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What the F*ck is Sea Moss? Debunking the Wild World of Wellness

What the F*ck is Sea Moss? Debunking the Wild World of Wellness

By Kate Glavan + Emma Roepke
Kate Glavan and Emma Roepke are here to make the wild world of wellness more digestible to you. We are your best friends who know *too much* about supplements like sea moss and sex dust. We know the nerdy details of the gut microbiome and the modern food system’s integral relationship to climate change.

We are seeking to drive a new narrative in the wellness industry -- that you too can take your sea moss each day, but you can continue to challenge the elitist, exclusionary, and confusing aspects of wellness in order to create a health-driven lifestyle that works for you.
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36:41
December 05, 2021
Episode 38: Wellness God Loveline
In today's episode, Kate and Emma bring you sea moss girlies another LOVELINE episode! You send us some juicy DMs with your current love situations. We went ahead and gave you our silly little love advice. We chat about dating apps, long-distance relationships, hookup culture, red flags, and how to be a wellness god out there in the dating world.  Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 15% off your order from Joolies Medjool Dates. https://joolies.com Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 10% off your order from 26th and Love. https://26thandlove.com/?ref=NCDgKhQevc1xo
53:15
August 01, 2021
Episode 37: Why the F*ck Do I Need Supplements?
In today's episode, Kate and Emma answer all of the pressing questions about the US supplement industry... getting at the question of "why do you even need to take supplements?" We talk multivitamins, B12, stress supps, fish oil, and so much more. Kate and Emma discuss the reasons to consider taking supplements, the lack of government regulation, and give the sea moss girlies our toolkit on how to be an educated consumer. Topics in the show include: soil depletion, third-party testing, key certifications... and we ponder what it would be like if there was a Gen-Z wellness brand out there in the world... someday. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 10% off your order with Supergoop. https://supergoop.com/ Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 15% off your order from Joolies Medjool Dates. https://joolies.com
49:57
July 20, 2021
Episode 36: Why the F*ck Am I So Tired? Let’s Talk Adrenal Fatigue
In today’s episode, Kate and Emma answer… “wait, what the f*ck is adrenal fatigue?” We unpack the mystery around the term -- discussing topics such as cortisol, stress reduction, and get at the tension between the diverging alternative and conventional medicine worlds. We leave you listeners with our stress reduction tips to integrate into your lifestyle, closing out with some updates on all things sea moss girlies related. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Universe Merch -- https://sea-moss-universe.myshopify.com/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 10% off your order with Supergoop. https://supergoop.com/ Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 15% off your order from Joolies Medjool Dates. https://joolies.com Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 10% off your order from 26th and Love. https://26thandlove.com/?ref=NCDgKhQevc1xo
39:38
July 13, 2021
Episode 35: 24 Hours With Sea Moss Girlies
In today's episode, Kate and Emma take you through a day in their New York City life. Despite our social anxiety, we force ourselves to go out on a Saturday Night. The Sea Moss Girlies meet up a few hours later the next Sunday morning for a peaceful trek across the Williamsburg Bridge to pay our respects to Happy Zoe Vegan Bakery. You can hear us yelling at people for walking slow in the Lower East Side -- further topics include Emma enjoying the dentist and Kate forgetting she has ear seeds. Kate and Emma finish off the episode by ordering 3 slices of cake in Greenpoint, then complete live tweet reading of what's really been going on inside their heads. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 15% off your order from Joolies Medjool Dates. https://joolies.com
37:38
July 06, 2021
Episode 34: The Wild World of TikTok
In today’s podcast, Kate and Emma dive into TikTok -- giving our hot takes on all the toxic health trends and wellness tips you’ve likely come across on TikTok. We discuss topics like dry scooping pre-workout powder, “what I eat in a day” videos, nature’s cereal, “FitTok” culture, and so much more. Kate and Emma conclude by emphasizing the problematic aspects of the TikTok algorithm -- stressing how fast ED/diet culture can spread across the application. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 15% off your order from Joolies Medjool Dates. https://joolies.com Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 10% off your order from 26th and Love. https://26thandlove.com/?ref=NCDgKhQevc1xo
43:30
June 29, 2021
Episode 33: Fish + Climate Change
In today’s episode, Kate and Emma discuss the fish industry and its relationship to climate change. We dive into topics like biodiversity loss, overfishing, climate resilience, food insecurity, and more. Kate and Emma close out the show by talking about how they started to incorporate fish back into their diet after being vegan -- including some key certifications to look out for while shopping in the grocery store as well as speaking about the safest and most nutritious fish to eat. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 15% off your order from Joolies Medjool Dates. https://joolies.com
34:15
June 22, 2021
Episode 32: The Magic of Macro + Micronutrients
In today’s episode, Kate and Emma break down the difference between the three macronutrients -- carbs, proteins, and fats. We discuss topics like insulin sensitivity, amino acid profiles, omega 3 vs. omega 6 fats, and more. Later in the show, Kate and Emma geek about key micronutrients to pay attention to such as magnesium, B12, Vitamin D, calcium, and fat-soluble vs. water-soluble vitamins. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 15% off your order from Joolies Medjool Dates. https://joolies.com Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 10% off your order from 26th and Love. https://26thandlove.com/?ref=NCDgKhQevc1xo
41:18
June 15, 2021
Episode 31: Food Advertising -- From Childhood to College
Kate and Emma take a nostalgic trip back to childhood to investigate the way industry impacts food advertising in the United States. We look at the links between predatory marketing and chronic disease, as well as contracts that dictate food choices at US schools. We close out the show by giving our tips on navigating college meal plans, grocery shopping, and finding autonomy in your own wellness routine. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 15% off your order from Joolies Medjool Dates. https://joolies.com
43:49
June 08, 2021
Episode 30: Longevity Hacks: How to Live Until 100
In today’s show, Kate and Emma give you advice on how to live until 100 like a true wellness god. We get into sexy concepts like walking, sleeping, and other lifestyle factors that determine your biological age. Kate and Emma geek about Blue Zones, plus how to navigate the difficulties of our modern life like isolation, technology, and pollution. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 15% off your order from Joolies Medjool Dates. https://joolies.com Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 10% off your order from 26th and Love. https://26thandlove.com/?ref=NCDgKhQevc1xo
42:24
June 01, 2021
Episode 29: 6 Month Anniversary
In honor of their 6 month anniversary, Kate and Emma reminisce about the creation of their podcast, thriving meme page, Geneva platform, and everything else along the way. We get into the origin story of Voice Memo, our trip to Happy Zoe Vegan Bakery, the short-lived infographics, ad sponsors, and our future business venture. Kate and Emma give you a look behind the scenes at all we do to make this possible for you, speaking about the ways our friendship has grown even stronger in these past 6 months. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 15% off your order from Joolies Medjool Dates. https://joolies.com Visit PHASEY.CO/SEAMOSS to get 15% off of your order.
45:13
May 25, 2021
Episode 28: The Big Bad Wellness Industry
In today’s episode, Kate and Emma discuss how wellness transformed from a mere concept to a trillion dollar industry. We speak about capitalism, social signifiers, personal responsibility, appropriation, morality, the rise of personal fitness, commodification of self-care, and how wellness has become a new-age religion to arrange power relations. We conclude the conversation by talking about what the future of community building in wellness means in an era of rampant individualism and consumerism. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 15% off your order from Joolies Medjool Dates. https://joolies.com Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 10% off your order from 26th and Love. https://26thandlove.com/?ref=NCDgKhQevc1xo Visit PHASEY.CO/SEAMOSS to get 15% off of your order.
36:50
May 18, 2021
Episode 27: The Diet Wars
In today’s episode, Kate and Emma talk about diet culture: discussing everything from HCLF Veganism, to Keto, to Paleo, to Intermittent Fasting, and more. We express the dangers of dieting (specifically for young women) by touching on how diets can cause a restrictive mindset around food, thus leading to the development of eating disorders. Kate and Emma talk about their experiences with diet culture on social media, then give their advice on how to navigate being triggered by the latest health trends. *TW: The topics of eating disorders are discussed in today’s show.* Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 15% off your order from Joolies Medjool Dates. https://joolies.com Use code SEAMOSS20 for 20% off Hilma. https://hilma.co/seamoss Visit PHASEY.CO/SEAMOSS to get 15% off of your order.
46:14
May 11, 2021
Episode 26: Hot Girl Summer, Part 3
We go to Cafe Leon Dore in the 80 degree heat, but then take it back to Kate’s apartment to tailgate with Zevia. Kate and Emma get into their need for interns, rant about recent supplement shortages, and of course, discuss how we secretly stalk all of you sea moss girlies on Instagram. We talk about gatekeeping magnesium, making freezer potatoes, and calling everyone your bestie. In conclusion, we end with a live Tweet reading where the subjects include munching on carrots or pickles while we cook and a hypothetical cinnamon challenge with a spoonful of nutritional yeast. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 15% off your order from Joolies Medjool Dates. https://joolies.com Use code SEAMOSS20 for 20% off Hilma. https://hilma.co/seamoss Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 10% off your order from 26th and Love. https://26thandlove.com/?ref=NCDgKhQevc1xo Visit PHASEY.CO/SEAMOSS to get 15% off of your order. Use code SEAMOSS for 15% off Wooden Spoon Herbs. https://woodenspoonherbs.com/
41:32
May 04, 2021
Episode 25: What the F*ck is Regulated?
Kate and Emma get into government regulation of supplements! Hint: there isn’t much government regulation. Kate gives you a wonky history of FDA + FTC regulation of dietary supplements, then Emma gives you some key buzzwords to look for and avoid as a consumer navigating the wellness industry. Natural? USDA Organic vs. Certified Organic? Cage-free? Reduced vs. low sodium? We got you covered in today’s episode. We conclude by giving the listeners our best practices on how to navigate all of marketing and greenwashing in the wild world of wellness. *** This podcast is not regulated by the FDA. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 15% off your order from Joolies Medjool Dates. https://joolies.com Use code SEAMOSS20 for 20% off Hilma. https://hilma.co/seamoss Use code SEAMOSS for 15% off Wooden Spoon Herbs. https://woodenspoonherbs.com/
40:19
April 27, 2021
Episode 24: Kate and Emma’s Favorites!
In today’s episode, Kate and Emma give you all of their favorites! We bring you inside our fridge and pantries, leaving you with a detailed look into the routines and lifestyles of two wellness gods. We settle the debate on the best magnesium, oatmeal toppings, maca powder, kombucha, and more. Kate and Emma answer all of the listener's questions and give their advice on how to budget for wellness products, as two Midwestern girls who are now conquering New York City. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 15% off your order from Joolies Medjool Dates. https://joolies.com Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 10% off your order from 26th and Love. https://26thandlove.com/?ref=NCDgKhQevc1xo Use code SEAMOSS20 for 20% off Hilma. https://hilma.co/seamoss Use code SEAMOSS for 15% off Wooden Spoon Herbs. https://woodenspoonherbs.com/
51:44
April 20, 2021
Episode 23: Just Rub Some Sea Moss On It: The Relationship Between Skin + Food
In today’s episode, Kate and Emma navigate the sometimes frustrating relationship between food and skin -- touching on common food sensitivities and what dietary choices may trigger inflammation. We nerd out over the gut skin axis, scream about chin acne, and discuss silly elimination diets. Kate and Emma offer their hot takes on greenwashing in the skincare industry, looking at what buzzwords like “clean” “green” and “natural” even mean with such blurred lines between marketing and medicine. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 15% off your order from Joolies Medjool Dates. https://joolies.com Use code SEAMOSS20 for 20% off Hilma. https://hilma.co/seamoss Use code SEAMOSS for 15% off Wooden Spoon Herbs. https://woodenspoonherbs.com/
43:20
April 13, 2021
Episode 22: Hot Girl Summer, Part 2
In the second edition of Hot Girl Summer, Kate and Emma rage through the streets of Nolita on a warm Friday evening — hating on places like Aime Leon Dore, Rice to Riches, etc. while nearly flashing all pedestrians in their prairie dresses. We go to Souen for a macrobiotic medley, then lay out a guide to the best health stores in NYC. In conclusion, Kate and Emma read off some recent tweets from their burner accounts to get insight into their true mental states, then forage the city streets for a Zevia. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 10% off your order from 26th and Love. https://26thandlove.com/?ref=NCDgKhQevc1xo Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 15% off your order from Joolies Medjool Dates. https://joolies.com Use code SEAMOSS20 for 20% off Hilma. hilma.co/seamoss
47:25
April 06, 2021
Episode 21: Hack your Hormones, How to Optimize your Menstrual Cycle
Kate and Emma are talking about female hormones! In today’s episode, we outline the 4 phases of the menstrual cycle, what a healthy period looks like -- plus how to optimize movement, lifestyle, and nutrition during each part of the month. Kate and Emma give advice on how to get your period back after an ED, emphasize the long-term consequences of amenorrhea, and educate the girlies on the critical importance of tracking your cycle for optimal hormonal health. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 10% off your order from 26th and Love. https://26thandlove.com/?ref=NCDgKhQevc1xo Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 15% off your order from Joolies Medjool Dates. https://joolies.com Use code SEAMOSS20 for 20% off Hilma. hilma.co/seamoss
44:43
March 30, 2021
Episode 20: Hot Girl Summer
We’re back on the NYC streets for Episode 20: two retired vegans lose their Levain virginity, take you to Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, and reflect on their wellness empire while eating DIY sundaes in an empty Nolita children’s park. Kate and Emma meet up again in Midtown Manhattan to go to a health store to browse supplements and kombucha — making our summer 2021 predictions as self-appointed wellness CEOs.  Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 10% off your order from 26th and Love. https://26thandlove.com/?ref=NCDgKhQevc1xo Use code SEAMOSSGIRLIES for 15% off your order from Joolies Medjool Dates. https://joolies.com
45:13
March 23, 2021
Episode 19: Why the F*ck Am I Bloated?
Kate and Emma share the exciting launch of their new community platform called Sea Moss Life, available on Geneva. In today’s conversation, we get into the science behind bloating -- discussing common food intolerances, gut problems, buzzy wellness trends, and holistic remedies for optimal digestive health. Kate and Emma even reminisce of a time when the two wellness gods got severely bloated from eating sauerkraut fresh out the jar on a public park bench in lower Manhattan.  Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6
41:20
March 16, 2021
Episode 18: Eating Disorder Chat: A Heart-to-Heart with the Sea Moss Girlies
TW: This conversation will mention subjects related to all forms of eating disorders -- binge, anorexia, orthorexia, bulimia, body dysmorphia, etc. We advise you to tap out of this episode if it may be triggering to you. Kate and Emma open up with the sea moss girlies about their experience with eating disorders -- chatting on how to navigate topics like recovery, fear foods, body dysmorphia, calorie-counting, weight restoration, and triggers. We respond to listener DMs with advice on how to stop comparing yourself to others. We hope this episode helps you find a way to build a “wellness” or “health-driven” lifestyle that makes you feel good. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6
01:06:02
March 09, 2021
Episode 17: National Adaptogen Awareness Episode
Kate and Emma give you the low down on all the hottest dusts and dirts you girlies could ever want to slurp -- we’re talking about adaptogens. Maybe you’ve heard of Reishi or Ashwagandha, but don’t know what to do with these funky mushroom powders you see all over Instagram. In today’s episode, Kate and Emma explain the history of these healing herbs and mushrooms, leaving you with some of our favorite adaptogens to supplement into your lifestyle to reduce the cursed caffeine jitters. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6
56:12
March 02, 2021
Episode 16: A Smart Girl’s Guide to Immune Health… Take the vaccine, and your Vitamin C
Kate and Emma talk you through the vital importance of taking care of your immune system. We give you key lifestyle habits that can protect your body from unwanted pathogens… because taking an Emergen-C every now and then isn’t enough. We rant about the dangerously problematic anti-vax rhetoric found in the wellness community. Come with a notepad because you’re getting a rapid fire lecture of all key vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that play a role in your immune function to be on your way towards the sea moss life. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6
41:58
February 23, 2021
Episode 15: 1-800-SEA-MOSS Loveline Episode!
Kate and Emma release 1-800-SEA-MOSS: Our Valentine’s Day Loveline Episode! We give you our dipshit advice on dating men who don’t eat vegetables and how to get over your crush with an addiction to White Claw. We even play voice memos where you listeners reveal your juicy love details to us both. Come for lots of Zevia-induced burps, advice on molding men into wellness gods, and how to maintain your girlboss independence as you try to find love in these trying times. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6
01:09:39
February 14, 2021
Episode 14: 20 Tips To Become a Wellness God
Kate and Emma give you the health and wellness basics on how to not spiral. We leave you with 20 tips on how to elevate your current routines and rituals -- leaving out pretentious diet or nutritional advice, but including topics like taking silly little walks, coping with body dysmorphia, and *actually* remembering to take your supplements. We hope you enjoy this episode as it’s hard to be a wellness god when the sun sets at 3pm each day. Come for the sea moss, but stay to build sustainable lifestyle habits. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6
42:25
February 08, 2021
Trailer
Welcome to What the F*ck is Sea Moss? Debunking the Wild World of Wellness. In this trailer, you will meet your two podcast hosts -- Kate Glavan and Emma Roepke. We are here to make the wild world of wellness more digestible to you as two Gen-z, Midwest-raised besties living in New York City. Come for the sea moss, stay for us debunking bullshit health claims. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6
01:30
February 07, 2021
Episode 13: Food + Climate Change — Part 2
Episode 13: Food + Climate Change — Part 2 Kate and Emma offer you with solutions to restructure the Modern Food System -- from addressing structural racism and food apartheid, to implementing regenerative agriculture practices. We touch on key policy interventions to address climate change, public health disparities, and economic inequality with a better food system. Kate and Emma talk on the importance of utilizing soil as a carbon sink, crop and livestock rotation, and fighting for better working conditions and labor rights of farmers. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Books: Food Fix by Mark Hyman Farming While Black by Leah Penniman Thinking in Systems by Donella Meadows Resources: Future of Food -- Atmos The underlying racism of America’s food system: Regina Bernard-Carreno at TEDxManhattan Food + Justice = Democracy by LaDonna Redmond at TEDxManhattan 2013 Malik Yakini on Food Apartheid || Food and Sustainability
48:17
February 01, 2021
Episode 12: Food + Climate Change -- Part 1
Kate and Emma guide you through the ways that our food system contributes to climate change. In this first episode on food + climate change, we speak about veganism as an individual lifestyle action to reduce your own carbon footprint, while simultaneously revealing to you all why both of us no longer identify as vegan. We dive into the limits of “going vegan” as a substitute for systemic government action — addressing issues like food waste, single-use plastics, expensive “vegan” alternatives, eating local, composting, and more. In next week’s show, Kate and Emma will navigate racial and socioeconomic disparities produced by our modern food system, touching on structural changes needed so that food can serve as a solution to the intersecting public health and climate crisis.  Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6 Resources: Your Questions About Food and Climate Change -- NYTimes Interactive — https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/30/dining/climate-change-food-eating-habits.html
47:56
January 25, 2021
Episode 11: Artificial Sweeteners, Sugars, and Preservatives: Oh My!
Kate and Emma talk about the growth of their wellness meme empire while they dispel myths around sugars and sweeteners. In this episode, we get into all of the artificial sweeteners you’ve come across on gum packets, various candies, and within diet food. We talk about the health risks of consuming artificial sweeteners, plus a mini history lesson on where these intense sugar substitutes originated from. Kate and Emma speak about their experience being marketed “low-calorie” alternatives from the diet industry and how these products shaped their relationship to health + wellness now.  Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6
48:03
January 18, 2021
Episode 10: F*ck Burpees and Body Dysmorphia -- How to Build a Healthy Relationship with Exercise
Kate and Emma work you through topics like metabolism, body dysmorphia, calories, eating disorders, and more fitness tidbits. We talk about how to workout in conjunction with your menstrual cycle, how to find movement that you *actually* enjoy, and how to avoid spiraling about body image when working out. Kate and Emma emphasize the importance of rest days + how to stop overexercising -- offering you an honest conversation on the pressures we experience with food + body image when it comes to fitness culture.  Warning: If you have experienced a past of an eating disorder or unhealthy relationship with exercise, we advise that this may not be the episode for you!  Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6
58:32
January 11, 2021
Episode 9: Chill the F*ck Out -- Stress Supplement Guide
Kate and Emma navigate you through their favorite stress management techniques such as Calm Magnesium, silly little walks, and Ashwagandha. We discuss acute, episodic, and chronic stress -- leaving you with our wellness tips on how to lower your cortisol levels. Kate and Emma reconcile with the fact they will never be chill, yet remember the healing powers of merely sending a ravaging voice memo to a friend as a life-changing stress reduction practice. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6
55:53
January 04, 2021
Episode 8: Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of the Gut Microbiome
Kate and Emma kick off the new podcast rebrand with an episode dedicated to all things gut health. We get nerdy about Lactobacilli, endocannabinoids, and everything else the sea moss girlies should know about the GI tract. We give you a run down of how to properly read a probiotic supplement -- from the CFU count to key disclaimers from the Food and Drug Administration. Kate and Emma leave you with their favorite fermented foods and hope you all are excited to join this new wellness community in 2021. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6
56:26
December 28, 2020
Episode 7: Wellness is F*cked
Kate and Emma unleash their hot wellness takes into the universe -- discussing stupid health topics like juice cleanses, GOOP, food combining, etc. We take a critical lens to debunk the unverifiable claims from wellness culture, weeding through the bullshit that continues to trigger the two health gods. Take this episode with a grain of salt: we both know that elements of wellness culture continue to fuck with our own brains to this very day. From this conversation of outrage about the elitist garbage in the wellness space, we hope to dissect and analyze the problematic aspects of the industry we seek to make more accessible through this podcast. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6
54:25
December 21, 2020
Episode 6: Q+A Dust Debate with @Wylde.One
Kate and Emma get their adaptogens on and test out some lovely blends sent over from @Wylde.One. We chat about the sacred Bob’s Red Mill, vegan cheeses that don’t taste like plastic, and the celestial sleepy bear. We give you some background on how the Midwest has helped us both be girlbosses in NYC -- answering your questions on career, jobs, lifestyle, and getting over imposter syndrome. Emma gives you her top music recs of 2020 and Kate shares her recent political machinations as we vibe out into the New Year. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6
51:20
December 17, 2020
Episode 5: Unleash of the Dessert Potato ™️
Kate and Emma decide to risk it all…. In this episode, we unleash the Dessert Potato™. The girlies freak over their favorite sweet potatoes, take a dig into their museum pantries for some toppings, and even give you a quick Chia Seed Jam recipe. Kate and Emma open up about the difficulties of navigating the wellness world with a past of Eating Disorders. We talk about getting over fear foods, how to stop comparing yourself to others in a diet culture full of endless “What I Eat In a Day” videos, and finally, we gush over you all -- our beautiful community of oat girlies. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6
43:54
December 14, 2020
Episode 4: Mukbang -- Happy Zoe Vegan Bakery
Kate and Emma pay respects to their favorite vegan establishment in all of New York: Happy Zoe Vegan Bakery. In honor of our first mukbang, we ordered a custom cake with all of our dream ingredients -- raspberry jam, chocolate chips stuffed into the cake, and two donuts on top. Nothing these two girlies love more than using Happy Zoe’s cake slices as a way to heal our relationship with food.  Tune in to hear us gush over the bakery’s warm and friendly staff (LOL) and get advice on how to navigate ED triggers during the holiday season. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6
49:11
December 10, 2020
Episode 3: The United States of Dating Apps
Kate and Emma give their low-down on what it’s like to be dating in the ghost town of New York City as two introverted grandmas fixated on drinking liquid chlorophyll. We talk about how to navigate White-Claw addicted skaters, Reply Guy Juniors™, cringe opening messages, ghosting, hookup culture, and the social conditioning of straight men. Both of us reflect on if we think love is real, if New York has made us cynical, how to maintain independence while dating, and advice we would give to our younger selves. Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6
01:14:05
December 07, 2020
Episode 2: What the F*ck is Sea Moss? Supplement Check
Kate and Emma discuss what it feels like to connect with geriatric elders in the vitamins and minerals section of the health store. We lay out some basics for our plant-based girlies, obsess over the gut microbiome, unleash a love letter to Watermelon Calm Magnesium, and talk about how to be an educated supplement consumer in the wild world of wellness.  Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6
54:13
December 03, 2020
Episode 1: Introduction -- Meet Vegan Maid and Spirulina Lady!
Meet your two podcast hosts -- Kate and Emma take a walk through the park to recall the origin story of when we knew we would be lifelong wellness legends together. We talk about our mutual Midwest roots, the cursed Tinder and failing Hinge dating apps, vegan sea protein, and our decision to launch this girlboss podcast empire.  Kate Glavan -- instagram.com/kateglavan/ Emma Roepke -- instagram.com/emma.roepke/ Sea Moss Girlies -- instagram.com/seamossgirlies/ Sea Moss Girlies on Patreon -- https://www.patreon.com/seamossgirlies Sea Moss Life Community Platform on Geneva https://links.genevachat.com/invite/03fa1998-a28f-4cc1-8bae-95dec9ecf0e6
01:19:13
November 30, 2020