Episode 202: Healthy Skin in Your 40s and Beyond, With Joy McCarthy

In today’s episode, Dr. Lisa welcomes back holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy to talk about skin care as your hormones fluctuate through perimenopause. They discuss what foods and drinks are important for healthy skin whether you are dealing with acne, dry skin, puffy skin or rosacea, as well as what to avoid for healthy skin aging.


Joy McCarthy is the Founder of Joyous Health, an award-winning Certified Holistic Nutritionist and best-selling author of The Joyous Cookbook, Joyous Detox and Joyous Health. She is also the Co-founder of Hello Joyous, an organic + plant-based beauty brand with a rock-solid mission: to help people find more joy in the everyday. Joy also hosts the Joyous Health Podcast, where Dr. Lisa has been a guest 3 times talking about adrenal health, thyroid health and osteoporosis.

A trusted nutrition expert, Joy has been featured on Marilyn Denis, The Social, CNN and CBC. Joy is a regular natural health expert on the popular daytime television show Cityline. Joy lives in Toronto with her husband Walker and their daughter Vienna. You can find her on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Tik Tok.

Check out previous episodes:
Episode 78: Natural and Effective Approaches for Rosacea with Joy McCarthy
Episode 33: Detox for Hormone Balance with Joy McCarthy, Nutritionist and Author

In today’s episode, we cover:
The best food and drinks for your skin health
The food and drink you need to avoid to reduce skin inflammation and support healthy aging of your skin
Why sunscreen is your best defense for wrinkles
The importance of changing your skin care routine as you age
The importance of your skin microbiome and the impact of your skin care products
How sleep, exercise and stress management is important for preventing premature skin aging
What Joy thinks of Botox and other injections

You can find Joy at @joyoushealth on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and on Facebook.

Shop Hello Joyous HERE and get 10% off when you use the code: LISAWEEKS10

Today’s Mama Must Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of Nellie’s laundry stick AND Hello Joyous’s Eye Elixir and Hella hydrating Serum, Fresh Face Daily cleanser. You get get a 10% discount on Hello Joyous products HERE by using the code: LISAWEEKS10

Joy loves a good book and her new e-reader to relax before bed.

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

Thanks for listening!

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.

In today’s episode, Dr. Lisa welcomes back holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy to talk about skin care as your hormones fluctuate through perimenopause. They discuss what foods and drinks are important for healthy skin whether you are dealing with acne, dry skin, puffy skin or rosacea, as well as what to avoid for healthy skin aging. 

Joy McCarthy is the Founder of Joyous Health, an award-winning Certified Holistic Nutritionist and best-selling author of The Joyous Cookbook, Joyous Detox and Joyous Health. She is also the Co-founder of Hello Joyous, an organic + plant-based beauty brand with a rock-solid mission: to help people find more joy in the everyday. Joy also hosts the Joyous Health Podcast, where Dr. Lisa has been a guest 3 times talking about adrenal health, thyroid health and osteoporosis. A trusted nutrition expert, Joy has been featured on Marilyn Denis, The Social, CNN and CBC. Joy is a regular natural health expert on the popular daytime television show Cityline. Joy lives in Toronto with her husband Walker and their daughter Vienna. You can find her on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Tik Tok.Check out previous episodes:

Episode 78: Natural and Effective Approaches for Rosacea with Joy McCarthy

Episode 33: Detox for Hormone Balance with Joy McCarthy, Nutritionist and Author

In today’s episode, we cover:

  • The best food and drinks for your skin health

  • The food and drink you need to avoid to reduce skin inflammation and support healthy aging of your skin

  • Why sunscreen is your best defense for wrinkles

  • The importance of changing your skin care routine as you age

  • The importance of your skin microbiome and the impact of your skin care productsHow sleep, exercise and stress management is important for preventing premature skin agingWhat Joy thinks of Botox and other injections

You can find Joy at @joyoushealth on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and on Facebook.Joyous Health Online Shop: https://shopjoyoushealth.com/

Today’s Mama Must Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of Nellie’s laundry stick AND Hello Joyous’s Eye Elixir and Hella hydrating Serum, Fresh Face Daily cleanser. You get get a 10% discount on Hello Joyous products HERE by using the code: LISAWEEKS10

Joy loves a good book and her new e-reader to relax before bed.

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

Thanks for listening!

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 201: Low-Waste Living and Sustainable Parenting with Sarah Robertson-Barnes

In this episode, Dr. Lisa discusses low-waste living and sustainable parenting with zero waste educator Sarah Roberson-Barnes. Taking action around the climate and environment may seem daunting as a busy mom, however they discuss how the choices you make around what you buy (or don’t buy) can make a huge difference without a lot of extra work. Focusing on solutions for sustainability instead of the doom and gloom of the future can impact how you feel about your community and environment positively. 

Sarah Robertson-Barnes lives in the suburbs with her husband, two elementary-aged kids and rescue dog. She is a former teacher and the founder of the Sustainable in the Suburbs blog, focusing on living low-waste in a culture of convenience and making sustainable parenting both accessible and affordable. Offering a mix of practical tips and deeper dives, she shows that a sustainable lifestyle with kids is not only possible, but critically important. Sarah is also a zero waste educator, speaker, and consultant. 

In today’s episode, we cover:

  • How you can start to live more sustainably, even if you live in the suburbs, by asking yourself what you can opt out of and what you really need or want
  • The importance of untraining yourself of the programming to buy new stuff and embracing the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse, recycle
  • How you can start in your kitchen with ditching paper towels and plastic food storage
  • The importance of recognizing your capacity at different times
  • How Amazon has reduced your resourcefulness and increased your impulse buying
  • The increased options for buying secondhand online
    • Poshmark: second-hand fashion and beauty
    • Terracycle: recycle the unrecyclable
    • My Plastic Free Life (website and book) – Beth Terry
    • Local “Buy Nothing” or “Pass It On” neighbourhood groups for receiving or giving away stuff
  • How to have a conversation with your kids about low waste living

You can read Sarah’s Blog at https://sustainableinthesuburbs.com/ and you can follow and contact her on Instagram

Today’s Mama Must Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of making a chocolate latte with LMNT chocolate salt electrolyte powder

  • add less than ¼ pouch to boiled water, add in 1 tbsp of Organika coconut milk powder – for delicious hot chocolate (you can also add some collagen and honey to taste if you prefer it sweeter)

Sarah loves her cold plunges in the lake for the physical and mental benefits, especially with community.

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

Thanks for listening!

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 200: Lisa Shares Her Lessons Learned in Perimenopause

While celebrating our 200th episode (!), Dr. Lisa reviews what worked for her, AND what hasn’t, in her perimeonpausal journey thus far. Dr. Toni shares the common symptoms of perimenopause, a transitional time of fluctuating hormones that can look different for every woman. Symptoms may include: hot flashes, irregular or heavy periods, sleep issues, aches/pains, depression, anxiety, brain fog, body composition changes and more.

In today’s episode, we cover:

  • What is perimenopause and menopause
    • Hear about Dr. Toni’s experience going into menopause:
  • What has been working for Dr. Lisa
    • Menstrual cycle awareness – for more info, see Episode 59
    • Slowing down, listening to your body, self love and acceptance
    • Increasing soy, supplements like magnesium, L-theanine, ashwagandha, using progesterone cream
  • Some changes that Dr. Lisa implemented that have reduced perimenopausal symptoms
    • Switching from intermittent fasting to a way of eating and fasting that supports her hormones
    • Going alcohol free
    • Ditching the weighted blanket (the reason may surprise you!)

See more info about research on perimenopause: 

See more info about sleep: Episode 73

See more info about hot flashes: Episode 32

Today’s Mama Must-Have:

Dr. Lisa loves her Costco membership for bulk shopping and chest freezer in the basement to store leftovers 

Toni – immune support for change of season – gummies, multi and electrolyte powders with elderberry and zinc, plus topping up with vitamin D drops

What’s Else is Happening?

Dr. Lisa has been nominated again for a Toronto Star’s Reader’s Choice Award (she won the Diamond Award for “Best Naturopathic Clinic/Services” last year in 2022). Please vote for her in the Health/Wellness/Fitness/Beauty category under “Naturopathic Clinic/Services” if you feel so inclined. She is third on the list (under another Naturopathic Doctor named Lisa). Thanks! You have until Oct 23rd to vote. 

You may need to create an account (it’s free) – just to ensure you are a real person.It only takes 2 minutes, and Dr. Lisa would be so grateful! 

Vote HERE

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

Thanks for listening!

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 198: How to be a savvy food shopper and cut through the health-washing hype, with Trish Krause, Nutritionist

In this new episode, Dr. Lisa chats all things health-washing with Trish Krause, certified holistic nutritionist (and former journalist, PR/food marketer for Big Food).

What Trish shares will shock you! Many “organizations” out there which try to help are actually funded by big companies such as: Coca-Cola, GMO companies (Monsanto) and the sugar industry, just to name a few. They pay health influencers, including registered dieticians, medical doctors and other healthcare professionals to promote their products and distort the truth.

This episode is a must-listen-to to help you navigate all the confusing health claims, social media posts/groups and “advice” out there to become a savvy shopper who buys what is actually nourishing to your body.

Trish Krause is the founder of Bite out of Life Wellness, a trusted source for evidence-informed health and lifestyle information and practical strategies for change. As a habit-based transformational mentor and coach with a specialty in nutrition, hormone health, and insomnia relief, she enables busy professionals, particularly women in the prime of life, to overcome the overwhelm and progress toward a life of calm and courage by recognizing and reclaiming their wild and making their own health and lives a priority, one step at a time. Trish is a certified holistic nutritionist and firmly believes food forms the foundation of health. She is also a certified yoga teacher and encourages the inclusion of a variety of yogic principles and practices to support the brain and the body and enhance healthy habits.

Trish lives in Kingston, ON with her partner and their two retired racing greyhounds. A late-in-life runner, yogi, piano student, author and community creator, she believes in the power of reinvention at any age or stage of life and tries to be guided by the poet Mary Oliver’s beautiful question “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”. Trish educates and coaches individually and through her group health program The Wild Collective. She works locally and virtually, serving clients across Canada. She can be reached at trish@biteoutoflife.ca.

Check out the Washington Post article, “The food industry pays “influencer” dieticians to shape your eating habits”.

And CBC’s article, “Is it ethical for dietician influencers to take money for posts? Not everyone agrees”

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

Dr. Lisa is so honoured to have been nominated again for the Toronto Star’s 2023 Reader’s choice Awards (last year she won the Diamond Award for “Best Naturopathic Clinic/Services”). You can vote for her here (she would be so grateful if you did!).

Thanks for listening!

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 195: Are we ever truly satisfied? How to find joy in the everyday moments (and accept our bodies the way they are)

In this new episode, Dr. Lisa discusses how to connect with ourselves and others in meaningful, satisfying and pleasurable ways. She was inspired to record this episode after listening to Glennon Doyle’s podcast episode 239 of, “We can do hard things”, where Glennon interviews adrienne maree brown (writer, activist and facilitator) about finding satisfaction and pleasure in our everyday.

Dr. Lisa shares:

  • How what we have been taught about satisfaction from the media and from our families has shaped our definition of satisfaction and pleasure
  • How to experience pleasure in our daily lives even with all the challenges and hardships going on in the world
  • The importance of savouring the “little” moments and how to do that
  • Simple ways to connect and be present with your partner and kids, even if you only have a few minutes in the day
  • How to experience collective joy by attending a sporting event, concert, a play and more

Mama must-have:

  • Dr. Lisa loves having a “smoothie bowl” for a snack. Some days she just mixes goat yogurt and fruit with PB fit powder or PB2 powder; other days she adds hemp protein powder, organic soy milk, ground flaxseeds and fruit to make more of a smoothie bowl.

Thanks for listening!

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.