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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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4,8 • 312 valoraciones

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.

    The Wisdom Behind Womanhood with Dr. Sonya Jensen

    The Wisdom Behind Womanhood with Dr. Sonya Jensen

    I am delighted to have Dr. Sonya Jensen joining me on the show today! Dr. Sonya is a Naturopathic Physician with a mission to change the way women understand their bodies and themselves. She believes that women are the center of their families and communities, and by supporting them, they create a ripple effect that supports the whole.
    Dr. Jensen is a mother of two boys, an author, a yoga teacher, a podcaster, and a workshop and retreat leader. She runs her practice with her husband, and they help their community move into a state of thriving from surviving. Her background in cell biology and her lived experience with Ayurvedic Medicine in her home have given her insights into the human body that help her serve the women and families she works with from multiple different lenses. She is the co-founder of Divine Elements Health Center, The Longevity Lab, and The Health Ignited Academy, alongside her husband, Dr. Nicholas Jensen. Dr. Sonya believes it is everyone’s birthright to live a happy, healthy, joyful, and abundant life.
    Younger women often tend to pressure themselves to be perfect, both personally and in their professional lives. That sometimes occurs unknowingly. It usually happens because of peer pressure and the expectation, influence, and conditioning they get from their families. In this episode, Dr. Sonya talks about her new book, Woman Unleashed: Release Your Story. She discusses the effects of stress, talks about contraception, and explains how synthetic hormones like oral contraceptives can influence women's lives. She also shares some tips for coping with the changes that occur as women approach menopause. Stay tuned for more!
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    Dr. Sonya explains what motivated her to write her book, Woman Unleashed: Release Your Story.


    The conditioning we get from our families starts in the womb, and it affects many of the choices we make in our lives.

    Most children experience traumas, micro-traumas, and stresses that impact them in profound ways.

    What happens in a woman’s body when she is under stress and in survival mode?

    Dr. Sonya shares strategies for bringing women out of the fight, flight, freeze, or please mode and back to the calm parasympathetic reproductive physical state.

    The effect that synthetic hormones like oral contraceptives have on women’s bodies.

    Dr. Sonya talks about various contraceptive options that will allow you to honor your body and stay connected with it.

    The physical and emotional changes women can expect to experience as they approach menopause.

    Dr. Sonya shares some tips for dealing with the changes that occur as women transition into perimenopause.

    Dr. Sonya explains how fasting is a strategy for supporting your hormones, becoming more aligned, and honoring your life.


    Connect with Cynthia Thurlow
    Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn
    Check out Cynthia’s website 
    Connect with Dr. Sonya Jensen
    On her website 
    On Instagram 
    Buy a copy of her book (The book is also available from Amazon and other booksellers)
    Books mentioned:
    The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing by Bessel van der Kolk
    Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor 
    The High 5 Habit: Take Control of Your Life with One Simple Habit by Mel Robbins
    This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences by Sarah Chapman Hill

    • 1h 2 min
    Troubleshooting Your Fasting Method with Megan Ramos

    Troubleshooting Your Fasting Method with Megan Ramos

    The amazing Megan Ramos was on the show with me in Episode 116, and I am delighted to have her join me again today! Megan is a Canadian clinical educator and expert on therapeutic fasting and low carbohydrate diets, having guided more than 14,000 people worldwide. She is the co-author of the New York Times Bestseller Life in the Fasting Lane and co-founded The Fasting Method with her colleague, Dr. Jason Fung.
    Modern agriculture and the processed food industry have led to the mass production of hyper-palatable, highly salted, and sugared foods designed to be addictive. That has resulted in millions of people becoming obese and developing inflammatory and metabolic disorders. Fasting is an effective method for overcoming those problems. Megan and I both feel that it is vital for women to know that and to understand that fasting is a sustainable lifelong strategy for maintaining optimum health.
    In this episode, we debunk the myths and misconceptions around women and intermittent fasting. We talk about the evolution of the agricultural processed food industry and the impact it has had on people’s health. We also discuss leptin resistance, how stress impacts hormones, different types of body fat, fasting in women who are still cycling versus those in menopause, PCOS, the impact of fasting on thyroid health, weight loss plateaus, and troubleshooting while fasting. Stay tuned for more!
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    Megan unpacks and busts the myths and misconceptions around women and intermittent fasting and explains how fasting enhanced every aspect of her health and the health of thousands of other women.

    How modern processed food was designed to be addictive.

    Why do we need to cut out snacking and start eating less?

    What   leptin resistance is, and how to overcome it with fasting.

    Megan explains why the fear-mongering around fasting is unfounded.

    The body is a whole system. So if there is one hormonal imbalance, that will probably trigger others.

    Megan talks about the success she has seen in women with PCOS who fast.

    The body composition of a tophi individual and the difference between visceral fat and subcutaneous fat.

    Why should healthy women fast?

    Megan explains why postmenopausal women find fasting easier than other women do.

    What are the benefits of using the DUTCH dried urine hormone test?

    What can women do to deal with weight-loss plateaus?

    Megan shares some tips for avoiding having diarrhea when breaking your fast.


    Connect with Cynthia Thurlow
    Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn
    Check out Cynthia’s website 
    Connect with Megan Ramos
    The Fasting Method website
    The Fasting Method Podcast@ the fasting method on all social media
    Books mentioned:
    Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss

    • 1h 12 min
    Strategies for Biohacking Metabolic Health with Dr. Alexandra Sowa

    Strategies for Biohacking Metabolic Health with Dr. Alexandra Sowa

    Today, I am thrilled and honored to be talking to Dr. Alexandra Sowa. Dr. Sowa is a dual board-certified physician of internal medicine, specializing in metabolic health, and clinical instructor of medicine at NYU Langone. She has served as a health expert for national media outlets and print publications like SiriusXM, CBS News, NPR, the New York Times, U.S. News, World Report, and more. In addition to her private practice in NYC, she is the founder of SoWell Health, a consumer metabolic health company. 
    Over the years, people kept complaining to Dr. Sowa about weight gain, decreased endurance, brain fog, and irregular periods, even when their doctors had told them they were healthy and their labs looked fine. When Dr. Sowa checked their labs, however, she would immediately see that they had metabolic syndrome, an underactive thyroid, a vitamin deficiency, and in 90% of the cases, insulin resistance too.
    During the turbulent period of the pandemic, Dr. Sowa finally had the time to sit and think about how she could help those patients. She came up with a unique solution and developed a home-testing kit to assess and address the symptoms of people’s metabolic health issues.
    In this episode, we discuss the scope of metabolic health in the U.S., and Dr. Sowa explains how she came up with her Weight Biology Kit. We talk about the importance of making the right nutritional choices and improving your health by making better lifestyle decisions. We dive into the role of using technology to monitor health, the influence of alcohol, and using Naltrexone to overcome alcohol cravings. We also unpack the notions of cheat days and biohacking in the wellness space.
    Remember to check out Dr. Sowa’s Weight Biology Kit, a point-of-care testing kit for insulin resistance. Stay tuned for more! 
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    How Dr. Sowa came up with her home-testing kit to address people’s metabolic issues.

    Insulin is often the first biomarker to become dysregulated as people move towards insulin resistance.

    Dr. Sowa explains why insulin is a better predictor than blood sugar of where people are in terms of their metabolic health.

    Why do people with high insulin levels gain weight even if they are calorie-restricting and eating very little?

    How does nutrition impact metabolic health?

    The two most important things you can do to improve your health if you have elevated insulin, and you show signs of insulin resistance.

    Three lifestyle changes that, in addition to better nutrition, can be instrumental in helping improve fasting insulin and blood sugar levels.

    The disruptive role alcohol can play in your metabolic health.

    Some tips for overcoming alcohol cravings.

    Why is it best to avoid having cheat days?

    The benefits of journaling, as a motivator for changing behavior.

    The roles technology and biohacking can play in metabolic health.

    The eight areas that get tested in Dr. Sowa’s core point-of-care home testing products.

    Dr. Sowa explains what the HOMA-IR score is.


    Connect with Cynthia Thurlow
    Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn
    Check out Cynthia’s website 
    Connect with Dr. Alexandra Sowa
    On her website
    On Instagram (@getsowell)
    On Instagram (@alexandrasowamd)

    • 54 min
    Greenwashing: The Unfortunate Truth about Personal Care Products with Gin Stephens

    Greenwashing: The Unfortunate Truth about Personal Care Products with Gin Stephens

    Today, I am super excited to welcome Gin Stephens back onto the podcast for the third time! She was with me before in episodes 81 and 104, where she spoke about strategies for intermittent fasting. 
    Gin is an intermittent fasting expert who has been living the intermittent fasting lifestyle since 2014. She’s the New York Times and the USA Today bestselling author of Fast. Feast. Repeat, and author of the Amazon number one bestseller in the weight-loss category, Delay, Don’t Deny: Living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle. Gin has just written a new book, Clean(ish): Eat (Mostly) Clean, Live (Mainly) Clean, and Unlock Your Body’s Natural Ability to Self-Clean, that will be coming out in early 2022. 
    Gin’s lifestyle shift in 2014 led her to lose more than 80 pounds, launch her intermittent fasting website, self-publish four books, and start three top-ranked podcasts. (Intermittent Fasting Stories, The Intermittent Fasting Podcast with her co-host, Melanie Avalon, and the Life Lessons podcast with her co-host, Sheri Bullock.)
    In this episode, we talk about Gin’s new book, Clean(ish). We discuss how to navigate the selection of cleaner personal care products, the greenwashing endeavors of the personal-care products industry, subsidies, GMOs, the lack of clarity in labeling, and the dangers of hyper-palatable processed foods. We also touch on the gut microbiome and how to improve your health by cleaning up your nutrition, the environment, and the personal-care products you use. Stay tuned for this informative and enjoyable episode!
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    What motivated Gin to write her new book, Clean(ish)?

    A scary statistic about the diet of the average American adult.

    The negative effect that ultra-processed foods have on children’s health and behavior.

    How many ingredients in ultra-processed foods impact the gut microbiome and the brain.

    How kids changed between 1990 and 2018.

    What Gin learned about toxic chemicals in personal care products while researching her book.

    The cumulative effects toxic ingredients can have on your body.

    Having a balanced approach to changing the self-care products you use.

    What is greenwashing?

    Finding the cleanest and safest options for cleaning products.

    Gin unpacks the concept of GMOs.

    How to view food subsidies in the right context.

    Why do you need to avoid seed oils?


    Bio:
    Gin Stephens is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller Fast. Feast. Repeat., published by St. Martin’s Press, and Delay, Don’t Deny: Living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle, an Amazon #1 best seller in the weight loss category. Gin has a new book coming out in early 2022, and it’s available for preorder now: Clean(ish): Eat (Mostly) Clean, Live (Mainly) Clean, and Unlock Your Body’s Natural Ability to Self-Clean.  
    Gin has been living the intermittent fasting lifestyle since 2014. This lifestyle shift allowed her to lose over 80 pounds and launch her intermittent fasting website, Facebook support groups, four self-published books, and three top-ranked podcasts—Intermittent Fasting Stories, The Intermittent Fasting Podcast with cohost Melanie Avalon, and the Life Lessons podcast with cohost Sheri Bullock. Gin splits her time between Augusta, Georgia, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she lives with her husband and their three cats. Gin is also a mother to two adult sons (and she is thankful every day for the intermittent fasting lifestyle that makes her life easier).
    Connect with Cynthia Thurlow
    Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn
    Check out Cynthia’s website 
    Connect with Gin Stephens
    On her website
    Join Gin’s community 
    On Instagram and Twitter
    Gin’s new book, Clean(ish), will be available from Amazon and all good book stores from January the 4th, 2022. If you buy a digital copy, download all the documents from Gin’s website.
    Books mentioned: 
    Brain Allergies by Dwight K. Kalita and William Philpott
    The Unhealthy Truth by Robyn O’Brie

    • 57 min
    Heal your Gut and Hormonal Imbalances with Bone Broth with Melissa Boloña

    Heal your Gut and Hormonal Imbalances with Bone Broth with Melissa Boloña

    I am excited to have Melissa Boloña joining me today! Melissa used to be an actress and a model. She is now the founder and CEO of a Bone Broth concentrate company called Beauty & the Broth. 
    As an actress, people were constantly judging Melissa for how she looked. She tried everything, including Botox and laser treatments, to keep looking young and beautiful on camera. When she tried bone broth for some digestive issues, she could not believe how much her looks improved! The bone broth made the lines on her skin disappear, and her hair became super thick! 
    Bone broth has amazing properties and is very easy to incorporate into your lifestyle. It is great for improving your immune system, and it can be profoundly healing. In this episode, Melissa explains what bone broth is, and what you need to look out for when buying it as a pre-made product. She talks about how she discovered the benefits of bone broth, how her career as an actress prepared her for marketing her brand of bone broth, and the importance of gut health. She also explains how much our gut health affects our bodies and minds, and talks about some new fun products she and her team are creating, including a pea vegan bone broth option. Stay tuned for more!
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    Melissa’s acting career prepared her for creating her brand of bone broth.

    Melissa describes what high-quality bone broth is, what it contains, and what you need to look for in a pre-made product.

    Bone broths bought from supermarkets are often diluted, so you will not benefit much from them.

    The potency of a bone broth depends on the number of solid components it has in it.

    Melissa explains why the quality of her bone broth is far superior to the bone broth you would find in a store or supermarket.

    There are components of bone broth, other than bone, that are intrinsically beneficial to our health.

    Why should you only buy reputably-sourced bone broth?

    Why is bone broth not your average drink?

    Fecal implants with mice have shown us how gut health impacts personality.

    How bone broth supports the immune system

    Melissa talks about the health issues she struggled with when she was in high school.

    Melissa discusses her exciting new product lines.


    Connect with Cynthia Thurlow
    Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn
    Check out Cynthia’s website 
    Connect with Melissa Boloña
    On her website (This is where you can purchase her products)
    Purchase Melissa’s products on this Instagram, or connect with her personally on this Instagram.

    • 41 min
    Hormonal Symptoms Don't Have to be a Result of Aging with Dr. Mindy Pelz

    Hormonal Symptoms Don't Have to be a Result of Aging with Dr. Mindy Pelz

    I am thrilled to have Dr. Mindy Pelz back on the show today! She was with me once before in 2020, on Episode 113. Dr. Mindy is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, nutrition, and functional health expert who has spent over two decades helping thousands of people successfully reclaim their health. She is a recognized leader in the alternative health field and a pioneer in the fasting movement, teaching the principles of a fasting lifestyle, diet variation, detox, hormones, and more. Her popular YouTube channel (which just celebrated 18 million lifetime views) regularly updates followers on the latest science-backed tools and techniques to help them reset their health. She is the host of one of the leading science podcasts, The Resetter Podcast, and the author of three best-selling books: The Menopause Reset, The Reset Factor, and The Reset Kitchen.
    Both Dr. Mindy and I have reached a point in our lives where we feel inclined towards women who are energetically on the same page as we are in terms of mindset and methodology. We would both like to help the women who follow us thrive as they approach middle age, and we want to inspire them with a sense of optimism rather than despair as they head into menopause.  
    Dr. Mindy offers hope for women and helps them navigate middle age authentically while staying true to themselves. In this episode, we discuss an article in the New England Journal of Medicine about how ill-equipped the new generation of primary health care providers is to manage the symptoms of menopause. We dive into the importance of gut health and escaping the mindset of the rushing women syndrome (a term coined by Libby Weaver), and explain what the estrobolome is. We discuss various gadgets, including the V-Fit, the Apollo Neuro, and the Hyperbaric Oxygen Brain Tap, and talk about ways to navigate middle age as proactively as possible. Dr. Mindy also shares her best strategies for navigating middle age. Be sure to stay tuned for more!
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    How to support women emotionally and encourage them to talk about their   feelings as they approach menopause.

    Dr. Mindy sheds some light on the changes in middle age that could cause anxiety and depression and impact sleep quality.

    Some tips for navigating early menopause and bringing sanity back into your life.

    Dr. Mindy talks about the conversation that permitted her to find her own journey.

    It is vital to work on the inner you rather than grasping for things outside yourself.

    What happens to your body as your progesterone starts to wane?

    Dr. Mindy shares what she encourages her patients to focus on when they are in an estrogen-dominant state.

    Dr. Mindy goes through five lifestyle changes that middle-aged women need to implement.

    Dr. Mindy explains how the V-Fit can help women balance their hormones.

    The estrobolome helps the body break down, detoxify, and rid itself of estrogen.

    Why is it vital to add diverse foods to your diet?

    Dr. Mindy talks about her favorite biohacking tools to strengthen the parasympathetic nervous system.


    Connect with Cynthia Thurlow
    Follow on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn
    Check out Cynthia’s website 
    Connect with Dr. Mindy Pelz
    On her website   
    On Instagram
    On YouTube
    Book Mentioned:
    Rushing Woman's Syndrome: The Impact of a Never-ending To-do List and How to Stay Healthy in Today's Busy World by Libby Weaver

    • 1h 3 min

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4,8 de 5
312 valoraciones

312 valoraciones

redlulu ,

Great pod

This podcast is informative and well done. The topics are germane and useful. I learn something every time. The editing of the ads is poorly done and need improvement. Also, I mean this kindly, the word “misnomer” does not mean what Cynthia thinks it means. She uses it incorrectly in many episodes.

Brc2765 ,

Fave Health Info

Informative, healthy, motivational yet not forceful.
the tone of this podcast is just right - has the blend of balance and health info. Everyday Wellness is a must listen to if you want to improve your health and educate yourself.

jess_0707 ,

Dr Ro

Please continue to have Dr Ro in the show. She is one of my favorite guests. Dr Ro provides so much hope for parents of children with mental health challenges. It’s going to be okay and her book with the same name is on the way.

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