100 episodes

Dedicated to helping women live their bigger, better life. Expert advice on fitness, hormones, health and happiness.

Dr. Brooke Show Dr. Brooke

    • Health & Fitness

Dedicated to helping women live their bigger, better life. Expert advice on fitness, hormones, health and happiness.

    Dr Brooke Show #309 5 Causes of Hot Flashes (hint: it’s not just estrogen!)

    Dr Brooke Show #309 5 Causes of Hot Flashes (hint: it’s not just estrogen!)

    Hot flashes are often thought to be synonymous with perimenopause and menopause and while fluctuating and decreasing estrogen levels can be one cause of hot flashes and night sweats, it’s far from the only thing to cause them.  
     
    And even the role estrogen plays with these symptoms is more complicated than just a lower estrogen level, as it can be complicated by low progesterone and how well you metabolize your estrogen. But we often forget the impact that blood sugar, stress and even thyroid hormones play in hot flashes. And what’s more: of course you can have more than one of these things going on! I cover it all here and help you make sense of all these variables so you can deal with this pesky symptom.
     
    To work with Dr Brooke click here and if you loved this episode please leave a review!  
     
    This episode is sponsored by Cozy Earth, makers of sustainable, deliciously soft and incredibly luxurious sheets from 100% viscose bamboo and they are so indulgent you’ll never want to get out of bed! This revolutionary moisture wicking material helps keep you cooler while you sleep so you sleep more soundly and can even help with hot flashes and night sweats - amen to that! They’v ebeen one of Oprah’s Favorite Things for 5 years and they will soon be one of yours. Save 35% with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout. Treat yourself! You deserve a fabulous night’s sleep. 
     
    Follow Dr Brooke on Instagram and get signed up for my awesome emails here. Seriously,I write really great emails, or so 1000s of women tell me and I’d like to send you one too.
     
    Be sure you connect with me in my FREE PRIVATE Facebook group: Hormones & Happiness with Dr Brooke where other amazing, like minded women like YOU are already hanging out! Join us!

    • 28 min
    Dr Brooke Show #308 Q&A: Salt Intake, Light Boxes, Over-Training vs. Under-Training & Glucose Variability On Your CGM

    Dr Brooke Show #308 Q&A: Salt Intake, Light Boxes, Over-Training vs. Under-Training & Glucose Variability On Your CGM

    I covered all sorts of ground on this episode! How much sodium should you aim for daily with your electrolyte supplement and diet combined, feedback and tech that can help you know if you’re over or under doing it in the gym, what to look for in a light box if you’re trying to stimulate your cortisol awakening response and support a better circadian rhythm and how much you blood sugar should fluctuate during the day. Lots of great, practical info on this show!
     
    If you have questions for the show, please join my private Facebook group: Hormones & Happiness with Dr Brooke where other amazing, like minded women like YOU are already hanging out! Join us! This is a great place to post questions or topics you want me to cover or suggest guests for the show. 
     
    Follow Dr Brooke on Instagram and get signed up for my awesome emails here. Seriously,I write really great emails, or so 1000s of women tell me and I’d like to send you one too.
     
    To work with Dr Brooke click here and if you loved this episode please leave a review!  
    One of THE BEST tools for your health is a CGM, continuous glucose monitor. It helps you effortlessly understand what foods work for you and even how stress and sleep impact your blood sugar allowing you to make changes in real time. A CGM also allows you to see your glucose variability (the difference between your highs and lows) which may be as important as how high your blood sugar runs. It’s an amazing tool and Nurtisense has my favorite interface with their app and dietitian support! It’s easy and straightforward and with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout you can save 30% off a subscription. Click here and be well on your way to better health. 
    This episode is also sponsored by Organifi whose green juice is my absolute favorite on the market. It’s certified USDA organic, contains 11 superfoods including the heavy hitters spirulina and matcha, includes 600mg of ashwaganda and is a great boost of antioxidants for better energy, less brain fog and better exercise recovery. Save 20% with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout.

    • 51 min
    Dr Brooke Show #307 Musings On Midlife

    Dr Brooke Show #307 Musings On Midlife

    Very vulnerable episode alert! This is not my usual style of show that typically has a deep dive into the physiology of how your hormones work or an interview with an fellow expert or a how-to episode that gives you lots of tangible takeaways. While I always strive to give you the answers to the questions you have, this episode is more observations and a whole lot of questions vs. advice. 
     
    The midlife conversation currently is about hormones (to take them or not), how to look younger and the almost completely contradictory advice to embrace aging, age gracefully and simply be grateful for making it this far. This is not only contradictory but it is absolutely incomplete.
     
    Arriving at the middle, in my late 40s has felt confusing, surprising, disappointing in some ways and incredibly stressful. I felt utterly unprepared to deal with the emotions and challenges of a new stage in my life, in my family’s life, in my parent’s life, in my career, in my body….all of it. So many questions and as I struggled I found that there is sadly woefully inadequate support out there and those how-tos that we all need to be able to navigate this immense transition. It felt like I stood in the precipice of this huge change and I was forced to jump in without a net. 
     
    Yes there are some things that are clearly a whole lot better than my 20s but there’s a lot that wasn’t quite like I expected and a ton that wasn’t prepared to handle. So on my birthday I recorded this episode of my observations, the challenges and the questions I intend to find answers to so that we can all have the middle me magical and way less stressful. 
     
    This is an episode I’d love your feedback on! Please reach out via email, Instagram or in Facebook group. I would love to know what your concerns, worries, fears and insights are around this dicey time!
     
    This episode is sponsored by Cozy Earth, makers of sustainable, deliciously soft and incredibly luxurious sheets from 100% viscose bamboo and they are so indulgent you’ll never want to get out of bed! This revolutionary moisture wicking material helps keep you cooler while you sleep so you sleep more soundly and can even help with hot flashes and night sweats - amen to that! They’v ebeen one of Oprah’s Favorite Things for 5 years and they will soon be one of yours. Save 35% with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout. Treat yourself! You deserve a fabulous night’s sleep. 

    To work with Dr Brooke click here and if you loved this episode please leave a review! 

    • 59 min
    Dr Brooke Show #306 The Perfectionist’s Guide To Losing Control with Katherine Morgan Schafler

    Dr Brooke Show #306 The Perfectionist’s Guide To Losing Control with Katherine Morgan Schafler

    What if perfectionism was your greatest superpower instead of your biggest weakness? I’ve often called myself a “recovering perfectionist” but I won’t use that term again after reading Katherine Morgan Schafler’s new book! This insightful book will let you breathe a sigh of relief because turns out your perfectionism isn’t necessarily something you need to fix after all. In this episode we cover a whole new way to view this tendency, how to stop it from being a maladaptive trait and use it to your major advantage and an entire reframe on how we view our right to joy and pleasure and satisfaction. Hint: you don’t have to be perfect to earn it.
     
    This is an amazing episode and I hope you share it with every “recovering perfectionist” or type A friend you have!
     
    To learn more about Katherine and get the Perfectionist’s Guide to Losing Control, click here.



    Follow Dr Brooke on Instagram and get signed up for my awesome emails here. Seriously,I write really great emails, or so 1000s of women tell me and I’d like to send you one too.
     
    Be sure you connect with me in my FREE PRIVATE Facebook group: Hormones & Happiness with Dr Brooke where other amazing, like minded women like YOU are already hanging out! Join us!
     
    To work with Dr Brooke click here and if you loved this episode please leave a review!  
     
    Grab the FREE Guide To Finding Your Core Values exercise mentioned in this episode here.
     
    This episode is sponsored by Organifi whose green juice is my absolute favorite on the market. It’s certified USDA organic, contains 11 superfoods including the heavy hitters spirulina and matcha, includes 600mg of ashwaganda and is a great boost of antioxidants for better energy, less brain fog and better exercise recovery. Save 20% with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout. 
     
    This episode is sponsored by Shuteye Chai from Ned. It’s a mix of their Mellö superblend of magnesium combined with adaptogens, aminos, functional mushrooms like chaga and reishi - seriously the best ingredients out there – wrapped in a heavenly masala chai-inspired spiced body. Think cinnamon, clove, ginger–all that good stuff! It’s fantastic for sleep and for recovery.  It’s crafted from the highest grade single origin ingredients, ethically sourced from some
    of the world’s best small-scale farms. Save 15% on your first order with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Dr Brooke #305 5 Things That Always Help When Things Are Really Hard

    Dr Brooke #305 5 Things That Always Help When Things Are Really Hard

    One of the gifts of that past few years and living into my 40s was learning while a whole bunch of really hard stuff happened, I was able to also live out some of the tools I teach and come away with a clear understanding of which ones really do help. In this episode I share my favorite tools, mindsets and perspectives that really do work when everything is going wrong. 
     
    Follow Dr Brooke on Instagram and get signed up for my awesome emails here. Seriously,I write really great emails, or so 1000s of women tell me and I’d like to send you one too.
     
    Be sure you connect with me in my FREE PRIVATE Facebook group: Hormones & Happiness with Dr Brooke where other amazing, like minded women like YOU are already hanging out! Join us!
     
    To work with Dr Brooke click here and if you loved this episode please leave a review!  
     
    Grab the FREE Guide To Finding Your Core Values exercise mentioned in this episode here.

    This episode is also sponsored by Organifi whose green juice is my absolute favorite on the market. It’s certified USDA organic, contains 11 superfoods including the heavy hitters spirulina and matcha, includes 600mg of ashwaganda and is a great boost of antioxidants for better energy, less brain fog and better exercise recovery. Save 20% with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout.

    • 31 min
    Dr Brooke Show #304 The What, How and When of Muscle Protein Synthesis

    Dr Brooke Show #304 The What, How and When of Muscle Protein Synthesis

    When it comes to protein, some women simply need to focus on it as a staple in each meal and other women are mindful of protein but are often quite surprised they are eating about half of what they need per day. When it comes to wanting to build lean muscle mass, boost your metabolism, improve insulin sensitivity (thus overall hormone balance) or just have more energy we need our lean muscle. Because of this we lift weights and eat protein right and it turns to muscle? Not quite. Turns out triggering muscle protein synthesis (AKA building muscle) requires us to be a bit more precise in how much and how often we eat protein - but once you know this, it’s actually quite simple to get it done!
     
    In this episode I talk about the leucine trigger for muscle protein synthesis, dig into what all this protein looks like in real meals like soups or stirfrys or chili vs. a chicken breast on a salad and when during your day you can capitalize a bit extra on building more muscle.  
     
    To work with Dr Brooke click here and if you loved this episode please leave a review!  
     
    Follow Dr Brooke on Instagram and get signed up for my awesome emails here. Seriously,I write really great emails, or so 1000s of women tell me and I’d like to send you one too.
     
    Be sure you connect with me in my FREE PRIVATE Facebook group: Hormones & Happiness with Dr Brooke where other amazing, like minded women like YOU are already hanging out! Join us!
     
    With your body being 50% amino acids plus the uphill battle most women face after age 30 to hold on to their lean mass, using a properly blended, complete amino acid blend like those from KION will be a game changer for your health, energy and metabolism. Learn more and save a generous 20% off one of my favorite new products: the Kion Aminos. 
    This formula is backed by over 20 years of clinical research, highest quality ingredients, no fillers or junk, undergoes rigorous quality testing, and tastes amazing with natural flavors. Save 20% on monthly deliveries and 10% on one-time purchases. 
    One of THE BEST tools for your health is a CGM, continuous glucose monitor, It helps you effortlessly understand what foods work for you and even how stress and sleep impact your blood sugar allowing you to make changes in real time. A CGM also allows you to see your glucose variability (the difference between your highs and lows) which may be as important as how high your blood sugar runs. It’s an amazing tool and Nurtisense has my favorite interface with their app! It’s easy and straightforward and with code BETTEREVERYDAY at checkout you can sae 30% off a subscription. Click here and be well on your way to better health. 
    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Dr Brooke Show #291 All About Amino Acids With Angelo Keely
    Dr Brooke Show #292 Collagen, Beef Based Protein Powders, Plant Based Protein Sources & More Protein Q&A

    • 44 min

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Forbes Slovensko
Filip Machala
ZAPO
Scicomm Media
Break the Rules
SME.sk

You Might Also Like

Dr. Mariza Snyder
Dr. Stephanie Estima
Katie Wells
Noelle Tarr
JJ Virgin
Dr. Michael Ruscio, DC