Discover Optimal Hydration With Dr. Dana Cohen - Ep. 052

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast! Today Kylene is talking about hydration with guest Dr. Dana Cohen. Dr. Cohen has been practicing Integrative Medicine for 15 years, having trained under Dr. Atkins and Dr. Ronald L. Hoffman. Grab your water bottle because this episode will definitely make you thirsty!

We know that dehydration can be quite acute in extreme cases and emergency rooms are amazing handling that. 

Day in day out, low-grade, chronic dehydration, however, affects nearly all of us and passes under the radar of typical medical care. Low-grade dehydration puts us at risk for chronic illnesses like colon cancer and bladder cancer, especially, but also: chronic fatigue, joint pain, fibromyalgia, head aches, urinary track infections kidney stones, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

The discovery of structured water has helped us understand that the body hydrates the same way nature hydrates. After solid, liquid and vapor, there’s a fourth form of water in gels and aloes. When we couple water intake with fruit, vegetable and plants we can benefit from that structured form. A bottle of water and an apple is better than 2 bottles of water because you’re absorbing water more inter-cellularly. This is why infused water is so popular! Actually, just focusing on a high water consumption too much can flush out your own electrolytes. 

Thanks for tuning in and we’ll see you next week!

Get Dr. Cohen’s book: Quench  on Amazon.

Check out her website   -   drdanacohen.com 

Don’t forget to check out Kylene’s webinar on January 23rd. Here’s the link!

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uIv8JaDNTVyiQXzAeH9QIw

Be sure to take advantage of Kylene’s free recipe book: 21 Meals in 21 Minutes https://www.thetinyfitdiva.com/21-meals-in-21-minutes

The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast teaches you how to balance your hormones, eat what you want, release the guilt, and have freedom mentally and physically from the restrictive mentality of dieting. Your host, Kylene “The Tiny Fit Diva,” is the right person to help you do it! She is a personal trainer, online health coach, wife, stepmom and a certified FDN practitioner. It’s Kylene's passion to help you achieve and claim your optimum health. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com

Please leave us a 5 star rating and review on iTunes and share this podcast with a friend!

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5 Tips to Stick to Your Budget When Eating Healthy - Ep. 051

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast! Kylene Terhune is here every week to bring you an episode full of powerful inspiration for your health! Today in Episode 51 Kylene gives us practical tips for eating healthy on a budget. 


Kylene has 2 free webinars coming up!


On January 16th don’t miss: 3 Steps to Discover Your Youtrition.


And, on January 23rd don’t miss: Gut Health and it’s Effect on Your Long-Term Health


Email kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com with Webinar in the subject line for an invitation link or click here:

WEBINAR Link:

https://bit.ly/2QkVPwV


In today’s episode Kylene gives us 5 tips to keep expenses down while eating right. People say that healthy food is more expensive than junk food, so here are some tricks!


  1. Plan ahead and stick to your list. 

  2. Use bulk or discount stores

  3. Make your own food

  4. Stick to the dirty dozen when deciding what to buy organic

  5. 70% of what you eat should be produce


Listen in to hear more about how to create a budget-friendly, healthy shopping list. Thanks for tuning in!


Be sure to take advantage of Kylene’s free recipe book: 21 Meals in 21 Minutes https://www.thetinyfitdiva.com/21-meals-in-21-minutes


The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast teaches you how to balance your hormones, eat what you want, release the guilt, and have freedom mentally and physically from the restrictive mentality of dieting. Your host, Kylene “The Tiny Fit Diva,” is the right person to help you do it! She is a personal trainer, online health coach, wife, stepmom and a certified FDN practitioner. It’s Kylene's passion to help you achieve and claim your optimum health. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com

Please leave us a 5 star rating and review on iTunes and share this podcast with a friend!

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Happy Living - Ep. 050

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast! Kylene Terhune is here every week to bring you an episode full of powerful inspiration for your health! Today in Episode 50 Kylene talks with Matt Gersper founder of Happy Living about the links between health and happiness!

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Mr. Happy Living talks with TheTinyFitDiva about the inspiration that created our new vacation retreats at the #HappyLivingHouse on Lake Norman.
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Matt has a strong background in business process optimization and athletics but has shifted his energies, finding his true calling in helping people to find happy lives. 

He’s the author of Turning Inspiration Into Action, as well as a motivational speaker and entrepreneur.

While hiking to the Phantom Ranch in The Grand Canyon he read the book Half Time and felt inspired to create Happy Living. There are two kinds of people the book posits: The kind that roll out the last 40 years of their life quietly and the kind that reinvent themselves and claim their best years, choosing to improve something about themselves every single day!

A focus on health really became a priority with his business Happy Living because nutrition, sleep, and fitness are absolutely necessary for a happy life. When he read Grain Brain with his wife he cut out grain and sugar and he couldn’t believe how quickly he started feeling better! Matt and Kylene share life hacks and tips to put healthy habits into place. Thanks for tuning in!

We are so excited to announce that Kylene is opening up registration to Stop Dieting and Live Your LIfe: Discover Your #Youtrition! Email her at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com with Webinar in the subject line if you want to learn more! The program launches February 11, 2019 so email today!


WEBINAR Link:

https://bit.ly/2QkVPwV


Contact info for today’s episode:

You can check out Matt Gersper at:    https://www.happyliving.com/

Find him on Facebook and Twitter: @veryhappyliving

Check out his podcast: Something Significant   https://www.happyliving.com/something-significant-podcast/

Be sure to take advantage of Kylene’s free recipe book: 21 Meals in 21 Minutes https://www.thetinyfitdiva.com/21-meals-in-21-minutes

The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast teaches you how to balance your hormones, eat what you want, release the guilt, and have freedom mentally and physically from the restrictive mentality of dieting. Your host, Kylene “The Tiny Fit Diva,” is the right person to help you do it! She is a personal trainer, online health coach, wife, stepmom and a certified FDN practitioner. It’s Kylene's passion to help you achieve and claim your optimum health. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com

Please leave us a 5 star rating and review on iTunes and share this podcast with a friend!

Sleep Like a Boss With Christine Hansen - Ep. 049

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast! Kylene Terhune is here every week to bring you an episode full of powerful inspiration for your health! Today in Episode 49 Kylene talks with Christine Hansen about mastering sleep!

We’ve talked before on the show about how sleep is one of the essential pillars to good health. During sleep our bodies process, clean, rebuild and heal. Listen in as Kylene and Christine discuss the relationship between sleep and hormones and sleep and your gut health.

We’ll also share some fascinating research on perceived optimal brain function as it pertains to rest. This is such an interesting episode. 

Thanks for tuning in!

Be sure to take advantage of Kylene’s free recipe book: 21 Meals in 21 Minutes https://www.thetinyfitdiva.com/21-meals-in-21-minutes

The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast teaches you how to balance your hormones, eat what you want, release the guilt, and have freedom mentally and physically from the restrictive mentality of dieting. Your host, Kylene “The Tiny Fit Diva,” is the right person to help you do it! She is a personal trainer, online health coach, wife, stepmom and a certified FDN practitioner. It’s Kylene's passion to help you achieve and claim your optimum health. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com

Please leave us a 5 star rating and review on iTunes and share this podcast with a friend!

Kylene Terhune
Hack Your B.R.A.I.N. With Louise Swartswalter - Ep. 048

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast! Kylene Terhune is here every week to bring you powerful inspiration for your health! Today in Episode 48 Kylene talks with Louise Swartswalter. Louise and Kylene talk about the energetic aspects to healing and the affects of our emotions on our health.

Thanks for tuning in! We love you and want you to live a long and healthy life!

Be sure to take advantage of Kylene’s free recipe book: 21 Meals in 21 Minutes https://www.thetinyfitdiva.com/21-meals-in-21-minutes

The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast teaches you how to balance your hormones, eat what you want, release the guilt, and have freedom mentally and physically from the restrictive mentality of dieting. Your host, Kylene “The Tiny Fit Diva,” is the right person to help you do it! She is a personal trainer, online health coach, wife, stepmom and a certified FDN practitioner. It’s Kylene's passion to help you achieve and claim your optimum health. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com

Please leave us a 5 star rating and review on iTunes and share this podcast with a friend!

Kylene Terhune
Reversing Dementia - Ep. 047

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast! Kylene Terhune is here every week to bring you powerful inspiration for your health! Today in Episode 47 Kylene talks with Dr. Kat Toups, MD. Kat is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and previously boarded in Geriatric Psychiatry. She is also a Certified Practitioner with the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Kat shares her amazing experience with reversing Dementia. This is such a hopeful episode for those who struggle with or want to prevent any form of Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease.

Kylene and Kat discuss the common causes of Dementia which included toxins, hormones and viruses. Kat also shares evidenced-based research not only on how to treat it, but how to reverse it! Brain training games are popular right now, and they are very effective, but we need to address the probably causes that may put you at risk, so get health and detoxifying are very important.

Thanks for tuning in! We love you and want you to live a long and healthy life!

Links for today’s show:

www.dementiademystified.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaWellness.net/

Book: An End to Alzheimers   https://amzn.to/2PjVbiR
Research Paper: http://www.aging-us.com/article/100690

Be sure to take advantage of Kylene’s free recipe book: 21 Meals in 21 Minutes https://www.thetinyfitdiva.com/21-meals-in-21-minutes

The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast teaches you how to balance your hormones, eat what you want, release the guilt, and have freedom mentally and physically from the restrictive mentality of dieting. Your host, Kylene “The Tiny Fit Diva,” is the right person to help you do it! She is a personal trainer, online health coach, wife, stepmom and a certified FDN practitioner. It’s Kylene's passion to help you achieve and claim your optimum health. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com

Please leave us a 5 star rating and review on iTunes and share this podcast with a friend!

Kylene Terhune
Recovering From Mental Illness With Dr. Christina Bjorndal - Ep. 046

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast! Kylene Terhune is here every week to bring you powerful inspiration for your health! Today in Episode 46 Kylene interviews Dr. Christina Bjorndal about her journey recovering from mental illness.

Dr. Christina is  Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in the treatment of mental illness. In the past she has struggled with anxiety, depression and eating disorders, and she has overcome them through much soul searching and hard work. Now she shares her philosophy of wellness with audiences far and wide always promoting emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Find her books and check her out at:

https://drchristinabjorndal.com/

Thanks for tuning in!

Be sure to take advantage of Kylene’s free recipe book: 21 Meals in 21 Minutes https://www.thetinyfitdiva.com/21-meals-in-21-minutes

The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast teaches you how to balance your hormones, eat what you want, release the guilt, and have freedom mentally and physically from the restrictive mentality of dieting. Your host, Kylene “The Tiny Fit Diva,” is the right person to help you do it! She is a personal trainer, online health coach, wife, stepmom and a certified FDN practitioner. It’s Kylene's passion to help you achieve and claim your optimum health. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com

Kylene Terhune
Getting to the Root Cause of Anxiety, Depression and Mood Swings - Ep. 045

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast! Kylene Terhune is here every week to bring you powerful inspiration for your health! Today in Episode 45 Kylene wants to talk to you about getting to the root cause of anxiety, depression and mood swings. 

Anxiety, depression and other mood disorders affect an increasingly high number of people so let’s take a look at the causes. Of course we associate these issues with the brain; and there is much to consider regarding neurotransmitters and even mindfulness, but if we dig a little deeper we can better understand other causes. Kylene teaches us today about how our gut health and hormones directly affect our moods. 

Thanks for tuning in!

Be sure to take advantage of Kylene’s free recipe book: 21 Meals in 21 Minutes https://www.thetinyfitdiva.com/21-meals-in-21-minutes

The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast teaches you how to balance your hormones, eat what you want, release the guilt, and have freedom mentally and physically from the restrictive mentality of dieting. Your host, Kylene “The Tiny Fit Diva,” is the right person to help you do it! She is a personal trainer, online health coach, wife, stepmom and a certified FDN practitioner. It’s Kylene's passion to help you achieve and claim your optimum health. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com

Kylene Terhune
How to Work Through Emotional Eating During the Holidays - Ep. 044

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast! Kylene Terhune is here every week to bring you powerful inspiration for your health! Today in Episode 44 Kylene welcomes Mindy Gorman-Plutzer a Certified Eating Psychology Coach to help us understand different types of hunger, eating disorders and our emotional relationship to food.

Mindy and Kylene talk about the difference between knowing how to diet and knowing how to eat. We need to really engage with our body so we can eat to nourish our bodies. This isn’t easy; that’s why many of us just disconnect with our body all together.

Why do we struggle with confusion, fear and anxiety relating to our relationship with food and our own bodies? Mindy has personal experience battling a serious eating disorder and she works to help others overcome harmful societal and cultural messages around food and the resulting physical symptoms. 

Our relationship to food is a mirror for our relationship to life. Kylene and Mindy share inspiring affirmations to change the way we find joy in life. During the holiday season, prepare yourself with the right motivation to eat in a way that honors your body, amid family and tempting pitfalls. 

Mindy Gorman-Plutzer brings 23 years of nutritional counseling experience to her New York City based private practice as a Certified Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner, Board Certified Integrative Health Coach, and Certified Eating Psychology Coach. She introduces a unique functional approach to simple and complex health issues relating to or resulting from disordered and addictive eating behaviors.

Check out Mindy at the freedompromise.com for a free chapter of her book covering how to eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re not.

Mindy’s also offering a complimentary 90-minute breakthrough session! Email her at mindy@thefreedompromise.com with the subject line “I want to stop dieting.”

Be sure to take advantage of Kylene’s free recipe book: 21 Meals in 21 Minutes https://www.thetinyfitdiva.com/21-meals-in-21-minutes

The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast teaches you how to balance your hormones, eat what you want, release the guilt, and have freedom mentally and physically from the restrictive mentality of dieting. Your host, Kylene “The Tiny Fit Diva,” is the right person to help you do it! She is a personal trainer, online health coach, wife, stepmom and a certified FDN practitioner. It’s Kylene's passion to help you achieve and claim your optimum health. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com

Kylene Terhune
Mind, Body, Spirit and Skin: A Whole Body Perspective With Dr. Michelle Jeffries - Ep. 043

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast! Kylene Terhune is here every week to bring you an amazing interview with a leader in the world of healthcare! Today in Episode 43 Kylene welcomes Dr. Michelle Jeffries to give us a whole-body perspective on our health. 

Dr. Michelle Jeffires is an Integrative Dermatologist practicing in Phoenix, Arizona. She specializes in zooming out to see the whole body, then zooming back in to heal the skin.

Kylene and Dr. Jeffries begin the episode talking about the growing interest in integrative medicine. Conventionally medical treatment consists of a prescription to treat a disease and now the idea of pulling in nutrition, stress monitoring, and herbal remedies is really catching fire.

Since a whole-body approach can feel a little overwhelming, Dr. Jeffries reminds listeners that while we should do the best we can, we should also rest in the knowledge that if we can’t do everything with our diet and product exposure perfectly our body should be able to handle an occasional slip now and then. That’s the ideal actually.

Then Kylene and Dr. Jeffries dive into a discussion of products that are clean and safe for people with sensitive skin issues like rosacea and psoriasis:

https://myexquisitebodyandhair.com/annmarie-gianni-purify-gift-set-review-part-1-citrus-mint-cleanser

https://www.vitacost.com/devita-solar-protective-moisturizer-spf-30-2-5-fl-oz-5

https://thespadr.com/

https://www.vitacost.com/devita-solar-protective-moisturizer-spf-30-2-5-fl-oz-5

Be sure to check out Dr. Michelle Jeffries. Visit her website for a free download about her mind, body, spirit skincare approach and watch out for her Acne course in 2019. 

drmichellejeffries.com

Be sure to take advantage of Kylene’s free recipe book: 21 Meals in 21 Minutes https://www.thetinyfitdiva.com/21-meals-in-21-minutes

The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast teaches you how to balance your hormones, eat what you want, release the guilt, and have freedom mentally and physically from the restrictive mentality of dieting. Your host, Kylene “The Tiny Fit Diva,” is the right person to help you do it! She is a personal trainer, online health coach, wife, stepmom and a certified FDN practitioner. It’s Kylene's passion to help you achieve and claim your optimum health. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com

Kylene Terhune
Personalized Skincare With Rachael Pontillo - Ep. 042

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast! Kylene Terhune is here every week to bring you an amazing interview with a leader in the world of healthcare! Today in Episode 42 Kylene is talking to Rachael Pontillo about skin issues and skin care products. 

Rachael really struggled with acne as a teen. She tried many different remedies, eventually learning that skin is best healed from the inside out. Kylene and Rachael have a fascinating conversation about ingredients in skincare products, daily skin routines and overall health.

Listen in to learn which at-home remedies are good for the skin and which are best avoided. Rachael recommends using gentle products like honey and oatmeal. And, sugar scrubs may be wonderful for the body, but she wouldn’t recommend using them on your face where your skin is more sensitive. Another really important ingredient to avoid using on your skin is topical Vitamin C and Beta-Carotene. These are unstable, oxide quickly and irritate the skin.

What does Rachael do to care for her skin each day? Easy!

Morning: splash of water, dry it off, spritz of rose water toner, then a facial oil.

Night: remove make up with a facial oil, then shower, then spritz with rosewater, then apply a different oil blend.
You can check out Rachael Pontillo at rachaelpontillo.com to learn more. 

She also has a Facebook Group called Handmade Skincare Enthusiasts here:

You can see her formulation of skincare products createyourskincare.com

The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast teaches you how to balance your hormones, eat what you want, release the guilt, and have freedom mentally and physically from the restrictive mentality of dieting. Your host, Kylene “The Tiny Fit Diva,” is the right person to help you do it! She is a personal trainer, online health coach, wife, stepmom and a certified FDN practitioner. It’s Kylene's passion to help you achieve and claim your optimum health. 

Download Kylene’s 3 weeks to clear skin program on the Suggestic app today!

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com

 
 
3 Weeks to Clearer Skin! - Ep. 041

Learn how to heal your skin from the inside out today on the Tiny Fit Diva Podcast. Kylene Terhune knows how frustrating it can be to manage skin issues. Your skin, especially your face, is how you present yourself to the world; it’s personal! 

We try to clean out skin from the outside, but real healing comes from the inside. Kylene used to struggle with Rosacea herself. Years ago when she was just beginning on her health journey she stared cleaning up her eating to help improve her energy, and she serendipitously discovered a cure to her Rosacea!

Kylene has partnered with the app Suggestic which is a free resource to help you manage your nutritional goals and track your symptoms and biomarkers so you can see progress quickly! Download Suggestic right now. You’ll have the chance to upgrade for $99 for even more specific help geared toward clearing your skin and direct access to Kylene! The week of November 5th only Kylene is offering a 30% discount so if you’ll get the 3 Weeks to Clearer Skin Program for just $69.95!

Be sure to take advantage of Kylene’s free recipe book: 21 Meals in 21 Minutes https://www.thetinyfitdiva.com/21-meals-in-21-minutes

The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast teaches you how to balance your hormones, eat what you want, release the guilt, and have freedom mentally and physically from the restrictive mentality of dieting. Your host, Kylene “The Tiny Fit Diva,” is the right person to help you do it! She is a personal trainer, online health coach, wife, stepmom and a certified FDN practitioner. It’s Kylene's passion to help you achieve and claim your optimum health. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com

Women's Health and Being Fully Human with Stacy and Erin - Ep. 040

Learn how to best support mother and baby in our episode of the Tiny Fit Diva Podcast today! Your host Kylene Terhune welcomes Stacy and Erin to episode 40 to share their wealth of knowledge on women’s health.

Pregnancy and Postpartum are beautiful times of life. Nurturing the mind, body and soul of the mother is critical to the health of the baby and family for years to come. Stacy and Erin have an energy and passion for this work that radiates through the sound waves! We’re so happy you’re tuning in today to learn the benefits of preparing in advance for the sacred experience of motherhood.

Learn more about their services at: preparingtoparent.com

Video of today’s interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g3vbYvNqjQ

Be sure to take advantage of Kylene’s free recipe book: 21 Meals in 21 Minutes https://www.thetinyfitdiva.com/21-meals-in-21-minutes

The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast teaches you how to balance your hormones, eat what you want, release the guilt, and have freedom mentally and physically from the restrictive mentality of dieting. Your host, Kylene “The Tiny Fit Diva,” is the right person to help you do it! She is a personal trainer, online health coach, wife, stepmom and a certified FDN practitioner. It’s Kylene's passion to help you achieve and claim your optimum health. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com

Where Wu Meets Science With Diana Lane - Ep. 039

Welcome to the Podcast! Your very own Tiny Fit Diva Kylene Terhune is here today with Diana Lane to discuss the beautiful balance between modern medicine and Eastern medicine. Diana is a stress-reduction specialist and holistic health expert. She specializes in women’s wellness, adrenal fatigue, insomnia, cycle issues and acupuncture, practicing at Moon Medicine Magic in Austin, Texas.

Kylene and Diana discuss so many interesting things relating to women’s health in our episode today. First, Diana shares her experiences and education with Chinese medicine. A holistic approach to health includes a mind-body connection. Care for the mind requires stress management and care for the body means supporting the body and eliminating harmful substances that are so prevalent in the world. 

Meditation is such a wonderful tool for mind body connection and restoring youth. Kylene and Diana share mediation tips for all levels.

Another important women’s issue is understanding cycles and sex education. There is a great need for improvement in these areas and Diana strives to help women everywhere work through cycle struggles to learn what is healthy and normal.

Diana offers a Moon Medicine Magic Course which focuses on the sacredness of cycles and sisterhood for transformation or refinement. This is a 3-month program with a lovely overnight retreat. Check out Diana’s links below:

Website:   moonmedicinemagic.com

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/moonmedicinemagic/

the sacred cycles sisterhood

Friend her on Facebook: Diana Lane and follow join the group: The Sacred Cycles Sisterhood

You can also e-mail her at: moonmedicinemagic@gmail.

Be sure to take advantage of Kylene’s free recipe book: 21 Meals in 21 Minutes https://www.thetinyfitdiva.com/21-meals-in-21-minutes

The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast teaches you how to balance your hormones, eat what you want, release the guilt, and have freedom mentally and physically from the restrictive mentality of dieting. Your host, Kylene “The Tiny Fit Diva,” is the right person to help you do it! She is a personal trainer, online health coach, wife, stepmom and a certified FDN practitioner. It’s Kylene's passion to help you achieve and claim your optimum health. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com

Genetic Expression and MTHFR with Dr. Kendra Becker - Ep. 038

Have you always wondered what MTHFR means? Today is your lucky day! Welcome the The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast with your host Kylene Terhune! Today Dr. Kendra Becker is joining us on the show. She’s an Integrated Physician practicing in Waterford, Connecticut specializing in the MTHFR gene mutation, Fertility, Autism, Asthma, Allergies and Atopy (eczema).

Today’s episode is all about keeping healing at home! She began her career in medicine as a nurse before shifting to a Naturopathic education. Her practice focuses on individuality, pediatrics, and using Epigenetics (the study the environment’s influence on your genes to diagnose and treat). 

Genes can show whether you have a susceptibility to pesticides, wifi, certain chemicals, anesthesia or pharmaceuticals. This comes down to knowing if you have a sensitivity to and a difficulty processing toxins. Some people do have the ability to detox, so they can get away with eating processed goods like PopTarts. An activated MTHFR, though, means you’ll likely have trouble with Methylation (effectively elimination toxins from the body).

Everyone has a bucket to hold toxins that it can’t process and release, and once that bucket gets full, you’ll start to show symptoms of poor health. Everybody is different. 

Dr. Kendra Becker can help you find out if there is something in your genetic pre-disposition that she could support so that you can live the healthiest life possible based on your environment or help you know how to change your exposures or environment to support your genetics. And, just because you have a certain gene doesn’t mean it’s activated or turned on. The genetics load the gun but the environment pulls the trigger.

Dr. Kendra Becker has also written two books:

A Delicious Way to Heal the Gut https://www.amazon.com/Delicious-Way-Heal-Gut-Beckers/dp/1519282370/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539022477&sr=8-1&keywords=a+delicious+way+to+heal+the+gut

All You CAN Eat https://www.amazon.com/All-You-CAN-Kendra-Becker/dp/1732297401/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539022527&sr=8-1&keywords=all+you+can+eat+kendra+becker

Kylene and Kendra then discuss the recent studies showing links between the MTHFR gene and Down Syndrome. It completely makes sense that if you’re more susceptible to toxicity that we should be able to find this out so we can limit exposure.

Kendra talks about her stance on supplements and how they’re not her go-to solution most of the time. For example, if you’re too sensitive to take b12 and folate she knows how to prime the body to be able to absorb those better so you don’t feel sick. You have to introduce things gradually so the person can handle it mentally and their cells can handle it.

Links for today’s episode:

drkendrabecker.com

Be sure to take advantage of Kylene’s free recipe book: 21 Meals in 21 Minutes https://www.thetinyfitdiva.com/21-meals-in-21-minutes

The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast teaches you how to balance your hormones, eat what you want, release the guilt, and have freedom mentally and physically from the restrictive mentality of dieting. Your host, Kylene “The Tiny Fit Diva,” is the right person to help you do it! She is a personal trainer, online health coach, wife, stepmom and a certified FDN practitioner. It’s Kylene's passion to help you achieve and claim your optimum health. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com