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Episode 87 | A Husband's Perspective on Healthy Living

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We’ve got a very special episode for you today with two handsome guests whom we absolutely adore…our husbands! We thought it’d be fun to get their perspectives on being married to a nutritionist and all that comes along with that. Our husbands are sharing their advice on how to get your spouse, significant other or family members on board with the healthy life, sharing their encouragement for those looking to create balance in their lives, why they’ve chosen to come along for the ride and more. You’ll even get the scoop on their not so healthy splurges!

We hope that sharing our husbands perspectives on eating healthy and some of the challenges that come along with it may help encourage those who are dealing with some push back in their own life. They’ve got some great advice!

PS we are taking a summer break for the rest of July and will be back in August.  We hope to use this time to slow down, soak up the sun and enjoy our families—wishing you the same!

Download Episode 87 in iTunes!

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01:40 | Matt and Justine’s perspective

25:15 | Stephen and Caroline’s perspective

Episode 86 | 4 Tips for Healthier Summer Vacations

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It is summertime and we are so excited because this season is one of our favorites (do we say that about every season!?) with the BBQs, beach and swim days and all that summer fare. It’s also a time where most people are traveling and travel can pose a real challenge for those wanting to eat and live healthy...even on vacation.

Over the years, we’ve both learned a lot about how to bring the healthy life along for the ride and we wanted to share our top tips to help make your summer vacay one that leaves you feeling healthy and refreshed (no more of that “I need a vacation after my vacation!” talk). Each tip will help you prepare for your trip, survive the car or plane ride like a champ and enjoy more moments with family and friends.

We hope you have the most beautiful summer–enjoy!

Highlight Reel:

08:12 | Do your travel research

14:15 | Solidify your snack game

19:25 How to get your mind right before vacay

25:15 | Why doing nothing aka relaxing is actually something very productive

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Episode 85 | Celebrating Your Unique Body

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This week we’re sharing an exciting announcement that you may or may not have caught on social media, something we’ve been keeping top secret as we recorded episodes ahead of time for Caroline’s maternity leave.

Getting into the meat of today’s episode, we’re talking about body image again–a challenging topic that we feel needs the right type of love and support. It’s something that so many women, specifically, struggle with and we want to bring more light and encouragement to those who need it. So today we wanted to share our hearts, our own personal struggles and a few gentle pieces of advice on learning to love and appreciate your incredible body. We even have a little challenge to help you dig deeper and really make today’s episode work for you.

Whether you are a mama, a single lady or a woman with a few extra years of life experience, we hope this episode is one that brings you joy, helps you to see your body in a healthier light and ultimately, boosts your body confidence. Because you are incredible, my friend.

Highlight Reel:

02:20 | A big announcement

18:25 | Weight isn’t the only sign of good or bad health

21:25 | What does your body do for you and how are you uniquely made?

24:14 | Put your bathing suit on girl

29:40 | Our challenge to you

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Episode 82: The Unknown Facts About How Birth Control Affects You: Part 1

Episode 83: The Unknown Facts About How Birth Control Affects You: Part 2

Episode 84 | 6 Ways to Keep Your Summer Healthy

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The official start of summer is right around the corner and with the summer months comes lots of sunshine, family vacations, BBQ’s and cold treats–it’s safe to say summer is one of our favorite seasons. But truth be told, it can also be a stressful season with too much on the agenda, a few too many tropical drinks and no real down time. On today’s episode, we want to give you some encouragement to help make your summer a healthy one, both physically and emotionally.

We each chose a couple of ways we love to make the most of our summers and what has helped us feel our best throughout the season. Today we are sharing these 6 tips with you–from practicing daily gratitude and keeping your phone time to a minimum to enjoying seasonal produce and getting in plenty of uninhibited vitamin D. Nothing fancy, just simple, practical tips to help you flourish throughout the summer season.

We hope that your summer is filled with joy, lots of time with loved ones and plenty of beautiful memories!

Highlight Reel:

05:40 | Give yourself margin so you don’t need a “vacation from a vacation”

11:55 | Creating phone-free opportunities

13:28 | Why you shouldn’t fear the sun (and how to choose safe sunscreen)

18:47 | Choosing daily joys over comparison

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Episode 83 | The Unknown Facts About How Birth Control Affects You–Part 2

Welcome back to another episode of the Colorful Eats podcast! Last week we dug into the controversial topic of hormonal birth control and shared just how this oh-so-common daily medication may be affecting our health. Check out Episode 82 here! So we know you’ve got questions and lucky you, we’ve got answers!

On today’s episode, we are sharing more on how hormonal birth control affects you inner biome and nutritional health, it’s potential effects on fertility and our take on natural birth control (plus our favorite method that will help you get to know your cycle better and avoid or achieve pregnancy). We also talk about one of the most important pieces, how to bounce back from hormonal birth control and some helpful tips to bring your body back into balance and improve your hormonal health.

We could talk about this topic for hours and barely scratch the surface so we encourage you to continue the research on your own. Today we share some of our favorite resources to help you learn more and make the best choice for your own journey.

Still have more questions? Ready to dig in deeper? Check out Caroline’s Happy Hormones Workshop where she goes through detailed plans for coming off birth control and creating happy hormones.

Highlight Reel:

05:40 | How birth control can alter your inner biome and nutritional status

08:10 | Long term effects, specifically on your fertility

13:10 | Our favorite natural birth control method

22:50 | How to begin recovery from hormonal birth control

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Happy Hormones Workshop

The Pill: Are you sure it’s for you? By Jane Bennett and Alexandra Pope

Sweetening the Pill by Holly Grigg-Spall

Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Tori Weschler

Weston A. Price Foundation

Recovering from the Birth Control Pill and Other Hormonal Contraceptives by Kim Schuette

Pure Radiance Vitamin C

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Episode 82 | The Unknown Facts About How Birth Control Affects You–Part 1

On today’s episode, we’re talking about a subject that is quite controversial and incredibly personal, one that most women know little about despite popping it daily–hormonal birth control. As holistic Nutritional Therapists, we wanted to dig into the topic a little deeper in order to help our listeners understand how this all too common medication is affecting women’s health today and the potential long term effects so few are talking about.

On today’s episode, we’re talking about how hormonal birth control works within our bodies, how it can affect our physical and emotional health and the common–yet rarely discussed–side effects of short and long term use. When you’re messing with hormones, you’re messing with fire and far too many women are unknowingly dealing with the effects they may not even know are stemming from their use of hormonal birth control.

Our desire for this episode is to begin a conversation about hormonal birth control, not to create fear or pass judgement, but rather to help you to be better informed on a topic that is so rarely talked about outside an OBGYN office and continue to empower you as a woman.

Since there will be plenty of questions, on next week’s episode, we’ll share more about how to bounce back from hormonal birth control, our favorite and incredibly effective natural birth control method and some helpful resources to help you learn more and make a choice that best suits you.

Highlight Reel:

08:05 | How hormonal birth control works in your body

12:27 | What hormonal contraceptives do to your gut, brain, hormones, mood and more

22:50 | Some of the realistic and common side effects of taking hormonal birth control

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Episode 81 | Vulnerability & Grace in Recovering from an Eating Disorder with Ashlyn Carter

Today we had the honor of chatting with a special guest and friend and a new type of guest to the podcast, a copywriter!  Ashlyn Carter is a fabulous entrepreneur, calligrapher and copywriter in Atlanta, Georgia.

Although Ashlyn writes and tells stories for a living, her personal story is truly one of redemption and both physical and mental healing.  After landing her dream PR job out of college, Ashlyn eventually was consumed with an eating disorder, anxiety and depression. This mental and physical struggle was one she didn’t set out to have, but rather at the time, food and controlling what she put in her mouth was the only thing she could control.  

But her story doesn't end there—it’s one of dedication, hard work, a supportive husband and intentionally choosing to redeem her story.  She talks so much encouragement and truth in our interview and how she daily chooses to conquer this struggle.

Her message of vulnerability and grace is powerful and we hope her story positively influences many! We can promise you will be captivated by her!

Connect with Ashlyn at ashlynwrites.com and Instagram.

Thank you Sunbasket for sponsoring this episode! Click HERE to get $35 off your first order!

Highlight Reel

06:20 | The girl that “had it all together” with the dream job

13:20 | Life was like a boulder crashing down a hill, unstoppable

29:08 | Daily practices tied to long term success

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Episode 80 | Vitamin Quality, Birth Control, Miscarriage & More

We are back with another one of our favorite types of episodes, listener questions! We love these episodes because they allow us to connect with you directly, our listener, and really get down to the specific issues and topics you have on your heart. Today’s questions have come from Instagram messages and emails that we’ve received since our last listener question episode (episode 68) and we’re excited to dive into these questions with you.

Today’s topics vary from explaining pricey supplements to your significant other to healthy eating on a budget, our favorite green powders, non-toxic birth control methods and how to deal emotionally when you become pregnant after a miscarriage. We’re sharing our personal thoughts, feelings and experiences to help answer your questions and we’ve got a little something for everyone today!

If you have questions or are interested in a certain nutrition or lifestyle topic, please don’t hesitate to reach out! We’d love to share your question on an episode like this or even create an episode around a topic of interest. Email justine@alowellness.com to connect!

Highlight Reel:

02:35 | How do I explain pricey supplements to my husband?

08:56 | What’s your take on green powders?

23:28 | Non-toxic birth control?

31:10 | I’m dealing with chronic inflammation, what’s going on?

37:30 | I’ve had two miscarriage and now I’m pregnant, how do I overcome the fear and anxiety?

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Episode 79 | 5 Ways to Unplug from Social Media & Technology

Social media, smartphones, laptops–all such wonderful perks of our modern lives and such great ways to keep us connected to our loved ones, world events and even our work, but there are definitely some down sides to the constant barrage of technology. We want to start a conversation about how to unplug from it all, even if only for a short time, and the positive impact it can have on your life–your confidence, concentration, relationships and so many more areas.

In today’s episode, we are sharing a few ways to unplug from technology and the many benefits from giving yourself a break.  We’re also giving you a peek into how we unplug, the different reasons why and what it’s done for us in our personal lives.

We are so grateful for technology, but too much of a good thing isn’t always a good thing. We hope that this episode encourages you to create balance within this topic within your own life, furthering your ability to live your best life!

Thank you to the Nutritional Therapy Association for sponsoring this episode—real education for people who believe in real food.

Highlight Reel:

13:45 | How to create some technology down time

16:23 | Consider how your not missing THAT much

20:50 | You can’t recreate time–is there more you could be doing with your time?

25:50 | How we like to unplug

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Episode 78 | The Fertility Triad–Food, Environment & Stress

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Welcome back to another episode of the Colorful Eats podcast! If you are planning to start or grow your family in the near to distant future, this episode is for you my friend. Today’s episode is all about what we’re calling the “Fertility Triad” and how to boost your preconception prep efforts by making some simple improvements in your daily life. We are sharing how the food you eat, the products you use daily and the stress you allow into your life all play a vital role in creating a super fertile body, or vice versa.

We’re breaking down each area of the Fertility Triad and giving you our tried and true methods for getting healthy prior to conception in order to improve your chances of conceiving naturally. And since we are all about giving you actionable content for real life, we are sharing just what to do to make some real changes in your preconception journey within each focus area.

Our dream is to help create healthier parents so that the next generation can thrive. That’s what preconception prep is all about and we’re so glad you’re listening today!

Highlight Reel:

12:25 | The fertility diet: What to eat and what to avoid

21:52 | Cleaning up your environment: beauty, skincare and cleaning products

31:57 | Stress and how to navigate stress

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