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Ask Katie Something: Protein, Weight Loss, Parenting, and Sneakers

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Katie: Hey, and welcome to the “Wellness Mama Podcast. I’m Katie from wellnessmama.com and wellnesse.com, which is my new line of non-public care merchandise, like hair care, shampoo, and conditioner, toothpaste, and hand sanitizer should you haven’t tried them but. And we now have dry shampoo as effectively. You may take a look at all of that at wellnesse.com. That’s wellness with an E on the top.

And this episode, I’m going to deal with a bunch of generally requested questions. In reality, these are all reader-submitted questions from a latest Instagram put up. And I used to be answering a bunch of them on social media and realized it is likely to be much more environment friendly if I simply jumped in right here and answered them in real-time as a podcast episode. I obtained a variety of questions associated to protein consumption. And a variety of these are follow-ups to a weblog put up I lately printed about my weight reduction over the past couple of years and the way protein was an enormous a part of this equation for me. I’ll make it possible for put up is linked within the present notes. However the quick model is that I discovered I used to be really not consuming sufficient energy. And a part of I feel when my physique was having hassle shedding pounds, other than the trauma side was that I used to be undernourished. And so, for me, fixing that was very a lot two-part. There was the internal mental-emotional work that I did that I talked about intimately in Episode 309, which I may also hyperlink to, however then I additionally needed to make a aware shift away from deprivation and weight-reduction plan, and into nourishing my physique and consuming sufficient meals.

And for me, a key right here particularly was consuming sufficient protein. And now most days, I purpose for about 120 grams of protein per day. Sometimes, I don’t do the identical factor day-after-day. However most days, I eat three meals inside a seven to eight-hour window. So I eat each three-and-a-half to 4 hours throughout that window. And I purpose to get a minimum of 40 grams of protein per meal. And that is one thing I did and began doing instinctively after listening to my physique through the weight reduction and in addition one thing that previous podcast visitor, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, talks about as an necessary hormonal signaling mechanism for ladies. I’ll make it possible for we hyperlink to her podcast as effectively. She actually explains in depth why we’d like protein and why not getting sufficient can have hormonal penalties. And we all know additionally as we age, issues like lean muscle mass and grip energy, which can also be tied to muscle, our predictors of longevity and have decreased threat of all types of well being issues. So protein, a minimum of for me, has been an important element. I obtained a variety of questions associated to how do I eat sufficient protein? I’ve experimented lots with this. And I’ve just a few issues that appeared to essentially assist. I take aminos from Kion fairly usually. It’s like a liquid or powder that you simply add to water. And that’s an entire amino complement. And that appears to essentially profit my pores and skin and I seen a distinction in my exercises. However I additionally simply attempt to get sufficient actual food-based protein at each meal. You’ve in all probability heard me earlier than discuss issues like sardines, that are one in every of my go-to’s for positive. A number of days every week, my lunch, together with right now, was sardines, with salad in entrance of you guys. I can really present you that’s what my lunch appears like a variety of days as a result of it’s cheap and excessive protein.

And I’ll purpose for about 40 grams of protein that approach. Different meals for the household, I’ll usually make a variety of stir-fries or gradual cooker meals which can be centered on protein after which add in a variety of greens. So I’m not consuming by any means keto or carnivore or low carb. I eat carbs a variety of days too, particularly exercise days with a spotlight of metabolic flexibility. However getting sufficient protein most days does appear to essentially be a key for me for each weight reduction, and gaining muscle, and for hormones, and sleep high quality.

Considerably associated to this, I obtained a variety of observe up questions, together with one, are you able to focus on extra about getting your self within the parasympathetic state? So, this was one other key for me, and I feel actually tied into the trauma side and why I needed to take care of the psychological and emotional elements earlier than I might drop a few pounds. Though I used to be, in accordance by the ebook, doing a variety of the precise eating regimen, and dietary supplements, and way of life issues, I feel my physique was continuously in a state of stress till I handled these underlying trauma elements. And I feel, from a scientific standpoint, my physique was largely in sympathetic nervous system. So for anybody not acquainted with these phrases, sympathetic can be like combat or flight, when your physique is in a scenario the place it thinks it wants to reply and be capable of combat, or flee, or freeze. And through these forms of conditions, the physique doesn’t have to digest or be fertile or make hormones as a result of it’s centered on getting by means of a direct disaster. However after we get in a sample of that and exist in that sympathetic state on a regular basis, it could actually trigger issues over the long-term. So, alternately, parasympathetic is the other when your physique is in a state of relaxation, and digest, and calm. And a variety of us simply don’t encounter that state sufficient in fashionable life. And there’s a variety of causes for that. Actually, it may be acute stress, or trauma, or psychological, or emotional stress.

However usually, issues that we could not understand as stress, per se, are making a stress response within the physique. So it is likely to be the improper sort of sunshine on the improper time of day. It is likely to be an excessive amount of or too little meals or dangerous substances in our meals or in our surroundings. It is likely to be a meals that we’re illiberal to. The physique can understand stress in a variety of alternative ways. And so stepping into parasympathetic requires, usually pinpointing these elements and figuring them out. And identical to different elements of well being, I feel they’re very, very a lot is a customized side right here. I want I might simply give a guidelines. However sadly, I don’t suppose there’s one which applies to everybody. I feel there’s an excessive amount of experimentation that comes into play right here. And I feel it requires addressing issues like stress ranges, like our respiratory, our sleep, our gentle patterns, our eating regimen, all of these issues, and determining what’s gonna work. For me, among the elements which can be most useful are addressing gentle. So getting outdoors as quickly as doable after waking up and spending even simply half-hour within the gentle outdoors. So interacting with gentle, not by means of a window. It may be underneath a porch or pergola, however simply outdoor with out something between your eyeballs and the sunshine. And that helps get cortisol and melatonin rhythms within the right ranges on the proper time of day, which is a vital signaling mechanism for hormones all through the remainder of the day. There’s additionally a variety of proof about noon gentle and the way that impacts hormones. And Ari Whitten defined this actually, very well in a latest podcast we did. I’ll hyperlink to that one as effectively. However principally, he makes a extremely robust case, that whilst you can turn out to be malnourished should you don’t get sufficient meals, you’ll be able to turn out to be what he calls mal-illuminated from not getting sufficient gentle. And lots of people are present in that state right now.

And so he makes a case for why we’d like noon solar for a few of those self same causes of necessary hormone signaling and the entire issues our physique wants to take care of optimum well being. So gentle is an enormous one which comes into play there and that was actually useful for me. I additionally discovered once I was within the therapeutic part, that train was really counterproductive or a minimum of sure forms of train as a result of till I used to be in a position to relax that stress response, my physique perceived train as one other sort of stress. So I centered on mild motion versus train throughout that point and centered rather more on relaxation, and restoration, and rebuilding my physique versus attempting to train to drop a few pounds. And through my intensive weight reduction part, I actually didn’t do what can be thought of formal train in any respect. I did stroll with buddies fairly a bit or mild swimming. However I actually spent a variety of time simply within the sauna, which is a variety of the identical advantages as train, but in addition helps the physique get into that parasympathetic state and simply resting, recovering, sleeping, nourishing my physique, making a aware effort to undo a few of that stress and harm.

Let’s see, we would contact on that slightly bit extra in a short while. There are additionally a variety of questions I discussed in passing, that I don’t do something day-after-day and that I skip taking dietary supplements on the weekend. And the rationale for that, I first was given this recommendation by a physician named Dr. Petra in Switzerland at a clinic I studied at there. And her reasoning was that you simply don’t ever need the physique to get fully used to any singular enter, together with a complement since you don’t need it to all the time assume that it’s gonna get one thing exogenously, particularly if it’s one thing your physique can create by itself. So her recommendation was simply skip dietary supplements on the weekend, which I do. However I additionally fluctuate my dietary supplements day-after-day. So, once I get requested, “What do you are taking as of late?” It actually relies on the day.

I’ll attempt to comparatively quickly spotlight on social media, only for every week, what a few of these completely different days of dietary supplements seem like. I’m hesitant to offer a guidelines as a result of I’ve figured this out by means of taking a look at my genes and thru a variety of experimentation. And I feel it’s extremely individualized. So, under no circumstances do I feel what has labored for me is gonna be the precise factor for you. And I don’t need anybody to only attempt to apply a guidelines. I feel, on the finish of the day, we’re all our personal main healthcare supplier. And optimum well being is present in experimentation and determining what’s gonna work greatest.

And that stated, I began by wanting actually in-depth at my genes a few years in the past once I realized that none of those methods I used to be attempting from different individuals gave the impression to be fully working. And I feel I’m a really large believer really, that we will study one thing from each particular person we encounter, from each scenario we encounter. And from all of those consultants who’ve executed a lot analysis and examine, I feel there’s one thing to be discovered from all of them. However on the finish of the day, I feel we’re accountable individually for determining learn how to apply that and which elements are gonna be most useful for every of us. So, I did a deep dive into my genes. I used vitamin genome, which I’ll hyperlink within the present notes as effectively. And so they offer you an virtually 100-page report in regards to the dietary elements of your genes, some useful dietary supplements, some way of life elements. And that was a extremely useful start line. That was how I discovered issues, as an illustration, like, that, I’m largely fast-twitch muscle dominant, and that I do a lot better with energy coaching and sprinting versus any sort of endurance cardio. That’s additionally the place I discovered, as an illustration, I’ve many genes that make me naturally want extra choline and I additionally I’m illiberal to eggs. So, optimizing for that was completely life-changing for me, however may not be useful for everybody throughout the board in any respect.

I do take phosphatidylcholine, which was night time and day distinction. I take really a number of types of choline. And people made an enormous distinction for me. That received’t be the case for everybody. I wanted sure B nutritional vitamins. And I feel there’s gonna be variation with these. I additionally watched my vitamin D ranges very rigorously after getting that take a look at, after which realized I had a a lot greater than common protein demand and that I don’t do effectively with saturated fats,
which is attention-grabbing, as a result of I’ve had a put up for years about the advantages of saturated fats. And I do nonetheless consider that saturated fats was unfairly vilified, and that, generally, it’s completely not dangerous. However I additionally now suppose there are a variety of genetic variants there and that some individuals want roughly saturated fats. And I personally do higher with maintaining my fats consumption low to start with and my saturated fats consumption extraordinarily low. And that’s not gonna be the case for everyone. So I feel there’s a variety of variation there. Once more, the protein element ended up being a extremely large factor for me. I feel all of us do want satisfactory protein, however I feel the precise quantity varies very a lot from individual to individual. So beginning with Genex was actually useful to me, after which maintaining observe of all of the issues I did day by day to have the ability to pinpoint what was serving to and what wasn’t, was additionally an enormous half. So I’ve experimented with a variety of alternative ways to try this. I have a tendency to return to the Oura ring, which mine is charging proper now. However I might usually be sporting the aura ring, and it tracks sleep and issues like coronary heart fee variability, restoration, exercise, and I can put notes in there about issues like sauna use and which dietary supplements I take in order that I can pinpoint patterns over time. I’ve additionally been engaged on an algorithm that does that in slightly bit extra element particular, particularly to nutrient timing and dietary supplements. And if I can ever get that absolutely discovered, I’ll share that as effectively.

However all that to say, on the finish of the day, I feel it’s extraordinarily individualized and we every have to determine on our personal what these elements are gonna be. However I do suppose it’s necessary to not get tailored to something and to offer our physique a variety of inputs and to not give it the identical factor day-after-day. There appears to be an growing tendency to get an increasing number of dogmatic on issues like eating regimen and dietary supplements, whether or not that be individuals turning into more and more dogmatic with keto, or carnivore, or plant-based. And like I stated, I feel there’s one thing to be discovered from each a kind of approaches, however I feel our our bodies had been designed to have metabolic flexibility and to have the ability to deal with a variety of inputs. And a minimum of, personally, I would like my physique to have the ability to deal with days once I eat excessive carb, days once I eat no-carb, days once I work out lots, days once I don’t work out in any respect. I would like my physique to have the ability to deal with all of that. So my aim is metabolic flexibility and that’s why I don’t do something each single day.

From a dietary perspective, protein might be my most constant, frequent dietary factor that I do. However I additionally don’t even do the identical nutrient timing or calorie consumption day-after-day. So in all probability sooner or later every week, I’ll quick and never eat in any respect. Different days, I’ll eat in a seven to eight-hour window. After which a minimum of one or two days every week, I’ll do virtually like a feast day. I’d eat extra energy, particularly on exercise days, extra energy, extra protein, extra fats, extra carbs, and in an extended window to sign the physique that there’s nonetheless an abundance of meals. It doesn’t have to downshift by metabolism. However I like to only hold my physique guessing. After which to trace and see what’s working additional time. The consequence there’s that I’m now definitively consuming much more energy, much more energy than I used to be once I was attempting to drop a few pounds years in the past. And I’ve misplaced weight rather more simply. And I’m now understanding fueling my physique versus depriving it.

I’ve additionally discovered as I’ve elevated my exercises lately that I’ve to eat sufficient energy. I’m not fasting almost as a lot and I’m listening to my physique on how a lot protein it wants and particularly how a lot carbs it wants. And so there will likely be nights the place I eat two large candy potatoes to replenish after a extremely laborious exercise. And I feel on the finish of the day, listening to our our bodies is absolutely, actually necessary. And that’s the individualized element.

On that be aware, I’ve obtained a variety of questions as effectively about my present exercise routine. To preface this, I wanna ensure I say, once more, throughout my intensive therapeutic part of Hashimoto’s and my intensive weight reduction part, I didn’t train in any respect. I rested and I moved very gently however I didn’t train. And I feel this was really a extremely necessary a part of that therapeutic for me as a result of it gave my physique time to get better. So I don’t advise the intensive exercises for anyone in that therapeutic part. And I don’t suppose it might have been useful to me then. That stated, now that my physique has reached, like, I’ve lowered my irritation, I’ve recovered from Hashimoto’s and I’ve reached my weight reduction objectives, I needed so as to add exercises again in with the intention of accelerating muscle and actually for enjoyable to have the ability to sustain with my youngsters as they get more and more lively and I’ve youngsters, and so they’re desirous to pole vault, and we’re doing rather more lively household actions. So, this has been a more recent side that I’m very a lot simply studying. My background isn’t in health, and I don’t declare to be an skilled on this in any respect, which is why I’m really tagging together with some native athletes. So by means of the pole vaulting my youngsters are doing, we now have met some native athletes who’re coaching for the Olympics. And it’s been actually enjoyable to observe and study from them. The concept of coaching versus train as a result of they’re not simply attempting to create a sure vitality output per day to take care of a sure weight or one thing like that.

They’re coaching towards a aim. So that they’re attempting to extend velocity and muscle. And so I made a decision to hitch them on this yr’s athletic principally observe and area coaching program, and study from them as we go. So there are completely different phases of this and each two to 3 weeks, we go into a special part of coaching. So we went by means of one known as, there was like an cardio part. We did a contralateral coaching with our mouths taped shut. So we needed to deal with nostril respiratory. And that was designed to extend endurance and cardio capability with out a variety of distance operating or something like that. And from what I perceive, that program was created for observe athletes who weren’t runners, so perhaps throwers or I suppose like shotput, individuals like that, to extend their cardio base with out having to do a variety of issues like operating that may be laborious on the joints. And I seen a drastic enhance in my cardio capability and talent, my lung capability from that part. We additionally with that did issues known as contralateral actions, which if you consider the phrase, it means, like, shifting alternating sides of the physique. And I discovered that actually helped my stability and coordination fairly a bit. And so there have been elements of that that had been on Monday, Wednesday, Fridays, after which there have been alternating issues on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays throughout that part. We simply accomplished the glycolytic part, which was designed to, for my understanding, enhance or enhance that glycogen cycle with muscular tissues. So this one was enjoyable as a result of we alternated issues like isometric maintain, holding light-weight actions for 30 seconds for one spherical. After which the subsequent spherical doing the identical actions, however oscillating the weights as quickly as we might. And that was supposed to assist with, once more, that glycogen cycle and in addition with explosive energy from what I perceive. Like I stated, I’m nonetheless studying as I am going and on no account an skilled on this, and I’ll share an increasing number of on social media as I am going by means of it.

The half that’s been actually placing to me thus far is how quickly the physique adapts. It’s completely unbelievable. These exercises that appear actually troublesome the primary time we do them, by the top of a two week cycle, don’t actually appear that tough in any respect. And I’ve by no means gotten to observe my physique athletically adapt so rapidly or really see muscle tone occur. So it’s been actually enjoyable to, once more, have that focus of coaching versus figuring out and see the modifications in my physique. And we’ll be doing this by means of… I feel February or March is the coaching cycle. So I’m excited to proceed and see what that appears like over time. I’ll say I’m additionally for the primary time in my grownup life, very near having the ability to do pull-ups and chin-ups, which is tremendous thrilling. And I’ll positively be posting that on social media once I’m in a position to do it. And shortly may also be hopefully tackling my worry of being the wrong way up as a result of that tends to be an necessary a part of pole vaulting as effectively.

So a number of questions on concierge medication and the physician I take advantage of. I’ll put this hyperlink within the present notes as effectively at wellnessmama.fm for any of you listening. However I take advantage of a service known as SteadyMD, which is a concierge medical apply obtainable in all 50 states. And you’ve got 24/7 entry to your physician that is aware of your medical historical past by means of an app and in addition in emergency conditions by means of telephone or video chat. And so they have a pediatric choice as effectively. So I’ve this and I take advantage of this for my complete household. Really, I used to be gonna present you, nevertheless it’s obtained all my youngsters names in it. However I take advantage of this for my complete household and have channel on this app for every of my youngsters. And so you would add footage. They’ll do your exams with digital otoscopes. It’s been completely unbelievable for our household.

And since they’re all the time on name, I’ve been in a position to get labs to those docs, to get suggestions on labs by means of my physician, to get recommendation once I was petering out of thyroid meds, and simply to all the time have a physician who is aware of my historical past, who’s in a position to reply inside 24 hours has been unbelievable.

A number of questions on egg-free breakfast concepts. Okay. So slightly little bit of a soapbox about this one. I’m nonetheless illiberal to eggs. I’m engaged on this, however I’ve had this intolerance for a very long time. So I’m not tremendous hopeful I’m gonna overcome it. However I proper now don’t eat eggs. Like I discussed, I do have the next than common genetic want for choline. So it’s one thing I complement with since egg yolks can be probably the most straightforward supply of pure choline.
However eggs are additionally quite common breakfast concept. And so with out eggs, I needed to get inventive about breakfast. And I get a variety of questions on this. Sadly, within the U.S., breakfast usually tends to be both simply eggs or excessive carb. And metabolically neither of these issues are literally very useful. The eggs might be as a result of getting protein within the morning is a vital signaling mechanism for hormones. However in case you are avoiding the eggs, that will get tougher. So my recommendation right here, my soapbox is, we have to cease pondering of meals as separate and several types of meals for several types of meals. The meals that we eat for lunch and dinner might be completely nice breakfast meals as effectively. So, I like to recommend leftovers as an easy low-stress breakfast or
simply creating stir-fries and soups such as you would for every other meal. In fact, should you might tolerate eggs, these are an ideal protein supply as effectively. However I discover that protein and veggies are nice for any meal, together with breakfast.

Numerous Hashimoto’s associated questions, particularly associated to fasting with Hashimoto’s and to how I obtained my Hashimoto’s in remission. I’ll hyperlink to some posts that I’ve written about this. Once more, the caveat, you’re gonna get bored with me saying this, however I feel it’s very individualized. I do suppose there’s an irritation element. So I feel for anybody with any autoimmune illness, it’s gonna be determining your elements of lowering that irritation to let your physique get better. However the physique’s pure state is to be wholesome. So it’s type of about I discovered getting out of our personal technique to get better. I did use the AIP eating regimen for some time to start with. And I feel that was useful in lowering irritation. I additionally suppose that addressing trauma and coping with the internal stuff was actually large key for me with irritation that hopefully is not going to be an element for everyone. I hope that most individuals don’t need to work by means of that like I did. But when that could be a issue, I feel it’s an necessary one, to coping with any type of continual illness. And I additionally do suppose there’s an enormous individualized element right here as effectively. A whole lot of sources will inform you that premenopausal ladies shouldn’t quick or intermittent quick. A whole lot of sources will inform you that individuals with thyroid issues shouldn’t quick or intermittent quick. And I feel for some individuals, that recommendation is essential and really true. I really adopted that recommendation for lots of years. However by means of experimentation, I’ve discovered and taking a look at my genes, I do nice with fasting and with intermittent fasting in numerous types. However I don’t suppose that’s true for everybody. So, once more, it goes again to we’re every our personal main healthcare supplier and we’re every accountable for determining these elements which can be going to be most useful for us.

I do apply some type of time-restricted consuming virtually day-after-day. But additionally all of us do, except you’re consuming whilst you’re sleeping. We’re all consuming inside a sure feeding window and we’re not consuming whereas we’re sleeping. So, everyone practices some type of intermittent fasting. It’s simply the size that we do this and the variation. There’s some superb researchers like Dr. Sasha Panda, who deal with analysis on time-restricted consuming. And so they have discovered, as an illustration, fairly drastic reductions in most cancers threat in sufferers who practiced time-restricted consuming frequently, which implies consuming in a shortened window, which might be a 12-hour window, not that much-shortened window. It might be 8 to 10-hour window. And there’s gonna be variations there for everyone. I don’t suppose it’s as clear minimize. Any person requested, “I’ve Hashimoto’s and I intermittent quick 16, 8,” which implies fasting for 16 hours and consuming inside an 8-hour window, which is commonly what I do. They requested, “Is that this not good?” And I don’t suppose it’s as easy. I feel only a few issues in life and in well being are easy nearly as good versus dangerous. I feel it’s experimentation and personalization. It’s been very useful for me. I don’t suppose that’s gonna be true throughout the board.

Numerous questions on carnivore eating regimen. That is an space I’m positively not an skilled and I don’t even have very a lot first-hand expertise. I did simply interview Paul Saladino. And I’ll hyperlink to that within the present notes if it has aired. If not, hold a watch out for that quickly. Actually, that is gaining reputation proper now. I do know that there’s a scientific examine within the works that they’re engaged on funding for proper now. And it appears to be very useful for lots of people, a minimum of within the short-term, which is smart as a result of it could actually doubtlessly actually drastically assist scale back irritation and provides the physique a break and in addition enhance protein, which I discussed already, I feel is a vital signaling mechanism for hormones. That stated, even Dr. Saladino, once I interviewed him, stated he doesn’t know that very strict carnivore eating regimen is gonna be helpful for ladies for the long-term. So, once more, I feel we will study one thing from each method. I feel it’s an incredible instrument that to have within the toolkit, particularly for short-term that it could actually assist some individuals. However on the finish of the day, I feel we every have to determine what’s going to work for us.

Numerous different very particular thyroid-related questions on testing and ranges. I’ll put my posts that go extra into depth within the present notes as effectively. However some sources I like to recommend for that, Dr. Alan Christianson, and Dr. Isabella Wentz, each have web sites and books with much more in-depth info than I might share in a single podcast. Isabella Wentz has a ebook about root reason behind Hashimoto’s. And she or he was an enormous a part of me determining these puzzle items for myself. I’m very, very large fan of her work. And I feel she has a variety of that very same mindset of serving to individuals every determine their very own root causes versus giving a prescriptive system. And so I feel that’s a extremely useful start line.

Numerous complement associated questions as effectively. Like I stated, I’ll share some generalities within the present notes at wellnessmama.fm of issues I take frequently or comparatively usually. However I don’t take something day-after-day. And I’ll simply put some basic notes in there as effectively, making notes to myself whereas I do that. One other factor I’ve been experimenting on the be aware of dietary supplements with is nootropic stacks, simply to, like, for focus of vitality and a variety of new tasks on my plate proper now. And a few issues I can share with you guys fairly quickly. Once more, I don’t suppose these are useful for everybody. Undoubtedly verify together with your physician. I don’t suppose you’ll be able to take these should you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, however I’ve been actually having fun with a mix of ALA and Alpha-GPC, and a few others that I alternate day by day for the nootropic and mind advantages. These I discovered actually helped with vitality and focus, and don’t intrude with my sleep. So I’ll put some notes about that within the present notes. However these additionally, my genes are particularly receptive to. I don’t suppose they’re gonna be nice for everyone.

Any person requested, “What stress-relieving strategies have you ever discovered probably the most impactful?” I’ll say, “I feel, all of it begins with sleep.” I feel sleep makes all the things else we do within the title of well being simpler. So, you guys know this and I’ve written about it lots earlier than, however optimize your sleep atmosphere and optimize your sleep high quality, observe it if you must, however begin there as a result of that’s gonna make your eating regimen simpler, It’s gonna make dietary supplements simpler. It’s gonna make train higher in your physique and fewer anxious. I’ll put some notes associated to that. However generally, some large issue there are you need it to be darkish and funky, the place you sleep and is comparatively non-toxic as doable in order that your physique can get into that restoration state whilst you’re sleeping. So, I take advantage of blackout curtains in my bed room. I cowl even the little tiny gentle on the smoke alarm to scale back all gentle within the room. After which I take advantage of a chiliPad. I’ll put a hyperlink to that within the present notes together with a reduction code. There’s chili pad and Ooler. There are two methods. They go underneath your sheet, however on high of your mattress, and so they allow you to choose the temperature that you simply’re sleeping. So relatively than cooling your complete room, you’ll be able to simply cool your mattress. And I discover I sleep very well when I’ve that set to about 61 levels and also you don’t have to make use of the vitality to chill our complete home. In fact, this time of yr, relying on the place you reside, it may also be so simple as opening the home windows and letting slightly little bit of cool air in. However the examine appeared to agree that optimum sleep temperature is someplace within the mid-60s. And my favourite sleep occurs with slightly little bit of recent outside air coming in, a temperature within the, like, low to mid-60s, a heat blanket, and a chilly chilliPad, after which full darkness. However I feel you must begin with sleep in relation to stress.

Past that, I feel it’s wanting on the large elements of stress that may be dangerous issues in our eating regimen or way of life. And simply frequent sources of psychological and emotional stress. I’ve talked about in-depth, however the trauma was an enormous one for me. Past that, I feel breathwork is an enormous key. And I feel issues like tapping might be useful. I’ve executed separate podcast episodes on each of these. So, I received’t recap all of that however I’ll hyperlink to these within the present notes. I did a podcast with the Ortners from the Tapping Resolution. There’s an app known as the Tapping Resolution as effectively that teaches their system. And there’s an app known as Breathwrk. I interviewed their founder as effectively. That’s Breathwrk with no O. That teaches you numerous types of respiratory to assist take care of stress and to get the physique right into a relaxed, parasympathetic state. And we take into consideration this from a broad image. Breath is absolutely necessary as effectively as a result of individuals can arguably go months or there have even been circumstances of individuals fasting for over a yr from meals and surviving. We will go with out water for a minimum of a few days. I don’t advocate it. However I’ve heard of individuals dry fasting for even longer than that. However with out air, we are going to die comparatively rapidly. So, from a triage perspective, air is extremely necessary for the physique. And the way we breathe has a big effect on our mind and our nervous system. It’s additionally not one thing we consciously usually take into consideration. So, beginning to concentrate to our respiratory and our breathwork patterns is usually a approach to assist study to scale back that stress response and that has been actually useful for me.

Erin requested, “What are three issues which have modified your well being that you simply want you probably did sooner?” I like this query. And in gentle of all of the modifications I’ve been by means of over the past couple of years, I might say I want I had actually realized the significance of the psychological and emotional elements sooner. I discounted that for a very long time. And that ended up being extraordinarily necessary for me. Additionally making that shift to nourishing my physique versus depriving my physique, consuming extra meals and specializing in doing issues out of affection and self-acceptance and to be myself versus attempting to punish myself into wanting a sure approach. After which I feel gentle as effectively, I discounted for a very long time. And in one thing completely free that’s been actually useful for my well being is to spend like I discussed extra time outdoors within the morning as quickly as doable after waking up, additionally through the noon to get vibrant gentle, after which avoiding blue gentle and synthetic gentle after darkish. A straightforward approach to do that is to get no blue gentle bulbs which have a lamp in every room in order that after sundown, you’ll be able to flip have on any vibrant lights and screens, and activate decrease orangish sort lights, and that helps youngsters sleep lots higher as effectively.

I’ve gotten a variety of nice strategies from you guys for future podcast company. So, look out for among the ones that you simply guys are suggesting someday quickly. A number of enjoyable questions on being barefoot as a result of I’ve talked about this in social media a few instances lately. A whole lot of footage of me, you’ll see me barefoot. I even go barefoot in public very often, even in our space, it’s rather more frequent as a result of we reside in a type of seaside city. However I feel there are a variety of advantages to not having footwear on on a regular basis into letting the ft work together naturally with the bottom. So, I attempt to be barefoot at residence on a regular basis and as a lot as doable. After which if I do need to put on footwear, I attempt to put on minimal footwear that allow my ft transfer naturally and that don’t constrict my toes or that don’t have a heel that’s raised up above the remainder of the foot. Like I stated, this can be a… I get a variety of questions associated to this, however I feel it’s the pure state of our ft to be barefoot. And I feel being outdoors barefoot, there’s grounding advantages. You additionally get a variety of biofeedback out of your ft interacting with the bottom. And there have been some individuals I’ve had on this podcast that advised youngsters sporting footwear an excessive amount of is definitely dangerous, doubtlessly to their mind growth as effectively. And so I spent a variety of time barefoot. Within the winter, I will likely be sporting a minimum of in all probability minimalist footwear for heat. However wanting that, I’m barefoot just about on a regular basis, to the purpose that I’ve needed to begin maintaining a few pairs of footwear in my automobile as a result of I’ve gotten locations and never had footwear earlier than.

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Any person else requested a follow-up query. “Why do you train together with your mouth taped shut? What are the advantages?” I had posted an image of this. And that was what I discussed a couple of minutes in the past. The contralateral actions with our mouth taped shut, that was for the cardio advantages. But additionally when your mouth is taped shut, you’re not respiratory by means of your mouth, which helps the physique get right into a parasympathetic state and in addition will increase cardio capability extra quickly than whenever you’re respiratory by means of your mouth. I discovered my coronary heart fee went up lots sooner after we first began doing that. And like I stated, inside two weeks, I noticed a extremely dramatic affect in my cardio capability.

I feel I’ve obtained 4 or 5 questions associated to Notion, which is an app I take advantage of for group. And I’ve talked about this in passing just a few instances. I’ll hyperlink to it within the present notes. However it’s simply you Google Notion App, you’ll discover it. And I’ll share among the frequent methods I take advantage of it. However on the advice of a few you, I’ve simply linked with somebody who has an entire course about this and who does greatest practices. And I hope to have her on the podcast quickly as effectively. However I take advantage of this to handle all of my tasks. I hold a to-do checklist. And even my life objectives checklist, quarterly objectives, a variety of stuff in Notion as a result of it’s on my desktop and my pc, and it’s up to date in real-time.

Let’s see. Numerous book-related questions. I’ll put some strategies within the present notes for these as effectively. After which a number of follow-up associated to genetic testing and weight reduction. So, once more, I’ll put that hyperlink within the present notes. However I take advantage of a system known as Vitamin Genome. And I’ve a reduction code for that, I don’t keep in mind it off the highest of my head, however will probably be within the present notes at wellnessmama.fm. They offer you a really detailed report that helps you determine the meals which can be gonna be most supportive in your particular genes. It additionally helped me pinpoint dietary supplements and helped me determine what I wanted to be avoiding. After which I went and did a variety of experimentation past that. However that’s the place a variety of my authentic info got here from.

Numerous follow-up weight reduction questions. I’ll put each of these posts within the present notes as effectively, the place you’ll be able to lookup podcast Episode 309, which was in regards to the internal work aspect of that. After which I lately did a put up in regards to the weight reduction and the elements that went into that. I’ll linked to each of these.

I in all probability obtained about 100 questions associated to how do I handle my time with homeschooling and dealing from residence and 6 youngsters? And I’ve touched on this in some earlier podcasts as effectively. However I’m simply ending up a ebook about this, that I hope to have out early subsequent yr someday. And the working title is “Zen and the Artwork of Soiled Dishes.” The quick model of that is that I didn’t all the time do that effectively and doubtless got here very near a nervous breakdown years in the past attempting to determine learn how to handle all of it. What I spotted was that my stress wasn’t coming from working and from the enterprise aspect. My stress was coming from all the things I had happening at residence. And that was a really illuminating realization to know… And I began delving into, why was work not anxious? Why was the house aspect so anxious? And what I spotted was that I used to be managing my work life very deliberately with methods and I had objectives and KPIs and issues I used to be measuring. And I knew the place I used to be going and I knew how I used to be gonna get there. Whereas at residence, I used to be managing our total household life, and our family, and everyone’s appointments and schedules, and meals, and emotional wants, all in my head. So I had all these open loops continuously. And I used to be taking over the emotional stress of that, myself. And so, I principally began implementing comparable sort methods at residence, that I might use and work, clearly, with modifications to make them family-friendly. And it dramatically modified our residence life and my youngsters had been happier, the house was calmer, issues ran rather more easily, and I wasn’t pressured. And I spotted, I feel this can be a powerful level for lots of mothers. I feel mothers are the simplest, but in addition probably the most busy individuals on the planet. And so I spent a variety of time this previous yr, placing this in a simple to make use of format in order that I might share it with you guys. And I’m, like I stated, simply ending up that ebook and hope to have the ability to share rather more with you guys quickly.

Heaps extra thyroid-related questions. Once more, my greatest recommendation is to work with a physician or a specialist, perhaps begin with Isabella Wentz and Alan Christianson for determining among the root causes. Regular MD has docs who’re thyroid-specific who’ve been unbelievable. After which a number of private experimentation.

It’s been requested, “Are you continue to utilizing your headstand coach?” And I’m. I find it irresistible. I’ve a headstand bench. I can hyperlink to that within the present notes. It has helped me get slightly bit extra comfy being the wrong way up and now can do headstands even with out it. And I’m working as much as two handstands. After having youngsters, I feel my vestibular system modified. And I nonetheless have hassle being the wrong way up, particularly if I really feel uncontrolled, which appears to be a typical theme with mothers. However I’m nonetheless engaged on it. And I’ll share that as effectively.

Any person requested, “Have any of your youngsters ever had cavities or wanted braces?” I like this query. And oral well being is without doubt one of the early issues that obtained me into researching well being. The direct reply is not any. I don’t know if any of them will want braces as they grow old. However we had been aware to strive to ensure their palates had been expanded as they had been younger and had been rising, however none of them have wanted braces but. And their tooth are coming in actually fairly straight, nor have any of them had cavities. My oldest is just 14 although, so, we’ll see. However some sources that I cherished right here, I learn Dr. Weston A. Worth ebook “Vitamin and Bodily Degeneration” years and years in the past. And that was the primary one that actually delivered to thoughts for me, the concept of what we eat affecting oral well being past simply, you realize, sugar on the tooth doubtlessly inflicting cavities.

He went into saliva and fats soluble nutritional vitamins and the way dietary consumption straight impacts each bone growth and tooth growth, how tooth are available in, and in addition the chance of cavities. So, that’s one thing I’ve recognized since my youngsters had been fairly little and tried to essentially deal with. And I’ll hyperlink to all my oral well being put up there as effectively. That’s additionally the rationale that one of many first merchandise I needed to develop with Wellnesse was a remineralizing toothpaste, as a result of the minerals within the mouth are so, so necessary. And a variety of oral care merchandise have issues which can be really dangerous to the oral microbiome or that get in the best way of remineralization. So I began making my very own toothpaste over a decade in the past. I feel that for these of you who haven’t heard, I reversed a number of small cavities in my mouth. And I’ll hyperlink to the put up about how I did that. However I additionally began making my very own toothpaste that was centered on the microbiome and centered on the mineral stability within the mouth. And that’s now the idea for the toothpaste that I’ve at Wellnesse. And I’ll hyperlink to that as effectively or you could find it at wellnessee.com. It’s wellness with an E on the top. And that’s been a extremely useful components for lots of people.

Let’s see. I additionally obtained a variety of questions in regards to the sauna. It was actually well timed. I’m in only a minute going to finish this recording to go leap on a podcast with a brand new good friend about saunas. However saunas are an enormous a part of my well being routine. I don’t suppose they’re gonna be useful for everybody, however I like them for lots of causes. So, there’s been a variety of speak on this about parasympathetic. And saunas can assist the physique shift into that parasympathetic state. And I’ve written earlier than in regards to the many advantages of sauna, however one being that the sauna is basically an train mimetic, which implies you may get a variety of the identical advantages of train from the sauna.

With out train, you’re not gonna get the muscle progress, however you get a variety of the cardiovascular and cardio and blood advantages, plus all of the detox advantages of sweat, which we should always all be doing day-after-day anyway. And there’s an entire lot of various methods to include sauna and warmth into your life. Personally, in our home, we now have a barrel sauna outdoors, which is an old-fashioned picket end sort sauna. However we even have an infrared sauna inside that I’ve been experimenting with, who’s the girl I’m gonna be interviewing and I’ll hyperlink to hers within the present notes. It’s known as Creatix Options. And it’s a a lot cheaper mannequin that makes use of near-infrared and is low to no EMF. She’s take a look at for that. And it heats up very, in a short time. And it will get very, very popular. So all of the research that concentrate on sauna use, the warmth is the helpful mechanism. So, the truth that hers will get very popular, it has low EMF, I feel this is usually a nice answer for lots of households. And hers can also be straightforward to take down and put up, and may match much more simply in the home. So I’ll hyperlink to that within the present notes. However sauna has been an enormous assist for me. And I feel it was part of my restoration as effectively.

Nonetheless an entire lot extra questions. Any person requested, “Any strategies for free pores and skin on the stomach from shedding pounds and having infants?” And I positively have free pores and skin, particularly from six pregnancies and now from dropping 85 kilos. I feel a few of that’s simply there to remain and that’s what it’s. And I’ve accepted the truth that my physique has created six people and that some free pores and skin comes with that. However that claims some issues that appear to assist scale back that and it’s been serving to my pores and skin tighten are, I’ve been doing chilly water immersion. And that actually appears to assist fairly a bit. Crimson gentle remedy appears to assist fairly a bit. And consuming sufficient protein in all probability due to the hormone and collagen element has been useful as effectively.

After which final query I’ll deal with on this one, there’s nonetheless so many extra. We’ll need to do one other fast AMA quickly. However any person requested, “What did you say about placing your legs up in opposition to a wall earlier than bedtime, and what does that assist with?” And what this particular person is referring to is the concept of laying on the bottom, flat in your again together with your ft up in opposition to the wall straight up in order that your leg is totally vertical. And the concept right here is you’ll be able to drain fluid out of your legs from being in your ft all day. But additionally having your arteries and your large arteries in your legs vertical helps scale back the stress response and this may drop cortisol and tends to enhance melatonin for higher sleep. So, it’s a totally free factor you are able to do that, a minimum of for me makes a extremely drastic distinction in sleep high quality.

All that stated you, guys are superb together with your questions. There’s nonetheless many, many extra. If you happen to like this, I’ll hold doing these solo episodes and tackling as many of those questions as I can. You guys hold sending them. I’ll put all of the sources that I’ve talked about within the present notes at wellnessmama.fm so that you simply guys can discover them and proceed to observe up and, after all, put up any follow-up questions there as effectively. I’ll do my greatest to reply. And as all the time, I’m so grateful for you, in your time, for spending your most dear useful resource with me. I’m so grateful that you simply’re right here, that you simply’re a part of the neighborhood, and that we obtained to spend this time right now. And I hope that you’ll be a part of me once more on the subsequent episode of “The Wellness Mama Podcast.”

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