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Nov 13, 2017

This episode is in response to an email from a listener that thinks we’re way off the mark when we talk about weight loss and that we are far too immersed in diet culture. Interestingly, we actually feel nothing could be farther from the truth! We dive into how we really feel about the topic of weight loss, all the trouble it brings up for women and how we can all do it better. This listener also proposed the answer to all the problems women have with body image and fat loss can be solved by simply eating intuitively. While we love the idea of intuitive eating in theory, we share why this can be almost impossible for most women to do when their hormones are deranged.  In this show we also reiterate our passion for helping women find what works for them and why we believe every single woman has the right to choose what’s right for her health, her weight, her body and her life right now – and it can all be done with love! You won’t want to miss this show.

 

Keep those questions coming to bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com!

 

This episode is sponsored by our new fav hot beverage: Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee! Try the mushroom coffee or brain and immune boosting mushroom elixirs. The base of these beverages oc cordyceps, an adrenal adaptogen we love for taming stress. Listeners of Better Everyday with Sarah & Dr Brooke save 15% with the code “bettereveryday” at checkout. Check it out and let us know what you think!

 

And if you’re bummed you missed this round of our Hangry B*tches coaching group, get on the waitlist and be the first to know when we launch it again in 2018! Sign up here.

 

For more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well. The podcast is on IG now too! Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

 

 

Nov 6, 2017

In this episode we covered several unique aspects of both nutrition and exercise for PCOS. Perhaps most importantly that you have to honor your unique PCOS metabolism in addition to other hormonal imbalances such as cortisol, thyroid, etc.as you filter through any dietary and training advice. We also take a close look into PMDD – premenstrual dysphoric disorder – which is much more than just super bad PMS. This condition can be extremely difficult to live with and is often treated ineffectively with SSRIs. In this show we talk about the lesser discussed cause of this issue which is inflammation and how this impacts both serotonin and dopamine.

 

Keep those questions coming to bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com!

 

This episode is sponsored by our new fav hot beverage: Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee! Try the mushroom coffee or brain and immune boosting mushroom elixirs. The base of these beverages oc cordyceps, an adrenal adaptogen we love for taming stress. Listeners of Better Everyday with Sarah & Dr Brooke save 15% with the code “bettereveryday” at checkout. Check it out and let us know what you think!

 

And if you’re bummed you missed this round of our Hangry B*tches coaching group, get on the waitlist and be the first to know when we launch it again in 2018! Sign up here.

 

For more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well. The podcast is on IG now too! Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

Nov 6, 2017


In this episode we answered a question about how to use omega 3 and omega 6 (evening primrose oil specifically) to treat menstrual cramps, what’s the most menses-friendly diet and what may be underlying your painful periods. And we’ve all had – or fear we’re about to have – that moment when we look in the mirror and barely recognize the woman looking back at us. What’s more stressful than this?? We talked about how to transition through the various stages in life, particularly the many phases of motherhood and how to reconnect and rediscover yourself – be who you are as we say. This topic included a lengthy list of the books we recommend on personal growth and happiness. Finally we answer the all too popular question: should you work out first thing in the morning on an empty stomach?

 

This episode is sponsored by our new fav hot beverage: Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee! Try the mushroom coffee or brain and immune boosting mushroom elixirs. The base of these beverages oc cordyceps, an adrenal adaptogen we love for taming stress. Listeners of Better Everyday with Sarah & Dr Brooke save 15% with the code “bettereveryday” at checkout. Check it out and let us know what you think!

 

If you wanted to read more about cramping and ovulation pain and using the omega3 to 6 ratio for cramps in this post on Dr Brooke’s site.

 

For more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well. The podcast is on IG now too! Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

 

Oct 29, 2017

On this episode we talk about how to utilize elimination diets like a 30 Day Paleo Template to find out more about what foods work for you. We cover when you need to stick it out longer than 30 days and what else to consider like a gut healing supplement regimen and testing for food sensitivities as well as infections like SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). We also discuss what to eat and how to exercise when you’re under the weather and what it means when you cry after your workouts. You can bet we had a TON to say about that!

 

LAST DAY TO REGISTER for Hangry B*tches Program is open and we can’t wait to share this with you! If you’re interested in being in our test group sign up here. And don’t delay this group starts October 30th. Don’t miss this chance to work with Sarah and Dr Brooke at a fraction of the cost! And of course get your hands on this program a year and a half before anyone else!

 

For more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well. The podcast is on IG now too! Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

 

Oct 17, 2017

We get a little personal on our own challenges with getting vulnerable and out of our comfort zone. We share why we think this invaluable to your growth and your health even though it can feel so tough!  In this episode we also answered a great listener question about stretching more as she’s getting frequently injured and dealing with tight muscles. We share our take on tight vs. underactive muscles and why stretching not always the answer even though a muscle feels “tight”. Finally, what to do with hormonal headaches when it comes to balancing estrogen and not overlooking other triggers as it’s often not just one thing.  

 

AND the Hangry B*tches Program is open and we can’t wait to share this with you! If you’re interested in being in our test group sign up here. And don’t delay this group starts in just 3 weeks on October 30th. Don’t miss this chance to work with Sarah and Dr Brooke at a fraction of the cost! And of course get your hands on this program a year and a half before anyone else!

 

For more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well. The podcast is on IG now too! Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

 

 

Oct 13, 2017

We covered a complex, juicy question from a listener about her daily glass or two of wine. Should she give it up? We discussed all angles of this conundrum from nutrient deficiencies, to stress management to doing what really matters TO YOU. This discussion of course applies to wine, staying up late, sugar or any other habit you’re worried may need to go – or does it? Next we talk about something we hear a lot from women and that is: I don’t want to do the same thing over and over in the gym, it’s boring! We talked about why exercise can work as medicine, when to just get it done and when to reconsider your mindset in the gym. We also pose the question: are you really bored or are you actually uncomfortable?  And when to ditch all that advice and just do something even if it’s not a perfect program.

 

AND the Hangry B*tches Program is open and we can’t wait to share this with you! If you’re interested in being in our test group sign up here. And don’t delay this group starts in just 3 weeks on October 30th. Don’t miss this chance to work with Sarah and Dr Brooke at a fraction of the cost! And of course get your hands on this program a year and a half before anyone else!

 

For more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well. The podcast is on IG now too! Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

 

Oct 5, 2017

In this episode we shared our overwhelm and how we’re handling our emotional hangover from recent events – both public and personal. Sometimes life gets pretty heavy and it can seem hard to balance the weight of the bigger world’s problems and those in our own tiny personal universe, but they both matter.

 

We also talk about our favorite vitamins to give our kiddos, alternatives to prescriptions for managing very heavy periods and strategies for handling opposition about how you have chosen to feed or raise your kids. We tackle this from both a strategic perspective as well as the bigger picture long term health benefits from taking a stand on this early. Our position of course comes from both professional experience helping other women as well as our own personal journey as moms.

 

AND the Hangry B*tches Program is open and we can’t wait to share this with you! If you’re interested in being in our test group sign up here. And don’t delay this group starts in just 3 weeks on October 30th. Don’t miss this chance to work with Sarah and Dr Brooke at a fraction of the cost! And of course get your hands on this program a year and a half before anyone else!

 

For more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well. The podcast is on IG now too! Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

 

Oct 1, 2017

Beautiful skin, we all want it right? Well we got the expert on flawless skin! Dr Trevor Holly Cates, author of Clean Skin From Within joins us on this episode and we got the low down on the best ways to simplify your beauty regimen, her advice on which ingredients are the main ones to avoid in your products, why a foamy cleanser may not be your best bet AND why you need to know the pH of your skin care products.

 

Learn more about naturopathic physician Dr Cates here and check out Clear Skin From Within for FREE!

 

Want in to the Hangry B*tches test group? We’ll be working with a few select women on the program from our upcoming book. These spots will go fast so please get registered here before they are gone!

 

For more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well. The podcast is on IG now too! Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

 

 

Sep 21, 2017

Lucky you! Here is a bonus podcast that is an audio recording of a webinar I did about how inflammation messes up our hormones. Ladies, this is the biggest deal. Inflammation affects hormone effects at the genetic level so you can have enough hormone around but it doesn’t create the desired effect. Read: normal lab tests but you still feel like garbage. Let alone if you have low hormone levels (i.e. testosterone, estrogen, thyroid, etc.) plus inflammation. Yikes right?
I dive into how this all works in terms of the impact of inflammation on your hormones ranging from cortisol to thyroid to insulin, as well as estrogen and progesterone. Special attention is paid to inflammation for women with PCOS. We have it rough, real rough.  Not only do we have smoldering, low levels of inflammation as a baseline with PCOS but we get so easily locked into chronic inflammation. This is actually a root cause of PCOS and it won’t be solved by just eating less carbs.  Inflammation affects all other hormone imbalances in PCOS and it is also made worse by most PCOS related hormone issues like high androgens and insulin resistance. Many vicious cycles in this inflammatory mess.

BUT when you understand this unique interplay, you can take great strides to better balance your female hormones by addressing inflammation. If you feel you’ve tried everything this episode is for you. If you feel confused by PCOS this episode is for you. If you have female hormones and live in the Western World, this is for you!

If you’d like to watch the webinar replay with slides to accompany this audio, you can do that here.

 

If you’d like to get into the Empowered PCOS Program live with Dr Brooke you have ONLY until SUNDAY Sept 24th! Then this baby goes in the vault for a bit and I will not likely ever run this live again. Get this powerful program for less than the cost of one visit with Dr Brooke one on one, not bad eh?

 

Join the other amazing women who are already signed up and share this sometimes bumpy road of PCOS with women who get it. Enroll here.

 

 

Sep 18, 2017

Welcome Kendall Kendrick! A staple of the ancestral health community, expert on stress management and recovering perfectionist, Kendall joined us today for a deep chat about self-care.  She shared her own personal journey from non-self-care and addition as well as all she’s learned from the leaders in the Paleo and Ancestral Health movement. Kendall has a new book called Born Primal: Conversations With The Ancestral Health Community and it’s available now!

 

Tune in to hear this rejuvenating talk!  Learn more about Kendall here and grab that book featuring our very own Sarah Fragoso!

 

For more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well. The podcast is on IG now too! Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

 

Got PCOS? If you are interested in Dr Brooke’s Empowered PCOS Program get more info here. This program goes away Sept 24th midnight EST so don’t delay!

 

Want Sarah to cook for you? Well we have the next best thing! Get her weeknight meal plan here.

 

Sep 11, 2017

This is perhaps our most lovely episode yet. We had the beautiful Dr Mariza Snyder on to talk about how to use essential oils from both a clinical and practical perspective. Dr Mariza is a Functional Medicine Physician with a specialty in women’s hormones and author of the Smart Mom’s Guide To Essential Oils – but rest assured ladies, this book is for all women not just the mamas!

We got  answers to your burning questions about essentials oils: what’s safe when it comes to putting them in your mouth and on your skin, how to use them with children and this gem: is it better to eat them or breath them in?  You’ll even get the inside scoop on Dr Mariza’s favorite, never leave home without them, what she calls the Swiss Army Knife of Essential Oils combo. You will come away with actionable steps that you can use to enhance your wellness rituals as well as have one more tool in your toolbox of natural remedies. 

You can learn more about Dr Mariza here.

For more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well. The podcast is on IG now too! Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

Got PCOS? If you are interested in Dr Brooke’s Empowered PCOS Program get more info here. This gets you on the wait list, gives you extra free goodies and time with me as well as early access to the program. Launches Sept 20, 2017, get the details here.

Want Sarah to cook for you? Well we have the next best thing! Get her weeknight meal plan here.

 

Aug 25, 2017

Reunited and it feels so good! So many of you have mentioned that you miss the dynamic duo that was Sarah and Jason on the JASSAFIT podcast so we got the man himself on our show! Jason is best known for his AltShift Diet but has a passion for helping women go about their health and fitness with a more resilient, positive, healthy mindset. He also has a knack for making great analogies to drive home important points so you won’t want to miss this show as we know you’ll come away changed for the better.

It was such a joy to have Jason on the show and share his important work when it comes to mindset and body image BUT we’ve got even more for you: his book Body Beliefs is absolutely free on his site: AltShiftDiet.com. Grab your copy here.

For more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well. The podcast is on IG now too! Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

Got PCOS? If you are interested in Dr Brooke’s Empowered PCOS Program get more info here. This gets you on the wait list, gives you extra free goodies and time with me as well as early access to the program. The program launches September 13, 2017! Get the details here.

Want Sarah’s weeknight meal plan? Grab it here!

Aug 24, 2017


Answering your questions in this show including how big a deal is it not to get a period after coming off the birth control pill and why your SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) can stay elevated for years after taking the pill creating low free, active sex hormones across the board. We also had a great questions about drinking and how that correlates directly to low dopamine and sugar cravings. This is one reason why a Paleo, low carb, low sugar diet can be so helpful. And what do you do when some members of your family need to abstain from booze and sugar, but the rest need a little gluten free treat on occasion? Finally: low free testosterone a case of too many hormones or too little? While low testosterone in women is often due to stress or inflammation it can also be due to elevated SHBG. We dive into the mechanism of having low free testosterone and a high SHBG (this little protein was the star of the show!). This can be due to low insulin as a result of a low carb diet or hormone excess of some type (estrogen dominance, post pill, taking supplemental DHEA, etc.) but it’s almost always just seen as a deficiency. It’s important to see the big picture here rather than jumping to testosterone replacement. Good stuff in this show, don’t miss it!

For more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well. The podcast is on IG now too! Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

Got PCOS? If you are interested in Dr Brooke’s Empowered PCOS Program get more info here. This gets you on the wait list, gives you extra free goodies and time with me as well as early access to the program. Launches Sept 2017, get the details here.

Aug 23, 2017

 

Functional neurologist and guest of The Dr Oz Show, the lovely Trupti Gokani, MD joins us in this episode and it was amazing. Her unique blend of Ayurveda, Functional Medicine and neurology gives such cool insights into common issues so many of us suffer with including poor sleep, headaches, waning memory, anxiety and brain fog.

Neurological prescriptions are serious medications in most cases so we loved these alternative options for pain and brain health including when we may need to eat warm vs. cold foods, how anxiety can be the result of simple nutrient depletion and why we should all have a living, green plant by our computer.

Grab your copy of Dr. Gokani’s book The Mysterious Mind for more info on her beautiful blend of ancient healing and modern science.

As always you can find us with your questions at bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com. And if you’re interested in getting on the waitlist for our upcoming book test groups email us as well! The response we’ve had to this group has been overwhelming so get on the list right away if you want in.

Can you join us in the Bahamas in October? Check out our retreat while there’s still spots available! We can’t wait to connect with you in person and in such an amazing location. Can you join us October 19-23, 2017??

For more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well. The podcast is on IG now too! Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

Got PCOS? If you are interested in Dr Brooke’s Empowered PCOS Program get more info here.

Aug 15, 2017


First, thank you all so much for your support after last week’s tell all episode – we love you guys! In this episode we’re answering your questions which are always so good! We tackled a very big problem: what to do when you want to eat healthier and you want your family to eat healthier but they aren’t interested OR you and your partner are not on the same page when it comes to feeding your kids. This can be so hard and it takes time to get everyone on the same page but we offer several tools for tackling this problem that’s so worth solving. What’s more important than your health and the health of your family?!?

We also cover the benefits of testosterone as well as the downside to too much, particularly for women with PCOS who suffer with hypersensitivity to androgens as well as androgen excess. Testosterone certainly has benefits for healing, libido and strength but it’s also a great example of getting too much of a good thing. Finally give some great tips for choosing effective nutritional supplements, our favorite brands and why you shouldn’t be taking the same supplement regimen for an extended period of time.

Interested in getting early access to Dr Brooke’s PCOS program? Get more info and nab your spot on the waitlist here.

And if you’ve been on the fence about our upcoming Caribbean retreat now’s the time to book! The $300 off code THECOVE300 is good only until August 18th. Also, if you’ve been considering going and utilizing the payment plan option contact our sponsors at Retreats Unlimited to get that going as the sooner you book the smaller your payments can be. The date is quick approaching so check it out! We can’t wait to hang out with you and connect in person.

As always you can find us with your questions at bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com. And if you’re interested in getting on the waitlist for our upcoming book test groups email us as well! The response we’ve had to this group has been overwhelming so get on the list right away if you want in.

For more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well. The podcast is on IG now too! Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love

Aug 8, 2017

You’re sitting down right? As we’ve eluded to in the past few months there’s a lot going on over here! Professionally things are amazing with the book coming out and all and we’ve had so much support for our work and this podcast lately, it’s been just incredible! Thank you.

 

But as life tends to go, sometimes when one area is going great things can fall apart in another.

 

When we started working together we vowed to be the #antiguru and keep it very real for you. Yes we are the experts but we are also women just like you. We struggle, we fall down, we get up, we grow. We see no point it putting on a facade that everything is always perfect for us all the time – even if it looks that way on Instagram.

 

We are real women just like you – wives, mothers, business owners, sisters, friends and more. Thanks to our expertise we have a lot tools to handle life, our fitness and our health but sometimes things in our world get real messy too. Like you we want to run away from that, avoid it, distract ourselves and keep on truckin’. It’s human, it’s normal but we’ve both been very intentional about sitting with the pain, marinating in the hot water as we say in order to learn and grow from these tough times so that we can share our insights and new tools with you.

 

We can’t do that if we don’t share with you exactly what’s been going on, how we’ve messed it up, what’s working and what’s not. So this episode is a pull back of the ol’ curtain. In it we are raw and vulnerable and trust that our best service to you all is to show up imperfectly real and 100% honest during this messy time.  

 

In this show we talk about how our thinking on self-care has evolved given recent events and what we think are the most important aspects of this key concept that has been boiled down to massages and manicures. We talk about how thinking positive may not always been the best way to learn the lesson and we share our fears and worries about our health and our relationships.

 

Grab a cup of tea or glass of wine and listen in, it’s about to get real.

Jul 31, 2017

You can tell by that title that we were pretty giddy about this topic right? Dr Tyna Moore, ND, DC joins us in this episode where we discuss the benefits of weight training from a totally different angle. We are big fans of the barbell as you know thanks to what it does for our capability, bone health, confidence and fat loss. We love that the weights have been proven to increase our longevity, improve insulin sensitivity and increase our ability to be stronger on this journey called life. But did you know also that weight training is anti-inflammatory? And anti-aging?

 

We got into the science behind why muscle is so darn amazing including its direct impact on myokines, a special cytokine released from muscles (think of cytokines as the hormones of the immune system) which help modulate our immune systems, lower inflammation and even improve brain health. Strength training also helps repair and regenerate mitochondria (the cell’s powerhouse) and dysfunctional, sad mitochondria are a hallmark of aging. It just keeps getting better, huh?

 

Muscle is the seat of insulin sensitivity which is a key to both disease prevention and fat loss; is a hotspot of hormonal health for thyroid, testosterone, cortisol and growth hormone and turns out it also keeps you young! Hear a whole bunch of new reasons to love the iron, don’t miss this show!  Learn more about chiropractic and naturopathic doc the amazing Tyna Moore right here.

 

Ok ladies, as always you can find us with your questions at bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com. And if you’re interested in getting on the waitlist for our upcoming book test groups email us as well! The response we’ve had to this group has been overwhelming so get on the list if you want in!

For more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well. The podcast is on IG now too! Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

Jul 26, 2017

Ladies, you’ve sent us a ton of questions about ketogenic diets ranging from how to keto to who should keto to why keto at all. While we’ve touched on it in other episodes we wanted to bring you The Man – Mr. Mike Mutzel. If you don’t know Mike from his popular podcast and Youtube channel High Intensity Health you’ll want to check him out! A functional medicine practitioner and Masters in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, Mike takes a very natural, holistic approach to all of his advice – including keto.

 

In this episode we covered testing – how most people using urine strips are testing their keto state wrong, why ketogenic diets can be hugely beneficial for lowering inflammation and brain health as well as how to use blood glucose monitor to get an idea of how fat adapted you are. Truly loved this last point as we get soooooo many questions about why someone might not be burning as much fat as they’d like or suspect they should be given a low carb, higher fat diet when all the gurus say they should be “fat adapted” by now.

 

Mike has a great book called The Belly Fat Effect which digs in deep to gut health, hormones and body fat. And again, catch up with him on his site High Intensity Health to learn a ton! And he really is also just the smartest, sweetest guy and we will definitely have him back!

 

AN UPDATE ON OUR CARIBEAN RETREAT! PAYMENT PLANS!

Yes you read that right! If you’re interested in joining us in the Bahamas in October (and we know you are!) but your cortisol shot up when you thought about investing in this event we’ve got your back. We’ve arranged with Retreats Unlimited, the hosts of our event, for you to be able to use payment plans to cover the cost. Learn more about the retreat here and check out this option. We truly hope this helps more women join us for what will be an amazing few days.

 

Ok ladies, as always you can find us with your questions at bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com. And if you’re interested in getting on the waitlist for our upcoming book test groups email us as well! The response we’ve had to this group has been overwhelming so get on the list if you want in!

 

For more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well. The podcast is on IG now too! Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

 

Jul 19, 2017

Thank you, thank you, thank you! This show just turned a year old and without you all, well we’d just be talking to ourselves! But seriously, we are here for you so you all being here with us on this journey warms our hearts and we’re so grateful. Because of your support, comments, questions and reaching out we’ve been able to create something for you all. Tune in to hear the big, big news!

In this episode we share this wonderful secret that we’re so thrilled to be able to finally let you on as well as revisit our top five most downloaded shows which clearly showed a trend: women and stress! It’s serendipity as that’s the exact topic that brought us together in the first place. Tune into this very special episode and we’ll be back next week with the lowdown on ketogenic diets. Stay tuned and we love you!

As always, send us your questions or show topic requests to  bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com!  Follow us on Facebook together or keep up with Dr Brooke here and Sarah here. Learn more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well.

Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

WANNA HANG OUT WITH SARAH & DR BROOKE IN THE CARIBBEAN? Join us in October in the Bahamas. Details here and get $300 off the retreat price if you register by August 18, 2017 and use the code: THECOVE300.

 

Jul 14, 2017

Listen up ladies it’s about to get good! We get so many questions about sex drive and libido that we went straight to THE expert on this issue,  OBGYN Dr Anna Cabeca. We dug deep into this topic from all angles including how sex drive and libido change throughout a woman’s lifespan and life circumstances ranging from childbirth, clearing age 35 and of course menopause. Woman’s hormones are so easily affected by stress and our current crazy environment of endocrine disruptors that it’s easy for sex drive to take a dive. And so often it’s a symptom we think can wait “until we have time” or “until life calms down” but it puts such a strain on our sense of self, our comfort with our bodies and of course our relationship.

 

We covered testing you need to get to the “why” behind your low libido and hint: the first test Dr Cabeca and Dr Brooke recommend is not testosterone! Dr Cabeca talks about both the primary and secondary libido mechanisms we all have and why secondary is actually more important for women. And she shares why a woman’s orgasm is like a game of Candyland. Trust us, you’ll want to have a notebook handy for this episode!

 

To learn more about Dr Cabeca click here. To grab her FREE webinaire: Help Doctor, My Sex Drive Has No Pulse click here. And be sure to check out her online course Sexual CRP and her amazing dream cream, hormone helping, lubricating, garbage free (i.e. parabens and other hormone disruptors found in most lubricants and personal care products) product right here.

Send us your questions or show topic requests to  bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com!  Follow us on Facebook together or keep up with Dr Brooke here and Sarah here. Learn more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well.

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Jul 1, 2017

We answered just three questions in this episode but they were seriously super-sized and jam packed with details! We talked about chicory, quinoa and CRP (what to do if it’s elevated) and sussed out the differences between functional and conventional thyroid lab ranges so you can know if you’re really low or normal thyroid. Discussed HPA axis dysregulation and the impact cortisol problems and stress have on fertility and covered several aspects of estrogen dominance including whether or not supplements to help with estrogen metabolism can lower estrogen too much. Finally, a favorite topic of Dr Brooke’s: the downside to long term DHEA supplementation. And finally within the DHEA question we covered several causes of swelling in hands and feet. These were great questions ladies, keep them coming!  

 

We are planning MORE Q&A episodes in the coming months so send us yours at bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com!  Follow us on Facebook together or keep up with Dr Brooke here and Sarah here. Learn more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well.

 

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Jun 29, 2017

She’s back and it’s not hard to see why she’s a fav guest of the show! Dr Krista Scott-Dixon of Stumptuous.com and Precision Nutrition has a new book that poses an interesting question: Why Me Want Eat? What drives us to eat certain things and why do we struggle to change certain food related behaviors? 

 

While not all of us have experienced full blown, clinical eating disorders we are all members in one way or another of the Food & Eating & Body Image Issues Club. KSD explains why it’s not always easy to give up our membership card – even if we want to. There’s comfort, certainty and even a clinging to  our issues, our “stuff” and these are darn good reasons not to change. She points out that our stuff doesn’t always come at the hand of some Big T -  big trauma like abuse, injury or major loss. Many of us haven’t suffered a huge trauma but rather have dealt with the constant, small, emotional papercuts of life.   Either way, food, body image and exercise “stuff” is prevalent and Krista’s advice is always sound, slightly humorous and if followed allows us all to make change easier and make it stick.  We adore her, tune in to see why.

Got questions? Send them tobettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook together or keep up with Dr Brooke here and Sarah here. Learn more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well.

Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

 

Jun 21, 2017

This episode touched on so many topics we’ve covered before - gut health, stress, ancestral eating - but never before have we done a deep dive into how all this affects our oral health. Holistic and functional dentist, TEDX speaker, About.com and MindBodyGreen contributor, Dr Steven Lin joins us with his amazing Aussie accent and shared some jaw dropping (pun intended) info on what we can do to have healthier gums and straighter, whiter teeth – and our kids too! We asked him to school us on mouth taping, toothpaste, canker sores and whether or not you can actually heal a cavity with a good Paleo diet. Fascinating stuff.

Learn more about Dr Linn here and look for his new book The Dental Diet out January 2018.

 

We are planning MORE Q&A episodes in the coming months so send us yours at bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com!  Follow us on Facebook together or keep up with Dr Brooke here and Sarah here. Learn more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well.

 

Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

 

Jun 14, 2017

Great questions today! We answered a question that sooooo many women ask us about: fruit - yah or nah? We covered this from every angle: does it work for you, what your fruit cravings mean and how you utilize the fiber found in fruit. This also brought up the questions: is Paleo meant to be low carb? And how healthy are "natural sugars"? This show also dove deep into a reader's question on what to expect in terms of “should her progress be happening quicker”, inferno hot Pilates and what we mean when we say "strength training". Lastly we covered the Pill's impact on thyroid meds and talked all about acne including its causes and how you find your root cause. 

 

We are planning MORE Q&A episodes in the coming months so send us yours at bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com!  Follow us on Facebook together or keep up with Dr Brooke here and Sarah here. Learn more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well.

Loving the show? Please give us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

 

Jun 7, 2017

We’ve covered what to eat for pretty much every hormone in your body thus far on this podcast but today we take a deep dive into food from a totally different angle. We eat food for a thousand different reasons beyond energy or even convenience and whether you’re experiencing full on binges or just find yourself comforting or rewarding with food often this episode is for you! Tricia shares her own story with emotional eating and her history of being overweight and how no amount of dieting or exercising fixed it because that wasn’t her root cause. She got to the bottom of why she overate and healed her deep down stuff and thus healed her relationship with food.

Tricia shares what she’s found in 30 years of doing this work to be the causes of emotional eating and why we turn to food: pain killer, escaping fear and punishment. Fascinating, especially that last one as so often we think of food as a treat or a reward. Great tools in this show that will help us all have a healthier relationship with food. Learn more about Tricia here.

 

We are planning MORE Q&A episodes in the coming months so send us yours at bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com!  Follow us on Facebook  together or keep up with Dr Brooke here and Sarah here. Learn more about working with Dr Brooke at betterbydrbrooke.com and with Sarah at sarahfragoso.com (obviously). Oh and you can find Dr Brooke and Sarah on Instagram as well.

 

Loving the show? Please leave us a review over at iTunes! We would be so grateful for you taking the time to leave us a little love.

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