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Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women

Dec 1, 2020

I begin this show with some reflections from 2014, when I was at the end of a MASSIVE life transition that included everything from losing a relationship to moving to grieving my daughter Teal’s death. SO much learned in such a short time. I now see it as a time of quantum growth—so perhaps there is learning here for YOU.

“Being sedentary is the new smoking,” says Dr. Amy Beard. It’s only one of her Top 5 tips on what we really need to do to stay healthy, pandemic or not. She made the switch in her med school life to becoming a function medicine doctor, and her commonsense ideas are just what’s needed now.

Among other things, I learned:

  • What is function medicine, anyway?
  • What’s a microbiome, and why is it so important?
  • Key elements to a truly healthy lifestyle
  • “Food is information” for the body
  • What is leaky gut syndrome
  • How to deal with brain fog
  • Her best recommendations for a great diet
  • What about dark chocolate? Alcohol…

I got so much out of this one! Hope you do, too.

Stay safe, all…


Going Through the Pain of Transition

The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care

Self-Care is the New Health Care Podcast

Amy Beard MD’s site


Amy’s podcast, Self Care is the New Heathcare, is all about empowering you to improve your health and quality of life and making you less dependent upon our current "sick care" medical system. A functional medicine physician, recovering dietitian, ER and family medicine doctor is joined by her engineer, farmer, chef husband to provide you with the knowledge and skills to reclaim your health and wellbeing, overcome and prevent chronic disease, and live healthier and happier lives. All areas impacting your health, from the farm to the exam table, are discussed.