742: Metabolism, Mood & the Microbiome

Whether we’re talking about mood, anxiety, stress management, cravings, hunger, weight gain, infertility, thyroid dysfunction or any other hormonal issue, we’re talking about the microbiome!



728: Staying “On Track”

Welcome to today’s Q&A episode! It’s going to be a conversation about the KEY to staying “on track” through all the ups and downs.

This episode’s giveaway winner gets a box of Energy+!

Questions we’re answering in the episode:

  • Why do I feel like I’m “missing out” when I make healthy food choices? How do I get past this feeling? I want to comfortably say no to the fish and chips and be excited about the healthy lean protein/salad option.
  • How to eat now that I am trying to maintain low levels of estrogen?
  • What do you snack on or have for on the go food? Any thoughts about trying to lose weight and breastfeed? Tips on how to address sugar cravings in the middle of the night while breast feeding?
  • How to stay on track and not let the ups and downs of reality derail you?

We’re giving away a box of Energy+ in today’s episode! Stay tuned for the winner.

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719: Getting Past Your Limiting Beliefs

Acknowledging that you do have limiting beliefs is the very first step toward getting past them. This Saturday we’re talking about the challenge in it and why it’s very important to do!

We’re giving away Klassy Glasses gift card in today’s episode! https://lddy.no/9te8

Here are the questions we’re answering this Saturday:

  • How do I change my limiting beliefs?
  • How can you decrease inflammation in your body?
  • What are the best natural sources of probiotics? What is an appropriate serving to maintain gut health?
  • Why do I continually make poor food choices even when I know better?
  • Does Elizabeth do 1:1 virtual nutrition counseling? I am overwhelmed by all the diet information out there and would be very interested in this.

Today’s giveaway winner gets a Klassy Glasses gift card! You can use the coupon code PRIMAL when you purchase a pair of glasses! https://lddy.no/9te8

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“Elizabeth, What Supplements Do You Take?”

One of the top 10 questions I get is, “Elizabeth, what supplements do you take?

I’m always hesitant to answer because we all have unique needs and therefore should have unique supplement regimens. With that caveat, that what works for me won’t be what works for you, today I’m happy to share what I take and when.

Many of you know that for a long time, I didn’t take any supplements at all and I’ll tell you why:

  1. It wasn’t a priority for me early in my journey. I was hyperfocused on eating well and building consistency around food.
  2. I was jaded and cynical. After working in the supplement industry and seeing so many cut-corners, I was skeptical of the industry as a whole. I hadn’t found brands I really, really trusted.
  3. I didn’t understand the impact that optimizing my microbiome would have on my overall efforts, my health and my life.

What I know now that I didn’t know then…

I didn’t realize what a huge role the microbiome plays in things like drive and motivation. At the time, it made a lot of sense to me to focus on eating well and getting consistent with my choices. However, I had no idea just how major the impact of a rich, diverse microbiome on the neurotransmitters responsible for making us feel motivated and driven! I probably could have made things a lot easier for myself if I made my microbiome a priority then.

I have to clarify though…too many people are thinking about the microbiome only in terms of gut health and digestion. Taking a probiotic product that targets bloating and digestive efficiency is not going to make you feel more motivated. I talk about that in more detail in episode 630 of the Primal Potential podcast. You can listen here or click play below.

“EB, what supplements do you take?”

Let’s remember that I’m pregnant. The list of what I take will certainly change post-partum.

I start each morning with a powdered probiotic & an energy blend mixed into water. This particular probiotic blend targets brain health, stress resilience, focus, mood, vigor, anxiety and depression.

With every single meal I take digestive enzymes. It doesn’t matter where I am or what I’m eating, I take these daily.

Each evening, I take a multivitamin, omega, probiotic and natural sleep aid. This particular probiotic is in capsule form and targets digestion and immunity.

As needed (once a week or so), I take a natural mood support product.

EB, why no links in this post?

Being a business owner and sharing your life with the public requires a lot of judgement calls. When I’m uncertain, I air on the side of caution and responsibility. I don’t know what your health, dietary or supplement needs are as I write this post. Recommendations for you require information about you. I would be happy to have those conversations with anyone who comments on this post or emails me directly. That’s the judgement call I’m making for today.

Nutrition Fundamentals Is Now Live!

In the chaos of work, pregnancy and the home renovation, I realized I hadn’t announced to the world that our Nutrition Fundamentals course is now live!

We probably get 20 emails a week from folks who are looking to see if I have a one-stop-shop for all things nutrition, carbohydrates, dietary fat and protein. There’s a ton of info on the podcast but it can be tough to find exactly what you’re looking for and for most people, they’re getting one piece of the puzzle every few months.

By popular demand, we created Nutrition Fundamentals to guide you through the nuts, bolts, myths & facts of nutrition.

Best part is: it’s only $79 and you have access for an entire year! This is a self-guided e-course that you go through in your own time, at your own pace! Plus, over the next 6 months I’ll continue to add modules on micronutrients and supplementation!

You can get started right now!

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