Episode 223: How Manage Overwhelm and Experience Abundance, with Larisa Makuch

Do you feel stuck? Are you in survival mode, just going through the motions, not moving towards abundance and change? Then this episode is for you! Dr. Lisa chats with Larisa Makuch all about how to manifest a life that is fulfilling and joyful, along with ways to help our kids (and ourselves) work through adversity.

Larisa is a savvy, sought-after speaker, master results coach, educator and author of the upcoming book “Stop Procrastinating Your Life Away: Discover The Secrets To More Time, Money & Freedom.”

With ruthless compassion, Larisa leads highly successful, motivated conscious entrepreneurs through mental barriers and into unstoppable confidence, authenticity and empowerment.

Holding designations as a Certified Consultant with Bob Proctor and the Proctor Gallagher Institute, Master Results Coach, Master of Time Line Therapy, Trainer and Institute Head of Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy, Larisa powerfully blends science and psychology to help you unlock your magic and become all you’re capable of being, whether more passion or profit.

In her downtime, you’ll find Larisa dancing, enjoying music, creating adventures through travel (as permitted), tapping into nature in cottage country, enjoying the nooks and crannies of Toronto and living her active and best life with her husband and young son.

You can connect with Larisa and access her trainings at https://myabundanceacademy.ca/ 

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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 222: Aches in Pains in Perimenopause; What is Going On?

Why are my joints hurting? What are these aches and pains that come and go? If these are questions you are asking yourself, then this episode is for you! It isn’t in your head; the hormonal fluctuations in perimenopause and beyond can increase our experience of pain and inflammation. But, there is hope. Listen in to find out from Dr. Lisa and Dr. Toni, what is happening and what you can do about it.

In today’s episode, we cover:

  • How your hormones are involved in inflammation and pain signals in your body
  • The importance of sleep, stress management and nutrition to impact your perception of pain
  • What blood work and other lab tests you can discuss with your doctor to get a thorough assessment if you experience pain
  • The different hormonal and non-hormonal treatment options to effectively manage pain and inflammation

Today’s Mama Must Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of her Costco membership for shopping for the family

Dr. Toni loves using locally made body butter with shea butter on her feet to prevent dry skin and cracking on the heels

What’s Happening?

Join Dr. Toni online to learn more about self-hypnosis to support your health and hormones in 2024. Click Here and use the code MAMA2024 for a special deal. 

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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 220: How Hormone Changes in Perimenopause Impacts Your Immune Function During Cold and Flu Season

Do you feel like you are constantly getting sick, even though your kids may be a bit older and you already went through the “daycare” illnesses? Do you want to understand how the hormonal fluctuations in perimenopause may increase your susceptibility to cold and flu viruses? Don’t fret, there is hope and support for immune function, even if it feels like nature is giving you the middle finger. In this episode, Dr. Lisa and Dr. Toni uncover what is happening and what to do about it.

In today’s episode, we cover:

  • How your hormones affect your immune function
  • The importance of sleep and exercise to support your immune function
  • Why it’s not a good idea for you to over-exercise
  • What lab tests you should consider to assess your immune function and hormone levels
  • Naturopathic tips to support your immune function
  • Other episodes to check out for more info:

Today’s Mama Must Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of using a blend of tea tree and lemon oil, vinegar and water for cleaning, as well as Nellie’s bar soap for stains

Dr. Toni loves to carve out time for a float for self-care

What’s Happening?

Join Dr. Toni online to learn more about self-hypnosis to support your health and hormones in 2024. Click Here and use the code MAMA2024 for a special deal. 

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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 217: Heavy Periods in Perimenopause – There Is Help!

Up to one-third of women will experience abnormal uterine bleeding in their lifetime. It most commonly occurs when your period first starts as a young teen and then again in perimenopause. Are you worried about going out in fear of leakage and flooding? This episode is for you. You don’t have to suffer – there are solutions out there. Listen in so you can understand what is happening and what to do about it.

In this episode, we cover:

  • What is a normal period and how you can figure out if your periods are abnormal
  • Why your periods might be abnormal in perimenopause and how hormones, stress and sleep can impact your period
  • What lab testing you need if you are experiencing abnormal bleeding
  • The options available for you to reduce abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Other episodes to check out:
    • Episode 199 – Top 5 Reasons Why You and Your Kids Need Iron
    • Episode 69 – Understanding Uterine Fibroids

Today’s Mama Must Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of using Xlear nasal spray with tea tree oil and oregano, nebulized glutathione, acupuncture for dealing with her recent sinus infection

Dr. Toni loves using her neti pot with saline and xylitol to reduce dryness in winter and congestion that can come with a cold or allergies

What’s Happening?

Join Dr. Toni online to learn more about self-hypnosis to support your health and hormones in 2024. Click Here and use the code MAMA2024 for a special deal. 

Thanks for listening!

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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 216: So You Are In Perimenopause…Now What?

In this episode, Dr. Lisa and Dr. Toni discuss the first steps you can take once you realize that you are in perimenopause. From recognizing the symptoms to lab testing you can consider getting, we review your options, as well as outline a couple of case studies of perimenopausal women who improved how they felt with a naturopathic approach.

In today’s episode, we cover:

  • How you can recognize the possible symptoms you might experience in perimenopause
  • How your hormones can be fluctuating during perimenopause
  • What lab tests you can discuss with your medical and naturopathic doctor
  • The importance of doing a life inventory and enhancing your environment
  • How your nutrition can impact how you feel in perimenopause
  • 2 case studies of perimenopausal women
  • Past episodes and resources to check out:

Today’s Mama Must Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of Bee keeper’s natural Propolis throat spray, as well as tea with turmeric, ginger and ground black cumin seeds

Dr. Toni loves making chia seed pudding for a quick and easy filling breakfast along with her protein hot chocolate

What’s Happening?

Join Dr. Toni online to learn more about self-hypnosis to support your health and hormones in 2024. Click Here and use the code MAMA2024 for a special deal. 

Thanks for listening!

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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.