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The BS We Feed Ourselves — Healing autoimmune issues mind, body, spirit
8 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
32. The BS We Feed Ourselves: “Was There Ever A Normal?”
Here’s what I’ve learned over these last 32 episodes. There isn’t any one smoking gun as to why we’re sick. Why we’re in the middle of a disease epidemic in this country. It’s multi-layered and fraught with nuance. The culmination of parts and allowances we feed ourselves daily, hourly, just to cope in a world that is too fast, diverse, polluted, and expansive for our brains to keep up with. This is why we’re here.
42 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
31. Is there an alcohol that’s actually GOOD for you?
Summary: Mark McTavish is the founder and CEO of 101 Cider House as well as a devoted cider fan, lover of artistic beverages, and a true health nut. Mark is a former bodybuilder and native of Toronto, Canada. After helping to pioneer the craft beer industry in Canada, Mark began to give up the suds in favor of cider. His goal to make "the world’s healthiest alcoholic beverage.” What We Learn: 2:29 What If I make the world’s healthiest alcoholic beverages 5:51 I think we're giving alcohol a bad name when it's our behavior that's actually the problem. 8:53 Cider is paleo-friendly… 14:52 Can I cook with cider? 16:00 “Healthiest alcohols” according to Mark 17:30 Rich People and Wine (Mark’s Thoughts) 23:24 Ask questions. Support natural winemakers ... Sonoma 25:14 Tequila is the healthiest hard liquor? 31:37 That's why I love the ethos of your podcast. it's not just the physical stuff we're munching on. Quotes: "You have a responsibility to investigate what you're putting into your own body.” - Mark McTavish “We’re not eating things that are good for our gut typically until our late 20s when we start to learn about our diet. When we take a more mindful approach and we start to discover these things, we cling to diets like keto, paleo, fodmap, and all these things to be more symptomatically driven. We’re not really getting ahead of anything, we’re thinking about how we fix ourselves. And one of the things that have messed us up the most in our 20s is drinking alcohol. More systematically driven. “ - Mark McTavish SUBSCRIBE TO SHAWNA’S NEWSLETTER FOR A 25% DISCOUNT ON 101 CIDER HOUSE OR PULP CULTURE. Helpful Links: 101 Cider House Website: 101cider.com. Pulp Culture Website: pulpculture.la Shawna's Website: https://www.shawnabigbydavis.com/ The BS We Feed Ourselves Website: TheBSWeFeedOurselves.com The BS We Feed Ourselves Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebswefeedourselves/ Shawna’s personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnabigbydavis/
44 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
30. Anxiety vs Arousal: Are you attracting the wrong people?
Summary: Megan Bruneau is a psychotherapist, executive coach and podcast host. She has more than 12-years of experience and specializes in perfectionism-related issues, such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Deepak Chopra dubbed her "the millennials' therapist” –– as her “no-BS” approach to coaching may be the perspective you’ve been missing. What We Learn: 06:27 The Benefits of Being Dumped 08:43 Pain x Struggling = Suffering (Buddhist quote mention) 10:26 The Cure For Pain is Pain 17:19 Megan's Message: "instead of this whole look in the mirror and say "you're perfect, you're perfect", say no you're "imperfect and that's okay." 26:02 Narcissism convo begins 35:24 "The victim mentality" that comes with calling someone a narcissist 36:33 Misattribution of Arousal 37:16 We get used to inconsistent love: we see red flags and confuse them for love. We confuse anxiety for arousal. 42:36 "If it's ‘love at first sight,’ run the other direction” Helpful Links: Megan Bruneau's Website: https://meganbruneau.com/ Shawna's Website: https://www.shawnabigbydavis.com/ The BS We Feed Ourselves Website: TheBSWeFeedOurselves.com The BS We Feed Ourselves Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebswefeedourselves/ Shawna’s personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnabigbydavis/
43 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
29. On the verge of burnout? How to meditate for beginners (PART 2)
Summary: Dr. Shelly Sethi shares what it’s like to be an A-type, how it affects our health and how to meditate for much-needed mental peace. Dr. Sethi is a best-selling author and a board-certified family physician. If you’re not a mediator, and you need some basics, this is the episode for you. What We Learn: 02:05 “You're doing so much more for people, by allowing them to do for you.” - Dr. Shelly Sethi 04:02 Gratitude discussion 08:29 Melissa from Whole 30's head injury and the science 11:34 Exercise + Sauna 17:41 Meditation and peak performance 18:39 How To Make Meditation Work For You: “start with one minute" 19:38 Let's say you have a mother in law you're at odds with… 21:51 Explanation of how our memories change 27:19 The block to meditation for some people is the pain it brings up 29:11 Breathwork can be more powerful than some medications? 29:35 The “BS” Shelly feeds herself: “I'll go to the gym tomorrow. I'll make better choices tomorrow.” 30:42 the “BS” that "we're all going to die and it doesn't matter." 33:00 Why sleep is so important 36:33 Dr. Sethi’s book writing process Helpful Links: The Environmental Working Group website: https://www.ewg.org/ Skin Deep website: https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ Dr. Shelly Sethi’s website: http://www.drshellysethi.com/ The BS We Feed Ourselves Website: TheBSWeFeedOurselves.com The BS We Feed Ourselves Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebswefeedourselves/ Shawna’s personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnabigbydavis/
43 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
28. Study shows: People that isolate tend to get sick more often | Dr. Shelly Sethi
Summary: Dr. Shelly Sethi is a best-selling author and a board-certified family physician. In this episode, we discuss mind-body practices: meditation, and our need for connection. In the midst of a global pandemic, Dr. Sethi shares how the mind and body work together to support the immune system or influence disease. What We Learn: 09:25 How your thoughts and mind can influence disease 11:00 Her dad’s struggle with diabetes; eating; type a personality; being an immigrant 21:23 C-section vs vaginal births, gut bugs, and autoimmune vulnerability 25: 51 How chemicals in our water and food are influencing our health 26:28 Could poor air quality be a diabetes diagnosis? 28:42 The importance of using clean products on your skin, hair, makeup. 30:10 With the spike of online beauty influencers; there’s also been a spike in counterfeit makeup. ( IE: makeup pallets full of lead, super glue, mercury) 35:09 “Study shows: people that isolated themselves tended to get sick more often” (importance of community) 35:51 Being with people = decrease stress, be happy, have enjoyable moments. 38:06 Most doctors aren’t asking: Who are your friends? Who do you hang out with? 38:45 We're living so close together, but we don't have community 39:28 How people didn't get the same benefit from the virtual church 40:03 We have to make time for friends, family and to meet our neighbors 40:57 We are ultimately beings that need to tell our story. 41:24 Making yourself busy and attending a lot of events is not the same as community Helpful Links: The Environmental Working Group website: https://www.ewg.org/ Skin Deep website: https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ Dr. Shelly Sethi’s website: http://www.drshellysethi.com/ The BS We Feed Ourselves Website: TheBSWeFeedOurselves.com The BS We Feed Ourselves Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebswefeedourselves/ Shawna’s personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnabigbydavis/
65 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
27. Fatigued, Fat & Frazzled? Sexology doctor shares health tips | Dr. Keesha Ewers
Summary: Dr. Keesha Ewers is a doctor of sexology, a board-certified functional medicine provider, a best-author and a mother of four. She works with women to reverse their autoimmune disease, heal childhood trauma and make friends with the woman they see in the mirror. What We Learn: 00:22 The Mother of Functional Sexology 01:38 - “I can feel how good sex feels” 04:36 - When you're in fight or flight mode, your body isn't going to want to have sex. 04:58 - For every 5 minutes you perceive yourself to be upset, it takes your body 8 hours to recover. 07:45 - The relationship between childhood trauma and autoimmune disease 07:52 - How Do You Become A Doctor of Sexology? 09:01 - Definition of Trauma, according to Dr. Keesha 09:44 - The HURT study “Healing Unresolved Trauma” study 10:32 - ACES study - Adverse Childhood Experiences Study 11:20 - Autoimmune Disease onset usually happens about 20 years after the trauma. 17:12 - Keesha shares her personal story of abuse 18:35 - “ANYONE with autoimmune disease has perfectionism, people-pleasing and the poison of past pain.” - Dr. Keesha Ewers 20:53 - A maladaptive memory loop that makes your libido go down further. 24:19 - “Resentment is one of the most dangerous toxic chemicals you can be exposed to.” 26:22 - The Process of Forgiveness: Ask yourself: what are the personality traits that drove this person to do the harmful things that they did? 32:08 - "There's normal marital sadism in every marriage" 35:16 - The corner pieces to solving the puzzle when it comes to illness: Genetics Digestive Health Level of toxicity and your body’s ability to get rid of toxins Past Trauma and the ability to handle stress in the current day 37:13 - “Leaky boundaries create leaky gut.” - Dr. Keesha Ewers 41:50 - The “BS” Dr. Keesha feeds herself Helpful Links: Drkeesha.com pulpculture.la 101cider.com 25 % Discount on 101 Cider and PulpCulture.la products available at their online store. Use promo code BSWFO. Available from March 26th - May 15th. The BS We Feed Ourselves website: http://thebswefeedourselves.com/ The BS We Feed Ourselves Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebswefeedourselves/ Shawna's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnabigbydavis/
33 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
26. Can vision testing tell you if food is affecting your health?| Dr. Terry Wahls (Part 2)
Summary: Dr. Terry Wahls was once confined to an electric wheelchair, but is now able to walk and ride her bike! She’s a former physician, was an assistant chief of staff at Iowa City Veterans Administration Health Care and is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa. She’s an esteemed author, has a private practice and conducts clinical trials. She says FOOD is what helped her get her life back! A revised edition of her book “The #WahlsProtocol” is out March 17th. https://terrywahls.com/the-wahls-protocol/ What We Learn: 01:13 - If you'd like to have a healthy body weight - DO THIS. 03:58 - Minding our Mitochondria - TED TALK 06:00 - The brain, retina, and your heart 08:18 - "Are eye compensates for a long time," but vision testing can help you learn if your food is affecting your health and brain. 09:32 - "My kids are like, wow mom you keep looking younger and younger." 10:00 - How your whole family can sustainably change diets 15:16 - Terry's favorite Instapot recipes. 19:00 - I feel like we're in an absolute epidemic, is that word too extreme? 21:49 - What’s The BS You’re Feeding yourself? 23:00 - The details on Terry Wahl’s new book! 26:00 - What’s in Shawna & Terry’s bag? Helpful Links: Dr. Terry Wahls website: https://terrywahls.com/ Dr. Terry Wahls Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drterrywahls/ Dr. Terry Wahls: Twitter: Dr. Wahls’ New Revised Book: https://terrywahls.com/the-wahls-protocol/ The BS We Feed Ourselves website: http://thebswefeedourselves.com/ The BS We Feed Ourselves Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebswefeedourselves/ Shawna's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnabigbydavis/
35 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
25. From Wheelchair to Walking Again (How FOOD Saved Her LIfe) PART 1
Dr. Terry Wahls was once confined to an electric wheelchair, but is now able to walk and ride her bike! She’s a former physician, was an assistant chief of staff at Iowa City Veterans Administration Health Care and is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa. She’s an esteemed author, has a private practice and conducts clinical trials. She says FOOD is what helped her get her life back! A revised edition of her book “The #WahlsProtocol” is out March 17th. https://terrywahls.com/the-wahls-protocol/ What We Learn: 03:14 - What is MS 05:14 -Terry’s Wheelchair to Walking story! 08:43 -” It felt miraculous, as you can see my eyes closely, you can see I’m tearing up now because that was the moment I understood that my physicians had no idea what might be possible. And that the current understanding of progressive MS is incomplete. that recovery might, in fact, be possible if you change how the cells do the chemistry of life. That repair can happen and was happening.” 12:26 - I knew I'd never bike again, I knew I’d never hike again and we had once been a very active family, hiking, biking canoeing, wilderness travel land that would never happen… but I just biked around the block and that was a big deal.” - Dr. Terry Wahls 13:32 “I’ve gotten so much criticism” 19:35 - Thoughts on lectins 21:55 - How to be happy without processed sugar - A REAL THING 24:38 - “Doing the things that are hard, and doing them successfully are what give us pride. Think back to any inspiring movie, story or legend. The things that create aww and inspiration are the people who did something hard. where success wasn’t guaranteed . Where there was a high probability that they were going to fail, but they did it anyway” - Dr. Terry Walhs. Helpful Links: Dr. Terry Wahls website: https://terrywahls.com/ Dr. Terry Wahls Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drterrywahls/ Dr. Terry Wahls: Twitter: Dr. Wahls’ New Revised Book: https://terrywahls.com/the-wahls-protocol/ The BS We Feed Ourselves website: http://thebswefeedourselves.com/ The BS We Feed Ourselves Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebswefeedourselves/ Shawna's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnabigbydavis/
67 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
24. Battle “brain fog,” live longer & happier | Dr. Steven Gundry
Dr. Steven Gundry is a renowned cardiologist, researcher and NY Times best-selling author of The Plant Paradox Book series. His diet and lifestyle recommendations have helped perhaps millions of people take control of their lives. Some say they’re “aging backward” physically and mentally thanks to his program. What We Learn: Lectins 101 What's zonulin LPS’s aka “little pieces of sh*t” Big Ed Story Looking in the mirror quote I decided to stay in the academic circle and take whatever punches might come. Dr. G's Diet experiments If you eat what your parents ate...then... but… Q & A from Shawna’s community No human need for fruit, just ask an Eskimo. Walmart now has organic veggies Iodized salt /sea salt Habit is habit and not to be taken lightly - Mark Twain The Energy Paradox...new book in the works How to get your family on board with big diet changes The BS Dr. G feeds himself Dr. G went through all his savings, all his retirement plans... Why do I do this? Because every day I get to see a miracle I didn't believe possible. Helpful Links: The Dr. Gundry Podcast - Every week, Dr. G interviews the brightest minds in wellness to help you achieve your happiest, healthiest self. Make sure to subscribe, rate and share! For Gundry MD product inquiries, call (800) 852-0477 or email email@example.com. Shop for Plant Paradox--approved foods at Dr. Gundry's Grocery Store. The BS We Feed Ourselves website: http://thebswefeedourselves.com/ The BS We Feed Ourselves Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebswefeedourselves/ Shawna's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnabigbydavis/
57 minutes | Feb 26, 2020
23. CBD Innovator: "What you should know BEFORE using CBD"
Summary: Laura Komkov is an innovator, businesswoman and “Medical Unicorn." She is also the co-founder of Canvas 1839 - a company focused on creating optimized drug delivery technologies in the cannabis space. Her motivation stemmed from autoimmune and genetic problems that she’s experienced since age 12. What We Learn: 01:17 - Laura’s diagnosis troubles 03:24 - How/ Why Laura found CBD 05;57 - CBD in a Listerine strip? 06:24 - CBD vs THC vs COA 09:16 - The “BS Laura's dad said.” 10:14 - That's BS - what Laura's dad said. 17:21 - I don't feel great every day 18:31 - Everybody thinks they have to have a side-hustle 23:14 - The unusual reason why your workout may not be working for you 24:06 - What “Canvas 1839” means 24:12 - Each day we wake up and we should be a blank canvas but not many of us are. 25:31 - Cannabis history trivia 25:49 - How CBD engages the whole body as a system 25:50 - Is CBD a gateway drug? 30:09 - How Canvas 1839 helped people with Arthritis and Neuropathy issues 32:48 - They used hemp to clean Chernobyl & Why you need "CLEAN" CBD 37:56 - The BS Laura is feeding herself 38:45 - Shawna explains why women are more entrepreneurial, but only 1% make it over the 100K mark 46:08 - What's in Shawna's Bag segment 49:06 - Coupon Code: “RELIEF15” 49:56 - CBD Dosage: How Much Should You Take? 50:03 - “We're truly in an epidemic because we eat stress for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. “ - Shawna Bigby Davis Links Mentioned: Canvas 1839 website: https://www.canvasrelief.com/ The BS We Feed Ourselves website: http://thebswefeedourselves.com/ The BS We Feed Ourselves Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebswefeedourselves/ Shawna's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnabigbydavis/
54 minutes | Feb 20, 2020
22. Stress Less, Accomplish MORE (Mental Techniques) |Emily Fletcher
Summary: Emily Fletcher, a leading expert in meditation, author and founder of The Ziva Technique is helping thousands of people to uplevel their health, sleep and sex life, kick-ass at work and at home through meditation. The New York Times, The Today Show, Vogue, and ABC News have all featured Emily's work. She has taught The Ziva Technique to more than 15,000 students around the world. Find her book Stress Less, Accomplish More on Amazon now. What We Learn: 05:25 - The Ziva Technique: Trifecta of Mindfulness, Meditation, and Manifesting 06:01 - Definition of Meditation: A tool to relieve stress-- simplest version. 08:19 - If we ask terrible questions, we're going to get terrible answers. 09:06 - "there is no manifesting without clearing the trauma" 09:35 - Stress makes us stupid, sick and slow. And, my type a's don't like hearing that. They're like "no, I need my stress." 09:48 - IE: There's a reason you can't find your key's when you're rushing to get out the door. (stress makes us stupid, sick and slow). 12:38 - stress is wreaking havoc on our bodies. According to Harvard Medical School, Stress is responsible for 90 % of all doctor's visits. 14:16 - People are doing Ziva because they know Stress is costing them time. They're not getting sleep... etc 15:38 - you do a few mins a twice a day 17:30 - Mark Hyman says for the 3 mins invest in Ziva, I get 3 hours of productivity back, a day. 21:17 - 2x breath for those super busy people who don't want to meditate 22:42 - listener questions: like" Is meditation boring?" (is showering boring?) 25:34 - Is it best to meditate first thing in the morning... according to Emily: yes 25:49 - Don't have coffee until you've done your morning meditation 28:14 - Explanation of how we're seeking fullfillment 28:50 - People are terrified of feelings 34:11 - How to manifest: ask yourself "What would I love right now?" 35:55 - Make sure your dreams are still your dreams (not the ones you made up as a child.) 37:04 - What's the most pressing need of the time, which of my skills best serve teh need of the time, which of these skills would I like to use? which of these skills would I like to use righ tnow? 40:25 - It is terrifying how your body will break down if you're not sleeping. 45:28 - "I preach what I need to hear because I am a recovering control freak." - Emily Fletcher 48:30 - How to "meditate" on your own 49:48 - What's in Shawna's bag? Segment Links Mentioned Emily's Book: Stress Less, Accomplish More: https://www.amazon.com/Stress-Less-Accomplish-More-Extraordinary/dp/0062747509 Emily Fletcher's website: https://zivameditation.com The BS We Feed Ourselves website: http://thebswefeedourselves.com/ The BS We Feed Ourselves Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebswefeedourselves/ Shawna's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnabigbydavis/
67 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
21. Nutritionist: “What Hair Loss and Feminism Have in Common”
Summary: Britt Reuter, a certified nutrition specialist, business owner and author of eBook “Girl’s Guide to Reversing Hair Loss.” She shares what hair loss and being a feminist have in common. Britt’s personal experience with chronic inflammation as well as her formal training in nutrition and functional medicine led her to empower women. Her goal is to help women overcome symptoms they feel stuck with so they can get back to living their best life. What We Learn: 02:27 Britt’s Story 03:32 Explanation of Hashimotos and Graves Disease 04:54 Non-experts on social media 07:53 How do you look for a hidden infection? 10:57 What's your hair loss type QUIZ info? 11:12 Ebook: Girls Guide to Reversing Hair Loss 18:20 Britt's thoughts on patriarchal standards of beauty 19:17 Overtraining and undereating is a classified issue. 19:46 I've been on a diet since I was 14-years-old. - Shawna 19:59 “So much of our economy is making women feel like crap about themselves.” 27:39 Can people regrow their hair or make it thicker again? 30:19 Grace McCalmon mention 30:54 Keto and hair loss 31:55 personality types and autoimmune issues 35:20 Britt's struggles 36:22 Childhood trauma and how it influences autoimmune 39:46 When your values are clear your decisions are easy. 41:50 “PTSD doesn't always happen because you saw something violent happen one time, sometimes it's a series of things that make you feel traumatized over time. And, that's more my story.” - Britt 45:19 “Something I have to tell myself constantly as a female entrepreneur is that my worth is not directly linked to my productivity.” - Britt 47:03 The BS Britt was feeding herself: Self-loathing because of what her body had done to her. 47:39 “Having a fear motivated protocol isn't really going to allow you to achieve the level of wellness you want.” - Britt 54:57 Be Your Own Advocate - Shawna Links Mentioned: URL: www.brittreuter.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/nutritionbritt Instagram: www.instagram.com/nutritionbritt Free Gift Options: “What’s Your Hair Loss Type?” Healthy hair starts here! Learn Your Hair Loss Type by Taking This Free Quiz -> https://mailchi.mp/brittreuter/hair_loss_type “Girl’s Guide to Dry Shampoo”. Learn how many of the commercial brands are damaging to your hair and get my top clean-beauty picks for what to use instead. https://mailchi.mp/brittreuter/dry_shampoo Shawna’s Website: https://www.thebswefeedourselves.com/ Shawna’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnabigbydavis/ BSWFO Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebswefeedourselves/
45 minutes | Feb 6, 2020
20. Addicted to STRESS? (How To End the Cycle) Part 2
Summary: Karden Rabin is an author, health and wellness expert, and teacher. In this episode, Karden shares how so many of us are “addicted to stress” and what we can do overcome our appetite for stress and live truly healthier and more sustainable lives. One tip, Type A personalities can make sure to prioritize their health as well as their clients with some simple phrases like, "let me get back to you" before saying "yes!" What We Learn: 07:20 - How saying "let me get back to you" before saying "yes!" will make you happier and healthier. How type a's can make sure to prioritize their health as well as their clients 07:50 - "I’m tired of being tired." 08:00 - There is an equal and opposite resentment inside of us for everyone and everything we take care of. 08:40 - This is my life’s work, I feel like I need to be a representative of it, not a perfect example of it. 9:26 - Why Karden is Paranoid about "guru-isms' 11:15 - Hospitalized approx 20 times for near-death asthma 12:49 - Benefits of acupuncture 13:15 - I find a little piece of me in each person - love this line by Shawna 15:01 - Karden's emotional correlations with Asthma 15:12 - "Stressed The F*ck Out" - Karden's book. being addicted to feeling stressed. Shawna loved stress 22:01 - if you've ever had a boss that has made you feel "unsafe at work.” There's a good chance your body/mind reacted in a way that caused you to feel ill. 24:58 - Stress school - integrated stress management 25:10 - Could meditation be holistic Xanax for your 'bad marriage?" 33:28 - The BS Karden was feeding himself. 35:33 -The ONE thing Karden strives for every day. I think that's a good reality check about what life is about AND the importance of gratitude. 40:59 - What's in Shawna’s bag mention. - Dandelion Root Tea 42:13 - What's in Karden's Bag? A backup pair of underwear, tissues and a checkbook! Links Mentioned: Karden Rabin's Stress School at www.kardenrabin.com Be part of the first-ever Stress School class!
74 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
19. Getting Personal with the Founders of Paleo f(x)
Summary: Michelle and Keith Norris are the founders of Paleo f(x), the world’s best holistic healing and wellness event. In this episode, they talk about how you can optimize your health. They also share tools you need to manage burnout, and advice on how to maintain a loving relationship while building a business. What We Learn: 06:28 - From Corporate America to Entrepreneurs Transition 07:04 - I was really angry that in order to be healthy I had to give up these foods I loved so much. 09:31 - 10.5 years ago their daughter Brittany was killed in a car accident. Killed 3-days before her 23rd birthday and a week before her college graduation. 11:06 - "We were rocked. Our close family, our friends thought we had lost our minds when we said, in the middle of this recession... teetering on bankruptcy… this is the time you picked to be entrepreneurs?" 11:54 - We needed to do something to continue Brittany’s legacy of changing people's lives." -Michelle 15:17 - The “go big or go home” conversation 15:32 - In 2011, October Michelle and Keith made the decision to launch a small version of Paleo f(x); in November they decided to make it EVEN BIGGER for it’s March 2012 launch. 21:38 - Michelle's Autoimmune Issues 24:41 - How do you stay in business and married for 20 years? Plant Medicine. 25:21 - Human Design: Your Underlying Operating System 31:34 - The "Sh*tty Roommate" who lives in your mind... 44:01 - The Importance of trauma release 45:41 - Plant Medicines - the Specifics of Ayahuasca? 59:04 - Michelle’s Daily Affirmations 01:01:38 - Control is an allusion. Lessons in hiring a team. 01:08:42 - The BS Keith is feeding himself 01:10:39 - The BS Michelle is feeding herself About Paleo f(x) 2020: This year’s event: spans 3-days and features multiple stages and a massive vendor fair. There’s an array of keynote presentations, mastermind panels, cooking demos, and workshops, all led by cutting edge health practitioners, scientists in a variety of fields, coaches and gym owners, New York Times bestselling authors, popular bloggers, community and sustainability activists, biohackers, chefs, and more. This April 24-26th in Austin, Texas. Links Mentioned: Paleo f(x) Website: https://www.paleofx.com/ Register for 2020 Conference: paleofx.com/paleo-fx-event/ Coupon Code: BSPFX35 The BS We Feed Ourselves Website: TheBSWeFeedOurselves.com The BS We Feed Ourselves Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebswefeedourselves/ Shawna’s personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnabigbydavis/
73 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
18. Top Execs are Using “PLAY” to Win at Life (Here’s How)
Summary: Gary Ware, a TEDx Talk Speaker, and Play Consultant works with top executives and Fortune 500 companies, like Google. He runs workshops about how incorporating “play” into your day can help you be more productive. He has a 99.9% success rate and has a lot to say about how PLAY helped him and how it can help you overcome burnout, improve your mindset, business, and relationships. What We Learn: 03:46 How to play with your kids without panicking about getting back to work 05:49 What is a play consultant? 14:26 The improv class that changed Gary’s life; and the importance of psychological safety at work. 20:19 Gary’s startup failure 24:57 Example of a game you can play now to improve your productivity 28:44 Warning signs of burnout 31:06 How to play if it’s hard for you to move; not all play is physical 32:56 Gary’s 5 Tips to Activate Your PLAY drive 41:52 Play it forward Fridays 42:13 Legos!!! 43:26 The cool thing about play, is play can change your perception. 43:39 Schedule play, see how it will make you feel and the mindset will come after 45:30 That’s the cool thing about play, you can get wins very fast. 47:41 What makes a high performing team? Aristotle research 51:04 Gary’s thoughts on failure 52:13 When everyone starts connecting and lighting up and having fun, they end up being the most... 58:10 Dad guilt, it's a thing 01:07:00 The BS Gary’s feeding himself: in order to be an exceptional dad, I need to know everything 01:11:52 What’s in Shawna’s bag, what’s in Gary’s bag? Links Mentioned: Gary’s Website: http://www.breakthroughplay.com/ Gary’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garyware/ Gary’s Linkedin Show: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyware/ The BS We Feed Ourselves Website: TheBSWeFeedOurselves.com The BS We Feed Ourselves Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebswefeedourselves/ Shawna’s personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawnabigbydavis/ Book Mentioned: Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul By, Dr. Stuart Brown
34 minutes | Jan 15, 2020
17. How to Reclaim Yourself & Stay in Business | Emily McDowell (Part 2)
Summary: Emily McDowell is a writer, illustrator, speaker, teacher, entrepreneur, and founder of Emily McDowell and Friends - a company specializing in greeting cards and other products that speak to the human condition. Their mission is to help people connect when they’re not sure what to say. McDowell, 43, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 24. In this episode, she opens up about what her diagnosis taught her about the human condition. She also shares the trials and triumphs of launching her now successful greeting card company and how it continued to affect her health. What We Learn: “I used humor as a coping mechanism. That was my primary coping mechanism. I would rather be living a life where I don't have to cope with, so I don't have to use humor to get through my day. I would rather be living that version of my life, than the version where I'm funny but miserable.” - Emily McDowell 02:30 - Was Emily Running Away? 02:52 - Running away doesn't work, because wherever you go, there you are. Like it says on the bumper sticker. 07:16 - How Emily has separated her identity from her productiveness 09:01 - Feel like you're on a hamster wheel?? So did Emily. Then she realized it was in her head. 11:09 - Realizing what makes you tick and why you react a certain way is instrumental in the healing process-- Shawna explains 11:40 - What is it about me that is so upset by this thing? 14:16 - What if "healing" means losing the thing that makes us interesting? (Or funny?) 17:33 - Humor as a coping mechanism 22:43 - Dealing with “copy cats” 23:01- The BS I’m feeding myself is that sharing my story is attention-seeking. -Emily McDowell 26:33 - Emily gets real about her “management style” and "dealing with conflict" 27:50 - Reveals she "sucks" at THIS thing 30:05 - “It's not often that we get to create something that really MAKES A DIFFERENCE for people, and the feedback that we've gotten over the years from thousands and thousands of people is about how THIS THING has changed relationships and given them an opportunity to reconnect and apologize, support… etc.” - Emily McDowell 30:46 - THIS makes me feel seen, and all the other stuff makes me feel even worse Links Mentioned Emily McDowell and Friends: Website Emily McDowell business: Instagram Emily McDowell personal: Instagram Shawna’s: Instagram BSWFO: Instagram The BS We Feed Ourselves: Website Coupon Code: Use the Code NOMOREBS anytime before March 1st, 2020 for 20-Percent off any order at emilymcdowell.com.
49 minutes | Jan 9, 2020
16. Cancer, Empathy Cards & Losing Herself in Business | Emily McDowell (Part 1)
Summary: Emily McDowell is a writer, illustrator, speaker, teacher, entrepreneur, and founder of Emily McDowell and Friends - a company specializing in greeting cards and other products that speak to the human condition. Their mission is to help people connect when they’re not sure what to say. McDowell, 43, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 24. In this episode, she opens up about what her diagnosis taught her about the human condition. She also shares the trials and triumphs launching her now successful greeting card company and how it continues to affect her health. What We Learn: 00:48 - 24-years-old and learning of stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma cancer diagnosis nightmare 03:04 - She's 43-years-old now. 04:45 - Most people don't know what to do, what to say, how to deal when someone close to them gets sick. 05:52 - "If I was better at having cancer, people would step up and bring me casseroles and take me to chemo." 06:55 - Why it’s good to be awkward. 08:23 - What we can do for each other is just bare witness to the pain and be there. 11:48 - "I did what I loved as a kid which was writing and drawing." 12:34 - I really had always wanted to make greeting cards because greeting cards, for me, felt like the perfect intersection of everything I like to do, which was writing, illustration and also human psychology. 12:45 - This was 2012 and I put it in my Etsy shop... and I was like, “Ya know what? If 5 people buy this, great. I'll make $40, but those five people are going to be so psyched than this is just worth it. I'll take a dive into this because I just really want this to be in the world.” 13:53 - Her first card - viral story 18:23 - Her failed business attempt 26:03 - Burnout discuss 32:48 - Harsh business lesson for growing solopreneuer 41:31 - Transformative trip to Bali 45:36 - Did Emily run away? 52:35 - “If I don’t get right with myself, I’m going to spend the rest of my life chasing some high that I’ll feel for 3 mins and then it will be just replaced with anxiety about where I get the next one.” Links Mentioned Emily McDowell and Friends: Website Emily McDowell business: Instagram Emily McDowell personal: Instagram Shawna’s: Instagram BSWFO: Instagram The BS We Feed Ourselves: Website Coupon Code: Use the Code NOMOREBS anytime before March 1st, 2020… for 20-Percent off any order at emilymcdowell.com.
52 minutes | Jan 2, 2020
15. The hardest thing about Keto is cooking! (How-To Guide)
Summary: Max Mentzer found a way to balance his hormones easily, lose weight and maintain it, all while managing his Type 1 Diabetes. His lifestyle change helped him gain incredible amounts of focus and energy and is now helping others do the same. In this New Year’s episode Shawna and “Keto Chef Max” dive into actionable tips on how you can “go Keto on a budget,” “make time to cook for yourself,” and provide some Keto hacks! What We Learn: 01:12 "Born with Type 1 Diabetes" learning how to manage 04:11 What culinary school taught Max about nutritious cooking 06:00 Signs of diabetes in babies 10:36 The difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes 11:49 “My food is geared toward the lifestyle I want to live” - Keto Chef Max 11:58 “Keto not only works for managing my diabetes, but it also helps me live the lifestyle I want to live.” 12:59 Keto cooking hacks: The hardest thing about keto is COOKING! 14:05 Staple Fats in the Keto Diet Avocado Eggs Bacon 14:13 Keto isn't cheap: How to meal prep Max says “find the cheapest piece of meat you can possibly make, then it can either be braised, roasted or smoked.” 14:59 On why farmers markets are budget-friendly 17:17 Keto Cereal Recipe Erythritol, Almond Flour, and… 22:39 “Keto and fasting for women is a lot harder” 22:43 Shawna shares how ketosis made her hair fall out 25:07 “For a Type 1 diabetic, it's kind of scary to think about it, but the fact that my levels are so good, my A1C is phenomenal, all this other stuff that has to do with diabetes, just being on this diet improved my life drastically! - What Max would tell his younger self. 26:26 “Kale 🥬 has carbs?!” 27:27 Why heavy cream may be better than your whey protein powder... 27:45 Max Gen Labs: How to EAT For Your Genetics 30:58 "First of all, get educated on what you're trying to do. Don't just assume that the stuff you see on Instagram is how you should be eating because there are so many different ways you can be eating and abusing the Keto Diet actually, for instance, there's a thing called Dirty Keto." -- Keto Chef Max. 31:39 Braising vs Roasting (Max's go-to skill) 41:45 “Cured egg yolk recipe” 43:07 "Cooking is a craft, but it doesn't have to be. You don't have to look at it like, I don't have time to be doing this kinda stuff. It’s like, where do I get my time? I put my idea together and I look at it like, "okay, I have 30 minutes where I can make this. I just need the ingredients. Maybe the day before, you get all of your ingredients and supplies before you start cooking. Then, the next day you go through and get all the plating setups and everything you're trying to do. It just depends. You prep that stuff according to your schedule. Have the time to make yourself good food." 43:59 The BS Max tells himself: “am I worth what I’m doing right now?” 45:32 surround yourself with things you love to do and people who want to encourage you and love you. 48:50 fat bombs: aka "the candy of keto" Resources / Links Mentioned: Dr. Eric Berg - insight on everything you need if you want to do Keto https://www.drberg.com/ Dr. Ken Berry - insight for regarding Keto and Type 2 Diabetes https://www.kendberrymd.com/ Max’s Website Max’s Instagram Max’s Book The Incredible Edible Egg Egg25 - for discount The BS We Feed Ourselves Website; Instagram Shawna’s Instagram
18 minutes | Dec 26, 2019
14. What I Learned: "Keeping Your Hormones Healthy"
Summary: If you’re someone who has always performed at a very high level but suddenly find yourself struggling, it may be your hormones. I spent a weekend at an endocrinology seminar which really taught me a lot about it. This is something that I always took for granted, but after making a few small changes to my lifestyle have seen amazing results! In this episode, I’ll share 4 important things I learned that are helping me perform at my peak...and perhaps they’ll help you as well. - Shawna. What We Learn: 00:29 - The Endocrine System, an explanation 02:02 - These 4 things really help people. Blood sugar regulation (oxygen in blood) Fish oil Detoxing the liver Good gut microbiome 02:38 - Get to the root cause of your hormone issues 03:03 - "Starving yourself and feeding yourself big doses of food..definitely disrupts your sugar pattern. As A-Types we do this all the time, we skip breakfast, we skip lunch, we skip meals and sometimes we're doing that because we're intermittent fasting, but you have to understand if that actually works for your body or not." 03:07 - Why You Shouldn't Skip Meals... Why Intermittent Fasting May NOT be good for your 05:46 - 1/3 of the people of have sleep apnea are not big people. 08:50 - Why to avoid alcohol at night 09:34 - Fish Oils 12:19 - How fish oils can reduce inflammation 13:59 - The importance of an awesome gut microbiome
48 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
13. Are you exercising wrong? MS Doctor shares techniques
Summary: Dr. Gretchen Hawley, a physical therapist and MS specialist shares the importance of exercise for improved mental performance and physical movement as well as helping people with autoimmune diseases gain hope and live life confidently! She’s also the founder of The MSing Link. What We Learn: 03:55 Start at "So, let's talk about the importance of movement" 05:25 “The Mental Component of Physical Exercise” 07:39 THE BS Shawna feeds herself about "EXERCISE" 08:38 What if I go to the gym and people look at me because I'm doing an exercise wrong? 09:44 Wearing the same shirt 2 days in a row! 13:48 How did you get into MS specialty? 16:00 “Foot Drop” - Symptom and suggested solution 17:06 How Exercise can slow the progression of MS 18:02 "As much as it's comfortable to sit and binge on Netflix all day, our bodies are made to move. So, when you get them moving there's blood flow, there's oxygen flow. There are endorphins, There so much going on that we can't see that promotes, positive thinking, promotes strength, promotes good flexibility, so it can be hard a lot of the times to get moving, but time and time again research is proving how good it is for us mentally and physically." 19:08 Brain Protein 20:00 Break your 20 min daily workouts into 4, 5 min workouts you do throughout the day! 21:03 “How Exercise Build's Confidence” 29:04 How to put gratitude on your schedule 32:23 Exercises you can do at home 35:33 “If you keep envisioning yourself being at your goal, your brain is going to help you get there.” - She Means Business (BOOK) 36:48 The BS Dr. Gretchen is feeding herself 40:00 Dr. Terry Wahls has been a part of Dr. Gretchen's program... "I love what your podcast stands for and all the guests you have. There’s so much BS that we all feed ourselves that we don't even realize..." -Dr. Gretchen. Links Mentioned: Dr. Gretchen’s Website Dr. Gretchen’s Instagram Shawna’s WebsiteShawna’s Instagram The BS We Feed Ourselves on Instagram
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