241 episodes

Stress is the inflammation that robs us of life, energy, and happiness. Our typical solutions for gut health and hormones imbalances have let a lot of us down. We’re over medicated and under-served. At the LSL, we are a community of health savvy women exploring solutions outside our traditional western medicine toolbox & training, to raise the bar and change our stories. Each week, our hope is that you leave our sessions inspired to learn, grow, and share these stories to raise to the bar in your life and home. Raise the Bar. Change Your Story.

Less Stressed Life: Anti-inflammatory Functional Medicine Christa Biegler

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 171 Ratings

Stress is the inflammation that robs us of life, energy, and happiness. Our typical solutions for gut health and hormones imbalances have let a lot of us down. We’re over medicated and under-served. At the LSL, we are a community of health savvy women exploring solutions outside our traditional western medicine toolbox & training, to raise the bar and change our stories. Each week, our hope is that you leave our sessions inspired to learn, grow, and share these stories to raise to the bar in your life and home. Raise the Bar. Change Your Story.

    #241 Decades of dieting, overcoming fear of food, responding to triggers, misinformation and disordered eating with Mindy Gorman-Plutzer

    #241 Decades of dieting, overcoming fear of food, responding to triggers, misinformation and disordered eating with Mindy Gorman-Plutzer

    This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I am joined by Mindy Gorman-Plutzer. We discuss dieting, overcoming fear of food, responding to triggers, misinformation, and disordered eating. 


    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    Root causes of  eating disorderWhat  health issues come along with an eating disorderThe true definition of recovery and why conventional eating disorder recovery Protocols Often Fail

    GUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:
    Resources and supplements for eating disorder recoverySigns of an eating disorder



    ABOUT GUEST:
    Mindy Gorman-Plutzer is a certified functional nutritionist, lifestyle practitioner and eating psychology coach with over 25 years of experience. Mindy is passionate about helping others recover from eating disorders and create a healthier lifestyle. Mindy’s approach to eating disorders tackles the root cause of the issue, and emphasizes that how and why you eat is just as important as what you eat. Through her integrative approach, she also looks at the impact disordered eating has on one’s daily life, digestion and hormones.


    Her life experience and training inspired her to create a framework that combines functional nutrition, positive psychology, and mind/body science called the Freedom Promise. She has established a compassionate resolution to physical and emotional challenges resulting from chronic and complex health issues, as they relate to Eating Disorders. In addition, Mindy is the author of The Freedom Promise: 7 Steps To Stop Fearing What Food Will Do TO You and Start Embracing What It Can Do FOR You.




    WHERE TO FIND       :
    Website: https://thefreedompromise.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheFreedomPromise/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefreedompromise/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreedomPromise
    Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/mindy-gorman-plutzer-02642818/




    WHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:
    https://www.christabiegler.com/


    On IG:
    instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/


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    SPONSORS:
    A special thanks to our VIP sponsor RUPA Health, our lab concierge service that helps our clients get standard bloodwork 2/3 off retail direct to consumer lab test pricing. Let them know I sent you when you sign up for your free practitioner account.

    • 38 min
    #240 Ask Christa: what do you do if you still have "gut issues" after "trying everything" and thoughts on IF and improving energy in hypothyroidism + conventional GI approaches to functional GI and failed functional GI approaches.

    #240 Ask Christa: what do you do if you still have "gut issues" after "trying everything" and thoughts on IF and improving energy in hypothyroidism + conventional GI approaches to functional GI and failed functional GI approaches.

    I'm hosting a LIVE Ask Christa call for RDs & licensed health professionals (MDs, PA, NP, DC, PT, etc) in July.  Space is limited to 20 seats & anything is on the table except legal questions. Learn more and register here (fast!) www.askchrista.com

    Heather sent this sweet message to my guest Bea after episode #229 aired with her live mashup breathwork and thetahealing : I had the MOST profound experience through your work on the podcast The Less Stressed Life. 

    >> Listen to the episode and do the 15 min breathwork session at the end to feel all the feels!  https://open.spotify.com/episode/4uHAR0s3vjG9cgM1Fj9Obp?si=scLX7n6ARd6hU4kR6kT9YA Episode #229

    Frankie asked: What can I do for more energy and weight loss with hypothyroidism? I considered intermittent fasting but not sure what that would look like. 

    *I will mention that I work with a lot of subclinical (undiagnosed) thyroid issues but if you have a known diagnosis and have been on the medication train a while, another amazing resource is also ChewsFoodWisely (my friend Nicole Fennell, MS, RD runs this practice and she is a doll). 

    Melissa asked: If one were to want a consult with you ? How would I go about that and does insurance ever cover ? …. I grew up going to - what I would call a healer … had major gut issues in college and he told me some certain foods to avoid and changed everything - I still avoid them - but within the last year I’ve developed a rash on both shins … some on my scalp … and no medicine is curing it … I have a strong inclining it could be gut related .. food allergy- something ….. and just kind of wondering some next possible steps I could take.

    *I answered all these and more and made sure to address the role of conventional GI vs functional GI and then what to do in failed functional GI work! 

    • 25 min
    #239 Following “yes” signs, leading retreats, immune healing from nature, Qigong, energy exchange, being a giver, and the 8 tenets of wellness with retreat leader Jessica Van Antwerp

    #239 Following “yes” signs, leading retreats, immune healing from nature, Qigong, energy exchange, being a giver, and the 8 tenets of wellness with retreat leader Jessica Van Antwerp

    INTRO: 
    This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I am joined by retreat leader Jessica Van Antwerp. In this episode we discuss following “yes” signs, leading retreats, immune healing from nature, Qigong, energy exchange, being a giver, and the 8 tenets of wellness


    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    Benefits of retreats & immune healing from nature8 tenets of wellnessWhat is Qigong

    GUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:
    Following "yes signs"How to protect your energyHow to reset if you are not able go on a retreat

    ABOUT GUEST:
    Jessica Van Antwerp is the owner and CEO of Integral Travel. Jessica provides wellness retreats and education to teach people how to unlock their bodies' natural healing capacity while connecting with others and the planet. Jessica uses these retreats to express the power of transformational travel and its regenerative potential. With the influence that our online world has on connecting others around the globe to better ourselves, Jessica is a leader in this as she is changing the lives of others who join her journey through physical, psychological and spiritual activities. 


    Jessica draws on over a decade of experience in the health and wellness industry. She aspires to help people find inner peace. Having dealt with anxiety, low self-esteem, weight and body-image issues, she knows just how difficult it can be to overcome these things and find self-love. She’s spent over a decade in the healing arts, doing massage and Shiatsu, teaching yoga and qigong and through the lens of Chinese Medicine, learning the ways that we can reconnect with Nature to rebalance our bodies, minds and spirits.
    WHERE TO FIND       :
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/integraltravel
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/integral_travel/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx_CBXknkvCGfwRQQ_UtkvA
    Website: www.integraltravel.com


    WHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:
    https://www.christabiegler.com/


    On IG:
    instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/


    Shop our Favorites
    christabiegler.com/shop


    Loving the podcast? Leave us a review and ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY NOW!


    Sharing & reviewing this podcast is the BEST way to help us succeed with our mission to help integrate the best of East & West empower you to raise the bar on your health story. Just go to https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlife


    SPONSORS:
    A special thanks to our VIP sponsor RUPA Health, our lab concierge service that helps our clients get standard bloodwork 2/3 off retail direct to consumer lab test pricing. Let them know I sent you when you sign up for your free practitioner account.

    • 37 min
    #238 RAW: What to do if you have symptoms of low and high cortisol AKA feeling like you have adrenal fatigue or HPA axis dysfunction with Christa Biegler, RD

    #238 RAW: What to do if you have symptoms of low and high cortisol AKA feeling like you have adrenal fatigue or HPA axis dysfunction with Christa Biegler, RD

    Warning: This is a raw/unedited recording of my discussing the below outline on an IG live due to many many comments on an IG post on my account about high vs low cortisol. You can view that original post here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cd9ZOx5huGj/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link 

    >> Ask Christa live session for health professionals in July: www.askchrista.com (LIMITED to 20 seats) 
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    Couple years ago ran an "adrenal resilience reset" and here are some of the principles I discussed in that program: Normal cortisol curveProgrammed by circadian rhythm: eating, sunlight, etc Where cortisol comes from and other hormones produced by the adrenals and their roles. 76% of health professionals show signs of burnout Gas pedal/gas tank: resilience CV-resilience issues and mitochondrial degradationWhat to do: stop killing cells 3 pronged approach from PHYSIOLOGY standpoint : Minerals Mitochondrial supportCustom adrenal support (might look like adaptogenic mushrooms, ashwaganda, valerian root, magnolia, lemon balm, magnesium, glandulars, licorice, etc. I mention L-theanine and GABA as favorites for anxiety as well and calming support). This will depend if high OR low and what you tolerate. I also talk about why people DON'T tolerate things and answer off the cuff questions about headaches, etc, 
    NON-negotiables for lifestyle: Sleep 7-10 hours Limbic system work/neural pathway retrainingGut/mold/etc issues  Eat enough regularly at reg intervals every 4ish hours PFC LIFESTYLE: what is stresing you out? talking fast? appt to appt? Exercise changes Night shift Get on the waitlist to work with me: https://www.christabiegler.com/fss 

    • 43 min
    #237 Holistic Nutrition for cancer during and after treatment and future prevention with functional nutritionist Dionne Detraz, RD

    #237 Holistic Nutrition for cancer during and after treatment and future prevention with functional nutritionist Dionne Detraz, RD

    INTRO: 
    This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I am joined by Dionne Detraz. In this episode, we talk about holistic nutrition for cancer during and after treatments and future prevention with functional medicine.


    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
     Conventional vs functional complements to cancer care7 systems to assess for cancer care Success stories

    GUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:
    Top 2 Organic whole-food-based formulas Treatment pie for cancer nutritionHow to optimize recovery & reduce the chance of reoccurrence of cancer



    ABOUT GUEST:
    Dionne Detraz,  is an Integrative and Functional Dietitian and Cancer Nutrition Expert. She is  also the founder of Ground & Root Cancer Nutrition, an online dietetics practice specializing in functional nutrition for cancer survivors. ("Ground & Root Cancer Nutrition")


    They empower people moving through a cancer journey with the tools and strategies to optimize their treatment, enhance recovery, and reduce risk for recurrence.


    Over the last 13 years, She's worked in conventional oncology departments, infusion clinics, integrative medicine clinics, and, for the last 6 years in private practice. She's seen firsthand what hundreds of cancer patients and their families are experiencing throughout this journey—including her own dad's experience as he faced cancer twice. 


    Her primary goal is to help as many cancer patients as possible optimize their initial recovery while also helping them uncover potential root causes so they can take steps to significantly reduce their chance of recurrence.
    WHERE TO FIND       :
    https://groundandroot.com
    Instagram & Facebook @groundandrootnutrition




    WHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:
    https://www.christabiegler.com/


    On IG:
    instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/


    Shop our Favorites
    christabiegler.com/shop


    Loving the podcast? Leave us a review and ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY NOW!


    Sharing & reviewing this podcast is the BEST way to help us succeed with our mission to help integrate the best of East & West empower you to raise the bar on your health story. Just go to https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlife


    SPONSORS:
    A special thanks to our VIP sponsor RUPA Health, our lab concierge service that helps our clients get standard bloodwork 2/3 off retail direct to consumer lab test pricing. Let them know I sent you when you sign up for your free practitioner account.

    • 33 min
    #236 Listener Q&A increased appetite, keratosis pilaris, and endocrine disruptors related to AI with Christa Biegler, RD

    #236 Listener Q&A increased appetite, keratosis pilaris, and endocrine disruptors related to AI with Christa Biegler, RD

    This week's episode is another Listener Q/A. We talk about increased appetite, keratosis pilaris, and endocrine disruptors related to autoimmune. If you have questions you'd like answered on one of our future Listener Q/A episodes send me a. DM through Instagram @anti_inflammatory_nutritionist or visit https://www.christabiegler.com/podcast and submit a question via the speak pipe widget. 

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Root causes of  Keratosis pilaris Endocrine disruptors related to autoimmuneAdrenal issues as the root cause of  increased appetite 

    SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:
    Practice-based interventions on how to deal with Keratosis pilarisCommon endocrine disruptors and how to avoidHow to determine the root cause of increased appetite

    WHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:
    https://www.christabiegler.com/


    On IG:
    instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/


    Shop our Favorites
    christabiegler.com/shop


    Loving the podcast? Leave us a review and ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY NOW!


    Sharing & reviewing this podcast is the BEST way to help us succeed with our mission to help integrate the best of East & West empower you to raise the bar on your health story. Just go to https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlife


    SPONSORS:
    A special thanks to our VIP sponsor RUPA Health, our lab concierge service that helps our clients get standard bloodwork 2/3 off retail direct to consumer lab test pricing. Let them know I sent you when you sign up for your free practitioner account.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

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I love how Christa thoroughly researches and understands struggles so may of us face in a daily basis, in order to help by educating us! Thank you for all that you do, Christa! 🙏

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This podcast is energetic, insightful, informative and easy to listen to! Always great topics and can learn so much in a small amount of time. Many great hands-on ideas to better your health!!

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