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As women, we’ve been taught SO LITTLE about our hormones, and yet they are the captain controlling the ship that is our bodies!

Not only do our hormones impact us physically, but they are the deciding factor in our mental health. And there are far too many of us currently suffering with debilitating stress, anxiety, and depression.

I’ve been lucky to meet some of the leading, cutting-edge hormonal experts in the game, and this podcast gathers them together to give you an incredible overview of your hormones, from head to soul.

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Hormonally Speaking Christine Garvin

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

As women, we’ve been taught SO LITTLE about our hormones, and yet they are the captain controlling the ship that is our bodies!

Not only do our hormones impact us physically, but they are the deciding factor in our mental health. And there are far too many of us currently suffering with debilitating stress, anxiety, and depression.

I’ve been lucky to meet some of the leading, cutting-edge hormonal experts in the game, and this podcast gathers them together to give you an incredible overview of your hormones, from head to soul.

Cover photo: Duncan Chaboudy, duncanchaboudy.com
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/christine-garvin/support

    Season 3, Episode 7: My Story, Why I Do This Work, And The Hormone Breakthrough Blueprint

    Season 3, Episode 7: My Story, Why I Do This Work, And The Hormone Breakthrough Blueprint

    Today, I get really personal with you and share my story of nearly losing my life from a fibroid-surgery-gone-wrong. 

    Nearly dying definitely impacts the way you look at and move through life, and it catapulted me into doing the work that I now do, helping women find their own hormone balance. 

    Warning: some tears are shed during this episode! But I want you to know how important this life transition and work is to me. And that I've put all of the passion and determination in a program that will help you to determine exactly what is going on in your body: The Hormone Breakthrough Blueprint. 

    Listen in to learn more! And read all about the program specifics here. 


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    • 51 min
    Season 3, Episode 6: Living Your Best Life In Perimenopause w/Rachel Hughes

    Season 3, Episode 6: Living Your Best Life In Perimenopause w/Rachel Hughes

    In American culture getting older is considered capital B-A-D. 

    Your looks fade, your worth diminishes (because it's so tied up in those looks...), you become cranky, everything starts to hurt...so the culture tells you. 

    But the truth is, perimenopause (and the menopause beyond it) can actually be the best time of your life. 

    In today's episode, perimenopause expert Rachel Hughes and I talk all about peri - the ups and downs, ways to support your body better, and how to shift that outlook. We also cover:

    -Body changes - the better you take care of it, the more it will reward you (and it nudges you in that direction more and more)

    -Knowing who you are, and letting the world know it

    -Mindset and beliefs around peri

    -Stepping into your second act, where you get to be as sexy as you wanna be

    Grab a cup of tea for this lovely conversation that every woman should listen to, whether in perimenopause or headed in that direction at any point!

    Rachel Hughes is a mid-life mother, wife, CNC and perimenopausal blogger. 

    She has a sincere heart to create safe spaces where peri- and menopausal women can help each other navigate these particular years together with honesty, thoughtfulness and a lot of laughter. 

    After finding that her own perimenopausal symptoms were disruptive to her life she sought out meaningful help and information and felt that there were not enough resources for mid-life women where they could learn from each other and express themselves with plenty of compassion and without judgement. 

    She has worked with chronic pain patients for over 10 years and understand how food, nutrients and movement can be used as powerful tools to help people rebalance and heal themselves from all sorts of physical and physiological challenges, including those driven by fluctuating hormones. 

    Find out more at her website. 


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    • 56 min
    Season 3, Episode 5: Five Things I Do Everyday To Support My Hormones w/Christine Garvin

    Season 3, Episode 5: Five Things I Do Everyday To Support My Hormones w/Christine Garvin

    I get asked all the time what women should be doing daily to support their hormones. So I thought it was time to put together an episode that outlines the top five things I do everyday to support my hormone & overall health (plus a couple of bonuses!). 

    Beyond the basics of eating nutritious food, staying hydrated, movement, sleep, and stress reduction, our hormones need other specific support. I spill the beans, which includes:

    -What I do to up my protein intake each day

    -The best way to combat stress

    -The thing that I keep to a minimum

    -Specific nutrients I use based on hormone labs

    -What's had the biggest impact on my sleep

    Plus two bonus things that take hormone health to the next level!

    If you want to sign up for the next free webinar coming up on Dec. 1st at 12pm, you can do so here: Why Making Yourself #1 Is The Only Way Your Hormones Are Gonna Chill The F Out.




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    • 36 min
    Season 3, Episode 4: How To Get Good Healthcare When You Are A Traveler Or Expat w/Vashti Kanahele

    Season 3, Episode 4: How To Get Good Healthcare When You Are A Traveler Or Expat w/Vashti Kanahele

    Planning a long trip or moving abroad for a job or for fun (aka #lifegoals)? Figuring out the healthcare situation in a new place can be both daunting and frustrating. 

    That's where Expat Health Code comes in. 

    Especially if you have been working with or using Functional or Naturopathic medicine, it can be hard to find these options outside of the US or Europe. That's why today's guest, Vashti Kanahele, MS, CHHC created Expat Health Code. 

    Bringing together a Naturopathic Doctor alongside functional health coaches, Vashti has developed a comprehensive experience for the expat community to access the healthcare they may be missing. 

    After living in 6 countries outside of the US, from Iraq to Nigeria, Vashti understands the ups and downs and pitfalls of trying to figure out healthcare in different countries. She shares her experiences (some of which will surprise you!) and explains how to navigate a new place to build yourself the best healthcare team. 

    You'll also learn where she got the best healthcare, and where it was the toughest. 

    This is a fascinating episode for those Americans living outside the US, or anyone who moves to a country different from their place of origin. Or if you are like me, and plan to eventually move abroad, this episode will give you the health foundations you need for the eventual move. Find out more at the Expat Health Code website or on their IG. 

    Vashti Kanahele is a Functional Medicine Coach and founder of Green Papaya Health.Vashti has a background in healthcare and international development. She is a certified holistic health coach through the Integrative Women’s Health Institute. Vashti has pursued further education in Hormone Health, Environmental Health, completed the Fix Your Period Apprenticeship, as well as advanced studies in Functional Medicine. Before becoming a Health Coach, she worked for the United States Agency for International Development, focusing on maternal/fetal health. Vashti worked in conjunction with the United Nations on several projects in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She holds a BA and MSHS.

    Her own journey with complex chronic illness, miscarriages, and feeling passed over by the medical system led Vashti to change careers and become a health coach. She believes that crap food, toxins, and stress are a big reason why we struggle and is on a mission to help as many people as possible get better and stay better. In her private practice, Vashti works with women with complex chronic illnesses including mold illness, Lyme, and autoimmune conditions. Vashti doesn’t subscribe to a one-and-done method, but rather that each individual that she’s see’s is unique, and therefore, their coaching experience is based on their biodindivuality. She is constantly researching new methods to meet clients where they’re at to help them regain vitality.

    Vashti has been an expat for 12 years, and while it has its challenges, she can’t imagine living life any other way. She has lived in Baghdad, Beirut, Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Lagos, and Willemstad. Vashti is passionate about bringing a blend of functional and naturopathic care toexpats and their families and building a supportive community. In her practice, Vashti provides 1:1 consultations and coaching packages.

    Find out more at her website.




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    • 43 min
    Season 3, Episode 3: How Stress Is Throwing Off Your Menstrual Cycle w/Christine Garvin

    Season 3, Episode 3: How Stress Is Throwing Off Your Menstrual Cycle w/Christine Garvin

    You've probably heard that stress impacts your menstrual cycle. And it might have gone in one ear and out the other because well, you gotta get things done. 

    Problem is, if you are having issues with your period, your body hasn't been able to ignore the impact of stress. And those period issues are a direct result. 

    Today, I break down for you exactly how stress is impacting your reproductive system via cortisol's (our stress hormone) affect on hormones like FSH, LH, and estrogen and progesterone. 

    I also share with you not only the obvious ways you are stressed, but also the "stealth" stressors that you are probably missing, but they are having a HUGE impact on you, nonetheless. 

    And if you want to understand more about estrogen, progesterone, FSH, and LH and how they all work together to make your cycle happen each month, join me for my free webinar next Wednesday, Nov. 3rd at 12pm EST where I break it all down for you. You can grab your spot here.


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    • 35 min
    Season 3, Episode 2: Using the Carnivore Diet To Reverse Diabetes, Autoimmune Disorders, and Heart Disease w/Ede Fox

    Season 3, Episode 2: Using the Carnivore Diet To Reverse Diabetes, Autoimmune Disorders, and Heart Disease w/Ede Fox

    Have you heard of the Carnivore Diet?  

    If you haven't, this dietary approach is all about eating just animal foods. Yep, no vegetables whatsoever.   

    And while that may sound like a prescription for heart disease based on conventional thinking, many people embarking on the Carnivore Diet are  finding the opposite.   

    They are enjoying better health than they have in their lifetime.   

    On today's episode of Hormonally Speaking, I talk with Ede Fox, aka @blackcarnivore, who lost 80 pounds on first a keto - then transitioned  to Carnivore - diet.   She also reversed multiple autoimmune diseases once going full  Carnivore.   

    Ede breaks down for us:  

    -The different "levels" of Carnivore 

    -Oxalates in vegetables and how they can be damaging to our health 

    -The importance of community and support when going on a Carnivore journey 

    -How this diet can be particularly beneficial for the Black community  

    -How going Carnivore can positively impact your hormones  

    This is a fascinating conversation, and I recommend going into it with  an open mind if this is the first you've heard of Carnivore. You are  guaranteed to learn a ton!  

    Ede Fox is a health coach and founder of the Black Carnivore community.  Fox lost 80lbs, regained her health on a carnivore diet then turned to  help others find the same success.  She runs a carnivore coaching  program, a growing facebook community, hosts a Podcast and a weekly  livestream on Youtube.  If you are interested in a strong supportive  community of carnivores you’ll want to follow her on YouTube and  Instagram to stay on top of all she’s doing.  

    Instagram: @blackcarnivore 

    Facebook: Ede Fox 

    Podcast: Black Carnivore Podcast 

    YouTube: Black Carnivore 

    Apply for coaching


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