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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

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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.

    Ep. 371 Say It Now: Embracing Authenticity with Walter Green

    Ep. 371 Say It Now: Embracing Authenticity with Walter Green

    I am sincerely honored to connect with Walter Green today. 
    Walter served as the Board Chairman and CEO of Harrison Conference Services for 25 years and played a significant role in the Young Presidents Organisation. Since selling his company, he has dedicated himself to supporting various nonprofits, focusing on education and health for the underserved. 
    Walter’s work is powerfully inspiring. I initially heard him on one of Peter Attia’s podcasts, which moved me so profoundly that I shared it with anyone willing to listen. In our conversation today, Walter shares his background and we discuss how I took purposeful action after hearing him talk on the podcast. We dive into gender socialization and emotional expression, the value of authenticity and integrity, the concept of saying it now, and the importance of intentionality and boundaries. We also discuss crucial elements of making meaningful connections, cultivating deep, authentic friendships, and transforming our lives to become agents of change. 
    Having this conversation with Walter was invaluable for me, and I have no doubt you will also love it.

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    Reflecting on his 60 years of marriage, Walter highlights the importance of deep passion and respect in enduring relationships.

    Walter offers his perspective on authenticity and openness in relationships, emphasizing the importance of being true to yourself.

    How Walter values authenticity in his relationships and finds it hard to be open and vulnerable with those who are not candid and authentic  

    How Walter’s career in finance influenced his relationships

    Walter talks about gratitude and shares how at the age of 71, he shared stories with people he loved on Zoom, inspiring the Say It Now movement.

    Walter shares his journey of intentional living, explaining the importance of thinking backward and aligning your actions with your ideal outcomes.

    Why it is essential to consider the context of every decision you make in all aspects of life

    The importance of finding your purpose and living in the present  

    The benefits of developing deep and long-lasting relationships

    How to identify those who have made a difference in your life

    Walter discusses love languages, sharing the importance of understanding how others prefer to receive love and affection.


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    Connect with Walter Green

    On Just Say It Now website


    On This Is the Moment website (For Walter’s book)

    Walter’s Ted Talk: Why We Should Eulogize the Living


    Peter Attia’s Podcast: The impact of gratitude, serving others, embracing mortality, and living intentionally with Walter Green

    • 45 min
    BONUS: Perimenopause and Menopause: What You Didn't Know with Dr. Felice Gersh

    BONUS: Perimenopause and Menopause: What You Didn't Know with Dr. Felice Gersh

    I’m honored to reconnect with Dr. Felice Gersh today! She is a multi-award-winning physician with dual board certification in OB-GYN and Integrative Medicine. We connected once before in Episode 221, where we spoke about PCOS and metabolic health.
    Today, Dr. Gersh joins me to dive into perimenopause and menopause. We discuss various issues surrounding the Women’s Health Initiative, and talk about estrogen as a family of hormones, estrogen-mimicking chemicals, synthetic hormones, and oral contraceptives. We get into the importance of thyroid function, the pro-inflammatory state of a loss of estrogen in perimenopause and menopause, and the importance of nutrition and exercise for the metabolism. We also speak about the lesser-known changes that occur in menopause, including changes in body odor, constipation, sarcopenia, osteoporosis, and vocal changes. 
    I intend to invite Dr. Gersh back to discuss women and mitochondrial health and to talk about her latest book, Menopause: The Fifty Things You Need to Know. 
    Stay tuned to find out what menopause really is and what it does to a woman’s metabolic system.

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    Dr. Gersh discusses the Women’s Health Initiative study and its devastating effects.

    The difference between synthetic and bioidentical hormones.

    How chronic diseases of aging can be delayed when hormones are incorporated along with other lifestyle refinements.

    What do hormones do?

    Why every immune cell in the body has receptors for vital hormones.

    Why menopause cannot be defined by a specific moment in time.

    Changes that occur physiologically during the perimenopause years.

    How hormones can change the perimenopause paradigm entirely.

    Why perimenopause translates into many sleep issues.

    Why phytoestrogens are nature’s gift to women.


    Connect with Cynthia Thurlow

    Follow on Twitter


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    Check out Cynthia’s website 


    Connect with Dr. Felice Gersh

    On her website: Integrative Medical Group of Irvine


    On Instagram



    All of Dr. Gersh’s books are available on Amazon
    Episode 221 on PCOS with Dr. Felice Gersh

    Resource Mentioned
    Go to www.toxicology.gov to see all the ingredients in birth control pills listed as endocrine disruptors.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ep. 370 Strategies to Navigate Perimenopause into Menopause with Dr. Mariza Snyder

    Ep. 370 Strategies to Navigate Perimenopause into Menopause with Dr. Mariza Snyder

    Today, I am delighted to connect with my dear friend, Dr. Mariza Snyder. Dr. Snyder is a best-selling author, dedicated wife, and wellness advocate passionately committed to empowering women through lifestyle changes, whole food nutrition, essential oils, and other health practices. 
    In our discussion today, we dive into the perimenopausal journey, looking at the warning signs and ways to rediscover ourselves. We explore the impact of lifestyle choices and the importance of understanding cravings in middle age, offering practical strategies for navigating perimenopause and menopause. We get into the benefits of continuous glucose monitors and glucometers, the critical role of fiber and fermented foods, and the supplements Dr. Snyder recommends for optimal brain health. We also address gut health and the misconception that constipation is normal. 
    I am confident you will find my conversation with Dr. Snyder as enlightening and enjoyable as I did.

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    Why women need to educate themselves about perimenopause and its symptoms

    Common early signs of perimenopause

    How lifestyle choices significantly impact the severity of perimenopause symptoms

    Why women must eat enough protein

    Importance of maintaining stable blood sugar levels

    Benefits of using continuous glucose monitors

    How strength training helps women maintain muscle mass and functional strength

    The benefits of fermented foods for supporting the gut microbiome

    Why managing stress and getting enough sleep are essential

    Brain-boosting supplements Dr. Snyder recommends

    How to avoid constipation 


    Bio: Dr. Mariza Snyder
    Dr. Mariza Snyder is a functional practitioner, women’s hormone expert, and the author of eight books: The newest book, The Essential Oils Menopause Solution, focuses on solutions for women in perimenopause and menopause and the #1 National Bestselling book, The Essential Oils Hormone Solution, focuses on balancing women’s hormones naturally. For the past fifteen years, she has lectured at wellness centers, conferences, and corporations on hormone health, metabolic health, nutrition, and detoxification. She has been featured on Dr. Oz, Oprah Magazine, Fox News Health, MindBodyGreen, and in many publications. Dr. Mariza is also the host of the top-rated Energized Podcast, (with over 11 million downloads) designed to empower women to become the CEO of their health. Check out her website, drmariza.com, for women's hormone tips, including recipes and supplementation. 

    Connect with Cynthia Thurlow  

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    Submit your questions to support@cynthiathurlow.com



    Connect with Dr. Mariza Snyder

    On Instagram



    Energized with Dr. Mariza (Podcast)

    Dr. Snyder’s books are available on Amazon 

    • 56 min
    Ep. 369 Regenerative Agriculture for Enhanced Nutrition with Farmer Lee Jones

    Ep. 369 Regenerative Agriculture for Enhanced Nutrition with Farmer Lee Jones

    Today, I am thrilled to connect with Farmer Lee Jones, who oversees The Chef's Garden, a family-owned regenerative farm dedicated to cultivating the most flavorful and nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and microgreens. 
    With a legacy of over three decades, The Chef's Garden has been the go-to supplier for some of the finest chefs and restaurants worldwide. 
    Join us as we dive deep into the differences between regenerative agriculture and traditional industrial farming, looking at the importance of flavor-focused cultivation, the limitations of USDA guidelines in determining mineral efficacy, how the pandemic affected the operations of the Chef's Garden, the rising trends of seasonal eating in the vegetable industry, and the differences between hybrid and GMO products. 
    Get ready for an enlightening conversation with Farmer Lee Jones, whose infectious enthusiasm for sustainable farming practices is bound to leave you inspired.

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    The differences between regenerative agriculture and traditional industrial farming

    Why traditional industrial farming is unsustainable, and how it negatively impacts soil and human health

    The benefits of regenerative agriculture

    Why Farmer Lee grows for flavor, not just for nutritional levels

    The importance of maintaining healthy soil 

    How Farmer Lee managed to keep his team together and maintain his farming operations during the pandemic

    Why it is essential to pay attention to the packaging and labeling when purchasing produce

    The nutritional benefits of microgreens

    Farmer Lee explains the difference between GMO and hybrid vegetables

    Why we need to tune into our bodies and understand what they need instead of relying on artificially available produce throughout the year


    Connect with Cynthia Thurlow

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    Check out Cynthia’s website


    Submit your questions to support@cynthiathurlow.com



    Connect with Farmer Lee Jones

    On Instagram   


    The Chef’s Garden on Instagram (For vegetable box subscriptions)

    The Culinary Vegetable Institute on Instagram

    • 53 min
    BONUS: The Glucose Goddess Method: Your Path to Health and Happiness with Jessie Inchauspe

    BONUS: The Glucose Goddess Method: Your Path to Health and Happiness with Jessie Inchauspe

    I am delighted to have Jessie Inchauspe, the Glucose Goddess, joining me on the podcast today!
    Metabolic health is my passion! It is a huge area of focus in my work, and Jessie is truly a gift in the space! She is a rising star author and biochemist with a clear and accessible way of explaining the science behind glucose metabolism. 
    Jessie joins me today to discuss the impact of glucose metabolism and spikes. We dive into her background and how an accident created her pain-to-purpose story. We discuss the role of continuous glucose monitors and how glucose spikes impact our mitochondria, inflammation, and oxidative stress. We get into glycation and aging, how weight gain is a protective aspect of glucose spikes- or hyperglycemia, and the role of vinegar, movement, and fiber. We also talk about Jessie’s new book, her opinions on fasting, and so much more. 
    I loved interviewing Jessie! Her enthusiasm is contagious, and it is easy to understand why she is such a beloved author in the health and wellness space!

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    Jessie shares how an accident led her to where she is today.

    How a continuous glucose monitor changed everything for Jessie.

    How Jessie came up with her simple principles to steady glucose levels.

    What is the purpose of glucose in the body?

    How do glucose spikes impact our mitochondria?

    Jessie shares a fascinating vinegar hack for reducing side effects and symptoms of glucose spikes.

    How being metabolically unhealthy impacts the aging process.

    The benefits of having savory breakfasts and eating vegetables first with every meal.

    Jessie talks about her new book, The Glucose Goddess Method.

    How gaining weight protects our bodies from the impact of glucose spikes.

    How walking or moving after meals balances blood sugar levels.

    Why is blood sugar so important?


    Connect with Cynthia Thurlow
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    Connect with Jessie Inchauspe
    On her website  
    On Instagram

    Jessie’s books
    The Glucose Goddess Method
    Glucose Revolution

    • 56 min
    Ep. 368 Lipid Masterclass: Exploring Insulin Resistance, Statins, and Alternatives with Dr. Thomas Dayspring

    Ep. 368 Lipid Masterclass: Exploring Insulin Resistance, Statins, and Alternatives with Dr. Thomas Dayspring

    I am thrilled to present the last class of our Lipid Masterclass series today with the esteemed Dr. Thomas Dayspring. Dr. Dayspring is board-certified in internal medicine and clinical lipidology and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the National Lipid Association. 
    Today, we round things out by diving into medications for lipid abnormalities and discussing lipid physiology, with Dr. Dayspring shedding light on insulin resistance and statins and cautioning against statin use for those predisposed to diabetes or insulin resistance. He also explains why LDL particle size is not worth testing and discusses ways to identify specific laboratory abnormalities. 
    Be sure to stay tuned for the AMA session to follow, where Dr. Dayspring will answer listeners’ questions. 
    It has been a privilege engaging with Dr. Dayspring throughout this masterclass series. I know you will have learned a lot from it!

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:
    · The lack of research and consistency in addressing the needs of women in various stages of life
    · Dr. Dayspring discusses the use of bile acid sequestrants for lowering LDL cholesterol
    · Dr. Dayspring discusses the history of bile acid sequestrant use, explaining why their use is limited
    · How bempedoic acid and statins lower LDL cholesterol
    · Potential contraindications for bempedoic acid
    · The benefits and risks of using fibrates to reduce heart attacks
    · Dr. Dayspring explains why fibrates work best for genetic hypertriglyceridemia
    · Why reducing ApoB is essential for atherosclerosis patients, especially for high-risk patients
    · Dr. Dayspring explains why small LDL particles are dangerous
    · The ideal ApoB level for those who have no heart disease and are not diabetic 

    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 received 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.

    Connect with Cynthia Thurlow

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    Submit your questions to support@cynthiathurlow.com



    Connect with Dr. Thomas Dayspring

    On Twitter (@DrLipid)

    On LinkedIn

    • 33 min

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