Are you struggling with digestive issues? Today, I'm joined by Dr. Blessing Anyatonwu to discuss the importance of digestion and how you can start digesting better.
Dr. Blessing Anyatonwu helps busy, professional women lose weight, have more energy, and balance their hormones by helping them set clear boundaries and create a step-by-step plan to improve their digestive health. She helps women identify the cause of their bloating, stomach pain, constipation, fatigue; and teaches them how to select nutritious foods as well as implement healthy habits that complement their lifestyles. She has an M.S. in Human Nutrition and a Doctor of Chiropractic from the University of Bridgeport and she is also Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified.
We talk about:
Why is digestive health so important,
How stress affects our gut health,
The importance of proper elimination,
Key signs that you may need some digestive support,
and Key foods for optimal gut health.
Learn more: drblessinga.com
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Our self-confidence and self-esteem impact every facet of our lives. Elisaveta Pavlova holds a Doctorate in Psychology and has made it her lives work to help others improve their confidence and self-esteem. In this episode, she breaks down the different areas of confidence and provides some real tips on how to start improving your self-confidence today! You can follow Elisaveta online at Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter. I also recommend you check out her online course: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BODY CONFIDENCE & SELF-ESTEEM. Use the code: OnlineCourse100$Off in the next 72 hours to save an additional $100!
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Many people hit the gym or put on a pair of running shoes to improve their physical health, which is great! But today, I chatted with Amy Brown of the Triple Mint Misfits to get the scoop on how exercise is just as beneficial for our mental health. Learn more about Amy and the Triple Mint Misfits here. You may also want to check out her blog posts: 5 Reasons Exercise Improves Mental Health and Weight Lifting is the Answer for Fat Loss and Improved Mood. Join the Triple Mint Misfits 4-week Fitness Challenge here, download a free weightlifting guide here or their habit-changing guide here.
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