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The Other Side of Weight Loss host and women's weight loss and hormone expert Karen Martel is here to deliver women the truth about what it really takes to lose weight and age gracefully. If you're looking for a life-changing weight loss podcast, look no further. Voted top 20 weight loss podcasts of 2021, with over 1 million downloads and hundreds of episodes packed with useable information that is sure to inspire! Each week, this podcast brings you specific tools and resources to help you balance and optimize your hormones and find your weight loss code. Aside from advice on diet, and hormones you will hear from leading experts on sleep, nutrition, fitness, mindset, menopause, and more!
After struggling with her own health issues, Karen was determined to bring her knowledge to others with a bold new approach to women’s hormone health and weight management. Karen’s passion lies in helping women balance and optimize their hormones in peri and post menopause and breakthrough weight loss resistance. Karen is a certified Hormone Expert and Transformational Nutrition Coach.
Get started with the free hormone quiz over at https://karenmartel.com

The Other Side of Weight Loss Karen Martel: Certified Women's Weight Loss & Hormone Specialist

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.1 • 13 Ratings

The Other Side of Weight Loss host and women's weight loss and hormone expert Karen Martel is here to deliver women the truth about what it really takes to lose weight and age gracefully. If you're looking for a life-changing weight loss podcast, look no further. Voted top 20 weight loss podcasts of 2021, with over 1 million downloads and hundreds of episodes packed with useable information that is sure to inspire! Each week, this podcast brings you specific tools and resources to help you balance and optimize your hormones and find your weight loss code. Aside from advice on diet, and hormones you will hear from leading experts on sleep, nutrition, fitness, mindset, menopause, and more!
After struggling with her own health issues, Karen was determined to bring her knowledge to others with a bold new approach to women’s hormone health and weight management. Karen’s passion lies in helping women balance and optimize their hormones in peri and post menopause and breakthrough weight loss resistance. Karen is a certified Hormone Expert and Transformational Nutrition Coach.
Get started with the free hormone quiz over at https://karenmartel.com

    Could your biohacking (low carb diet, fasting, cold plunging etc.) be causing more harm than good with Jay Feldman?

    Could your biohacking (low carb diet, fasting, cold plunging etc.) be causing more harm than good with Jay Feldman?

    Jay is a health coach, independent health researcher, and the host of The Energy Balance Podcast. He has degrees in neuroscience and exercise physiology from the University of Miami and decided to forgo medical school after realizing that the conventional medical approach was not the solution to the health problems that so many of us face.
    After working through various conventional and alternative health paradigms and trialing countless diets (including everything from vegetarian to keto), Jay came across the idea that cellular energy is the foundation of our health. He now uses a bioenergetic approach to help men and women around the world maximize their cellular energy and achieve freedom from low-energy symptoms like chronic hunger & cravings, fatigue, brain fog, poor sleep, gut issues, and stubborn weight gain.
    In this episode
    Jay's story about the impact of his low carb ketogenic diet on his health Where the idea of hormesis comes from and where the information actually stemmed from. The truth about the anti-aging effects of calorie restriction. What really created longevity in the studies done on calorie restriction? How you can get the benefits of fasting without fasting. How I see fasting benefit my clients for weight loss. Why gut health can impact your ability to lose weight. Fasting versus calorie restriction for weight loss results. The cost of low-carb diets and fasting, and why they aren't effective for long-term healthy weight loss How low-carb diets and fasting impact our hormones  What the actual stressors are that begin to happen and turn down our metabolism  The stress bucket...where is yours at? How can we lose weight without stressing our bodies out.  How to begin repairing your metabolism and losing weight in a healthy way and so much more! Purchase your home Hormone Test Kits here. 
    Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.  
    Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert. 
    Visit https://karenmartel.com/ 
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    How to stop information overwhelm so you can drop the excuses and act on reaching your weight loss and health goals.

    How to stop information overwhelm so you can drop the excuses and act on reaching your weight loss and health goals.

    In today's world, we have access to endless amounts of information. This can be a blessing or a curse. You may find yourself going down endless rabbit holes trying to find the solution to your health and weight loss goals. Only to end up frozen with information overwhelm and not take action. In this episode, I break down how you can navigate this world of conflicting advice and information overwhelm so that you can reach your goals once and for all.
    Today's podcast is sponsored by Harmoni Pendant.
    Get the details and apply to be part of my 3-month Mastering Peri & Post Menopause coaching program.
    Purchase your home Hormone Test Kits here.
    Start your membership in the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.
    Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.
    Visit https://karenmartel.com/
     

    • 34 min
    An in depth conversation about what adrenal fatigue really is, the truth about iron deficiency anemia and why we need copper with Dr. Joel Rosen

    An in depth conversation about what adrenal fatigue really is, the truth about iron deficiency anemia and why we need copper with Dr. Joel Rosen

    Dr Joel Rosen is the founder of thetruthaboutadrenalfatigue.com and creator of Your Adrenal Fix Podcast. His mission is to expose the truth about adrenal fatigue burnt-out men and women so that we can empower 100 million people to go from exhausted to energized. The truth is, adrenal fatigue goes deeper than just the adrenals. Dr. Joel teaches stressed-out adults that recovery requires this understanding. With your Adrenal Fix, healing really involves repairing your broken down HPA axis, otherwise known as your stress response system. Restoring your circadian rhythm, understanding the impact that all environmental stressors have on the body, and how your genetic “uniqueness” all combine together. Resulting in your fatigue. That can be tested, measured, and improved upon.
    You can find Joel at https://thetruthaboutadrenalfatigue.com/
    Get out your paper and pen because this interview is full of important information!
    In this episode
    Where the myths of adrenal fatigue came from and what is really happening to our adrenals? Breakdown of stress and what is causing our stress in today's environment The effects of diet and blood sugar on cortisol The role of adrenaline in adrenal issues What happens in sleep patterns from high or low cortisol The impact of hormone imbalances on our stress levels The science of energy The importance of having the right levels of minerals for energy production The role of iron and oxygen in our body Why we need bioavailable copper for energy What depletes our copper levels Why you may not want to take iron supplements How much unavailable iron we typically have in the body Why low ferritin might actually be okay The function of copper and how to increase your levels The biggest driver of adrenal insufficiency and more!
    Get the details and apply to be part of my 3-month Mastering Peri & Post Menopause coaching program.
    Purchase your home Hormone Test Kits here. 
    Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.  
    Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert. 
    Visit https://karenmartel.com/ 
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Part 2 Hypothyroidism, a new look at what causes it and how to reverse it with Dr. Eric Balcavage

    Part 2 Hypothyroidism, a new look at what causes it and how to reverse it with Dr. Eric Balcavage

    Part 2
    In this episode, Dr. Eric Balcavage and I discuss the root causes of hypothyroidism. What is cellular hypothyroidism and how do we treat it? Why the conventional and the functional world may be looking at hypothyroidism in the wrong light. Is there a place for medication? What can cause cellular danger? Plus so much more! This is one you will want to grab a paper and pen to take notes on while you listen. 
    Dr. Eric Balcavage is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, along with being a licensed Chiropractor in Pennsylvania.
    Dr. Balcavage has studied under and consulted with several experts in Functional Medicine over the years, including renowned thyroid expert Dr. Datis Kharrazian and methylation expert, Dr. Ben Lynch. Dr. Balcavage trains and consults with hundreds of doctors on topics such as Thyroid physiology, GI physiology, Organic acid testing and Methylation. He also lectures locally and around the country on numerous other health conditions.
    Rejuvagen is a center that offers a blend of Functional Medicine & Regenerative Medicine combined with Functional Neurology & Nutrition.  
    He co-hosts the Thyroid Answers Podcast which is available on iTunes. Dr. Balcavage is also the author of The Thyroid Debacle.
    Get the details and apply to be part of my 3-month Mastering Peri & Post Menopause coaching program.
    Purchase your home Hormone Test Kits here. 
    Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.  
    Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert. 
    Visit https://karenmartel.com/ 
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Hypothyroidism, a new look at what causes it and how to reverse it with Dr. Eric Balcavage

    Hypothyroidism, a new look at what causes it and how to reverse it with Dr. Eric Balcavage

    In this episode, Dr. Eric Balcavage and I discuss the root causes of hypothyroidism. What is cellular hypothyroidism and how do we treat it? Why the conventional and the functional world may be looking at hypothyroidism in the wrong light. Is there a place for medication? What can cause cellular danger? Plus so much more! This is one you will want to grab a paper and pen to take notes on while you listen. 
    Dr. Eric Balcavage is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, along with being a licensed Chiropractor in Pennsylvania.
    Dr. Balcavage has studied under and consulted with several experts in Functional Medicine over the years, including renowned thyroid expert Dr. Datis Kharrazian and methylation expert, Dr. Ben Lynch. Dr. Balcavage trains and consults with hundreds of doctors on topics such as Thyroid physiology, GI physiology, Organic acid testing and Methylation. He also lectures locally and around the country on numerous other health conditions.
    Rejuvagen is a center that offers a blend of Functional Medicine & Regenerative Medicine combined with Functional Neurology & Nutrition.  
    He co-hosts the Thyroid Answers Podcast which is available on iTunes. Dr. Balcavage is also the author of The Thyroid Debacle.
    Today's episode is sponsored by Relish Life. Get $100 off your first month with coupon code KAREN. Listen to an interview with the owners of Relish Life here. 
    Purchase your home Hormone Test Kits here. 
    Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.  
    Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert. 
    Visit https://karenmartel.com/ 
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    • 50 min
    Part 2 Q&A with Karen optimal hormone levels in menopause, menopause weight gain, PMS cravings, sex drive, estrogen detox and more!

    Part 2 Q&A with Karen optimal hormone levels in menopause, menopause weight gain, PMS cravings, sex drive, estrogen detox and more!

    In this part 2 of my Q&A
    Deb
    What are optimal blood levels for progesterone, estrogen and testosterone in women over 60? Is there a ratio between estrogen and progesterone that is optimal? 
    Lisa
    I am 54 and in full menopause. Should I be using topical estradiol and progesterone cream? I currently only use progesterone and the few times I have tried the estradiol cream I have felt very moody/pissy. I use the progesterone cream every other week. Thanks for all of your great info!
    Jodi
    I’m a 50-year-old post-menopausal woman with weight gain and abdominal/back/thigh fat increase in the last 3 years. Up 20# (down about 10 over the last 8 months) So based on your recommendations (and agreement from GYN) and my very low levels of progesterone, estrogens, and testosterone. I’m doing a combo bioidentical estrogen and testosterone vaginal cream and Oral Progesterone. First few months I just applied to my skin 2 pumps as directed but it often felt like more was getting in my underwear so I started using an insert tube thing. I haven’t retested yet- on month 4, but am wondering if this is the best way to get the estrogen/testosterone. Would it be better to have them separated? Or a different form? Also, I’ve been taking a week off of the OMP. Is this still recommended? I’m an RD getting my certification in Functional nutrition and I do all the ‘stuff’ Eat clean, supplements, exercise, sleep and still weight loss is very slow and hard and any deviation from the above plan I seem to gain 2-5#. The hormones have helped with sleep and some of that weight loss occurred after taking but still, my body doesn’t look like me. (More like my mom!!!) any suggestions are appreciated! Thanks again!
    Danielle
    Hi Karen, I’ve been reducing my refined sugar intake over the last year and I do well all month until the week of my cycle. Why do such intense cravings for sugar, especially chocolate, accompany periods? Which hormones are fluctuating that trigger this? Is it the drop in progesterone? Thank you!
    Anonymous
    I have a question about hormone replacement topical application. I know it is best to rotate application sites so as not to overload the hormone receptors. However, I am on four different hormone creams and wondering if it is sufficient to rotate the different hormones between each site, (are the hormone receptors specific to each hormone?) or should I be taking a break completely to give them a chance to reset? I am on DHEA, testosterone, estrogen/estradiol, and progesterone and I rotate those between the chest, inner wrist, and back of the knee. Thank you!
    Anonymous
    I have been following your podcast for a year now and I love your energy. Your show is very informative and gives us women hope!! I am 66 years old and had my last period at 55 so my question to you am I too old to start any hormone therapy or should I have begun therapy in perimenopause. Just in these last couple of years, I have been feeling low and not myself. I still work outside the home and am a busy grandmother of 4. At my age, I am still very busy and probably stressed with all the responsibilities I still have to encounter in my life. I still try and keep my body active by doing weight training 2-3 times a week and walking 2-3 times a week. I have this belly fat I can’t get rid of. My sex drive is nil and has been for two years now. I am just not in a happy place and want to feel full again. I don’t know where to start.
    Naty
    I have been struggling with sugar binges for over 50 yrs causing abdominal belly fat I walk every day 2 hrs. I have sugar cravings and tried herbal supplements but they do not work sugar is always there and I know I am very emotional and have low esteem. I have no sex drive Menaopause. So frustrated, what can I do?
    Luhu
    Hi Karen! Love you!... listen to all your podcasts and have learned so much, I'm a long-term beauty/health/nutrition journalist studying with FDN to become a practitioner and I hope to interview

    • 1 hr 23 min

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