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Episode 49: Gut Health with Dr. Jyothi Rao, MD

bacteria in it, and these gut bugs are responsible for much of our immune system defense as well as hormone and mood regulation. Our gut bacteria can even decrease inflammation, and they likely play a role in how we get sick.  Although we may not be able to control our genetic predispositions, we can control our environmental triggers.  Join us in this fascinating topic, as Dr. Rao talks about how we can heal our gut.  She is the author of Body on Fire: How Inflammation Triggers Chronic Illness and the Tools We Have to Fight It.  Dr. Rao is an Internal Medicine doctor and practices Integrative Medicine.  You can find her at raowellness.com

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Episode 48: Gratitude and Well-being with Nisha Sidhu

On today’s episode- we talk about Gratitude! There are scientifically validated benefits of gratitude, and it’s so much more than saying “thank you”. Gratitude affects us mentally and physically. There are numerous studies that suggest that showing gratitude can increase one’s happiness, decrease inflammation in one’s body, reduce stress, increase optimism and change our brain, increase satisfaction in life, and build greater resilience. Join us in this compelling conversation with Nisha Sidhu, who is a Mindful Life Coach, as we talk about celebrating the present! You can find Nisha at myndtreat.com.

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Ep.45: A Better Menopause with Dana Ramsey

What’s clear is that even though we think we may know, most women do not have a good understanding of menopause.  We have an idea of what occurs, but do we truly know what is to be expected?  Menopause is diagnosed after you’ve gone without a period for one year, but, well, it doesn’t just last one year.  There’s been a longstanding viewpoint, which is oftentimes misogynistic, that menopause is viewed as a pre-death, decreases a woman’s worth, or affects one’s femininity.  But with the appropriate knowledge on this very important women’s health issue, and by being in the know, you can help yourself through the process, and have a better menopause to live your fullest life.  Join us in this fascinating conversation with Dana Ramsey, CNM, MSN.  She is the founder of Nurture Women’s Health & Fertility.  Be empowered!  You can find Dana at nurturesantacruz.com.

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