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To kick off Season 5 and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, today I'm releasing the full-length version of the Breast Cancer Diagnosis episode that was shared in April with members of my Wellness Exclusive group. After many months of treatment, surgery and time away, I've re-calibrated some of my workload and decided to put that group on ho…
 
Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes over the last few weeks. I'm sharing today a portion of what's been happening with me including my recent breast cancer diagnosis. I'm also specifically sharing details about how mammograms, to a certain extent, failed me over the last few years and encouraging women to do self-breast exams and perhaps jus…
 
As interest has grown in recent years in "cleaning up" the beauty industry, specialty brands have popped up all over the internet. But what about those times you want to just "run to the store" for a jar of moisturizer? Are there any cleaner beauty buys available at the drugstore? Fortunately, the answer is Yes! Unfortunately, they aren't easy to s…
 
If the idea of a capsule wardrobe sounds good right up to the point where you have to actually put one together, today’s episode is for you. In this show, we’re discussing the benefits and best ways to tackle creating a wardrobe that works for you. About today’s guest: Kim Hancher is a Style Coach. She teaches women how to create their unique style…
 
If you’ve never heard of Rothy’s, you’re in for a treat. Today’s episode features friend and frequent show contributor, Deanna Segrave-Daly, here to talk about this cute little shoe brand that’s risen to cult-like devotion. From their clever use of recycled plastic to their high resale value, Rothy’s are more than your average shoe. Links mentioned…
 
It's a conversation most parents don't want to have but know they probably should... the question becomes WHEN & HOW? Discussing the realities of porn with your tweens and teens can be very uncomfortable, but today's guest gives guidance on WHEN, HOW & WHY having "the porn conversation" is an important part of modern-day parenting. About today's gu…
 
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight only to find yourself gaining right back to where were before, “set point theory” may explain why. Set point theory suggests that there is an internal control in the human body that actively regulates weight (primarily fat mass) to certain weight for each individual. It’s a fascinating concept and is what I’m dis…
 
In today's 8 track episode, I'm giving an update on recent changes/additions I've made to my beauty routine. Prompted by recent questions I've been getting and discussions I've been having, I'm sharing about these products: L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara Rodan & Fields Lash Boost Beautycounter Tetrapeptide Sup…
 
Joining me in today's show is friend and fellow registered dietitian, Danielle Omar. Danielle -- an integrative dietitian and nutrition consultant -- is the co-creator of my new Fasting + Food program. We share a mutual love of beautiful eyelashes (she first appeared on the show in The Eyelashes Episode), plant-based eating and of course, fasting f…
 
In today's 8 track episode, my friend Robin joins me for a quick follow up discussion to her recent post in the Facebook group about her newfound love of the Netflix show -- The Queen's Gambit. *** Today’s episode is brought to you by General Mills Big G Cereals. On Instagram right now I’m hosting a giveaway with General Mills Big G Cereals to send…
 
You know menopause is coming. But do you know what healthy habits you should adopt now to help best manage the symptoms of menopause? About today’s guest: Liz Ward* is a registered dietitian nutritionist and co-author of several books, including The Menopause Diet Plan, which is written with her friend and colleague, Hillary Wright. Liz and Hillary…
 
Today's episode is a new format I'm debuting today -- the "8 track" episode. While these will never replace full-length episodes, 8 track episodes will be shorter (8-minute-ish) episodes on smaller topics. I hope you enjoy them! About this episode: As a result of my sponsorship and partnership with Life Extension, today I'm sharing a recap of what …
 
"When your muscles are more flexible they are going to be more efficient in their movement." Whether you're a fitness junkie or just someone who wants to be able to get up and down off the floor as you age, this quote from today's guest sums up one of the main reasons people need to incorporate exercise that enhances flexibility. Joining me in toda…
 
If there was ever a year to learn more about how certain herbs can reduce stress, it has to be 2020, right? In today’s episode, my guest — Vicki Shanta Retelny — explains how certain herbs known as “adaptogens” help your body adapt to stress by acting on the neuroendocrine system to thwart our stress response. Vicki*, a fellow registered dietitian …
 
I typically reserve Odds & Ends Episodes for times when there's been a lot to catch up later in the season. But there's been so much happening since Season 3 ended, over the summer and in recent weeks, I wanted us to catch up on a few things sooner rather than later. In this episode: A recap of recent recipes on ThisUnmillennialLife.com My (unpaid)…
 
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Kicking off Season 4 of the podcast is the much-awaited and anticipated Migraine Episode. Recorded (and promised to listeners) at the end of Season 3, this episode has been a long time coming. As a migraine sufferer myself, I’ve struggled off and on over the years to determine triggers and find the best preventative treatment. Today’s episode featu…
 
Joining me in today’s show is Dr. Gabriel Smolarz. He is the medical director of obesity in US Medical Affairs at Novo Nordisk, Inc. in Plainsboro NJ. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a practicing endocrinologist in NJ. He is board-certified in Endocrinology as well as Obesity Med…
 
Here’s a likely scenario: Someone recently offered you sourdough starter and you thought “I love sourdough! Why not? How hard can it be?” Then, you start reading and get overwhelmed. Don’t toss out that starter just yet. This guide to getting started with starter can help. (A note from Regan: Before you even start reading, I have one piece of advic…
 
Joining me in this episode is Dr. Chris Mohr, a frequent guest on the podcast who – along with his wife Kara – specializes in the importance of sleep for overall health and wellness. Recently, Chris wrapped up an article for Men’s Health that involved testing products geared toward helping us recover during sleep, especially following exercise but …
 
A Note from Regan: When this podcast was originally recorded, health & wellness had a very different meaning than the acute health crisis we found ourselves in as of the date of this post — April 6, 2020. When you listen, please keep that in mind. The recommendations given are meant for a time when health routines and daily living return to normal.…
 
Today’s episode is all about Magnesium — the mineral that every body needs to run better. In this episode, you’ll learn about assessing your current total nutrition to see if you give your body enough magnesium to help your sleep, bones, digestion, hormones, metabolism, and muscles work better. Joining me today is dietitian Ashley Koff. With over t…
 
Often discussed as personality imperfections and struggles, people initially seem fascinated with knowing their Enneagram number. But what some experts say is missing is a quest to go deeper into Enneagram growth and use that knowledge for personal growth and enlightenment. In today’s episode, I’m joined by blogger and former ministry leader, Tim B…
 
I'm changing the release schedule this week and airing what would normally be the {wednesday rewind} today instead. On Wednesday, I'll release a new episode that builds on this Enneagram episode. Here are the notes from when this episode originally aired: To kick off Season 3 of the podcast, I interviewed YourEnneagramCoach, Beth McCord. After foll…
 
Today's {wednesday rewind} is brought to you by DexaFit Atlanta. DexaFit Atlanta, your premier provider of medical-grade diagnostic body composition and metabolic testing, is offering listeners of This Unmillennial Life a 10% discount on any purchase of any package by booking at Dexafit.com and mentioning the code “UNMILLENNIAL” at checkout. Tons o…
 
As one of the most popular films on Netflix at the moment, The Game Changers Movie has elevated the conversation about plant-based and vegan eating for elite athletes, weekend warriors and general fitness fans to an all-time high. While the film has no shortage of supporters, critiques of the film are also pretty easy to come by. From articles like…
 
If a friend told you her aging mother had found a new salve that eased arthritis pain in her hands, you’d be happy for her, right? What if you noticed a co-worker missing fewer days from work after trying a new migraine prevention protocol – a good thing, no? What if both of them told you the treatment involved cannabis or “medical marijuana”? Woul…
 
Joining me in this episode is Holistic Cannabis Practitioner and fellow Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Janice Bissex. I interviewed Janice in Season 1 of the podcast in The Cannabis Episode. Today she’s back to focus solely on CBD — its benefits, uses, and recommendations for dosing. While people have increasingly become familiar with the term …
 
Experts say nearly 45 million kids play sports in the U.S. and of those, 3 to 5 million experience some form of brain injury like a concussion each year. In this two-part podcast series, one mom shares her son's story following a traumatic brain injury suffered during a basketball game. In Part 2, I interview the nation's leading expert on targeted…
 
Experts say nearly 45 million kids play sports in the U.S. and of those, 3 to 5 million experience some form of brain injury like a concussion each year. In this two-part podcast series, one mom shares her son's story following a traumatic brain injury suffered during a basketball game. In Part 2, I interview the nation's leading expert on targeted…
 
Not ready for retirement, but clearly not new to the workforce, many unmillennials find themselves at a crossroads of their careers wondering “Is this all there is?” This podcast takes a deeper look into the idea of career burnout, what’s behind it and how to overcome it. Beth Kennedy, author of Career Recharge (affiliate link) and today’s podcast …
 
Everyone has it. Nobody wants to talk about it. Gas can be a normal by-product of digestion, but not always. Today's episode discusses why. In this episode, I'm joined again by friend and fellow registered dietitian, Kate Scarlata -- one of the nation's leading experts on all things gut health. In this show, we discuss: What's normal and what's not…
 
Fasting with food may sound like an oxymoron. But according to leading longevity researchers, it's the best, safest & easiest approach to creating the type of "metabolic stress" that triggers the body to start a process of cellular cleaning known for improving not only life span but also healthspan. In the first episode (no. 76) of a two-part serie…
 
Fasting with food may sound like an oxymoron. But according to leading longevity researchers, it's the best, safest & easiest approach to creating the type of "metabolic stress" that triggers the body to start a process of cellular cleaning known for improving not only life span but also healthspan. In the first episode (no. 76) of a two-part serie…
 
We've all heard that it's important to save for a rainy day. But what about saving for the many sunny days, weeks, months and years you hope to enjoy after retirement? Financial experts say the best time to start that saving process was yesterday. But for GenX unmillennials, there's still time to start today. In this episode of the podcast, I inter…
 
Somewhere around the age of 11 children begin to change, embarking on what today’s guest calls “The Middle School Construction Project.” As they begin to develop an adult body, an adult brain, and an adult identity, parents may be faced with a new dynamic in engaging with their child that provides a whole new set of challenges. Today’s guest is Mic…
 
Dry January. Sober September. No Drink November. No matter what it's called or when it's done, it's the same thing -- a month-long alcohol-free experience. It's also something I never thought I'd try... until I did. This past September I made a commitment to go alcohol-free for 30 days. Today's episode is about what I experienced. For a few years n…
 
Is juicing good for you? It’s a question often asked of dietitians, but can be met with mixed messages. Today’s episode on juicing unpacks the potential of juicing for health, addresses who benefits most and discusses what fruits & veggies are best to juice. In this episode with Danielle Omar, author of Skinny Juices: 101 Juice Recipes for Detox an…
 
After years of overplucking, you want lush brows. Is microblading for you? Here's everything you need to know about microblading for eyebrows. In today's episode, I'm interviewing my friend Betsy, who is no stranger to microblading. In this show we discuss: How she got interested in having microblading How long she's been getting microblading done …
 
The popularity of DNA testing is widespread, but what, if anything can our DNA tell us about the food we should eat and the exercises we should do? Understanding nutrigenomics — the scientific study of the interaction of nutrition and genes, especially with regard to the prevention or treatment of disease — may provide some answers. In this episode…
 
Get a breast lift vs. breast implants? It's a decision some women in midlife may be thinking about. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss and aging can all lead to changes in a woman's breasts that she may want to alter. Today's episode details one woman's decision to get a breast lift, her experience, and recovery. Joining me in this episode is my…
 
Walk down the supplement aisle of any pharmacy or supermarket and you’ll no doubt notice shelves full of probiotics and prebiotics promoting gut health. But what, if any, benefit do these products really provide? Today’s show features frequent podcast guest and gut health expert, Kate Scarlata. Kate’s previous appearances on both The Poop Episode a…
 
As unmillennial parents of kids playing sports, our days of providing the occasional sideline snack have given way to weeks of fueling kids for tournaments, meets and more. But as we are constantly reminded — tweens and teens are not simply small adults. They are growing at a rapid pace, which yields nutrition needs far different from those of thei…
 
With one out of every 68 children in the U.S. having an Autism Spectrum Disorder, the likelihood is high that you and your children know a family who has received this diagnosis. And while you may know some things about the suspected causes and some of the current research around Autism, how much do you really know about supporting these families, …
 
Hey there! It's Regan and rest-assured this is NOT a {rewind} from previous episodes. It's a quick listen of an all-new Odds and Ends episode to get us caught up on a few items I haven't been able to share in previous episodes. I'll cover episodes you can expect in the future, including a potential recap of my Sober September personal challenge, a …
 
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