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Katie: Hiya, and welcome to the “Wellness Mama,” podcast. I’m Katie from wellnessmama.com and wellnesse.com, that’s wellness with an E on the top. And I’m right here as we speak with Dr. Robin Berzin, who’s the founder and CEO of Parsley Well being, which is America’s main holistic medical observe, particularly designed to assist girls overcome persistent situations. And he or she based this firm to assist People fight the rising tide of persistent illness via, actually, customized holistic medication. And he or she’s additionally the creator of a brand new e-book known as, “State Change,” which we speak about as we speak.


And on this episode, we go into quite a lot of various things, root trigger, practical medication, why psychological well being struggles aren’t simply in our head, they will begin in our our bodies, and how you can do a self-assessment to get a baseline, how you can get cheap labs, poor actions versus habits and why the distinction is necessary, why she exams thyroid ranges in each single affected person, why common just isn’t optimum and how you can perceive your lab outcomes, why girls had been excluded from medical analysis till 1993 and so lab ranges nonetheless don’t mirror correct ranges for ladies due to this, what to find out about metabolic syndrome in blood sugar, the wonderful science of meditation, and a lot extra.


Very sensible episode. She’s quite a lot of enjoyable to speak to, and I do know you’ll get pleasure from this as a lot as I did. So with out additional ado, let’s be part of Dr. Berzin. Robin, welcome. Thanks a lot for being right here.


Robin: Thanks for having me.


Katie: I really feel like it is a long-overdue dialog, and I’m so excited we lastly get to talk. And I really feel like a few of your present work is extraordinarily related to our viewers of girls and mothers who’re listening. So I can’t wait to leap in. However for background, for individuals who aren’t accustomed to you, I’d guess many individuals are, however are you able to simply sort of give us an summary of your background, and what led you to your present work path into beginning Parsley Well being?


Robin: Yeah. Properly, thanks for having me. Lengthy overdue, for positive. Excited for this dialog. I’m a mother of three. My youngest is six months. I’m a health care provider. And I’m not solely educated in inside medication, sort of typical medication, educated in New York Metropolis, however I additionally educated in one thing known as practical medication, which is about attending to the basis trigger, attending to the why. And people two trainings mixed collectively led me to see that there’s a highly effective want for all of us to have a type of medication that’s really holistic, that appears at us as a complete particular person, that understands our previous and our childhoods and the trauma that we’ve been via, and the context of our lives and what we’re consuming and the way we’re transferring, and whether or not or not now we have that means and objective, and must issue all of that into our plan for well being and wellness.


And so, all of that sort of got here collectively for me, and I began the corporate known as Parsley Well being to carry that sort of medication, the most effective of typical main care plus the most effective of a extra practical, holistic method collectively, so that you didn’t have to decide on, in order that we may assist lots of people heal, particularly girls, heal from the commonest points now we have as we speak, that are the autoimmune, the GI, the psychological well being, the hormone, the fertility, the center points, the blood sugar points, and that ladies actually need a special type of care. So, that’s why I’m right here.


Katie: I undoubtedly had my very own journey with that within the early phases of Hashimoto’s, and making an attempt to get solutions from docs. And quite a lot of the standard docs checked out all the things sort of in isolation. And the thyroid is its personal sort of remoted a part of the physique that wasn’t linked to your intestine, or wasn’t linked to the rest. And it was a journey of a lot of studying for me to uncover that. And I agree with you fully. I believe the most effective outcomes occur after we can use the most effective of each worlds, and when now we have knowledgeable sufferers, who’re working with suppliers who’re in alignment. I’ve mentioned quite a lot of occasions on right here, we’re every our personal main well being care supplier, and now we have accountability for our well being, however the most effective outcomes occur when now we have a practitioner who understands root trigger, and who is aware of what they’re doing, to information us.


And I do know a few of your latest work, you’re speaking quite a bit in regards to the relationship between persistent sickness and psychological well being. And I do know this, like, that mental-emotional facet was an ignored piece for me for a very long time. That it was so humorous after I realized it, as a result of it actually was proper there the entire time. However let’s speak about that, as a result of I really feel like that is one thing that we’re beginning to perceive an increasing number of not too long ago.


Robin: So, I forgot to additionally point out, I’m the creator of a e-book known as “State Change,” that got here out not too long ago, which is all in regards to the bodily boundaries to peak psychological well being. And for thus many people, we really feel like our psychological well being is in our heads. And but, for many people, our psychological well being is definitely beginning in our our bodies. And in our medical system, actually, psychological well being is its personal division. And the docs who’re targeted on psychological well being don’t concentrate on the bodily. And the docs targeted on the bodily don’t concentrate on psychological well being. And that’s not working, as a result of there’s no magic concrete wall between our heads and our our bodies. And what’s occurring in your physique is occurring in your mind, and vice versa.


And after I began Parsley, , I didn’t begin it explicitly as a psychological well being service. It was actually for anybody affected by a persistent situation, a number of persistent situations, or simply signs they couldn’t work out. And what I noticed again and again that was sort of magical was that we had been addressing nutrient deficiencies, excessive blood sugar, thyroid points, such as you had, that weren’t identified, hormone points. Serving to folks change how they handled their physique in the course of the day when it got here to meals or motion, supplementation. And the way, alongside the best way, folks had been getting off their psych medicine, folks had been feeling higher, folks had been feeling extra in management. Like, they knew how you can assist themselves when it got here to psychological well being.


And whether or not you’ve a household historical past of psychological well being dysfunction or a private historical past of trauma, or whether or not you’re affected by the burnout and persistent fatigue and nervousness, melancholy that we’ve all lived via for the previous couple years, regardless of the place you fall in that, in the event you don’t tackle what’s occurring within the physique, it’s like making an attempt to climb Everest and never attending to base camp. And so, I needed to create a roadmap for folks to get to base camp, as a result of now we have to search out our psychological well being, as , over and again and again proper now. It’s not one thing you choose off the psychological well being tree and stroll away with. It’s one thing now we have to domesticate each single day.


Katie: Yeah, and it is smart that that may be a back-and-forth relationship, that our bodily well being impacts psychological well being. Additionally, our psychological well being influences our selections with our bodily well being and vice versa. What are a number of the mechanisms bodily that may affect psychological well being? Like, I do know we hear in regards to the gut-brain connection, and the way intestine well being can affect psychological well being. And I do know there’s much more to it than that, however simply sort of give us an summary of a few of these issues.


Robin: Yeah. You realize, to start with, I all the time say you may’t know the place you’re going until the place you’ve been. And I don’t find out about you, however I don’t bear in mind what I had for lunch final Tuesday, not to mention, like, how anxious or foggy or drained I used to be. Or how bloated I used to be, or how a lot my proper knee ached or my left hip ached, , a month or two in the past. And so what we begin off with within the e-book, and what we provide at Parsley as effectively, is that this self-assessment. That’s a complete physique symptom rating, and also you give your self a rating. And it’s a quantity, as a result of, once more, we are able to’t bear in mind these items. We received an excessive amount of happening.


And so, if you give your self that quantity, and then you definately begin to make a few of these interventions, you begin to see, “Oh, when my intestine’s actually flaring up, and my bloating and my reflux and my constipation and my fuel are actually dangerous, my mind fog and my complications are actually dangerous too.” And also you begin to join the dots throughout the physique. In order that’s truly the place we begin, is that this preliminary evaluation of the place you’re at from a symptom perspective, out of your feminine hormones to your psychological well being, to your intestine well being to your musculoskeletal well being, as a result of it’s all linked.


After which what I like to recommend within the e-book after we speak about type of figuring this out can also be some testing. And I checklist out the blood work which you can take to your common physician, you may see us at Parsley, nationwide or on-line, or you may go to your common physician, be like, “Take a look at these items.” As a result of let’s speak about your Hashimoto’s, proper? Thyroid problems. One in 5 girls will probably be identified or have a thyroid situation in her lifetime. Most of that’s hypothyroid, so low functioning thyroid versus hyper, or excessive functioning. And when you’ve hypothyroid, you get constipation, you get bloating, you get excessive ldl cholesterol, you get weight achieve, you get dry pores and skin, you get exhaustion, and also you get melancholy.


And I can not inform you what number of girls have come to see us and had been placed on an antidepressant or informed they had been depressed, and nobody had examined their thyroid for Hashimoto’s, which is a kind of thyroid, autoimmune-based hypothyroidism, or simply common selection, there’s two varieties. And after we discovered that they only had a thyroid dysfunction, we may deal with that, and all the things else cleared up. And so we stroll you thru a number of the testing. And we are able to discuss extra about this, however your blood sugar, in case your blood sugar is excessive, your mind is infected, you may be anxious. And greater than 50% of People have metabolic syndrome, or dysfunctional skill to handle their very own blood sugar, proper? We eat, like, a, I believe it’s a 94% refined weight loss program, ultra-refined weight loss program. That is our flours, our sugars or processed meals. Something that got here in a bag that you simply, like, pop open, or crinkles, like, didn’t develop out of the bottom, wasn’t an animal you would acknowledge strolling round.


Like, , these meals are creating irritation within the physique, are creating excessive ranges of blood sugar that we are able to’t management very effectively, as a result of our our bodies weren’t designed to eat these sorts of meals. And none of that is about shaming meals or calling a meals dangerous or good. But it surely is likely to be impacting your physique in a approach that’s making you are feeling foggy, anxious, depressed. And so, we stroll via the issues to check for on the subject of your thyroid, your feminine hormones, your blood sugar, your adrenals, your coronary heart well being, irritation. And you may take that checklist, or like, rip the web page out within the e-book and take it to your physician.


After which we additionally, and we are able to get into this, we speak about a number of the issues that we do each single day. Meals, actions, how we take a look at expertise. Scrolling our social media, final time I checked, just isn’t serving to anyone out. Relating to psychological well being, and the analysis is de facto there that it doesn’t. It’s truly actually depleting our psychological well being. And so, then we discuss within the e-book about assessing your signs, assessing your blood work, after which assessing your core actions. And I name them core actions, not habits, as a result of what you eat day by day, and whether or not you sit for 11 hours a day, otherwise you stand up and transfer, these issues aren’t habits. Habits, is, like, biting your nails. These issues are, like, core actions which might be defining how you are feeling.


Katie: I like that distinction. And to simply go slightly deeper on a few the stuff you mentioned, as a result of there have been so many good factors you simply made. On the thyroid facet, I do know, in my expertise, and I don’t have Hashimoto’s now, all my ranges are regular and I don’t have antibodies, so I’m thought of fully Hashimoto’s-free. However after I was within the early phases, I’d go to a health care provider and they’d take a look at issues, and they’d inform me, “Oh, your ranges are regular.” And what I ultimately realized was, A, there appears to be some discrepancy relying on who you’re employed with on what is definitely thought of regular ranges. And sadly, individuals who have thyroid issues are those which might be getting examined that they’re basing the degrees on.


In addition to they didn’t take a look at my antibodies, or they examined, like, two issues, and so they determined these had been regular and didn’t take a look at the rest. And so, that is the factor I like to clarify, as a result of in the event you assume you may need a thyroid subject, and your physician’s solely testing a pair variables, they won’t truly be figuring out an underlying drawback. However I’d love so that you can clarify that higher. Like, what do you take a look at on the subject of thyroid?


Robin: So, day one, if you come to Parsley, and after I say come, I imply, see us on-line and we order exams, your native LabCorp, Quest, whoever we’re working with, otherwise you’re working with to your insurance coverage. However what we do is now we have a baseline panel, the Parsley baseline, and we take a look at the total thyroid panel, together with antibodies, as part of that, in each single particular person. As a result of that is so underdiagnosed, and it’s rampant. And after we take a look at, , lots of people say, “Properly, I received a TSH executed, and my physician mentioned it was regular.” Properly, to start with, oftentimes, I’ll see folks are available with TSHs of 4 and 5, their physician mentioned, “Ah, that’s okay, it’s borderline.”


And there’s a distinction between regular and optimum. And now we have to know that the reference ranges, the ranges of regular on our lab exams, are primarily based on the typical of our inhabitants as we speak. And our common inhabitants in the US, 60% of individuals have a identified persistent situation. Forty % have two or extra. Tens of tens of millions extra have a persistent situation, don’t realize it but, as a result of we take a look at reactively. We wait until you are feeling horrible after which we take a look at. We don’t proactively take a look at for these items, which is unsuitable. We’ve made ourselves up as, I name it a narrative. It’s like a Greek delusion. Bear in mind the Greek myths from, like, elementary faculty? I name it a Greek delusion that lab testing is pricey. It’s a lie that the labs have pulled over the insurance coverage corporations, however testing all this blood work is, like, actually low-cost, and it’s getting cheaper day by day.


And so we take a look at reactively and we take a look at these averages. And common just isn’t optimum. And our nation doesn’t really feel good, it feels sick. And girls are disproportionately, below 65, experiencing the overwhelming majority of the psychological well being points, the GI points, the autoimmune and irritation points, the fertility and hormone points. And girls had been excluded from medical analysis till 1993. And so, now we have a very type of problematic set of reference ranges. And so, folks will come to me and say, “Properly, my TSH was fantastic.” And I’ll say, “Properly, I don’t care if it was fantastic. Was it good? And did they take a look at your free T4, free T3, anti-thyroglobulin antibody, anti-TPO?” These are the antibodies.


Antibodies, for everybody, are a part of your immune system that’s actually pure and necessary, and it’s how we battle off colds and flus, however it may well go haywire, and it may well get triggered and assault a part of your personal physique. And 80% of autoimmune illness, which is a few type of antibodies are attacking some a part of your physique, is in girls, for causes that aren’t effectively understood. And Hashimoto’s, which you had and removed, and I wanna hear how you probably did that, as a result of that’s superior, , is de facto, actually frequent. And so, when our antibodies, our immune system, assaults our thyroid, our thyroid’s skill to operate effectively goes down.


We additionally take a look at for nutrient ranges, as a result of, how effectively your thyroid operates and the way effectively these hormones function in your physique additionally depends upon selenium, zinc, vitamin D, which the overwhelming majority of People are poor in, iodine, iron, proper? So we wanna take a look at a few of these different issues that we are able to then right. We additionally take a look at meals allergy symptoms, as a result of gluten, as an illustration, in wheat generally is a large set off for Hashimoto’s. And for some folks, not everybody, however some folks, that may be an issue. So we take a look at all of today one. And it may be a large unlock for folks to essentially perceive not simply what’s “throughout the regular vary,” however what is perfect, and optimum for them.


Katie: Yeah, that’s such an necessary level. And I’d like to additionally discuss extra in regards to the blood sugar and the metabolic syndrome factor, as a result of I really feel like this isn’t talked about sufficient, regardless of the overwhelming majority of People having a few of these markers for metabolic syndrome. And the excellent news is, it looks as if quite a lot of the issues that may assist affect these are very a lot inside our management. However are you able to sort of give us an summary of what are the markers that outline metabolic syndrome, how we are able to use blood sugar to our benefit? I’ve beloved utilizing a steady glucose monitor a number of occasions to get knowledge by myself physique and what it reacts to with totally different meals. And now, like, my fasting glucose is 73 or 74 each single day, and that’s useful knowledge I wouldn’t have identified if I hadn’t tracked it. So, are you able to give us an summary and a primer on all issues blood sugar and metabolic syndrome?


Robin: Yeah. So, metabolic syndrome is principally the step earlier than diabetes. And for most individuals, diabetes is kind 2 diabetes, which is the sort that we develop via weight loss program and life-style. So, sitting all day, consuming an excessive amount of sugar. The typical American ought to be consuming lower than 25 grams of whole sugar a day, however they’re consuming 75. Oftentimes, one soda has 50 grams. And that’s like throwing a grenade in your digestive tract and watching it explode. That’s the way it feels to the physique if you eat one thing like that.


And so, the metabolic syndrome points are actually rampant, and it’s the place your physique’s having a tough time managing your blood sugar. And we have a tendency in medication to look, once more, reactively, i.e. when it’s slightly too late, at hemoglobin A1C, which is a measure of whether or not or not you’ve diabetes or metabolic syndrome. And in the event you’re at 5.7 or above, it’s metabolic syndrome, and 6.5 or above is kind 2 diabetes. And I’m gonna skip kind 1 on the market for proper now. For all of you who’ve kind 1, I hear you, I see you, however we’re gonna speak about kind 2 for a second.


And the fact is that 5.7 being that cutoff is slightly bit arbitrary, and slightly bit late. And I don’t prefer to see a hemoglobin A1C of even 5.4, or 5.5, as a result of it tells me we’re on our approach. However once more, these are regular ranges. And what the A1C marker doesn’t do is inform you in the event you’re in your approach. And so what we take a look at at Parsley is fasting insulin and fasting glucose, that are early markers. And we wanna see that fasting insulin, ideally, effectively on, round 2 or undetectable, however undoubtedly effectively below 10. And we wanna see our fasting glucose, that means very first thing within the morning, haven’t eaten something, what’s that blood sugar stage? We wanna see that round 80, 70s and 80s. We don’t wanna see it too low. Like, 50 just isn’t good. So don’t preserve…it’s not like golf, the place you simply need to preserve taking place.


However we wanna see it round 70s and 80s. And you wouldn’t imagine the individuals who assume that they’re Mr. and Mrs. Wholesome, consuming all the fitting issues, transferring, who’ve a fasting glucose of, like, 95, 100. And that tells us that our physique’s having bother managing blood sugar. And when blood sugar is perpetually excessive, your insulin goes up, you begin storing extra fats, particularly across the stomach. You begin getting extra irritation and immune dysfunction within the physique, your testosterone goes up. So, polycystic ovarian syndrome, which is de facto simply, not a illness, however a syndrome, is the primary reason for fertility troubles as we speak, after age. And that’s largely a metabolic subject. So, our blood sugar impacts our hormones, and our blood sugar additionally influence our brains and our nervousness ranges. And it’s one thing that we must be much more proactive about.


Katie: And I like your use of the phrase, like, the core actions versus habits. I believe that’s a really…and it additionally speaks to us having extra management over it. And it appears extra enjoyable than simply habits. I’d love so that you can speak about a number of the possibly damaging ones that now we have, which might be probably the most negatively impactful, and likewise a number of the optimistic ones we are able to construct which might be gonna be sort of 80/20 finest issues we are able to do.


Robin: So, we dwell actually totally different lives as we speak, proper? I imply, I take into consideration myself as a child within the ’80s, after which what my youngsters live as little ones, like my five-year-old as we speak, and simply what a special world it’s. And I believe typically now we have to take a step again for ourselves and acknowledge that. We’re, like, battling via the day. Be the mother, do the work, get via all of it, proper, get to mattress, have a social life, do your job, like… And typically I believe we neglect that the best way which we’re dwelling all day, day by day has been radically remodeled previously few a long time. And that’s placing a stage of stress on us that I believe that we’re cracking below.


So after we discuss in regards to the lives we’re dwelling and the rampant burnout and melancholy and nervousness that many people are experiencing, we additionally should keep in mind that that isn’t simply coming from inside. It’s coming from exterior. However to your level, we do have management over it. So, the largest ones are what we eat, how we transfer, and our relationship with expertise, which aren’t habits, once more, as a result of these dominate our waking life.


And so, on the meals facet, we talked about sugar, and refined and processed meals. For those who take away these meals out of your weight loss program, and likewise do away with the omega-6 fat, these are the canola oils, vegetable oils, grapeseed, rapeseed oils. We’re alleged to eat a few four-to-one ratio of omega-6s to omega-3s. That’s what’s wholesome for our physique. Common particular person’s consuming 26 to 1. As a result of all these vegetable oils are in all of the processed meals and all of the deli bars, and all of the issues that we eat, and they’re interrupting our mind’s skill to make use of the serotonin now we have.


We all the time hear about this, the feel-good hormone, and it’s like, be, why is everybody, , so shy of serotonin as we speak? Properly, a part of it’s that we’re consuming meals that make it inconceivable for our brains to make use of the serotonin now we have. So, chopping out these processed meals, cooking your meals, even cooking two out of three meals a day, I do know we’re busy, I do know we gotta seize and go typically. I do it too. However that’s the primary factor you are able to do.


And once more, what you place in your mouth day by day is data for each single cell in your physique, and the microbes that dwell in your intestine. And what you eat is impacting how you are feeling, not 20 years from now, however proper now. And so, I believe for lots of people, that’s a very thrilling wake-up name, and I do know for me it’s cheaper to prepare dinner, and batch prepare dinner, than it’s to eat out and purchase processed meals as we speak, as a result of these costs have actually gone up. That’s primary.


The second is we sit, on common, 11 hours a day. We sit on our bottoms. And now we have legs. And we weren’t meant to do this. And the physique is designed to course of feelings via motion. The physique is designed to course of our feelings via motion. And so, if you sit, these feelings get caught. So, I is likely to be sitting right here proper now pondering, “Wow, it is a actually large podcast. I’m actually nervous. Katie’s so wonderful, and I needed to satisfy her perpetually.” And I’ll not even consciously, like, assume that thought. It could not even type of go throughout the, , the TV display screen in my mind, however I type of have it in a flash. After which I’ve an emotional response to that thought, which is slightly little bit of worry.


And the second I’ve that emotional response, a wave of neurotransmitters and hormones cascades via my physique, touching each single cell. And that cascade, that wave, takes about 48 hours to clear. So, think about you’re feeling harassed and scared, and indignant, and all of the feelings we really feel 1,000,000 occasions a day. And also you’re sitting, and also you’re not processing these feelings. That’s how… We speak about feelings getting caught within the physique as if it’s this, like, I’m gonna use an unpopular phrase, however, like, woo-woo factor. And what we speak about within the e-book is that it’s very scientifically-backed actuality. And this cascade of neurotransmitters and hormones can finally influence your cells’ skill to operate, impacts your blood sugar, impacts your immune system, makes it more durable to heal. And that’s how we get weak point and illness over time, proper.


So, feelings translate via the physique, and after we’re transferring, we wash that wave out. And but we sit 11 hours a day. So, getting up and transferring, each single hour, ensuring you’re spending half-hour to an hour a day. Might be strolling, it might be dancing, it might be leaping on a trampoline. I do know, for myself, and I do know from so lots of our feminine sufferers, like, motion has been connected to disgrace, and type of “shoulds,” and the very last thing we’d like as mothers is one other “ought to.” And so, within the e-book, I write quite a bit about motion and train. In research, in 95% of sufferers, nervousness and melancholy improved with common train. And solely 40% to 50% improved with remedy. Doesn’t imply we don’t want the remedy. Treatment is a good looking device, nevertheless it’s not sufficient.


And so, we put train in that approach on the prescription pad, not as a result of it’s about getting match or wanting scorching. This e-book just isn’t about that. It’s about feeling good, proper now. And these are issues that we are able to do totally free. There’s so many nice exercises on YouTube and Instagram and all of the locations, that I make the most of. So, these are the issues which might be in our management, that may assist us create a state change, a shift in how we really feel, each single day.


Katie: Yeah. And I believe you’re proper. There’s a special societal expectation now, particularly on girls. And I’ve heard it mentioned, , mothers are anticipated to work like they don’t have youngsters, after which dad or mum like they don’t should work. And we stock a lot greater than we used to. And I like additionally that you simply introduced up the concept feelings retailer within the physique. Studying “The Physique Retains the Rating” was a very, like, mind-opening for me. And I began to really perceive issues on a deeper stage after I began making these connections and listening to each feelings, and the place I used to be feeling them in my physique.


And I believe you’re proper. It doesn’t should be an in depth course of, usually, to unpack these. It’s, motion is so useful. And for me, it was useful to unpack and have a distinction between, like, train and motion, which I sort of outline as nearly like play. Since you’re proper, I believe now we have some damaging societal issues connected to train. And it’s like a factor we should always do, and I’d argue there’s even quite a lot of misinformation about the best way we “ought to” do it, and what we do within the gymnasium, that’s not even that efficient. And so, I believe, like, train and energy coaching and sprinting, these are necessary issues and people are nice instruments. However motion is a much wider class. And simply issues like going exterior, you’re getting all these advantages of daylight and recent air and motion.


After which additionally, the concept we expect we form our surroundings. And we do, however our surroundings additionally shapes us, to your level. And so, if we are able to modify our environments to be extra pleasant to simply motion, like fixed motion versus train, that’s led to my home having, and I’ve talked about this earlier than, however, like, a gymnastics mat within the hallway, and a climbing dangle board within the kitchen, and yoga swings within the child’s room, simply because if it’s there, and it’s in our approach, we have a tendency to make use of it extra.


Robin: Yeah. Completely. Like, take the yoga mat out of the closet and simply lie it down in your ground, so it’s all the time proper there. And, , for me, like, I’m not a gymnasium particular person. Like, I’m that one who… I believe I went not too long ago, as a result of sometimes I’ll go. And the little, , card reader says, “Congratulations. You had been final right here 63 days in the past,” and I’m like, “Oh. Nice.” However, , I love to do yoga, I love to do weight coaching at residence. I like being exterior and being in nature. And so, these are issues that, , make me really feel good. And it has nothing to do with that type of punishment mentality that I believe all of us received schooled on in, like, the ’90s someway. The ’90s had been, like, the period of, like, go to the gymnasium, punish your self.


And now we have a lot energy to shift how we really feel in these moments with these little issues. And so, what I’ve actually targeted on within the e-book was the science of that. As a result of I believe that, , even within the wellness neighborhood, typically there’s slightly bit dismissiveness of the medical analysis behind these items. And there’s large dismissiveness of those practices within the medical neighborhood. So I write in regards to the science of meditation. Meditation is confirmed. It’s free. It’s confirmed to rewire your mind, cut back your cortisol, assist your digestion, assist your blood sugar, your hypertension, show you how to focus, show you how to sleep higher.


And that is all there. It truly rebuilds grey matter within the mind, that the social media and information feeds that we stare in any respect day are depleting. These instruments are literally negatively remodeling the construction of your mind. And meditation is, like, constructing within the different course, and forming new connections. Train helps your mind type new connections. Meditation does as effectively. And so, , within the medical neighborhood, we’re not utilizing a few of these confirmed instruments. And so what’s actually enjoyable, for me, , I do know the analysis and I’ve learn the analysis, nevertheless it was actually enjoyable within the e-book to dive in and say, “All proper, let me return and, like, reread and revisit a few of these research.” And simply, even I used to be blown away another time by how compelling the analysis is behind train for psychological well being, meditation, vitamin. And, , vitamin is the primary factor on our prescription pad at Parsley. It’s like, it ought to be the primary prescription pad in every single place, due to its energy to remodel how we really feel as we speak, and the highest persistent situations we’re all dwelling with.


Katie: Yeah, and I like your level about meals being principally like chemical inputs into the physique, not simply energy. I believe that was one other damaging facet impact of the ’90s and the limiting energy. And there have been, in fact, well-talked-about damaging unwanted effects of weight loss program tradition on girls, and the connection now we have with meals, and, like, having worry or guilt or disgrace associated to meals. For me, it was useful to shift to a mindset of how, like, what’s probably the most nourishment per calorie or per quantity that I can get for a meals? Not, like, what’s the bottom calorie factor I can eat? And that alone helps you keep away from so many processed meals. However what are a few of your dietary tips that you simply give girls? As a result of my common take is simply that we’re typically overeating, for ladies, usually undereating…however for positive, under-nourishing ourselves. Like, we’re nearly, like, malnourished, even when we’re consuming sufficient energy.


Robin: Sure. We’re overfed and undernourished. And that’s partially as a result of the meals trade has executed a quantity on all of us. I imply, you stroll via the airport, and I simply marvel at, like, the junk, the literal anti meals, the poisonous crap, that’s in every single place. And it’s positioned as simply, like, it is a regular factor to eat. And also you take a look at the label… I used to be on the airport the opposite day, and I appeared on the label on a inexperienced juice. A inexperienced juice. And it had 50-something grams of sugar in a single little bottle, which is twice as a lot sugar that we should always have in a whole day. And so, we’ve simply been bought one thing that’s unsuitable. And in order that’s a part of it, together with the type of inaccurate details about energy.


I’ll put it this manner. A cup of broccoli and a cup of soda, identical quantity, gonna have two very totally different impacts in your physique. Gonna develop totally different microbes in your intestine, gonna have totally different impacts in your blood sugar. One’s gonna create irritation, complications, and a crash. One’s gonna gas you and show you how to detoxify your hormones via your liver, and preserve you full and satiated. And so, for us, a minimum of in our consuming philosophy round psychological well being and bodily well being, it’s round, we name it plant-based paleo, which doesn’t imply which you can’t have animal merchandise. But it surely’s specializing in vegetation, complete meals, greens which you can acknowledge. They’re not pulverized right into a cookie, cracker, bar, pretzel, one thing. You realize, I see all these, like, cauliflower pretzels now. Even I, like, I purchased this, proper, on the well being meals retailer for my youngsters, and I’m like, “That is nonetheless junk meals. That is nonetheless, like, processed grossness.” It’s not a cauliflower, folks. It’s a pretzel. Let’s, like, personal it.


However, , and so, consuming these complete meals, lean protein, fish. In search of well-sourced animal protein can also be so necessary, not the manufacturing unit farmed stuff. And in the event you can, if it’s potential, if it’s not potential in your funds, then consuming some type of protein is approach higher than consuming any type of sugar. And for lots of people, not all people, however being gluten-free and dairy-free could be actually instructive. And I say instructive as a result of these meals will not be dangerous or good. We’ve made it very binary, and I don’t love that a part of the house.


Dairy generally is a stunning meals for some folks. Dairy can style actually good, and be actually well-sourced, and be the supply of allergy symptoms, sinus infections, bronchial asthma, pimples, eczema, digestive problems, and be a very problematic meals for different folks. Wheat, and gluten, which is the protein in wheat, generally is a actually large autoimmune set off, and even a psychological well being set off for some folks. It’s a set off for mind fog, and complications, and irritability. And so, folks take gluten out of their lives for 3 or 4 weeks and are like, “Oh my god. My digestion feels precisely prefer it did earlier than. I don’t have any digestive points with gluten, however man, my head feels clear. And I don’t have my migraines anymore.”


And so, eradicating the refined and processed meals, getting these omega-3s, like your olive oil, your walnuts, your small fish, like your herring, sardines. After which, actually specializing in trying out if, three, 4 weeks of no gluten, no dairy impacts you. As a result of if it does, it’s placing you within the driver’s seat round which meals are making you are feeling good or dangerous on a given day. After which you may select. Like, as we speak is likely to be pizza day, and that’s superior. However day by day received’t be pizza day, as a result of you know the way pizza makes you are feeling.


Katie: Yeah, and I believe you introduced up one other good level about protein. As a result of one of many different unwanted effects of us consuming this very processed meals and carb-rich weight loss program is, I discovered a minimum of, many individuals will not be getting sufficient protein, or a minimum of this was definitely true for me. I assumed I used to be, after which after I truly began monitoring what I used to be consuming, I noticed I’m not getting sufficient protein, particularly with the quantity of energy coaching I’m doing. And switching to extra protein and much more, like, fibers, greens, I’ve days the place I’m like, “Oh my gosh. I’ve to eat a lot meals.” However my physique has a lot power and I’m so nourished, that it was, like, a shift out of that deprivation sort of weight loss program mindset that I had had for thus lengthy.


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I’m additionally curious your tackle dietary supplements, as a result of definitely, it is a subject with many, many opinions. And all people’s, in fact, going to be very bio-individual, and there’s personalization right here. But it surely looks as if there are additionally some classes the place, typically, as a inhabitants, we are likely to not…it’s more durable to get a few of these sure vitamins due to the meals provide being what it’s. What’s your recommendation to folks on dietary supplements?


Robin: Yeah. So, , dietary supplements, I like that you simply introduced that up, like, get vilified. Like, “They’re ineffective and simply make your pee actually costly,” or, “They’re actually harmful,” or… And I’m like, it’s actually onerous for one thing to be actually each actually harmful and actually, like, ineffective on the identical time. So, , most medical suppliers will not be supplement-literate. And we’re, and dietary supplements generally is a actually highly effective device. Most dietary supplements on the shelf are ineffective, as a result of it’s a poorly-regulated trade, and so, I see folks… I bear in mind being at, like, a well being meals grocery retailer in LA years in the past. And this girl was standing, this, like, wall of dietary supplements, and all the things mentioned hormone this and hormone that. And there was in all probability, like, a 19-year-old, like, store employee man, and he or she’s him and he or she’s like, “It’s my hormones. Which factor ought to I take?” And he’s like, “I believe that one will work.” And I used to be simply standing there, like, biting my nails, like, “No, no. Oh, God, don’t do it,” proper.


So, there’s quite a lot of ineffective stuff on the market. That mentioned, dietary supplements could be actually highly effective instruments. And the best way I take into consideration them is we’re not utilizing them to right a deficiency, largely. Like, usually, folks aren’t so poor in vitamin C that they’ll get scurvy, like a sailor from the 1800s. However we aren’t optimum. And we are able to use dietary supplements as therapeutic instruments. So, I’d prescribe magnesium glycinate or magnesium threonate as a very stunning sleep help, or a very stunning anxiety-calming complement. And so, I’m not correcting a magnesium deficiency with that device. I’m utilizing it therapeutically for a psychological well being or sleep purpose.


Equally, many individuals like myself, 66% of individuals have some type of an MTHFR genetic variant. Its not a mutation, it’s only a variant. It adjustments how we make neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine. And so, a daily B vitamin doesn’t work for me. However after I take, or my sufferers who’ve this variant, take a methylated B vitamin, methylated B12, or 5-MTHF, which is methylated folate, or ideally each, you make extra serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and it may be a really large temper enhancer.


Now, it’s not like a Xanax. You may’t take it as soon as. You gotta take it day by day. And that’s the place I additionally see folks go unsuitable. They received all these dietary supplements on the kitchen counter, and so they’re, like, mendacity there. And so they’re like, “Properly, some days I take slightly of this, and a few days I take slightly…” And I’m like, that’s… It’s like taking 1 / 4 of an antibiotic and questioning why your sinus an infection doesn’t go away, proper? It’s not gonna work. So, you gotta take them often.


And so, within the e-book, I write about a number of the core, sort of kick starter dietary supplements, like magnesium glycinate, like methylated B nutritional vitamins, which many individuals, many, many, many individuals profit from. Like a probiotic, to assist shift our intestine micro organism, as a result of our intestine micro organism are literally serving to form which neurotransmitters are energetic in our brains. Like omega-3 fat, so we are able to shift that steadiness I spoke about earlier away from these vegetable oils and in direction of these omega-3s that actually feed our brains. Our brains are product of fats. Our brains are about 70% product of fats. So getting these wholesome fat in could be actually useful, additionally, by way of reducing irritation. After which, vitamin D.


Most individuals are decrease in vitamin D. For those who spend an hour a day exterior completely bare, then extra energy to you. Like, you is probably not low in vitamin D. However most of us have gotten the hat and the sunscreen and the garments. And we’ve been educated that, , the solar is, like, harmful. Which it’s not, however, , inside cause. So, vitamin D deficiency, which nearly all of People have some type of, it may well masks as melancholy. And so we suggest vitamin D3 K2. So, a few of these…these are a number of the fundamentals. After which there’s quite a lot of others the place you will get slightly bit fancy.


Katie: Yeah. That’s such an necessary factor, that distinction between it’s not nearly deficiency. Like, we’re not simply making an attempt to get into, like, not truly clinically poor in one thing, that a few of these are instruments to get into extra optimum vary. And a minimum of from what I’ve learn, there’s issues like, as an illustration, that it’s troublesome to check for magnesium ranges, as an illustration. And the exams could be considerably unreliable, or simply complicated, I believe. And, like, I’ve learn that not quite a lot of magnesium is definitely saved within the blood, so blood exams are sort of not essentially a superb marker of that, whereas most individuals are typically low on magnesium anyway, and it’s not one which’s usually harmful to take. So it’s sort of, to me, that’s, like, an ideal insurance coverage coverage. Like, I take magnesium on a regular basis.


And I’m… Vitamin D as effectively, I’ve seen it’s life-changing for folks. I’m am personally a naked-in-the-sun-for-an-hour-a-day kind of particular person. However I dwell in an space the place that’s potential. And I understand most individuals don’t essentially have entry to year-round sunshine. However I really feel like each of these additionally level to a different necessary subject, which is sleep. And this will for positive be a fall-down level, particularly for mothers. And it looks as if sleep is a lever that completely impacts psychological well being, very immediately, even very acutely. Like, someday of sleep deprivation, we aren’t mentally on our sport the subsequent day. So, what are a number of the methods we are able to assist sleep in the course of the day, like, these core actions we are able to construct?


Robin: Sleep is such a troublesome one, proper? I really feel prefer it’s a troublesome one for all of us. And I do know, like, I’ve a six-month-old. I do know if in case you have little ones, you’re similar to, “Nice, thanks. Thanks for the newsflash that I ought to be sleeping extra,” . However inside that, what you may concentrate on is high quality sleep, as a result of high quality issues simply as a lot as amount. And so, that may imply all the things for ensuring… You realize, I dwell in New York Metropolis, and I dwell below a big rock known as youngsters and work, so I barely see the sunshine of day quite a lot of the time. And that’s my actuality. I want I’m like gonna transfer right down to the place you reside, so we are able to change that, or I’m right here in Austin proper now, and I’m like, “Ooh. Sunshine is wonderful.” However again to sleep, getting exterior within the morning, and getting publicity to sunshine within the morning can truly assist actually set that circadian clock, and get your physique sort of prepared for what’s a standard day.


After which, on the flip facet, solar setting or night, so, actually dimming the lights, turning down the lights. And I like to recommend a screen-free 30, or 60, ideally, earlier than mattress. So, earlier than mattress is your time to stretch, meditate, learn a hardcover e-book, prep lunch or prep meals for the subsequent day, meditate, breathe, take a protracted bathtub, proper. But it surely’s not the time to be operating, working, catching up, or scrolling your social media, as a result of that actually impacts our sleep. And we’ve heard quite a bit in regards to the blue gentle emanating from telephones, and now there’s, , apps and stuff which you can display screen that blue gentle out. Blue gentle’s a part of it, nevertheless it’s truly been proven that it’s simply the pure stimulation of TV, or telephone, or laptop earlier than mattress, that’s telling your mind it’s time to rev, rev, rev and go, go, go, and then you definately don’t have high quality sleep.


Chilly, darkish room. I can’t communicate to this sufficient. Lots of people are sleeping in a very scorching house. So, I do know there’s these fancy… My husband received one. Like, the mattress covers that cool you down. He loves it. I really feel like I’m sleeping, like, my reptilian mind makes me really feel like I’m sleeping in a shallow pool of chilly water, and I discover it actually disturbing. So, like, to every his or her personal, proper, on these issues. However simply cooling your room down at evening in the event you can, to that 65 to 67 diploma Fahrenheit actually impacts your metabolism and your sleep high quality. Darkness. I put on a watch masks. I put on earplugs quite a bit. Like, I don’t have to get up each time the child simply has, like, fuss, fuss, fuss at this level, . He’s not, , within the first couple months anymore. If he’s actually crying, I’ll nonetheless hear him, so it’s okay. However I believe that, , actually setting ourself up for that wholesome sleep.


After which, alcohol, , if I see yet one more wine and mommy meme, I’m gonna lose it. However, like, , we have to study constructive strategies of managing our feelings. And on this tradition, we’re taught damaging strategies of managing our feelings. Alcohol, overworking, medicine, screens, media. And it’s okay. Like, I had a cocktail final evening at an occasion. And I’ll have a glass of wine right here and there. However, like, in the event you’re consuming extra days than you’re not, your sleep is disruptive, even when it’s a drink or two. And I believe lots of people, particularly girls, don’t understand that they’re consuming slightly bit greater than I believe they assume they’re.


And so, actually having a look at that, and I write about that within the e-book. And it’s to not say, once more, I nonetheless drink some alcohol periodically. So, in the event you can have it as a wholesome a part of your life, then okay, however I believe we have to set clear boundaries round what that really means, as a result of alcohol, on the subject of sleep, it impairs your physique’s skill to succeed in the decrease resting coronary heart fee and decrease core physique temperature that assist you to attain deep sleep and get via extra of these REM cycles that you must really feel rested the subsequent day. So after I hear, “Properly, I simply had that one glass of wine at 6:00 or 7:00, and I sleep eight hours, and, , I don’t get why I’m exhausted on a regular basis,” I say, “Properly, let’s take that one glass of wine at 6:00 or 7:00 or 8:00 to zero on a minimum of 4 nights every week, or take a three-week hiatus and see how you are feeling.” And folks can see a very large distinction.


Katie: Yeah, I’m a giant fan of biking issues. And particularly going off alcohol in spurts for a pair months at a time. Or, like, I like to do, I don’t have to keep away from gluten and dairy anymore, however I discover that if I simply cut back quite a lot of these sort of meals, and alcohol, for 2 or three weeks, it’s like an ideal reset, and I simply actually concentrate on intestine well being throughout that point. And that tends to, like… I don’t wanna ever get again into the Hashimoto’s zone, in order that’s sort of considered one of my preemptive issues.


I like that you simply introduced up the display screen time factor as effectively. I believe one of many best issues we may all do for our well being is simply cease partaking with the information altogether. However to your level in regards to the stimulation of social media, I’ve these, like, purple gentle filters on my telephone. And I nonetheless don’t prefer to get on my telephone at evening, however there was an evening when my workforce was like, “Hey, you must take a look at these items on TikTok,” as a result of we have to begin placing content material on TikTok. And I had by no means been on TikTok, and so I began scrolling via it proper earlier than mattress, and I couldn’t flip my mind off, as a result of it had simply been, like, proven all these hyper-stimulating issues. And it was a horrible evening of sleep.


The identical with alcohol, although. That’s a kind of issues. Sporting a tracker on a regular basis now, it’s like I’ve conclusive knowledge for myself that even one drink, I get a lot much less deep sleep, my HRV is decrease, my resting coronary heart fee is up, and I don’t get well. And so, I’ve needed to, similar to you, like, I nonetheless drink occasionally, nevertheless it definitely isn’t an in a single day factor, or I simply don’t get well from exercises and I don’t get good sleep. And it’s not price that trade-off.


And I do know out of your private expertise, when you are penning this e-book, you had two youngsters already, I imagine, after which received pregnant together with your third, and are operating an organization, and I’ve been in that zone as effectively. So I’m curious what classes you took for your self, as a result of I do know when I’m deep in analysis, I’m like, “Oh, I logically type of knew this, however I would like to use this.”


Robin: Sure. I imply, pay attention, I can’t be my very own physician. And I do know all the data, proper? However, like, we are able to learn a weblog publish about private coaching. That doesn’t make us a private coach. I definitely am not outfitted to be a private coach for myself. And, , I not solely want all these reminders, I would like assist, proper. And I believe, as mothers, we’re going via a time period, and also you mentioned it amazingly earlier, like, we’re alleged to deal with our children like we’re not working, and work like we don’t have youngsters. And that turns into actually inconceivable. And so, setting boundaries, taking trip, particularly in a world the place for lots of us, do business from home, if that’s the place you’re at. Not all people is. However that may imply sort of being all the time on. There’s no clocking out. It’s simply, your work is all the time proper right here on this little field that I’m sitting in entrance of.


And so, setting these boundaries, to start with, and setting these calendar invitations. I’m a giant fan of, like, calendar invitations for myself. I block time day by day for yoga on my calendar, that my workforce can’t schedule over. I block time within the night sure nights of week, for, like, my self-care time. And I put it on like a gathering. It’s simply as necessary as an investor assembly or a key rent, or no matter else I’m doing. I believe that blocking these issues out and treating your calendar to your life as severely as you deal with your calendar to your day job, if that’s what you’re doing, is de facto vital.


After which, simply actually figuring out, like, the place I can push it and the place I can’t. And pay attention, typically I push it too far, and my physique exhibits up and tells me that I pushed it too far, like, energetically, after which I pay attention. I imply, I’ll inform you the story. Like, it’s actually embarrassing, however final week, I’m right here in Texas for a pair weeks, working distant. I flew early morning to Chicago for the day on Thursday, from Austin, again to Chicago the identical day. Again at 1:00 within the morning. Subsequent morning, I’m a giant intermittent sooner, works for me, doesn’t work for everyone, however I’m previous breastfeeding and previous being pregnant, and executed having youngsters perpetually, woohoo. So I can, , get again to my biohacking. And I present up at a enterprise lunch, and I received dizzy, and I needed to put my head down on the desk, and I informed my husband to come back get me.


And it was a kind of days the place it was simply an excessive amount of. And I cleared my calendar, and I simply rested that afternoon. And it was like, I believe typically we push via and push via and push via. And I’m anyone who tends to motor, motor, motor, go, go, go. And again to the calendaring and the setting limits, I’ve actually cleared out my calendar for a few days this week, not simply Friday, after I wasn’t feeling effectively. However via this week, as a result of I used to be like, “Oh, I would like to really get well.” Not like a pair hours on a Friday, however I would like to essentially give myself that point and house. And I believe we as girls simply don’t give ourself that point and house, after which we’re operating on empty. I’ve so many sufferers who’re on youngsters two, three, and by no means sort of put the fuel again within the tank between one and two, or between two and three. After which the depletion begins to essentially take over.


And so, a giant factor that we do, we do quite a lot of preconception optimization, fertility work, serving to girls get pregnant. Supporting their our bodies. They’re nonetheless on their very own on the subject of truly getting pregnant. We do quite a lot of maternity assist, we do quite a lot of postpartum optimization and therapeutic, and, , coping with all of the stuff that’s occurring there, from psychological well being to autoimmune, all the things. And in that postpartum interval, we actually focus quite a bit on how are you rehabilitating your self and placing fuel again in your tank? As a result of in the event you didn’t do this between the final two youngsters, you’re gonna begin to actually run on empty.


And I believe girls don’t get that permission quite a bit. They only get, , take one other capsule, preserve going. And sooner or later, no remedy is gonna change actually taking a timeout and restoring, for, like, weeks at a time. And I’ll prescribe to my sufferers, I’m like, “You need to take a break.” And that’s, like, in your prescription pad, not simply together with your refill.


Katie: Yeah, and that’s I really feel like a tough shift to make, particularly for mothers. And one I’ve needed to study the onerous approach as effectively is to place… I now consider it as I’ve scheduled a very powerful issues first on my calendar. And people issues are the issues that give me power to do the work. So, earlier than work conferences can go on my schedule, my exercises go on my schedule, household dinners go on my schedule, time with my youngsters goes on my schedule, and people are non-negotiable. And I realized… I used to be in a behavior for lots of years of sort of, like, caretaking, that I’d by no means have thought of not displaying up for my youngsters once they wanted me. However I wasn’t displaying up for myself, which additionally made me much less in a position to present up for my household. And in order that was a lesson I needed to train myself.


And it’s humorous. I consider a correlation primarily based on what you mentioned of, , I can know quite a bit about private coaching. I’m not a private coach. That’s an ideal analogy. I additionally consider, like, I’m a doula. I’ve been via a few of scholar midwifery faculty. And but, after I was in labor, all of that went fully out the window, and I remembered nothing. And I used to be simply, like, though if another person was in labor, and once they’re hitting that house of, like, “I can’t do it,” I’d be like, “Oh, you’re nearly there. This implies this and this, and also you’re in transition.” After I’m there, I’m like, “No, that is gonna final perpetually.” And if you’re in it, it’s onerous to see the ten,000-foot view, so it’s all the time useful to have these nice sources of steering from exterior, which sort of loops again to the preliminary level about work with practitioners who’re your companions, and who you may actually align your targets and transfer towards the place you wanna go.


And as we get very near the top of our time, I can’t imagine how briskly this has blown by, a pair extra questions I like to ask, the primary being if there’s a e-book or a variety of books which have profoundly influenced your life, and in that case, what they’re and why?


Robin: I like “The Energy of Now,” by Eckhart Tolle. And I believe, , we study very early in life in our tradition to sort of future journey and dwell on the previous, and we don’t discover ways to be right here. And I’m definitely responsible of that. In order that’s one which I come again to again and again and over, that actually shifted my perspective on actuality, that I extremely suggest.


Katie: I like that one as effectively. I’ll put a hyperlink to that within the present notes at wellnessmama.fm, in fact, with a hyperlink to your e-book as effectively. If folks need to continue learning from you or possibly have particular questions associated to preconception optimization, or postpartum, or any of those subjects we’ve talked about, the place is the most effective place to search out you and continue learning from you on-line?


Robin: So, parsleyhealth.com. And now we have an superior e-newsletter, everybody, with wonderful… I imply, I’m speaking to the content material queen right here, so I don’t even know why ought to I say this. However now we have a tremendous e-newsletter, all doctor authored and edited, well being coach authored and edited, that provides a lot of step-by-step instruments. You should purchase the e-book “State Change,” which is my easy roadmap for locating and re-finding higher psychological well being each single day, in, anyplace books are bought, Amazon and Barnes & Noble and, in fact, all of the locations.


For those who’re seeking to simply do, get your symptom rating, and do it on-line, I’d take a look at parsleyhealth.com/insights. Anyone can simply go there and get their symptom rating, and sort of start that technique of that first step, which is, I have to know the place I’m proper now with a purpose to direct myself to a brand new place. After which it’s @Parsley_Health or @robinberzinmd on all of the socials.


Katie: Superior. These hyperlinks will probably be within the present notes as effectively. And any parting recommendation for the listeners as we speak that might be associated to one thing we’ve talked about, or totally unrelated?


Robin: Don’t let good be the enemy of actually good. Simply begin.


Katie: I adore it. Properly, we’ve gotten via a lot as we speak. This has been so useful and sensible. I do know you’re a busy mother and a busy physician. I’m very grateful for you being right here as we speak and sharing your knowledge with us.


Robin: Oh, my, gosh. I’m so grateful to you. Thanks for all of the work you do, and thanks for having me.


Katie: And thanks as all the time to all of you for listening, and sharing your most dear assets, your time, your power, and your consideration with us as we speak. We’re each so grateful that you simply did, and I hope that you’ll be part of me once more on the subsequent episode of “The Wellness Mama Podcast.”


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