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Dr. Meghan Birt: Chiropractor | Health coach | Real Foodie | Blogger

Just Enjoy Health Podcast is a bi-monthly podcast hosted by Dr. Meghan Birt who is a chiropractor, health coach, real foodie and blogger. Join Dr. Meghan as she takes you through her own health journey, what she’s learning and how you can apply this knowledge in your life. While on the journey Dr. Meghan will share through solo episodes and guest interviews on topics of health, nutrition, healing, exercise, faith, self-care and truly loving and appreciating the body God gave you. Truth is shared and a healthy lifestyle is within your reach.

Episodes

JEH #43: My Top 3 Tips for Better Sleep
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 14:43
JEH #43: My Top 3 Tips for Better Sleep

We all know we need sleep, probably more than we are getting. But guess what? We often don't spend enough time prioritizing it or let sleep haphazardly happen (or not happen).

 

I've been there for sure! But guess what? On average we need 7-9 hours of sleep per night. And if we get that amount of sleep we are more productive. Burning the candle at both ends doesn't actually work. You can be more productive when you sleep more, pretty awesome, right?

 

In this episode you'll learn my three tips for getting better sleep and how to take action on them today!

JEH #42: Grace Over Guilt Exercise with Robin Long
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 41:43
JEH #42: Grace Over Guilt Exercise with Robin Long

In this week's episode, I talk with Robin Long of The Balanced Life. Robin is an amazing mentor and teacher of exercise and showing mamas like you how to live with grace over guilt.

 

Tune in to hear what tips Robin has to fit those workouts in during the day and what she also needs to start working on!

JEH #41: Join the Simplify Your Health Challenge
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 12:18
JEH #41: Join the Simplify Your Health Challenge

Welcome to Season 3 of the Just Enjoy Health podcast!

 

I am so excited to be back with you this week, especially because today starts the Simplify Your Health Challenge!

 

In this episode, I am dishing out all the details on the upcoming Simplify Your Health Challenge. A 30 day challenge specifically created to help busy, overwhelmed women like you take baby steps each day to take better care of yourselves.

 

Wherever you are on your journey to health, consistent, small changes will turn this short term challenge into a long term lifestyle.

 

It is my hope that this challenge encourages you and helps you prioritize your health. You DO have the ability to make healthy living happen!

JEH #40: Ask Dr. Meghan with Phillip Birt
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 31:31
JEH #40: Ask Dr. Meghan with Phillip Birt

Welcome to the final episode in Season 2! I'm closing out the season with a fun returning guest...my hubby, Phil! In this episode we will be discussing backup meals, date night activities, how to get a husband on board with healthy living, how wives can encourage their husbands, and budgeting. I hope you enjoy and we will see you back in September for the start of Season 3!

JEH#39: Exercise Intensity and Frequency for Health
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 33:15
JEH#39: Exercise Intensity and Frequency for Health

Exercise intensity and frequency is something that can be debated.  How much exercise is too much? How intense should your workout be? My answer is something that might make some of you really happy (or maybe not so happy!)

 

I think exercise and moving your body is very important, but there is such thing as too much exercise.  I believe the majority of the fitness industry is making us think we should be working out a lot more than we actually should.

 

In this episode I am dishing out 10 tips to help you figure out an exercise regimen that works best for your body, and how to know if you are OVER training and what to do about it.

 

When you are exercising, it's not just about the moves or the reps that you are doing DURING the workout. It is also about the recovery AFTERWARD. When you workout for an hour each day, you are doing so much more damage to your body when you don't recover.

JEH #38: Why You Can't Live a Truly Non-Toxic Lifestyle
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 24:06
JEH #38: Why You Can't Live a Truly Non-Toxic Lifestyle

Something you may find surprising is I don't actually believe we can live a TRULY non-toxic lifestyle.

 

Ottava and I were going to eat breakfast on our patio one beautiful morning and that's when it hit me. The smell of dryer sheets. The smell of toxins! Toxins I didn't ask for...

 

This event inspired me to do a Facebook Live in my group, as well as this podcast episode all about taking intentional steps to reduce toxic exposure.

JEH #37: Ask Dr. Meghan
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 19:53
JEH #37: Ask Dr. Meghan

Welcome back to Ask Dr. Meghan! You guys are submitting such amazing questions through email and the facebook group! In today's episode I'm going to be answering questions about what brand of activated charcoal I use, my honest thoughts on antibiotics, and tips for dealing with Candida.

JEH #36: Balancing your Emotions Naturally
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 40:39
JEH #36: Balancing your Emotions Naturally

Emotions. We all have them, and sometimes they get the best of us. They range from a moment of frustration all the way to an emotional pattern of feeling anxious and frazzled all the time.

 

I've been there. You've been there. We've all been there!

 

In this episode I discuss a broad overview of different strategies for supporting your emotions from a natural perspective.

 

Even though emotions aren't openly talked about, it is OKAY if you're not feeling your best or you don't have it all together. (We are not immune from experiencing emotions or feeling unbalanced with them!)

 

I could spend hours digging into supporting your emotions naturally, but because I love this topic so much, this episode is already longer than normal. I hope you enjoy!

JEH #35: Prepping your Home for Healthy Eating
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 19:20
JEH #35: Prepping your Home for Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is something that can be super challenging in our busy world, and I've often talked about how hard it can be on this podcast.

 

Actually, the majority of my podcasts are centered around how to eat healthy or healthy meal planning!

 

In this episode I am digging in and sharing all my best tips to help you prepare your home and kitchen for eating healthy.

 

I created this podcast because I want you to feel like your home is a place where you can fuel your body well, eating foods you enjoy that are full of nutrients, and free of the temptation of gluten or sugar (because we all know those leave us feeling less than our best!)

JEH #34: The Benefits & How-To of Intermittent Fasting
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 28:13
JEH #34: The Benefits & How-To of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting (or ditching breakfast as I call it!) is a hot topic right now. There's a lot of research behind the idea and I'll be the first to admit it can be a bit detailed and overwhelming to know where to start.

 

In this podcast I break down intermittent fasting into the simplest way I can. I go through the benefits of intermittent fasting, the downsides, and who should (and shouldn't) try intermittent fasting.

JEH #33: Why I Feed My Baby Grain-Free & Where to Start with Yours
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 37:14
JEH #33: Why I Feed My Baby Grain-Free & Where to Start with Yours

Since I had Ottava Ella I've gotten a lot of questions about what I feed her and what my baby feeding philosophy is. Aside from questions about her actual birth, these are the most common ones! This episode is a pretty organic conversation about why we choose to feed Ottava grain-free and some of the thoughts I had when deciding what to feed her, and when.

JEH #32: All About Tongue & Lip Ties
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 47:34
JEH #32: All About Tongue & Lip Ties

This is a topic that is a little more out of the ordinary for the podcast. It is not going to be relevant to all of you, but I think it's going to be an episode that is shared a lot because it covers a topic that isn't talked about enough. When I did a quick search on other tongue and lip tie podcasts, there are a few - but how about we throw one more in the mix?!

JEH #31: Ask Dr. Meghan
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 18:49
JEH #31: Ask Dr. Meghan

This is the second installment of my new podcast segment "Ask. Dr. Meghan" and I am loving answering your questions about simplifying healthy living.

 

I think it's such a fun and personal way to connect with you, my loyal, wonderful listeners, and continue providing the kind of content that you want to hear.

 

In today's episode, here are the questions that I'll be answering and unpacking:

 

  1. "Do I have to worry about Fluoride in Kombucha?" - Betty

  2. "What is in my version of a healthy first aid kit?" - Diane

  3. "Did you eat grain free during pregnancy? I've heard a keto diet isn't safe for pregnancy, but not sure if that's based on any research." - Julie

 

If you're curious to know the answers to these questions, be sure to tune into this week's episode!

JEH #30: How to Eat Healthy & Intuitively
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 27:28
JEH #30: How to Eat Healthy & Intuitively

In this episode you're going to hear me address the issue of learning to eat intuitively while still making sure to eat and live healthy.

 

This is something I struggled with for a long time. I didn't want to follow a set of rules, instead wanting to trust my body to tell me what foods I needed.

 

But, when I let up on the rules I would go wild and crazy with falling off the bandwagon and eating lots of sugar and overall way too much food. It was SUCH a struggle (and I'm guessing I'm not the only one who struggles with that, right?!)

 

Tune in to hear me answer these four main questions:

 

1. How do you love your body and eat intuitively without compromising your health?

 

2. How do you eat healthy when you don't follow a set of rules?

 

3. What is the key to eating healthy and not falling off the "bandwagon?"

 

4. What if you're struggling to see changes and intuitively eating seems like it's not for you?

JEH #29: How to Eat Grain-Free in the Real World
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 34:52
JEH #29: How to Eat Grain-Free in the Real World

Recently I received this question from a reader: "How do I eat grain-free in the real world?" Honestly this is such a common struggle, and one that I myself used to have as well!

 

Years later, I don't remember as clearly what it was like to navigate my way through the world of grain-free living, but in this episode I walk through what that journey looked like and how you can navigate that journey for yourself.

 

The reality is that, in a world where there is grain, sugar, and more grain around every. single. corner. it can feel downright impossible to eat a healthy, grain-free diet.

 

In this episode I hope you'll find both encouragement and resources to help make it possible for you!

JEH #28: Ask Dr. Meghan
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 22:03
JEH #28: Ask Dr. Meghan

In this first episode of my new series "Ask Dr. Meghan" I'm tackling questions submitted by listeners just like you, who want to know things like:

 

  • What are your go-to snacks?
  • What probiotic do you recommend?
  • What brand of raw honey do you love?

 

......and many more! Be sure to tune in, and submit your questions by emailing me at drmeghan@meghanbirt.com.

JEH #27: What is Food Freedom and How To Be Free
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 30:34
JEH #27: What is Food Freedom and How To Be Free

In this episode I'm sharing all about what exactly food freedom is and how to experience it for yourself. You'll hear me share about the personal challenges I overcame with food and the book that has helped me tremendously in understanding freedom more fully and how to apply it to how we approach and think about nourishing our bodies.

JEH #26: How to Focus on Your Adrenal Health
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 34:38
JEH #26: How to Focus on Your Adrenal Health

Let's talk adrenal fatigue because there's a chance it is something you deal with. It's estimated that 80% of people worldwide suffer from adrenal fatigue.

Adrenal fatigue is when your adrenal glands can't make cortisol in the right amounts, at the right times, in response to stress.

So what are these adrenal glands anyway? I'm sure you've heard of adrenal fatigue or even adrenal supplements. But I don't see the adrenal glands defined much.

The adrenal glands are two thumb-sized organs that sit right above your kidneys. They are part of the endocrine system, which is your hormone system.

They play a part in producing over 50 hormones that are essential for your body to function well.

Because your adrenal glands produce your stress hormones, they can be overworked and become fatigued, which causes a host of symptoms.

In this episode you will learn the symptoms of adrenal fatigue as well as my top ten tips on how to support your adrenal glands and start the process of healing.

Sponsor Spotlight: Young Living Essential Oils

In this episode I talk about which essential oils I use in supporting the adrenal glands and endocrine system.

Although I don't get into too much detail in the episode, it shows you the diverse uses that essential oils have. They are a tool in my healthy living toolbox and I believe they should be in yours too!

If you haven't already started using essential oils, you can learn how to get your starter kit here.

Thank you for listening to the Just Enjoy Health Podcast. I hope you are learning a lot and filling your toolbox full of healthy tools. You can help other women find the podcast and never miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes and leaving a review or rating the podcast.

Feel free to reach out to me with questions, comments, or thoughts. You can email me at drmeghan@meghanbirt.com or find me on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

You can also keep up to date on all the latest podcast episodes, blog posts, tips, and exclusive info by subscribing to my mailing list.

PS: Don’t forget to come join us in the Just Enjoy Health Facebook Community!

JEH #25: Why You Need to Create Your Healthy Living Toolbox
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 25:42
JEH #25: Why You Need to Create Your Healthy Living Toolbox

I spent a lot of my pregnancy with Ottava figuring out what my business was going to look like once I finally had her and came back from maternity leave. I wanted to really showcase my knowledge but share it in a way that made sense and helped a lot of women.

Over the course of almost a year I came up with what I thought summed up my message and simplified it down into a workbook I believe anyone can benefit from - my Healthy Living Toolbox!

In this episode you're going to hear all about my Healthy Living Toolbox and the 12 tools you need to know about and start focusing on in your health.

Now, I know 12 may sound like a lot, but trust me - this workbook is a comprehensive guide designed to help you learn about these tools and break them down into meaningful and doable goals.

At the end of the episode I share a special I'm running on The Healthy Living Toolbox workbook that will only last May 2-9, 2017 so don't miss it! I want you to be able to get your hands on this resource so you can start changing your health habits and experiencing the benefits today.

Just click here to access this limited time only offer.

 

 

Thank you for listening to the Just Enjoy Health Podcast. I hope you are learning a lot and filling your toolbox full of healthy tools. You can help other women find the podcast and never miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes and leaving a review or rating the podcast.

Feel free to reach out to me with questions, comments, or thoughts. You can email me at drmeghan@meghanbirt.com or find me on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

You can also keep up to date on all the latest podcast episodes, blog posts, tips, and exclusive info by subscribing to my mailing list.

PS: Don’t forget to come join us in the Just Enjoy Health Facebook Community!

JEH #24: Why You Need Safer Skincare and Makeup
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 28:38
JEH #24: Why You Need Safer Skincare and Makeup

Safe skincare and better beauty is something you've heard me talk a lot about, and now I have a podcast resource for you to listen to all about how to choose better skincare and beauty products to improve overall health!

If you've been around for any length of time, you'll know am a total lover of Beautycounter. In fact, I love the company so much I decided to join them a few years ago to educate others on the importance of choosing better and sharing products I believe are truly amazing!

Since joining forces with Beautycounter I've grown to love the company and products more every day, but I've also recognized a need for more resources to help you learn more about safer skincare and beauty, why in the world you would want to replace your current products, and how to actually walk through the process of replacing them. It can be a big task finding products that you love that are also safer.

Although I talk a lot about Beautycounter in this episode, there are other safe skincare companies who are also making safe products (I just don't know and use them, and will only recommend things I use and love!)

One primary thing I hope you'll take away from this episode is to keep an eye out for greenwashing. Basically what that means is conventional companies claiming their products are "all natural" or "cruelty free" or "eco-friendly" (which truthfully, doesn't really mean much!)

You want to do your research with each company and product you're considering using and make sure they are testing their products and banning many of the toxic chemicals found in the vast majority of beauty products on the market.

Beautycounter is a company with that adheres to very high standards - standards that aim to keep you, the consumer, as safe and healthy as possible.

As you do your research and begin your process of swapping out your conventional products with better, healthier options, feel free to reach out to me with questions or for some personalized recommendations based on your body and skin type. I'd love to help!

Also, don't miss out on my new Safe Skincare Series that I mentioned in this episode. It's a detailed email series where you will learn SO much about the ingredients you want to avoid, the products I love, and even my own personal skincare and makeup routines!

Last but not least, this week (April 25th-May 2nd, 2017) you can snag a FREE Lip Sheer of your choice of color with any Beautycounter order of $125+.

All you have to do is forward a copy of your emailed order confirmation to me at drmeghan@meghanbirt.com along with your choice of Lip Sheer color, and I will get your gift sent out to you at the beginning of May!

Thank you for listening to the Just Enjoy Health Podcast. I hope you are learning a lot and filling your toolbox full of healthy tools. You can help other women find the podcast and never miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes and leaving a review or rating the podcast.

Feel free to reach out to me with questions, comments, or thoughts. You can email me at drmeghan@meghanbirt.com or find me on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

You can also keep up to date on all the latest podcast episodes, blog posts, tips, and exclusive info by subscribing to my mailing list.

PS: Don't forget to come join us in the Just Enjoy Health Facebook Community!

JEH #23: Healthy Eating is Hard, and it's OK!
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 31:55
JEH #23: Healthy Eating is Hard, and it's OK!

This episode has been sponsored by Ancient Nutrition's Bone Broth Protein, a breakthrough in protein supplementation that delivers the benefits of homemade bone broth in a convenient, easy-to-mix form.

Healthy eating can be hard, and it's ok. Yep, I said it. It's ok that some days are really hard! It's ok that you devote time and mental energy to eating well. I've been doing this for years and some days are still hard. But, it does get easier, I promise you that!

It takes less energy and it becomes part of your life. It actually becomes a habit. We live in a fast food world and a society where information is at our finger tips immediately. Somehow we feel we should be able to eat healthy and have it be that quick and easy too. 

Do you feel like healthy eating should be easy all the time? That being healthy shouldn't require work? I've been there. Years ago I had this mindset. And it was so bad that I walked around feeling constantly deprived, addicted to sugar, and completely unhappy with how I was eating.

I felt that everyone got to eat better than I did - like they got to eat all the donuts, cookies, and candy. It was exhausting and I was bound by diet rules and trying to be perfect. I was struggling so much I actually craved foods I didn't even like just because I was exhausted from trying to control my "perfect" diet. 

But this podcast isn't about being overwhelmed by more rigid food rules. It’s actually meant to combat them and throw out the notion that you have to eat perfectly, and do so all the time. It's not about trying to follow the rules or a 30 day plan perfectly.

It's about listening to your body and looking at it as a lifestyle choice. Guess what? You GET to eat healthy. Yep, you GET to choose each day to fuel your body well. You will often hear me talk about the difference between I "have to" and I "get to" - it's a huge mindset shift I want you to grasp.

In this episode, I'll also talk about why fake foods are so incredibly addictive and how they are designed to lure you in every. single. time. It's what food scientists do for a living. They try and create foods that get you hooked so you'll keep buying them. You can't blame yourself for craving that Oreo or your favorite candy bar. But you can work to beat the cravings and fulfill them in different, healthier ways. (PS: That's why I love healthy desserts so much!)

Remember this: it doesn't have to be all or nothing when it comes to your health! Our bodies are forgiving. You will learn, grow, make changes, and eventually be walking in food freedom. That's my hope for you - that you feel a sense of freedom in your food choices, and wildly abundant health.  

Sponsor Spotlight: Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein

Bone broth may be the “hottest trend in health” today, even though it is centuries old. In fact, just about every culture throughout history has used a form of bone broth to support overall health, including supporting a healthy immune system.†

For as long as humans have been cooking food over fire, bone broth—the simmering stock of bones from fish, beef, chicken, turkey and other animals that are typically discarded—has been a daily part of life, celebrated by cultures around the world. Not only does bone broth add depth of flavor to recipes and meals, it also imparts significant and broad health benefits that are now capturing the attention of millions. 

Dairy free, soy free, grain free and gluten free, this amazing supplement helps support healthy skin and aging, healthy energy levels and a healthy metabolism. Check out more and order some for yourself here

Thank you for listening to the Just Enjoy Health Podcast. I hope you are learning a lot and filling your toolbox full of healthy tools. You can help other women find the podcast and never miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes and leaving a review or rating the podcast. 

Feel free to reach out to me with questions, comments, or thoughts. You can email me at drmeghan@meghanbirt.com or find me on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Keep up to date on all the latest blogposts, tips, and exclusive info by subscribing to my mailing list. 

PS: Don't forget to come join us in the Just Enjoy Health Facebook Community!

JEH #22: My Breech Gentle C-Section Birth Story
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 56:20
JEH #22: My Breech Gentle C-Section Birth Story

This episode has been sponsored by Beautycounter, whose mission (and mine too!) is to get safer beauty and personal care products into the hands of everyone. I know many pregnant women will be tuning into this episode as it is birth-related, and I also know that choosing safer products is something we tend to think about during pregnancy. Lucky for you, I've taken all the guesswork out of choosing better personal care products! For better safety and performance, I recommend choosing Beautycounter.

I am a total sucker for a good birth story. I used to read birth stories like crazy, yet ironically, I didn't during my pregnancy! Today I get to share with you the audio version of Ottava's birth story - my (our) breech, gentle, family-centered cesarean (c-section). Do you think I could have made that title any longer?!

It's our homebirth turned cesarean story, and it's one of beauty, because her birth was just that...beautiful. Through all of the changes to our desired birth, encouraging her (like a crazy person!) to flip from breech, we still made it a beautiful birth and fought for the best and healthiest birth possible for our little girl. 

You may be wondering why I waited until her first birthday to get this podcast taped. The short version is, I just wasn't ready. I know I typed up her birth story a month after she was born. At that point I felt called to write it out, and typing it flowed out of me with ease. But saying it out loud and actually taping it was a big step for me.

Plus, this podcast didn't actually re-launch until January, so that's another reason. I didn't have to tape it until now ;)

In this episode you'll hear Ottava's full birth story. As I got done with it I remembered missing a few points or a few of my thoughts. I trust it is taped and presented the way God wanted it to be said. And I have to say, although I'm a little nervous to push publish, I really hope our story will bless you!

  

Links + Resources

 

Sponsor Spotlight: Beautycounter

Decades of studies indicate that serious health issues (including but not limited to asthma, cancer, and infertility) are on the rise and are due in some part to our ongoing exposure to toxic chemicals—whether it’s in the shower, on our commute, while we eat lunch at a local restaurant, or when we clean our kitchens at home.

Over the past two decades, the European Union has banned more than 1,300 chemicals in the product formulas of personal care products and restricted the levels of over 250 more in such products. The United States has only partially banned 11 to date.

What’s worse is that the Food and Drug Administration (the agency that regulates cosmetics in the United States) allows companies to use chemicals known to be extremely harmful in the products we put on our bodies and on our kids’ bodies every single day, day after day, and to make their own judgments about safety.

IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE.

At Beautycounter, we’re committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what’s required by U.S. law: We’ve banned the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals through our "Never List”—all while ensuring our products perform and that they’re as indulgent as any other luxe shampoo, lipstick, or oil in the market.

IT’S NOT EASY WORK, BUT IT’S WELL WORTH IT.

This is about progress—not perfection. Because every little bit counts.

Shop Beautycounter here!

Thank you for listening to the Just Enjoy Health Podcast. I hope you are learning a lot and filling your toolbox full of healthy tools. You can help other women find the podcast and never miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes and leaving a review or rating the podcast. 

Feel free to reach out to me with questions, comments, or thoughts. You can email me at drmeghan@meghanbirt.com or find me on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Keep up to date on all the latest blogposts, tips, and exclusive info by subscribing to my mailing list. 

PS: Don't forget to come join us in the Just Enjoy Health Facebook Community!

JEH #21 Welcome to Season 2 of the Podcast (Finally)
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JEH #21 Welcome to Season 2 of the Podcast (Finally)

Hello and guess what? The wait is over. Yep, I'm launching the second season of the Just Enjoy Health Podcast and I am so excited that I'm up and running again. 

I took a longer time off than I thought. I wanted to restart the podcast after maternity leave, sometime in June or July. Each month I had too much on my plate and couldn't fit it into my work week. I really wanted to, I missed interviewing guests and missed connecting to you all. 

But today... today is the day I begin season 2. And as much as I'd love the podcast to be super consistent with a weekly release, I'm going to do the un-smart business thing (but the smart family thing) and release the podcast when I can make time for it. I am shooting for 1-2 times per month. If you ever have show topic suggestions, let me know. I definitely want to know what you want to learn and listen to. And even who you want me to interview, let me know some names. 

And now, without any more delaying, Season 2 of the Just Enjoy Podcast. There's a lot more information and updates in the podcast. 

Help Your Husband Get on Board with Healthy Eating: Interviewing My Husband Phil Birt
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2017-09-23 00:39:21 UTC 58:35
Help Your Husband Get on Board with Healthy Eating: Interviewing My Husband Phil Birt

Ladies, I have a fun podcast for you today. I have a lot of podcasts I tell you are one of my favorite but this one has to be my absolute favorite because I got to interview my husband. Yep, we set up the podcast mic and I interviewed him about healthy eating in a professional capacity. We had so much fun and I hope you have fun listening to the podcast!

My husband isn't a chiropractor (it's one of the most common questions I get), he wasn't raised eating all organic foods and definitely didn't eat that way in college (and guess what, neither did I). But this man is 100% on board with healthy eating and healthy living. He is seriously a wealth of knowledge. I joke all the time that Phil could teach seminars on health and still have more to talk about.

The reason I wanted to interview Phil is because this lifestyle is something he adopted when we were dating. And we have learned a lot and changed a lot in our lifestyles together in the almost 5 years we have been married. We continue to learn and grow in health together as a unified team. For that I'm so thankful and it's our heart that you and your husband can be encouraged by this podcast and hopefully start conversations where you can start the process of becoming unified in the health decisions you make for yourselves and your family. We believe it's so important.

One more thing, this is the SEASON 1 FINALE episode of the podcast. It is bittersweet to be done recording podcasts for a while, but I'm excited to start maternity leave. I'm leaving for a few months for good reason. But I will be back and I am thinking some time in June to launch Season 2. Be on the lookout, I will definitely let you know. And in the meantime if you have any topics you want me to record an episode about or guests to interview, let me know. (You can contact me here)

Until next season, enjoy this episode!

JEH #19 Effective, Encouraging Exercise Without the Dread with Suzanne Bowen
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JEH #19 Effective, Encouraging Exercise Without the Dread with Suzanne Bowen

Episode 19 is one of my favorite interviews and podcast episodes! I absolutely adore Suzanne Bowen and have been working out with her online streaming videos for over 2 years now. It is hands down my favorite kind of exercise (and that's including exercise during pregnancy). I had a great time interviewing Suzanne and I am so encouraged by her and her fitness philosophy. This interview has the potential to completely change the way you exercise and think about your body. Her message really is that powerful!

If you're feeling frustrated with your exercise routine, how you are thinking about your body image, or if you think you need to punish yourself in the gym, this podcast can change that! And just in time for the new year! 

Suzanne is doing an amazing giveaway and it's for everyone. Everyone is a winner here. She is giving away a one month membership to SBF streaming workouts for the next 2 weeks (December 30th-January 13th). Get your FREE month here. 

Here's how to find and connect with Suzanne: 

Facebook SBF Be Your Best You Group

Website

Instagram

Suzanne's Bio

Suzanne Bowen put her heart, soul, sweat and more than 16 years of fitness experience and training into SBF (Suzanne Bowen Fitness). SBF is a compilation of all the training she received and all the training she’s given over the years. Suzanne brings the form, focus and precision she learned from the Lotte Berk Method into general fitness with a balanced, full body workout. She is not a yeller. Who really wants to run bleachers or flip tires? SBF is a simple formula encompassing strength, cardio & flexibility in an effective way without the dread factor. Suzanne is on a mission with SBF to help someone build a foundation from which they can become not perfect, but their best, every day.

Under the SBF brand, Suzanne has created BarreAmped, an internationally taught barre technique which has been chosen by Fitness Magazine and Natural Health Magazine as the best of barre workouts in 2014-15. Suzanne is also the creator of numerous top selling fitness DVDs and online streaming barre and cardio classes. Suzanne does extensive training with posture and prenatal specialists, including her friend, Julie Wiebe, PT, to stay up to date on the latest scientific data as it relates to fitness.

JEH #18 Don't Ditch Desserts in Your Healthy Life
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JEH #18 Don't Ditch Desserts in Your Healthy Life

In this episode of the podcast I am covering one of my favorite topics: desserts. They are one of my favorite things. Always have been and I think they always will be. The thing is, the ingredients to my desserts have changed a lot over the years.

I've shared this before on the podcast but I used to struggle a lot with sugar cravings (like all day monster cravings). I know the struggle and how much of a massive fight it is not to give into those cravings and how much energy it takes to fight them. Especially when you know the dangers or side effects of sugar and want to avoid it for your health.

In this episode I share more of my story and how I broke free of the sugar cravings without saying no to tasty treats. I also share how I believe you can use these healthy desserts to break the refined sugar cravings and kick that white and processed sugar to the curb.

I also talk about my new dessert ebook, Just Enjoy Dessert and give you a promo code for 10% off in the podcast. Listen for that exclusive code!

JEH #17: The Benefits of Fermented foods and a Traditional Food Lifestyle with Sarica Cernohous
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JEH #17: The Benefits of Fermented foods and a Traditional Food Lifestyle with Sarica Cernohous

Today's podcast episode is one of my favorites. I love food! How many nutrients are in food, how to get the best deals, and how to make the most of the food you buy. Going back about 100 years brings us to an art of cooking and preserving food we have lost in this country of refrigerators and microwaves. I'm not giving up my fridge, but there's definitely something to the way we used to prepare foods. They contain health giving nutrients, enzymes, probiotics, and more that we lose out on because of our fast-food and fast-paced nation.

I interviewed one of my friends and respected colleagues Sarica Cernohous. She is the Queen of Fermentation as our friend Faith Hill says. We talk about so many things in this episode and it shows in the length of the podcast. It's longer than an hour so you may need to watch this in two or three different chunks. But it is definitely worth listening to the whole interview.

Here are Some of the Topics and Recipes We Talked About
  • What are traditional foods?
  • The safety of fermentation (and it's really safe!)
  • Where to begin with fermentation and how to get your gear
  • What can you ferment and some of Sarica's favorite recipes
  • How long ferments will last in the fridge
  • How to prepare grains appropriately and how I'm going to try adding a grain or two into my diet
Links we talked about in the Podcast

Sarica's Website

The Funky Kitchen Book

Funky Kitchen Program

Cultures for Health: Where to get SCOBY, Kefir Grains, or Yogurt starters (and more)

Yemoos: Where to get SCOBY, Kefir Grains, or Yogurt starters (and more)

  About Sarica Cernohous

Sarica Cernohous, L.Ac., MSTOM, BSBA is a nationally-certified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbal Medicine, practicing Japanesestyle acupuncture. She is the author of The Funky Kitchen: One Soccer Mom's Favorite Traditional Food Techniques and Recipes. Sarica teaches on the importance and the practice of traditional food methods to both the public at large, and to other health care practitioners, notably through here 6-week online training on the basics of traditional food preparation, “Fresh, Fun and Flavorful in The Funky Kitchen.” She is also a coach for Metabolic Balance of Germany and is a chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation. She resides in Flagstaff with her husband and two children. You can learn more about her at her website, naturallylivingtoday.com.

JEH #16 Essential Oils and the Importance of Self Care with Becky Webb
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JEH #16 Essential Oils and the Importance of Self Care with Becky Webb

Today I get to share with you my interview with Becky Webb, she blogs over at Rooted Blessings and is a Young Living Diamond Distributor. Becky was one if my first blogger friends I met (online, we haven't met in person). She is so sweet and I had a blast interviewing her.

Becky is a wife, mom of 3, Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, a DONA-certified Childbirth Doula, a Family Herbalist, and an Aromatherapy Student. She is passionate about natural and alternative healing by God’s greatest gift, His creation. You can follow Becky on  Facebook and Instagram.

Here's what we talked about:

  • Becky shares how she got into natural health (She was pretty much born into it)
  • We talk about Essential Oils (of course) and why Becky loves essential oils so much
  • How Young Living Essential Oils are adaptogenic and therapeutic, and know if the oils you are using now are therapeutic or not
  • How to get started using Essential Oils and which oils are our favorites and how we use them daily
  • How Becky is focusing more on her self-care and how she's working on her own health

Resources from today's episode:

JEH #15 How to Eat Healthy at a Restaurant without Sacrificing Taste and Satisfaction
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JEH #15 How to Eat Healthy at a Restaurant without Sacrificing Taste and Satisfaction

I love eating out at a restaurant. I don't do it often and I really didn't much when I was experiencing all of my digestive symptoms (why pay to go out for a stomach ache?). There are days that I don't want to cook or Phil and I want to go on a date night. Sometimes I want to go and try new foods or a great new farm to table restaurant in town.

When I go out to eat I don't want to sacrifice my health or the satisfaction of a great tasting meal. I have learned over the years how to eat at a restaurant healthy.

You will learn:

  • How to choose a good restaurant
  • How to make modifications to a menu item
  • How to order with healthy substitutions
  • How NOT to make you server upset with your substitutions (I joke, but this can be a fun art to learn)
  • Some examples of how I eat healthy at a restaurant
  Eating Healthy Can be Fun!!

What are some of your favorite things to order at a restaurant? How do you make healthy substitutions?

Go Here to Join the Discussion

JEH #14 Finding Freedom with Food, Intuitive Eating and Falling in Love with your Body with Meg Doll, RHN
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JEH #14 Finding Freedom with Food, Intuitive Eating and Falling in Love with your Body with Meg Doll, RHN

This episode is going to be one you want to listen to over and over again. I interview Meg Doll, RHN and we dig into some deep talk about emotions with food, our relationship with food, finding freedom with food and learning how to love your body. She is a wealth of knowledge and something all of us women need to hear. And often times we need to hear this message on a daily basis.

In this interview you will learn:

  • What is Disordered Eating?
  • How to get over disordered eating and have a healthy relationship with food
  • How to achieve balance with your body and food relationships
  • How to be intuitive with your eating and ditch food rules and things that don't work
  • How we can be healthy and eat intuitively at the same time
  • How to find freedom with food
Learn more about Meg Doll

Website

Instagram

The Nourished Podcast

Quotes

When you are in denial you need to hit that rock bottom and figure it out yourself. Disordered eating means you don't have a healthy relationship with food. Does it stress you out? Always thinking about food? More than likely you will have rules tied to food. This is disordered eating.

 

Sponsor: Beautycounter, Safer and Healthier Make-up and Skin Care  

JEH #13 Consistency is the Key to Change in your Health
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JEH #13 Consistency is the Key to Change in your Health

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This message is really near and dear to my heart. Why? Because I believe that our health is made through consistent choices and healthy habits. We don't build health in sporadic high intensity bursts, that tends to overwhelm us and burn us out. We give up with not much (or anything) having changed.

Consistency. That's where the real fruit comes from.

Consistency builds habits, makes room for any bumps in the road, keeps us moving ahead one step at a time. It leaves room for grace over guilt. 

Listen for much more information about how to build consistency into your healthy lifestyle.

Episode Sponsor: IntelliBED. Save 10% with Discount Code DrMeghanBirt42

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JEH #12 Healthy Food Can be Fun: Encouragement for Diet Discouragement
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JEH #12 Healthy Food Can be Fun: Encouragement for Diet Discouragement

This week's podcast is a mini podcast. It's quick and short in length and is perfect for a little bit of encouragement for your diet. I'm a believer that healthy food can be fun and should be fun. We shouldn't live and struggle with deprivation and starting when eating well. We should take some time and enjoy dessert (healthy desserts) and figure out what foods make us feel satisfied, nourished and fueled all at the same time.

 

-Dr. Meghan

JEH #11 Designing a Purposeful 3P Week
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JEH #11 Designing a Purposeful 3P Week

One of the most important things I do in my week is prepare for the week ahead. It may sound a little bit crazy, but setting aside time and getting purposeful about my schedule and plan helps me have the best week I can and take full advantage of all of the time available to me. When I say take full advantage of my week, I don't mean fill up every minute. I mean to plan out the week to schedule in work, rest and people that matter.

When I plan an evening of rest I make sure to get my rest in my week. When my husband and I plan a date night we actually have a date that week. It also helps me get together with friends I want to stay in community with.

Learn all about my 3P week and get the free download to start planning your week. (Enter your email below to get the free download directly in your inbox. High quality to use it week after week)

If you use the 3P week sheet take a picture and tag it on Instagram under #3pweek This Episodes Sponsor: Beautycounter To Download the 3P Week Planner CLICK HERE 

JEH #10: The Dangers of Sugar and How to Cut out Refined Sugar and Replace it with Unrefined Sweeteners
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JEH #10: The Dangers of Sugar and How to Cut out Refined Sugar and Replace it with Unrefined Sweeteners

Full Show Notes Here

Sugar, the thing we are now told we should avoid. Oh, I get what you’re thinking, how do you do that? And how can something that tastes so good be so bad for you? How do you give it up for a day vs a whole life? Giving up sugar doesn’t mean giving up everything that tastes sweet. There are other things that taste sweet, right? And ways to make desserts without refined sugars and processed sugars.

In this episode I talk about:

What is refined sugar vs unrefined sugar

What sugars to Avoid and Remove

Why artificial sweeteners are even more dangerous than sugar

How to read a label for sugar

What unrefined and natural sweeteners to use

Why I love stevia and raw honey

How to start to cut out sugar in your life

Read My  Sugar Blogpost for More Information

Can I help you? Need a Sugar Detox? 

Contact Dr. Meghan 

JEH #9: How to Make the Most of Your Mornings and Start Your Day Right with Kat Lee
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JEH #9: How to Make the Most of Your Mornings and Start Your Day Right with Kat Lee

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Good Morning everyone. I am so excited for you to listen to this podcast. I got to interview the amazing Kat Lee. When I was starting my podcast I made a list of women I wanted to interview for the podcast. Kat Lee was on my list because I love her podcast, The Inspired to Action Podcast, and her heart for women and one of her areas of focus, mornings.

I have always inspired to be a morning person. To be completely honest I'm not the earliest riser and I don't know if that will ever change. But I do love to get my day started right. Over the last couple of years I have really been feeling the need to come up with a morning routine and one that makes me proactive to my life versus reactive to my life. Kat says she wants to wake up "for my life and not to my life".

When my body was sick and I was going through a lot of healing I couldn't get out of bed early. I tried and would feel bad about failing in my attempts. As I got healthier I was able to get up consistently earlier and love it. I get up somewhere between 6:00-6:30am and get up and do a little workout and get in the Bible and plan out my day while the ideas are still flowing. It is amazing, that is the best way I can describe it. Not every day starts this way but it is how I start the majority of my days.

My morning times have been so instrumental for me I wanted Kat, who is much more of an expert than I am, share with you some of her tips and encouragement that is meant to inspire you to Maximize your Mornings and start your day out right.

About Kat Lee Kat Lee is a writer, speaker and podcaster. She is passionate about helping overwhelmed women become focused and purposeful so they can thrive instead of just survive. She blogs at InspiredToAction.com and helps run HelloMornings.org. Kat and her husband live in Texas with their three children. She loves running, God and Tex Mex food, not necessarily in that order. Show Notes

Learn More About Hello Mornings

Inspired to Action Planner

Morning Kit

Strength Finder

JEH #8: Intro to Digestion: The important pieces of digestion that matter to your health
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JEH #8: Intro to Digestion: The important pieces of digestion that matter to your health

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This episode is a mini solo episode I am putting out because I get asked a lot of questions specifically about digestion and a healthy vs and unhealthy digestive system. One of my areas of focus and specialties as a chiropractor and natural health practitioner is the digestive system. It has a lot to do with my own health story and my almost 10 years of being sick and not living to my fullest potential.

In this episode you will learn about some of my favorite gut topics. How starting with healing the digestive system is the place to start in your body. What the microbiome is and why it's important. My own health story and how you can get help to heal your digestive system (once and for all).

What is the microbiome?

Dr. Meghan's Health Story

Replay of Dr. Meghan's in-depth gut healing webinar

Set up your Complimentary 20 minute phone consultation with Dr. Meghan

JEH #7 Grocery Shopping: Planning, Preparing and Sticking to your Budget all while eating Healthy
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JEH #7 Grocery Shopping: Planning, Preparing and Sticking to your Budget all while eating Healthy

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Today's episode of the podcast is all about Grocery Shopping. This is a fun topic for me because I really love the grocery store. I know that not everyone shares the same sentiment. The grocery store may be a place of frustration, temptation or give you feelings of dread. But it doesn't have to be that way. It can be fun, enjoyable and you can stick to your budget all while eating the healthy diet that makes you feel your best.

Trust me on this one, we have worked hard as a family to get our grocery budget in a certain category of spending and are usually within about $25 of our estimated budget. This doesn't include any bulk purchases we make for my website recipes. Many of the recipes I make and photograph are from our nightly dinners or breakfasts and do come out of our food budget.

JEH #6 Meal Planning: How to Meal Plan to Fuel Your Body, Eat Healthy and Save Money
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JEH #6 Meal Planning: How to Meal Plan to Fuel Your Body, Eat Healthy and Save Money

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Meal Planning… it almost makes you break out in hives thinking about it, right? Where do you start and how can you make meal planning successful? Does meal planning even matter? Or maybe you meal plan but you have trouble sticking with the plan?

These may sound familiar to you or you may have other challenges with meal planning. I want to share with you that I believe you can meal plan. And it is going to actually simplify your life and make meals and snacks a whole lot easier. There is a little learning curve to the art of meal planning, but you will get it.

You will learn:

  • The benefits of Meal Planning
  • How to Meal Plan
  • How to Meal plan if you're not that great at cooking
  • How to find good and healthy recipes
  • How to have ingredients on hand for your favorite go-to meals
  • FREE Fuel Meal planning Resource
Show Notes

JEH #5 Finding Joy in Taking Care of Your Health with Kate Doubler and Where to Start When Changing to a Healthier Diet
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JEH #5 Finding Joy in Taking Care of Your Health with Kate Doubler and Where to Start When Changing to a Healthier Diet

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Today's episode of the podcast features my friend Kate Doubler. Kate and I are "real life friends" or that's what I call us. It means that even though we both sit behind a computer and work online we actually know each other in real life. We met online and realized we not only both lived in Minnesota but about 20 minutes away from each other. We've got to spend time together a few times and we talk for hours and could talk for many more hours. The first time we met I was nervous because I was meeting this new person who I'd never even spoken to on the phone and I'm showing up at her front door. We hit it off and started talking about health, blogging, nutrition and everything in between and I looked at my phone and it was 3 hours later. We had to do our best to keep this interview a respectable length.

Kate is a health rockstar! She knows her stuff, she's always researching, she's always learning and really finds JOY in learning more, trying new things, and taking care of the health of her family. The hard work means something to her; a healthy life. I think we can all learn a lot from Kate's attitude about health.

You Will Learn:
  • This was my first interview I ever recorded even though it's being released as episode 5
  • Where to start when you're starting to eat healthier
  • How a well stocked whole food kitchen is important to your healthy food success
  • How to save money by making things yourself
  • What natural products to make at home vs what to buy (the resources to buy
  • What Kate's working on in her health
  • My favorite point: That your genetics aren't a life sentence! You have control over your health
Bio:

Kate Doubler is the author behind the blog Real Food RN. A busy working mom of three young children, she manages to balance working as a Nurse in the Emergency Department, counseling clients in her nutrition business and finding time to write about real food and essential oils. She loves experimenting in her kitchen and coming up with all sorts of new and creative real food recipes with the hopes of bettering the health of her family and anyone who follows her blog. She wholeheartedly believes that prevention is the best medicine.

Find Kate on her WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube

Show Notes

Kate's YouTube Channel

Young Living Essential Oils

Thrive Market

Beautycounter: Natural Makeup and Skincare Kate and I talk about (it's the best!)

The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

Kate's Real Kitchen Shopping List

JEH #4 Coffee: The Good, the Bad and the Alternatives. How to Make the Healthiest Cup of Coffee
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JEH #4 Coffee: The Good, the Bad and the Alternatives. How to Make the Healthiest Cup of Coffee

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Coffee. This entire episode is dedicated to everything coffee. It is not an all out research exploration of coffee, but it is a fun and informational episode that will explain how to choose a healthy cup of coffee and enjoy all things that go with coffee (like a heart to heart conversation with a good friend). PS. I will not be telling you in this episode to ditch coffee forever or that it's bad. Whew, we got that out of the way.

You will Learn:
  • If you should drink coffee and if you should not
  • What makes coffee healthy vs unhealthy
  • My favorite coffee drink and how you can make it at home (recipes below) or at a coffee shop
  • The option and sometimes necessity of a coffee detox
  • How to ditch the junk dairy creamers and find healthy cream options for your coffee
Show Notes

JEH #3 Faith Hill | Finding Your Total Well Being, debunking health myths and realizing you have everything you need for today (Founder of Lifewise TV and Fortified Health Club)
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JEH #3 Faith Hill | Finding Your Total Well Being, debunking health myths and realizing you have everything you need for today (Founder of Lifewise TV and Fortified Health Club)

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Let's get this out of the way first. This is Faith Hill and it's her real name. Not the singer, but my dear friend and fellow woman in wellness. I was excited to interview Faith because she is a woman of faith that dreams big and sees the big picture in life and everything she has her hands in. She is southern, which you will be able to notice within 2 seconds of starting to listen to her speak. Faith is full of wisdom and this interview encouraged me and I know will be an unbelievable encouragement to you too.

Faith Hill is the visionary founder and show host for LifeWiseTV. Faith, author of The LifeWise Menu Planning System, is a passionate woman dedicated to helping people experience life and health like they never have before. For the past 5 years, Faith has been a personal business coach for health care professionals across the US and Canada. Faith is dedicated to helping people live their purpose and improve their lifestyle, while spreading the message of hope. As a licensed stylists and organic beauty advocate she exposes the dangers of toxins in home and beauty products and educates on how we can be clean and beautiful without sacrificing their health. She is the creator of two nationally utilized wellness programs, and has co-founded two ministries in the Charlotte area. Faith and her husband Jonathan travel as seminar coordinators and speakers, teaching training programs they have developed. They have recently launched their digital wellness solution Fortified Health Club. To unwind from the daily grind, Faith loves to host theme parties for her friends, giving traditional dishes from all around the world her 'Faith twist' by turning them into healthy, yet delicious dishes. She also loves to travel with her wonderful husband, Jonathan, which contributes to her own journey of growth, allowing her to experience and learn from different cultures.

Find Faith on FacebookInstagram and directly on her websites linked above.

Show Notes

Fortified Health Club

LifewiseTV

JEH #2 Dr. Meghan's Health Story: From Sick and Suffering to Passionately on Purpose
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JEH #2 Dr. Meghan's Health Story: From Sick and Suffering to Passionately on Purpose

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*This episode says that it is the first episode and that is because I taped this one months ago and it was the first one I ever taped. Excuse that mis-speak and enjoy the episode

Today's episode features my own health story. I shied away from sharing it for so long because I didn't think it was important or that it mattered. Why should I share the details of being sick and suffering through my early-mid 20's? It definitely wasn't my favorite season (read long and tiring season) to walk through. It was hard, tough, frustrating, disappointing and I felt drained and like a big huge disappointment. I didn't know I was sick at first. I didn't know what I was feeling wasn't normal. I just assumed I was lazy and couldn't figure out a way to be successful in life. I had unachievable expectations, never allowed my body time to rest and pushed myself far beyond what I could handle. I was exhausted and physically, emotionally and spiritually drained. I started on a path of figuring out what was at the root of my health problems and walking a natural healing journey that now allows me to life a life I love and run a business fueled by my story.

Guess what? You have a story too. We all have a story to tell. For you, it may or may not be health related. But it is very important and God has given you your story to live out and share it with others.

Show Notes

Meet Dr. Meghan

My Health Story

Why you need a health coach

My Mission and Vision

JEH #1: Introduction to the Just Enjoy Health Podcast and the Vision and Mission of the Podcast
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JEH #1: Introduction to the Just Enjoy Health Podcast and the Vision and Mission of the Podcast

The first episode of the Just Enjoy Health podcast is here. I am so excited to share it with you. Today actually launches the first 3 episodes of the podcast so you can listen to the introduction, a solo show and one of my interviews. 

Episode 1: Introduction and Mission and Vision

Episode 2: Dr. Meghan's health story from sick, exhausted and discouraged to craving-free, purposeful and experiencing abundant health.

Episode 3: Faith Hill | Total Well Being, debunking health myths and realizing you have everything you need for today (Founder of Lifewise TV and Fortified Health Club)

In this episode you will learn my heart behind this podcast and what I believe about health, wellness, food, fitness and how I want to infuse my faith into the podcast too. I believe that God created our bodies magnificently to heal and we experience the healthiest life (body, mind and spirit) with him at the center and through his help and strength.

This episode is where you get a good idea about the upcoming podcast episodes and my passion for encouraging, empowering and inspiring you (women) right where God has you.

Show Notes

My Mission and Vision

My Health Story

My New Website

JEH #46: Just Enjoy Health Academy
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JEH #46: Just Enjoy Health Academy

I am so excited to be bringing you this EXTRA special episode of the Just Enjoy Health Podcast!! I have been working on an exciting project for the last few months and it is finally here!

 

Today, I am launching my Just Enjoy Health Academy, an online program that shares as much health information as it can, that is simplified to help you creates good healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

 

To be honest, this has been a dream of mine since I was in chiropractor school, 7 years ago!

 

A lot of women believe that living a healthy lifestyle has to be complicated, however, I have created this academy in a way that will refresh and rejuvenate you. It will allow you to DO life comfortably and confidently.

 

This step-by-step program is 12 modules of everything that I have taught to my patients, in a format that is simple and actionable where you can continue learning.

 

It is definitely a GAME CHANGER for your healthy living!

 

Head on over to the Just Enjoy Health Academy to learn more and sign up today! You will get $100 off from October 5-12.

 

Starting on October 13, if you listen to this episode and decide you want in, I am giving you $50 off using the code PODCAST!

 

I am so excited to support you on this simplified healthy living journey to help you thrive!

JEH #45: Prayer, Boundaries, and Margin with Val Woerner
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JEH #45: Prayer, Boundaries, and Margin with Val Woerner

JEH #44: Ask Dr. Meghan
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JEH #44: Ask Dr. Meghan

Welcome back to our first episode of Ask Dr. Meghan for this season! 

 

I am so excited to be answering all of your amazing questions this week on the podcast. There are so many good ones, sometimes it is hard to choose!

 

This week I am answering and unpacking these questions from readers just like YOU!

 

  1. Is warm lemon water the healthiest way to start your morning? If so, what does it do for your body?- Dawn
  2. Which foods and/or supplements are good post-workout? (Cardio) Is there an amino acid drink powder that you would recommend? -Dawn

JEH #43: My Top 3 Tips for Better Sleep
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JEH #43: My Top 3 Tips for Better Sleep

We all know we need sleep, probably more than we are getting. But guess what? We often don't spend enough time prioritizing it or let sleep haphazardly happen (or not happen).

 

I've been there for sure! But guess what? On average we need 7-9 hours of sleep per night. And if we get that amount of sleep we are more productive. Burning the candle at both ends doesn't actually work. You can be more productive when you sleep more, pretty awesome, right?

 

In this episode you'll learn my three tips for getting better sleep and how to take action on them today!

JEH #42: Grace Over Guilt Exercise with Robin Long
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JEH #42: Grace Over Guilt Exercise with Robin Long

In this week's episode, I talk with Robin Long of The Balanced Life. Robin is an amazing mentor and teacher of exercise and showing mamas like you how to live with grace over guilt.

 

Tune in to hear what tips Robin has to fit those workouts in during the day and what she also needs to start working on!

JEH #41: Join the Simplify Your Health Challenge
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JEH #41: Join the Simplify Your Health Challenge

Welcome to Season 3 of the Just Enjoy Health podcast!

 

I am so excited to be back with you this week, especially because today starts the Simplify Your Health Challenge!

 

In this episode, I am dishing out all the details on the upcoming Simplify Your Health Challenge. A 30 day challenge specifically created to help busy, overwhelmed women like you take baby steps each day to take better care of yourselves.

 

Wherever you are on your journey to health, consistent, small changes will turn this short term challenge into a long term lifestyle.

 

It is my hope that this challenge encourages you and helps you prioritize your health. You DO have the ability to make healthy living happen!

JEH #40: Ask Dr. Meghan with Phillip Birt
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JEH #40: Ask Dr. Meghan with Phillip Birt

Welcome to the final episode in Season 2! I'm closing out the season with a fun returning guest...my hubby, Phil! In this episode we will be discussing backup meals, date night activities, how to get a husband on board with healthy living, how wives can encourage their husbands, and budgeting. I hope you enjoy and we will see you back in September for the start of Season 3!

JEH#39: Exercise Intensity and Frequency for Health
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JEH#39: Exercise Intensity and Frequency for Health

Exercise intensity and frequency is something that can be debated.  How much exercise is too much? How intense should your workout be? My answer is something that might make some of you really happy (or maybe not so happy!)

 

I think exercise and moving your body is very important, but there is such thing as too much exercise.  I believe the majority of the fitness industry is making us think we should be working out a lot more than we actually should.

 

In this episode I am dishing out 10 tips to help you figure out an exercise regimen that works best for your body, and how to know if you are OVER training and what to do about it.

 

When you are exercising, it's not just about the moves or the reps that you are doing DURING the workout. It is also about the recovery AFTERWARD. When you workout for an hour each day, you are doing so much more damage to your body when you don't recover.

JEH #38: Why You Can't Live a Truly Non-Toxic Lifestyle
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JEH #38: Why You Can't Live a Truly Non-Toxic Lifestyle

Something you may find surprising is I don't actually believe we can live a TRULY non-toxic lifestyle.

 

Ottava and I were going to eat breakfast on our patio one beautiful morning and that's when it hit me. The smell of dryer sheets. The smell of toxins! Toxins I didn't ask for...

 

This event inspired me to do a Facebook Live in my group, as well as this podcast episode all about taking intentional steps to reduce toxic exposure.

JEH #37: Ask Dr. Meghan
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JEH #37: Ask Dr. Meghan

Welcome back to Ask Dr. Meghan! You guys are submitting such amazing questions through email and the facebook group! In today's episode I'm going to be answering questions about what brand of activated charcoal I use, my honest thoughts on antibiotics, and tips for dealing with Candida.

JEH #36: Balancing your Emotions Naturally
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JEH #36: Balancing your Emotions Naturally

Emotions. We all have them, and sometimes they get the best of us. They range from a moment of frustration all the way to an emotional pattern of feeling anxious and frazzled all the time.

 

I've been there. You've been there. We've all been there!

 

In this episode I discuss a broad overview of different strategies for supporting your emotions from a natural perspective.

 

Even though emotions aren't openly talked about, it is OKAY if you're not feeling your best or you don't have it all together. (We are not immune from experiencing emotions or feeling unbalanced with them!)

 

I could spend hours digging into supporting your emotions naturally, but because I love this topic so much, this episode is already longer than normal. I hope you enjoy!

JEH #35: Prepping your Home for Healthy Eating
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JEH #35: Prepping your Home for Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is something that can be super challenging in our busy world, and I've often talked about how hard it can be on this podcast.

 

Actually, the majority of my podcasts are centered around how to eat healthy or healthy meal planning!

 

In this episode I am digging in and sharing all my best tips to help you prepare your home and kitchen for eating healthy.

 

I created this podcast because I want you to feel like your home is a place where you can fuel your body well, eating foods you enjoy that are full of nutrients, and free of the temptation of gluten or sugar (because we all know those leave us feeling less than our best!)

JEH #34: The Benefits & How-To of Intermittent Fasting
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JEH #34: The Benefits & How-To of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting (or ditching breakfast as I call it!) is a hot topic right now. There's a lot of research behind the idea and I'll be the first to admit it can be a bit detailed and overwhelming to know where to start.

 

In this podcast I break down intermittent fasting into the simplest way I can. I go through the benefits of intermittent fasting, the downsides, and who should (and shouldn't) try intermittent fasting.

JEH #33: Why I Feed My Baby Grain-Free & Where to Start with Yours
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JEH #33: Why I Feed My Baby Grain-Free & Where to Start with Yours

Since I had Ottava Ella I've gotten a lot of questions about what I feed her and what my baby feeding philosophy is. Aside from questions about her actual birth, these are the most common ones! This episode is a pretty organic conversation about why we choose to feed Ottava grain-free and some of the thoughts I had when deciding what to feed her, and when.

JEH #32: All About Tongue & Lip Ties
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JEH #32: All About Tongue & Lip Ties

This is a topic that is a little more out of the ordinary for the podcast. It is not going to be relevant to all of you, but I think it's going to be an episode that is shared a lot because it covers a topic that isn't talked about enough. When I did a quick search on other tongue and lip tie podcasts, there are a few - but how about we throw one more in the mix?!

JEH #31: Ask Dr. Meghan
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JEH #31: Ask Dr. Meghan

This is the second installment of my new podcast segment "Ask. Dr. Meghan" and I am loving answering your questions about simplifying healthy living.

 

I think it's such a fun and personal way to connect with you, my loyal, wonderful listeners, and continue providing the kind of content that you want to hear.

 

In today's episode, here are the questions that I'll be answering and unpacking:

 

  1. "Do I have to worry about Fluoride in Kombucha?" - Betty

  2. "What is in my version of a healthy first aid kit?" - Diane

  3. "Did you eat grain free during pregnancy? I've heard a keto diet isn't safe for pregnancy, but not sure if that's based on any research." - Julie

 

If you're curious to know the answers to these questions, be sure to tune into this week's episode!

JEH #30: How to Eat Healthy & Intuitively
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JEH #30: How to Eat Healthy & Intuitively

In this episode you're going to hear me address the issue of learning to eat intuitively while still making sure to eat and live healthy.

 

This is something I struggled with for a long time. I didn't want to follow a set of rules, instead wanting to trust my body to tell me what foods I needed.

 

But, when I let up on the rules I would go wild and crazy with falling off the bandwagon and eating lots of sugar and overall way too much food. It was SUCH a struggle (and I'm guessing I'm not the only one who struggles with that, right?!)

 

Tune in to hear me answer these four main questions:

 

1. How do you love your body and eat intuitively without compromising your health?

 

2. How do you eat healthy when you don't follow a set of rules?

 

3. What is the key to eating healthy and not falling off the "bandwagon?"

 

4. What if you're struggling to see changes and intuitively eating seems like it's not for you?

JEH #29: How to Eat Grain-Free in the Real World
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JEH #29: How to Eat Grain-Free in the Real World

Recently I received this question from a reader: "How do I eat grain-free in the real world?" Honestly this is such a common struggle, and one that I myself used to have as well!

 

Years later, I don't remember as clearly what it was like to navigate my way through the world of grain-free living, but in this episode I walk through what that journey looked like and how you can navigate that journey for yourself.

 

The reality is that, in a world where there is grain, sugar, and more grain around every. single. corner. it can feel downright impossible to eat a healthy, grain-free diet.

 

In this episode I hope you'll find both encouragement and resources to help make it possible for you!

JEH #28: Ask Dr. Meghan
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JEH #28: Ask Dr. Meghan

In this first episode of my new series "Ask Dr. Meghan" I'm tackling questions submitted by listeners just like you, who want to know things like:

 

  • What are your go-to snacks?
  • What probiotic do you recommend?
  • What brand of raw honey do you love?

 

......and many more! Be sure to tune in, and submit your questions by emailing me at drmeghan@meghanbirt.com.

JEH #27: What is Food Freedom and How To Be Free
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JEH #27: What is Food Freedom and How To Be Free

In this episode I'm sharing all about what exactly food freedom is and how to experience it for yourself. You'll hear me share about the personal challenges I overcame with food and the book that has helped me tremendously in understanding freedom more fully and how to apply it to how we approach and think about nourishing our bodies.

JEH #26: How to Focus on Your Adrenal Health
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JEH #26: How to Focus on Your Adrenal Health

Let's talk adrenal fatigue because there's a chance it is something you deal with. It's estimated that 80% of people worldwide suffer from adrenal fatigue.

Adrenal fatigue is when your adrenal glands can't make cortisol in the right amounts, at the right times, in response to stress.

So what are these adrenal glands anyway? I'm sure you've heard of adrenal fatigue or even adrenal supplements. But I don't see the adrenal glands defined much.

The adrenal glands are two thumb-sized organs that sit right above your kidneys. They are part of the endocrine system, which is your hormone system.

They play a part in producing over 50 hormones that are essential for your body to function well.

Because your adrenal glands produce your stress hormones, they can be overworked and become fatigued, which causes a host of symptoms.

In this episode you will learn the symptoms of adrenal fatigue as well as my top ten tips on how to support your adrenal glands and start the process of healing.

Sponsor Spotlight: Young Living Essential Oils

In this episode I talk about which essential oils I use in supporting the adrenal glands and endocrine system.

Although I don't get into too much detail in the episode, it shows you the diverse uses that essential oils have. They are a tool in my healthy living toolbox and I believe they should be in yours too!

If you haven't already started using essential oils, you can learn how to get your starter kit here.

Thank you for listening to the Just Enjoy Health Podcast. I hope you are learning a lot and filling your toolbox full of healthy tools. You can help other women find the podcast and never miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes and leaving a review or rating the podcast.

Feel free to reach out to me with questions, comments, or thoughts. You can email me at drmeghan@meghanbirt.com or find me on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

You can also keep up to date on all the latest podcast episodes, blog posts, tips, and exclusive info by subscribing to my mailing list.

PS: Don’t forget to come join us in the Just Enjoy Health Facebook Community!

JEH #25: Why You Need to Create Your Healthy Living Toolbox
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JEH #25: Why You Need to Create Your Healthy Living Toolbox

I spent a lot of my pregnancy with Ottava figuring out what my business was going to look like once I finally had her and came back from maternity leave. I wanted to really showcase my knowledge but share it in a way that made sense and helped a lot of women.

Over the course of almost a year I came up with what I thought summed up my message and simplified it down into a workbook I believe anyone can benefit from - my Healthy Living Toolbox!

In this episode you're going to hear all about my Healthy Living Toolbox and the 12 tools you need to know about and start focusing on in your health.

Now, I know 12 may sound like a lot, but trust me - this workbook is a comprehensive guide designed to help you learn about these tools and break them down into meaningful and doable goals.

At the end of the episode I share a special I'm running on The Healthy Living Toolbox workbook that will only last May 2-9, 2017 so don't miss it! I want you to be able to get your hands on this resource so you can start changing your health habits and experiencing the benefits today.

Just click here to access this limited time only offer.

 

 

Thank you for listening to the Just Enjoy Health Podcast. I hope you are learning a lot and filling your toolbox full of healthy tools. You can help other women find the podcast and never miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes and leaving a review or rating the podcast.

Feel free to reach out to me with questions, comments, or thoughts. You can email me at drmeghan@meghanbirt.com or find me on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

You can also keep up to date on all the latest podcast episodes, blog posts, tips, and exclusive info by subscribing to my mailing list.

PS: Don’t forget to come join us in the Just Enjoy Health Facebook Community!

JEH #24: Why You Need Safer Skincare and Makeup
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JEH #24: Why You Need Safer Skincare and Makeup

Safe skincare and better beauty is something you've heard me talk a lot about, and now I have a podcast resource for you to listen to all about how to choose better skincare and beauty products to improve overall health!

If you've been around for any length of time, you'll know am a total lover of Beautycounter. In fact, I love the company so much I decided to join them a few years ago to educate others on the importance of choosing better and sharing products I believe are truly amazing!

Since joining forces with Beautycounter I've grown to love the company and products more every day, but I've also recognized a need for more resources to help you learn more about safer skincare and beauty, why in the world you would want to replace your current products, and how to actually walk through the process of replacing them. It can be a big task finding products that you love that are also safer.

Although I talk a lot about Beautycounter in this episode, there are other safe skincare companies who are also making safe products (I just don't know and use them, and will only recommend things I use and love!)

One primary thing I hope you'll take away from this episode is to keep an eye out for greenwashing. Basically what that means is conventional companies claiming their products are "all natural" or "cruelty free" or "eco-friendly" (which truthfully, doesn't really mean much!)

You want to do your research with each company and product you're considering using and make sure they are testing their products and banning many of the toxic chemicals found in the vast majority of beauty products on the market.

Beautycounter is a company with that adheres to very high standards - standards that aim to keep you, the consumer, as safe and healthy as possible.

As you do your research and begin your process of swapping out your conventional products with better, healthier options, feel free to reach out to me with questions or for some personalized recommendations based on your body and skin type. I'd love to help!

Also, don't miss out on my new Safe Skincare Series that I mentioned in this episode. It's a detailed email series where you will learn SO much about the ingredients you want to avoid, the products I love, and even my own personal skincare and makeup routines!

Last but not least, this week (April 25th-May 2nd, 2017) you can snag a FREE Lip Sheer of your choice of color with any Beautycounter order of $125+.

All you have to do is forward a copy of your emailed order confirmation to me at drmeghan@meghanbirt.com along with your choice of Lip Sheer color, and I will get your gift sent out to you at the beginning of May!

Thank you for listening to the Just Enjoy Health Podcast. I hope you are learning a lot and filling your toolbox full of healthy tools. You can help other women find the podcast and never miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes and leaving a review or rating the podcast.

Feel free to reach out to me with questions, comments, or thoughts. You can email me at drmeghan@meghanbirt.com or find me on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

You can also keep up to date on all the latest podcast episodes, blog posts, tips, and exclusive info by subscribing to my mailing list.

PS: Don't forget to come join us in the Just Enjoy Health Facebook Community!

JEH #23: Healthy Eating is Hard, and it's OK!
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JEH #23: Healthy Eating is Hard, and it's OK!

This episode has been sponsored by Ancient Nutrition's Bone Broth Protein, a breakthrough in protein supplementation that delivers the benefits of homemade bone broth in a convenient, easy-to-mix form.

Healthy eating can be hard, and it's ok. Yep, I said it. It's ok that some days are really hard! It's ok that you devote time and mental energy to eating well. I've been doing this for years and some days are still hard. But, it does get easier, I promise you that!

It takes less energy and it becomes part of your life. It actually becomes a habit. We live in a fast food world and a society where information is at our finger tips immediately. Somehow we feel we should be able to eat healthy and have it be that quick and easy too. 

Do you feel like healthy eating should be easy all the time? That being healthy shouldn't require work? I've been there. Years ago I had this mindset. And it was so bad that I walked around feeling constantly deprived, addicted to sugar, and completely unhappy with how I was eating.

I felt that everyone got to eat better than I did - like they got to eat all the donuts, cookies, and candy. It was exhausting and I was bound by diet rules and trying to be perfect. I was struggling so much I actually craved foods I didn't even like just because I was exhausted from trying to control my "perfect" diet. 

But this podcast isn't about being overwhelmed by more rigid food rules. It’s actually meant to combat them and throw out the notion that you have to eat perfectly, and do so all the time. It's not about trying to follow the rules or a 30 day plan perfectly.

It's about listening to your body and looking at it as a lifestyle choice. Guess what? You GET to eat healthy. Yep, you GET to choose each day to fuel your body well. You will often hear me talk about the difference between I "have to" and I "get to" - it's a huge mindset shift I want you to grasp.

In this episode, I'll also talk about why fake foods are so incredibly addictive and how they are designed to lure you in every. single. time. It's what food scientists do for a living. They try and create foods that get you hooked so you'll keep buying them. You can't blame yourself for craving that Oreo or your favorite candy bar. But you can work to beat the cravings and fulfill them in different, healthier ways. (PS: That's why I love healthy desserts so much!)

Remember this: it doesn't have to be all or nothing when it comes to your health! Our bodies are forgiving. You will learn, grow, make changes, and eventually be walking in food freedom. That's my hope for you - that you feel a sense of freedom in your food choices, and wildly abundant health.  

Sponsor Spotlight: Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein

Bone broth may be the “hottest trend in health” today, even though it is centuries old. In fact, just about every culture throughout history has used a form of bone broth to support overall health, including supporting a healthy immune system.†

For as long as humans have been cooking food over fire, bone broth—the simmering stock of bones from fish, beef, chicken, turkey and other animals that are typically discarded—has been a daily part of life, celebrated by cultures around the world. Not only does bone broth add depth of flavor to recipes and meals, it also imparts significant and broad health benefits that are now capturing the attention of millions. 

Dairy free, soy free, grain free and gluten free, this amazing supplement helps support healthy skin and aging, healthy energy levels and a healthy metabolism. Check out more and order some for yourself here

Thank you for listening to the Just Enjoy Health Podcast. I hope you are learning a lot and filling your toolbox full of healthy tools. You can help other women find the podcast and never miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes and leaving a review or rating the podcast. 

Feel free to reach out to me with questions, comments, or thoughts. You can email me at drmeghan@meghanbirt.com or find me on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Keep up to date on all the latest blogposts, tips, and exclusive info by subscribing to my mailing list. 

PS: Don't forget to come join us in the Just Enjoy Health Facebook Community!

JEH #22: My Breech Gentle C-Section Birth Story
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JEH #22: My Breech Gentle C-Section Birth Story

This episode has been sponsored by Beautycounter, whose mission (and mine too!) is to get safer beauty and personal care products into the hands of everyone. I know many pregnant women will be tuning into this episode as it is birth-related, and I also know that choosing safer products is something we tend to think about during pregnancy. Lucky for you, I've taken all the guesswork out of choosing better personal care products! For better safety and performance, I recommend choosing Beautycounter.

I am a total sucker for a good birth story. I used to read birth stories like crazy, yet ironically, I didn't during my pregnancy! Today I get to share with you the audio version of Ottava's birth story - my (our) breech, gentle, family-centered cesarean (c-section). Do you think I could have made that title any longer?!

It's our homebirth turned cesarean story, and it's one of beauty, because her birth was just that...beautiful. Through all of the changes to our desired birth, encouraging her (like a crazy person!) to flip from breech, we still made it a beautiful birth and fought for the best and healthiest birth possible for our little girl. 

You may be wondering why I waited until her first birthday to get this podcast taped. The short version is, I just wasn't ready. I know I typed up her birth story a month after she was born. At that point I felt called to write it out, and typing it flowed out of me with ease. But saying it out loud and actually taping it was a big step for me.

Plus, this podcast didn't actually re-launch until January, so that's another reason. I didn't have to tape it until now ;)

In this episode you'll hear Ottava's full birth story. As I got done with it I remembered missing a few points or a few of my thoughts. I trust it is taped and presented the way God wanted it to be said. And I have to say, although I'm a little nervous to push publish, I really hope our story will bless you!

  

Links + Resources

 

Sponsor Spotlight: Beautycounter

Decades of studies indicate that serious health issues (including but not limited to asthma, cancer, and infertility) are on the rise and are due in some part to our ongoing exposure to toxic chemicals—whether it’s in the shower, on our commute, while we eat lunch at a local restaurant, or when we clean our kitchens at home.

Over the past two decades, the European Union has banned more than 1,300 chemicals in the product formulas of personal care products and restricted the levels of over 250 more in such products. The United States has only partially banned 11 to date.

What’s worse is that the Food and Drug Administration (the agency that regulates cosmetics in the United States) allows companies to use chemicals known to be extremely harmful in the products we put on our bodies and on our kids’ bodies every single day, day after day, and to make their own judgments about safety.

IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE.

At Beautycounter, we’re committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what’s required by U.S. law: We’ve banned the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals through our "Never List”—all while ensuring our products perform and that they’re as indulgent as any other luxe shampoo, lipstick, or oil in the market.

IT’S NOT EASY WORK, BUT IT’S WELL WORTH IT.

This is about progress—not perfection. Because every little bit counts.

Shop Beautycounter here!

Thank you for listening to the Just Enjoy Health Podcast. I hope you are learning a lot and filling your toolbox full of healthy tools. You can help other women find the podcast and never miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes and leaving a review or rating the podcast. 

Feel free to reach out to me with questions, comments, or thoughts. You can email me at drmeghan@meghanbirt.com or find me on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Keep up to date on all the latest blogposts, tips, and exclusive info by subscribing to my mailing list. 

PS: Don't forget to come join us in the Just Enjoy Health Facebook Community!

JEH #21 Welcome to Season 2 of the Podcast (Finally)
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JEH #21 Welcome to Season 2 of the Podcast (Finally)

Hello and guess what? The wait is over. Yep, I'm launching the second season of the Just Enjoy Health Podcast and I am so excited that I'm up and running again. 

I took a longer time off than I thought. I wanted to restart the podcast after maternity leave, sometime in June or July. Each month I had too much on my plate and couldn't fit it into my work week. I really wanted to, I missed interviewing guests and missed connecting to you all. 

But today... today is the day I begin season 2. And as much as I'd love the podcast to be super consistent with a weekly release, I'm going to do the un-smart business thing (but the smart family thing) and release the podcast when I can make time for it. I am shooting for 1-2 times per month. If you ever have show topic suggestions, let me know. I definitely want to know what you want to learn and listen to. And even who you want me to interview, let me know some names. 

And now, without any more delaying, Season 2 of the Just Enjoy Podcast. There's a lot more information and updates in the podcast. 

Help Your Husband Get on Board with Healthy Eating: Interviewing My Husband Phil Birt
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Help Your Husband Get on Board with Healthy Eating: Interviewing My Husband Phil Birt

Ladies, I have a fun podcast for you today. I have a lot of podcasts I tell you are one of my favorite but this one has to be my absolute favorite because I got to interview my husband. Yep, we set up the podcast mic and I interviewed him about healthy eating in a professional capacity. We had so much fun and I hope you have fun listening to the podcast!

My husband isn't a chiropractor (it's one of the most common questions I get), he wasn't raised eating all organic foods and definitely didn't eat that way in college (and guess what, neither did I). But this man is 100% on board with healthy eating and healthy living. He is seriously a wealth of knowledge. I joke all the time that Phil could teach seminars on health and still have more to talk about.

The reason I wanted to interview Phil is because this lifestyle is something he adopted when we were dating. And we have learned a lot and changed a lot in our lifestyles together in the almost 5 years we have been married. We continue to learn and grow in health together as a unified team. For that I'm so thankful and it's our heart that you and your husband can be encouraged by this podcast and hopefully start conversations where you can start the process of becoming unified in the health decisions you make for yourselves and your family. We believe it's so important.

One more thing, this is the SEASON 1 FINALE episode of the podcast. It is bittersweet to be done recording podcasts for a while, but I'm excited to start maternity leave. I'm leaving for a few months for good reason. But I will be back and I am thinking some time in June to launch Season 2. Be on the lookout, I will definitely let you know. And in the meantime if you have any topics you want me to record an episode about or guests to interview, let me know. (You can contact me here)

Until next season, enjoy this episode!

JEH #19 Effective, Encouraging Exercise Without the Dread with Suzanne Bowen
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JEH #19 Effective, Encouraging Exercise Without the Dread with Suzanne Bowen

Episode 19 is one of my favorite interviews and podcast episodes! I absolutely adore Suzanne Bowen and have been working out with her online streaming videos for over 2 years now. It is hands down my favorite kind of exercise (and that's including exercise during pregnancy). I had a great time interviewing Suzanne and I am so encouraged by her and her fitness philosophy. This interview has the potential to completely change the way you exercise and think about your body. Her message really is that powerful!

If you're feeling frustrated with your exercise routine, how you are thinking about your body image, or if you think you need to punish yourself in the gym, this podcast can change that! And just in time for the new year! 

Suzanne is doing an amazing giveaway and it's for everyone. Everyone is a winner here. She is giving away a one month membership to SBF streaming workouts for the next 2 weeks (December 30th-January 13th). Get your FREE month here. 

Here's how to find and connect with Suzanne: 

Facebook SBF Be Your Best You Group

Website

Instagram

Suzanne's Bio

Suzanne Bowen put her heart, soul, sweat and more than 16 years of fitness experience and training into SBF (Suzanne Bowen Fitness). SBF is a compilation of all the training she received and all the training she’s given over the years. Suzanne brings the form, focus and precision she learned from the Lotte Berk Method into general fitness with a balanced, full body workout. She is not a yeller. Who really wants to run bleachers or flip tires? SBF is a simple formula encompassing strength, cardio & flexibility in an effective way without the dread factor. Suzanne is on a mission with SBF to help someone build a foundation from which they can become not perfect, but their best, every day.

Under the SBF brand, Suzanne has created BarreAmped, an internationally taught barre technique which has been chosen by Fitness Magazine and Natural Health Magazine as the best of barre workouts in 2014-15. Suzanne is also the creator of numerous top selling fitness DVDs and online streaming barre and cardio classes. Suzanne does extensive training with posture and prenatal specialists, including her friend, Julie Wiebe, PT, to stay up to date on the latest scientific data as it relates to fitness.

JEH #18 Don't Ditch Desserts in Your Healthy Life
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JEH #18 Don't Ditch Desserts in Your Healthy Life

In this episode of the podcast I am covering one of my favorite topics: desserts. They are one of my favorite things. Always have been and I think they always will be. The thing is, the ingredients to my desserts have changed a lot over the years.

I've shared this before on the podcast but I used to struggle a lot with sugar cravings (like all day monster cravings). I know the struggle and how much of a massive fight it is not to give into those cravings and how much energy it takes to fight them. Especially when you know the dangers or side effects of sugar and want to avoid it for your health.

In this episode I share more of my story and how I broke free of the sugar cravings without saying no to tasty treats. I also share how I believe you can use these healthy desserts to break the refined sugar cravings and kick that white and processed sugar to the curb.

I also talk about my new dessert ebook, Just Enjoy Dessert and give you a promo code for 10% off in the podcast. Listen for that exclusive code!

JEH #17: The Benefits of Fermented foods and a Traditional Food Lifestyle with Sarica Cernohous
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JEH #17: The Benefits of Fermented foods and a Traditional Food Lifestyle with Sarica Cernohous

Today's podcast episode is one of my favorites. I love food! How many nutrients are in food, how to get the best deals, and how to make the most of the food you buy. Going back about 100 years brings us to an art of cooking and preserving food we have lost in this country of refrigerators and microwaves. I'm not giving up my fridge, but there's definitely something to the way we used to prepare foods. They contain health giving nutrients, enzymes, probiotics, and more that we lose out on because of our fast-food and fast-paced nation.

I interviewed one of my friends and respected colleagues Sarica Cernohous. She is the Queen of Fermentation as our friend Faith Hill says. We talk about so many things in this episode and it shows in the length of the podcast. It's longer than an hour so you may need to watch this in two or three different chunks. But it is definitely worth listening to the whole interview.

Here are Some of the Topics and Recipes We Talked About
  • What are traditional foods?
  • The safety of fermentation (and it's really safe!)
  • Where to begin with fermentation and how to get your gear
  • What can you ferment and some of Sarica's favorite recipes
  • How long ferments will last in the fridge
  • How to prepare grains appropriately and how I'm going to try adding a grain or two into my diet
Links we talked about in the Podcast

Sarica's Website

The Funky Kitchen Book

Funky Kitchen Program

Cultures for Health: Where to get SCOBY, Kefir Grains, or Yogurt starters (and more)

Yemoos: Where to get SCOBY, Kefir Grains, or Yogurt starters (and more)

  About Sarica Cernohous

Sarica Cernohous, L.Ac., MSTOM, BSBA is a nationally-certified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbal Medicine, practicing Japanesestyle acupuncture. She is the author of The Funky Kitchen: One Soccer Mom's Favorite Traditional Food Techniques and Recipes. Sarica teaches on the importance and the practice of traditional food methods to both the public at large, and to other health care practitioners, notably through here 6-week online training on the basics of traditional food preparation, “Fresh, Fun and Flavorful in The Funky Kitchen.” She is also a coach for Metabolic Balance of Germany and is a chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation. She resides in Flagstaff with her husband and two children. You can learn more about her at her website, naturallylivingtoday.com.

JEH #16 Essential Oils and the Importance of Self Care with Becky Webb
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JEH #16 Essential Oils and the Importance of Self Care with Becky Webb

Today I get to share with you my interview with Becky Webb, she blogs over at Rooted Blessings and is a Young Living Diamond Distributor. Becky was one if my first blogger friends I met (online, we haven't met in person). She is so sweet and I had a blast interviewing her.

Becky is a wife, mom of 3, Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, a DONA-certified Childbirth Doula, a Family Herbalist, and an Aromatherapy Student. She is passionate about natural and alternative healing by God’s greatest gift, His creation. You can follow Becky on  Facebook and Instagram.

Here's what we talked about:

  • Becky shares how she got into natural health (She was pretty much born into it)
  • We talk about Essential Oils (of course) and why Becky loves essential oils so much
  • How Young Living Essential Oils are adaptogenic and therapeutic, and know if the oils you are using now are therapeutic or not
  • How to get started using Essential Oils and which oils are our favorites and how we use them daily
  • How Becky is focusing more on her self-care and how she's working on her own health

Resources from today's episode:

JEH #15 How to Eat Healthy at a Restaurant without Sacrificing Taste and Satisfaction
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JEH #15 How to Eat Healthy at a Restaurant without Sacrificing Taste and Satisfaction

I love eating out at a restaurant. I don't do it often and I really didn't much when I was experiencing all of my digestive symptoms (why pay to go out for a stomach ache?). There are days that I don't want to cook or Phil and I want to go on a date night. Sometimes I want to go and try new foods or a great new farm to table restaurant in town.

When I go out to eat I don't want to sacrifice my health or the satisfaction of a great tasting meal. I have learned over the years how to eat at a restaurant healthy.

You will learn:

  • How to choose a good restaurant
  • How to make modifications to a menu item
  • How to order with healthy substitutions
  • How NOT to make you server upset with your substitutions (I joke, but this can be a fun art to learn)
  • Some examples of how I eat healthy at a restaurant
  Eating Healthy Can be Fun!!

What are some of your favorite things to order at a restaurant? How do you make healthy substitutions?

Go Here to Join the Discussion

JEH #14 Finding Freedom with Food, Intuitive Eating and Falling in Love with your Body with Meg Doll, RHN
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JEH #14 Finding Freedom with Food, Intuitive Eating and Falling in Love with your Body with Meg Doll, RHN

This episode is going to be one you want to listen to over and over again. I interview Meg Doll, RHN and we dig into some deep talk about emotions with food, our relationship with food, finding freedom with food and learning how to love your body. She is a wealth of knowledge and something all of us women need to hear. And often times we need to hear this message on a daily basis.

In this interview you will learn:

  • What is Disordered Eating?
  • How to get over disordered eating and have a healthy relationship with food
  • How to achieve balance with your body and food relationships
  • How to be intuitive with your eating and ditch food rules and things that don't work
  • How we can be healthy and eat intuitively at the same time
  • How to find freedom with food
Learn more about Meg Doll

Website

Instagram

The Nourished Podcast

Quotes

When you are in denial you need to hit that rock bottom and figure it out yourself. Disordered eating means you don't have a healthy relationship with food. Does it stress you out? Always thinking about food? More than likely you will have rules tied to food. This is disordered eating.

 

Sponsor: Beautycounter, Safer and Healthier Make-up and Skin Care  

JEH #13 Consistency is the Key to Change in your Health
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JEH #13 Consistency is the Key to Change in your Health

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This message is really near and dear to my heart. Why? Because I believe that our health is made through consistent choices and healthy habits. We don't build health in sporadic high intensity bursts, that tends to overwhelm us and burn us out. We give up with not much (or anything) having changed.

Consistency. That's where the real fruit comes from.

Consistency builds habits, makes room for any bumps in the road, keeps us moving ahead one step at a time. It leaves room for grace over guilt. 

Listen for much more information about how to build consistency into your healthy lifestyle.

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JEH #12 Healthy Food Can be Fun: Encouragement for Diet Discouragement
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JEH #12 Healthy Food Can be Fun: Encouragement for Diet Discouragement

This week's podcast is a mini podcast. It's quick and short in length and is perfect for a little bit of encouragement for your diet. I'm a believer that healthy food can be fun and should be fun. We shouldn't live and struggle with deprivation and starting when eating well. We should take some time and enjoy dessert (healthy desserts) and figure out what foods make us feel satisfied, nourished and fueled all at the same time.

 

-Dr. Meghan

JEH #11 Designing a Purposeful 3P Week
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JEH #11 Designing a Purposeful 3P Week

One of the most important things I do in my week is prepare for the week ahead. It may sound a little bit crazy, but setting aside time and getting purposeful about my schedule and plan helps me have the best week I can and take full advantage of all of the time available to me. When I say take full advantage of my week, I don't mean fill up every minute. I mean to plan out the week to schedule in work, rest and people that matter.

When I plan an evening of rest I make sure to get my rest in my week. When my husband and I plan a date night we actually have a date that week. It also helps me get together with friends I want to stay in community with.

Learn all about my 3P week and get the free download to start planning your week. (Enter your email below to get the free download directly in your inbox. High quality to use it week after week)

If you use the 3P week sheet take a picture and tag it on Instagram under #3pweek This Episodes Sponsor: Beautycounter To Download the 3P Week Planner CLICK HERE 

JEH #10: The Dangers of Sugar and How to Cut out Refined Sugar and Replace it with Unrefined Sweeteners
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JEH #10: The Dangers of Sugar and How to Cut out Refined Sugar and Replace it with Unrefined Sweeteners

Full Show Notes Here

Sugar, the thing we are now told we should avoid. Oh, I get what you’re thinking, how do you do that? And how can something that tastes so good be so bad for you? How do you give it up for a day vs a whole life? Giving up sugar doesn’t mean giving up everything that tastes sweet. There are other things that taste sweet, right? And ways to make desserts without refined sugars and processed sugars.

In this episode I talk about:

What is refined sugar vs unrefined sugar

What sugars to Avoid and Remove

Why artificial sweeteners are even more dangerous than sugar

How to read a label for sugar

What unrefined and natural sweeteners to use

Why I love stevia and raw honey

How to start to cut out sugar in your life

Read My  Sugar Blogpost for More Information

Can I help you? Need a Sugar Detox? 

Contact Dr. Meghan 

JEH #9: How to Make the Most of Your Mornings and Start Your Day Right with Kat Lee
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JEH #9: How to Make the Most of Your Mornings and Start Your Day Right with Kat Lee

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Good Morning everyone. I am so excited for you to listen to this podcast. I got to interview the amazing Kat Lee. When I was starting my podcast I made a list of women I wanted to interview for the podcast. Kat Lee was on my list because I love her podcast, The Inspired to Action Podcast, and her heart for women and one of her areas of focus, mornings.

I have always inspired to be a morning person. To be completely honest I'm not the earliest riser and I don't know if that will ever change. But I do love to get my day started right. Over the last couple of years I have really been feeling the need to come up with a morning routine and one that makes me proactive to my life versus reactive to my life. Kat says she wants to wake up "for my life and not to my life".

When my body was sick and I was going through a lot of healing I couldn't get out of bed early. I tried and would feel bad about failing in my attempts. As I got healthier I was able to get up consistently earlier and love it. I get up somewhere between 6:00-6:30am and get up and do a little workout and get in the Bible and plan out my day while the ideas are still flowing. It is amazing, that is the best way I can describe it. Not every day starts this way but it is how I start the majority of my days.

My morning times have been so instrumental for me I wanted Kat, who is much more of an expert than I am, share with you some of her tips and encouragement that is meant to inspire you to Maximize your Mornings and start your day out right.

About Kat Lee Kat Lee is a writer, speaker and podcaster. She is passionate about helping overwhelmed women become focused and purposeful so they can thrive instead of just survive. She blogs at InspiredToAction.com and helps run HelloMornings.org. Kat and her husband live in Texas with their three children. She loves running, God and Tex Mex food, not necessarily in that order. Show Notes

Learn More About Hello Mornings

Inspired to Action Planner

Morning Kit

Strength Finder

JEH #8: Intro to Digestion: The important pieces of digestion that matter to your health
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JEH #8: Intro to Digestion: The important pieces of digestion that matter to your health

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This episode is a mini solo episode I am putting out because I get asked a lot of questions specifically about digestion and a healthy vs and unhealthy digestive system. One of my areas of focus and specialties as a chiropractor and natural health practitioner is the digestive system. It has a lot to do with my own health story and my almost 10 years of being sick and not living to my fullest potential.

In this episode you will learn about some of my favorite gut topics. How starting with healing the digestive system is the place to start in your body. What the microbiome is and why it's important. My own health story and how you can get help to heal your digestive system (once and for all).

What is the microbiome?

Dr. Meghan's Health Story

Replay of Dr. Meghan's in-depth gut healing webinar

Set up your Complimentary 20 minute phone consultation with Dr. Meghan

JEH #7 Grocery Shopping: Planning, Preparing and Sticking to your Budget all while eating Healthy
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JEH #7 Grocery Shopping: Planning, Preparing and Sticking to your Budget all while eating Healthy

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Today's episode of the podcast is all about Grocery Shopping. This is a fun topic for me because I really love the grocery store. I know that not everyone shares the same sentiment. The grocery store may be a place of frustration, temptation or give you feelings of dread. But it doesn't have to be that way. It can be fun, enjoyable and you can stick to your budget all while eating the healthy diet that makes you feel your best.

Trust me on this one, we have worked hard as a family to get our grocery budget in a certain category of spending and are usually within about $25 of our estimated budget. This doesn't include any bulk purchases we make for my website recipes. Many of the recipes I make and photograph are from our nightly dinners or breakfasts and do come out of our food budget.

JEH #6 Meal Planning: How to Meal Plan to Fuel Your Body, Eat Healthy and Save Money
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JEH #6 Meal Planning: How to Meal Plan to Fuel Your Body, Eat Healthy and Save Money

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Meal Planning… it almost makes you break out in hives thinking about it, right? Where do you start and how can you make meal planning successful? Does meal planning even matter? Or maybe you meal plan but you have trouble sticking with the plan?

These may sound familiar to you or you may have other challenges with meal planning. I want to share with you that I believe you can meal plan. And it is going to actually simplify your life and make meals and snacks a whole lot easier. There is a little learning curve to the art of meal planning, but you will get it.

You will learn:

  • The benefits of Meal Planning
  • How to Meal Plan
  • How to Meal plan if you're not that great at cooking
  • How to find good and healthy recipes
  • How to have ingredients on hand for your favorite go-to meals
  • FREE Fuel Meal planning Resource
Show Notes

JEH #5 Finding Joy in Taking Care of Your Health with Kate Doubler and Where to Start When Changing to a Healthier Diet
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JEH #5 Finding Joy in Taking Care of Your Health with Kate Doubler and Where to Start When Changing to a Healthier Diet

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Today's episode of the podcast features my friend Kate Doubler. Kate and I are "real life friends" or that's what I call us. It means that even though we both sit behind a computer and work online we actually know each other in real life. We met online and realized we not only both lived in Minnesota but about 20 minutes away from each other. We've got to spend time together a few times and we talk for hours and could talk for many more hours. The first time we met I was nervous because I was meeting this new person who I'd never even spoken to on the phone and I'm showing up at her front door. We hit it off and started talking about health, blogging, nutrition and everything in between and I looked at my phone and it was 3 hours later. We had to do our best to keep this interview a respectable length.

Kate is a health rockstar! She knows her stuff, she's always researching, she's always learning and really finds JOY in learning more, trying new things, and taking care of the health of her family. The hard work means something to her; a healthy life. I think we can all learn a lot from Kate's attitude about health.

You Will Learn:
  • This was my first interview I ever recorded even though it's being released as episode 5
  • Where to start when you're starting to eat healthier
  • How a well stocked whole food kitchen is important to your healthy food success
  • How to save money by making things yourself
  • What natural products to make at home vs what to buy (the resources to buy
  • What Kate's working on in her health
  • My favorite point: That your genetics aren't a life sentence! You have control over your health
Bio:

Kate Doubler is the author behind the blog Real Food RN. A busy working mom of three young children, she manages to balance working as a Nurse in the Emergency Department, counseling clients in her nutrition business and finding time to write about real food and essential oils. She loves experimenting in her kitchen and coming up with all sorts of new and creative real food recipes with the hopes of bettering the health of her family and anyone who follows her blog. She wholeheartedly believes that prevention is the best medicine.

Find Kate on her WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube

Show Notes

Kate's YouTube Channel

Young Living Essential Oils

Thrive Market

Beautycounter: Natural Makeup and Skincare Kate and I talk about (it's the best!)

The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

Kate's Real Kitchen Shopping List

JEH #4 Coffee: The Good, the Bad and the Alternatives. How to Make the Healthiest Cup of Coffee
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JEH #4 Coffee: The Good, the Bad and the Alternatives. How to Make the Healthiest Cup of Coffee

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Coffee. This entire episode is dedicated to everything coffee. It is not an all out research exploration of coffee, but it is a fun and informational episode that will explain how to choose a healthy cup of coffee and enjoy all things that go with coffee (like a heart to heart conversation with a good friend). PS. I will not be telling you in this episode to ditch coffee forever or that it's bad. Whew, we got that out of the way.

You will Learn:
  • If you should drink coffee and if you should not
  • What makes coffee healthy vs unhealthy
  • My favorite coffee drink and how you can make it at home (recipes below) or at a coffee shop
  • The option and sometimes necessity of a coffee detox
  • How to ditch the junk dairy creamers and find healthy cream options for your coffee
Show Notes

JEH #3 Faith Hill | Finding Your Total Well Being, debunking health myths and realizing you have everything you need for today (Founder of Lifewise TV and Fortified Health Club)
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JEH #3 Faith Hill | Finding Your Total Well Being, debunking health myths and realizing you have everything you need for today (Founder of Lifewise TV and Fortified Health Club)

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Let's get this out of the way first. This is Faith Hill and it's her real name. Not the singer, but my dear friend and fellow woman in wellness. I was excited to interview Faith because she is a woman of faith that dreams big and sees the big picture in life and everything she has her hands in. She is southern, which you will be able to notice within 2 seconds of starting to listen to her speak. Faith is full of wisdom and this interview encouraged me and I know will be an unbelievable encouragement to you too.

Faith Hill is the visionary founder and show host for LifeWiseTV. Faith, author of The LifeWise Menu Planning System, is a passionate woman dedicated to helping people experience life and health like they never have before. For the past 5 years, Faith has been a personal business coach for health care professionals across the US and Canada. Faith is dedicated to helping people live their purpose and improve their lifestyle, while spreading the message of hope. As a licensed stylists and organic beauty advocate she exposes the dangers of toxins in home and beauty products and educates on how we can be clean and beautiful without sacrificing their health. She is the creator of two nationally utilized wellness programs, and has co-founded two ministries in the Charlotte area. Faith and her husband Jonathan travel as seminar coordinators and speakers, teaching training programs they have developed. They have recently launched their digital wellness solution Fortified Health Club. To unwind from the daily grind, Faith loves to host theme parties for her friends, giving traditional dishes from all around the world her 'Faith twist' by turning them into healthy, yet delicious dishes. She also loves to travel with her wonderful husband, Jonathan, which contributes to her own journey of growth, allowing her to experience and learn from different cultures.

Find Faith on FacebookInstagram and directly on her websites linked above.

Show Notes

Fortified Health Club

LifewiseTV

JEH #2 Dr. Meghan's Health Story: From Sick and Suffering to Passionately on Purpose
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JEH #2 Dr. Meghan's Health Story: From Sick and Suffering to Passionately on Purpose

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*This episode says that it is the first episode and that is because I taped this one months ago and it was the first one I ever taped. Excuse that mis-speak and enjoy the episode

Today's episode features my own health story. I shied away from sharing it for so long because I didn't think it was important or that it mattered. Why should I share the details of being sick and suffering through my early-mid 20's? It definitely wasn't my favorite season (read long and tiring season) to walk through. It was hard, tough, frustrating, disappointing and I felt drained and like a big huge disappointment. I didn't know I was sick at first. I didn't know what I was feeling wasn't normal. I just assumed I was lazy and couldn't figure out a way to be successful in life. I had unachievable expectations, never allowed my body time to rest and pushed myself far beyond what I could handle. I was exhausted and physically, emotionally and spiritually drained. I started on a path of figuring out what was at the root of my health problems and walking a natural healing journey that now allows me to life a life I love and run a business fueled by my story.

Guess what? You have a story too. We all have a story to tell. For you, it may or may not be health related. But it is very important and God has given you your story to live out and share it with others.

Show Notes

Meet Dr. Meghan

My Health Story

Why you need a health coach

My Mission and Vision

JEH #1: Introduction to the Just Enjoy Health Podcast and the Vision and Mission of the Podcast
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JEH #1: Introduction to the Just Enjoy Health Podcast and the Vision and Mission of the Podcast

The first episode of the Just Enjoy Health podcast is here. I am so excited to share it with you. Today actually launches the first 3 episodes of the podcast so you can listen to the introduction, a solo show and one of my interviews. 

Episode 1: Introduction and Mission and Vision

Episode 2: Dr. Meghan's health story from sick, exhausted and discouraged to craving-free, purposeful and experiencing abundant health.

Episode 3: Faith Hill | Total Well Being, debunking health myths and realizing you have everything you need for today (Founder of Lifewise TV and Fortified Health Club)

In this episode you will learn my heart behind this podcast and what I believe about health, wellness, food, fitness and how I want to infuse my faith into the podcast too. I believe that God created our bodies magnificently to heal and we experience the healthiest life (body, mind and spirit) with him at the center and through his help and strength.

This episode is where you get a good idea about the upcoming podcast episodes and my passion for encouraging, empowering and inspiring you (women) right where God has you.

Show Notes

My Mission and Vision

My Health Story

My New Website