This is episode #39. Nicole Heiser a fellow fitness enthusiast, a mother, and she is also a Myofunctional Therapist. Myofunctional Therapy is designed to help patients that suffer from sleep disordered breathing (snoring, OSA, UARS), speech problems, tongue thrusting, tongue tie, mouth breathing, jaw pain, oral habits, and orthodontic relapse, just to name a few. Today, is an opportunity to learn a bit about our oral health, and how our daily breathing practices can affect our overall lifestyles. So, stick around to meet my friend, Nicole and dive deep into breath work, oral health, and some tips to encourage great sleep!
Category: Permaculture for the Body
PPP 36: The Empowered Mama & Creating an Effective Medicine Cabinet/Apothecary for Home Use w/ Heather Ford of The Modern Life Mrs
Today, we are lifting up parents and home remedies with a voice you've heard a couple times before. This guest is not only a sweet friend of mine, a creative photographer, and a sensible entrepreneur, she is also a mother! Her previous conversations were amazing! So, I happily invited Heather Ford of The Modern Life Mrs & Better Together Photography back for a conversation about what I call, mama (or papa) bear home care. We talk about what sorts of natural therapies we as parents can use at home. Heather has become a mother who is well-versed in taking care of her child, soon to be “children” at home, and today is simply conversation between two natural mamas who love to catch up over microphones.
PPP 31: Between the Hips: A Candid Conversation about Pelvic Floor Health & Why we Shouldn’t Leak when we Laugh w/ Author and Physical Therapist Megan Rorabeck
Megan Rorabeck is the author of “Between the Hips, A practical guide for Women”. She is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Board-Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist who is on a mission to help women all of the world understand issues like bladder leakage, constipation, and painful, anticlimactic sex are not normal. As people who believe in taking care of the natural world around us, and people who believe in finding abundant health in all areas of life, we should also be people who are willing to have “uncomfortable conversations” about any area of our health. Not only can having transparent conversations like this help the women who are dealing with these issues, it can also help society support mamas-to be, mamas who have been, and anyone, who maybe just needs more clarity and awareness of their pelvic floor.
PPP 28: Virome, Exosomes, Germ Theory, Terrain Theory, Covid, Cancer & Making Sense of it all w/ Brandon LaGreca of East Troy Acupuncture.
This is Episode #28. Brandon LaGreca was on episode #22 where we discussed Acupuncture, Eastern Medicine and his book about EMFs and Cancer. If you haven’t listened to that episode, I HIGHLY recommend you pause and go back, because it will give a great foundation about who Brandon is, and why we are so grateful to hear from him again! Today, we continue the conversation about cancer, but with some specificity to the things we have learned about Covid19, and our immune system, over the past year. Brandon, as an Acupuncturist in East Troy, Wisconsin has committed his work to creating “empowered patients”, or people who are educated, encouraged and challenged to take their health into their own hands and navigate the myriad options before them with intelligence and peace. Brandon is so brilliant and I am excited to introduce him, for round 2!
PPP 26: Surmounting Physical & Mental Barriers through Natural Movement & Play w/ Axiom Parkour’s Travis Tetting
Today, I am introducing you to a great friend who studies and teaches parkour! Travis Tetting is a local to the southeast Wisconsin area, and I was lucky enough to meet him at our local YMCA. Today we are jumping/leaping/vaulting/(all the puns) into a discussion of parkour and all things movement! Now, you may be wondering what parkour and permaculture have to do with one another, but as I have explored the “parkour” world and the concepts of natural movement and intentional play, I have learned that the philosophies that guide the parkour and permaculture world, are actually quite similar or at the very least, complimentary! Stick around to meet this awesome human, who as a husband, homeschooling father of 3 boys, and “on the move” business owner, is taking precious time to chat with us!!
Chunky Quinoa Chocolate-Chip Cookies: Vegan, Gluten-Free & Refined-Sugar-Free
These cookies are wholesome, vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, delicious and super fun to make!!! I should warn you, I am constantly doubling and tripling recipes to get the "desired" amount, so you'll find my recipes can feed a fairly large family. 🙂 Hope you enjoy! Chunky Cooked-Quinoa Cookie mixture! Homemade cookies, fresh from the oven! When… Continue reading Chunky Quinoa Chocolate-Chip Cookies: Vegan, Gluten-Free & Refined-Sugar-Free
PPP 22: Acupuncture, EMFs, Cancer & Becoming an Empowered Patient w/ Brandon LaGreca
This is Episode #22! Today, I am interviewing a significant member of our health and wellness team, our acupuncturist, who has also become a friend. We met Brandon LaGreca at his acupuncture clinic here in Southeast Wisconsin, but his knowledge and passions go much further than needles and meridians. He is well-versed on alternative healing methods, and he also has a vested interest in electromagnetic frequencies, or EMF’s and their impact on society. In fact, he has recently authored a book titled, “Cancer and EMF Radiation: How to Protect Yourself From the Silent Carcinogen of Electropollution”. I am so fascinated by the work that Brandon is doing, and I am excited to share his calm demeanor and well-researched knowledge base with you! He is truly dedicated to making the world a better place by improving the mind, body & soul of everyone he meets! This is filled with encouraging stories and practical education from Brandon LaGreca.
Healing Diastasis Recti: My Experience
Diastasis Recti. Every time I say this term, people look at me as if I am speaking another language or possibly oversharing about my bathroom experience. The looks of concern are quite entertaining. Mayo Clinic explains the condition like this... During pregnancy, the growing uterus stretches the muscles in the abdomen. This can cause the… Continue reading Healing Diastasis Recti: My Experience
PPP 18: Essential Oils w/ En Tao & Maria Ko of Essential Joy
We love to talk about the benefits of plants and nature! So, there is NO WAY we could bypass the usage of plants in their “essential oil” form. Here we will dive into questions on natural living, cooking and all things essential oils, with En Tao and Maria Ko of Essential Joy!
Empowered & Humbled: My Home Birth Hospital Transfer Story
I can vividly remember looking up at the florescent, bright lights on the ceiling of the ambulance and wondering to myself, "maybe I could just hide this part of my story...nobody has to know about this..." And as I reflected on my birth story, I quickly realized that my intense desire to fein some sort… Continue reading Empowered & Humbled: My Home Birth Hospital Transfer Story
OB-GYN vs Midwifery Prenatal Care
I sincerely did not know what a midwife was, until I was 26 years old. I was surprisingly and naively pregnant with my first baby. I went to a birth options seminar at a local birthing education center and was immediately over-taken by a world I never knew existed: The natural birth community. I was… Continue reading OB-GYN vs Midwifery Prenatal Care
PPP 15: Benefits of Breakfast
This is the fifth in my health and wellness series, and we are talking about one of my FAVORITE parts of the day: breakfast! Mmm, I am a lover of food, and especially after I have slept, worked out, and ideally spent 12-15 hours without any food in my stomach, I am ready to break that fast! So, in this podcast we discuss some principles about when to eat, what to eat and how to eat, to help make breakfast part of a continued wellness journey!
Home Remedies for Shingles: An Anecdotal Experience
Let’s be real, if you have landed on this page, its unlikely you want a long backstory, and even more unlikely that you are reading this simple introduction. Lord knows that when you or someone you love is suffering from the debilitating, throbbing pain caused by a shingles outbreak, you are wanting to find… Continue reading Home Remedies for Shingles: An Anecdotal Experience
PPP 12: Hot/Cold Contrast Showers
Hydrotherapy is an amazing alternative health technique that provides incredible benefits to our entire body! Hydrotherapy has been used for centuries for a variety of health benefits and therapies, but today I want to talk about 7 reasons you should make hydrotherapy, specifically in the form of a hot/cold shower part of your routine…
7 Easy Ways to Use Garden-Fresh Ingredients
So, you tried out your green thumb and it did alright! Now, how on earth do you use all of these fresh ingredients? Maybe you are a pro in the kitchen, but I do not consider myself quite so adept. I am a newbie, when it comes to food preparation! If I am being honest,… Continue reading 7 Easy Ways to Use Garden-Fresh Ingredients
PPP 09: Exercise: Mind/Body Benefits & Programming Tips
In this episode we are continuing our health and wellness series by introducing the importance of a morning exercise routine. Exercise has a plethora of physical and mental benefits, and it should be a part of your morning health and wellness routine in some form or fashion.
Danny’s Favorite Millet/Quinoa Pancakes
You guys, I truly never thought this day would come. I have never in my life been considered a "good cook". I am not the person you ask to help with your local bake-sale, nor am I the person who hosts beautiful dinner parties. But I did it! I have created my own recipe, and… Continue reading Danny’s Favorite Millet/Quinoa Pancakes
At the First Sign of Sickness!
Updated: December 2022 I used to be someone that often bragged about how infrequently I got sick, but then this winter hit. It is already deemed one of the worst cold/flu winters on record, and between my 1-year-old, 7 nieces and nephews, family events, church family, and a job at the local YMCA, I have… Continue reading At the First Sign of Sickness!
A More Abundant Life – 21 Day Series
I have a somewhat unique identity in my blended family. I am half youngest child, and half only child. My brother, who is 10 years older than me, and one of my best friends and most genuine supporters, is from my mother's first marriage. So, I am a proud and joyful little sister. However, because… Continue reading A More Abundant Life – 21 Day Series
Training for Birth
I love the sport of fitness. I love watching people train for anything! Some train for marathons, triathalons, weekend warrior races, intense yoga inversions, the Crossfit Games, or the Olympics. I am enamored with the human body and all the things it is capable of. My most recent training obsession has come with the adventure… Continue reading Training for Birth
Montana’s Birth Story
It is a shame for a woman to grow old without ever seeing the strength and beauty of which her body is capable. -Socrates I have often seen this quote plastered over the visual of a powerful female athlete. Her muscles stand out, her body is chiseled, her focus is clear, and she is typically… Continue reading Montana’s Birth Story
Birth in the Comfort of My Home
If you have been following this blog for some time, you know that we are newly expecting! As I write this, I am 23 weeks pregnant, my belly button is popping, and we are having a GIRL! My husband recently asked me if pregnancy was similar to how I expected or imagined it would be. I… Continue reading Birth in the Comfort of My Home
Bible Believer, Conservative Thinker, and Mary Jane Supporter
I am a product of the DARE education system. I signed a pledge card in 5th grade vowing to never use drugs, and I have more than followed through on that pledge. In fact, not only have I avoided illegal drugs, but I have avoided most legal substances, as well. By the grace of God,… Continue reading Bible Believer, Conservative Thinker, and Mary Jane Supporter
Growing More than Veggies!
I am a planner by nature. I like daily to-do lists, weekly planners, writing monthly workout plans, and scheduling in advance, whenever possible. However, it would seem that the more I plan, the more I depend on me and my superb organization skills. God knows me well. He knows that depending on self and being… Continue reading Growing More than Veggies!
17 Beneficial, Edible, and Beautiful Midwest “Weeds”
Dictionary.com defines weeds as, 1. a valueless plant growing wild, especially one that grows on cultivated ground to the exclusion or injury of the desired crop. 2. any undesirable or troublesome plant, especially one that grows profusely where it is not wanted. Our society is taught to pull weeds, stomp out weeds, or spray them with chemicals. According to the definition above, a weed is a "valueless plant" that grows where it is "not wanted". BUT, what if I told you that EVERY plant has value of some sort!! It is… Continue reading 17 Beneficial, Edible, and Beautiful Midwest “Weeds”
Danny’s Health Update – Peripheral Neuropathy Edition
After Danny’s cancer treatments were completed, about 3 1/2 years ago, he returned to a life that included a mixture of struggles, as typically expected for a cancer survivor. About 6 months ago, Danny began experiencing severe peripheral neuropathy. Because of its rapid onset, our first fear was that the cancer had returned, but after… Continue reading Danny’s Health Update – Peripheral Neuropathy Edition
3 Ways to Reduce Toxicity in Your Life! (Ladies Only)
This is for ladies only (unless you are a guy who wants to share health information with the ladies in your life!) In general, I feel women end up dealing with a lot more toxins in their life, because we are constantly trying to figure out how to control our menstrual cycles, take pain away,… Continue reading 3 Ways to Reduce Toxicity in Your Life! (Ladies Only)
Kombucha. The word, itself, conveys a sort of whimsy and exotic wonder. The first time I heard it, I was immediately drawn to it’s earthy aura and I determined to know more! That was 4 years ago, and I have been a supporter of this strange Kombucha mania, ever since. What I thought was… Continue reading Kombucha Crazy!