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Women's Health Happy Hour

Women's Health Happy Hour

By Dr. Dawn Andalon

Dr. Dawn Andalon, Women's Health Physical Therapist, educator, author, and co-owner of LEVEL4 PT & Wellness hosts a lighthearted, but informative health podcast in order to help guide women on their health journey. 

She discusses a variety of holistic health topics and interviews guest experts to help women become the best version of themselves so they can lead an active and vibrant lifestyle...all in a fun, happy hour theme!

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Balance Your Blood Sugar and Energize Your Life!
This week's episode is all about nutrition and why balancing your blood sugar is key to your physical health! In this episode, you will learn: Why mood swings and energy crashes are harmful to you. How balancing your blood sugar boosts your metabolism and fends off chronic diseases. What you are NOT doing in your meal planning that would help you keep the weight off. What your SHOULD be eating throughout the day to keep your energy high and metabolism working for you. AND MORE! Follow her @vital.root.wellness on Instagram! From busy moms to post-menopausal women... you will learn something from this episode. Like what you hear? Hit "SUBSCRIBE" so you can be updated when we release new episodes PLUS Enter to win our $100 AMAZON gift card drawing when you rate and leave a review this week on the podcast...we so appreciate it! Want more info from me? Join our private Facebook group community for video content all about staying active, overcoming injury, exercise tips, and giveaways! LEVEL4 Women's Health Insider's Group or check out the best-selling book co-authored by Dr. Dawn and Oscar Andalon how to live as the best version of yourself over 40: Get the book: Thrive, Not Survive Over 40 "Learn Secrets To Become More Active and Mobile, And Live Free From Painkillers. Essential Reading For People Aged 40+"
46:45
April 21, 2021
14 Fitness Mistakes Women Over 40 Make When Trying to Stay Fit
The topic of fitness is our favorite here on the Women's Health Happy Hour Podcast! In this episode, you will learn: Why you need to do a different workout routine over 40 than you did in your 20s! How bone and muscle loss can be stopped with one type of exercise (start early to prevent you from hunching over a walker in your 80s!) What you are NOT doing in your fitness routine if want to keep the weight off for good. What might be missing from your lifestyle that boosts your immune system and keeps your energy level higher than ever! AND MORE! From beginners in exercise to the advanced fitness pro, you can learn something from this episode! Like this episode?  Hit "SUBSCRIBE" so you can be updated when we release new episodes! Want more info from me? Join our private Facebook group community for video content all about staying active, overcoming injury, exercise tips, and giveaways! LEVEL4 Women's Health Insider's Group or check out the best-selling book co-authored by Dr. Dawn and Oscar Andalon how to live as the best version of yourself over 40: Get the book: Thrive, Not Survive Over 40  "Learn Secrets To Become More Active and Mobile, And Live Free From Painkillers. Essential Reading For People Aged 40+"
31:10
April 21, 2021
Your Gut Health and the Root of Chronic Inflammation
This is a really interesting episode we bring to you today all about holistic healing and we promise you will learn something from this! Today our guest is Dr. Bridgette Chelf, DC, owner of Ocean Wellness in Solana Beach, CA.  She shares her knowledge on the root cause of chronic diseases and inflammatory conditions...your gut health. Dr. Chelf strives to stay current with new research to present the most recent healthcare options and treatments for her clients. Her specialties include nutrition, craniosacral therapy, women’s health, pediatrics, as well as specialized techniques for autism, asthma, and allergies. What you will learn: What is inflammation in your body and what causes it? What factors can affect the fetus in the mother's womb, causing issues later in life. Should we be taking probiotics? What advice she gives her clients when they are experiencing signs of an inflammatory condition.                                                                           What you can start doing today to help you overcome these issues and how to get tested appropriately. AND MORE! Like this episode?  Hit "SUBSCRIBE" so you can be updated when we release new episodes! Have a question for our women's health team?  Send us a DM over our Instagram:  @womenshealth_L4 Plus you don't miss our upcoming ONLINE event: Take Control of Your Bladder...Instead of it Taking Control of You!  on March 25th at 7:00 PM. Are you always worried you won't get to the bathroom fast enough in public or feel worried when you leave the house because you might not be able to hold it? Bladder control problems, or "Incontinence," is very common but NOT normal, ladies!  We want you to know there is help beyond the "kegels" your doctor told you to do or the surgery you might think is the only option and we want to share our solutions. "We offer a private setting online with no judgement where you can have access to the experts who treat this condition daily.  Don't miss out because only 20 women will be able to register so we can make sure we answer all the questions and give you the best tips you need to feel empowered and in control of your bladder again! Sign up HERE.
42:14
March 17, 2021
8 Myths That Cause You to Pee Your Pants
It's Bladder Month here for the ladies...& we decided to record a "part 2" of our other episode about bladder control issues.  This time we crush all the Myths when it comes to "leaking!" Dr. Emma Stephens graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center with a doctorate in physical therapy, and has been passionate in her career ever since. About 2 years ago, Dr. Emma began her journey as a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist, and she has since been awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), distinguishing herself as an expert in the field.  Dr. Emma is so excited to be a part of the LEVEL4 Team, and is ready to bring her message of pelvic floor healing to all. What you will learn: Why do I get the urge to pee everytime I walk in my front door? Why you actually need to drink MORE water to stop the urges instead of less. What advice she gives her clients when they feel like they can't hold it and need to run to the bathroom. Why you shouldn't have to wake up in the middle of the night to pee. What you can start doing today to help you overcome these strong urges so you don't have to worry about it controlling your life! AND MORE! Like this episode?  Hit "SUBSCRIBE" so you can be updated when we release new episodes! Have a question for our women's health team?  Send us a DM over our Instagram:  @womenshealth_L4 Plus you don't miss our upcoming ONLINE event: Take Control of Your Bladder...Instead of it Taking Control of You!  on March 25th at 7:00 PM. Are you always worried you won't get to the bathroom fast enough in public or feel worried when you leave the house because you might not be able to hold it? Bladder control problems, or "Incontinence," is very common but NOT normal, ladies!  We want you to know there is help beyond the "kegels" your doctor told you to do or the surgery you might think is the only option and we want to share our solutions. "We offer a private setting online with no judgement where you can have access to the experts who treat this condition daily.  Don't miss out because only 20 women will be able to register so we can make sure we answer all the questions and give you the best tips you need to feel empowered and in control of your bladder again! Sign up HERE.
28:58
March 10, 2021
That Time of the Month Sucks...Let's Fix Your Period!
"This time of the month is about laying in bed, eating chocolate, and huge mood swings for me..."  Sound familiar?  Cramping, headaches, mood changes, back pain, etc. does NOT have to be the norm when it comes to your Period! Our guests, Kelly & Tiffany, know a ton about women's health share their expertise on the things women need to know about "Fixing Your Period" Beautiful One Midwifery was born in 2018 from a dream that Kelly and Tiffany had to offer services to expectant parents that would reflect each family’s personal values. They partner with moms and dads to take their own dreams for birth and connect it to practical preparation that honors the distinctiveness of their experience.  They also help women at all stages in their life from teens to menopause, in order to feel their best self. In this episode, you will learn: What is a normal and what is NOT normal when it comes to that time of the month? Birth control: their thoughts and some of the effects it can have later for women. How do they advise their patients on nutrition and exercise at different stages of the menstral cycle. As midwives, they talk about some of the untapped resources that women need to seek out to perform and feel their best in life! AND MORE! (find out more about their "Fix Your Period" program HERE) Like this episode?  Hit "SUBSCRIBE" so you can be updated when we release new episodes! Want more info from Dr. Dawn and her team? LEVEL4 Women's Health Insider's Group on Facebook is an exclusive group where we give mini-courses, share videos and tips on exercise, injury management, and what the heck is going on with your body! Also, don't miss our upcoming online event: Take Control of Your Bladder...Instead of it Taking Control of You!  on March 25th at 7:00 PM. Are you always worried you won't get to the bathroom fast enough in public or feel worried when you leave the house because you might not be able to hold it? Bladder control problems, or "Incontinence," is very common but NOT normal, ladies!  We want you to know there is help beyond the "kegels" your doctor told you to do or the surgery you might think is the only option and we want to share our solutions. "We offer a private setting online with no judgement where you can have access to the experts who treat this condition daily.  Don't miss out because only 20 women will be able to register so we can make sure we answer all the questions and give you the best tips you need to feel empowered and in control of your bladder again! Sign up HERE.
36:14
March 2, 2021
The Doctor All Women Need, But Don't Know About
Only a few more days left for our special event online: 5 Tips to Eliminate Painful Sex (& Keep You from Worrying About the Effect on Your Relationship) Webinar Have you found yourself wondering, "Is my sex life always going to be this way?" or "I am worried this is affecting my relationship"... Pain with sex is actually very common, and very treatable!  Here we break down the reasons why it is happening and give actionable steps to finally resolve it! We offer a private setting online with no judgement where you can have access to the experts who treat this condition daily.  Don't miss out because only 20 women will be able to register so we can make sure we answer all the questions and give you the best tips you need to feel empowered and in control of your sex life! $15 investment to join:  Reserve your spot today HERE for the "LIVE" Webinar with the LEVEL4 Team! On this week's podcast, Dr. Dawn breaks down the reasons you might not know about "The Doctor All Women Need, but Don't Know About!"  What you will learn in this episode: What are the top 4 issues that usually get dismissed by a medical doctor when they can actually be treated by a different type of specialist? Other conservative methods to solve painful or frustrating physical issues besides medications, surgery, or a strange gadgets that you might not actually need. Why women with back pain don't actually need to get an MRI or see a medical doctor first. What does it mean when your sex life is being affected by pain and it's not pleasurable? AND MORE! Like this episode?  Hit "SUBSCRIBE" so you can be updated when we release new episodes! If you are not following us on Instagram, then go here:  @womenshealth_L4 or check out the best-selling book authored by Dr. Dawn and Dr. Oscar (her husband) on everything you need to do to stay healthier and more active, the natural way! Order the book here:  THRIVE NOT SURVIVE, OVER 40 “Learn Secrets To Become More Active and Mobile, And Live Free From Painkillers. Essential Reading For People Aged 40+”
24:21
February 16, 2021
SEX...Pleasure Without The Pain (Don't Suffer in Silence)
Just in time for Valentine's Day we have continued our series on this important topic! Yep...we are going there, all the revealing, even personal details in this episode from the team at LEVEL4 PT & Wellness all about SEX! Women suffer in silence, worry that this issue has affected their relationship, and don't know where to turn...Painful Sex is a common problem that is actually very treatable, even though your doctor might have dismissed it! This episode you will learn: why does this painful feeling happen? how you can address it and what some of your symptoms might feel like why this issue won't resolve itself without the right intervention our personal stories with this issue and how it can help other women (sorry grandma!) Like the podcast?  Go back and listen to the first 12 episodes from 2020 and Hit "SUBSCRIBE" so you get updated on new releases! Want to learn more? Our "LIVE" webinar is coming up at 7 PM on Thursday February 18th called,  5 Tips to Eliminate Painful Sex (& Keep You from Worrying About the Effect on Your Relationship) Have you found yourself wondering, "Is my sex life always going to be this way?" or "I am worried this is affecting my relationship"... Pain with sex is actually very common, and very treatable!  Here we break down the reasons why it is happening and give actionable steps to finally resolve it! We offer a private setting online with no judgement where you can have access to the experts who treat this condition daily.  Don't miss out because only 20 women will be able to register so we can make sure we answer all the questions and give you the best tips you need to feel empowered and in control of your sex life! $15 investment to join:  Reserve your spot today HERE for the "LIVE" Webinar with the LEVEL4 Team! Are you following us on Instagram for more great videos and tips?  Follow us HERE @womenshealth_l4
27:29
February 2, 2021
Uplevel Your Postpartum Experience and Keep Your Sanity!
Expectant mother or exhausted new mom?  We spend so much time on the "birth plan," but what about your postpartum plan (actually is soooo important so you can enjoy and thrive in as your new baby arrives!  Kathryn Keener, Director of One Moon Doula in San Diego, CA is our guest on this episode! What you will learn: What we wish we would have known after having babies that would have saved us lots of stress and sleep! What is missing from postnatal care in the traditional medical system that all moms need to know. What a postpartum doula can help you with and when/how to hire the best one for you. The best tips for moms to keep their mental health in check as hormones shift and exhaustion takes over. AND MORE! Like this episode?  Hit "SUBSCRIBE" so you can be updated when we release new episodes! If you are an expecting mom and are thinking of learning more from Kathryn's agency, check out onemoondoula.com Want to learn more from our women's health team? Our "LIVE" webinar is coming up at 7 PM on Thursday February 18th called,  5 Tips to Eliminate Painful Sex (& Keep You from Worrying About the Effect on Your Relationship) or check out the best-selling book authored by Dr. Dawn on how to solve the embarrassing (and often unspoken) issues your body endures postpartum but didn’t know who to ask! Order the book here on AMAZON:  Beyond Nine Months "Get Renewed Confidence in Your Body So You Can Feel Like Yourself Again…Months or Years after Childbirth!"
40:01
January 26, 2021
How to Stay Active with Aching Joints (PRP injections and other natural solutions!)
"I feel like my body is falling apart after 40" or "I can't do the things I used to"... sound familiar? Our guest on this episode has some insight in the things women need to know about conservative options and what can actually solve a lot of the common aches and pains we have as we age (age gracefully, right?1).   Dr. Angela is an Oregon-based Naturopathic Doctor who has made it her mission to change how we approach and treat chronic joint pain by reversing the causes of arthritis, one joint at a time. She is passionate about this topic because of her own history with a debilitating knee injury that caused years of chronic pain, feeling stuck, and feeling like she was out of options. Through her clinical practice, best selling book called "Younger Joints Today", and online education, she teaches her patients and the public her framework for looking at and treating chronic joint issues using a root-cause approach. Her goal is to help everyone experiencing chronic joint pain to get healing, moving, and feeling their best as Dr. Angela has done for herself and thousands of her patients. In this episode, you will learn: What is a PRP injection and why should I consider that over surgery? What is the single most important thing to determine the success of PRP injections? How you can still transform your body as you age to make sure you can still stay active? As a naturopathic doctor what are some of the untapped resources that women need to seek out to keep their joints healthy as they age? AND MORE! From beginners in exercise to the advanced fitness pro, you can learn something from this episode! Like this episode?  Hit "SUBSCRIBE" so you can be updated when we release new episodes! Want more info from us? Here is the book that will change the way you feel about aging....Thrive, Not Survive Over 40, available on Amazon and our website level4pt.com "Learn Secrets To Become More Active and Mobile, And Live Free From Painkillers. Essential Reading For People Aged 40+" Join our private Facebook group community for video content all about staying active, overcoming injury, exercise tips, and giveaways! LEVEL4 Women's Health Insider's Group
33:51
January 19, 2021
The Winning System To Reach Your Health Goals in 2021!
"Getting 1% Better Every Day Counts For a Lot In The Long-Run" Theme of the year...focus on your health, right? Stop with the New Year's Resolutions, Stop with the goals....UNTIL you listen to what is actually going to keep you on track! This is our first episode of 2021 to set you up for success creating healthy habits and dropping the bad ones. Dr. Dawn will coach you through a session on this topic and here's what you will learn: 4 top ways to increase the likeliness your habit will actually stick how to drop the bad habits (it might be easier than you think) why you can't reach a goal without a successful system what are her top 3 habits and how she put a system in place to make them stay past 3 weeks time! Like the podcast?  Go back and listen to the first 12 episodes from 2020 and Hit "SUBSCRIBE" so you get updated on new releases! If you are not following us on Instagram, then go here:  @womenshealth_L4 Want to learn more from our team?  Our "LIVE" webinar is coming up at 7 PM on Thursday February 18th called,  “5 Tips to Ease Your Pain with Sex (to Prevent You From Feeling Worried That Your Relationship is Being Affected" Have you found yourself wondering, "Is my sex life always going to be this way?" or "I am worried this is affecting my relationship"... Pain with sex is actually very common, and very treatable!  Here we break down the reasons why it is happening and give actionable steps to finally resolve it! We offer a private setting online with no judgement where you can have access to the experts who treat this condition daily.  Don't miss out because only 20 women will be able to register so we can make sure we answer all the questions and give you the best tips you need to feel empowered and in control of your sex life! $15 investment to join:  Reserve your spot today HERE for the "LIVE" Webinar with the LEVEL4 Team!
21:17
January 12, 2021
Solve Your Back Pain...So it Doesn't Stop You From Living Your Life!
It's estimated that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives! This is the most popular topic we get asked about and when you listen to this episode Dr. Dawn herself discusses what has helped the 1000s of people finally solve it!  This is the best info ALL women need to know about solving back pain once and for all!   What you will learn: What are the top 6 things you can do today if you deal with nagging chronic back pain (hint, you have to be a little patient too!) What is advice you won't get from your medical doctor (listen up if you want to avoid pain meds, injections, or surgery!) What advice she gives her patients when they ask about exercising with a "bad back" Why most people fear their MRI results when they hear "bulging or herniated disc" and what you should do next Tips to feel your best and finally get over your back pain once and for all! AND MORE! Like this episode?  Hit "SUBSCRIBE" so you can be updated when we release new episodes! If you are not following us on Instagram, then go here:  @womenshealth_L4 Join our private Facebook group community for video content all about staying active, overcoming injury, exercise tips, and giveaways! LEVEL4 Women's Health Insider's Group or check out the best-selling book authored by Dr. Dawn and Dr. Oscar (her husband) on everything you need to do to stay healthier and more active, the natural way! Order the book here:  THRIVE NOT SURVIVE, OVER 40 “Learn Secrets To Become More Active and Mobile, Maintain Independence And Live Free From Painkillers. Essential Reading For People Aged 40+”
24:59
December 22, 2020
Mindset Tips for Working Moms (Taking on Life with Confidence & Guts!)
This episode we welcome mompreneur, Christa Gurka, MSPT, NCPT! A board certified orthopedic physical therapist specializing in Pilates-based fitness, injury prevention, and wellness Christa Gurka’s career spans more than 3 decades in the health and wellness industry. She is the founder and CEO of Miami’s Pilates in the Grove, which serves the local Coconut Grove and South Miami communities as well as national and international clientele with online and virtual programming. She is the Pilates and Wellness Therapist for the Eastern Conference Champion Miami Heat as well as serves as chairperson for the Miami Dade County Wellness Coalition. Christa’s passion for empowering female entrepreneurs led her to her most recent professional venture as a business strategist and mentor to female business owners looking to start and scale their own healthcare and wellness companies. Outside of the office she spends her time cheering on her all-time favorite athletes her two teenage boys in their numerous athletic competitions. What you will learn: Life lessons from a mom who has built a successful business with toddlers at home  Why you need to let certain things go in life and not try to "do it all" Dealing with mom guilt and how to keep any sort of balance in life (does that exist?) How to overcome doubt in your life and reach your personal goals What are some of the biggest life lessons and challenges she has faced and what we can learn from it AND MORE! Like this episode?  Hit "SUBSCRIBE" so you can be updated when we release new episodes! Have a question for Dr. Emma?  Send her a DM over our Instagram:  @womenshealth_L4 Join our private Facebook group community for video content all about staying active, overcoming injury, exercise tips, and giveaways! LEVEL4 Women's Health Insider's Group or check out the best-selling book authored by Dr. Dawn on everything you ever wanted to know about the embarrassing (and often unspoken) issues your body endures postpartum but didn’t know who to ask! Order the book here:  Beyond Nine Months "Get Renewed Confidence in Your Body So You Can Feel Like Yourself Again…Months or Years after Childbirth!"
37:44
December 15, 2020
Breaking the Silence & Stopping the Fear over Pelvic Organ Prolapse
A very special team member of LEVEL4 PT & Wellness joins the podcast today to share her knowledge with women of all ages! Dr. Emma Stephens graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center with a doctorate in physical therapy, and has been passionate in her career ever since. About 2 years ago, Dr. Emma began her journey as a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist, and she has since been awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), distinguishing herself as an expert in the field.  Dr. Emma is so excited to be a part of the LEVEL4 Team, and is ready to bring her message of pelvic floor healing to all. What you will learn: What is pelvic organ prolapse and why does it happen to some women? Why surgery is NOT your only option with prolapse What advice she gives her patients when they ask about exercising with prolapse Why you shouldn't fear a prolapse diagnosis What you can start doing today to help you overcome any discomfort and feel more empowered AND MORE! Like this episode?  Hit "SUBSCRIBE" so you can be updated when we release new episodes! Have a question for Dr. Emma?  Send her a DM over our Instagram:  @womenshealth_L4 Join our private Facebook group community for video content all about staying active, overcoming injury, exercise tips, and giveaways! LEVEL4 Women's Health Insider's Group or check out the best-selling book authored by Dr. Dawn on everything you ever wanted to know about the embarrassing (and often unspoken) issues your body endures postpartum but didn’t know who to ask! Order the book here:  Beyond Nine Months "Get Renewed Confidence in Your Body So You Can Feel Like Yourself Again…Months or Years after Childbirth!"
36:18
December 8, 2020
How to Have a More Enjoyable Pregnancy
Dr. Danielle Lewis, a pelvic floor and orthopedic physical therapist from the Cleveland Clinic (and Dr. Dawn's sister!) joins her on this episode as she is navigating her own pregnancy journey right now! What you will learn: What are the safest and most effective ways of working on your "core" during pregnancy What is missing from prenatal and postnatal care that all moms need to know What advice she gives her patients when they ask about returning to exercise postpartum What she is doing differently this time around (during her second pregnancy) that will help prep her for labor and postpartum recovery Tips to feel your best during pregnancy (and what she does for herself to keep her sanity and mental state higher!)  AND MORE! Like this episode?  Hit "SUBSCRIBE" so you can be updated when we release new episodes! If you are a mom in the Cleveland, OH area, send Dr. Danielle a DM on IG with your questions:  @danielita44 Join our private Facebook group community for video content all about staying active, overcoming injury, exercise tips, and giveaways! LEVEL4 Women's Health Insider's Group or check out the best-selling book authored by Dr. Dawn on everything you ever wanted to know about the embarrassing (and often unspoken) issues your body endures postpartum but didn’t know who to ask! Order the book here:  Beyond Nine Months "Get Renewed Confidence in Your Body So You Can Feel Like Yourself Again…Months or Years after Childbirth!"
35:18
December 1, 2020
The Best Types of Exercise for Women Over 40
Our very own team member from LEVEL4 PT & Wellness joins us for this special episode! Deb Krutiak is a Pilates and Movement Specialist.  Her introduction to the method of Pilates (not the only type of exercise that will be on this list today) began after researching ways to improve her own health and wellness. Pilates provided a comprehensive approach that included physical exercise, concentration, flexibility and breathing. Her practice, which resulted in, improved attitude, increased body confidence and flexibility led her to pursue Pilates training. Deborah is a Certified Instructor, graduating BASI Pilates® Comprehensive Teacher Training Course, in Costa Mesa, CA — recognized as the leading Pilates training program, with a reputation for innovation, dedication and academic excellence. In addition to Pilates, Deb is a Certified Z-Health practitioner. Z- Health is a concept of neurocentric training that provides precise, brain-based rehabilitation and high-performance training specifically designed to bridge the gap between the current biomechanical model and emerging neuroscience. Integrating vision and balance exercises allows clients to feel better, move better and to understand their bodies better. This is another layer to the holistic approach Deb utilizes in assisting clients to continue doing the things they love. In this episode, you will learn: The top 3 types of workouts you need to be doing after 40 and why! How bone and muscle loss can be stopped with one type of exercise How you can still transform your body's appearance and the way you feel as you age How women need to think of their exercise routine differently than men  AND MORE! From beginners in exercise to the advanced fitness pro, you can learn something from this episode! Like this episode?  Hit "SUBSCRIBE" so you can be updated when we release new episodes! Want more info from me? Join our private Facebook group community for video content all about staying active, overcoming injury, exercise tips, and giveaways! LEVEL4 Women's Health Insider's Group or check out the best-selling book co-authored by Dr. Dawn and Oscar Andalon how to live as the best version of yourself over 40: Thrive, Not Survive Over 40 "Learn Secrets To Become More Active and Mobile, Maintain Independence And Live Free From Painkillers. Essential Reading For People Aged 40+"
29:11
November 24, 2020
Breastfeeding Secrets and Nutrition after Childbirth (Info You Won't Get After a Hospital Delivery)
Ladies, have you joined our "Rebuild Your Body After Kids" free online challenge?  No matter how long it's been since you had kids, or if you are newly postpartum...join our free online fitness challenge to see if your pelvic floor and core can "hold up" and stop you from bladder problems and MORE!  The secrets to feel more confident when jumping or running will be revealed in this challenge! On this podcast episode we chat with Jaren Soloff, RD IBCLC who has a new book coming out very soon, called The Postnatal Cookbook. Jaren Soloff is a Registered Dietitian and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who serves as an expert in women’s health. While continuing to practice in the field of eating disorder treatment, Jaren gained additional experience as an IBCLC to fuse her love of nutrition and women’s health. Now working solely in private practice, Jaren combines her expertise as a skilled nutrition therapist and lactation consultant to support individuals looking to heal their relationship with food and body. FULL CRCL provides evidenced based practices to support women at all stages of the reproductive cycle, from preconception to postpartum. Informed by her own journey and the hundreds of women she has counseled, Jaren’s experience comes full circle to support women in navigating pregnancy, birth and postpartum from a simple and intuitive framework. What you will learn:  What are most women missing in their diet postpartum and quick fixes for it!  What other info is missing from your postpartum check up and hospital discharge.  Easy meal plan ideas and where to find this info when you are a busy mom just trying to get through your day with a new baby!  Breastfeeding is not always easy and everyone can't do it... what this lactation specialist wants moms to know without feeling shamed. AND MORE! Like this episode?  Hit "SUBSCRIBE" so you can be updated when we release new episodes! Follow @fullcrcl on IG Join our private Facebook group community for video content all about staying active, overcoming injury, exercise tips, and giveaways! LEVEL4 Women's Health Insider's Group or check out the best-selling book authored by Dr. Dawn on everything you ever wanted to know about the embarrassing (and often unspoken) issues your body endures postpartum but didn’t know who to ask! Beyond Nine Months:  "Get Renewed Confidence in Your Body So You Can Feel Like Yourself Again…Months or Years after Childbirth!"
36:21
November 17, 2020
Optimize Your Health Over Age 40 (What You Might Be Missing!)
Did you know that Naturopathic doctors are really all about optimizing your health and may look at things from a different perspective than your MD?  From personal experience, I have learned so much from Dr. Meg Strodel when it came to my own struggles in my early 40s that I had to have her on this podcast! Dr. Meagan Strodel is a Naturopathic Doctor in Encinitas, California. She enjoys helping women figure out what exactly is going on with their hormones, and more! She treats digestive issues, autoimmune disorders, thyroid, adrenal dysfunction, fatigue, skin issues, and anxiety/depression. She is a passionate health detective and loves finding the root of people’s health issues. When she’s not in the office, you can reach her virtually for virtual appointments. And when she’s not doing that, you can find her outside, walking on the beach, hiking with her husband, and cooking whole foods meals at home. What you will learn: What is peri-menopause and why you need to act differently about your diet and exercise during this time in your life.  What are the common female issues she sees in women over 40 and what are some simple ways to fix them!  Why women need to exercise differently in their 40s than they did in their 20s.        4.  Hidden nutrient deficiencies that affect women over 40 and what type of supplements or diet shifts you need to make to feel your best. AND MORE! Like this episode?  Hit "SUBSCRIBE" so you can be updated when we release new episodes! Follow @drmegnd on IG Join our private Facebook group community for video content all about staying active, overcoming injury, exercise tips, and giveaways! LEVEL4 Women's Health Insider's Group or check out the best-selling book co-authored by Dr. Dawn and Oscar Andalon how to live as the best version of yourself over 40: Thrive, Not Survive Over 40 "Learn Secrets To Become More Active and Mobile, Maintain Independence And Live Free From Painkillers. Essential Reading For People Aged 40+"
42:48
November 10, 2020
Best Tips For Easing Anxiety in Uncertain Times
What a perfect topic released on a monumental day in 2020...Election Day!  And we all need to take a deep breath no matter which way you voted. 2020 has been a year of obstacles and added stresses in life for many and we can't wait to have you listen to the expert on this topic! Sue Shrinkle had virtual Happy Hour with me today!  She began her career in 2010, working with adolescents and their families in the school setting. After graduating from her Masters program, she worked with United States veterans at a treatment facility, addressing a wide range of needs from homelessness to addiction to family dynamics. It was at this internship where she developed a passion for working with trauma in all its forms. Since 2012, Sue has worked in private practice, offering a wide range of services to adolescents and adults including trauma-informed care, parenting, behavioral management, addiction treatment, and individual relationship therapy.  In November of 2019, Sue entered into private practice full time and established West Coast Therapy Collective, A Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy Corporation to provide therapeutic services to the communities of North County San Diego. She currently sees adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and trauma and supervises unlicensed marriage and family therapists. What you will learn: How she teaches her clients to handle anxiety and quick ways to get control over your thoughts. The mindset shift you need to get through a difficult situation. Why women experience anxiety and what good stress vs bad stress can do to you.       4.  What keeps her motivated (and what we can learn from her!) AND MORE! Like this episode?  Hit "SUBSCRIBE" so you can be updated when we release new episodes! Want more info from me? Join our private Facebook group community for video content all about staying active, overcoming injury, exercise tips, and giveaways! LEVEL4 Women's Health Insider's Group or check out the best-selling book co-authored by Dr. Dawn and Oscar Andalon how to live as the best version of yourself over 40: Thrive, Not Survive Over 40 "Learn Secrets To Become More Active and Mobile, Maintain Independence And Live Free From Painkillers. Essential Reading For People Aged 40+"
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November 3, 2020
How to Stay Fit as a Busy Mom
Welcome to our 3rd episode and it is on one of my favorite topics...fitness! We interview Jessica H. Maurer, who is the Senior Director of FIT4MOM, a nationwide company that supports moms from pregnancy and beyond. Her passion is helping people reach their full potential through education, with a concentration in fitness programming & instructor development, as well as brand creation & awareness. She is also the owner of FIT4MOM Asheville, and is a consultant for well-known fitness personalities and brands.  Additionally, Jessica continues to offer consulting services to locally owned businesses and fitness professionals. What you will learn: Keys to "sneak" fitness into your day, especially when you are taking care of others  The mindset she keeps to approach each day and lead others in business and life  Why moms need to think about movement and exercise differently What keeps her motivated (and what we can learn from her!) AND MORE! Like this episode?  Hit "SUBSCRIBE" so you can be updated when we release new episodes! Want more info from me? Join our private Facebook group community for video content all about staying active, overcoming injury, exercise tips, and giveaways! LEVEL4 Women's Health Insider's Group or take a look at my book all about Postpartum recovery and your physical health as a mother: Beyond Nine Months book 
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October 28, 2020
Welcome to the Women's Health Happy Hour Podcast!
"Cheers" and welcome to this lighthearted, but informative podcast all about popular topics in women's health, as Dr. Dawn Andalon walks you through what to expect in this brand new show. Be sure to subscribe to receive all the new episodes automatically and thank you for being here! You can find us at: https://www.level4pt.com/womens-health/
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October 25, 2020
Solve Your Bladder Problem...Once and For all (Not By Doing Kegels)
This is a fun happy hour where we sit down on a friday night in our office discussing a topic we love helping women solve! Special guest and LEVEL4 PT & Wellness team member, Dr. Lindsay Fader, joins the podcast to talk all about the COMMON, but not normal issue of bladder urgency and frequency.  What you will learn: Why Kegels might not be for you The hidden secrets to solving your bladder problem What you need to do in your 30s and 40s so you don't need surgery later in life Why this even affects women who haven't had kids Why the position you sit on the toilet can make a difference (LOL, it's true!) How you can finally jump on the trampoline with your kids without being embarrassed AND MORE! If you like this podcast and want to find out how you can get help for this issue once and for all,  please visit: https://www.level4pt.com/stress-incontinence/ for your chance to speak to a specialist and ask your questions! __ Check out Dr. Dawn's Best Selling Books: Beyond Nine Months Thrive, Not Survive Over 40
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October 19, 2020