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PODCAST: Kidneys need minerals, not medication

In this episode, I'm talking about the health of your kidneys. Most of us take our kidneys for granted every single day. We don't really think about them until one day something goes wrong, like kidney stones for example. It's important to know in advance that the kidneys need minerals, not medication. 

Listen to Episode #79: Kidneys Need Minerals, Not Medication : Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 

The kidneys maintain mineral and healthy fluid balance.


But you've got to give them the raw ingredients to work with so they don't struggle to do their job.

Kidneys need hydration to be ON POINT.
True hydration is water plus minerals
Dehydration concentrates calcium and other minerals in the urine.
Water follows salt. Salt has to be ON POINT.
Real salt consumed for your daily functioning needs.
Magnesium has to be ON POINT.
The kidney has a vital role in magnesium homeostasis, deficiency (which is common)causes them to struggle
A potassium rich diet...

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PODCAST: Hair Analysis vs Blood Analysis

In this episode, I talk you through the difference between hair analysis and blood analysis. 

Hair analysis (HTMA) and blood analysis are unique and measure different areas of the body. Since HTMA is less familiar, I thought I'd expound on how it offers a window into the cells to help balance body chem­istry. 

Listen to Episode #78 Hair Analysis vs Blood Analysis : Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 

Modern medicine is unfamiliar with hair analysis because it's more of a corrective path to health versus diagnostic. We have to remember the allopathic model is very directly tied to a corrupt system with a focus on prescribing medication and surgery primarily. They are not trained in preventative medicine. 

Nutritional Therapy centers on the belief that real health can be achieved through a holistic and bio-individual approach to nutrition and lifestyle.This functional approach to health focuses on restoring balance to the...

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PODCAST: Understanding thyroid physiology and metabolism

In this episode I talk more about thyroid metabolism and how to support with a systemic approach. As well as a focus on nutrients in, toxins out.

Listen to Episode #75: Understanding thyroid physiology and metabolism : Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 

Hair analysis shows additional and different information about thyroid activity than blood tests do and I feel it's incredibly valuable. Blood thyroid tests do not reveal much about thyroid physiology or metabolism. They usually only measure circulating hormones (T3 and T4) and pituitary stimulation of the thyroid (TSH). HTMA is excellent to help assess thyroid difficulties. It can indicate imbalances in many steps involved in thyroid hormone metabolism. 

Imbalances can occur at any stage of the production or utilization of thyroid hormone. The concepts of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are incomplete and often misleading as they only relate to hormone production and release.

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PODCAST: Prevention is the best medicine

In this episode, I revisted a post from March of 2020 sharing my prevention plan in light of the 'Rona'. I talk about how to start creating a preventative lifestyle and why it's important to do so instead of 'waiting around' in fear of whatever is lurking out there.

Listen to Episode #74: Prevention is the best medicine : Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 


As we head into the fall, it's important to stay positive and focused on nourishing our whole selves. And for more than 'just in case we might get sick'. 

You can read the full blog post HERE and get the specific details as well as all the links I shared for your reference. 

I also referred to a few other blog posts and podcasts I've written since then as well - you can check those out below: 

- How to Protect Your Health with Vitamin A 
- What you need to know before you supplement with zinc 
- My Electrolyte Recipe 
- How to use vitamin C to protect your health 
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PODCAST: Health Freedom for Humanity (New PA chapter)

I first learned about Health Freedom for Humanity back in April, when I had Tommy John on the podcast. It was shortly after I had shared a resource for those who were worried about Covid but did not want the vaccine

Listen to Episode #73: Health Freedom : Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 

To me, health freedom means CHOICE. It means honoring nature. It means not being coerced into a one size fits all model. It means honoring our intuition and trusting our bodies healing potential. It does not mean we cower and choose what we are being 'forced to accept'. 

It means we know that we have a choice and will not be bullied to comply to a path that we know intuitively and firmly is not right for us. 

Here is what the Health Freedom for Humanity Organization stands for: 

Health Freedom for Humanity (HFFH) is a community of advocates, parents, teachers, actors,  veterans, doctors, lawyers, and friends, who stand to ensure...

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PODCAST: Potassium is crucial in anyone with hypothyroidism

I'm finally getting around to getting all my past podcast episodes posted here on the blog for you. On the heels of my last episode; Let's Wake Up Your Thyroid, I'm digging in further on one of my favorite minerals. 

In this episode, I'm sharing a primer on a key macro mineral that is crucial for women in burnout (with hypothyroidism). I share a little bit about how I've seen it trending low over the past 7 years seeing thousands of mineral analysis on clients/students. Why it's important to get enough in your diet daily and how. What it does for your whole systemic function and how it causes problems when it's deficient. 

I referred back to episode 54 for more on minerals and thyroid health. As well, podcast episode 38 and 40 where I dug into vitamin D more so you can see if from a different perspective than the mainstream is currently discussing. Also, episodes 18-21 are all about copper and how it's become a big problem and how it deranges the mineral system. 

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PODCAST: Let's wake your thyroid back up!

In this episode, recorded earlier this year, I'm talked about the role of minerals in thyroid health and how I think that mineral replacement therapy should be the new way to approach the epidemic of thyroid issues we are collectively facing. 

You'll get a high level overview on thyroid function and what minerals help your thyroid produce proper hormone function. 

Listen to Episode #54: Let's Wake Your Thyroid Back Up : Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 

What helps your thyroid make hormones?

MINERALS. 

I truly believe that mineral replacement should become the new way to address thyroid over thyroid hormone replacement. The allopathic path clearly has shown it's incredible limitations as well as does not get to the roots of the root causes. Taking HRT in most cases is a bandaid approach. It's not a true correction. 

It's not just mineral deficiencies we are dealing with either. It's mineral deficiencies and accumulations that...

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PODCAST: The dark side of antibiotics

In this episode, I talk about how antibiotics have never been tested safe for the human microbiome. They are also one of the most toxic classes of drugs and doctors hand them out like candy. 

It's time to be HONEST about this excess overuse of antibiotics, so we can make educated decisions and create a better path to support our health. 

Listen to Episode #72: The Dark Side of Antibiotics : Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 


I'm very passionate about this after seeing hundreds of clients health harmed in the long run in part by excess use of antibiotics over the course of their lives. 

We can do better. In fact, we must. 

Antibiotics are a class of medications that can save lives (when used appropriately).  However, antibiotics are extremely overprescribed and most are quite toxic. 

They should be used as a last resort, not the first.  Very often, simple, inexpensive natural methods of healing infections work...

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PODCAST: Conformity Sucks Your Energy Away

In this episode, I share what's been on my mind of late.  One thing that keeps coming up is standing in your own truth and sovereignty. 

Being your full true self is a great source of energy. So many people lacking vitality are missing this piece of the puzzle. 

The more you are ignited with appropriate nutrients the more empowered you will become as well. The more energy you’ll have to feel capable and stand in your own personal truth especially when it does not align with the herd. 

Listen to Episode #70: Conformity Sucks Your Energy Away : Find A Joy To Be Me on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Spotify 

The conformity mentality: "Everyone I know is doing X - so it can’t possibly be wrong?

If you are comparing your choices in life to the ‘herd mentality’ you are NOT allowing yourself to be yourself. Meaning, you are unwilling to do the inner work to choose your own path. Your research is never complete just by towing the...

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A pledge of blind allegiance to 'vitamin' D

It's no secret I've got a big beef with how we over recommend vitamin D supplements.

To be fair, I don't like hyping up any single nutrient as a god unto itself.

It's not how nature intended for us to receive our nutrition and it loses it's full spectrum benefits and turns into a hazard in the human system. 

I shared a funny reel to show just how cult-y this whole excess vitamin D thing has gotten -watch it HERE

You can also go back and read my past posts on the blog about what treating this one nutrient as a god unto itself can do when taken in excess by itself for too long. 

Read; 'What you need to know to assess 'Vitamin D' more thoroughly' and  'How excessive vitamin D supplements can suppress thyroid function'. 

I went on to share in an Instagram TV video, a few more big picture ways to view this whole excess D taking conundrum. I promise you don't have to be REACTIVE about vitamin D in light of all the excessive talk about it this past year.

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