Episode 031: Supplements, Multivitamins & The Difference Between Pharmaceutical Grade and Over the Counter, Part Two with Jennifer Klotz, MS, RD

Have you ever wondered why pharmaceutical grade supplements are so much more expensive? Or more importantly, are they even any more effective?

Have you heard that ‘over the counter’ vitamin brands are exactly the same whether they’re generic or brand name?

What about the multi-vitamin you’ve been taking … are you actually absorbing any of it, or just peeing it out?

We know these are loaded questions – but you’re health will greatly benefit from knowing the truth after listening to this episode.

Available to Listen on:  iTunes  &  Spotify.

Looking for Jenn’s Direct Link to her Pharmaceutical Catalog? FIND IT HERE

Reminders from This Episode: 

  • Get informed, flip your labels
  • What is actually in the supplement you’re taking? & how is it affecting you?
  • Where do you want to put your money?
  • What do you want to put in your body?
  • What’s ultimately the most important to you when it comes to your health?
  • You get what you pay for. Cheap isn’t always best, this episode explains why.

The Main Differences in Your Supplements:

Let’s Dive into pharmaceutical grade and OTC (over the counter) options & why the differences actually matter –

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Episode 30: Vitamins & Supplement Quality. What to Look For + What to Avoid with Jennifer Klotz, RD

Branching off from the conversation we had in episode #022, all about the power of taking a high quality multivitamin versus a “bad” quality one that might actually be harming your health more than it’s actually helping you.

That brief comment really sparked your interest and our inboxes were flooded with the following questions we promise to tackle within this episode:

  • How can I tell if my supplements are actually “high quality”?
  • Which brands can I trust? Which brands should I avoid?
  • How can I tell the difference between “good”
    versus “bad”, and what certifications can I look for?
  • What certifications actually matter?
  • Which added ingredients should I avoid?
  • Is the FDA actually monitoring what’s being sold over the counter?

Available to Listen on:  iTunes  &  Spotify.

Jennifer Klotz, MS, RD is extremely passionate about this topic and very well informed. That being said – we both believe that the information in this episode is imperative to your long term health, especially if you’re taking even one supplement, herb, or vitamin on a regular basis.

DID YOU KNOW?

Taking a poor quality supplement can actually do more harm than taking nothing at all?

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Episode 29: Simple Solutions to Improve Your Health, Stress Levels and Digestion with Heather Young

Heather Young, 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher & Certified Yoga Therapist – has a lot of experience working one on one with clients and helping them achieve balance in more ways than one.

She might even have the solution to take your health to the next level – when it seems like Nutrition just isn’t enough.

Keep in mind: It’s never just about one ailment, problem or issue – it’s all connected & we’re diving into a new approach you may never have considered before.

Available to Listen on:  iTunes  &  Spotify.

Diving into the 4 Main Pilars:

… and the role they play when it comes to impacting your longterm health, stress levels and digestion. & What you can do about it. 

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#028: Caffeine Impacts, Coffee Habits, Adrenal Fatigue & What You Can Do About It – The Coffee Episode: Part Two

Something to think about … 

An amazing continuation from last week’s conversation, The Coffee Episode #027. We’re back with the girls from SHE Changes Everything & we’re covering all of the unanswered questions you have.

 “We typically reach for caffeine because the cue is fatigue.”

– Heather Young, SHEchangesEverything.com

If you’re reaching for caffeine more than once a day – consider the causes. 

Available to Listen on:  iTunes  &  Spotify, or Play Directly Below.

In this episode:

– What effects is caffeine having on my body? Health benefits included.

– How much is too much? What’s the “safe’ amount? Is decaf any better?

– Is adding all of the adaptogens, or trending superfoods really worth it?

– What’s coffee doing to my adrenals? Stress levels? Anxiety?

– How can I start cutting back without suffering the consequences?

– Can I just drink my coffee black?

– Favorite coffee brands, links and resources below

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Episode 027: The Coffee Episode – A Sustainable, Healthy & Ethical Conversation

Your daily cup of coffee holds more power than you think - Critical Conversations Podcast Episode 27

“Do better, once you know better” – Maya Angelou – because it’s all about making small changes once you’ve learned something new and giving yourself the chance to upgrade your routine, not only for your health, but for the health of the planet as well.

Join us for a Sustainable, Healthy & Ethical conversation around all things coffee – with Heather Young & Jennifer Klotz of shechangeseverything.com

Available to Listen on:  iTunes  &  Spotify.

When we polled you on instagram about Coffee, these were the results:

  • Do you drink coffee everyday?
    • 69% of you said YES – 31% said NO
  • Do you ever choose to drink decaf instead?
    • 33% of you said SOMETIMES – 67% of you said NEVER
  • Do you add any sort of creamer or drink it black?
    • 38% of you drink it BLACK, 62% of you add some sort of CREAMER
  • Have you ever heard of the Swiss Water Process (diving into this in episode 028)
    • 31% of you said YES – 69% of you said NO (we can’t wait to tell you about it!)
  • Do you drink a full glass of water before coffee?
    • 58% of you said “Most of the Time” – 42% of you said “Sometimes/Never”

That being said … here’s what you’ll discover in this episode:

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Episode 026: Thyroid Health Do’s & Don’ts with Carly Johnson Brawner

This episode with Carly is full of Simple Solutions & Practical Takeaways for EVERYONE whether or not you have been diagnosed with a thyroid condition, or not. This information, although centered around Thyroid Health – is truly applicable to all of us on so many levels – no matter what we’re dealing with.

Tackling your top questions after listening to last week’s Episode #025 & don’t miss all of the resources we’ve linked to below – Including that recipe we mentioned, the water filters we talked about, the gut health episode with Brigid (#016) – as well as Carly’s top resources you won’t want to miss.

Listen to this Episode on iTunesSpotify or Play Directly below.

TOP QUESTIONS ANSWERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  1. Which labs should you be getting checked for a full look at your thyroid? & How often should you be re-evaluating your levels?
  2. What are the normal ranges that people can refer to when looking at their labwork – specifically for thyroid health (details provided below)
  3. How can we prevent it from happening to us? What are the triggers/lifestyle causing hypothyroid conditions and or autoimmune disorders? Things to do – Things to avoid?
  4. Are there certain foods we should be eating – that are more beneficial than others?
  5. Is it possible to get off thyroid medication? & How?
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