Grab a cup of coffee or tea, fall into your "virtual comfy chair" and join in on the conversation between Michelle King Robson and Dr. Pam Peeke and as they cut through the confusion and share the naked bottom-line truth about all things woman. Dialing up top experts to discuss women's greatest lifetime triumphs and challenges, Michelle, acclaimed women's advocate and Dr. Peeke, renowned women's health expert, fearlessly tackle it all: HER body, HER mind, HER wellness, HER sex, HER relationships, HER aging, HER beauty – only on HER Radio.
The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science Behind Perspiration
Let's talk about SWEAT baby! Something about sweating can be so embarrassing. And capitalism has birthed hundreds of products to keep it hidden at all costs. Let's talk about SWEAT baby! Something about sweating can be so embarrassing. And capitalism has birthed hundreds of products to keep it hidden at all costs. When it comes down to it, sweating may be one of our weirdest biological functions, but it’s also one of our most vital and least understood. In her book The Joy of Sweat, Sarah Everts delves into its role in the body—and in human history. Sarah Everts is an award-winning science journalist and speaker. She holds a master’s degree in chemistry and teaches journalism at Carleton University and lives in Ottawa, Canada. In this episode, she dives into cultural rituals around sweating & saunas, myths and misunderstandings about sweat, the truth about sweating to detox your body, and your sweat's role in sexual attraction.
It’s Time We Finally Invest in Women’s Health Care
You know we're BIG into women's healthcare here. But not just from the patient's standpoint, we're talking Wall Street-style investments - they need to support our health too. You know we're BIG into women's healthcare here. But not just from the patient's standpoint, we're talking Wall Street-style investments - they need to support our health too. Dr. Jane van Dis is an expert in gender equity in the workplace. She established the Working Group on Gender in the Physician Workplace, a national network which amasses data on gender-based disparities in healthcare and solutions to these disparities, and she is currently Medical Adviser to three technology-based women's health start-up companies, as well as Co-Founder of OB Best Practice. In this episode, she tells us about how she pivoted from being an OBCYN into tech investments, disrupting the healthcare industry, "manels," as well as racial, gender and economic inequities in healthcare.
Brain Dance: My Journey with Invisible Illness, Second Chances, and the Wonders of Applied ...
One moment can change the course of your entire life. For Diane Grimard Wilson, it was a car accident at a stop light. One moment can change the course of your entire life. For Diane Grimard Wilson, it was a car accident at a stoplight. Her book Brain Dance is a captivating, and touchingly candid true story. It traces Diane’s journey through random and sometimes humorous events which shed light on how her brain kept her injury from her, the loss of focus, mobility, and sense of self, an obsession with day-trading retirement funds, and finally holistic therapies-including a retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh, acupuncture, singing and neurofeedback. She chronicles the gift of recovery and her incredible journey to now help people around the world and make the most of their amazing brain. This book is for anyone who is curious about the brain, has had even a bump on the head, or has felt totally lost in life and a need to start over. Diane Grimard Wilson is a Chicago peak performance coach, licensed clinical professional counselor, and has board certification as a fellow in neurofeedback. She holds certifications in neuro-based music programs for optimal brain health functioning as well as meditation teaching.
Let's Talk Shit: Why Paying Attention to Your Poop Is So Important
Here at the HER Podcast, we're not afraid to talk about any part of a woman's body. Including her poop. Here at the HER Podcast, we're not afraid to talk about any part of a woman's body. Including her poop. It sounds gross, but paying attention to your poop is pretty important. Bowel habits are a strong indicator of your digestive health. The color, shape, and texture of your stool can reveal signs of infection, digestive issues, or more serious health problems, such as cancer. Plus, your poop can hold the secret to recovery for Covid long haulers. That's right, we're going there. And taking us down this path is Dr. Sabine Hazan. She is is the founder of Ventura Clinical Trials and has been Principal Investigator and Sub Investigator in over 150 clinical trials. Many of these trials were for Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI), enough that through her impressive recruitment she became known as the "Queen of C. Diff" in the clinical trial community. We discuss what our poop says about us, and the role the gut microbiome plays on overall health, fecal transplant, and reveal the secrets behind our digestive habits and the rest of the body!
Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose
When you read Be Fearless, you will see it is clear that Jean Case knows a thing or two about being fearless, making big bets, being bold, and taking risks.When you read Be Fearless you will see it is clear that Jean Case knows a thing or two about being fearless, making big bets, being bold, and taking risks. Whether it is in her role as the first female Chairman of the National Geographic Society in its 131-year history of global exploration, as CEO of the Case Foundation, which invests in people and ideas that can change the world, or her extensive career in the private sector, including her leadership role at America Online, Inc. where she was a senior executive directing the marketing and branding as AOL brought the internet to the masses, fearlessness has always been a core tenet of Jean’s work. In this XL episode, these badass women talk about everything from Jean's book, her own fears & failures, the importance of diverse teams & perspectives for innovation, and the myth of the coastal elite.
It’s About Time for Menopause-Centric Products
Have you ever found yourself walking around a department store or grocery store going, hey, where are all the products to help menopausal women?! Well, our guests today are working to change that.Have you ever found yourself walking around a department store or grocery store going, hey, where are all the products to help menopausal women?! Well, our guests today are working to change that. Sally Mueller is a co-founder & CEO of Womaness. She is a consummate business builder specializing in retail and brand innovation. Her trend-forecasting Midas touch has benefited companies such as Target, Who What Wear, and VERSED skincare, among others. Sally spent over two decades of her career at Target Corporation, first in Apparel Merchandising and then in Marketing, helping to build the bullseye from a regional discount retailer to one of the world's most recognized and influential global brands. Michelle Jacobs is a co-founder and COO at Womaness. She is a strategic development leader with a sweet spot in brand building, leading sales (e-commerce and traditional), branding, partnerships, licensing, logistics, inventory planning, and financial management. She’s worked across multiple categories from home to health, décor to baby, for both start-ups and established brands. Their brand Womaness is a modern, innovative products, essential information, and unlimited inspiration that helps take the “pause” out of menopause and spark a radiant, dynamic outlook that embraces who and where you are today, what we call menopositivity. Both co-founders join us today to talk about how they met and the birth of Womeness (there may have been some wine involved), menopause must-haves, meno myths, and much much more.