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#228 How we are missing subclinical hypothyroidism: "Your labs are fine, but you're not fine" thyroid edition" with Christa Biegler, RD

Hair loss, cold hands and feel and feeling tired are the big three for a sluggish thyroid. But relapsing gut issues, slow motility, sleep disruption, brain fog, slow metabolism, inflammation, low mood or anxiety, and dry skin can all be symptoms of a sluggish thyroid.   In this episode, we...

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Collagen is it worth the hype?

In a previous Clubhouse room, I participated in a discussion about collagen with some other nutrition professionals.  

If you've been seeing these lists going around social media about where to get collagen, you have to be wary, especially if the list has many veggies in...

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6 reasons why YOU NEED to try seed cycling

In this episode of the Less Stressed Life, I talk about one of the trends I've seen today in women's fertility health - seed cycling.

Seed cycling is basically encouraging you to consume a certain kind of seed during a specific part of your menstrual or perimenopausal cycle. Adding seeds to your...

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Allergies and histamine issue relief with Christa Biegler

It starts with a sneeze or two.  

Then another round of sneezing happens, which triggers your eyes to water.

A little scratching here and there a few minutes after, and you don’t give it another thought.

The sneezing continues and your face feels warm.

If this bout of sneezing is...

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11 IMPORTANT tips to survive Morning Sickness

Conceiving a baby is not a walk in the park.

It takes strength, patience, and determination to ensure the child in your belly is safe and healthy.

Some women immortalize their pregnancies with maternity photoshoots that capture their elegance, beauty, and poise while carrying around their baby's...

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6 supplements you need for fertility prep

Let's talk about fertility preparation.  

Trying to conceive means preparing your body and mind. For some couples, conceiving a child may be easy. On the other hand, other couples may have a more challenging time that may result from underlying health problems.

I'd like to oversimplify...

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Enneagram and burnout

I've been talking a lot about stress and burnout from a nutritionist's perspective, but in this episode of The Less Stressed Life podcast, I look at these two using Enneagram.

So Enneagram is a system of personality typing. It has nine personality types and each one is a description of patterns...

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Caffeine and me: is it time for a resilience reset?

How many sports drinks do you consume in a week?

How about coffee? Can you function without drinking it before you start your day?

Caffeine might just be the most widely used drug there is.

Readily available to consumers in various forms, it’s so easy to get addicted to this substance...

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Can you react to healthy food?

As I like saying, there is no "good" food nor "bad" food.

There's just.....food.

Each of us is intrinsically different, which means our needs, wants, culture, and how our bodies react will also be different. 

The thing is, sometimes our body reacts differently to the everyday food we...

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Stress: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Stress is normal. It is the body's flight or fight response wired into us. Feeling stressed is normal, but how we react to it can vary. It provides the body with an extra shot of energy when needed and works as a warning sign. The extra burst of energy can motivate us to finish our work...

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Top 5 refreshing podcasts about Eczema for 2021

Lotions, creams, soaps… you’ve tried it all but you can’t seem to figure out what is making you itch like crazy.

You’ve searched high and low for tips and hacks to get rid of scaly, red, patches and end up with the same advice or tips each time.

Nothing works...

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How Intermittent Fasting can help you live longer

Several years back, I did a three-part series on this blog about Intermittent Fasting.

I covered the following: 

Just to brush up on what Intermittent Fasting (IF) is, it's a more intentional...

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