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Welcome to the Everyday Wellness podcast with Cynthia Thurlow! Cynthia is a mom of 2 boys, wife, nurse practitioner, and intermittent fasting and nutrition expert. She has over 20 years experience in emergency medicine and cardiology, but pivoted to focus on food as medicine. She loves to share science-backed practical information to improve your overall well being and is grateful to be interviewing leaders in the health and wellness field. 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 is a mom of 2 boys, wife, nurse practitioner, and intermittent fasting and nutrition expert. She has over 20 years experience in emergency medicine and cardiology, but pivoted to focus on food as medicine. She loves to share science-backed practical information to improve your overall well being and is grateful to be interviewing leaders in the health and wellness field. 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.

    Keto Flex, Feasting and Fasting: Bringing the Body Back to Normal Function with Ben Azadi

    Keto Flex, Feasting and Fasting: Bringing the Body Back to Normal Function with Ben Azadi

    I am excited to talk to Ben Azadi today! Ben is the author of four best-selling books, Keto Flex, The Perfect Health Booklet, The Intermittent Fasting Cheat Sheet, and The Power of Sleep. He has been the go-to source for intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet. In 2008, Ben went through a personal health transformation of shredding 80 pounds of pure fat. Ever since he has been on a mission to help 1 billion people live a healthier lifestyle. Ben is also the host of a top 15 podcast, The Keto Kamp Podcast, and the fast-growing Keto Kamp YouTube channel with over 122,000 subscribers.
    Ben is known as 'The Health Detective' because he investigates dysfunction, and he educates, not medicates, to bring the body back to normal function. He is the founder of Keto Kamp, a global brand bringing awareness to ancient healing strategies such as the keto diet and fasting. Ben’s latest book, Keto Flex: The 4 Secrets to Reduce Inflammation, Burn Fat, and Reboot Your Metabolism, was a labor of love that took him a little over two years to complete. Be sure to tune in today to find out about his latest book, and hear what he has to say about keto and fasting. 
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:
    Ben gives a general overview of his latest book, Keto Flex. Ben talks about ketosis. He explains what it is, why we would want to aim for it, and why we should not get fixated on devices. Ben discusses the benefits of teaching your body to burn fat as the primary fuel source. It is easy to overdo certain fatty foods, like cheese or nuts. Ben explains how to burn extra body fat with keto. Ben shares his thought on using devices to measure ketones. In his book, Ben shares fifteen bio-hacks for getting better sleep. Optimizing sleep is vital. Sleep can impact our ability to become fat-adapted and have success with intermittent fasting. Ben shares two great sleep tips. Ben shares some fasting strategies. Taking responsibility for your health. Ben discusses how he helps women feel better about themselves and what he does to stay positive. Ben shares a valuable takeaway from his book, Keto Flex.
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    Connect with Ben Azadi
    On his website
    On Instagram, Facebook, YouTube
    On Clubhouse: @thebenazadi
    Get your copy of Ben’s new book Keto Flex
    The Keto Kamp Podcast
    Books mentioned:
    The Unhealthy Truth by Rachel Kranz and Robyn O'Brien
    Dr. Wayne Dyer’s Ultimate Library Collection (On Audible)
    Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz
    The Secret Life of Fat by Sylvia Tara
    The Art of Living by Bob Proctor
    The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer

    • 48 min
    How Much Difference Does Salt Intake Make? Real Salt Nutrition & Fasting with Darryl Bosshardt

    How Much Difference Does Salt Intake Make? Real Salt Nutrition & Fasting with Darryl Bosshardt

    I am excited to connect with Darryl Bosshardt today! Darryl is passionate about healthily living, healthy eating, and life-long learning. He grew up working for the family mineral business in Redmond, Utah. Then he earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Southern Utah University, followed by an MBA at Western Governors University. Darryl oversees the salt company, Redmond.
    Salt is one of the most misunderstood minerals on Earth. For thousands of years, it has sustained life and provided a source of trade. It even got used as currency. However, over the last century, salt has become known to many as a dangerous chemical that should be avoided at all costs. Things are changing, though. Currently, research is returning salt to its place of necessity for human health because without salt, everything dies. Be sure to join us today, to hear Darryl’s story, discover the misconceptions around sea salt, and find out about the vital role that salt plays in our lives.
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN
    Darryl explains where salt comes from. How Darryl and his family got into the salt business. Darryl explains why salt is not bad for us and unpacks its benefits. How sea salt differs chemically from the iodized salt used in processed foods. Darryl discusses the unique flavors of various natural salts and explains how to know if you’re buying a high-quality product. The truth about salt substitutes. Darryl shares his thoughts on magnesium supplementation. We need to remain connected to how we respond to dehydration. Adding electrolytes to your water can make a big difference to how you feel. The importance of getting enough salt when fasting intermittently. The role salt plays in our bodies.Redmond Salt is now producing Relyte, a flavored electrolyte product. 
    Connect with Cynthia Thurlow
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    Connect with Darryl Bosshardt
    On Facebook 
    On Instagram
    For salt products
    On his website 

    • 48 min
    Women, Keto & Weight Loss Plateaus: From Fertility through Menopause with Maria Emmerich

    Women, Keto & Weight Loss Plateaus: From Fertility through Menopause with Maria Emmerich

    Today, I am delighted to have Maria Emmerich joining me. Maria is a nutritionist who specializes in the ketogenic diet and exercise physiology. She struggled with her health and weight throughout childhood. That led her to become such a passionate nutrition expert. “My goal is to help transform people’s lives and start living again!” Maria specializes in brain neurotransmitters and how food can increase mental wellness. Her expertise has sent her around the world speaking about ketogenic diets. She has also cooked with Halle Berry and writes for Halle’s website.
    Twenty-three years ago, Maria was twice her size, and she had some serious issues going on. The doctor told her she had PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), which is type-2 diabetes that affects female fertility. She also had acid reflux, depression, and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). The doctor told her she was doing nothing wrong. Those were just the cards she was dealt. 
    She took her dog to the vet the same week because it was losing its hair, and the first question he asked her was what she was feeding it. When she changed the dog’s diet, its hair grew back. That got her thinking, so she started doing some research. She discovered that PCOS was caused by too much caffeine, sugar, and carbohydrates, which was what she was living on. She was only sixteen at the time, but she started making some dietary changes.
    Be sure to join us today to hear Maria’s inspiring story and find what she has to say about healing yourself with the food you eat.
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:
    Maria shares her background story. The journey towards health and wellness does not happen overnight. Some aspects evolve and shift over a lifetime. Maria discusses how she discovered the benefits of the ketogenic diet and what motivated her to stick to it. Why you should avoid processed foods even if they claim to be ketogenic. What makes women different. Some of the mistakes Maria sees women making when they come to keto that cause them to assume that keto is not working. Maria has a free macro calculator on her website. Maria talks about what alcohol does to our bodies and sleep patterns. Maria shares her thoughts on bioidenticals versus supplementation, as women make the transition from being fertile to perimenopause to menopause. Maria talks about the protein-sparing fast and shares some strategies for fasting successfully.
    Connect with Cynthia Thurlow
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    Connect with Maria Emmerich
    On her ketomaria.com
    On her Keto-adapted website
    On Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
    Maria’s free e-book

    • 47 min
    Fasting Strategies & Troubleshooting: How to Revolutionize Your Life with Dr. David Jockers

    Fasting Strategies & Troubleshooting: How to Revolutionize Your Life with Dr. David Jockers

    I am delighted and excited today to welcome Dr. David Jockers as my guest! Dr. Jockers is a doctor of natural medicine. He runs one of the most popular natural health websites, which has gotten over 1 million monthly visitors. His work has been seen on popular media such as the Dr. Oz show and Hallmark Home and Family. Dr. Jockers is the author of the best-selling books The Keto Metabolic Breakthrough and The Fasting Transformation. He is a world-renowned expert in the area of ketosis, fasting, inflammation, and functional nutrition. He is also the host of the popular “Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition” podcast.
    Dr. Jockers was a personal trainer in his early twenties. At the time, he was taking in about 5,500 calories a day from six meals, which he thought he had to do to maintain his muscle mass. Then he developed irritable bowel and he lost about 30 pounds over two years. 
    After reading the book, The Maker’s Diet by Jordan Rubin, he felt inspired to make some changes to his diet. He ended up on a grain-free, low-carb diet with lots of fermented foods and grass-fed meats and got a lot better. He noticed that when he skipped breakfast and drank a lot of water, he felt significantly better, and he started re-gaining muscle mass quickly. 
    Dr. Jockers has been practicing intermittent fasting for sixteen years now, and it has revolutionized his life! Be sure to stay tuned today to learn more about intermittent fasting, some common fasting mistakes, and some of the lesser-known things you can do with fasting to benefit your health.
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:
    Dr. Jockers shares his background and explains what brought him to his fasting journey. There are several key mechanisms of intermittent fasting that can help you build muscle. The benefits of exercising while in a fasted state. The amount of protein you need to consume to build lean muscle. Dr. Jockers explains what he does to amplify the amount of autophagy taking place in his body. Why doing a 24-hour fast every week is realistic. Autophagy is a by-product of fasting. Dr. Jockers shares some strategies to boost autophagy. Dr. Jockers discusses the benefits of different kinds of exercise and getting enough proper sleep. The benefits you can add to fasting with coffee and various herbal teas. Dr. Jockers unpacks what detoxing is all about, and emphasizes why it is so important. Some common fasting mistakes that people tend to make. And some things you can do to make fasting easier. Dr. Jockers shares his thoughts on fasting variations, especially for women.  
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    Connect with Dr. David Jockers
    On his website
    On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube
    Books mentioned:
    The Maker’s Diet by Jordan Rubin

    • 59 min
    Stress, Hormesis, Recovery & Resilience: The Biological Impact They Have On Our Cells with Siim Land

    Stress, Hormesis, Recovery & Resilience: The Biological Impact They Have On Our Cells with Siim Land

    I am delighted to have Siim Land joining me once again as my guest for the show. Siim lives in the countryside of Estonia. He is a bestselling author, public speaker, high-performance coach, and professional biohacker. He is the author of Metabolic Autophagy, Stronger By Stress, and he is the co-author of The Immunity Fix. There is so much value in the lessons that Siim teaches and a lot of what he talks about in his books are things that people can do that don't cost too much money.
    Having the right amount of stress can actually make us stronger on many levels. In this episode, Siim talks to us about stress. He discusses how our bodies adapt to stress and how we can deal with it and recover from it, recognizing that stress biologically impacts our cells in very beneficial ways. Be sure to listen in today, to hear what Siim has to say about finding the appropriate balance around stress and eating right for your optimum health. 
    In Episode 73, Kelly and I interviewed Siim Lands about biohacking and human bio-optimization.
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:
    Simm talks about how Covid has been affecting him in Estonia over the last ten months. Different stressors cause a slightly different effect on the body. However, a general stress response does tend to happen, regardless of the source of it. Siim describes the physical effects of stress. Siim talks about hormesis and stress adaptation. Stress can be a positive factor in our lives. Siim explains what will happen if you constantly try to avoid stress. Siim discusses the benefits of minor stressors on the mitochondria. There is a tipping point where physical activities like resistance training and cardio workouts are beneficial to us versus when they cause us damage. Siim shares some recommendations for fine-tuning your fasting regimen. Learn how to get sufficient protein in your diet, particularly when you are fasting. Siim talks about what you can do to build a healthy immune system and foods that are harmful to your health. You can protect yourself against the lipid peroxidation of oxidized fats by consuming vegetables that contain antioxidants. Vitamin E and algae, like spirulina, also have lipid peroxidation protective effects. Siim explains what traditional and infrared saunas do for the body in terms of immune function and other health benefits. Siim discusses the benefits of using cryotherapy in conjunction with infrared saunas versus doing them separately. Getting enough quality sleep is the foundation for good health and longevity. Siim shares some sleep-supporting hacks. Siim talks about the key nutrients that we need in our diet to support our immune function. Siim explains what impacts immune function negatively. Siim defines what wellness means to him.
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    On his website
    On Facebook

    • 48 min
    Metabolic Flexibility with Lumen: What It Can Tell You About Your Fuel Sources with Daniel Tal Mor

    Metabolic Flexibility with Lumen: What It Can Tell You About Your Fuel Sources with Daniel Tal Mor

    For April, we are doing a biohacking month on the Everyday Wellness Podcast, and today, I am delighted to have Daniel Tal Mor joining me as my guest. 
    Daniel is a seasoned entrepreneur, co-founder, and CEO of Lumen, a company developing consumer nutrition management platforms based on a small device that measures metabolism in a single breath and provides personalized food, lifestyle, and health recommendations. 
    The Lumen is a tool that can help prevent serious illnesses. Up until now, measuring how we expend the fats and carbohydrates in our bodies and finding out how metabolically flexible we are (or are not) has been left largely to labs and those working in a scientific environment. Having a device in our home that can do all of that has been an exciting new development. 
    In this episode, Daniel shares how he and his spouse came up with the idea of creating the Lumen device, and he talks about what the Lumen measures, who it was designed for, fuel management, and the importance of tracking your nutrition to maintain your metabolic health. Be sure to stay tuned today to find out what Daniel has to say about the Lumen device and how it can help us to maintain our metabolic health and flexibility. 
    Show highlights:
    Daniel discusses how he, his spouse, and her sister came up with the idea of creating a device to give consumers a sense of how metabolically flexible they are. Daniel explains what the Lumen measures. Daniel talks about the different fuels and the different motivations that they represent. Daniel talks about metabolic flexibility and explains some of the benefits of using fat as a primary fuel source versus carbohydrates. Avoid being rigid in your diet. If you are following a ketogenic diet, it could be necessary to bump yourself out of ketosis sometimes to maintain your metabolic flexibility. Daniel discusses fuel management. Daniel explains how carbon dioxide plays in with our breath and how the Lumen device differentiates when we are burning more carbs from burning more fats. Daniel looks at how it is possible to see the changes caused by some dietary indiscretions almost in real-time. Some of the changes that Daniel and his team have seen in women’s metabolisms when they get close to their menstrual period and how that impacts their nutritional requirements. Daniel talks about how lack of sleep and stress impact people’s metabolic measurements. Daniel discusses the impact that traveling can have on your metabolism and how using the Lumen has helped him to find new habits that work for him. The impact that exercise has on your metabolism. Daniel talks about the effect that prolonged fasting has on people’s metabolic values. Daniel shares some food priorities and some strategies and hacks for improving your metabolic flexibility.
     
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    Discount code: cynthia30 for $30 off on Lumen

    • 47 min

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