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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.

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 CARIBEAN? 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 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.

 

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.

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