The Wellness Mama Podcast podcast

The Wellness Mama Podcast

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 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

 

#834

A New Method of Breast Cancer Screening & Prevention with Dr. Jenn Simmons

Episode Highlights With Dr. Jenn Simmons ---The downfall of imaging as breast cancer prevention is that this is really just early diagnosis and not prevention ---Far beyond cancer, there are a lot of benign changes in the breast that can cause stress for people ---Why screening doesn’t improve outcomes as much as we once thought ---No matter how many women we screen per year, the exact same number die of breast cancer and present with aggressive disease ---Statistically, mammograms don’t save lives or breasts and just have increased the risk of mastectomy  ---How mammography may actually contribute to breast cancer ---Mammography - if you screen 2,000 women, you can potentially save one woman but cause 10 who didn’t need it to be treated for breast cancer ---The new type of imaging that is radiation-free and lower risk with better resolution and results  ---How absurd it is that we are using a method that causes cancer to screen for cancer Resources We Mention ---<a href='https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Womans-Guide-Breast-Cancer/dp/B0D38MNWBK?crid=1LZ3HXTZP6LC&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.OKtQd9dhInBkTzdSJwybXUsQC18DQXhTdfZ-UWVOqxTdURgBQR4BG5ZEJ_iaLd1klyejZQASyXO8rpzjv5FqOjJmKlVAWzEzd_3kMIxsjOs41U9HS3ahx6YGoCa4ZhPO_jUq08IWYymfX4ThUMCIHiNWkTJmxyXl8sq71sQX9Pc2YV9F-Ucm5Aq9qVnePx6JzxTRJ9bfJVKdqz6pOzzODZvgDuOrHyUhjKomBcxtb4s.vNHtBnZF8OzIFdvRtLPCxk2qTrzUR3SBZtoPb1UrOmA&dib_tag=se&keywords=jenn+simmons&qid=1718053977&sprefix=jenn+simmons%2Caps%2C97&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=wellnessmama-20&linkId=aa98298ec7b9e95e6128de683cfaefb6&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl'>The Smart Woman's Guide to Breast Cancer</a> by Dr. Jenn Simmons ---<a href='https://www.realhealthmd.com/'>Real Health MD</a> - website ---<a href='https://www.perfeqtionimaging.com/perfeqtion-imaging'>PerfeQTion Imaging</a> - imaging centers ... Read more

17 hrs Ago

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36:32

17 hrs Ago


#833

Why Biohackers Are Wrong, Slowing Aging, & Decoding DNA With Kash Khan

Episode Highlights With Kash Khan ---The problem with biohacking and why he doesn’t like that word either ---Why I personally prefer bio-love or bio-alignment and working with my body ---Most bankruptcies are due to healthcare cost ---The real story of aging and how inflammation is connected ---Everyone needs to focus on reducing inflammation ---The foundational things that are helpful for all humans and from which we can build based on understanding our own genetics  ---Why he starts with the mind and executive function for lasting health changes ---The body is very simple: you're either in fight or flight or rest and recovery ---What the epigenetic imprint of trauma is and why this is important to address ---The science of how trauma affects us even at a gene expression level ---They haven’t dealt with a single person who has a chronic condition that didn’t have some level of trauma and gut issues ---Why sunlight is so important and how sunlight affects genes ---Every enzyme we need for vitamin D is found in magnesium ---Genetic testing is not the answer, programs and understanding are the answers Resources We Mention ---<a href='https://kashkhanofficial.com/products/wellnessmama'>Kash Khan</a> - Roadmap to 100 program ---<a href='http://jaspr.co/wellnessmama'>Jaspr air filter</a> ... Read more

Yesterday

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32:03

Yesterday


#832

The Gaslighting in Female Healthcare & Finding Your Own Answers With Kash Khan

Episode Highlights With Kash Khan ---Why medical gaslighting is a real problem in medicine  ---The real reason women and men aren’t medically the same and why this is empowering  ---Looking at what biology is broken and genetics vs the symptoms to get real answers ---Functional genomics vs genetics and how to understand your genes in a way that benefits you ---Why genes are not our destiny and how we can work with our genes for better results ---The genes they look at that make the biggest functional difference ---Only 5% of the US is actually metabolically healthy right now  ---The genetic factors that affect metabolism and hormones ---How functional genetics relates to chronic disease and inflammation ---Women put an average of 500 chemicals on their bodies per day ---It takes an average of 26 seconds for something to get through the skin and into the blood ---General things we can all avoid for better health ---Insights are useful, but data is useless without the personal experience side ---Learning how to know what is wrong and how to fix it based on your genes  Resources We Mention ---<a href='https://www.instagram.com/kashkhanofficial/'>Kash Khan </a>- Instagram ---<a href='https://kashkhanofficial.com/products/wellnessmama'>Kash Khan </a>- Roadmap to 100 program ... Read more

15 Jul 2024

39 MINS

39:24

15 Jul 2024


#831

Deep Dive on Air Quality & How Free to Improve Yours Immediately With Mike Feldstein

Episode Highlights With Mike Feldstein of Jaspr ---The reason indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air ---How poor air quality can cause inflammation  ---Humans breathe about one credit card worth of microplastics per week, and what this does to the body ---100% of all homes tested positive for microplastics in air ---How we can get oxidative stress and accelerated aging from bad air quality  ---Why we don’t have the same biosensors around air that we do around food and water ---We adapt very quickly to air and this is why we get “nose blind” to smells  ---How drastically air quality can impact sleep and performance ---Why sleep is the number one reason people use his air filters ---Most people have horrible air in their bedrooms and usually more pollen in bedrooms than outside! ---What level you want to see on an air filter for good indoor air quality  ---The Jaspr doesn't use WiFi or Bluetooth and there are no EMFs ---A huge list of tips and tricks to improve indoor air quality for free related to cooking, products we use, etc ---Why Jaspr is made with steel and not plastic  Resources We Mention ---<a href='http://jaspr.co/wellnessmama'>Jaspr Air Filter</a> - Use the code wellnessmama for a discount ---<a href='https://wellnessmama.com/go/branch-basics/'>Branch Basics</a> ... Read more

11 Jul 2024

31 MINS

31:56

11 Jul 2024


#830

You Are What You Breathe: The Biggest Unknown Health Factor with Mike Feldstein

Episode Highlights With Mike Feldstein ---We breathe so much more than we drink or eat, so air quality can be much more important than even food quality  ---We breathe 11,000-15,000 liters of air per day ---Air is one of our most essential health factors, and we can only go minutes without air ---Why Mike carries a CO2 monitor, and when CO2 levels can affect performance  ---What to do about high CO2 levels ---Why heat might not be the reason you feel fatigued in the sauna ---His fascinating background in catastrophic disaster remediation  ---How Jaspr came to be and why it outperforms other filters Resources We Mention ---<a href='http://jaspr.co/wellnessmama'>Jaspr Air Filter</a> - Use code wellnessmama for a discount ... Read more

10 Jul 2024

34 MINS

34:46

10 Jul 2024


#829

Light, Mitochondria, DNA: Sunshine is the Only Way With Dr. Courtney Hunt

Episode Highlights With Dr. Courtney Hunt ---We evolved under the light of the sun to take code/energy from the sun  ---Light is a symphony of information for our bodies ---How light can help us reverse age ---It is all coded into our bodies; how to send your body the right signals ---How sunrise and sunset are natural sources of red light ---When you get enough red light you burn through sugar faster and have better blood sugar control ---Carbs are free radicals when we eat them all the time ---The real reasons morning sunlight is important  ---Reasons to have low light in your house at night ---You have a pharmacy in your brain that responds to light ---What to know about low vitamin D and why it is seasonal and cyclical  ---How light improves mitochondria and how to get the right light exposure ---We don’t have to lose mitochondrial density as we age ---Your skin is one of your biggest organs of detoxification and when we wear sunscreen, we block important pathways and the right interaction with light Resources We Mention ---<a href='https://www.courtneyhuntmd.com/'>Courtney Hunt, MD</a> - Website ---<a href='https://www.instagram.com/courtneyhuntmd/'>Courtney Hunt, MD</a> - Instagram ---<a href='https://www.courtneyhuntmd.com/on-demand-videos'>Courtney Hunt, MD</a> - Webinar Library ... Read more

09 Jul 2024

32 MINS

32:04

09 Jul 2024


#828

Light, Mitochondria, DNA: Sunshine is the Only Way With Dr. Courtney Hunt

Episode Highlights With Dr. Courtney Hunt ---Her own story of recovery from Hashimoto's ---She was trained as an OB/GYN and her path to what she does now ---You are not your diagnosis ---The importance of seeing yourself well ---What autophagy is and how it can be such a valuable tool ---How to encourage autophagy and self-cleaning in the body ---When you enter ketosis as a metabolic state you make acetoacetic acid which breaks down into beta-hydroxybutyrate and acetone and why this is beneficial ---How to flip the metabolic switch to burn fat as fuel ---When you burn fat as fuel you are either burning someone else’s fat or your own fat ---What leptin is and what it can tell us about health ---How to avoid starvation cues with fasting and ketosis and make sure you nourish your body enough ---The myth that women shouldn’t fast or that women shouldn’t fast around their periods ---We make ¼ of the ATP when we eat a lot of carbs  Resources We Mention ---<a href='https://www.courtneyhuntmd.com/'>Courtney Hunt, MD</a> - Website ---<a href='https://www.instagram.com/courtneyhuntmd/'>Courtney Hunt, MD</a> - Instagram ---<a href='https://www.amazon.com/KETO-MOJO-%CE%B2-Ketone-Monitoring-Solutions-Ketogenic/dp/B08G5BZQVL?crid=10H24W818CQOU&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.BxJcd95r4Iz85SU8YyRLIZwrEnE3-C2pGAvWXzbt76d3Z0dlbH5PYh2ogh6zOXbkYTUVQ803XJfSvnXPNfhRScd7J22eq0uOgBfkB2A9mFVVQ-k6yN6DZCFcnQ5Gtu2QPInDkqmQu1jEzflbHjIeGrT7Gg3PmI2ZvytEykb3mjAPCIet3AckIt-TUopRQdCHaKBT1bdkZ5JgOYPpRKSVgga5GoNaM4AlDPedBh-BAAZaNC7n5OF4Dxk6a8Y6JAi9_0866C0byGKcocIceQMENOIHhfi-fyQCtVnJPsU31Nk.y1Awj-SlrHfTAG2QEagG9oDo6oeiT55L29gMEFMjpVU&dib_tag=se&keywords=ketone+meter&qid=1716593679&sprefix=ketone+meter%2Caps%2C110&sr=8-1-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGY&psc=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=wellnessmama-20&linkId=535f7f2482d413214c14571a1a5cbcd8&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl'>Ketone meter</a> ---<a href='https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Keto-Test-Strips-Urinalysis/dp/B01MUB7BUV?crid=26A50D3W3NFVY&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.s5w93cK-_Gj6XNHwF7QHFKME3C2Ms493Pq-pZfpFvZxJRmaLzb1MzmUyofd2gkQVNa1oT0gNuPNud7xClQZaN7RtGkzp_N72JtmI-L2GaBs4EFMJUsDD8NIS_nVfRpeK8zYbcKj5OWLSlc-p4dfRpp7gCWXWpAxxCqxfQz1iL-oETLBCQM6Mpe02PO2NGTLv3_mhxDbHEUbyzVB1T8z2oHpnNBbmvYrAU09IPUYI3x8R91QL6-jmXM0sjSeHrqk6F1xdeGjfRvSUL9QoBTgAPfgtalL0UUx-DNmzQvDvxO8.JmJ44Lzui2--9voOp4Wp5vUodQJulWKS7gyMsN5g0oQ&dib_tag=se&keywords=Ketone+urine+strip&qid=1716593722&sprefix=ketone+urine+strip%2Caps%2C115&sr=8-1-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGY&psc=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=wellnessmama-20&linkId=6a4d31206b6019e3cfa30ccc0bad2611&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl'>Ketone Urine Test Strips</a> ---<a href='http://Geneticprotocol.com'>Genetic Protocol</a> ... Read more

08 Jul 2024

40 MINS

40:29

08 Jul 2024


#827

How Deliberate Cold Exposure Healed My Autoimmune Conditions With Adrienne Jezick

Episode Highlights With Adrienne ---Her story of autoimmune recovery and how it led her to learning about cold exposure ---Why she was taking over 20 prescriptions daily and how she recovered ---The reason cold exposure is the one healing modality she would choose  ---Drastic effects she noticed when she started doing ice baths ---Why ice baths can be so helpful and the physiological ways they help the body ---How cold exposure creates norepinephrine and dopamine ---The way cold exposure can help with resilience and mindset ---Cold exposure can help the lymphatic system ---Cold exposure vs sauna exposure and how to time them if you do both ---Some simple and very inexpensive tips to get the benefits of cold even if you don’t have a plunge ---How to DIY cold exposure experience at home Resources We Mention ---<a href='https://www.adriennejezick.com/product-page/morozko-method-online-certification'>Morozko Method™ Certification Course</a> - Use code wellnessmama for a discount ---<a href='https://plunge.pxf.io/jWRNaM'>Cold Plunge</a> - Use code wellnessmama for a discount ---<a href='https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Mind-Surprising-Healthier-Connected/dp/0316252115?crid=2BKOBIQ7DPREJ&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.KrsV4xKPh8PLikr3dvdd0U8xZI8VMXIG2-4ANmM9b_NQQGVunrHZlBpOHYcs3aTEvKDKTtyIO3TUXcJQmOY4FckQFgG5QJZziOMk5LoE2yVjuUOy6JbgYOPexr7Y-Bfylfww0XRdWyeKj1neHx-_FqBVJdWM_pYWFfKb8ihlnLwx_Pz2RP1mEEzP6ufQRkvRI8RnjhJSTvudadpIvbecuiJHll3Cog4e9b_CSTxknmA.bB-pk3Ev63nHUgZgdeyIzzVoBS_uFKdnJi14I4OSBik&dib_tag=se&keywords=blue+mind&qid=1716592576&sprefix=blue+mind%2Caps%2C117&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=wellnessmama-20&linkId=a5f893e9473219d1da6d75a5ea689583&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl'>Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do</a> by Wallace J. Nichols ---<a href='https://www.instagram.com/reel/BbH2u_IArXw/'>Adrienne's first cold plunge video</a> ... Read more

03 Jul 2024

43 MINS

43:57

03 Jul 2024


#826

Knowing Our Kids More Deeply and Connected Parenting With Barbara Ditlow

Episode Highlights With Barbara ---The power of listening, especially with our children ---How understanding human design can drastically change how we parent ---The way a child's design can affect how they learn and the school environment they need ---How our kid's type can affect how they eat and why we might call it picky eating ---The only thing that heals is love  ---Importance of viewing our children as an asset, not an inconvenience ---Why psychological resilience is so important ---How anything can be a cult if you give your own inner authority away to something or someone else ---Important things she learned from helping with cult intervention and how to give ourselves a solid foundation ---Special vs unique and why to be careful about that word Resources We Mention ---<a href='https://humandesignconsultations.com/'>Human Design Consultations</a> ---<a href='https://sl290.isrefer.com/go/kcrf/wellnessmama/'>Kids Cook Real Food Course</a> ---<a href='https://www.amazon.com/Human-Design-Definitive-Differentiation-2011-05-03/dp/B01FIWA7IE?crid=38QIS9LXQAR7L&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.aXLQRDpMEzR98ZVhZsqHnTLoLA-j8eMzf5_xwzFq4OYuJXj1s3h_KUGBcvvY27JAqnRhjrOQks5_JH1GdzqojBquf-4JebkZoBt2Xwj-IDgrX_NrPGYnITztSisOtpgwdwQ96emfpu0xp4aHC4-_fq5IDBMUwYo4mmwoLDGVd6mhVMUydPApyjy2YniDXAPPg0PQB_FBiLVTNNBqjDbi9Q2N2JEvopFNi_2oyGeoqJM.sV0vnbW99ccYm0EcHnw2ZwETYm76yU-M7sgHum_nHBE&dib_tag=se&keywords=The+definitive+guide+to+human+design&qid=1716591378&sprefix=the+definitive+guide+to+human+design%2Caps%2C130&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=wellnessmama-20&linkId=33f60963fdd66d488a2cfdff43881a97&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl'>Human Design: The Definitive Book of Human Design, The Science of Differentiation by Ra Uru Hu</a> by Lynda Bunnell ... Read more

02 Jul 2024

35 MINS

35:34

02 Jul 2024


#825

Understanding Your Human Design & Knowing Yourself Better With Barbara Ditlow

Episode Highlights With Barbara ---Her incredible background and journey and what led to her work ---The wisdom she found in not needing to be or have power over other people ---Her friendship with Ra and Eckhart Tolle ---What human design is and how it can help us understand our gifts  ---How human design is unique and what the different types are in human design ---The four basic types in human design: projector, manifestor, generator, reflector ---What the four transformations in human design are ---Decision-making based on your type and aligning your environment ---Heartscapes vs landscapes in human design ---What the different types of environments are ---Authority and energy types in human design ---How to learn more about your own human design Resources We Mention ---<a href='https://humandesignconsultations.com/'>Barbara Ditlow</a> - Website ---<a href='https://www.amazon.com/Human-Design-Definitive-Differentiation-2011-05-03/dp/B01FIWA7IE?crid=38QIS9LXQAR7L&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.aXLQRDpMEzR98ZVhZsqHnTLoLA-j8eMzf5_xwzFq4OYuJXj1s3h_KUGBcvvY27JAqnRhjrOQks5_JH1GdzqojBquf-4JebkZoBt2Xwj-IDgrX_NrPGYnITztSisOtpgwdwQ96emfpu0xp4aHC4-_fq5IDBMUwYo4mmwoLDGVd6mhVMUydPApyjy2YniDXAPPg0PQB_FBiLVTNNBqjDbi9Q2N2JEvopFNi_2oyGeoqJM.sV0vnbW99ccYm0EcHnw2ZwETYm76yU-M7sgHum_nHBE&dib_tag=se&keywords=The+definitive+guide+to+human+design&qid=1716591378&sprefix=the+definitive+guide+to+human+design%2Caps%2C130&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=wellnessmama-20&linkId=28db5187c8c4e70b4c4dabc1f633b098&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl'>Human Design: The Definitive Book of Human Design, The Science of Differentiation</a> by Ra Uru Hu by Lynda Bunnell ... Read more

01 Jul 2024

38 MINS

38:24

01 Jul 2024


#824

The Real Reason for Obesity & Self Love for Better Health with Justin Nault

Episode Highlights With Justin ---The real root cause of obesity and why it isn’t what you think ---Why diet can be so frustrating and why so many of us are recovering dieters ---The average woman tries 126 diets in the course of their lifetime ---Obesity often stems from unmet emotional and psychological needs ---The antidote to this problem ---How we inherit programmed thoughts from our parents about food and diet ---Body fat storage is not a bad thing, but a sign of adaptability that we just need to understand better ---Why all restrictive dieting is doomed to fail eventually ---Foundational principles for learning to listen to what your body really needs ---5 core principles: Remove seed oils, 30g of protein within 30 mins of waking, 1 g of protein per pound of ideal body weight, sunshine, daily walks ---What mirror work is and how it is profoundly helpful ---How sunshine is so profoundly helpful to this process ---Lack of sunlight, blue light exposure, and seed oil consumption correlate strongly with the rise in obesity  ---The real problem with seed oils and why they are worth avoiding  ---What the electron transport chain is and why we need to understand it ---Your kids won’t do a great job of listening to you, but they’ll do a great job of becoming you Resources We Mention ---<a href='https://go.justinnault.com/'>Justin Nault</a> - website ---<a href='https://www.boncharge.com/discount/wellnessmama?rfsn=3276875.9664be'>Blue Light Glasses</a> ---<a href='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k64igrtk9bU'>YouTube video on how Canola Oil is made</a> ... Read more

26 Jun 2024

50 MINS

50:40

26 Jun 2024


#823

Conscious Parenting for Busy Parents of Teenagers In the Age of Distraction with Paola Telfer

Episode Highlights With Paola Telfer ---Navigating parenting in an increasingly technological world ---How to maximize the benefits of technology for kids and minimize the addictive potential ---A relationship-focused approach to parenting around technology ---Some practical tips for managing technology in the home ---The most important part of managing a relationship with a teenage child  ---Her litmus test for how her relationship with her teenager is doing ---Tips for sleep with teenagers ---Teaching kids entrepreneurship from a young age Resources We Mention ---<a href='https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=2366092&u=774148&m=143471'>Sens.ai</a> (use code wellnessmama for discount) ... Read more

25 Jun 2024

29 MINS

29:04

25 Jun 2024


#822

Brain Training at Home and How to Optimize Brain States with Sens.ai

Episode Highlights With Sens.ai ---Her story that led to her creating at-home brain training that actually works ---How a brain injury and PTSD impacted her life and how she reversed it ---What is brain training and how it can be so impactful ---This is basically neurotechnology-assisted meditation ---What the different brain waves and brain states are and how to benefit from them ---How to access self-directed neuroplasticity  ---The pillars of brain states ---What neurotechnologies Sens.ai includes and how they work ---How this device also measures and impacts the nervous system as well ---The gamified way that this headset helps meditation and focus ---How this helps with sleep Resources We Mention ---<a href='https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=2366092&u=774148&m=143471'>Sens.ai</a> (use code wellnessmama for a discount!) ---<a href='https://sens.ai/science'>The Science Behind Sens.ai</a> ... Read more

24 Jun 2024

34 MINS

34:10

24 Jun 2024


#821

The Inflammation Equation: Decoding the Path to Optimal Well-Being With Dr. Tom O’Bryan

Episode Highlights With Dr. Tom O'Bryan ---The inflammation equation and all the variables we face in the modern world ---Bottom-line principles that affect inflammatory status ---14 of the 15 largest killers are chronic inflammatory conditions ---Why inflammation is the trigger that pulls on the chain to break the weakest link ---The most common environmental toxins we are seeing in the modern world ---How mold affects inflammation and is even linked to things like Alzheimer's ---Where plasticizers are found and how they affect inflammation ---What nanoplastics are and why we need to be aware of them ---Ways toxins enter the body and the four parts of the immune system (three aren’t in the gut!) ---How the immune system works within the brain ---Houseplants can help with environmental toxins ---Why he never touches credit card receipts because of the BPA  ---Our environment is fueling our disease and how to improve yours without stress Resources We Mention ---<a href='https://thedr.com/'>Thedr.com</a> ---<a href='https://rkt511.isrefer.com/go/tie24/wellnessmama'>The Inflammation Equation Docuseries</a> ... Read more

19 Jun 2024

48 MINS

48:37

19 Jun 2024