11 episodes

As cliche as it sounds...YOLO. To live your one and only life to its fullest potential, your health must be at its fullest potential. And you won't find that potential within the typical barrage of regular doctor visits, lab work, or medicines. Why? Because true health and wellness lives holistically within YOU: spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. As a Serial Health Coach and Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, I desire to empower busy professionals just like you to unlock that full potential to live your best lives yet, even on your hectic, unpredictable schedules. Your one life deserves everything you have to offer it, so drop in, lend a listening ear, and edify your whole person, with the goal of becoming the best version of yourselves. Learn more at https://pamelajonthomaspodcast.com.

The Pamela Jon Thomas Podcast Pamela Jon Thomas

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

As cliche as it sounds...YOLO. To live your one and only life to its fullest potential, your health must be at its fullest potential. And you won't find that potential within the typical barrage of regular doctor visits, lab work, or medicines. Why? Because true health and wellness lives holistically within YOU: spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. As a Serial Health Coach and Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, I desire to empower busy professionals just like you to unlock that full potential to live your best lives yet, even on your hectic, unpredictable schedules. Your one life deserves everything you have to offer it, so drop in, lend a listening ear, and edify your whole person, with the goal of becoming the best version of yourselves. Learn more at https://pamelajonthomaspodcast.com.

    Dirobi Health with Dave | #10

    Dirobi Health with Dave | #10

     People often talk about how they don't have time to exercise, have a healthy diet or do other things that improve quality of life because they are too busy. They don't realize that you don't need to have a lot of time to practice self-care. You can do things in small doses. For example, you can make sure you get enough sleep every night instead of staying up all night to do work. You can eat a healthy meal every day instead of eating a lot of junk food. It's not about doing huge things all at once. It's about finding little ways to take care of yourself every day.

    “It just motivates me even more; it was a wake-up call”. Pamela speaks about how she wants to take care of her physical and mental health so she can experience the greater moments in life in the future. Pamela and David are both thinking about the future and speak about how important self-confidence is for you to feel your very best. She mentions that she wants to be able to run around with her grandkids when her son has kids. Pam mentions she loves when she sees people who are truly living to their fullest potential. Dave agrees, “Imagine you at your best, but what does it mean to be at your own best?" He explains to Pamela about the 5 whys and how important it is to self-reflect and drive deep into why we are motivated to change and grow.

    Exploring the layers of this is important for us to see the true motivation behind the actions we take. Sometimes this process can take a few mins, however he mentions that it is best for you to write it down and take your time on this process. “It takes introspection, this is something that takes time,” Dave adds. Dave explains the 7 ways you can start feeling better about your health today. This includes stop drinking calories (juices, soda, etc.). Eat all of our food slowly and mindfully, Intermediate fasting, observe a simple supplement strategy, and many more that are going to benefit the listeners of the Podcast.

    Dave mentions he enjoys CrossFit and the gym. He mentions that you must find what works for you and what you enjoy. He said people with a workout partner and a membership preform better since you are obligated. Pamela tells listeners that she enjoys working out from home because she performs better by herself and holds herself accountable.

    Dave mentions he has a 10-page PDF that provides information where the listeners can go and read the e-book. These 7 lifestyle changes will positively affect your health for the future. Multi and mineral for 60 days will change how you feel. 

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    • 53 min
    Decode Your Food Labels | #9

    Decode Your Food Labels | #9

    True health & wellness starts with a little bit of exercise and yes, what we choose to put on our plate! That’s right, food. So, how do we know what's ok for us to eat today and what's not? Is there a worry? While quick fix diets and intensive workouts leave us burnt out and hopeless sometimes, can these classic American weight-loss & lifestyle techniques truly be sustainable in the long run? 
    For example, diets with companies that sell their own food. Can you eat their food your entire life? Is this sustainable or affordable?  In today’s society, we must desire change that last. Unfortunately, in American culture, you’re not going to get a whole lot of help here sadly as we must take the matter into our own hands- for our own good!
    To begin, we must address the real fundamental problem, and that is what we eat. Where does that begin you ask? On the back of labels of the foods we buy! But what are we reading? What should we know? What should we be looking for? This episode breaks it all down. 
    Learn Pamela's 8 quick & savvy tips on how to decode food labels AND their packaging. From what we aren’t taught in school, to what the food industry doesn’t want us to know, hear Pamela share what you need to know. 
    Wrapped up with a few more health and wellness tidbits and tricks, remember to save this episode and perhaps re-play it when out on your next grocery run! Because let's be real.... it's getting super crazy out there folks. Love yourself and take care of yourself as good health wellness goes a long way.  

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    • 32 min
    Fooled By The Food Industry | #8

    Fooled By The Food Industry | #8

    Is the food industry as honest and genuine as it seems? Are giant food corporations truly looking out for the consumers own good, or perhaps just money and profits? In this billion-dollar, lucrative (yet secretive) industry, it's clearly all about the money. 
    But how and why are they making so much, and are we as a society paying the real price? Well to begin, cheap, tasty, addicting food is just the start. Addicting food made by scientists. Yes, that's right. Not a farmer..... but a scientist.  From overwhelming amounts of additives, chemicals, sugar, cheap prices and ease of access, these companies will keep us coming back day in & day out with their addicting products and strategies. Addicting for not only adults, but children as well. Learn why.
    This episode also brings up how many food products ( ex: Kraft Mac & Cheese) are actually altered based on the market, giving overseas countries in Europe for example, in fact healthier food products, while we in America actually are exposed to sometimes harmful ingredients with lower standards. Just some food for thought.
    We even learn the importance of food labels on packages and how understanding these can be legitimately critical when shopping. Don’t be hoodwinked by the front of a package and its deceptive or clever selling points! Understanding both the labels and ingredients will surely help keep both you and your family healthier in the future. Remember, if you can't pronounce the ingredient, it's probably not going to be good for you and we are what we eat! Thankfully, however, this episode has some good news because Pamela shares 3 tips on how to go about making better food choices with all that in mind!

    This episode is simply a must-listen-to, in an age where the food industry is becoming more powerful, deceiving, and dangerous than ever. Stay healthy by staying informed.

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    • 27 min
    Stress and Your Diet | #7

    Stress and Your Diet | #7

    Stress. Something we all have and yet of course don't want! But what exactly is stress and could it ever be good? As we know it, the inventible ups & downs and dreadful unpredictability of life seems daunting. It's no secret life will always have its fair share of stressors, and "curve balls", so, how do we cope with it? More importantly, is it affecting our diet?

    In this episode we dig deep into the various types of stress and how they may be impacting you, your diet, and ultimately your life! From mental stress, emotional stress, physical, and even spiritual stress, learn to accept and deal with them while minimizing the negative affects on your diet. This episode also breaks down the critical difference between Acute and Chronic stress, and how thoroughly understanding each can truly help implement changes in one's life. It may be evident our bodies naturally look for coping mechanisms (we all have our favorite go-to) as, well, it's just human nature. Unfortunately, the reality is, we as humans typically turn to negative coping mechanisms with quick results. From sweet and savory snacks, to sugary beverages, we all have our ways of coping. Well, not to worry!

    Learn exactly why stress takes such a toll on one's health, the science behind it, and how to make legitimate changes!  With intentional behavior changes and time, we can all moderate stress and poor diets. Remember, how we fight or flee issues in life will always correlate with our health and diet.

    Forget not; however, no one is perfect. Life happens and you are not alone! Thankfully, if we can become mindful and intentional in our responses to life's unexpected, we can improve not just our health outcomes, but our quality of life! We must all remember; however, to give ourselves the time & grace to make it happen.

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    • 31 min
    Self-Care is the Best Care with Tasha Mo Whitaker | #6

    Self-Care is the Best Care with Tasha Mo Whitaker | #6

    Self-care. It's something that.... well, we're all guilty of. Guilty of not giving ourselves enough of! Not enough of the self-care we not only deserve, but more importantly need. When thinking about the word "health", it's easy to just think about diet, exercise, and our physical well-being; however, unfortunately overlooking one's mental health & well-being just isn't on the radar typically.  It's no secret our society undervalues self-care, but that doesn't mean you have too as well.

    Have no fear because in this episode Tasha is here to tell you not only why self-care is the best care, but why it's so vitally important and how to make it happen! She discusses how even in a busy & hectic life, planning self-care will not only help set you up for success but, that in order to serve others, you need to serve yourself first. Showing up with your best self! That all starts with self-care. Have PTO? Use it! The feeling of guilt or embarrassment of taking work off is natural but know it's ok- It's for your own good both personally and as an employee!

    They also discuss how, from an employer's position, creating such an environment leads to happy, healthy, more productive workers, and how the healthcare workforce and culture is slowly changing in some instances. Tasha also explains the importance of understanding that a proper work-life balance is critical and that, yes of course....... life happens. So, what do we do? Let it happen! Move with groove, but don't forget about self-care! We also touch  upon Tasha's podcast for healthcare professionals, why she started it, and how it can of course help you.

    To learn more about Tasha, her C.H.W CREW Podcast, and stay in the loop for all upcoming news, events, and episodes, visit https://www.tashawhitaker.com     
    or on Instagram. Make sure to also get your FREE e-book with 10 Self-Care Tips for Healthcare Professionals  and stay tuned in for Tasha's upcoming courses that you (for those continuing their education) can receive credit for!


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    • 33 min
    Food is More Than Just Your Body’s Fuel | #5

    Food is More Than Just Your Body’s Fuel | #5

    We all have different relationships with food. But, if there’s one common denominator, it’s that we all consider it our body’s fuel source. While that isn’t wrong, there’s definitely more to food than just that.
    In this episode, I’ll go through the true definition of food, the two types of food, and how we need to be more intentional in how we view food to make better decisions for our physical and mental well being.
    To learn more, visit the complete show notes at pamelajonthomas.com/5.
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    • 21 min

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15 Ratings

Amanda Durocher ,

Very insightful

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