300 episodes

The Wellness Mama Podcast is a weekly series covering the topics of holistic health, real food, stress, sleep, fitness, toxins, natural living, DIY, parenting, motherhood, and other health tips to give you actionable solutions to improve your family’s life! Brought to you by Katie Wells of WellnessMama.com

The Wellness Mama Podcast Katie Wells

    • Alternative Health

The Wellness Mama Podcast is a weekly series covering the topics of holistic health, real food, stress, sleep, fitness, toxins, natural living, DIY, parenting, motherhood, and other health tips to give you actionable solutions to improve your family’s life! Brought to you by Katie Wells of WellnessMama.com

    307: Anti-Aging Skin Science From the Inside Out With Dr. Emilia Javorsky

    307: Anti-Aging Skin Science From the Inside Out With Dr. Emilia Javorsky

    The way our skin looks and feels as we age isn’t determined just by genetics, or what cream we use, or how much we stay out of the sun! In many ways it is a reflection of everything we put into our bodies. Today, Dr. Emilia Javorsky returns to the podcast to tell us how to really nurture skin from the inside out by feeding it the right foods and nutrients. Dr. Emilia is a physician-scientist who specializes in dermatology and skin health. She works in early-stage life sciences ventures and leads an artificial intelligence and medicine initiative with the Future Society. She’s also a TEDx speaker, part of “Forbes” 30 under 30 Class of 2017 in Healthcare, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper Community. It’s incredible to get to ask someone of her credentials all of my skin health questions… if you think of something I missed, let me know in the comments below! Episode Highlights With Emilia Javorsky Does sugar make our skin sag? What place natural sugars like fruit have in our diets The effect food allergies or intolerances can have on the skin Science-backed supplements to help with anti-aging Skin symptoms that point to vitamin deficiencies The best forms of vitamin C for skin health Whether topical products really do what they claim Benefits of astaxanthin, collagen, biotin, and vitamin A for skin And more! Resources We Mention Emilia Javorsky – LinkedIn Sundaily Astaxanthin Collagen Biotin Vitamin C EWG Skin Deep Database More From Wellness Mama 266: Decoding Skin Health, Eczema, Acne, and More With Jennifer Fugo 241: Biohacking for Moms, Anti-Aging & Raising Amazing Kids With Ben Greenfield 156: Natural Ways to Improve Skin With Andy Hnilo of Alitura Naturals Why I Eat My Sunscreen to Protect Skin From the Inside Out Benefits of Collagen for Skin and Hair Ascorbic Acid: Vitamin C Benefits, Sources & Cautions DIY Vitamin C Serum Astaxanthin: Why I Take It Daily (Especially In Summer!) Did you enjoy this episode? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Read TranscriptChild: Welcome to my Mommy’s podcast. This podcast is sponsored by BLUblox. They create stylish and effective blue light blocking glasses for any time of day. Their BluLite lens is a clear lens designed for people who work under artificial light during the day, but they don’t want to look like they are wearing orange glasses. This one is designed to target the light that created digital eyestrain, migraines, headaches and more. Their SummerGlo lens steps it up a notch for those who are exposed to intense artificial light all day and who suffer from migraines, anxiety, depression and SAD by blocking the light that contributes to those conditions. For better sleep, their Sleep lens is a complete blue and green light blocking full red lens that is ideal for use after dark. When the sun goes down, the red glasses go on. The studies show that by blocking blue light, you can increase your melatonin production and improve sleep. And lastly, if you can’t create a perfectly dark sleep environment, their blackout sleep mask is the next best thing, blocking 100% of light while staying comfortable and is easy to sleep in! Code wellnessmama gives 15% off at blublox.com/wellnessmama This podcast is brought to you by Wellnesse, a new company I co-founded to tackle the toughest personal care products and create natural and safe products that work as well as conventional alternatives. I realized that even the most natural minded of my friends still used conventional toothpaste and shampoo because they weren’t willing to sacrifice quality. There are natural options and ones that work well, but to find products that do both was almost impossible. We tackled the toughest first, creating the first and only natural toothpaste

    • 45 min
    306: Dangers of Mold Exposure & How to Protect Yourself From Mold Toxicity With Ann Shippy MD

    306: Dangers of Mold Exposure & How to Protect Yourself From Mold Toxicity With Ann Shippy MD

    Dr. Ann Shippy is a powerhouse on a very important mission to help people across the world live their healthiest lives using cutting-edge science, really specific research, and genetic information to treat the root causes of disease. She left engineering to attend the University of Texas medical school and is now board-certified in internal medicine and a certified functional medicine physician with a practice in Austin, Texas. If you live there, I cannot recommend her highly enough. While there are so many topics I would love to talk to Dr. Ann about, today we’re focusing on her personal story that got her into medicine in the first place. Ann noticed a significant decline in health despite a healthy lifestyle, and after much trial and tribulation traced it back to mold in her home. Now that she’s better, we go really deep into her hard-won expertise on mold exposure, mycotoxins, and what you can do if you suspect mold problems in your home. Episode Highlights With Ann Shippy How Ann discovered mold sickness was crippling her health Which mold tests work, which tests don’t, and how to interpret the results The types of mold (stachybotrys, chaetomium, wallemia, ochratoxin, penicillium, etc.) and why they’re not all the same Sources of mycotoxins, what they are, and how they can damage DNA The difference between mold and mildew How to choose a good mold inspector Why a musty smell isn’t the only indicator of mold Special precautions to take around children or the elderly Suspect places in your home or hotel where mold might be growing Ann’s take on fasting, sweating, supplements, and other natural ways to support the body’s natural detoxification And more! Resources We Mention AnnShippyMD.com Mold Toxicity Workbook: Assess Your Environment & Create a Recovery Plan by Ann Shippy Shippy Paleo Essentials: A Medical Blueprint for Health by Ann Shippy Mold Handout/Fact Sheet Real Time Lab Mold Testing Great Plains Lab Mold Testing Bulletproof Coffee Glutathione ProLon The Longevity Diet by Dr. Valter Longo A Wrinkle in Time Tales of Wonder More From Wellness Mama 255: Dr. Valter Longo on a Fasting Mimicking Diet and Increasing Healthspan Water Fasting Benefits, Dangers & My Personal Experience 8 Sauna Benefits for Body and Mind The Master Antioxidant: Glutathione Did you enjoy this episode? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Read TranscriptChild: Welcome to my Mommy’s podcast. This episode is sponsored by Four Sigmatic… the reason I’m on shrooms (the legal kind) every day. They make a wide variety of superfood mushroom infused products from coffees and teas to mushroom elixirs and even chocolate that is infused with ten mushrooms! I have a shelf in my pantry just for Four Sigmatic products and keep pretty much off of them on hand. Some current favorites… my kids love the reishi infused cocoa, and I love that it helps them sleep! I also really enjoy their 10 mushroom blend which contains all of my favorites like chaga, cordyceps, reishi and even meshima. I add this to coffee, tea, or smoothies to get a daily dose of shrooms. As a listener of this podcast, you can save 15% by going to foursigmatic.com/wellnessmama and using the code “wellnessmama” I am so excited to finally be able to share a top secret project I’ve been working on for years…this episode is sponsored by Wellnesse… a new company I co-founded to create safe, natural and obsessively tested products for families. You’ve heard that much of what you put on your body gets absorbed through your skin and goes into your body. We turned this idea on its head, creating products that aren’t just safe to put on your hair, skin and in your mouth, but that are beneficial. We started with the toughest first, creating the first

    • 50 min
    305: A Day in the Life: Wellness Mama Health Routines

    305: A Day in the Life: Wellness Mama Health Routines

    With over 1300 posts on Wellness Mama, I think I’ve tried just about every diet, supplement, workout, and health tool out there! Today I thought I’d do something a little different and share how I’ve filtered through all that to settle on my personal health non-negotiables. My views have definitely changed on many things, while others continue to be so important (like good sleep when I can get it!). Sometimes I’m hesitant to share exactly what I do because health is not one-size-fits-all, and what is best for me might not be for you! But since so many of you have asked, in this episode I’ll walk you through a typical day in my life — what I eat, drink, think, do, and don’t do! Here we go… and please let me know your daily routines in the comments! It’s a great big health world and we can learn from each other! 🙂 Episode Highlights: A Day in the Life of Katie Wells The #1 goal I’m working on right now The metric I apply to decide what health info to act on (and what to tune out) What a Minimum Effective Dose is and how I try to apply the 80/20 principle in all areas of life My non-negotiables for a healthy lifestyle What I think the reason is for my recent weight loss (over 50 pounds!)… and it’s not what you would expect The foods and superfoods I make sure to get in my diet Personal strategies for keeping health routines ultra-simple and easy to follow Why I don’t eat every day Why keto didn’t totally work for me (and considerations for women on keto) Health experts and resources I trust and use most What I used to do that I don’t anymore And more! Resources I Mention SteadyMD – my online doctor Rhonda Patrick – favorite researcher Tim Ferriss Mark Sisson – The Minimum Effective Dose Dr. Alan Christianson – my thyroid doctor (and his book The Adrenal Reset Diet) Nutrition Genome – the genetic test I base a lot of my health decisions on (like cutting back on saturated fat) Aaron Alexander Barrel Sauna (the one I have) Clearlight Sauna – Infrared Zero fasting app Dr. Satchin Panda – Circadian Theory of Health video The Longevity Diet by Dr. Valter Longo CAR.O.L bike Oura Ring – my favorite tracker Chili Pad – how I stay cool at night More From Wellness Mama 296: Why AI-Assisted High-Intensity Training Is the Next Exercise Frontier With CAR.O.L 255: Dr. Valter Longo on a Fasting Mimicking Diet and Increasing Healthspan 273: The Power of Movement for Mind and Body With Aaron Alexander of The Align Podcast 172: How to Understand Your Genes to Personalize Your Diet With Nutrition Genome 135: Understanding Genetic Testing, Epigenetics & Genetic Polymorphisms with Dr. Ben Lynch The Adrenal Reset Diet Book Review Water Fasting Benefits, Dangers & My Personal Experience 8 Sauna Benefits for Body and Mind Ice Bath Benefits: How Cold Therapy Improves the Body and the Brain How to Do a Ketogenic Diet (& Is It Safe for Women?) Did you enjoy this episode? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Read TranscriptChild: Welcome to my Mommy’s podcast. This episode is sponsored by Fabletics, my go-to source for all types of athletic wear. Fabletics creates clothing that’s made to inspire physical activity in any type of setting. Moreover, Fabletics always aims to create fashionable, on-trend workout clothing at an exceptional price point. Their mantra is ‘Live Your Passion- every day.’ And Fabletics is your ‘one stop shop’ for affordable athletic wear. They have yoga, running, gym gear, sports bras, shoes, accessories and more. In fact, I am wearing leggings and a jacket from them right now as I record this. Here’s how it works… After taking a super quick, 60 second style quiz, you’ll

    • 1 hr 5 min
    304: Ninja Warrior Travis Brewer on Movement, Gratitude, and Play

    304: Ninja Warrior Travis Brewer on Movement, Gratitude, and Play

    I met Travis Brewer on my trip to Finland with Four Sigmatic, and let’s just say he made an impression! Forget the subfreezing temperatures and snow everywhere… Travis did handstands and backflips on pretty much everything… from sleds to towers to bridges! Outside of Finland, Travis is literally a fitness ninja who is on a mission to spread positive energy in the world by inspiring people to move. His incredible skills led him to become a finalist on the hit TV show “American Ninja Warrior” on NBC, “Shark Tank” on ABC, and the World Calisthenics Championship Battle of the Bars. This is an episode kids would love as well, so have them listen in! Episode Highlights With Travis Brewer How Travis found his real passion… and came to be known as a ninja! The fascinating discipline of “Parkour” (kids will like this one!) What our bodies learn through play (and why it’s not just for kids) What Acroyoga (partner-based yoga) is like…and why Travis chose an alligator for a partner once! (he’s crazy!) How to learn mental toughness for overcoming obstacles in life and business Places you can go to get more movement A different way to approach bodyweight exercise The world records Travis has beaten And more! Resources We Mention Travis Brewer Pi Movement Acroyoga National Ninja League Hunter Fitness Books Travis Recommends Autobiography of a Yogi Stealing Fire Books by Tim Ferriss The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra Conversations With God More From Wellness Mama 273: The Power of Movement for Mind and Body With Aaron Alexander of The Align Podcast 202: How Footwear Affects Posture, Alignment, & Movement With Gordon Hay From ALINE 302: 5 Ways to Move for Improved Posture, Sleep, and Health With Align Method 267: Solving Joint Pain & Why Sports Aren’t Good for Kids With Hunter Fitness 106: Why to Stop Doing Kegels & Squat Instead with Katy Bowman 190: The Easiest Way to Track HRV, Sleep, and Movement With Oura Ring How to Improve the Vestibular System with Sensory Swings & Activities Benefits of Inversion Therapy (& How to Do It at Home) 11 Convincing Health Benefits of Sweating Did you enjoy this episode? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Read TranscriptChild: Welcome to my Mommy’s podcast. This podcast is brought to you by Four Sigmatic… my source for superfood mushrooms. They make delicious mushroom infused coffees, teas and elixirs that I use daily. From their lower caffeine coffee and coffee packets infused with lions mane that I drink in the morning, to chaga and cordyceps for focus while I work and Reishi to wind down at night… these products are a regular part of my routine. Here’s a tip… I’ve found that for the best sleep, a packet of reishi with a splash of macadamia milk and a tiny sprinkle of salt and a drop of stevia helps me get more deep sleep and I’ve seen this consistently and measurably in my sleep tracking. As a listener of this podcast, you can save 15% by going to foursigmatic.com/wellnessmama and using the code “wellnessmama” This podcast is sponsored by XPT. You might have seen me mention this on Instagram as it’s something I’ve been implementing lately…here’s why. If you’re like most people you set a New Year’s resolution to be healthier, go on a diet or to start working out. We do things like lift weights, run, bike, hike, and watch what we eat. But, a lot of us will overlook the most basic activity of all, BREATHING. Validated by top fitness experts, performance breathing is the most overlooked activity that can do more to help you get active, perform better and recover. And I’ve got the easy solution for you in just 5 to 10 minutes per day! It’s the XPT Li

    • 50 min
    303: Gabby Reece on Parenting, Creating Strong Relationships, and XPT

    303: Gabby Reece on Parenting, Creating Strong Relationships, and XPT

    It’s not every day you get to sit down with one of your personal role models! Gabrielle Reece is not only a volleyball legend but an inspirational figure for girls and women everywhere. You may already know Gabby as a former professional beach volleyball player and Nike’s first female spokeswoman, but in this episode, you’ll also get to know her as an entrepreneur, an amazing mom of 3, and a dedicated wife of 20 years. What I appreciate most about Gabby is the positive message she sends to women everywhere about a healthy body image, the importance of relationships, and creating your own definition of success. Episode Highlights With Gabby Reece Ways to help teenagers learn healthy self-love and body image Why freedom is key to motivation Strategies for raising kids who learn to be independent Why being a good role model doesn’t mean being perfect Characteristics of a healthy relationship and marriage Ways to model good communication and conflict resolution in a family The role of sports in the family How Gabby approaches exercise and fitness today (and how you can train with her) The benefits of cold plunge A powerful mental switch that can lighten any mom’s load And more! Resources We Mention XPTLife.com My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper: A Guide to the Less Than Perfect Life by Gabrielle Reece Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon by Dr. Joe Dispenza Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday The Oxygen Advantage: The Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques for a Healthier, Slimmer, Faster, and Fitter You by Patrick McKeown Found My Fitness (Rhonda Patrick) Barrel Sauna Clearlight Sauna 8 Sauna Benefits for Body and Mind Ice Bath Benefits: How Cold Therapy Improves the Body and the Brain More From Wellness Mama 250: Sustainable Fitness, Cork, and Benefits of Rolling With Addie Conner 267: Solving Joint Pain & Why Sports Aren’t Good for Kids With Hunter Fitness 273: The Power of Movement for Mind and Body With Aaron Alexander of The Align Podcast 302: 5 Ways to Move for Improved Posture, Sleep, and Health With Align Method Did you enjoy this episode? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Read TranscriptChild: Welcome to my Mommy’s podcast. This episode is brought to you by Beekeepers Naturals, superfood products from the hive that help support your family’s best health. Right now, their Propolis has been a lifesaver with all of the sniffles and coughs going around where we live. Propolis is a resinous mixture that bees make in the hive and contains over 300 compounds including polyphenols and compounds that are antibacterial including one called pinocembrin that acts as an antifungal. Some studies have shown that propolis can speed wound healing. It’s antibacterial and antifungal properties also make it great for fighting the sniffles. At first sign of any sniffles, sore throat or coughing at our house, I spray propolis in the throat and it almost always helps us bounce back quickly. I also use propolis before flying to avoid picking up anything on the plane. You can save 15% on propolis and all Beekeepers Naturals products at beekeepersnaturals.com/wellnessmama with the code wellnessmama. I am so excited to finally be able to share a top secret project I’ve been working on for years…this episode is proudly sponsored by Wellnesse… a new company I co-founded to create safe, natural and obsessively tested products for families. You’ve heard that much of what you put on your body gets absorbed through your skin and goes into your body. We turned this idea on its head, creating products that aren’t just safe to put on your hair, skin and in your mouth, but that are beneficial. We started with the toughest first, creating the first of its kind na

    • 54 min
    302: 5 Ways to Move for Improved Posture, Sleep, and Health With Align Method

    302: 5 Ways to Move for Improved Posture, Sleep, and Health With Align Method

    Aaron Alexander returns with tips on how to get more movement in your life with a few simple changes in your daily routine. Aaron is a manual therapist and movement coach who helps the world’s best athletes, celebrities, and everyone in between to relieve pain, increase strength, and optimize their movement. Today we talk more about his Align Method™ and dive even deeper on how to leave a sedentary lifestyle behind by designing a life that supports (and challenges!) both mind and body on a daily basis. Episode Highlights With Align Method What science tells us about the mind-body connection behind all movement How the way your body moves shapes your mental state and how you feel The top 3 things most people get wrong when it comes to movement The difference between movement and exercise How to design homes and schools to give kids more opportunities to move Why the best chair may be no chair at all Ways to guard against injury in daily life Best positions for deep, supportive sleep Specific movements to do during and after pregnancy And more! Resources We Mention AlignPodcast.com Book: The Align Method: 5 Movement Principles for a Stronger Body, Sharper Mind, and Stress-Proof Life by Aaron Alexander Also Mentioned: Aubrey Marcus Ida Rolf, Rolfing Structural Integration Yoga swing Idiocrasy TED Talk, “Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are” by Amy Cuddy Sitting Kills by Joan Vernikos Muscles and Meridians: The Manipulation of Shape by Philip Beach The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk MD Shoulder Pain? The Solution and Prevention by John Kirsch Albert Mehrabian studies More From Wellness Mama 273: The Power of Movement for Mind and Body With Aaron Alexander of The Align Podcast 221: Natural Movement, Sustainable Fitness, and Lifelong Health With Dr. Mark Cucuzzella 250: Sustainable Fitness, Cork, and Benefits of Rolling With Addie Conner 88: Pregnancy Exercise, Diastasis, and Pelvic Floor Health with Lorraine Scapens 202: How Footwear Affects Posture, Alignment, & Movement With Gordon Hay From ALINE 20: Exercise, Movement & Pelvic Floor Health How to Build a Treehouse for Fun & Exercise How to Improve the Vestibular System with Sensory Swings & Activities Backyard Ideas to Keep Kids Playing Outside All Summer Did you enjoy this episode? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Read TranscriptChild: Welcome to my Mommy’s podcast. This episode is sponsored by Fabletics, my go-to source for all types of athletic wear. Fabletics creates clothing that’s made to inspire physical activity in any type of setting. Moreover, Fabletics always aims to create fashionable, on-trend workout clothing at an exceptional price point. Their mantra is ‘Live Your Passion- every day.’ And Fabletics is your ‘one stop shop’ for affordable athletic wear. They have yoga, running, gym gear, sports bras, shoes, accessories and more. In fact, I am wearing leggings and a jacket from them right now. Here’s how it works… After taking a super quick, 60 second style quiz, you’ll receive a personalized showroom of pieces specifically catered towards your own unique style. This takes the guesswork out of what styles are best suitable for you and with just a few clicks, Fabletics is doing all the homework for you. Right now, you also get 2 leggings for only $24 ($99 value) as a VIP by going to fabletics.com/wellnessmama. I personally love (and am currently wearing) the high waisted powerhold leggings and they have some really cute new patterns with cut outs and designs that I am loving. That price is less than half of just a sports bra and some other brands, and just as good of quality. Also, here is a pro tip – make sure you enter your email address at the end of the quiz, as you’ll receive exclusive mont

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

HollyRomak ,

My Favorite Podcast!

This is definitely my favorite podcast. She covers a variety of topics, all of which include practical ways to improve your life! I’ve recommended this podcast to countless people. Easy to listen to and very interesting. :)

NicoleR12792 ,

Why is your voice sped up?!

Kate?! Why are you speeding up your voice? It can’t save that much time...and even if it does WHY? I can’t listen to you any more. This podcast has some helpful tips-some not so helpful, but I liked it for the most part. Unsubscribing...maybe I’ll come back in a few months to see if the speed up is gone. It seriously is too uncomfortable listening as it is.

MomofMAC ,

I’m hooked

I’ve been following WellnessMama blog for 6+ years. She’s amazing and her podcasts aren’t boring and she doesn’t spend ten minutes of intro rambling about nothing like others. So educational and motivating!

Top Podcasts In Alternative Health

Listeners Also Subscribed To