Alternative Health

Wellness Beets Podcast

Alex Golden: MD, real food eater, and active DIY-er. Brittany Barton: Creator of SparkleKitchen.com,The Sparkle Kitchen Show & Wellness Chef

Wellness Beets is all about an alternative approach to health. Hosts Alex and Brittany answer your wellness questions, dig into nutrient density, and share tips for offbeat holistic living.

Episodes

#43: Alex’s Goodbye and What We’re Up To Next
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 53:24
#43: Alex’s Goodbye and What We’re Up To Next

NEWS & UPDATESWe talk about some really big news: Alex is leaving the show! We talk about how we came to this decision, what type of thinking went into it, and how sad we are to have this go down! But we also talk about the future of the podcast and how Brittany plans to take it to a whole new level.

Alex explains why she had to make the difficult decision and that sparks a conversation on the Art of Saying “No.” Brittany and Alex both share advice on what helps them and how saying no is a way to say yes to your best self.RESOURCE:This is Your Brain on Nature

 

ALEX'S NEXT STEPSAlex is taking the time to focus on the future of the Healthy Hormones Group Program, as well as a whole-food, natural detoxification support Detox program along with Megan of GingerNewtrition.  In the fall, she’s also going to be premiering a gut health and support coaching membership site...so stayed tuned for that!

To learn more about the Winter Detox starting February 18th, check out this page.

 

BRITTANY'S NEXT STEPSBrittany is launching the amazing RADIATE Mastermind program! It is a support system for women to feel happier, more fulfilled, at peace, and in charge of their life. Learn more here:

RADIATE Mastermind: The mastermind for women seeking momentum and joy!

She also discusses her brand new cookbook coming out in March (and talks about some extra special sardine recipes in it!).  

 

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#42: Disordered Eating & Body Acceptable with Madelyn Moon
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 42:04
#42: Disordered Eating & Body Acceptable with Madelyn Moon

News & UpdatesJoin Brittany in the Local Eats Project and share your own meals by using #localeatsproject.  Check out Megan and Alex’s brand new Detox Skin Care Guide...we’re so excited to get it out there!

 

About Maddy MoonMadelyn Moon spent the last several years training for fitness competitions and modeling photo shoots, only to come to the conclusion that obsessing over food and her body was taking her further away from her passion, not closer. Today, Life Coach Maddy Moon teaches other women and men how to take control of their relationship with food while enjoying every minute of their newfound freedom.

Maddy is the host of the Mind Body Musings Podcast and the author of the free guide 10 Proven Steps for Ending Any Diet Obsession. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Paleo Magazine, Vice and Breaking Muscle. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and currently resides in Colorado, coaching clients online.

 

Here are some the questions that Maddy answers:

  1. You have such an interesting story! Going from fitness competitions to blogging/podcasting about body acceptance is so cool.  What’s the story behind all that?
  2. What sums up your current approach to exercise and food now that you’ve embraced a healthier lifestyle?
  3. Now that you’re at a much healthier weight, how do you deal with looking in the mirror and seeing things that you don’t like so much?

Rapid Fire Questions:

  1. What quote/mantra do you live by? “Your experiences are enough.”
  2. The best book you’ve read this year? The Purpose Principles by Jake Ducey
  3. You interview a lot of people, if you had to pick one person people should check out that they might now have heard of, who would that be? Alexi Panos
  4. Favorite exercise or piece of exercise equipment? Hot yoga
  5. Favorite podcast to listen to? Being Boss

 

To learn more about Maddy and get more of her fantastic content, go to MaddyMoon.com and while you’re there,  make sure to sign up for a copy of her free guide, 10 Proven Steps for Ending Any Diet Obsession. You can also get to hear a lot more from Maddy on her podcast, Mind Body Musings Podcast.

 

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#41: Healthy New Habits, Scary Grocery Trips, and Easy Food Rules
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 49:19
#41: Healthy New Habits, Scary Grocery Trips, and Easy Food Rules

NEWS & UPDATESBrittany talks about her adventures in Local Eats Project. Join the challenge with your own meals and use #localeatsproject. Alex chats about her and Megan’s (of GingerNewtrition) new Detox Skin Care Guide coming out in just a few days...keep an eye out on Instagram for free content all about that!

NEW HABITSSince it’s the new year, we talk all about the different ways we set new healthy habits for ourselves.  Brittany talks about her 100 Goals Exercise and how she uses it to build new habits into her daily life throughout the year (and hopefully for a lifetime!). Alex discusses the 12 Monthly Challenge approach she likes and we chit chat about the importance of flexibility and mindset around setting new goals for yourself.

Resources:Gretchen Rubin’s work

David Allen’s Getting Things Done

Tim Ferriss 4 Hours Work Week

 

EASY FOOD RULESBrittany shares her funny (and sad) trip to a regular grocery store in Memphis and how it got her thinking about the food choices we make on a regular basis when we venture out for food.  We talk all about the different online delivery options available and how to make your trips as healthful as possible. Brittany shares her recent post on Avoiding Hidden Sugars in foods and Alex goes through her 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Daily to Make Better Food Choices.  

We discuss balancing making good choices with enjoying your life and then we get into the details of Alex’s ongoing battle with quitting coffee.

 

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#40: Trigger Foods, Eating Disorders, and Inaccurate Nutrition Labels
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 55:25
#40: Trigger Foods, Eating Disorders, and Inaccurate Nutrition Labels

NEWS & UPDATES Brittany talks about her adventures in Local Eats Project. Join the challenge with your own meals and use #localeatsproject. (And since it’s still the holidays, don’t forget about her Dairy-Free Eggnog video).  Alex chats about her and Megan’s (of GingerNewtrition) new Detox Skin Care Guide coming out January...keep an eye out on Instagram for free content all about that!

 

TRIGGER FOODS AND EATING DISORDERSWe revisit our previous discussion of the 21 Day Sugar Detox and how we do with food challenges.  We end up talking about food deprivation, having treats during the holidays, and how trigger foods can set us off.  We also talk about Brittany’s history of having an eating disorder and how that has changed her approach to food in general.

Resources:The Nutrient Boot CampThe Wahl’s Protocol

 

INNACCURATE NUTRITION LABELSWe talk about errors that can often occur when it comes to protein and fiber in packaged foods. Brittany reveals how these values are measured in the food and why problems arise with these testing measures.  She also talks about this interesting rat study: Food Texture Differences affect Energy Metabolism in Rats.  We also mention the importance of going back to the ingredient label.

 

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#39: GMO Salmon, Sugar Detox, Stress Management, and Cricket Flour
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 43:11
#39: GMO Salmon, Sugar Detox, Stress Management, and Cricket Flour

News & UpdatesBrittany talks about her adventures in Local Eats Project and her most recent Dairy-Free Eggnog video.  Alex chats about her and Megan’s (of GingerNewtrition) new Detox Skin Care Guide coming out January...keep an eye out on Instagram for free content all about that.

 

GMO SalmonWe discuss the new release of GMO salmon and how it is made (crossed an Atlantic Salmon with Pacific-Chinook Salmon with added DNA from an eel-like ocean pout). We also talk about how many retailers are deciding to not carry it, as well as an interesting new movie about the topic that Brittany found out about: Consumed, The Movie.

 

Sugar DetoxWe talk about Brittany’s repeat experiences with the 21 Day Sugar Detox and how she inspired Alex to cut back on her processed sugar intake as well. We talk briefly about food restriction and how we respond to it.

 

Finding Enjoyment in Stress Management Brittany talks about the Inquiring Minds podcast interview with Robert Sapolsky and how it prompted her to think about the importance of actually enjoying your stress management tools.  We talk about a rat study and the growth/destruction of neurons in response to stressful exercise, just as an example. Alex talks about the real, physiological outputs in response to doing something that stresses you out.

 

Cricket Flour We talk about cricket flour as a sustainable protein source, and a source of a novel combination of micronutrients and vitamins (like calcium, iron, B12). We talk about our reactions to eating bugs and how the rest of the world views the role of insects in a regular diet.  Lastly, we talk about products we plan to try and fun ways to get in those crickets.

Products:Bitty Foods (cookies)Exo Bars (coconut nut, peanut butter and jelly)Cricket flour on AmazonSix Foods (cricket chips) Eat A Bug Cookbook (for the very brave!)

 

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#38: Sugar and the Holidays, Energy Robbers, and The Art of Pampering
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 54:51
#38: Sugar and the Holidays, Energy Robbers, and The Art of Pampering

UPDATESBrittany talks all about her Local Eats Project and how she’s going to be posting 1 recipe per month made out of local foods; she asks everyone who wants to join her to do so! Use the hashtag #localeatsproject on social media to follow along.  Brittany is also doing the 21 Day Sugar Detox/Whole 30 starting on November 30th. She’ll be doing an periscope and Instagram post each day on the topic.

Alex talks about finishing up the Toxic Home Makeover and the new Skin Care Guide her and Megan of GingerNewtrition have coming up. She also talks about her upcoming Periscope series (her handle is @digprimal over there) and how people can benefit from all that information.

 

SUGAR, ALCOHOL AND THE HOLIDAYS We talk about how we deal with extra temptations and indulgences in the holidays. We talk about abstaining, minimizing, and picking healthier options and how you can change between these choices throughout the season! We also discuss the benefits of focusing on making connections and being close with family and friends throughout the season...and why that can be better for your health than choosing stricter lifestyle choices.

Choffee Recipe

 

ENERGY ROBBERS DURING THE HOLIDAYS We talk about common energy robbers present at all times but often get worse with the holidays with visiting family, setting traditions, and your own obligations.  We talk about identifying, eliminating, and modifying energy robbers. We also talking about taking time to do these activities and then checking in with yourself over the course of the holidays (or in general). Brittany additionally discusses setting boundaries and sticking to them.

 

THE ART OF PAMPERINGWe get into how we feel about the importance of taking care of yourself and setting aside time to pamper yourself silly.  We talk about the health benefits of this as well as how recharging it can be so that we can be our best for the loved ones in our lives. We share our favorite pampering activities, such as spa days (like this bentonite clay mask and revitalizing scalp treatments), dinners out, and curling up by a heat source with a book.

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#37: Thanksgiving, Eye Health, Composting, and Sleeping Pills
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 52:22
#37: Thanksgiving, Eye Health, Composting, and Sleeping Pills

UPDATESBrittany talks all about her Local Eats Project and how she’s going to be posting one recipe per month made out of local foods; she asks everyone who wants to join her to do so!Use the hashtag #localeatsproject on social media to follow along.

Megan of GingerNewtrition and Alex have released the new version of the Toxic Home Makeover, along with an 8 week video mini-course that helps you implement all of these changes in a methodical and stress-free manner. Grab your guide and join us over on our Instagram accounts (digprimal and gingernewtrition) for the 30 day Toxic Home Makeover Challenge that we’re posting on every single day in the month of November.

 

EYE HEALTH QUESTION “Hi ladies! I’d love to hear your thoughts on how to maintain good eye health. I’m 28 years old but after my son was born last year my vision drastically took a nosedive. Even the optometrist is quite surprised. Even if I can’t reverse the damage already done, I would love to know what vitamins and minerals go into maintaining as good of eye health as possible. Thanks!” - Caitlin

-We answered by addressing nutritional options to focus on, such as omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins C and E, zinc, and vitamin A. We also discuss good eye hygiene with glasses and contact lenses and then dig deep into getting eye exercises to give our peepers a break from the constant screen time we expose ourselves to.

 

COMPOSTINGWe get into the details behind all the different ways you can compost. We discuss everything from working with your local farmers market to keeping earthworms in your kitchen to building your own compost in your backyard! It’s easier than you think and can be helpful in cutting down on the waste you throw away.

Find the best composting system for you. Brittany’s article explains all the options: Composting: The Whys and the Hows.

 

SLEEPING PILLS We discuss why so many people are dependent on sleeping pills, including sleep disorders, sleep hygiene problems, and lifestyle considerations.  We then talk about natural sleep aid options such as melatonin, valerian root, chamomile, essential oils, magnesium oil, epsom salt/bentonite clay baths.

This episode is sponsored by Wild Zora Meat and Veggie Bars. Alex and I are always looking for nutrient-rich, real food snacks we can enjoy on the go. So we’re thrilled to have Wild Zora as an official sponsor of the podcast. A complete and balanced snack is more than just meat, Wild Zora Meat and Veggie Bars include a balance of grass-fed or naturally raised meats mixed with one serving of certified-organic fruits and veggies. Every bar is super nutrient dense and 100% real food. Go over to WildZora.com to check out all their yummy flavors and stock up on their high-quality snacks.

 

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#36: Trisha Hughes on GAPS Diet, Intuitive Eating and Pretty Food
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 59:45
#36: Trisha Hughes on GAPS Diet, Intuitive Eating and Pretty Food

INTERVIEWIn this episode Brittany interviews Trisha Hughes. Trisha is the creator behind Eat Your Beets, a website dedicated to wholesome & easy family friendly recipes. She's paired her passion for feeding her family gluten free, nutritious fare while also making sure she keeps a healthy balance with occasional sweet treats.

An avid traveler, she & her husband love taking their 4 children on adventures & believe the best way to truly experience any new place is through their stomachs! She loves the art of storytelling through food and her images have inspired others, creating an opportunity for her to teach food photography through her ebook, Eat Pretty Things, & at her in-person workshops.

 

Trisha and Brittany discuss:

  • Following the GAPS diet to heal eczema for her 1 year old son. He saw results in one week. You can read the full GAPS story here.
  • The intensity of GAPS detoxing and die-off period
  • The challenges of feeding four kids with one on the GAPS diet
  • How to prep travel meals on the GAPS diet - Read her article for more: Tips for Traveling While On GAPS
  • Where to turn to for community support and resources for GAPS diet. See the resources links below and Trisha’s article is a good place to begin too: I Just Started My Child On GAPS. What Should I Expect?
  • Meal Prepping vs. Meal Planning. Trisha offered a wonderful kitchen mantra when planning any meal, “Protein. Vegetable. Vegetable.”
  • Eating intuitively and not subscribing to one specific diet
  • Getting kids involved in cooking. Trisha says, “I’m not the only person eating so why should I be the only one cooking.”
  • Trisha’s kitchen wisdom and handy tips to save time
  • Staying inspired by eating seasonally

Find all of Trisha’s recipes and resources on eatyourbeets.com and connect with her on Instagram and Pinterest.

This episode is sponsored by Wild Zora Meat and Veggie Bars. Alex and I are always looking for nutrient-rich, real food snacks we can enjoy on the go. So we’re thrilled to have Wild Zora as an official sponsor of the podcast. A complete and balanced snack is more than just meat, Wild Zora Meat and Veggie Bars include a balance of grass-fed or naturally raised meats mixed with one serving of certified-organic fruits and veggies. Every bar is super nutrient dense and 100% real food. Go over to WildZora.com to check out all their yummy flavors and stock up on their high-quality snacks.

#35: Safely Stopping Birth Control, Myomas, and Fixing Alignment
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 50:05
#35: Safely Stopping Birth Control, Myomas, and Fixing Alignment

Show Supporter: Wild Zora Meat & Veggie Bars

Alex and I are always looking for nutrient-rich, real food snacks we can enjoy on the go. So we’re thrilled to have Wild Zora as an official sponsor of the podcast. A complete and balanced snack is more than just meat, Wild Zora Meat and Veggie Bars include a balance of grass-fed or naturally raised meats mixed with one serving of certified-organic fruits and veggies. Every bar is super nutrient dense and 100% real food. Go over to WildZora.com to check out all their yummy flavors and stock up on their high-quality snacks.

On Episode #34, Alex discusses ways to safely stop taking hormonal birth control and ways to restore hormonal cycle health. She also gets into uterine myomas and how to slow down and reverse it's growth. And then she gives simple tips for improving alignment and posture in daily life.

Go to DigPrimal.com and SparkleKitchen.com for the show notes and all links discussed in the show.

#34: Bacon Drama, Gluten Free Bread and Other Podcasts
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 53:53
#34: Bacon Drama, Gluten Free Bread and Other Podcasts

Show Supporter: Wild Zora Meat & Veggie Bars Alex and I are always looking for nutrient-rich, real food snacks we can enjoy on the go. So we’re thrilled to have Wild Zora as an official sponsor of the podcast. A complete and balanced snack is more than just meat, Wild Zora Meat and Veggie Bars include a balance of grass-fed or naturally raised meats mixed with one serving of certified-organic fruits and veggies. Every bar is super nutrient dense and 100% real food. Go over to WildZora.com to check out all their yummy flavors and stock up on their high-quality snacks.

On Episode #34, Alex and Brittany share their thoughts on the latest news that the World Health Organization has declared bacon and other processed meats as carcinogenic foods. Until further notice, they are still eating bacon.

Gluten-free bread is also discussed and why there are better food options like high-carb vegetables to eat in their place.

Alex and Brittany then share all the podcasts they love and provide a list in the show notes on DigPrimal.com and SparkleKitchen.com.

#33: Cold and Flu Remedies, Hand Sanitizer, and Egg Alternatives
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 45:05
#33: Cold and Flu Remedies, Hand Sanitizer, and Egg Alternatives

On this show Alex and Brittany cover all thing cold and flu, from prevention to natural remedies you can use at home. We talk neti pots, medicinal herbs, which teas to drink and how to help you decongest and decrease the length of your symptoms. At the end, Brittany offers three alternatives for eggs since so many people are sensitive to them. You'll be surprised how easy it is to create! 

#32: Reversing Rheumatoid Arthritis on the Autoimmune Protocol Diet with Eileen Laird
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 48:11
#32: Reversing Rheumatoid Arthritis on the Autoimmune Protocol Diet with Eileen Laird

Brittany interviews special guest, Eileen Laird. Eileen uses the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet and lifestyle to manage rheumatoid arthritis and shares an array of resources on her popular blog, Phoenix Helix. She explains the AIP diet, how lifestyle plays a major role, how to go about reintroducing foods and the difference between reversing and curing an autoimmune disease. 

#31: Neti Pots, Prenatal Multivitamins, and Losing the Last 5 Pounds
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 37:19
#31: Neti Pots, Prenatal Multivitamins, and Losing the Last 5 Pounds

Alex confirms that Neti Pots are actually effective in reducing mucus and can shorten a cold. In this episode we also discuss choosing the right multivitamin for prenatal care and why Alex chose Nutreince. Brittany dives into the argument against losing the last 5 pounds and accepting your body's natural weight.  

More detailed show notes can be found on SparkleKitchen.com and DigPrimal.com.

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#30: Vitamin D Supplements, Magnesium Oil, and Listening to Your Body
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 39:38
#30: Vitamin D Supplements, Magnesium Oil, and Listening to Your Body

Which Vitamin D supplements are best, how do you take them and when is the best time to take them? Alex and Brittany answer these questions along with explaining magnesium's link to decreased stress and listening to your body for better health. 

#29: Is Dairy Worth Eating? Is Raw Milk Safe? And Living in Rural Areas
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 54:27
#29: Is Dairy Worth Eating? Is Raw Milk Safe? And Living in Rural Areas

Why is dairy on the “bad” food list? Alex and Brittany explain that dairy is healthy for people that tolerate it and they also discuss the benefits of raw dairy too. Then they provide resources for finding quality food in rural areas. 

#28: The Alternative Medicine Controversy, Interpreting Studies, and Preserving Vegetables
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 54:51
#28: The Alternative Medicine Controversy, Interpreting Studies, and Preserving Vegetables

 

The controversies show. Alex and Brittany debate the controversies in alternative medicine and why the media misinterprets scientific studies. We share how to decipher these studies for yourself. Then we give our best tips for preserving vegetables. Learn how to eat the best tasting tomatoes this winter!  

#27: Hormonal and Adrenal Health Q&A with Megan Rand
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 46:37
#27: Hormonal and Adrenal Health Q&A with Megan Rand

This episode is a knowledge-packed Q&A with our friend, Megan Rand from GingerNewtrition. She coveres everything hormonally and adrenally related including endometriosis, skin issues and progesterone balancing. 

#26: Food Allergy Remedies, Multivitamins and Filtered Water
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 51:06
#26: Food Allergy Remedies, Multivitamins and Filtered Water

 

Is there a remedy for food allergies? Alex and Brittany discuss a new therapy option for sufferers. Then they define the whys and why nots of taking daily multivitamins. Brittany also discusses the many options of filtered water and how to choose the best one for you. 

#25: Workout Recovery and Buying Natural Beauty Brands
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 44:07
#25: Workout Recovery and Buying Natural Beauty Brands

 

Alex and Brittany go into the nitty gritty of workout recovery, pre- and post-workout meals and how to choose the right exercise. Then we discuss our daily skin care routines and our go-to beauty products. 

#24: Significant Other Eating Styles & Finding a Yoga Practice
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#24: Significant Other Eating Styles & Finding a Yoga Practice

Alex and Brittany discuss how to live and thrive with significant others who eat differently from you. Then Brittany descibes a variety of yoga styles and how they're used for health purposes. Find a list of yoga resources in the show notes. 

#23: Ayurvedic Diet, Paperless Products, and Prebiotics
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 44:45
#23: Ayurvedic Diet, Paperless Products, and Prebiotics

 

Alex and Brittany share how far to take the ayurvedic diet concepts and they explain why prebiotics are just as important as probiotics. They aslo get into whether or not there is BPA in toilet paper and provide options for going paperless. 

#22: Coconut Bliss, Healing Clay, and Plastic Exposure
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 39:25
#22: Coconut Bliss, Healing Clay, and Plastic Exposure

 

Ice cream giveaway! We partner with Coconut Bliss Ice Cream on a special giveaway. Alex explains how to use clay for skin detox and cleaning pores, then cautions against ingesting it. Brittany describes 3 harzardous chemicals found in plastics and we both give tips on alternatives and how to avoid them. 

#21: Body Love, GMOs, Food Labeling, and Cold Brew Teas
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 53:08
#21: Body Love, GMOs, Food Labeling, and Cold Brew Teas

 

Since its bikini season, Alex and Brittany dive into body image and showing respect for your body. Then it gets political discussing the pros and cons of GMOs and the importance of tranparency on food labels. Alex also explains the benefits of cold brewing tea and offers great combinations for flavor and health boosts. 

#20: Potatoes, Rice, Travel Beauty and Barefoot Walking
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#20: Potatoes, Rice, Travel Beauty and Barefoot Walking

 

Alex and Brittany talk potatoes, rice, legumes and dairy and why these foods are on some peoples avoidance lists. Then we share how we approach beauty when traveling and also discuss the right approach to the difficult transition to minimal shoes.

#19: Shakeology, Spirulina, Constipation, and Long Work Hours
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 51:27
#19: Shakeology, Spirulina, Constipation, and Long Work Hours

 

Alex and Brittany answer listener questions, giving advice on protein powders/shakes, relieving constipation and working long hours without natural sunlight. Then they fail at pronouncing spirulina but still give it a thumbs up as a good source of nutrients. 

#18: Child Psychology, Parent Behavior Training, and Taste Psychology with Dr. Andrew Sweeney
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#18: Child Psychology, Parent Behavior Training, and Taste Psychology with Dr. Andrew Sweeney

 

Guest interview with Dr. Andrew Sweeney, licensed Clinical Psychologist. We get into child psychology, the benefits of a therapy dog and advice on how to get kids to eat more vegetables. 

#17: Natural Movement for Babies, Physical Therapy, and Yoga with Jennifer Cohen
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 48:53
#17: Natural Movement for Babies, Physical Therapy, and Yoga with Jennifer Cohen

 

Special guest episode with Jennifer Cohen, Pediatric Physical Therapist and Children’s Yoga Teacher. Alex and Brittany interview Jennifer on proper natural movement for babies, and all the benefits and challenges of teaching yoga to kids. 

#16: Anemia, Non-Toxic Cleaning Products, and Natural Hydration
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 53:02
#16: Anemia, Non-Toxic Cleaning Products, and Natural Hydration

Learn about anemia fighting foods, and what to do if you are low in iron. Alex and Brittany share their DIY cleaning products recipes and also discuss tips for the best ways to stay hydrated. 

#15: Multiple Sclerosis, Food, and Athletic Performance with Kelsey Albers
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#15: Multiple Sclerosis, Food, and Athletic Performance with Kelsey Albers

 

We interview Kelsey Albers on her struggles with MS and managing the disease with diet and lifestyle. She also shares recommendations on fueling for athletic performance and working with clients to reach their optimal health. 

#14: Anxiety, Depression, and Brain Health with Nicholas Hundley
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 46:09
#14: Anxiety, Depression, and Brain Health with Nicholas Hundley

 

Special interview with Nicholas Hundley, MS, CNS on the link between diet and brain health. He also expands into how sleep, fitness and overall lifestyle affect your brain function and how you can improve it. 

#13: Feminine Products, Cramps, Bras, and Lotion
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 01:04:15
#13: Feminine Products, Cramps, Bras, and Lotion

 

In this girly show, we tackle periods, how to alleviate cramps and our views on feminine products. We also discuss the benefits of going bra-less and Alex shares a recipe for DIY lotion.

#12: Sunscreen, Smoothies & Juices, and Choosing Diets
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 01:02:15
#12: Sunscreen, Smoothies & Juices, and Choosing Diets

 

It's the summer show! Alex and Brittany talk all things sun protection and preferred sunscreens. Then they dig into the smoothie and juicing controversy and share how to find the right diet. 

#11: Fish Oil, White Rice vs. Brown Rice, Potato Starch as Beauty Product
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 01:04:51
#11: Fish Oil, White Rice vs. Brown Rice, Potato Starch as Beauty Product

 

Find out why Brittany and Alex choose fish over fish oil supplements and listen to an interview with Archie Welch of Corganic discussing the benefits of Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil. They give reasons for eating white rice over brown rice and then Alex shares three ways to use potato starch as beauty products.

#10: Detoxing with Megan Rand of Ginger Newtrition
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2017-09-23 00:33:56 UTC 53:41
#10: Detoxing with Megan Rand of Ginger Newtrition

 

Alex and Brittany interview Ginger Newtrition's Megan Rand about all things healthy body detoxing. She goes into combining elimination diet with detox interventions, how to diagnose detoxification issues and creating customizable plans. 

#9: The Fat & Oil Debate and Organization for Stress Management
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#9: The Fat & Oil Debate and Organization for Stress Management

 

How to choose what fats and oils are healthiest to eat and cook with. Then Alex & Brittany discuss how organization can aid in stress reduction. 

#8: Elimination Diet, Natural Movement, Exercise, and Breakfast Foods
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#8: Elimination Diet, Natural Movement, Exercise, and Breakfast Foods

All the explanations of elimination diets and why to do one, then Alex and Brittany give tips on including natural movement throughout your day and how to eat vegetables for breakfast. 

#7: Stress Management, Adrenal Fatigue, Cooking Fats and Henna
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#7: Stress Management, Adrenal Fatigue, Cooking Fats and Henna

Learn to incorporate mental health practices into your days with tips from Alex and Brittany.

#6: Sleep Hygiene, Dealing with Doctors, and Dairy Substitutions
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#6: Sleep Hygiene, Dealing with Doctors, and Dairy Substitutions

Learn how to improve your sleep quality with fewer electronics and Alex and Brittany share preparation steps for productive doctor visits.

#5: Nutrient Boot Camp, Travel Foods, and Fighting the Flu
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#5: Nutrient Boot Camp, Travel Foods, and Fighting the Flu

Alex shows how to eat more with Nutrient Boot Camp then Brittany and Alex list their favorite travel tips and discuss natural remedies for the flu. 

#4: Liver, Eating Out, and Dinner Parties
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#4: Liver, Eating Out, and Dinner Parties

Get past the ick factor and eat some liver to boost your energy and health. Alex and Brittany also give tips for eating out and what to bring to dinner parties. 

#3: Body Alignment, Natural Movement, Changing Food Preferences, and Going Nutty Over Nuts
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#3: Body Alignment, Natural Movement, Changing Food Preferences, and Going Nutty Over Nuts

Hear about how to set up your home offices for less sitting, get more movement into our days and how to let go of nut addictions. 

#2: What We Eat, Adrenal Fatigue, and Preserving Veggies
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#2: What We Eat, Adrenal Fatigue, and Preserving Veggies

Alex and Brittany share all about their diets, give an overview of adrenal fatigue and provide tips on preserving vegetables to get the most for your money.

#1: Meeting Your Hosts, Emotional Eating, Dry Skin, and Kelp Noodles
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#1: Meeting Your Hosts, Emotional Eating, Dry Skin, and Kelp Noodles

Learn about Alex and Brittany and why they’re starting a podcast. They list ways of letting go of emotional eating and beating dry skin. 

#43: Alex’s Goodbye and What We’re Up To Next
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#43: Alex’s Goodbye and What We’re Up To Next

NEWS & UPDATESWe talk about some really big news: Alex is leaving the show! We talk about how we came to this decision, what type of thinking went into it, and how sad we are to have this go down! But we also talk about the future of the podcast and how Brittany plans to take it to a whole new level.

Alex explains why she had to make the difficult decision and that sparks a conversation on the Art of Saying “No.” Brittany and Alex both share advice on what helps them and how saying no is a way to say yes to your best self.RESOURCE:This is Your Brain on Nature

 

ALEX'S NEXT STEPSAlex is taking the time to focus on the future of the Healthy Hormones Group Program, as well as a whole-food, natural detoxification support Detox program along with Megan of GingerNewtrition.  In the fall, she’s also going to be premiering a gut health and support coaching membership site...so stayed tuned for that!

To learn more about the Winter Detox starting February 18th, check out this page.

 

BRITTANY'S NEXT STEPSBrittany is launching the amazing RADIATE Mastermind program! It is a support system for women to feel happier, more fulfilled, at peace, and in charge of their life. Learn more here:

RADIATE Mastermind: The mastermind for women seeking momentum and joy!

She also discusses her brand new cookbook coming out in March (and talks about some extra special sardine recipes in it!).  

 

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#42: Disordered Eating & Body Acceptable with Madelyn Moon
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#42: Disordered Eating & Body Acceptable with Madelyn Moon

News & UpdatesJoin Brittany in the Local Eats Project and share your own meals by using #localeatsproject.  Check out Megan and Alex’s brand new Detox Skin Care Guide...we’re so excited to get it out there!

 

About Maddy MoonMadelyn Moon spent the last several years training for fitness competitions and modeling photo shoots, only to come to the conclusion that obsessing over food and her body was taking her further away from her passion, not closer. Today, Life Coach Maddy Moon teaches other women and men how to take control of their relationship with food while enjoying every minute of their newfound freedom.

Maddy is the host of the Mind Body Musings Podcast and the author of the free guide 10 Proven Steps for Ending Any Diet Obsession. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Paleo Magazine, Vice and Breaking Muscle. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and currently resides in Colorado, coaching clients online.

 

Here are some the questions that Maddy answers:

  1. You have such an interesting story! Going from fitness competitions to blogging/podcasting about body acceptance is so cool.  What’s the story behind all that?
  2. What sums up your current approach to exercise and food now that you’ve embraced a healthier lifestyle?
  3. Now that you’re at a much healthier weight, how do you deal with looking in the mirror and seeing things that you don’t like so much?

Rapid Fire Questions:

  1. What quote/mantra do you live by? “Your experiences are enough.”
  2. The best book you’ve read this year? The Purpose Principles by Jake Ducey
  3. You interview a lot of people, if you had to pick one person people should check out that they might now have heard of, who would that be? Alexi Panos
  4. Favorite exercise or piece of exercise equipment? Hot yoga
  5. Favorite podcast to listen to? Being Boss

 

To learn more about Maddy and get more of her fantastic content, go to MaddyMoon.com and while you’re there,  make sure to sign up for a copy of her free guide, 10 Proven Steps for Ending Any Diet Obsession. You can also get to hear a lot more from Maddy on her podcast, Mind Body Musings Podcast.

 

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#41: Healthy New Habits, Scary Grocery Trips, and Easy Food Rules
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#41: Healthy New Habits, Scary Grocery Trips, and Easy Food Rules

NEWS & UPDATESBrittany talks about her adventures in Local Eats Project. Join the challenge with your own meals and use #localeatsproject. Alex chats about her and Megan’s (of GingerNewtrition) new Detox Skin Care Guide coming out in just a few days...keep an eye out on Instagram for free content all about that!

NEW HABITSSince it’s the new year, we talk all about the different ways we set new healthy habits for ourselves.  Brittany talks about her 100 Goals Exercise and how she uses it to build new habits into her daily life throughout the year (and hopefully for a lifetime!). Alex discusses the 12 Monthly Challenge approach she likes and we chit chat about the importance of flexibility and mindset around setting new goals for yourself.

Resources:Gretchen Rubin’s work

David Allen’s Getting Things Done

Tim Ferriss 4 Hours Work Week

 

EASY FOOD RULESBrittany shares her funny (and sad) trip to a regular grocery store in Memphis and how it got her thinking about the food choices we make on a regular basis when we venture out for food.  We talk all about the different online delivery options available and how to make your trips as healthful as possible. Brittany shares her recent post on Avoiding Hidden Sugars in foods and Alex goes through her 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Daily to Make Better Food Choices.  

We discuss balancing making good choices with enjoying your life and then we get into the details of Alex’s ongoing battle with quitting coffee.

 

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#40: Trigger Foods, Eating Disorders, and Inaccurate Nutrition Labels
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#40: Trigger Foods, Eating Disorders, and Inaccurate Nutrition Labels

NEWS & UPDATES Brittany talks about her adventures in Local Eats Project. Join the challenge with your own meals and use #localeatsproject. (And since it’s still the holidays, don’t forget about her Dairy-Free Eggnog video).  Alex chats about her and Megan’s (of GingerNewtrition) new Detox Skin Care Guide coming out January...keep an eye out on Instagram for free content all about that!

 

TRIGGER FOODS AND EATING DISORDERSWe revisit our previous discussion of the 21 Day Sugar Detox and how we do with food challenges.  We end up talking about food deprivation, having treats during the holidays, and how trigger foods can set us off.  We also talk about Brittany’s history of having an eating disorder and how that has changed her approach to food in general.

Resources:The Nutrient Boot CampThe Wahl’s Protocol

 

INNACCURATE NUTRITION LABELSWe talk about errors that can often occur when it comes to protein and fiber in packaged foods. Brittany reveals how these values are measured in the food and why problems arise with these testing measures.  She also talks about this interesting rat study: Food Texture Differences affect Energy Metabolism in Rats.  We also mention the importance of going back to the ingredient label.

 

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#39: GMO Salmon, Sugar Detox, Stress Management, and Cricket Flour
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#39: GMO Salmon, Sugar Detox, Stress Management, and Cricket Flour

News & UpdatesBrittany talks about her adventures in Local Eats Project and her most recent Dairy-Free Eggnog video.  Alex chats about her and Megan’s (of GingerNewtrition) new Detox Skin Care Guide coming out January...keep an eye out on Instagram for free content all about that.

 

GMO SalmonWe discuss the new release of GMO salmon and how it is made (crossed an Atlantic Salmon with Pacific-Chinook Salmon with added DNA from an eel-like ocean pout). We also talk about how many retailers are deciding to not carry it, as well as an interesting new movie about the topic that Brittany found out about: Consumed, The Movie.

 

Sugar DetoxWe talk about Brittany’s repeat experiences with the 21 Day Sugar Detox and how she inspired Alex to cut back on her processed sugar intake as well. We talk briefly about food restriction and how we respond to it.

 

Finding Enjoyment in Stress Management Brittany talks about the Inquiring Minds podcast interview with Robert Sapolsky and how it prompted her to think about the importance of actually enjoying your stress management tools.  We talk about a rat study and the growth/destruction of neurons in response to stressful exercise, just as an example. Alex talks about the real, physiological outputs in response to doing something that stresses you out.

 

Cricket Flour We talk about cricket flour as a sustainable protein source, and a source of a novel combination of micronutrients and vitamins (like calcium, iron, B12). We talk about our reactions to eating bugs and how the rest of the world views the role of insects in a regular diet.  Lastly, we talk about products we plan to try and fun ways to get in those crickets.

Products:Bitty Foods (cookies)Exo Bars (coconut nut, peanut butter and jelly)Cricket flour on AmazonSix Foods (cricket chips) Eat A Bug Cookbook (for the very brave!)

 

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#38: Sugar and the Holidays, Energy Robbers, and The Art of Pampering
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#38: Sugar and the Holidays, Energy Robbers, and The Art of Pampering

UPDATESBrittany talks all about her Local Eats Project and how she’s going to be posting 1 recipe per month made out of local foods; she asks everyone who wants to join her to do so! Use the hashtag #localeatsproject on social media to follow along.  Brittany is also doing the 21 Day Sugar Detox/Whole 30 starting on November 30th. She’ll be doing an periscope and Instagram post each day on the topic.

Alex talks about finishing up the Toxic Home Makeover and the new Skin Care Guide her and Megan of GingerNewtrition have coming up. She also talks about her upcoming Periscope series (her handle is @digprimal over there) and how people can benefit from all that information.

 

SUGAR, ALCOHOL AND THE HOLIDAYS We talk about how we deal with extra temptations and indulgences in the holidays. We talk about abstaining, minimizing, and picking healthier options and how you can change between these choices throughout the season! We also discuss the benefits of focusing on making connections and being close with family and friends throughout the season...and why that can be better for your health than choosing stricter lifestyle choices.

Choffee Recipe

 

ENERGY ROBBERS DURING THE HOLIDAYS We talk about common energy robbers present at all times but often get worse with the holidays with visiting family, setting traditions, and your own obligations.  We talk about identifying, eliminating, and modifying energy robbers. We also talking about taking time to do these activities and then checking in with yourself over the course of the holidays (or in general). Brittany additionally discusses setting boundaries and sticking to them.

 

THE ART OF PAMPERINGWe get into how we feel about the importance of taking care of yourself and setting aside time to pamper yourself silly.  We talk about the health benefits of this as well as how recharging it can be so that we can be our best for the loved ones in our lives. We share our favorite pampering activities, such as spa days (like this bentonite clay mask and revitalizing scalp treatments), dinners out, and curling up by a heat source with a book.

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#37: Thanksgiving, Eye Health, Composting, and Sleeping Pills
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#37: Thanksgiving, Eye Health, Composting, and Sleeping Pills

UPDATESBrittany talks all about her Local Eats Project and how she’s going to be posting one recipe per month made out of local foods; she asks everyone who wants to join her to do so!Use the hashtag #localeatsproject on social media to follow along.

Megan of GingerNewtrition and Alex have released the new version of the Toxic Home Makeover, along with an 8 week video mini-course that helps you implement all of these changes in a methodical and stress-free manner. Grab your guide and join us over on our Instagram accounts (digprimal and gingernewtrition) for the 30 day Toxic Home Makeover Challenge that we’re posting on every single day in the month of November.

 

EYE HEALTH QUESTION “Hi ladies! I’d love to hear your thoughts on how to maintain good eye health. I’m 28 years old but after my son was born last year my vision drastically took a nosedive. Even the optometrist is quite surprised. Even if I can’t reverse the damage already done, I would love to know what vitamins and minerals go into maintaining as good of eye health as possible. Thanks!” - Caitlin

-We answered by addressing nutritional options to focus on, such as omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins C and E, zinc, and vitamin A. We also discuss good eye hygiene with glasses and contact lenses and then dig deep into getting eye exercises to give our peepers a break from the constant screen time we expose ourselves to.

 

COMPOSTINGWe get into the details behind all the different ways you can compost. We discuss everything from working with your local farmers market to keeping earthworms in your kitchen to building your own compost in your backyard! It’s easier than you think and can be helpful in cutting down on the waste you throw away.

Find the best composting system for you. Brittany’s article explains all the options: Composting: The Whys and the Hows.

 

SLEEPING PILLS We discuss why so many people are dependent on sleeping pills, including sleep disorders, sleep hygiene problems, and lifestyle considerations.  We then talk about natural sleep aid options such as melatonin, valerian root, chamomile, essential oils, magnesium oil, epsom salt/bentonite clay baths.

This episode is sponsored by Wild Zora Meat and Veggie Bars. Alex and I are always looking for nutrient-rich, real food snacks we can enjoy on the go. So we’re thrilled to have Wild Zora as an official sponsor of the podcast. A complete and balanced snack is more than just meat, Wild Zora Meat and Veggie Bars include a balance of grass-fed or naturally raised meats mixed with one serving of certified-organic fruits and veggies. Every bar is super nutrient dense and 100% real food. Go over to WildZora.com to check out all their yummy flavors and stock up on their high-quality snacks.

 

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#36: Trisha Hughes on GAPS Diet, Intuitive Eating and Pretty Food
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#36: Trisha Hughes on GAPS Diet, Intuitive Eating and Pretty Food

INTERVIEWIn this episode Brittany interviews Trisha Hughes. Trisha is the creator behind Eat Your Beets, a website dedicated to wholesome & easy family friendly recipes. She's paired her passion for feeding her family gluten free, nutritious fare while also making sure she keeps a healthy balance with occasional sweet treats.

An avid traveler, she & her husband love taking their 4 children on adventures & believe the best way to truly experience any new place is through their stomachs! She loves the art of storytelling through food and her images have inspired others, creating an opportunity for her to teach food photography through her ebook, Eat Pretty Things, & at her in-person workshops.

 

Trisha and Brittany discuss:

  • Following the GAPS diet to heal eczema for her 1 year old son. He saw results in one week. You can read the full GAPS story here.
  • The intensity of GAPS detoxing and die-off period
  • The challenges of feeding four kids with one on the GAPS diet
  • How to prep travel meals on the GAPS diet - Read her article for more: Tips for Traveling While On GAPS
  • Where to turn to for community support and resources for GAPS diet. See the resources links below and Trisha’s article is a good place to begin too: I Just Started My Child On GAPS. What Should I Expect?
  • Meal Prepping vs. Meal Planning. Trisha offered a wonderful kitchen mantra when planning any meal, “Protein. Vegetable. Vegetable.”
  • Eating intuitively and not subscribing to one specific diet
  • Getting kids involved in cooking. Trisha says, “I’m not the only person eating so why should I be the only one cooking.”
  • Trisha’s kitchen wisdom and handy tips to save time
  • Staying inspired by eating seasonally

Find all of Trisha’s recipes and resources on eatyourbeets.com and connect with her on Instagram and Pinterest.

This episode is sponsored by Wild Zora Meat and Veggie Bars. Alex and I are always looking for nutrient-rich, real food snacks we can enjoy on the go. So we’re thrilled to have Wild Zora as an official sponsor of the podcast. A complete and balanced snack is more than just meat, Wild Zora Meat and Veggie Bars include a balance of grass-fed or naturally raised meats mixed with one serving of certified-organic fruits and veggies. Every bar is super nutrient dense and 100% real food. Go over to WildZora.com to check out all their yummy flavors and stock up on their high-quality snacks.

#35: Safely Stopping Birth Control, Myomas, and Fixing Alignment
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#35: Safely Stopping Birth Control, Myomas, and Fixing Alignment

Show Supporter: Wild Zora Meat & Veggie Bars

Alex and I are always looking for nutrient-rich, real food snacks we can enjoy on the go. So we’re thrilled to have Wild Zora as an official sponsor of the podcast. A complete and balanced snack is more than just meat, Wild Zora Meat and Veggie Bars include a balance of grass-fed or naturally raised meats mixed with one serving of certified-organic fruits and veggies. Every bar is super nutrient dense and 100% real food. Go over to WildZora.com to check out all their yummy flavors and stock up on their high-quality snacks.

On Episode #34, Alex discusses ways to safely stop taking hormonal birth control and ways to restore hormonal cycle health. She also gets into uterine myomas and how to slow down and reverse it's growth. And then she gives simple tips for improving alignment and posture in daily life.

Go to DigPrimal.com and SparkleKitchen.com for the show notes and all links discussed in the show.

#34: Bacon Drama, Gluten Free Bread and Other Podcasts
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#34: Bacon Drama, Gluten Free Bread and Other Podcasts

Show Supporter: Wild Zora Meat & Veggie Bars Alex and I are always looking for nutrient-rich, real food snacks we can enjoy on the go. So we’re thrilled to have Wild Zora as an official sponsor of the podcast. A complete and balanced snack is more than just meat, Wild Zora Meat and Veggie Bars include a balance of grass-fed or naturally raised meats mixed with one serving of certified-organic fruits and veggies. Every bar is super nutrient dense and 100% real food. Go over to WildZora.com to check out all their yummy flavors and stock up on their high-quality snacks.

On Episode #34, Alex and Brittany share their thoughts on the latest news that the World Health Organization has declared bacon and other processed meats as carcinogenic foods. Until further notice, they are still eating bacon.

Gluten-free bread is also discussed and why there are better food options like high-carb vegetables to eat in their place.

Alex and Brittany then share all the podcasts they love and provide a list in the show notes on DigPrimal.com and SparkleKitchen.com.

#33: Cold and Flu Remedies, Hand Sanitizer, and Egg Alternatives
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#33: Cold and Flu Remedies, Hand Sanitizer, and Egg Alternatives

On this show Alex and Brittany cover all thing cold and flu, from prevention to natural remedies you can use at home. We talk neti pots, medicinal herbs, which teas to drink and how to help you decongest and decrease the length of your symptoms. At the end, Brittany offers three alternatives for eggs since so many people are sensitive to them. You'll be surprised how easy it is to create! 

#32: Reversing Rheumatoid Arthritis on the Autoimmune Protocol Diet with Eileen Laird
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#32: Reversing Rheumatoid Arthritis on the Autoimmune Protocol Diet with Eileen Laird

Brittany interviews special guest, Eileen Laird. Eileen uses the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet and lifestyle to manage rheumatoid arthritis and shares an array of resources on her popular blog, Phoenix Helix. She explains the AIP diet, how lifestyle plays a major role, how to go about reintroducing foods and the difference between reversing and curing an autoimmune disease. 

#31: Neti Pots, Prenatal Multivitamins, and Losing the Last 5 Pounds
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#31: Neti Pots, Prenatal Multivitamins, and Losing the Last 5 Pounds

Alex confirms that Neti Pots are actually effective in reducing mucus and can shorten a cold. In this episode we also discuss choosing the right multivitamin for prenatal care and why Alex chose Nutreince. Brittany dives into the argument against losing the last 5 pounds and accepting your body's natural weight.  

More detailed show notes can be found on SparkleKitchen.com and DigPrimal.com.

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#30: Vitamin D Supplements, Magnesium Oil, and Listening to Your Body
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#30: Vitamin D Supplements, Magnesium Oil, and Listening to Your Body

Which Vitamin D supplements are best, how do you take them and when is the best time to take them? Alex and Brittany answer these questions along with explaining magnesium's link to decreased stress and listening to your body for better health. 

#29: Is Dairy Worth Eating? Is Raw Milk Safe? And Living in Rural Areas
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#29: Is Dairy Worth Eating? Is Raw Milk Safe? And Living in Rural Areas

Why is dairy on the “bad” food list? Alex and Brittany explain that dairy is healthy for people that tolerate it and they also discuss the benefits of raw dairy too. Then they provide resources for finding quality food in rural areas. 

#28: The Alternative Medicine Controversy, Interpreting Studies, and Preserving Vegetables
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#28: The Alternative Medicine Controversy, Interpreting Studies, and Preserving Vegetables

 

The controversies show. Alex and Brittany debate the controversies in alternative medicine and why the media misinterprets scientific studies. We share how to decipher these studies for yourself. Then we give our best tips for preserving vegetables. Learn how to eat the best tasting tomatoes this winter!  

#27: Hormonal and Adrenal Health Q&A with Megan Rand
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#27: Hormonal and Adrenal Health Q&A with Megan Rand

This episode is a knowledge-packed Q&A with our friend, Megan Rand from GingerNewtrition. She coveres everything hormonally and adrenally related including endometriosis, skin issues and progesterone balancing. 

#26: Food Allergy Remedies, Multivitamins and Filtered Water
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#26: Food Allergy Remedies, Multivitamins and Filtered Water

 

Is there a remedy for food allergies? Alex and Brittany discuss a new therapy option for sufferers. Then they define the whys and why nots of taking daily multivitamins. Brittany also discusses the many options of filtered water and how to choose the best one for you. 

#25: Workout Recovery and Buying Natural Beauty Brands
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#25: Workout Recovery and Buying Natural Beauty Brands

 

Alex and Brittany go into the nitty gritty of workout recovery, pre- and post-workout meals and how to choose the right exercise. Then we discuss our daily skin care routines and our go-to beauty products. 

#24: Significant Other Eating Styles & Finding a Yoga Practice
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#24: Significant Other Eating Styles & Finding a Yoga Practice

Alex and Brittany discuss how to live and thrive with significant others who eat differently from you. Then Brittany descibes a variety of yoga styles and how they're used for health purposes. Find a list of yoga resources in the show notes. 

#23: Ayurvedic Diet, Paperless Products, and Prebiotics
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#23: Ayurvedic Diet, Paperless Products, and Prebiotics

 

Alex and Brittany share how far to take the ayurvedic diet concepts and they explain why prebiotics are just as important as probiotics. They aslo get into whether or not there is BPA in toilet paper and provide options for going paperless. 

#22: Coconut Bliss, Healing Clay, and Plastic Exposure
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#22: Coconut Bliss, Healing Clay, and Plastic Exposure

 

Ice cream giveaway! We partner with Coconut Bliss Ice Cream on a special giveaway. Alex explains how to use clay for skin detox and cleaning pores, then cautions against ingesting it. Brittany describes 3 harzardous chemicals found in plastics and we both give tips on alternatives and how to avoid them. 

#21: Body Love, GMOs, Food Labeling, and Cold Brew Teas
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#21: Body Love, GMOs, Food Labeling, and Cold Brew Teas

 

Since its bikini season, Alex and Brittany dive into body image and showing respect for your body. Then it gets political discussing the pros and cons of GMOs and the importance of tranparency on food labels. Alex also explains the benefits of cold brewing tea and offers great combinations for flavor and health boosts. 

#20: Potatoes, Rice, Travel Beauty and Barefoot Walking
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#20: Potatoes, Rice, Travel Beauty and Barefoot Walking

 

Alex and Brittany talk potatoes, rice, legumes and dairy and why these foods are on some peoples avoidance lists. Then we share how we approach beauty when traveling and also discuss the right approach to the difficult transition to minimal shoes.

#19: Shakeology, Spirulina, Constipation, and Long Work Hours
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#19: Shakeology, Spirulina, Constipation, and Long Work Hours

 

Alex and Brittany answer listener questions, giving advice on protein powders/shakes, relieving constipation and working long hours without natural sunlight. Then they fail at pronouncing spirulina but still give it a thumbs up as a good source of nutrients. 

#18: Child Psychology, Parent Behavior Training, and Taste Psychology with Dr. Andrew Sweeney
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#18: Child Psychology, Parent Behavior Training, and Taste Psychology with Dr. Andrew Sweeney

 

Guest interview with Dr. Andrew Sweeney, licensed Clinical Psychologist. We get into child psychology, the benefits of a therapy dog and advice on how to get kids to eat more vegetables. 

#17: Natural Movement for Babies, Physical Therapy, and Yoga with Jennifer Cohen
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#17: Natural Movement for Babies, Physical Therapy, and Yoga with Jennifer Cohen

 

Special guest episode with Jennifer Cohen, Pediatric Physical Therapist and Children’s Yoga Teacher. Alex and Brittany interview Jennifer on proper natural movement for babies, and all the benefits and challenges of teaching yoga to kids. 

#16: Anemia, Non-Toxic Cleaning Products, and Natural Hydration
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#16: Anemia, Non-Toxic Cleaning Products, and Natural Hydration

Learn about anemia fighting foods, and what to do if you are low in iron. Alex and Brittany share their DIY cleaning products recipes and also discuss tips for the best ways to stay hydrated. 

#15: Multiple Sclerosis, Food, and Athletic Performance with Kelsey Albers
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#15: Multiple Sclerosis, Food, and Athletic Performance with Kelsey Albers

 

We interview Kelsey Albers on her struggles with MS and managing the disease with diet and lifestyle. She also shares recommendations on fueling for athletic performance and working with clients to reach their optimal health. 

#14: Anxiety, Depression, and Brain Health with Nicholas Hundley
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#14: Anxiety, Depression, and Brain Health with Nicholas Hundley

 

Special interview with Nicholas Hundley, MS, CNS on the link between diet and brain health. He also expands into how sleep, fitness and overall lifestyle affect your brain function and how you can improve it. 

#13: Feminine Products, Cramps, Bras, and Lotion
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#13: Feminine Products, Cramps, Bras, and Lotion

 

In this girly show, we tackle periods, how to alleviate cramps and our views on feminine products. We also discuss the benefits of going bra-less and Alex shares a recipe for DIY lotion.

#12: Sunscreen, Smoothies & Juices, and Choosing Diets
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#12: Sunscreen, Smoothies & Juices, and Choosing Diets

 

It's the summer show! Alex and Brittany talk all things sun protection and preferred sunscreens. Then they dig into the smoothie and juicing controversy and share how to find the right diet. 

#11: Fish Oil, White Rice vs. Brown Rice, Potato Starch as Beauty Product
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#11: Fish Oil, White Rice vs. Brown Rice, Potato Starch as Beauty Product

 

Find out why Brittany and Alex choose fish over fish oil supplements and listen to an interview with Archie Welch of Corganic discussing the benefits of Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil. They give reasons for eating white rice over brown rice and then Alex shares three ways to use potato starch as beauty products.

#10: Detoxing with Megan Rand of Ginger Newtrition
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#10: Detoxing with Megan Rand of Ginger Newtrition

 

Alex and Brittany interview Ginger Newtrition's Megan Rand about all things healthy body detoxing. She goes into combining elimination diet with detox interventions, how to diagnose detoxification issues and creating customizable plans. 

#9: The Fat & Oil Debate and Organization for Stress Management
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#9: The Fat & Oil Debate and Organization for Stress Management

 

How to choose what fats and oils are healthiest to eat and cook with. Then Alex & Brittany discuss how organization can aid in stress reduction. 

#8: Elimination Diet, Natural Movement, Exercise, and Breakfast Foods
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#8: Elimination Diet, Natural Movement, Exercise, and Breakfast Foods

All the explanations of elimination diets and why to do one, then Alex and Brittany give tips on including natural movement throughout your day and how to eat vegetables for breakfast. 

#7: Stress Management, Adrenal Fatigue, Cooking Fats and Henna
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2017-10-07 11:04:34 UTC 50:26
#7: Stress Management, Adrenal Fatigue, Cooking Fats and Henna

Learn to incorporate mental health practices into your days with tips from Alex and Brittany.

#6: Sleep Hygiene, Dealing with Doctors, and Dairy Substitutions
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#6: Sleep Hygiene, Dealing with Doctors, and Dairy Substitutions

Learn how to improve your sleep quality with fewer electronics and Alex and Brittany share preparation steps for productive doctor visits.

#5: Nutrient Boot Camp, Travel Foods, and Fighting the Flu
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#5: Nutrient Boot Camp, Travel Foods, and Fighting the Flu

Alex shows how to eat more with Nutrient Boot Camp then Brittany and Alex list their favorite travel tips and discuss natural remedies for the flu. 

#4: Liver, Eating Out, and Dinner Parties
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#4: Liver, Eating Out, and Dinner Parties

Get past the ick factor and eat some liver to boost your energy and health. Alex and Brittany also give tips for eating out and what to bring to dinner parties. 

#3: Body Alignment, Natural Movement, Changing Food Preferences, and Going Nutty Over Nuts
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2017-10-07 11:04:34 UTC 01:02:52
#3: Body Alignment, Natural Movement, Changing Food Preferences, and Going Nutty Over Nuts

Hear about how to set up your home offices for less sitting, get more movement into our days and how to let go of nut addictions. 

#2: What We Eat, Adrenal Fatigue, and Preserving Veggies
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#2: What We Eat, Adrenal Fatigue, and Preserving Veggies

Alex and Brittany share all about their diets, give an overview of adrenal fatigue and provide tips on preserving vegetables to get the most for your money.

#1: Meeting Your Hosts, Emotional Eating, Dry Skin, and Kelp Noodles
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2017-10-07 11:04:34 UTC 01:04:17
#1: Meeting Your Hosts, Emotional Eating, Dry Skin, and Kelp Noodles

Learn about Alex and Brittany and why they’re starting a podcast. They list ways of letting go of emotional eating and beating dry skin.