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Now displaying: February, 2023
Feb 28, 2023

As a follow up to episode #314 where I gave a bigger picture view of the stages of autoimmunity, symptoms that may indicate autoimmunity and a variety of root causes and foundational support for a more balanced immune system this episode answers questions from you: the listeners!

I cover how autoimmunity gets undiagnosed so easily, what’s really going on with your immune system with autoimmune (over active, underactive or unregulated), why we’re at risk for developing multiple autoimmune diseases and everything we can do to both prevent and manage autoimmune issues as they are so very common in women these days!

 

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

 

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.

 

Be sure you connect with me in my FREE PRIVATE Facebook group: Hormones & Happiness with Dr Brooke where other amazing, like minded women like YOU are already hanging out! Join us!


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. And ladies, you’re going to want to try Harmony! Their female hormone balancing blend of shatavari, maca and vitex in a delicious cacao base. Save 20% with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout.

Feb 27, 2023

 Autoimmune is a big topic and women often fall into two categories: not understanding what they can do to impact their immune system and autoimmune issue OR they’ve been promised a cure or have been lured by a “root cause” and end up frustrated and still feeling badly. In this episode I talk about signs of autoimmunity that might surprise you, the three stages of autoimmunity (hint: early detection and intervention is ideal!), why there are almost always multiple root causes as well the biggies in terms of diet, lifestyle and exercise when it comes to living with autoimmunity - and how to use them to feel better! 

 

This episode is followed up by a Q&A episode and my top ten reasons why your autoimmunity may not be improving despite your efforts - so tune in to the next episode as well!

 

DEALING WITH MIDLIFE & PERIMENOPAUSE ISSUES? Here’s your invite to my new coaching group: the Peri-Party! As of this recording there are only TWO spots available so act fast if you’d like to join me. More info and registration 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!  

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

One of THE BEST tools for your health is a CGM, continuous glucose monitor. It helps you effortlessly understand what foods work for you and even how stress and sleep impact your blood sugar allowing you to make changes in real time. A CGM also allows you to see your glucose variability (the difference between your highs and lows) which may be as important as how high your blood sugar runs. It’s an amazing tool and Nutrisense has my favorite interface with their app and dietitian support! It’s easy and straightforward and with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout you can save 30% off a subscription. Click here and be well on your way to better health.

Feb 22, 2023

The title of her new book, Feeling Seen really says it all! Whether it be due to social media, social distancing or just all our past heartache and trauma, most of us feel disconnected these days. With all the ability to connect right in the palm of our hands, why does it feel so hard? It seems to get that true connection where we feel heard and seen and understood is a tall order, but in this episode we talk about how regulating our nervous system, focusing on clear communication and “walking each other home” can help us see and be seen with those we love. 

 

To learn more about Jody or get her book, click here

 

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

 

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.

 

Be sure you connect with me in my FREE PRIVATE Facebook group: Hormones & Happiness with Dr Brooke where other amazing, like minded women like YOU are already hanging out! Join us!

 

This episode is sponsored by Shuteye Chai from Ned. It’s a mix of their Mellö superblend of magnesium combined with adaptogens, aminos, functional mushrooms like chaga and reishi - seriously the best ingredients out there – wrapped in a heavenly masala chai-inspired spiced body. Think cinnamon, clove, ginger–all that good stuff! It’s fantastic for sleep and for recovery.  It’s crafted from the highest grade single origin ingredients, ethically sourced from some

of the world’s best small-scale farms. Save 15% on your first order with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout.

 

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. And ladies, you’re going to want to try Harmony! Their female hormone balancing blend of shatavari, maca and vitex in a delicious cacao base. Save 20% with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout




Feb 16, 2023

As a follow up to episode #311, on this show I’m getting into the details of various hormone conditions that make fat loss a more frustrating battle than usual. These include autoimmune or chronic infections that generate a lot of inflammation and fatigue. As well I talk about dealing with low thyroid and thus a slow metabolism, hypothalamic amenorrhea and some strategies to think about finding your perfect calorie or macro number. And of course, I get into one super juicy question about the exact hormone changes that occur in menopause/perimenopause that we need to work with so differently when it comes to our metabolism than we did in our 30s.  With all of these issues it can be harder - but it is not impossible! I cover a few levers to pull to move you toward you fat loss goal without wrecking your hormones.

 

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

 

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.

 

Be sure you connect with me in my FREE PRIVATE Facebook group: Hormones & Happiness with Dr Brooke where other amazing, like minded women like YOU are already hanging out! Join us!

 

This episode is sponsored by Cozy Earth, makers of sustainable, deliciously soft and incredibly luxurious sheets from 100% viscose bamboo and they are so indulgent you’ll never want to get out of bed! This revolutionary moisture wicking material helps keep you cooler while you sleep so you sleep more soundly and can even help with hot flashes and night sweats - amen to that! They’v ebeen one of Oprah’s Favorite Things for 5 years and they will soon be one of yours. Save 35% with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout. Treat yourself! You deserve a fabulous night’s sleep. 


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. And ladies, you’re going to want to try Harmony! Their female hormone balancing blend of shatavari, maca and vitex in a delicious cacao base. Save 20% with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout.

Feb 15, 2023

Let’s end the debate: which matters, calories or hormones? And dig into why they both matter and some strategies that actually work when you’re trying to lose body fat with wonky hormones. 

 

Now I’m not going to say it’s always easy or it is always even worth it to you, but there are a few things that we want to remember if we’re frustrated trying to move the needle with our weight loss goals. In this episode I talk about the biggest mistakes I see women (including myself) make when it comes to estimating their calories or macros, why just addressing calories or macros alone doesn't work well for many women (and what works better) as well as some tips and tools for both nutrition and exercise to work with particularly challenging hormones issues like cortisol, thyroid, insulin resistance and of course perimenopause/menopause. 

 

And tune back in for the next episodes where I answer questions on fat loss from you the listeners! In that episode we get into more nitty gritty when it comes to Hashimoto’s, low thyroid, insulin and of course that frustrating decline of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone that comes in mid-life. 

 

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!  

 

2 products I mention in this episode that are incredible tools for your goals include show partners: KION and Nutrisense. 

 

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

One of THE BEST tools for your health is a CGM, continuous glucose monitor. It helps you effortlessly understand what foods work for you and even how stress and sleep impact your blood sugar allowing you to make changes in real time. A CGM also allows you to see your glucose variability (the difference between your highs and lows) which may be as important as how high your blood sugar runs. It’s an amazing tool and Nutrisense has my favorite interface with their app and dietitian support! It’s easy and straightforward and with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout you can save 30% off a subscription. Click here and be well on your way to better health. 



Feb 9, 2023

This episode is about loss and grief and the ways we keep people we’ve lost living on with us. Do you have a special object or small item that reminds you of someone you love that you’ve lost? I have a lot, a whole lot! I’ve often said I’m the most sentimental person in the world but turns out writer, former editor of O the Oprah Magazine, Ms. Debora Way has me beat!

 

After leaving the magazine world, Deborah combined her passion for writing, for stories and for sentimentality in a new project that lives on Instagram called The Keepthings. Her project collects stories of everything from a guitar pic to a recipe card to a flash drive to a special fork (the gravy fork, one of my fav stories) and what they meant to the people that just had to keep them.

 

What I love most about these stories is how they connect us all in a shared experience of losing someone we love. As well, with these stories we keep those we’ve lost alive in some way and allow others to know them as well. And all this connection and nostalgia boosts my favorite hormone, the antidote to cortisol: oxytocin!

 

In this episode, we discuss our favorite keepthings. I share my story of a sardine can from my grandparents farm as well as some other gems that Deborah has collected thus far.

 

Keep up with The Keepthings project here and DM Debroah if you’d like to submit a story of your own about something special from someone special.

 

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

 

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.

 

Be sure you connect with me in my FREE PRIVATE Facebook group: Hormones & Happiness with Dr Brooke where other amazing, like minded women like YOU are already hanging out! Join us!

 

This episode is sponsored by Shuteye Chai from Ned. It’s a mix of their Mellö superblend of magnesium combined with adaptogens, aminos, functional mushrooms like chaga and reishi - seriously the best ingredients out there – wrapped in a heavenly masala chai-inspired spiced body. Think cinnamon, clove, ginger–all that good stuff! It’s fantastic for sleep and for recovery.  It’s crafted from the highest grade single origin ingredients, ethically sourced from some

of the world’s best small-scale farms. Save 15% on your first order with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout.


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.

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