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Episode Info: JOIN ME IN A SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX FROM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH UNTIL FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4TH! Today I'm chatting with Allie Hobson! Allie is a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, focusing on holistic nutrition & healing. She became a nutritionist because she was inspired by her own health journey that at the time, began with the wish of wanting to start a family in the near future. Along that path she discovered that she was dealing with thyroid autoimmunity, adrenal stress and a cascade of hormonal imbalances. Through the healing power of food, supplements, Chinese medicine and other holistic modalities, Allie was able to overcome and manage these health challenges and just recently gave birth to happy and healthy baby boy in February. Allie runs her own consulting business, Barefood Nutrition, and works as a Nutritionist at 2 San Diego clinics, focusing on holistic primary care and substance abuse. When Allie is not working with patients or clients, she co-hosts a podcast called Nutrition-ish, partners as an advocate for safer skincare and is now taking on the new role of Mommy to her son Asher. In this episode, we discuss Allie's life as a mom, problems with mom shaming, and how having a baby has affected her social life and relationships. We talk about body image, how Allie overcame amenorrhea, tips for ending the overtraining / undereating cycle, and Allie's journey with Hashimoto's. We also talk about what to do if your partner disagrees with your approach to healthcare, alternatives to the traditional glucose test, and what goes into giving a natural birth. Allie goes over the many decisions to make during pregnancy, the struggles of breastfeeding, and much more. You can find more from Allie at barefoodnutrition.com and on Instagram (@barefoodnutrition). Head here for Allie's shop page for all things baby / motherhood: www.amazon.com/shop/barefoodnutrition. For more from Christina, head to her website, christinaricewellness.com, to find her services, blog, programs, and ebooks. If there's a question you'd like answered or a topic you'd like discussed on the podcast, send it in to podcast@christinaricewellness.com! Don’t forget to join the Facebook group, Wellness Realness Podcast Tribe, to meet other podcast listeners! This podcast episode is sponsored by BLUblox, the leader in blue light blocking glasses. BLUblox offers three different lenses for day time, nighttime, and color therapy that are backed by science, and they offer over 20 different frames as well as the option to send in your own frames to be turned into blue blockers. Wearing blue blockers helps to improve sleep, balance your hormones, boost your mood, increase your energy, reduce headaches, and optimize your circadian rhythm. You can use the code "WELLNESS" for 15% off your pair of BLUblox blue light blocking glasses at blublox.com! Want in on all of the health benefits of mushrooms?! Functional mushrooms like Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps, and Lion's Mane have been us...
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