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Now displaying: December, 2023
Dec 31, 2023

For more info on how I can help you, visit my site BetterByDrBrooke.com

Happy New Year! In this episode I go back, way back, and share some of the journey I’ve been on as a functional medicine doc, part of the fitness industry and someone on social media. I also share some of my biggest mistakes and regrets both in practice with patients and as someone online sharing my personal and professional life. As well, I give you all the update on where I’m at on my journey through midlife and perimenopausal. It’s a personal episode and one I’ve been ready to do for months and it seemed like as 2023 wrapped up was the perfect time to do it!

 

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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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

Dec 28, 2023

For more info about how I can help you, visit my site BetterByDrBrooke.com.

Meet your new personal trainer: CoPilot! Strength training is ALWAYS a part of the treatment plan in my office but if you aren’t working with me directly it can be hard to find the right person to be your coach and trainer and let’s be real, personal training is traditionally quite expensive. Maybe you’ve explored a program online but it feels so cookie cutter or you don’t want to be on a zoom class and honestly, online training has a lot of drawbacks compared to working with someone one on one. 

 

Until now, I didn’t have a lot of great solutions - especially if you are new to lifting - which is why I was so thrilled to find the CoPilot App. First, it’s not just an app because you are actually working with a real, life person and the tech that allows them to interact with you as they would in real life is kinda amazing. And it’s very affordable!

 

I am so happy to have one of the creators of CoPilot, Matt Spettel on the show to share how and why they created this program AND my own coach/trainer, Kathryn! You’ll hear from both of them about what it’s like to work with the CoPilot app and coaches. 

 

If you need someone to not only to program your training but also to motivate you to keep showing up? Or think you can’t afford a personal trainer that will provide you smart workouts you can do at home or a gym? The solution is CoPilot. 

 

Work with a real, live, certified personal trainer that will help you adjust your workouts for your hormones, your busy life and your goals right from your phone. Get a free 14 days AND 20% off your first month with this link.

 

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

 

Dec 21, 2023

For more info on how I can help you visit my site BetterByDrBrooke.com.

 

Anxiety is a complicated issue and in various episodes I’ve discussed how the gut plays into mood, stress and anxiety as well as different types of stress responses and stress management skills. In this episode however, I’m going to dive a bit deeper just into how cortisol plays into anxiety and fear - and it’s a lot more complicated than “high cortisol makes you feel stressed and anxious”. Cortisol metabolism, inflammation and the cortisol awakening response (which indicates our ability to recover from stress) all come into play and I cover that all as well as also how we assess these various aspects and which supplements and lifestyle habits will help. 

 

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!

 

Feel like you need your brain back? 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! 

 

Did you know that 95% of women taking a prenatal are still nutrient deficient? The founders of Needed saw this as a big problem and I couldn’t agree more! But Needed quickly became a bigger solution to a bigger problem by providing more options for moms and moms to be. Women need so much support during the time from thinking about getting pregnant all the way to having little ones and so often they are left with options that don’t address their needs (prenatals that have nutrients in the wrong forms or that they can’t take due to nausea) or they are left with low energy, anxiety or even colds/flus while they are pregnant or nursing because there aren’t natural products that are considered safe during these times. Needed solved all of these problems as well as created a community of no-guilt, education and support for new moms and moms to be. Learn more about Needed and save 20% off your first order with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout. 



Dec 13, 2023

For more information about how I can help you visit my site BetterByDrBrooke.com.

When it comes to taking hormones, attention often goes to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone but there are two other hormones to consider: dhea and pregnenolone. These are usually thought of as “precursor hormones” that can be taken and then turned into estrogen and testosterone - and they can be. However, they both have actions and benefits of their own specifically with regards to comes to memory, mood and energy/stamina so they may have a place in your regimen. They do though convert to other hormones so testing is important and side effects can certainly arise. 

 

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!)

 

Using a natural, fluoride free toothpaste? It may still have a variety of preservatives and harsh ingredients that can damage your teeth enamel like charcoal and baking soda. But no worries cuz NOBS toothpaste tablets may just solve all your natural dental care problems! 

 

With nano hydorxyapatite and super gentle polishing ingredients you’ll actually be remineralizing your teeth making them not only more beautiful but stronger and healthier. PLUS they come in a glass jar instead of a plastic tube and there’s no sticky mess like with toothpaste because they are tablets you chew before you brush making them also great for kids and travel! I’m kinda in love. Save 15% off this toothpaste with no BS 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

Dec 10, 2023

For more info on how I can help you visit BetterByDrBrooke.com.

 

Unlike most health conditions for women which have multiple layers of screening and various tests to assess risks and progression, breast health is generally a yearly screening mammogram with little to no conversation about other ways we can improve the health of breast tissue and what other markers beyond a mammogram tell us our risk for breast cancer and generally the state of affairs in our breasts. 

 

In this episode I talk about how to get a much broader view of your beast health and risk using tests for hormone balance vs. just levels of hormones, oxidative stress markers and even how your circadian timing and cortisol impact your breast health and breast cancer risk. There is so much you can do for your breast health! I hope this episode leaves you very empowered to get that info and take some lifestyle steps that make a huge difference and understand how targeted supplements can help when you know exactly what you need to shift things more favorably for your needs. 

 

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!)

 

Did you know that 95% of women taking a prenatal are still nutrient deficient? The founders of Needed saw this as a big problem and I couldn’t agree more! But Needed quickly became a bigger solution to a bigger problem by providing more options for moms and moms to be. Women need so much support during the time from thinking about getting pregnant all the way to having little ones and so often they are left with options that don’t address their needs (prenatals that have nutrients in the wrong forms or that they can’t take due to nausea) or they are left with low energy, anxiety or even colds/flus while they are pregnant or nursing because there aren’t natural products that are considered safe during these times. Needed solved all of these problems as well as created a community of no-guilt, education and support for new moms and moms to be. Learn more about Needed and save 20% off 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. 

 

Dec 6, 2023

To learn more about how I can help you visit my site BetterByDrBrooke.com.

The probiotic Akkermansia is the golden child of the supplement world right now and I get asked almost daily if we should all be taking it. Marketing sounds pretty great when it comes to weight loss, aging, longevity, blood sugar - but it is too good to be true? In this episode I cover the research on akkermansia in these key areas, help you determine if you should supplement with it and what lifestyle and diet habits we can all do to boost our akkermansia without taking a capsule.

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!)

 

Using a natural, fluoride free toothpaste? It may still have a variety of preservatives and harsh ingredients that can damage your teeth enamel like charcoal and baking soda. But no worries cuz NOBS toothpaste tablets may just solve all your natural dental care problems! 

 

With nano hydorxyapatite and super gentle polishing ingredients you’ll actually be remineralizing your teeth making them not only more beautiful but stronger and healthier. PLUS they come in a glass jar instead of a plastic tube and there’s no sticky mess like with toothpaste because they are tablets you chew before you brush making them also great for kids and travel! I’m kinda in love. Save 15% off this toothpaste with no BS with this link!

 

Most of us need more of it’s prebiotics and antioxidants in our diet and Manuka honey from Manukora is my new fav way to sup up my protein shakes and afternoon cup of tea as it’s got three times more of these compounds than regular honey! And ‘tis the season for getting sick and the thick, carmel-like Manukora 850+honey also has antimicrobial compounds to help us stay healthy. Grab some of this “Honey With Superpowers” with this link and save $25 off your starter kit!

 

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 a

 

Dec 1, 2023

For more about how I can help you, visit BetterByDrBrooke.com.

 

In this episode I have an amazing conversation with Dr. Karin Luise an expert in change and transformation. We talk a lot about becoming better after loss including after losing relationships such as a marriage. She’s gone through a very public divorce and ultimately wanted to help women go through the evolution of ourselves as our identity changes from in a partnership (friendship, business partnership or marriage) to on our own. We also talk about spiritual awakenings when you’ve come from a religious background where things can get a little messy as you grow and expand your spiritual practices. It’s a juicy one and covers a lot of ground I’ve not discussed in previous shows.

 

To learn more about Dr. Karin 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.



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

 

Did you know that 95% of women taking a prenatal are still nutrient deficient? The founders of Needed saw this as a big problem and I couldn’t agree more! But Needed quickly became a bigger solution to a bigger problem by providing more options for moms and moms to be. Women need so much support during the time from thinking about getting pregnant all the way to having little ones and so often they are left with options that don’t address their needs (prenatals that have nutrients in the wrong forms or that they can’t take due to nausea) or they are left with low energy, anxiety or even colds/flus while they are pregnant or nursing because there aren’t natural products that are considered safe during these times. Needed solved all of these problems as well as created a community of no-guilt, education and support for new moms and moms to be. Learn more about Needed and save 20% off your first order with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout. 


Do you know you need a little more accountability when it comes to your workouts? Someone to not only to program your training but also to motivate you to keep showing up? Think you can’t afford a personal trainer that will provide you smart workouts you can do at home or a gym? Think again because I have a solution! That solution is CoPilot. Work with a real, live, certified personal trainer that will help you adjust your workouts for your hormones, your busy life and your goals right from your phone. Get a free 14 days with this link.

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