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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.

Aug 24, 2016

Oh my is right! In this episode we discuss whether or not supplements can shrink a uterine fibroid, why thyroids go so wonky during and after pregnancy, the thyroid cholesterol connection and why you're still hearing the go low fat advice for high lipids. We also answer a very juicy question about stress as related to coffee and caffeine (especially if you feel "addicted" to your morning fix). 

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 atwww.facebook.com/bettereverydaywithsarahanddrbrooke,www.facebook.com/betterbydrbrookeand www.facebook.com/therealsarahfragoso and on Instagram atwww.instagram.com/betterbydrbrooke andwww.instagram.com/sarah_fragoso.

 

Aug 17, 2016

You know that one of the things we aim to do is talk about the stuff women are a little nervous to ask about like, um, vaginal dryness. But ladies, you are never alone in these funky hormonal issues so we cover that, how big a deal is a borderline thyroid, how to handle hormonal headaches and what we really think of protein supplements.

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 and www.facebook.com/therealsarahfragoso and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/betterbydrbrooke andwww.instagram.com/sarah_fragoso.

Aug 10, 2016

It's Q&A time again! Sarah and Dr Brooke cover Grave's Disease and answer the question: can you eat your thyroid back to health? We give advice on how to get started with strength training if you're a newbie and revisit the Paleo Thumbs Up Or Thumbs Down episode and go more in depth on the fat plus carbs hormonal equation when going Paleo especially if you have hormonal issues like PCOS or perimenopause. And finally, is the estrogen in beef tallow skin care a good thing if you're post-menopausal or otherwise low estrogen? 

 
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/bettereverydaywithsarahanddrbrookewww.facebook.com/betterbydrbrookeand www.facebook.com/therealsarahfragoso and on Instagram atwww.instagram.com/betterbydrbrooke andwww.instagram.com/sarah_fragoso.
Aug 3, 2016

This episode answers questions straight from you: our listeners! We cover taking collagen supplements and their effect on cellulite (could they actually make it worse??!!) and answer the question: can going Paleo cause you to lose your period? Our email has been bursting with glowing praise - thank you! One such email is from a long time fan of Sarah's whose wife is suffering with trigger finger. We give some options for treatment and other things to investigate. And last but certainly not least is how to set boundaries, how to do it all and not do a bum job in any area: mom, wife, breadwinner. Hear what Sarah and Dr Brooke had to say to this woman who let's face it, could've been Dr Brooke writing in.  

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 and www.facebook.com/therealsarahfragoso and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/betterbydrbrooke andwww.instagram.com/sarah_fragoso.

 

Jul 27, 2016

Adrenal “fatigue”…is it even real? Sarah and Dr Brooke certainly know many women that are too tired to get out of bed every morning and even more that are simply to wiped out to do anything more than survive let alone thrive, but do they really have tired adrenals? You're feeling lousy, you've got every symptom on every blog about adrenal fatigue, but how do you really know what’s wrong and how do you fix it? How about when you’ve tried to heal your adrenals, but you still don't feel better? How long does it take? Does it matter which stage you’re in? Wondering if you need DHEA or rhodiola – or both? Sarah and Dr Brooke dig way into this controversial topic and discuss what may be going on beyond your adrenals and stress hormones, why testing and retesting is oh so important, hidden sources of stress, other issues that frequently arise at the same time as adrenal trouble and a few very simple things that always seem to go untreated when it comes to adrenal health.  Tune in ladies, this is a great episode and we hope you’ll feel better after listening.

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 and www.facebook.com/therealsarahfragoso and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/betterbydrbrooke andwww.instagram.com/sarah_fragoso. 

Jul 20, 2016

In this episode, Sarah and Dr Brooke welcome physical therapist and women’s health expert, Brianne Grogan. Women need to understand, celebrate and be able to comfortably talk about their amazing, complex female body as some funky stuff can happen postpartum or from training inappropriately. Spoiler Alert:  it’s never normal or commendable to pee when you exercise.  Learn about all aspects of abdominal separation (diastasis recti) and what actually makes up your pelvic floor and core as well as how you can make yours stronger. Sidestep common exercise mistakes made after giving birth or anytime your core, pelvic floor or alignment is off. We talk up close and personal about our ladybits after having babies, abdominal wraps and waist trainers, and why we need to treat birth as a trauma (albeit a beautiful one) to a woman’s body. Some intimate topics are broached – like Dr Brooke’s uterine prolapse – and some less conventional stuff come up like chakras and we go there with all of it. And after listening to this episode, if you see Sarah or Dr Brooke circling their hips at the grocery store, you’ll know why.

 

Check out Brianne’s book Ladybits and learn more about her Million Woman Vision and her programs at www.femfusionfitness.com

Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bettereverydaywithsarahanddrbrookewww.facebook.com/betterbydrbrooke and www.facebook.com/therealsarahfragoso and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/betterbydrbrooke andwww.instagram.com/sarah_fragoso. 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. 

Jul 6, 2016

In this episode, Dr Brooke and Sarah are joined by the lovely, strong Molly Galbraith. We talk about women and strength training, debunk a few myths and help you sidestep common mistakes we all see women making with their training. But as you'll quickly see what the three of us really get fired up about is helping women not fall prey to disempowering messages by the media and the multi-billion dollar weight loss industry which Molly's organization, Girls Gone Strong, believes preys on women's insecurities for profit. On this show we discuss the importance of each woman using fitness to be more instead of less, why every woman needs to define what is right for her and her her body and how to marry her goals of lifestyle, health, performance and aesthetics without spending hours in the gym or wrecking her hormones. We offer advice on crafting better messages for yourself and your children around body image, exercise and self-care. Molly talks about her viral bikini photo from earlier this year and the shocking fact that it was international news that a woman was content and happy with her body. 

 

Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bettereverydaywithsarahanddrbrookewww.facebook.com/betterbydrbrooke and www.facebook.com/therealsarahfragoso and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/betterbydrbrooke andwww.instagram.com/sarah_fragoso. Learn more about Molly and Girls gone strong at www.girlsgonestrong.com. 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. 

Jun 29, 2016

Stress: we all know it’s bad, but the reality is there will be some so you need to know how to manage and minimize it. Most women have stress from various sources and it can even seem stressful just thinking about de-stressing. Tell an anxious, stressed woman to sit quietly and meditate and watch her cortisol climb! We know finances, relationships, overwhelm and traffic are stressful, but how about the stresses you don’t even know you're enduring such as food sensitivities, blood sugar swings, electrolyte imbalances or nutrient deficiencies? Women are uniquely sensitive to all manner of stress in that our hormones get askew very easily. Women, including us, easily fall prey to the pressures of trying to do it all – and look good doing it.  We answer the question: can trying to be healthy stress you out even more? Sarah and Dr Brooke discuss how to keep your quest for health, a better body or following your passion from becoming sources of stress, why women are so susceptible to over doing it and how stress affects women’s hormones in so many interesting ways from PMS to sleep disruptions to breakouts and more. In this episode we will also cover some of our best stress busting tips and give you the inside scoop on how we personally manage our own stress which includes everything from mediating to laughing to watching TV (what??). Tune in, de-stress and learn how to be Better Everyday.

 

Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bettereverydaywithsarahanddrbrookewww.facebook.com/betterbydrbrooke and www.facebook.com/therealsarahfragoso and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/betterbydrbrooke and www.instagram.com/sarah_fragoso. Email questions and show ideas tobettereverydaypodcast@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. 

 

Jun 22, 2016

In just our second episode we tackle a hot topic: Paleo. The diet that Sarah has built her platform on and Dr Brooke has been an outspoken advocate of. We dive right in with our current perspectives on the Paleo Diet - the strategy  both of us having used for years personally and professionally and how it has evolved into something we never saw coming. Have we taken it too far? Or is it the best diet since sliced paleo bread? Join us for this show as we meander through the evolution of the popular Paleo Diet and it’s many facets and hear the juicy details of what Dr Brooke really thinks of beef tallow skin care and how Sarah stepped away from Everyday Paleo. 

Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bettereverydaywithsarahanddrbrooke, www.facebook.com/betterbydrbrooke and www.facebook.com/everydaypaleo and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/betterbydrbrooke and www.instagram.com/sarah_fragoso. Email questions and show ideas tobettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com -  we want to cover topics you need to know about! 

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