthcare for the last 12 years; he now practices in Downers Grove with a clinical focus in cancer support therapy and naturopathic oncology. While initially enrolled in a Pre-Pharmacy program, he saw his mother go through 10 years of chronic pain and medications as she was shuffled around to 28 different doctors and practitioners without relief. It wasn’t until she saw a Naturopathic Physician that within 6 months, her pain and medication usage had reduced by 90%. This sent him down a new journey to learn about everything Natural Medicine had to offer. He switched his pharmacy major to a Health Science degree, and never turned back. Dr. Robinson is passionate about changing the healthcare paradigm in America and is passionate about healthcare education.

 

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Episodes
E.1: Getting Back on Track with your Health Goals

Listen to the episode HERE!

This episode covers:

  • Why Vitamin D is more important than ever during COVID-19
  • A product recommendation for my favorite source of electrolytes
  • A guide to being easily able to restart your goals when you get off track
  • Two listener Q and A’s giving you more information about how much water to drink and the importance of finding what works for YOU!

Click HERE to Listen to E.1: The Veggies of the Matter!

Links I mentioned during this episode:

After listening to this episode:

  • Think of 1 thing that you’d like to recommit to.
  • Forgive yourself for getting off track.
  • What can you learn?
  • Why do you want to achieve this?
  • What can you do within the next hour, literally, to get closer to this goal?
  • How would it serve you to adjust goal going forward?
  • Do you believe you can achieve this? Pump yourself up! If not, go back to your why.
  • How will you stay accountable? Get a friend? Set calendar reminders?
E.2: How to Order Take Out (and Eat at Restaurants) Healthily

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This episode covers:

  • A study comparing rapid weight loss to gradual weight loss
  • A product that is KEY to my sugar cravings
  • How to eat healthily when eating at restaurants or ordering take out
  • Two listener Q and A’s giving you more information about which types of exercise give you the most bang for your buck, as well as two book recommendations!

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Think of a restaurant you regularly order from, and mentally adjust your order to follow the BDD and MVP rules.
  • Next time you order from that restaurant, follow the rules and tag me on social media so I can cheer you on and offer feedback!
E.3: Why I don’t Believe in “Cheat Days"

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This episode covers:

  • A study that found eating a large meal doesn’t always cause the spike in blood sugar that you might think
  • A product that is an awesome alternative to nuts
  • Why I don’t believe in “cheat days”
  • Two listener Q and A’s giving you nutrients that are helpful to people with ADHD, as well as how to select supplements

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Think about a food you love but rarely “permit” yourself to have.  Get excited about enjoying ONE serving of it without any guilt or shame! Portion out a reasonable serving, sit down somewhere away from social media and work, and really enjoy it.
  • Then, move on! Don’t let that spiral you into self-judgment, or into eating more food that will make you feel poorly later. Way to go!
E.4: All About Adaptogens
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This episode covers:

  • A study with findings that emphasize the importance of sleep
  • A product recommendation for a protein-rich snack
  • Why I’m a believer in adaptogens
  • Two listener Q and A’s giving you a glimpse into my journey that led me to my career, as well as my favorite oil for roasting vegetables

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Think about what specifically is causing you the most stress at the moment. I do mean specifically – try to go as deep as possible.
  • Once you’ve identified one thing that is causing you stress, think about ONE thing you can do about it. There’s ALWAYS something we can do about it, whether that means impacting the outcome itself, or just impacting the way we’re framing the situation in our minds.
  • Pick one small thing that you can do about whatever’s stressing you out, and just DO it!
E.5: 5 Steps to Start a Morning Routine that Makes You Feel Great!

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This episode covers:

  • A study on the benefits of awe walks
  • A product recommendation that allows me to stand on my feet all day
  • How to start a morning routine that works for you
  • Two listener Q and A’s giving you tips for mentally coping with a high BMI, as well as whether or not I eat fruit

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Join the free WAKEUP Challenge! 5 days next week, we’ll encourage each other to get up for an energizing and positive morning routine, and we’ll cheer each other on! I’m offering a prize each day – a $25 Amazon gift card, free PEPPER Planner, or choice of my favorite coffees and teas!  Click HERE for all the details. We start Monday 10/19!
E.6: How to Keep Commitments to Yourself

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This episode covers:

  • A study showing why cooking at home is almost always healthier than eating at a restaurant
  • A product recommendation for my favorite foam roller
  • How to keep commitments to yourself
  • Two Q and A’s on my thoughts on collagen supplements and herbal tea

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Think of 1 commitment to yourself – make sure it’s reasonable. Put it on your calendar and truly COMMIT to it. Think of your why. Then make it happen!
E.7: Spooky Facts about Sugar… and How to Find Hidden Sugar

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This episode covers:

  • A study showing that exercise can lower the risk of all cause mortality
  • A product recommendation for my favorite dairy free creamer
  • Spooky facts about sugar
  • Two Q and A’s giving you my thoughts on caffeine and Crystal Light

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Take note of all added sugar you consume in a day.  Walk around with a post-it or use the notes on your phone and start tracking, and start to make a list of healthier substitutes you can find.  If you want help, tag me on social media and I’ll help you find a tasty substitute!
E.8: How to Make Any Pinterest Recipe ACTUALLY Healthy

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This episode covers:

  • A study exploring the benefits of low dose alcohol intake
  • Product recommendations for both nuts and trail mix that I’m loving
  • How to make any Pinterest recipe healthy
  • Two Q and A’s about types of magnesium and how much alcohol is too much alcohol

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Take one recipe that you’ve made before or have been meaning to make, and apply 2-3 of the tips I shared on how to make it healthier.  Make it again in the healthier way and let me know how it goes!
E.9: The Importance of Rest

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This episode covers:

  • A study comparing sugar sweetened beverages to artificially sweetened beverages
  • A product recommendation for my favorite cauliflower dip
  • How to rest your mind, body, and soul
  • Two Q and As giving you tips for reducing plastic use and for staying hydrated in the winter

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Schedule in time to rest. Choose which needs most rest – your body, mind, or soul, and select one of the tips from that section that you want to try. Put it in your calendar to make it more likely that you will follow through! This is just as important as any other appointment!
E.10: The Time for a Healthy Holiday Mindset is NOW!

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This episode covers:

  • A study about the effects of inflammatory foods
  • A product recommendation for one of my favorite kombucha drinks
  • How to cultivate a healthy holiday mindset
  • Two Q and As giving you some of my favorite holiday side dishes and my opinion about Liquid I.V.

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Set your holiday mentality NOW.  Write a physical note to yourself of 1-3 commitments you heard from today that you want to implement.  Keep it somewhere that you’ll see it regularly, so you can recommit continuously through the holidays!
  • Please share my FREE download for Healthy Holiday swaps on Instagram, and when you do it and tag @thelyonsshare, I’ll donate $5 to a charity of your choice!  Head to my Instagram and view the “Holiday Swaps” highlight to copy your template!
E.11: How to Make Your Health Goals Fun

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This episode covers:

  • A study on memory and positivity
  • A product recommendation for environmentally friendly food storage
  • 5 ways to make your health goals fun
  • Two listener Q and As on immunity boosting supplements and whether or not I eat grains

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Think of 1 health goal you can achieve by end of this year, and figure out how to make it fun!
E.12: How to Eat (and Enjoy!) Vegetables in the Winter

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This episode covers:

  • A study about health goals and aging
  • A recommendation for my favorite secret store
  • How to eat and enjoy veggies during the winter
  • Two Q and As on the best ways to get folate and my experience with Amazon’s Halo

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Include 1 extra serving of veggies in your day, and tag me in your veggie-filled pictures on Instagram for me to cheer you on!
E.13: Tracking the ONE Thing that can Take Your Health to the Next Level

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This episode covers:

  • A study and an article confirming the mental health benefits of exercising
  • A product recommendation that could make a GREAT holiday gift
  • How to track your health goals
  • Two Q and As giving you soup recommendations and info for my next Color Up program

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Figure out one metric to track, determine how you’ll track it, gather any tools you need, and get tracking!  Watch what you track improve!
E.14: What Just Happened? Reviewing Your Progress on 2020 Goals

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This episode covers:

  • A study on the surprising foods that may protect against Alzheimer’s disease
  • A product recommendation for one of my favorite snacks
  • How to review your progress on yearly goals (even in a strange year)
  • Two Q and As on when to drink water throughout the day and my thoughts on snacking

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Reflect on your goals and celebrate what you did achieve.  Then forgive yourself for what you didn’t and decide to remove the goal, revise the deadline, or revise the goal. Happy Holidays!
E.15: Let's Get It! Setting 2021 Goals that Inspire and Motivate You Every Day of the Year

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This episode covers:

  • A study on why some people don’t lost the expected weight from exercise
  • A product recommendation for a monk fruit sweetened latte
  • How to set your 2021 goals
  • Two Q and As giving you tips for resetting your body after an unhealthy meal and the benefits of strength training for women

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • I promise, no matter what everyone is saying, you don’t need a diet that will make you feel badly about yourself.  You don’t need to starve yourself, or do 8 hours of cardio per day.  You don’t need to outlaw your favorite food groups!All you need is a plan that is fun, flexible, customized to YOU.  You need some guidance and education on what foods truly FUEL your body.  And a little encouragement with a crazy supportive group of people working alongside you sure doesn’t hurt!

    Intrigued?  Learn more about Color Up! at the link in the show notes!

    Share one of your 2021 goals with me via DM or answer the comment box on my Instagram if you listen to this today.  I’ll choose 3 people to send PEPPER Planners to help them achieve their goals in 2021!

E.16: Does Wanting to Improve Mean You Weren't Good Enough to Start Out?
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This episode covers:
  • A study revealing the three factors proven to increase mental health
  • A product recommendation for a snack I’ve recently rediscovered
  • How to get motivated to improve your health without thinking you were not good enough to start with
  • Two Q and As on raw vs cooked veggies and where to find turnip fries

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • If you’re looking for a jumpstart that is customized, balanced, effective, and surrounded by a group of positive and encouraging peers, Color Up! is for you!If you have any questions, head over to the Color Up! page, or shoot me an email: megan@thelyonsshare.org

    Sign-ups END Friday, so don’t miss your chance to start 2021 in the most balanced, positive, healthy way possible, by learning how to fuel your body well!

E.17: Finding Continuous Improvement in Your Own Way

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This episode covers:

  • A study on the impact that avocados have on gut health
  • A product recommendation for one of my favorite seasonings
  • Books I love for helping you to continuously improve
  • Two Q and As giving you recommendations for food delivery services and how to drink more water in the winter

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Any format, any genre, any reason… just pick a book, and get reading!
E.18: Intermittent Fasting: Go All in or Shy Away?

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This episode covers:

  • A study on the benefits of the Mediterranean diet
  • A product recommendation for Kion aminos
  • My thoughts on intermittent fasting and if it might be right for you
  • Two Q and As giving you my opinion on deli meats and eating for your blood type

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • If you want more information on intermittent fasting, check out the blog post linked above. If you think it might be right for you, experiment with a 12-hour fast!
E.19: Prebiotics, Probiotics, and What You Need for Gut Health
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This episode covers:

  • A study showing how little we really know about food
  • A product recommendation to help you stay hydrated
  • My thoughts on prebiotics and probiotics
  • Two Q and As on whether or not you can work out too much and celery juice

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Check your gut health! Are you consuming enough probiotic rich foods? If not, check out my recommendations for probiotic supplements. Are you getting enough prebiotics through your food? If not, make an effort to get in some more of those foods that I mentioned in this episode!
E.20: Let's Talk About Automatic Negative Thoughts

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This episode covers:

  • A study showing how few teenagers consume the recommended amount of vegetables, and my suggestions to combat this
  • A product recommendation for one of my favorite bread substitutions
  • How to decrease automatic negative thoughts
  • Two Q and As giving you tips for keeping your skin hydrated and my take on Instant Pot vs. crockpots

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Think about an ANT problem you have, and commit to being aware of it for 24 hours.  See how often you can notice it popping up!
E.21: Kevin Tells All: Confessions of a Normal Eater Married to a Health Enthusiast!

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This episode covers:

  • A study on low carb vs. low fat diets
  • A product recommendation for a simple item that’s been around for centuries
  • An interview with my husband, Kevin, about what it’s like to be married to me!
  • Two Q and As on the best way to determine if you have a food allergy and my thoughts on MCT oil

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • If you’ve struggled with emotional eating, me too – I’m right there with you. Overcoming it has been one of my greatest health achievements and I want to help you out.  The blog post in the show notes is a great first step, and if you want to take it to the next level, my 10-Day Emotional Eating Challenge called Fueling or Feeling starts on 2/16! This 10 -day program will take you through exercises and activities to uncover the root of YOUR emotional eating, and give you strategies, tips & tricks to reverse course and find FREEDOM from emotional eating.  Sign ups end soon, so join us for $29!
  • Think about whether your food decisions have been impacted by others.  Food is a personal decision.  I don’t wear the clothes my husband does or drive the car he does or eat the same dinner as him.  I don’t judge him, and he doesn’t judge me.  I don’t feel pressured by his food, and nor does he by my food.  How could you improve this balance in your own life?  Would you feel better if you gave yourself the freedom to make your own decisions?
E.22: What the Government Gets Wrong (and right!) About Nutrition

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This episode covers:

  • A study answering whether working out protects you from being sedentary all day
  • A product recommendation for my favorite coffee substitute
  • What the government gets wrong and right about nutrition
  • Two Q and As giving you info on how to lose body fat without counting calories, and the best ways to combat painful periods

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Pick up two packaged food items that you keep in your home and eat regularly. Look at the ingredients. If the ingredients look great and you recognize them, awesome! If there are some ingredients you don’t know, take a picture and tag me on Instagram @thelyonsshare and I will let you know what they are. Or, just do you own research! See if you can find a healthier alternative or if it’s worth it to continue eating that product!
E.23: Is Dairy Healthy? A Review of the Pros and Cons of Dairy for our Health

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This episode covers:

  • A study revealing great news about the benefits of drinking coffee
  • Product recommendations for my favorite coffee brands
  • All about the pros and cons of consuming dairy
  • Two Q and As about Selenium and Tom brady’s diet

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Consider taking dairy out of your diet for 2 weeks.  I know it can seem hard, but in the grand scheme of things, 2 weeks is nothing, and it’s SO worth it to see if your body is tolerating dairy and how great you might feel without it!  Don’t overcomplicate it – just choose a start date, and make a note on your calendar of when it ends.  You’ll want to reintroduce really intentionally – actually having a glass of milk or a bowl of ice cream, not just a tiny sprinkle of cheese somewhere.  This will help you see if it’s an issue.  If you need any product substitute recommendations, DM me on Instagram @thelyonsshare and I’ll be happy to help out!
E.24: All About Blood Sugar: What I Learned from Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor

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This episode covers:

  • A study on the health risks posed by refined grains
  • A product recommendation for a delicious grain-free snack
  • All about my experience wearing a continuous glucose monitor
  • Two Q and As on how I use personality tests and my recommendations for water

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Identify the refined grains in your diet and see which ones you can replace!
E.25: What is Bloating? And How do I Stop It?
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This episode covers:
  • A study revealing the benefits of meditation
  • Access to my Revitalize webinar
  • All about the different types of bloating and how to relieve them
  • Two Q and As on grain-free snacks and Juice Plus+ vs. Balance of Nature vitamins

Links I mentioned during this episode:

E.26: Why Wheat Bread Has an Undeserved Health Halo (6 Reasons to Avoid Wheat Flour)

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This episode covers:

  • A study about stress management
  • A product recommendation for one of my favorite grocery delivery services
  • Six reasons to avoid wheat flour
  • Two Q and As about the keto diet and how I wake up so early every day

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Look for one item with wheat flour in your pantry, and replace it with a healthier option! Tag me on Instagram @thelyonsshare for questions, or just to share what you found!
E.27: How to Speed Up Muscle Recovery (and feel better in your workouts!)

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This episode covers:

  • A study on the benefits and drawbacks of intermittent fasting
  • A product recommendation for something you can find in ANY grocery store
  • All about muscle recovery and ways to speed it up
  • Two Q and As on what time I go to sleep and the effects that different fruits have on my blood sugar

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Consider what you can do to increase your muscle recovery. If you’re not exercising, pencil in 2-3 sessions for this week!
E.28: How to Supercharge Your Morning Routine

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This episode covers:

  • A study showing the benefits of consuming leafy green vegetables
  • A product recommendation for an affordable superfoods powder
  • How to create a morning routine that works for you
  • Two Q and As on natural remedies for allergies and how to get the most nutrients out of your veggies

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

E.29: How Much Protein Do You Need?

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This episode covers:

  • A study on the benefits of regular exercise and consuming veggies
  • A product recommendation for my favorite sunscreen
  • All about how much protein you need
  • Two Q and As on seasonal vegetables and intermittent fasting

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

E.30: Oat milk? Almond milk? Soy milk? How to choose the healthiest non-dairy milk!

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This episode covers:

  • A study revealing the best type of breakfast for reaching your health goals
  • A product recommendation for my new favorite seasoning
  • All about the different kinds of non-dairy milk
  • Two Q and As on lemon water and how to know when to take it easy

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • If you have non-dairy milk at home, check out the ingredients and see what you think!  If it could be better, commit to leveling up next time.  If you haven’t tried non-dairy milk, think about which option you’d like to try!
E.31: How to Reduce Waste and Stress in the Kitchen by Getting Creative

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This episode covers:

  • A study about whether or not red meat actually causes problems
  • A product recommendation for a tool that has helped me to de-clutter
  • All about how to save time, money, and food in the kitchen
  • Two Q and As on green powders and yoga

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Ask yourself if you’re making the kitchen too complicated. Challenge yourself to make a list of things you already have in your fridge and your pantry and get creative with what you can make!
E.32: Is Fat Bad? Benefits of Fat & How Much to Eat Daily

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This episode covers:

  • A study revealing patterns in what people order when they are out to eat with others
  • A product recommendation for a butter substitute
  • All about healthy fats
  • Two Q and As about calorie burn during workouts and what to do with old produce

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Assess your consumption of healthy fat and see where you can tweak to make you feel even better!
E.33: 14 Critical Health Lessons (What I've Learned from 8,000 Hours of Coaching)

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This episode covers:

  • A study revealing a potential benefit of eating chocolate (in moderation!)
  • A recommendation for a brand that makes snacks that are paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free, organic, mostly vegan, and delicious
  • 14 of the biggest lessons I’ve learned through 8,000 hours of one-to-one coaching
  • Two Q and As on dairy and Modere collagen

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Examine how you’re thinking about your health goals … is it detrimental or beneficial?  Did you learn anything from my top lessons as a health coach that might apply to you?  Commit to implementing that and let me know how your experience goes!
E.34: How to Improve Negative Self-Talk

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This episode covers:

  • A study showing the benefits of mushrooms
  • A recommendation for one of my favorite ways to drink your mushrooms without tasting them
  • All about how to improve negative self-talk
  • Two Q and As on exercising in rainy weather and pickles

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Name the negative voice in your head.  Have fun with it!  Call him or her out as often as possible and see if you notice better feelings afterwards!
E.35: Travel Without Throwing in the Towel on your Health Goals: Top Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling

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This episode covers:

  • A study regarding colorectal cancer and lifestyle
  • A product recommendation for my favorite shoes to work out in
  • My top tips for staying healthy while traveling
  • Two Q and As on fasted workouts and cereal

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Whether you’ll be traveling now or a year from now, take a moment to make a plan for what you will do for that trip.  Visualizing it now makes it more likely to happen in the future!
E.36: Eating for Brain Health: Nutrition and Lifestyle Tips for Mental Clarity and Long-Term Brain Health

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This episode covers:

  • A study on a drink that promotes weight loss
  • A product recommendation for a pasta substitute that you probably haven’t tried
  • Tips for improving your brain health through nutrition and lifestyle
  • Two Q and As on cholesterol and protein bars

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Think about one step you can take to improve your brain health. Set a calendar reminder to do this thing every day this week. See how you feel, and let me know!
E.37: What are electrolytes, and do you need to add them in?

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This episode covers:

  • A study about diabetes and weight loss
  • A product recommendation for the best nutrition book  I’ve read all year
  • All about electrolytes and recommendations for my favorite ones
  • Two Q and As on snacking in moderation and peanut butter

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Consider your need for electrolytes.  Are you a heavy sweater?  Do you exercise a lot?  Do you experience any of the symptoms I mentioned?  If so, give some electrolytes a try!
E.38: Help! I've Fallen Off My Health Goals! (How to get back on track!)

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This episode covers:

  • A study on mental health, diet, and lifestyle
  • A product recommendation for a healthy granola option
  • 6 tips to get back on track with your health goals
  • Two Q and As on dips for veggies and supplements to reduce inflammation and bloating

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • What’s one goal where you feel you’ve gotten off track (hey, we’ve all been there!)? Use tip #4 to determine one action you can take TODAY – then take it!
E.39: Top 10 Tips to Boost Metabolism Naturally

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This episode covers:

  • A study on the best treatments for heart health
  • A product recommendation for a sugar-free treat
  • 10 tips to boost metabolism naturally

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Choose one of the 10 metabolism boosting tips to focus on this week, and see how you feel when you apply it!
E.40: How to (Actually!) Drink More Water

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This episode covers:

  • A study on what kind of meals reduce risk of heart disease
  • A product recommendation for one of my favorite cooking oils
  • All of my best tips to help you drink more water

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Calculate your water intake requirement, then pick a tip or two from what we covered, and commit to implementing it every day for the rest of this week!  Notice how your energy improves, how your digestion feels a bit better, or maybe that you have fewer afternoon slumps or cravings.  Such a simple tip, with such a powerful impact!
E.41: Wellness THEIR Way: Lindsey Verity on Living with Type 1 Diabetes

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This episode covers:

  • An interview with my sister, Lindsey Verity, who shares some of her personal journey of living with type 1 diabetes. Lindsey gives some awesome tips for those of us not living with diabetes on how we can help!

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Check out the links above to learn a little bit more about the myths surrounding both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. If you know someone living with diabetes, give them a shoutout to let them know that you care about them!
E.42: Hungry or Emotional? 3 Steps to Distinguish Between Hunger and Emotional Eating

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This episode covers:

  • A study on chronic pain and diet
  • A product recommendation for a cracker that I’ve been loving
  • 3 steps to distinguish between hunger and emotional eating
  • Two Q and As on cholesterol and nutrition vs. exercise

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Memorize the 3 steps so you can use them next time you’re not sure if you’re hungry or dealing with emotional cravings: 
    1. Physical Assessment – how are you physically feeling and are you nourished with adequate food?
    2. Emotional Assessment – what emotions could be creating the desire to eat?
    3. Make the Right Choice for You – how will you feel afterwards?  How can you truly nourish yourself?
  • If you memorize these steps now, they’ll be available for you next time you need them.  I can’t wait to hear how they help you out!
E. 43: Snack Attack! How to Choose Healthy Snacks + 20 Healthy Snack Recommendations

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This episode covers:

  • A study about a class of food you can eat to strengthen your immune system and reduce inflammation
  • A product recommendation for a snack that falls into the class of food mentioned above
  • All about how to choose healthy snacks
  • Two Q and As on how to increase iron without having digestive side effects and half & half

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Consider your snack behavior. Do you think you’re snacking appropriately for your goals? Are the snacks that you eat regularly balanced? If not, try to swap in one of the 20 that I mentioned today!
E.45: Wellness THEIR Way: Natalie Wolfe

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This episode covers:

  • An interview with Natalie Wolfe, founder of StudioHop. Natalie shares some of her own health journey with us, as well as awesome insight into fitness, healthy eating, and healthy living!

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Decide what time you WILL (not want to) go to bed tonight, and set a phone alarm for one hour before that.  When that alarm goes off, you get to turn it off and find other ways to spend your time.  Curl up with a good book, grab a mug of herbal tea and chat with your spouse or roommate, or do some gentle stretching or meditating!  Enjoy a great night’s sleep!
E. 46: How to Stay Healthy at Social Events
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This episode covers:
  • A study showing something that benefits young adults and postmenopausal women
  • A product recommendation for a new protein powder that I’m loving
  •  4 tactical steps to stay healthy at social events
  • Two Q and As on CBD and a nut-free alternatives to nut butters
Links I mentioned during this episode:
How to take action after listening to this episode:
  • Register for the FREE Revitalize webinar at bit.ly/revitalize_webinar. Trust me – this is the best content I’ll ever give away for free.  You don’t want to miss it!
E. 47: Tired? You Need These Tips to Improve Sleep Naturally!
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This episode covers:
  • A study on metabolism and age
  • A product recommendation for something I’ve been using for years
  • All about how to improve sleep quality naturally
  • Two Q and As on mixing up meal planning and kombucha
Links I mentioned during this episode:
How to take action after listening to this episode:
E.48: Wellness THEIR Way: How to “Unfunc” your Gut with Dr. Peter Kozlowski
Listen to the episode HERE!
This episode covers:
  • An interview with Dr. Peter Kozlowski, a functional medicine M.D. who shares enlightening insights about what he does in order to get to the root of the body’s disfunction.
Links I mentioned during this episode:
How to take action after listening to this episode:
  • Do something kind for yourself tomorrow before you check your phone! Whether it’s reading a book, stretching, or listening to a positive song, do something for 5 minutes. It can be anything that YOU know makes you feel good. Let me know what you decided to do!
E.49: Is Coffee Healthy? Health Benefits (and cautions) of Coffee and Caffeine

Listen to the episode HERE!

This episode covers:

  • A study revealing a food that can take away 36 minutes of healthy life every time you eat it
  • A product recommendation for something that I love to have every morning
  • All about the health benefits (and cautions) of coffee
  • Two Q and As on pumpkin seeds and my new Revitalize Health Accelerator

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Consider your caffeine consumption. If it’s too high, can you cut back by 1 cup per day this week? If you drink an appropriate amount, but not good quality, can you trade? If you drink an appropriate amount and quality, can you ensure you have a cutoff time? If you don’t drink any at all, you do you! Keep it up!
E.50: Wellness THEIR Way: How 2 Busy Women Manage Their Everyday Health featuring Victoria Pagan Wolpert and Juni Abraham

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This episode covers:

  • Two interviews with two amazing women who have both participated in several Lyons’ Share programs and give us some insight into their own health journeys!

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Think about a way you may be overcomplicating your health.  How can you change that?  Victoria advised us to make it simple, and in her example, that included roasting vegetables by laying out a piece of foil on a baking sheet, chopping up whatever veggies she can find, adding some salt & pepper, and baking at 400 until they start smelling amazing.  So simple!  What’s a simple step you can take to include more veggies?

    Also … you heard a bit about Victoria’s experience in Revitalize, the health accelerator that gives you everything you need to go from anxious about your health to empowered, confident, and energized.  The program is finally opening back up to new Revelers, and I’d love to have you in the group!  If you’re interested, let’s chat – I’m offering quick one-to-one calls for anyone interested, where we’ll talk about your health goals and see if you’re the right fit for Revitalize.  You can get more information and sign up at http://www.thelyonsshare.org/revitalize.  Can’t wait to chat soon, and help you finally make health something you look FORWARD to!
E.51: How to Eat (and enjoy!) More Vegetables

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This episode covers:

  • A study related to berries, red wine, and your heart
  • Some (surprising) product recommendations for several cereals
  • All about how to eat and enjoy more vegetables

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Follow the first step I mentioned in the veggies of the matter.  To get smart, count how many servings of veggies you ARE eating, remind yourself that your taste buds CAN change and your health WILL benefit, and then commit to increasing by 1 serving per day for the next week!  Enjoy!
E.52: Wellness THEIR Way: Dr. Jeff Gladden on Longevity and Living Well to 120

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This episode covers:

  • An interview with Dr. Jeff Gladden who shares valuable information on how you can improve both the quality AND quantity of your years

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Make the commitment to yourself that you will do your best for your health TODAY!
E.53: How to prevent and manage acid reflux naturally (plus, is 7,000 the new 10,000?)

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This episode covers:

  • A new study that questions the 10,000 steps a day target and might make prioritizing your health easier
  • A product that I bring with me every time I travel
  • How to prevent and calm acid reflux with food and lifestyle
  • Two Q and As on grain-free vs. gluten-free, and my #1 tip for better sleep

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • If you have a Fitbit or Apple Watch or other device, try to aim to get in more MOVEMENT this week, and strive for that 7,000 steps per day!  Fit in short 10-minute walks after meals, try walking outside or pacing around your house while on phone calls, even stand up for 20 quick jumping jacks between calls.  Do what you can to get moving and I know you’ll feel better!
E.54: Wellness THEIR Way: Your Relationship with Food with Toni Marinucci, RD

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This episode covers:

  • An interview with Toni Marinucci,  a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, who shares insight on how we can improve our relationship with food

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Next time you think you may be about to emotionally eat, PAUSE! Pay attention, Assess how you feel, Understand why you feel that way, Set up a plan, and Execute that plan!
E.55: Avoiding Mid-Week Takeout with Healthy Freezer Meals

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This episode covers:

  • A study on a food that is correlated with a decrease in depression
  • A product recommendation from my favorite food group (chocolate!)
  • All about a way to NEVER again order takeout on a random Wednesday when it’s really not worth it to you
  • Two Q and As on apple cider vinegar and acne

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Mark down two hours on your calendar sometime in the next month, and devote that time to making some freezer meals.  When you do, take a picture of what you make and tag me on Instagram @thelyonsshare – I’d love to see!  Bonus if your recipe includes mushrooms or chocolate 🙂
E.56: Wellness THEIR Way: Kelly Slaven, LCSW, on Managing Anxiety

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This episode covers:

  • An interview with Kelly Slaven, LCSW, who shares about some of her experience providing evidence-based treatments for a wide variety of clients, as well as her insight as to what anxiety is and how it affects us in today’s society

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Your call to action comes straight from Kelly, and it’s to listen to your body and treat it well.  When we eat like junk, we feel like junk.  So check in – what does your body need?  More rest?  More movement?  More connection?  More me time?  More greens?  More water?  It will tell you the answer, and YOU have the chance to listen to it!
E.57: A Simple Secret to Fewer Cravings and More Stable Blood Sugar

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This episode covers:

  • A new study on the impact of processed foods on our brain health
  • A recommendation for one of my favorite gut healthy foods
  • A huge secret that will help you manage cravings and stabilize blood sugar throughout the entire day

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Think of a savory breakfast, and try it at least once in the next 3 days.  Notice how you feel in terms of your energy level, cravings, and hunger throughout the day!
  • Join me for FREE in the 50-day challenge!  What do you have to lose?  I know you have SO much to gain! Let’s get you feeling great all the way through the end of 2021.  Head on over to bit.ly/lyons50day to download your challenge calendar today!  See you inside the challenge!
E.58: Wellness THEIR Way: Dr. Joseph Antoun on Fasting for Longevity and Health

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This episode covers:

  • An interview with Dr. Joseph Antoun, CEO & Chairman of the Board of L-Nutra and Member of the Forbes Business Development Council, who gives us tons of valuable information on intermittent fasting!

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • See if you can work your way up to a 12 hour fast for 5 days in a row, and let me know how you feel!
E.59: Your Healthy Holiday Mindset Bootcamp!

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This episode covers:

  • A study that gives us a much-needed reminder at this time of year
  • A recommendation for something that I’ve shifted about my meal planning
  • All about how to make healthy choices during the holidays
  • Listener Q and A on how to politely decline holiday treats and balancing drinking alcohol with a healthy routine

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Take a moment to contemplate your healthy holiday mindset.  If you haven’t started the 50 day challenge, start now by joining at the link above. If you have a party or event coming up, make a plan now.  It’s all about taking ONE little step to get closer to the health that YOU want.  Happy Holiday Season!
E.60: 7 Things to Track in your Planner for a Happier, Healthier Day

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This episode covers:

  • A study comparing the impact of food vs. drug interventions on longevity
  • A recommendation for a great holiday gift
  • The top 7 things to track every day to increase your health and happiness

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Choose ONE of the seven top things to track in your planner and commit to tracking it this week! Set a recurring calendar reminder to help you to remember. Having a consistent time to focus on tracking will help make the habit easier to implement. If you want your own PEPPER Planner, use the link above… you’ve got to order soon to get them in time for holiday gifts!  
E.61: Wellness THEIR Way: Revitalize Members Meredith Boyd and Lian Loop

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This episode covers:

  • An interview with Meredith Boyd, owner of Meredith Boyd Fitness and owner of a Camp Gladiator franchise in Dallas. Meredith shares some of her experience with fitness and helping people to feel their best, as well as about her experience in the Revitalize program. 
  • An interview with Lian Loop, proud wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and teammate who also works TWO jobs! Lian shares some of her personal health journey with us, as well as how being a member in the Revitalize program has been instrumental for her.

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Adequately hydrate! Drink some water right now and commit to staying hydrated throughout the whole day.
  • Do the next right thing. Decide what this is for YOU and just do it! 
  • If the next right step for you might be joining the Revitalize program, set up a free consultation with me through the link above! 
E.62: Wellness THEIR Way: Tandy Gutierrez, Master Pilates Instructor & Intuitive Psychic

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This episode covers:

  • An interview with Tandy Gutierrez, founder & creator of Unicorn Wellness. She is a busy mom, step-mom, wife, master pilates instructor (25 yr practice), NSCA CPT, tarot reader, intuitive-psychic, and author, thriving in an autoimmune body (Celiac, thyroidectomy, IBS) with 20+ years of experience in the fitness & wellness industry. Tandy is recognized as one of the nation’s foremost Pilates experts featured in Allure, Seventeen, Self, and Elle Magazine and was the first Pilates Regional Manager for Equinox Fitness SoCal. 

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Where can less be more for you today? Maybe it’s meditating, or stopping working earlier. Take a picture of whatever you decide to do and tag me and Tandy!
E.63: 6 Bits of Goal Setting Advice for 2022

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This episode covers:

  • A study showing foods we can eat to support our brain health
  • An immune booster I recommend
  • My best tips for goal setting

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Come up with one DREAM goal for 2022.  I would LOVE to hear it – shoot me a DM on IG to let me know what it is so I can cheer you on!
E.64: WAKEUP+GO: The 8-Minute Morning Routine that Will Change Your Life!

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This episode covers:

  • A study on a surprising thing that contributes to aging (and what you can do to prevent it)
  • A recommendation for something that’s helping me maintain my calm during the January frenzy
  • All about how to implement my revolutionary 8-minute morning routine 

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Try the 8-minute morning routine! Simply write down WAKEUP+GO on a post-it note and practice checking it off tomorrow! Set your alarm 10 minutes early, COMMIT to getting out of bed, and make it happen! I know you’ll enjoy the benefits!
E.65: 10 Supplements to Consider Adding to Your Routine

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This episode covers:

  • A study that will help you do the things you KNOW you want to do
  • An easy way to scout out which products are healthy
  • A deep dive into 10 supplements you might want to consider for your health

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Think about one supplement you might want to try.  I really don’t recommend diving into all 10 at once.  See which one piques your interest and start there!
E.66: Wellness THEIR Way: Kristin Taylor on Self-Compassion and Mindfulness

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This episode covers:

  • An interview with Kristin Taylor, Executive and Life Coach. Kristin helps people address anxiety, self-doubt, imposter syndrome, and burnout so that they can achieve success without sacrificing their health and wellbeing. 

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Recognize the predominant emotion that you are feeling right now. Name it, and allow it to be there! 
E.67: Why Celebrating Our Progress Works Better than Shaming Our Mistakes

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This episode covers:

  • A study revealing a food that was recently re-associated with lower mortality risk from cardiovascular disease
  • A recommendation for a food that will definitely surprise you!
  • A mental trick I use for myself and my clients to make goal achievement more positive AND successful

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • For the rest of this week (and the rest of your life!) when you catch yourself chastising your progress, try throwing in a quick celebration and see how you feel.  This practice takes progress, but it becomes much more natural over time, and it’s SO worth it!
E.68: Wellness THEIR Way: Austin McGuffie, The Metabolism Mentor

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This episode covers:

  • An interview with Austin McGuffie, personal trainer and content creator. Austin takes complicated topics like blood sugar balance and metabolism and breaks them down into tips and strategies that we can all understand and use!

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Join us in the no stress after 7pm challenge and allow yourself to truly relax. Avoid a glucose spike at night and get a better night’s sleep!
E.69: Is Healthy Eating More Expensive?

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This episode covers:

  • A new study that shows an eating pattern that can slow age related degeneration of the brain
  • A recommendation for a way to get digestive, cognitive, and mood support
  • All about how to save money while eating healthily

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Think about one strategy that I mentioned to help save money while eating healthily that works best for you. Can you implement that one change this week? I’m here cheering you on!
E.70: Wellness THEIR Way: Inflammation, Antioxidants, and Green Juice with CEO Mae Steigler

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This episode covers:

  • An interview with Mae Steigler, CEO of Organifi, who gives us insight into how we can use antioxidants to fuel our bodies and feel great

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Tap in to your body and your mind, and let your intuition tell you what you need. Do you need more movement or less movement? More stimulation or more rest? More connection?
  • Use code LYONS for a discount on any Organifi products!

 

E.71: Calcium supplements: helpful or harmful?

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This episode covers:

  • A study that found a link between a common chemical and kidney disease
  • A recommendation for one of my favorite snack foods
  • A top to bottom review of calcium supplements (whether you need them, what risks they might pose, and what to do for strong bones without a calcium supplement)

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Google “the dirty dozen” for a list of veggies and fruits to consider buying organic. Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick one and give it a try!
  • Go for a walk, even if it’s just for 10 minutes, or do some jumping jacks. This is wonderful for your bone health!

 

 

E.72: Wellness THEIR Way: Health from the Inside Out with Functional Nutritionist Risa Groux

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This episode covers:

  • An interview with Risa Groux, a Functional Nutritionist and Certified Autoimmune Coach. She talks about how she finds the root causes of health issues using functional nutrition guidelines, and facilitates healing through whole foods that we obtain through the earth!

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

Look for some of those ingredients that we mentioned this episode, especially a color with a number, or an artificial sweetener, in food that you eat regularly. See if you can make a trade up! If you need help finding a trade up, shoot me a message on Instagram @thelyonsshare!

E.73: 7 Things to STOP Doing for Your Health!

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This episode covers:

  • A fun study about pets
  • A FREE recommendation for making your health goals fun
  • 7 things to STOP doing for your health

Links I mentioned during this episode:

How to take action after listening to this episode:

  • Implement 1 of the 7 things I mentioned to STOP doing. You are doing enough!

     

    E.74: Wellness THEIR Way: Why Your Labs are Normal but You Don't Feel Great with Dr. Kylie Burton

    Listen to the full episode HERE!

    This episode covers:

    • An interview with Dr. Kylie Burton, functional medicine expert. She has helped thousands of individuals with seemingly impossible health struggles who’ve been told their labs are normal to find answers, healing, and hope!

    Links I mentioned during this episode:

    How to take action after listening to this episode:

    • Get out your most recent lab work. Take a look and see if any of the ranges Dr. Kylie mentioned today make you second guess if your lab work is normal. Follow her 5 steps to help your body get into it’s optimal environment to heal itself! If you need help interpreting your blood work, get Dr. Kylie’s book linked above! If you want one-to-one help interpreting your blood work, schedule a consultation with me, also linked above!

     

       

      E.75: How to Read Food Labels (You might be surprised!)

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      This episode covers:

      • A new study on protein variety and heart health
      • A recommendation for where I get most of my animal protein
      • All about how to read food labels

      Links I mentioned during this episode:

      How to take action after listening to this episode:

      • Check out a label of a product you use regularly. If it isn’t optimal, do your best to find something with better ingredients next time you’re at the grocery store. Feel free to post the label comparison from the former product to the new product and tag me @thelyonsshare, or shoot me a DM so I can cheer you on!
      E.76: Wellness THEIR Way: Being a Badass Mom (and person!) with Kelly Donahue

      Listen to the full episode HERE!

      This episode covers:

      • An interview with Kelly Donahue, life coach and founder of Badass Moms: a community and group coaching program that helps moms around the world feel powerful, Badass, and connected!

      Links I mentioned during this episode:

      How to take action after listening to this episode:

      • Text someone that you love, maybe someone you haven’t talked to in a while! 
      • Make the next task that you have to do today FUN! If that just won’t work, schedule some fun in to your day today. 
      • If you’re a mom who could use some more fun in your life, check out Kelly’s Badass Moms program at the link above!
      E.77: Which type of magnesium is best for you? (And the benefits of Megan's favorite supplement!)

      Listen to the full episode HERE!

      This episode covers:

      • A new study showing heart health benefits from drinking a certain number of cups of coffee per day
      • A recommendation for a favorite new chocolate company
      • All about magnesium- why it’s one of the most underrated supplements out there, the benefits of it, how to get it from food, and all of the various types!

      Links I mentioned during this episode:

      How to take action after listening to this episode:

      • Take a deep breath.  Right now, wherever you are.  Just one big deep breath.  Congrats, friend, you’ve just done something amazing for your health!  Wasn’t that simple? 🙂
      E.78: Wellness THEIR Way: How to Ditch the Toxins and Feel Amazing with Dr. Wendie Trubow

      Listen to the full episode HERE!

      This episode covers:

      • An interview with Dr. Wendie Trubow MD, MBA. Dr. Trubow is a functional medicine gynecologist who is passionate about helping women optimize their health and their lives. She’s an expert on toxicity, toxins, molds, heavy metals, and everything that our body has to detoxify!

      Links I mentioned during this episode:

      How to take action after listening to this episode:

      • Check out the Environmental Working Group webpage or app, and look up 2 products that you use regularly. If you’re not satisfied with what the group says about these products, see if you can find another option!
      E.79: 7 Spring Health Tips to Keep You Energized!

      Listen to the full episode HERE!

      This episode covers:

      • Sleep, and a great reason for you to get to sleep early tonight!
      • A hydrating treat that I just discovered
      • 7 fun, springy things to focus on for your health this season!

      Links I mentioned during this episode:

      How to take action after listening to this episode:

      • Go for a walk after dinner, and get to bed early!
      E.80: Wellness THEIR Way: Dispelling Health and Weight Loss Myths with Robert Davis, PhD

      Listen to the full episode HERE!

      This episode covers:

      • An interview with Robert Davis, PhD and expert in dispelling health and nutrition myths. Robert discusses several of the health myths that we have been lead to believe, and reasons why we as a society are fighting an uphill battle against weight loss. 

      Links I mentioned during this episode:

      How to take action after listening to this episode:

      • Find a path forward for your health that is sustainable for you. Think about something you might be doing that isn’t sustainable, and consider an alternative that you actually enjoy. Can you be gentler with yourself while still keeping health at top of mind?
      E.81: Your Top Health Questions Answered!

      Listen to the full episode HERE!

      This episode covers:

      • A disappointing blood sugar study
      • A recommendation for a tasty, crunchy cracker I’ve been loving
      • Frequently asked health questions
      • A really exciting, FREE opportunity for you!

      Links I mentioned during this episode:

      How to take action after listening to this episode:

        • You definitely don’t have to shop at Whole Foods to be healthy. BUT, they do have some great products for if and when you DO want to shop there! Check out the blog post linked above for my top healthy foods to buy at Whole Foods.
        • Head on over to the Revitalize webpage linked above to sign up for your FREE trial of the Revitalize Health Accelerator!

       

      E.82: Wellness THEIR Way: Learning to Love Your Body with Victoria Yates

      Listen to the full episode HERE!

      This episode covers:

      • An interview with Victoria Yates, RN. Victoria is a food and body image coach for women, and she specializes in helping women to stop dieting and to love their bodies through learning how to eat intuitively. Victoria shares some great information with us on how to have a healthy lifestyle based on the science behind intuitive eating. 

      Links I mentioned during this episode:

      How to take action after listening to this episode:

      • Think about your relationship with your body. How can you edge more gently into treating your body as a friend, or a spouse?
      E.83: Top Takeaways from 3 Health Conferences!

      Listen to the full episode HERE!

      This episode covers:

      • An unexpected benefit of getting out in nature
      • A product I’ve been asking for for years that’s finally here
      • My TOP insights from the 3 nutrition conferences I’ve attended in the past 3 weeks

      Links I mentioned during this episode:

      How to take action after listening to this episode:

      • Get outside in the next 24 hours for 15 minutes or more!
      E.84: BRAT or BERP? What to Eat with an Upset Stomach!

      Listen to the full episode HERE!

      This episode covers:

      • A study revealing a way to combat antibiotic resistance with our food choices
      • A recommendation for another snack I’ve been loving lately
      • What to eat (and what not to eat) when you have an upset stomach. The BRAT diet can take a backseat as I introduce you to the BERP diet today! 

      Links I mentioned during this episode:

      How to take action after listening to this episode:

      • Take a deep breath, and think of something TRULY healthy that you can commit to doing for yourself this weekend!
      E.85: 4 Breathing Exercises to Help Manage Stress

      Listen to the full episode HERE!

      This episode covers:

      • 2 new studies, one revealing something that helps your heart health, and one revealing something that hinders it
      • A chocolate chip brand that I’ve been loving 
      • 4 of my favorite breathing exercises to help manage stress

      Links I mentioned during this episode:

      How to take action after listening to this episode:

      • Choose your favorite of the four breathing exercises, and practice it for a minute or two every day this week!
      E.86: Wellness THEIR Way: Kevin Lyons on Prioritizing Physical and Mental Health

      Listen to the full episode HERE!

      This episode covers:

      • An interview with my husband, Kevin Lyons, who shares how he prioritizes physical and mental health. Kevin will also answer several burning questions from listeners! 

      Links I mentioned during this episode:

      How to take action after listening to this episode:

      • Head over to the blog post on healthy travel snacks linked above, and check out the free download that has all my favorite brands with direct links to snacks that can support you during your next trip!
      • Find a new activity that could add some non-work joy to your life!
      E.87: Wellness THEIR Way: The Healing Power of Vitamin E with Dr. Barrie Tan

      Listen to the full episode HERE!

      This episode covers:

      • An interview with Dr. Barrie Tan, scientist and world’s foremost expert on vitamin E. Dr. Tan shares his knowledge about the powerful, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, health promoting benefits of vitamin E!

      Links I mentioned during this episode:

      How to take action after listening to this episode:

      • Think about sources of inflammation in your own life. Possible sources we talked about today are foods, over exercising, and toxin exposure. What’s causing inflammation in your body, and what can you do to reduce it?
      • If it sounds like a good fit for you, try taking vitamin E! Use my Fullscript dispensary linked above to access discounted high quality vitamin E products!
      E.88: 7 Potential Sources of Toxins in Your Home and What to do About Them

      Listen to the full episode HERE!

      This episode covers:

      • A study shedding light on why the order of food that you consume matters, and what you can eat first to prioritize your health 
      • A recommendation for a brand new bar that’s made from whole foods only
      • 7 potential sources of toxins in your home, and how to swap these common household items for healthier options

      Links I mentioned during this episode:

      How to take action after listening to this episode:

      • Choose one of the seven products that I mentioned that you use regularly. Search the Think Dirty app or the Environmental Working Group for non-toxic alternatives, and switch out that one thing!
      E.89: Wellness THEIR Way: Eye Health and Blue Light with Dhruvin Patel

      Listen to the full episode HERE!

      This episode covers:

      • An interview with Dhruvin Patel, optometrist and entrepreneur. Dhruvin shares valuable insight about blue light and eye health that is useful for us all! 

      Links I mentioned during this episode:

      How to take action after listening to this episode:

      • Implement the work period policy. Try a 20, 45, or 50 minute work period in which you’re only looking at your screen for that set amount of time!
      • Stop scrolling in bed before you go to sleep! 
      • Get a blue light screen protector for your phone or computer, or get a pair of blue light glasses. Ocushield products are linked above!
      E.90: Travel Like a Health Superstar with These Top Tips!

      Listen to the full episode HERE!

      This episode covers:

      • A study comparing plant-based meat alternatives to chicken
      • A new tool that’s been helping boost my productivity
      • My best healthy travel tips

      Links I mentioned during this episode:

      How to take action after listening to this episode:

      • Whether you have a trip booked or not, head over to the free download linked above to make sure you’re prepared to come out of your next trip feeling your best!
      E.91: Wellness THEIR Way: The Future of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Banking with Drew Taylor

      Listen to the full episode HERE!

        This episode covers:

        • An interview with Drew Taylor, co-founder of Acorn Biolabs, a company dedicated to helping people access the future of regenerative medicine by providing affordable, accessible, and non-invasive cell banking. Drew helps people prepare to live longer, look better, and get ahead of aging so they are ready for the future of regenerative medicine.

        Links I mentioned during this episode:

        How to take action after listening to this episode:

        • Take a moment to think about how you’re treating your body. While it’s amazing that in the future we’ll have the technology to help reverse the damage that we’re causing our bodies, there are things that we can be doing now. What are some ways that you can stop or slow the damage right now?
        E.92: Permission Granted: You do NOT have to go to 8 grocery stores a week to be healthy!

        Listen to the full episode HERE!

          This episode covers:

          • A study about cardiometabolic health
          • A recommendation for a new coffee creamer
          • Info about a free class I’m hosting all about how to balance your blood sugar
          • Why to give yourself permission to NOT go to 8 grocery stores every week

          Links I mentioned during this episode:

           

          E.93: Wellness THEIR Way: Prescribing Lifestyle, Not Medication with Dr. Alka Patel

          Listen to the full episode HERE!

            This episode covers:

            • An interview with Dr. Alka Patel, Founder of Lifestyle First®. She is also a GP, Lifestyle Medicine Doctor, and Longevity Coach, with expertise in optimising healthspan and lifespan. Her own biological age is almost 30 years younger than her chronological age, and she shares a wealth of knowledge to empower us to to lower our biological age, too!

            Links I mentioned during this episode:

             

            E.94: Secrets for Women's Health + How Much Protein You Need

            Listen to the full episode HERE!

              This episode covers:

              • A fascinating study on women’s health and how we differ from men in terms of nutrient usage and dietary requirements
              • A sweet frozen treat I know you’ll love
              • Re-sharing important information on protein because it’s the most under-consumed macronutrient that I see in clients

              Links I mentioned during this episode:

              How to take action after listening to this episode:

              • Include a brightly colored veggie AND protein in your next meal
              • Tune into next week’s episode featuring a great interview with a holistic caregiver that brought ME to tears during the interview!

               

              E.95: Wellness THEIR Way: Prioritizing Your Health and Self-Care as a Caregiver with Dawn-Renee

              Listen to the full episode HERE!

                This episode covers:

                 

                • An interview with Dawn-Renee, Holistic Caregiver and Energy Doula – an energetically connected holistic mentor. She cares for those who care for people dealing with chronic or terminal diagnosis, with a deep understanding of ALS/MND. She is passionate about holding space and empowering caregivers to find their energy, overcome burnout and create a map to optimal wellness.

                Links I mentioned during this episode:

                 

                 

                 

                 

                E.96: A Simple 4-Letter Formula to Build a Healthy Meal

                Listen to the full episode HERE!

                  This episode covers:

                  • A study revealing a 2-minute hack to improve health after meals
                  • A tasty drink that improves health as you sip
                  • A 4-letter acronym that will help you build a healthy meal every time

                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                  • Have your next meal be a VVFP meal!

                   

                  E.97: Wellness THEIR Way: How to Reduce Inflammation through Food with Dr. Carolyn Williams

                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                    This episode covers:

                    • An interview with Dr. Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD, a leading culinary nutrition expert who’s developed a knack for breaking down complex science into quick, reader-friendly tips. The author of two cookbooks, Meals That Heal: 100+ Everyday Anti-Inflammatory Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less (Tiller Press, June 2019) and Meals That Heal – One Pot (The Experiment, September 2022), Carolyn is a sought-after speaker on anti-inflammatory eating and managing chronic inflammation through lifestyle.

                    Links I mentioned during this episode:

                    How to take action after listening to this episode:

                    • Choose an anti-inflammatory food from one of the categories that Carolyn mentioned, and get it in within the next 24 hours!
                    • Think about the processed foods, added sugar, and processed meat that might be in your diet more than is serving you, and see what you can do to swap one of those out. Taking these steps will reduce the inflammation in your body!
                    E.98: The MOST Valuable Lessons I've Learned

                    Listen to the full episode HERE!

                      This episode covers:

                      • A study about a category of foods that is strongly associated with decreased mental health
                      • A new product that’s really helping my cognitive function
                      • The top 14 lessons I’ve learned from 1-to-1 nutrition consulting

                      Links I mentioned during this episode:

                      How to take action after listening to this episode:

                      • Take a moment to reflect on how you’re treating yourself, mentally and physically, and identify ONE way you can improve based on everything we’ve talked about today.  Do it out of love for yourself – you deserve it!
                      E.99: Wellness THEIR Way: Why Self-Love is Tough for High Achievers with Lizzy Cangro

                      Listen to the full episode HERE!

                        This episode covers:

                        • An interview with Lizzy Cangro, an international expert nutritionist, wellness coach, and author with a passion for helping other women silence their inner mean girl and confidently step into the body they love. In 2017, she founded Nutrition by Lizzy to help clients stop calorie counting, enjoy eating without guilt and achieve unconditional love for their body.

                        Links I mentioned during this episode:

                        How to take action after listening to this episode:

                        • Make just ONE choice today that you wouldn’t have made if you didn’t listen to this episode today!
                        E.100: How to Healthify Starbucks: 4 Hacks, 12 Healthy Drinks to order, and more!

                        Listen to the full episode HERE!

                        This episode covers:

                        • A study that shows the power, or lack thereof, of breakfast for weight loss.
                        • One of Megan’s favorite muffins, yes muffins.
                        • Coffee and Starbucks! How to healthify your Starbucks order, Megan’s 12 favorite healthy drinks to order at Starbucks, how to make your own version of your favorite drinks at home, and so much more!

                        Links I mentioned during this episode:

                        How to take action after listening to this episode:

                        • If you’re a Starbucks lover, use a tip you learned today to healthify your next order! If you’re not, consider a breakfast experiment – what makes YOU feel best?

                          E.101: Wellness THEIR Way: How Hormone (Im)balance Impacts Health with Dr. Erika Schwartz

                          Listen to the full episode HERE!

                            This episode covers:

                            • An interview with Dr. Erika Schwartz. She was one of the first doctors in the US to treat patients with bio-identical hormones, conduct biomarker testing, and to administer preventative IVs. She continues to deliver cutting edge care to all of her patients in a warm, friendly office. For Dr. Erika, work is pure joy, her legacy is to improve health care for the individual and remove fear and arrogance from the system.

                            Links I mentioned during this episode:

                            How to take action after listening to this episode:

                            • The answer is always found by going inside.

                              Ask yourself right now, maybe you don’t know much beyond what you learned today about hormones and that’s OK, but what are some things that could be shifting your hormone health, your overall health? What are some of those things you might want to be doing, but you aren’t doing yet? Can you isolate one of those things? What’s one thing that you can commit to today? 

                              Today I challenge you to make that next step the best step for you. 

                             

                              E.102: All About Adaptogens (plus: Vegetarians and Hip Fractures, Healthy Snack Bites, and more!)

                              Listen to the full episode HERE!

                              This episode covers:

                              • Why I’m a believer in adaptogens and how they can help you balance stress
                              • An interesting study all about hip fractures in vegetarians
                              • A new product that we enjoyed at my Revitalize Retreat

                              Links I mentioned during this episode:

                              How to take action after listening to this episode:

                              • BREATHE. Megan talked all about adaptogens and how they help balance stress, which they do, but two of the best stress management tools are our own lungs. So go ahead and take 10 of the deepest possible breaths you can muster right now. Your body will thank you!

                               

                                E.103: Wellness THEIR Way: Managing Long Covid with Oz Garcia

                                Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                This episode covers:

                                • An interview about long COVID with a bestselling author and leading global nutritionist, Oz Garcia. He suffered from long COVID himself and is sharing what he used to recover with the world through his writing (and in this interview!).

                                Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                • Breathe Deeply. Set a timer for 4 minutes today, and focus on breathing as deeply as you can. Enjoy!

                                 

                                  E.104: Q&A: Your Digestion Questions Answered!

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  • YOUR digestion questions answered!
                                  • A paper about something that doesn’t have calories that causes obesity.
                                  • A product Megan uses every single day.

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Check-in on your digestion.  Are you feeling regular? Going enough? Is it comfortable? Ask yourself – Am I eating enough fiber? Am I drinking enough water?
                                  E.105: Wellness THEIR Way: How We Can Prevent & Treat Autoimmune Conditions with Dr. David Bilstrom

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Dr. David Bilstrom about autoimmunity and all of the various autoimmune conditions that are plaguing us as a society today.
                                    • As the Director of the Bingham Memorial Center for Functional Medicine and the International Autoimmune Institute in Blackfoot, Idaho, Dr. Bilstrom works closely with experts in a number of medical specialties to evaluate, diagnose and treat chronic and autoimmune diseases.

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Set a timer for 2 minutes. Put down the phone, the computer, and set aside distractions. Breathe, meditate, journal, do whatever you need to do to start teaching your brain to relax.
                                  E.106: Top Tips to Improve Self-Care (plus grains, breathing, and a free challenge!)

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  • A new study that shares which grains lead to increased risk of heart disease.
                                  • A new app that I’m loving using that is helping with stress management.
                                  • My best self-talk tips.
                                  • An opportunity to join a 50-day challenge for FREE to end out 2022 strong!

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Join us in the FREE 50 Day Revitalize Your Health Challenge! What do you have to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? SO MUCH health, positivity, and encouragement through the end of this year!
                                  E.107: Wellness THEIR Way: Perimenopause, Menopause, and Postmenopause Diet and Lifestyle Tips with Alison Bladh

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Alison Bladh, a registered nutritional therapist who is passionate about empowering women globally to reclaim their health during the menopause transition (perimenopause, menopause, post menopause and beyond) through realistic evidence-based nutrition, mindset and lifestyle modifications.

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • For your next meal, I encourage you to find as much fiber as possible (ideally in the form of vegetables), and at least a palm-sized serving of protein. 
                                  E.108: The Supplement You Likely Need for Heart Health, Inflammation, and Brain Health

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This Episode Covers:
                                  • A powerful study about sleep
                                  • Something that has kept my immune system rocking for over a year
                                  • Details about an important supplement to benefit heart health, inflammation, and brain health
                                  • A ONE-TIME offer that will absolutely knock your socks off!

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Set a calendar reminder for November 20th, 2022 to claim an exclusive ONE-TIME offer!
                                  E.109: Wellness THEIR Way: Motivating yourself to move... for YOU *and* for the community! with Samantha Pantazopoulos

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This Episode Covers:

                                  • A conversation with Samantha (Sam) Pantazopoulos is a maverick social entrepreneur, brand strategist, connector of people and ideas and co-founder and CEO of Vizer, a social wellness platform on a mission toward Democratizing Wellness®.

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  E.110: 10 Tips to Boost Metabolism Naturally (and what to watch out for!)

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  • Which macro nutrient to focus on for faster metabolism, what type of exercise to do, and more. 
                                  • A brand new study about protein bars and what they do to your overall calorie intake.
                                  • Something you might want to add to your appetizer tray if you’re hosting for the holidays! 

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Join my Revitalize Health Accelerator! The group starting in January will have SO much energy and we’re going to harness all of that for GOOD. You’ll have all the support you need as you walk through my step-by-step system, and I can’t wait to help you out! Head on down to www.thelyonsshare.org/revitalize, to get yourself signed up for our January group!
                                  E.112: Can you (and should you) make your kids, teens, partner, or friends healthy?

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  • Whether we can – and should – make our kids, teens, partners, and friends healthier
                                  • Tips about uncovering their motivation, share how to be empathetic, and offer specific tips for each category of people
                                  • A study about flavonols and memory decline
                                  • A holiday dessert I’m loving

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  E.113: Wellness THEIR Way: How to *Actually* Find Balance with Andres Ayesta

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Andres Ayesta. He has spent the last 10 years studying and learning nutrition and the art of connecting education with application, and believes nutrition extends beyond what you eat, but the environment you are surrounded by.

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Go into January with a balanced mentality. A mentality of hope, sustainability, and belief in yourself and your ability to create long lasting health.
                                  E.114: Goal Setting Masterclass: Celebrating Progress and Looking Hopefully to 2023!
                                  E.115: Wellness THEIR Way: Surprising Ways You Can Impact Your Heart Health with Dr. Bolad

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Doctor Bolad. Doctor Bolad is on a Mission to use his knowledge and experience to help the public, bringing them up to date information that impacts their health, and keeping the public informed about the latest developments in Medicine in general and in Cardiology in particular.

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Think about how you’re not quite maintaining your car the way that it needs to be. I’m referring to his metaphor, how you’re not quite maintaining your body the way that you know is best. Is that increasing vegetables? Reducing sugar? Managing stress, or your sleep? What can you commit to improving?

                                  E.116: Top Books for 2023 in Personal Development, Health, and more!

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  • Ultra processed food and mental health
                                  • I answer a question I’ve been asked about my reel on omegas and Alzheimer’s
                                  • My top book choices in personal development, health, and more to help you choose what to read in 2023!

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  E.117: Wellness THEIR Way: Integrative Healing with Dr. Andrea Perez

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Dr. Andrea Perez. She is a sought-after bi-lingual speaker and influencer where she discusses her views on medicine, health, and the interconnectedness of spirituality and healing. She is an athlete, a salsera, and a lover of truth & knowledge. She resides in NYC with her family and doggie. 

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Starting TODAY, give yourself the gift of 5 minutes of rest. Mark your calendar from here, for a week forward to do this every day. 5 minutes of quiet, of silence, of rest (not sleep).
                                  E.118: Healthy Fat: Friend or Foe? How Much to Eat?

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:
                                  • The benefits of fat, the types of fat (which to love and which to avoid!), the best sources of healthy fat from food, and how to know how much to eat per day WITHOUT counting calories. 
                                  •  A study about nutrients that help you live longer.
                                  •  A pancake recipe that I’m loving.

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Check yourself. For an entire day, see how many servings of healthy fats you are consuming at each meal. Does that align with your goals?
                                  E.119: Wellness THEIR Way: Fixing Your Chronic Pain with Rick Olderman

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:
                                  • An interview with Rick Olderman. Rick graduated from physical therapy school in 1996. After struggling to help his patients, he realized that standard physical therapy education left him unprepared to truly help people with chronic pain or nagging injuries. As a result Rick has spent the last 20 years studying and experimenting resulting in his pioneering approach.Rick’s approach will help restore vitality, strength, and flexibility to your body. Most importantly, you will gain control of and eliminate pain—for good. Rick believes we all have the ability to solve our own pain and master our bodies given the right tools.

                                   

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Fix your working posture! Specifically, if you are standing, focus on unlocking your knees. Put one foot three or four inches in front of the other and shift a little of that weight to your front foot. If you are sitting, think about getting your arms into that close position where your elbows are close to your side and your hands are not extended too far forward to reach for the keyboard. Fit your workspace to YOU, not the other way around. 
                                  E.120: Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: What Is It & How to Prevent and Manage It

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  • What you can do to support your liver and prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
                                  •  A new study about Vitamin C and cancer risk.
                                  •  A chocolate treat I have almost daily.

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Do one thing today to support your liver health. This can be drinking a big glass of water, adding an extra serving of leafy greens to your plate, or finally taking the plunge and getting a probiotic. Whatever it is for you, take one step to support your liver. Your body will thank you!
                                  E.121: Wellness THEIR Way: A Nutrition-Focused MD's Health Tips with Dr. Cristi Castillo-Catoni

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Dr. Cristi Castillo-Catoni. Dr. Castillo-Catoni was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she also completed her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Puerto Rico. 
                                  • Dr. Castillo-Catoni has a particular interest in nutrition and in helping patients find ways to incorporate healthy habits into their daily routines.

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Show yourself some love! There are many ways to do this. Take that break. Get in some movement. Eat some extra vegetables. Do what you can to wind down for a night of quality sleep. Whatever is the most loving action you can do for yourself..take some time to do it today!
                                  E.122: Haven't Implemented a Morning Routine? Got 8 minutes? WAKEUP+GO!

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:
                                  • How to implement my revolutionary 8-minute morning routine 
                                  • A new study about the effects of binge drinking
                                  • A special beverage I have been enjoying lately

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Choose at least 1 of the 8  WAKEUP+GO habits and commit to doing it every day for the next week. Will you make a commitment to yourself to do it every day next week? I know you will feel happier, healthier, and more empowered. I can’t wait to hear how it goes for you!
                                  E.123: Wellness THEIR Way: Essential Sleep Tips with Devin Burke

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Devin Burke. Devin Burke is an international and TEDx speaker, the bestselling author of “The Sleep Advantage,” the founder of Sleep Science Academy, and one of the top health and sleep coaches in the world. His books, keynotes, programs, and videos have inspired thousands of people to improve their sleep, energy, and life.
                                  • How to know if your body is feeling stressed even if you don’t “feel stressed,” how to adopt a state of acceptance with insomnia, how caffeine works molecularly to make us less sleepy, which clean coffee brand Devin recommends, the impact of alcohol on sleep, all of Devin’s tips to improve sleep issues, and so much more.

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Do an experiment on yourself to see what helps you sleep better. Maybe it’s not eating before bed, making your environment darker, doing a post-it note brain dump before bed, reducing your stress, or experimenting with Magnesium. Whatever it is for you, choose one thing to work on this week to improve your overall health. Take notice of any impact it has on your sleep. No pressure!
                                  E.124: Why Eat Broccoli? Health Benefits of Cruciferous Vegetables!

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  • What cruciferous vegetables are and why they are healthy
                                  • Specific health benefits of cruciferous vegetables
                                  • How to eat more cruciferous vegetables
                                  • Who should not eat more cruciferous vegetables

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Eat more cruciferous vegetables (unless it’s not recommended for you!). Let me know if you try a new one that you love or a new recipe with one of your favorite cruciferous vegetables.
                                  E.125: Wellness THEIR Way: Skin Sobering with Dr. Erin Tjam

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:
                                  • An interview with Dr. Erin Yuet Tjam, PhD. Dr. Erin has been a health educator, adjunct professor, entrepreneur, and Special Advisor to the President at the University of Waterloo. She was also Director of Research at St. Mary’s General Hospital and Health Researcher at St. Joseph’s Health Care System, in Ontario, Canada. She now he devotes her time to researching and writing about health and beauty.
                                  • Dr. Erin’s personal obsession, why we don’t need to exfoliate, what Kevin got right (that I always made fun of him for!), how skincare products are like drugs, what soap operas have to do with all of this, and so much more.

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Try skin sobering! Consider one thing you learned from this interview you currently do that is not optimal for your skin. Maybe it’s swapping a product you currently use on your skin for something better, changing what you put on the inside via nutrition, or incorporating more exercise into your week. What’s one thing you can do for your skin health? Commit to it and start to implement it this week.
                                  E.126: How to Order Food In Without Ditching Your Health Goals

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  • How to eat healthily when eating at restaurants or ordering take out
                                  • Something huge holding you back from your nutrition goals
                                  • A free restaurant guide you can download 

                                   

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                   

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Step 1: Think of a restaurant you regularly order from or have at least been to a few times an mentally adjust your order. Think about what you usually get or what you got last time and mentally adjust order to follow The BDD Rule and MVP Rule. Doing this now will help you order the next time you go as you will instinctively know what you can order to make yourself feel even better.
                                  • Step 2: Next time you order from that restaurant, follow the rules, order what you intend to order, then tag me on social media @thelyonshare on Instagram or The Lyons’ Share Wellness on Facebook so I can cheer you on and offer feedback!
                                  E.127: Wellness THEIR Way: Stop Saying "I'll Start Again Tomorrow" with Sonia Jhas

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Sonia Jhas, award-winning Mindset and Wellness Expert. Sonia has made it her mission to help people live their best lives through online talks, speaking engagements, television appearances and of course, coaching. She has accumulated an impressive 80+ million media impressions and continues to spread inspiration all over the globe.
                                  • Sonia’s journey of treating, mistreating, and reclaiming her body, how an achieving mentality of perfectionism stands in our way, how mind work and body work are actually the same things, how Sonia sets social media boundaries, and so much more!

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Commit to creating a continuous gratitude list for one week. Create a list with Post-its, a notepad, or the Notes on your phone and record every single time you feel grateful or feel aligned with your true self. Don’t forget to celebrate the things on your list!
                                  E.128: How Stress Impacts Gut Health (and what to do about it!)

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  • How stress is intimately connected to gut health
                                  • How you can have a profound impact on your body’s ability to handle stress
                                  • A product I recommend to help you handle stress.

                                   

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                   

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Think about one of the four mind-body therapies – breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, or time in nature. Then schedule at least 5 minutes within the next 2 days for you to engage in one of these therapies. I’d love to hear which one you do and the benefits you experience from it!
                                  E.129: Why Toxins, Fat-Free Diets, and Processed Food are Harming Our Health with Dr. Cori Stern

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Dr. Cori Stern. Dr. Cori Stern has been helping people restore and optimize their health naturally since 2001. Her passion for alternative medicine grew out of a sick childhood characterized by a very poor diet, incessant chronic infections, and never-ending cycles of antibiotics. Dr. Cori Stern oversees a busy private practice where she also educates other chiropractors on how to achieve optimal results with their clients.
                                  • In this episode we discuss how Dr. Cori’s sick childhood led her to decide to cure herself at age 15, the one book that changed the course of her health and career, how mercury fillings cause your salivary glands to go awry, where (and how!) Dr. Cori recommends getting the best quality foods, why walking into a store with tons of products is stressful to our bodies, how to reduce toxins in your life, and so much more.

                                   

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                   

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Identify one thing in your life that may be contributing to your toxic burden and change it. Maybe it’s the Cheetos you eat every afternoon or the one product you know you can upgrade, whatever it may be for you. If we make these changes time after time it can add up to make a significant difference in your overall toxic burden.
                                  E.130: Is That Protein Bar *Really* Healthy? (How to Read Nutrition Labels!)

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  How to read nutrition labels, the first thing you should look at on a nutrition label, how to find healthy products at your favorite stores, and findings from a recent heart disease study.

                                   

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  Healthiest Foods to Buy at ALDI Blog Post: https://www.thelyonsshare.org/2022/03/22/top-24-healthy-foods-to-buy-at-aldi/

                                  Healthiest Foods to Buy at Trader Joe’s Blog Post: https://www.thelyonsshare.org/2019/07/02/20-healthiest-foods-to-buy-at-trader-joes/

                                  Healthiest Foods to Buy at Kroger Blog Post: https://www.thelyonsshare.org/2019/07/16/20-healthiest-foods-to-buy-at-kroger/

                                  Foods for Heart Disease Study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32114641/

                                   

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  Check out a label of a product you use regularly and see what you think about it with your new knowledge! If it isn’t optimal, do your best to find another one next time you hit the grocery store! And for a bonus, post pictures of the label comparison on Instagram and tag me, or send me a DM!

                                  E.131: How to Gain the Upper Hand in Life with Chris Ruden, Amputee, Type 1 Diabetic, and Record-Holding Powerlifter

                                  Listen to the full episode HERE!

                                  This episode covers:

                                  An interview with Chris Ruden. Chris Ruden is an amputee, Type 1 diabetic record-holding powerlifter, motivational keynote speaker, author, and disabled model who was featured on The Rock’s hit TV show “Titan Games”. From being humiliated and labeled broken because of his disability to struggling with mental health and living in a non-disabled-inclusive world, Chris learned to turn his obstacles into opportunities, now using his badass bionic arm, diabetes technology, and message of “creating your world without limits” to impact people around the world.

                                  In this episode, we discuss how Chris defines his desired quality of life, why the desire for happiness is a negative experience, why you should be okay going against the grain, how Chris manages his Type 1 Diabetes and so much more.

                                   

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  Chris Ruden’s Website: https://chrisruden.com/

                                  Chris’ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisruden/

                                  Chris’ Book, The Upper Hand: https://amzn.to/3FJJ0sv

                                   

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  Think about what Chris said about the stories we tell ourselves. What is one story you have been telling yourself that is not true? Question the thought. Envision a scenario without that thought. Challenge it, let it go, and no longer allow it to hold you back.

                                  E.132: It's Not "JUST" a Walk … It Can Change Your Life!

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • Ten benefits of walking for your health, longevity, and energy
                                  • A study on walking and mortality rates
                                  • A call to action I can almost guarantee you will benefit from!

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  Take a 10-minute walk for 10 days in a row. See how you feel and the differences you notice in your body. I can almost guarantee you will feel phenomenal benefits from doing this!

                                  E.133: The Future of Health with Ari Tulla

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                                  This episode covers:
                                  • An interview with Ari Tulla. Ari is an entrepreneur, investor, dad, wannabe surfer, and avid rock climber living in San Francisco. He’s the co-founder and CEO of Elo, a precision nutrition service transforming food from the cause of disease to medicine. Previously Ari was CEO of Quest Analytics, co-founder and CEO of BetterDoctor, and head of app/games studios at Nokia. Ari is also an active angel investor in over 40 startups including Oura, Virta Health and Good Eggs.
                                  • In this episode, we discuss the benefits of fasting, Ari’s top things to measure for health, how Elo Health is changing the nutrition landscape, the importance of food as medicine, how technology helps us learn about our bodies better and so much more!

                                   

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                   

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Go to bed at least 20 minutes earlier tonight. Start making your plans now. How are you going to make it happen? Your tomorrow self will thank you so much!
                                  E.134: 6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health (and an opportunity!)

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                                  This episode covers:
                                  • A recent study on the connection between protein and depression
                                  • An update on Revitalize
                                  • Easy ways you start improving your health today
                                  • An opportunity you don’t want to miss!

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                   

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Join Revitalize! You can get in today for only $299. That’s a HUGE discount (over $1000!). If Revitalize is not for you right now, no worries, think about one of the tips we discussed today and apply it to your life. Applying any of these tips can reap amazing benefits for your health!
                                  E.135: Protecting Your Brain Now for Best Health Later with Dr. Marc Milstein

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Dr. Marc Milstein. Dr. Marc Milstein is an internationally recognized speaker on optimizing brain health, lowering the risk of dementia, and boosting happiness and productivity. Dr. Milstein earned both his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry and his Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from UCLA. He has conducted research on topics including genetics, cancer biology, neuroscience, and infectious disease, and his work has been published in multiple scientific journals.
                                  • In this episode, we discuss why a clean brain is a youthful brain, foods that can help reduce inflammation in the gut, tips for depression and mood improvement, how too much stress affects the brain and so much more.

                                   

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                   

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Go for a 30-minute walk. If a walk doesn’t work for you, choose one of the other tips Dr. Milstein shared. There’s something for everyone in this episode 🙂 
                                  E.136: A Healthy Meal Planning Template to Create Balanced Meals

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An update on Megan Recommends
                                  • A recent study on cognitive decline
                                  • A meal planning formula to help you nourish your body with a well-rounded plate

                                  Links I mentioned during this episode:

                                   

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Make your next meal according to this meal planning template. Bonus points if you send me an email and let me know what your meal looked like or tag me on Instagram. I know you can do this!

                                   

                                  E.137: Nutrition & Fitness for Optimal Health After 40 with Dr. Anthony Balduzzi

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Dr. Anthony Balduzzi. Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, NMD is the Founder of The Fit Father Project + Fit Mother Project – online health & fitness communities designed exclusively for busy moms & dads who want to lose weight, keep it off, and get healthy – so they can be better fathers, mothers, & enjoy the next 40 years of life. Dr. Anthony holds dual degrees in Nutrition & Neuroscience from the University Of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and is also a national champion bodybuilder.
                                  • In this episode, we discuss the top nutrition areas to focus on for people over 40, why structure and habit formation is essential, the ideal thing to eat as your first meal of the day, how to remove oxidizing factors from our diets, the best exercises for people over 40, and so much more.

                                   

                                  Links mentioned during this episode:

                                   

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Come up with a meal schedule for yourself. So many of us eat only when it’s convenient but I encourage you to try to make a schedule for the week ahead and eat within 30 minutes of the scheduled time. Don’t overthink the schedule. There’s no perfect schedule. Just having a schedule is a huge first step.
                                  E.138: When Water Isn't Enough … Benefits of Electrolytes for Your Health!

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                                  This episode covers:
                                  • Something Megan consumes EVERY day
                                  • A recent study on the connection between diet and sleep
                                  • The health benefits of electrolytes
                                  • A FREE limited-time gift just for you!

                                  Links mentioned during this episode:

                                   

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • Click the link above to get access to Pillar 3 of Revitalize for FREE for a limited time. Offer valid until June 25, 2023. No credit card required.
                                  E.139: Finally Understanding the Menstrual Cycle with Dr. Amy Beckley

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Dr. Amy Beckley. Dr. Beckley is the founder CEO of MFB Fertility and the inventor of the Proov test. She has a PhD in Pharmacology and is a hormone scientist with expertise in hormone signaling. Dr. Beckley invented Proov after a personal battle with infertility and recurrent miscarriage. She applied her own scientific expertise to uncover a luteal phase defect (a problem with ovulation quality). With help from her doctor and a simple supplement, Amy was able to get pregnant with her daughter.
                                  • In this episode, we discuss how cycle syncing can help optimize your lifestyle, why ovulation is not a yes or no thing, tips for understanding the menstrual cycle, how the Proov test (code LYONS) can provide a full picture of ovulation, how seed cycling can improve your cycle, why a woman’s intuition is important and so much more.

                                   

                                  Links mentioned during this episode:

                                   

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • If you’re interested in getting a full picture of your menstrual cycle and ovulation, you can learn about and order the Proov test here (code LYONS). 
                                  E.140: 25 Creative Ways to Make Vegetables Taste Good

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • A recent study on the connection between stress and comfort food
                                  • 25 ways to make veggies taste good, how to get kids to eat more veggies
                                  • Veggie recipes you can try today!

                                  Links mentioned during this episode:

                                  How to take action after listening to this episode:

                                  • There are so many possibilities to make vegetables taste good! The key is to experiment, get creative, and have fun. Get out of your veggie comfort zone by going to the local farmer’s market without a plan and grab whatever catches your eye (even if it’s not your normal selection). Toss what you get into a salad, onto a roasting pan, or Google how to cook it. You’ll find yourself expanding your palette in fun and creative ways! Let me know what you try!
                                  E.141: Reversing Hashimoto's with Dr. Anshul Gupta, MD

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Dr. Anshul Gupta MD. Dr. Gupta is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician, with advanced certification in Functional Medicine, Peptide therapy and also fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine. He has worked at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Department of Functional Medicine as a staff physician alongside Dr. Mark Hyman. He believes in empowering his patients to take control of their health and partners with them in their healing journey. Author of the book “Reversing Hashimoto’s,” he now specializes as a thyroid functional medicine doctor and helps people reverse their unresolved symptoms of thyroid dysfunction.
                                  • In this episode, we discuss what Hashimoto’s is, Dr. Gupta’s recommended supplements for people with Hashimoto’s, environmental triggers for autoimmune diseases, why it’s important to find the root causes of issues and so much more.

                                  Links mentioned during this episode:

                                  E.143: Increasing Adaptive Capacity with Dr. Erik Korem

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Dr. Erik Korem. Dr. Erik Korem is a sports scientist with a passion for solving the data-to-action gap that exists in the wearable tech and mHealth space. Dr. Korem holds a doctoral degree from the University of Kentucky in exercise science with a research emphasis on how sleep impacts the brain’s ability to adapt to stress. Prior to founding AIM7, Dr. Korem spent over 15 years working as a sports scientist and a High-Performance director in collegiate and professional football.
                                  • In this episode, we discuss why stress isn’t our enemy, why the glymphatic system is so important, how to increase your adaptive capacity, why sleep is so important for the body, Dr. Korem’s exercise recommendations, how AIM7 helps with mind, body, and recovery and so much more.

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                                  E.144: 4 Lab Tests You May Be Missing (and Why They Matter!)

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • A conversation around 4 functional lab tests that are often overlooked
                                  • Why you might want to consider these tests
                                  • Why NOT running preventative tests is a problem and more!

                                  Links mentioned during this episode:

                                  E.145: Fats That Heal Fats That Kill: Healthy Oils and More with Udo Erasmus

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  An interview with Udo Erasmus. Udo Erasmus’ pioneering work in health and wellness started over 40 years ago. As a prominent voice of the Healthy Fats/Oils movement, Udo raised manufacturing standards of food oils, including flax oil. In 1994, he co-founded the Udo’s Choice supplement brand, a global leader in cutting-edge health products specializing in healthy oils, probiotics, digestive enzymes, and greens. Udo is an accomplished author of several books including Fats that Heal Fats that Kill, with 250,000+ copies sold. With an extensive education in Biochemistry and Biology and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, Udo has impacted millions of lives by delivering his fresh message on how to achieve perfect health.

                                  In this episode, we discuss which oil is the richest source of Omega-3s, how balancing oil intake can help you have soft, smooth skin, why there is no good oil to fry with, how balancing high-quality oils has changed Udo’s life for the better, what are healthy fats after all and so much more.

                                   

                                  Links mentioned during this episode:

                                  Udo’s Total Health Website: www.theudo.com

                                  Udo’s Oil Website: www.UdosChoice.com

                                  Facebook: www.facebook.com/theudoerasmus/

                                  Instagram: www.instagram.com/udoerasmus/

                                  Oil Social: www.instagram.com/udoschoiceofficial/

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                                  Lyons’ Share Instagram: www.instagram.com/thelyonsshare

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                                  E.147: Cleaning Up Acne and Increasing Skin Health with Danielle Gronich & Kayleigh Christina

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  An interview with Danielle Gronich and Kayleigh Christina. Danielle Gronich is the formulator and CEO of CLEARSTEM, a nontoxic, anti-aging, and anti-acne skincare line, and the founder of The San Diego Acne Clinic. Danielle’s 10-year acne struggle was the catalyst of her current reputation as The Acne Guru™. After three failed rounds of Accutane, years on antibiotics, countless visits to dermatologists, and multiple laser treatments, Danielle left the corporate world to re-ignite her biology background and close the gaps in the acne space left by outdated pharmaceutical approaches.

                                  Kayleigh Christina is the Co-Founder and COO of CLEARSTEM, a nontoxic anti-aging and anti-acne skincare line. As a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, published author, podcaster, and investor of wellness-based brands, Kayleigh has a deep passion for making a positive impact in other people’s lives. Her journey into the skincare world began when she developed numerous health issues – a breast tumor and severe cystic acne in her mid-twenties – and tried in vain to find a cure. After countless doctors, dermatologists, and specialists, no one could figure out what was going on. That’s when she took matters into her own hands and discovered San Diego Acne Clinic, where she met co-founder Danielle Gronich. Not only did her acne clear up, but through their sessions, the duo discovered their mutual passion for helping other acne sufferers achieve clear skin through internal and external methods without sacrificing their health. That’s when CLEARSTEM Skincare was born.

                                  In this episode, we discuss specific factors that may cause acne, why you may experience a breakout when you take Biotin, how to balance sugar intake with protein, how to search your products for pore-clogging ingredients, and so much more.

                                  Links mentioned during this episode:

                                  CLEARSTEM Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clearstemskincare/

                                  Danielle’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danielle.the.acne.guru/

                                  Kayleigh’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kayleigh.christina/

                                  CLEARSTEM Website: https://clearstemskincare.com/

                                  CLEARSTEM Skin Quiz: https://clearstemskincare.com/

                                  Pore Clogging Ingredients Quiz: https://clearstemskincare.com/pages/pore-clogging-ingredients-list

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                                  Lyons’ Share Instagram: www.instagram.com/thelyonsshare

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                                  E.148: Beyond Fat: 15 Science-Backed Reasons Why the Scale Fluctuates
                                  E.149: Spotting & Reversing Insulin Resistance with Dr. Morgan Nolte

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Dr. Morgan Nolte. Dr. Morgan Nolte is the founder of Zivli, LLC. After earning her DPT from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, she completed the Creighton University-Hillcrest Health Systems Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency Program. Outside of work, she loves cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers, spending time with her family, reading, exercising, and being active outside.
                                  • In this episode, we discuss how to treat insulin resistance, why movement after meals is so important, how reducing sugar is beneficial for the body, and so much more.

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                                  E.150: How Optimal Fitness Changes Through Life with Jen Rulon

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Jen Rulon. Jen Rulon is a triathlon/fitness coach of 22+ years, author, speaker, and business owner. She received her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. Jen has coached more than 50 athletes and is a 15x Ironman Triathlete herself. You can find her knowledge shared in Triathlete Magazine, NY Times, Runners World, and on the TEDx stage.
                                  • In this episode, we discuss the importance of doing what’s best for your life, why strength training is essential as we age, Jen’s strength training recommendations, and so much more.

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                                  E.151: Balancing Your Own Health + Your Kids' Health with Leslie Danford

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Leslie Danford. Leslie Danford is a driven and passionate team and business leader combining her personal interests with her formal business training to launch the first scale brand in children’s functional food and beverage, Vitaminis. Previously she served in strategic growth role and general management roles at Softbank-backed OYO Hotels and global spirits company Beam Suntory. She began her career as a Management Consultant at Bain & Company and earned her MBA from Harvard University and BA from the University of Chicago.
                                  • In this episode, we discuss why the all-or-nothing approach to nutrition doesn’t work, the importance of exercise for stress relief, why it’s essential to give yourself grace, Leslie’s biggest business challenges with her company Vitaminis, and so much more.

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                                  E.152: The Science of Food Cravings: Understanding and Managing Them

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • A new umbrella study about the health detriments of sugar
                                  • Why we have cravings
                                  • What to do about cravings, and more!

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                                  E.153: Benefits, Uses, and Science Behind CBD with Daniel Huerter

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Daniel Huerter. Daniel Huerter is co-Founder and CEO of Pure Spectrum CBD. After graduating from University of Kansas in 2012, Huerter pursued a successful career with a Fortune 500 software company. He quickly gained the trust of high-level clients in the public sector like SMU, Cal Poly, and even The United States Senate. His drive and passion to create something he believed in, helped push him to take the risk and leave that career behind – rolling the dice with a cannabis startup in the early days of the CBD boom. Huerter would become the first person to ever speak about the benefits of CBD for athletes on national television, highlighting the company’s partnership with The CrossFit Games on CBS Sports in 2018. He would continue to help Pure Spectrum grow and achieve history-making milestones, before stepping down as COO in 2019. After co-founding and helping run a hemp distribution company from 2019 to 2021 – Huerter answered the call from his first company – asking him to return and take over as CEO.
                                  • In this episode, we discuss different types of cannabinoids, how eating a Mediterranean diet affects the endocannabinoid system, the benefits of CBD, and so much more.

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                                  E.154: Are Unhealthy Snacks Overpowering Healthy Meals? And What Type of Magnesium is Best?
                                  E.155: Prioritizing Prevention and Maximizing Life with Dr. Thomas Hemingway

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Dr. Thomas Hemingway. Dr. Thomas Hemingway M.D. graduated from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in 2002 with a Doctor of Medicine Degree and then completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2006. He received his Board Certification in Emergency Medicine from the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) in 2007. Dr. Hemingway has special interests in holistic health and wellness, preventative medicine, and nutrition. He believes health and wellness are both possible and sustainable through simple strategies that address the root cause of health challenges. Dr. Hemingway’s mission is to help you UP-LEVEL YOUR HEALTH and FEEL MORE ALIVE than ever before!
                                  • In this episode, we discuss why paying attention to gut health is important, hacks to help prioritize movement, why it’s critical to prioritize sleep, and so much more.

                                   

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                                  E.157: How to Feel More Alive with Maraya Brown, Functional Medicine Trained Women's Health Expert

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Maraya Brown. Maraya Brown is a Yale and functional medicine trained women’s health and wellness expert, midwife, mom, keynote speaker, and self-made seven-figure entrepreneur. She loves helping women move from exhausted to energized, balance their hormones, and feel turned on by their life, their lover, and themselves. She provides a more holistic and practical approach to the growing health challenges women face today.
                                  • In this episode, we discuss Maraya’s tips for keeping your body in a “bless” state, why rectangle breathing is beneficial, how to make adaptogen elixirs, why addressing adrenal wellbeing is important for hormone health, and so much more.

                                   

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                                  E.159: Amino Acids for Metabolism, Recovery, and Longevity with Angelo Keely, CEO of Kion

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Angelo Keely. Angelo Keely is Co-founder and CEO of Kion, a company that offers premium, clean, research-backed supplements and foods that support a long and active life. He was born in Austin, Texas and was raised on a foundation of organic, mostly vegetarian, whole foods plus an array of supplements. After a series of traumatic events during his adolescence, Angelo dove headfirst into nutrition research, meditation, yoga, breathwork, cold/heat therapy, acupuncture, psychotherapy, and religious studies. With the dream of building the healthiest and most inspiring work culture at the heart of a fast-growth, consumer products company, Angelo co-founded Kion in 2017 in Boulder, Colorado.
                                  • In this episode, we discuss why protein is fundamental in our bodies, the importance of amino acids, why muscle is important as we age, and so much more.

                                   

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                                  E.160: Balancing Act: 9 Strategies to Enjoy Holiday Treats Without Derailing Your Health Goals
                                  E.161: Why We've Gotten Bone Health Wrong with Dr. John Neustadt

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Dr. John Neustadt. Dr. John Neustadt has published over 100 research reviews and has written four books. His most recent book, Fracture-Proof Your Bones: A Comprehensive Guide to Osteoporosis, was published in 2022. Dr. Neustadt earned his naturopathic medical degree from Bastyr University where he was awarded the Founder’s Award for academic and clinical excellence. He opened his clinic, Montana Integrative Medicine (MIM), in 2005 in Bozeman, Montana. Dr. Neustadt specialized in hard-to-treat, chronic degenerative diseases through an integrative approach that emphasized identifying and correcting the underlying causes of disease. Dr. Neustadt loves spending time with his wife, business partner, and best-selling author, Romi, their two children, and dogs.
                                  • In this episode, we discuss why osteoporosis is a global health issue, why diet is the beginning of long-term health, the importance of protein for bone health, what to look for when buying supplements, and so much more.

                                   

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                                  E.162: The Missing Piece to your Health Puzzle: SLEEP!
                                  E.163: Women's Hair Loss & Connection to Hormones, Stress, and Nutrition with Faraz Khan

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • An interview with Faraz Khan. Faraz Khan is an anti-aging and hair expert. He hosts the popular Anti-Aging Hacks podcast. Faraz inherited hair thinning from his mother’s side of the family. His hair thinning started when he was a soccer athlete in college and led to years of anxiety, shame, and a loss of confidence. He tried hair growth vitamins, hair serums, and hair shampoos but nothing worked. He reluctantly got on a prescription drug, which didn’t fully stop his hair loss. Faraz decided that he wanted to use a natural solution without side effects. In his quest to find a way out of this heavy burden that life had placed on him, he traveled the world in search of experts and explored dozens of solutions. It was only after he combined the knowledge across hair loss, anti-aging, and wellness did he experience a renewed vitality with his hair.
                                  • In this episode, we discuss why hair loss is multifactorial, the important role stress plays in hair loss, how men and women deal with hair loss differently, and so much more.

                                   

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                                  E.164: Highlights from Top Podcast Interviews of 2023: Blood tests to order, inflammation, skin health, sleep, movement, and more!
                                  E.165: Becoming an Experiential Billionaire with Bridget Hilton and Joe Huff

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • In this episode, we discuss why it’s important to invest in daily experiences, how to take back your time and experience more in life, how increasing the urgency in your life can be beneficial, and so much more.
                                  • Bridget Hilton and Joe Huff are obsessed with experiences. Determined to unlock the secrets of their power to transform lives, they have spent years interviewing social science experts, conducting the largest study on life experiences ever done, and turning themselves into experiential guinea pigs. Together they have trained to be samurai, danced with the northern lights, tracked silverback gorillas in a hailstorm, stood face to face with hungry lions on safari, absorbed life lessons from Maasai Mara tribesmen, sped across glaciers on dogsleds, built schools for kids in need, studied with monks, helped give 50,000 people hearing, swum with sharks, worked with A-list celebrities, seen the seven wonders of the world, gave away millions of dollars for social good, spoke on stage with Sir Richard Branson, starred in commercials seen by tens of millions, and explored the experiential riches life has to offer.

                                   

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                                  E.166: Ready to Set 2024 Goals? Do these 3 things first!
                                  E.167: The Power of Polysaccharides for Brain Health with Dr. John Lewis

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  In this episode, we discuss how effective polysaccharides can be, why aloe Vera is beneficial to brain health, Dr. Lewis’ top tips for brain health, and so much more.

                                  Dr. Lewis is past full-time and current Voluntary Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Founder and President of Dr Lewis Nutrition™.  While Dr. Lewis still maintains an academic affiliation, he chose to leave a full-time research career to pursue his true passion of helping people achieve health through nutrition, dietary supplements, and exercise.  His research in brain health and immune function was key in the creation of Daily Brain Care, but afterward he chose to shift into business where the opportunity to reach a larger audience is greater.  Dr Lewis Nutrition™ is the vehicle through which Dr. Lewis leverages his many years of personal and professional work to spread a message of health that is so desperately needed, particularly for those who are afflicted with an all-too-common chronic disease, e.g., neurodegeneration, immune dysfunction, or cardiac and metabolic disorder. 

                                  Links mentioned during this episode:

                                  Dr. Lewis’ Website: https://www.drlewisnutrition.com/lyonsshare

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                                  Lyons’ Share Instagram: www.instagram.com/thelyonsshare

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                                  E.168: My 2024 Letter to You + Top Books I Read in 2023!
                                  E.169: The Cure for a Busy Brain with Dr. Romie Mushtaq

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • In this episode, we discuss what “busy brain” syndrome is, the importance of individualized approaches to wellness, how chronic stress and burnout affect the brain, and so much more.
                                  • Dr. Romila “Romie” Mushtaq, M.D., ABIHM, is an award-winning, internationally sought-after authority on stress management, workplace wellness, and burnout. Through her high-energy, interactive talks and work as a corporate wellness consultant, she has inspired more than 1.1 million people to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. As a board-certified physician, Dr. Romie leverages over 20 years of authority in neurology, integrative medicine, and mindfulness to create a new concept of workplace wellness in corporate America.

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                                  E.170: Veggies Slacking in Cold Temps? Listen Up! Plus, Shocking Cholesterol Finding!
                                  E.171: Stop Hormones from Wreaking Havoc with Karen Martel

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • In this episode, we discuss the importance of eating a diet that aligns with one’s hormonal state, hormone replacement therapy, holistic approaches to hormonal issues, and so much more.
                                  • Karen Martel is a Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and women’s weight loss expert. After struggling with her own health issues, Karen was determined to bring her knowledge to others with a bold new approach to women’s health and weight management. Karen’s passion lies in helping women breakthrough weight loss resistance and find their personal weight loss code through diet variation and hormone optimization. Karen is a health leader and researcher determined to revolutionize weight loss for modern women.

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                                  E.172: 4 Powerful Ways to Increase Your Energy Today

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • A new study linking consumption of ultra-processed foods to increased incidence of mouth, throat, and esophageal cancer
                                  • Strategies to support immune health
                                  • Powerful ways to increase energy, and more!

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                                  E.173: All About Turmeric and its Anti-Inflammatory Properties with Dr. Shivani Gupta, PhD

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • In this episode, we discuss the benefits of turmeric and curcumin, Dr. Shivani Gupta’s gut healing protocol, the importance of gut health and reducing inflammation for overall wellness, and so much more.
                                  • Dr. Shivani Gupta is a visionary who is disrupting the health and wellness industry by bridging the gap between ancient and modern medicine. Shivani’s desire to bring eastern health modalities to the U.S. led her to pursue a degree in entrepreneurship and global marketing from Babson College in Massachusetts, the country’s number one college for entrepreneurship. She also holds a Masters in Ayurvedic Studies from the Hindu University of America where she also earned her doctorate. Determined to create better health outcomes for herself and her family after watching her grandparents and parents suffer from diabetes, Shivani devoted her life to achieving optimal health while facing the demands of modern life. She applied her expansive knowledge of ancient medicine to create a dietary supplement with the highest concentration of medical-grade herbs and spices on the market. Crafted in collaboration with physicians, Fusionary Formulas has helped thousands reduce chronic pain and inflammation, prevent surgery and optimize their health.

                                   

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                                  E.174: Are you Hungry or Emotional? Listen to Find Out!
                                  E.175: Demystifying Allergies and Allergy Treatments with Dr. Shuba Iyengar

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • In this episode, we discuss why allergies occur, how to best manage allergies, why a customized nasal spray may be beneficial for your allergies, and so much more.
                                  • Shuba Iyengar is a practicing Allergist and former academic researcher who is now founder and Chief Medical Officer at Allermi. She is passionate about making allergy care more accessible, affordable, and effective. She and her team have pioneered customized medications for  allergy sufferers; offering relief to thousands of  patients and improving their quality of life. Shuba graduated from UC Berkeley, Shuba completed medical school at Duke University, earning her MPH in tandem at UNC. After a research fellowship at the NIH, Shuba completed her residency at Stanford, then fellowship in allergy-immunology at Boston Childrens/Harvard. Shuba returned to the Bay Area to join Dr. Bocian at a large multi-speciality health system where she helped lead an allergy practice.

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                                  E.177: Weight Loss Without Deprivation with Molly Zemek

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                                  • In this episode, we discuss the concept of emotional appetite, how to enjoy food without denying oneself or overeating, the importance of consistency in changing one’s relationship with food, and so much more. Professionally trained chef and Master certified coach, Molly Zemek, helps food lovers reach their ideal weight without giving up the food they love. Through the process of unraveling old habits, and developing the skills to eat mindfully, Molly’s clients learn to enjoy food and themselves even more during this transformative journey. Molly’s program Weight Loss for Food Lovers combines thought work, emotional wellness, and conscious eating to create a recipe for sustainable weight loss.

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                                  E.178: 10 Surprising Ways to Improve Acid Reflux

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                                  This episode covers:

                                  • Research studies about Sarcopenia
                                  • How to prevent acid reflux naturally
                                  • Why managing stress is important for digestion, and more!

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                                  E.179: The Inflammation Equation with Dr. Tom O'Bryan

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                                  • In this episode, we discuss how to reduce inflammation, the role of the gut in overall health, the dangers of wheat and gluten, the impact of environmental toxins on health, and so much more.
                                  • Dr. Tom O’Bryan is a recognized world expert on gluten and its impact on health. He is an internationally recognized and sought after speaker and workshop leader specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, Celiac Disease, and the development of Autoimmune Diseases, as they occur inside and outside of the intestines. Dr. O’Bryan is considered the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for chronic disease and metabolic disorders. He is a clinician par excellence in treating chronic disease and metabolic disorders from a Functional Medicine Perspective.

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                                  E.180: Unlocking the Health Benefits of Fiber (and how to get more of it!)
                                  E.181: Creating Happy Whole Brains with Dr. Anna Marie Frank

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                                  • In this episode, we discuss the importance of mindset in healing and overall well-being, benefits of practices like cryotherapy, sauna, and red light therapy, the importance of quality supplements and so much more.
                                  • Anna Marie is a doctor of Traditional Naturopathy, brain health professional, ICF certified coach, certified master herbalist, and lover of life! She is also an author, speaker, employee wellness consultant, and mindset/Quantum Body Energy Coding coach. Her mission is to end mental health stigmas and help all people upgrade their brains and biology through lifestyle choices while rewiring their neuro pathways using holistic modalities. Anna Marie healed her own brain after years of depression and challenges with dyslexia and ADD. She is the creator and owner of Happy Whole You. A brain health-focused wellness center located in Bakersfield, California, and Raleigh, North Carolina. Anna Marie is also the formulator of her own brain nutraceutical line which includes, “Happy You, Calm You, & Bright You.” And she is the author of the self-improvement book, “Stop Bullying Yourself!” a guide to greater health, wealth, happiness, and success.

                                   

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                                  E.182: 7 Spring Health Tips to Apply Today!
                                  E.183: Becoming (and Staying) POSTdiabetic with Eric Edmeades

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                                  • In this episode, we discuss why the diet industry is fundamentally flawed, the concept of being “postdiabetic”, how to reverse diabetes and improve overall health, and so much more.
                                  • Eric Edmeades is a serial entrepreneur with experience including wireless networking, military research, Hollywood film production, and award-winning and life-saving medical simulation. Today, Eric is a leading authority in Behavioral Change Dynamics. Eric has created and consulted on some of the most effective, transformative, and highly rated educational products and live events in the world. Widely recognized as one of the most powerful, engaging and entertaining speakers in the world today, Eric Edmeades has shared the stage with Sir Richard Branson, Jack Canfield, John Gray, Robin Sharma, and President Bill Clinton. His dedication and passion for improving the quality of human lives all across the world was the inspiration behind his flagship program, WILDFIT®, globally recognized as the most effective health transformation program on the market.

                                   

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                                  E.184: The Power of Muscle for Your Health (and how to build muscle!)
                                  E.185: Resolving a Leaky Gut with Lisa Smith, MS, RDN, LDN

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                                  • In this episode, we discuss the importance of gut health, how the immune system and gut are interconnected, the impact of having diverse vegetables in your diet, and so much more.
                                  • Lisa Smith, MS, RDN, LDN, CHWC began following her passion to help others discover healing when she found that diet and lifestyle dramatically improved her Hashimoto’s. After completing two Master’s Degrees in Nutrition and Human Biology, Lisa became a Registered Dietitian then opened her private practice in Indiana, PA – Integrative Wellness Center. She’s also a certified health and wellness coach with experience counseling clients in nutrition and wellness in corporate settings. Lisa focuses on helping clients restore their wellness and energy through personalized food choices, replacing nutritional deficiencies, self-care, stress reduction, and reducing toxin exposure. Her areas of expertise include Autoimmunity, Digestive Disorders, Food Sensitivities, Chronic Lyme, and Hormonal Imbalances.

                                   

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                                  E.186: First Steps to Remove Toxins From Your Home
                                  E.187: Breast Cancer Prevention and Management with Dr. Michael Robinson

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                                  • In this episode, we discuss the causes and treatments of breast cancer, the importance of a healthy diet, why maintaining a strong immune system is essential, and so much more.
                                  • Dr. Michael Robinson is a nationally sought-after Naturopathic Oncology specialist and expert in functional medicine. He has been working and teaching in natural healthcare for the last 12 years; he now practices in Downers Grove with a clinical focus in cancer support therapy and naturopathic oncology. While initially enrolled in a Pre-Pharmacy program, he saw his mother go through 10 years of chronic pain and medications as she was shuffled around to 28 different doctors and practitioners without relief. It wasn’t until she saw a Naturopathic Physician that within 6 months, her pain and medication usage had reduced by 90%. This sent him down a new journey to learn about everything Natural Medicine had to offer. He switched his pharmacy major to a Health Science degree, and never turned back. Dr. Robinson is passionate about changing the healthcare paradigm in America and is passionate about healthcare education.

                                   

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