Episode 19: Shakeology, Spirulina, Constipation, and Long Work Hours
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Question #1 from Nicole:
I love, love, love your podcasts! I listen to them on the way to work and they motivate me to have a healthy day. I have a few questions. If you have already covered them, I apologize.
What are your thoughts on shakeology? It is marketed as not another protein drink, but a “daily dose of dense nutrition.” Is it really worth the $129 a month?
I’ve heard a lot about spirulina. What are the benefits of it/is it worth trying?
This one is a little embarrassing, but I often have issues with constipation. I eat minimal to no processed foods, take probiotics, and even monitor my fiber so I get 25-30 grams a day. I’ve tried flax seeds and chia seeds, but nothing really seems to help. Do you have any other natural suggestions?
Question #2 from Stephanie:
Y’all rock. So happy that I found this podcast and also both of your websites. I hope you gals will be part of the Wellness Family Summit that Wellness Mama helps coordinate this year 🙂
I have a two part question that I would LOVE to hear your advice on:
I am a NICU nurse and work long 13-14 hours days. Alex, I don’t know how you do what you do, but you rock it girl! I typically work 4 days a week (not necessarily in a row) and have 3 days off. Any advice on how to balance exercise and keeping my energy levels up? My unit is in the middle of the hospital with NO windows. Vit D supplementation definitely happens. My afternoon slumps kill me! I feel like I am healthy half of the week and feel pretty junky while I’m working.
If you guys could do a segment on hormonal health and what that looks like in correcting the complex infrastructure that is so easily out of whack…that would be great! I don’t have babies yet, but would LOVE to have some steps to be taking now to get everything in sync. (Endometriosis, awful periods, PMS symptoms and all sorts of fun things 🙂
I like this spirulina powder from Mountain Rose Herbs. In addition to putting it into smoothies, I like to use it in my Super Green Deeping Cleaning Face Mask, especially as part of my pore cleaning 3 step program.
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