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Essentially You Podcast Blog Feature 74

#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


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Essentially You Podcast Feature 71

#71: Why Functional Medicine and Functional Nutrition Matter To You with Andrea Nakayama


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In This Episode

  • Differences between functional medicine relative to functional nutrition
  • Key primary tenants found in the institution of functional medicine
  • The massive role diet and lifestyle modification plays in your health and wellbeing
  • Finding a systematic functional approach to medicine that embraces individuality
  • Breaking down the three tiers to genetic and health mastery

After a personal eye-opening tragedy in the traditional medical space, Andrea Nakayama saw a lack of respect and humanity in the field and decided to leave her highly established career to pursue a passion for practicing and teaching functional medicine and nutrition. Since then, Andrea and her team at FxNutrition have changed tens of thousands of peoples lives by providing functional solutions for patients and practitioners to help them heal their health ailments and take back their bodies.


By looking at health from a functional lens, you can begin to see an individual’s symptoms as a whole, with everything being interconnected. Andrea embraces this therapeutic relationship between patient and practitioner, as well as ways to think in systems of interconnectedness, and taking a systematic approach to understanding the complexity of the human body. She believes that by recognizing specific situations when you may need an outside clinical perspective, you can take more ownership as a patient and figure out what is going on inside your body.


Andrea teaches that by tracking how you feel, you can gain a sense of when you need simple course correctors to get your body back to feeling optimal. Today Andrea shares how to make the connection between how you feel and what you do, how to identify your individual non-negotiables, moving from deficiency to sufficiency, and much more. Andrea is embracing a rich new way of life and is bringing her optimistic energy and passion for healing to you.


By recognizing what is serving you and what is not, you can set the foundation to target your body dysfunction and find long-term solutions to bring you sustainable results. Have you embraced the healing possibilities of the functional medical realm? Let us know where you are on your journey in the comments section below. 


“The entire experience woke me up to where we need to go in medicine and what is missing in medicine.” (2:51)


“When you don’t have a limb, you don’t miss having the limb, you just learn to use the other hand.” (14:17)


“We do need a clinical perspective, but from a closer lens to what is being executed each and every day. And that to me is where the functional medicine and lifestyle practitioner exists.” (19:29)


“What it really comes down to is, what do I want? What are my goals, what is not achieving those goals keeping me from in my life? And what am I willing to do to obtain those goals?” (29:41)


“When we are thinking functionally, we can’t think in a protocol. We actually have to understand what works for you, and what doesn’t work for you.” (31:04)


FxNutrition Alliance Website


The Functional Nutrition Lab Food/Mood/Poop challenge

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Essentially You Podcast Blog Feature 65

#65: The Food Revolution Movement with Ocean Robbins

A lifetime of eating the standard American diet left Ocean Robbin’s family in multiple health crisis’s. Through a change in diet and lifestyle, they saw the incredible role that food plays in our overall wellbeing. Now Ocean is dedicated to spreading the knowledge of the huge impact that what we eat has on our health and our lives, and how you can start to make a change today.

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Essentially You Podcast Blog Feature Theresa D

#55: Why Women of All Ages Should Be Weight Training with Theresa Depasquale

As women, it is so important for our longevity to weight train. Weight training can ensure you have healthy bones, low-stress levels, a supported cardiovascular system and keep your brain healthy. Nobody knows this better than today’s superstar guest, CEO, and founder of Bikini Boss Fitness, author, and entrepreneurial fitness expert, Theresa Depasquale.

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What is Intermittent Fasting and Does it Really Work?

Most women, when asked if they are concerned about improving their health, would say yes.  If improving your health is something that you regularly think about then I’m sure you’re familiar with at least a handful of different diets and exercise programs.  You may have heard or read about Intermittent Fasting (IF), a method that has been making headlines in magazines and blogs lately. It is well known that many religions have implemented fasting as a method to help with spiritual focus and discipline.    Aside from spiritual benefits, is there really any physical or cognitive benefit to intermittent fasting?

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