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Summer Remix Series: Menopause: A time to level up not fade out w/ Dr. Stacy Sims

333: Summer Remix Series: Menopause: A time to level up not fade out w/ Dr. Stacy Sims

This episode is part of the Grace & Grit Summer Remix Series which started with episode 330. This series will reintroduce episodes that have previously been published as reminders that self-development…

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Navigating Hormonal Changes in Midlife w/Laini Gray

324: Navigating Hormonal Changes in Midlife w/ Laini Gray

“Test don’t guess” is a phrase you will often hear coming from the lips of my podcast guest today, Laini Gray. Laini is a functional diagnostic practitioner and wellness coach…

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Mindset matters and... it isn't everything.

303: Mindset matters and… it isn’t everything.

I am a HUGE fan of mindset work and I deeply believe that it plays a significant role in what you do and what you don’t do. That being said,…

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Fat Loss Basics, Part 2: The Foundation Matters

220: Fat Loss Basics, Part 2: The Foundation Matters

​When it comes to fat loss, your hormonal health matters… a lot!

Your hormones are the government of your body, so when they are out of alignment, messages aren’t communicated correctly, things get a little (or VERY) confused and a lot of metabolic dysfunction ensues:

Your gut health gets disrupted.
Your mental health takes a hit.
Your organ’s ability to function at full capacity declines.
Your muscle health suffers.
… just to name a few things.

And all of this chaos, in turn, contributes to even more hormonal dysfunction and round and round it goes making fat loss feel impossible.

So the question is:
How do you heal and fortify your hormonal landscape?

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Renovating Your Life to Support Your Health

183: Renovating Your Life to Support Your Health

I call the years between 40 and 60 the renovation years.


Because of shifting hormones combined with balancing more responsibilities than ever, we are really presented with an opportunity at this age and stage of life to take stock of our total stress load and make some hard choices in how to better manage that.

In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I share the advice that I believe women in our age bracket need to hear (far beyond cookie-cutter diet and exercise recommendations).

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Restoring Hormonal Health w/ Kiran Ram

157: Restoring Hormonal Health w/ Kiran Ram

It is fundamentally impossible to create a state of deep health without adequate recovery and I will forever be reminding my listeners, my clients and my community that the answers to improving health are often not found in doing more but doing less.

In a culture that glorifies hustle, it can be really difficult to slow down and grant yourself adequate permission to rest and recover, which can dramatically affect your hormonal system. When hormones are disrupted everything feels challenging and no one understands this better than women entering perimenopause and menopause.

In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I have invited my friend, Kiran Ram, to the show to help women better understand how lifestyle choices can help to restore hormonal balance.

Have a listen and share your thoughts!

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Hormonal Healing & Lifestyle Management with Laini Gray

136: Hormonal Healing & Lifestyle Management with Laini Gray

I am so excited to be hosting my dear friend, Laini Gray on the Grace & Grit show for the third time!

Laini is a wealth of information when it comes to hormones, gut health, liver function, and all-around lifestyle management to elevate health on just about every front.

If you have been enjoying the interviews this month on Hormonal Health, you do not want to miss this episode.

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Understanding Hormones via the DUTCH Test w/ Dr. Debbie Rice

135: Understand Hormones via the DUTCH Test w/ Dr. Debbie Rice

Hormones are a topic we have talked a lot about on the Grace & Grit Podcast because let’s face it – hormones govern your body – and if they aren’t in their happy place…well…neither are you!

As I have crossed over the threshold of 40, I have become a lot more curious about the state of my own hormones. I feel amazing, but there are months when my PMS is simply out of control. My breasts hurt, I am reactive and I just feel like my body is not my own.

I have been hearing about the DUTCH Test for a few years now (DUTCH stands for Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones), which you can do in the comfort of your own home.

The Dutch Test is being used by more and more physicians to remedy hormonal challenges in patients and has been endorsed by well known medical experts like Kris Kessler, Dr. Joesph Mercola, Dr. Ben Lynch, Christiane Northrup, and Sara Gottfriend.

When I asked my awesome Naturopathic physician, Elizabeth Stegmaier, about it she encouraged me to have the testing done not just for my benefit but to be able to educate you the listeners about the value of this type of testing. Not only has Dr. Stegmaier personally been using the Dutch test for years with her own patients, but she just happens to be friends with the top clinical advisors to the product, one of which agreed to join me on the podcast today, Dr. Debbie Rice.

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Hormonal Health 101

133: Hormonal Health 101

This month we are talking all about hormonal health.

Hormones basically govern your biology, so if your hormones aren’t happy…well… neither are you.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I give a brief lesson in the primary hormones I think all women should be a bit more educated about.

While I am NOT a hormonal health expert, I have invited several guests to the show this month who are, so today’s podcast helps lay the foundation for those conversations.


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Becoming Your Own Healer w/ Dr. Anna Cabeca

116: Becoming Your Own Healer w/ Dr. Anna Cabeca

There are certainly a lot of challenges that can present themselves as we age AND we also have a lot of choice in how much hardship we experience as we move through those challenges.

In this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast, Dr. Anna Cabeca and I cover a tremendous amount of territory on aging gracefully as a woman, including:
• How hormones affect our physiology and how they change as we age.
• How physiology drives behavior, and what we can do to improve our physiology.
• The anti-aging benefits of relationships and community.
• How trauma can impact the severity of menopause.
• The power cortisol has to disrupt hormones.
• The role gut health plays in hormone balance.
• Sexual health and so much more!

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