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Simple Roots Radio is hosted by Alexa Schirm. A nutritionist by trade, Alexa has rebelled against common misconceptions about nutrition, and has, instead, created a realistic health-style that will allow you to live a healthy, satisfied and more simplistic life.

Forget dieting for good as Alexa interviews health experts, lifestyle influencers and every day people on what strategies have worked for them and help you implement a plan that can be achieved for life. It’s raw, its funny, its real and unfiltered. It is Simple Roots Radio.

Made For Living Well Alexa Schirm

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 437 Ratings

Simple Roots Radio is hosted by Alexa Schirm. A nutritionist by trade, Alexa has rebelled against common misconceptions about nutrition, and has, instead, created a realistic health-style that will allow you to live a healthy, satisfied and more simplistic life.

Forget dieting for good as Alexa interviews health experts, lifestyle influencers and every day people on what strategies have worked for them and help you implement a plan that can be achieved for life. It’s raw, its funny, its real and unfiltered. It is Simple Roots Radio.

    #285: The Connection Between Your Mind and Metabolic Health

    #285: The Connection Between Your Mind and Metabolic Health

    “Just think more positively.” 
    I heard that advice over one thousand times in my healing journey. It’s the mental health advice heard worldwide – just think better. But when I put it into practice, disciplined practice, I didn’t feel any more optimistic. In fact, I felt like I was falling further into a dark place, not just because of my thoughts but because what was supposed to work wasn’t. If it didn’t work, what was left?
    I know so many people who want to change. They need to change. I was one of them. Living as an actual pain addict, I didn’t know another way. Even though I hated the pain, it was also incredibly comforting to me. It was my normal, even if it wasn’t healthy.
    I had to change, so I invested time into talk therapy. It was incredibly beneficial – something I recommend to most people. But I found the process exhausting. It worked but only for so long. As soon as we started to dive into the deeper places, my entire body shut down, and I stalled out.
    The healing didn’t happen the way I had expected. At least not until I added the extra component to mental healing (and biological healing), the deep intimate connection of our body, mind, and soul. When I began to nourish my body by energizing and feeding it well, my mind went a little deeper, allowing me to heal the things I had been unable to deal with. Things that were running and ruining my life because I wasn’t in a place I could deal with them.
    Today on the podcast, I talk with Niecia Nelson about the desperate need for physical health in mental healing. You can’t heal your mind without supporting your body. Learn the tools to heal inside this podcast, broken up into two parts.
     
    Learn more: https://thelivingwell.com/285

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    Is Intermittent Fasting Bad For Your Metabolism?

    Is Intermittent Fasting Bad For Your Metabolism?

    Fasting is one of the oldest recorded health practices. Arguably it has been around since the beginning of creation, first noted as a religious practice more than a health practice. But even most religious traditions have incredible health benefits. Like prayer, singing, connecting, and seeing beyond yourself. I’d love to dive into all these at some point, but today we will talk about intermittent fasting.
    There seems to be controversy popping up with intermittent fasting, questioning if it’s harming your metabolism forming two camps of people. One camp is those who follow a strict fasting protocol. The other believes you should eat when your body is hungry regardless of timing.
    Honestly, there is valid information on both sides. But this information feeds the confusion that already exists in this space. On this podcast, I dive into the science on both sides, working to find a common balance. Get the full details answering the question, is intermittent fasting bad for your metabolism, inside the podcast.
     
    Learn more: https://thelivingwell.com/284

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    A Health Update + How I'm Moving Forward

    A Health Update + How I'm Moving Forward

    Health hasn't been easy. Truthfully it's not for the majority of people.

    Yet, I can't help but think it shouldn't be this complicated. I've often been my own worst enemy. I seemed to be a master at creating a self-fulfilling prophecy surrounding my happiness and the health of my relationships. Yet, I couldn't imagine that was the case for something I had worked so hard for, given up so much for, and genuinely invested in my life. I couldn't imagine I was the one self-sabotaging my health.

    I know we don't like to look at it that way, that our problems could be because of our own making. Even if it is the case, there is no room to blame yourself or beat yourself up over. What's been done is done. But we can change how we move forward.
    Today on the podcast, I'm sharing a health update and why I feel like I've made so much progress and still feel stuck. Inside this episode, I'm joined by my husband as we talk openly and vulnerably about this crazy health journey we're on—a story of health freedom.
     
    Learn more: https://thelivingwell.com/283

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Interviewing An Enneagram Nine

    Interviewing An Enneagram Nine

    Want to get healthier as an enneagram nine? Let your enneagram number be your guide. Inside, I share the enneagram nine health tips that include an ultimate guide on how to get healthy based on your enneagram strengths and weaknesses.
     
    Learn more: https://thelivingwell.com/enneagram9

    • 46 min
    Enneagram Nine Health Tips

    Enneagram Nine Health Tips

    Want to get healthier as an enneagram nine? Let your enneagram number be your guide. Inside, I share the enneagram nine health tips that include an ultimate guide on how to get healthy based on your enneagram strengths and weaknesses.
     
    Learn more: https://thelivingwell.com/enneagram9

    • 38 min
    Interviewing An Enneagram Eight

    Interviewing An Enneagram Eight

    Want to get healthier as an enneagram eight? Let your enneagram number be your guide. Inside, I share the enneagram eight health tips that include an ultimate guide on how to get healthy based on your enneagram strengths and weaknesses.
     
    Learn more: https://thelivingwell.com/enneagram8

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
437 Ratings

437 Ratings

Goey (pronounced- GO - EE) ,

Jesus therapy is spot on!

Alexa thank you so much for putting this out there. What a blessing! I’ve been listening to your podcasts and started this Jesus therapy (eps 237) today and was so very blessed and encouraged by it. I pray that I can apply it all to my WHOLE life (mind, soul and body) to create the change I need in my life.

lisa_d ,

My go-to wellness podcast

Alexa breaks down health and wellness into understandable, easy-to-follow tips and systems that have really changed what I thought I knew about health and diet.

Ashbug466854 ,

Helpful and fun!

Alexa shares so much helpful health information, even if it goes against trend. I love her heart and that she wants us to benefit from true health- not just to experience a quick benefit from whatever the popular health fad is at the time. I’ve learned so much about health in general, but most of all, I’ve learned how to take charge of my own health.

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