What is a normal period anyway? - Dr Shawna Darou & Maggie Chilton RHN

September 25, 2018

Today's episode focuses on what a normal period looks like. 

Shawna explains what a normal period can look like in Perimenopause as well what to look out for if things go a little wonky.

Maggie has suffered from extremely heavy periods for just over 2 years now and she talks at first hand what being in chronic stress did to her menstrual cycle.

This is one podcast you will want to share!

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We hope you enjoy this episode, please leave us a comment to let us know

With ease and grace - Maggie & Shawna x

Connect with Maggie Chilton on her website here: maggiechilton.com

Connect with Shawna Darou on her website here: drshawnadarou.com

Join our private FB pages here: Holistically Fit with Maggie &   Dr Shawna Darou

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Dr Erin Kinney - Adrenal Fatigue in Perimenopause

July 24, 2018

Today's episode focuses on adrenal fatigue with our amazing guest Dr Erin Kinney. 

Dr Kinney, native to Annapolis, MD is a doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, founder of the Body Wisdom Method and an Adrenal Fatigue Expert. She helps women with adrenal fatigue balance their stress hormones, improve their mood and increase their energy.

Many of her patients with adrenal fatigue also suffer from anxiety, feelings of overwhelm, depression, insomnia, thyroid disorders, constipation, gas and bloating, weight gain, joint pain and more.

She is extremely passionate about teaching women how to reconnect with the wisdom of their bodies and how to use this wisdom to help them rebalance and restore their innate healing ability.

We’ve certainly talked lots about stress on this podcast and how chronic high stress impacts our hormonal systems and can speed up the perimenopause changes, or amplify our symptoms. Today we’ll be talking specifically about adrenal fatigue.

We asked Erin what kind of stresses can lead to this kind of fatigue? Is it just emotional stress? and what are some of the common signs that you might have adrenal fatigue?

Erin told us about her approach to adrenal fatigue – what are some of the common things she tests for, what are typical recommendations for patients, and what are some of the tools she uses?

 Finally, we asked Erin if she had three gems of pieces of advice for our listeners, what would they be?

You can connect with Dr Kinney here: https://kinncare.com/

Contact/make an appointment here: https://kinncare.com/contact

Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KinnCare

Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drkinney/

YOU CAN NOW ALSO WATCH PAST PODCAST EPISODES ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayXkj02_SwY&feature=youtu.be

We hope you enjoy this episode, please leave us a comment to let us know

With ease and grace - Maggie & Shawna x

Connect with Maggie Chilton on her website here: maggiechilton.com

Connect with Shawna Darou on her website here: drshawnadarou.com

Join our private FB pages here: Holistically Fit with Maggie &   Dr Shawna Darou

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Dr Shawna Darou & Maggie Chilton R.H.N - Intermittent Fasting & Time Restricted Feeding

July 16, 2018

Today's episode is all about fasting, both intermittent fasting and time restricted feeding - yes, there is a difference.

Is fasting always a good idea? What, if anything, can the act of fasting affect hormonally?

Should everyone fast?

Does fasting affect the gallbladder, thyroid, fertility?

For someone women fasting can cause added stress in an already stressed state, find out if this applies to you in this episode.

Shawna makes this topic easy to navigate and you won't want to miss it!

Click on Shawna's link below and go to her blog for more information on this topic.

YOU CAN NOW ALSO WATCH PAST PODCAST EPISODES ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayXkj02_SwY&feature=youtu.be

We hope you enjoy this episode, please leave us a comment to let us know

With ease and grace - Maggie & Shawna x

Connect with Maggie Chilton on her website here: maggiechilton.com

Connect with Shawna Darou on her website here: drshawnadarou.com

Join our private FB pages here: Holistically Fit with Maggie &   Dr Shawna Darou

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Dr Shawna Darou & Maggie Chilton R.H.N - Lab Testings and Perimenopause

July 9, 2018

This week's episode focuses on what lab testing you might want to consider when you experience a change in menses, increased or the start of PMS, or if your periods have become irregular, heavier or a little "wonky".

Shawna talks us through when to test, this is very important to get accurate results, and what to test for at different stages 

We get into other testing that is also invaluable as we delve deeper into perimenopause such as insulin resistance, thyroid function, anaemia and adrenal/cortisol function.

This is an episode you do not want to miss! Shawna has such a deep knowledge of testing and gives us great insight into this often overlooked area of perimenopause.

YOU CAN NOW ALSO WATCH PAST PODCAST EPISODES ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayXkj02_SwY&feature=youtu.be

We hope you enjoy this episode, please leave us a comment to let us know

With ease and grace - Maggie & Shawna x

Connect with Maggie Chilton on her website here: maggiechilton.com

Connect with Shawna Darou on her website here: drshawnadarou.com

Join our private FB pages here: Holistically Fit with Maggie &   Dr Shawna Darou

 

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Maggie Chilton R.H.N & Dr Shawna Darou - Listen To Your Gut

June 25, 2018

This week's episode focuses on the gut and digestion. This week Shawna and I get into how the gut influences your hormones and how you can improve your digestion and liver function to improve life in general and balance your hormones.

We forget how good digestion is the cornerstone of health and the absence of disease. By adding in pre & probiotics, supporting the liver and choosing to eat foods that heal we can minimise, even eliminate PMS, bloating, breast tenderness and moodiness.

By modifying our diet to one that suits our lifestyle in perimenopause we can find balance and peace with the body, mind and spirit. This isn't just a diet, it's a lifestyle.

YOU CAN NOW WATCH PAST PODCAST EPISODES ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayXkj02_SwY&feature=youtu.be

We hope you enjoy this episode, please leave us a comment to let us know

With ease and grace - Maggie & Shawna x

Connect with Maggie Chilton on her website here: maggiechilton.com

Connect with Shawna Darou on her website here: drshawnadarou.com

Join our private FB pages here: Embrace The Changes Within & Dr Shawna 

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Dr Christina Bjorndal - Beyond The Label - Mental Health in Perimenopause

June 18, 2018

This week's episode focuses on mental health and how we can learn to trust our intuition and heart when we are experiencing dark or negative thought patterns.

Dr Chris, ND, completed her Doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is an authority in the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders and eating disorders. 

Having overcome many health challenges, she shares some of these in our podcast, Dr Chris is a gifted speaker and writer. 

This podcast gets personal and if you, or someone you know, suffers from a mental illness, or you are worried about someone Dr Chris can relate. 

Stay until the end to claim your gift - a forgiveness meditation that we know you will love!

https://drchristinabjorndal.com/forgiveness/

To connect with Dr Chris you can find her here: https://drchristinabjorndal.com/

On Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/drchrisbjorndal/

On Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/drchrisbjorndal/

YOU CAN NOW ALSO WATCH PAST PODCAST EPISODES ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayXkj02_SwY&feature=youtu.be

We hope you enjoy this episode, please leave us a comment to let us know

With ease and grace - Maggie & Shawna x

Connect with Maggie Chilton on her website here: maggiechilton.com

Connect with Shawna Darou on her website here: drshawnadarou.com

Join our private FB pages here: Embrace The Changes Within & Dr Shawna 

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Dr Lisa Lewis - Hormone balancing body, mind & spirit

June 11, 2018

Dr Lisa Lewis is the Holistic Health Harmonizer, CEO of Lewis Healing Institute, owner of NatureDrs Nutraceuticals, Bastyr University graduate, speaker and author of "Stop Stressing Me Out."

Using a combination of Natural Medicine, Chinese Medicine, and Western Medicine, Dr Lewis is a trailblazer for the future of medicine. She is committed to holistically transforming your DIS-EASE to DE-LIGHT — ushering you into a healthier and more vibrant lifestyle. 

If you want to find out how your emotions can affect your hormones, this is the podcast for you! We asked Lisa how you can shift your mindset to get your hormones back into balance and you won't believe what she said!

To connect with Lisa you can find her here: http://drlisalewis.com/

On Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/DrLisaLewis

On Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/drlisalewis/

YOU CAN NOW ALSO WATCH PAST PODCAST EPISODES ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE:https://youtu.be/ZfJIt84sdLc

We hope you enjoy this episode, please leave us a comment to let us know

With ease and grace - Maggie & Shawna x

Connect with Maggie Chilton on her website here: maggiechilton.com

Connect with Shawna Darou on her website here: drshawnadarou.com

Join our private FB pages here: Embrace The Changes Within & Dr Shawna 

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Whitney Young - Relationship Transitions

May 29, 2018

This week's episode focuses on relationship transitions as we chat with our good friend Dr Whitney Young ND.

In 2015 Whitney lost her husband suddenly to a heart attack when her 2 daughters were very young.

This experience has taught her about resilience, strength and the importance of rebuilding and creating a life you love.

Whitney wanted to be an actress or a doctor growing up, now she practically gets to do both with her Super Baby and Super Mom Mentor groups, as well as a thriving naturopathic practice in Barrie, Ontario.

Whether you are in peri or post menopause life transitions take on a profound impact on our lives. We may have lost a partner, we may be thinking of leaving a partner or a relationship that no longer serves us.

This episode will share insights on what life can look like when it suddenly takes a different turn, and what you can do to potentially change a mindset in a positive and productive way.

You can reach Whitney on her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/BarrieNaturopathicDoctor/

And at her clinic here: http://rootedinhealth.ca/barrie-naturopathic-doctor/dr-whitney-young-nd

YOU CAN NOW ALSO WATCH PAST PODCAST EPISODES ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSuzbbGQbdE&feature=youtu.be

We hope you enjoy this episode, please leave us a comment to let us know

With ease and grace - Maggie & Shawna x

Connect with Maggie Chilton on her website here: maggiechilton.com

Connect with Shawna Darou on her website here: drshawnadarou.com

Join our private FB pages here: Embrace The Changes Within & Dr Shawna 

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Embrace Your Ever Changing Hormones - Dr Shawna Darou & Maggie Chilton R.H.N

May 14, 2018

This week's episode is all about how tracking your cycle can be so empowering! Shawna and I discuss how to "reframe your cycle" into a gift, something that ebbs and flows, gives, receives and takes away at different times.

I ask the question of what to do if you have irregular cycles, or you are on an IUD or you're taking the birth control pill - can you still track your cycles?

Shawna also emphasises the need to track your cycle even after the baby making days or when you're in perimenopause - yes, it's still important!

Shawna also reveals "what is normal" with regard to our cycles are we enter perimenopause - is there even such a thing as "normal" anymore?

I love the part where Shawna reveals her 3 challenges and 3 gifts to look for during your cycle - you won't want to miss that.

Finally, Shawna reveals her NEW 6-week program that she just launched and I SO excited about this!! Click on the links below to check out this amazing she had put together with you in mind.

Your Personal Cycle Blueprint program: http://drshawnadarou.com/programs/

OR for the direct program page click here: https://shawna-darou.mykajabi.com/p/cycle-blueprint-info

YOU CAN NOW ALSO WATCH PAST PODCAST EPISODES ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSuzbbGQbdE&feature=youtu.be

We hope you enjoy this episode, please leave us a comment to let us know

With ease and grace - Maggie & Shawna x

Connect with Maggie Chilton on her website here: maggiechilton.com

Connect with Shawna Darou on her website here: drshawnadarou.com

Join our private FB pages here: Embrace The Changes Within & Dr Shawna 

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Janet Walker - Finding Balance in Perimenopause

May 7, 2018

This week's episode focuses on finding balance in perimenopause with our guest Janet Walker, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner and Restorative Exercise Specialist from Toronto.

We asked Janet what she notices with women during perimenopause - what kind of imbalances are common during this hormonal transition time, and what are the causes of these imbalances?

Janet stated that as your hormones are changing it can greatly affect your alignment and your structural health and she introduces us to psoas. Never heard of the psoas? this is the podcast to listen to.

Janet has some fantastic exercises you can do at home to improve your alignment and balance which she shares with us on this podcast. By clicking on her links below you can find more out about Janet does and how you can move through perimenopause with ease and grace.

Website link: janetwalkerosteopathy.com

Psoas Release Blog Post: http://www.janetwalkerosteopathy.com/a-restorative-psoas-release/

YOU CAN NOW ALSO WATCH PAST PODCAST EPISODES ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSuzbbGQbdE&feature=youtu.be

We hope you enjoy this episode, please leave us a comment to let us know

With ease and grace - Maggie & Shawna x

Connect with Maggie Chilton on her website here: maggiechilton.com

Connect with Shawna Darou on her website here: drshawnadarou.com

Join our private FB pages here: Embrace The Changes Within & Dr Shawna 

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