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Now displaying: May, 2023
May 31, 2023

That’s a tough question, right? It can be tricky to know if you need to give yourself grace or a kick in the pants. It can be especially tricky if you have ever pushed yourself too hard. We are experiencing a real push back to hustle culture and the idea of #noexcuses and this is a really good thing. But sometimes we do need to push ourselves to get a workout in or to finish that task and with all our internal chatter and conditioning it can be hard to know when you’re treating yourself with respect and listening to your body and when you’re making an excuse that really doesn’t serve you. 

 

In this episode I talk about tried and true tools that will help you know when to push and when to rest, when to hustle and when to give yourself grace. Share this with a woman who needs this!

 

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

 

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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!

 

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 the products from Purity Woods. Get 10% off your order with this link!

 

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.

May 24, 2023

Oh my do I open a can of worms on this episode…..but it’s an important topic for many reasons. We do not all need all the things all the time and we do want our regimen to change with our changes needs in most instances. And we can’t expect a supplement to always get us out of hot water if we continue with habits that don’t work for us. 

 

However, a popular IG account made a reel saying that your body can heal completely without the use of any supplemental support ever, ever. Worse, the tone of the video seemed to imply that if you are relying on a supplement or medication as part of your healing then you aren’t really doing all the necessary work. I call BS. Total and utter BS.

 

First, there are situations such as anemia or certain infections as examples where I think a medication or supplement are very, very important as part of healing. Next, there are countless examples of a supplement providing assistance to help you through a tough or challenging health condition such as autoimmunity or a period of ongoing stress - or certainly for female hormone issues like PCOS, endometriosis or perimenopause. The list goes on and I cover instances where an intervention with a medication or supplement may be exactly the right thing and other times when you can likely do it without. 

 

But most importantly with this episode I wanted to clear up any notion that you are in any way weak or not doing enough for yourself if you have decided it’s best for you to utilize a medication or supplement that makes sense for your unique situation. It just isn’t always possible for all of us to remove all barriers to healing while we aim to live our lives and uphold our many obligations, and I wanted to be sure someone tells you that’s absolutely OK. LIkely we are all doing our very best right now so no judgment needed for you to do whatever is best 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!

 

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. Whether 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! 

 

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

May 20, 2023

This was a really fun episode! Sugaring is a unique hair removal process that tends to have way less pain and skin irritation compared with traditional waxing. Historically though, you had to go to a spa to have it done but with Sugar Sugar Wax you can do it at home! This product is just so cool because you can use it anywhere on your body, it’s organic, it’s biodegradable and it’s compostable. And perhaps most importantly, once you get the hang of it, it’s super easy to use and bonus: not messy at all!.

 

I’m really in love with this and I have to say, I was very, very skeptical because my skin reacts horribly to waxing. There was a bit of a learning curve but it wasn’t steep AT ALL and Sugar Sugar Wax has incredible customer service to help you through any number of issues you have with the product. I was quickly sold so I reached out to Salome to come on the show and share the wonders of Sugar Sugar Wax.

 

To learn more, just click here! And use code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout for savings!



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

 

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 the products from Purity Woods. Get 10% off your order with this link!

 

May 17, 2023

I’m so excited to welcome back fellow ND, Dr. Sara Defrancesco to talk all about IBS: irritable bowel syndrome. If you’ve ever struggled with this issue only to be met with an elimination diet you won’t want to miss this episode. Elimination diets can be helpful in the short term and can help you fine tune your triggers but a much bigger impact can be made with tending to the microbiome, clearing up gut infections, supporting your immune system and more. Dr. Defrancesca is a wealth of information on gut health and I’m so grateful to have her back to take a deeper dive into IBS. 

 

Check out her Freedom From IBS program 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 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

 

May 13, 2023

In this episode I give you the rundown on ten different hormones that directly impact metabolism or they profoundly impact appetite and cravings. With the internet ablaze with the ongoing argument of: hormones don’t matter, only calories in/calories out matter vs. the “no all you need to do to lose weight is balance your hormones”, I’m sure you’re confused and worse you may feel lazy or shamed for wondering if your hormones are to blame. 

 

I hope this episode helps you understand that both camps are right and both are wrong and most importantly, your hormones do influence behavior and metabolism directly so YOU are not wrong nor to blame here.

 

Metabolism alone is insanely complicated and that’s made more complex by female hormone fluctuations week to week or even day to day and certainly decade to decade. Add to that disagreement between medical professionals for how to best assess hormone dysfunction vs. overt hormone disease and compound it all by the effect hormones have on your ability to stick to any plan given how much they influence energy, appetite and cravings and we’ve got a lot to unpack.

 

All that said, this episode wraps up with super simple advice that will support all 10 hormones on the list AND will help you balance that calories in/calories out equation in a way you can better adhere to.

 

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!

 

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 the products from Purity Woods. Get 10% off your order with this link!

 

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. 

 

May 10, 2023

This episode is a fascinating interview with fellow ND and Bastyr graduate, Dr. NIck Bitz who is now part of product formulation at Neurohacker. We talked about my current favorite nootropic product Qualiamind BUT also we talked about the emerging concepts of aging. Nick does a fantastic job of explaining what exactly is cellular aging and what are the hallmarks of this process. We talk about zombie-like cells that are known as “senescent” cells that can’t quite complete their life cycle and rope other cells into this unhelpful state. New research on aging points towards a few key compounds found in plants known as senolytics that will help clear up these senescent cells. As well, Dr. Bitz and I share our favorite senolytic lifestyle and nutrition habits as well to help us all age better. We wrap up the interview with exactly how to dose these senolytic compounds and supplements, which is unlike any vitamin you’ve ever taken so be sure to tune into this one! 

Checkout more info on senolytics and other brain support from Neurohacker right 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!

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. Whether 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! 

 

May 3, 2023

She’s back! The fun, informative and no nonsense hormone expert, Dr. Jolene Brighten is here talking about her new book “Is This Normal?” This book and this interivew gets into ALL the questions you may not have wanted to ask, not known who to ask or maybe thought it you were the only one with the question.

We focus in this episode about what’s normal when it comes to libido, sex and a host of other aspects of the female experience that may have had you wondering, is this normal? We also touched on the unique aspects of all of these things when it comes to perimenopause because so very much changes during this time and it doesn’t have to feel like “oh that part of my life is just over now”. 

Learn more and get Dr. Brighten’s new book 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

 

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