Episodes
INTRO:  This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Jessica Warnecke we discuss nagging knee pain or pain from working out & how to access and address the root cause. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Causes of knee pain when running and exercisingHow stress and hydration affect joints and knee painHow breathing & breathwork addresses chronic painGUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON: How to improve hip, ankle, and big toe mobilityHow to reduce stress in the body & in your lifeABOUT...
Published 05/25/22
INTRO:  This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I am joined by Viki Zarkin. In this episode, Viki gives us an INSIDE view of living with cancer for over 10 years. We don’t always get a happy story with cancer. My conversation with her inspires us to know that you don’t have to settle with how you’re doing.  KEY TAKEAWAYS: {2.17} Viki’s Diagnosis Story{16.25} Being an advocate for her own health during her cancer treatment journey{21.11} Advocating for her treatment coverage with the...
Published 05/18/22
This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Kelsey Dobesh,  chiropractor, and certified athletic trainer. KEY TAKEAWAYS: What biomechanics is and the importance of movementWhat is a functional foot How does foot health relate to back, hip, and knee pain  The root cause of Plantar Fascitis, Bunions, Shin Splints & what treatment looks like GUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON: Where to find athletic trainers & movement-based practitionersHow to promote foot health...
Published 05/11/22
INTRO:  This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast,  I'm trying out something new. In this short ten-minute episode, I'm answering questions that I've gotten from our listeners. If you've got a question you'd like to answer you can submit them via Instagram DM or over at our website: www.christabiegler.com via the Speakpipe widget. LISTENER Q/A: Which redlight do you use? (1:18)Itchy Scalp with Dandruff - Any thoughts of what's going on? (2:48)What are some pregnancy-safe constipation...
Published 05/04/22
INTRO:   This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I am joined by Megan Kober, RD who shares her story of what she wanted to do in practice and how it has evolved over the years. She talks about her personal experience with disordered eating and the feelings that came with that starting in Nutrition school. She opens up about the cycle of cutting calories and working out like crazy, following all the "rules" she'd learned but heading towards a downward spiral. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Change takes...
Published 04/25/22
INTRO:   This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I am joined by  Nicole Fennell, RD. Nicole shares her personal health story and the changes she had to make when diagnosed with Hashimoto's. She talks about all things thyroid and what she sees in practice as well as overcoming challenges to feel better. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Can take 7-10 years for Hashimoto's diagnosisRoot cause of thyroid disorders- autoimmune or not autoimmuneLabs for checking thyroid - a full thyroid panel -TSH, total t3 and...
Published 04/21/22
This week I’m joined by the lovely Bea Boas, an Brazilian native turned Texan that leads breathwork for a business mastermind I’m part of. She combines an interesting mix of theta healing + breathwork + vision.   She shares how she started her personal journey at the age of 12 after her grandmother died reading The Law of Attraction.   Now she serves entrepreneurs, helping them do the internal work that makes the difference.   We discussed Thetahealing®, changing behaviors and beliefs,...
Published 04/13/22
Hair loss, cold hands and feel and feeling tired are the big three for a sluggish thyroid. But relapsing gut issues, slow motility, sleep disruption, brain fog, slow metabolism, inflammation, low mood or anxiety, and dry skin can all be symptoms of a sluggish thyroid.   In this episode, we talk about how we’ve had to change how we’re approaching thyroid health in practice to ensure clients feel their best and maintain their results.   We talk about “dead ringers” of thyroid symptoms,...
Published 04/06/22
This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I am joined by  Heather Deranja, RD. Heather bravely shares her own story of autoimmune and cervical cancer diagnoses as well as how she began her journey as a Registered Dietician and why she transitioned into the human behavior component of the healing process.   Heather dives into autoimmunity, the nervous system, brain, trauma, and all the emotions of facing our past to better our future. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Stress and autoimmune linkStress and...
Published 03/30/22
This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I am joined by return guest Dr. David Minkoff. Dr. Minkoff shares his experience with ozone therapy and how he uses it in practice. With over 50,000 treatments done Dr. Minkoff has much to share about this cutting-edge therapy.  KEY TAKEAWAYS: What does Ozone do?Performance effect for athletesAll the ways and conditions to use ozone- mold, cancer, athletes, cystitis, Crohn's, colitis, joint pain, wound healing, Lyme disease, immunity, Delivery...
Published 03/23/22
This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I am joined by Casey Farlow, RD who works with women to balance their hormones and work on weight loss in a holistic way for long-lasting results. We discuss the role hormones, inflammation, and gut imbalances have on weight loss and why neuroplasticity work is so incredibly important. KEY TAKEAWAYS: How to reset hormonesInflammation effects on weight lossGut imbalances and weight gainWhat does a calorie deficit do to our thyroid, metabolism, and...
Published 03/16/22
This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I speak with guest Dena Norton, MS, RD.  We discuss all things gut health, IBS, and all the symptoms that come with it. Dena shares her strategies for those looking for the basics of good gut health and also those with long-term gut problems in search of symptom relief. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Foundations for gut healthDefining IBS- irritable bowel syndrome (diagnosis of exclusion)Common IBS symptomsRoot cause approach to better gut healthFood gut health...
Published 03/09/22
Today on The Less Stressed Life Podcast I am joined by Dr. Heather Finley as she bravely shares her story and struggles with GI issues, her educational adventure and how she became the practitioner she is today. She dives into disordered eating, sports nutrition and the emotional side of digestive issues and how we can help ourselves and our clients. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Disordered eating clients have GI issues- bloating, gas, SIBO, parasites, slow motility, bacterial overgrowthStress/gut...
Published 03/02/22
This week on the Less Stressed Life Podcast, I talk to Danielle Aberman, RD of Migraine Strong about the challenges of treating migraine clients and the multi-modality approach to really help reduce migraine days. Danielle shares her expertise and personal experience in battling migraines. She candidly shares the different options and explains, it usually takes more than one slice of the "Treatment Pie". KEY TAKEAWAYS: Headache vs MigraineMigraine symptomsHormonal component of...
Published 02/23/22
This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I talk to Brian Karr creator of #Moldfinders to dig into all things mold-related. This tough subject often leaves us reeling with more questions than answers and Brian helps peel back the layers to really understand all the intricacies of getting to the source of a mold problem. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Finding the source of the problem when suspecting moldMost common places to find moldShadow sourcesAny house can have mold, regardless of age and...
Published 02/16/22
This week I talk to Sara Korzeniewski, RD, FDN-P from The Organic Dietician about the hormone and gut connection. Sara shares her story of her own health challenges and career choices that led to her passion for helping others find balance and optimal health. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Birth control as a solution for heavy periods and acneTraditional approaches vs holistic/functional approachGut and nervous system functions and effects on overall healthRest & Digest mode vs Fight & Flight...
Published 02/09/22
This week I talk to Ashley Koff, RD from the Better Nutrition Program about all the details of magnesium. Ashley shares the story of her own health challenges, career choices and changes and how she loves to "nerd out" and sell stuff. We deep dive into all things magnesium with applicable details and most importantly, the "WHY". KEY TAKEAWAYS: Less information can be so much better when working with clientsImportance of magnesium- foundational piece of our healthLab testing- is it worth it...
Published 02/02/22
This week I talk to Dr. Patrick Porter of Braintap. He shares his personal story of how he got into the field, the science behind Braintap, and the many benefits of neuroplasticity work. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Neuroplasticity- what is it and why does it matterNeuroplasticity=Energy of the brain, access to informationWe have the ability to rewire the brain/nervous systemWhat is Braintap- technology-enhanced meditation3 Brains- Brain, Gut, and HeartTypes of brain waves and when are they used by the...
Published 01/26/22
In this bonus episode, I talk about my story and struggles overcoming eczema, food sensitivities, and fatigue. I share the mistakes I made so you can skip my mistakes and get straight to minimizing food sensitivities.  + We set the stage by talking about the difference between sensitivities, intolerances, and allergies.  + We talk about common misconceptions with food sensitivities and how 80%+ of the people I polled on IG said they feel like they have food sensitivities.  + We talk about...
Published 01/20/22
I polled people on IG last month and almost 80% of people that saw my story said they felt like they have food sensitivities. So, that’s a problem because once you dive into the intricacies of that there is a lot of nuances. So to help with this & answer the question I get in so many different flavors each week, I’m hosting a live training and Q&A session called “What should I eat? Answering your questions about food reactions and inflammation”. You can register at...
Published 01/19/22
I polled people on IG last month and almost 80% of people that saw my story said they felt like they have food sensitivities. So, that’s a problem because once you dive into the intricacies of that there is a lot of nuances. So to help with this & answer the question I get in so many different flavors each week, I’m hosting a live training and Q&A session called “What should I eat? Answering your questions about food reactions and inflammation”. You can register at...
Published 01/12/22
I polled people on IG last month and almost 80% of people that saw my story said they felt like they have food sensitivities. So, that’s a problem because once you dive into the intricacies of that there is a lot of nuances. So to help with this & answer the question I get in so many different flavors each week, I’m hosting a live training and Q&A session called “What should I eat? Answering your questions about food reactions and inflammation”. You can register at...
Published 01/05/22
This week on the Less Stress Life Podcast, I talk to Laura Schoenfeld, RD about habits of performance driven people that can cause their hormones problems. We discuss the role of our adrenals, and how to best support our hormones instead of becoming burnt out. A must listen for anyone bulldozing through stress and working hard to meet goals, deadlines and demands of every day life. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Adrenals function and impact on how we feelAdrenal fatigue and excess cortisolLifestyle, stress...
Published 12/29/21
This week on the Less Stress Life Podcast, I talk to Ayla Barmmer, MS, RD of Full Well Fertility about sperm quality, motility, oxidative stress and all the current research. We discuss the perception and reality of just how much male fertility impacts a couple trying to conceive and even dig into nutrients needed to support male fertility.  KEY TAKEAWAYS: "Treatment Pie" for fertilityRole of male fertilityFunctional medicine approach to get to root causeOxidative stress and inflammation...
Published 12/22/21