Hello! This is a special week of podcasts in celebration of our upcoming online event, Hormones: A Women's Wellness Summit.
You'll be hearing a lot of me, Bridgit Danner, being hosted on the podcasts of my friends. All these friends are my guests on my upcoming event, Hormones: A Women's Wellness Summit.
The event is fully free and happens April 11-18, 2016. We have some fun previews for you as well, so sign up now! The event covers topics that women are asking about, such as PMS, PCOS, fertility, pregnancy nutrition and thyroid disease. LINK We would love to have you.
Today I am interviewed by Amy Medling of PCOS Diva. Amy is one of my favorite people in the online health space because she is so calm...it's not an act, she is always like this! She's a great role model, and she does it with the tools she shares in the above event, Hormones: A Women's Wellness Summit. So be sure to register above to access her free talk on summit day 3.
If you are dealing with PCOS, you absolutely must visit her very informative site and pick up her free PCOS 101 Guide.
I really fell for Nikki Warren of Kaia Fit, and I think you will too! Though she runs a busy business with 58 locations, she is grounded, present and grateful.
Hear how she went from being a pregnant teen, to having her boyfriend die suddenly, to having an infant son with serious health challenges...to kick-ass mom, wife, athlete and business owner!
Nikki has 4 sisters, and definitely believes in the idea of sisterhood. The gym she founded with her husband, which now has other business partners, is exclusively for women.
Nikki and I recorded a short YouTube exercise video here. (She exercises, I just watch!)
Find out more about Kaia Fit here.
See her with her adorable sisters in the above photo and at their group blog, Frank 5 Sisters.
Have you signed up for Hormones: A Women's Wellness Summit yet??? Well, it's time! Event happens free, online April 11-18, 2016.
Hello, and a big thank you for listening. We've had a surge in listeners in the past month, and it's thanks to YOU listening and sharing!
About 6-8% of all women have endometriosis (source), and many of those experience severe, chronic pelvic pain. Many of those women will undergo surgery, or multiple surgeries, as our guest expert Melissa Turner did.
Exhausted and frustrated, Melissa turned to dietary changes to see if that could help. She did find relief there, but also found that there was more the solution than obsessing over diet.
Melissa now experiences her cycle with nary a blip on her radar, and she teaches others to do the same at endoempowered.com.
In this interview, she explains how she developed her REACH method. (She's got a new Endo Wellness Technique program starting soon here.)
Melissa also made an appearance on our youtube channel to take about turmeric.
And she generously wrote a blog for us called, What Few People Will Dare to Tell You About Endometriosis. Intrigued? Check it out here!
P.S.- Our Hormones: A Women's Wellness Summit is starting April 11, 2016. Registration is now open and the event is free. The event features 35 experts in the field of female hormones, including Melissa, me, Nicole Jardim, Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, Dr. Dan Kalish, and many more. Please join us!
As a health practitioner and educator, I am very cautious about talking about weight loss. Though I know that many women struggle with weight, I don't like to emphasize the weight aspect of health, or encourage any sort of particular diet to lose weight.
There is one 'style' of weight loss advice I feel good about, and our guest today, Michelle Hastie Thompson, espouses that style, so she got to come on the show!
This style involves self-love and self-awareness. I am not a proponent of if you have the right mindset, you can eat anything, but I am a proponent of making any changes to our health starts with a healthy mindset.
And this is the truest with weight loss. If we feel badly about ourselves, and mistrustful of food and our bodies, can cannot have feel good about our weight no matter how much we weigh.
Join Michelle and me as we learn:
More about our guest:
Michelle Hastie Thompson is the author of The Weight Loss Shift: Be More, Weigh Less, available on Amazon. She is also a mind -body health coach Total Body Health Solutions, and was trained at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.
She speaks about the struggle with weight from her own experience of being obsessed with exercise and calorie counting, and gaining weight nonetheless. After she got injured and was laid out on the couch doing nothing, she lost weight. Confused and intrigued, she started to research.
More about your host:
Bridgit Danner is a women's health educator at Women's Wellness Collaborative, an online resource for education on hormones, and inspiration on healthy lifestyle.
Pick up here free interactive hormone stressor quiz here, and look at other resources available through Women's Wellness Collaborative.
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Well, this show is a little different. It's just me talking about me, from before I was conceived to now. I talk about how I was raised and how it shaped me. I talk about some of my struggles in health and business, and how I've overcome them (mostly!)
My business mentor challenged me to show more of my personality and tell more of my story, so I figured this was a place to start!
I hope you can find some things in my story that are relatable or helpful for your life and health.
And I sincerely appreciate you being a listener and member of our community. If you are not yet subscribed to our newsletter, you can do so on the main page of our site.
You can also join our Podcast Fan Club, which is a private Facebook group where you can share thoughts and questions.
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Hugs and Health, Bridgit
Episode style: Conversational
I got a request for a show about health initiatives in the workplace. At first I had no idea who to invite, and then I thought of an old friend, Rachel Wagner.
Rachel has been an active person since childhood, and got a graduate degree in Health Promotion within the field of public health.
Her first job out of graduate school was with a consulting firm to help businesses of all sizes get healthier. She never pictured herself in corporate wellness, but she learned a lot.
She now runs wellness programs at a local liberal arts college, and finds her busy, young students have many of the same challenges to health as office workers did.
Rachel observed that people were most successful in improving their health when they made small steps. She also saw that when health initiatives came from within the employee population, those initiatives worked better. And when there was some kind of community accountability or reward system, that element of fun and togetherness helped people reached their goals.
A big thanks to Rachel for coming on the show, and a big thanks to our subscribers- we love you!
For more information on your host, Bridgit Danner, visit bridgitdanner.com. Be sure to take our Hidden Health Stressors quiz when you're there!
Content type: Specific
Migraines headaches have to be one of the worst experiences many women endure. They can make you cancel important meetings, load up on potent pharmaceuticals, and miss out on life.
Luckily we have today as a guest Dr. Alexis Shields, who throws it down about where migraines come from, how to treat them, and also what we still don't know about them.
She explains that there is a dys-regulation of the electrical system of the brain that precipitates a migraine. (Did you know that the vascular theory has been disproven??)
Dr. Shields talks about certain foods and food additives that are triggers. (Did you know that left-overs are more apt to cause a migraine??)
She also talks about the underlying factors, such as hormone imbalance, misalignment and more. (Did you know oversleeping can be a problem??)
She gives specific apps, book and sites she likes, and I'll share a few of those below:
Site: Yoga Glo
Book: It Starts with Food
To learn more about Dr. Shields and her online practice, see her site here.
P.S.- I received a listener comment about our last episode not being specific enough, and the main take-away was 'buy the book.' I can assure we never manipulate content to try to make anyone buy books. However we have many published authors on the show, and you may occasionally want to buy a book that interests you, as we cannot possibly cover the whole book in 45 minutes.
Next is guest speaking style. Some speakers and topics lend themselves well to specific information. Other guests want to tell more of their story, or we have more of a dialogue about a topic. (Our next episode with Rachel Wagner is more dialogue.)
I try to pace these different types of episodes so you get some variety. I actually don't know my guest's style until we start the recording! Not every episode will be for you, but for another listener, it may be their favorite.
I am experimenting with labeling the episode at the top of the show notes, so you know what is coming. You can let me know what you think of this, or give me more feedback and guest ideas by joining our podcast fan club here. Please note this private space is for positive and constructive communication only.