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Empowering you to invest in your health so you can look & feel your BEST!


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Empowering you to invest in your health so you can look & feel your BEST!




Back, Knee, Or Neck Pain? Time To Strengthen Your Deep Core + Pelvic Floor! | Erica Ziel

EPISODE 101 | Erica Ziel is a mom of three, an FDN Practitioner, a certified personal trainer and Pilates instructor, a health and nutrition coach, AND a core exercise and pre/postnatal exercise specialist whose mission is to help women live a healthier life and heal their body through movement, wellness, intuition, and breath work. She's morphed her education with her constant finding of research and hands-on approach to teaching female clients. Erica is passionate about education...


The Most Mind-Blowing Info I Learned In My First 100 Episodes | Brooke Simonson

EPISODE 100 | I know people always say this, but it feels like just yesterday that I decided to start this podcast—with absolutely no idea what I was doing or what it would entail! And honestly, if I knew then what I know now—how much work it takes behind the scenes—I maaaaay not have started I guess I’m glad that I was ignorant! Ignorance is bliss, right? But in all seriousness...I’m so grateful to have started it because I’ve connected with truly AMAZING, INFORMATIVE guests, and...


Meditation Doesn’t Have To Be So Mysterious & Intimidating | Lodro Rinzler

EPISODE 99 | Lodro Rinzler is a meditation teacher and the author of seven books, as well as the co-founder of MNDFL meditation studios in New York City. His books Walk Like a Buddha and The Buddha Walks Into The Office both have received Independent Publisher Book Awards. Lodro has taught meditation for twenty years in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and travels frequently for his books, having spoken across the world at conferences, universities, and businesses as diverse as Google, Harvard...


How To “Eat Like The Animals” For Optimal Health | Stephen Simpson

EPISODE 98 | Stephen Simpson is Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre and Professor in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney. After graduating as a biologist from the University of Queensland, Steve undertook his PhD at the University of London, then spent 22 years at Oxford before returning to Australia in 2005 as an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow, then ARC Laureate Fellow. Stephen developed an integrative modeling framework for...


Struggling To Lose Weight & KEEP IT OFF? This Episode Is For YOU. | Paul Salter

EPISODE 97 | Paul Salter is a Registered Dietitian, Coach, and Author who’s passionate about helping high-achieving men and women bring awareness to what's really holding them back from achieving their sustainable weight-loss goals and feeling, looking, and being the best version of themselves—like their negative self-talk, toxic thought patterns, limiting beliefs, counterproductive habits, and self-sabotaging behaviors. Since 2013, he’s worked 1:1 with 1,453 men and women who have...


We’ve Been SO Wrong About Exercise, Metabolism & Weight Loss! | Herman Pontzer, PhD

EPISODE 96 | Herman Pontzer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Research Associate Professor of Global Health at Duke University, investigates how our species’ evolutionary past shapes our lives today. His team conducted the first measurements of daily energy expenditure in traditional hunter-gatherers and in non-human apes, with findings that have challenged the way we think about diet, exercise, metabolism, and health. Dr. Pontzer’s new book, Burn: New Research...


Expert Tips For Quick, Easy, Healthy Batch Cooking | Katie Clack

EPISODE 95 | Katie Clack is a personal chef and restaurateur specializing in healthy meal prepping. With her unique meal plans, she teaches people how to batch cook individual ingredients that can be mixed and matched throughout the week to create a variety of delicious and healthy meals. She focuses on teaching people helpful and time-saving habits to take the stress out of their weekly cooking so they can spend LESS time in the kitchen and MORE time doing what they love! In the episode,...


Create A “Lighter” Home For More Clarity, Energy & Peace | Tracey Showalter

EPISODE 94 | Tracey Showalter is the founder of The Lighthouse Co., a home wellness consulting firm. “Home wellness” is a new concept that’s taken Columbus, Ohio, by storm! Whether it’s through organization, deep cleaning, or education, Tracey is steadfast in her mission to help you live lighter. In the episode, she shares a foolproof 4-step system to reclaim any space that’s taken over your life, tips for avoiding clutter buildup, lesser-known appliances that need to be deep-cleaned...


Physical Therapy For Lymphedema & Cancer: The Most Underrated Treatment! | Lisa Sylvestri

EPISODE 93 | Lisa Sylvestri has 20 years of experience as a physical therapist, over 12 of which are in the lymphedema and oncology arena. Her passion is working with the lymphedema, breast cancer, and oncology patient population, and her mission is to ensure every patient who has received a cancer diagnosis is able to have a great quality of life. Lisa works with patients one on one to help them eliminate their fears, gain strength, reduce swelling, and achieve their personal goals....


Why Is Protein Important? And Are You Eating Enough? | Dr. Ted Naiman

EPISODE 92 | Dr. Ted Naiman is a board-certified Family Medicine physician in the department of Primary Care at a leading major medical center in Seattle. His personal research and medical practice are focused on the practical implementation of diet and exercise for health optimization. He is the author of The P:E Diet. In the episode, Dr. Naiman shares why protein is the most important macronutrient to get right, how to set up your meals so that you eat enough protein, why he changed his...


What TO Eat To Lose Weight (Cause Dieting Is The Worst!)

EPISODE 91 | Are you ready to lose weight by focusing on what TO eat rather than dieting, "detoxing," exercising a ton, and other nonsense? If so, this WORKSHOP is for you! That's right—this isn't your normal podcast's a WORKSHOP!! By the time this episode/workshop ends, you'll know *exactly* how to show your weight loss + nutrition goals who's boss, *exactly* how to set up your plate so that you can reach your goals WITHOUT cutting out carbs/sugar/wine, and *exactly* how to...


Let’s Debunk Some Nutrition & Heart Health Myths! | Dr. Anthony Pearson

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8 Tips For Weight Loss/Maintenance On Vacation (While STILL Having Fun!) | Brooke Simonson

EPISODE 89 | If you have some type of goal for *lasting* change in your body composition, strength, or overall health, you’re gonna have to change the way you approach all aspects of life—like vacation! After years of vacationing this NEW way—sticking with my typical healthy habits throughout my time away—I can assure you that vacations are MUCH more enjoyable when you continue to do the things that help you look & feel your BEST rather than throwing those habits out the window and just...


How To Eat More Intuitively & Make Peace With Food | Elizabeth Dall

EPISODE 88 | Elizabeth Dall is the owner of and helps women heal their relationship with food and their bodies and experience joy in wellness. She believes every woman has the knowledge of what she truly needs deep within herself and that they can learn to love their bodies, heal their relationship with food, and find joy in exercise and movement. Elizabeth helps by offering online programs & personalized coaching to women searching for food freedom and a desire to live...


Why Embrace “Niksen,” The Dutch Art Of Doing Nothing? | Olga Mecking

EPISODE 87 | Olga Mecking (she/her) is a writer, journalist, and occasional translator. Originally from Poland, she now lives with her German husband in the Netherlands. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Playboy, The Guardian and the BBC, among many other national and international outlets. Her first traditionally published book, Niksen: Embracing The Dutch Art Of Doing Nothing, has been published in the US by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In the...


Macro Counting: What It Is, Who It’s For & How It Can Help You Lose Weight | Amber Brueseke

EPISODE 86 | Amber Brueseke is a Registered Nurse, online fitness coach, wife, and mom of four. Her business Biceps After Babies focuses on helping women create a customized fitness plan that's both effective and enjoyable by utilizing the tool of macro counting. In the episode, Amber shares why everyone can benefit from two weeks of macro counting, some of the most common mistakes people make when counting macros, her thoughts on strength training vs. cardio...and more! Enjoy!! EPISODE...


How To Make Meal Planning/Prepping EASY & Healthy Eating AFFORDABLE | Megan Barrett

EPISODE 85 | Megan Barrett lives on her mini-farm up in Washington State with her husband and her three daughters. She’s passionate about helping women make progress towards their goals & coming up with simple solutions that help women everywhere eliminate food- and budget-related stressors so that they can get MORE joy out of life. When she's not in the kitchen cooking up something delicious, you can find her enjoying time with her family & goats on her farm. She loves connecting with other...


Practical, 3-Step Approach For Breaking Any Habit & “Unwinding Anxiety” | Dr. Jud Brewer

EPISODE 84 | Dr. Jud Brewer is an internationally renowned addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist. His TED Talk ”A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit” has over 16 million views on YouTube. He’s also an associate professor at Brown University and executive medical director at Sharecare. Dr. Jud’s new book—Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind—is now a New York Times best seller. In the episode, he shares a 3-step approach for breaking...


Common Goal-Setting Mistakes (& How To Fix Them!) | Alon David

EPISODE 83 | Alon David, founder and CEO of 90X®, arrived in America in 1995 without any business leads or connections. He had no university network or promising internships to fall back on; he didn’t even have a solid business idea. But he did have ambition, drive, and the dream to make something of his life. After several years of trial and error, trying other people’s planners and systems, and ultimately deciding that he knew that he could create the ultimate goal setting system, the 90X®...


This ONE Journaling Exercise Will Help You Enjoy All Foods In Moderation | Brooke Simonson

EPISODE 82 | You can only follow keto or Whole30 for so long before you’d kill for a piece of pizza—but that SINGLE piece of pizza can taste so good that it leads to another piece, and another—and since that first piece of pizza already “ruined” your clean eating streak, you may end up washing those pizza slices down with some soda and topping ‘em off with some ice cream. Within a few hours, you’ve “fallen off the wagon” and you vow to start ____ [insert diet here] again on Monday. I hear...