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Now displaying: March, 2023
Mar 30, 2023

You’ve likely heard a lot about gut health and how it is a key foundation to your health and it’s absolutely true that gut health directly impacts hormone health. In this episode I get into the exact interplays between estrogen and your gut, how the microbiome as a whole impacts estrogen and a subset of bacteria known as the estrobolome have an even bigger impact on your estrogen levels. I discuss knowing tested values like beta-glucuronidase which needs to be just right, not too high and not too low, in order for you to have healthy estrogen levels.  As well I dive into how the gut and both thyroid hormones and cortisol interact. And because so many of us are dealing with diagnosed autoimmunity or have a positive family history of autoimmune diseases, I cover specific infections that are seen on functional stool testing that can be potential triggers for various autoimmune issues.

If you have any questions about stool testing or working on your gut health and hormones please reach out to me at drbrooke@betterbydrbrooke.com 

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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.

Mar 18, 2023

I’m thrilled to have Mae Steigler of Organifi with me on this episode! We talk all about the company’s start, its mission and  how they formulate their incredible line of wellness support. It’s so fun when I can interview partners of the show and hear how much care goes into the products.

 

I love Organfi’s greens and have been using them for the past couple of years and I credit this superior antioxidant formula with getting my exercise motivation and stamina back after being wiped out from repeated viral infections, high stress and well, everything the Pandemic brought us. It’s high in things I want like matcha and spirulina and avoids cheap, immune aggravating ingredients like alfalfa. And their greens are hardly their only product! Their superb female hormone product called Harmony hits all the highlights with support for both estrogen and progesterone in a delicious cacao base.

 

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. 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

 

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Mar 15, 2023

Wellness on the internet is shiny. It’s perfect. It looks like, if we do those same things in such a seemingly effortless way, we’ll look and feel great too. But real life isn’t perfect or shiny all the time, some days it’s messy and can on occasion be downright ugly. The perception of what it takes to be well and healthy these days has a lot of us feeling like we can self-care and health to the list of things we are not able to pull off, that feel utterly overwhelming or one more reason to beat ourselves up. 

 

In this episode I talk about what real wellness and real self care come down to - it’s literally one thing. Just one thing, and though it’s hard to do, if we can get this right more often than not the rest falls right into place. 

 

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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.

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. 

 

Mar 11, 2023

You’ve likely heard about glutathione, a key compound in your body known commonly as your “master antioxidant”. It’s vital for managing inflammation, regulating your immune system, dealing with oxidative stress making it important for most health conditions including autoimmunity, hormone imbalances, exercise recovery and any chronic health issue. 

In this episode I talk about the most important daily habits to boost your glutathione as well as (and perhaps even more importantly) not deplete it. I also talk about various supplements that will support glutathione synthesis and recycling (a key second step that’s often overlooked) and how to know which one is the best for you to take (i.e. NAC, liposomal glutathione, etc.).

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.

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.

Mar 9, 2023

Paleo, AIP, Carnivore, Keto, Low Histamine - what is best for you? Dietary elimination of certain types of triggers can be a really important part of your health journey but there are so many out there AND most importantly, they are meant as a tool and not meant to be a diet you live on forever - for the most part - or even meant to be the only tool you use. They are a great way to uncover sensitivities, decrease inflammation and relieve symptoms but again, they should ideally be part of a more holistic plan to heal so that ultimately you can get back on a more diverse diet without symptoms. Because eliminating an entire food groups (i.e. carbs, gluten, grains, etc.) or larger amounts of types of foods (i.e. lectins, high histamine foods) is not only logistically and emotionally challenging, strict diets that are not diverse in various foods can impact our microbiome negatively as variety is key. 

So understanding how and when to use various elimination diets, how to come off of them, what you should be doing in conjunction with an elimination diet and which one of the plethora you have to choose from is exactly what I cover in this episode! 

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

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!

 

Mar 4, 2023

Changing our approach to stress has been a big part of my message these past few years because stress is inevitable - and some stress is even good for you. The problem many of us have is of course, unrelenting, continuous stress without recovery. As well our only response to a stressful situation is fight or flight, full sympathetic mode fueled by adrenaline and cortisol. What most of us don’t know is that fight or flight is just one of our possible stress responses that we can have. Sometimes it will take therapy or treatment (of a variety of types) to be able to make a more conscious choice to respond to stress differently, but the first step is knowing that we have options. And some of those options are a really powerful move for you that will allow you to grow from stress, create something from the stress and allow that recovery post stress that we all need. 

In this episode I cover five different types of stress response, the particular biochemical and hormonal cocktail they release and ways to be more intentional about way we respond to stress.

Past episodes of the Dr Brooke Show mentioned in this episode:

Dr Brooke Show #259 Why You Should Change Your Mind About Stress

Dr Brooke Show #290 Understanding your Stress Response with Victoria Albina

Dr Brooke Show #254 and #255 How To Get Better At Stress Parts I and II

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. 

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

 

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!

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