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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 WellnessPodcast. 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

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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 WellnessPodcast. 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. 354 Metabolism Myths Debunked: Weight Gain Insights with Dr. William Li

    Ep. 354 Metabolism Myths Debunked: Weight Gain Insights with Dr. William Li

    I am delighted to have the remarkable Dr. William Li joining me again today. He was previously with me on Episode 260, which became one of the most popular podcasts in 2023. 
    Dr. Li is a world-renowned physician-scientist and New York Times bestselling author known for his role as President and Medical Director of the Angiogenesis Foundation. 
    In our conversation today, we dive into the vocabulary surrounding health and microbiome-supporting foods, exploring how to measure the microbiome, the benefits of fermented foods, and the role of the appendix. We also look at pre, and post-biotics, strategies for supporting the microbiome after a colonoscopy prep, foods to avoid, immune function, and metabolic nuances, and discuss the differences between subcutaneous visceral fat, brown fat, and white fat, and polyphenol-rich beverages. 
    I know you will find today’s conversation with Dr. William Li as enlightening as I did. I eagerly anticipate inviting him back to the podcast later this year.

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    Dr. Li explains the importance of the gut microbiome 

    The interrelationship between the microbiome, body fat, and the metabolism

    How to measure your gut microbiome

    Foods that promote gut health and support the microbiome

    The role of the appendix

    How a colonoscopy prep impacts the gut microbiome

    How excess body fat can fuel the metabolism rather than slowing it down

    Why sleep is crucial for metabolism

    The role of brown fat in weight loss

    The benefits of polyphenols in coffee and tea


    Bio:
    William W. Li, MD, is an internationally renowned physician, scientist, and New York Times bestselling author of “Eat to Beat Your Diet: Burn Fat, Heal Your Metabolism, Live Longer”. His groundbreaking work has led to the development of more than 30 new medical treatments and impacts care for more than 70 diseases, including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. His TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has garnered more than 11 million views. Dr. Li has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC, LIVE with Kelly and Ryan, and the Rachael Ray Show, and he has been featured in USA Today, Time Magazine, The Atlantic, and O Magazine. He is the president and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation.

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    Ep. 260 Eat To Beat Your Diet: Achieve a Balanced and Healthy Lifestyle with Dr. William Li

    • 56 min
    Ep. 353 Uterine Bleeding, HRT, Cravings and More with Cynthia Thurlow, NP

    Ep. 353 Uterine Bleeding, HRT, Cravings and More with Cynthia Thurlow, NP

    Today, I am thrilled to bring you our seventh AMA episode.
    I am super excited to connect with all of you today to share valuable insights and answer your questions about dysfunctional uterine bleeding, hormone replacement therapy, perimenopause, and menopause. I will also be addressing queries on blood loss thresholds and dysfunctional uterine bleeding and offering strategies for managing endometriosis and cravings. 
    Join me as I answer many questions from listeners, shedding light on all these critical concerns and several more. I love doing the AMA episodes, and I know you love listening to them, so keep your questions coming!

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    How an estrogen and progesterone imbalance could cause persistent bleeding 

    How much blood loss should there be in a menstrual cycle?

    Why some women crave sweet and salty foods at night during perimenopause and menopause

    Strategies for managing cravings during perimenopause and menopause

    How endometriosis often links to autoimmunity and digestive issues

    Why would someone experience unusual symptoms like itchy ears, crankiness, and bloating in menopause?

    Various hormone replacement therapy options for perimenopause

    Why you should implement lifestyle changes before considering HRT

    The benefits of oral progesterone for sleep and bone health


    Join my free Facebook group to have me answer your questions personally, or you can send your questions to my admin team (support@cynthiathurlow.com)

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    • 31 min
    Ep. 352 Lipid Masterclass: Apo-B Labs and Women's Heart Health with Dr. Thomas Dayspring

    Ep. 352 Lipid Masterclass: Apo-B Labs and Women's Heart Health with Dr. Thomas Dayspring

    Dr. Thomas Dayspring joins me again today for the third class in our Lipid Masterclass Series. Dr. Dayspring brings a wealth of expertise as a certified specialist in internal medicine and clinical lipidology, holding fellowships with the American College of Physicians and the National Lipid Association.
    This hour-long class is devoted to women's health and abnormal lipids. We continue with our conversation about ApoB, discussing ways to look at other lipid abnormalities related to abnormal ApoBs and talking about our ideal lab values and lifestyle modifications, briefly touching on my lipid journey and the medication I have been taking for the past six months. We examine diagnostics and their limitations, getting into CACs, coronary artery calcification scoring, CIMT, the labs we need to look at, the role of Lp(a), and how it affects our heart. We look into the changes women experience from losing estrogen in menopause, clues women can use to predict future cardiovascular risk, how estrogen helps clear LDL from the body, and the changes occurring with menopause, including higher ApoBs. We also dive into risks women face for cardiovascular disease, the impact of the Women's Health Initiative study, and absorption and synthesis challenges with cholesterol.
    Stay tuned for more!

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    Why ApoB testing for inherited lipoprotein disorders is essential 

    Why hypo beta lipoproteins (HDL) are critical for maintaining good health

    The benefits of a holistic approach to treating high cholesterol

    The three stages of prevention for atherosclerosis

    How Lp(a) impacts heart health

    The importance of assessing early heart function through Lp(a) testing

    How your pregnancy history can help in predicting your risk for cardiovascular disease

    Why should women be more concerned about cardiovascular disease than breast cancer?

    How the Women’s Health Initiative led gynecologists to be more cautious about prescribing HRT

    How genetically mediated cholesterol abnormalities can impact our ability to absorb and synthesize cholesterol

     
    Bio:
    Thomas Dayspring MD is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the National Lipid Association and is certified in internal medicine and clinical lipidology. After practicing in New Jersey for 37 years, in 2012, he moved to Virginia to serve as an educational director for a nonprofit cardiovascular foundation until mid-2019 as a Chief Academic Advisor for two major CV laboratories. Since then, he has served as a virtual cardiovascular / lipidology educator. Career-wise he has given over 4000 domestic (in all 50 states) and several international lectures, including over 600 CME programs on atherothrombosis, lipids/lipoproteins (and their treatment), vascular biology, biomarker testing, and women’s cardiovascular issues. He has authored several manuscripts and lipid textbook chapters and performed several podcasts. For several years, he was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology. He was the recipient of the 2011 National Lipid Association’s Presidents Award for services to clinical lipidology and the 2023 Foundation of NLA Clinician/Educator Award. He has over 34K followers on his educational Twitter (X) feed (@Drlipid). He has Gold Heart Member status as a professional member of the American Heart Association, and he serves as a Social Media Ambassador for the European Atherosclerosis Society and the National Lipid Association.

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    • 51 min
    Ep. 351 Unlocking Nature's Secrets: Essential Oils 101 with Jodi Cohen

    Ep. 351 Unlocking Nature's Secrets: Essential Oils 101 with Jodi Cohen

    It is my pleasure today to introduce Jodi Cohen, a best-selling author, award-winning journalist, functional practitioner, and the Founder of Vibrant Blue Oils, where her training in nutritional therapy and aromatherapy come together to craft unique and exclusive proprietary blends of organic and wildcrafted essential oils. 
    Jodi has assisted more than 50,000 individuals in overcoming brain-related issues such as anxiety, insomnia, and autoimmunity. In our discussion today, we dive into the fundamental aspects of essential oils, looking at what they are and how they work. We examine the role of the blood-brain barrier and the influence of the autonomic nervous system, focusing on the parasympathetic nervous system and vagus nerve. We explore the importance of vagal tone, the implications of vagal nerve dysfunction and toxicities, and the lymphatic system while also looking at the role of fascia in memories and trauma and the profound effects of essential oils on sleep quality, weight management, and more. 
    I am excited to share this insightful conversation with Jodi Cohen, as it provides invaluable insights into the vast potential of essential oils in promoting holistic well-being.

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    What essential oils are and how they work clinically

    The most effective way to use essential oils

    How emotional or mental dangers can trigger the autonomic nervous system  

    The autonomic nervous system can cause inflammation, impaired digestion, and compromised immune function if it is constantly activated

    Stimulating the vagus nerve can improve resilience and reduce stress

    Some natural ways to stimulate the vagus nerve

    The connection between the brain and digestion and how stress can impact digestion and overall health

    How fascia intertwines with the lymph and vagus nerve

    Essential oils can facilitate emotional release

    The benefits of essential oils for sleep and weight management during perimenopause and menopause


    Bio:
    Jodi Sternoff Cohen is a bestselling author, award-winning journalist, functional practitioner, and founder of Vibrant Blue Oils, where she has combined her training in nutritional therapy and aromatherapy to create unique proprietary blends of organic and wild-crafted essential oils. She has helped over 50,000 clients heal from brain-related challenges, including anxiety, insomnia, and autoimmunity.
    For the past ten years, she has lectured at wellness centers, conferences, and corporations on brain health, essential oils, stress, and detoxification. She has been seen in The New York Times, Wellness Mama, Elephant Journal, and numerous publications. Her website, vibrantblueoils.com, is visited by over 300,000 natural health seekers every year, and she has rapidly become a top resource for essential oils education on the Internet today.

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    Jodi’s book, Essential Oils to Boost the Brain and Heal the Body, is available on Amazon and most anywhere books are sold.

    • 47 min
    Ep. 350 The Dark Side of Food and Pharma Revealed! with Calley Means

    Ep. 350 The Dark Side of Food and Pharma Revealed! with Calley Means

    I am delighted to have the honor of connecting with Calley Means today. Calley is the Founder of Truemed, a company that facilitates tax-free spending on food and exercise. He also co-authored a book with his sister, Casey Means, called Good Energy, to be released later this year. 
    Calley graduated from Stanford and Harvard Business School. He was a consultant for food and pharmaceutical firms and now exposes their tactics to weaponize our trusted institutions.
    In our conversation today, Calley and I examine the impact of drug utilization, including GLP 1s, on obese children and discuss the relevance of his background in food and pharmaceuticals and the problem of treating obesity as a disease. We dive into the role of food stamps and subsidies and look at ways we can help improve food quality in the United States and reduce the influence of the pharmaceutical industry, also addressing conflicts of interest between the NIH and universities, the effects of reduced subsidies and processed food consumption on families, and dopamine regulation. 
    This conversation has been long-awaited, and as a dedicated fan of Calley's work, I am thrilled to share it with you.

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    Calley highlights the conflicts of interest in obesity research and the ineffectiveness of the US healthcare system in addressing chronic obesity in children.

    How the pharmaceutical industry prioritizes profit over health

    Why the American health crisis is not only a medical problem but also a moral issue

    The influence of processed food companies on nutritional research

    The crucial need to address the root causes of chronic diseases

    How the influence of pharmaceutical lobbyists corrupts Congress

    The growing distrust in American institutions 

    How nutrition research funding impacts US food guidelines

    The challenges of raising children when processed foods get weaponized to hook people

    Calley discusses his upcoming book, Good Energy, and explains how his company, Truemed, helps patients unlock tax-free spending on metabolically healthy items.


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    • 45 min
    Ep. 349 Unlock the Power of Plant-Based Minerals with Caroline Alan

    Ep. 349 Unlock the Power of Plant-Based Minerals with Caroline Alan

    Today, I am delighted to connect with Caroline Alan, the Co-founder and CEO of Beam Minerals. 
    Coming from the corporate world, Caroline struggled until she discovered the incredible ability of plant-based minerals to support the body and restore its natural balance. She is now devoted to educating people about the benefits of mineral replenishment and the efficacy of plant-based humic and fulvic substances.
    In today’s discussion, Caroline shares her journey, and we dive into why we experience such significant mineral depletions in our modern-day lifestyles, looking at hidden hunger and the role of our mitochondria. We discuss the interrelationship between mineral storage and adrenal health, the extensive background of plant-based minerals, and the etiology of cramps and hydration. We also explore the signs and symptoms of mineral depletion and explain how to take mineral products for the best results.
    Join us to learn about the transformative power of plant-based minerals in our modern lives.

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    Why so many people experience mineral depletion at this time

    How soil health, food quality, and human health are all interrelated

    The fundamental role mitochondrial function plays in energy production and overall health

    Why adrenal health is critical for women during perimenopause and menopause

    The origins of humic and fulvic minerals

    How fulvic and humic acids help in preventing chronic diseases

    Why Caroline advocates for using fulvic acid products instead of salt-based electrolytes

    Caroline shares tips for managing Herxheimer reactions

    How do mineral deficiencies impact sleep and exercise performance?

    The benefits of magnesium spray for foot cramps and plantar fasciitis


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    Caroline on social media @themineralgeek 

     

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