55 episodes

NEW EPISODES coming Sept 2020!
Welcome to the Mindful Vitality Podcast.
I'm Holly Bradich - a chocolate loving registered nutritionist and self professed science nerd - BSc. BA.
Tune in to find out how I use functional nutrition to help clients tame the hormone beast so they can master their moods & metabolism and get their groove back.
My purpose is to empower women with the the knowledge they need to achieve optimal mental health and physical vitality.
Get ready to ditch diet culture and give yourself permission to enjoy your favourite foods by tuning into & honour your body's needs.

The Mindful Vitality Podcast with registered nutritionist Holly Bradich The Mindful Vitality Podcast

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NEW EPISODES coming Sept 2020!
Welcome to the Mindful Vitality Podcast.
I'm Holly Bradich - a chocolate loving registered nutritionist and self professed science nerd - BSc. BA.
Tune in to find out how I use functional nutrition to help clients tame the hormone beast so they can master their moods & metabolism and get their groove back.
My purpose is to empower women with the the knowledge they need to achieve optimal mental health and physical vitality.
Get ready to ditch diet culture and give yourself permission to enjoy your favourite foods by tuning into & honour your body's needs.

    55: Simple Reset Strategies

    55: Simple Reset Strategies

    Fall is here! Time to get back to routine...

    But what if your routine isn't working for you?

    If you've got fall health goals, the first place to start setting goals - tiny goals.

    Getting healthy is all about shifting your mindset and building new habits, and it starts with taking a look at where you are, and where you want to be.

    Building healthy habits takes time, but setting small, achievable goals makes it doable for even the busiest person!

    In this episode we dive into how to build healthy habits and discover how simple meal planning can be!



    Take the overwhelm out of meal planning with my Meal Plan Like a Pro worksheet! 

    Meal Plan Like a Pro worksheet: https://mindfulvitality.ca/meal-plan-like-a-pro-opt-in/



    The Reset Solution Wait List: https://mindfulvitality.ca/the-reset-solution-wait-list/



    #weightlossjourney #ibs #healthyhabits #smallchangesbigresults #nutrition #metabolism #womenshealth

    • 27 min
    54: Post Baby Body: Get Core Confident with Andrea Laver of Goals & Gainz

    54: Post Baby Body: Get Core Confident with Andrea Laver of Goals & Gainz

    Let's talk post baby body...weight gain...leakage...things just don't feel right. It's common, but it's not "normal" - you don't have to suffer! Andrea Laver a personal trainer and core confidence specialist & owner of Goals & Gainz. She helps women heal their pelvic floor and get strong and confident! After birthing her second daughter, Andrea developed pelvic organ prolapse - something that derailed her mood and her fitness.  After learning how to heal herself, she was determined to help other moms heal from prolapse, diastasis recti, and leaking.  She does this through online personal training and group fitness.  Women don't have to worry about hurting themselves or peeing when they jump in her PT sessions and group classes!  That's a special kind of confidence!

     Find out more about Andrea's training and programs here: http://www.goalsandgainz.ca/ 
    Join Andrea's Goals and Gainz community: www.facebook.com/ GoalsandGainz/ 

    #postpartum #momlife #weightgain #metabolism #pelvicfloor #personaltrainer #fitness #womenshealth #weightlossjounrey #quarantine15

    • 29 min
    53: Optimizing Your Sleep for Mental Health with Meghan Pistchik, MSW, RSW

    53: Optimizing Your Sleep for Mental Health with Meghan Pistchik, MSW, RSW

    If you're not sleeping your mental health will suffer.
    This week on the podcast my friend and registered social worker Meghan Pistchik joins me to discuss how sleep impacts mental health.
    In this episode we take a deep dive into:
    - how sleep directly impacts mental health
    - what causes insomnia
    - how to build a better bedtime routine 
    - how to optimize melatonin levels 
    - how alcohol affects sleep and mental health
    - the role of stress and sex hormones on sleep & mental health
    - dealing with partners that snore & sleep accessories
    - creating an optimal sleep environment

    About Meghan Pistchik:
    Meghan is a registered family and child social worker in Ottawa, ON who works with children to optimize their mental health and is the author of Attached Kids - a mental health blog. 
    Follow Meghan @attachedkids

    Grab the Burnout Recovery Guide to learn how to build a better bedtime.
    Free only until July 14th!

    Join the July Book Club in the Hormone Happiness Collective.

    #insomnia #sleep #mentalhealth #anxiety 

    • 42 min
    52: Burnout is making you sick

    52: Burnout is making you sick

    It's NOT all in your head - when it comes to whacky hormones & weight gain, burnout is to blame.



    This week unpacking the science of burnout (aka adrenal fatigue) and why stress isn't "just stress" - it has real physical consequences on our physical and mental health.



    This episode is for you if you've been to every doctor and specialist and no one seems to be able to help. 



    I share my burnout story and how burnout ultimately landed me in the hospital, not to mention extremely messed up my hormones and mental health.



    If you're struggling with weight gain, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, severe allergies, IBS or mental health issues it could be adrenal fatigue.



    Resources:

    Join the Hormone Happiness Collective.

    Free download: Master Your Metabolism

    • 29 min
    EPISODE 51: Habits for Success with life coach Katie Kahvo

    EPISODE 51: Habits for Success with life coach Katie Kahvo

    This week we're talking habits for success with life coach Katie Kahvo.
    Katie is a life coach that works with entrepreneurial moms to take them from chaos to calm.
    She helps women build foundational habits that allow them to achieve their vision.
    In this episode Katie shares 5 simple habits you can start cultivating today to bring more joy and productivity to your life.
    About Katie: Katie Kahvo is a life coach for entrepreneurial moms. With an 8 month old and a 4 year old she totally understands the struggles that come from integrating life and work with ease.  Katie works with her clients to find clarity, confidence and connection with who they are for a life with more ease and less stress.
    Join the True You community here.
    Grab the Master Your Metabolism download and quiz here.

    • 32 min
    EPISODE 50: Healthy Hormones Start In Your Gut with naturopath Dr. Kristin Spark

    EPISODE 50: Healthy Hormones Start In Your Gut with naturopath Dr. Kristin Spark

    Naturopath Dr. Kristin Spark is not just an amazing naturopath, she's also a friend and mentor.
    Kristin originally was on track to become a medical doctor, but due to her own experience with menstrual irregularities and her dissasifcation with Western medicine's offerings Kristin became interested in naturopathic medicine.
    In today's episode Kristin breaks down the science to help us understand the connection between gut and hormone health and the importance of our liver.
    Learn about the estrobalome - part of your microbiome (gut bacteria) that directly impacts hormone balance.
    We also dive into the importance of proper diet including fibre and antioxidants and why balanced blood sugar is key when it comes to hormone health.
    About Dr. Spark:
    Dr. Kristin has a special interest in digestive and hormonal health, and she loves to work with active and motivated individuals ready for change.
    She offers high quality medical care, focused on finding root causes of conditions using evidence-informed natural treatment options.
    She treats people with a variety of conditions including but not limited to PCOS, painful periods, infertility, skin conditions, fatigue, weight gain, IBS, stomach pains, autoimmunity, metabolic diseases, women’s health conditions, joint pain and chronic headaches.
    Dr. Kristin has successfully completed the College of Naturopaths of Ontario’s Prescribing Rights examination, which allows her to offer some restricted substances and treatments such as bio-identical hormone therapy, B12 injections and high dose vitamin therapy.
    Dr. Kristin Spark opened Verdure Wellness Clinic, an interdisciplinary health and wellness clinic in Uptown Waterloo. Verdure Wellness Clinic offers health care services such as naturopathic medicine, nutrition consulting, counselling, and massage therapy.
    Verdure also offers professional line vitamin supplements, botanical tea and tincture remedies, and Verdure’s treatments including a strong focus on natural medicine options and wellness consulting, including a whole mind-body approach to health.
    Resources:
    Dr. Spark has created a value packed ebook Foundations of Gut Health - grab your free download here.
    Inspired and ready to get started? Book your first session with Kristin here.
    Join The Hormone Happiness Collective private Facebook community.

    • 35 min

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