SHE Talks Health is for women interested in wellness and, more specifically, in women’s health. We aim to finally give you clarity around the widespread health issues plaguing women today, from the rise in infertility to epidemically high numbers of chronic illness like endometriosis and Hashimoto’s to the intricates of the female libido, hormonal fluctuations, the birth control pill and regaining optimal mental health for women.
SHE Talks Health helps women reclaim their health through learning practical nutrition and holistic lifestyle changes. The show also empowers women by educating and exposing them to foremost leaders and experts in the world of Functional Medicine so they can finally have straightforward answers to their most mystifying symptoms and confidence to do the right things for their health.
Lauren’s Story - Overcoming Thyroid Cancer
In today’s episode, one of my clients, Lauren Chapman, shares her story of how she survived an ectopic pregnancy and thyroid cancer.
Like many women, Lauren’s experience navigating the medical system was not smooth and was full of obstacles that left her feeling defeated and unheard. Starting with an ectopic pregnancy shortly after her first daughter was born, Lauren quickly began to experience exactly what it means to be a woman fiercely advocating for her own health.
A Hashimoto’s diagnosis that was practically ignored, discovering thyroid nodules, worries of having cancer that was brushed off as being totally fine, and later opting to have half her thyroid removed only to discover that her cancer worries were legitimate. All of these events lead Lauren down a very frustrating battle through the medical system. Unfortunately, this is relatable to so many women who are following their body’s intuition and ultimately are ignored when they finally seek help.
Join me for this eye-opening conversation with Lauren about her journey, how she managed the many stages of advocating for herself, and ultimately finding SHE Talks Health to help her heal from the trauma.
The Importance of Protecting Your Bones When You Are Young with Dr. Susan Brown
Today, I interviewed Dr. Susan Brown, a best-selling author, researcher, inspirational speaker, and founder of the Center for Better Bones. She has written thousands of articles and produced hundreds of videos all about our bodies’ pH balance, the alkaline diet, and natural bone health.
In this episode, she gives us a very thorough look into how important our bone health is, and how we can best support it, especially while we are still young. She cautions that between the ages of 35 and 85, women will lose up to 45% of their bone mass and up to 45% of muscle mass. The best way to support strong and healthy bones is to begin taking care of our bodies early and be consistent.
She emphasizes that learning which nutrients our bodies are lacking, what external factors (like stress) are affecting us most, and improving our diets are the best ways to combat early and continuous bone loss.
Join us to learn even more about your bone health and what affects it, get resources that will help you understand your body better, and learn how to have a diet that supports your healthiest and strongest self.
Mercury Removal and Detox: Sophie’s Story
Did you know that if you placed two dental amalgam fillings containing mercury in a moderate-sized lake, it would be deemed unswimmable because of their toxicity?
About five years ago, I became aware of how silver amalgam fillings are toxic to your health and can cause a lot of side effects within your body. Many of which I believe contributed to some of my own health issues with IBS and chronic Hashimoto’s. After becoming aware of this, I began to do research on their proper and safe removal in hopes of improving my health.
In today’s episode, I share my story of how I was able to have nine, yes nine(!!) amalgam dental fillings removed safely, and why I felt it was important to begin the process now. I go over how I was able to do this in a way that fit my budget, and how to find the right person who will do the procedure safely. Dr. Caitlin, a woman who centers her business around the topic of mercury toxicity also helped me in my journey by explaining the removal process, helping me open my detox drainage pathways, and guiding me through the phases of the detox.
Listen through this episode to learn about the science behind mercury toxicity, the detox process, and how my body has reacted to the extraction so far. If you liked this episode, don’t forget to rate and/or leave a review on whichever platform you use to listen!
Take Back Control of Your Health with BodyTalk & Hyponosis with Lyn Delmastro-Thomson
What do we have control over when it comes to taking our health back?
In this episode, Lyn Delmastro-Thomson educates us on her top ways to do this!
Lyn discusses how to reduce toxic exposure and the importance of reducing toxins in personal care products.
How important it is to move out of stress/fight and flight and to slow down our heart rate using breath work. We discuss how we can’t heal if we are in fight or flight.
Lyns' next tip for getting our health back on track is shifting our negative thoughts and interrupting them. As she explains, the power of belief is powerful in its physical effect on the body.
Finally, Lyn walks us through the importance of Releasing and addressing as part of your healing process. As she explains our bodies remember everything and anything we don't deal with and process it shows up in our body
Movement for pregnancy, postpartum & cycling women with Jacquie Smith
Jacquie Smith, owner of Little Adapts by Jax walks us through why she still was gaining weight when she was preparing for a marathon (hint:she wasn’t working WITH her hormones!)
Once she became aware of her cycle and how to optimize for each phase she started adjusting her workouts and voila, her weight dropped off! She tells us her tips here!
Then as Jacquie became pregnant she had to adjust again, recognizing this deep change in her body and what she could reasonably do to support her body through movement during this time.
Finally, Jacquie tells us exactly what she's been doing for movement since giving birth and tells you how to check for diastasis recti (after birth).
Plus, Jacquie leaves us with her tips on lasting results!
Estrogen's a Bitch with Kate Vazquez
In this episode, I interview Kate Vazquez about what Estrogen Excess or more commonly known as “Estrogen Excess” is, when to check your hormones, the phases of the menstrual cycle, signs of too much estrogen, how it becomes imbalanced and what to do to get it back in check.
Stress is a huge contributing factor to estrogen excess and probably the one we least want to admit or work towards adjusting.
Gut health is another one that is a huge contributor to estrogen excess because of the Estrobolome (listen to this episode or episode 37 for more information about how our gut microbiome impacts our estrogen).
Next up we have inflammation from processed foods, sugar and inflammatory oils! Eek! We have to get that inflammation under control in order to have healthy estrogen levels. One of ways to support this is through reducing those foods listed above and increasing nutrient dense foods
Speaking of nutrient dense foods - look for foods rich in magnesium, b vitamin (esp b6), Vitamin C in order to replenish the reserves we need to metabolize estrogen.
Histamine is yet another place we need to look when it comes to estrogen. I’ve had clients reduce histamine rich foods and see PMS be eliminated. We also discuss histamine in Episode 44.
We talk about several other factors and what to do about them in order to feel better in the episode! I hope you enjoy!
Perfect Hormone Podcast!
Sophie helps break down hormones and human health processes down to make them understandable and MEANINGFUL. No more doctor jargon. And no more “your tests look fine.” If you want to learn more about your health, dive into this podcast!
Knowledgeable & Fun!
Love listening to Sophie and her interviews!! So informative!!