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Welcome to the Everyday Wellness podcast with Cynthia Thurlow! Cynthia Thurlow is a nurse practitioner, author of the best selling book Intermittent Fasting Transformation: IF45, 2x TEDx speaker, with her second talk having more than 10 million views, and the host of Everyday Wellness Podcast. With over 20 years experience in health and wellness, Cynthia is a globally recognized expert in intermittent fasting and women’s health, and has been featured on ABC, FOX5, KTLA, CW, Medium, Entrepreneur, and The Megyn Kelly Show. Her mission is to educate women on the benefits of intermittent fasting and overall holistic health and wellness, so they feel empowered to live their most optimal lives. Her goal with Everyday Wellness is to help her listeners make simple changes to their everyday lives that will result in improved overall wellness and long term health.

Everyday Wellness Everyday Wellness: Cynthia Thurlow, NP

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 27 Ratings

Welcome to the Everyday Wellness podcast with Cynthia Thurlow! Cynthia Thurlow is a nurse practitioner, author of the best selling book Intermittent Fasting Transformation: IF45, 2x TEDx speaker, with her second talk having more than 10 million views, and the host of Everyday Wellness Podcast. With over 20 years experience in health and wellness, Cynthia is a globally recognized expert in intermittent fasting and women’s health, and has been featured on ABC, FOX5, KTLA, CW, Medium, Entrepreneur, and The Megyn Kelly Show. Her mission is to educate women on the benefits of intermittent fasting and overall holistic health and wellness, so they feel empowered to live their most optimal lives. Her goal with Everyday Wellness is to help her listeners make simple changes to their everyday lives that will result in improved overall wellness and long term health.

    Ep. 364 Forming Healthy Relationships: Insights on Commitment and Partnership with Jillian Turecki

    Ep. 364 Forming Healthy Relationships: Insights on Commitment and Partnership with Jillian Turecki

    Today, I am thrilled to be connecting with Jillian Turecki, a renowned relationship coach, educator, author, and host of the Jillian on Love podcast. 
    Sought out for her empathetic approach, Jillian has guided 1000s of individuals over the past two decades, driven by an unquenchable curiosity about what makes a relationship thrive. Through her compassion, directness, and authenticity, she has helped them transform their relationships with themselves by focusing on self-growth. 
    In our conversation, we explore the societal expectations for women and how improving our relationships with ourselves allows us to become more authentic in our other relationships. We address loneliness and trauma, unlearning parental conditioning, and dealing with situationships, and get into the difference between sexual chemistry and a real connection, narcissism, and warning signs in relationships. Jillian also shares her perspective on marriage and the importance of self-reflection. 
    Join us for the invaluable insights Jillian has drawn from her extensive experience over the past twenty years. 

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    How women internalize narratives of weakness due to societal expectations

    How self-esteem impacts relationship choices

    What people can do to empower themselves and avoid feeling alone

    The benefits of self-validation

    What we can do to heal past wounds and foster healthy relationships

    The challenge of distinguishing lust from love

    Why self-awareness is essential within relationships

    Red flags to look out for in relationships

    How to deal with communication breakdowns in relationships

    Tips for moving on from a broken heart


    BIO:
    Jillian Turecki is a certified relationship coach, teacher, author, and host of the Podcast, Jillian On Love. Fueled by an insatiable curiosity about what makes a relationship thrive, Jillian has helped thousands over the last 20 years through her teachings, courses, and writing to revolutionize their relationship with themselves so that they transform their romantic relationships. Jillian is sought out for her compassionate, direct, and very authentic style of coaching, teaching, and writing.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep. 363 Challenging the Diet-Heart Hypothesis: Reevaluating Nutrition and Health with Dr. David Diamond

    Ep. 363 Challenging the Diet-Heart Hypothesis: Reevaluating Nutrition and Health with Dr. David Diamond

    I am honored to connect with Dr. Dave Diamond today.
    Dr. Diamond is a professor at the University of South Florida in their Department of Psychology, Molecular Pharmacology, and Physiology. He has a Ph.D. in biology, specializing in behavioral neuroscience.
    In our discussion today, Dr. Diamond talks about his journey as a neuroscientist and his interest in heart disease, and we discuss how Ancel Keys, the nutritional department at Harvard, and governmental dietary guidelines have significantly hindered our state of health. We explore the diet-heart hypothesis, the effects of seed oils and low-fat diets, the misconceptions surrounding cholesterol, metabolic errors, and the role of insulin resistance in coronary artery disease and metabolic health. We also scrutinize the implications of scientific misconduct, the effects of statins, and the role of nutrition in shaping lipid panels. 
    Join us for today’s valuable, insightful, and informative conversation with Dr. Dave Diamond. 

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    How Dr. Diamond became a leading voice in heart disease research

    The negative impact of a low-fat, high-carb diet 

    How the American Heart Association ignored the effects of sugar on heart disease

    How seed oils have contributed to the obesity epidemic 

    Why a low-carb diet could increase the risk of heart disease

    How the demonization of cholesterol deflects from nutritional factors exacerbating poor metabolic health

    How the benefits of statins get overstated 

    How statins can lead to strokes and heart attacks and contribute to metabolic damage

    The perils of scientific misconduct and the profit-driven pharmaceutical industry

    The benefits of a low-carb diet


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    • 58 min
    BONUS Muscle Matters: Transforming Metabolic Health for Weight Control with Bronson Dant

    BONUS Muscle Matters: Transforming Metabolic Health for Weight Control with Bronson Dant

    I am happy to connect with Coach Bronson Dant today. He has spent over a decade guiding and training people in health and fitness. He discovered the benefits of a whole food animal-based ketogenic diet for optimizing metabolic health and performance and wrote The Ultimate Ketogenic Fitness Book.
    In our discussion today, we dive into the powerful story of Coach Bronson’s pain-to-purpose journey. We explore the value of mindset and look at how age-related changes affect muscle, inflammation, and metabolic flexibility. He shares his three pillars of muscle health related to nutrient density, bioavailability, and satiety, and we examine the importance of sleep, the impact of extremes in exercise, and the value of stress management. We also unravel the complexities of weight loss resistance, and Coach Bronson discusses his research from the Journal of Nutrition Metabolism and Health Science, sharing his perspective on macros and functional movement in menopausal women.

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    Coach Bronson shares his three pillars for nutrition

    The limitations of basing nutrition on calories alone

    How the hormone piece impacts effective weight management

    How to avoid physical deterioration through fitness and nutrition

    Why Coach Bronson advocates for living life to the fullest and dying quickly

    How does muscle mass impact metabolic health?

    The importance of taking a balanced approach to weight loss

    How sleep aids muscle recovery and growth 

    Stress management, nutrition, and fitness for overall well-being

    How alcohol affects our health and fitness

    The benefits of combining functional movement training and proper nutrition for older adults 


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    The Ultimate Ketogenic Fitness Bundle is available on Amazon

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 362 Optimizing Health: Strategies for Menopause Well-Being with Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz

    Ep. 362 Optimizing Health: Strategies for Menopause Well-Being with Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz

    I am thrilled to connect with Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz today.
    Dr. Gilberg-Lenz is involved in women's empowerment and public education, appearing frequently to share her expertise in women's health and integrative medicine. She received her medical degree from the USC School of Medicine and did her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at UCLA Cedars Sinai Medical Center. She is the author of The Menopause Bootcamp. 
    In our discussion, we dive into paradigm shifts and identity differentiation in middle age, debunking the common misconception that our worth ties into our physical attractiveness or the ability to have children. We talk about ageism and the impact of misogyny on sexual education and healthcare, exploring precursors to disease risk in menopause, pelvic floor advocacy, bone and muscle changes in menopause, and the effects of disordered eating on mental health. We also touch on brain remodeling, the three Ps, and how cycle changes can impact our ability to interact with our environment and affect our relationships. 
    I am excited for you to listen to this insightful conversation, which is the first of two discussions with Dr. Gilberg-Lenz.

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    How women get pressured to conform to societal standards 

    Sexual health education is so important

    Why we need policy changes to address gender-related health disparities

    How our past medical history is essential for predicting our future health outcomes

    The importance of pelvic floor health for women

    The benefits of vaginal estrogen and energy-based devices during menopause 

    Why annual pap smears are essential for sexually active women over 40

    The musculoskeletal changes that occur in menopause

    How disordered eating patterns often get hidden, and how they can worsen with hormonal changes and mood disorders

    How the brain chemistry brain of women gets remodeled with puberty, pregnancy, and menopause


    Bio: Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
    A Diplomat of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, MD, received her medical degree in 1996 from the USC School of Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Gilberg-Lenz is involved in women’s empowerment and public education. She appears frequently as an expert in women’s health and integrative medicine in print, online, and on TV, where she is the Chief Medical Correspondent for the Drew Barrymore Show. She is the author of MENOPAUSE BOOTCAMP: Optimize Your Health, Empower Your Self, and Flourish as You Age (Harper Wave; October 11th) 

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    Dr. Gilberg-Lenz’s Menopause Bootcamp

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 361 Metabolic Health: Addressing Mitochondria, Medicine and Advocacy with Casey Means, M.D.

    Ep. 361 Metabolic Health: Addressing Mitochondria, Medicine and Advocacy with Casey Means, M.D.

    I am delighted to reconnect with Dr. Casey Means today.
    Dr. Means is the Co-founder of Levels, a health technology company dedicated to reversing the global metabolic health crisis. She is also the co-author of the book Good Energy, along with her brother Callie Means. 
    In our discussion today, we dive into mitochondria and metabolism, looking at the impact of cognitive dissonance and the reductionistic philosophies of medical specialization. We explore the effects of siloing, the challenges posed by our broken medical system, the Flexner Report, the role of RVUs, the effects of insulin resistance on metabolic health and mitochondrial dysfunction, and the symptoms commonly seen in women. Dr. Means also offers her insights on advocacy, continuous glucose monitors, and the labs she finds impactful, and she shares the incredible story of her mother's health journey. 
    Good Energy is an outstanding book that will benefit every listener and clinician, and I will often recommend it.

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    How energy gets created in the body

    The link between insulin resistance and acne

    How insulin resistance impacts fertility

    How underpowered parts of the brain and neurological system can show up as depression or anxiety, potentially leading to dementia

    The problem of our siloed, reactive, and specialist-obsessed culture

    The importance of getting your biomarkers tested and learning simple strategies to improve your metabolism, based on the results 

    What are the conditions encompassed by the metabolic spectrum disease? 

    The labs that Dr. Means finds most impactful

    Dr. Means shares her thoughts on continuous glucose monitors.

    The benefits of looking at your basic eating patterns in a non-judgmental and curious way before implementing any changes

    Dr. Means shares the powerful story of her mother’s health journey.

     
    Bio: Dr. Casey Means
    Casey Means, MD, is a Stanford-trained physician and co-founder of Levels, a health technology company with the mission of reversing the world’s metabolic health crisis. Her book on metabolic health, Good Energy, comes out in May 2024 with Penguin Random House. She received her BA with honors and MD from Stanford, was President of her Stanford class, and has served on Stanford faculty. She trained in Head & Neck Surgery before leaving traditional medicine to devote her life to tackling the root cause of why Americans are sick. She has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Women’s Health, and more. 

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    Good Energy, by Casey and Calley Means, is available from Amazon and most anyplace good books are sold.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    BONUS Menopausal Toolkit: Heart, Brain and Hormonal Health with Dr. Deb Matthew

    BONUS Menopausal Toolkit: Heart, Brain and Hormonal Health with Dr. Deb Matthew

    I am delighted to have the privilege of reconnecting with Dr. Deb Matthew today. She joined me once before on Episode 259. She is a distinguished best-selling author, international speaker, and dedicated educator known as the Happy Hormone Doctor. 
    Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, causing one of every 3.2 deaths among women annually. In our conversation today, Dr. Matthew and I delve into the realm of cardiovascular disease, exploring the benefits of hormone replacement therapy, essential laboratory testing, medications, and the neurocognitive changes that occur during perimenopause and menopause. We also focus on lifestyle, gut testing, and the all-time favorite topic of weight loss resistance. 
    Stay tuned for today’s engaging, enriching, and enlightening discussion with Dr. Deb Matthew.

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    How HRT reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease 

    How long-term use of estrogen can reduce the risk of heart disease over time

    Why should you do a hormone panel before starting HRT?

    How cortisol levels impact cardiovascular health

    How the coronary calcium score helps to predict heart attack risk

    Cholesterol markers and their significance in cardiovascular risk assessment

    Managing cholesterol levels in perimenopausal women

    The importance of addressing underlying hormonal imbalances in women to mitigate cognitive decline and lipid disorders

    The connection between gut health and brain fog

    How women’s testosterone levels impact their cognition and motivation

    Hormone imbalance and weight loss resistance in women


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    Ep. 295: HRT’s Impact on Women’s Health Through Time with Dr. Deb Matthew

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Mumid4 ,

Wise and helpful

Thank you Cynthia for your input and assistance in understanding how to take health back into our hands. Your wisdom and grace are much appreciated. I am about to turn 50 and happy to embrace it because I am feeling so much better than I did at 45, and this podcast has definitely been part of that journey. Thank you!

KateWeakley ,

Thank you

I listen to this podcast each week while I am walking. I find it informative and motivational. Also enjoy sharing Cynthia’s journey through teenage sons… right there with you 😉. Thanks for the effort that goes in to providing this content.

gsddghj ,

Good content but distracting audio

Love the content but the host’s mm-hmm, mm-hmm, mm-hmm while the guest is speaking Is a bit distracting.

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