49 The Caltons – The Powers of Micronutrients

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

We all have cravings. We all know what we could do to make our bodies feel a little bit better. So why is it so hard for us to give ourselves the things we know our bodies want and need?

Today, I’m talking to the Caltons about cravings and nutrition. The Caltons are experts in micronutrient deficiencies, and authors of the new book The Micronutrient Miracle.

It’s all about the basics, crave bears. It’s about getting those nutrients you may be missing that are contributing to your cravings. It’s about being clear and focused so we can lead healthy, happy lives.

Let’s figure our what our bodies need, and give it to them! Let’s feel good so we can show up every day. Sound good?

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Your body naturally wants brightly colored foods.”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • What are the basic components of food
  • Defining micronutrients
  • How sufficient micronutrients can help prevent disease
  • The difference between cravings and hunger
  • What is hidden hunger
  • What causes sweet cravings
  • How sugar depletes your micronutrients
  • Why sugar blocks vitamin C

As soon as you become deficient in calcium, it signals a salt craving.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • The importance of trying different foods and preparations
  • How color influences our craving
  • What causes salt cravings
  • How zinc deficiencies affect your tastebuds
  • Why you need fat
  • How soy starves your hormones
  • How to look for micronutrient-rich foods
  • What lifestyle habits can be depleting your micronutrients

If you don’t realize your ‘hunger’ is coming from micronutrient deficiencies, you may start to think you have poor discipline.”  (Click to Tweet)

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A lot of micronutrients require fat for proper absorption.”  (Click to Tweet)

48 Dr. Anna Cabeca – The Power of Functional Medicine

Dr. Anna Cabeca on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Hello my crave bears. How are you doing this week?

I get so many questions about hormonal cravings all the time! Are they menstrual? Are they menopausal menopausal? What we do know is that hormones definitely affect how we feel and crave, and it’s so awesome that we have the opportunity to learn more about the connection between the two.

So this week, I chatted with expert Dr. Anna Cabeca. She is a certified gynecologist, Obstetrician, anti-aging specialist, and is certified in regenerative and functional medicine. What a pro, right?

If you’ve heard the term functional medicine but aren’t really sure what the heck it means, listen in for a peek inside this patient-centered method. Who knows, it could be a perfect fit for you!

We know that us crave bears are complex creatures – we’re human! We want to feel good, we want to like food, and we of course want to like our bodies. If you’re feeling like you want more support, please head over to my Facebook group and join the conversation!

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Within our body, we really have the power to restore balance.”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • What functional medicine is
  • The value of different approaches to health
  • What happens to female patients in mainstream medicine
  • What are estrogen dominant symptoms
  • How hormones are interconnected with neurotransmitters
  • The downsides of going on chemical birth control in your teens
  • The power of stopping dairy
  • Why healthy skin starts from the inside

We really do have to get off those Franken-foods.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • How hormones affect attraction and pheromones
  • Why you should wait to be intimate with your partner
  • How oxytocin affects your appetite
  • The power of spending time with people you love
  • How a hug can rock your world
  • The many uses of Maca
  • Why sleep is so crucial
  • Why we want biodiversity

We are a growing country of loneliness, and we need more oxytocin.”  (Click to Tweet)

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Contributing in some way is so therapeutic, it’s stronger than anything I can write on a prescription pad.”  (Click to Tweet)

47 Sorry, I’m Not Sorry!

Sorry, I'm Not Sorry on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Let’s be honest. We women apologize for everything! Why do we do that?

We deserve to take up space and breathe this air and eat food that doesn’t make us ill, right? That’s what I’m talking about today with Susan, a reader and listener from Phoenix.

By saying sorry, by not speaking up and asking for what we need, we are creating problems for ourselves, with our health, diet, and self esteem. More and more women are standing up and saying, “I am here!”

It’s time that we all get comfortable asking for what we need, don’t you think, my crave bears? We can ask gracefully, simply, and until we get it.

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Your body is so wise, but doesn’t necessarily see very far into the future.”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • How migraines affect your life
  • Why you should explore eliminating toxic foods
  • Why it’s hard to give up your cravings
  • How your social life affects your cravings
  • The power of life stressors on our impulses
  • How to deal with one time events that involve toxic foods

It’s hard to pull apart which food might be causing headaches to come back and the pounds to stay on.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • Why you shouldn’t be scared to do a cleanse again
  • The importance of asking the questions when you’re eating out
  • People in the service industry want to make sure you are having a good time
  • Why women have to stop saying sorry!
  • How to ask for what you need
  • Why we need to ask for what will sustain us

It’s their job to serve you food that’s not only tasty, but that’s safe for you.”  (Click to Tweet)

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You deserve to be well, and to be treated with respect by yourself and others.”  (Click to Tweet)

 

 

46 How to Stop Shoulding on Ourselves

How to Stop Shoulding on Yourself on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

You know what I’ve realized recently? Peace, love, and understanding seems in short supply these days. Even when it comes to ourselves!

So this week, I want to get you to stop thinking about what you “should” be doing, and what you are doing. I was lucky enough to do some coaching with Rachael for this week’s episode. Rachael has this same problem: her inner critic is constantly “shoulding” all over her!

Here’s a taste of what it’s like when I coach one on one. I have some spots available, so head over to this page on my website to apply. I want to talk about your deepest desires and challenges and help you move forward.

Don’t forget, I also have a free, private Facebook group! Anyone can join and share their struggles or support, and I’m on there all the time talking with folks.

Alright Crave Bears – get ready for a tough but productive episode!

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What if weight loss was a result of confidence?”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • How your opinion of your body impacts your daily life
  • What it feels like to have confidence
  • What gets in the way of doing fun things for yourself everyday
  • How caring for others shouldn’t get in the way of you caring for yourself
  • Why not being yourself is exhausting
  • Why we can see the beauty and brilliance in our friends and not in ourselves
  • The value of identifying your inner critic
  • How to be in better communication with your inner critic

How often to you find yourself listening to and honoring your truth?”  (Click to Tweet)

  • How to balance that identification of your critic by also finding the part of you that feels rooted, strong, and bold
  • Why you should allow the strong parts of you to help the weaker parts
  • Why you have to acknowledge and accept both the critical and strong parts of yourself
  • The sensitivity and emotions of humans, and women especially
  • The challenge of managing our own emotions when we’re responsible for someone else
  • Why you have to take the time to shift your attention towards yourself
  • You have the ability to be both critical and supportive of yourself
  • Why we should be hanging out with people who make us laugh

Just know that your critic is a part of you; It’s a part of all of us.”  (Click to Tweet)

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Humor is the most amazing healing agent.”  (Click to Tweet)

45 Dr. Tami – How to Take Back Control of Your Hormones

Dr. Tami on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Are you tired but having trouble sleeping through the night? Does stress get to you more than it used to? Are you having trouble keeping your muscle tone? Are your cravings through the roof?

Have you thought about getting your hormones checked? After a super stressful year, that’s what I did, and let me tell you, my hormones were a mess! Once I started taking hormone supplements everything turned around.

On this week’s episode, I talked to Dr. Tami, a hormone EXPERT! Her book The Hormone Secret really helped me understand the relationship between my adrenals and testosterone, and how to get my whole body balanced and back on track.

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You can do it too! Listen in to learn more about the effects hormone imbalance can have on your body, and pick up a copy of Dr. Tami’s book to start learning all about how to get yourself back on track. Plus, if you send a picture of your receipt or book to bookbonus@drtami.com, you can score some great bonus materials.

Today’s sponsor is Audible.com®, who has more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free audiobook of your choice here.

So my crave bears, let’s take back our hormones!

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Who aspires to be fine? To wake up in the morning and say, “I can’t wait to be fine”?”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • How women are hijacked by our hormones
  • Why connecting with other people is so important
  • What are the symptoms of hormone problems
  • Why women should start getting their hormone levels checked in their late 20s
  • Why your adrenal glands are so important
  • The importance of cleaning out the inflammation caused by stress
  • Why you should prioritize your health
  • How testosterone affects women
  • The importance of testosterone in fitness, energy, libido, and mood

Your adrenal glands can either deal with and produce the hormones that stress your life or bless your life.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • What supplements boost testosterone levels
  • The interaction of daydreams or fantasies and testosterone levels
  • Why women should exercise “softer”
  • Why we should all stand in a superman pose more often
  • The danger of cravings
  • How dangerous is sugar?
  • What your body and adrenals need during that afternoon lull
  • Why we have become fat in our low fat, non fat lifestyle
  • The range of reaction time to hormone adjustment

Within 2 hours of eating sugar, your testosterone levels drop by almost 40%!”  (Click to Tweet)

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Don’t slap your adrenals across the face with caffeine and sugar!”  (Click to Tweet)

 

44 Twenty Questions to Reframe Your Negative Thinking

The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Do you have negative thoughts plaguing you and your health?

Do you have emotional obstacles that keep you from your highest goals and continue to send you into a downward spiral?

Well… Never fear, The Crave Cast is here!

Today I share with you a series of questions I recently used with a client who was dealing with this situation. I teach you how to get unstuck from negative thought loops and how to stay on track with your healthy eating.

Also, I’m excited to share today’s sponsor Audible.com®, who has more than 180,000 audio books and spoken-word audio products. Get a free audio book of your choice here.

Now let’s get out of our negative thinking and get back into action!

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“Look for your strengths, stop focusing on all your weaknesses.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  1. What’s the evidence: Are you confusing fact with a story?
  2. Am I jumping to conclusions: Are you basing things on poor evidence?
  3. What are the alternate possibilities: Remember there’s more way than one!
  4. What’s the effects in my body of thinking this way: Who are you being?
  5. What are the good and bad things about thinking this way: Do the disadvantages outweigh the advantages?
  6. Am I asking questions to which there are no answers: Skip the questions that have no answers
  7. What thinking errors am I making: Am I applying black and white thinking to myself?
  8. Am I using an ultimatum or extreme words: Cut out the exaggeration
  9. Am I condemning myself on the basis of a single event: It’s not fair to judge yourself
  10. Am I concentrating on my weaknesses and forgetting about my strengths: Keep a balanced view of yourself!
  11. Are you blaming yourself for something that is not your fault: Start controlling your eating to support a good mood
  12. Am I taking things personal that have nothing to do with me: Is it directed at you or is this indicative to someone else’s personality?
  13. Am I expecting myself to be perfect: Learn from your mistakes
  14. Am I using a double standard: Be kind to others and help them find a solution
  15. Do I only pay attention to the negative: Remember the good things!
  16. Am I catastrophizing: Overestimating the chances of disaster does not serve you
  17. Am I exaggerating the importance of these events: Will I remember this next week?
  18. Am I stressed out about the way things should be instead of excepting and dealing with them as they are: What good can you focus on to make things/yourself feel better
  19. Am I assuming I can do nothing to change my situation: Be brave, try something different and work out some attainable step by step solutions
  20. Am I predicting the future instead of trying: Change is not impossible and remember that practise makes perfect

“It is better to focus on what you have done, not what you have failed at.” (Click to Tweet)

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43 How to Overcome Self Sabotaging Habits For a Happy, Healthy Body

The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Do you keep making health goals that you just can’t seem to keep? Do you have desires that you, or someone else in your life keep sabotaging?

Well today’s episode is all about self sabotage and getting clear on what’s really going on in our mind, body and soul. We explore why we do what we do and continue to self sabotage our diet, weight loss and exercise.

This is my first coaching podcast with a member of my past Rapid, Refresh & Reboot program.  I talk with Toni about what’s going on in her life, where the sabotage was coming from and how she can feel good in her body.

I’ve also created a special 9 page report on how to get clear on your fears and the sabotage in your life. Get your free copy of my Playbook here.

Today’s sponsor is Audible.com®, who has more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free audiobook of your choice here.

So my clan of the brave bears, it’s time to get clear about your fear and just do it anyway. Bring on the change and get comfortable, being uncomfortable!

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“I’d finally have peace with myself… This freedom of movement.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • Where does self sabotage come from
  • What are the emotions we deal with around sabotage
  • Why we let fear destroy our desires
  • How to understand the Saboteur
  • The 2 different kinds of sabotage
  • The struggle between fear and success
  • Why we desire acceptance
  • The good and bad reasons to getting what you want
  • The importance of feeling congruent and aligned on the inside and outside
  • What we think and feel about ourselves changes how others interact with us
  • How to develop resilience and shift your mindset

“It’s about feeling good in your own skin.” (Click to Tweet)

  • What are mirror neurones?
  • Why to develop an awareness practise
  • How our emotions show up on our waistline…. just like chocolate cake!
  • What is a functional strategy?
  • The value in letting go of the story…. Hint: You’ll still be safe!
  • How to embrace possibilities and the feeling of being safe in the world
  • Tools to make conscious, positive choices
  • Why it’s so difficult to acknowledge and savour the good
  • How the psychological impact of long term unemployment effected Toni
  • The hard fact: Be stressed OR digest and loose weight
  • How to tackle stress reduction = a relaxation routine
  • The benefits of planning and keeping an appointment with ourselves

“Even if I know it and don’t have to go show it, I know I feel good, sexy and feminine about myself.” (Click to Tweet)

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“I’m a person and I want to be accepted and loved whether I’m skinny or huge.” (Click to Tweet)

42 Claire Cavanah – Founding Mama of The Masturbation Movement

Claire Cavanah on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

We’ve talked a lot about masturbation in the last month, haven’t we my crave bears?

So now let’s learn a little more about the history of this momentous occasion. This week, I interviewed Claire Cavanah, co-founder of Babeland and Babeland.com. She was an integral part of the creation of National Masturbation Month, and has some great insights into what the landscape of sexuality and masturbation was like twenty years ago.

Her business is also a wealth of information! You can visit the website for plenty of educational blog posts, to find out about workshops, or you can head into a store in NYC or Seattle like I did with one of my clients.

Today’s sponsor is Audible.com®, who has more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free audiobook of your choice here.

I can’t wait for you to hear this fascinating interview with Claire Cavanah.

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“Everyone needs to come to it in their own time to find out what you want and who you are sexually.”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • How to open a sex store
  • How National Masturbation Month was founded
  • What is a masturbate-a-thon
  • What the sexual landscape was like twenty years ago
  • How the internet changed sexual education
  • Why sexual knowledge used to be on the fringes
  • Why queer people have to talk about sex more than straight people
  • How knowing yourself sexually can give you energy
  • The benefits of masturbation include better circulation, better sleep, relief from menstrual cramps, stress reduction

“There’s no roadmap for queer sex that’s available.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • How to talk to your kids about sex and masturbation
  • Why masturbation is a foundation for better sex with your partner
  • How to talk to your partner about masturbation
  • How most relationships have a high desire person and a low desire person
  • Why you should support your partner’s masturbation
  • How masturbation helps your self esteem
  • How fantasy and porn can be the fuel for the fire
  • The importance of testosterone and your body rhythm
  • What’s different about the Babeland website

“Masturbation has lots of physical benefits, but it also opens you up to a happier and more fulfilled life.”  (Click to Tweet)

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“Sex is always happening, so it’s always age appropriate to talk about.”  (Click to Tweet)

41 Psalm Isadora – Your Sexuality is Your Power

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

How do you figure out what feels good to you?

That’s what National Masturbation Month is all about, and that’s what I’m talking about with Psalm Isadora today. Psalm is a sex and relationship expert as well as a yoga instructor.

Today we’re talking about shaking the shame around our bodies, sexuality and taking the time to explore!

My sponsor today is Audible, and they are offering our listeners a free audiobook of your choice and a free 30-day trial membership. Click here and choose from over 180,000 audio programs – download a title free and start listening. It’s that easy. Go to audibletrial.com/cravecast and get started today.

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Now it’s time to go on an adventure with yourself, my clan of the crave bears. So, let’s go!

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“When did you have your first orgasm? And how did you feel about it?”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • The importance of breaking down the taboo around sex
  • Where sexual shame comes from
  • Why you should masturbate more
  • Why it’s important to know how your body works
  • Why you should know how to connect with yourself sexually
  • What is a jade egg?
  • How building kegel muscles helps with urinary incontinence
  • The sexual benefits of strong kegels

“The shadow around sexuality means we can’t bring light to this subject.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • The effects of a healthy sexuality on your health
  • Why a strong vagina is good for your whole self
  • How sexual repression exists all over the world
  • How taking away women’s sexuality takes away their power
  • The power and energy of the womb
  • The importance of knowing how your vagina works
  • How teaching women about sex will lead them to more empowered choices

“Masturbation is like sex light: all the pleasure, none of the calories!”  (Click to Tweet)

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“The womb is like a nuclear power center that powers your whole life.”  (Click to Tweet)

40 Kim Anami – Getting Your Vagina and Your Life in Shape

Kim Anami on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

We know there is a connection between our emotional needs and our physical needs. But how can fulfilling one help fulfil the other?

Continuing with the 20th anniversary of National Masturbation Month, this week I’m talking with Kim Anami, holistic sex and relationship expert. Kim is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the link between your sexuality and your everyday wellbeing.

Oh, and did I mention she’s also a vaginal weightlifter? Yes, this woman knows all about the vagina, and how strengthening it can not only be good for your sexual life, but also for your outer life.

Today’s sponsor is Audible.com®, who has more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken-word audio products. Get a free audiobook of your choice here.

So my friends, let’s jump in to learning all about the vagina and its amazing abilities to heal us inside and out!

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“How you show up in bed is usually how you show up in life.”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • What is a holistic sex expert?
  • How signs from your sex life can illuminate your personal self
  • The connection between food and your inner wisdom
  • How sex is a personal growth tool
  • How not caring what others think is good for you
  • Why symptoms may be caused by issues in your sexual relationship
  • What self actualization in your sexual life can do for your outer life
  • How sex is a part of everyday life
  • Why your body is the best teacher
  • How to examine how we’re conditioned
  • Why the urge to medicate is our body telling us what it needs
  • What is the core inner need?

“Our culture has this bipolar relationship with sex: it’s everywhere, and yet you aren’t really allowed to have it and enjoy it.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • Why the relationship and sex are intertwined
  • The importance of openness and surrender in the sexual experience
  • What is the power of vulnerability
  • Who is the well-f**ked-woman?
  • Why self pleasure is good for you
  • What is stopping women from being comfortable with their sexuality
  • How to find a happy medium between being sexually voracious and confident
  • How stress can affect the body and weight
  • The importance of reclaiming your body
  • Why it’s important to have a strong vagina
  • The truth about kegels
  • What is vaginal kung fu?

“Our sexual energy is our genetic blueprint.”  (Click to Tweet)

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“The more open and vulnerable we are, the more open we are to being penetrated – not just by our partner, but by life in general.”  (Click to Tweet)

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