In recent years, I’ve had a surge of requests from other Health Practitioners on using root cause resolution work to get the results that have eluded their clients.
That’s why I was delighted to join Andrea Nakayama to discuss this on her 15-Minute Matrix podcast geared towards health practitioners. In Mapping Compliance we discussed the “how” of implementing and sustaining life-changing nutrition shifts and how to use “falling off track” to leap forward in progress and results.
With this interest, we’re in the first certification round of Truce with Food for health practitioners. The feedback already is that clients are making more progress in one session than they used to make in five months and that this is the single best investment in their business. If you’re a practitioner interested in Truce with Food certification sign-up here for updates.
Fat Shaming, Blaming and Root Cause Tragedy. Comedians are supposed to push our limits. When Bill Maher did a fat-shaming segment that failed to examine root causes, late-night host James Corden responded humorously and thoughtfully, citing root causes like poverty for obesity and emphasizing his own weight battle. Corden’s points on a major news outlet and the audience reaction highlight the root cause discussion finally hitting the mainstream. There’s growing acknowledgment that Big Food and Chemical companies —under names like “International Life Science Institute”—are influencing academics and government policies and narratives. And, that having core emotional needs not adequately met in childhood and adolescence (i.e. safety and acceptance) leads to emotional eating. If we collectively redirect “trying” to individual and national awareness and gain the skills to break these emotional eating patterns, we can change our individual story, the collective story and stop turning to food.
Sweet Dreams or Sweet Tooth? Most of us need 7-8 hours a night of deep sleep to function and keep cravings away. Yet researchers found a gene where a select few can get less than six and a half hours of sleep with no effect. For the rest of us mere mortals, sleep deprivation affects the brain’s motivation and reward circuits and can spark a desire for tasty foods and make us feel less full after eating and metabolize the fat in food differently. Easy tips to sleep better? Add more healthy fats to your diet and sleep in cooler temperatures. If you want to go all in on the cold-sleep tip, go much colder to turn your white fat, which stores extra energy, into brown fat, which leads to positive metabolic changes, including cooling the body’s internal temperature.
Food Puns. Remember when food used to be fun and not a source of stress and overwhelm? Here’s a #tbt with all 50 states reimagined as food puns. My favorites are S’Moregon, Naantana, and Nutellaware.
Do you get Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) fever the minute the weather feels like fall? If you want to avoid the 10 packets/39 grams of sugar in Starbucks Tall pumpkin spice latte, I’ve rounded up options that will satisfy your sweet and spice tooth whether you’re keto, low-sugar, caffeine-free or on-the-go. Check out the round-up here.
Own Your Self and Your Fertility
Insatiable Season 9: Fiery Fertility kicked off this week with the intrepid Dr. Kelly Brogan and her new book, Own Your Self, which is a rebel rally cry for anyone who wants to do health and life their own way.
In this episode, we discuss:
- How Dr. Brogan’s pregnancy and two patient’s stillbirths following the flu shot were her awakening to taking back her mind, body and soul from a fear-based, Western medicine narrative that she had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and years of her life invested in as a medical student.
- The “A plus” life we miss out on when we bypass our pain, including how accepting victim stories like “I can’t eat just one cookie” or “Depression is genetic” (two stories I had) can be a doorway into our awakening.
- Dr. Brogan’s two very different unmedicated births and how each of them were what she needed at that time
- The postpartum period, which is similar to the pre-menstrual and perimenopause/menopause phases, as powerful catalysts into self-actualization
If you’re craving better results in any area of your health or body, this episode will light a transformational, fertile fire in you!
Read the transcript
Sugar: The Solution to Mismatched Energy Cycles
99% of my clients end up discovering that one root cause of their sugar cravings is exhaustion. Sugar is their “pick me up” to push through everything from writing a law brief to taking care of their kids. Workdays and life are structured to match men’s hormonal cycles, leaving women exhausted and more prone to weight and fertility issues.
This October we’re exploring how we can adjust our work lives and exercise to our hormonal cycles, reaping the double benefits of supporting our bodies and eliminating sugar.
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