315: 10 Surprising Signs and Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance
Feeling tired, foggy thinking, weight gain, and headaches. These all sound like a normal part of life as a woman. But what if they shouldn’t be? And what if you don't have to feel this way?
Imagine what you could do when you are energized, thinking clearly, and feeling great...
It's time for an estrogen dominance assessment, so you can reverse your symptoms and get back to being the efficient, capable woman you are. Tune in today to hear...
- The risks associated with estrogen dominance
- Why you may not need hormone replacements
- My two-step approach to naturally reverse estrogen dominance
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324: How Doctors Convince Women That Their Symptoms Aren't Real and How We Continue to Misdiagnosis w/ Dr. Elinor Cleghorn
45:14If You Want To Learn How To Better Advocate For Your Health, You Should: If possible, seek out a physician that you feel listens to your concerns Keep a symptoms diary to present clear evidence to your doctor Find a trusted friend who can support you on your diagnosis journey Do your own research to empower yourself with the knowledge you need The sad truth is that most women know what it is like to have their symptoms be dismissed or downplayed by our medical system. The history of women being gaslit in medicine goes back centuries, which is why it is important to understand the history of bias in the medical field so that we can pave the way for policy changes today. What It Means to Be an Unwell Woman with Dr. Elinor Cleghorn Dr. Elinor Cleghorn has a background in feminist culture and history, a Ph.D. in humanities and cultural studies, and is the author of the new book Unwell Women. She is passionate about sharing her experience of chronic illness, debunking the myths and history surrounding the gaslighting of women, racism, and misogyny in the medical field. Dr. Cleghorn exposes how the system has been historically rigged against women and empowers others to advocate for their health and bodies. A Historically Discriminatory System The idea that women exaggerate their pain or are unreliable when speaking about their bodies has a long history. These prejudices are still seen today in the language used by practitioners and the dismissive attitudes embedded into the medical field in general. This ancient sexism, racism, and misogyny in the medical system will only be corrected when research and funding are allocated to understanding the more complex issues of gender and chronic disease. While this kind of content can be challenging to hear, it is only by preparing ourselves with the knowledge necessary to advocate for ourselves and our mothers, sisters, and daughters that we can create much-needed change. Becoming Your Own Advocate Although the system may be rigged against us, the eternal truth is that nobody understands your body better than you do. You have the right to search for the answers and have ownership over your health because, in the end, that is what matters the most. Everybody has the right to be respected, spoken to as they want to be spoken to, and have things explained to them. We all need to be alerted and empowered to stand up for these rights so that we can advocate for our bodies and health. If you have been made to feel like you are not reliable, that your pain is not real, or discriminated against, this episode will empower you with the information you need to become your own advocate and get the answers you deserve. What are your experiences as a woman seeking answers in today’s modern medical system? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section of the episode page. Quotes: “I knew that I was unwell, and I wanted to know why, but I really wasn’t getting any validation back from any doctors, so I did start to internalize this a bit.” (11:21) “These sort of myths really stick, and how I feel is that these sort of ideas, which were often associated with perceptions or prejudices about women’s lives, they’ve often obscured or got in the way of knowledge progressing.” (16:44) “This is not just a medical bias; this is a social and cultural bias that has been proven in other studies that more feminized was of speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication, tends to be either underestimated or undervalued or distrusted.” (21:16) “These awful eugenic, biologically racist assumptions do still exist as unconscious and implicit biases. So I think before anything happens in the medical curricular, we really need to address this. Not just from anti-bias training, but from facing up to the histories that medicine has been complicit in as it has developed over its centuries and decades.” (29:56) “It is your body. And you really are the best narrator and the best interpreter of what you are going through no matter what anybody else makes you feel, your intuition and your trust in your own body and your feelings are correct.” (31:43) In This Episode Why it takes so long to diagnose women’s autoimmune disease and how that impacts our health (9:50) How the dismissive attitudes towards women’s pain have been embedded into our modern medical system (14:10) Why feminized ways of talking about pain in the body have rigged the system against us (21:17) The role of racism and misogyny when it comes to dismissing symptoms and providing treatment (25:34) How to advocate for yourself and set yourself up for success when dealing with symptoms today (31:15) Resources Mentioned: Use Promo Code drmariza for 15% Off Your Organifi Order Here Unwell Women by Dr. Elinor Cleghorn Follow Dr. Elinor Cleghorn on Instagram | Twitter Doing Harm by Maya Dusenbery Other Resources: Check out the full show notes page Keep up with everything Dr. Mariza Follow Dr. Mariza on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Podcast production & marketing support by the team at Counterweight Creative Related Episodes: Essentially You Episode #319: Red Flags: 10 Ways We Gaslight Women in Medicine Today
323: Top 10 Simple Eating and Stress Hacks to Help You Survive the Holiday
28:29It’s the most wonderful time of year. The holidays are here, and these days are filled with fun traditions, gatherings, feasts, and gifts. So much to enjoy, but also so much stress! If the holiday season leaves you feeling more blue than festive... Some simple self-care can make a huge difference in how you cope with the season. Tune in today to hear... Self-care strategies to reduce stress How setting intentions can help you stay healthy Simple ways to overcome cravings Tips to keep you from overeating at holiday gatherings And more! Mentioned in this episode: Black Friday Sale: Get 15% off all Essentially Whole Supplements! Join the 14-Day Detox Program Daily Self-Care Journal The Dash Diet Cookbook Related Resources: Essentially You episode: #281 How to End Emotional Eating Now with Tricia Nelson Essentially You episode: #318 How to Create Ease in Your Day Life, No Matter What Winter Scents & Emotional Health - Diffusing Essential Oils for the Holidays DIY Stress-Reducing Essential Oil Blend Top 10 Self-care Rituals for Today's Woman
322: How Nutrient-Depleted Is Our Food Today and What We Can Do About It? w/ Jenn Trepeck
42:26If You Are Ready To Make Some Changes In The Way You Prioritize Nutrients, You Should: Make sure to pick your food from the fridge first Teach your kids the difference between energizing foods and energy-zapping foods Choose foods that are going to support all of the pieces of your life The complexity of the nutritional world and what is really happening with our food is something that many of us lack information on. While we might think we are making healthy choices, how our food is produced has a huge impact on the nutrients we can get out of it. This is why it is so important to choose how you nourish yourself and your family with intention so that you can make a difference with your dollars and your fork. The Nutrition Education You Are Supposed to Know but Were Never Taught Jenn Trepeck, a “force of nature” in wellness, is an Optimal Health Coach specializing in weight management. The Founder of Better Life Now LLC and host of Salad with a Side of Fries Podcast, Jenn works to pay her knowledge forward and reach a larger audience, teaching the nutrition education we are all supposed to know but no one ever taught us. Jenn’s mission is to change the state of healthcare as a Certified Transitions Lifestyle Coach and Consultant with nutraMetrix Custom Health Solutions. Think Global, Act Local Have you ever stopped to consider why the apples or bananas you are buying in the store were grown and shipped to you from the other side of the world? This is because we have lost touch with the nutritional power of eating locally and seasonally. While this started as an attempt to create efficiencies in the way we grow and access food, it has harmed the fundamental nutritional components of these foods. So even if you think you are making healthy choices, you may not be getting all the nutritional benefits you think you are. This is why it is important to make choices as a conscious consumer to feed your body better and shift how our food is produced. Becoming a Conscious Consumer Jenn wants you to make decisions with both your dollar and your fork by shopping local, eating seasonally, and advocating for organizations involved in providing access to fresh foods in your community. Being a conscious food consumer does not have to be complicated or expensive; all it takes is a commitment to reverse the metabolic epidemic we are seeing in this country and seek out foods that give you proper nutrition. Food provides us energy, which in turn impacts everything else. By bridging the gap between how our food is produced and how it is serving us, we can relieve our symptoms and improve our nutrition for everyone. What was your favorite takeaway from Jenn’s wealth of knowledge shared here today? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section of the episode page. Quotes: “Our system teaches us to look at everything in isolation, but the reality is everything is so connected, in nature and in the body.” (8:32) “Even if we were to eat all of the things that we are supposed to eat, and never eat the things that deplete our body, we are still not getting the nutrients we think that we are from all of our healthy choices. And it doesn’t mean don’t eat the broccoli, of course. But it means that we might have to have an even greater commitment to nutrition, and potentially supplementation, to help support our bodies proper function.” (12:07) “All industry has a lot to do with economics, but our food supply and our food industry and what qualifies as food have snowballed to a place where we need to reclaim control. And the way that we can do that is with our dollars.” (23:55) “Moderation and living life, absolutely. But understanding fundamentally what we are giving our body through our food choices is paramount.” (33:31) “The amount of brainpower that is consumed by keeping track of what we eat and beating ourselves up over these things is such lost potential. Think about all the things you could create and the impact you could make in the world when all of that brainpower isn't caught up in all of these things.” (35:46) In This Episode What depletion in your nutrition means when it comes to the general American food system today (10:40) Learn a new way to think about cravings and feeding your body what it truly needs (15:36) The different contexts that exist when it comes to food availability, scarcity, and access (20:34) How to become a conscious consumer when it comes to your dollar and your fork (24:16) Tips for feeding your family and being more mindful about what is going into your body (34:08) Resources Mentioned: 14 Healthy Hormone Recipe Guide Essentially Whole Supplement Line Black Friday Sale Seasonal Produce Locator Website Salad With a Side of Fries Podcast Better Life Now LLC Website Follow Jenn on Instagram | Twitter | ClubHouse Follow Salad With a Side of Fries on Instagram | Facebook Book Your Complimentary Discovery Chat Here Other Resources: Check out the full show notes page Keep up with everything Dr. Mariza Follow Dr. Mariza on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Podcast production & marketing support by the team at Counterweight Creative Related Episodes: Essentially You Episode #282: Feeling Burned Out? Here Are The Top 5 Nutrients Your Body is Missing Essentially You Episode #251: Why Diets Are Never Sustainable and How To Figure Out What’s Right For You with Rachel Freiman Essentially You Episode #239: The Five Most Critical Nutrients and Supplements for Your Immune System
321: How an unhealed betrayal impacts your health, work and relationships w/ Dr. Debi Silber
44:23If You Are Ready to Move Past Stage 3 and Find True Transformation After Betrayal You Should: Acknowledge if there is the opportunity and willingness to rebuild after betrayal Be honest with yourself and create awareness around what you truly want Become okay with being uncomfortable in order to heal and transform yourself We can all relate to the feeling of being betrayed at some point in our life. But have you ever considered that your past traumas or betrayals could be impacting your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health? Navigating life post-betrayal takes some work, but the transformation on the other side is well worth it. From Betrayal to Breakthrough with Dr. Debi Silber Dr. Debi Silber, the founder of the PBT (Post Betrayal Transformation) Institute, is a holistic psychologist and health, mindset, and personal development, expert. Dr. Debi knows firsthand the impact that healing from betrayal can have on a person, which is why she has dedicated herself to helping people move past their betrayals as well as any other blocks preventing them from the health, work, relationships, confidence, and happiness they want most. The Upside of Trauma When someone you trusted and gave you a sense of security takes that security away, it is traumatizing. But, the upside of trauma is that you can not only rebuild your life, but you can rebuild yourself into a version that never would have existed if that betrayal had not happened. Once you can move through the five stages of healing, you can grow and transform into the new you. While you cannot undo the experience you have been through, you can control what you do with it and who you become on the other side of healing. Rebuilding Trust Brick by Brick The only way that trust can be rebuilt is brick by brick. It takes a willingness to heal or to walk away from a situation that determines how you live your life going forward. Even if your betrayal happened a long time ago, the lingering side effects could be driving your physical and mental symptoms. Dr. Debi is here to assure you that you are not crazy, not alone, and you owe it to yourself to experience the transformation you deserve. It is time to put in the work and learn to trust yourself again so that you can live in a place of abundance. Are you ready to move out of being stuck in stage 3 and get to the other side and live a life of abundance? Share your thoughts with me in this comments section of the episode page. Quotes: “As I was moving through this, I said I have no idea what healing will look like, but if I can manage to heal from this, I am taking everyone with me.” (8:35) “We don’t like getting uncomfortable. But as we try to avoid, numb, and distract, we are not healing anything; we are just keeping it at bay. But it is only by the diving in do you move through it and come out the other side.” (19:39) “These are stats that people attribute to stress or to aging. No it is not! It is to your unhealed betrayal that could have happened decades ago.” (21:59) “When you have experienced the shattering of trust when you have experienced betrayal, it is not about reconciling right then; your only mission, your only goal at that point, is you work on you. And you create a version of you that never would have shown up had that not happened.” (30:49) “If you are willing to watch that brick wall be rebuilt, your job is to be willing. And the person who shattered it has to be a really good bricklayer. But it not your job to rebuild that brick wall, and that is where a lot of people go wrong.” (37:33) In This Episode Learn about the five stages of betrayal and healing from trauma (15:06) How to discern between how you are operating today and what has happened to you in the past (21:32) Which of your symptoms could be driven by the heaviness of a previous betrayal (23:19) How to know if there is a window of willingness to heal and if it is worth your time and energy (27:38) Tips for taking the first steps to let go of your trauma and move forward to a new normal (33:14) Resources Mentioned: Use Promo Code DrMariza for 15% PaleoValley Grass-Fed Beef Sticks Take the Healed or Hardened Quiz Here From Hardened to Healed Book The PBT Institute Website Follow Dr. Debi on Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn Other Resources: Check out the full show notes page Keep up with everything Dr. Mariza Follow Dr. Mariza on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Podcast production & marketing support by the team at Counterweight Creative Related Episodes: Essentially You Episode #308: What Is Trauma and How Does It Make Us Sick? With Dr. Elena Villanueva Essentially You Episode #78: How Your Biggest Crisis Reveals Your Greatest Gift with Dr. Debi Silber
320: Top 10 Worst Foods for Blood Sugar + How Blood Sugar Impacts Women's Hormone and Metabolism w/ Dr. Casey Means
1:03:55If You Want to Take Back Control of Your Metabolic Health, You Should: Start monitoring your bodies reaction to foods through a CGM or other methodology Ensure that you are moving your muscles after eating to stabilize your glucose Focus on your dietary patterns and get back to basics to see the results you are searching for One of the biggest root causes of hormone imbalance facing over 130 million Americans is metabolic dysfunction. Metabolic dysfunction can lead to insulin resistance, inflammation, and a host of other chronic illnesses that you may not even realize are linked to your metabolism. The good news is that with a few mindset and lifestyle changes, you can improve your metabolism, overall health, and long-term longevity. Take Back Control of Your Metabolic Health Dr. Casey Means is a Stanford-trained physician, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of the metabolic health company Levels, and Associate Editor of the Internation Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. Dr. Casey works to maximize human potential and reverse the epidemic of preventable chronic disease by empowering individuals with tech-enabled tools. Her philosophy combines smart, personalized, and sustainable dietary and lifestyle choices to help others take their metabolic health back into their own hands. Looking at Your Metabolism Like Never Before Through her work at Levels, Dr. Casey and her team are able to access nutritional data in a way that has never been seen before. By getting to the bottom of which foods affect you and your glucose on a personal level, you can figure out what is best for you and your body. Knowledge is power when it comes to a lot of things, especially when it comes to your metabolic and hormonal health. Foods you may think are healthy for you could actually be causing a significant glucose response, which is why it is important to equip yourself with the information to serve your body in the best way possible. The Key to Longevity Is Your Metabolism As women, we need to be on top of our blood sugar more than anything. Your metabolism can impact everything from how you feel to how you age, which is why it is so crucial to identify your root causes and get them under control in order to increase your overall health and longevity. While your average doctor may not know about the importance of focusing on metabolic health, this episode is your sign to get down to the basics and focus on your daily patterns in order to preserve your health through all stages of life. Are you ready to focus on creating more resilience for your metabolism? Let me know which of Dr. Casey’s tips resonated the most with you in the comments section of the episode page. Quotes: “There is a mismatch between the effort and the outcomes, and I think a lot of that lies in the fact that we are eating these food products that we don’t really know what they are doing to our bodies.” (15:01) “It is kind of this magical part of the body that can help you bring down your blood sugar all by itself. And that is why a walk, even though it is gentle, you are moving all these major muscle groups, the quads, the hamstrings, it all has to be activated.” (32:00) “We are flipping the switch from glucose burning to fat burning intentionally, and we are pushing our body to utilize its long-term storage, and we are mobilizing fat. And that is metabolic flexibility.” (35:54) “It is nothing crazy; it is nothing out of control; it is just timing things in a way that is going to optimize all aspects of my blood sugar but isn’t taking more than cumulatively an hour during the day.” (41:14) “A lot of these things I think we can feel like it is totally out of our control or we have to go towards hormones or whatever it is to manage these things. So to at least know there is something, a knob we can turn, a lever we can pull, to at least in some way impact these things, I think that’s pretty empowering in its own right.” (45:47) In This Episode Why adopting a routine of monitoring your response to food is key to understanding your body (14:39) Learn about the Coca-Cola experiment and how it can help you blunt a blood sugar response (25:39) The role of muscle movement and strength training when it comes to metabolic health (32:10) How stabilizing your blood sugar levels can impact your hormones and symptoms overall (42:20) Tips for creating swaps for the things that you love that will leave you wanting more (54:12) Resources Mentioned: Use Promo Code drmariza for 15% Off Your Organifi Order Here Join Levels Here Levels article about common dietary patterns for good health Levels Health Website Levels Health Blog Follow Dr. Casey on Instagram Follow Levels Health on Instagram Other Resources: Check out the full show notes page Keep up with everything Dr. Mariza Follow Dr. Mariza on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Podcast production & marketing support by the team at Counterweight Creative Related Episodes: Essentially You Episode #236: The Truth About Metabolic Dysfunction and How To Address It Head-On with Dr. Casey Means Essentially You Episode #268: The Number One Hormone Imbalance Connected to Stubborn Weight Gain
319: Red Flags: 10 Ways We Gaslight Women in Medicine Today
20:39As women, we visit the doctor seeking answers, pain relief, and support. Instead, we end up fighting stereotypes. Healthcare providers say our symptoms aren’t real. And we are treated as if we are overreacting. Women are more likely to have their pain minimized, their symptoms dismissed, and tests refused. This mishandling of complaints leads to delays in diagnosis and treatment, causing more pain and health problems. Learning how to advocate for yourself is the best thing you can do to make sure you are heard and supported. Tune in today to hear... Examples of medical gaslighting How the history of research contributed to this issue The impact on patients And more! Mentioned in this episode: Get your PaleoValley beef sticks here (get 15% off with code drmariza) Is Your Doctor Gaslighting You? Here's What to Do Doing Harm by Maya Dusenbery Related Resources: Essentially You episode: #120 Is Your Doctor Using The Correct Hormone Test...Or Not? With Dr. Carrie Jones Essentially You episode: #197 What Labs Do I Need to Request for My Hormones? The 6 Root Causes Of Autoimmunity The Truth Behind Your Endometriosis Diagnosis Top 10 Self-Care Rituals for Today's Woman
318: How to Create Ease In Your Daily Life, No Matter What w/ Elena Brower
42:25If You Want To Create More Ease In Your Daily Life, You Should: Shift Your Beliefs and Mindset to Know That It’s Okay To Put You First Be Selective About the People and Activities You Give Your Attention Too Become Okay With Letting Go Of the People or Practices that Are Not Serving You Most of us know that when we don't fill up our own cup, it becomes so much more difficult to take care of anything or anyone else. So why is it so difficult for us to take care of ourselves first? Despite what society tells you, it is never selfish to put yourself first, and with a few simple mindset changes, you can create ease in your daily life no matter how busy you are. Putting Yourself First with Elena Brower Elena Brower is a real force of nature when finding inner peace and putting yourself first. Elena knows firsthand the dangers of burnout as a mama, teacher, artist, bestselling author, podcast host, and yoga and meditation teacher. She has dedicated her life to helping others learn how to talk to themselves and listen to their mind, bodies, and hearts in order to be happy on the inside. Cultivating Your Inner Peace If you struggle with setting boundaries or being truly present in the moment, you are not alone. But the truth is, your peace belongs to you, and you alone. Elena’s practices can help you communicate with people, curate more space in your life, and choose which attributes you want to cultivate within yourself. We are not talking about a bubble bath or a manicure here. Elena’s program is all about getting intentional about taking care of yourself and being selective about the energy that you are letting into your life. Creating a Life You Love Through Self-Care Life is short. We as women need to become intentional about selecting the people to whom we give our love and time and letting go of the things that don't serve us anymore. As we age, it becomes all the more clear that self-care is the only way to create a life you love and that loves you back. When you can understand yourself and what you need in a real and practical way, you can take action every day to prioritize yourself and be of service to others in whatever way necessary. Are you ready to start putting yourself first for at least 5 minutes every day? Because you deserve it! Share which of Elena’s practices resonated with you most with me in the comments section of the episode page. Quotes: “It is time now to design a life that has a lot more ease in it, more rest, more quality care, attention, not just for other people, but also for ourselves.” (9:37) “The overarching result that I aim to achieve is how to know ourselves super well so that we can serve up a dose of ease every single day.” (17:36) “I don’t feel like I need to explain myself, I don't feel like I need to provide an excuse or some kind of explanation, I simply let go.” (23:53) “Look carefully at how you spend your time. Look carefully at how you spend your money. Look carefully at the books you read, if you watch shows, the shows you watch. What are you taking in? What are the inputs? This is a conversation I will never, ever, ever stop having. Because once you can look at that, and really design for yourself how you are with yourself, what you are bringing into your space, anything is possible.” (27:58) “I am actually responsible for becoming an elder, one of the elders that I wish to see and learn from. That is a whole world of responsibility that I feel and honor, and I take it that seriously as well.” (34:59) In This Episode What it feels like to listen to the new pace of your body post-pandemic (11:37) How to create more daily ease and maintain your boundaries through daily practices (15:08) Tips to stop letting your inbox or obligations steal your own inner peace (21:15) How to handle resistance or struggle when starting your self-care practices (26:37) Which podcast you should listen to if you want to become more intentional in the way you curate your life (30:03) Resources Mentioned: Get 15% off your Organifi Green Juice with promo code drmariza Dr. Mariza’s Daily Self-Care Journal Get Your Free Month of the Essential Mentorship Here Elena Brower Website Practice You by Elena Brower Website Follow Elena on Instagram Follow Practice You on Instagram Other Resources: Check out the full show notes page Keep up with everything Dr. Mariza Follow Dr. Mariza on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Podcast production & marketing support by the team at Counterweight Creative Related Episodes: Essentially You Episode #117: What It Means to Practice Your Own Self-Care and Authenticity with Elena Brower Essentially You Episode #87: How to Implement Self-Care Practices While Living a Hectic Life with Jennifer Iserloh
317: Create Radical Longevity and Sharpen Your Brain, Strengthen Your Body, and Reverse the Symptoms of Aging with Ann Louise Gittleman
36:41If You Want To Create Cellular Longevity, You Should: Take control of your health into your own hands and empower your mind and your body Get tested to know where your hormones are at and what you can do to help them Avoid the top aging hazards by making lifestyle and dietary changes Do you ever think about getting older? How about how you want to feel later in life? By optimizing your cellular longevity, you can change how you age and preserve your health into your 60’s, 70’s, and beyond. With the right tools and information, you can sharpen your brain and say goodbye to the symptoms of old age for as long as possible. Radical Longevity with Ann Louise Gittleman Ann Louise Gittleman is a pioneer in the health and healing arena. Having authored more than 35 books, including multiple NYT Bestsellers, she is back with a new book, Radial Longevity: The Powerful Plan to Sharpen Your Brain, Strengthen Your Body, and Reverse the Symptoms of Aging. Ann Louise is highly respected as an international leader in diet, nutrition, the environment, and a proven health trendsetter. Getting to the Bottom of Your Symptoms There are hidden harmful chemicals in so many of the products we interact with daily. This can impact everything from your mental clarity to your cellular longevity and mood. That is why it is so important to equip yourself with the knowledge needed to ditch those toxins and create constant and straightforward habits that will keep your brain and body sharp. Everything from the pans you cook into the type of tea you drink can have a massive impact on the way your body functions from here on out, so why not make choices that serve you optimally? Harnessing Your Epigenetic’s for Long-Term Health Getting older is 20% of your genetics and 80% of your epigenetics. This means that you hold the power to decide what your future self looks and feels like. It is all about balance, knowing your hormones, genetics, and daily routines that will set the stage for you to thrive later in life. By repairing your cellular metabolism and giving your body and mind what they need to succeed, you can get ahead of, or reverse, the symptoms of age and continue to live your life on your own terms. Are you ready to create radical longevity and reverse the symptoms of aging? Share which knowledge bomb shocked you the most on today’s episode with me in the comments section of the episode page. Quotes: “When you get to be this age, you see so many people passing away, and you realize that aging is a privilege. It is a privilege that is denied to far too many. So I take it upon myself, and I want to share with everyone else that you have to be a steward of your health, body, mind, and spirit. It is up to you; your health is in your own hands.” (6:47) “We want to save people’s lives, we don’t want them to live longer in a period of debilitation and loss of independence. We want them to live with gusto, grace, and a lot of guts.” (15:16) “Aging is 20% genetics and 80% epigenetics. So it is what you are taking, what you are supplementing with, what you are thinking, what your spiritual beliefs are, what your dietary habits are, what your exercise habits are. All of that can overcome genetics.” (18:52) “It’s about balance, knowing your hormones, and a little bit about your genetics. But it's basically about what you are doing on a daily basis.” (21:04) “You need to actually measure, and test. Don't just take things haphazardly.” (29:43) In This Episode The biggest and most important discoveries around improving your longevity (7:16) What you should be mindful of when it comes to brain aging hazards (15:22) How to utilize your epigenetics for preserving your immunity and overall health (18:30) Learn the number one thing you can do to increase your longevity and happiness (21:14) Advice for navigating the transition period between perimenopause and menopause (28:16) Resources Mentioned: Use the Code podcast for 10% off the Essentially Whole: Magnesium Restore Radical Longevity by Ann Louise Gittleman Ann Louise Gittleman Website Follow Ann Louise on Instagram | Facebook Other Resources: Check out the full show notes page Keep up with everything Dr. Mariza Follow Dr. Mariza on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Podcast production & marketing support by the team at Counterweight Creative Related Episodes: Essentially You Episode #148: Hormone Balance Is the Key to Aging with Grace and Longevity with Shawn Tassone Essentially You Episode #296: Managing Menopause with Diet and Addressing Nutrient Deficiencies with Maryon Stewart
316: Three Daily Tools for Processing and Digesting Emotional Baggage w/ Dr. Avanti Kumar-Singh
40:56If You Want To Process Your Emotional Baggage Better, You Should: Become aware of your stress response state and reconnect with the cycle of nature Consider where toxins may be coming into your life in a broad sense Use breathwork to check in with yourself and measure what is going on in your body We are seeing more and more medical doctors leaving the traditional medical space to get to the root cause of our health problems naturally. This is because our system of symptom-based management is not getting people the help that they need. Healing happens from within, and we all have the capacity to make that healing happen on our own terms. Harnessing the Power of Ayurveda Dr. Avanti Kumar-Singh harnesses the power of Ayurveda, and other integrated medicine, to create a healthy modern life for her patients using simple, ancient practices. Ayurveda is the original healing science that does not play by the limitations set out by Western medicine. Dr. Kumar-Singh bridges the gap between Western and Eastern medicine to help others discover the healing wisdom within. Where Are Your Toxins Coming From? We have been programmed to think about toxins in a narrow way. But have you ever considered the broader toxins in your life that could be impacting your health? Lifestyle, career, environment, relationships, and diet can all play a role in how you are feeling and operating through life every day. This is why we need to broaden our perspective of the imbalances in our life and learn how to check in with ourselves to reclaim our healing power. Ancient Practices for a Modern Life Breathing is something we do every day, free, and can be done anywhere or anytime. Your breath is where the body and mind meet and can help pull you out of your stress response mode. By harnessing the power of your breath while also checking in with yourself through other Ayurveda practices, you can train your brain to realize there is safety in what you are doing. Dr. Kumar-Singh’s practices are so simple, take no time, and have their roots in ancient history while being adapted for your modern life. Are you ready to embrace these simple, easy, free, and ancient practices to digest your emotional baggage better? Share your favorite recommendation with me in the comments section of the episode page. Quotes: “I really like to think about it as sort of assessing on a daily basis, what I call course correction every day. And really looking at what is going on overall in your life and assessing how that is showing up for you in your body and your mind and your emotions.” (5:19) “When I am talking about toxins from an Ayurvedic framework, it is about how everything in your life is affecting you and showing up for you.” (13:48) “If we can learn to control our breath, or effect or change our breath, we can actually then also influence our stress response or our relaxation response, which then again comes with a whole cascade from there.” (18:03) “The main focus of my work is really helping people to reclaim that healing power and that healing wisdom that they have within them.” (24:57) “Every day, I am just blown away by Ayurveda and the wisdom that there is. It is the Mother of all healing; it's the original healing science. Western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, they all come from Ayurveda; they have their roots there.” (34:32) In This Episode Why Dr. Kumar-Singh referred back to the lessons of her childhood to find healing (6:09) The three steps to processing and digesting emotional and physical toxins (11:50) How breathwork can be used as an incredibly powerful and free stress reliever (16:00) Tips for tapping into your inner female pilot light to become more aware of your body (23:38) Simple and ancient things that you can do to change the game when it comes to your health (30:20) Resources Mentioned: Use Promo Code DrMariza for 15% off at Organifi The Health Catalyst by Dr. Avanti Kumar-Singh Dr. Avanti Kumar-Singh Website Follow Dr. Avanti on Instagram Other Resources: Check out the full show notes page Keep up with everything Dr. Mariza Follow Dr. Mariza on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Podcast production & marketing support by the team at Counterweight Creative Related Episodes: Essentially You Episode #144: Using Breath to Heal Anxiety, Addictions and Much More with Samantha Skelly Essentially You Episode #304: Naturally Recovering from PCOS Through Living a Clean Lifestyle + The First Step to Take in Reducing Toxins in the Body with Allison Evans
315: 10 Surprising Signs and Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance
39:43Feeling tired, foggy thinking, weight gain, and headaches. These all sound like a normal part of life as a woman. But what if they shouldn’t be? And what if you don't have to feel this way? Imagine what you could do when you are energized, thinking clearly, and feeling great... It's time for an estrogen dominance assessment, so you can reverse your symptoms and get back to being the efficient, capable woman you are. Tune in today to hear... The risks associated with estrogen dominance Why you may not need hormone replacements My two-step approach to naturally reverse estrogen dominance And more! Mentioned in this episode: Free Class: How to Overcome Estrogen Dominance at Any Age Organifi Juice The Smart Mom's Guide To Essential Oils Hormone Balance Supplement Progest-Restore Berkey Water Filter Hydroflask Water Bottle Pyrex Dishes Related Resources: Essentially you episode: #167 How to Naturally Reverse Estrogen Dominance, Especially During Perimenopause Essentially you episode: #262 Overcoming Estrogen Dominance at Any Age With Magdalena Wszelaki Do You Have Estrogen Dominance? Take This Assessment to Find Out... The Best Supplements for Estrogen Dominance What Is Estrogen Dominance and How Does It Affect Your Body