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Jan 15, 2018

Warning: this episode does deal with the subject of sexual, physical and emotional abuse.  In this episode we are joined by the lovely Dr Meg Haworth who has personally and professionally dealt with all of the various forms of abuse.  Having been abused as a child, nearly downed, struck by lightning it’s no wonder her professional path led to a PhD in Interpersonal Psychology so she can help other women that have survived abuse as well.  We touched on which type of chronic health issues in adulthood are correlated with which specific types of abuse from childhood as well as how we can best support abuse survivors whether that be ourselves or other women we care about. And of course we talked a ton about self-care for all of us, abused or not.

 

Tune in to this powerful episode. Learn more about Dr Meg Haworth here.  

You heard it here first: Sarah & Dr Brooke are launching their first ever year-long coaching group! We’re kicking it off with THREE FREE webinars on women and stress. Get registered here.  Please share this link with any women you think need this info!

 

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.

Keep those questions coming to bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com!

Jan 8, 2018

In this episode we have the brilliant and beautiful Dr. Gabrielle Lyon! We asked her all your burning questions about what to eat before a workout, and after, how much protein women really need and why she believes muscle is the organ of longevity. Dr Lyon calls protein the “black sheep of the macros” because it has such an emotional trigger for many of us – after all it has a face. We talked about the chemistry of protein, why it’s so crucial and some vegetarian protein source math so you can do better with your protein choices. To learn more about Dr Lyon click here.  

 

You heard it here first: Sarah & Dr Brooke are launching their first ever year long coaching group! Be the first to know the details by getting on to the waitlist here. Starts February 1st eeeek!! Register for the waitlist now and get the details very soon!

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.

Keep those questions coming to bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com!

Dec 28, 2017

In this episode we were lucky enough to have wine enthusiast and entrepreneur, Todd White of Dry Farm Wines, the only health quantified wine club in the world. What this means is that their wines have no sugar, are low alcoholer, are keto-diet and Paleo friendly and boast no headache and no hangover. We know women are especially sensitive to sleep disruptions, headaches, sniffles and generally feeling like garbage when they drink wine – especially over the age of 40. In this show we not only talk about the biogenic amines in most wines that give women so much grief but how wine is made with a staggering amount of additives that can add to the negative impact of wine for women. And Todd shares his approach to drinking wines with food, small pours, good conversation and the notion that wine can help us be more present instead of the common notion that wine is a distraction or a way to escape stress and overwhelm. Super interesting episode, we hope you love it! As if chatting about wine with us wasn’t enough, check out Dry Farms Wines using this link and learn about their wines, how to get healthier wine delivered right to your door as well as how to snag a bottle of wine for just a penny! Check it out here.

This episode is brought to you by our sponsor Four Sigmatic  the mushroom coffee and brain and immune boosting mushroom elixirs. The base of these beverages is cordyceps, an adrenal adaptogen that we love for taming stress. Listeners of Better Everyday with Sarah & Dr Brooke save 15% with the code “bettereveryday” at checkout. We think these would make amazing gifts!

We also mentioned on the show Anne Marie Gianni Organic Skincare that is what’s the word….to die for! Their sample kits for our listeners are just $10 with free shipping anywhere in the world AND a coupon for $10 off your next purchase. The kits are not only samples of their amazing natural products but they are in gorgeous packaging. Get this $10 sample kit deal here and choose from three different kits suited for all manner of skin issues. We really can’t say enough great things about these products! Natural skin care that actually works: finally!

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.

Keep those questions coming to bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com!

Dec 14, 2017

The man that needs no introduction and who has done so much to advance research based ancestral health and functional medicine: Mr. Chris Kresser! Such a pleasure to talk with Chris but today was extra special because he has a new book out that will help you and your doctor not only improve your chronic  health issues but revolutionize the way we treat chronic disease for all. Chris shares the shocking stats on just how much it costs us to treat chronic issues like diabetes and autoimmunity the way we currently do. We quickly see it’s not sustainable for our medical system or our nation. This book will help you have the conversation with your doc you have been wanting to have and how to start the dialogue about changing what’s so broken with our system for doctors and patients alike.

 

Tune in and get Chris’s new book Unconventional Medicine here and get some great bonuses to make spreading the word and speaking with your doctor easier, accurate and persuasive. If you’re a health coach or health professional wanting more training in functional medicine check out the Kresser Institute to lean about Chris’s certification.

This episode is brought to you by our sponsor Four Sigmatic  the mushroom coffee and brain and immune boosting mushroom elixirs. The base of these beverages is 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. We think these would make amazing gifts!

And if you’re in need of stocking stuffers check out Anne Marie Gianni Organic Skincare’s sample packs which for our listeners are just $10 with free shipping anywhere in the world AND a coupon for $10 off your next purchase. The kits are not only samples of their amazing natural products but they are in gorgeous packaging. Get this $10 sample kit deal here and choose from three different kits suited for all manner of skin issues. We really can’t say enough great things about these products! Natural skin care that actually works: finally!

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.

Dec 11, 2017

In this episode we had ancestral health expert and registered dietitian Laura Schoenfeld! We get so many questions about what to do when a period has gone missing and how to get it back – if you even need to – so we devoted an entire show to this topic. We take a deep dive into the many causes of amenorrhea (lack of a period) specifically hypothalamic amenorrhea which is an issue in the brain more so than the ovaries or the uterus and often has stress as a root cause. That stress can come from dieting or over-exercise or a host of other sources. And together we provide a different look at how to use exercise to get a period back whereas most experts say no period, then no exercise.

 

Need help finding your lost period? Laura graciously offered a huge discount to our listeners for her digital program Get Your Period Back. Grab that here.  

This episode is brought to you by our sponsor Four Sigmatic  the mushroom coffee and brain and immune boosting mushroom elixirs. The base of these beverages is cordyceps, an adrenal adaptogen that we love for taming stress. Listeners of Better Everyday with Sarah & Dr Brooke save 15% with the code “bettereveryday” at checkout. We think these would make amazing gifts!

We also mentioned on the show Anne Marie Gianni Organic Skincare that is what’s the word….to die for! Their sample kits for our listeners are just $10 with free shipping anywhere in the world AND a coupon for $10 off your next purchase. The kits are not only samples of their amazing natural products but they are in gorgeous packaging. Get this $10 sample kit deal here and choose from three different kits suited for all manner of skin issues. We really can’t say enough great things about these products! Natural skin care that actually works: finally!

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.

Keep those questions coming to bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com!

 

Dec 8, 2017


It’s the Holiday Season! A super fun time of year that can come with some super big stresses and often food, drink and lack of schedule that doesn’t work so well for us. In this episode we talk about a new perspective for the holidays that can help reframe this whole “hustle and bustle” chaos we find ourselves in this time of year. We also share some of our favorite traditions, when to think about creating new traditions, what you can do instead of or in addition to buying presents and finally how we can help others who are dealing with loss and grief this time of year. And we give you an update on where we’re at emotionally with the holidays given the ups and downs we’ve both had in 2017!

This episode is brought to you by our sponsor Four Sigmatic the mushroom coffee and brain and immune boosting mushroom elixirs. The base of these beverages is 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. We think these would make amazing gifts!

We also mentioned on the show Anne Marie Gianni Organic Skincare that is what’s the word….to die for! Their sample kits would be perfect stocking stuffers and our listeners get them for just $10 with free shipping anywhere in the world AND a coupon for $10 off your next purchase. The kits are not only samples of their amazing natural products but they are in gorgeous packaging. Get this $10 sample kit deal here and choose from three different kits suited for all manner of skin issues. We really can’t say enough great things about these products! Natural skin care that actually works: finally!

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.

Keep those questions coming to bettereverydaypodcast@gmail.com!

Dec 1, 2017

We’ve talked about picky eaters on the show before but we know how hard this is so we covered it one more time! What to do, what not to do and how to hang in there with the picky, don’t like anything, won’t try anything kiddos. Next we had a scary, yet all too real inquiry about what to do when your daughter starts showing signs of puberty as young as 7 or 8. Sadly this is becoming all too common in our hormonally disrupted world! But there are several things you can do to prevent this or slow it down and we cover them in this episode. Finally, we talked about the differences and similarities between environmental, seasonal and food allergies/sensitivities – and what you can do to help them both!

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 is 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 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.

 

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