• UNDERSTANDING HORMONES: Breaking down results from the DUTCH test, the 6 root causes of hormonal imbalance and how to take action

    It's a Jenna solo episode today and she's breaking down the results of her DUTCH hormone test as well as giving you insight into the root cause approach to balancing your hormones.

    Topics covered in today's episode include:

    • Symptoms of hormonal imbalances
    • The 6 root cause approaches to healing your hormones
    • What is a DUTCH test & how do you order one
    • Who should be getting a DUTCH test done?
    • Jenna's hormonal symptoms and why she wanted to get a test done
    • The results of Jenna's DUTCH test
    • Actions Jenna is taking and changes she is making to her life to improve her hormonal imbalances
    • The importance of foundational health when it comes to your hormones


    NOTE: When talking about blood glucose numbers in this episode, we are discussing fasting blood glucose levels.

    E86 - 29m - Jun 11, 2024
  • LET'S CATCH UP: Life updates, why we feel the best we ever have, new beginnings, taking amino acids, mindset tips and more

    Join us as we give some life updates and share the things that have been working for us (health-wise) these days! Jill is sharing her new beginning and why she feels the best she has physically and mentally in such a long time, and Jenna is sharing her two mindset tips when dealing with a hard situation. We talk about the differences Jill has noticed by taking amino acids and increasing her protein intake, how both of us have finally settled into a healthy mindset with our bodies and health, and our new and improved business ventures.

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    E85 - 32m - May 30, 2024
  • YOUR GENES ARE NOT YOUR DESTINY: Breaking down epigenetics, how we can influence our genes, sharing the dangers of folic acid, and how to fix chronic acne with Dr. Ben Lynch

    Today we are joined by Dr. Ben Lynch, a naturopathic doctor, the President of Seeking Health, author of Dirty Genes, a pioneer in genetic health and an outspoken voice in the functional health community. We're diving deep into the topic of genetic health and as Dr. Lynch says, “The best way you can influence your genes is having the mindset that you are the boss of your genes.” This episode is packed with knowledge about how to be the boss of your own health, and through testimonials, Dr. Lynch shares the importance and power of functional wellness.


    Topics on this episode include:

    • How/why Dr. Lynch became a naturopathic doctor
    • What is epigenetics? And how can we influence our genes?
    • The difference between genes that are born dirty and genes that act dirty
    • Understanding genetic variations like the MTHFR mutation
    • What Dr. Lynch recommends if you are looking to understand your genes better
    • The dangers of folic acid in general, but especially on pregnant women and those who are looking to conceive
    • What you should look for in a pre-natal
    • The culprits of chronic acne and what to do about it
    • Seeking Health's new acne product:
    • What he means by “common sense stuff isn’t common practice” when it comes to taking care of your health
    • & much more!


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    NEW Acne Supplement "Skin Nutrients" launching end of June 2024

    E84 - 1h 6m - May 22, 2024
  • WHY YOU SHOULD BE CONSUMING MORE PROTEIN: Breaking down the benefits of protein and amnio acids with Kion co-founder & CEO, Angelo Keely

    Today we are joined by Angelo Keely, the co-founder and CEO of Kion, an active lifestyle, supplement and functional food company, dedicated to helping people fully experience a fun and active life by providing pure, energy-enhancing solutions. We first learn about Angelo's upbringing and how his life's hardships led him to creating Kion, followed by diving deep into the world of protein, amino acids, protein muscle synthesis and more. He is the exact person we needed on GUT TALK to answer all of our questions on these topics. (See below for a link to purchase your Kion amnio acids!)

    We’re covering a lot on this episode so get ready to learn more about: 

    • Why is eating enough protein so important, especially for women? 
    • How much protein should we be consuming? And from what sources? 
    • Why are amino acids important if you are struggling to put on muscle?
    • How do amino acids impact people at different ages differently? 20s, 30s, 40s?
    • Why is muscle important for body composition?
    • Why are certain protein sources better than others?
    • How do amino acids help improve your energy? Why are they a power house for muscle synthesis?
    • What about collagen? Should women in their 20s and 30s be taking it? 
    • What if you struggle eating the recommended amount of protein?
    • What if you’re vegan or vegetarian?
    • What’s in Kion Aminos, why is it so good, and how do I take it?


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    E83 - 56m - May 15, 2024
  • IS THIS NORMAL? Understanding birth control, PCOS, ways to improve your hormone health and what we didn't learn in sex ed with Dr. Jolene Brighten (REPLAY)

    Jill and Jenna sit down with a dream guest, Dr. Jolene Brighten, a board certified naturopathic endocrinologist, clinical sexologist, and prominent leader in women’s medicine to discuss her book "Is this Normal?" They dive deep into the topics of birth control, women's hormones, PCOS, how to eat to support your cycle, what to do if you have painful periods, sex education and more.

    Topics:

    • Why gut health is so important for hormone health
    • How to stop taking birth control if you want to
    • What is PCOS and how to tell if you have it
    • Painful periods, period health and transition off birth control
    • Prostaglandins and endometriosis
    • About Dr. Brighten's new book & why she wrote it
    • The shame around feminine genitalia
    • A candid conversation around period shame
    • Disinformation on fertility awareness
    • Mood side effects of the pill
    • How the pill can impact your mental health
    • The importance of being your own health advocate
    • How women’s medicine is changing
    • More about Dr. Brighten's book



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    1h 9m - May 8, 2024
  • AVOIDING BURNOUT WITH PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: How running a successful business led to burnout, creating boundaries, what life is like without alcohol and the importance of self care with Mallory Rowan

    Today on GUT TALK, we are joined by Mallory Rowan. She’s a business owner, social media creator, course creator, runs a successful real estate business in Ottawa, Canada with her partner, a business mentor, speaker and wait for it— hit $1M net worth by the age of 29. We are excited to have Mal on the show for 2 reasons--1. Because we don't hear enough women talk about the struggles of overworking and 2. Mal has turned her burnout story into a successful self-made millionaire and has helped tens of thousands of people, while also taking care of her health.

    Episode 82 topics include:

    • Mal’s burnout: "I built a global, six-figure business and it almost killed me"
    • How running the six figure business, being a powerlifter, and putting her eggs in too many baskets caused hair loss, multiple sicknesses and other symptoms
    • How her relationship stayed strong through building successful businesses
    • Her tips on setting boundaries, and the exact tools she uses to create those boundaries
    • Why she quit alcohol and has not had a drink in 2 years--her journey being alcohol free, what made her stop drinking and what life is like without alcohol
    • & more!


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    E82 - 57m - May 1, 2024
  • HOW TO LOVE YOUR LYMPH: Lymphatic drainage tips, why lymph health is whole body health, unveling the secret to supporting chronic health conditions and perfecting your dry brush routine with Leah Levitan

    Today we are joined by lymph and fascia expert, social media creator, and Lymph Love Club owner, Leah Levitan. This is the first time we are diving into lymphatic health on this podcast, and we are very excited to bring you all the tips and tricks to start and continue supporting your lymphatic system. Lymph health IS anti aging, anti cancer, immune health, reproductive health, gastrointestinal health and therefore is an important part of a healthy body and system. This is an information-packed episode combining science with body work to allow you to start loving your lymph a little more!

    We dive into the topics of:

    • What is the lymphatic system and how do we "support" our lymph
    • Symptoms of "sluggish lymph" and how to address those symptoms
    • Why lymphatic drainage can be the secret tool to supporting chronic health conditions like endometriosis, POTS, certain cancers, lymphedema and more
    • Additional ways we can support our fascia without using our hands
    • Breast health: What clothes/bra we should be wearing, tools to use and exercises to do to make sure we are supporting our breasts
    • How to perfect your dry brushing routine
    • Travel tips for supporting your lymphatic health to avoid puffiness and fatigue


    Find more about Lymph Love Club and check out Leah's lymph health resources HERE

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    E81 - 48m - Apr 24, 2024
  • BONE BROTH, THE HEALING TOOL: Turning pain into purpose, going deeper into the emotional side of healing and the benefits of bone broth with Melissa Boloña

    Today we are sitting down with actress and model-turned bone broth business owner, Melissa Boloña. She has been through the ringer when it comes to gut and mold issues, and credits bone broth and deep mental and emotional work to help heal her body. Join us as we do a girl talk all about Melissa's journey through healing trauma using medicinal mushrooms, why she believes stored trauma is making us all sick, how her sister introducing her to bone broth completely changed her life, and how mold toxicity gave her a massive road block in her health. Melissa gives the GUT TALK community her real and raw emotions of what it looks like to heal your inner child, battle multiple health issues, and overcome hardship to build a successful business.


    Topics include:

    • From acting and modeling to becoming a wellness entrepreneur
    • Manifesting desires through visualization and taking action
    • Melissa's psilocybin journey to go deeper into healing
    • Emotions, expectations, and disappointment and how they play a role in digestive health
    • Healing through uncovering emotions and trauma
    • Mold exposure and its role in the body
    • Why bone broth can be a tool in your health journey and how it changed Melissa's health for the better
    • What to look for when buying a bone broth
    • Turning pain into purpose and talking about Beauty & The Broth, Melissa's bone broth company



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    E80 - 50m - Apr 17, 2024
  • A "TABOO" TALK ABOUT THE V: Navigating vaginal health issues, discovering remedies for treating yeast infections, understanding birth control options, and why The Washington Post should do better

    In this episode, Jenna and Jill discuss their recent experiences with vaginal health issues and their frustrations with the traditional medical system. They share their research and findings on natural remedies and supplements that can help with yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis (BV), and other vaginal issues. They emphasize the importance of addressing the root cause of these issues and taking a holistic approach to vaginal health. They also cover the topic of birth control and the misinformation surrounding it. They also call out The Washington Post and their misleading article about how it spreads false narratives about why women are getting off birth control.

    Topics discussed in this episode:

    • Why vaginal health issues are taboo, and a candid discussion about them
    • Addressing the root cause of vaginal issues and effective tools to treat yeast infections and BV
    • Why finding a gynecologist who listens, empathizes, and provides accurate information is crucial for a positive experience
    • How combining traditional medicine with naturopathic approaches can lead to better healthcare outcomes
    • Why the Washington Post should do better when discussing women's health/birth control
    • Why women should be empowered to understand the risks and benefits of birth control and make informed choices based on their individual needs and experiences
    • Resources and quotes from top endocrine health doctors


    NOTE: Jill stated that 60% of women get off birth control within the first year of taking it, and the number is actually 33-44% (LINKED for reference).


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    E79 - 40m - Apr 4, 2024
  • THE ROLE OF CORTISOL IN THE BODY: Understanding how to balance cortisol levels, support your thyroid, and find a more balanced approach to health with Functional Nutritionist Micaela Riley

    Today we are joined by Functional Nutritionist and owner of Be Balanced, Micaela Riley. In this episode, we learn about about her health journey and her experience with cortisol issues that ultimately led her to burning out and forcing her to make changes. Through her transformation and expertise, she has been able to help countless women make their own transformations. We discuss the reasons why cortisol issues are prevalent in today's society, including overexercising and lifestyle factors, and highlight the need for a balanced approach to health. This episode is packed with tips and tools to help support your health journey!


    Topics in this episode:

    • Cortisol, what it is and what does high and low cortisol look like
    • Over-exercising and its negative effects on cortisol levels/overall health
    • Identifying and addressing imbalanced cortisol levels through personalized testing
    • How to improve puffiness, swelling, and other physical symptoms
    • Why slowing down, saying no, and not overcommitting are important for reducing stress
    • How to find a more balanced approach with yourself and your health
    • How the nervous system plays a role in healing, and how practices like red light therapy and cold therapy can be beneficial
    • Practical tips for reducing stress to include getting sunshine, practicing relaxation techniques, and finding affordable ways to improve health


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    E78 - 49m - Mar 27, 2024
  • THIS IS HOW YOU HEAL YOUR GUT: Addressing the gut/nervous system connection, how to fix constipation, why most women aren't eating enough and using bitters to support your digestion with Meg Gerber, Functional Dietician

    This is one of our top episodes to date! We are introducing Meg Gerber. She's a Functional Gut Health Dietician, Breathwork Teacher and Co-Founder of Jüj Bitters. She is a powerhouse in the functional gut health space and has 10 years of wisdom. She gives the Gut Talk fam so much information on how to start cultivating digestive HEALTH, what practices to be doing, how we should be eating and so much more. She explains everything so well and breaks these topics down in a digestible way!

    Topics in this episode:

    • Why so many women deal with constipation and how to improve it
    • Bloating, why it’s so prevalent today and her favorite tips to decrease it
    • What type of testing to do if you deal with gut issues
    • Meg's favorite B's: bitters and breathwork
    • How to support your body on birth control
    • Whether or not you should be consuming raw veggies
    • How the nervous system impacts your digestion
    • How to know what’s right for you in the health space
    • So many other tips and tools


    About our guest:

    Jüj bitters: Use code GUTTALK for 10% off

    Visit Meg's website HERE

    Connect with Meg on Instagram HERE


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    E77 - 57m - Mar 20, 2024
  • ALL OF YOUR SKINCARE QUESTIONS ANSWERED: How to heal acne prone skin, the AM/PM routine of your dreams, why skincare is an inside and outside job, skin treatments and tools that actually work with Esthetician, Skin by Cammie

    GUT TALK REBRAND IS HERE! We are starting off a new era of Gut Talk with an episode all about skin. Today we have Cammie, Jill's esthetician who has completely transformed her skin these past 6 months. Cammie comes to us with a unique approach to healing skin, combining topical therapies, internal work and buccal massage. This is a content packed episode today, as we bring to you an hour worth of skincare talk. "Buccal up!" (get it??)


    Topics in this episode:

    • How to manage your skin when you are currently experiencing acne
    • Sunscreen—which type to use
    • Her AM and PM skincare routine
    • Favorite products, skin care companies and tools to achieve your best skin
    • Her expert thoughts on Accutane and Spironolactone
    • Why your skin journey is both an internal and external process
    • Her thoughts on face massage, lymphatic drainage, gua sha, buccal massage, dermaplaning
    • Do celebrity skin care companies sell quality products?!
    • & so much more!


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    E76 - 1h 4m - Mar 13, 2024
  • America's Gut Doctor: What your gut is saying about your health and how to fix it with Dr. Vincent Pedre (REPLAY)

    A year ago, we sat down with Dr. Vincent Pedre, "America's Gut Doctor" and board certified medical doctor to discuss all things gut health. Dr. Pedre is the author of Happy Gut and The GutSMART Protocol, which outlines the latest science-based knowledge on the gut, the microbiome, and the way the environment impacts our health.

    In this episode, we dive deep into:

    • The main causes of bloating and what to do about it
    • Leaky gut: What causes it and tips to support it
    • The importance of stimulating your Vagus Nerve
    • Why regulating your nervous system is the key to digestion
    • Low stomach acid: Signs, symptoms & how to increase it
    • Breathwork and how that helped heal Dr. Pedre of gut issues
    • Fermented foods: Why you should be eating them and how they compare to eating fiber rich foods
    • and much more!



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    1h 2m - Mar 1, 2024
  • IS THE FITNESS INDUSTRY TOXIC?

    This conversation stems from our first hand experience trying to follow the guidance of the fitness industry and ending up with gut issues, acne, hormonal imbalances, and more. From the low quality supplements to the nutrition choices and high volume of workouts, we are convinced that FIT does not equal HEALTHY.

    You'll hear our answer in the episode as well as our thoughts on the industry, what we think is and isn't working for women, fitness companies that don't care about health, companies that we love, how to find balance while trying to create a movement routine, and so much more!


    We get into the juiciness around minute 11 if you want to skip the intro!


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    E75 - 42m - Feb 21, 2024
  • YOUR THOUGHTS DICTATE YOUR HEALTH: Talking all things manifestation and the brain-gut connection

    We’re going DEEP on this episode today. We’ve recently been inspired to dive more into the topics of mental health, manifestation, mindset and how the brain and gut interact. In this episode, we are sharing our personal experiences, what our goals are when it comes to changing our thoughts, and a science backed explanation of the brain-gut connection. We also review and recommend some of the books, conversations and podcasts that have inspired these conversations. We hope to give you clarity into how to improve your overall health by focusing on a few different areas.

    Topics discussed include:

    • Our current mental state and how we have been feeling this past year
    • How our thoughts impact our health, life, goals, etc.
    • Manifestation and what it is (inspired by a podcast we listened to)
    • How to change your thoughts
    • What the brain-gut connection is and how it works
    • How our gut microbiome affects our cognitive function, depression, anxiety and more
    • How to start changing your own thoughts as well as improving the health of your gut microbiome to start shifting your brain and body


    Manifest Book

    Psychobiotic Revolution Book

    Podcast episode about Manifestation

    Research papers on the Brain-Gut Axis:

    LINK1

    LINK2

    E74 - 37m - Feb 14, 2024
  • BEAT THE BLOAT: 3 science-backed ways to improve your gut health

    Welcome to our GUT TALK! This is a big week for us: We are moving!! We chat about why we are so excited to move and what we think the change will bring for us. We then get into the details, breaking down 3 ways that you can start improving your digestion. We explain the why, what, and most importantly the HOW. We're giving tangible tips that you can start doing today as well as sharing our experiences making these changes.


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    E73 - 44m - Feb 1, 2024
  • 8 STEPS TO GET YOUR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ON TRACK

    There is nothing we hate more than a quick fix, so we put together an 8 week plan that helps you on your journey to cultivating healthier habits. No quick fixes, no all or nothing mentality, no go hard or go home. Our intention behind this episode is to break down the foundations of health paired with additional supports to allow you to be well on your way to your healthiest self. Grab your pen and paper and create your 8 week plan!

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    E72 - 50m - Jan 24, 2024
  • WE'RE CANCELLING QUICK FIXES: Why short term diets and new year challenges are not going to change your health

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! We're kicking off this year of GUT TALK with an episode that is filled with..shall we say: truth bombs?! Jill and I feel passionate about the idea that short term dieting/challenges are taking you away from what it really means to live a healthy lifestyle. Through our conversation, we hope to bring attention toward how marketing tactics and "quick fix solutions" are the antithesis of actually turning a new leaf. In the next episode, get ready to receive tangible tips to enter your healthiest year yet!


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    E71 - 33m - Jan 17, 2024
  • ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS: What we are excited for in 2024, hitting protein goals, starting a health journey on a budget, body image talk, our #1 gut health tip, and so much more

    THE LAST EPISODE OF 2023 IS HERE (Part 4 of 4 of Wrapping Up the Year): You asked, we answered. We're ending the year with a juicy Q&A for ya! Topics include:

    • What our New Year's goals are
    • Our thoughts on seed cycling
    • Challenging the all or nothing black and white mindset
    • Jill's thoughts on getting botox
    • How we hit our protein goals
    • How to get started on a health journey while on a budget
    • We we do for a living outside of GUT TALK
    • What health trends we think will be big in 2024
    • Jenna's experience going from corporate life to health and wellness
    • Best advice for handling body image struggles
    • The #1 best thing we learned from this year about gut health 
    • & much more!


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    E70 - 41m - Dec 29, 2023
  • WRAPPING UP THE YEAR: The biggest lessons learned and mindset shifts that have changed the game this year (Part 3)

    Part 3 of wrapping up the year, we discuss what a year of growth it has been for us. We get deep today, as Jill discusses her relationship with alcohol, while she no longer strives for 6am workout classes and has decreased the amount of days she does high intensity training. Jenna discuses how she's been able to find more of a flow in her life and how softening the voice in her head has made a profound change in her body. We hope you like this episode and find it helpful!


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    E69 - 33m - Dec 22, 2023
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