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May 15, 2019

You may not have heard of Interstitial Cystitis but like many other autoimmune conditions it’s on the rise and conventional options come up lacking. Hear Elisbeth’s story of using nutrition, stress management and a low histamine diet to get herself out of this chronic and painful condition. Learn more about Elisabeth’s story here.

 

PRE-ORDER BONUSES now available and totally FREE! Get your goodies here, all you need to do is pre-order Hangry – which thanks to you hit #1 this week on Amazon in one category! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

 

Sponsors of today’s show include two of our fav products for stress management: hemp (CBD) oil from NED and adaptogen elixers from Four Sigmatic. Use these links to grab goodies from NED and Four Sigmatic and use code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout and save 15%.

 

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May 15, 2019

Get ready for the most fun show ever! We had the beautiful and inspirational Carmindy from TLC’s What Not To Wear join us to talk about all things make-up, beauty and aging. She shares with us not only tips and tricks for make-up as our skin changes through the years but how to be more confidently who we are by highlighting our own unique beauty. Also, learn the five aspects of what she calls Soul Beauty and start to glow just like her signature Carmindized look.  

 

PRE-ORDER BONUSES now available and totally FREE! Get your goodies here, all you need to do is pre-order Hangry – which thanks to you hit #1 this week on Amazon in one category! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

 

Sponsors of today’s show include two of our fav products for stress management: hemp (CBD) oil from NED and adaptogen elixers from Four Sigmatic. Use these links to grab goodies from NED and Four Sigmatic and use code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout and save 15%.

 

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May 9, 2019

With the million and one distractions we face each day, it is hard to stay present, connected and engaged in what matters most to us yet without this connection our health, hormones and happiness suffer. In this episode we discuss the importance and benefits of real world connections and why it must bubble to the top of our priority list. As well we cover one of our favorite tools from Hangry and that’s our Hangry B*tch Scale. With so many ways to quantify your wellness from your labs to your Fitbit, how do we assess if we’re being more mindful, peaceful or engaged? How do we measure our joy? Tune in to hear how to use this amazing tool that tethers together all of the systems we teach in Hangry.

 

PRE-ORDER BONUSES now available and totally FREE! Get your goodies here, all you need to do is pre-order Hangry – which thanks to you hit #1 this week on Amazon in one category! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

 

Sponsors of today’s show include two of our fav products for stress management: hemp (CBD) oil from NED and adaptogen elixers from Four Sigmatic. Use these links to grab goodies from NED andFour Sigmatic and use code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout and save 15%.


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May 2, 2019

Our upcoming book Hangry is out in just a month! In today’s episode we share the meat of the book: our systems. These straightforward, easy to remember and implement framework not only give you a foundation and a starting point but also teach you how to listen to your hormones and understand how to adjust our framework to better suit your unique hormonal imbalances. So very cool right? We cover ACES (the talk of cortisol, insulin, stress and blood sugar), RAMP (how to know if you’re over-exercising), CRAMPS (what your female hormones are telling you) and the foundations it all rests on: our 5 Habits and the 5 Pillars. This episode is a thank you and a virtual hug to all of the women we’ve had the honor to share our work with. We hope you enjoy this big picture and bit of a sneak-peak into Hangry!

 

PRE-ORDER BONUSES now available and totally FREE! Get your goodies here, all you need to do is pre-order Hangry – which thanks to you hit #1 this week on Amazon in one category! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

 

Sponsors of today’s show include two of our fav products for stress management: hemp (CBD) oil from NED and adaptogen elixers from Four Sigmatic. Use these links to grab goodies from NED and Four Sigmatic and use code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout and save 15%.

 

Wanna connect with us after the podcast? Be sure you join our FREE PRIVATE Facebook group where we’re already hanging out with other amazing, like minded women like YOU! Join us!

 

Apr 24, 2019

In this episode we had the delightful Cassie Joy Garcia on the show to talk about her new book – whose theory we can totally get behind – Cook Once Eat All Week! She shared not only how to turn one recipe into many meals (much like we do in Hangry) but also gave her best tips for saving money while still eating well. Learn more about Cassie’s new book here.

 

PRE-ORDER BONUSES now available and totally FREE! Get your goodies here, all you need to do is pre-order Hangry – which thanks to you hit #1 this week on Amazon in one category! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

 

Sponsors of today’s show include two of our fav products for stress management: hemp (CBD) oil from NED and adaptogen elixers from Four Sigmatic. Use these links to grab goodies from NED and Four Sigmatic and use code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout and save 15%.

Wanna connect with us after the podcast? Be sure you join our FREE PRIVATE Facebook group where we’re already hanging out with other amazing, like minded women like YOU! Join us!

Apr 17, 2019

(Language warning) Lauren is back with her straight forward, radically honest style sharing her tips for cutting through our own crap “to human” better. Though her development of the Handel Method and now InnerU coaching program, Lauren has worked with everyone from the stay at home mom to the celebrities and CEOs and she reminds us we are all more alike in our “stuff” than it seems. We have an honest conversation about being the jerks we call can be, relationships and doing the hard, hard thing of being 100% responsible for our lives. Again, there’s some cursing in this episode as Lauren brings her New Yorker, direct style so if that’s not your jam maybe skip this episode. But hopefully even if that’s not your style you tune in and get something so useful from this episode!

 

PRE-ORDER BONUSES now available and totally FREE! Get your goodies here, all you need to do is pre-order Hangry – which thanks to you hit #1 this week on Amazon in one category! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

 

Sponsors of today’s show include two of our fav products for stress management: hemp (CBD) oil from NED and adaptogen elixers from Four Sigmatic. Use these links to grab goodies from NED and Four Sigmatic and use code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout and save 15%.

Wanna connect with us after the podcast? Be sure you join our FREE PRIVATE Facebook group where we’re already hanging out with other amazing, like minded women like YOU! Join us!

 

Mar 28, 2019

In this episode activist and best-selling author Vani Hari, known best as Food Babe, join us to talk about her new book Feeding You Lies. She shares her journey that’s been rife with mud-slinging as she continues to educate us all about the many unhealthy ingredients in our modern food supply. Super interesting conversation, don’t miss it! Don’t forget can pre-order our book HANGRY NOW!

 

Wanna connect with us after the podcast? Be sure you join our FREE PRIVATE Facebook group where we’re already hanging out with other amazing, like minded women like YOU! Join us!

 

Sponsors of today’s show include two of our fav products for stress management: hemp (CBD) oil from NED and adaptogen elixirs from Four Sigmatic. Use these links to grab goodies from NED and Four Sigmatic and use code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout and save 15%.

 

 

Mar 20, 2019

Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner Lisa Hendrickson-Jack joins us to talk about her new book: The Fifth Vital Sign. In this episode we debunk the myth that regular ovulation is only important when you want children and recognize that the menstrual cycle much like heart rate or body temperature is a vital sign for women. When things are off with our period it alerts us that something is wrong with our hormones.

 

Lisa shares with us how to track cervical mucus, cervical position and other key signs of ovulation so that you can not only enhance fertility OR avoid becoming pregnant with this method of non-hormonal birth control, but also how to better understand the signals your female hormones are sending you.

 

You can learn more about Lisa and get her book here.

 

Don’t forget can pre-order our book hangry NOW!

 

Wanna connect with us after the podcast? Be sure you join our FREE PRIVATE Facebook group where we’re already hanging out with other amazing, like minded women like YOU! Join us!

 

Sponsors of today’s show include two of our fav products for stress management: hemp (CBD) oil from NED and adaptogen elixirs from Four Sigmatic. Use these links to grab goodies from NED and Four Sigmatic and use code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout and save 15%.

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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