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Healthy Green Athlete

Healthy Green Athlete

By Karen Simpson
For adult athletes that are competing in any sport at any competition level to learn how to fuel, heal and nourish their way to feeling, looking and performing their best at any age. I will cover topics ranging from nature-based nutrition and human movement to sports psychology and mindfulness.
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Gut health and athletic performance
In this episode, I cover the what gut health depends on and how it influences athletic performance.  I also share tips on assessing the condition of your own gut and 4 strategies for improving your gut health.   Like this episode?  Please leave a review!  Episode links:  Viome Gut Intelligence Test (no affiliate) Reclaim Your Gut Health by Dr. Todd Strong (affiliate link) Why and when to take a probiotic (blog post) Beginner's guide to choosing a probiotic (blog post)
May 06, 2022
Most ecofriendly things you can do to protect our planet
In this episode, I share what I think are the 3 most ecofriendly thing that people can do to contribute to saving the planet.  I also share why switching to a plant-based diet isn't on the list.  Enjoy! 
April 22, 2022
Getting yourself into flow state
In this episode I share 3 tips on how you can automatically get yourself into flow state and perform at your mental and physical peak in whatever sport or activity you choose to participate in.   Related content that you also may enjoy: [Blog Post] 5 Self Discipline Tips for Adult Athletes [Blog Post] 9 Hacks to Improve your Athletic Performance [Podcast Episode] Stress and Athletic Performance [Podcast Episode] 5 Ways to Cultivate Self Discipline
April 08, 2022
Medicinal mushrooms for athletic performance
In this episode I share the benefits of medicinal mushrooms for athletic performance, what to look for in a medicinal mushroom supplement, my favorite mushroom companies and why, and my 5 favorite medicinal mushrooms to enhance performance and recovery.   My 2 favorite medicinal mushroom products that aren't a waste of money are:  FreshCap Thrive 6: Real Mushrooms Cordyceps-M Peak Performance: 
March 25, 2022
How to optimize recovery after injury
In this episode, I share the 3 stages of injury and tips for navigating each one so that you can get back to playing or participating in your sport as fast as possible.  At the end of the episode, I also provide a link to my free e-book: Healing Green Athlete: The adult athlete's guide to returning to sport after injury.  This e-book will provide greater detail on some of the things that I share in this episode related to nutrition, mindset, training and enhancing recovery. 
March 11, 2022
How I overcame my unhealthy relationship with food.
In this episode, I get personal and share my journey with disordered eating in my 20s and what it took to transform that into a healthy relationship with food.  I provide insight on why I chose holistic nutrition as my side-hustle path and why I am passionate about helping others on their journey to a overcome unhealthy eating habits and adopt a more positive relationship with food.    
February 25, 2022
Stress and athletic performance
In this episode, I describe what happens in the body during the stress response and how stress can either improve or impair performance.  I also share practical strategies for improving personal resilience to stress so that athletes can stay healthy and perform at their best.  Assess Your Stress Exercise:
February 11, 2022
Sports nutrition for adult athletes
In this episode, I share my 5 foundational pillars of sports nutrition for all adult athletes to consider for improving athletic performance and preserving it as long as possible. I talk about how to address energy in the form of fats and carbohydrates, protein needs, the importance of micronutrients, fluid balance and managing inflammation.  Monthly group coaching program: Recommended whole-food based multi-vitamin supplements:  Vitamin Code Women and Vitamin Code Men Ancestral Nutrition Grass-fed Beef Liver Legion Triumph Sport Multivitamin for Women Legion Triumph Sport Multivitamin for Men
January 28, 2022
5 ways to cultivate self-discipline
If you're struggling to follow through with doing the things that you don't want to do, you could benefit from a self-discipline upgrade.  Tune into this episode to learn my top tips for improving self-discipline and accomplishing that lofty goal once and for all! (Rated as explicit because I said shit once...)  Sign up for my group coaching program for adult athletes looking to elevate their game and enhance athletic longevity, Athlete for Life Program and get your first month free!  Athlete for Life Program:
January 15, 2022
Welcome to the Healthy Green Athlete podcast!
Meet your coach, Karen Simpson - competitive athlete, holistic sports nutritionist and environmental scientist.  Karen helps adult athletes heal, nourish and fuel themselves so that they can perform at their best for many years to come.  In this episode, you'll learn more about Karen's philosophy and proprietary approach that she uses to help clients reach their goals. Group coaching program:
January 14, 2022