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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 WellnessPodcast. 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 WellnessPodcast. 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. 338 'How to Be the Love You Seek': Decoding Self-Love and Beliefs with Dr. Nicole LePera

    Ep. 338 'How to Be the Love You Seek': Decoding Self-Love and Beliefs with Dr. Nicole LePera

    Today, I have the privilege of connecting with Dr. Nicole LePera, the Holistic Psychologist. 
    Dr. LePera did her clinical psychology training at Cornell University. She has touched the lives of countless individuals seeking growth and transformation through her popular Instagram account and has written several self-help books, including How to Do the Work and How to Be the Love You Seek. 
    In our discussion today, we dive into the current impact of our childhood experiences, exploring crises of faith, the dark night of the soul, inner child archetypes, and shame. Dr. LePera sheds light on the dynamics of dysfunctional patterns, triggers, and regression while also examining the role of generational and systemic beliefs, trauma, and the emerging science of heart-brain coherence and heart rate variability, sharing practical tips for cultivating presence in our bodies to assist us in processing our emotions.
    Dr. LePera's work has been profoundly instrumental in my personal development journey, and I know you will find our conversation enlightening and enriching. 

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    How the subconscious mind determines our habits and relationships

    Dr LePera explains the concept of the dark night of the soul

    The importance of examining your conditioned behaviors and reconnecting with your true identity 

    How inner child archetypes impact behavior

    Why is self-development essential?

    How our past experiences shape the way we perceive and interpret current events

    The benefit of embodiment practices for developing emotional tolerance

    How childhood trauma impacts physical and mental health

    The impact of intergenerational trauma on mental health

    How to achieve heart coherence

    Dr. LePera shares mindfulness practices for stress management and self-awareness


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 337 Transform Your Life with Practical Optimism with Dr. Sue Varma

    Ep. 337 Transform Your Life with Practical Optimism with Dr. Sue Varma

    Today, I have the pleasure of connecting with Dr. Sue Varma.
    Dr. Varma is a privately-practicing board-certified psychiatrist and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York University. She is a nationally acclaimed keynote speaker, medical contributor, media consultant, and advisor to leading television networks and programs.
    In our discussion today, we examine the impact of shared life experiences like 9/11 and the pandemic, exploring the role of PTSD and the effects of practical optimism, self-care, and self-reliance. We discuss optimism, its inheritability, and the significance of milestones for women, including transitioning from high school to college, navigating midlife, and addressing feelings of loneliness. We also look into purpose and compassion, the complexities of processing emotions, the challenges of the perfectionism façade, the role of trauma, ACE scores, autoimmunity, and the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. 
    Stay tuned for more!
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    Dr. Varma discusses the collective sense of grief, fear, connection, and empathy after 9/11 and the pandemic

    The importance of optimism and resilience when dealing with tragedy

    How Dr. Varma helps her patients identify their blind spots and other areas for improvement in their lives

    How perimenopause can bring about a sexual awakening and increased desire for intimacy but also loneliness and dissatisfaction in relationships

    Why friendships are essential for our well-being

    Why do we need to invest in different types of connections and relationships?

    The critical importance of finding purpose in life 

    How unprocessed emotions affect our mental and physical well-being

    How trauma impacts mental health

    Some practical tips for incorporating mindfulness into daily life 

    The benefits of meditation

    Bio:
    Dr. Sue Varma is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York University (NYU) Langone Health. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Varma was the first medical director and attending psychiatrist at the World Trade Center Mental Health Program at NYU Langone Health, treating civilians and first responders in the aftermath of 9/11. Dr. Varma is a nationally acclaimed keynote speaker, medical contributor, media advisor, and consultant to major networks and shows. She regularly appears on the Today Show, Nightly News, CBS Mornings, and Good Morning America and is frequently interviewed by Time, Washington Post, NPR, and beyond. Dr. Varma is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for her ground-breaking efforts in mental health education and advocacy, including a Sharecare Emmy. Her forthcoming book, “Practical Optimism,” is eagerly anticipated worldwide, with translations in several languages.
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    Dr. Varma's book, Practical Optimism: 
    The Art, Science, and Practice of Exceptional Well-Being

    • 53 min
    Ep. 336 Lipid Masterclass: An Introduction to Lipids and Cholesterol with Dr. Thomas Dayspring

    Ep. 336 Lipid Masterclass: An Introduction to Lipids and Cholesterol with Dr. Thomas Dayspring

    Today, I am excited to share the first class in a series of lipid masterclasses with the amazing Dr. Thomas Dayspring!
    Dr. Dayspring is certified in internal medicine and clinical epidemiology and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the National Lipid Association. He was previously the Educational Director of a nonprofit organization and has served as the Chief Academic Advisor for two major cardiovascular labs. 
    Due to the in-depth nature of my discussions with Dr. Dayspring over several sessions, each lasting nearly six hours, it seemed logical to present these masterclasses in segmented chunks to make them easier to understand.
    In our first class today, we dive into the fundamentals, exploring what lipids are and how lipids and fatty acids are classified. We cover the physiology and transportation of cholesterol and the role of apoptosis, apo-proteins, and apo-lipoproteins, unravel the differences between HDL, LDL, IDL, and VLDL, and explain how to calculate LDLs and triglycerides for assessing metabolic health. Dr. Dayspring also shares his preferences regarding lab values and the indicators that provide information to help him determine the early risk of cardiovascular disease.
    We get into some detailed aspects of physical chemistry in this episode, so I highlight the main clinical points throughout our conversation to make it more understandable.
    Be sure to join Dr. Dayspring and me for our next episode in the lipid masterclass series.

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    What are lipids, and why are they important?

    Dr. Dayspring explains what triglycerides are.

    How lipids get absorbed and transported throughout the body

    What lipoproteins are, and how they get classified

    How cholesterols get calculated

    The impact of triglycerides on cholesterol levels and cardiovascular health

    How high triglyceride levels can indicate early insulin resistance or increased ASCVD risk

    What is the role of HDL particles?

    How metabolic syndrome impacts cardiovascular health


    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. He served as an educational director for a nonprofit cardiovascular foundation and 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 was the recipient of 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 serves as a Social Media Ambassador for the European Atherosclerosis Society and the National Lipid Association.

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    • 44 min
    Ep. 335 Gut Check: Understanding Gut Diversity, Leaky Gut and Ways to Heal with Dr. Steven Gundry

    Ep. 335 Gut Check: Understanding Gut Diversity, Leaky Gut and Ways to Heal with Dr. Steven Gundry

    I am delighted to reconnect with Dr. Steven Gundry today. He last joined me for episode 236. 
    Dr. Gundry is one of the world's leading cardiothoracic surgeons and a nutrition pioneer. He hosts the highly acclaimed Dr. Gundry Podcast, on which I was honored to be a featured guest. He is the Founder and Director of the International Heart and Lung Institute Center for Restorative Medicine and the author of several New York Times bestselling books, including his most recent, Gut Check. 
    In our conversation, we dive into gut diversity, exploring the interrelationship between specific parasitic organisms like toxoplasmosis and behavior. We share information on mitochondrial DNA and polyphenols and uncover the synergistic relationships they share with our gut microbiome. We also get into Resveratrol and Urolithin A and discuss pre-, pro-, and post-biotics, the impact of leaky gut, glyphosate, statin therapy, and Dr. Gundry's new Gut Check program. 
    I am honored to facilitate this insightful dialogue with Dr. Steven Gundry and feel confident you will find it as engaging as I did while recording.
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    Why should your spouse clean the cat litter tray if you are pregnant?

    The synergistic relationship that exists between the gut microbiome, mitochondrial DNA, and polyphenols

    How resveratrol in red wine activates mitochondrial DNA repair compounds

    Why a diverse microbiome is the key to longevity 

    How do fermented foods improve gut health?

    How a leaky gut impacts bone health

    What bacterial translocation can lead to in men and women

    How does glyphosate affect our health?

    How gut sealing can reverse a leaky gut and autoimmune diseases

    Dr. Gundry explains how statins affect the gut microbiome

    Bio: 
    Steven R. Gundry, MD, is the founder and director of the International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California, and the Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara. After a distinguished surgical career as a professor and chairman of cardiothoracic surgery at Loma Linda University, Dr. Gundry changed his focus to curing modern diseases via dietary changes. He is the author of New York Times bestsellers The Plant Paradox, The Plant Paradox Cookbook, The Plant Paradox Quick & Easy, and The Longevity Paradox, along with national bestsellers The Plant Paradox Family Cookbook, The Energy Paradox, Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution, and Unlocking the Keto Code, and more than 300 articles published in peer-reviewed journals on using diet and supplements to eliminate heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease, and multiple other diseases. He is the host of the weekly Dr Gundry Podcast and founder of wellness brand, Gundry MD. Dr. Gundry lives with his wife, Penny, and their dogs in Palm Springs and Montecito, California
    About GUT CHECK:
    Unleash the Power of Your Microbiome to Reverse Disease and Transform Your Mental, Physical, and Emotional Health
    By Steven R. Gundry, MD
    In the latest addition to his New York Times bestselling Plant Paradox series, GUT CHECK: Unleash the Power of Your Microbiome to Reverse Disease and Transform Your Mental, Physical, and Emotional Health (Harper Wave, January 9, 2024; ISBN: 978-0062911773; $32.00; 352 pages), Dr. Steven Gundry offers a definitive guide to the gut biome and its control over its home – us! Revealing the unimaginably complex and intelligent ecosystem controlling our health, Gut Check teaches us how to heal our gut to prevent and reverse every type of disease.
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    Ep. 236 Keto Code: Unlocking Mitochondrial Health with Dr. Steven Gundry

    • 51 min
    Ep. 334 Hormone Insights: Advocacy, Trends and Tips for 2024 with Esther Blum

    Ep. 334 Hormone Insights: Advocacy, Trends and Tips for 2024 with Esther Blum

    I am delighted to reconnect with Esther Blum today. She joined me once before for Episode 264, one of the most popular podcast episodes for 2023. 
    Esther is the bestselling author of many books, including See You Later Ovulator. She is a registered dietitian with a thriving virtual practice specializing in helping women balance their hormones, shed stubborn body fat, and address the root causes of their health issues.
    Today, Esther and I discuss the state of hormones in 2024. Our conversation covers lazy medicine advocacy, meno-washing, and meno-care, and we explore uncommon symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause and methods for obtaining testing. Esther also shares her recommended supplements. 
    You will love this engaging and insightful conversation with Esther Blum!

    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    How safe is hormone replacement therapy?

    Why hormone testing and monitoring is essential 

    The importance of prioritizing romance and connection in a marriage

    The benefits of pelvic floor therapy

    How working with compounding pharmacies can reduce the cost of hormone replacement therapy

    How to work with doctors to address hormone imbalances

    Some uncommon symptoms of perimenopause and menopause

    How dietary changes and probiotics can improve focus and brain clarity 

    Hormone testing and menopause management 

    Esther recommends supplements for adrenal support during menopause


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    Esther’s Books
    Esther’s book, See Ya Later, Ovulator!, by Esther Blum
    Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat, by Esther Blum
    Eat, Drink, and Be Happy, by Esther Blum

    Previous Episode featuring Esther Blum
    Ep. 264 Peri/Menopause are a Natural Function of Aging: See you later, Ovulator!

    • 56 min
    Ep. 333 Overtraining, Body Image and the Power of Strength Training with Dr. Sean Pastuch

    Ep. 333 Overtraining, Body Image and the Power of Strength Training with Dr. Sean Pastuch

    I am honored to engage in a conversation with Dr. Sean Pastuch today.
    Dr. Pastuch spent more than ten years treating patients and training clients. He has worked with some of the most elite athletes in the world, guiding them toward success by seamlessly connecting fitness with healthcare. 
    In today’s conversation, we discuss the sustainability of New Year's resolutions, explain why strength training is essential, and talk about chronic cardio and muscular independence, the pitfalls of overtraining, and the impact of body image marketing. We explore advocacy within the current healthcare system, emphasizing the need for confidence-building to become effective advocates for ourselves and our children. Dr. Pastuch also explains the simplicity of his morning routine, highlighting the importance of uncomplicated habits for maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
    Stay tuned for simple-to-apply behavior changes, mindset shifts, and exercise protocols to help you live a life of freedom without compromise.
    IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

    Dr. Pastuch shares his thoughts on New Year's resolutions

    How fitness planning in 5-year rather than 1-year chunks can make your progress feel less daunting and more achievable

    Why mindset is such an essential aspect of fitness

    Dr. Pastuch shares advice for finding a good trainer

    Some strategies for weight loss and fitness

    Why do we need to adapt to our body changes during perimenopause and menopause rather than relying on methods that worked in the past?

    The benefits of focusing on overall health and well-being instead of striving for a specific body ideal

    The importance of addressing underlying issues before focusing on exercise and nutrition for weight loss

    Why passive solutions are not enough to address generational problems

    How to become your own best health advocate 

    Bio:
    Dr Sean spent over a decade treating patients and training clients. He has worked with the most elite athletes in the world, the people who need the .01% edge on their competition, like professional baseball players, CrossFit games champions, and Olympic medalists. He found his success by bridging the gap between fitness and healthcare, using his expertise in both the gym and the clinic to create a new way to help people consistently get out of pain without going to the doctor or missing out on their active lives. Since leaving practice in 2017, Dr. Sean has taken the methods he used to help over 10,000 people perform at their best, free of pain, and made his methods and mindset shifts available to the masses through the founding of his company, Active Life, where his team not only help people from around the world to get out of pain without going to the doctor or giving up their active life, but they mentor fitness and healthcare professionals to do the same for their clients and patients. 
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    • 55 min

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My favorite podcasts

I’m so thankful for you Cynthia and all your guests. I’m always learning something new. Thank you for all your hard work.

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Great health discussions

I always enjoy Cynthia’s well-vetted guests and the perspectives they provide. She’s knowledgeable, thoughtful, and open to new and ever-changing information in the health world.

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High quality podcast

I love listening to Everyday Wellness with Cynthia. She brings amazing and knowledgeable guests. I follow some of them and I have read some their books. It’s refreshing to listen to people who actually discuss topics that are supported with data and science. Thank you Cynthia! Love love your podcast.

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