Episode 238: What You Need to Know About Wildfire Smoke (Re-Release)

In this episode re-release from 2023, Dr. Toni reviews how wildfire smoke impacts the health of you and your kids. The particle matter in wildfire smoke has been found to be up to 10 times more harmful to your health than the particle matter from other sources. Not only can it cause headaches and irritate your eyes, throat and respiratory system, it can increase inflammation and oxidative damage, leading to higher risk of reproductive issues, cardiovascular disease, neurological and immune disorders. Listen in to find out how you can protect yourself and your kids from this growing problem in the summer. 

Today’s Mama Must-Have:

Dr. Toni loves her local farmers markets in the parks for fruit, veg and flowers!

What’s Else is Happening?

Dr. Toni’s next HypnoBirthing session for expecting parents looking to decrease fear and anxiety to support their natural instincts around labour and birth is happening this fall. Join her at https://www.hypnobirthingcalgary.com/register

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Episode 237: How to Take Back Control of Your Focus and Enhance Productivity While Online

In this solo episode, Dr. Lisa discusses how to use technology to your advantage. Whether you realize it or not, your brain is being hijacked when online. Instead of getting sucked into social media scrolling, time wasting and overwhelm, you can use technology to enhance your productivity. You can regain your time and brain function with simple steps around mindfulness and boundaries – without needing to throw away your phone. 

Listen in to discover how to “Starve your distraction and feed your focus”.

In this episode, we cover:

  • What is Digital Wellness and Digital Flourishing®
  • The importance of realizing your unconscious habits around technology
  • How exposing yourself to negative news in the morning influences your mood
  • Why it’s so easy for your attention to get hacked because of dopamine
  • How multitasking is actually compulsive fractured attention, which increases your stress levels and emotional dysregulation
  • The importance of tracking your time for time awareness, adjusting your notifications, setting limits and using apps to manage your time on phone
  • How you can take the Digital Flourishing Survey here
  • The importance of taking breaks to increase your productivity

Today’s Mama Must-Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of Sharon Salzburg’s 10 day Equanimity course which she chipped away at, even on vacation.

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Episode 236: Skin Health in Your 40s and Beyond with Dr. Jen Newell (Re-Release)

In today’s episode re-release from 2020, Dr. Lisa talks to Dr. Jen Newell, naturopathic doctor and founder of Connected Health and Skin. Dr. Jen sought out a naturopathic approach to skin health when she became dissatisfied with oral contraceptives, antibiotics and other conventional treatments for her own hormonal cystic acne and mild rosacea. Dr. Jen helps women overcome acne and other skin disorders to achieve a clear, radiant complexion, restored hormonal balance and renewed digestive function. 

In this episode, we cover:

  • How your skin changes due to hormone and structural changes with perimenopause including:
    • Acne on chest, back, jawline or hairline
    • Age spots
    • Dryness
    • Wrinkles and aging
    • Thinning skin
  • How different hair products you use could cause inflammation and impact your skin health
  • Why daily mineral sunscreen use is a key component for maintaining skin health
  • Why it’s important to protect you skin from UVA rays that travel through windows
  • Why eating colourful fruit and vegetables is important for your skin
  • Why drinking too much coffee and alcohol is not great for your skin
  • Why you may want to drink more herbal tea like nettle, hibiscus, spearmint, licorice root
  • The biggest factors that impact how your skin will age, outside of genetics (hint: they start with the letter S – sugar, sun, smoking, stress)
  • How prescription medications like anti-depressants and insulin can impact your skin health
  • The antioxidant supplements, like lycopene, CoQ10, astaxanthin, quercetin, that you may want to talk to your naturopathic doctor about adding into your regime
  • Why supplementing with biotin could be worsening your acne
  • Different ingredients you might want to look for in your skin care products, like retinoids, vitamin C, green tea extract, niacinamide
  • What skin care products are the most important to use
  • Why oil cleansing can help your skin health when you use it with another gentle cleanser
  • If it’s worth it to use a collagen supplement

Today’s Mama Must-Have: 

Dr. Jen cannot live without a creamy milk cleanser to keep her face feeling fresh and healthy

Dr. Lisa loves Consonant hand cream to protect and hydrate her hands with the extra hand washing and use of hand sanitizer https://consonantskincare.com/collections/hand-cream 

You can find and connect with Dr. Jen Newell at www.connectedhealthandskin.com and on Instagram @newellnd 

Visit the NaturalDermStore https://naturaldermstore.ca/  for healthy, evidence based natural skin care products. You can receive a 15% discount off your order using the code Perimenopause. Reach out to them for help to find the right products for you.

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Episode 235: Moon Cycles and Emotions with Evolutionary Astrologer JoAnn Stoneberg (Re-Release)

In this episode re-release from 2023, Dr. Toni discusses how moon cycles can impact your emotional well-being with evolutionary astrologer and clairvoyant JoAnn Stoneberg. Human beings have been paying attention to the moon and stars for thousands of years. Learn what important information you can tap into when you pay attention to the phases of the moon and the position of the stars and how it can help you understand to support emotional health for you and your family.

See Episode 59 for more information on moon cycles and cyclical living.

JoAnn Stoneberg is an evolutionary astrologer and clairvoyant, as well as the owner, founder and creator of As The Planets Turn.  She teaches Astrology, is a speaker, muse and writer. JoAnn is very gifted at helping her clients work though and navigate their fears and obstacles when it comes to life’s ups and downs and transitions.   She is instrumental in teaching her clients techniques that can be used for many years to come to assist them throughout their lives. JoAnn’s intuitive use of the planets and stars help her clients have more faith and trust within themselves knowing it is ok to be who they are; by translating the beautiful ancient language of Astrology in a brilliant way to help you understand and discover the evolutionary intent of your soul. Her 20-year healing journey and training in ancient techniques has heightened her already intuitive skills to eloquently heal the souls of past lives, transform the lineage of our ancestors, clear negative energies and help lost earthbound spirits to cross over.  

In today’s episode, we cover:

  • The importance of knowing your sun sign, your moon sign and your rising sign 
  • The 4 main phases of the moon and how it can impact your energy and behaviour
  • How the moon can be affected by the stars and astrological signs 
  • The relationship between your birth chart and the moon 
  • Why you need to know your partner’s and kids’ moon signs to support their emotional needs and well-being

You can connect with JoAnn, get her Moon Phases e-book and register for her online astrology classes – Navigate Your Emotions and What’s Your Sun, Moon and Rising Sign – at www.astheplanetsturn.com

Follow JoAnn on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/joannstoneberg/

Today’s Mama Must-Have:

Dr. Toni is a big fan of topical magnesium for muscle tension, like Epsom gel. 

What’s Else is Happening?

Dr. Toni’s next HypnoBirthing session for expecting parents looking to decrease fear and anxiety to support their natural instincts around labour and birth is in the fall. Join her at https://www.hypnobirthingcalgary.com/register

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Disclaimer: The information provided is not meant to replace treatment with a licensed health care practitioner. It is for informational purposes only. Consult with a Naturopathic Doctor or other licensed health care professional to determine which treatments are safe for you.

Episode 234: Making Mealtime Fun (Even for Picky Eaters) with Danielle Bins, Certified Nutritionist

In this episode, Dr. Lisa discusses the best strategies to manage picky eating in your kids with Picky Eating Expert Danielle Binns. While there are many reasons why kids can steer away from certain foods, even the picky eaters can learn to expand their food choices. Listen in to learn what you can do (and what not to do) to make meal time less stressful!

Danielle Binns is a Certified Nutritionist, Picky Eating Expert, and more importantly, a mom of three who gets it. Danielle experienced the struggles around trying to feed her family first-hand. Her first daughter was an extremely picky eater,  labeled ‘failure to thrive’, and mealtimes were beyond stressful.  After endless research, and acquiring Certifications in picky eating, Danielle transformed her daughter into one of the most adventurous kids at the table. 

She made all the mistakes at meals and is now on a mission to show other parents that there’s a better way to raise healthy eaters. Over the past decade, Danielle has helped thousands of parents around the world achieve stress-free meals via her step-by-step online programs (Raising Adventurous Eaters, Picky Eater Protocol) and private coaching (Thrive Program).  She also makes food exploration fun with her revolutionary mealtime tools (Curious Cookie).  

Danielle educates and inspires families while speaking at global paediatric conventions, consulting Montessori schools, and running eye-opening workshops for parenting communities. She is a trusted resource for media outlets like CTV News and has been featured on various podcasts.

In this episode, we cover:

  • How to know where your kids fall on the spectrum of picky eating
  • The importance of setting up your eating environment and schedule for success
  • How to deal with food jags or when your kids reject food they have eaten before
  • The importance of increasing enjoyment and reducing stress, frustration and pressure during mealtimes
  • How you can make mealtime fun and foster your kids’ healthy relationship with food

Connect with Danielle on Instagram and Facebook 

Find out more about the Picky Eater Protocol and the Curious Cookie cards and placemat at https://daniellebinns.com/

Today’s Mama Must-Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of her air fryer for making easy meals and reheating leftovers.

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Episode 233:  How Dr. Toni is Embracing Aging AND Holding on to Youth

In this solo episode, Dr. Toni shares her thoughts on aging and the healthy behaviours she maintains to support graceful aging. 

Listen to Episode 232 for Dr. Lisa’s thoughts on aging 

In this episode, we cover

  • 3 aspects of aging – looking, feeling and acting your age
  • Some research on aging you may find surprising
  • The role of inflammation, sugar, alcohol, food, herbs and sleep have on your aging process
  • The importance of physical, mental and emotional health on aging
  • One thing from Episode 27 on skin health that Dr. Toni does almost every day to support healthy aging

Today’s Mama Must-Have:

Dr. Toni is a big fan of nature walks, ideally in the morning, and feels lucky to have many urban nature settings within minutes of her home. 

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Episode 232: How Dr. Lisa is Embracing the Aging Process and Why Community is Key for a Long and Healthy Life

In this solo episode, Dr. Lisa shares some of the changes she is noticing to her body and brain as she ages. She shares how shifts in her mindset and lifestyle have helped her feel better as she gets older, along with the importance of community and connection to support a healthy and long life.

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Episode 231: Four Questions to Change Your Thoughts and Beliefs: The Work of Byron Katie

In this solo episode, Dr. Toni shares a simple exercise to easily shift stressful thoughts in everyday situations. It’s very normal to feel angry, hurt, confused or disappointed by different circumstances and people in our lives. Getting stuck in those feelings can lead to unnecessary stress and suffering. The Work was created by Byron Katie and outlined in her book Loving What Is. This powerful process of self-inquiry consists of 4 questions and a turnaround examining a stressful thought and looking at it with different perspectives. 

In today’s episode, we cover:

  • What are the 4 questions of The Work 
  • An example of how you can use the 4 questions and turnaround of The Work 
  • How you can access downloadable worksheets to use The Work at https://thework.com/

Today’s Mama Must Have:

Dr. Toni is a big fan of wet sock treatment to support her immune system, especially when Frankie has a cold.

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Episode 230: The Benefits of Hormetic Stress: Why Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone is Good For Your Health

In this solo episode, Dr. Lisa shares how intentionally exposing yourself to acute, planned stressors, such as cold water or certain breathing exercises, can lead to stress resilience and help slow the aging process. Have you been living in your comfort zone for too long? It may be time to challenge your mind and body to reap the benefits, not only mentally, but also physically.

This episode is a follow up to Episode 226: How Dr. Lisa Presses The “Easy Button” to Prevent Burnout

In today’s episode, we cover:

  • What is hormetic stress and why you want to get uncomfortable intentionally
  • The science behind hormetic stress
  • Examples of hormetic stress you can easily use on a regular basis

Today’s Mama Must Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of a good fiction book and loves Ruth Ware books including the It Girl and Girl in Cabin 10

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Episode 229 – Top Mama Must-Haves From The First 100 Episodes (Re-Release)

In this re-released episode, Dr. Lisa and Dr. Toni review their favourite “Mama Must-Have” recommendations from the past 100 episodes. These tips and products make their lives easier and are great ways for you and your family to stay healthy and happy. They include our favourite foods, drinks, books, essential oils, body care products, apps and more! Treat yourself this Mother’s Day or use these ideas and add to your wish list for the future.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Hella Hydrating Facial Serum with rosehips and hyaluronic acid from Joyous Health
    • Shared on Episode 78 with Joy McCarthy
    • Can use with cool Jade roller
  • Essential oils
    • Shared on Episode 93 with Barbara Rempel
    • Lavender in bath and diluted in fractionated coconut oil on bottoms of feet to relax kids at night 
    • Grapefruit, lemon, wild orange for reducing stress and increasing energy
    • Peppermint topically for muscle tension
    • Eucalyptus or easy air in steam inhalations or shower, diluted topically on bottoms of feet and chest 
  • Insight timer app, Ten Percent Happier app – Ted Lasso and Taming Anxiety challenges
  • 10 minute Path to Presence Meditation
    • Shared on Episode 95 with Fran Watson – download for free her
  • Bullet journal for stress reduction
  • Our favourite supplements include:
    • Magnesium – for more info, see Episode 83
    • Vitamin D – for more info, see Episode 97  
    • Ashwagandha, melatonin, passionflower, GABA, 5-HTP, mitochondrial antioxidants like MitoAMP
  • Zonli weighted blanket, sleep mask, Soundscreen white noise machine for sleep support
  • Hydrotherapy – cold showers and wet sock treatment for energy, immune and circulation support
  • Designs for Health Paleo protein powder with almond or oat milk for sugar free hot chocolate
    • Shared on Episode 57 with Dr. Penny Kendall-Reed
  • Smoothie bowls for kids with Smart Sweets gummy bears
  • Other easy recipes:
  • Dwarf Stars pumpkin seed butter cups (sugar free), Giddy Yoyo chocolate; zazubean, Aussie carob co.
  • Crunchy snacks: Lesser Evil power curls, plantain chips, Beanitos black bean and pinto bean tortilla chips
  • Book: Beyond The Label by Dr. Christina Bjorndal

You can find our Top Ten Mama Must Haves List at perimenopausalmamas.com and by supporting us at patreon.com/perimenopausalmamaspodcast

Today’s Mama Must Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of her hand held massager to release tight shoulder and back muscles. 

Dr. Toni is excited to watch the recently released documentary The Business of Birth Control by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, who also created The Business of Being Born and Weed the People. 

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this presentation is not meant to replace treatment with a licensed health care practitioner. It is for informational purposes only. Consult with a Naturopathic Doctor or other licensed health care professional to determine which treatments are safe for you.