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Rank #154 in Nutrition category

Health & Fitness
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Nutrition
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Simple Roots Radio is hosted by Alexa Schirm. A nutritionist by trade, Alexa has rebelled against common misconceptions about nutrition, and has, instead, created a realistic health-style that will allow you to live a healthy, satisfied and more simplistic life.Forget dieting for good as Alexa interviews health experts, lifestyle influencers and every day people on what strategies have worked for them and help you implement a plan that can be achieved for life. It’s raw, its funny, its real and unfiltered. It is Simple Roots Radio.

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Simple Roots Radio is hosted by Alexa Schirm. A nutritionist by trade, Alexa has rebelled against common misconceptions about nutrition, and has, instead, created a realistic health-style that will allow you to live a healthy, satisfied and more simplistic life.Forget dieting for good as Alexa interviews health experts, lifestyle influencers and every day people on what strategies have worked for them and help you implement a plan that can be achieved for life. It’s raw, its funny, its real and unfiltered. It is Simple Roots Radio.

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By Goldyfam - Dec 06 2019
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I really like the perspective of this podcast. It’s worth a listen!

Show 174 on self forgiveness

By visionlossplus - Aug 24 2019
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So kind and real yet deep. Thank you.

iTunes Ratings

409 Ratings
Average Ratings
362
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11
10
6

Worth listening to

By Goldyfam - Dec 06 2019
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I really like the perspective of this podcast. It’s worth a listen!

Show 174 on self forgiveness

By visionlossplus - Aug 24 2019
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So kind and real yet deep. Thank you.
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Simple Roots Radio

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Simple Roots Radio is hosted by Alexa Schirm. A nutritionist by trade, Alexa has rebelled against common misconceptions about nutrition, and has, instead, created a realistic health-style that will allow you to live a healthy, satisfied and more simplistic life.Forget dieting for good as Alexa interviews health experts, lifestyle influencers and every day people on what strategies have worked for them and help you implement a plan that can be achieved for life. It’s raw, its funny, its real and unfiltered. It is Simple Roots Radio.

Rank #1: #199: Why Can't I Do What I Know I Should?

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Have you ever asked, why can't I do what I know I should be doing? Why can't I do what is healthy? 

It's a frustration so many people have and it's what we're answering inside this podcast. Trust me, it's not as complex as you think it is - but a simple mindset shift that changes the entire biochemistry of your body. 

Dr. Alexander Loyd is on the show to talk about memory engineering and how we can become people who make the change that sticks. Living true to who you actually are. This show is MIND-BLOWING!

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/199

Dec 11 2019

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Rank #2: #047: 5 Natural Ways to Balance Hormones

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The question heard around the world, how do we balance hormones?

Hormones have been the villain for years. Now more than ever, we have a hormonal epidemic on our hands. From irregular periods, PMS, early menopause, hot-flashes, low-libido, erectile dysfunction, depression, anxiety, PCOS, endometriosis, joint issues, and countless others, we have a real issue going on.

While traditional medicine takes you on a very narrow journey of trying to mask all of these things with a simple daily pill or cream there are other ways that actually work to fix the root. In the end to create an even harmony of your body doing the job it was designed.

Now I'm not saying that modern medicine isn't working, for some, it is working quite well. In other situations we need it. But outside of that, the solution has been only one your doctors can prescribe. But today we're going to learn about the treatment you don't have to sit around and wait for but things you can do today to find relief.

On this podcast, we go in-depth to five natural ways to balance hormones starting today.

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/047

Jan 26 2017

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Rank #3: #046: Three Reasons You're Not Losing Weight

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Feel like you’re doing everything right and still not losing weight?

Well, you’re not alone. But that probably doesn’t help, knowing you’re drowning in this sea of negativity simply because you do everything right and still can’t get your weight to budge. Today I want to uncover 3 reasons you’re not losing weight even though you’re doing everything right.

On today’s podcast, I also give you five things you could change in order to see the scale start to move, but more importantly than just pounds being lost a whole new weight being released from your mental state. Listen to the full explanation of why you’re not losing weight and five realistic things to do about it.

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/046

Jan 18 2017

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Rank #4: #165: Monday Motivation: Why Positive Thinking Isn't Enough

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Research is mounting for the health benefits of positive thinking. From enhancing your mood, reducing anxiety and depression, lessening pain, and even helping your body to heal - the power of the mind is monumental. But there is a reason to believe that positive thinking isn't enough. That you need more than just a mind change - you need action. Learn why positive action makes all the difference.

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/165

Jun 24 2019

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Rank #5: #092: 5 Mindset Shifts To Change Your Health

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Change starts with your thinking and your thinking is a choice. In this post, you'll learn the 5 mindset shifts to change your health for life. 

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/092

Jun 20 2018

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Rank #6: #180: Bringing Back Real Self Care Using the Enneagram

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Self-care is nothing new. It's a concept said to have been kicked around since Ancient Greece. Of course, like everything we have the intended purpose and the abused definition that has made self-care all too confusing. 

Of course, we can't argue that it's natural to define self-care in your own way. And many people and different groups have throughout generations. But I think the latest definition of self-care that looks more like self-indulgence confuses the real meaning of what self-care means. 

In the shuffle of bath bombs and structured routines, we can lose ourselves or fail to find ourselves, which means we've not participated in self-care but rather self-indulgence. Don't get me wrong, I love the word indulgence just as much as you, and there is nothing wrong with a nightly bath, an occasional massage, or getting your nails done. 

Those are all well and good, necessary and caring for yourself in some way but we can't let self-indulgence steel what needs to be the real and accurate definition of self-care - which means to know yourself enough to know how to care for yourself. 

Not to care for yourself in a way someone else has defined - because this isn't a picture of you but of you slapping someone else's needs onto yourself. The truth of the matter is, there are a lot of people making big money with the new idea of self-care and making you buy into the idea that this is the path to health. 

I'm clearly on a rant - but I think this needs to be crystal clear. 

Self-care is not defined by the world but by you - by knowing yourself, the whole of who you are and then caring for that being in the way that brings you life. Can it look like self-indulgence, absolutely - but it doesn't often start there. It begins by knowing yourself - the real being under all of the masks. 

So how do we do that? Inside this podcast, I talk about the importance of digging up what self-care means to you and why this is important. I also show you how to learn more about your true self using the Enneagram. It's the start of The Ennea-Health Series, and it all begins right here.

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/180

Sep 16 2019

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Rank #7: #117: How To Stop Sugar Cravings Without Giving Up Sugar

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If you've never had a craving then I question if you're even human? Because as biology states, cravings are necessary and normal. So the question is less about how you stop them and instead how you manage them for success.

Because if you're human, you're going to crave things.

Now I know that can be frustrating, but I promise you, learning to free yourself from the power of the craving and learning to channel that into health can make all of the difference.

Inside the podcast, I share the anatomy of a craving. Everything including the purpose, where cravings come from and how you can manage them. As you will learn, it's not just a matter of willpower, and you aren't weak if you can't overcome them. They are true biological and physiological process happening inside your body through many different enzymes, neurotransmitters, and hormones.

Complicated, sure?

But the truth, the answer to overcoming hormones is the answer I give for everything else. Find out the five ways to overcome your cravings inside. And keep reading to uncover the best kinds of sugar and chocolate you should be consuming.

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/117

Oct 31 2018

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Rank #8: #052: Collagen: The Powerful Supplement That Can Heal Your Body

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There is a lot of hype around detox diets and cleanses. While the stigma holds out that most detox for a quick weight loss scheme, I think it is due time we talk about how detoxing is so much more than that. In fact, it is essential and critical that our body detoxify itself daily. The good news is we have plenty of mechanisms to help us do this. The bad news is the "traditional" lifestyle can slow this process down, making our body slow, sluggish and even clogged.

Today we are going to learn about one powerful supplement that not only enhances your liver health encouraging natural detoxification. But this supplement also is a foundation in keeping your body youthful, strong, vibrant and healthy. Today we're breaking down collagen and detoxification.

In addition to this, on the podcast, we break down five additional ways to enhance your detox today. The better news, there is no tricks, gimmicks or crazy potions you need to do this. Just real food, simple lifestyle changes and the right mindset. Learn about these five ways to detox on this week's podcast here.

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/052

May 24 2017

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Rank #9: #081: Five Ways To Experience More Joy

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How do you live with more joy? Find out my five best tips in this special bonus episode.

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/081

Apr 14 2018

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Rank #10: #002: Eat More to Eat Less

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We've been led to believe for years that calories matter and that health just boils down into one simple equation;

Calories in = calories out

If and only if we could get this right we would be a nation of thin healthy people.

But come on, how can we believe this? We have to look around and realize that 90% of all people on diets are doing it through calorie counting and are many of them getting anywhere other than deprived?

We're not going to deny the fact that calories have an impact, yet what we must realize is that not all calories are created equal. And understanding this is what really matters.

If you're tired of starving your body and restricting yourself from the pleasures of life you must listen to this episode to learn why you must eat more to eat less.

Mar 07 2016

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Rank #11: #074: What Women Should Know About Their Hormones

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Humans are fascinating, well life in general is. Every day I marvel at the intricacy of life itself and that is no different than the human body.

What is even more amazing is that by structure we are all nearly the exact same and yet when we look closer we are incredibly different. Just like a snowflake, there are no two humans that are exactly alike.

Given this, I've always wondered why scientifically speaking and nutritionally speaking we've always been given the same recommendations. We are told we need the same amount of water, the same ratio of food groups, the same type of exercise, etc.

Even looking at most clinical research studies, we see that in nearly every study it is dominated by men in a near 3:1 ratio.

And we wonder why woman have a hard time seeing results, feeling better and healing?

This could be the answers.

So today in this Friday Five in Five I wanted to give five stand-out points that make men different from women and what to do about it.

Feb 26 2018

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Rank #12: #068: How to Actually Love to Eat Healthy

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How do you actually love to eat healthy? It's a big feat, isn't it? I mean it sounds good initially but once we get in it seems so scary, so unrealistic and not something you are willing to do. So what is the secret? It's right here inside this podcast!

Jan 22 2018

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Rank #13: #112: Why You Need A Seasonal Routine

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Our entire metabolic and biological make-up is changing with the changing of weather patterns. Do you know that using these changes is one of the best ways to make lasting health changes? Find out why you need a seasonal routine inside. 

With the changing of weather comes the change of clothes, whether it's from cold to warm to hot or the exact opposite. We tend to adjust what we wear with the changing of seasons. Not to mention our entire environment can flip-flop with the changing of weather patterns.

Whether the leaves start to fall in the cooling of fall or bud with the warming of winter a lot happens and responds to the changing of weather patterns. But did you know our body, those metabolic processes that are occurring on a daily basis change with the seasons as well?

Research is just starting to pop up about the profound process our body goes through during the different seasons - bringing up the question can we change our health by changing what we do and how we live in each season?

That's what we're answering today on the podcast. Why the season's matter, what happens biologically and how we can work with it to see more significant results.

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/112

Oct 03 2018

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Rank #14: #085: Five Hormone Balancing Rules To Live By

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There is so much controversy, so much confusion, and so much frustration in the health world today. So today on the podcast I wanted to break down hormones into the nitty-gritty and share the five hormone balancing rules to live by. 

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/085

May 11 2018

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Rank #15: #088: Five Free Ways to Detox Daily

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What if you could detox your body for free? Would you do more of it? Today I'm sharing 5 free ways to detox daily. Is it time to say goodbye to that cayenne lemon mixture?

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/088

May 25 2018

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Rank #16: #080: 6 Ways To Have More Confidence with Jenna Kutcher

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Could confidence change your health? There is a lot of talk that our mindset matters more than diet and exercise combined. Today I show you 6 ways to have more confidence.

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/080

Apr 10 2018

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Rank #17: #076: Are These Everyday Items Destroying Your Hormones?

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There is a lot of movement in the work of what our environment is doing to our health. Which is exciting coming off an age when all we focused on and talked about and treated were symptoms.

An age where dieting was the answer, not to mention all the rage.

But times are changing. We're learning more and discovering that while diet and exercise are beneficial and necessary, they definitely aren't the end all be all.

We know this because of the countless thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people who eat right and exercise well and yet cease to see any results.

The dreaded fear we all think about when embarking on yet another health regimen.

But I'm here to tell you that we know there is so much more to the health equation than simply what we eat and how much we exercise.

In fact, our lifestyle, our environment, our mindset equate to over half of that equation. So it's time to start talking about it and today we're doing just that.

Today's podcast is with expert Dr. Hannah Anderson. We dive into everyday items that could be destroying your hormones. It's not something to fear but something to take action on because in most cases we still have control.

Mar 14 2018

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Rank #18: #130: How You Actually Burn Calories

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By this point in health history - we know that calories in / calories out is a refuted topic. But no one really explains how you burn calories, rev metabolism and lose the weight. Welcome to Intro 101 of metabolism and the basics of what no one is telling you.

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/130

Jan 09 2019

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Rank #19: #150: A Brave Untold Story About Disordered Eating

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Disordered eating comes in many forms whether physical or mental or both, today on the show I interview someone who’s walked through it all. In this brave, untold story Whitney shares her journey with disordered eating through anorexia and eventually orthorexia and healing. We talk through triggers and end with identifying what it looks like to balance health without an obsession with it. A discussion everyone must listen to.

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/150

May 01 2019

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Rank #20: Bonus Q&A: Your Skin Questions Answered

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You asked and I delivered. In this bonus episode I will give you advice, tips, tricks and hacks on how to get the most vibrant and youthful skin. From why birth control pills work, the alternatives, balancing hormones for clear skin, my favorite beauty products and more.

Jun 10 2016

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#222: Using Energy to Change your DNA

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Most people believe you're stuck with the DNA you are born with. While this is partially true, it's not what really matters. The defining point in health is not your DNA but how your DNA is expressed. Inside this blog, we're going to talk about how you can use energy to change your DNA and change your health.

Energy is the name of the game - specifically, how do you get more energy?

But energy can be a confusing subject and one that doesn't get much air time.

Ironically, we tend to measure everything outside the body in terms of energy, yet we fail to see how powerful it is inside the body. 

Energy is the very thing our body needs to thrive, and yet it's the one thing, so many of us wish we had more. But what would change if you started to see energy for what it is? Not a matter of how much or how little you have but recognizing that you have an infinite amount. 

The problem isn't in lacking energy but in how you channel it knowing that energy can neither be created nor destroyed.

Dr. Misak came on the show to talk about the power of energy inside of your body and the effect it has on how it can change your DNA. In this podcast, we dive into longevity, stress, emotional energy, and so much more. 

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/222

Jul 08 2020

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#221: Stop Blaming Your Hormones

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Hormones get a bad rap. They are known to cause everything under the sun, including weight gain, exhaustion, and acne. But what if your hormones weren't actually to blame?

I'm going out on what could be a very controversial limb to argue that your hormones aren't to blame for what ails you - but your energy is. The typical hormonal equation is;

hormones become imbalanced = weight gain, exhaustion, hot flashes, etc.

But today I want you to see, your hormones don't just fall out of balance and when they do, it's not your hormones you need to fix as much as it is the root and that is your energy.

Which means the real equation looks more like this:

decrease in healthy energy = imbalanced hormones = weight gain, exhaustion, hot flashes

What would change if we shifted our focus from hormones to energy? You might just find that your hormones don't rebalance, but everything in life seems healthier. 

Inside today's podcast, we talk about this and how your energy is responsible for your hormones. And more importantly, we break down how to change your energy flow to walk in hormonal health. 

It's no longer the chicken or the egg, it's always energy before hormones. Learn more in today's podcast.

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/221

Jun 30 2020

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#220: Change This One Thing To Get More Energy Instantly

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We all want more energy, the question is how much energy will you spend trying to get more energy? Inside, you'll learn the one thing you need to change to get more energy instantly. 

Do you want more energy? Welcome to the club they say - but what if I told you it wasn't an exclusive club but inclusive? Inside I share the one thing you need to change to get more energy instantly. 

Energy has been my focus for the last year. After years and years and years of nutrition work, studying, questioning, more questions, and more studying why we haven't settled on anything that works for the majority of people in the health space - I was determined to uncover something that would. 

That's when I came face to face with the concept of energy. 

I know the word energy can feel a little woo-woo, especially in the faith space. It seems bizarre to talk about energy as the driving force of health, happiness, and joy. But I promise you're going to want to hear me out, especially today as I talk about the overarching determining factor of your health - that is your beliefs. 

Inside today's podcast, I share the one thing you need to change to get more energy instantly. You will learn how your beliefs determine your thoughts, which are the driving force behind your actions. How our beliefs dictate how much energy you have and what you can do to transform your health. 

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/220

Jun 22 2020

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#219: How to Boost Energy To Lose Weight and Get Healthy

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What if you didn't need another diet, you just needed more energy? Inside this post, I share how you how to boost energy to lose weight and get healthy.

Exhausted? Welcome to the world of adulting! It feels like a right of passage in today's world, but this concept of energy is more valuable than we give it credit. It's not something to brush off and learning to boost your energy could be the very thing that helps you lose weight and get healthy. 

Welcome to the healthy energy series - the place where I talk in-depth about energy and how to get more of it. It is the very topic that we hear little about and yet ends the confusion. 

If you want to get healthy - you must know about energy, and that is what this entire series is for - understanding how you can move from energy debt into abundance. 

Today on the podcast, we are diving into the concept of energy, what energy means, how to measure it in the body and determine if you're living in energy debt or abundance. 

On the show, we talk about energy abundance - which sounds a little fishy right off of the bat. While scarcity is prevalent, it doesn't mean it's normal, and that is what we break down today on the podcast. 

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/219

Jun 15 2020

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#218: 7 Ways to Use Essential Oils for Health

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Essential oils, where do you even start, and what do you really need to know? Today I interview an essential oil expert and outline 7 ways to use essential oils for health.  I'm an amateur when it comes to essential oils. From all of the research about health, I haven't tapped into or shared about essential oils, honestly, for no other reason than just time. The funny thing about essential oils is I've used them for a very long time.    While it's always intrigued me, I tend to stick with the basics. It wasn't until my personal health journey enticed me into using essential oils to open up my body and allow healing that I felt intrigued to learn more.    Even more, numerous podcast guests and health experts have mentioned during the show, about their usage of essential oils. So today, I wanted to declare my love of oils, jump that bandwagon and expose you to another tool of health.   Today, I am breaking down how to use essential oils for health with my friend, Leatha Arant. The one I've learned from, trust, and am always so encouraged by. Learn more about essential oils in today's podcast and follow along as I share seven ways to use essential oils for health.

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/218

Jun 08 2020

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#217: How to Develop a Morning Routine You'll Actually Stick To

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Mornings aren't everyone's cup of cold brew. They can be an abrupt awakening to peaceful slumber when all you want is five more minutes! But I promise, you can develop a morning routine you'll actually stick to and you're in the right place to learn how. 

Rhythms are a natural part of life - you may not call them rhythms but this is our unconscious behavior. They are the patterns of life that shape what we do. I like to think of rhythms as our natural flow of life and behavior. 

Rhythms are truly where we see our lives start to shape around. Whether for good or for bad. That is why, even more than habits it is important to take notice of your daily rhythms and start to understand the little things that you do habitually that could add up over time. 

On today's podcast, I have Rebekah Lyon's on to talk about Rhythms of Renewal. We dive into healthy rhythms, why they are important, and how she established them in her own life.

She also shares her favorite rhythm and that is a morning routine. Keep reading to learn how to develop a morning routine you'll actually stick to.

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/217

May 27 2020

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#216: Your Hormone Fix Is Here

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Hormones, they feel heavy {and I don't mean that literally}. It seems like every woman everywhere is struggling with hormonal control but what is the answer? Today we dive into the most commonly asked questions I get about hormonal imbalance and what to do about it.

Hormones are a sensitive subject for many people. They seem overwhelming and annoying. Trust me, I get it. I've had my own share of hormonal struggles that I've work hard to overcome in the past.

Through that, I realized the hormone help I needed wasn't as far off as I thought.

Today on the podcast, I interview Dr. Anna Cabeca. Dr. Anna is a triple-board certified OBGYN who has worked with thousands of women one-on-one to help them understand and improve their health and manage their hormones. 

On today's show, I ask Dr. Anna the most pressing health questions I receive and they all relate to the dreaded hormonal symptoms such as:

Why do I have hot flashing during menopause? I can't seem to stop my body from packing on the pounds? My hair won't stop falling out. I have no sex drive And many more. It's a show worth listening to that will answer the entire range of hormonal questions you may have. 

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/216

May 13 2020

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#215: 10 Tiny Habits To Change Your Health

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You want to get healthy and make habits that last. You know what you should be doing, the question is how do you get yourself to do. Inside I share 10 tiny habits that will change yourself without taking all of your time.

Six weeks of repetitive behavior is the key to creating habits - or is it? 

I've long thought that if I just repeated something healthy long enough, it would automatically stick. The only discipline I needed was that initial six-weeks, and then it would just be a part of who I was. 

On some level - it seemed realistic. Most good things come with a level of discipline. On the other side, no matter how long I prevailed, nothing seemed to stick, at least not in the way I had hoped. 

These habits I was trying to form always seemed like an uphill battle that went well some days, and yet others felt like a miserable failure. Until I realized I had the wrong view of habit formation. 

It wasn't strictly about pushing through and using willpower - but behavior modification involved more of me - my drive, motivation, and ability. 

Inside today's podcast, I interview behavioral scientists, BJ Fogg, Ph.D. He founded the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University and is the leading scientific authority on habits. I ask him questions about what creates a habit, how hard we have to push ourselves, and how to make things stick. 

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/215

May 06 2020

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#214: Personalize Your Hormones for Health

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How do you fix your hormones? It feels like a million-dollar answer that is looming out in the unknown. While it has felt impossible in the past, thanks to the new work being done on genetics, we have a new personalized view of how your hormones work and how to optimize them. 

What we know doesn't work is standardizing hormones. 

You can't put a number on it - making it extremely difficult to prescribe hormonal medication, because even on a day-to-day level your hormones are reacting in unique ways. 

But what if we could personalize hormones? What if you could figure out precisely what your body needs and provide that - could we then heal our hormones without just slapping a bandaid on them? 

Inside today's podcast, I speak with a leading geneticist in the field of hormones, Dr. Mansoor Mohammed. He is the founder of The DNA Company and is doing extensive work on understanding hormones, personally, on a genetic level.

What I love most about Dr. Mansoor is his drive to take what we commonly look at as a vocabulary {genetic code} and instead works to understand the language. How does the vocabulary work together to make sense as a language? 

This changes the game. 

Inside today's podcast, I talk with Dr. Mansoor about:

  • The difference between men and women's hormonal flow
  • What women should know about "fixing" their hormones?
  • If the birth control pill is helpful or hurtful. 
  • How we can predict menopause. 

And so much more. Make sure you listen to the podcast to learn how to personalize your hormones. 

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/214

Apr 29 2020

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#213: How To Deal With Anxiety in Just 10 Minutes

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There are a few critical elements, true facts that needed to be stated about anxiety before we can learn to deal with it. Inside this post, I share how you can deal with anxiety in just 10 minutes.

We are living in uncertain times - which always brings anxiety to the forefront, even more so. But isn't that the truth about anxiety - it can show it's ugly head in a matter of moments during any uncertain event? 

But what I hope and pray you that you know about anxiety is that it doesn't have to define you - at least not in the way you've been told. Even more, you have power over your anxiety. Inside today's podcast, I talk with Ali Damron about a subject plaguing our nation - that is the grips that anxiety and uncertainty are having on us. 

In the podcast, we talk about the true cause of anxiety, how to regain power over anxiety and your mind, build confidence and move forward even when life seems risky.

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/213

Apr 15 2020

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#212: Five Free Ways To Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve

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Vagus nerve stimulation is something we should all be familiar with. It is the key to rest and relaxation. Inside this post, I teach you what your vagus nerve is, why it's important and 5 free ways to stimulate it.

There's nothing that puts fire in my bones quite like understanding how the body works together as one unit. As much as we like to break our body down into specific units and parts to understand the intricate workings better - we can't argue that it's not how each system works separately but how it works as a whole unit. 

Even our emotions and thoughts are influencing the whole system and why I'm so passionate about bringing this area to light. Mostly because it doesn't seem to get the attention it deserves. 

To understand the system - from emotions to our hormones - we have to follow the workings of the central nervous system. Inside's today podcast, I talk with nervous system excerpt Dr. Katinka van der Merwe founder of The Spero Clinic. 

Dr. Katinka has done fantastic work in healing the central nervous system helping those who have no hope. She specifically works with patients with chronic pain syndrome, and the testimonials are amazing. 

If you suffer from chronic pain or other conditions, check out The Spero Clinic to learn more if it could help you. 

On today's podcast, I talk with Dr. Katinka about the central nervous system, how it controls our bodies functioning, how and where blockages occur, and how we can prevent nervous system problems in our lives. 

Inside the podcast, Dr. Katinka dives into vagus nerve stimulation and how this can impact the health of your body. So what is the vagus nerve? Let me explain and teach you at home-ways to stimulate the vagus nerve.

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/212

Apr 08 2020

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#211: Change Your Metabolism By Eating Seasonally

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We all experience seasonal changes, we even see the seasonal changes that affect the landscape around us - but did you know, those changes are changing your body as well? It's easily one of the most overlooked and potentially beneficial aspects of health, eating seasonally. Learn what you need to know about the seasons and how it affects your metabolism inside this post.

Seasons affect us just as much as the landscape around us. The animals gather and store for winter, and the leaves shed, allowing the trees to go dormant and bud in the spring. Just as much as the plants experience seasonal change, so does your body.

In fact, nearly all functions in your body change with the changing of the seasons. Your gut bacteria turn over {1}, your immune system changes {2}, and your hormones and mood changes {3}. Your body is changing with the changing of the seasons, regardless of if you live in a climate-controlled 68 degrees all year long and eat the same foods 365 days a year. 

The problem isn't the changes that occur but failing to change with the changing of seasons. Inside this podcast, we dive into the biological changes that happen as the season's change and how you can provide to enhance the function of your body. 

To work with it instead of against it. 

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/211

Apr 01 2020

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#210: How To Use Stress To Your Advantage

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Stress isn't something I have to explain. It seems to be the way of life. But in our attempts to de-stress, I wonder are we actually getting more stressed? 

Hear me out. 

It seems we have more 'self-help' books and classes than ever before. Combine that with the trend of self-care and the desire to be healthier, I fear we're getting more overwhelmed with information than we are taking action because we're truly informed. 

I have more people than I can count tell me, "I do everything right, I eat well and exercise and yet I still gain weight."

Do you relate? 

Or maybe you better relate to this statement, "There's so much information out there, I don't even know what to do."

I think we're taking something intended for the good of ourselves, health and we're twisting it into the very thing stealing our health. Even more, we're ruining our lives by allowing our fixation on the outcome to deter us from fully living where we are. 

So my question that I want to answer today, what if what we thought was bad, is actually good and the good actually bad? Maybe better said, what if our fixation on health is causing more stress, taking something intended for good and making it bad? And what if a little bit of the right stress can actually be used for our good? 

Today on the podcast, I break down good stress vs. bad stress and how to use stress to your advantage - for health and life. 

Deep breathes - this could be the beginning of something new and beautiful.

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/210

Mar 25 2020

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#209: How to Love Yourself at 687 pounds

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Self-love is a confusing topic in this day in age. In one breath you are told to love yourself no matter your size and yet the world still feels like it's constantly forcing us to be a certain size. What is right and how do you actually love yourself no matter your size? 

Self-love is a topic that comes with a lot of fluff. It looks glamorous, and Instagram worthy, something to be documented and recorded. But is that love, or is a formulated version of what we think will make us feel love? 

And if it's not love, what is? How do we unearth ourselves to love but also live loved? 

These are all questions I'm pondering and considering as I dive into the true meaning of health, and there is no better person to help me do this than Sean Mulroney of The Obesity Revolution.

I don't want to share Sean's full story here; you'll hear him tell you himself inside the podcast. But I did want to ask Sean, a formerly 687-pound man, what does it mean to love yourself even at 687 pounds? 

I also ask Sean what sparked the change in his life, how his mindset plays a role, and what he is currently learning on his journey of health, not just weight loss. 

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/209

Mar 18 2020

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#208: Can You Think Yourself Fat?

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"I can look at a piece of food and gain weight." She said it with laughter under her breath, even though her tone said it all - she really believed it, but didn't want to. 

The questions and blanket statements so many of us throw around, looking for something to grasp onto an answer to the question of why your weight won't budge. 

We want to know, what is the deal with fat and why does it seem to pack on so much easier than we can let it go? 

Inside this podcast, we dive into the nature of fat - or maybe better said, the attitude of fat and learn can you think yourself fat? We'll also dive into:

  • The difference between body fat and dietary fat.
  • What the purpose of fat is.
  • How we gain fat and how we burn it.
  • The emotional nature of fat.
  • How to release it for good.

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/208

Mar 04 2020

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#207: What Is Fascia and What Does It Have To Do With Your Weight?

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Balance, balance, balance - this is the answer you've been looking for. Being in alignment is the key to having an efficient metabolism, improving posture, reducing pain, and increasing your immune system. 

It's not about the extremes, about pushing your body to the max, eliminating, restricting or hating yourself healthy. What it all comes down to is achieving balance and alignment inside your body - one big player in this game is a little known but mighty organ called fascia. 

Some call fascia the "secret" organ as it's quickly gaining traction in the medical world with tons of research coming out about this powerhouse. Inside today's podcast, I break down fascia with fascia expert Lauren Roxburgh.

Inside today's podcast, we break down:

  • What fascia is and why it's so important.
  • The link between fascia and weight {including cellulite}
  • How to tell if you have unhealthy fascia
  • How to improve your fascia to create body balance. 

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/207

Feb 24 2020

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#206: Lie: You Just Need To Exercise More

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There's a common health lie floating around, that you just need to exercise more. Push your body, work harder and beat it into submission. But today I ask the question, is this good and does it even work?

I used to own a gym. For six years, I was one of those trainers pushing people to move their bodies more. I'm somewhat ashamed at what I allowed some of my clients to do, but I suppose it brought me to this place and a deep dive into exercise and what that looks like for health. 

The thing about exercise is that movement is critical for longevity in our bodies. It's one of the healthiest things we can be doing for our bodies - to strengthen our fascia, move our lymphatic fluid, build lean tissue, boost our metabolism and immune system and regulate our hormones. 

SO much good in movement. 

But like anything too much or the wrong kinds can be equally as detrimental. 

That's why today, on the podcast, I am breaking down the lie that you need to work out more. We'll also talk about:

  • What type of exercise is best.
  • How much is too much or not enough.
  • How to eat around your workout for optimal results. 

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/206

Feb 17 2020

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#205: Lie: Your Hormones Are Responsible For Your Weight Problem

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One common lie I hear is that your hormones are responsible for your weight problem. But the truth of the matter, we're focusing on the wrong systems. Your hormones are a by-product of a number of other factors that we have way more control over. Learn more inside this podcast.

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/205

Feb 05 2020

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#204: Prolonged Fasting vs. Intermittent Fasting

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Fasting was one of the hottest wellness trends of the last few years - specifically, intermittent fasting. But fasting isn't something new, in fact, fasting has been around since the beginning of creation. It was a part of human history. 

However, since the industrial revolution and the birth of the food industry, fasting has fallen by the way-side. It has only been in the last few years that science has started really digging into the health benefits of fasting that we have started seeing trends back toward this practice. 

But there is a massive difference between intermittent fasting, which should be considered more of a way of life and not fasting in itself and a prolonged fast. While there are pros to intermittent fasting, for everyday health, the massive health benefits are found in prolonged fasting of 3-5 days.

Inside today's podcast I speak with one of the leading researchers from the Longevity Institute out of the University of Southern California, Dr. Joseph Antoun. Inside this episode, I ask Dr. Antoun:

  • The difference between intermittent fasting and prolonged fasting.
  • The latest research in prolonged fasting and cancer healing.
  • What we know about fasting from history.
  • How long is long enough to achieve the benefits.
  • How to effectively incorporate prolonged fasting into your life rhythms.

It blew my mind and was exactly the message I feel we all need to hear. Make sure you listen and keep reading for my review of a five-day fast. 

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/204

Jan 29 2020

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#203: There's Something Wrong With Me - I'll Never Be Healthy

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Today we overcome the common unspoken lie that there's something inherently wrong with me. That I'll never be healthy. This couldn't be further from the truth and I share the actual definition of health to unfold your vicious cycle allowing you to step into true health. 

I believe everyone wants to be healthy. In fact, I think it's an innate desire in all of us. That underlying all of the things we strive to make us comfortable is our body working to keep us alive and preferably thriving.

While most of us would agree we want health, we don't always believe it can happen as there seems to be an underlying belief that there's something wrong with me. That I'll never be healthy. 

You work for it; you may even do everything right and yet nothing. Only more inflammation, more weight gain, more movement in the wrong direction - bringing you back to this lie that gets fed over and over again, I'll never be healthy. 

But today is the day we put that lie to rest, and I fill you with hope. That no matter where you find yourself, health is always a possibility. It's always an option, and today I break down how. 

You'll learn what this means to your body to create a new vision of health. Most importantly, how to let go of what weighs you down. It's honest, vulnerable, and most likely not what you expect - tune in here to listen!

Learn more: https://simplerootswellness.com/203

Jan 22 2020

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By Goldyfam - Dec 06 2019
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I really like the perspective of this podcast. It’s worth a listen!

Show 174 on self forgiveness

By visionlossplus - Aug 24 2019
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So kind and real yet deep. Thank you.