The Other Side of Weight Loss

Karen Martel

Let's talk about the OTHER SIDE of weight loss! Going beyond diet and exercise to help women discover what is stopping them from losing weight.

Karen Martel Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert covers all things women's health including paleo/keto diets, weight loss, hormone health, digestion, happiness, stress management and living in tune with your body!

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This really is the million-dollar question isn’t it? How do I lose weight?   When you have Hashimoto’s and/or hypothyroidism, weight gain and then the difficulty losing weight is so frustrating.  It’s not as simple as calories in calories out. Or exercise harder (in fact that might be causing weight GAIN). So, what do you do? What food should you eat? Not eat? What type of exercise should you do?  Aside from answering those core questions, we also cover: Science of the adrenals and hormones Getting to the root cause of the health issue Possible underlying factors or common causes T4 to T3 conversion What are the medical tests to take to get started? How to maintain a healthy weight I also share my protocol to find your weight loss code. Let's Talk Thyroid Podcast Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram        

Dec 4

58 min 39 sec

Dr. Angela DeRosa, bestselling author of the book, How Your Doctor Is Slowly Killing You: A Woman’s Health Survival Guide. She  is a dynamic professional on a mission to change the face of women’s health and wellness. She has more than 25 years of experience in the medical field, both on the pharmaceutical side and in clinical practice, and is an internationally recognized authority on women’s hormonal health. Dr. DeRosa understands the range of health issues women face and is enthusiastic about educating patients on the realities of menopause and the risk factors of hormonal health imbalances.  In this episode; Early menopause Life without hormones and how that can feel What doctors are taught in med school about hormone replacement and menopause Why the majority of med docs are spreading the word hormones are dangerous Why saying menopause is not Female versus male and what they get erectile drugs we get labelled as crazy. Biased treatment Why there is no male birth control The myth of estrogen replacement dangers Why we as women need testosterone The role of testosterone in blood sugar What the FDA is trying to do with compounded hormones Restorative medicine for women The importance of testing follicular stimulating hormone Why the body should be treated for missing hormones Why menopause is worse now then ever before in history How hormones can help with the menopause weight gain When to replace hormones and more! Home » Dr. Hot Flash Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist (drhotflash.com) Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram        

Nov 27

51 min 22 sec

Lots of great questions sent in for this Q&A with Karen; Livia Hi Karen! I’ve been looking all over for info on increasing testosterone. Mine has been incredibly low. I’m 34, not menopausal, been eating keto for years, I’ve tested when I did carnivore a year ago and again and still low. I eat lots of red meat, liver. Not sure what else to do. DHEA was in “normal” range and so were B vitamins. Is there anything I’m missing? Elda Is oral progesterone or cream better Jackie How the heck do I get some energy back so I can eat well and exercise? It's so difficult to get motivated and the weight is piling on. PS I love you Karen, you are saving my life 😍. Dana Hi Karen, I'm looking forward to the Q &A Saturday. I wonder about the estradiol patch? Is it bioidentical? How often do you change? Benefits/ drawbacks? How does it compare to cream? Gale Is pregnenolone a good option for perimenopause? Dayle Are you able to discuss your thoughts on the current mRna vaccine and its potential effects on hormones? Do you have a question for the next Q&A? Fill out this form. Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram    

Nov 20

1 hr 20 min

David Raubenheimer is the Leonard P. Ullman Professor of Nutritional Ecology in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, and Nutrition Theme Leader in the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. Stephen J. Simpson is Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre and Professor in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney. David and Stephen are the authors of Eat Like The Animals the new groundbreaking evidence on what nature teaches us about the science of healthy eating. In this episode; How did they come to write a book on human nutrition?  How Stella the baboon shocked them when they studied her diet . What they found when they studied different animals and their diet. The million dollar question how or does this apply to humans? Why we MUST meet our protein requirements and what happens when we don't. What is protein leverage? How much should our average protein intake be as humans? Could this explain the obesity epidemic? What did they discover when they did a massive experience on fruit flies to see if the popular theory that calorie restriction helped with longevity. Or if it was what they ate that made the difference? Flies versus humans. What is the problem eating too much protein? Why is it better for reproduction but not longevity?  Looking to the science of what we ate as hunter gatherers what does it tell us? how our needs for protein from birth to death changes? https://www.eatliketheanimals.com/ Todays podcast is sponsored by Prolon The Fasting Mimicking Diet. Purchase your Prolon Kit today and get 10% off with coupon code KARENM10! Purchase your at home Hormone Test Kits here.  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight. Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram    

Nov 13

1 hr 11 min

Do you need a reality check when it comes to your weight loss goals and expectations? You may be tempted to set intense health and fitness goals in order to reach your goal weight. However, realistic weight loss goals can be more effective, because they can help you reach your target without becoming discouraged or overwhelmed. In this episode discover what is realistic weight loss goals. What steps to take in order to change your mind set when it comes to losing weight and changing your body image.  Purchase your at home Hormone Test Kits here.  Join the 3 month Mastering Peri & Post Menopause Coaching Program. Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight. Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram    

Nov 6

1 hr 8 min

Matty Landsdown is a scientist, nutritionist and health coach that specializes in weight loss and self confidence for women and busy mother’s.  Matty’s extensive experience with nutrition led him to uncover the deeper challenge people have with health which isn’t about calories or kale, but in fact mindset and behavior change. Having been on his own personal development journey, Matty is now super-passionate about showing people how to level up their health so that healthy habits and the best food choices are easy and natural. In this episode; How to recognize self sabotaging behavior How to separate yourself from your thoughts and feelings and realize how your thoughts are not who you are The key component to making true change How to create new habits How to recognize limiting beliefs How to create a new healthy habit What is happening in your brain when you are trying to change your eating behavior Why you need to find the why Dopamine addiction and how to break it and much more! Matty Lansdown Purchase your at home Hormone Test Kits here.  Join the 3 month Mastering Peri & Post Menopause Coaching Program. Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight. Todays podcast is sponsored by Prolon The Fasting Mimicking Diet. Purchase your Prolon Kit today and get 10% off with coupon code KARENM10! Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram    

Oct 30

1 hr 12 min

Susan Wadia-Ells PhD Author: Busting Breast Cancer: Five Simple Steps to Keep Breast Cancer Out of Your Body www.bustingbreastcancer.com Susan Wadia-Ells is a long-time cultural change agent. During the 1970’s she organized women at Polaroid, creating the first affirmative action program for women within a Fortune 200 corporation, and soon became Polaroid’s corporate affirmative action manager and a mentor to other national women’s groups fighting for equal pay, training, benefits, and career opportunities. She then went on to get a PHD in women's studies, and also created the national feminist conferences on once-ignored or banned topics including: the landmark Women’s Ways of Knowing Study; exploring the personal growth dimensions within motherhood; women and money, and understanding the power of women’s menopausal years.   In this episode; why Susan had to write this book The metabolic theory or the metabolic understanding of cancer. The five simple lifestyle steps or changes that can help a woman block more than 80 percent of breast cancer from developing in her body! The role of estrogen in breast cancer Vitamin D and it's connection to breast cancer and more! Purchase your at home Hormone Test Kits here.  Join the 3 month Mastering Peri & Post Menopause Coaching Program. Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight. Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram    

Oct 23

1 hr 12 min

Part 2 In the early 1900's estrogen hormone replacement was the most prescribed medication in America! It remained in first or second place for the rest of the century. Until 2002 when the media got a hold of the  results of the Women’s Health Initiative study. Doctors around the world were warned not prescribe it and women were told that it was dangerous and shouldn't be on it. But since that time there has been a reanalysis of the study with a much different outcome then was first perceived. Yet we as women and our doctors have heard very little if anything about the benefits and safety of hormone replacement. In this episode; what the WHI study found in their trials  the reanalysis of the study and what it really showed HRT versus BHRT a deep dive into the multiply studies done on HRT and BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy) can BHRT help with weight loss? does hormone replacement cause breast cancer? and much more! This is an episode NO woman should miss hearing!  Purchase your at home Hormone Test Kits here.  Join the 3 month Mastering Peri & Post Menopause Coaching Program. Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight. Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram    

Oct 16

46 min 33 sec

In the early 1900's estrogen hormone replacement was the most prescribed medication in America! It remained in first or second place for the rest of the century. Until 2002 when the media got a hold of the  results of the Women’s Health Initiative study. Doctors around the world were warned not prescribe it and women were told that it was dangerous and shouldn't be on it. But since that time there has been a reanalysis of the study with a much different outcome then was first perceived. Yet we as women and our doctors have heard very little if anything about the benefits and safety of hormone replacement. In this episode; what the WHI study found in their trials  the reanalysis of the study and what it really showed HRT versus BHRT a deep dive into the multiply studies done on HRT and BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy) can bhrt help with weight loss? does hormone replacement cause breast cancer? and much more! This is an episode NO woman should miss hearing!  Join the 3 month Mastering Peri & Post Menopause Coaching Program. Purchase your at home Hormone Test Kits here.  Todays podcast is sponsored by Prolon The Fasting Mimicking Diet. Purchase your Prolon Kit today and get 10% off with coupon code KARENM10! Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight. Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram    

Oct 9

49 min 42 sec

Dr. Joseph Antoun is CEO & Chairman of the Board of L-Nutra and Member of the Forbes Business Development Council. He's the former CEO of Health Systems Reform. He completed his studies in Public Policy at Harvard University, in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, and his Doctorate in Medicine and Masters’ in Medical and Biological Sciences at Saint Joseph University. In this episode  why the company was established and what they discovered in their studies. why should we fast and is it a fad? how your brain reacts to fasting how long you should be intermittent fasting for depending on your health? what is autophagy and do we actually know when it hits during fasting?  fasting versus caloric restriction what damage is being done to our organs in water fasting what is the fasting mimicking diet  how does it work? why animal protein is NOT in the mimicking diet? why you shouldn't eat too much protein but just enough what are the ideal macro amounts for health and longevity and more! Todays podcast is sponsored by Prolon The Fasting Mimicking Diet. Purchase your Prolon Kit today and get 10% off with coupon code KARENM10! Purchase your at home Hormone Test Kits here.  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight. Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram    

Oct 2

1 hr 5 min

I asked my Instagram followers "If You could wave a magic wand and eliminate your biggest struggle around your attempts to lose weight, what would that be? " What is it for you : struggle to control cravings? over eating? dieting confusion? lack of exercise? drinking alcohol? all of the above? In todays episode I coach you on the most popular answers to that question including: Dieting confusion Not losing weight despite a perfect diet After supper eating Lack of quality sleep Finding time for exercise Having the energy after work to work out Emotional eating. I either eat my feelings or don’t eat when I’m upset Episodes discussed How to Beat Hormonal Insomnia Tips, Tools and Tests to Find Your Weight Loss Code Todays podcast is sponsored by Prolon The Fasting Mimicking Diet. Purchase your Prolon Kit today and get 10% off with coupon code KARENM10! Purchase your at home Hormone Test Kits here.  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight. Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram  

Sep 25

1 hr 4 min

Keto was the most searched diet in 2020, with over 26 million google searches, while Intermittent Fasting was second, with over 11. million searches. But as we head into the last ¼ of 2021 I can safely say that we are now seeing a number of serious faults with ketogenic fasting world. More and more people are running into hormonal issues, weight gain and a ton of weight loss resistance from the keto/fasting diet. So what is happening ….why are we seeing so many problems arise with this supposed magical weight loss diet. In this episode, my guest is going to give us the answers to these questions and is going to share with us the Big fat keto lies. My guest today is Marty Kendall, who is the author of the book Big Fat Keto Lies. Marty is an engineer who seeks to optimize nutrition using a data-driven approach. His interest in nutrition began eighteen years ago in an effort to help his wife Monica gain better control of her Type 1 Diabetes. But since then, he has worked to develop a systematized approach to nutrition tailored for a wide range of goals. Marty has been sharing his learnings at OptimisingNutrition.com and has developed Nutrient Optimizer and Data-Driven Fasting to guide people on their journey of nutritional optimization. In this episdoe; What happened when he jumped on the ketogenic diet? What is energy toxicity? Why chasing ketones doesn't work What the research shows on low carb versus low fat for weight loss Why eating more fat for satiety doesn't work The role that insulin actually play in weight loss Why gluconeogenesis from protein consumption isn't the problem people think it is. Why protein is the key to weight loss and satiety Data driven fasting what it is and how it works and more! Marty Kendall Join the next 30 Day Data Driven Fasting Challenge here. Todays podcast is sponsored by Prolon The Fasting Mimicking Diet. Purchase your Prolon Kit today and get 10% off with coupon code KARENM10! Purchase your at home Hormone Test Kits here.  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight. Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram  

Sep 18

59 min 25 sec

Are you in perimenopause? My guess is you don't know. Most women are not informed about what is happening to their hormones in their 30's, 40's and beyond.  Trust me when I say YOU NEED TO KNOW! This is your body and during this time you can be affected in every way mentally, physically, & spiritually. When you know and understand what is happening to your hormones you can get the help you need to sail through this time with confidence and ease. In this episode you will walk away understanding the different phases of this transition.  Todays podcast is sponsored by Prolon The Fasting Mimicking Diet. Purchase your Prolon Kit today and get 10% off with coupon code KARENM10! Purchase your at home Hormone Test Kits here.  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight. Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram  

Sep 11

1 hr 7 min

In today’s episode, Dr. Stasha Gominak discusses the gut microbiome, the benefits of vitamin D in terms of the microbiome, the importance of B vitamins, and how the microbiome affects sleep and chronic insomnia. Find out what you can do to beat your insomnia with Dr. Stasha's ground breaking new protocol! Watch the video interview on YouTube "We repair in deep sleep. Inadequate time spent in deep sleep leads to disease. We are "treating" these diseases with medications. Medication is not wrong it's just not the best we can do. If we sleep normally we repair every night and we age more slowly. I believe that we can fix the neuro-chemical causes of all of the sleep disorders by replacing the chemicals that have been lacking." Dr. Gominak attended college in California and medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, receiving her MD degree in 1983. She completed a Neurology residency in 1989 at the Harvard affiliated, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. In 2004 Dr. Gominak moved with her husband to Tyler, Texas and began to concentrate on treating neurological illness by improving sleep. She published a pivotal article in 2012 proposing that the global struggle with worsening sleep was linked to reduced sun exposure. In 2016 she followed with a second article linking the change in the intestinal microbiome to the epidemic of poor sleep, and described a simple process for normalizing sleep and the intestinal bacterial population, called RightSleep®. drgominak.com Todays podcast is sponsored by Prolon The Fasting Mimicking Diet. Purchase your Prolon Kit today and get 10% off with coupon code KARENM10! Purchase your at home Hormone Test Kits here.  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight. Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram  

Sep 4

1 hr 23 min

Pam has been a coach for 24+ years, starting as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer.  After struggling with her own weight Pam started strength training in 2014 and has never looked back. In this episode; Pam's history with her own struggles with weight loss Her horrific accident that gave her a light bulb moment about fitness  Why she saw her accident as meant to be Why Pam decided to quit alcohol and what it did for her and her self esteem The truth about alcohol and women's health and weight loss What the ideal length of workouts should be for women How to replace snacking with something that works The power of protein How to find your body clock when it comes to eating Why you know what to eat but you don't eat it and more! Pam's website Pam's Instagram Pam's YouTube Channel Todays podcast is sponsored by Prolon The Fasting Mimicking Diet. Purchase your Prolon Kit today and get 10% off with coupon code KARENM10! Purchase your at home Hormone Test Kits here.  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight. Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram  

Aug 28

1 hr 2 min

In todays episode I share an interview with ME on the podcast How to Not Get Sick and Die with Matty Lansdown.  In this episode Do you find weight loss is a thing that just DOES NOT work for you? You’re not alone and there are a ton of reason why that might be the case, one of the foundational reasons that you may have never considered on a deep level is that of your Hormones and how they’re not in balance after living a super busy life full of stress, a lack of sleep and all of the other challenges that life comes with. If you have hormone imbalances then today’s episode is going to crack the case for why weight loss is not working for you and how to turn the ship around.   In Today’s Episode We Cover:   Why Hormones are the foundation of a healthy body weight Why ‘calories in, calories out’ and ‘move more, eat less’ is not helpful The ideal diet for estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, low progesterone and more Today's episode is sponsored by Prolon The Fasting Mimicking Diet Program. Get 10% off your kit by using this link and coupon code KARENM10   Purchase your at home Hormone Test Kits here.  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight. Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram  

Aug 21

53 min 24 sec

Dr. Stephen Hussey MS, DC is a Chiropractor and Functional Medicine practitioner. He attained both his Doctorate of Chiropractic and Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States in Portland, OR. He is a health coach, speaker, and the author of two books on health; The Health Evolution: Why Understanding Evolution is the Key to Vibrant Health and Understanding the Heart: Uncommon Insights into Our Most Commonly Diseased Organ. In addition to chiropractic, Dr. Hussey focuses on metabolic health and guides patients and clients from around the world back to health by using the latest research and health attaining strategies. In this episode Why Stephen's diagnosis of type 1 diabetes drove him to understand heart disease Overview of what main stream media thinks causes heart disease The three imbalances that cause heart disease Why humans reaction to stress is unique in the animal kingdom and how it is linked to heart disease. History of our diet and how it relates to the increase in heart disease Why meat cannot logically be the cause of heart disease. Science behind saturated fats and heart disease Truth behind cholesterol numbers and cholesterol lowering drugs The role of ketosis in the history of diet and how it affects cholesterol What we want to aim for when it comes to diet Plant diets versus meat diets in the science when it comes to preventing heart disease and more! Health & Wellness | Resource Your Health Purchase your at home Hormone Test Kits here.  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight. Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram  

Aug 14

1 hr 2 min

Pam: 41 year old female with menopausal levels of progesterone but normal estrogen levels. Just started taking bioidentical progesterone. I haven’t noticed much difference in quality of life yet. How long does it normally take to notice some positive changes? I’m still gaining about a pound a month without doing anything different to diet or exercise. Will the progesterone help with weight loss as well? Thank you for always putting helpful information out there! I went to a herbalist and was told I have too much estrogen in my body but then was recommended estrogen supplements. Is there a such thing as bad (estrogen I have) and good estrogen (supplements)? Hi Karen! I’m a 57 y/o post surgical menopause at age 36. I had saliva cortisol levels done and I’m low in the AM and high the other 3 x a day during the testing. I have Hashimotos that seems well controlled and RA. Really struggling with weight loss resistance. I started IF with a 16 hr fast/8 hr eating window about 2 wks ago, trying to get macros to 20 PRO / 70 FAT /10 CARBS. I’m concerned that the stress of this could make my cortisol worse or throw off my thyroid balance. I’d really appreciate your thoughts. I’m not sure if it would be better to do the DNA testing or repeat hormone testing (done a year ago… estrogen dominant) or just try the IF a while and see. Down 2# so far. Thank you for all you do! Linda: Can fasting wreck my thyroid and hormones. I had a lot of success losing weight for 6 months then started gaining again, quickly. Kim: Hi Karen! I found your podcast episode with Dr. Brownstein fascinating. I did go out and purchase the Lugol’s iodine, but I only took it a couple times BECAUSE, shortly afterward, I heard Dr. Alan Christianson on The Ultimate Health Podcast. He warned against iodine supplementation and seems to believe that high dose iodine actually causes thyroid disease. I’m so confused and don’t know what to think. Have you heard of these conflicting views? I won’t be using the supplement until I get a clearer understanding, but I just wondered your thoughts. Thanks so much! Yoyo: Hi Karen, I’m 59, what supplements are a must for my age?  Insta follower: I love your podcast! I found you via Paul Saladino. I’m trying to binge listen to them all. Can you please let me know if there’s a specific ratio of estrogen to progesterone? I’m in perimenopause (started at 37 but not diagnosed until just now at 40). I’m having symptoms of estrogen dominance (weight gain in hips, belly, HUGE BOOBS), fatigue, etc. Help! Discover Your Weight Loss Code Through Your DNA with Dr. Lois Nahirney Todays podcast is sponsored by DNA Power! Get $50 off your Total DNA kit when you use this link here and coupon code karenmartel! Todays show is sponsored by LetsGetChecked. Get 20% off your first kit (full thyroid panel and many more options) with LetsGetChecked.com with coupon code KAREN.  Do you have a question for the next Q&A? Fill out this form. Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram    

Aug 7

52 min 21 sec

Giovanna is a Functional Medicine Practitioner; trained in holistic functional nutrition, homeopathic medicine and health sciences as well as bioenergetic medicine. She is certified with the board of professional Holistic Nutritionists, CAHN-Pro and has been a teaching faculty member of both the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine and the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. As co-founder of Blue Hive Health digital wellness centre, she continues to teach and see private clients, as well as run programs to support perimenopausal women achieve hormonal balance and vitality. As a Professional Coach being certified in Mind-Body Therapy, she provides a truly holistic approach to personal development, health coaching and healing relationship trauma through her programs and her private sessions. She is the author of Healthy Happy Hormones and the co-host of the Blue Hive Healthcast podcast. In this episode Giovanna's story of weight loss and stages of her career How we are going through a second puberty in menopause Why stress and how we handle it changes as we transition to menopause Why we need to look at the spiritual side of menopause  The power of the mind on our body and more! Giovanna Capozza website Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Purchase your at home hormone test kit here. Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook  

Jul 31

1 hr 5 min

Get ready for a deep dive into the beauty & safety of estrogen with Dr. Felice Gersh Dr. Gersh received her medical degree from the USC School of Medicine, and studied Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Felice Gersh is a globally-recognized expert on women’s hormones, gut microbiome, and circadian rhythm. She frequently collaborates with numerous research organizations and lectures internationally on women’s health topics. As Medical Director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, she focuses on understanding women’s innate physical and emotional make-up. Through her research and practical experience, she has come to understand that women have internal, natural rhythms that are absolutely essential to female health. These rhythms are controlled by hormones, particularly estrogen, and may be kept in balance through both conventional and holistic treatments. In this episode; Why Dr. Gersh went from classic OBGYN practice to being a functional doctor. Estrogen why does it have a bad rap? Hormonal contraceptives birth control versus natural estrogen Oral versus topical The truth about what really causes Estrogen dominance Estrogen and the immune system The role of estrogen in breast cancer What functions estrogen has in the female body What type of hormone replacement is the safest and more! Watch the video interview on our YouTube channel Dr. Felice Gersh website Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook  

Jul 24

1 hr

This 2 part series is an in depth look into the world of heavy metals and the effects it has on our health. In this episode My personal  journey with heavy metal toxicity The main sources of heavy metals How they affect your hormones How they affect your weight How they affect the entire body The different tests available Chelating agents and how they work in the body Where to get more information and help on chelation and more! Links discussed in the show:  The Importance of Detoxification with Dr. Pizzorno Heavy Metals, Fasting & Diet Variation with Dr. Pompa (karenmartel.com) Detoxing Heavy Metals to Lose Weight with Wendy Myers (karenmartel.com) Hair Mineral Analysis Test This show is sponsored by DNA Power Get $50 off your Total DNA kit when you use this link here and coupon code karenmartel! Andy Cutler Facebook Group Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt Mercury Chelation Group on OSR Do you have a question for the next Q&A? Fill out this form. CLAIM YOUR FREE BURN FAT FAST PROGRAM & A COUPON CODE TO GET YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE IN ONTRACK! ENTER NOW! Everyone wins!

Jul 17

52 min 35 sec

This 2 part series is an in depth look into the world of heavy metals and the effects it has on our health. In this episode My personal  journey with heavy metal toxicity The main sources of heavy metals How they affect your hormones How they affect your weight How they affect the entire body The different tests available Chelating agents and how they work in the body Where to get more information and help on chelation and more! Links discussed in the show:  The Importance of Detoxification with Dr. Pizzorno Heavy Metals, Fasting & Diet Variation with Dr. Pompa (karenmartel.com) Detoxing Heavy Metals to Lose Weight with Wendy Myers (karenmartel.com) Hair Mineral Analysis Test This show is sponsored by DNA Power Get $50 off your Total DNA kit when you use this link here and coupon code karenmartel! Andy Cutler Facebook Group Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt Mercury Chelation Group on OSR CLAIM YOUR FREE BURN FAT FAST PROGRAM & A COUPON CODE TO GET YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE IN ONTRACK! ENTER NOW! Everyone wins!

Jul 10

1 hr 9 min

Dr. Bonni Goldstein, is the Medical Director of Canna-Centers Wellness and Education, a California-based medical practice devoted to educating patients about the use of cannabis for serious and chronic medical conditions. After years of working in the specialty of Pediatric Emergency medicine, she developed an interest in the science of medical cannabis after witnessing its beneficial effects in an ill friend. Over the last 13 years she has evaluated thousands of patients for use of medical cannabis and is recognized as an expert in the clinical application of cannabis therapeutics. She has a special interest in treating children with intractable epilepsy, autism, cancer and other conditions. Her latest book, “Cannabis is Medicine: How Medical Cannabis and CBD are Healing Everything from Anxiety to Chronic Pain” was published in September 2020 In this episode; The history of marijuana use and safety - Understanding the endocannabinoid system inside your body -Endocannabinoid deficiency What is the point of the Endocannabinoid system in humans  CBD for arthritis and anxiety and many more ailments - How to find your dose and know if it is for you or not and more! http://www.bonnigoldsteinmd.com/ Buy your hormone test kit here! Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram  

Jul 3

1 hr 1 min

Join for this information packed Q&A!  Helen Is there any point having my blood test done when every cycle is different to the last? Symptom wise and sometimes length wise. Lesa I have been keto, carnivore and fasting with extended fast periodically for a year and a half with no weight loss. I am post menopausal and started HRT 6 months ago. I feel all of the thyroid symptoms but can't get anyone to listen. Thyroid labs look good except T3 is below optimal and RT3 is 30.1. I can't get into the endocrinologist for 6 months and fear he won't listen either. I feel in my heart pure T3 would get me on the way to healing and finally get my insulin down to be able to lose the 40 pounds that I gained in 4 months. I also have high ferritin that I read can keep insulin high. Gail Dr. Brownstein mentioned a specific type of iodine supplement to take. I’m currently working with my physician on my iodine levels and was wondering what the supplement was called/ what it included. If I remember correctly, he said you needed iodine and iodide in it? Emma I am 50 years old and for the most part feel pretty good despite the fact that I am in perimenopause. I am struggling with perimenopause weight gain, (gained 30 pounds since October) sleep. I am finally getting my hair to grow back in the front and my dry skin is getting better, my nails are healthy again. I eat as clean as possible. At this time, I can’t afford to go see a functional doctor. So, I have been thinking of buying over the counter estrogen and progesterone bioidentical products. What would you recommend? Thank you for all the information you share with us! Sara Can a woman safely take a compounded bioidentical progesterone PILL? Is there a big difference between it vs cream? Wondering how you feel about bioidentical progesterone in pill form. Is it as safe as cream Gina Thanks – I always find your podcasts very interesting and there was a single “nugget” which I would like to know more about….. I would like to know more about how a vision test can determine toxicity levels? Lesa Are there optimal numbers we should strive to hit for estrogen, testosterone and progesterone when taking HRT or a ratio between them so we know if they need adjusted to feel our best? Milly Hi Karen. Thank you for taking questions for your Saturday podcast. I’m a 46 y.o. who’s really bothered by the uncertainty of when my period is coming. It seems I’m into my Perimenopause stage and my cycle could be 19 days one month and others 29, I recently had a record of 41 days! Is there anything we can do other than bio identical hormones to help having more predictable/regular cycles? Thanks!  Do you have a question for the next Q&A? Fill out this form. CLAIM YOUR FREE BURN FAT FAST PROGRAM & A COUPON CODE TO GET YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE IN ONTRACK! ENTER NOW! Everyone wins! Podcast discussed in show: How to Repair Metabolic Damage Todays podcast is sponsored by Lugols Iodine order yours today! Purchase the Iodine loading test here.  Purchase your at home Hormone Test Kits here. 

Jun 26

59 min 13 sec

Dr Brooke is a licensed naturopathic and functional medicine physician and women’s hormone expert. She is the co-author of Hangry: 5 Simple Steps to Balance Your Hormones & Restore Your Joy and the host of the popular podcast the Dr Brooke Show. Dr Brooke specializes in PCOS, menopause, thyroid conditions, autoimmunity and various women’s hormone issues. She helps her patients get to the root cause of their hormonal imbalances and get back to feeling better with targeted diet and lifestyle habits. She teaches women how to understand their own hormone talk so they can finally work with their bodies, metabolism and hormones instead of being in a constant fight with themselves. You can find her at www.betterbydrbrooke.com In this episode; Brookes past coming from that typical dieting world with PCOS. The importance of learning your hormone hierarchy. Why cortisol & inflammation can stop the function of other hormones. Why you need to advocate for yourself with your doctor when you feel that something is off in your body. Learn about Dr. Brooke's five pillars to “Living from these Five Pillars makes what you do with diet and exercise more effective.” and more! Todays podcast is sponsored by DNA Power! Get $50 off your Total DNA kit when you use this link here and coupon code karenmartel!   Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram  

Jun 19

1 hr 5 min

Thyroid experts Karen Martel Certified Hormone Specialist and Dr. Amie Hornaman cohost this episode and go through the list of potential causes of hypothyroidism. Plus find out what tests you can do to help determine your root cause. Todays show is sponsored by LetsGetChecked. Get 20% off your first kit (full thyroid panel and many more options) with LetsGetChecked.com with coupon code KAREN.  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight. Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram  

Jun 11

1 hr 8 min

Annie Hopper has a global mission. To take the “mystery” out of “mysterious illness”. Hopper explains how brain trauma can be at the very root of chronic illness and disease. Moreover, Hopper empowers people with the tools that they need to rewire their brain, transform their health and reclaim their lives. Hopper is in the business of what others would call “medical miracles.” Hopper knows what its like to suffer from a mysterious illness that the medical system cannot diagnosis or effectively treat. In 2004, while working as a busy counselor, newspaper columnist and talk show guest as an expert in Emotional Wellness, her health started to rapidly deteriorate. Mysterious symptoms like unexplainable insomnia, headaches, body aches and pains, chronic exhaustion and an increasing list of sensitivities ensued. Toxic overload was the eventual diagnosis. But even after undergoing detoxification treatments and an extensive list of healing treatments from over thirty different practitioners, her symptoms continued to escalate. This was the beginning of what can only be described as a type of science fiction nightmare. After almost 4 years of suffering that eventually led to homelessness, Hopper deduced that a toxic brain trauma was most likely at the root of her suffering. Hopper went on to creatively rewire the neural circuits in her brain that had been altered due to toxic trauma and the symptoms of illness eventually dissipated. In 2008, Hopper founded The Dynamic Neural Retraining System, a drug free, neuroplasticity-based healing approach to rewire chronic illness disease patterns in the brain as seen in Chemical Sensitivities, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and many other chronic illnesses. Annie Hopper has lectured throughout North America and abroad, educating both patients and doctors alike about the connection between environmental toxins, brain trauma and physical health.  https://retrainingthebrain.com/ Todays show is sponsored by BetterHelp. Use this link to get 10% off your first month.  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/   

Jun 5

1 hr

In this episode I continue sharing all of my secrets to balancing your hormones. Follow these ten steps and your body and mind will thank you for it!   Podcast episodes mentioned: Test Don't Guess Everything You Need to Know About Hormone Testing   Todays Podcast is sponsored by Thryve. Use coupon code KAREN to get 10% off your first kit! Thryve is the world’s first gut health company that incorporates microbiome testing with personalized dietary and probiotic recommendations.  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook  

May 29

1 hr 16 min

In this episode I share all of my secrets to balancing your hormones. Follow these ten steps and your body and mind will thank you for it!   Podcast episodes mentioned: Test Don't Guess Everything You Need to Know About Hormone Testing   Todays Podcast is sponsored by Thryve. Use coupon code KAREN to get 10% off your first kit! Thryve is the world’s first gut health company that incorporates microbiome testing with personalized dietary and probiotic recommendations.  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook  

May 22

1 hr

As a biochemist, Dr. Tara understood that there was more to weight loss than calories and dedicated her research on fat’s mysteries and the reasons it vexes us. In her best-selling book THE SECRET LIFE OF FAT: The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You, she reveals in this interview the complex biology of fat, how it resists loss, and what to do to remove stubborn fat. Web: TheSecretLifeofFat.com Insta: @SylviaTaraPhD FB: /SylviaTaraPhD Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook  

May 15

55 min 59 sec

In this episode learn all about nutrigenetics and what your DNA can tell you about your perfect diet! Lois goes through the latest research on nutrigenetics diet compared to ketogenic diets. Nutrigenetics is the study of the relationships among genes, diet, and health outcomes. Nutrigenomics, a related but distinct field, is the study of how genes and nutrients interact at the molecular level. Dr. Lois Nahirney President and CEO, dnaPower Inc. and SkinDNA Inc, Vancouver, BC Dr. Lois Nahirney is passionate about creating a healthier world by helping people take power over their health. As the Founder and CEO of dnaPower, her businesses are revolutionizing preventative healthcare by bringing state of the art DNA information to people to help them make better diet, fitness and health decisions based on their unique genetic makeup. Discover Your Weight Loss Code Through Your DNA with Dr. Lois Nahirney Todays podcast is sponsored by DNA Power! Get $50 off your Total DNA kit when you use this link here and coupon code karenmartel!   Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram  

May 8

39 min 49 sec

Links discussed in the show:  How to Heal Your Metabolism with Kate Deering How to Optimize Your Metabolic Health Female Phase Training with Jade Teta How to Use Diet Variation for Weight Loss Todays show is sponsored by LetsGetChecked. Get 20% off your first kit (full thyroid panel and many more options) with LetsGetChecked.com with coupon code KAREN.  Discover Your Weight Loss Code Through Your DNA with Dr. Lois Nahirney Todays podcast is also sponsored by DNA Power! Get $50 off your Total DNA kit when you use this link here and coupon code karenmartel! Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram  

Apr 29

1 hr 23 min

Todays show is sponsored by LetsGetChecked. Get 20% off your first kit (full thyroid panel and many more options) with LetsGetChecked.com with coupon code KAREN.  Discover Your Weight Loss Code Through Your DNA with Dr. Lois Nahirney Todays podcast is also sponsored by DNA Power! Get $50 off your Total DNA kit when you use this link here and coupon code karenmartel! Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram  

Apr 23

52 min 38 sec

David Brownstein, who is a board-certified family physician. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success in using natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. Dr. Brownstein has authored 16 books, including one about iodine and its importance to our well-being. How Dr. Brownstein realized that iodine deficiency was an epidemic in North America. The role of iodine in thyroid function  How does iodine help with the utilization of hormones? Iodine and heavy metals Iodine’s connection to cystic breasts How to take iodine and what to take it with What should we know about iodine as it relates to the thyroid and why is it essential? Does it help to lower reverse t3? What happens when there’s an iodine deficiency? How halides bromine, chlorine and fluoride that can be released when iodine is taken How do you test iodine? What his protocol is if someone was low on iodine Check your iodine levels from home with the Hakala Iodine Challenge test.  Todays show is sponsored by LetsGetChecked. Get 20% off your first kit (full thyroid panel and many more options) with LetsGetChecked.com with coupon code KAREN.  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram  

Apr 15

1 hr 3 min

In this episode my good friend Helen Marshall from the Primal Alternative Podcast interviews ME! In this episode we dive into: The truth behind estrogen dominance Why weight loss gets harder as we age What happens hormonally to us in our 30’s, 40’s and 50’s? Why calories in calories out doesn’t work and what we can do instead How our bodies have a sexual cycle and how to tune into that The importance of replacing hormones to avoid side effects of perimenopause Aging form a biological standpoint The best diets for weight loss during perimenopause Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram  

Apr 8

1 hr 25 min

In this interview T.C. Hale and I take a deep dive into how to successfully lose weight. In this episode  Tony's experience with putting hundreds of clients on the ketogenic diet. Why keto diets can rule and why they can ultimately fail. How Co2 can affect your success on a keto diet.  The secrets to thriving and losing weight on any diet. T.C.'s secret body hacks and tests that can help you discover your weight loss code. and more! Like most natural health experts, T.C. Hale (aka Tony Hale) began his career in stand-up comedy. Touring professionally as a comic for nearly a decade, he never envisioned that he would one day teach the world how to sleep, poop, and even lose weight. On Valentine’s Day, 2004, Tony lost his voice and it never came back. After twenty-three doctors couldn’t figure out the problem, Tony decided it was time to dig for his own answers. Eight years later, not only did Tony figure out his own issues, he also happened upon hidden information about how to improve countless other health problems. https://kickitnaturally.com/ Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram

Apr 1

59 min 43 sec

At 26, Annie Grace was the youngest Vice President in a multinational company’s history, and her drinking career began in earnest; by 35, she was in a global C-level marketing role, responsible for 28 countries. Drinking close to two bottles of wine a night became a ritual. Annie Grace’s professional success came at a personal price she no longer wanted to pay. She knew alcohol was no longer serving her. Yet, she didn’t want to suffer through life in a daily battle for sobriety, feeling deprived and constantly trying to avoid temptation. Annie Grace revamped her own relationship with alcohol — she stripped it of its power and changed her beliefs about booze being a reward — and today she helps others across the globe do the same. Her approach helps people where rehabs have not. She’s created a brand new way to look at the role of alcohol in our lives, establishing a safe space for those who question their drinking but haven’t self-diagnosed as alcoholics stuck in denial of an incurable disease. Annie Grace preaches compassion, knowing its power over shame and blame is the best way to achieve lasting change. And, she offers a proven alternative to the largely ineffective recipe for so-called “success”—the one that says anything less than 100% abstinence is failure. Annie Grace doesn’t teach people how to be sober; she helps them quash their desire to drink in the first place. Annie Grace

Mar 25

1 hr 3 min

Part 2 Learn about the different hormone imbalances that could be driving your sugar addiction. How to identify and test for them. How each of these hormones can interact with each other. Plus my favorite tips and tricks on how to balance these pesky hormones and drive down sugar cravings.  Order your hormone kit today and get $20 off with coupon code sugar.  Download your free recipes Cinnamon Flax Muffin and Cozy Tofu Shakshuka What To Eat To Balance Your Hormones (This is GOLD) (podbean.com) Berberine Insulin Support Kit The Truth About The Effects of The Ketogenic Diet on Your Thyroid Hormones Todays show is sponsored by LetsGetChecked. Get 20% off your first kit (full thyroid panel and many more options) with LetsGetChecked.com with coupon code KAREN.  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram

Mar 17

47 min 37 sec

Learn about the different hormone imbalances that could be driving your sugar addiction. How to identify and test for them. How each of these hormones can interact with each other. Plus my favorite tips and tricks on how to balance these pesky hormones and drive down sugar cravings.  Order your hormone kit today and get $20 off with coupon code sugar.  What To Eat To Balance Your Hormones (This is GOLD) (podbean.com) Berberine Insulin Support Kit The Truth About The Effects of The Ketogenic Diet on Your Thyroid Hormones Todays show is sponsored by LetsGetChecked. Get 20% off your first kit (full thyroid panel and many more options) with LetsGetChecked.com with coupon code KAREN.  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram

Mar 11

50 min 42 sec

My guest is Dr. Amie Hornaman a leading thyroid expert! Amie Hornaman is a certified functional-medicine expert on a mission to optimize thyroid patients around the world and give them their lives back using scientific elements of nutrition and functional medicine. Amy I jump into all things thyroid from how to get properly tested, best diet, how to interpret your labs, reverse t3, dosing of thyroid meds, what meds are best for thyroid function and so much more! Amie’s journey is one of pain to purpose. After her own experience of insufferable symptoms while preparing for a national figure competition, she set out to find answers as to why her body was rebelling against her. Coming from a past of fitness modeling, figure competitions and powerlifting meets, Amie knew how her body should be responding and it didn’t involve a 20 pound weight gain and debilitating fatigue. Through a series of misdiagnoses followed by improper treatment, Amie changed her trajectory from the fitness world to the functional medicine world as she set out to help others who were on the same medical roller coaster. She KNEW others were suffering from the same set of frustrations as she experienced. Amie now consults with people around the world. She examines all factors that tie into thyroid dysfunction and thyroid symptoms and treats the person from top to bottom to give them their lives back. Dr. Amie Hornaman Todays show is sponsored by LetsGetChecked. Get 20% off your first kit (full thyroid panel and many more options) with LetsGetChecked.com with coupon code KAREN.  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram

Mar 4

45 min 2 sec

Dr. Kylie Burton is a functional medicine specialist who has helped thousands of individuals with seemingly impossible health struggles to find answers, healing, and hope, even if they've been told their labs are normal. In this episode Dr. Kylie Burton teaches you how to interpret our own basic blood work called a CBC panel. Complete Blood Count (CBC) gives important information about the numbers and kinds of cells in the blood, especially red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. A CBC helps your health professional check any symptoms, such as fatigue, weakness, or bruising, that you may have. A CBC also helps your health professional diagnose conditions, such as infection, anemia, and several other disorders. Often times labs can come back looking normal but DR. Kylie will teach you how to spot health problems even though everything is in range. How to detect if there are parasitic infections, viruses, bacteria, food sensitivities, EBV and autoimmune flares. You will want to grab your latest blood work to follow along! Watch the video interview with Dr. Kylie Thanks to BetterHelp for sponsoring this episode! Get 10% off your first month with BetterHelp.com/otherside  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram

Feb 25

1 hr 24 min

Robert is an ivy-league-educated Positive Psychology Expert, Celebrity Happiness Coach, Executive Coach, and Author. Robert studied under the direction of Martin Seligman, the founder of Positive Psychology, at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). UPenn is the only institution in the world to offer a master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology. Robert is one of the world's leading experts on the relationship between happiness and success. He helps individuals and organizations achieve an energizing balance of authentic personal happiness and effortless professional success, based on time-tested, face-valid, empirical data and timeless, transcendental wisdom. Robert's work has been endorsed by Oprah, Vanessa Williams, and many others, and he ​has been seen on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Access Hollywood, E!, OWN, GQ, Self, Health, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour. Robert's first book, Happiness from the Inside Out: The Art and Science of Fulfillment, is celebrity-endorsed and critically acclaimed. It has been translated into various languages, including Chinese. http://www.coachrobmack.com/ Watch the video interview with Rob! Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram

Feb 18

1 hr 2 min

In this episode I share with you a great podcast interview that I did on Kick it Naturally podcast with my friend T.C. Hale. It was such a great interview packed full of key information on diet and hormones that I had to share it on my podcast too.  You can check out the Kick it Naturally podcast for more great episodes here.  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight.  Karen Martel, Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram

Feb 11

1 hr 2 min

Jenni Hulburt is a fitness coach, essential oil specialist, host of the WILD Wellness podcast, and creator of The Workout Without Burnout Blueprint.   She has a Bachelor of Science and Masters degree in Exercise Science and Sport Psychology, and is also a Wellness Advocate with doTERRA, teaching people about essential oils for non-toxic living, natural health, and creating their own home apothecary with the power of plants.  Everything she offers is to help women live and sweat in sync with nature.  She believes you can reach your goals without sacrificing your well-being, as you seek to embody what nature has always modeled — it’s not a sprint, but a cycle. Jenni I dive deep into how you can optimize your workouts to match your hormonal needs.  http://www.jennihulburt.com/ www.jennihulburt.com/wildfemfit Todays Podcast is sponsored by Thryve. Use coupon code KAREN to get 10% off your first kit! Thryve is the world’s first gut health company that incorporates microbiome testing with personalized dietary and probiotic recommendations.    Join the women's weight loss and hormone balancing program OnTrack.  Order your hormone kit today and get a FREE 30 day Hormone Detox meal plan.  Karen Martel Nutrition

Feb 4

1 hr

Lesson 10 in my top 10 lessons learned in 2020.  I had the pleasure of interviewing some amazing guests in 2020 so my last lesson learned is a collection of my favorite lessons from my top interviews of the year. Listen to the full episodes: You're Not Crazy You're Not Alone with Stacey Robbins How to Optimize Your Metabolic Health with Josh and Jeanne Rubin   How to Keep Your Sex Drive Alive with Susan Bratton   Discover Your Weight Loss Code Through Your DNA with Dr. Lois Nahirney Todays podcast is sponsored by DNA Power! Get $50 off your Total DNA kit when you use this link here and coupon code karenmartel!   How to Heal Your Metabolism with Kate Deering   Bioidentical Hormones with Deb Mathews   Todays Podcast is sponsored by Thryve. Use coupon code KAREN to get 10% off your first kit! Thryve is the world’s first gut health company that incorporates microbiome testing with personalized dietary and probiotic recommendations. 

Jan 28

1 hr 6 min

My top 10 lessons learned in 2020 Lesson 9 Night sweats. Mood swings. Insomnia. Hot flushes. Weight gain. Headaches. Depression. Anxiety. Dry Skin. Vaginal Atrophy . . . I could go on. It’s a sad list, isn’t it? Yet these are just a few of the often times debilitating side-effects of peri-menopause and menopause. You would hope that a list of such symptoms in women in their 40s and 50s would be enough to at least pique a doctor’s interest and encourage them to find a solution. But unfortunately that is not the case. Instead women are being met with ignorance and even sexism by the people who they regard as medical professionals including Medical doctors, Functional MD's, Nutrition Coaches and even Hormone "experts"! The number of postmenopausal women has only risen over time. Statistics show that in the year 1998, only 477 million postmenopausal women were present in the world however, this number is expected to rise to around 1.1 billion by 2025.  Estrogen at one time was the #1 prescribed medicine in North America. Helping women all around the world sail through their menopausal years. Then something changed and the world became misinformed and unjustifiably scared of hormone replacement.  In this episode I carefully go over the study that ruined millions of women's lives. How we have been mislead into believing from our highly respected health practitioners that estrogen and hormone replacement therapy is bad. Why it is of the utmost importance that women educate themselves on this and help me to spread the word so women do not have to suffer needlessly.  Check out the Women's Wellness Shop your one stop shop for women's bioidentical hormones and supplements. 

Jan 14

31 min 28 sec

Lesson #8 in my top 10 lesson learned in 2020 Dr. Pizzorno has been a leader in advancing science-based natural medicine for several decades. He has authored/coauthored 7 books, including The Toxic Solution, for consumers and his 6 textbooks have set the academic standards for the field. He has been licensed as a naturopathic doctor in Washington State since 1975 and has served on 2 federal committees advising the President and Congress on how to integrate natural medicine into the healthcare system. Take the hormone quiz and find out which hormones could be stopping from losing weight.   

Jan 8

1 hr 1 min

My top lessons learned in 2020. Keto, carnivore, fasting and one meal a day (OMAD) have taken the dieting world by a storm for the last few years. In 2017-2018 I was all over the ketogenic, fasting based diets. These diets work and they can provide easy weight loss for many people.  But over the last few years I started seeing negative side effects from these diets. Including weight gain, thyroid problems, adrenal issues, anxiety, insomnia, hair loss, loss of menstruation and more! I had to come up with a way to utilize these diets for their benefits without the negative side effects.  In this episode I break it all down for you.  why these diets work in the beginning what does the research show when it comes to the best diets how I use keto, fasting and carnivore in my own practice what I started to witness in my own practice and membership groups what the negative side effects are and why they happen what I discovered that could allow women to get the benefits of these diets with the negative consequences the evolutionary purpose of being able to produce and survive off ketones but what long term production signals to our bodies what it does to our hormones and metabolism what OMAD really is and much more! Join the women's weight loss and hormone balancing program OnTrack.  Plus download a free hormone and metabolic reboot meal plan! Order your hormone kit today and get a FREE 30 day Hormone Detox meal plan.  Karen Martel Nutrition

Jan 4

30 min 21 sec

My top lessons learned in 2020. In this episode I share my own story of weight loss resistance and how I am actively preparing my body to lose weight. I am also joined by my good friend Helen Marshall from Primal Alternative and she shares her story of how she prepared her body for weight loss, broke through weight loss resistance and is now successfully losing weight. Helen Marshall Primal Alternative  Join the women's weight loss and hormone balancing program OnTrack.  Order your hormone kit today and get a FREE 30 day Hormone Detox meal plan.  Karen Martel Nutrition

Dec 2020

1 hr

My top 10 lessons learned in 2020. We tend to look for the next best protocol, diet or supplements to heal our body. But when, no matter what you do, you still can't seem to heal then it is time to go deeper and use this tool that is often under rated and extremely  powerful. If you have a question for our next Q&A please fill this form out. Women's Wellness Shop for bioidentical hormone therapy and supplements.  Take the Hormone Quiz and find out which hormones are stopping you from losing weight.  Order your hormone kit today and get a FREE 30 day Hormone Detox meal plan.  Karen Martel Nutrition  

Dec 2020

26 min 46 sec