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Now displaying: April, 2023
Apr 26, 2023

This episode is a bit ranty, which is not usually my style! But I just had to say a few things about social media and what’s going on out there with experts because it hurts my heart (and my head) for you all. I wish I had an answer of how to make this medium a better place for nuance and thoughtful discussion but it’s just not. Yet, we all turn to social media for information, for solutions to our problems and in search of ways to feel better so I felt it important to address this issue on the podcast. I hope this episode is helpful if for nothing else that for me to say a big “I’m sorry that it’s like this and I hope most of us are trying to do better for you all.” Social media started as a place to connect and share and I hope somehow we can get back to that. 

 

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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!

 

OR if you’re a woman in perimenopause that needs answers join my coaching group The PeriParty!

 

Want skincare that is natural yet actually works? Look no further than Purity Woods! Their Age Defying Dream Cream is just that: a dream. It’s light enough that it won’t clog pores and has a variety of collagen and elastin supporting nutrients that are also anti-inflammatory, such as maple leaf extract. Finally a light, yet rich anti-aging cream that is also non-toxic, free of hormone disrupting chemicals. Finding natural beauty product that will still provide results hasn’t always been easy, luckily we finally have high quality, effective and clean beauty like Age Defying Dream Cream from Purity Woods. Get 10% off your order with this link. Be sure to use code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout. 

 

Does your brain need more support? Neurohaker’s revolutionary product Qualiamind is a  scientifically-balanced focus formula that helps you create the mental space for creativity by supporting the 4 most important areas of brain performance:

- Energy [Coffeeberry®, theobromine, B vitamins]

- Clarity [L-theanine, alpha-GPC, huperzia serrata]

- Memory [Bacopa, ginkgo, rhodiola rosea, celastrus]

- Productivity [Velvet bean extract, N-acetyl-L-tyrosine]

 

It’s the only nootropic supplement made with a whole-systems approach, so it’s designed to elevate every part of your mind. So you can find it easier to slip into flow and break down the barriers between you and your goals. Weather you’re dealing with perimenopause brain fog or just wanted to get your mental edge back, you’ll love Qualiamind! ANd with this discount it’s too good to pass up! With this link you’ll automatically get 75% off the product AND if you enter code BETTEREVERYDAY you’ll get another 15% off! 

 

Apr 22, 2023

To get more willpower and discipline you have to understand how they work and to appreciate they are a finite resource. This means that if you’re low on willpower it’s not because you are weak it’s because you need to find ways to preserve willpower and ways to build your reserves of discipline. So many of us know a lot of what we need to be doing more of or less of, yet we struggle to stick with things that help us and skip things that don’t make us feel great. In this episode I teach you how to harness willpower, stop your discipline leaks and quick simple things to build up more willpower so you can more easily do what works for you. 

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 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

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. 

Apr 19, 2023

NYTimes best selling author Dr. Izabella Wentz is on the show to dig into her new book that is all about adrenal health. We get into the misnomer and myth around “adrenal fatigue” discussing what it is and what it isn’t. As well she talks in depth about a real passion of mine which is setting the record straight that cortisol isn’t all bad and stress is inevitable, so why does all this stress have us feeling tired and with a host of hormone symptoms? And most importantly what we can do to build more resilience to stress and what we can do to heal from chronic stress that may already have us feeling burnt out.  

Learn more about Izabella and her new book the Adrenal Transformation Protocol 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.

 

Apr 16, 2023

This episode is juicy! So many great questions from you all about all things progesterone and I was able to cover so many aspects of this “everything is gonna be OK hormone”. Our progesterone levels start declining in our mid 30s and we feel all sorts of symptoms from this including anxiety, irregular cycles, worsening PMS, anxiety, depression and insomnia. This of course worsens during our 40s, under high stress, aren’t ovulating due to PCOS or HA or as we get into perimenopause. In this episode I cover the difference between low progesterone and unbalanced estrogen and progesterone (known as estrogen dominance), how to support your progesterone (i.e. can you do it with food, what supplements help, etc.), various considerations for using progesterone as part of HRT and even the less common occurrence of progesterone sensitivity. 

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 someof the world’s best small-scale farms. Save 15% on your first or der 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

 

Apr 9, 2023

I’ve mentioned EMDR on several episodes when I’ve spoken of stress and trauma as it’s been one of the biggest needle movers for myself and my patients when it comes to behavior change. However, it’s often hard to find an EMDR practitioner in your location, that has a convenient time to see you or that’s in your budget -I certainly struggled to find someone and I know many of you have too! Enter Virtual EMDR that can be done from your laptop at any time that’s convenient for you. And most helpful in my opinion is that you can go to it when you’re in th thick of a tough emotion or a trigger, in real time and process it right then and there. 

I found this resource online (by mistake actually, I share the story on this episode) and have been so helped by it that I knew I wanted to have creator Jeff Tejcek on the show to share with us how to use this software, how EMDR works and how easy it is to incorporate this profound tool into our lives. 

I hope this episode gets this technology in so many of your hands! Please share this resource with any woman you know that’s struggling with past trauma, stress, anxiety or feeling triggered by the many stresses we face in our everyday lives.

Learn more and get signed up for Virtual EMDR here

Want skincare that is natural yet actually works? Look no further than Purity Woods! Their Age Defying Dream Cream is just that: a dream. It’s light enough that it won’t clog pores and has a variety of collagen and elastin supporting nutrients that are also anti-inflammatory, such as maple leaf extract. Finally a light, yet rich anti-aging cream that is also non-toxic, free of hormone disrupting chemicals. Finding natural beauty product that will still provide results hasn’t always been easy, luckily we finally have high quality, effective and clean beauty like Age Derying Dream Cream from Purity Woods. Get 10% off your order with this link. Be sure to use code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout. 

Does your brain need more support? Neurohaker’s revolutionary product Qualiamind is a  scientifically-balanced focus formula that helps you create the mental space for creativity by supporting the 4 most important areas of brain performance:

- Energy [Coffeeberry®, theobromine, B vitamins]

- Clarity [L-theanine, alpha-GPC, huperzia serrata]

- Memory [Bacopa, ginkgo, rhodiola rosea, celastrus]

- Productivity [Velvet bean extract, N-acetyl-L-tyrosine]

It’s the only nootropic supplement made with a whole-systems approach, so it’s designed to elevate every part of your mind. So you can find it easier to slip into flow and break down the barriers between you and your goals. Weather you’re dealing with perimenopause brain fog or just wanted to get your mental edge back, you’ll love Qualiamind! ANd with this discount it’s too good to pass up! With this link you’ll automatically get 75% off the product AND if you enter code BETTEREVERYDAY you’ll get another 15% off! 

 

Apr 5, 2023

We’ve come a ways from the “salt is scary” nutrition mindset of the 80s but many of you are still wondering if higher sodium intake is actually helpful or even necessary. What’s interesting is that sodium is actually a vital mineral for our brains and nervous system in terms of how it conducts information. It’s also of note that sodium is an important player in mood, energy and inflammation. In this episode I break down how our nervous system utilizes sodium and how it impacts how we feel each day whether that’s low energy, sugar cravings  or low stamina to workouts. I also cover what nutrition strategies or hormone imbalances may require extra sodium - as well as when we need to be mindful of getting too much. 

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 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

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.

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