Adrienne Nolan-Smith, BCPA is a holistic patient advocate, speaker, health researcher, and wellness expert.
The WellBe Podcast shares investigative guides and research roundups as well as informative and inspiring interviews from the world’s greatest experts on functional medicine and wellness – people who have dedicated their lives to studying and working with patients to heal naturally or who themselves have healed devastating chronic illnesses with a holistic approach – to inspire YOU to become the most empowered you can be in your health, and therefore your life, and your future.
For the written and video versions of all episodes as well as much more to help empower you in your health, head to https://getwellbe.com - but first be sure to subscribe to the podcast.
WellBe Health News Wrap-Up for July - September 2022
It's that time again! Trying to stay on top of wellness and health news and research can be overwhelming. It's a lot to digest (pun intended) and read thoroughly. We saved you the trouble — we looked through dozens of studies and pulled out the most important pieces of information. Here are the things you really need to know for your health in October 2022, WellBe-style. Topics include: Serotonin Theory of Depression Debunked / Key Alzheimer's Research was Fabricated / New Pesticide Bans & Glyphosate in 80% of Urine / New AAP Breastfeeding Recommendations / Lawsuit Alleges Skittles Are "Unfit for Human Consumption." And much more! Read the full wrap-up here: https://getwellbe.com/health-research-wrap-up-july-august-september-2022
All About Mold Toxicity with Dr. Jess Peatross
We all know that there are environmental toxins and pollution outside — but what many people don't think about is the harmful substances that might be lurking in your own home. One of the most dangerous of those is mold. This week, we're speaking with Dr. Jess Peatross, an expert in environmental toxicity and especially mold. Listen to hear her story of becoming disillusioned with conventional medicine, as well how to test for mold toxicity without breaking the bank, what symptoms are associated with mold toxicity, why it's so difficult to test for mold, and much more. Join the conversation at the written version of this article here: https://getwellbe.com/testing-for-mold-toxicity-jess-peatross/
What's the Deal with "Healthy" and "Unhealthy" Fats?
We now know that fats were unfairly villainized in the 90s. But still, that doesn't mean that all fats are created equal: some are genuinely good for you, while others...not so much. But understanding which ones are healthy and which ones are harmful can be very confusing, especially since some things that sound healthy (we're looking at you, vegetable oil) are not. In this new guide, we break down the differences between healthy and unhealthy fats, including which oils to avoid, how to use different fats for different cooking purposes, why you should care about what kind of omega fatty acids are in your fats, and much more. Join the conversation at the written version of this article: https://getwellbe.com/unhealthy-fats-vs-healthy-fats
Dr. Will Bulsiewicz on Food Intolerances vs Food Allergies
This week we're so happy to welcome back gastroenterologist and gut health expert Dr. Will Bulsiewicz. On his first podcast appearance, he talked about why fiber is so essential to a healthy microbiome. This time, he's discussing a topic that's often misunderstood: food intolerances. Listen to learn the difference between food allergies and food intolerances, the main causes of food intolerances, whether or not you can get rid of food intolerances (and how), and much more. Join the conversation at the written version of the article here: https://getwellbe.com/food-allergy-vs-food-intolerance-dr-will-bulsiewicz
How (And Why) to Do an Elimination Diet
The idea of an elimination diet can be overwhelming — so overwhelming that many people never attempt it. But the truth is, there's still no better way to truly identify a food sensitivity. In the newest WellBe investigative guide, we dive deep on all things related to elimination diets, including how to get started if you truly have no clue where to begin. Listen to learn why elimination diets are still the gold standard for identifying a food sensitivity, essential guidelines for any elimination diet, the different kinds of elimination diets, which foods to eliminate if you don't know where to start, and much more. Join the conversation at the written version of this guide here: https://getwellbe.com/food-elimination-diet-to-find-food-sensitivity/
Certified Lactation Consultant Andrea Syms-Brown's Advice to Mothers
This is a special episode. Adrienne is speaking with Andrea Syms-Brown, a breastfeeding expert and the lactation consultant who "saved" Adrienne on her breastfeeding journey and completely turned around her experience as a new mom. Listen to hear Andrea's wisdom and breastfeeding tips, including the number one cause of breastfeeding issues she sees, why your body reacts very differently to a pump than to a baby, concrete strategies for boosting milk supply, and more. Join the conversation at the written version of this interview, here: https://getwellbe.com/natural-breastfeeding-andrea-syms-brown/
I wanted to tell you how helpful and inspiring your voice and story has been to me in my uphill chronic health battle. So, thank you. Your podcasts and hearing voices that were once here and have had victory are so helpful. And so much information! Between you and Scott at The Better Health Guy I feel like I have two new really informed best friends that I'm dying to meet! I am seriously so thankful and in awe of the new things I'm learning on this journey about our bodies and etc
Keep going! I hope more and more discover you!
Adrienne is so well informed and amazing at making sometimes confusing topics manageable. She is an absolute gift for anyone interested in their health. Hoping she focuses more on babies/children in the coming year!
Adrienne, host of the WellBe podcast, highlights all aspects of health, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!