Andrea Nakayama — founder of The Girl’s Guide to Hashimoto’s — stopped by the podcast this week to discuss all things Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
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Here are my bullets!
1:04 – Whoops! I mis-numbered the podcast episodes. My bad.
4:06 – The journey that brought Andrea to her Hashimoto’s diagnosis.
6:42 – Almost everyone with Hashimoto’s is dealing with stress, genetic predisposition, and digestive issues.
7:16 – How a practitioner completely overlooked Andrea’s thyroid and made her feel worse!
8:38 – How does someone with Hashimoto’s feel? The A-Z checklist.
11:04 – Let’s back up. What exactly is Hashimoto’s?
12:34 – The 3-Legged Stool: 3 things that must be present for Hashimoto’s to express itself.
18:10 – Women with Hashimoto’s outnumber men 10 to 1. Why?
19:54 – The problem with lab ranges and the soaring rate of thyroid misdiagnosis.
22:00 – How to create a “strategic partnership” with a practitioner who can work WITH you to heal your thyroid.
23:41 – Does Hashimoto’s ever go away, or is it something that must be managed and “danced with”?
26:00 – Defining your bike lane and your poison ivy. Andrea’s best tips for taking care of yourself when life get stressful.
30:40 – To iodine or NOT to iodine. Andrea’s take!
33:51 – Checking Out: A common yet seldom discussed obstacle that gets in the way of healing.
36:37 – How “owning your Hashimoto’s” is a GOOD thing.
42:28 – Learn more about The Girl’s Guide to Hashimoto’s.
Yuri Elkaim — author of The All-Day Energy Diet — stopped by the show to reveal how busy, health-seeking individuals can enjoy more energy, vibrant health, and easier weight loss with a few simple diet, lifestyle, and mindset changes.
Here are my notes:
1:04 – Announcement: This is the FINAL live show.
6:41 – From heartthrob to unhealthy: Yuri’s dramatic (and scary) health breakdown.
9:59 – “I woke up in the morning and my pillow was covered in hair.”
13:54 – Reversing alopecia (an autoimmune condition) in two months with real food.
14:31 – The alopecia returns. Due to a tetanus shot?
15:32 – The power of being who you are.
18:40 – How caffeine makes your energy WORSE in the long run!
21:00 – “Stress is self-induced. We give meaning to particular situations and that’s how we interpret them.”
22:46 – Energy vampires and the blood sugar/energy roller coaster.
24:56 – Yuri’s best tips for eliminating coffee and caffeine.
27:45 – How flooding your body with green foods curbs cravings and boosts energy.
30:21 – The acid/alkaline factor: Why a 75% raw diet will oxygenate your blood and send your energy roaring. (This is NOT a vegan diet, by the way!)
34:31 – Should you juice or blend, or does it not even matter?
37:19 – Yuri’s favorite energizing smoothie recipe.
39:04 – 3 natural supplements for boosting energy, stamina, and productivity.
42:01 – The most influential people in Yuri’s health, personal development, and business.
44:00 – Order The All-Day Energy Diet!
Nora Gedgaudas — author of Rethinking Fatigue — stopped by the show last week to discuss what your adrenals are really telling you and what you can do about it.
As usual, Nora was truth bombing the entire show. Unfortunately, my audio was a bit shaky. The BlogTalk Radio connection is working on my last nerve. If adrenal fatigue were really, I’d say it was killing my adrenals…
I think this Tuesday’s episode will be the final live broadcast. Too many technical challenges when broadcasting live.
Anyway, here are my show notes:
2:53 – Only Nora could work on 4 or 5 books at once!
5:05 – What are your adrenals and why is cortisol important?
9:19 – How “self abuse” like heavy training schedules and burning the candle at both ends sends cortisol into overdrive.
10:58 – The natural cortisol rhythm — getting you out of bed in the morning and winding you down at night.
Quick story for ya.
It was the Spring of 1996 — freshman year of college.
I was hanging out in front of the dorm with my roommate and one of his fraternity brothers, complaining about about my professors and a brutal round of midterm exams coming up.
You see, exams were just two weeks away and according to my syllabi I had 4 (yes, four) midterms scheduled on one day.
Back to back to back to back.
I went on and on criticizing my professors, each of whom seemed to act like their class was the ONLY class I was taking.
They were setting me up to fail.
It wasn’t fair!
Then, when my 10-minute grumble finally came to an end, the frat bro looked at me and said this:
Gut bacteria is all the rage.
Never thought I’d say that…
Nor did I ever think I’d see celebrities pitching probiotics on TV, kombucha becoming a trendy beverage, or “active cultures” becoming a household term.
But this isn’t just some passing fad.
Every day, more and more people are finding out about the connection between digestion, healthy poops, and the good guys within.
Like any other organism, gut bacteria require a healthy diet in order to thrive and optimally carry out their tasks of bolstering your immune system, controlling yeast overgrowth, and synthesizing critical vitamins.
But how do you make sure you’re feeding them what they need?