215 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 • 163 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.

    #215 Amino acid therapy for anxiety, proper testing for neurotransmitters and hormones with Dr. Tim Hyatt, ND of Biogenic Nutrition

    #215 Amino acid therapy for anxiety, proper testing for neurotransmitters and hormones with Dr. Tim Hyatt, ND of Biogenic Nutrition

    I polled people on IG last month and almost 80% of people that saw my story said they felt like they have food sensitivities. So, that’s a problem because once you dive into the intricacies of that there is a lot of nuances.
    So to help with this & answer the question I get in so many different flavors each week, I’m hosting a live training and Q&A session called “What should I eat? Answering your questions about food reactions and inflammation”.
    You can register at christabiegler.com/foodreactions
    This week I talk to the brilliant and humble Tim Hyatt, ND of Biogenic Nutrition. Dr. Hyatt shares his expertise on amino acid therapy. He deep dives into anxiety and proper testing for neurotransmitters and hormones. He shares the mental checklist he goes through as a practitioner as well as useful tips for patients and practitioners alike.


    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    What does anxiety look like in patients?ANXIETY def: our reaction or response to the emotion of fearAmino Acid therapyNeurotransmitter testing for anxietyUnderstanding and quantifying stress: Perception and PerspectiveCortisol and HormonesWhat's going on in the brain with anxietyCortisol/stress impact on sex hormones

    DR. TIM SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:
    Not dismissing "stress"Looking at the lab but also the rest of the personWhat helps with receptor function -Good nutrition, reduction of inflammation, good absorption of AA is hugeProper testing of cortisol and what results tell usMechanisms in the body/brain that lead to anxietyWhat is anxiety and what is it NOT? Do we miscategorize anxiety? 

    MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE:
    DUTCH test

    ABOUT DR. TIM:
    As an innovator who enjoys discovery, research, and science, Dr. Timothy Hyatt loves to create and improve products that help people. It was his frustration with conventional medicine’s treatment of his mother when she came down with a life-ending chronic illness that turned his thoughts to alternative medicine. Dr. Hyatt earned his doctorate in naturopathic medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 2006. From there he began working in the biotech industry where he was directly involved in product development, research, and sales and marketing. . His first product idea was an amino acid formula that improves symptoms of brain-based disorders and, in late 2011, after moving his practice to Oregon, he founded Biogenic Nutrition other partners and currently serves as the company’s president. 




    WHERE TO FIND DR. TIM:
     https://biogenicnutrition.com/ 


    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.

    • 1 hr
    #214 Is your diet the stressor? Shame cycle, IF, getting swole, ruining metabolism and what to do about it with Noelle Tarr, NTP, CPT

    #214 Is your diet the stressor? Shame cycle, IF, getting swole, ruining metabolism and what to do about it with Noelle Tarr, NTP, CPT

    I polled people on IG last month and almost 80% of people that saw my story said they felt like they have food sensitivities. So, that’s a problem because once you dive into the intricacies of that there is a lot of nuances.
    So to help with this & answer the question I get in so many different flavors each week, I’m hosting a live training and Q&A session called “What should I eat? Answering your questions about food reactions and inflammation”.
    You can register at christabiegler.com/foodreactions


    Along the theme of food, this week on the Less Stress Life Podcast, I talk to Noelle Tarr of Coconuts and Kettlebells about diet stressors. Is your diet stressing you out? Noelle candidly shares her personal story of chasing fitness and the mental mindset mistakes and how that has shaped what she does in her personal and professional life. She talks about rebuilding based on truth and how a hyper-focus on food can cause stress on your body and do more damage than good. Most importantly, Noelle shares tips on how to change your mindset and reverse the shame cycle.
    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    Diet culture teaches "thin is in" and value is based on this obsession with managing thisTrends and fads of diet cultureIs stress a mental or physical issue?Cortisol spikes when stressed and impacts on body-mineral dumping, thyroid issues, hormonal imbalance, increased appetite, digestion problemsUnderstanding the nervous systemNervous system chronic over stimulation slows healing drasticallyNOELLE SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:
    Giving yourself some graceMindset directly impacts physiologyImportance of allowing ourselves to "rest and digest"Steering clear of the "shame cycle"How reverse or avoid the shame cycle

    ABOUT NOELLE:
    Noelle is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP™), certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association®, and a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA®) Certified Personal Trainer. She's the founder and writer behind coconutsandkettlebells.com, and she's the author of the best-selling cookbook, Coconuts, and Kettlebells. She's also the host of the top-ranked women’s health and fitness podcast, Well-Fed Women, and the creator of an innovative personalized home workout program, Strong From Home.
    She's a mom to two incredible toddlers, and a boxer dog mom. As a marine-corps wife, she's lived all up and down the Eastern Seaboard, and currently resides in the gorgeous area of Northern Virginia.


    WHERE TO FIND NOELLE:
    coconutsandkettlebells.com
    Podcast- well fed women


    WHERE TO FIND CHRISTA:
    https://www.christabiegler.com/
    On IG:
    instagram.com/anti.inflammatory.nutritionist/


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    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.

    • 52 min
    #213 Hormone health hacking for women entrepreneurs and high achievers with Laura Schoenfeld, RD

    #213 Hormone health hacking for women entrepreneurs and high achievers with Laura Schoenfeld, RD

    This week on the Less Stress Life Podcast, I talk to Laura Schoenfeld, RD about habits of performance driven people that can cause their hormones problems. We discuss the role of our adrenals, and how to best support our hormones instead of becoming burnt out. A must listen for anyone bulldozing through stress and working hard to meet goals, deadlines and demands of every day life.


    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    Adrenals function and impact on how we feelAdrenal fatigue and excess cortisolLifestyle, stress and adrenals problems for the performance driven personSymptoms of hormonal imbalancesHarm in bulldozing through stressWhy do some people feel bad or tired after eating carbsCommon threads seen in entrepreneur women that degrade their health

    GUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:
    Identifying adrenal issues in clientsDiet modifications to support adrenalsCreating a schedule & healthy habits for the entrepreneur Knowing when it's ok to hire help or delegate without shameEstablishing good wake sleep schedules

    ABOUT GUEST:
    Laura Schoenfeld is a Registered Dietitian (RD), women’s health expert, and business coach for integrative and functional dietitians and nutritionists. Her mission is to educate women on how to nourish their bodies, minds, and spirits and help nutrition professionals grow and scale a successful business. 
    A specialist trained in functional medical nutrition therapy, she has helped hundreds of women optimize their hormone and gut health while allowing for flexibility in their diet and lifestyle choices. Drawing on her background as a teaching assistant and mentor for the Kresser Institute’s ADAPT functional practitioner program, Laura has coached dozens of dietitians and nutritionists on how to grow their businesses for financial success.


    WHERE TO FIND GUEST:
    Lauraschoenfeld.com
    @lauraschoenfeldrd


    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.

    • 48 min
    #212 Sperm quality, motility, oxidative stress, current research and what we can do in male fertility with Ayla Barmmer, MS, RD

    #212 Sperm quality, motility, oxidative stress, current research and what we can do in male fertility with Ayla Barmmer, MS, RD

    This week on the Less Stress Life Podcast, I talk to Ayla Barmmer, MS, RD of Full Well Fertility about sperm quality, motility, oxidative stress and all the current research. We discuss the perception and reality of just how much male fertility impacts a couple trying to conceive and even dig into nutrients needed to support male fertility. 


    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    "Treatment Pie" for fertilityRole of male fertilityFunctional medicine approach to get to root causeOxidative stress and inflammation will rob the body of fertility resourcesThings we do now have an impact on future generations fertility wiseMale impact on pregnancy complications Sperm count and quality is down over past 16 yearsConventional vs Functional approach to assess sperm Nutrients for fertility- selenium, zinc, B12, lycopene, absorption doesn't mean utilization

    GUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:
    Being in a good place health wise before trying to conceiveImportance of both male and female participation in fertility prepCauses of oxidative stress in male fertility- environmental toxins, poor diet, alcohol/drugs/smokingWays to mitigate oxidative stressSmart supplementationOptimal dietChoosing a quality supplement

    PROMOTION:  go check out fullwellfertility.com and get a discount on your order with the code “less stressed” 


    ABOUT GUEST:
    For over 15years, Ayla Barmmer, MS, RDN, LDN, has been advancing the health and empowerment of thousands of clients, patients, peers, and mentees, at the intersection of nutritional science, functional medicine, and evidence-based holistic solutions. Ayla owns and operates Boston Functional Nutrition, an integrative and functional nutrition multi-clinician practice, that specializes in women's health and infertility. She is also the founder of Full Circle Prenatal, a fertility wellness brand, widely endorsed by a diversity of health practitioners for its quality and education. Ayla founded the Women's Health Nutrition Practice Group in 2017 where she serves as a preceptor, mentor, and educator, and co-founded the Women's Health Nutrition Academy in 2018, a leader in its field. 


    WHERE TO FIND GUEST:
    fullwellfertility.com
    on IG @aylabarmmer_rd
    https://whnacademy.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.

    • 45 min
    #211 How to Save Your Gall Bladder with Kaely McDevitt, MS, RD

    #211 How to Save Your Gall Bladder with Kaely McDevitt, MS, RD

    This week on the Less Stress Life Podcast, I talk to return guest Kaely McDevitt, MS, RD. Kaely has joined us in the past to talk about hormones, ovulation, and now gallbladder.  She shares her expertise on why this organ is underappreciated and often neglected. Kaely dives into what the organ does, why to support your gallbladder, and how you just might save it.


    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    An underappreciated organ, what is the gallbladder, and what does it doThe gallbladder is responsible for storing and concentrating bileBile is essential for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and KBile helps regulate cholesterol and blood sugar levelsBile is antimicrobial- helps to make sure we do not have pathogen overgrowth in GI tractGallbladder liver connectionGallbladder stones/attackGallbladder removal- not able to absorb soluble vitaminsCommon issues with the gallbladder- "sluggish" bile flow is slow or saturatedCauses/risk factors of a sluggish gallbladder- hormones, stress, cholesterol-lowering medications, hypothyroidism, obesity, rapid weight loss, low-fat dietGallbladder and hormonal changes during pregnancy

    GUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:
    Identifying gallbladder issues- elevated liver enzymes, bilirubin, ultrasound, symptomsSymptoms of gallbladder dysfunction- poor digestion of fat-oil in stool, stomach pain, dry skin, skin rashes, weight loss resistance, nausea, indigestion, SIBO, tender to the tough under the right rib cageWays to support the gallbladder- conventionally & functionallyHow to support if your gallbladder has been removed- ox bileDiet mortifications- reduce fat, yay or nay?"If you don't use it you'll lose it"Gallbladder nutrients- taurine, choline, glycine





    ABOUT GUEST:
    Kaely McDevitt is a Registered Dietitian specializing in women's health. She owns a virtual private practice where she and her team help their clients overcome hormone and digestive issues through personalized nutrition. Having experienced the pitfalls of a conventional approach to women's health firsthand, Kaely is passionate about empowering women to take the driver's seat over their health and wellbeing.


    WHERE TO FIND GUEST:
    @kaelyrd 
    www.kaelyrd.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.


    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.

    • 38 min
    #210 Eczema 101 root causes, testing, kids, topicals and first steps with Christa Biegler, RD

    #210 Eczema 101 root causes, testing, kids, topicals and first steps with Christa Biegler, RD

    You may know that in my private practice I work with gut issues, skin issues, overcoming food sensitivities, and feeling tired and exhausted. Last week after guesting on 3 other podcasts all about eczema, I realized that I don’t think I’d ever done an eczema 101 episode for you, my favorite people, the listeners of the LSL. So today, I am welcoming my co-practitioner at the LSL Nutrition private practice Becky Santiago, who will interview me, and together we will discuss the presentation, testing, and soothing eczema, including answering questions asked by followers on social media.


    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    Prevalence of eczema in general populationWhy is eczema on the riseTypes and triggers of eczemaStandard/generic toolbox given to people with eczemaThe emotional impact of skin conditions- come with compassionHealth triad- physical/structural, nutritional, emotional angleFood sensitivity/eczema connection- Is it a gut issueFood reactions or digestion problems?The connection between microbiome and eczema

    CHRISTA SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:
    Healing from the inside outNutrients needed for eczema healingImpact of stress on eczemaCleaning up your diet to help your eczema- gluten, dairy, top 8 allergens"Don't let food create stress"Rebalancing microbiota and improving digestionIdentifying root causes Healing eczema in pediatrics- working with mom and babyTopical options to soothe on the outside



    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    The Eczema Relief Diet & Cookbook: Short-Term Meal Plans to Identify Triggers and Soothe Flare-Ups by Christa Biegler




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

    • 43 min

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163 Ratings

163 Ratings

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