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The Preventative Health Podcast You've Been Searching For – Hosted by Briana Reesing, BSN, RN, CEN: an ER Nurse who is extremely passionate about the powers of Preventative Health after seeing chronic (preventable) disease negatively affect the lives of too many people – too may times to count. Your health is in your hands, & It’s all about asking the right questions and taking action towards the things you’ve learned, while creating the life you want to live. We hope to help you get there. ...
 
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Have you ever wondered why pharmaceutical grade supplements are so much more expensive? Or more importantly, are they even any more effective? Have you heard that 'Over The Counter' vitamin brands are exactly the same whether or not they're generic or brand name? What about your multi-vitamin ... are you actually absorbing any of it, or just peeing…
 
Branching off from the conversation we had in episode #022, all about the power of taking a high quality multivitamin versus a "bad" quality one that might actually be harming your health. That brief comment really sparked your interest and our inboxes were flooded with the following questions we promise to tackle within this episode: How can I tel…
 
Heather Young, 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher & Certified Yoga Therapist – has a lot of experience working one on one with clients and helping them achieve balance in more ways than one. She might even have the solution to take your health to the next level - when it seems like Nutrition just isn't enough. Keep in mind: It’s never just about one …
 
“We typically reach for caffeine because the cue is fatigue.” – If you’re reaching for caffeine more than once a day – consider the causes. Continued from Episode 27 - diving into the powerful effects that caffeine is having on your body, how much is too much, adrenal fatigue, cortisol, hormones, decaf and the certification you should be looking fo…
 
“Do better, once you know better” – Maya Angelou - it’s all about making small changes once you’ve learned something new and giving yourself the chance to upgrade your routine, not only for your health, but for the health of the planet as well. Join us for a Sustainable, Healthy & Ethical conversation around all things coffee - with Heather Young &…
 
This episode with Carly is full of Simple Solutions & Practical Takeaways for EVERYONE whether or not you have been diagnosed with a thyroid condition, or not. This information, although centered around Thyroid Health - is truly applicable to all of us on so many levels - no matter what we're dealing with. Tackling your top questions all about Thyr…
 
Like most of us – her story is personal. After struggling with her health for years, Carly was in pursuit of a proper diagnosis over 5 years ago. It didn't happen overnight, but she was ultimately diagnosed with Hashimoto's, a very common autoimmune hypothyroid condition. It's then, that she became increasingly passionate about pursuing answers and…
 
We spend 42% of our day looking at screens. That’s 6 hours and 43 minutes daily – or 7,956 days of your life. Think about how crazy that is. This effects your posture longterm which has direct impact on your mental and physical health. It also changes how people see you, whether or not they take you seriously and whether or not they choose to show …
 
It's about time we start paying attention to the symptoms and signals our bodies are sending us on a much deeper level. Skin Issues, Digestive Health, Heartburn, nutrient Deficiencies ... they're all more closely related than we realize. When you start paying closer attention to what your body is trying to tell you, you can get closer to discoverin…
 
92% of All Americans have at least ONE nutrient deficiency. Known to cause a multitude of health issues, such as: muscle cramps, joint pain, headaches, skin issues, fatigue, sleep issues, inflammation, bleeding of the gums, autoimmune conditions, etc. & Yet, instead of paying attention to what intuitively sounds right, tastes good, and makes us fee…
 
According to a recent survey - 88% of Americans report feeling “stressed out” for a multitude of reasons around the holidays. Topics we tackle in this episode: Perceived Weight Gain, Shocking Statistics about the Diet Industry, Food Rules, Food Allergies, Family Opinions, Food Cravings, (Letting Go of) Meeting Expectations for Others, Food Cravings…
 
Continuing our last conversation from episode 16 with Brigid all about the imperative role our gut health plays in our overall health, mood, and well-being. This week – we’re focusing in on GLUTEN & why so many people are experiencing improved health once going “gluten free”, the right way. As the saying goes – “you are what you eat”. But, now we k…
 
Amanda Huggins is back from Bali and here to shatter the notion of “perfection” in your life while helping you to see the real, raw, authentic potential within. In this episode: We talk about letting go of the grip on your life with ease, kindness, simplicity - while sharpening your inner perspective to cultivate happiness from within, along the wa…
 
What if we told you that you could significantly reduce your chance of developing or even begin to reverse most weight problems, skin issues, hormone imbalances, autoimmune conditions or metabolic disorders? These are statistically significant problems in our society & this week, we're here to tell you: We still have the chance to drastically rever…
 
Are you eating your clothes? That’s a crazy question, right? But, the answer is most likely, YES. Your clothes are shedding microfibers with every wash & these microfibers might just be a bigger deal than plastic straws when it comes to the environmental impact we all need to be aware of. Studies have shown that microfibers are flooding our planet …
 
Gut Health is one of the major key factors we should all be becoming increasingly aware of when it comes to protecting our long-term health. We’re only just beginning to understand, as a society, how intricately related the balance of our microbiome is to our mood, our energy and our immune system. In this episode: Antibiotics, processed foods, ref…
 
When you make small - Sustainable, Healthy, Ethical- changes that matter, over time, it truly can change everything. Simply becoming aware of the changes you can make is all we ask. Making an impact with the information you discover along the way is up to you! In this episode, we only scratch the surface of it all, while discussing plastics, Lyme d…
 
Welcoming Brigid Titgemeier M.S., R.D.N, L.D aka @beingbrigid as the newest co-host of the Critical Converations Community. She's here to help expand the conversation around health and nutrition via her incredible experience in the field of functional nutrition. Brigid graduated with her Master’s of Science in Public Health Nutrition from Case West…
 
Have you ever pushed yourself for the sake of commitment - until you realize you’ve pushed yourself too far? We can push ourselves over the edge & develop unnecessary stress, anxiety, overwhelm and even illness in our lives because of it. As we discuss in this episode - Health is about so much more than just what’s on your plate and how often you’r…
 
The Critical Conversations Podcast was created by two friends that just so happened to be critical care nurses with a decade of experience taking care of extremely sick people - motivated by the things we knew we could change - frustrated by the capabilities & time made available to us within the American healthcare system. We ( Briana Reesing & La…
 
We’ve all heard sugar is bad for us. But, have you ever stopped to think about the consequences of substituting sugar for ‘DIET’ alternatives – such as those brightly colored, zero-calorie, artificial sweeteners instead? Sucralose (Splenda), Saccharin (Sweet & Low), Aspartame (Equal or NutraSweet), Stevia (Sweet Leaf), & Sugar Alcohols (like Xylito…
 
YOLO (you only live once). It may be a 'fun' common way to say 'live a little' - but we take it's meaning - Quite Literally. SUGAR – is known to cause cavities, diabetes (type 2) and weight gain when consumed in high amounts on a regular basis. But, DID YOU KNOW – it has now also been linked to digestive issues such as leaky gut and small intestina…
 
WARNING: Everybody poops. But, no one is talking about it. So, we’re taking the liberty of opening up the conversation around digestive health to a much deeper level today. Do you poop often enough? Do you pay attention to what it looks like? More on this (diarrhea and constipation), along with a multitude of other symptoms that may be silent sympt…
 
Leaky Gut. Microbiome. #GutHealth. IBS. Food Sensitivities. Probiotics … There’s a chance you may have heard these words mentioned in recent conversation with your doctor, coworker, friend or possibly even on social media. But, do you truly understand why “gut health” is such a hot topic of conversation lately? You can access the full show notes, l…
 
In this episode, Laura Gluck of www.fitasgluck.com shares her personal story with us for the first time. Ironically, it starts just like anyone else & we have a feeling you’ll be able to relate. It begins … when she was born. Healthy. Strong. Without Complications. Until a multitude of childhood infections led to multiple antibiotic prescriptions, …
 
We’re all unique – with our own health history, symptoms and life events. In this episode, critical conversations co-host: Briana Reesing of www.beachlifeorganic.com shares her own personal story in hopes of motivating you to seek out answers for the symptoms you may be having before it’s too late. It’s not always easy to get a clear diagnosis when…
 
Let go of the rules, Live simply & Eat real food. That’s obviously easier said than done when you’re just getting started on your health journey – but we want to do our best to help simplify it for you in this episode. We hope to inspire you to become motivated by a meaningful WHY that will leave a positive impact on the long term benefits behind y…
 
Let's dive into the messy and complicated world of FOOD – sorting out fad diets, dogmatic food rules and discussing the different food camps that are currently popular in 2018. As registered nurses, we're not nutritionists or dietitians - but we are human. So we've had many of our own experiences around food. Plus, we've each fallen victim to the p…
 
One of the most requested topics - let's discuss the difference between western and holistic medicine modalities. We also announce an exciting event coming up in Phoenix, Arizona - April 29th, 2018 called SHE DAY . We will be speaking on a panel about our food freedom story & also doing a matcha latte demo at the start of the day. Learn More & Buy …
 
The first episode kicked off introducing ourselves - who we are as critical care nurses - and why we care so much about preventative health. In this episode, we do our best to simplify the definition of preventative health and discuss simple lifestyle changes you can make to SIMPLIFY your daily life. Prevention should improve your overall health - …
 
Welcome to the Critical Conversations Podcast Hosted by two critical care nurses who are doing things differently. We’re here to discuss our healthcare system, why preventative health is so important to us and what YOU can do about it. Hosted by Laura Gluck, BSN, RN, CCRN & Briana Reesing, BSN, RN, CEN, MICN What if we told you – You have the power…
 
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