Stress. This is something I talk about ALL the time with my clients.
Stress can affect you negatively whether it’s perceived as a “good” stress or a “bad” stress. For example, for many people the holidays are a time of good cheer, family time and making memories. However, the planning, the shopping, the baking, the traveling and even sometimes family can put undue stress on our systems leaving us set up to be sick. Over time, this can even lead to chronic illness. Our bodies don’t care if the stressor is something we think is “good” or “bad.” It responds the same way by turning on our fight or flight response. This pandemic that is happening is affecting so many of us in a bad way.
The problem we face is our society doesn’t every really get a break from stressors. We constantly are running away from the proverbial saber tooth tiger. Whether we are dealing with a pandemic or not, we have a hard time...
In this episode, you'll learn the importance of sleep and how our bodies can feel when we aren't getting the right kind of sleep. It's not just quantity but the quality of sleep we are getting. You'll learn how our systems are connected and how our hormones all play together to keep us healthy. This includes the hormones responsible for sleep.
Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CNS, PT, Founder and CEO of the Integrative Women's Health Institute is passionate about caring for and empowering women who struggle with women's and pelvic health conditions.
She is equally passionate about educating and supporting clinicians in confidently and safely using integrative tools to transform women's and pelvic healthcare.
Having two decades of experience in women's and pelvic health as a physical therapist and functional nutritionist, plus owning a private women's health clinical nutrition and coaching practice, gives her a unique perspective on the integrative, conservative...
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.
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...
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.
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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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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,...
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!