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

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

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Sat Dharam Kaur - Breast Cancer Prevention

May 1, 2018

Sat Dharam Kaur is a naturopathic doctor with over 20 years experience, who practices in Owen Sound, Ontario. She has three great passions: Kundalini yoga, naturopathic medicine, and environmental sustainability.

She is the creator the “Healthy Breast Program” which teaches strategies to prevent breast cancer and to assist in recovery from the disease using natural therapies in conjunction with conventional diagnostic and treatment options.

Some of the questions we asked Sat Dharam Kaur were:

The latest statistics from the Canadian cancer society state that 1 in 8 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. With numbers like this, breast cancer is something all women should take very seriously, not only women with breast cancer in their families. Shawna asks Sat Dharam Kaur if she feels like these numbers are rising, or is it more a matter of more early diagnosis?

What are some of the factors that affect our hormones, that can lead to more risk of breast cancer?

What are some of the risk factors that you look for when you first meet with a patient to talk about breast cancer prevention?

What are some of the things we should consider proactively to protect our breasts?

Here’s a big question, that can get quite controversial – what are your thoughts on screening: mammograms, ultrasound, self-breast exam, and thermogram. How often, what type, what age?

This is an episode you won't want to miss!

You can find out more by visiting Sat Dharam Kaur's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/satdharamkaurnd/

Or by visiting her website here: http://satdharamkaur.com/

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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Ginger Nash - The Art & Science of Female Hormones

April 17, 2018

Today's episode gives us a different take on hormones in perimenopause with our guest Ginger Nash. Dr Nash had her own hormonal health scare in her early 20's which has sparked a lifelong journey of learning and teaching for her.

Dr Nash graduated from The National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1998 and in her 20 years of clinical practice has worked with thousands of women on natural hormonal balance without the use of hormone-replacement. Complex homoeopathy and nutrigenomics are the therapeutic cornerstones of her practice.

Dr Nash taught at the University of Bridgeport's College of Naturopathic Medicine clinic for six years and has taught seminars for health care practitioners throughout the U.S. and Canada for over a dozen years. She is a sought-after speaker and has recently launched online health programs for women through her umbrella organization called Feminology: The Art and Science of Female Hormones.

Download her FREE Intro series by clicking on the title "What are the 3 stages of menopause and how do I know if they have begun"

You can also connect with Dr Nash here: https://feminology.lpages.co/naturalmenopausemap/

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/168878283890605/about/

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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Migraines in Perimenopause - Dr Shawna Darou & Maggie Chilton R.H.N

April 9, 2018

This weeks episode focuses on migraines in perimenopause. You might find that you've never had migraines before but now you're having symptoms, or your migraines are getting worse and worse. What can do you from a prevention and management perspective? Shawna is here to answer your questions.

Shawna has amazing insight into when and how migraines appear as she herself is a long time sufferer. 

Find out what Shawna recommends and hear her tips for reducing and eliminating migraines during this time in your life and beyond.

You can connect with Shawna by clicking the links below.

YOU CAN NOW ALSO WATCH THIS PODCAST 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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Nabila Jutha - Pelvic Health Physiotherapy in Perimenopause

April 2, 2018

This week's episode focuses on pelvic health physiotherapy, an area very often overlooked, particularly in perimenopause.

Nabila talks us through why we need to focus more on this area of our health, what to expect from your first visit to a pelvic floor expert and exactly what your pelvic floor is.

Nabila is a wealth of knowledge on this subject as we dive right in and ask her the most intimate questions about our most intimate area.

You can reach Nabila here: http://darouwellness.com/meet-us/

Book an appointment with her here: http://darouwellness.com/pelvic-health-physiotherapy-2/

YOU CAN NOW ALSO WATCH THIS PODCAST 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 Darou

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Diana Mikas - Overcoming Midlife Loneliness

March 26, 2018

Today's episode focuses on feelings of being lonely or feeling loneliness in peri and post menopause in particular.

Diana's mission is to reach all women who are going through a divorce, separation or break-up and help them discover how to heal the trauma, recharge their bodies and reclaim the life of their dreams.

We talk about the difference between feeling lonely or loneliness and how it's possible to be lonely in a marriage or even when you are with a group of people you love and who love you. We also delve into strategies you can adopt to help alleviate these feelings with mindset and energy shifts.

As a Holistic Nutrition Professional, Reiki Master and Wellness Coach, Diana brings her own 20-year marriage experience, with 3 kids, into her work as she endured a 5-year separation. Her journey through the grief, loss and sense of abandonment have played a significant role in shaping her heart-centered coaching method.

You can connect with Diana here: https://www.mylifecrush.com/events/

Facebook: My Life Crush

Join her free Sharing Circle Wednesday nights - An evening of sharing love lessons. A topic is picked each night. Where? Impact Kitchen on King St.E. Toronto from 7 - 9 pm - click here for more details

Visit Diana on her website for a FREE Guide here

YOU CAN NOW ALSO WATCH THIS PODCAST 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

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

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Brain Health in Perimenopause - Teri Jaklin

March 19, 2018

Today's episode focuses on brain health in perimenopause with Dr. Teri Jaklin. Teri is a Naturopathic doctor practising in Hamilton, Ontario.

Brain health becomes more and more important as we age. By feeding the brain, both in a nutritional and in an educational way, we keep it young, we are then able to transition through peri and post-menopause and all the way to old age with ease and grace.

Teri Specialises in Multiple Sclerosis and is also very passionate about brain elasticity as you will find out from today's show.

Teri has been recognized by her peers in the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors as New Practitioner of the Year (2002) and is the recipient of an OAND leadership award (2011).

Since 2002 Teri and the Waterdown Clinic are grateful to receive annual People’s Choice Awards for their work.

Connect with Dr. Jaklin here: http://www.waterdownclinic.com/dr-teri-jaklin-ba-nd/

Facebook: The MS Path with Teri Jaklin ND

Facebook: Waterdown Clinic of Naturopathic Medicine

YOU CAN NOW WATCH OUR PREVIOUS PODCASTS 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

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

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When the brain hijacks the body with Shawna & Maggie

March 12, 2018

Today's episode focuses on how the brain sometimes hijacks the body and puts it in what Maggie calls "self-destruct" mode. Ever have one of those days where you could eat all the candy in the store, all the cookies in the box or all the wine in the bottle? You feel like you're a zombie, in a trance-like state while you're eating/drinking these foods?

If you feel like your addicted to sugar, in particular, this episode focuses on how you can be kind to yourself while you work to transition yourself into a low/no sugar diet. Maggie and Shawna share with you some of their own strategies to deal with the cravings when they hit and how to be kind to yourself when you binge.

Please leave us a comment on your own relationship with sugar and if you have successfully transitioned away from sugar, how you did it.

YOU CAN NOW WATCH OUR PREVIOUS PODCASTS 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 Darou

 

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How To Be Your Best Health Advocate

March 5, 2018

Today's episode focuses on you and what you can do to be your own best health advocate. Shawna and Maggie discuss how you can get the most out your health care provider by suggesting some tools you might find useful, and how we, as practitioners, are essentially educators, not "healers".

Do you find it difficult to talk to your current health care provider and ask for what you want? Does your health care provider work with other modalities to help facilitate your overall health? These are two key areas where you can be your own champion.

Finding the right fit for you in terms of a healthcare provider could mean all the difference between thriving or standing still. You have a say in your health journey and we talk about how you are ultimately responsible for your own health and how knowing this can be very empowering and healing in and of itself.

This is an episode you do not want to miss!

Please leave us a comment on your own health journey and how you have been your own health advocate, or if this episode has ignited a spark in you to become more involved in your healing journey, we would love to hear from you.

YOU CAN NOW WATCH OUR PREVIOUS PODCASTS 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 Darou

 

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