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Now displaying: July, 2023
Jul 29, 2023

I often say if you can’t fix sleep problems, you can’t fix any hormone problems. Sleep comes up in a lot of my podcast episodes for that reason! However on this episode I’m joined by Dr. Valerie Cacho to talk about several things I have covered less often on the show including sleep studies, sleep apnea and other medical issues that can impact our sleep. We touch on various types of sleep studies as well so you can know if you’re really being evaluated the way you need to for your unique sleep issues. 

 

Learn more about Dr. Val and her company Sleephoria which focuses on helping women sleep better so they can be engaged, confident and supported in their wellbeing. 

 

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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We all know the downsides of alcohol, but it is still something many decide to enjoy on occasion. Most of us also notice that especially as we get into our 40s and beyond that one glass of wine feels like way more than a glass the next day. If you choose to indulge, one dose of ZBiotics before drinking any alcohol can make you feel way less yucky the next day! Cool…but how? The yuck the day after having alcohol is due to a buildup of acetaldehyde (a byproduct of alcohol metabolism). ZBiotics is a probiotic formula that helps you break down acetaldehyde in the gut so you can have a great workout and a great day even after a drink the night before. Click here to save 15% off ZBiotics. Oh, and they do have a money back guarantee, so why not? 

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 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




Jul 25, 2023

This episode is a Dr. Brooke Show Greatest Hits! It was one of the most downloaded episodes of 2023 so if you missed it, now's your chance. If you loved it, enjoy all the new nuggest of wisdom you'll catch this time around. 

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.

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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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!

 

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.

Jul 19, 2023

I put a call out for podcast questions in my free Facebook group (join us here) and there were so many on HRT specifically that I did an entire episode on it. I cover delivery methods, what bioidentical HRT actually means (hint: it is not the same as compounded and they do not have to come from a functional doc), how to know when your dose is just right and when is the ideal time to start and stop HRT. As well, I talk about what your other options are besides HRT or in addition to HRT. Women do not have to choose one or the other, in fact, many herbs and nutrients will actually improve your experience on HRT - especially those that support hormone metabolism and gut health. It’s a big episode, please share it with another woman that needs clarification around this confusing topic! 

 

If you’re going through perimenopause, let me help. Join my coaching group The PeriParty!

 

To work with Dr Brooke or if you have any questions about her practice of the PeriParty group 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!



Partners of the Dr. Brooke Show (Stuff I Know You Will Love!)

 

We all know the downsides of alcohol, but it is still something many decide to enjoy on occasion. Most of us also notice that especially as we get into our 40s and beyond that one glass of wine feels like way more than a glass the next day. If you choose to indulge, one dose of ZBiotics before drinking any alcohol can make you feel way less yucky the next day! Cool…but how? The yuck the day after having alcohol is due to a buildup of acetaldehyde (a byproduct of alcohol metabolism). ZBiotics is a probiotic formula that helps you break down acetaldehyde in the gut so you can have a great workout and a great day even after a drink the night before. Click here to save 15% off ZBiotics. Oh, and they do have a money back guarantee, so why not? 

 

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

Jul 15, 2023

I cover a whole lot of ground on this episode answering questions on the validity of at home blood tests, insurance coverage for more functional tests like the DUTCH test, how to support yourself during the postpartum period, what it means if you’re spotting both before your cycle or  around day 21, getting to the bottom of hormonal acne and how to take the herb vitex (aka chaste tree berry). 

 

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!



Partners of the Dr. Brooke Show (Stuff I Know You Will Love!)



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!

 

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

 

Jul 8, 2023

Oh if I had a dollar….honestly…I hear this literally every single day. I hear is so often that I decided to dedicate an entire episode to it! So many of you have a body comp or weight loss goal - this applies to working on a chronic health issue too - and you feel like you’re doing so much and when you describe your efforts you can’t understand why, for all the energy, time and money you’re spending, you aren’t getting better results. Most of us feel like we are doing everything right and can feel frustrated or confused why things aren’t improving as quickly or as profoundly as we want them to. In this episode, I break down the most common reasons “doing all the right things” isn’t working and what to do instead. 

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!

 

Partners of the Dr. Brooke Show (Stuff I Know You Will Love!)

 

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

 

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.

Jul 5, 2023

Originally intended to treat type II diabetes, these injectable drugs are now widely available (and quite pricey) as medications for weight loss - and they do produce weight loss! However, because these medications work on hormones that are secreted from the digestive tract, they of course have a host of gastric side effects that can make them unpleasant but again effective. When you look a bit closer though at the quality of the weight loss we see it isn’t such a magic bullet after all. This means we are losing as much muscle as body fat, in some cases more and that’s about the last thing we want - especially as we get into our 40s. In this episode I talk about how these medications work, what can be done to counter this unwanted consequence or what to consider if you’re thinking about taking these meds. As well, I talk about a few other effects of these meds that we need to keep an eye on such as lowering HRV and raising resting heart rate. These meds are definitely an options for a certain population but with women everywhere flocking to docs for GLP1 agonist prescriptions, it’s important to see past the number on the scale and understand what’s happening with your physiology. Finally, if these meds are right for you or you’re already on them, I cover the importance of having an exit strategy or next steps in mind for when you come off them as we clearly see weight regain when these meds are stopped. It’s a big episode! 

 

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!

 

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.

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! 

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.

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