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The Energy Upgrade Podcast Vanessa Grutman, IHP

    • Health & Fitness
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The Energy Upgrade is your destination for quick tips to help you reclaim your energy and re-align with the highest version of yourself.

    057 - Regulate Your Blood Sugar Like a Queen with Kim Desmarais

    057 - Regulate Your Blood Sugar Like a Queen with Kim Desmarais

    This week on the podcast, we're diving into the world of blood sugar regulation with Holistic Nutritionist Kim Desmarais. We're unpacking everything you need to know to understand and manage your blood sugar effectively.I have the pleasure to work with Kim in The Energy Upgrade - my health coaching program - where Kim is the Success Coach. She has a passion for teaching women simple (and delicious!) ways to nourish their body so they can regain their energy and thrive. After overcoming her own health crisis, Kim truly believes that food is medicine. Through diet and lifestyle, she has brought her own body back to health, and loves teaching women how to do the same. You can expect to hear about:- Introduction to Blood Sugar: Understanding the basics of blood sugar and its impact on our energy levels and overall health.- Nutritional Strategies: How to regulate blood sugar through diet, focusing on the importance of avoiding refined sugars and grains, and incorporating balanced meals.- Lifestyle Adjustments: The role of movement, sleep, and stress management in maintaining stable blood sugar levels.- Personal Empowerment: Emphasizing the power of personal choice and lifestyle changes in preventing and managing diabetes and other blood sugar-related issues.Join us in this informative episode as we explore how to master your blood sugar and lead a healthier, more energetic life. You'll learn practical tips on nutrition, movement, and stress management, and how these elements interconnect to help you maintain optimal health. Let's dive in, shall we?Episode Highlight:"There's nothing worse than stress for your blood sugar. It's like you're stressed about stress. Like, 'Oh my gosh, I'm feeling like this is hurting my health.' What I like to tell people is you cannot change the stress in your life but what we can do is support our resiliency to those stresses. And so, when we don't do these things to support our resiliency, our window of tolerance is really small. So everything can put us on this roller coaster. Whereas if we support that window of tolerance and our resiliency, our body is able to handle and support us through these real stresses that we really cannot change."- Kim Desmarais

     

    Resources:


    Find Kim Desmarais on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimdesmarais.nutrition/ 
    Discover The Energy Upgrade: https://www.vanessagrutman.com/energy-upgrade-new-generation 
    Book a Guidance Call to explore your coaching options: Calendly.com/vipconcierge-vanessagrutman/15min

     

    Sign-up to my next event THE MASK: 

    https://vanessagrutman.coach/the-mask  

    Learn more about my coaching programs:- Energy Upgrade New Generation : https://www.vanessagrutman.com/energy-upgrade-new-generation- Femme Biohacker : https://www.vanessagrutman.com/femme-biohacker- Allure : https://www.vanessagrutman.com/allure- Book a connect call : https://calendly.com/vanessagrutman/connect 

     

    Other helpful resources here for you:- 7-day liver detox: https://vanessagrutman.myshopify.com/products/functional-medicine-detox-7-day-protocol - Book your FREE Connect Call with me: https://calendly.com/vanessagrutman/connect 

- Download my FREE EBOOK highlighting the 5 nutritional supplements everyone should take and why here: https://www.vanessagrutman.com/opt-in-916fa0bf-a807-4f95-b8ee-440af66d41c5
- My website: https://www.vanessagrutman.com/
- Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vgrutman/
- Find my professional page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VanessaGrutmanIHP
- Join me on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@vanessagrutman
 
Disclaimer: Vanessa Grutman, IHP does not treat, cure or diagnose disease. This show doesn't offer medical advice. Always verify with your physician before undertaking a new protocol or trying a new product.

    • 41 min
    056 - My Thoughts on Botox

    056 - My Thoughts on Botox

    Welcome back to this week’s episode of the Energy Upgrade!Today, I’m diving into a very controversial topic. I wasn’t sure at first if I wanted to go there, but I get so many DMs and questions about it that I think I needed to talk about it on the podcast.

    With my background in the skincare industry, I thought I’d share my thoughts and knowledge on the subject with a different approach regarding its impact on the body. The intention of today's episode isn't to cast judgment or foster guilt among those who choose to undergo such procedures or not. You do you!Having been through it myself, my goal is simply to use my experience to shed light on this procedure - and the alternatives. In this episode, you can expect to hear about:- My Background in Skincare and What is Botox: I share my journey through the skincare industry and explain what exactly is Botox and how it works in the body.- The Truth About Botox: The information you won't hear about.- Why I Stopped Getting Botox: I share the reasons that drove me to ultimately chose to stop using Botox for the past 3 years.- The Alternatives I Recommend: My positive experiences with skin tightening and aging treatment alternatives, advocating for safe procedures and making informed choices in skincare.I invite you to listen to this episode with an open mind and curiosity. Whether you're a Botox enthusiast or skeptic, there's something for everyone to learn about making informed choices for our health and embracing natural beauty. Join me as we explore this controversial yet important topic!

     

    Episode Highlight:"Botox is a neurotoxin. As I started my healing journey and was undergoing detox protocols, it became evident at one point that it wasn't fitting my values anymore. I can't be talking about non-toxic living and be injecting neurotoxins at the same time. That felt out of integrity." - Vanessa

     

    Resources:


    Sign-up to my next event THE MASK: https://vanessagrutman.coach/the-mask 
    Shop OneSkin: https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=2505344&u=3456420&m=102446&urllink=&afftrack= (Use code VANESSA15 for 15% off your order)


    Candida, Metabolic & Vitamins OAT Test: https://equi.life/products/organic-acids-test?irad=909045&irmp=3255529 
    EWG.ORG Skin Database: https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
    CE Ferulic by SkinCeuticals: https://www.skinceuticals.ca/en_CA/skin-care/c-e-ferulic%C2%AE-with-15-l-ascorbic-acid-635494363708.html
    At-home microneedling Dermal Roller by Alitura Naturals: https://alitura.com/collections/all/products/alitura-dermaroller
    Detox before any esthetic procedures with: https://vanessagrutman.myshopify.com/products/functional-medicine-detox-7-day-protocol 
    Red Light TriLite panel by Therasage: Use code VANESSA10 for 10% off https://therasage.com/?rfsn=6896029.da2a9b&utm_source=refersion&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=6896029.da2a9b 
    Place your first X39 order with Jessica: https://calendly.com/maisonbedard/vanessa-x39 
    Join our private Facebook group and weekly live zooms to learn more about the product and revenue opportunity behind X39: https://www.facebook.com/groups/levelupx39/

     

    Learn more about my coaching programs:- Energy Upgrade New Generation : https://www.vanessagrutman.com/energy-upgrade-new-generation- Femme Biohacker : https://www.vanessagrutman.com/femme-biohacker- Allure : https://www.vanessagrutman.com/allure- Book a connect call : https://calendly.com/vanessagrutman/connect 

     

    Other helpful resources here for you:- 7-day liver detox: https://vanessagrutman.myshopify.com/products/functional-medicine-detox-7-day-protocol - Book your FREE Connect Call with me: https://calendly.com/vanessagrutman/connect 

- Download my FREE EBOOK highlighting the 5 nutritional supplements everyone should take and why here: https://www.vanessagrutman.com/opt-in-916fa0bf-a807-4f95-b8ee-440af66d41c5
- My website: https://www.vanessagrutman.com/
- Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vgrutman/
- Find my professional page on

    • 38 min
    055 - Giving Yourself Permission to Evolve

    055 - Giving Yourself Permission to Evolve

    Welcome back to a new episode of The Energy Upgrade! Today, I'm back with a solo episode where we're peeling back the layers to reveal what truly drives us and how we can tap into our deepest selves to evolve. Get ready to dive deep into the heart of what it means to transform from the inside out. Let's embark on this journey together, shall we?In this episode, you can expect to hear about:- Welcoming Change: Accepting and embracing the fact that change is a part of growth and personal development.- Letting Go of Pressure: Once we accept change as inevitable, it lifts the weight off our shoulders. This realization allows us, and the projects we're passionate about, to flourish and transform naturally.- Granting Ourselves Permission to Explore: The importance of allowing ourselves to venture into new territories, whether in our careers, our personal brands, or our healing journeys. It's about being open to the new paths that unfold and trusting in our own evolution.


    This episode is a gentle reminder that change is not only inevitable but also incredibly beautiful. If you're ready to release the old and welcome the new, this episode is for you. Together, let's discover the beauty of becoming our most authentic selves, one step at a time.

     

    Episode Highlight:"I often get asked ‘What if this is not the idea? What if it's not what I want to do for the rest of my life?’ and I say whatever idea you have that you want to explore, it's going to evolve. The minute I understood that, it took away all the pressure. It’s going to evolve with me. I'm going to give myself permission to let it evolve, and that's what I'm doing now. That’s why my last event was an evolution. It was a little bit bolder. It was a bit deeper. It was a lot of deep mindset."​- Vanessa

    Discover Femme Biohacker: https://vanessagrutman.coach/femme-biohackerBook your application call with Vanessa: https://calendly.com/vanessagrutman/femme-biohacker-application-call 

     

    Learn more about my coaching programs:- Energy Upgrade New Generation : https://www.vanessagrutman.com/energy-upgrade-new-generation- Femme Biohacker : https://www.vanessagrutman.com/femme-biohacker- Allure : https://www.vanessagrutman.com/allure- Book a connect call : https://calendly.com/vanessagrutman/connect 

     

    Other helpful resources here for you:- 7-day liver detox: https://vanessagrutman.myshopify.com/products/functional-medicine-detox-7-day-protocol - Book your FREE Connect Call with me: https://calendly.com/vanessagrutman/connect 

- Download my FREE EBOOK highlighting the 5 nutritional supplements everyone should take and why here: https://www.vanessagrutman.com/opt-in-916fa0bf-a807-4f95-b8ee-440af66d41c5
- My website: https://www.vanessagrutman.com/
- Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vgrutman/
- Find my professional page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VanessaGrutmanIHP
- Join me on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@vanessagrutman
 
Disclaimer: Vanessa Grutman, IHP does not treat, cure or diagnose disease. This show doesn't offer medical advice. Always verify with your physician before undertaking a new protocol or trying a new product.

    • 26 min
    054 - Productivity Hacks for More Freedom with Dave Ruel

    054 - Productivity Hacks for More Freedom with Dave Ruel

    Welcome to another episode of the Energy Upgrade! In today's episode, I'm so excited to have a conversation with someone I look up to, a savvy entrepreneur, a master of productivity and a good friend of mine, Dave Ruel. Dave founded and sold three multi-million dollar online companies in the field of health, fitness, and sports nutrition before the age of 40. He’s an international speaker, best-selling author, and sought-after business coach. Dave's distinctive tools and systems are empowering entrepreneurs worldwide, helping them not just optimize their business game, but showing them how to play to win in both business and life. In this episode, you can expect to hear about:- The Power of Productivity: Dave shares his journey from founding multimillion-dollar companies to mastering productivity, providing valuable insights into efficient and effective business and life management.- The Effic Method: Unpack Dave's revolutionary approach to productivity, the Effic method, and learn how it can transform your personal and professional life by bringing structure and strategic planning to your day-to-day activities.- Work-Life Harmony: Dave emphasizes the significance of balancing entrepreneurial ambitions with personal life, offering practical advice on structuring your day to maximize productivity without compromising family time.Tune in to this episode to gain invaluable wisdom and practical tips to elevate your productivity game. Whether you're an entrepreneur or someone looking to streamline your life, this episode is packed with actionable insights that will inspire you to harness the power of productivity and lead a more balanced, fulfilling life.I hope you like this one!

     

    Episode Highlight:"Most entrepreneurs go into business for one thing, and that thing is freedom, right? And there are different sides to freedom... But in the process, because we're so attracted to that freedom, we mix up the fact that freedom we think that freedom doesn't require structure"- Dave Ruel

     

    Find Dave here:- Website: https://www.daveruel.com/- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daveruel/ Order your Effic planner here:- English: https://www.effic.co/planner - French: https://intentionnel.com/collections/planificateur Use code VANESSA10 for 10% off

     

    Learn more about my coaching programs:- Energy Upgrade New Generation : https://www.vanessagrutman.com/energy-upgrade-new-generation- Femme Biohacker : https://www.vanessagrutman.com/femme-biohacker- Allure : https://www.vanessagrutman.com/allure- Book a connect call : https://calendly.com/vanessagrutman/connect 

     

    Other helpful resources here for you:- 7-day liver detox: https://vanessagrutman.myshopify.com/products/functional-medicine-detox-7-day-protocol - Book your FREE Connect Call with me: https://calendly.com/vanessagrutman/connect 

- Download my FREE EBOOK highlighting the 5 nutritional supplements everyone should take and why here: https://www.vanessagrutman.com/opt-in-916fa0bf-a807-4f95-b8ee-440af66d41c5
- My website: https://www.vanessagrutman.com/
- Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vgrutman/
- Find my professional page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VanessaGrutmanIHP
- Join me on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@vanessagrutman
 
Disclaimer: Vanessa Grutman, IHP does not treat, cure or diagnose disease. This show doesn't offer medical advice. Always verify with your physician before undertaking a new protocol or trying a new product.

     

    • 46 min
    053 - Peptides: The New Skincare Miracle with Dr. Carolina Oliveira

    053 - Peptides: The New Skincare Miracle with Dr. Carolina Oliveira

    Welcome to another exciting episode of the Energy Upgrade podcast! This week, I am thrilled to dive into the intriguing world of peptides, skincare, and the secrets of aging with the remarkable Dr. Carolina Oliveira, CEO and Co-Founder of OneSkin, a wonderful non-toxic skincare brand.In this conversation, we explore groundbreaking insights into skincare science and share transformative knowledge that will empower you to make better choices for your skin and overall well-being.

    In this episode, we discuss:- The revolutionary role of peptides in skincare and their distinct advantages over traditional ingredients like retinol.- The fascinating science of aging and how certain cutting-edge products are targeting its root causes to offer not just superficial fixes but genuine age reversal.- The inspiring journey of Dr. Carolina Oliveira, her entrepreneurial spirit, and how her company, OneSkin, is reshaping the skincare industry with its non-toxic, scientifically-backed products.- The importance of choosing the right skincare products and how what you apply to your skin can significantly impact your overall health.Discover how you can unlock the secrets to healthier, more youthful skin with Dr. Oliveira. Don't miss out on learning how the right skincare choices can transform not just your appearance but your entire well-being!I hope you’ll enjoy this one as much as I did recording it!

     

    Episode Highlight:"Even luxurious brands with good actives have so many toxic ingredients that when applied, they completely degenerate the skin. It's impressive and shocking how much the skin, and thereby our internal body, is affected. That's why we must be careful with the ingredients we put on our skin daily. Our main rule is: Cause no harm. Do not disrupt the health of the skin"- Dr. Carolina Oliveira

     

    Resources:- Follow Dr. Carolina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caroll_reis - Follow Oneskin on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/oneskin.co- Shop OneSkin: https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=2505344&u=3456420&m=102446&urllink=&afftrack=   Use code VANESSA15 for 15% off your order

     

    Learn more about my coaching programs:- Energy Upgrade New Generation : https://www.vanessagrutman.com/energy-upgrade-new-generation- Femme Biohacker : https://www.vanessagrutman.com/femme-biohacker- Allure : https://www.vanessagrutman.com/allure- Book a connect call : https://calendly.com/vanessagrutman/connect 

     

    Other helpful resources here for you:- 7-day liver detox: https://vanessagrutman.myshopify.com/products/functional-medicine-detox-7-day-protocol - Book your FREE Connect Call with me: https://calendly.com/vanessagrutman/connect 

- Download my FREE EBOOK highlighting the 5 nutritional supplements everyone should take and why here: https://www.vanessagrutman.com/opt-in-916fa0bf-a807-4f95-b8ee-440af66d41c5
- My website: https://www.vanessagrutman.com/
- Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vgrutman/
- Find my professional page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VanessaGrutmanIHP
- Join me on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@vanessagrutman
 
Disclaimer: Vanessa Grutman, IHP does not treat, cure or diagnose disease. This show doesn't offer medical advice. Always verify with your physician before undertaking a new protocol or trying a new product.

    • 47 min
    052 - When Fear Shows Up, Ask Yourself This

    052 - When Fear Shows Up, Ask Yourself This

    Welcome back to another episode of The Energy Upgrade! This week, I wanted to share important reflections on the topic of self-doubt. I'm calling out to those women who feel the same pull I do to reconnect with our true selves. It's about time we stop being overly concerned with others' opinions and the constant people-pleasing. This path hasn't been serving us. I wanted to dive deep into recognizing and overcoming the internal barriers that prevent us from achieving a more significant impact, using our voice more authentically, and aligning our actions with our true selves.In this episode, you can expect to hear about:- Inner fears: The common fear of failure and the less-talked-about fear of success or being in the spotlight. - Listening to the nudges : The importance to stop resisting when your soul is calling for more and to listen to your body even when your mind cast doubt and fear.- Taking aligned actions: The positive impact of taking actions that match our true beliefs.Tune in to learn how facing your fears, taking actions that resonate with your soul, and staying true to who you are can revolutionize your life. Discover strategies to escape the traps of self-sabotage, leverage your unique talents, and make the impact you're destined to create. I hope you enjoy the episode, until next week!Episode Highlight:"You need to be okay with being seen. More pictures of you, more stories of you on social media, in your brand, on your website, with your clients, all of it. How does that land for you? Because a lot of people deep down are scared of being seen for who they truly are in the most authentic version of themselves. Putting yourself out there actually takes a lot of courage and there's a lot of unhealed part of us that will be resisting and that's where self sabotage enters."- Vanessa

     

    It's not too late to register to UNAPOLOGETIC!Join the event here: https://vanessagrutman.coach/unapologetic

     

    Learn more about my coaching programs:- Energy Upgrade New Generation : https://www.vanessagrutman.com/energy-upgrade-new-generation- Femme Biohacker : https://www.vanessagrutman.com/femme-biohacker- Allure : https://www.vanessagrutman.com/allure- Book a connect call : https://calendly.com/vanessagrutman/connect 

     

    Other helpful resources here for you:- 7-day liver detox: https://vanessagrutman.myshopify.com/products/functional-medicine-detox-7-day-protocol - Book your FREE Connect Call with me: https://calendly.com/vanessagrutman/connect 

- Download my FREE EBOOK highlighting the 5 nutritional supplements everyone should take and why here: https://www.vanessagrutman.com/opt-in-916fa0bf-a807-4f95-b8ee-440af66d41c5
- My website: https://www.vanessagrutman.com/
- Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vgrutman/
- Find my professional page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VanessaGrutmanIHP
- Join me on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@vanessagrutman
 
Disclaimer: Vanessa Grutman, IHP does not treat, cure or diagnose disease. This show doesn't offer medical advice. Always verify with your physician before undertaking a new protocol or trying a new product.

     

    • 20 min

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