“From the Bottom of My Heart, I Just Absolutely Love Being on This Journey With You”
This episode is a season 3 recap of some of the amazing interviews I’ve had this year, including which ones you can’t miss!
In this podcast, Season 3 In Review, we cover:
The Best Medicine During Tough Times: Practicing Gratitude
The Most Popular Topic on the Resetter Podcast: Insulin Resistance
Another Resetter Favorite: Everything You Need to Know About Hormones
The Perfect Conversation Around Mastering Keto
Episodes All About Navigating Your Own Health Plan
The Best Medicine During Tough Times: Practicing Gratitude
There is a theme for every season of the Resetter Podcast. The theme for 2022 was gratitude. We picked gratitude because we’re coming out of the pandemic, we’re coming out of a stressful political time here in America, and it just felt like we really needed to turn the focus inward and look at all the great things that were going on in our lives. The brain tends to fix problems. However, so much good was unfolding out of the pandemic we needed to highlight gratitude. Make sure you listen all the way through each episode because the guest will reveal their gratitude practice and what they are grateful for at the end of the show.
The Most Popular Topic on the Resetter Podcast: Insulin Resistance
The number one topic people want to hear on the Resetter Podcast is insulin resistance. Hopefully, you know that insulin resistance is the root cause of so many health problems. Sadly, only 12% of Americans are metabolically fit. We have an epidemic of people who can’t control their blood sugar; it’s not as simple as eating the right foods or picking the right fasting length. That’s why we were lucky enough to have Dr. Ben Bikman join the show again. He basically did an episode on everything you need to know about insulin resistance. Plus, in season two, I talked with Dr. Ben Bikman about how toxicity plays a part in regulating insulin. If you’re struggling to get your insulin under control, and diet and fasting are not working for you, please listen to those episodes here:
Many experts believe there is one way to do keto. However, that’s different from what we think on the Resetter Podcast. You should be cycling in and out of ketosis no matter what. During an Ask Me Anything episode, Ben Azadi talked about how to flex in and out of keto. We covered some of your questions, including fasting while pregnant, how to check your ketone levels, trying a carnivore diet, fasting for children, and eating a keto diet without a gallbladder. If you’re looking for more information about keto flexing, we recommend you get Ben’s book Keto Flex: The 4 Secrets to Reduce Inflammation, Burn Fat & Reboot Your Metabolism.
Episodes All About Navigating Your Own Health Plan
When navigating your own health plan, you have to get to the root cause because it is not always one thing that moves the needle with your health; you have to put several things together. Health requires a multi-therapeutic approach. The episode with Dr. Bill Cole discussed functional health, finding the root cause, and rethinking chronic disease. Another great episode on navigating your own health plan is Mona Sharma. We discussed the power of food, healing with ancient principles, and using mindfulness to find balance on your health journey. Lastly, Dr. Heather McKee explained how to change our habits and make our perfect health plan a reality!
Okay, receptors, Dr. Mindy here. And I want to give you a season three recap of some of the amazing interviews that I’ve had this year. And I want to also give you a little bit of a behind the scenes of how I approach bringing guests on the topics I like to cover, and also how important your feedback is to make sure that we customize this podcast for you. Because that’s really the point of doing it is to have conversations that move the needle forward on your health, and your life. So
to start with, we theme every season out. So this year was gratitude, I really picked gratitude, because we’re coming out of the pandemic, we’re coming out of a stressful political time here in America. And I just felt like we really needed to turn the focus inward and look at all the great things that were going on in our life. You know, the brain has a tendency to try to fix the problems. But there was so much good that was unfolding. As we were emerging out of the pandemic, I wanted to make sure that we really highlighted it. So when you’re listening to the episodes from season three, make sure you listen all the way through because at the end, I asked the guest, what’s their gratitude practice? And what are they grateful for? It was really cool to see what some people said. I mean, I learned a ton from it. So that’s the first thing on all the episodes this season. The second thing that I did this season is I really chunked it down into categories that of topics that I saw you are interested in. So the number one topic that so many of you want to hear from me about is insulin resistance. And I love that because hopefully you know that the root cause of so many health problems is insulin resistance. You’ve definitely heard me say about talk about how only 12% of Americans are metabolically fit. And that basically means that you know, we have an epidemic of people who can’t control their blood sugar. And it’s not as simple as just eating the right foods or picking the right fasting length. It’s gotten way more complicated than that. So my favorite insulin resistance guy to talk to is Ben Beckman, we brought him back this season. So make sure again, that you that you check out that episode, we basically did an everything you need to know about insulin. And I have had two two discussions with Ben, the first one we really talked a lot about, and this was in season two, we talked a lot about what obesogens and where toxicity plays a part in in regulating insulin. And I think that’s like a discussion that isn’t talked about enough. So make sure you go back to that original episode. Because if you’re not familiar with obesogens, if you’re struggling to get your insulin under control, and diet and fasting is not working for you, please go listen to the first episode that I did with him because he’s the master right now. Like he is so incredible to talk to about insulin resistance. And so the first time I brought him on, we really talked about obesogens and plastics and how that ties in to regulating insulin. But this time, I wanted to go into fasting windows, I wanted to go into foods that we need to avoid. And so many of you have asked me about why don’t I do more episodes on fasting, you watch my YouTube channel, you are ordered fast like a girl, you know that fasting is my thing. And so you’re looking for both more of those discussions. So I brought Ben on to talk about the effects of fasting on on insulin resistance and the length of fasting. The other thing I learned from Ben this year, and I’ve learned this from a couple of other guests is the power of protein, and how we can use protein as our go to macro to really help with our overall ability to bring insulin into our cells. So that was Ben, probably the highlight of my season was really bringing that episode to you because it’s so useful for your for your health. So please make sure that you check that one out. I also brought on Morgan Nulty, who is a insulin resistance expert. And she’s a nutritionist. So it’s interesting Ben’s a researcher. So Ben Beckman is a researcher. And so it’s really fun to hear the clinical. But then there’s the application of how you apply the techniques, you’ll hear that will that that we’re recommending will move the needle forward on making you more insulin sensitive. So Morgan was really interesting because she talked more about the application and what it would look like in the day A day to keep yourself insulin sensitive. So those were my two big insulin resistance episodes,
they were two of the the favorites of the season. So if you want to know the science, and you want to know the application of how you get yourself out of insulin resistance, please, please, please go, go listen to that. Okay, the second category, and this is what I love to talk about, and you’re going to hear a lot more of this in season three is hormones, and not just women’s hormones. So although women, I really wanted to bring you more information on how we time our foods or fast, our how we time our exercise, like, you know, once you grab this fast like a girl idea, and you start to see that estrogen progesterone and testosterone have different needs, you start kind of asking yourself like, Okay, well, what else do I need to know about when these hormones come in and out? So definitely a season favorite was Stephanie aseema. She and I’ve paired up twice now to do an Ask me anything. This was actually a request on her Instagram page on how can we start? How could she and I collaborate and bring our minds together? We think very similar. And we also differ in a few areas. So the asked me any things you all loved? And you know, it’s Think of it like if you could sit in a room with Stephanie and I and talk about, ask us any questions about keto and insulin and hormones and exercise? For hormones? That’s what this episode was. I specifically on the most recent asked me and if anything with her, I specifically want to start to dive into exercise, how do we time different exercises to our menstrual cycle. So whether you’re postmenopausal or having an active cycle, that is a really helpful episode, we got great feedback on it. So please make sure that you check that out. And then Cynthia Thurlow, to give you a little background on that Cynthia and I are really the only two health influencers out there talking about women and fasting. So she has a great book that came out March that highlights one specific fast for women, the 16, eight fast, it’s one of the biggest research studies ever done was done on 16, eight. So it’s a great way to zero in on one specific fast. And it’s a beautiful compliment to fast like a girl because in fast like a girl, I talk about six different lengths fasts. So they’re kind of companion manuals that will go together once my book comes out. And what I really wanted to do in this episode was talk about metabolic flexibility for women. So it’s so interesting to me, because what I see is that we want to put ourselves in absolutes. We want to know what’s the right diet, what’s the right fast for us. But really, the body doesn’t work like that. It doesn’t work in absolutes. What we need is for us to be metabolically flexible, how can we thrive when we eat, you know, when
you eat a meal, you shouldn’t be sleepy, you should be energized. And how can we thrive when we move into a fasted state. So remember that you are a sugar burner and a fat burner. And you want to access both of these, these energy systems. So we want to make sure that you are mastering both of them. So when you come to fasting, you are learning for the first time how to master the fat burner system. But we also still need to master how to make sure that we’re eating so that our blood sugar is balancing well. And so Cynthia and I talked about both of those concepts. And how do you keep your metabolic flexibility and switch in and out of those two states? How do you do that in a way that has you energized and losing weight all timed around your hormones? So again, this is a missing missing ingredient. I’m watching so many podcasts out there so many Instagram reels and tic TOCs that are really advocating for there’s a one size fits all for fasting and food. But that that’s not that’s that’s not an accurate statement. It’s learning the art of switching in and out that’s so important. And so that episode with Cynthia and I Cynthia Thurlow and I is was incredible. So please go listen to that one as well. And then that for the first timer and Cynthia has come on twice now to the recenter podcast. a first timer that I brought on was John Gray. Now this was fascinating. I’ve learned a lot from talking to John. And let me tell you what he’s really bringing to the hormone conversation right now. His most recent book is called Beyond Venus and Mars. And what he wanted to do with that book was really talk about how women are in a much more driver, testosterone driven world with working, and many men are actually moving more to stay in in more of like a at home, stay at home dad role. So we so we have some role, traditional role reversals, although I will, I will tell you as that is the scenario was the scenario in my household when our kids were growing up, that we’re seeing more more and more dads staying at home, we’re seeing more and more women out into the workforce. But what does that what does that doing
to our hormones. And so in that episode is what i My biggest takeaway from that one is if you’re a woman, and you are driving testosterone all day long, when you get home, you need to rebalance that testosterone with mate doing activities that raise estrogen. And there were activities like coming home and doing anything that brings you joy, estrogen for women is will be will start to rise when we are in joy, we also can increase entered estrogen when we are in communication with each other. So women love to verbally process, he talks in the episode about how therapy is more utilized by women. But if you think about that, part of the reason behind that is because women raise estrogen when we verbally process. So we go to a therapist and verbally, verbally process and our estrogen goes up. So there’s actually a hormonal benefit to that, which is crazy. And then he even talked about how men need to balance their testosterone and estrogen out by men do better going into what he calls the man cave. And really, you know, doing like, physical labor, things that will rebalance, testosterone and estrogen for a man tend to be a little more traditional, what we’ve what we’ve seen in our culture. So it’s really fascinating, I can tell you, I came out of that conversation with a whole bunch of interesting information that my husband and I talked about a lot. So you know, it’s very traditional. In it’s in it, testosterone behaves in a traditional way, estrogen behaves in a traditional way. So please, when you listen to that episode, just have insight into yourself and your loved ones and know that we can use behavior to balance hormones. So it’s a really beautiful discussion. And I was excited to bring that one too. Now, the other one is that a lot of you guys are are putting in the principles of keto. So the third topic outside of hormones and insulin resistance that I brought you is I really want to talk about how do you master keto? And and here’s the problem when you go to try to figure out how to master keto is and to bring keto experts on is a lot of keto experts are believe in absolutes. There’s one way to do keto. I don’t believe in that I believe in cycling keto in and out doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman. So I wanted to make sure that whatever discussion I had with keto, I wanted to make sure it wasn’t with somebody who believed in flexing in and out of keto. And my friend Ben Azadi. He is the founder of the Keto camp podcast. If you’re not familiar with Ben, please go check out his podcast app because he wrote a book called keto flex and talks about how do you flex in and out of keto? How do you when do you know to go into keto? When do you know to stay out of keto? And what we did in the episode with Ben is it was an asked me anything as well. So it was your questions. It was wow, it was a definite crowd favorite both the Ask Me Anything with Stephanie aseema and Ben Azadi, like you all your reviews, the feedback you gave us was insane. Like we you really really loved those practical episodes. So make sure if you haven’t listened to the Ask Me Anything, episodes I’ve done with those two beautiful humans. Please go listen to it because it was it was really, really a fun experience to do. And I think of all the episodes that I’ve done in the whole the whole time of the reseller podcast.
It was a really answering a lot of your specific Questions you have around fasting hormones, and the ketogenic diet. Now, the fourth one that was a real popular one that you all loved was with Dr. B. And so he wrote a book called fiber fuel. It’s really fun because he has the same literary agent as I do. And so, and we both love her dearly. She’s just such an not just a beautiful agent, but an incredible agent, but a beautiful human. And so on the episode with him, it was we talked about the microbiome and gut repair. Now, what is very complicated, I put myself in your shoes a lot. And what was really complicated, what’s really complicated about food is that we have, let’s just say Stephen Gundry, out there saying, no, no vegetables, he hasn’t. If you haven’t followed, Stephen recently has some modifications to that, but and then we have, you know, the carnivore people that say, no vegetables, like those are harmful to the gut. And then you’ve got Dr. B. That is Dr. Weil, Bucha quits, we call him Dr. B. We’ve got him saying, No, you need fiber to fuel your microbiome. So how do we rectify those two things? And so we talk about that in his discussion, I bring up like, Okay, well, what do we think about oxalates and lectins, when you’re looking at fiber, and he is, I think what I like about this episode, and what you all loved about it is He’s a great teacher, he is so good at explaining things in a simple way. So if you’re confused on the microbiome, and gut health, please go listen to that episode, because I again, what I hope you’re going to hear from me throughout, you know, all my episodes is that I’m teaching you how to think for yourself and find the right path for you. I’m not advocating for one specific way, I feel like there’s many ways to to put your health together. And most importantly, there’s your way Your individual way, we got into this chronic disease problem, because we’re looking for a one size fits all plan for health care,
there is not a one size fits all, you have a unique set of genetics with a unique set of bacteria that requires certain lifestyle habits to allow your health to thrive. And in Dr. B’s episode, I really talked about what how important it is to bring fiber back into your diet. And he explains it in a very clear way that hopefully, you will benefit greatly from I also had a great discussion with Dr. William Davis. I’ve been a fan of his forever. And Wheat Belly really revolutionized the way that we look at gluten. But he has a new book out called Super gut. And we talked about specifically fermented foods, foods you could do at home. So that and make it home to benefit your microbiome. We talked about specific bacteria that you want to feed with certain yogurts. He has a very cool yogurt that you can make at home. And so we talked about how to make this yogurt, why it’s working what he’s seen, but I think I liked on, on that episode with William Davis, is that like me when I when I teach you guys fasting? I’m not just teaching you fasting from the science perspective. I’m teaching you fasting, from what I see is working hundreds of 1000s of people. So he is teaching you what he’s seen with hundreds of 1000s of people using fermented foods to not only heal the gut, but specifically improve moods. So make sure that you listen to that episode as well. And then the last category that I put together for you is what I call putting a health plan together, how do you take all of this information and synthesize it into a health plan that works for you. Now, if you are not familiar with my reset Academy, this is what we do. And that Academy is really teach the foundation of customizing a fasting lifestyle for you. So know that that’s available for you if you’re struggling with that concept, but the two conversations will actually three conversations that I had this year, bringing you some really specific concepts to help you navigate your own health plan. One was with Bill Cole. I love bill again because he thinks in a very similar manner to me. Get to the root cause It’s not always one thing that moves the needle with your health, you have to put several things together. We call it a multi therapeutic approach. We talked a lot about auto immunity. So that’s that was in the bill Cole episode. Mona Sharma is a good friend of mine. And we have been working together in Jesse, it’s slurs group, were mentors in that group and have gotten to know each other. If you’re not familiar with Mona, she was the nutritionist for Will Smith and his family. And so she talks about not only food, and creating a great food plan for you, but she also has a life coach piece to her. And so we brought tightened some concepts around where spirit spirituality fits into your health plan. And it’s another perspective for you to learn how to take all this information and make it your own and make use it and allow you to thrive with it. And then the last one on putting your health together that you all really loved was with Heather McKee. And it was a lot of habits like how do you change your habits? Because it’s really one thing for me to bring you guests that give you insight. It’s another thing for me to bring you people like Mona and Bill that teach you how to put a plan together. But then how do we change our habits, like that’s all like great until you actually go to put into action. So I wanted to bring you somebody that could really help you with your habits and overcoming any habit hurdles. So Heather McKee is an expert in redefining habits. So I brought you a great conversation. Once again, she really give steps. This is not one of those podcast interviews, where it’s kind of light information. This is a podcast interview, which really teaches you how to put the steps together. So those were the big categories that I gathered for you. Please know that when you leave us a review, and you tell us, tell us more about what you want to hear, or you tell us what you loved hearing,
we’re listening, we want this podcast to be incredibly helpful for you, so that we can move the needle forward on your health. We live in such a cool time where information like this is is accessible, where doctors like myself and Dr. aseema and Dr. B, are coming out of clinical practice and sharing with you what they were teaching their patients and we share it on these podcasts, which is incredible. So we want to know how we can move the needle forward for you. So please, the reviews really make a difference. And they help us see how we can customize this for you. So as always, I hope that this season was awesome. Next season. Oh my gosh. Okay, for starters, we have a great theme, I can’t wait to reveal that to you. And I also have some incredible guests that I’m now connecting with and able to bring to you. So each season, you know, I will tell you, we’re more and more proud of it. And we’re getting better and better conversations, we’re getting better and better. Guests who are deep thinkers, I want the deep thinkers. I don’t want the superficial thinkers, I want to bring you new ways of looking at your health. I don’t want to keep telling you the same thing you’re hearing in other podcasts. So get ready for season four, it’s going to be amazing. And for those of you that ordered fast like a girl and are diving into that book, I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. I wrote that book for you. I want every little bit of content that I put out into the world to be of help. So thank you for the orders for the pre orders for the current orders. You guys are amazing. And as I finish every YouTube video, I hope that helps and from the bottom of my heart. I just absolutely love being on this journey with you