Episode 15: Sustainable, Healthy, Ethical choices simplified – with Heather Young & Jennifer Klotz @shechangeseverything

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 When you make small – Sustainable, Healthy, Ethical – changes that matter, over time, it truly can change everything.

Simply becoming aware of the changes you can make is all we ask. Making an impact with the information you discover along the way is up to you!

listen to this episode  on iTunes, Spotify, or directly – using the player below.

& a direct link to the events mentioned in this episode can be found HERE.

We only scratch the surface of the conversation in this episode – discussing plastics, Lyme disease, autoimmune conditions, the invisible chemicals making you fat, formaldehyde, and the clothing you didn’t know was labeled as “toxic waste” before it made it to your closet.

Sisters Heather Young & Jennifer Klotz are the faces behind the truly impactful website: shechangeseverything.com & hosts of the incredible events you may have already heard of, known as SHE DAY. The event will be hitting four major cities across the U.S. in 2019 – you can catch a glimpse of this incredible day, most recently hosted in PHOENIX by checking out this inspiring recap. & Listen closely, because there’s a discount code offered specifically for podcast listeners – in this episode!

They’re here to inspire you, encourage you, provide you with the information you need – to make simple changes that matter.

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Episode 14: The Power of Functional Medicine & Nutrition with Brigid Titgemeier M.S., R.D.N, L.D aka @beingbrigid

Introducing the NEXT co-host of the Critical Conversations Podcast. I’m so excited to get to finally introduce you to Brigid Titgemeier, M.S., R.D.N, L.D.  -otherwise known as a functional nutrition expert with a wealth of knowledge I can’t wait for you to discover.

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She’s here to help expand the conversation around health and nutrition via her  experience in the field of functional nutrition. Brigid graduated with her Master’s of Science in Public Health Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University & completed the (IFM) Institute for Functional Medicine’s Advanced Functional Medicine Training for Clinicians.

She has even trained under and worked along side Dr. Mark Hyman, one of the top functional medicine doctors in the industry – while working as the founding dietitian of the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine.

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Episode 13: Developing a Healthy Mindset with Amanda Huggins @thefeistyyogi

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Have you ever pushed yourself for the sake of commitment – until you realize you’ve pushed yourself too far? We can push ourselves over the edge & develop unnecessary stress, anxiety, overwhelm and even illness in our lives because of it. As we discuss in this episode – Health is about so much more than just what’s on your plate and how often you’re working out.  Your mindset around the life you’re living – is truly everything.

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You can eat all of the organic salads you want and sign up for all of the marathons – but if you’re not doing the inner work – diving deeper into who you really are and what makes you the happiest – then you’ll never achieve the potential you’re capable of.

Amanda Huggins, aka @thefeistyyogi – joins us as our FIRST GUEST on the critical conversations podcast as our newest co-host and she’s here to expand the conversation around mental health, anxiety and self worth.

She started her career in tech startups, transitioned slowly into yoga, became a certified yoga teacher and has now found her calling – diving deeper into the realities of mental health & how your perspective of it all is affecting your life.

THIS CONVERSATION IS POWERFUL.

She’s expanding the conversation around health in a way we’ve never discussed before & I can’t tell you how important her message truly is. After working in the ER for the past decade – I’ve had the opportunity to work with thousands of people. If I’ve learned anything, it’s this –

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Episode 12: Things Change . People Change . Don’t Let That Stop You

Thank you so much for your patience – we took a VERY LONG summer break and figured some things out for ourselves as we adapted to change.

💙 You’ll learn more, once you listen . Big changes are happening .

Learn more on iTunes, Spotify, or listen using the player directly below.

oh & about that image / quote above …

it’s extremely applicable not only to this episode – but to all of our lives in general. make it your life’s motto .

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Episode 11: Artificial Sweeteners, Zero Calories & The Pregnancy Warning You May Not Have Known About (Aspartame. Sucralose, Splenda, Saccharin, Stevia & More.)

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We’ve all heard sugar is bad for us.

But, have you ever stopped to think about the consequences of substituting sugar for ‘diet’ alternatives – such as those brightly colored, zero-calorie, artificial sweeteners instead?

Sucralose (Splenda), Saccharin (Sweet & Low), Aspartame (Equal or NutraSweet), Stevia (Sweet Leaf), & Sugar Alcohols (like Xylitol) are hiding in too many standard American food items to count. They’ve all been made in a lab by chemists discovering how to make our food sweeter with less calories – at the expense of our long term health.

to provide with the food, nutrients or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition

Plus, we can’t deny the fact that they’ve been perfectly marketed to us as one of the most recognizable condiments available to us at almost every coffee shop and restaurant in America – for FREE.

If you don’t know them by name – we can confidently assume that you know them as the little “pink, yellow and blue packets” always crammed in next to the sugar.

What’s not to like about FREE stuff? Or better yet … SWEET stuff?

We hope to make you stop and think about this long and hard today.

 

Are they good for us?

Are they harmless?

… Is zero calories really better?

We dive into all of this and more during this episode while expanding on the bigger conversation from episode 10 where we discussed Added Sugar, the popular motto YOLO & It’s Hidden Effects on Your Long-Term Health

RESOURCES:

The 5 Worst Artificial Sweeteners

Diabetes Journal Article : Diet Soda Intake and Risk of Incident Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

Pregnancy Warning: Exposure to non-nutritive sweeteners during pregnancy and lactation: Impact in programming of metabolic diseases in the progeny later in life.

Sucralose, A Synthetic Organochlorine Sweetener: Overview Of Biological Issues

 

Dr. Axe on Stevia: 5 Benefits of Stevia + How to Use the Different Types

 

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We want to give you your Power back.

What you do with this information is up to you.

We’re two critical care nurses on a mission to inspire you, motivate you, and empower you.

 

– Briana Reesing & Laura Gluck –

 

More information about us & this show can be found on our website at www.criticalconversationspodcast.com (including full show notes and resources from each episode.)

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Episode 10: Added Sugar, YOLO & It’s Hidden Effects on Your Long-Term Health

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YOLO (you only live once). It may be a ‘fun’ common way to say ‘live a little’ – but we actually take it’s meaning – Quite Literally. As nurses, we’ve seen too much. & We’ve seen the long term effects poor lifestyle choices can have long-term.

 

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SERIOUS QUESTION:

How much sugar have you eaten today? Truly take a minute to think about it.

Google it – Look into it. Use that information & go from there.

Information is Power.

& we want to give you your Power back.

What you do with this information is up to you.

 

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