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The Power of Potassium: A Free Guide

In this episode, I give a shout out to one of my FAVORITE minerals: POTASSIUM. I share a quick overview of why you want to pay attention to how much you are getting to avoid the downsides of it's deficiency.

Listen to Episode #88: The Power of Potassium : Find A JOY TO BE ME on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 


I also created a resource for you: a free guide: THE POWER OF POTASSIUM.
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I also remind you about the hierarchy of minerals and how magnesium and potassium are joined at the hip so to speak.

It’s impossible to overcome potassium deficiency without first replacing magnesium and low potassium levels can increase urinary magnesium losses. So, I'm actually building upon all the past materials I've created and shared with you about magnesium. 

Minerals work as a team. They run the show of your human energy system and they can't be underestimated. 

Other episodes/blogs to check out: 

- Burnout: Heal Your Body...

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Burnout is like being in debt

In this episode, I painted a picture for you of what it's like to be in burnout.  It's very much like being in debt -starting with the missing minerals. We are all born into nutritional debt these days. This is important to acknowledge so we can do something about it, instead of remain in denial. 

Listen to Episode #87: Burnout is like being in debt : Find A JOY TO BE ME on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 

If you are not in acceptance of the challenges that have led to burnout you might have a really hard time on your healing journey. You may feel in a hurry, you may feel ashamed, you may feel a bit of cognitive dissonance or denial.

It's always important to SEE the big picture so you really know what you're up against and stay committed. 

Other episodes/blogs to check out: 

- How Can I Re-Energize My Body
- Remineralize to recover from burnout
- The #1 Mineral Leading to Burnout
- VIDEO: What total burnout looks like on hair tissue mineral analysis 
-...

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Why we need high magnesium & low calcium

There is a bit of a hierarchy when it comes to minerals - we have our macro minerals and the main two most of us know are calcium and magnesium. This mineral pair really cannot be separated and requires the OPPOSITE balance we've been taught. We really need a higher magnesium and lower calcium consumption for optimal energy and health.

Listen to episode #86: Why we need high magnesium and low calcium Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 


In this episode, I dig into this a bit more and help you understand how to look at these two minerals in light of our modern diet. Make sure you are looking at these two closely in your diet so you can make to avoid the problems of calcification.

Other episodes/blogs to check out 

- What is mineral balancing? 
- Is your pineal gland calcified? 
- How to take a magnesium bath?
- The Magnesium-Calcium relationship and why it matters for muscle health


 

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Fall Back: Heading into the dark days (what you need to know)

In this episode, I talk about how to approach your exposure to light as we head into the dark days of winter and set the clocks back 1 hour. 

Listen to episode #85: Fall Back - Heading into the dark days (what you need to know) : Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 


As humans our #1 nutrient is actually LIGHT. Natural light from the sun and working with the daily rhythm it provides, as well as the moon and it's light phases for the female hormone cycle. 

I shared some best practices AND reminded you to go back and listen to episode 28 from September 19th, 2020  with Kris Kross of emrtek all about red light therapy. It's important to have a strategy during the darker days to protect your health, reduce harm and increase your ATP production with the right approach to light. 

If you are ready to start your red light journey : get your Red light and blue blocker glasses with my code you can save 10%. 

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PODCAST: Bio-individuality (there are no one size fits all nutrition approaches)

In this episode, I talk about bio-individuality. A fundamental concept that I was taught when I attended the Nutritional Therapy Association and how I approach supporting all my clients. Bio-Individuality can help us embrace the profound beauty of a flexible, integrative approach to nutrition.

Listen to episode #84: Bio-Individuality-There are no one size fits all nutrition approachesFind A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 

While we humans share many similarities, nature created each human being as their own unique microcosm. We are more remarkable for the ways we differ than for the ways we are alike.

Understanding the concept of bio-individuality as it relates to you will free you from the lunacy of the media saying one day that, greens are good for you, and the next day – they're bad for you. One day, coffee is helpful to keep you regular, and the next, it can kill you. Meat causes cancer vs. eating high amounts of meat is the...

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PODCAST: Are you on the top of your 'to-do' list?

In this episode, I'm giving a pep talk if you will about how to shift from focusing so much of your energy on externals and doing and get back to your center, yourself and BE present with who you are and what you want. 

Listen to Episode #83: Are you on the top of your 'to-do' list? :   Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 


Let's face it ladies, many of us are frazzled by life. We are juggling A LOT in burned out bodies without 'the tribe'. We've lost sight of what is most important - BEing nourished (in all ways). 

I go into what I think being nourished means as well as how you can totally forget your to-do list when you shift gears and put your well being at the top. 

For more inspiration on nourishing yourself first, check out these past posts: 

> How to spark your enthusiasm for life 
> This is what happens when you get in touch with your inner child
> How to overcome 'energetic clutter' from burning you...

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My purpose is to be in joy ( + Healthy chocolate peanut butter cups )

My purpose is to be in joy. My name isn't Lydia JOY for no reason. 

We were born to live, not to heal. Not to PERFORM or be busy. Rest is actually the most productive. 

It's time to learn to enjoy your one and only life. Yes, even in these crazy times we are living in. 

I'm over here, enjoying nature, food and connection. How about you? 

With that, in light of the season, I wanted to share one of my favorite homemade healthy treats. I've been making these for the past 10 years or so. 



Heavenly Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

2 cups dark chocolate (or milk chocolate if you prefer)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup organic natural peanut butter - I use a brand with palm oil (creamy or crunchy)

1 tablespoons honey

1. Melt chocolate and oil in a small mug in the toaster oven on low heat for 4 minutes, additionally in another mug add the butter, peanut butter and honey.

2. Line a mini muffin tin with paper cup liners. Once the chocolate is melted add a...

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PODCAST: The demonization of dairy, is so very unnecessary

In this episode, I shared a quick eagle's eye view on dairy and how we got to a time in history where we demonize it. I truly believe dairy is a power food. And, if you can tolerate it currently you should not remove it just because some 'expert' said it's bad for x,y,z reasons or health 'conditions'. 

Listen to Episode #82: The Demonization of dairy, is so very unnecessary  Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 

A health 'condition' does not have to be a state of permanence or something we own anyway. I share 3 keys to consider when it comes to dairy: 1. the quality of the dairy, 2. your heredity/ancestry, 3. your current state of health. 

Why remove an entire food group if you don't have to. Elimination doesn't heal you, nutrition does. Renourishing the body and restoring function takes time, therefore patience. 

Two of my favorite resources to start getting education about quality dairy, as well as the benefits of...

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PODCAST: Let's Ditch the Diet Dogma

I’m so tired, aren’t you of over analyzing what foods humans should or shouldn’t eat and people talking about this diet or that diet for this dis-ease state/ label or that. 

Listen to Episode #81: Ditch the Diet Dogma Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 


There is no single diet created by a human that will ever work long term for anyone or anything. I don’t even care how much ‘scientific literature’ there is behind a given diet- there is no scientific literature out there that has the ability to observe all human over the span of a lifetime.

If you want to live your life according to a paper or diet someone else wrote based on their research -be my guest. I’m over it.

What I can say is, quality matters and to the degree it is possible I encourage sourcing quality outside of the slave system that has been created to mass produce cheaply for a profit with zero intention of benefiting the...

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PODCAST: Do you really need to PUSH your vitamin D levels so high?

In this episode, I went on a little vitamin D rant because I’m still hearing it preached by ‘health experts’ especially in light of Covid. 

Listen to Episode #80: RANT-Do You Really Need to PUSH your vitamin D levels so high? : Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 

I was listening to a recent talk , and the speaker was bragging about his stored vitamin D levels of 90. 

But a large body of evidence in the medical literature strongly suggests that optimal vitamin D levels might be lower than these figures. There is little to no evidence showing benefit to 25(OH)D levels above 50 ng/mL, and increasing evidence to suggest that levels of this magnitude may cause harm. Consequences of vitamin D toxicity include heart attack, stroke, kidney stones, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, weight loss, and low bone density

I view supplementation from a metabolic standpoint via tissue mineral analysis studies and the...

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