005: Help for Hashimoto's with Stephanie Ewals

Listen as Tiffany interviews Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Stephanie Ewals, about her journey to a Hashimoto's diagnosis and learn about signs and symptoms and what you can do to combat them. We discuss some conditions that you may not know could be correlated to thyroid dysfunction and get into ways you may consider eating to help you feel better, as well as thyroid-testing nuances that need to be understood to optimize your thyroid and your health.

Introduction:

Stephanie Ewals, NTP, is passionate about helping women with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and other autoimmune diseases regain their health and feel their best ever. After dealing with the loss of a child in a thyroid storm and a long road to learning that food is medicine, she found her mission as a Nutrition Therapy Practitioner to help her clients discover where their bodies are out of balance, teach them how to learn to listen to their body, and find real-world solutions that result in happier, healthier, better...

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004: 9 Ways to Support Your Immune System

In this episode, Tiffany takes you through 9 Ways You Can Boost Your Immune System and some things NOT to do. She'll dive into some lifestyle changes that are important as well. What we consume and how we behave really matter when it comes to improving our ability to fight off infection and keep us healthy all year long.

LINKS:  Here are links to Tiffany's most recommended supplements from this podcast when it comes to maintaining your immune health.

Probiotic -

https://rockbottomwellness.ehealthpro.com/products/Probiotic-Synergy-60-sphere

Vitamin D -

https://rockbottomwellness.ehealthpro.com/products/hi-po-emulsi-d3-1-oz-liquid

Blog:

https://www.rockbottomwellness.com/blog/immune-system

 

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003: Characteristics of a Survivor and Getting Through Cancer w/ Cindy Rost

In this episode, Tiffany talks with fellow cancer thriver, Cindy Rost, about what it takes to get through a scary diagnosis. This can apply to any diagnosis; not just cancer. She has a unique way of working with clients as they navigate their own health care journey.

Guest Intro:

Lucinda (Cindy) Rost, MA, specializing in Mind Body Medicine, Cancer, Digestive Imbalances and Emotional Resilience

She is the author of Awakened by Cancer: Learning the ABCs to Healing. She is the owner/operator of Unique Body Balance Wholeness Center in Sierra Vista, Arizona. She promotes self-empowerment and self-healing through education and self-awareness involving the mind, body and spirit. As a cancer thriver, she learned and applied certain tools that enabled her to overcome the rife of a cancer diagnosis. Studies have indicated certain characteristics that are common in cancer survivors. Through her story, she reveals aspects of her personality that offered me strength and courage to overcome the...

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002: Rock Bottom Wellness - My Story

In this episode, your host, Tiffany Flaten, discusses how she went through her own health journey. She describes being at her "rock bottom" and how she persevered and overcame her issues that were before and after her thyroid cancer diagnosis.

https://www.rockbottomwellness.com/breakthrough

 

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001: Welcome to Rock Bottom Wellness

 

Welcome to Rock Bottom Wellness Radio. I’m your host, Tiffany Flaten.

For so many years, I’d wake up every morning wondering why I was feeling the way I did and how and the heck I was going to make it through another day. How was I going to take care of myself much less my little people. I hated getting up each day and feeling hopeless. So hopeless that I almost stopped caring. Almost.

And it was in the depth of this despair, that I was prompted to spend the next 4 years becoming a board certified and licensed nutritionist and truly, a thyroid expert.

Now, I wake up each day with a goal of supporting people who also have hit their rock bottom and I’m here to help people short cut their journey back to health since it is often can be a long, hard road. And more than that, I get what it’s like to be sick and I’m here to help you.

I’ve been wanting to start this podcast so I can help others in a bigger way. I can have more reach with people...

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Detox Chicken Soup

I love this soup because it is so wholesome and good for you! It includes a lot of veggies and spices to help with the detoxification process your body goes through every second of the day. Plus, it’s SO easy especially if you have a food processor to quickly chop and slice your veggies. Try it out and enjoy!

 

2 Chicken Breasts

1 T avocado or coconut oil

1 large onion, chopped

2-1/2 C carrots, sliced

2 C celery, chopped

2 qts bone broth, homemade is best

2 t ginger

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 t chives

1/2 t parsley

1/4 t red pepper flakes

1/2 t ground turmeric

Salt & pepper

 

In a 5 quart Dutch Oven or other large pan on medium heat, add the oil, onions, celery, carrots, and seasonings. Saute for a few minutes until veggies are softening.

Add chicken breasts on top of veggie mix.

Add broth and bring to a boil.

Lower heat, cover and simmer for 20 or so minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

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Frozen Food Month

March is Frozen Food Month.

The whole idea behind frozen foods is convenience. There’s nothing better than fast and easy meal prep on a busy night. To be healthier, though, we need to break away from the 1950s TV Dinner entrees and turn to more nutritious options.

But I like people to quit eating packaged, frozen foods that are low in quality and are focused only on calories and portion control. They are usually prepared with so many preservatives and and devoid of nutrients. Plan ahead a little and you can have healthy, nutritious frozen meals you make yourself.

Preparing frozen foods doesn’t have to be difficult. One of my favorite recipes to make ahead, double and freeze, is this Beanless Chili Recipe. You can add beans if you’d like, of course. It’s just not my preference. This recipe has so much flavor and will all the fresh, chopped veggies you’re getting a ton of nutrients in it as well. However, using frozen veggies to save time works well,...

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9 Ways to Support Your Immune System

Let's just get right into this. With all the news and media coverage of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we need to get back to basics and just support our immune system the best we know how. Take a step back and assess what you are doing to boost your immune system or what you may be doing to take away from your body's ability to keep itself happy!

  1. PROBIOTICS. 70% of your immune system is formed in your gut. If you eat poor quality foods, your immune system is going to be impaired. To build up your immune system, it is important to take a quality probiotic. Go here to purchase the product I use: https://rockbottomwellness.dfhealthestore.com/ In the search bar, key in this SKU: PRO060.
  2. GARLIC. Related to the onion family, garlic contains a compound called allicin that fights bacteria. You can use 2 cloves a day or used crushed, fresh garlic while cooking.
  3. MUSHROOMS. Contain beta glucan. Beta glucans stimulate the activity of macrophages. These are the immune cells that...
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3 Ways Dark Chocolate Can Improve Heart Health

Did you know dark chocolate can be good for your heart?

I’m not talking candy bars here. We’re talking about Dark Chocolate with at least 70% cocoa. As with anything regarding your health, quality is key and choose organic when possible.

 Here’s the nutritional break down for just 3.5 ounces of dark chocolate:

10 grams of fiber

120 mg of Magnesium

7 mg of Iron

50 mg of Calcium

600 Calories

…and so obviously, you don’t want to make a meal out of JUST dark chocolate but adding it here and there is a good source of nutrition that can improve your health.  Here are 3 Ways Dark Chocolate Improve Cardiovascular Health.

  1. Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants. Antioxidants take care of damaging particles in the body and keep us from getting sick. It’s loaded with polyphenols, flavanols, and catechins – all powerful antioxidants. Some studies have shown dark chocolate to rival the antioxidant properties of blueberries, specifically, the...
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Cholesterol: What is it? Part 2

Last week, I wrote about cholesterol and some of the basics. If you missed it, click here to catch up.

The first post touched on some of the basics of cholesterol and why it's needed in the body. In Cholesterol: What is it? Part 2, I'll touch on a couple of the myths associated with cholesterol by pointing out some myths that are widely held with regard to eating and your cholesterol levels. But first, let's take a look at statin drugs:

 Statin Therapy to Reduce Cholesterol:  It is estimated that the statin drug industry is bringing in well over $30 billion per year. This is climbing as more and more people, even kids, are being prescribed this medication. Why are they used? Statin drugs are used to block the pathway of cholesterol production in the liver. The only problem is there are several other pathways that are blocked as well. One of them is CoQ10. CoQ10 is a hugely important nutrient for your immune system AND heart health. CoQ10 is essential for maintaining heart...

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