#219: Eating Intuitively to Support Your Body with Laura Bruner

#219: Eating Intuitively to Support Your Body with Laura Bruner

Hi ladies!

It’s episode 219!

Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe!

To leave a review for the podcast (OR JOIN IN ON THE APPLE WARS!!) go to: http://coconutsandkettlebells.com/review. We would appreciate hearing from you more than we could possibly say!

This week, Noelle discusses eating intuitively with Laura Bruner.

Got a question you’d like us to answer? Email us at wellfedwomen@gmail.com.

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10% of the funds we receive from our sponsors is donated directly to our partner charity, Thistle Farms, a place where women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution receive help and support through residential programs, therapy, education, and employment opportunities. Because we get paid per download, you are actively supporting Thistle Farms by downloading our podcast each week.

Topics!

[03:02] Eating Intuitively to Support Your Body with Laura Bruner

Links!

Noelle’s website: https://coconutsandkettlebells.com

Stefani’s website: http://paleoforwomen.com

Buy our book Coconuts and Kettlebells

My Radical Roots

Instagram: @laura.radicalroots

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Thrive Market

This podcast is supported by Thrive Market! As a special offer to our community, Thrive Market is offering 25% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER. To take advantage of this special deal, go to thrivemarket.com/wellfedwomen Keep in mind that Thrive Market’s prices are already 25-50% below retail because they cut out the middleman, so this is an extraordinary deal.

Thrive Market is an online marketplace with all the top premium healthy and organic products that you get from your grocery store but without the premium prices. It’s like the Costco of Whole Foods except you shop in your PJs from home and your bill ends up being up to 50% less! The best part is you can trust Thrive Market’s options will be sourced from the best of the best ingredients and you can shop based on your own dietary needs.

NTA

The Well Fed Women podcast is sponsored in part by the Nutritional Therapy Association. The NTA trains and certifies Nutritional Therapy Practitioners and Consultants, emphasizing bio-individuality and the range of dietary strategies that support wellness. The NTA emphasizes local, properly prepared, nutrient-dense foods as the key to restoring balance and enhancing the body’s ability to heal. The NTA’s Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Program and fully online Nutritional Therapy Consultant Program empower graduates with the education and skills they need to launch successful, fulfilling careers in holistic nutrition.

Registration is now open for May class and you can learn more and save your seat by going to: www.nutritionaltherapy.com. Once you sign up for classes send us an email with your confirmation to wellfedwomen@gmail.com and we will send you a FREE copy of our book Coconuts & Kettlebells!

My Top 10 Favorite Low Hormone Birth Control Options and Why – Keto for Women

My Top 10 Favorite Low Hormone Birth Control Options and Why – Keto for Women

One of the most important things for paleo women to consider is what we are going to do about birth control.

Should you take hormonal birth control? Is it really all that good? Bad? What happens to you when you’re on it? Of course, non-hormonal  would be ideal for any woman who prioritizes having a natural menstrual cycle. Unfortunately, natural options are really not as abundant as they should be. Check out my top picks for low dose birth control options.

 

Non-hormonal birth control options

1) condoms and other prophylactics

2) pulling out

3) fertility awareness

4) the copper IUD

This last one is pretty powerful–and popular–but it carries a modest risk of copper toxicity with it and may exacerbate bleeding and cramps during your cycle. The copper IUD also costs a pretty penny… somewhere in the neighborhood of $500-$1000.

So, hormonal alternatives seem like a reasonable choice to many women. And they are. Side effects are often minimal (but again, I caution you against them), and many women are completely happy on the birth control pill.

One way to give yourself the best chance of this happening is to go on a low dose birth control option.

There are more than 60 varieties of the birth control pill available today, and every one of them is different. The dosages for the least impactful birth control pills are classified as: “ultra-low dose” and “low dose.”

 

Different ways higher hormone birth control can affect you

“Ultra-low dose” birth control pills are those that contain 0.02 mg of estrogen

0.02mg of estrogen is just about the lowest you can go and still prevent pregnancy. The reason many people opt for higher doses is that the side effects of spotting and breakthrough bleeding are more common with ultra-low dose birth control pills versus low dose birth control pills.

There are two ultra-low dose varieties:

Alesse (Aviane, Lessina, Lutera, Sronyx)
Contains 0.02 mg ethinyl estradiol and 0.1 mg levonorgestrel (a kind of progestin – read more about progestin types in my blog here and here)

Mircette 
Contains 0.02 mg ethinyl estradiol and 0.15 mg desogestrel (a kind of progestin)

Five low dose birth control pills:

Pills containing 0.02mg- 0.035mg.of estrogen fall into this category. They have a lower incidence of spotting and breakthrough bleeding.

LoOvral
ethinyl estradiol : 0.03 mg
norgestrel (progestin) : 0.3 mg

Nordette
ethinyl estradiol : 0.03 mg
levognorgestrel : 0.15 mg

Ortho-Cept (Reclipsen, Solia)
ethinyl estradiol : 0.03 mg
desogestrel : 0.15 mg

Desogen
ethinyl estradiol : 0.03 mg
desogestrel : 0.15 mg

Levlen 21
ethinyl estradiol : 0.03
levonorgestrel : 0.15 mg

Seasonale/Seasonique
ethinyl estradiol : 0.03mg
levonorgestrel : 0.15 mg

 

Triphasic Pills

Other favorites of women interested in natural health are low dose “triphasic” pills, which better approximate the hormonal fluctuations a woman normally experiences. They also tend to be a bit better than average for weight maintenance and even weight loss.

Cyclessa

  • Phase 1: ethinyl estradiol : 0.025 mg and desogestrel (a kind of progestin) : 0.1 mg
  • Phase 2: ethinyl estradiol : 0.025 mg and desogestrel : 0.125 mg
  • Phase 3: ethinyl estradiol : 0.025 mg and desogestrel : 0.15 mg

Ortho Tricyclen Lo 

  • Phase 1: 0.025 mg ethinyl estradiol and 0.180 mg of norgestimate
  • Phase 2: 0.025 mg of ethinyl estradiol and 0.215 mg norgestimate
  • Phase 3: 0.025 mg of ethinyl estradiol and 0.250 mg of norgestimate

(Ortho Tricyclen and Ortho-Cyclen, each with 0.035 mg of ethinyl estradiol, contain slightly higher amounts of estrogen in each type of pill than Ortho Tricyclen Lo)

 

Finally, YASMIN and YAZ are two more low dose birth control pills containing 0.03 mg and 0.02 mg respectively of estrogen. What is unique about them is that they have a different type of progestin from the other pills called drospirenone (3.0 mg).

Drospirenone has the benefit of reducing acne and water retention in a lot of women. On the other hand, and this is a huge ON THE OTHER HAND, I have taken a similar substance and nearly died from a potassium overload, as well as developed a severe case of insomnia and anxiety that I am still dealing with two years later. If you take Yaz or Yasmin, please keep your potassium-containing foods to a minimum, drink plenty of fluids, and regularly check in with your doctor on your potassium levels. If you experience muscle weakness or heart palpitations, stop taking your pill immediately.

low dose birth control pills

So aside from the YAZ, those are my favorite low dose birth control pills. These are the ones I fear the least, as they are the lowest dose birth control pills I know of. If I were to use hormonal birth control (to be clear: I don’t, I use prophylactics) – these are the ones I would investigate using, or at least ask my doctor about trying.

If you happen to struggle with acne and be on a birth control pill or contemplating it, take a moment and think about it. Each type of birth control pill has a different relationship with your skin! I discuss the nuances of hormone balance and specifics kinds of pills as they relate to acne in my brand new, 50% off program on the topic, Clear Skin Unlocked: The Ultimate Guide to Acne Freedom and Flawless Skin

If you happen to struggle with PCOS, it is worth learning about the condition and how to overcome it naturally before going on the pill. I describe how  I did and how you can do it too in my manual on the topic, PCOS Unlocked: The Manual.

 

#218: Unsupportive Family and Friends, Supplement Timing, & Anxiety About Pregnancy and Weight

#218: Unsupportive Family and Friends, Supplement Timing, & Anxiety About Pregnancy and Weight

Hi ladies!

It’s episode 218!

Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe!

To leave a review for the podcast (OR JOIN IN ON THE APPLE WARS!!) go to: http://coconutsandkettlebells.com/review. We would appreciate hearing from you more than we could possibly say!

This week, Noelle and I discuss unsupportive family and friends, supplement timing, and anxiety about pregnancy and weight.

Got a question you’d like us to answer? Email us at wellfedwomen@gmail.com.

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10% of the funds we receive from our sponsors is donated directly to our partner charity, Thistle Farms, a place where women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution receive help and support through residential programs, therapy, education, and employment opportunities. Because we get paid per download, you are actively supporting Thistle Farms by downloading our podcast each week.

Topics!

[09:08] Unsupportive Family and Friends

[22:46] Supplement Timing

[31:40] Anxiety about Pregnancy and Weight

Links!

Noelle’s website: https://coconutsandkettlebells.com

Stefani’s website: http://paleoforwomen.com

Buy our book Coconuts and Kettlebells

A Comprehensive Review of the NTA’s Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Program

Thrive Market

This podcast is supported by Thrive Market! As a special offer to our community, Thrive Market is offering 25% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER. To take advantage of this special deal, go to thrivemarket.com/wellfedwomen Keep in mind that Thrive Market’s prices are already 25-50% below retail because they cut out the middleman, so this is an extraordinary deal.

Thrive Market is an online marketplace with all the top premium healthy and organic products that you get from your grocery store but without the premium prices. It’s like the Costco of Whole Foods except you shop in your PJs from home and your bill ends up being up to 50% less! The best part is you can trust Thrive Market’s options will be sourced from the best of the best ingredients and you can shop based on your own dietary needs.

Fabletics

This podcast is supported by Fabletics, a fashion focused activewear brand with a mission to empower women by making a healthy, active lifestyle accessible to everyone because of its exceptional price point. Fabletics was born in 2013 and co-founded by actress Kate Hudson. The founding team noticed a large disparity in the activewear market place—comfortable, on-trend gym wear that was priced affordably. Since then, Fabletics has been a one stop shop online for women pursuing all kinds of activities, yoga, running, gym workouts, and they have sports bras, shoes, and accessories.

Fabletics is offering our listeners an incredible deal: Get 2 leggings for only $24 ($99 value) when you sign up for a VIP. Just go to fabletics.com/wellfedwomen to take advantage of this deal now. You will also get Free Shipping! Fabletics also releases brand new styles, collections and prints every month! If you guys become a VIP with Fabletics, you’ll get up to 50% off regular pricing and instant access to their latest collections.

NTA

The Well Fed Women podcast is sponsored in part by the Nutritional Therapy Association. The NTA trains and certifies Nutritional Therapy Practitioners and Consultants, emphasizing bio-individuality and the range of dietary strategies that support wellness. The NTA emphasizes local, properly prepared, nutrient-dense foods as the key to restoring balance and enhancing the body’s ability to heal. The NTA’s Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Program and fully online Nutritional Therapy Consultant Program empower graduates with the education and skills they need to launch successful, fulfilling careers in holistic nutrition.

Registration is now open for May class and you can learn more and save your seat by going to: www.nutritionaltherapy.com. Once you sign up for classes send us an email with your confirmation to wellfedwomen@gmail.com and we will send you a FREE copy of our book Coconuts & Kettlebells!

#217: Finding and Treating the Root Cause of Thyroid Diseases with Dr. Becky Campbell

#217: Finding and Treating the Root Cause of Thyroid Diseases with Dr. Becky Campbell

Hi ladies!

It’s episode 217!

Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe!

To leave a review for the podcast (OR JOIN IN ON THE APPLE WARS!!) go to: http://coconutsandkettlebells.com/review. We would appreciate hearing from you more than we could possibly say!

This week, Noelle chats all things Thyroid with Dr Becky Campbell.

Got a question you’d like us to answer? Email us at wellfedwomen@gmail.com.

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10% of the funds we receive from our sponsors is donated directly to our partner charity, Thistle Farms, a place where women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution receive help and support through residential programs, therapy, education, and employment opportunities. Because we get paid per download, you are actively supporting Thistle Farms by downloading our podcast each week.

Topics!

[03:30] Finding and Treating the Root Cause of Thyroid Disease with Dr. Becky Campbell

Links!

Noelle’s website: https://coconutsandkettlebells.com

Stefani’s website: http://paleoforwomen.com

Buy our book Coconuts and Kettlebells

Dr. Becky Campbell

Instagram: @drbeckycampbell

The Ultimate Thyroid Guide

The 30-Day Thyroid Reset Plan Book

Seeking Health Zinc

Pure Synergy Vitamin C

Pure Synergy USDA Organic SuperPure Resveratrol

Designs for Health Monolaurin

Thorne Moducare

Facebook Support Group with Dr. Becky

Thrive Market

This podcast is supported by Thrive Market! As a special offer to our community, Thrive Market is offering 25% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER. To take advantage of this special deal, go to thrivemarket.com/wellfedwomen Keep in mind that Thrive Market’s prices are already 25-50% below retail because they cut out the middleman, so this is an extraordinary deal.

Thrive Market is an online marketplace with all the top premium healthy and organic products that you get from your grocery store but without the premium prices. It’s like the Costco of Whole Foods except you shop in your PJs from home and your bill ends up being up to 50% less! The best part is you can trust Thrive Market’s options will be sourced from the best of the best ingredients and you can shop based on your own dietary needs.

NTA

The Well Fed Women podcast is sponsored in part by the Nutritional Therapy Association. The NTA trains and certifies Nutritional Therapy Practitioners and Consultants, emphasizing bio-individuality and the range of dietary strategies that support wellness. The NTA emphasizes local, properly prepared, nutrient-dense foods as the key to restoring balance and enhancing the body’s ability to heal. The NTA’s Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Program and fully online Nutritional Therapy Consultant Program empower graduates with the education and skills they need to launch successful, fulfilling careers in holistic nutrition.

Registration is now open for May class and you can learn more and save your seat by going to: www.nutritionaltherapy.com. Once you sign up for classes send us an email with your confirmation to wellfedwomen@gmail.com and we will send you a FREE copy of our book Coconuts & Kettlebells!

#216: How to Navigate Wanting to Change Your Body (While Also Loving it)

#216: How to Navigate Wanting to Change Your Body (While Also Loving it)

Hi ladies!

It’s episode 216!

Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new episode, and head over to iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe!

To leave a review for the podcast (OR JOIN IN ON THE APPLE WARS!!) go to: http://coconutsandkettlebells.com/review. We would appreciate hearing from you more than we could possibly say!

This week, Noelle and I chat about changing your body and loving it at the same time.

Got a question you’d like us to answer? Email us at wellfedwomen@gmail.com.

Subscribe: iTunes | RSS

Play in new window | Download

10% of the funds we receive from our sponsors is donated directly to our partner charity, Thistle Farms, a place where women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution receive help and support through residential programs, therapy, education, and employment opportunities. Because we get paid per download, you are actively supporting Thistle Farms by downloading our podcast each week.

Topics!

[21:00] How to navigate wanting to change your body (while also loving it)

Links!

Noelle’s website: https://coconutsandkettlebells.com

Stefani’s website: http://paleoforwomen.com

Buy our book Coconuts and Kettlebells

A Comprehensive Review of the NTA’s Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Program

Thrive Market

This podcast is supported by Thrive Market! As a special offer to our community, Thrive Market is offering 25% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER. To take advantage of this special deal, go to thrivemarket.com/wellfedwomen Keep in mind that Thrive Market’s prices are already 25-50% below retail because they cut out the middleman, so this is an extraordinary deal.

Thrive Market is an online marketplace with all the top premium healthy and organic products that you get from your grocery store but without the premium prices. It’s like the Costco of Whole Foods except you shop in your PJs from home and your bill ends up being up to 50% less! The best part is you can trust Thrive Market’s options will be sourced from the best of the best ingredients and you can shop based on your own dietary needs.

Fabletics

This podcast is supported by Fabletics, a fashion focused activewear brand with a mission to empower women by making a healthy, active lifestyle accessible to everyone because of its exceptional price point. Fabletics was born in 2013 and co-founded by actress Kate Hudson. The founding team noticed a large disparity in the activewear market place—comfortable, on-trend gym wear that was priced affordably. Since then, Fabletics has been a one stop shop online for women pursuing all kinds of activities, yoga, running, gym workouts, and they have sports bras, shoes, and accessories.

Fabletics is offering our listeners an incredible deal: Get 2 leggings for only $24 ($99 value) when you sign up for a VIP. Just go to fabletics.com/wellfedwomen to take advantage of this deal now. You will also get Free Shipping! Fabletics also releases brand new styles, collections and prints every month! If you guys become a VIP with Fabletics, you’ll get up to 50% off regular pricing and instant access to their latest collections.

NTA

The Well Fed Women podcast is sponsored in part by the Nutritional Therapy Association. The NTA trains and certifies Nutritional Therapy Practitioners and Consultants, emphasizing bio-individuality and the range of dietary strategies that support wellness. The NTA emphasizes local, properly prepared, nutrient-dense foods as the key to restoring balance and enhancing the body’s ability to heal. The NTA’s Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Program and fully online Nutritional Therapy Consultant Program empower graduates with the education and skills they need to launch successful, fulfilling careers in holistic nutrition.

Registration is now open for May class and you can learn more and save your seat by going to: www.nutritionaltherapy.com. Once you sign up for classes send us an email with your confirmation to wellfedwomen@gmail.com and we will send you a FREE copy of our book Coconuts & Kettlebells!