Gutsy Gals Ep 08: Tips for Running – Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced!

Ready to run?

Hey Runners! Or wanna-be runners! I know New Years brought a lot of resolutions to get back to running; or lose weight; or train for a half marathon, ultra marathon, OCR and more…

So Andee and I did our talk this time on tips for running! Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced in your training, we have some tips!

Some tips for preventing injury, increasing performance, and boosting training!

Listen in, let us know your goals, and if you’re looking for more, reach out. If you are looking for help with getting started, training, enhancing

Gutsy Gals Ep 07 – IBS: There ARE answers!

It’s TIME! The Gutsy Gals “talking sh*t about sh*t and more” finally talk about sh*t!

We’re talking about IBS and digestive issues:

➡First, what is IBS, REALLY?
➡What SHOULD your poop look like?
➡What could be the root cause of IBS?
➡Some basics to help with digestion
➡Some reasoning for GERD and heartburn
➡Discussing the intestines
➡Microbiome, infections, H. Pylori
➡And so much more!

It’s like a virtual tour through your full digestive tract! What could go wrong, and where, and what can you DO to fix it??


(Can you tell I’m passionate about this?!) Email if you are ready to find YOUR root cause so we can make a game plan for you! 21% off the Empowered Healing program to kick off 2021! Only 4 spots left!

Gutsy Gals Ep 06 – Prescribing Diets


Specifically, what you should be aware of if you’re told to follow a true keto diet (vs “low carb”), a low FODMAP diet, or the AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) diet.

  • Why does a doctor recommend one? And do you really need to follow it?
  • What are they?
  • What are the pros and cons and common pit falls?
  • And what should you be aware of long-term?

SPOILER: you should NOT just be stuck on a restricted diet the rest of your life! There NEEDS to be a game-plan to address the root cause of WHY you were put on the diet to begin with! Otherwise you’re just using the diet like a pill to mask symptoms

So listen in, and share with others! Ready to accelerate your healing by finding out what the actual ROOT CAUSE is, and addressing it? Email me at

EDIT NOTE: There is a moment in talking about the AIP diet where Andee lists items that are not allowed on the AIP diet, and she lists NSAIDS and states prescription meds (which can be stronger level NSAIDS, such as Naproxen). This was brought to my attention that someone may interpret that as someone thinking they should quit their medications if they want to do a true AIP diet. PLEASE NOTE, THAT IS NOT WHAT WE ARE SAYING! Andee is just sharing sharing the given protocol, not our condoning of quitting meds. Per Dr. Sarah Ballantyne’s outline, yes, NSAIDS (such as aspirin or ibuprofen) are listed under “to be removed” — BUT! This again drive home the need to PERSONALIZE and INDIVIDUALIZE! If your doctor told you to take a medicine, do NOT quit taking without their guidance. Dr. Ballantyne’s outline is a good cookie-cutter starting point, but you need to adapt for you, with guidance from your doctor or other health care professional well versed in AIP.

Gutsy Gals Ep 05 – Weight Loss Struggles


Do you feel like you’re doing “everything right” and still making minimal to no progress?

Conventional weight loss says to just increase caloric deficit. But there are SO MANY THINGS that can stall out weight loss. Andee and I discuss some common mistakes in tracking your calorie intake. But if you’ve already ruled out “user error” so to speak, what else could be the barrier?

  • Inflammation
  • Certain “bad” gut bugs absorb more calories
  • Elevated cortisol trigger sugar cravings
  • Sleep helps you control the “Ghrelin Gremlin”
  • Hormones
  • and more!

Take a listen in, if you want to see if you can Work Smarter, Not Harder!

Gutsy Gals Episode 04: Depression

Depression is a web of cause and effect, internal and external factors.

In this Gutsy Gals Episode 4, Andee and I hit an overview of things we can do from various perspectives: mindset and self talk, nutrients and foods, movement and posture, breathing, sleep, singing and more.

But first, a little tidbit about some good bone broths and collagen sources, since they are helpful with GI issues and food sensitivities.

Then we dive into the meat of the topic!

We talk about why Gratitude lists can backfire, and why you don’t have to just ACCEPT your health or energy.

My path through depression and suicidal thoughts lasted for years, and it was a FIGHT. But I made it through, and am constantly striving to live my best life, intentionally, every day, using all the tools available to set my body up for things to work right, chemically and hormonally.


Strive to Thrive!

And join the #ThriveTribe in my Facebook group for this and more info!

And sending huge comforting hugs to you all ❤