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204: The Rise of Autoimmune Disease (& How to Thrive Even If You Have It) With Dr. Guillermo Ruiz

11/12/2018
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It is no secret that autoimmune disease is on the rise, and many of us may have it and not even know. Today I talk to Dr. Guillermo Ruiz, a graduate medical student from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine about why we’re seeing such an increase and what to do about it. Dr. Ruiz...

Duration:00:45:53

203: Hidden EMF Dangers and How to Mitigate Them With Geobiologist Brian Hoyer

11/8/2018
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EMF is an invisible but growing problem as our world becomes increasingly connected. Not everyone agrees, but the rise in EMFs in our environment in the last several decades is starting to have a noticeable effect on our health. Geobiologist Brian Hoyer explains the worst sources of EMF exposure and what to do about them....

Duration:00:38:18

202: How Footwear Affects Posture, Alignment, & Movement With Gordon Hay From ALINE

11/5/2018
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You guys know that I’ve been on the barefoot bandwagon for a very long time, but today’s episode has changed some of the ways I think about alignment and foot health. Gordon Hay is the cofounder, inventor, and creative visionary for ALINE Systems, a footwear technology company making waves in the industry. Many ESPN Summer and...

Duration:00:46:26

201: Understanding Fasting & Keto for Women (Even During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding) + Instant Pot Tips

11/1/2018
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I am here today with a dear friend and one of my mentors, Mark Sisson, who is the New York Times bestselling author of the Keto Reset Diet. He is now also the bestselling author of the Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook which is full of delicious recipes that are 100% tailored to a ketogenic...

Duration:00:42:31

200th Episode – Most Important Thing for Health

10/29/2018
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This episode marks the 200th episode of The Wellness Mama Podcast! Over the last few years, I’ve had the honor of speaking to almost 200 experts and spending 200+ hours of time with you! In this 200th episode, Heather and I recap a few listener favorite episodes and share our biggest takeaways. We also talk...

Duration:00:54:32

199: How Diet Directly Affects Mental Health With Autumn Smith of Paleovalley

10/25/2018
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There’s so much evidence that what we eat affects not only our bodies but our brains too. Today I sit down with Autumn Smith of Paleovalley, an amazing company that makes some of my favorite healthy snacks. Autumn explains why she became so committed to healthy eating that she even left her career being a...

Duration:00:37:31

198: How to Be Green Enough & Avoid the Worst Offenders in Your Home With Leah Segedie

10/22/2018
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We’ve talked a lot about how to avoid chemicals at home and basically how to make home a safer place for our kids and families. It’s a worthy goal but it’s easy to get overwhelmed when it starts to sound like everything from air to water to candles to carpet is dangerous. That’s why I love...

Duration:00:44:00

197: The Opposite of Being Spoiled: Raising Financially Responsible Kids With Ron Lieber

10/18/2018
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Today’s guest isn’t an expert on health… unless you’re talking about financial health! Ron Lieber has been the “Your Money” columnist for the New York Times since 2008. He also a dad, and wrote some incredible best-selling books about teaching kids to manage money and plan for their financial future. I especially love his book The Opposite of...

Duration:00:40:12

196: How the Modern World Is Changing Our Hormones (& How to Create a Balance Plan)

10/15/2018
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As women and moms, I’m not sure we can ever get enough information about our hormones and how they work. Today I’m here with Angelique Panagos, a registered nutritional therapist and the author of a book I read recently called The Balance Plan. It stood out to me as a life-changing book and a message...

Duration:00:43:27

195: Saunacast: a Huge Announcement from Mommypotamus & Wellness Mama

10/11/2018
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If you know me, you probably know my friend Heather of Mommypotamus. We’re known for hanging out in the sauna together (usually over a glass of wine), talking about all of the highs and lows of blogging, parenting, building community, and life with kids. I always joke that Heather and I think so much alike...

Duration:00:47:51

194: Longevity, Autoimmunity, & Plant-Based Diets With Nora Gedgaudas

10/8/2018
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I could not be more excited about today’s conversation and today’s guest because I am here with Nora Gedgaudas who is by and large one of the early leaders in the ancestral health and healthy living movement. Her work is brilliant and she is one of the best researchers I know. Here’s just a short...

Duration:00:46:27

193: How to Protect Your Family From the Rise of 5G & Other EMFs

10/4/2018
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The controversy surrounding EMFs never seems to end, and with good reason. The technology is changing quickly with the rise of 5G and wireless technology being in everything from your car to your fridge. The truth is, we don’t know the health effects of this technology and won’t fully know for years. We’ve tackled this...

Duration:00:42:09

192: How to Avoid Rushing Woman Syndrome & Balance Hormones With Dr. Sonya Jensen

10/1/2018
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Do you ever feel stressed about trying not to be stressed? I’m sure we’ve all been there, and I’m grateful we have an expert like Dr. Sonya Jensen to talk in-depth about some of the pressures (and opportunities) women face today. We’ll go deep on topics hormone balance, anxiety, detox, and how to have a healthy...

Duration:00:41:34

191: Understanding How Gaming Disorder & Gaming Addiction Are Affecting Our Kids

9/27/2018
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Are video games a fun way to unwind, or a deeper problem? My guest today is clear on his answer. Dr. Sam Shay is a chiropractor with a background in functional nutrition and testing, but he hasn’t always been as healthy as he is today. Dr. Shay walked his own journey to overcome his 25-year addiction...

Duration:00:59:03

190: The Easiest Way to Track HRV, Sleep, and Movement With Oura Ring

9/24/2018
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I seriously cannot wait to dive into this episode because we’re going deep on a topic near and dear to every mom’s heart (and sanity)… how to get better sleep! Whether it’s due to kids, working late, electronics addiction, or you plain just can’t sleep… too many of us are skipping precious hours of shut-eye....

Duration:00:45:15

#189: How Red Light Therapy or Photobiomodulation Works & How to Get the Benefits with Joovv

9/20/2018
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In this episode, Katie goes deep on Red Light Therapy, also called Photobiomodulation, to understand how it works, what the benefits are and what to watch out for. She and the founders of Joovv explain the science and answer questions like: What about the EMFs? Is it safe for pregnancy/nursing? Can it help kids and […]

189: How Red Light Therapy or Photobiomodulation Works & How to Get the Benefits With Joovv

9/20/2018
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You’ve probably seen me post pictures on Instagram where I look like something out of Star Wars using my Joovv red light therapy device. I first started this health experiment about a year ago, and I’ve gotten so many questions from you all about how it works that today we’re back with Joovv creators (and...

Duration:00:36:51

188: Saunacast: How We Took Control of Our Healthcare and Insurance (& Saved Money)

9/17/2018
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It is no secret that we live in a world where we face a lot of potentially harmful things on a daily basis. From plastic exposure to all of the additives in our food system and even over-exposure to blue-light, our bodies face a lot each day. These, and many other factors, may help explain...

Duration:00:30:46

188: How we Took Control of our Healthcare and Insurance (& Saved Money)

9/17/2018
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In this saunacast, Katie and Heather explain how they have taken control of their healthcare and insurance to find the answers they needed for their families…. and saved money in the process. Click here to check out the show notes.

187: A Whole Life Challenge to Improve Your Life in Small Daily Steps

9/13/2018
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When it comes to making healthy choices, half the battle is motivation. That’s where the Whole Life Challenge comes into play! Today I’m here with Andy Petranek, who has been a health and fitness coach for over 25 years. He was a United States Marine, a sponsored athlete, and was featured as one of the...

Duration:00:35:55