50 episodes

Straight-Up Wellness is a show that helps busy women reduce overwhelm and find the simplest, easiest ways to improve your overall wellness and quality of life. But most importantly, Straight-Up Wellness is about the "big picture" of wellness - which means focusing on mindset, happiness, community, and relationships, in addition to nutrition and exercise. If you ever feel overwhelmed by having too little time or not knowing what's most important to do for your health (and the health of your family), then this is the show to listen to. Kate brings on some of the world's leading experts in every area of wellness, and then she shows you exactly what matters and how to make small but powerful changes in your life.

Straight-Up Wellness Kate Bay Jaramillo

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5, 35 Ratings

Straight-Up Wellness is a show that helps busy women reduce overwhelm and find the simplest, easiest ways to improve your overall wellness and quality of life. But most importantly, Straight-Up Wellness is about the "big picture" of wellness - which means focusing on mindset, happiness, community, and relationships, in addition to nutrition and exercise. If you ever feel overwhelmed by having too little time or not knowing what's most important to do for your health (and the health of your family), then this is the show to listen to. Kate brings on some of the world's leading experts in every area of wellness, and then she shows you exactly what matters and how to make small but powerful changes in your life.

    A Natural Mama’s Guide to Toxin-Free Living

    A Natural Mama’s Guide to Toxin-Free Living

    In this episode, Carole Fehrman talks about reducing toxins in our food and personal care products:



    * Carol's toxin-free journey

    * Changing her life through food

    * Organic Paleo diet

    * Introducing whole food nutrition to children

    * Carol's gut issues

    * Synthetic fragrance chemicals

    * The "new second-hand smoke"

    * Parabens in body products

    * EWG (Environmental Working Group)

    * Other names for parabens

    * Phthalates in body products, toothpaste

    * Natural perfume lines

    * Essential oils

    * Regulations in beauty industry

    * Greenwashing

    * What it actually means to be labeled "natural"

    * Body burden

    * Toxic load being passed in utero

    * Toxin Black List

    * DIY cleaners

    * Dirty Dozen and Clean 15

    * How to clean non-organic produce

    * Step 1 to eliminate toxins

    * Natural Mama Collective

    * Know better, do better

    • 35 min
    Change Your Socks, Change Your Life

    Change Your Socks, Change Your Life

    In this episode, Stan Esecson talks about an innovative wellness and performance solution:



    * Stan's story

    * How socks became a passion project

    * Importance of balance for the elderly

    * Neuroreceptors in feet

    * Proprioception

    * Neuroscience behind balance and movement

    * Brodmann areas of the brain

    * Change in brain activity with socks and insoles

    * Helping with autism, ADD, ADHD, PTST

    * VoxxLife Founder Jay Dhaliwal

    * Trigeminal nerve

    * Enhancing sports performance

    * Balancing during pregnancy

    * Calming effects

    * Sleeping better to prevent nighttime falls

    * Balancing in heels

    * How a pattern connects to nerve endings

    * Why the pattern resembles a fingerprint

    * How to use patterned product

    • 43 min
    Nutrition Meets Convenience

    Nutrition Meets Convenience

    In this episode, Dr. Lanae Mullane talks about nutrition, movement, and sleep:



    * Vejo

    * Nutrition's role in stress management

    * Changing form of food changes nutritional value

    * How to prepare and store food to get the biggest benefit

    * Soil's importance of maintaining micronutrients

    * How crops and soil have changed throughout the years

    * Foods to boost mood and manage stress

    * Individuality of nutrition

    * Balance blood sugar to stabilize mood

    * Restorative sleep

    * Hormone balancing

    * Movement for immune health

    * 7-minute workouts

    * Is red wine really heart healthy

    * Alcohol and personal goals

    * Stress-relieving techniques

    * Biofeedback

    * Correct and incorrect breathing techniques

    * Prioritizing social connection

    * Disconnecting from technology

    * Vitamin D

    * Physiological stresses

    * Stress is a good thing when we need it

    * Ideal range for hours of sleep

    * Best practices to create a sleep routine

    * Herbs that can prepare the body for sleep

    * Progressive muscle relaxation

    * The body loves routine

    * Bed is for intimacy and sleep

    * Caffeine timing and intake

    * Nutrients to wake up and focus

    * Stress techniques for moms

    • 34 min
    Making Self-Care a Priority

    Making Self-Care a Priority

    In this episode, Ali Damron talks about prioritizing self-care:



    * Mental health and hormones

    * Fighting for time for yourself

    * Setting boundaries around consumption

    * Struggling with taking a break

    * Learning to say "no"

    * The "pressure valve"

    * Intentional tears

    * Value of alone time

    * Guilt is a choice

    * Importance of creating community

    * Overcoming mom guilt

    * Removing emotional triggers

    * Asking for help without "complaining"

    * Creating a supportive conversation

    * Crying and breakdowns as a good thing

    * Things to do when frustration hits

    * Finding lessons in hard things

    * Developing a self-care routine

    * Feeling good vs. feeling numb

    * Alcohol and when it could be good

    * Taking days off

    * Self check-ins

    * "Untamed" book

    * Step 1 to getting back to joy

    * Taking the action of asking

    * Confidence and worthiness

    * Types of self-care

    • 35 min
    Fabulously Fertile

    Fabulously Fertile

    In this episode, Sarah Clark talks about overcoming infertility and getting pregnant naturally:



    * Infertility statistics

    * Sarah's infertility journey

    * POF - Premature Ovarian Failure

    * PMS and pregnancy symptoms

    * Fertility treatment success rates

    * Over-recommending IVF

    * Unknown food sensitivities and toxic exposure

    * Stress and infertility

    * Functional medicine

    * Looking at all aspects of the body

    * Coaching couples together

    * Elimination diet

    * Food sensitivity testing

    * Zoomer panel

    * Delayed food sensitivities

    * Importance of honing in on diet

    * Infertility as a sign that the body is trying to protect itself

    * Gut health passed down for generations

    * Both male and female partners preparing for baby

    * DUTCH test for hormone levels

    * Low melatonin levels and gut infection

    * Stool testing for gut health

    * Stressors that impact fertility

    * Hair tissue mineral analysis health

    * How birth control affects fertility

    * Crazy side effects of birth control

    * Fertility Friday podcast

    * Fertility monitors

    * Addressing autoimmune disease before fertility

    * AIP diet success in recovering from autoimmune

    * Finding and following Sarah

    * Addressing mindset for fertility success

    * Doing things to prioritize joy

    * Mindfully washing your hands

    * Educating those around you how to handle your own feelings of infertility

    • 36 min
    Our Own Sacred Spaces

    Our Own Sacred Spaces

    In this episode, Cynthia Cummins talks about creating sanctuary within the home:



    * Cynthia's journey to mindfulness

    * Home as a sanctuary

    * Using space intentionally

    * Overwhelm leading to neurosis

    * The house as a symbol for the mind

    * "Operating Instructions" book

    * Creating a calm space

    * Importance of physical touch

    * Hugging yourself when you're alone

    * Kondo Method and Feng Shui for spiritual wellness in home

    * Balancing being over-organized

    * Kids in the kitchen

    * Spiritual practice in the kitchen

    * Focusing on tasks without distraction and with intention

    * Creating family rituals

    * Importance of each person in the home having a calm, quiet space

    * Distancing from electronics

    * The space within ourselves

    * Finding and connecting with Cynthia

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Brooke Craven ,

Awesome Podcast!!

Kate, host of the Straight-Up Wellness podcast, highlights all aspects of fitness, nutrition and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Tututoyou ,

Molly Sapp conversation

Maybe I'll give this podcast another try because I've only listened to one show. Molly Sapp doesn't come across like she knows what she's talking about, so that was a disappointment. There is absolutely no evidence of any editing, which contributes to its unprofessional air / lack of polish. (The dog starts barking incessantly and so they have a convo about the dog being a rescue, etc.)

Katie Joy B. ,

A Wellness Wonderland!

Kate and her incredibly knowledgeable guests cover everything in the wide world of wellness, but in a fun, educational, and apporachable way that everyone can understand and enjoy! You’ll get tons of actionable advice and tangible tips, but you’ll also get heaps of inspiration from truly engaging individuals that genuinely want to help others. Thanks so much for putting out such a spectacular show Kate - keep up the great work!

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