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If fatigue and lack of energy are holding you back, sugar cravings and excess weight is creeping on, if health issues are slowing you down as you hit that mid-life phase and you're looking for solutions, you're in the right place.

If the changes you're experiencing as you advance in age and have reached that "sweet spot" og perimenopause through being post-menopausal which is are making you feel like you're losing control, then you're absolutely in the right place!

Each week, Holistic Health & Wellness Coach, Lynne Wadsworth shares valuable tips, helpful strategies, and insights about the pursuit of holistic health. Tune in and discover how you can live a healthier more energized midlife with greater joy, increased control, and more confidence than you ever thought possible.

Living Life Naturally Lynne Wadsworth

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If fatigue and lack of energy are holding you back, sugar cravings and excess weight is creeping on, if health issues are slowing you down as you hit that mid-life phase and you're looking for solutions, you're in the right place.

If the changes you're experiencing as you advance in age and have reached that "sweet spot" og perimenopause through being post-menopausal which is are making you feel like you're losing control, then you're absolutely in the right place!

Each week, Holistic Health & Wellness Coach, Lynne Wadsworth shares valuable tips, helpful strategies, and insights about the pursuit of holistic health. Tune in and discover how you can live a healthier more energized midlife with greater joy, increased control, and more confidence than you ever thought possible.

    LLN Episode #237: Dr. Laura Hughes - 5 Transformative Steps to Unlocking Your Inner Healer with Nature's Wisdom

    LLN Episode #237: Dr. Laura Hughes - 5 Transformative Steps to Unlocking Your Inner Healer with Nature's Wisdom

    About Dr. Laura Hughes:
    Dr. Laura Hughes is an award-winning PhD researcher and Naturopathic Doctor, but she’s not your typical academic or practitioner. She’s strayed from the traditional path to bridge the gap between hard data and the magic of being human. Using her distinctive 'Science Meets Spirit' method, communicated through top-rated podcasts, high-impact speaking engagements, and transformative group coaching programs, she’s empowered thousands of people worldwide to unlock their true health potential. She believes in doctor as teacher, and being the guru of your own health and happiness.
    Laura loves to travel, but most of the time you can find her barefoot & beachside in Toronto, Canada, wrangling a baby alongside an international pack of rescue animals.
     
    What We Discuss In this Episode:
     In this episode, Dr. Laura talked a lot about epigenetic and explains epigenetics in simple terms.  It’s the study of how your behaviors and environment can cause changes that affect the way your genes work.
    Laura dives in with explaining how epigenetics reveals that our health outcomes are not solely determined by our genetic makeup. Instead, gene expression can be influenced by environmental factors such as diet, stress, and exposure to toxins.
    We have a discussion on how using essential oils, like peppermint and cedarwood, can positively impact gene expression and revolutionize health beyond supplements. DoTERRA Essential Oils’ research on specific blends was highlighted.
    Laura recommends eliminating toxins (which are prevalent in so many products we use) as well as having a healthy, clean diet which epigenetically empower menopause. Laura cites a book by Dr. Marisa Snyder's on using essential oils for menopause symptoms which can empower women in all stages of menopause.
    Laura then turns her focus to her passion in empowering self-care through understanding our designed connection to nature. Laura shares how daily self-care compounds over time and is an essential element that contributes to our overall health and wellbeing.
    Laura gives us some natural solutions for sleep. Lavender and cedarwood essential oils applied before bed were suggested to calm the nervous system and promote restful sleep, with Copaiba also noted for its relaxing properties.
     
    Key Takeaways:
    ·         Epigenetic Empowerment for Mind, Body & Spirit
    ·         Epigenetics and lifestyle factors
    ·         Essential oils for health and wellbeing
    ·         Menopause support with essential oils
    ·         Sleep support with essential oils
     
    Free Resource from Dr. Laura Hughes:
    Private Masterclass, "The Nature Within: https://www.drlaurahughes.com/nature  
     
    Connect With Dr. Laura Hughes:
    Website: https://www.drlaurahughes.com  
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drlaurahughes
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurahughes

    • 30 min
    LLN Episode 236: Dr. Lara May – Why Aging Does NOT Have To Include Getting Sick

    LLN Episode 236: Dr. Lara May – Why Aging Does NOT Have To Include Getting Sick

    About Dr. Lara May
    Dr. Lara May is an Advanced Practice Clinical Pharmacist, Functional Medicine Health Coach, and Master Attuned Intuitive Healer & Teacher, who specializes in getting to the root cause of disease via functional medicine & energy medicine. After working in emergency rooms and adult acute care for over a decade, she transitioned into integrative health. Due to her struggle with her own health, Lara started studying & practicing Usui & Angelic reiki in 2014, then functional medicine health coaching in 2017. Lara’s passion & mission is to empower patients to take an active role in their health, so that they can create their health on their terms.
     
    What We Discuss In This Episode:
    Dr. Lara shares how people with migraines can find relief on their own by eliminating trigger foods and replenishing deficiencies. In her practice, Dr. Lara tests clients' neurotransmitters to identify brain overactivity causes. Meditation reduces stress-induced inflammation through breathwork and evaluating thoughts.
    Dr. Lara shares her thoughts on the standard thyroid tests, and her belief that they are incomplete. She comprehensively assesses hormone pathways and iodine levels to explain symptoms. She discusses how an underactive thyroid impacts hormones and adrenals, worsening menopause. Balancing tests treatment.
    We discuss inflammation and how it rises with age, partly from poor diets. Dr. Lara added oxidative stress accumulates from past lifestyle. Supporting liver detox through nutrition and stress management helps regenerate cells and lower "teacup overflow".
     Dr. Lara emphasizes an integrated approach - diet, movement, meditation, community. Five minutes daily of breath-focused meditation boosts mid-career well-being. Balance prevents burnout and health surrendering.
     Lastly, Dr. Lara stresses community's mental health benefits. Isolation disconnects spirit from life. Their programs foster healing through shared learning journeys. Questions spark insight into customized solutions.
     
    Key Takeaways:
    Why aging does NOT have to include getting sick & chronic illnesses are reversible. Impact of thyroid on midlife health. Addressing migraines through diet, testing, and meditation. Does our lifestyle really affect our health? Lifestyle factors that increase inflammation with age. The powerful impact of our thoughts and mind on our health and aging. Finding balance through an integrated approach. Connecting with community for long-term health.  
    Resources from Dr. Lara May
    Energy healing session bundle: https://drlaramay.com/store/p/power-jam-session-bundle-of-3
    Life coaching sessions bundle: https://drlaramay.com/store/p/light-body-life-coaching-beta-tester
     
    Connect With Dr. Lara May
    Website: https://drlaramay.com
    @drlaramay on all socials
     
    Connect with Lynne:
    If you’re looking for a community of like-minded women on a journey - just like you are - to improved health and wellness, overall balance, and increased confidence, check out Lynne's private community in The Energized & Healthy Women's Club. It's a supportive and collaborative community where the women in this group share tips and solutions for a healthy and holistic lifestyle. (Discussions include things like weight management, eliminating belly bloat, wrangling sugar gremlins, and overcoming fatigue, recipes, strategies, and much more so women can feel energized, healthy, confident, and joyful each day.
    Website:  https://holistic-healthandwellness.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/holistichealthandwellnessllc
    The Energized Healthy Women’s Club:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/energized.healthy.women  
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lynnewadsworth
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynnewadsworth
     
    Resources from Lynne:
    Grab Your Opportunity for a Free Call With Lynne:
    Wouldn’t you just love to be successful with focusing on improved health and wellbeing?
    Maybe you’d like to increase your ene

    • 31 min
    LLN Episode #235: Megan Lyons – What Is Metabolic Health, And Why Are 88% Of Americans Considered Metabolically Unhealthy?

    LLN Episode #235: Megan Lyons – What Is Metabolic Health, And Why Are 88% Of Americans Considered Metabolically Unhealthy?

    Click here to grab your opportunity for a Free Call with Lynne!  
    About Megan Lyons:
    Megan Lyons is a sought-after health & wellness expert who is deeply passionate about inspiring others to feel their healthiest and happiest. Megan is a Harvard graduate, MBA, and former management consultant who left the business world to follow her passion for wellness by opening The Lyons' Share Wellness in 2014. Since then, she's earned a Master's degree in Holistic Nutrition, become Double Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition and Clinical Nutrition. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition, and has amassed over 10,000 hours of 1-to-1 nutrition consulting with clients internationally.
    Megan is the author of “Start Here: 7 Easy, Diet-Free Steps to Achieve Your Ultimate Health and Happiness,” a Top 10 Amazon Bestseller in Nutrition, and she runs a top podcast on health and wellness, “Wellness Your Way with Megan Lyons.” Her Revitalize Health Accelerator is a community of health-minded individuals looking to continuously uplevel their health and wellness.
     
    What We Discuss In this Episode:
    Megan shares how her personal health struggles led her to pursue nutrition, revealing the dark side of diet advice. She burned out from extreme exercise and diets, learning the hard way.
     Megan highlights the fact that 88% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy and outlined the five metrics of metabolic syndrome: blood sugar, waist circumference, blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides.
     Megan stresses metabolic issues are reversible even at prediabetes but can progress to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's without intervention. Small changes now avert major health crises later.
     Megan recommends avoiding "naked carbs" by pairing carbohydrates with protein and fat to slow absorption. Focus on non-starchy veggies and limit added sugars and liquid calories from soda to support stable blood sugar.
     Megan also emphasizes the role of exercise, stress management, quality sleep and social support in metabolic health. Movement after meals reduces spikes while chronic stress sabotages even healthy diets.
    She advises focusing on protein and veggies before carbs, getting consistent sleep, and replacing sugary drinks with water as top priorities for anyone seeking metabolic support. Small steps lead to big results.
     
    Key Takeaways:
    Metabolic Health: 88% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy; get yourself in the 12%! What is metabolic health, and why are 88% of Americans considered metabolically unhealthy? The long-term implications of being metabolically unhealthy. What symptoms might we be experiencing if we have metabolic dysfunction? Reversing metabolic dysfunction and preventing complications. Food strategies for blood sugar stability. Lifestyle factors impacting metabolic health. Three actions for immediate metabolic health improvement.  
    Connect with Megan Lyons:
    Website: https://www.thelyonsshare.org/revitalize/
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/thelyonsshare/
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/thelyonsshare/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheLyonsShareWellness/
     
    Connect with Lynne:
    If you're looking for a community of like-minded women on a journey - just like you are - to improved health and wellness, overall balance, and increased confidence, check out Lynne's private community in The Energized Healthy Women's Club. It's a supportive and collaborative community where the women in this group share tips and solutions for a healthy and holistic lifestyle. (Discussions include things like weight management, eliminating belly bloat, balancing hormones, wrangling sugar gremlins,  overcoming fatigue, recipes, strategies, perimenopause & menopause, and much more ... so women can feel energized, healthy, and lighter, with a new sense of purpose.
    Website:  https://holistic-healthandwellness.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/holistichealthandwellnessllc
    The E

    • 33 min
    LLN Episode #234: Dr. David Bilstrom – The Truth & Powerful Solutions to Autoimmune Disorders & Chronic Illnesses

    LLN Episode #234: Dr. David Bilstrom – The Truth & Powerful Solutions to Autoimmune Disorders & Chronic Illnesses

    Take this opportunity to grab your free call with Lynne  >>HERE 
     
    About Dr. David Bilstrom:
    Dr. David Bilstrom is a fellow of the American Academy of Integrative Medicine as well as an advanced fellow in anti-aging, regenerative, and Functional Medicine. He is on a mission to revolutionize how autoimmune and chronic diseases are treated worldwide by teaching the science-based fundamentals of Functional Medicine.
    He has been practicing for over 30 years, and is quadruple board certified in Functional and Regenerative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Medical Acupuncture.
    Dr. Bilstrom is the Director of the International Autoimmune Institute — the first medical center in the country associated with a teaching hospital to treat all types of autoimmune disease using Functional Medicine.
     
    What We Discuss In This Episode:
    Dr. David Bilstrom, is a leading functional medicine physician seeking to revolutionize autoimmune treatment through root cause resolution. Our discussion covers gut health, vitamin D sensitivity, and reversing chronic disease.
    Dr. Bilstrom shares how witnessing patients' medication side effects led him to explore functional medicine. He trained in medical acupuncture, finding success treating complex cases. This opened his mind to integrating non-traditional therapies.
     Fixing the vitamin D receptor through daily supplements is key to healing the gut and resetting the microbiome, reversing conditions from IBS to diabetes. Epigenetics shows diseases are driven by gene expression, not genetics, allowing holistic reversal.
     Resistance to vitamin D despite sufficient levels impacts the gut profoundly. Combining vitamin D with prebiotics and butyrate protects the breast tissue microbiome from cancer via this mechanism. Individualized epigenetic optimization is discussed.
    Certain probiotics like lactobacillus fail to colonize due to stress hormone imbalance. Dr. Bilstrom's protocol resets cortisol, allowing probiotics and lifestyle changes to reshape the microbiome and resolve disease.
    Dr. Bilstrom makes scientific resources freely available through his website, videos and courses. He wrote a book for nurse practitioners seeking holistic autoimmune treatment education to spread this knowledge worldwide. Early lifestyle intervention is key to prevention.
     Key Takeaways:
    Functional medicine approach to these issues How is it that gut disruption is playing a part in just about everything that drives autoimmune and chronic disease? Why hormone imbalance (estrogen dominance) is the most dangerous disease in women. Probiotics and microbiome  Reversing chronic disease  Why is vitamin D receptor sensitivity in the gut so important to address? Infections and how they drive chronic disease, including chronic pain.  
    Resources from Dr. David Bilstrom:
    Free 7-day educational email course: http://www.DrDavidBilstrom.com/medicalbilldetox  
    Dr. Bilstrom's book specifically for nurse practitioners on the importance of addressing the root cause of autoimmune and chronic disease: The Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to Autoimmune Medicine: Reversing & Preventing All Autoimmunity – Available on Amazon and book stores. https://www.amazon.com/Nurse-Practitioners-Guide-Autoimmune-Medicine/dp/1735792209
     
    Connect With Dr. David Bilstrom:
    Website: http://www.DrDavidBilstrom.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drdavidbilstrom/  
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drdavidbilstrom
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/drdavidbilstrom
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drdavidbilstrom
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/drdavidbilstrom
    Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/drdavidbilstrom
     
    Connect with Lynne:
    If you're looking for a community of like-minded women on a journey - just like you are - to improved health and wellness, overall balance, and increased confidence, check out Lynne's private community in The Energized Healthy Women's Club. It's a supp

    • 35 min
    LLN Episode #233: Carly Luchessi - Managing Weight with Chronic Inflammation: Tips for Success

    LLN Episode #233: Carly Luchessi - Managing Weight with Chronic Inflammation: Tips for Success

    About Carly Luchessi:
    Carly Lucchesi is a UC Davis trained Registered Dietitian with over 13 years’ experience. She helps solve chronic inflammation and patterns of emotional eating, so weight loss becomes predictable and peaceful.
     
    What We Discuss In This Episode:
    Carly shares her background in helping clients address chronic inflammation and emotional eating patterns through a holistic approach, focusing on giving people agency over their health.
    We discuss our own health, focusing on natural living and health improvement, and delve into the topic of chronic inflammation and its relationship to weight loss. Carly emphasizes the need to understand the root causes of inflammation and manage both top-down and bottom-up inflammation. 
    Carly uses a gear system analogy to demystify genetics and highlights the importance of micronutrients as gear oil for optimal genetic function. She also emphasizes the need to develop personalized food plans and manage hormonal changes for peaceful weight loss.
     Carly also shares her four-part mini-series focused on chronic inflammation, featuring short videos with practical advice for addressing the issue. Lynne shares her personal experience with health issues related to inflammation, emphasizing the transformative impact of holistic approaches.
    We highlight the importance of early recognition and management of chronic inflammation to prevent more severe health conditions.
     Carly also discusses the crucial role of mindset and lifestyle interventions in achieving peaceful weight loss, both mentally and physically, and offers practical tips for listeners to begin this transformative process.
     Carly suggests removing soy, wheat, and dairy to improve overall health and highlights the need for testing to understand one's body better, mentioning markers such as homocysteine, insulin levels, and cortisol.
     
    Key Takeaways:
    Why does my body seem to hold on to weight? How can eating a certain way lead to weight loss? Why does my body seem to hold onto weight? Causes of chronic inflammation Genetics and micronutrient deficiencies Managing chronic inflammation through diet How can weight loss be predictable and peaceful?  
    Free Resource from Carly Luchessi:
    Free mini course for women who want to lose weight but struggle with chronic inflammation: https://yourlivinghealth.com/freecourse
     
    Connect With Carly LuchessI:
    Website: https://yourlivinghealth.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yourlivinghealth/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carly.lucchesi.1
     
    Connect with Lynne:
    If you're looking for a community of like-minded women on a journey - just like you are - to improved health and wellness, overall balance, and increased confidence, check out Lynne's private community in The Energized Healthy Women's Club. It's a supportive and collaborative community where the women in this group share tips and solutions for a healthy and holistic lifestyle. (Discussions include things like weight management, eliminating belly bloat, balancing hormones, wrangling sugar gremlins,  overcoming fatigue, recipes, strategies, perimenopause & menopause, and much more ... so women can feel energized, healthy, and lighter, with a new sense of purpose.
    Website:  https://holistic-healthandwellness.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/holistichealthandwellnessllc
    The Energized Healthy Women’s Club:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/energized.healthy.women
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lynnewadsworth
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynnewadsworth
     
    Free Resources from Lynne Wadsworth:
    Want to be successful focusing on improved health & wellbeing?
     Maybe you’d like to increase your energy levels, reduce or maintain a healthy weight, ditch the brain fog & belly bloat. Or maybe you’d love some more strategies to help transform you into a “magnificent midlifer” who’s fully energized - charged & ready to start each new day with anticipation and & jo

    • 34 min
    LLN Episode #232: Dana Skaggs - Setting Healthy Boundaries Can Be Tough, But It's Worth It...

    LLN Episode #232: Dana Skaggs - Setting Healthy Boundaries Can Be Tough, But It's Worth It...

    Grab Your Opportunity for a Free Call With Lynne >HERE
    About Dana Skaggs:
    Dana Skaggs has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Psychotherapist. She’s  been in private practice for 15 years specializing in anxiety and adjustment issues along with trauma work. Dana Skaggs, Psychotherapist, known as "The Queen of Boundaries."
    She’s a board member for the Intermountain Psychological Association for 4 years and has been elected for 2 more. She’s also a frequent guest on WJHL Daytime Tri-Cities discussing how to navigate the emotional terrain of everyday problems. She has also contributed to the article “Second Opinions: How You Can Leverage Mindset to Change Behavior” in the Journal “A Plus” from the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
     
    What We Discuss In This Episode:
    Boundaries, Anxiety, and Mindfulness What are boundaries and why do they matter? Why do people have trouble setting healthy boundaries? What are some effective anxiety coping strategies? Why does long-term avoidance of feelings not work? What are some practical mindfulness techniques?  
    Resource from Dana Skaggs:
    Get  $100 off Dana’s 8-week group Boundaries course with the coupon "100off" at https://danaskaggs.com
     
    Connect With Dana Skaggs:
    Website: https://danaskaggs.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danabskaggs/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dana.b.skaggs
     
    Connect with Lynne:
    If you’re looking for a community of like-minded women on a journey - just like you are - to improved health and wellness, overall balance, and increased confidence, check out Lynne's private community in The Energized & Healthy Women's Club. It's a supportive and collaborative community where the women in this group share tips and solutions for a healthy and holistic lifestyle. (Discussions include things like weight management, eliminating belly bloat, wrangling sugar gremlins, and overcoming fatigue, recipes, strategies, and much more so women can feel energized, healthy, confident, and joyful each day.
    Website:  https://holistic-healthandwellness.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/holistichealthandwellnessllc
    The Energized Healthy Women’s Club:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/energized.healthy.women  
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lynnewadsworth
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynnewadsworth
     
    Free Resources from Lynne:
    Grab Your Opportunity for a Free Call With Lynne:
    Wouldn’t you just love to be successful with focusing on improved health and wellbeing?
    Maybe you’d like to increase your energy levels, reduce, or maintain a healthy weight, ditch the brain fog & belly bloat. Or maybe you’d love some more strategies to help transform you into a “magnificent midlifer” who’s fully energized – super-charged & ready to start each new day with anticipation and & a new sense of purpose and joy.  I’d love to chat.
    Contact me to schedule your FREE Clarity Call so we can chat about how you can you successfully navigate your life through this season of midlife with grace and ease.
    Simply schedule a convenient time >>here:
     
    How to Thrive in Midlife: Hot flashes? Low Energy? Difficulty with weight management? If MID-LIFE & MENOPAUSE are taking their toll then I've got a solution for you! I've taken all my very best strategies and solutions to help you feel energized, vibrant, lighter & healthy, and compiled them into this FREE resource! Thrive in midlife and beyond - download my guide here: https://holistic-healthandwellness.com/thrive-through-menopause/
     
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Customer Reviews

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39 Ratings

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Great podcast host

We had a wonderful interview, Lynne is very personable and the conversation flowed organically.

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Great show to share health and wellness tips!

This is a great podcast that shares practical tips to help us forrage ahead on our health and wellness journeys. Lynne has a warm, welcoming approach to sharing the stories of others. Thanks for sharing your own knowledge as well as the wisdom of your guests.

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There is no quick fix for our health! This podcast shows so many ways to get to your healthiest self!
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