Archive | March, 2019


#77: One Year Anniversary Celebration + Top 10 Essentially You Episodes

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What we’re talking about in this episode!

  • How and why I chose to create the Essentially You Podcast
  • Learn how to get smarter, faster and happier at what you do in life while succeeding
  • Dispelling the myths surrounding essential oils, hormones, and your body chemistry
  • How to love your liver the right way while shedding the extra pounds
  • A look at the amazing line-up coming up in the second year of Essentially You

Episode Summary:

Can you believe today is the Official One Year Anniversary of the Essentially You Podcast? It has been an honor to speak with so many brilliant educators on the past seventy-six episodes, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to continue to bring you knowledge from some of the best experts in the field so that you can feel empowered to make decisions about your own health.

On this special anniversary episode, I am looking back on my Top 10 Favorite Episodes from the past year, and giving you a sneak peek into which episodes could be right for you. I am digging into the details on which episodes you should be listening to if you are interested in resetting your metabolism and supporting your liver, are looking for hormone support through the use of essential oils, want to learn how to move through your emotions in 90 seconds or less, plus so much more.

Join me as we review everything that you need to know in order to understand why your hormones are sabotaging you and how to get them back on track. By using natural tools such as food, movement, supplementation, essential oils and self-care, you can reset your hormones and start truly living in your own body again.

I am dedicated to helping guide you on your natural healing path, and the Essentially You Podcast is the ultimate resource to help you reclaim your balance and own your own journey.

Did your favorite episode make the Top 10? Let me know in the comments below!


“[The Essentially You Podcast] has been the most incredible experience, the most wonderful project, and I love doing it every single week. This is the ultimate labor of love.” (4:44)

“We know that when we can get our hormones back on track, we can make profound changes in a lot of the symptoms that we are dealing with.” (10:27)

“I don’t know about you, but it really does feel like our year, and the year to make powerful changes.” (13:06)

“I want you to feel like you are empowered with the right tools and the right educators to help you overcome those moments.” (21:20)

Resources Mentioned:

Top 5 Women’s Hormone Blends Cheat Sheet

EY 050: Why Loving Your Liver and Thyroid is Key to Hormonal Balance

EY 046: Reset Your Hormones To Lose Weight and Banish Fatigue

EY 061: Resetting Your Metabolism with Dr. Alan Christianson

EY 052: The #1 Precursor to Hormone Chaos and How to Get Your Body Back on Track

EY 072: Overcoming Brain Fog Instantly with Essential Oils

EY 033: The Truth About Hormones and Essential Oils

EY 044: What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About Your Thyroid with Dr. Becky Campbell

EY 051: How to Have More Energy to Do The Things You Love with Dave Asprey

EY 066: How to Release Anxiety and Build Confidence with Dr. Joan Rosenburg

EY 042: What Happens to Your Hormones in Your Forties and How Progesterone Can Help with Lara Briden

The Essential Oil Hormone Solution by Dr. Mariza

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#76: How To Eat For Hashimoto’s and Understanding Food Pharmacology with Izabella Wentz


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What we’re talking about in this episode!

  • Healing Hashimoto’s naturally through food, pharmacology, and nutrition
  • Independent steps you can take to test if you have a nutrient deficiency
  • Understanding why certain foods can upset your body in food pharmacology
  • Which digestive enzymes you should be taking depending on your digestive issues
  • Highlighting the importance of sharing information to help people with autoimmune conditions live better

Episode Summary:

A Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis diagnosis can feel like the weight of the world on your shoulders. Today’s guest, Dr. Izabella Wentz, myself, and 35 million other American’s know what it is like to face this condition head-on. Luckily there are people like Dr. Izabella, who has taken her background in pharmacology and dedicated herself to the understanding the powerful role nutrition can play in healing and even reversing your Hashimoto’s symptoms.


If you are experiencing symptoms common with Hashimoto’s, or you or someone you love has been diagnosed with this condition, it is not the end. Dr. Izabella shows us how to get rid of foods that are causing inflammation in your body, the importance of understanding the role food pharmacology is playing in your bodily symptoms, and how to use your digestive enzymes to get your nutritional deficiencies and gut imbalances in check. By acknowledging the ways your diet is and isn’t working for you, you can remove the things you don’t need and add the things you do in order to stabilize your thyroid and live life worry free.


While it may take some trial and error to understand which nutrients are helpful to you individually, Dr. Izabella is a generous and gracious guide here to help you navigate daily nutritional hurdles and start believing that you deserve to be healthy again. Stop overlooking your thyroid and start implementing Dr. Izabella’s easy to follow solutions to create a lifestyle you love with Hashimoto’s.


Have you tried toying with your nutritional intake to relieve your Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis symptoms? Share your story in the comments section below.


“Really that is how I became a Hashimoto’s expert slash human guinea pig, was just by trying to get my own health back.” (12:30)


“I kind of just decided to take my health into my own hands, and tried different things and eventually some of them worked. So I am happy to share with everybody what the ones that worked were.” (15:31)


“A lot of people are misguided in the nutrition world, where they think they just need to cut out more foods and then they will be perfectly healthy, and that can get into a situation where we actually lose our intuitive ability to pick the foods that are right for us.” (25:04)


“I address not just what to eat, but also how to incorporate it into your life so that it actually becomes easier to eat this way than not eat this way.” (37:20)


“A big part of my healing was believing that I deserved to be healthy and I deserved to be happy, and really investing in myself. So I hope you believe that you are worth it.” (48:43)

Resources Mentioned:

Dr. Izabella’s Favorite 5 Recipes and First Chapter Free Gift


The Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology by Dr. Izabella Wentz


The Hashimoto’s Protocol by Dr. Izabella Wentz


Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: The Root Cause by Dr. Izabella Wentz


The Hashimoto’s Institute


Thyroid Pharmacist Website


Follow Dr. Izabella Wentz on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube


The Essential Oils Hormone Solution by Dr. Mariza

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#75: How To Tap Into The Healing Power of Nature with Dr. Maya Shetreat


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What we’re talking about in this episode!

  • Understanding the major role food plays in brain development and function
  • Breaking down the overwhelming science behind plant medicine and healing
  • How to develop a healing relationship with plants to receive massive health benefits
  • Emotional and spiritual ways that you can connect with plants and nature
  • Viewing nature as a symbiotic relationship to encourage mutual gratitude

Episode Summary:

While living in a big city can be great, it can sometimes feel like you are trapped in a concrete jungle, with no access to the beautiful healing power of mother nature. Dr. Maya Shetreat is passionate about tapping into the healing power of nature and helping her clients create a natural oasis in the heart of an urban city.


Dr. Maya is a neurologist, herbalist and urban farmer who harnesses the power of natural medicine through nutrition, herbs, essential oils and getting back to nature. An advocate for terrain medicine, earth-based programs and transformational healing, Dr. Maya’s work has taken her all the way to the Indigenous tribes of Ecuador in her search for ultimate healing.


By exposing yourself to germs and microbes, eating fresh food from healthy soil and getting out into nature, Dr. Maya believes you can heal your body far beyond the possibility of what most doctors even think about. Learn why sanitary environments aren’t always a good thing, the scientific benefits of being surrounded by nature, and why you shouldn’t feel silly for hugging a tree.


If you are curious about how we can leverage the healing power of plants on a day to day basis to get emotional, spiritual and overall health benefits, Dr. Maya is your woman. She is explaining all of the varying degrees of plant healing and how you can incorporate the lessons she has learned throughout her research to help yourself get back to nature and on the road to healing.


Have you experienced any of the physical and mental benefits Dr. Maya describes resulting from connecting with nature? Share your story in the comments below! 


“I kind of came back to my love and connection for nature and kind of applied it, and allowed myself to apply it, in all of its glory.” (11:05)


“We have thought for so long that being clean and not dirty is the best way to live, and it turns out that getting out into nature has such powerful health benefits, and getting dirty actually and being exposed to all those germs and microbes is critically important for our health on many levels.” (14:43)


“It’s really this profound number of things that really if you looked, no medication or drug could do all of those things. But nature does that for us.” (21:53)


“Essential oils are just another way that we interact in this very very deep way with plants.” (26:48)

Resources Mentioned:

Get Dr. Maya’s Earth Healing Bundle Here


The Dirt Cure by Dr. Maya Shetreat


The Terrain Institute


Dr. Maya Shetreat’s Website


Follow Dr. Maya Shetreat on Instagram | Facebook

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#74: How to Rev Up Your Metabolism to Burn Fat Naturally with Dr. Brian Mowll


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What we’re talking about in this episode!

  • How to increase the amount of energy and fat you are burning throughout the day
  • Addressing the root cause of metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and diabetes
  • Debunking the myths surrounding metabolism speed, hormones, and exercise
  • Key hormonal indicators that may be causing your weight loss resistance
  • Understanding the intimate relationship between thyroid, cortisol, and insulin

Episode Summary:

After watching a client reverse her diabetes through diet and lifestyle changes, Dr. Brian Mowll realized there was a wealth of untapped knowledge surrounding the connection between our sugar levels, liver, and metabolism. Ever since this discovery, Dr. Mowll has been on a quest to bring this healing information to as many people as possible through his Sweet Life Diabetes Center and The Diabetes Coach website. Today Dr. Mowll is here to share how you can get past your difficult or sluggish metabolism with a healthy approach to getting better.


Do you want to learn how to rev up your metabolism so that you can burn fat naturally? Or maybe you are looking to reverse your diabetes and find natural ways to reduce your metabolic syndromes? Dr. Mowll has the answers, as he breaks down the science behind exactly how to balance your metabolism and provides us with lifestyle changes you can make immediately to improve your metabolic rate. Learn about the importance of protein consumption, hormone control, and exercise, key factors that may be causing your body to resist losing weight, and how to reframe how you think about your metabolism to make it work better for you.


Dr. Mowll is here to provide you with the tools to help you lose weight, get your body back to normal and gain a new outlook on life. By better understanding the relationship between blood sugar and metabolism, you can get out of the fog of the traditional health care system and start finding some real results. If you are ready to get your metabolism back on track, reverse your diabetes naturally, and have your body functioning at peak capacity, this episode is for you. While lifestyle technique are you going to try and implement to get your metabolism back to work for your body? Let us know your metabolic game plan in the comments section.


“A good metabolism is often positioned as something you are either blessed with or cursed with, and I think that is not entirely true, there is much more to metabolism than meets the eye.” (6:54)


“How do we figure out how to lose weight? I think the answer is to be more in touch and in tune with our bodies.” (15:55)


“A lot of people get frustrated with exercise because they think it is the secret to losing weight, and they get frustrated to learn they don’t lose weight just by increasing their exercise. And the reason why is because the body wants to typically balance that equation.” (29:46)


“That 5 or 10 or 15 minutes of self-care, of grounding myself each morning, really sets my day off in the right direction and it really allows me to make better decisions throughout my day.” (40:42

Resources Mentioned:

Download The Blood Sugar Manifesto


The Diabetes Coach Website


The Mastering Blood Sugar Podcast


Follow Sweet Life Centres on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube


EY 34: Dr. Alan Christianson


EY 61: Dr. Alan Christianson



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#73: How Creating An Environment To Thrive Could Be the Missing Link with Maggie Berghoff

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  • Taking back control of your health through your home environment
  • Why you should stop sipping your water and start gulping it down
  • The three things you can do to reduce your EMF exposure
  • How to improve your circadian rhythm by going outside at specific times of day
  • Ways to decrease your inflammation by adjusting your diet


If you are living in an environment where you do not feel set up to thrive, it could be the missing link to helping you feel your best. Maggie Bergoff is a functional medicine practitioner and certified nurse practitioner who believes in the power of environment to not only help you get well but stay well. After both Maggie and her mother were able to heal themselves of their respective diseases through natural remedies, Maggie realized the untapped potential of the functional model and has dedicated years of her life to find answers about what is happening inside of our bodies.

Today Maggie helps her patients feel empowered to take ownership of their own health by taking control of their environment, and she is sharing her knowledge on how to achieve this with us. Learn how to fine-tune your environment to decrease toxic burdens, optimize your air, water and food intake, and ultimately use the knowledge you learn to be honest with yourself and nourish your body properly.

We all have the ability to improve our health and wellbeing by tweaking our environment to best serve us. When you are able to have a real conversation with yourself about what is not working for you right now, you can begin to make simple changes and start living life as a better version of you.

Maggie is here to open your eyes to the way you could be living and provide you with free and simple steps to help get you there. Is there anything that you want to add or take away from your environment after listening to Maggie’s tips and tricks? Let us know in the comments section!


“There are answers, we can find out what is going on inside of your body, and that is really what lead me to my passion for functional medicine.” (5:17)

“I remember actually telling myself one time out loud, no one cares as much as you to heal your body.” (7:03)

“By controlling the things we know we can control and raising our standards wherever we are able, we can decrease inflammation and toxic burden like crazy, and it makes such a massive difference in your health.” (11:52)

“It’s so simple to fix, that it is kind of a no brainer. And I really want you to implement this into your life and really create a habit.” (19:02)

“When you are healing, you really do need to be in it. Because it will help make the journey so much easier and faster.” (32:32)


Maggie’s Free PDF Download

Maggie Berghoff Website

Follow Maggie on Facebook | Instagram

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