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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

Your Longevity Blueprint With Dr. Stephanie Gray - Ep. 036

Hello and Good morning from The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast! Today your host Kylene Terhune is bringing you Episode 36 where she welcomes Dr. Stephanie Gray, author of the book Your Longevity Blueprint. She’s also the owner of the Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic in Hiawatha, Iowa where she practices medicine and offers the most progressive functional medical testing options. Today she and Kylene dive deep into gut, hormone, and detox health.

Dr. Stephanie Gray tells us about her own health journey. She began to experience episodes of Tachycardia and learned for herself the importance of stress management. Kylene points out that our culture glorifies stress-inducing behaviors like staying up late and pushing through the day with coffee. The truth is that ignoring your body’s message to you that you’re tired is the main cause of many health problems.

Conventional medicine can be compared to the fire department. Their arsenal includes drugs or surgery. Dr. Stephanie Gray wanted to get to the root of her Tachycardia and not just submit to drug treatments indefinitely. Functional medicine tries to get to the root of the problem. That’s exactly why her husband and office manager encouraged her to write a book to clarify what she can do at her clinic to help patients get to the root cause of their problems, too.

Links for today’s episode:

Get 10% off Stephanie's book and other purchases when you visit: www.yourlongevityblueprint.com/tinyfitdiva

Don’t forget to download Kylene’s free guide: 5 Steps to Crushing Your PMS which you can find at www.thetinyfitdiva.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. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com

Your Fitness Prescription With Igor Klibanov - Ep. 029

Welcome to the Tiny Fit Diva Podcast Episode 29! Your favorite FDNP Kylene Terhune introduces a wonderful guest today who can teach you how to discover your personalized exercise plan. Meet Igor Klibanov who is a successful personal trainer and author of the book “Stop Exercising the Way You’re Doing it Now.”

 
 

 

Diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and osteoporosis are chronic conditions that each tell us something about the way your body can gain the optimal benefits from exercise. This exercise prescription is called: FITT. Igor looks at: frequency, intensity, time, and type.

 

We need both strength training and cardio. Do you ever wonder, “What’s the right number of reps for me?” or, when doing cardio, “What kind of intervals are right for me?” Igor and Kylene discuss the best exercise plans for people with various chronic conditions.

 

 

We can also look at conditions like anxiety and depression. High intensity work outs make anxiety worse

and makes depression better. That’s good to know!

 

The bottom line is that, if you do it right exercise will physically and neurologically stimulate you in a way that is healing you and healthy for your body. 

 

When you go home from the gym, remember the 1:23 Rule. Make sure your lifestyle supports what you do in the gym as opposed to sabotaging it. 

 

Let’s look at hormones for cycling women: 

 

In the Follicular phase (days 1-14) estrogen is higher. You’re stronger and you can work out with a little more intensity. 

 

In the Luteal phase (days 15-28) progesterone is higher. This means that metabolism is higher, but keep in mind that cravings are also a little stronger. The last week of the cycle is when you may see PMS symptoms like cramps and mood changes. Exercise injury rates are higher now because elastin is released which looses ligaments. Don’t do intensive work outs or heavy weight training now; just cardio and light strength training.

 

Here’s where things can be uniquely tailored to your body. You have a biological signature and where you store your body fat tells us about your hormone profile. For example here are a few locations on the body and their corresponding hormones:

 

Triceps - testosterone

Upper back and love handles - insulin

Ribs - thyroid

Stomach - cortisol

Knee and calf - growth hormone

Quads, hamstrings, (essentially thighs) - estrogen

 

When working with clients, Igor finds out which three areas of the body are relatively higher in fat than other areas of your body. That’s how Igor can use your biological signature to design your personalized exercise plan.

 

Here’s an example of another interesting way your biological signature informs your optimal health. You can measure the fat between your shoulder blades to see how many carbohydrates you can tolerate.The more fat you have there, the fewer carbs you can tolerate. The less fat your have there the more carbs you can tolerate.

 

That leads us to the big question: Is spot fat reduction possible? Yes it is! Listen in to learn how to tailor your exercise routine to target fat on the areas of your body that need it the most!

 

 

 

Links:

 

Video of today’s interview:

https://youtu.be/RcGALnmG3N8

 

Igor’s Book: Stopexercisingbook.com

 

Igor’s Special link for Kylene’s Listeners: FitnessSolutionsPlus.ca/women

 

Get help with chronic conditions like diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure and Osteoporosis: FitnessSolutionsPlus.ca/chronic-condition

 

Find Igor Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/igor.klibanov

 

Don’t forget to download Kylene’s free guide: 5 Steps to Crushing Your PMS which you can find at www.thetinyfitdiva.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. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com

Pregnancy, Allergies, Probiotics and more with Clinical Pharmacist Melody Hartzler - Ep. 027

Welcome to the Tiny Fit Diva Podcast! Kylene Terhune is your personal Functional Diagnostic Nutritional Practitioner and she’s brought a fantastic guest to the show today. Meet Melody Hartzler, a Clinical Pharmacist and probiotic expert! Today on Episode 27 Kylene and Melody dive deep into allergies, probiotics and supplementation, with extra-helpful information for moms and babies, too!

 

Gut health can require a bit of management to keep strong and balanced. Luckily for children, gut health can be restored pretty quickly because they don’t have as many years of damage to recover from, like some adults do.

 

First, let’s look at what pregnant moms can do for their baby. Studies are showing that mothers who have enough Omega 3s and Vitamin D tend to have children with fewer allergic disorders and wheezing. We know that Folic Acid and Folate are essential, but be sure to find out if you have the MTHFR gene, which would mean that you’ll need to take Methylated Folate instead of regular Folate.

 

Now, once the baby is born we can talk about how to best support the baby’s gut health through either breastfeeding or other great practices. Depending on your situation, you may be planning to breastfeed or you may be planning to use formula. If you can’t breastfeed, rest assured Melody has some super-healthy things you can do for your baby, too. If you’re on the fence, it may be worthwhile to try to breastfeed because babies are born with a leaky gut, (since they need to get proteins absorbed through their gut lining) and breastmilk has Pre-biotics which decrease the risk of allergies and asthma.

 

For Vitamin D for infants and toddlers, you can supplement safely with Gummy Sun Dots which contain Polypodium Leucotomos, a fern extract.

 

For Probiotics for infants, toddlers and women check out Klaire Labs products.

 

Kylene and Melody also discuss possibly correlations between the Lip-and-Tongue-Tie-Connection and other allergies and gut conditions.

 

You can find Melody at https://pharmtotable.life/

Follow her on Facebook!  https://www.facebook.com/PharmtoTable.Life/

To see today’s interview check out the video: https://youtu.be/tkekF-yBu2g

 

Don’t forget to download Kylene’s free guide: 5 Steps to Crushing Your PMS which you can find at www.thetinyfitdiva.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. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com

Stephanie Llacuna on Toxin-Free Living - Ep. 025

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast Episode 25 where your host Kylene Terhune is introducing us to another amazing guest to talk about healthy living! This week we’re focusing on toxin-free living. There are some things that we cannot control about our environments, but for the things we can control, like food and skincare products, we should try to limit our exposure to harmful chemicals. We want to be smart about this, though and not just fall for clever marketing campaigns.

 

Green washing is when a label tries to represent a food or a cleaning product as more healthy than it really is. If the terms “clean” or “organic” are used on a label, we may assume it’s toxin free, but it if you look at the ingredients you’ll see pernicious things.

 

Here are some tips to detox your environment:

 

The priority needs to be switching to an aluminum-free deodorant. Be patient as you find one that works with your body chemistry. Next, find a Flouride-free toothpaste.

 

Watch out for weed killer. Vinegar is great and there are some great baking soda alternatives, too.

 

For inside cleaning there is a cleaning version of vinegar that doesn’t smell as bad. 

 

Watch out for sunscreen that contains Oxybenzone and Octinoxate. A good zinc-based sunscreen is better, and avoid the spray-on sunscreens that expose you to breathing in those fumes.

 

If a product label lists “fragrance” or “natural flavors,” beware, as this can be referring to a multitude of unlisted ingredients. 

 

These days we may not have as much acute illness as people did two hundred years ago but we have a lot more chronic illness. Toxins assault us all day everyday so it’s no wonder. This is great information to try to protect ourselves.

 

Here are some tried and true recipes from Stephanie Llacuna:

 

Toxin-Free Weed Spray

1 Gallon Vinegar

2 Cups Epsom Salt

½ Cup (Toxin-free) Dish Soap 

 

Armpit Detox/Care

  • Bentonite Clay Armpit (or face) Mask

-1 TBSP Bentonite clay

-2 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar

-Water (enough to get the right consistency)

-Mix in a non-metal bowl with a non-metal utensil.

-Apply to armpits and let dry for 5-10 min. Wash off. 

  • Activated charcoal soap (any brand)-helps to pull-out toxins while transitioning to a toxin-free deodorant.
  • For relief of itching/irritation/rashes caused by built-up toxins reacting with baking soda in natural deodorants, apply coconut oil and aloe vera as needed.

 

Resources

Estrogen and Your Liver - Ep. 024

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast Episode 024! Today Kylene’s episode is chock-full of helpful knowledge about how hormones work!

 

She’s teaching how your liver affects your hormones. We think of the liver as the detoxification organ. It flushes out heavy metals, toxins that you’re exposed to in the air (even hairspray), pesticides in your food, and even caffeine in your diet. 

 

The liver also does this same cleansing with your hormones. The liver is where your hormone metabolism occurs. There, the hormones can be activated into other compounds or deactivated and excreted from the body.

 

Kylene’s hormone testing takes a very close look at the sex hormones. She works with clients all over the country to order the simple lab tests which can be done at any clinic. Then, she reads the results and carefully corrects any imbalances you have. Here’s the skinny on some of the levels she’s looking for:

 

Estradiol is the main estrogen produced by the ovaries in pre-menopausal women and the second primary estrogen in men.

 

Estrone is the main estrogen in post-menopausal women and the primary source of estrogen in men.

 

Estriol is the estrogen that takes priority when a women is pregnant because it is produced in large amounts by the placenta. 

 

If you have a sluggish or over-burdened liver, estrogen can build up in the body and you could become estrogen dominant. You might be estrogen dominant if you have noticed fluid retention, low libido, difficult PMS, mood swings, sleep disturbances or weight gain.

 

To support the liver, we want to address gut health. Supplementation to support the liver is great, but it’s best to reduce inflammation from the diet right from the get-go. And, the biggest sources of inflammation for most people are gluten, processed dairy and refined sugar. 

 

Here are a few more ways to support the liver:

 

Fiber helps bind chemicals and toxins to eliminate them from the system. Soluble and insoluble, alike. Now, you don’t need to eat whole grains to get fiber. In fact, please don’t eat whole grains. If you eat beans, vegetables, nuts and seeds you’re set on the fiber front.

 

White rice may actually be more healthy than brown rice because the brown rice still contains the hull and it tends to irritate the gut more in many people.

 

Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Seriously. 

 

Reduce exposure to aluminum. Try out some natural deodorants until you find one that works for you. Kylene uses Primal Pit Paste.

 

Don’t forget to download Kylene’s free guide: 5 Steps to Crushing Your PMS which you can find at www.thetinyfitdiva.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. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com

Food Sensitivities and Vacation! - Ep. 022

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast Episode 022! Kylene is fresh off her vacation with Patrick in the Dominican Republic and she’s back with some great clean eating tips. She’s going to teach us how to balance healthy eating and fun eating on vacation and how to reintroduce foods you’ve eliminated due to sensitivities.

 

Remember to decide ahead of time on your eating “negotiables” and “non-negotiables.” And, when you choose to indulge on a negotiable vacation indulgence, make sure that it’s something you’ll really enjoy and that the portion is small.

 

Many people who are interested in avoiding problematic foods get MRT food sensitivities testing. The testing shows you which foods negatively affect you by rating them on a scale of green to yellow to red. After you carefully eliminate any foods that appear in the yellow and red ranges for a set amount of time, you can try to reintroduce foods, while watching for any reactions.

 

Reintroducing foods like dairy, mushrooms and blueberries later may prove to be totally fine because the gut will have gone through some healing by avoiding these foods for several months and now may be able to tolerate them, especially in small doses. You may discover that your food sensitivities have diminished or gone away completely.

 

Kylene noticed this on her trip. She tried eating avocado, a food that she had been sensitive to in the past, and she had no reactions. She goes over the 3 main reasons why this was the case. 

 

  1. It could have been that her sensitivity diminished when she gave her body a break.
  2. It could have been the lower amount of stress she experienced on vacation.
  3. It could have been that the foods she ate had been grown, prepared and processed differently.

 

Being in a new place means eating foods with a new nutrient diversity, which could have been beneficial as well.  Most of our dry grains like corn and wheat in the United States are sprayed with glyphosate. Even in small amounts, glyphosate kills off your beneficial gut flora. Just remember that you’re eating what your food eats.

 

Don’t forget to download Kylene’s free guide: 5 Steps to Crushing Your PMS which you can find at www.thetinyfitdiva.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. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com

How to Become a People Person With Angel Hicks - Ep. 021

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast Episode 021. Today Kylene welcomes guest Angel Hicks, the COO of H7 Network https://www.h7network.com/ which is a national business networking organization. Formerly, quite a shy person, she now is a master public speaker and business leader, and she shares with us her experience in developing great people skills.

 

Building relationships is a very important aspect of health both in networking situations and in deepening your relationships with friends and family.

 

Understanding your personality will totally help you improve your people skills. There is a great assessment here at https://discpersonalitytesting.com/ which measures your dominance, influence, steadiness, and compliance.

 

If you’re in a situation where you don’t know the people around you and you don’t know what to say Angel has some great tricks for you to keep up your sleeve so that you always have something interesting to talk about.

 

Thanks for tuning in to the podcast today!

 

You can reach out to Angel Hicks at angelhicks.com

She’s on Facebook and LinkedIn, so reach out to her.

 

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

Clinical Aromatherapy with Amber Duncan - Ep. 020
 
 

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast Episode 020. Today Kylene welcomes guest Amber Duncan to talk about the safe use of essential oils. Amber is a life-long learner and a knowledge junkie in the functional medicine field. She shares her years of experience learning that aromatherapy is a form of complementary medical treatment, not alternative medical treatment.

 

There are new aromatherapy studies coming out all of the time, so using essential oils safely requires daily consultation of research.

 

Essential oils are chemical compounds made up of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, back bone, etc. The purpose of using them topically is to get a low and slow effect. Inhaling them yields an effect more quickly.

 

Amber explains how to know if you should use aromatherapy in the form of an atomic stick or diffusing it in the air. Diffusing the oils in the air would be like administering the oil to everyone in the home. And, Amber says that if you’re not reaching for the medicine cabinet you should not be reaching for oils.

 

Amber helps us understand when and how to safely use essential oils when pregnant, during delivery, when breastfeeding and with infants and children. You can reference super-helpful dilution charts are on her site. 

 

https://kate-rich.squarespace.com/blog/safe-essential-oil-use

 

https://www.facebook.com/DuncanClanHealthHelpers

 

Holistically Health Helper, LLC

 

Thanks for tuning in to the podcast today!

 

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

The Living Well Code with Lisa McCoskey - Ep. 018

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast Episode 018. Today Kylene Terhune brings on special guest, Lisa McCoskey. Lisa is a Nutritional Consultant, Toxin-free Lifestyle Coach and Emotion Code Practitioner.  Listen in to learn more about how to find healing through the physical, emotional and spiritual sides of your health.

 

Lisa has found amazing healing power using The Emotion Code, which releases trapped, underlying emotions that are poisoning your energy. The power of energy in our bodies cannot be overestimated. We can see this clearly with the effects that stress has on illness, for example. Lisa uses prayer to release the trapped emotion and her patients can then heal and grow.

 

There are some simple lifestyle changes that Kylene and Lisa recommend to protect your energy. For your mind, stay away from the news, and for your body, realize that whatever you’re putting into your body is either helping your health or hurting it! Food journals help us connect how we feel with what we eat. We’re often not even in-tune with that connection and how we can take charge of how we feel by eating intuitively.

 

These 3 foods may not get a lot of attention in the media but they offer many real benefits:

  1. Drink celery water first thing in the morning.
  2. Eat wild blueberries
  3. Incorporate bone broth into your recipes.

 

You can find The Living Well code at amazon.com  https://amzn.to/2JuM7Jb

 

Thanks for tuning in today and we'll be back next week!

 

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

3 Diet Mentality Shifts - Ep. 017

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast Episode 017. We are so happy you’re with us today as Kylene makes a powerful case in the defense of real food! Eating is something that we do for our body that is good. Eating shouldn’t be something we feel guilty for. Your body needs real food and eating it should be a joy. Listen in to learn more!

 

There are so many different diet options available to you: high-fat diets, low-fat diets, vegetarianism, paleo, etc. 

 

She’s said it before and she’ll say it again: there is no one-size-fits-all diet. Kylene believes in #youturition which means that it’s her goal to find the best food plan for you. Intuitively you know this too, because your body has its own unique food sensitivities, genetics and lifestyle. 

 

Today Kylene presents 3 mentality shifts that will completely change the way you think about food.

 

  1. Eat real food. What is real food? It grew on a tree or in the ground. It was designed by God and nature, not a factory, to be broken down and digested. Read labels to find out if something is real.
  2. No macro nutrient is inherently bad. Macro nutrients are carbohydrates, fats and protein. Unless you are a body builder or athlete, counting macros is not necessary. (Side note: micro nutrients are all of the vitamins and minerals comprised in our food. ) Don’t vilify fat and carbohydrates. Your body desperately needs fat and carbohydrates. As long as you are eating real foods, you don’t need to obsess over portion control with fats and carbohydrates. Eating processed foods is what created the need for the concept of dieting as we know it, so if you cut that out of the equation you free yourself.
  3. Think about minimums, not maximums. There is an abundance of food you can and should be eating every day. Focus on what you can feed your body! Be sure your food serves you, not enslaves you!

 

Thanks for tuning in today and we'll be back next week!

 

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

 

Metabolism, Stress and Hormones Demystified with Dr. Jade Teta - Ep. 014

Welcome back for another amazing podcast! Today your very own Tiny Fit Diva, Kylene Terhune is interviewing Integrative Physician Jade Teta, demystifying metabolism, stress and hormones. Tune in to learn more!

Jade is an Integrative Physician, Author and Cofounder of Metabolic Effect. He is an inspiring guide on the journey of human health and self development.

Let’s talk about female metabolism. A woman’s body is designed to create life. Women have narrow and sensitive stress barometer. It’s asking, "Am I healthy enough to have a baby, carry it to term and support it?” So, issues with hunger, energy, cravings, and low libido, are a sign that your metabolism is not that happy with you. This is why fasting Keto diets or too much cardio might not work for you while they may work just fine for someone else. 

We can learn a lot by taking a close look at the menstrual cycle. On days 1-14 estrogen dominates. Estrogen is a stress shield. It helps you hold on to muscle so you can eat more and you can exercise hard. The body is saying let’s prepare the body for implantation. On days 14-28 the body wants to calm down and chill. 

Let’s look at how metabolism is affected by a woman’s cycle and ways women are sabotaging their metabolism. The biggest answer here is stress. Women have a lot of pressure to present a certain way, to look good and to be smart, make money, manage the household and be a good mom, and they don’t want to ask for help a lot. It’s amazing! Women should switch out of the mindset of doing and being everything. Remember: you cannot do extreme things for extreme periods of time.

How does stress feel?  Cortisol is a stress hormone that causes cravings. If you’re choosing comfort foods over salad. If your libido is low, your body may being telling you that it isn’t fit reproduce. Looking at if from a biochemistry point of view: you can’t feel cortisol. The wired feeling that you feel when you’re stressed, that’s adrenaline. That’s short term. The body can deal with that nicely, that kind of anxiety and be dealt with with some exercise. Long term stress, or cortisol, can be worked through with walking. hot baths, epsom salt baths, sauna time, power naps and physical affection. Let you metabolism know that it has the resources it needs.

What kind of exercise suits you? Exercise enough so that you feel energized but not exhausted. Start with 3 times per week and listen to your body. Jade teaches how to tell if running is the right exercise for your metabolism type. First of all, the objective of exercise is not to loose weight; it is to feel tighter and more athletic. The diet aspect of your health plan is what will help the fat fall off. Jade recommends a vegetable-based diet with lean protein to keep you full. Research is not clear on fat and starch. 

What can you look for on a label? Real food yes is always best, but when you are on-the-go, which convenient foods are the most likely to replicate “real food.”

What we do know is that we can identify the aspects of “real food” so that you can make sure to mimic that in your diet. Look for foods that are high in fiber and protein, and low in starch, fat and sugar. 

How do you manage your hunger? You should be able to feel hungry, ride that wave and have it dissipate. It’s a process of slowly controlling things. Fasting can be beneficial because you learn to control hunger and manage that feeling. Fasting is just one of the tools you can use, but it’s not the only tool in your tool box. Again, your metabolism will want you to change it up over time. 

In all things Jade recommends being open to new ideas. Check him out at: http://jadeteta.com/

 

Thanks for tuning in today and we'll be back next week!

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. 

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East Meets West in Healthcare - Ep. 010

Welcome to Episode 10 of The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast. As a student of all things health, Kylene wants to share some outside-of-the-box health methods, so today she and her husband Patrick Terhune welcome special guest Dr. Andrew Dyer, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist and Nutritionist. Dr. Dyer has practiced medicine for 13 years at Take 2 Health Care. He’s joining us to talk about the perfect blend of Eastern medicine and Western medicine. Thanks for tuning in!

 

Dr. Dyer begins by explaining what your “chi” is. Your chi is the energy of your body and when it is out of alignment, the body won’t be able to function at its optimal level. 

 

He teaches us about the yin and yang of our organs and about the meridians, or pathways, that run along the body. 

 

Acupuncture, which is a form of Chinese medicine, is becoming more common in the western world and just like chiropractic medicine, is bringing new treatment options to individuals who suffer from health issues or chronic conditions. 

 

Try a balanced approach when it comes to your health. Western medicine has wonderful benefits to life-saving medicine, but eastern medicine also has much to offer with regard to promoting health. 

 

Are you wondering how to chose an acupuncturist or practitioner in your area? Dr. Dyer recommends that you should feel comfortable with the individual. Find out if they have case studies on their website that are more than just testimonials. Is there a friendly voice on the other end of the line who can let you know what to expect and who can give you some estimates on cost? And, board certification is always a plus. 

 

Thanks for tuning in today and we'll be back next week!

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. 

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To reach out to Dr. Andrew Dyer:

http://take2healthcare.com/

twitter: @drandrewdyer

https://www.facebook.com/Take2Healthcare/

3 Tips for Good Leadership - Ep. 009

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast Episode 009! Today your hosts Kylene Terhune and Patrick Terhune discuss the role that leadership plays in health. Patrick has incredible leadership experience to draw upon from many years in a high-pressure career, including several years of military service. Thanks for tuning in!

Here are 3 awesome tips for great leadership! First, you must take ownership for everything that happens in your life. Assume that it is your responsibility to fix. When things don't go as planned it's tempting to try to pass the blame. Great leaders step up and fix the problem themselves.

Next, leaders study personal development constantly. This takes place take place behind the scenes, but it's so crucial. Patrick recommends diving in to inspiring books to learn all that you can about leadership. Here are just a few: Extreme Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, Hal Moore on Leadership and other great books by John Maxwell, Craig Groeschel, and Andy Stanley.

Third, in all things leaders set the example. You have to consciously decide to model the behavior you’d like to see in those around you. That power of influence is the secret that most people never learn.

The most important thing you can do is not make excuses. When it comes to your health, you are in the driver's seat.  Thanks for tuning in today and we'll be back next week!

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