#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. 

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 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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Episode 22: Celery Juice, Intuitive Eating, & The Thyroid Issue No One is Talking About, with Jennifer Klotz, MS, RD, LDN

CELERY JUICE – seemingly the most well known food “fad” of 2019. With this episode, we’re shining light onto both the risks and benefits of celery and so much more.

Falling victim to food trends is the first step away from listening to what your body needs – which is why we’re also diving into what intuitively eating really means, while also discussing some really interesting thyroid issues you don’t want to miss.

Listen on iTunes, Spotify or Play directly below.

& if you’re excited to learn even more after listening – be sure to check out this AMAZING and crazy informative, well researched post – written by Jennifer Klotz herself on the SHEchangeseverything site, HERE.

Ultimately, we’re hoping to leave you feeling open minded, well educated and inspired to move forward with the daily habits that are truly working for you.

REMEMBER: We’re all unique.

What works for one person might not work for you.

& What works for you – Might not be the right answer for others. 

CELERY JUICE USERS BEWARE: there are risks associated with daily consumption of such a large amount of celery on a daily basis – and we’re here to make sure you’re aware of both sides of the story.


Are you taking any prescription medications?

Do you have a history of thyroid issues? Digestive Issues? Sensitivity to the Sun?

… you really need to listen to this episode to understand how celery juice might be (negatively) effecting your health, long-term. Even if it’s making you feel great – right now.

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Episode 20: Should Everyone Eat Gluten Free? The Health Impacts, Symptoms & Solutions You Need To Know About – with Brigid Titgemeier, MS, RDN, LDN

critical conversations podcast - episode 20 - you are what you eat - diving into all things gluten

Continuing our last conversation from episode 16 with Brigid all about the imperative role our gut health plays in our overall health, mood, and well-being. This week – we’re focusing in on GLUTEN & why so many people are experiencing improved health once going “gluten free”, the right way.

As the saying goes – “you are what you eat”. But, now we know, it’s actually more about what you “absorb” that makes you who you are.

Is gluten affecting all of us negatively, or is it just a small percentage of the population?

Should we all be eating gluten free?

Could you potentially be intolerant and not even know it?

We answer all of your questions and more, in this episode.

Listen on iTunes, +  Spotify, or directly using the player below.

Oh, & lucky for you – i found a link to that book Brigid was talking about 🙂

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Episode 18: Plastics, Hormones, Weight Gain & The 6 Simple Steps To Take Your Power Back, with Jennifer Klotz, MS, RDN, LDN

Do you or anyone you know struggle with thyroid disorders, autoimmune conditions, behavioral/mood disorders (ADHD), asthma, skin issues, brain fog, hormone imbalances, infertility, PCOS, heart disease, weight gain, or metabolic issues?

These are all statistically significant problems in our country. Good news is, there’s plenty we can do about it.

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What if we told you, that you could significantly reduce your chance of developing these above mentioned problems or even drastically reverse your issues – all by reducing your exposures to a group of chemicals known as endocrine disruptors?

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Episode 16: Is It Willpower, Or Is It Your Microbiome? Discussing The Foods & Lifestyle Habits That Are Effecting Our Gut Health On A Daily Basis – with Brigid Titgemeier

Gut Health is one of the major key factors we should all be aware of when it comes to learning about our long-term health & we’re only just beginning to understand  – as a society – how intricately related the balance of our microbiome is to our mood, our energy and even our immune system.

Listen to this episode on iTunes or Spotify, or play directly below.

Did you know that your microbiome actually begins to develop before you’re even born, while you’re still in-utero?

There are many factors we can’t control – such as the  health of our mothers before giving birth, whether or not we’re born via c-section or a regular vaginal delivery as well as what type of foods we’re raised on and exposed to throughout our life. However, there is still so much within our control that we’ve been overlooking for too long & we hope, that with this episode – we will encourage you to take your power back – before it’s too late.

In this episode:

Antibiotics, processed foods, refined sugar, prescription medications, pesticides covering conventional produce & all of our community parks, sterile work and home environments, as well as a lack of exposure to the outdoors, fermented foods, willpower, calorie counting, prebiotics and probiotics that all play a role in our long term health.

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