by Annie Breen | A year late but sounding great! A massive apology to Aine who was kind enough to give me her time and expertise, over a year ago, to record Episode 21 of the Be You Mum podcast. This episode also marks the end of an era with this podcast with it being the last episode. However, there are (loose) plans for a new podcast – The Energised Mother Podcast. Watch this space. In this final episode, I chat to Aine Homer, A.K.A. The Baby Reflux Lady, whose mission is to bring clarity to the confusion around baby reflux. She is the voice of unsettled babies, an advocate for parents and caregivers, an activist for changing how baby reflux is treated across the world, and an educator to all professionals who want to learn how babies can be better supported. Her greatest gift to the world is in translating a baby's symptoms and behaviours into understanding and action. Showing you where to take action, how to free them from reflux and colic, and manage any allergies or intolerances. Through her work (including The Baby Reflux Lady’s Survival Guide), Aine teaches parents how to read their baby’s symptoms, figure out what is causing their baby’s reflux (because reflux is a symptom and has multiple different causes), and then take that one action that is going to change their lives, because it addresses the underlying cause of their baby’s reflux. This episode really is pack full of things you need to know including debunking some of the common myths. What you can do to help resolve reflux in your baby by understanding the potential underlying cause(s). And finally, which is soooo important, reassuring you that you DO know your baby better than anyone else.
Ep020 - Human Nature with Chris Newbold
by Annie Breen | In this episode we delve into Human Nature. Chris speaks to the Wallace Stevens quote – “Human nature is like water, it takes the shape of its container.” Chris is a Nutritionist who works for Biocare, one of the UK’s leading food supplement companies. Chris is the head of nutrition strategy and organises education and training as well as driving Biocare’s product innovation strategy. He lectures widely on nutrition and related topics, mostly to students and practitioners all over the UK and beyond. We talk about how we have evolved over time and adapted to our environment – specifically relating to our 21st century living and environment – and the impact of these on our stress response. Chris’s approach to health is creative and holistic with a focus on our human needs. I loved our discussion and could have spoken with Chris for much longer. We covered some really interesting topics including how we can restore balance or become more flexible in times of change. Chris shared some interventions we can adopt as part of our own ‘health tool kit’ to help us come back into sync with our body and environment and restore balance between mother nature and our human nature.
Ep019 - PCOS and Achieving Hormonal Harmony with Vivien Allred
by Annie Breen | Vivien Allred is a UK based Naturopathic Nutritional therapist and host of the Hormones in Harmony Podcast. She studied for 3 years at the College of naturopathic medicine, after struggling with her own health issues, for many years during early adulthood, including hair loss, cystic acne, amenorrhea, PCOS & gut infections. She now works primarily with women struggling with hormonal imbalances and digestive issues, educating them about the healing properties of food, nutritional supplements, lifestyle and other natural remedies. In this episode, we delve deep into polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Vivien shares a comprehensive overview of the varying symptoms associated with PCOS along with the different types. She clarifies the facts and dispels some of the myths and we discuss the different treatment approaches, both conventional and naturopathic. Vivien shares some powerful nutrition and lifestyle interventions that can help restore hormonal harmony from the roots as well as to prevent the progression of these symptoms. Vivien offers both online and in-person consultations (Manchester, England). Contact: www.vivanaturalhealth.co.uk www.instagram.com/vivanaturalhealth www.facebook.com/vivanaturalhealth Links: The 4 PCOS types and how to identify yours https://www.vivanaturalhealth.co.uk/single-post/The-4-PCOS-Types-How-to-Identify-Yours Natural solutions for your PCOS type https://www.vivanaturalhealth.co.uk/single-post/Natural-Solutions-for-your-PCOS-Type PCOS: How to Reverse Insulin Resistance https://www.vivanaturalhealth.co.uk/single-post/PCOS-How-to-Reverse-Insulin-Resistance blood sugar tracking guide https://www.vivanaturalhealth.co.uk/blood-glucose-guide
Ep018 - Change the Way You Think with Brian Costello
by Annie Breen | Brian Costello is an NLP Practitioner, Coach and Founder of Headstrong Minds, home of one of Scotland’s leading and most inspiring teams of mental health and change professionals "We are experts in changing the way people think. It is a simple fact that if you can change the way you think then you WILL change the way you feel and if you change the way you feel you will act and behave differently in everything you do." In this episode, we cover so much! It was such an informative and motivating conversation and I have to say it feels like the perfect time to tapping into Brian's wisdom around mental health, coping with and creating healthy change and taking back control of you thoughts, feelings and happiness. A few things we covered: Mental health and how the approach to this has changed over the years Using painful and challenging situations to fuel change. Modeling the message to our children, being open, honest, courageous and communicative and dumping the 'perfect, self-sacrificing parent' hat in the bin! Something that really resonated with me was Brian's 'perfect family pyramid' in relation to priorities. Brian explains beautifully why filling up our own cup and fulfilling our own needs and desires is imperative for the future happiness of our children - modelling the message. Really powerful. To find out more about Brian and the work he does: Instagram: @headstrong_minds Website: https://headstrongnlp.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadStrongMinds/ I hope you enjoy the episode, please let me know what you think 🙂
Ep017 - Plant Based Eating with New Norm
by Annie Breen | Norma is founder of New Norm a plant-based meal delivery company based in Edinburgh. Norma's mission is to make it easier for people to enjoy eating a whole food plant-based diet without having to be chained to the kitchen meal prepping every weekend In this episode, we talk about the Principles and benefits of plant-based eating and Norma shares some easy meal prep hacks to help us introduce more plant-based foods into our life. You can contact Norma here: Website https://newnorm.co.uk/ Instagram: newnorm_plantbased Facebook: newnorm.plantbasedmealplans
Ep016 - The Breastmilk Microbiome with Dawn Whitten
by Annie Breen | Dawn Whitten is a Naturopath and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. She is passionate about protecting and nurturing the microbiome of the next generation and has a broad base of clinical experience with a focus on women’s health through pregnancy and beyond, and infant and toddler health. She has been in clinical practice for 17 years. To find out more or get in contact with Dawn: Many of Dawn's online lectures can be accessed from https://probiotic-advisor.teachable.com/ Dawn has kindly given listeners to this podcast 15% off her latest course on the Infant Microbiome. See link below. This offer is available until the 16th of March 2020 - to access this discount use the coupon code: HMO https://probiotic-advisor.teachable.com/p/the-infant-microbiome Dawn practices at Goulds Natural Medicine in Hobart Tasmania a 130+ year old apothecary with associated clinic and herb farm. https://www.gouldsnaturalmedicine.com.au/philosophies
Ep015 - Move, Breathe, Create with Che Dyer
by Annie Breen | The 'Be You Mum' Podcast is back! Whoop! Here is the first episode of 2020! In this episode, I chat to Che Dyer, Yoga Teacher and Graphic Designer. We talk all things MOVE - BREATHE - CREATE in relation to Motherhood. 🏃♀️Movement - stepping out of our heads and back into our bodies so we can feel more grounded. How we can shift our emotional state by moving our body. 👄Breathe - Using the breath to regulate our emotional state 🦄Create - the importance of Self-expression, how we can create our own health and happiness. Che brings so much wisdom to our conversation. She also shares some books I've not read yet: What Mothers Do - especially when it looks like nothing - Naomi Stadlen Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful - Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa I learnt so much from our conversation! If you are a Mum who would love to express yourself more authentically and truthfully and would love to improve your physical and emotional wellbeing, This episode is for you! Che can be found: Website: https://chedyer.com/ Instagram: @indieyogalife Facebook: Che Dyer Yoga
Ep014 - Dress to Impress Yourself with Rebecca Ffrancon
by Annie Breen | Rebecca Ffrancon is a Personal Stylist & Colour Consultant on a mission to make women feel happier every morning when they stand in front of their wardrobes. Getting dressed in the mornings should be fun - after all, it's something we have to do every day, so why not wear the good stuff? You have a choice every morning to hide or wear an outfit that makes you feel amazing. By having a wardrobe that reflects who you are, that makes sense for your lifestyle, suits your personality and your colouring and flatters your body, you can create a look that is totally you and that makes you feel good every day. What we wear has such a big impact on our happiness levels - it's an expression of who you are and how you feel. Often when we're not feeling great, we can be tempted to hide behind black and baggy clothes, but wearing colour, pattern and an outfit you love will lift your mood and give you confidence. You don't have to be born stylish, you can learn it - there are rules and guidelines out there to help you get started and everyone can learn it! Rebecca offers colour consultations, style consultations, wardrobe edits and personal shopping. You can find out more about Rebecca and the services she offers at www.rebeccaffrancon.com and follow her on Facebook www.facebook.com/rebeccaffranconstyle or Instagram www.instagram.com/rebeccsffranconstyle
Ep013 - Live a More Conscious Life with Brie Cosma
by Annie Breen | Brie Cosma is a certified Consciousness Coach and counsellor who integrates astrology, mindfulness therapy and yogic philosophy into her practice. Brie offers 1:1 coaching packages which centre around mindset and emotional wellbeing, helping people break through fear, anxiety and self-doubt by cultivating a more empowered mindset. Brie works with clients to uncover any limiting core beliefs that may be sabotaging their sense of self-confidence, self-worth and self-belief. Brie helps clients to heal the wounding around these beliefs so that they can free themselves from the trappings of the inner critic and all forms of fear-based, disempowering thought patterns. Brie shares her personal story from being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 23 to an amazing journey of self-discovery and healing to being the amazing Coach she is today The real message from this incredible story was question everything, become curious and be open to literally a universe of healing options! On that note, we delve into Astrology and Moon phases and the impact natures rhythms have on our health. For more information about Brie, her coaching packages and astrology readings go to www.briecosma.com Insta: @briecosma FB: https://www.facebook.com/briecosma/
Ep012 - Fertility Support with Sandra Greenbank
by Annie Breen | This week I'm joined by Sandra Greenbank. Sandra is a nutritional therapist, coach and functional medicine practitioner, specialising in fertility, prenatal and postpartum health. Having worked in this field over the last ten years, as well as bringing up three little children, Sandra brings a wealth of both professional and personal experience to her client work. She runs a busy practice and consults 1-2-1 with clients all over the world via Zoom, as well as locally in Harpenden, Herts. In this episode we discuss: Common factors that affect both female and male fertility including, PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) and Thyroid disease in women and poor sperm quality and asymptomatic infections in men Unexplained fertility and the benefits of taking a functional medicine approach to help dig a little deeper and identify a possible root cause(s). We also talk about the importance of combining nutritional therapy with conventional methods as a partnership. Sandra is dedicated to empowering her clients to understand and take back their health. We talk about what we can do (both men and Women) to prepare our bodies with healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices and how these are foundational regardless of what path of treatment is chosen. Sandra shares her 4 Pillars which she teaches in her online fertility course - Food, supplements Lifestyle and Self-care and how we can take steps now to make changes and improve these areas of our health. Sandra talks about some of the functional testing options and some of the tools she regularly uses in her clinical practise to help support her clients to improve their fertility outcomes. We also touch on supplements, stress, sleep, hormones, and the importance of supporting the mother as early as possible into her motherhood journey. We cover so much! Sandra has been super generous in giving the listeners of this podcast a £40 discount (valid until the end of this year) for her 3-month online course - The easy to follow natural preconception course for couples wanting to conceive. Details shared in podcast. You can find the link below: Course link: www.bit.ly/fertilityfoundations If you would like to get in touch with Sandra, you can find her here: Instagram: @sandragreenbank_nutrition Website www.sandragreenbank.co.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Enjoy and let me know what you think 🙂
Ep011 - Transformation Breathwork with Jessie Laute
by Annie Breen | Jessie is a Life Coach and Transformational Breath®️ Facilitator whose mission is to help others break negative patterns, heal from past trauma and to live a fully conscious and authentic life. Jessie discovered breathwork after leaving the challenges of her corporate world behind 4 years ago. Jessie explains how It was life-changing, allowing her to reconnect with self, manage stress, improve relationships, integrate past trauma and find her calling. Jessie trained in Brazil, Mexico, US, the UK and is now based in London sharing this powerful tool to help transform lives. Jessie is passionate about working with individuals, groups, businesses and also children as they are our future. In this episode we talk about: How Jessie found breathwork following her experience of trauma in childhood after losing her father in a fire. She explained how this stayed with her in her unconscious which she was only able to integrate through breathwork. We talk about how Transformational breathwork is a powerful tool for anyone wanting to build their confidence and support their mental health. We discuss the science of breathing and how we can change our physical and mental state by changing how we breathe. Jessie explains how we don’t pay enough attention to our breath but it can be so effective in managing stress/anxiety/ supporting our mental health and improving general health. Jessie believes breathwork can help to shape a more conscious future for all, including our children. If you would like to get in touch with Jessie, you can find her here: Insta: @jessielaute Website: jessielaute.com Facebook: Jessie Laute Coach To find a Transformational Breathwork facilitator in your area: www.transformationalbreathwork.co.uk
Ep010 - A Mojo Injection with JoJo Fraser
by Annie Breen | This week I'm joined by 'The Queen of Positivity' herself - Jojo fraser Jojo is an Author, Podcaster and Motivational Speaker. She runs the Mummy Jojo blog and has been a mental health researcher for 6 years. She is often dubbed the 'Queen of positivity' and her intension is to give everyone she spends time with a ‘mojo injection’. In the episode we discuss mental health and emotional wellbeing. JoJo talks honestly and openly about her own experiences with her mental health and that of her Dad's. We discuss the importance of looking beneath the surface when it comes to mental health. We are all different and have different stories. We talk about the societal responsibility and how important education is in terms of increasing compassion, empathy and better understanding around mental health. We talk about Motherhood, specifically relating to perfectionism and how this is usually our inner critical voice. We talk about bringing more happiness into our lives and what we can do to raise our vibe and foster good mental fitness JoJo believes ''We all have the potential to do wonderful things" and I totally agree! You can find JoJo here: Web: https://mummyjojo.com/ Insta:@JoJoFrasermojo Facebook: Jojofraser
Ep009 - The Explore More Mum with Ashley Glen
by Annie Breen | This week I'm joined by Ashley Glen - The Explore More Mum. Ashley is a mum and personal trainer with a great sense of adventure and love for the great outdoors. In this episode we discuss: How exercise started off as a means of escapism for Ashley and grew into a passion and career. We talk about using the elements and nature as your gym, and the numerous benefits that come with this. Physical but also mental and emotional. GP's are now prescribing nature as a form of medicine! Ashley talks about turning challenges into oppertunites, and explained how being a single mum motivated her to find creative ways to train, explore and that she can do with her Son. We talk about the importance of community and how connection is a vital part of health alongside fitness. Ashley shares some words of encouragement and wisdom with how to get the ball rolling, get moving and gain confidence. Ashley also shares some awesome advice around the practicalities of exercising including how to prioritise it and incorporate it into both your own and your families lives, getting creative with how and where you work out and what kit is useful and where to buy it. This was a really motivating and informative chat, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Ashley can be found: https://www.theexploremoremum.com/ Instagram: theexploremoremum Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/theexploremoremum
Ep008 - Identity with Anna Marsh
by Annie Breen | This week I discuss the topic of 'identity' with the awesome Anna Marsh. Anna is a Functional Medicine Practitioner and Women's Health Coach. She has a huge list of qualifications and experience that enables her to help women take back their power, and create a healthy body, happy heart and a healthy mind! In this episode we discuss: Anna's personal health journey (to date), and her approach to overcoming her health challenges or more accurately, her approach to these opportunities to grow - including hormonal imbalances, fatigue and digestive issues. We talk about identity - this takes a huge shift during motherhood, full stop. Whether you're a new mum or have a little tribe, it's common to lose a sense of who we are when we become a mum. However, there it is also a great opportunity to reconnect with and create 'a you' who YOU love! Our identity has so many layers to it and is hugely impacted by our surroundings, environment, external expectations and who we feel we 'should' be as well as who we were before becoming a mum. Anna brings her neuro-strategy skills, her wealth of coaching experience and human touch to explain identity from the perspective of our human needs and the personalities of the unconscious mind. It's so interesting and makes soooo much sense! Anna is awesome at taking the science and translating it into language we can really resonate with. This language is what helps shift our perspective. She also shares some helpful tips we can go on to implement into our own lives. Please let me know if you enjoyed this episode. I loved our chat big time! Anne can be found at: web: https://annamarsh.co.uk/ Insta: anna_marsh_nutrition FB: https://www.facebook.com/annamarshnutrition/
Ep007 - Ultra Running and Motherhood with Jasmin Paris
by Annie Breen | This week my guest is Jasmin Paris. Jasmin is a record-breaking mountain and fell runner, who has dominated in UK and international sky running, fell running and ultras for the past few years. I first came across Jasmin following her incredible achievement when she won the Montane Spine Race earlier this year. Not only did she set a new race record running 268 miles across the Pennine way, she was a new mum at the time with a young baby who she expressed milk for along the way! Super inspiring! In this episode I chatted to Jasmin about how she achieved this incredible record run as an athlete but also as a mum. We talked about her approach to training and health while balancing motherhood, her career and life. She shared her experience of motherhood journey as an ultra-runner. We talk Postnatal recovery and regaining her health fitness after the birth. Jasmin shares m her pre-baby expectations how they matched up to reality. Jasmin shares an insight into her pregnancy and birth experience and tells us how she was running pretty much up to the birth. We discuss what a day in the life of a runner mum looks like and how she fits it all in? I love how Jasmin describes her daughter as 'her teammate', we also talk about her network or support. We talk about motivation and what gets her up in the morning, Especially after a disrupted night’s sleep We discuss her breastfeeding experience, particularly expressing and feeding her daughter during the spine race. Jasmin shares some words of wisdom to all the mum’s out there who would love to improve their health and fitness, get into running or maybe achieve a new race goal. This is a really awesome and inspiring conversation. I hope you enjoy it. Jasmin’s blog can be found here: http://jasminfellrunner.blogspot.com/
Ep006 - Exploring Spirituality with Alex Manos
by Annie Breen | Alex Manos is a Functional Medicine Practitioner, Nutritional Therapist, Personal Trainer and Transformational Coach. In this episode, we delve into spirituality. Alex gives a broad and beautiful insight into our approach to health and wellness from a functional medicine but also human perspective. He highlights the fact that we are all different and the importance of meeting all our basic human needs in order to feel whole. We talk about honouring these needs - physical, emotional, spiritual and or behavioural and most significantly how these aspects of health and wholeness are all interconnected and overlap. web: alexmanos.co.uk Insta: @alexandermanos FB: alex manos health & performance Books mentioned: Michael Pollen - The new science of psychedelics, Nancy Kline - Time to Think, Zac Bush - podcast with Rich Roll, Daniel Pink - Drive, Tony Robbins - 6 human needs.
Ep005 - Creating your own Success with Mikaela Jackson
by Annie Breen | Mikaela Jackson is a personal performance coach, dedicated female champion and the founder of She Almighty which provides career, business, life coaching services and events for women. We chat about creating a career you love, tips for approaching a career change, the mum/work-life juggle, building confidence, getting clarity and creating your own success! www.shealmighty.com Insta: @_shealmighty FB: @shealmighty
Episode 4: Self-Care & Self-Expression with Suzy Glaskie
by Annie Breen | Suzy is a mum of 3 children and a certified Functional Medicine Health Coach and the founder of Peppermint Wellness. https://peppermintwellness.co.uk/ Instagram: peppermintwellness In this episode, we talk about getting back in touch with yourself, 'micro self-care' for busy working parents, our need for self-expression and finding your flow through creativity.
Episode 3: Mental Health & Fatherhood with Mark Williams
by Annie Breen | Mark is a Husband, Father, Mental health campaigner, Author, Coach and Motivational speaker. Following his own personal struggles with postnatal depression, Mark has dedicated his career to raising awareness and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health specifically in fatherhood. @MarkWilliamsFMH Author of 'Daddy Blues' out now!
Episode 2: Children's Health & Nutrition with Lucinda Miller
by Annie Breen | Lucinda Miller, clinical lead of NatureDoc, is a Mum, a Family Naturopath and Functional Medicine Practitioner with over 20 years experience. www.naturedoc.co.uk We discuss the common health presentations Lucinda sees in her clinic including; learning difficulties, neurological issues, behavioural issues and gut, skin and respiratory conditions. We talk about the role gut health and inflammation can play in the development of these conditions.
Episode 1: The Impact of Stress with Jo Gamble
by Annie Breen | The Impact of Stress Today’s guest is Functional Medicine Practitioner and Nutritional Therapist Jo Gamble. We discuss common challenges mums face with parenting in our 21st-century environment and how these stresses can affect our physical and mental health. Jo shares some achievable steps and interventions we can introduce into our lives to help restore some balance and health.
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