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.
An Expert's Guide To Making Stress Work For You
I’m no stranger to stress. In some ways, I thrived in stress, even though I hated it. It sounds crazy to crave the very thing you hate. But in some subconscious way, I would create stress if there wasn’t enough of it.
It sounds rather dramatic.
But I think we’re all subject to this. Living stuck in places we long to get out of because, in some way, they’ve become safe. They’ve become our home leading us to find stress when we feel like it’s missing.
Making us masters of our own misery.
But we know that stress is a leading culprit in the disease process. Throwing our bodies out of balance and neglecting the very essence of health inside of ourselves. That’s why this topic is so important and why I’m thankful to have stress-expert Trudy Stone on the podcast.
In this podcast, we dive into her guide to making stress work for you. Ending the co-dependent relationship with stress and helping you to create a life of thriving.
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Tips To Boost Brain Energy
Your brain is a powerful organ. In fact, you could say it's one of the most powerful organs and the energy it needs to run proves that. Your brain is responsible for consuming 20% more energy than any other organ. And a reduction in energy can lead to more than just brain fatigue.
An energy-deprived brain can cause a range of debilitating diseases including depression. What was once formally thought of as a chemical imbalance, we now understand as an energy-starved brain.
Inside this podcast, I interview Dr. Doug Pucci on brain energy and how to boost your energy flow to enhance your brain power.
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Emotional Energy: Change How You Feel To Change How You Look
Emotional energy or emotional healing is a hard topic. But what if it is the topic we need to be talking about? Of course, I do wish health was just a matter of what you eat and how much you exercise. I wish it were as easy as a calculation, even though I know my rebellious spirit could never get on board.
But that's not how health works.
If you've followed any sort of calculation, you know it's not as easy as adding up the food you eat or inserting it into the app. There's more at play than an equation of calories in equals calories out, and that is what your body does with what you provide.
Making health more complicated than paying attention to only the external factors of health like how much you eat or how much you move.
But what your body does with what you provide is the key to health. And learning this can change your health for life.
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How To Feel More Energized – And Stop Storing Body Fat
How To Get More Energy and Stop Storing Body Fat
Looking to feel more energized? Inside this podcast, I share the secrets you need to feel more energized and stop storing body fat. Take this quiz to pinpoint where your energy level currently is and how to get an energy fix.
If you’re feeling exhausted, you’re not alone. We can look at Starbucks stock and recognize this world lives on caffeine, and if you’re not tired, are you even human?
I get it. I remember the days of owning a gym and teaching the 5:00 am class with a toddler and a newborn. After waking up numerous times a night to feed the baby and a few times to put the toddler back to bed, it felt like I was a walking zombie for years.
I look back and wonder if that was even safe? And I certainly know it wasn’t healthy. But sleep deprivation was my life state. And the only way I could figure out how to survive was caffeine, food, and sleep whenever I could get a moment of shutting my eyes.
The truth was, everything in life felt out of control, from home life to my eating patterns and my mood. The exhaustion was real, and I thought I just needed to die to the reality that this was my new normal.
But I didn’t want to live that way.
Luckily, I found the answer to exhaustion wasn’t another complex system but simplicity. It was more straightforward than tracking foods and more life-giving than being defeated by the number on the scale. Health is not as simple as a calculation. While it may seem like the easy answer, it doesn’t seem to work that way.
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How Many Carbohydrates Should I Eat?
How many carbohydrates should you eat? Are they good for you? What about protein and fat...
And the great macronutrient debate continues, but it's time to put it to rest. In this episode, I share what you need to know about macronutrients and how many you should eat.
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This Simple Mindset Shift Changed My Health
Health is a feeling. I know it sounds cliche but understanding this changed my health. It took a far off destination and turned it into something I could live every day. If you listen to no other podcasts, you have to hear this one. Because I believe you can experience health today and inside I show you how.
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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.
Love this podcast
Alexa is full of so much wonderful information! She is so down to earth and shares in a way that is so relatable! I so appreciate all she does and shares!
Turns the struggle around
I’m fairly new with Alexa but she has turned my thinking (entrenched in years of following current diets) completely around and I HAVE HOPE-hope for feeling energetic and in tune with what my body actually needs. I’m excited to be on this journey with Alexa’s help!