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Now displaying: October, 2022
Oct 31, 2022

Recently a study - and subsequent headlines - came out saying that we should no longer be testing vitamin D levels or supplementing with vitamin D. In this episode I talk about what they evaluated in this particular study and the conclusions we can and can’t draw about vitamin D supplementation for conditions like osteoporosis, autoimmunity and other chronic conditions. As well when we need to think past a lab value for vitamin D to see what may be driving the level low and supplementation may not be the thing - or at least not the only thing - to do.

 

This episode is sponsored by Organifi whose green juice is my absolute favorite on the market. It’s certified USDA organic, contains 11 superfoods including the heavy hitters spirulina and matcha, includes 600mg of ashwaganda and is a great boost of antioxidants for better energy, less brain fog and better exercise recovery. Save 20% with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout

 

This episode is also sponsored by LMNT Electrolytes! These high sodium, well balanced hydration boosters are perfect for low carb dieters, those doing keto or when employing intermittent or any type of fasting. Skip the brain fog, low energy, cravings and perform better with LMNT electrolytes. Get your FREE sample pack here

 

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Oct 29, 2022

On the heels of the last episode on breakfast, I put together and entire episode on morning routines. So much of what you read about morning routines are very complex, specific and time consuming leaving most of us feeling like we fail before we even get our day started. Not at all how we should feel going into our day! And in the wellness space your morning to do list is no better: light exposure, meditate, cold plunge, exercise, fasting, delaying caffeine, etc. 

 

In this episode I talk about how to figure out which morning habits will give your hormones and physiology the most benefit and which ones you can save for later - if at all. I also talk about knowing what is your “one thing” that you should aim for even if the rest of the routine falls apart - as it inevitably does! And I share my “one thing”, why I think it’s more about how you feel than what you do first thing in the AM and the importance of letting your routine evolve as your goals/priorities change. 

 

This episode is sponsored by the incredible, wildcrafted, full spectrum NED hemp oil with their growing line of products including formulas for female hormone balance, my personal fav the Sleep Blend and their new De-Stress Blend with ashwaganda, cinnamon and cardamom...yum! Save 15% on your first order with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout.

 

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Oct 26, 2022

I get this question daily: Dr Brooke, what are good breakfast options? Given that breakfast sets the nutritional tone and hormonal balance for the day, the old adage that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” does hold some weight. Some of the biggest issues for women include getting adequate protein to not perturb insulin and blood sugar for the day and get a jump on that 1g per kg body weight of protein goal for the day; as well as needing quick options and also how to deal with low appetite (particularly for protein) upon waking that can be due to cortisol, blood sugar or inflammation. 

This episode will help you understand why this meal needs to be optimized for your hormones, some easy options and of course, what I do too to make this happen in my busy life. Hopefully by the end of this episode you’ll think of breakfast as less “special” with its unique foods and have some easy ideas to make your first meal of the day a great one. 

At the recommended 1g per kg of body weight, most women struggle to get in adequate protein each day or aim to supplement with products that are not the right blend of essentials amino acids to get the job done (i.e. collagen, bone broth protein, BCAA powders, etc.) With your body being 50% amino acids plus the uphill battle most women face after age 30 to hold on to their lean mass, using a properly blended, complete amino acid blend like those from KION will be a game changer for your health, energy and metabolism. Learn more and save a generous 20% off one of my favorite new products: the Kion Aminos

This formula is backed by over 20 years of clinical research, highest quality ingredients, no fillers or junk, undergoes rigorous quality testing, and tastes amazing with natural flavors. Save 20% on monthly deliveries and 10% on one-time purchases

This episode is also sponsored by Organifi whose green juice is my absolute favorite on the market. It’s certified USDA organic, contains 11 superfoods including the heavy hitters spirulina and matcha, includes 600mg of ashwaganda and is a great boost of antioxidants for better energy, less brain fog and better exercise recovery. Save 20% with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout

Follow Dr Brooke on Instagram and get signed up for my awesome emails here. Seriously,I write really great emails, or so 1000s of women tell me and I’d like to send you one too.

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Oct 20, 2022

Dr Brooke Show #292 Collagen, Beef Based Protein Powders, Plant Based Protein Sources & More Protein Q&A

 

As a follow up to episode #290 (All About Amino Acids with Angelo Keely of KION) I asked women in our private FREE Facebook group (you can join here) what challenges they had to getting adequate protein during their day, what questions they had about their protein sources including protein powders and what other nitty gritty they needed to know about getting that 1g per pound of body weight.

Now these questions were great! So many questions about the logistics of “What if I eat soup or chili with protein, how do I know how much I am getting?” and “How to account for the protein in collagen and bone broth proteins”. In this episode I also cover the idea of using plant based proteins to count as a veggie as well as a protein and what it really means when you see a protein powder is “beef based” or “hydrolyzed beef isolate”.

Learn more and save a generous 20% off the essential amino acid complex I mentioned in this episode: the Kion Aminos.

This episode is sponsored by the incredible, wildcrafted, full spectrum NED hemp oil with their growing line of products including formulas for female hormone balance, my personal fav the Sleep Blend and their new Stress Blend with ashwaganda, cinnamon and cardamom...yum! Save 15% on your first order with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout.

 

This episode is also sponsored by LMNT Electrolytes! These high sodium, well balanced hydration boosters are perfect for low carb dieters, those doing keto or when employing intermittent or any type of fasting. Skip the brain fog, low energy, cravings and perform better with LMNT electrolytes. Get your FREE sample pack here

Follow Dr Brooke on Instagram and get signed up for my awesome emails here. Seriously,I write really great emails, or so 1000s of women tell me and I’d like to send you one too.

To work with Dr Brooke click here and if you loved this episode please leave a review!  

Oct 12, 2022

Get your notebooks out cuz this episode is jam packed with info about one of my favorite topics that always deserves more attention and unpacking: protein. I’m joined by founder of KION, Angelo Keely and expert in all things amino acids. We discuss precisely why protein is so foundational for aging and metabolism and the unique considerations for women.

We also make sense of the myriad of powered options you have from protein shakes to collagen peptides to branch chain amino acids, as well as what you need to know about animal vs. plant protein sources - and it's not just about a complete vs. an incomplete protein! Angelo also shares how we can use a complete amino acid blend to up our daily protein intake, support our workouts and a ton of other benefits from supporting mood, balancing hormones and helping with cravings. 

 

This is an episode to tune into and share! The protein conversation is rife with myths, fears and a whole lot of marketing. This conversation with Angelo will help us all feel more informed and on our way to living a longer, healthier life that’s full of fun - which is in fact the mission of his company Kion. So good! Can’t wait to hear what you think. 

 

Learn more and save a generous 20% off one of my favorite new products: the Kion Aminos.

 

Follow Dr Brooke on Instagram and get signed up for my awesome emails here. Seriously,I write really great emails, or so 1000s of women tell me and I’d like to send you one too.

 

To work with Dr Brooke click here and if you loved this episode please leave a review!  



Oct 6, 2022

Functional nurse practitioner turned coach Victoria Albina joins me for this really great episode - I mean I really loved recording this with her! She goes in depth on how our nervous system is responding when we find ourselves people pleasing, outsourcing our emotional health to others (i.e. needing approval to feel OK) and oftentimes asking ourselves “Why am I responding this way to this smallish thing like it’s a freakin’ huge thing?”

She shares some practical, tangible tools on the episode that you can start using right away to not only calm your nervous system, but actually start to HEAL it. This distinction is a key takeaway from this show. I know you’ll find this one super helpful!

Follow Dr Brooke on Instagram and get signed up for my awesome emails here. Seriously,I write really great emails, or so 1000s of women tell me and I’d like to send you one too.

To work with Dr Brooke click here and if you loved this episode please leave a review!  

New sponsor for the Dr Brooke Show and they are one of my all time favorite companies: PaleoValley! They have a host of products that make living your healthy life easier including my favorite snack in the world, their organic, grass fed meat sticks! Grab your easy, healthy protein snacks at www.PaleoValley.com.

This episode is also sponsored by Organifi whose green juice is my absolute favorite on the market. It’s certified USDA organic, contains 11 superfoods including the heavy hitters spirulina and matcha, includes 600mg of ashwaganda and is a great boost of antioxidants for better energy, less brain fog and better exercise recovery. Save 20% with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout

This episode is also sponsored by the incredible, wildcrafted, full spectrum NED hemp oil with their growing line of products including formulas for female hormone balance, my personal fav the Sleep Blend and their new Stress Blend with ashwaganda, cinnamon and cardamom...yum! Save 15% on your first order with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout.

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