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Sep 30, 2016

Baby rattle roll please…….it’s pre and post-pregnancy expert and fellow GGS Advisory Board member: Jessie Mundell! There’s so much to love about this lady but perhaps most of all is her down to earth, don’t stress about it, never losing her mind sensibilities about training and motherhood. While Jessie is an expert at helping moms get healthy and fit before, during and after pregnancy (you can follow her own mommy shenanigans here) and we do touch on pelvic floor and abdominal separation healing in this episode (way more on on this topic in episode #6), today we focused on all the other pregnancy "stuff".  We share our birth stories ranging from home birth to medicated hospital delivery to emergency C-section and we dive into the stuff your girlfriends seem to forget to tell you about like the myriad of concerns with using the bathroom after delivery, what you REALLY need to bring to the hospital and how to handle the “fourth trimester” of no sleep, a unique blend of terror and bliss and getting back to exercise – and hear how poor Jessie managed to nurse and care for a newborn with an IV in her arm for an infected C section scar! The range of normal in pregnancy, delivery and motherhood is HUGE! We hope this episode helps moms to be and new moms feel better prepared for what lies ahead and seasoned moms relive those magical, crazy experiences of delivery and baby-hood. 

Learn more about Jessie and her programs on her website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Keep those questions coming 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.

Sep 28, 2016

You DO NOT want to miss this episode! The amazing Kelly Coffey shares her story of weighing over 300 pounds (and some stuff she really LOVED about it), gastric by-pass surgery, addiction (to all the things from bad relationships to booze and beyond) and coming out the other side. Having had her hit-the-wall-fall-on-your-knees breakdown-near-the-brink-of-death wake up call, let this woman talk to you about self-care. It is about more than dieting and hitting the gym. It is about finding something to love just enough to not self-destruct - and how to learn to love a little more and then a little more to keep the care going.  You will melt listening to Kelly's voice (seriously, just wait). Your heart will break and it will heal all over again as you hear her journey from self-destruction to self-love. This episode is just soooo good. 

You can learn more about Kelly here and you can get here FREE training: Why We Sabotage Ourselves with Food and What We Can Do About It. Register now: bit.ly/rightwithfood  

Do you have a question or topic you’d like us to cover? Email questions and show ideas to bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com – we want to cover topics you need to know about! This podcast is for you ladies, we’re so glad you’re here. 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. 

 

Sep 21, 2016

We're back with another Q&A this week and as always, you ladies ask some good questions! In this episode we talk about the best way to boost vitamin D levels and why yours may be going up and down - and should ramping up vitamin D include a tanning bed? Should you stick it out low carb if you're trying to heal your gut even if you feel terrible in terms of mood and energy? And if you have hormonal issues do you need to avoid foods like rosemary and garlic? We give you the low down estrogen in your food and the truth about phytoestrogens. And Dr Brooke shares her kindergarten update and Sarah reminds us to read her current favorite book by Pema Chodron, "When Things Fall Apart" because they do don't they? They always do. 

Do you have a question or topic you’d like us to cover? Email questions and show ideas to bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com – we want to cover topics you need to know about! This podcast is for you ladies, we’re so glad you’re here. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bettereverydaywithsarahanddrbrooke,www.facebook.com/betterbydrbrooke andwww.facebook.com/therealsarahfragoso and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/betterbydrbrookeandwww.instagram.com/sarah_fragoso.

 

Sep 14, 2016

This started off as a listener question and turned into a full episode jam packed with everything from overlooked aspects to healing the gut, how long should you really be on a restricted diet, when elimination diets aren’t enough and how this all ties into your unique hormonal imbalances like estrogen dominance, low thyroid, adrenal fatigue and Hashimoto’s. So many women have tried a Whole30, done a series of elimination diets, taken a slew of supplements, worked with several docs and are still struggling to eat without getting bloated, come off a restricted food list without falling apart or somehow feeling worse than they did before. It’s  no surprise they are wondering, “What gives??” In this episode we answer this great listener question from Laura and get into it about why your digestion is still a mess; why you haven’t yet heal your  leaky gut, IBS, etc.;  and why your food sensitivities may not be going away. Be prepared for a bit of a lesson in digestion and immunology and a ton of great take-aways to get you feeling better ASAP.

 

Do you have a question or topic you’d like us to cover? Email questions and show ideas to bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com – we want to cover topics you need to know about! This podcast is for you ladies, we’re so glad you’re here. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bettereverydaywithsarahanddrbrooke,www.facebook.com/betterbydrbrooke andwww.facebook.com/therealsarahfragoso and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/betterbydrbrookeandwww.instagram.com/sarah_fragoso.

 

Sep 7, 2016

Today we made history…our first male guest! And it’s only fitting  as he is an expert in training women - and one of the reasons Sarah and I even know each other. As sweet as he is strong, it’s the one, the only: Mr. Jim Laird. Jim owns a gym in Lexington, KY and works with women of all ages to get healthy and be capable and strong in their lives. Having faced his own health crisis with Ulcerative Colitis he, like so many of us, knows what it’s like to hit the wall and have to rethink how we do everything from our training, sleep and stress to the constant pushing, pushing until something breaks and even the importance of facing our unhealthy emotions and dealing with our past.  Really, really good stuff. In this episode we hear about Jim’s group of female power lifters, the Miss Fits (who are absolutely amazing), we meander through a range of female hormone issues (missing gallbladder anyone??) and Jim gives us his best tips for getting women in their healthiest, best shape…and they may surprise you.

Do you have a question or topic you’d like us to cover? Email questions and show ideas to bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com – we want to cover topics you need to know about! This podcast is for you ladies, we’re so glad you’re here. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bettereverydaywithsarahanddrbrooke,www.facebook.com/betterbydrbrooke andwww.facebook.com/therealsarahfragoso and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/betterbydrbrookeandwww.instagram.com/sarah_fragoso.

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