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Please join the Branch Basics founders as they interview experts in the health and wellness space. We are so excited for you to be here!

The Branch Basics Podcast Kelly Love, Allison Evans, Marilee Nelson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 55 Ratings

Please join the Branch Basics founders as they interview experts in the health and wellness space. We are so excited for you to be here!

    Pelvic Floor Health: What it Means + Why it's Important with Doctor of Physical Therapy, Jessica Bowman

    Pelvic Floor Health: What it Means + Why it's Important with Doctor of Physical Therapy, Jessica Bowman

    Episode Description: 
    Jessica Bowman is a wife and working momma of 3. She has her Doctorate in physical therapy and is currently specialized in helping women strengthen their pelvic floor. In this episode, Jessica talks about why the pelvic floor is so important, its functions, and the benefits of pelvic floor therapy for post-partum mommas. Jessica shares how to find a reliable PT near you. 
    Complete show notes are here
    Jessica's Instagram here
    Visit Jessica's website here

    • 41 min
    Cancer Survivor Carly Shankman on Her Healing Journey

    Cancer Survivor Carly Shankman on Her Healing Journey

    Episode Description: 
    Carly Shankman is a cancer survivor, business owner, health coach, and momma based in Austin, Texas. In this episode, Carly shares her healing journey from thyroid cancer. She explains her experience at holistic cancer clinics, how she started Alchemy Juice, and how she found the "why" to her cancer. Carly shares her daily practices and detox protocols. 
    Complete show notes are here
    Carly's Instagram here
    Visit Carly's website here

    • 44 min
    The Benefits & How To's of Baby-Led Weaning with Blogger Mada Lavey

    The Benefits & How To's of Baby-Led Weaning with Blogger Mada Lavey

    Episode Description: 
    Madison Lavey "Mada" is a natural living blogger in Celina, Texas. She is a momma of two girls who uses her Instagram and blog as a resource to others. In this episode, Mada breaks down Baby-Led weaning, including the pros of it, signs of readiness, and how all parents can feel confident feeding their babies using this method. Mada shares some of her favorite resources and easy recipes!
    Complete show notes are here
    Mada's Instagram here
    Visit Mada's Blog here

    • 49 min
    Breaking Down Functional Medicine with Holistic Health Practitioner Taylor Dukes

    Breaking Down Functional Medicine with Holistic Health Practitioner Taylor Dukes

    Insta: @taylordukeswellness
    Website: https://taylordukeswellness.com/

    Other Resources/Links:

    Dr. Anne Shippy- https://annshippymd.com/ 
    Restore and Revive- https://www.restoreandrevivefw.com/
     
    About Taylor: Taylor Dukes is a private health consultant based in Texas. She works with professional athletes, celebrities, and CEOs of major health companies as well as busy mamas like herself. Taylor’s passion is not only helping sick people heal, but also helping health-conscious people take their health to the next level. She wants her clients to have a deeper understanding of their bodies and their unique individual needs. Taylor does a deep dive into her client's history and then uses testing to determine what her client needs to feel, look and perform their best.
     
    Episode highlights:
    -3:05- How Taylor got into the functional medicine space and what makes functional medicine different from conventional and integral practices. 
    -8:24- The importance of gut health, Taylor’s “test don’t guess” mentality, and symptoms that indicate an imbalance in the gut. 
    -15:48- Basic and free things people can do to help heal their gut and optimize digestion. Taylor’s thoughts on probiotic supplementation. 
    -26:14- Seasonal eating and diversity and how that positively impacts the gut. 
    -27:35- How Taylor manages running a business, feeding her family nourishing foods, and prioritizing what is important to her and her family. 
    -34:15- Tips and tricks for feeding littles with minimal time and eating out. 
    -40:53- Taylor’s process for working with new patients and starting a detox protocol. The importance of having open detox pathways.

    • 51 min
    Dr. Zach Bush On Microbiome Health & The Impact It Has On Humans & The Planet

    Dr. Zach Bush On Microbiome Health & The Impact It Has On Humans & The Planet

    Instagram- @zachbushmd
    Website- zachbushmd.com
    Other resources:
    Ionbiome- https://ionbiome.com/
    Cell science journal study on probiotics- https://www.cell.com/cell/pdf/S0092-8674(18)31108-5.pdf
    Farmers Footprint- https://farmersfootprint.us/, @farmersfootprint
    Non-toxic neighborhoods- https://nontoxicneighborhoods.org/
    Soxxboxx- https://soxxboxx.com/
    The Hunger Project - https://thp.org/

     
    Episode Highlights- 
    2:08- Dr. Bush on the microbiome, why it's important, and why it's become more of a “buzz” word in our society. Plus, the difference between viruses and the microbiome. 
    10:43- The biggest ways we degrade our microbiome as a society/culture. 
    14:52- Dr. Bush on probiotics and the concern of mono-cultures growing in your gut. Why diversity in your gut is important and how to regain a flourishing microbiome. 
    20:42- The best cleaning practices to support a diverse microbiome. 
    24:01- The concern of parks and schools being sprayed with pesticides. How the non-profit Farmer’s Footprint is educating and supporting families to reverse these practices. 
    30:00- The vulnerability in our food systems, immune systems, and high pollution levels affecting COVID in some areas. 
    32:20- Dr. Bush on his product Ion Biome. 
    47:10- How Ion Biome helps support the gut. Dr. Bush speaks about other products his company is working on. 
    50:50- What Farmer's Footprint is and the goal of the nonprofit. Assisting farmers by teaching them the importance of regenerative farming. 
    57:31- The gut-brain connection and the blood-brain barrier. Mental conditions in children and how it's connected to the world's toxic load.
    1:05:33- The benefits of Ion Biome. How the product empowers your body to heal itself. Dr. Bush tells a story of a patient who immediately saw the benefits of Ion Biome. 
     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Branch Basics Co-founder Kelly Love on her Experience Switching to a Non-Toxic Lifestyle

    Branch Basics Co-founder Kelly Love on her Experience Switching to a Non-Toxic Lifestyle

    Insta: @branchbasics
    Blog: https://branchbasics.com/pages/wellness-center
    Other Resources/Links: Allison's Journey: https://branchbasics.com/blogs/healthy-living/allisons-journey-to-fertility?_pos=1&_sid=94a0ce77e&_ss=r, Marilee's Story: https://branchbasics.com/blogs/cleaning/marilees-full-story?_pos=1&_sid=b2de0ad58&_ss=r, 
    About Kelly: Kelly is proof that switching to a pure, natural lifestyle is powerful even for those who consider themselves healthy. She’s experienced how much everyday choices impact quality of life and is passionate about helping others see and feel the same connection. She lives in Jackson, Mississippi with her husband and two daughters. Follow her story on our Instagram and read more about her journey on the Branch Basics blog.
     
    Episode highlights:
    1:17- Kelly’s childhood, symptoms she experienced, her mindset, her college years, her friendship with Allison, and being introduced to a new clean way of living. 
    8:11- Kelly and Allison’s summer at Marilee's and Kelly finding relief from common symptoms considered normal. Kelly experiencing the Power of Pure.
    17:03- Life after the summer at Marilee's and starting Branch Basics. How education leads to motivation- not being blind to the chemicals/toxins in our everyday products. 
    23:03- Kelly on her family life and being married to a medical doctor. 
    30:47- Knowing we have more control over our health than we realize and our choices matter. Kelly on how to communicate her lifestyle changes with her family and friends. 
    32:11- The importance of our perspective and addressing mental and emotional health. Kelly on the difference this has made in her health. 

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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55 Ratings

55 Ratings

jules13x1 ,

Five stars!

Love the hosts, guests and how easy the conversation flows!! Great if you’re just starting your health journey or want to dig in more.

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Love these ladies and their mission!

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