65 episodes

Welcome to Designing the Best YOU! Hosted by Vennessa McConkey, sought-after chronic illness consultant, certified functional nutrition coach, author, and the CEO of Vennessa McConkey Coaching, where we educate and empower women to take control of their fatigue and pain during the in-between moments, while confidently owning their journey so they can live a vibrant life with chronic illness and autoimmune diseases.

This podcast explores new concepts with autoimmune diseases and chronic illness, combining personal stories and experiences, with guest expert teachings on nutrition, digestion, stress management, sleep, what to ask your doctors, root cause troubleshooting, and more. Vennessa is determined to provide women with hope for the in-between moments because daily living with chronic illness completely changes your life but no one talks about it. It's so easy to feel that you are the only one struggling - but now you are not alone! As a mom of three young boys living with three autoimmune conditions, Vennessa knows exactly how it feels to lose your old self and life and is here to share how she learned to cope with many changes autoimmune diseases and chronic illness brings and all those other things your doctor doesn’t tell you.

Life is hard, but living with chronic illnesses doesn't have to be. It’s time to take control of YOUR life and design the best YOU that this world so desperately needs!

Designing The Best YOU‪!‬ Vennessa McConkey

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Welcome to Designing the Best YOU! Hosted by Vennessa McConkey, sought-after chronic illness consultant, certified functional nutrition coach, author, and the CEO of Vennessa McConkey Coaching, where we educate and empower women to take control of their fatigue and pain during the in-between moments, while confidently owning their journey so they can live a vibrant life with chronic illness and autoimmune diseases.

This podcast explores new concepts with autoimmune diseases and chronic illness, combining personal stories and experiences, with guest expert teachings on nutrition, digestion, stress management, sleep, what to ask your doctors, root cause troubleshooting, and more. Vennessa is determined to provide women with hope for the in-between moments because daily living with chronic illness completely changes your life but no one talks about it. It's so easy to feel that you are the only one struggling - but now you are not alone! As a mom of three young boys living with three autoimmune conditions, Vennessa knows exactly how it feels to lose your old self and life and is here to share how she learned to cope with many changes autoimmune diseases and chronic illness brings and all those other things your doctor doesn’t tell you.

Life is hard, but living with chronic illnesses doesn't have to be. It’s time to take control of YOUR life and design the best YOU that this world so desperately needs!

    Syncing your Menstrual Cycle and Lifestyle with GUEST Nicole Bendayan

    Syncing your Menstrual Cycle and Lifestyle with GUEST Nicole Bendayan

    In the second to last episode of the season, Vennessa chats with Nicole Bendayan, a cycle-syncing nutrition expert.
     
    Nicole has spent her adult life researching and experimenting with syncing her nutrition with her cycle. She has found that by fueling her body in accordance with her cycle she has alleviated her PMS and period symptoms and been able to live her life to the fullest all month long.
     
    Tune in this week to learn:
    How each phase of your cycle affects your nutrition How to identify what nutrients will improve your PMS symptoms What benefits you can achieve from cycle-syncing How to balance your lifestyle around your cycle  
    Nicole has fine-tuned her habits to become the best version of herself all cycle long and you can do the same to continue on your journey to Design the Best YOU!
     
    Nicole’s Links:
    Nicole’s Website: https://www.nicolebendayan.com/
     
    Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/nicole.bendayan/?hl=en



    Vennessa’s links:
    Vennessa’s Website: https://www.vennessamcconkey.com
     
    Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/yourautoimmunewellnesscoach/
     
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/448994673004663

    Schedule a Complimentary Discovery Call: https://calendly.com/30-min-autoimmune-chat/intro?month=2021-06

    • 40 min
    S3E18 - Hashimoto's and Brain Fog - Are they related?

    S3E18 - Hashimoto's and Brain Fog - Are they related?

    In episode 18 of this season of Designing the Best YOU! Vennessa brings together the correlation of the dreaded brain fog and Hashimoto's. 
    Many of Vennessa's clients with Hashimoto's complain of weight gain, fatigue and brain fog, but what most don't realize is the thyroid's relationship to your metabolism - it's QUITE complicated. Other hormones and proteins also come into play.  And Hashimoto's says it all: we are tired, wired, fat and foggy...right!?
    Vennessa dives right into what Hashimoto's is and what YOU can control in the in-between moments to banish brain fog and live your BEST life WITH your disease.
    But don't stop there - we are in this together, so please do not hesitate to reach out to Vennessa or others for the support you need and deserve.
    Check these out:
    Website: https://www.vennessamcconkey.com
    Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/yourautoimmunewellnesscoach/
    Join our supportive Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/448994673004663
    Schedule a Complimentary Discovery Call: https://calendly.com/30-min-autoimmune-chat/intro?month=2021-06

    • 43 min
    Addressing your Health at it's Source: Genetics

    Addressing your Health at it's Source: Genetics

    In episode 17, Vennessa talks with special guest Dr. Lulu on her specialty genetic health. 
     
    Dr. Lulu journeyed through many different careers including an interior designer, international speaker, author, herbal formulator, and podcast host. She now focuses on her passion for helping others live their lives to the fullest regardless of illness with her naturopathic clinic, podcast, and book.
     
    With her naturopathic clinic and podcast “The Genetic Genius” Dr. Lulu focuses on targeting genetic differences with natural remedies to improve your health. By analyzing your genetic makeup Dr. Lulu prevents further health issues and addresses current problems head-on with alternative medicine.
     
    Tune in to learn more about Dr. Lulu’s alternative medicine strategies that can help prevent and control chronic illness in your life! 
     
    Dr. Lulu’s links:
    My genetic analysis: https://doclulu.com/genetic-analysis
     
    New book “Detox Nourish Activate: Plant & Vibrational Medicine for Energy, Mood, and Love”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1912807963/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_NKS7XSNEENSQP7XR8ABT
     
    Dr. Lulu’s website: https://doclulu.com/dna-book
     
    Instagram pages: https://www.instagram.com/drlulushimek/
    https://www.instagram.com/thegeneticgenius/
     
    Vennessa’s links:
    Vennessa’s Website: https://www.vennessamcconkey.com
     
    Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/yourautoimmunewellnesscoach/
     
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/448994673004663

    Schedule a Complimentary Discovery Call: https://calendly.com/30-min-autoimmune-chat/intro?month=2021-06

    • 42 min
    S3E16 - Challenging Your Mindset and Training Your Brain - Part 2

    S3E16 - Challenging Your Mindset and Training Your Brain - Part 2

    In episode 16, Vennessa dives into the second part of the 3-part series on training your brain and mindset. As chronic illness sufferers, we often hold ourselves back from our potential. Negative self-talk and intrusive thoughts can crush your goals and happiness.

    By reframing these thoughts and clearing out limiting thoughts we will all get one step closer to Designing the Best YOU!

    Tune in this week to take those limiting beliefs and make them into USEFUL beliefs to help you accomplish the goals you want!

    Vennessa’s links:

    Website: https://www.vennessamcconkey.com

    Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/yourautoimmunewellnesscoach/

    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/448994673004663

    Schedule a Complimentary Discovery Call: https://calendly.com/30-min-autoimmune-chat/intro 

    • 18 min
    Challenging your Mindset and Training your Brain

    Challenging your Mindset and Training your Brain

    In episode 15 Vennessa starts a three-part series on training your brain and mindset. 
     
    As chronic illness sufferers, we often hold ourselves back from our potential. Negative self-talk and intrusive thoughts can crush your goals and happiness.
     
    By reframing these thoughts and clearing out limiting thoughts we will all get one step closer to Designing the Best YOU!
     
    Tune in this week to pinpoint where you’re holding yourself back and get closer to reaching your goals.
     
    Vennessa’s links:
    Vennessa’s Website: https://www.vennessamcconkey.com
     
    Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/yourautoimmunewellnesscoach/
     
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/448994673004663

    Schedule a Complimentary Discovery Call: https://calendly.com/30-min-autoimmune-chat/intro?month=2021-06

    • 19 min
    Living a Fulfilled Life with Crohn's with Guest Dr. Selvi

    Living a Fulfilled Life with Crohn's with Guest Dr. Selvi

    In episode 15 Vennessa chats with Doctor Selvi. Doctor Selvi specializes in teaching women to soothe their Crohn’s disease and regain control of their lives. As a professionally trained doctor and a member of the Crohn’s community herself, Dr. Selvi has learned how to effectively combine alternative and traditional medicine to heal your body from the inside out. 
     
    Although Doctor Selvi’s Crohn’s disease has been in remission for ten years the process was not always so simple. Like many chronic illness sufferers, Doctor Selvi went through a process of denial and eventually hit rock bottom with her symptoms before she chose to make lifestyle changes. 
     
    With a series of small changes and trial and error, Doctor Selvi slowly learned how to make her body feel its best. She now takes her personal experiences and breadth of knowledge to share her tips and tricks with the rest of the chronic illness community.
     
    Tune in to learn how Dr. Selvi has been able to live a full life and help other women do the same. 
     
    Dr. Selvi’s website: www.drselvi.com
    *Free downloadable Keys to Ease Crohn's starter kit found on website*
     
    Vennessa’s links:
    Vennessa’s Website: https://www.vennessamcconkey.com
     
    Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/yourautoimmunewellnesscoach/
     
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/448994673004663

    Schedule a Complimentary Discovery Call: https://calendly.com/30-min-autoimmune-chat/intro?month=2021-06

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Petite Fastinista ,

Great resource for uplevel great your career

Vennessa shares weekly episodes that are full of insightful information for a career-oriented professional looking to get ahead.
Highly recommend you subscribe!

Gary1077 ,

Great Podcast!!!

Vennessa gives some wonderful advice on this podcast and her guests bring a plethora of knowledge on topics relating to really designing the best you. Definitely worth a listen!!!

MUNROEMUSIC ,

Positive and powerful

Vanessa is great! It’s good to hear a positive attitude and a powerful message to help get you to drive your career forward. Definitely worth subscribing

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