CBD is the Wild West so understanding it can be tricky and confusing. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, taking the right amount of quality CBD can actually be helpful for many of the symptoms of menopause. Shaina Kerrigan, founder of Molly J small batch, CBD-infused confections talks all about the ins and outs of CBD. Topics include, the difference between CBD and THC, how to make sure what you are buying is quality, how to know what dosage to be taking and some life hacks involving CBD.
Do you feel the beauty industry is out to make you feel old and insecure now that you’re in midlife? You are far from alone. Guest Rachel Weingarten is a beauty historian, beauty expert, consultant and former celebrity makeup artist who has also written the book. “Hello Gorgeous! Beauty Products in America 40’s-60’s” and knows a thing or two about this subject. We delve into some of the beauty myths we are lead to believe, how the past year has changed our attitudes towards beauty for the long-term, how we have been negatively impacted by celebrity culture, and so much more.
Pilates is a must for inner balance, posture, alignment, strength and mobility…all of which are key to longevity. But is it really the natural Fountain Of Youth? Join me as I talk with sought-after Pilates expert Alina Sedano, founder of The Core Collection by Prive, which provides on-demand classes. We do the deep dive into Pilates and how it really can help menopausal women, prevent osteoporosis and even improve the quality of your sleep.
Who knew the herbs in your spice cabinet could actually help you live better? You are not going to want to miss this episode when I talk to Dr. Melina Jampolis all about her book, “Spice Up, Live Long” which is a guide on how to use spices to live a longer, healthier and more vibrant life. Spices and herbs are very powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that you probably already have in your home, but are not consuming enough. Let’s face it, we want to live longer but we also want to live healthier.
It is possible to lose weight in midlife! I can attest. I did personal trainer and nutrition coach, Kim Schlag’s “Menopause Weight Loss Course” and lost 11 pounds and 12 inches. More importantly, I have never felt better. I was surprised at what I learned…even though I thought I knew everything about weight loss. Join me as I flip the script and am interviewed by Kim about my journey and light bulb moments.
We ALL find ourselves in a style rut from time to time, but for some of us, it’s chronic. Personal stylist Elysha Lenkin talks about what to do when your fashion no longer suits you. It’s time to get out of your comfort zone! We discuss different kinds of fashion ruts, what to do if you find you hate all your clothes and the best way to refresh your style, look polished and feel put-together.
We all know that stress ages us, but can proper breath really turn back the clock? In this episode Certified Mindfulness Coach, Cathy Riva explains that most of us are breathing incorrectly (We breathe every day, right?). Cathy will not only teach you how to breathe properly, she will explain how these deep breaths can relieve anxiety, lower blood pressure, balance hormones, help with digestion and yes, even help you look younger. And guess what? It won’t cost you a dime.
Talking about gum health and dental wellness may not be ‘sexy,’ but you’ll learn some shocking things from holistic periodontist and wellness expert, Dr. Sanda Moldovan. She believes health issues that manifest in the mouth are key indicators for one’s overall health. We discuss what our gums can detect about our health (like high blood pressure), the signs we should be looking for, how we can prevent gum disease in midlife, and the changes we should be making since many of us are more stressed or may have ignored the dentist for over a year.
Clean beauty is all the rage, but is it really better? And more importantly, does it work well for our aging skin? Rochelle Jacobs is the co-founder of Naturally Serious Skincare, a line of effective, affordable skincare products that are not only good for the environment and 100% cruelty-free, but seriously good for your skin. We discuss what makes this line so different, the cult favorites and skincare secrets for anti-aging. Rochelle also dispels some widely held beauty myths and gives recommendations for repairing skin after summer is over and we are headed into colder months.
Looking for natural solutions for menopausal symptoms? Or maybe you are on HRT and are finding you need a little more. Join me as I talk to Catherine Balsam-Schwaber, CEO of Kindra, an innovative self-care company for women in menopause. In this episode we cover how Kindra is different from other menopause solutions on the market, why it is finally time to normalize menopause, how natural solutions can help with symptoms (sleep, fatigue, brain fog, hot flashes and vaginal dryness) and how women can determine the best products for their needs.
Can you take skincare toning treatments into your own hands with noticeable results? In this episode I chat with NuFACE Co-Founder, Tera Peterson. NuFACE is the leader in at-home Microcurrent Skincare offering a range of award-winning devices and skincare products. The FDA approved devices have garnered legions of fans who swear that microcurrent technology has helped them contour, tone and improve their deep lines and wrinkles. In this episode we examine how microcurrent works, if it’s safe, if it really helps us appear younger, how long it takes to see results and if it can replace spa treatments such as Botox, fillers, etc.
You are NOT going to want to miss this jaw-dropping episode. What started as wanting to delve into the foods that cause skin imbalances turned into an episode exposing how women are being slowly poisoned by the foods we eat and products we use. They can lead to devastating results. Join me as I speak to Dr. Ben Johnson, creator of Osmosis Beauty, which offers disruptive skincare and holistic wellness products. If you follow him on social media, you will know Dr. Ben is on a crusade to blow the lid off of why we are getting sick and it all leads back to toxins in our food and water supplies, combined with our diets. And no, vegans are not safe either. In this episode you will learn what foods to avoid, the one source of vegan protein everyone is raving about but is really quite toxic, the foods you should be eating, and even the anti-aging topical products you need to stop using ASAP. There is so much more. You might want to grab a pen and take notes.
If you baked in the sun in your youth you might now be suffering the consequences when it comes to brown spots. Or maybe you have skin discoloration from malasma or medications you are taking. Beauty Expert & Aesthetic Practitioner, Sharon Grasso, founder and owner of Permanent Touch Cosmetics talks about the best laser and light source treatments available today for skin discoloration. We discuss why brown spots begin to pop up as we age, what can be done about it and if any topicals really work. Learn the difference between BBL (Broad Band Light), IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), Fraxel and Moxi and find out which is best for long-lasting results.
The price of experience is aging. But double board certified orthopedic sports surgeon and internationally recognized authority on active aging and mobility, Dr. Vonda Wright wants to reframe aging, especially in our youth-worshiping culture. We talk about what we can do to age better, how we can harness our own power to control 70% of our health and aging, the new pro-aging initiative she launched and her 3 top tips for aging well.
Is hair thinning and/or loss freaking you out? You’re far from alone. Google searches on women’s hair loss in midlife are up 25%! In this episode I speak with Bill Edwards, founder and CEO of Regenix Hair Research Clinic and renowned scalp and hair care specialist who has been treating scalp disorders since 1976. We discuss why our hair thins as we age, why some women experience baldness, what we can do to prevent hair loss, if we can wash our hair too much, the medications we could be taking that are contributing to hair loss, what we should be looking for in shampoos and conditioners and some scary information about dry shampoo and not washing your hair enough.
The holidays are already stressful and it’s so easy to go off the rails and then think, “Screw it! I’m already a glutton, I might as well keep going!” Well it’s time we turn that self-sabotaging mean girl voice in our head off and still enjoy the holidays without gaining (too much) weight and hating ourselves. In this episode I once again host personal trainer and nutrition coach, Kim Schlag to discuss tips and tricks for handling holiday cocktail parties, what the ideal plate should look like during a holiday meal, how to navigate a holiday buffet, how to eat desserts in moderation and what to do if you happen to gain a few pounds.
What you are going through mentally in midlife is completely normal. You are dealing with a lot of change and uncertainty. Yes, midlife is when we deal with experiencing a lot of losses (death of parents, empty nest, beauty, sexuality and identity issues), but it’s also a time to tap into your deepest self…where you are today. After all, change is opportunity. Join me as I speak with licensed psychotherapist and mental health expert, Joyce Marter about the dreaded midlife crisis. In this episode we discuss the common challenges women face in midlife, why it’s important to have these honest yet sometimes hard conversations, how we can hang on to our self-esteem and self-worth when there are so many devaluing messages in our youth obsessed culture, how to tap into your greatest self and bravery during this time of transformation and how to embrace your inner QUEEN! It’s time to WTF (Weaken the Fiction).
There is nothing we can do to stop the aging process, but we do have a choice in HOW we age. Exercise is key for controlling aging and reducing the effects of time on our bodies. Fitness expert Pete McCall, CSCS who is a master trainer for Core Health & Fitness discusses how functional training (mobility, strength, power and metabolic conditioning) exercises slow the aging process, what active aging is, which training activities are better for us as we age, if you should push through the aches and pains, where to start if you are not a die-hard fitness fanatic and the different current fitness trends and if/how they are appropriate for people in midlife.
I can’t wait to see what I unearth in 2022!
Pictured at the top (from left to right) Amada Thebe, Dr. Ellen Gendler, Dr. Marc Ronert, Dr. Melina Jampolis, Lauren Dimet Waters, Dr. Ben Johnson and
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2 thoughts on “Beauty is a Bitch Podcast: The Year In Review 2021”
I have loved the variety of your topics! But nothing will top the fun of looking at fashions.
Thanks for laying this out for us. Bookmarking for quick reference. 🙂