Episode 144: How to Fight Loneliness, Live Longer AND Experience Real Transformation

In this episode, Dr. Lisa shares the benefits of community medicine and reveals that social isolation is just as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes per day AND can shorten your life by up to 8 years! Discover how you can take advantage of this unique approach to health that enables you to: up-level your body literacy; unpack and overcome your challenges in a supportive community environment; experience powerful health transformations that otherwise seem impossible to do on your own; and put on your oxygen mask first to then be able to give to those around you, without feeling drained and resentful.

The pandemic has left so many women feeling disconnected, unfulfilled and “going through the motions” of life without any purpose or passion. Did you know there is another way to health care, outside of the regular one-on-one medical visits? Community medicine is the wave of the future; loneliness and social isolation numbers are on the rise and community medicine is the answer. 

The Wild Collective is the answer to loneliness, social isolation, overwhelm and/or feeling disempowered on your healing journey.

Episode 143:  Are You Getting Your Needs Met? 

In this episode, Dr. Toni discusses the difficulty that many of us have with connecting to and meeting our own needs. Everyone who has flown in an airplane knows that you must put on your own oxygen mask before helping others, but how often do we meet our own needs on a daily basis? Listen in for ideas on how to start to connect with your needs and actions you can take to achieve them to feel happy, whole and connected.

Episode 142: PCOS, the Pill and Perimenopause: a Conversation with Dr. Lara Briden

Dr. Toni chats with Dr. Lara Briden, ND, about: the misconceptions around PCOS; how the pill masks your symptoms and may not be the answer; what happens to your hormones in perimenopause; and what to do to start to take back control of your hormonal health. Dr. Lara is the best-selling author of two books: The Period Repair Manual and The Hormone Repair Manual. She was also an expert featured in the movie, “The Business of Birth Control”.

Episode 141: Bloated and Uncomfortable? How to Avoid Having to Undo Your Top Button By the End of the Day

In this episode, Dr. Lisa and Dr. Toni discuss the different reasons why you could be experiencing bloating and what you can do about it. If you look and feel pregnant at the end of the day (and definitely aren’t!), it could be due to a number of different hormonal, digestive and structural issues that can happen in perimenopause. 

See previous episodes:

Factors that can cause bloating:

  • Eating large meals or eating late at night
    • No time to digest
    • Physiological bloating
  • Pressure in your stomach from weight gain or pregnancy
  • Diastasis recti or abdominal wall laxity
    • “mummy tummy”
  • Food intolerances or sensitivities
    • Visceral hypersensitivity can be stimulated by inflammation of the gut lining by foods, especially gluten, corn, dairy
  • Sugar alcohols especially sorbitol, less with erythritol, xylitol
  • Sugars like lactose or fructose
  • FODMAP foods
    • short chain carbohydrates found in many fruit, veg, legumes
  • Gut dysbiosis and microbiome imbalance like H. pylori and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
    • Especially after antibiotic and antacid medication use
  • Low stomach acid due to eating while in stress mode or sympathetic nervous system 
  • Low pancreatic enzymes or pancreatic issues
  • Gallbladder removal or issues
  • Slow gut motility and constipation
  • Hormone changes in perimenopause and premenstrually
    • Progesterone is a mild diuretic, so low progesterone in perimenopause can lead to more water retention
  • Cortisol imbalances and stress
    • High cortisol can lead to more water retention
    • Women who have experienced trauma are 50% more likely to experience IBS
  • Uterine Fibroids, hernias, scar tissue
  • Endometriosis
    • over 80% of women with endo experience bloating

Testing to consider:

  • Elimination challenge or low FODMAP diet trial
  • HCl challenge to test for hypochlorhydria
  • Food sensitivity blood test
  • Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis
  • SIBO breath test
  • H. pylori breath, blood or stool test 
  • Liver and digestive panel blood test
  • Electrolyte blood test
  • Thyroid panel to check for potential cause of constipation
  • Female hormone panel with cortisol testing in saliva or urine
  • Endoscope with biopsy, colonscopy, laparoscopic assessment
  • Abdominal ultrasound

Natural approaches to address bloating include:

  • Start by tracking symptoms
  • Avoid food triggers
  • Fermented foods – sauerkraut, kim chi, yogurt with active bacteria
  • Enteric coated peppermint oil capsules or peppermint tea
  • Bitter vegetables and foods: artichoke, arugula, radicchio, dandelion greens
  • Herbs: ginger, chamomile, fennel, anise, dandelion tea (root and leaf)
  • Apple cider vinegar or lemon in water
  • Chew your food well and eat while sitting down, calm and relaxed
  • Avoid drinking too much water while eating
  • Probiotic supplementation
  • Antimicrobial herbs like oregano, garlic, thyme, goldenseal or prescription rifaximin if needed for SIBO or dysbiosis
  • Digestive and motility support like D-limonene, DGL, slippery elm, marshmallow root, melatonin
  • Manual visceral therapy by trained osteopath, physiotherapist, naturopathic doctor
  • Castor oil packs

Today’s Mama Must Have:

Dr. Toni is a big fan of having a spray bottle with water and peppermint oil on bedside table to use when hot at night

Dr. Lisa loves having her 2 minute daily cold showers and doing breath of fire and/or the Wim Hoff breathing exercise to energize her when feeling tired

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

Join Dr. Lisa’s new Meetup group Wild Woman Adventures Toronto if you want to get out in nature, connect with other women and push yourself out of your comfort zone. Activities include: sunrise/sunset SUP, tree-top trekking, a new moon workshop and more!

Dr. Lisa’s Wild Collective in Fall 2022: get on the waitlist: wildcollectivetoronto.com

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Stay safe and healthy everyone!

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 140: Optimize Your Vacation or Short Staycation to Fully Recharge and Avoid Burnout

In this episode, Dr. Lisa walks through the benefits of using a vacation departure plan and vacation optimizer plan. Do you ever feel like you need a vacation after coming home from vacation? Being intentional around your holidays can make your time away more enjoyable, plus you get to avoid the stress and burnout that can happen before and after vacation time! You need and deserve time off, so listen in to make it work for you to fill your cup and feel re-energized.

In today’s episode, we cover:

  • What is included in a vacation departure plan
    • Wrapping up work tasks
      • Do it, defer it or delegate it
    • Automated vacation responder for email
    • Tech detox plan
  • What is included in a vacation optimizer plan – the fun part!
    • 3 words to describe your ideal vacation
    • Rest vs. activity
    • Relationships
    • Where to eat
    • Nurturing your mind and heart
  • Find the 5-4-3-2-1 mindfulness meditation with Amy Fowler at Episode 96
  • Find Michael Hyatt’s Vacation Optimizer at: https://landing.michaelhyatt.com/vacation-optimizer 

Today’s Mama Must-Have:

Dr. Lisa loves her Kitchen Aid food processor for making coleslaw, salad dressings with ginger, smoothies, energy balls, coconut milk ice cream and one-bowl crepes. 

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

Join Dr. Lisa’s new Meetup group Wild Woman Adventures Toronto if you want to get out in nature, connect with other women and push yourself out of your comfort zone. Activities include: sunrise/sunset SUP, tree-top trekking, a new moon workshop and more!

Dr. Lisa’s Wild Collective in Fall 2022: get on the waitlist: wildcollectivetoronto.com

Email us or connect with us on Facebook and Instagram

We’d love you to subscribe, leave us a review and a 5-star rating if you enjoyed this episode.

You can also support us by visiting our Patreon page.

Please tell your perimenopausal mama friends about us, too!

Stay safe and healthy everyone!

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 139: How to Use Human Design to Consciously Parent with France Tailleur

In this episode, Dr. Lisa chats with parenting coach, France Tailleur, about how to parent your child “their way”: consciously and based on who your child truly is and who you truly are. There are huge differences in patterns of eating, morning routines and extracurricular activities to navigate as a parent. Listen to learn how Human Design can help guide you to parent in a way that allows your child to thrive. 

France Tailleur is The Human Design Parenting Coach. Her mission is “heal the parent & the children will thrive.” She guides her clients to challenge anything that takes away their freedom & makes them less than they could be. She has an innate gift at finding unconventional & practical solutions to parenting challenges that arise. She focuses on Inner child healing, Conscious Parenting tools, Human Design & more. What happens when you learn & embody these modalities is you become confident & connected as a parent, you create an environment for your child & yourself to Thrive in & you tap into unconditional love & acceptance & of course deeper connection with yourself, your child & your partner.

France is a #1 Amazon Best selling author with her Journal Sparkle Time. She is also the host of the Intentional Parenting Podcast.

In today’s episode, we cover:

  • What it means to consciously parent
    • Reparent yourself
    • Parenting your child intentionally
  • What is Human Design
    • Remembering who you are
  • Why you see parenting differently than your spouse or co-parent
  • Why siblings can be completely different and need different parenting
  • How to find out your Human Design type
    • Mybodygraph.com
  • How Human Design can help you recognize your strengths and your challenges, as well as your child’s strengths and challenges
  • The important role Human Design can play for you to create and maintain healthy boundaries in your relationships and parenting

Connect with France on Instagram and Facebook.

Sign up for France’s Growing By Design program – which is her “build your own” human design reading. Use the code: WEEKS30 to get 30% off!

Get France’s sparkle time journal.

Today’s Mama Must-Have: 

Dr. Lisa loves her Instant Pot to make her own apple sauce. 

France is a big fan of having a backpack full of snacks, water and activities for her daughter. 

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

Join my “5-Day COLD SHOWER CHALLENGE”. Includes a 60-min virtual workshop with a Cold Water Therapy Expert!

Join Dr. Lisa’s new Meetup group Wild Woman Adventures Toronto if you want to get out in nature, connect with other women and push yourself out of your comfort zone. Activities include: sunrise/sunset SUP, tree-top trekking, a new moon workshop and more!

Dr. Lisa’s Wild Collective in Fall 2022: get on the waitlist: wildcollectivetoronto.com

Email us or connect with us on Facebook and Instagram

We’d love you to subscribe, leave us a review and a 5-star rating if you enjoyed this episode.

You can also support us by visiting our Patreon page.

Please tell your perimenopausal mama friends about us, too!

Stay safe and healthy everyone!

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.