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A Whole New You Podcast was created to uplift and empower women to take charge of their health and wellness. Join us as we offer weekly tips and conversation about nutrition, self-care, mindset, fitness, and clean living.

A Whole New You Kim Maravich and Laurie Bittel

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 43 Ratings

A Whole New You Podcast was created to uplift and empower women to take charge of their health and wellness. Join us as we offer weekly tips and conversation about nutrition, self-care, mindset, fitness, and clean living.

    Self-Care When You're Confined to Your Home

    Self-Care When You're Confined to Your Home

    We are in uncharted waters here, and the stress is HIGH! The goal of this episode is to spread some positivity during this pandemic but also to keep it real. It is an extra-long episode, so you may need to listen in chunks. But make sure you follow through to the end where Kim and Laurie give some much needed perspective. Anxiety, food, relationships, devices, exercise, and things to entertain us are all discussed. Even when social distancing, we are all in this together!
    Intro
    [01:30]  Managing stress and anxiety. (“CALM”)
    Celebrate God’s goodness
    Ask God for help
    Leave your concerns with him
    Meditate on good things
    [15:45]  Food: Healthy foods to stock up on while in quarantine mode. Some good non-meat protein sources since some stores have been selling out. Sugar is more addictive than cocaine and every time you consume excess sugar, your white blood cells’ ability to ward off this virus is lowered for several hours. 
    [28:50]  Reference back to episode #4 Jan 22, 2019 Boosting Immunity.
    [29:55]  Relationships: The impact of this quarantine so far in Laurie and Kim’s households and ways you can stay connected yet carve out some alone time.
    [42:50]  Devices: The beauty of technology and what that has meant for the children, schools and businesses. Also great to stay in touch with family and friends.  
    [52:00]  Exercise: Importance of movement for immunity. Lots of streaming options!  Also GET OUTSIDE!
    [58:00]  TV: Recommendations for series to watch and some fun programs, too.
    [1:06:10]  Good reads: Book recommendations (self-help, fiction, spiritual) — Some offer really important insight right now on loss and joy. (scribd.com is offering a 30-day free trial to download/read any book… no strings attached.)
    [01:18:30]  Podcasts: Some listening recommendations for other shows
    [01:20:35]  Ending on a positive note: Laurie’s thoughts on some good things that will come out of this time.
    [01:23:35]  Some spiritual guidance from Kim.
     
    Links:
    One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
    ENERGYbits: Visit www.energybits.com to order immune-boosting algae (spirulina and/or chlorella). Use coupon code NEWYOU at checkout to receive 20% off your order.
    Perfect Supplements: www.perfectsupplements.com/kim  (Enter coupon code KIM10 at checkout for 10% off all products.)
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    Podcast website: www.awholenewyoupodcast.com
    Kim’s website: www.kimmaravich.com
    Laurie’s website: www.simplyempoweredllc.com
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Kim & Laurie Discuss Relationships with Food

    Kim & Laurie Discuss Relationships with Food

    This is the first of several episodes in which Kim and Laurie revisit expert guest interviews. Today, conversations with Jessica Procini and Melainie Rogers around emotional eating and eating disorders are recapped. We share our personal and professional perspectives as well as important takeaways. Every human can relate to issues with eating in some form.  
    Intro
    [03:00]   The roots run deep with emotional/disordered eating. Laurie shares some personal stories.
    [09:00]   Kim’s poll results from our audience.
    [14:00]   Recap of emotional eating episode. Stuffing down feelings with food. Digesting and moving through emotions. We seek comfort, a serotonin boost, and convenience, but then the guilt and deep-rooted issues surface. The blood sugar spike and crash cycle starts and is hard to pull yourself out of. Kim shares her jelly bean habit while studying in college. SUGAR!
     [24:30]   Eating disorder episode reviewed. Eating disorders vs. disordered eating.  How and why eating disorders occur: Links to anxiety, control issues, and obsessive behaviors. Once body weight drops below a certain level, part of the brain shuts down and it’s hard to reason and pull yourself out of it. First step before trying to make changes in habits is to get back up to a healthy body weight. Sometimes it takes a loved one forcing you into recovery to start to heal.  
    [32:00]   The role of social media and its impact on our teenagers. Why the new “body acceptance movement” may be beneficial.
    [39:00]   Mental health is of upmost importance! Don’t stress or create fear around food.  
    [41:00]   A word about our show partners, Perfect Supplements and Amazon. (Discount code/ links below)
    [43:20]   Kids’ relationships with food. Restriction and fear around food.  It’s best to look at what makes you strong and grow vs. certain foods being “bad.” Kids are very good with intuitive eating, and we as adults could actually learn from this and follow their lead.
    [48:10]  Our hormones need nutrients and healthy fat in order to function properly.    
    [50:00]  The key to everything is intentional eating and listening to our bodies.  “Primary food” is NOT the food on your plate … It is relationships. A very important relationship is the one with yourself. Self-love, self-image, and self-sabotage.  
     
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    Kim’s website: www.kimmaravich.com
    Laurie’s website: www.simplyempoweredllc.com
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    • 55 min
    Reconnecting with Kim & Laurie

    Reconnecting with Kim & Laurie

    This episode is such a BIG deal for Kim and Laurie! It is all about reconnection … reconnecting with each other and you, our loyal listeners! The four main areas of connection we cover are family, self, each other, and listeners. The future of the show is discussed, including a renewed excitement and a more spacious schedule.  
    Intro
    [01:25]     Listener review.
    [02:25]     The purpose of this episode – RECONNECT!  
    [06:25]     Reconnecting with our families: The impact that moving has had on Kim’s family and how it has influenced her work. Laurie’s new 2020 planner and her realization while setting 3 and 10-year business goals. In 10 years, her kids will be gone! What does that mean for now and then?
    [19:00]     Reconnecting with ourselves: Self-care can be challenging but is essential to serve others. Both Kim and Laurie discuss what this looks like for them and challenge you to stop and think about what you need and how that need can be fulfilled.   
    [42:45]     Reconnecting with each other: Expert guests have shared so much great information on our show, and booking agents are sending guest requests constantly. We’ve learned a lot, but we miss the energy when we record together. We will be doing more of that moving forward!
    [51:00]    Reconnecting with you, our listeners: We want your feedback on topics from some of the recent expert interviews. We plan to revisit and break down these topics with our professional and personal opinions.
    [54:25]     The future of our show: The lightness of the topics and the new, more spacious schedule. We will now be releasing every other Tuesday vs. every week.  
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    Kim’s website: www.kimmaravich.com
    Laurie’s website: www.simplyempoweredllc.com
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    • 57 min
    Concussion Rescue: How to Heal the Brain w/ Dr. Kabran Chapek

    Concussion Rescue: How to Heal the Brain w/ Dr. Kabran Chapek

    Dr. Kabran Chapek is the author of CONCUSSION RESCUE: A Comprehensive Program to Heal Traumatic Brain Injury. He is a staff physician at the Amen Clinics, which has been the front line of defense against the impact of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for over 25 years. He has a special interest in TBIs, the assessment and treatment of Alzheimer’s and dementia, PTSD, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Chapek is the founding president of the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians.  
    Intro
    [01:30]   Introduction to Dr. Chapek and why he developed an interest in brain health. 
    [08:17]   Why the current approach to treating concussions often doesn’t go far enough. Explanation of SPECT imaging.
    [12:27]  TBI = “the silent epidemic”
    [14:55]  Elements of a good brain injury assessment: History, Cognitive Testing (SAGE, MOCA — link below), Imaging, Labs/bloodwork
    [22:30]  “First Aid for Your Brain” — Useful supplements to take following an acute brain injury/concussion and WHY: Glutathione (NAC), curcumin, vitamin C, vitamin D, progesterone, Omega-3, MCT oil, BCAA
    [32:05]   Show partners Perfect Supplements & Amazon (discount code/ links below)
    [34:17]  Supplements helpful for chronic symptoms of previous brain injury; Role of the Ketogenic diet in healing
    [38:16]  Other natural therapies used in the treatment of TBI: Diet rich in antioxidants, exercise (especially cardiovascular), brain exercises, meditation, hyperbaric oxygen chamber
    [43:42]  The MYTH that you shouldn’t let someone with a concussion fall asleep; Why the brain needs sleep; Why those with TBIs have difficulty sleeping; How to improve sleep hygiene (melatonin, tryptophan)
    [48:34] How to tell if issues with attention, memory, or depression may be related to a past brain injury/ concussion
    [50:54]  The promising role of these treatment protocols for Alzheimer’s and dementia
    [53:03] Where to find/connect with Dr. Chapek
    Links:
    Dr. Chapek’s book: “Concussion Rescue: A Comprehensive Program to Heal Traumatic Brain Injury”
    Cognitive Testing: www.brainhealthassessment.com
    Amen clinic: https://www.amenclinics.com/locations/northwest/
    Dr. Chapek (Amen Clinic): http://bit.ly/Chapek
    Dr. Chapek Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drkabran_chapek/
     
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    Laurie’s website: www.simplyempoweredllc.com
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    • 54 min
    A Revolutionary Approach to Mastering Diabetes

    A Revolutionary Approach to Mastering Diabetes

    Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH are the cofounders of Mastering Diabetes, a coaching program that teaches people how to reverse insulin resistance via low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition. Cyrus has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002, and has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from UC Berkeley. Robby was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000, and has been living a plant-based lifestyle since 2006. He worked at Forks Over Knives for 6 years, and earned a Master’s in Public Health in 2019.  
    Intro
    [01:53]   Five-star Review
    [02:36]   Introduction to Cyrus and Robby — their diagnosis stories and experiences living with Type 1 diabetes. How their diets have changed over the years to help them maximize insulin sensitivity. 
    [16:48]   What is insulin resistance? What about those with Type 2 diabetes?
    Discussion on saturated fat and its role in diabetes.
    [25:06] “Healthy fats” — saturated vs unsaturated fatty acids; Omega-3s from plant-based source vs from fish; problems with excessive intake of Omega-6 fats
    [30:53]   Show partners Perfect Supplements & Amazon (discount code/ links below)
    [33:04]  “Mastering Diabetes Method”— 4 components: low-fat plant-based whole food nutrition, intermittent fasting, daily movement, and decision trees. Green light foods — fruits, starchy veggies, beans, intact whole grains, leafy greens, non-starchy veggies, herbs/spices, mushrooms. Yellow light foods —nuts/seeds, avocados, olives, coconut, sprouted grains, brown rice pasta. Red light foods — animal products, processed foods, oils
    [42:43]  Protein — importance of and how to get enough with this plant-based dietary approach
    [48:54]  Long-term results/effects of low-carb diets 
    [56:07] Robby & Cyrus’s podcast, book, contact info
    Links:
    Robby & Cyrus website: https://www.masteringdiabetes.org
    Mastering Diabetes book: www.masteringdiabetes.org/book
    Mastering Diabetes Audio Experience podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mastering-diabetes-audio-experience/id1314224547
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    Perfect Supplements: www.perfectsupplements.com/kim  (Enter coupon code KIM10 at checkout for 10% off all products.)
    Podcast website: www.awholenewyoupodcast.com
    Kim’s website: www.kimmaravich.com
    Laurie’s website: www.simplyempoweredllc.com
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    • 1 hr
    Reducing Inflammation & Healing Dry Eyes w/ Dr. Travis Zigler

    Reducing Inflammation & Healing Dry Eyes w/ Dr. Travis Zigler

    Dr. Travis Zigler graduated in 2010 from The Ohio State University College of Optometry with Magna Cum Laude honors. He is the founder of Eye Love, https://eyelovethesun.com, whose mission is to heal 1,000,000 dry eye sufferers naturally. Dr. Travis and his wife, Dr. Jenna Zigler, use the profits from Eye Love to fund free and low cost clinics in Jamaica and in the US.  They also started a charity called the Eye Love Cares Foundation, https://eyelovecares.org, which provides exams, glasses and sunglasses for those in need, free education, and scholarships for students that align with their mission.  
    Intro
    [01:38]   Five-star Review
    [02:31]   Introduction to Dr. Travis Zigler
    [07:08]   Causes of dry eyes — mainly caused by inflammation; addressing root causes of inflammation. Healing inflammation can heal other conditions as well. Dietary implications.
    [13:20]   PDF E-book “Rethinking Dry Eye Treatment” (link below) — helpful for reducing systemic inflammation, not just in eyes
    [15:48]   Toxins which play a role in inflammation — makeup, eyelash extensions, fake eyelashes, dryer sheets, cleaning supplies
    [19:37]   Devices (phones, computers, etc.) and the role they play in inflammation and eye health; blue light-blocking glasses
    [25:17]   Diet — benefits of plant-based, alkaline diet 
    [31:20]   Show partners Perfect Supplements & Amazon (discount code/ links below)
    [33:32]  Food sensitivity testing — why it can be helpful for identifying triggers of inflammation
    [35:28]  Importance of hydration 
    [38:01]  Supplements Dr. Travis recommends — greens powder, probiotics, multivitamin, vitamin D, magnesium, Areds 2, Omega-3
    [42:56]  Dr. Travis’s charity work — Eye Love Cares Foundation
    [47:05]  Information and resources on website about blepharitis, dry eye, styes, mites, macular degeneration, glaucoma, reducing inflammation
    [49:45] Dr. Travis’s websites and contact info
    Links:
    Dr. Zigler’s websites: 
    www.eyelovethesun.com
    www.rethinkingdryeye.com
    www.eyelovecares.org
    Free PDF of “Rethinking Dry Eye Treatment”: www.dryeyebook.com
    Dr. Zigler’s YouTube channel “The Dry Eye Show”: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1e42WesWrB5ib6gEXpEYw
    Referenced article - “Best Natural Eye Makeup for Sensitive Eyes”: https://eyelovethesun.com/blogs/dry-eyes/eye-makeup
     
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    Laurie’s website: www.simplyempoweredllc.com
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Marisa J2 ,

LOVE IT!!!

Kim and Laurie are awesome!!! They offer amazing insight and information that is really helpful for listeners!

tickles2000 ,

Like listening to a good friend

I had the honor of being a guest on the A Whole New You podcast. Laurie was organized and professional. She made me feel comfortable and confident with the interview process. She has a wealth of knowledge and is an excellent resource on health and wellness. This podcast is a great way for you to start 2020. Take a listen!

janet r day ,

Mastering Diabetes

Thanks Kim for interviewing Robby and Cyrus, I have learned so much. I already got my book from Amazon. I am a Type 1 diabetic and this book is a great reference for me. Great job.