Episodes
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
This week on the Less Stress Life Podcast, I talk to return guest Kaely McDevitt, MS, RD. Kaely has joined us in the past to talk about hormones, ovulation, and now gallbladder.  She shares her expertise on why this organ is underappreciated and often neglected. Kaely dives into what the organ does, why to support your gallbladder, and how you just might save it. KEY TAKEAWAYS: An underappreciated organ, what is the gallbladder, and what does it doThe gallbladder is responsible for storing...
Published 12/14/21
You may know that in my private practice I work with gut issues, skin issues, overcoming food sensitivities, and feeling tired and exhausted. Last week after guesting on 3 other podcasts all about eczema, I realized that I don’t think I’d ever done an eczema 101 episode for you, my favorite people, the listeners of the LSL. So today, I am welcoming my co-practitioner at the LSL Nutrition private practice Becky Santiago, who will interview me, and together we will discuss the presentation,...
Published 12/08/21
This week on the Less Stress Life Podcast, I talk to Julia Arndt about overcoming limiting beliefs and breaking habits holding you back. She shares her personal experience of burnout and the road to recovery. Julia explains how to retrain neuropathways by identifying limiting beliefs and finding flexibility to create better, more intentional habits. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Julia shares her personal story Who are peak performersLittle habits slowly slipping can add to or facilitate burnoutBuilding...
Published 12/01/21
This week on the Less Stress Life Podcast, I talk to Ashley Holtquist of Sage and Cedar Herbal Wellness about the benefits of tea and herbs. Ashley shares how to make tea easy and really get the benefits and positive emotions that go into the experience of tea. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Ashley shares how she got into the business of making tea in the black hills of South DakotaWhat happens when you start reading food labelsHerbalism- a different way of thinkingPerception of tea vs practice of...
Published 11/24/21
This week on the Less Stress Life, I talk to Kellie Blake, RDN about the challenges she's faced with a diagnosis of Psoriasis at 12 years old and symptoms since 5. "Being a somewhat sickly kid, no one put the pieces together," Kellie explains. Looking back, she talks about just how far she's come and the details of her journey to overcoming a challenging autoimmune condition. Kellie's story is relatable to so many with skin and autoimmune conditions. She shares great tips and offers real...
Published 11/17/21
Anya shares her personal story as to how and why she got into the barefoot movement. She explains the benefits of barefoot footwear, how to correct past damage, and how to transition.  A must-listen for anyone with lower back, hip, or knee pain as well as practitioners looking to help clients. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Normal shoe vs barefoot shoeCommon shoes - tapered toe does not match the shape of a footBarefoot shoes match the natural shape of a foot, not restrictiveHeel in all traditional shoes-...
Published 11/10/21
I APPRECIATE YOU! So it's officially time for a GIVEAWAY🎉🎉🎉!!! featuring some of my fave health & wellness products! HOW TO ENTER GIVEAWAY valued >$200: 1. Write a review for the Less Stressed Life podcast at https://reviewthispodcast.com/lessstressedlife  2. Screenshot your review and share it on FB or IG tagging @anti.inflammatory.nutritionist or Christa Biegler RD in your story or feed ***No purchase necessary. Must be 18 or older and live in the United States to win. This giveaway...
Published 11/03/21
INTRO: This week I continue our Women's Fertility Month with return guest Lily Nichols, RDN to discuss Gestational Diabetes, a deep dive into why and how to manage blood sugar levels in pregnancy. Lily shares information for pregnant women and practitioners alike. Lily's no nonsense approach is research based and results driven. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Current guidelines and changes over the yearsGuidelines are contradictory in some areas and due for an updateWhy do we treat with high carbs when we...
Published 10/25/21
This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I am joined by Lisa Hendrickson-Jack to continue our Women's Fertility discussion, this week talking all things cycle related. Lisa shares details about how she got into helping so many women navigate exactly what their cycle is telling them. She discusses period health and the vaginal microbiome. Lisa answers all the questions you want to know but is scared to ask.  KEY TAKEAWAYS: Your period is the 5th Vital SignThyroid period...
Published 10/20/21
This week we kick off National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month with Allison Schaaf from Miscarriage Hope Desk. Allison so bravely shares her personal story of recurrent miscarriages and her journey to healing. She offers real advice from a sincere place of understanding. Allison talks about Miscarriage Hope Desk, the Moving Forward Program, and how she's now helping so many through a difficult time. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Allison's personal story and struggle with pregnancies and...
Published 10/13/21
This week on The Less Stressed Life Podcast, I talk to Carianna Gibbs, a Pediatric Sleep Consultant about how to get your little one sleeping. We are all vastly aware that good sleep is imperative for everything else in our busy lives. AND, when kids sleep good, parents have a fighting chance at good sleep! Carianna answers all your burning questions about what is normal or not, how to implement a good sleep plan, and what might stand in the way.  Carianna's no-nonsense approach has guided...
Published 10/06/21
This week on the Less Stressed Life Podcast, I talk to Dr. Christopher Shade about the liposomal delivery of supplements. Dr. Shade has a Ph.D. in environmental mercury chemistry and he’s a renowned expert on mercury, heavy metals, and human detoxification systems. If you are looking to nerd out on all the details of how and why liposomal delivery works, this is the episode for you! Key Takeaways: Liposomal delivery science: What is liposomal delivery? Why don't some supplements get absorbed...
Published 09/29/21
Have you ever met anyone that has extreme allergic reactions to what seems like any food and supplement? There is a whole world of people dealing with hyper allergic disorders like Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. Other conditions like Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and POTS of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome are commonly seen under the MCAS umbrella. But how do you get to a stable place so you can heal?   Amber Walker, PT, DPT has endured this nightmare and now helps others do the same with...
Published 09/23/21
Return guest Amanda Montalvo from @hormonehealongrd joins us once again to share even more information about minerals, a follow-up from episode #182. This time, the stars of the show are cooper and iron. Amanda shares her story of having a copper IUD after being on birth control pills for quite a while. She discussed how her adrenals were shot, Vit A was lacking and copper was in excess causing estrogen to build up. She explains all the nuances of how minerals must be in sync with each other...
Published 09/15/21
This week on the Less Stressed Life Podcast,  I talked to Gianna De La Torre of Wildling Beauty about the ritual of Gua Sha. This ancient practice predates acupuncture and is a traditional piece of Chinese medicine. Gianna discusses the many ways in which Gua Sha can facilitate better health and specifically dives into the beauty benefits so many are after. This age old practice can be intertwined into our everyday routines for impressive results and feelings of wellbeing. Key...
Published 09/08/21
INTRO: You've got to "GO" but can't! Nearly everyone experiences constipation at some point in their lives, with a recent survey showing that about 16 percent of Americans and a third of those older than 60 suffer from chronic constipation. It’s the reason for millions of clinic visits each year and nearly just as many ER encounters. The number of people admitted to the hospital primarily for constipation has more than doubled since 1997.  Furthermore,  an astonishing 3 out of 5 people who...
Published 09/02/21
INTRO: Candida is a major gut health hot topic - On a recent IG post Christa did, the topic got enough attention for us at Less Stressed Life to take the plunge and give more detail and address your burning candida questions.   According to the American Thoracic Society, “Candida is the single most important cause of fungal infections worldwide and The CDC recognizes, "Vaginal candidiasis is common. In the United States, it is the second most common type of vaginal infection after bacterial...
Published 08/25/21
In this week's episode of the Less Stressed Life Podcast, Christa talks with return guest, Robyn Johnson. RD about all things acne. Robyn shares her personal story of how she got started working with clients battling acne and what she uses as treatment options and protocols. She stresses the importance of finding root causes and identifying the type of acne one may have. They talk about all that's changed in the acne space and what we need to know to best help ourselves or clients. KEY...
Published 08/18/21