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Katie: Hiya, and welcome to the “Wellness Mama,” podcast. I’m Katie from and, that’s wellness with an E on the tip. And I’m right here as we speak with Dr. Robin Berzin, who’s the founder and CEO of Parsley Well being, which is America’s main holistic medical apply, particularly designed to assist girls overcome persistent circumstances. And he or she based this firm to assist People fight the rising tide of persistent illness by, actually, personalised holistic drugs. And he or she’s additionally the creator of a brand new ebook known as, “State Change,” which we discuss as we speak.


And on this episode, we go into loads of various things, root trigger, purposeful drugs, why psychological well being struggles aren’t simply in our head, they will begin in our our bodies, and tips on how to do a self-assessment to get a baseline, tips on how to get cheap labs, poor actions versus habits and why the distinction is essential, why she exams thyroid ranges in each single affected person, why common will not be optimum and tips on how to perceive your lab outcomes, why girls had been excluded from medical analysis till 1993 and so lab ranges nonetheless don’t replicate correct ranges for ladies due to this, what to find out about metabolic syndrome in blood sugar, the wonderful science of meditation, and a lot extra.


Very sensible episode. She’s loads of enjoyable to speak to, and I do know you’ll take pleasure in this as a lot as I did. So with out additional ado, let’s be part of Dr. Berzin. Robin, welcome. Thanks a lot for being right here.


Robin: Thanks for having me.


Katie: I really feel like it is a long-overdue dialog, and I’m so excited we lastly get to speak. And I really feel like a few of your present work is extraordinarily related to our viewers of ladies and mothers who’re listening. So I can’t wait to leap in. However for background, for individuals who aren’t aware of you, I’d guess many individuals are, however are you able to simply form of give us an summary of your background, and what led you to your present work path into beginning Parsley Well being?


Robin: Yeah. Effectively, thanks for having me. Lengthy overdue, for positive. Excited for this dialog. I’m a mother of three. My youngest is six months. I’m a physician. And I’m not solely skilled in inside drugs, form of typical drugs, skilled in New York Metropolis, however I additionally skilled in one thing known as purposeful drugs, which is about attending to the basis trigger, attending to the why. And people two trainings mixed collectively led me to see that there’s a highly effective want for all of us to have a type of drugs that’s actually holistic, that appears at us as an entire particular person, that understands our previous and our childhoods and the trauma that we’ve been by, and the context of our lives and what we’re consuming and the way we’re transferring, and whether or not or not we’ve which means and objective, and must issue all of that into our plan for well being and wellness.


And so, all of that form of got here collectively for me, and I began the corporate known as Parsley Well being to convey that form of drugs, one of the best of typical major care plus one of the best of a extra purposeful, holistic method collectively, so that you didn’t have to decide on, in order that we might assist lots of people heal, particularly girls, heal from the most typical points we’ve as we speak, that are the autoimmune, the GI, the psychological well being, the hormone, the fertility, the guts points, the blood sugar points, and that ladies actually need a special type of care. So, that’s why I’m right here.


Katie: I undoubtedly had my very own journey with that within the early levels of Hashimoto’s, and making an attempt to get solutions from docs. And loads of the standard docs checked out every thing form of in isolation. And the thyroid is its personal form of remoted a part of the physique that wasn’t related to your intestine, or wasn’t related to anything. And it was a journey of a lot of studying for me to uncover that. And I agree with you fully. I believe one of the best outcomes occur once we can use one of the best of each worlds, and when we’ve knowledgeable sufferers, who’re working with suppliers who’re in alignment. I’ve stated loads of instances on right here, we’re every our personal major well being care supplier, and we’ve duty for our well being, however one of the best outcomes occur when we’ve a practitioner who understands root trigger, and who is aware of what they’re doing, to information us.


And I do know a few of your current work, you’re speaking loads in regards to the relationship between persistent sickness and psychological well being. And I do know this, like, that mental-emotional facet was an missed piece for me for a very long time. That it was so humorous after I realized it, as a result of it actually was proper there the entire time. However let’s discuss that, as a result of I really feel like that is one thing that we’re beginning to perceive increasingly lately.


Robin: So, I forgot to additionally point out, I’m the creator of a ebook known as “State Change,” that got here out lately, which is all in regards to the bodily boundaries to peak psychological well being. And for thus many people, we really feel like our psychological well being is in our heads. And but, for many people, our psychological well being is definitely beginning in our our bodies. And in our medical system, actually, psychological well being is its personal division. And the docs who’re targeted on psychological well being don’t concentrate on the bodily. And the docs targeted on the bodily don’t concentrate on psychological well being. And that’s not working, as a result of there’s no magic concrete wall between our heads and our our bodies. And what’s taking place in your physique is going on in your mind, and vice versa.


And after I began Parsley, you recognize, I didn’t begin it explicitly as a psychological well being service. It was actually for anybody affected by a persistent situation, a number of persistent circumstances, or simply signs they couldn’t work out. And what I noticed over and over that was form of magical was that we had been addressing nutrient deficiencies, excessive blood sugar, thyroid points, such as you had, that weren’t identified, hormone points. Serving to folks change how they handled their physique throughout the day when it got here to meals or motion, supplementation. And the way, alongside the best way, folks had been getting off their psych medicine, folks had been feeling higher, folks had been feeling extra in management. Like, they knew tips on how to assist themselves when it got here to psychological well being.


And whether or not you might have a household historical past of psychological well being dysfunction or a private historical past of trauma, or whether or not you’re affected by the burnout and persistent fatigue and nervousness, melancholy that we’ve all lived by for the previous couple years, irrespective of the place you fall in that, for those who don’t handle what’s taking place within the physique, it’s like making an attempt to climb Everest and never attending to base camp. And so, I needed to create a roadmap for folks to get to base camp, as a result of we’ve to search out our psychological well being, as you recognize, over and over and over proper now. It’s not one thing you choose off the psychological well being tree and stroll away with. It’s one thing we’ve to domesticate each single day.


Katie: Yeah, and it is smart that that could be a back-and-forth relationship, that our bodily well being impacts psychological well being. Additionally, our psychological well being influences our decisions with our bodily well being and vice versa. What are a few of the mechanisms bodily that may affect psychological well being? Like, I do know we hear in regards to the gut-brain connection, and the way intestine well being can affect psychological well being. And I do know there’s much more to it than that, however simply form of give us an summary of a few of these issues.


Robin: Yeah. You already know, initially, I at all times say you possibly can’t know the place you’re going until you recognize the place you’ve been. And I don’t find out about you, however I don’t bear in mind what I had for lunch final Tuesday, not to mention, like, how anxious or foggy or drained I used to be. Or how bloated I used to be, or how a lot my proper knee ached or my left hip ached, you recognize, a month or two in the past. And so what we begin off with within the ebook, and what we provide at Parsley as effectively, is that this self-assessment. That’s a complete physique symptom rating, and also you give your self a rating. And it’s a quantity, as a result of, once more, we are able to’t bear in mind these items. We received an excessive amount of happening.


And so, whenever you give your self that quantity, and you then begin to make a few of these interventions, you begin to see, “Oh, when my intestine’s actually flaring up, and my bloating and my reflux and my constipation and my gasoline are actually unhealthy, my mind fog and my complications are actually unhealthy too.” And also you begin to join the dots throughout the physique. In order that’s truly the place we begin, is that this preliminary evaluation of the place you’re at from a symptom perspective, out of your feminine hormones to your psychological well being, to your intestine well being to your musculoskeletal well being, as a result of it’s all related.


After which what I like to recommend within the ebook once we discuss type of figuring this out can also be some testing. And I checklist out the blood work that you would be able to take to your common physician, you possibly can see us at Parsley, nationwide or on-line, or you possibly can go to your common physician, be like, “Check these items.” As a result of let’s discuss your Hashimoto’s, proper? Thyroid issues. One in 5 girls can be identified or have a thyroid situation in her lifetime. Most of that’s hypothyroid, so low functioning thyroid versus hyper, or excessive functioning. And when you might have hypothyroid, you get constipation, you get bloating, you get excessive ldl cholesterol, you get weight achieve, you get dry pores and skin, you get exhaustion, and also you get melancholy.


And I can’t let you know what number of girls have come to see us and had been placed on an antidepressant or advised they had been depressed, and nobody had examined their thyroid for Hashimoto’s, which is a kind of thyroid, autoimmune-based hypothyroidism, or simply common selection, there’s two varieties. And once we discovered that they only had a thyroid dysfunction, we might deal with that, and every thing else cleared up. And so we stroll you thru a few of the testing. And we are able to speak extra about this, however your blood sugar, in case your blood sugar is excessive, your mind is infected, you’ll be anxious. And greater than 50% of People have metabolic syndrome, or dysfunctional capability to handle their very own blood sugar, proper? We eat, like, a, I believe it’s a 94% refined food plan, ultra-refined food plan. That is our flours, our sugars or processed meals. Something that got here in a bag that you just, like, pop open, or crinkles, like, didn’t develop out of the bottom, wasn’t an animal you might acknowledge strolling round.


Like, you recognize, these meals are creating irritation within the physique, are creating excessive ranges of blood sugar that we are able to’t management very effectively, as a result of our our bodies weren’t designed to eat these sorts of meals. And none of that is about shaming meals or calling a meals unhealthy or good. But it surely is likely to be impacting your physique in a manner that’s making you are feeling foggy, anxious, depressed. And so, we stroll by the issues to check for on the subject of your thyroid, your feminine hormones, your blood sugar, your adrenals, your coronary heart well being, irritation. And you may take that checklist, or like, rip the web page out within the ebook and take it to your physician.


After which we additionally, and we are able to get into this, we discuss a few of the issues that we do each single day. Meals, actions, how we have a look at know-how. Scrolling our social media, final time I checked, will not be serving to anyone out. Relating to psychological well being, and the analysis is admittedly there that it doesn’t. It’s truly actually depleting our psychological well being. And so, then we speak within the ebook about assessing your signs, assessing your blood work, after which assessing your core actions. And I name them core actions, not habits, as a result of what you eat on daily basis, and whether or not you sit for 11 hours a day, otherwise you stand up and transfer, these issues aren’t habits. Habits, is, like, biting your nails. These issues are, like, core actions which might be defining how you are feeling.


Katie: I really like that distinction. And to only go a bit of deeper on a few the stuff you stated, as a result of there have been so many good factors you simply made. On the thyroid facet, I do know, in my expertise, and I don’t have Hashimoto’s now, all my ranges are regular and I don’t have antibodies, so I’m thought of fully Hashimoto’s-free. However after I was within the early levels, I’d go to a physician and they’d take a look at issues, and they’d inform me, “Oh, your ranges are regular.” And what I finally realized was, A, there appears to be some discrepancy relying on who you’re employed with on what is definitely thought of regular ranges. And sadly, individuals who have thyroid issues are those which might be getting examined that they’re basing the degrees on.


In addition to they didn’t take a look at my antibodies, or they examined, like, two issues, they usually determined these had been regular and didn’t take a look at anything. And so, that is the factor I really like to clarify, as a result of for those who suppose you may need a thyroid concern, and your physician’s solely testing a pair variables, they won’t truly be figuring out an underlying drawback. However I’d love so that you can clarify that higher. Like, what do you take a look at on the subject of thyroid?


Robin: So, day one, whenever you come to Parsley, and after I say come, I imply, see us on-line and we order exams, your native LabCorp, Quest, whoever we’re working with, otherwise you’re working with to your insurance coverage. However what we do is we’ve a baseline panel, the Parsley baseline, and we take a look at the complete thyroid panel, together with antibodies, as part of that, in each single particular person. As a result of that is so underdiagnosed, and it’s rampant. And once we take a look at, you recognize, lots of people say, “Effectively, I received a TSH carried out, and my physician stated it was regular.” Effectively, initially, oftentimes, I’ll see folks are available with TSHs of 4 and 5, their physician stated, “Ah, that’s okay, it’s borderline.”


And there’s a distinction between regular and optimum. And we’ve to grasp that the reference ranges, the ranges of regular on our lab exams, are based mostly on the common of our inhabitants as we speak. And our common inhabitants in the US, 60% of individuals have a identified persistent situation. Forty % have two or extra. Tens of thousands and thousands extra have a persistent situation, don’t comprehend it but, as a result of we take a look at reactively. We wait until you are feeling horrible after which we take a look at. We don’t proactively take a look at for these items, which is flawed. We’ve made ourselves up as, I name it a narrative. It’s like a Greek delusion. Keep in mind the Greek myths from, like, elementary college? I name it a Greek delusion that lab testing is pricey. It’s a lie that the labs have pulled over the insurance coverage corporations, however testing all this blood work is, like, actually low-cost, and it’s getting cheaper on daily basis.


And so we take a look at reactively and we have a look at these averages. And common will not be optimum. And our nation doesn’t really feel good, it feels sick. And girls are disproportionately, beneath 65, experiencing the overwhelming majority of the psychological well being points, the GI points, the autoimmune and irritation points, the fertility and hormone points. And girls had been excluded from medical analysis till 1993. And so, we’ve a very type of problematic set of reference ranges. And so, folks will come to me and say, “Effectively, my TSH was effective.” And I’ll say, “Effectively, I don’t care if it was effective. Was it good? And did they take a look at your free T4, free T3, anti-thyroglobulin antibody, anti-TPO?” These are the antibodies.


Antibodies, for everybody, are a part of your immune system that’s actually pure and essential, and it’s how we battle off colds and flus, however it may well go haywire, and it may well get triggered and assault a part of your personal physique. And 80% of autoimmune illness, which is a few type of antibodies are attacking some a part of your physique, is in girls, for causes that aren’t effectively understood. And Hashimoto’s, which you had and removed, and I wanna hear how you probably did that, as a result of that’s superior, you recognize, is admittedly, actually frequent. And so, when our antibodies, our immune system, assaults our thyroid, our thyroid’s capability to perform effectively goes down.


We additionally take a look at for nutrient ranges, as a result of, how effectively your thyroid operates and the way effectively these hormones function in your physique additionally is determined by selenium, zinc, vitamin D, which the overwhelming majority of People are poor in, iodine, iron, proper? So we wanna have a look at a few of these different issues that we are able to then appropriate. We additionally have a look at meals allergy symptoms, as a result of gluten, for example, in wheat generally is a huge set off for Hashimoto’s. And for some folks, not everybody, however some folks, that may be an issue. So we take a look at all of this present day one. And it may be an enormous unlock for folks to actually perceive not simply what’s “throughout the regular vary,” however what is perfect, and optimum for them.


Katie: Yeah, that’s such an essential level. And I’d like to additionally speak extra in regards to the blood sugar and the metabolic syndrome factor, as a result of I really feel like this isn’t talked about sufficient, regardless of the overwhelming majority of People having a few of these markers for metabolic syndrome. And the excellent news is, it looks like loads of the issues that may assist affect these are very a lot inside our management. However are you able to form of give us an summary of what are the markers that outline metabolic syndrome, how we are able to use blood sugar to our benefit? I’ve beloved utilizing a steady glucose monitor just a few instances to get information by myself physique and what it reacts to with completely different meals. And now, like, my fasting glucose is 73 or 74 each single day, and that’s useful information I wouldn’t have recognized if I hadn’t tracked it. So, are you able to give us an summary and a primer on all issues blood sugar and metabolic syndrome?


Robin: Yeah. So, metabolic syndrome is principally the step earlier than diabetes. And for most individuals, diabetes is sort 2 diabetes, which is the sort that we develop by food plan and way of life. So, sitting all day, consuming an excessive amount of sugar. The typical American ought to be consuming lower than 25 grams of whole sugar a day, however they’re consuming 75. Oftentimes, one soda has 50 grams. And that’s like throwing a grenade in your digestive tract and watching it explode. That’s the way it feels to the physique whenever you eat one thing like that.


And so, the metabolic syndrome points are actually rampant, and it’s the place your physique’s having a tough time managing your blood sugar. And we have a tendency in drugs to look, once more, reactively, i.e. when it’s a bit of too late, at hemoglobin A1C, which is a measure of whether or not or not you might have diabetes or metabolic syndrome. And for those who’re at 5.7 or above, it’s metabolic syndrome, and 6.5 or above is sort 2 diabetes. And I’m gonna skip sort 1 on the market for proper now. For all of you who’ve sort 1, I hear you, I see you, however we’re gonna discuss sort 2 for a second.


And the fact is that 5.7 being that cutoff is a bit of bit arbitrary, and a bit of bit late. And I don’t wish to see a hemoglobin A1C of even 5.4, or 5.5, as a result of it tells me we’re on our manner. However once more, these are regular ranges. And what the A1C marker doesn’t do is let you know for those who’re in your manner. And so what we take a look at at Parsley is fasting insulin and fasting glucose, that are early markers. And we wanna see that fasting insulin, ideally, effectively on, round 2 or undetectable, however undoubtedly effectively beneath 10. And we wanna see our fasting glucose, which means very first thing within the morning, haven’t eaten something, what’s that blood sugar degree? We wanna see that round 80, 70s and 80s. We don’t wanna see it too low. Like, 50 will not be good. So don’t maintain…it’s not like golf, the place you simply wish to maintain taking place.


However we wanna see it round 70s and 80s. And you wouldn’t imagine the individuals who suppose that they’re Mr. and Mrs. Wholesome, consuming all the fitting issues, transferring, who’ve a fasting glucose of, like, 95, 100. And that tells us that our physique’s having bother managing blood sugar. And when blood sugar is perpetually excessive, your insulin goes up, you begin storing extra fats, particularly across the stomach. You begin getting extra irritation and immune dysfunction within the physique, your testosterone goes up. So, polycystic ovarian syndrome, which is admittedly simply, not a illness, however a syndrome, is the primary explanation for fertility troubles as we speak, after age. And that’s largely a metabolic concern. So, our blood sugar impacts our hormones, and our blood sugar additionally affect our brains and our nervousness ranges. And it’s one thing that we have to be much more proactive about.


Katie: And I really like your use of the phrase, like, the core actions versus habits. I believe that’s a really…and it additionally speaks to us having extra management over it. And it appears extra enjoyable than simply habits. I’d love so that you can discuss a few of the possibly damaging ones that we’ve, which might be probably the most negatively impactful, and likewise a few of the optimistic ones we are able to construct which might be gonna be form of 80/20 greatest issues we are able to do.


Robin: So, we dwell actually completely different lives as we speak, proper? I imply, I take into consideration myself as a child within the ’80s, after which what my children live as little ones, like my five-year-old as we speak, and simply what a special world it’s. And I believe generally we’ve to take a step again for ourselves and acknowledge that. We’re, like, battling by the day. Be the mother, do the work, get by all of it, proper, get to mattress, have a social life, do your job, like… And generally I believe we neglect that the best way which we’re dwelling all day, on daily basis has been radically reworked prior to now few a long time. And that’s placing a degree of stress on us that I believe that we’re cracking beneath.


So once we speak in regards to the lives we’re dwelling and the rampant burnout and melancholy and nervousness that many people are experiencing, we additionally should do not forget that that isn’t simply coming from inside. It’s coming from exterior. However to your level, we do have management over it. So, the largest ones are what we eat, how we transfer, and our relationship with know-how, which aren’t habits, once more, as a result of these dominate our waking life.


And so, on the meals facet, we talked about sugar, and refined and processed meals. If you happen to take away these meals out of your food plan, and likewise do away with the omega-6 fat, these are the canola oils, vegetable oils, grapeseed, rapeseed oils. We’re presupposed to eat a few four-to-one ratio of omega-6s to omega-3s. That’s what’s wholesome for our physique. Common particular person’s consuming 26 to 1. As a result of all these vegetable oils are in all of the processed meals and all of the deli bars, and all of the issues that we eat, and they’re interrupting our mind’s capability to make use of the serotonin we’ve.


We at all times hear about this, the feel-good hormone, and it’s like, be, why is everybody, you recognize, so shy of serotonin as we speak? Effectively, a part of it’s that we’re consuming meals that make it inconceivable for our brains to make use of the serotonin we’ve. So, reducing out these processed meals, cooking your meals, even cooking two out of three meals a day, I do know we’re busy, I do know we gotta seize and go generally. I do it too. However that’s the primary factor you are able to do.


And once more, what you place in your mouth on daily basis is info for each single cell in your physique, and the microbes that dwell in your intestine. And what you eat is impacting how you are feeling, not 20 years from now, however proper now. And so, I believe for lots of people, that’s a very thrilling wake-up name, and I do know for me it’s cheaper to cook dinner, and batch cook dinner, than it’s to eat out and purchase processed meals as we speak, as a result of these costs have actually gone up. That’s primary.


The second is we sit, on common, 11 hours a day. We sit on our bottoms. And we’ve legs. And we weren’t meant to try this. And the physique is designed to course of feelings by motion. The physique is designed to course of our feelings by motion. And so, whenever you sit, these feelings get caught. So, I is likely to be sitting right here proper now pondering, “Wow, it is a actually huge podcast. I’m actually nervous. Katie’s so wonderful, and I needed to fulfill her perpetually.” And I’ll not even consciously, like, suppose that thought. It might not even type of go throughout the, you recognize, the TV display screen in my mind, however I type of have it in a flash. After which I’ve an emotional response to that thought, which is a bit of little bit of concern.


And the second I’ve that emotional response, a wave of neurotransmitters and hormones cascades by my physique, touching each single cell. And that cascade, that wave, takes about 48 hours to clear. So, think about you’re feeling burdened and scared, and offended, and all of the feelings we really feel one million instances a day. And also you’re sitting, and also you’re not processing these feelings. That’s how… We discuss feelings getting caught within the physique as if it’s this, like, I’m gonna use an unpopular phrase, however, like, woo-woo factor. And what we discuss within the ebook is that it’s very scientifically-backed actuality. And this cascade of neurotransmitters and hormones can in the end affect your cells’ capability to perform, impacts your blood sugar, impacts your immune system, makes it tougher to heal. And that’s how we get weak spot and illness over time, proper.


So, feelings translate by the physique, and once we’re transferring, we wash that wave out. And but we sit 11 hours a day. So, getting up and transferring, each single hour, ensuring you’re spending half-hour to an hour a day. Could possibly be strolling, it could possibly be dancing, it could possibly be leaping on a trampoline. I do know, for myself, and I do know from so a lot of our feminine sufferers, like, motion has been connected to disgrace, and type of “shoulds,” and the very last thing we’d like as mothers is one other “ought to.” And so, within the ebook, I write loads about motion and train. In research, in 95% of sufferers, nervousness and melancholy improved with common train. And solely 40% to 50% improved with remedy. Doesn’t imply we don’t want the remedy. Medicine is an attractive instrument, however it’s not sufficient.


And so, we put train in that manner on the prescription pad, not as a result of it’s about getting match or wanting scorching. This ebook will not be about that. It’s about feeling good, proper now. And these are issues that we are able to do totally free. There’s so many nice exercises on YouTube and Instagram and all of the locations, that I reap the benefits of. So, these are the issues which might be in our management, that may assist us create a state change, a shift in how we really feel, each single day.


Katie: Yeah. And I believe you’re proper. There’s a special societal expectation now, particularly on girls. And I’ve heard it stated, you recognize, mothers are anticipated to work like they don’t have children, after which mother or father like they don’t should work. And we supply a lot greater than we used to. And I really like additionally that you just introduced up the concept feelings retailer within the physique. Studying “The Physique Retains the Rating” was a very, like, mind-opening for me. And I began to truly perceive issues on a deeper degree after I began making these connections and being attentive to each feelings, and the place I used to be feeling them in my physique.


And I believe you’re proper. It doesn’t should be an intensive course of, usually, to unpack these. It’s, motion is so useful. And for me, it was useful to unpack and have a distinction between, like, train and motion, which I form of outline as virtually like play. Since you’re proper, I believe we’ve some damaging societal issues connected to train. And it’s like a factor we should always do, and I’d argue there’s even loads of misinformation about the best way we “ought to” do it, and what we do within the fitness center, that’s not even that efficient. And so, I believe, like, train and power coaching and sprinting, these are essential issues and people are nice instruments. However motion is a much wider class. And simply issues like going exterior, you’re getting all these advantages of daylight and contemporary air and motion.


After which additionally, the concept we expect we form our surroundings. And we do, however our surroundings additionally shapes us, to your level. And so, if we are able to modify our environments to be extra pleasant to only motion, like fixed motion versus train, that’s led to my home having, and I’ve talked about this earlier than, however, like, a gymnastics mat within the hallway, and a climbing grasp board within the kitchen, and yoga swings within the child’s room, simply because if it’s there, and it’s in our manner, we have a tendency to make use of it extra.


Robin: Yeah. Completely. Like, take the yoga mat out of the closet and simply lie it down in your flooring, so it’s at all times proper there. And, you recognize, for me, like, I’m not a fitness center particular person. Like, I’m that one who… I believe I went lately, as a result of often I’ll go. And the little, you recognize, card reader says, “Congratulations. You had been final right here 63 days in the past,” and I’m like, “Oh. Nice.” However, you recognize, I love to do yoga, I love to do weight coaching at house. I like being exterior and being in nature. And so, these are issues that, you recognize, make me really feel good. And it has nothing to do with that type of punishment mentality that I believe all of us received schooled on in, like, the ’90s in some way. The ’90s had been, like, the period of, like, go to the fitness center, punish your self.


And we’ve a lot energy to shift how we really feel in these moments with these little issues. And so, what I’ve actually targeted on within the ebook was the science of that. As a result of I believe that, you recognize, even within the wellness neighborhood, generally there’s a bit of bit dismissiveness of the medical analysis behind these items. And there’s large dismissiveness of those practices within the medical neighborhood. So I write in regards to the science of meditation. Meditation is confirmed. It’s free. It’s confirmed to rewire your mind, scale back your cortisol, assist your digestion, assist your blood sugar, your hypertension, aid you focus, aid you sleep higher.


And that is all there. It truly rebuilds grey matter within the mind, that the social media and information feeds that we stare in any respect day are depleting. These instruments are literally negatively reworking the construction of your mind. And meditation is, like, constructing within the different course, and forming new connections. Train helps your mind kind new connections. Meditation does as effectively. And so, you recognize, within the medical neighborhood, we’re not utilizing a few of these confirmed instruments. And so what’s actually enjoyable, for me, you recognize, I do know the analysis and I’ve learn the analysis, however it was actually enjoyable within the ebook to dive in and say, “All proper, let me return and, like, reread and revisit a few of these research.” And simply, even I used to be blown away over again by how compelling the analysis is behind train for psychological well being, meditation, diet. And, you recognize, diet is the primary factor on our prescription pad at Parsley. It’s like, it ought to be the primary prescription pad in every single place, due to its energy to remodel how we really feel as we speak, and the highest persistent circumstances we’re all dwelling with.


Katie: Yeah, and I really like your level about meals being principally like chemical inputs into the physique, not simply energy. I believe that was one other damaging facet impact of the ’90s and the limiting energy. And there have been, in fact, well-talked-about damaging unintended effects of food plan tradition on girls, and the connection we’ve with meals, and, like, having concern or guilt or disgrace associated to meals. For me, it was useful to shift to a mindset of how, like, what’s probably the most nourishment per calorie or per quantity that I can get for a meals? Not, like, what’s the bottom calorie factor I can eat? And that alone helps you keep away from so many processed meals. However what are a few of your dietary tips that you just give girls? As a result of my basic take is simply that we’re generally overeating, for ladies, usually undereating…however for positive, under-nourishing ourselves. Like, we’re virtually, like, malnourished, even when we’re consuming sufficient energy.


Robin: Sure. We’re overfed and undernourished. And that’s partly as a result of the meals trade has carried out a quantity on all of us. I imply, you stroll by the airport, and I simply marvel at, like, the junk, the literal anti meals, the poisonous crap, that’s in every single place. And it’s positioned as simply, like, it is a regular factor to eat. And also you have a look at the label… I used to be on the airport the opposite day, and I seemed on the label on a inexperienced juice. A inexperienced juice. And it had 50-something grams of sugar in a single little bottle, which is twice as a lot sugar that we should always have in a complete day. And so, we’ve simply been offered one thing that’s flawed. And in order that’s a part of it, together with the type of inaccurate details about energy.


I’ll put it this fashion. A cup of broccoli and a cup of soda, similar quantity, gonna have two very completely different impacts in your physique. Gonna develop completely different microbes in your intestine, gonna have completely different impacts in your blood sugar. One’s gonna create irritation, complications, and a crash. One’s gonna gas you and aid you detoxify your hormones by your liver, and maintain you full and satiated. And so, for us, a minimum of in our consuming philosophy round psychological well being and bodily well being, it’s round, we name it plant-based paleo, which doesn’t imply that you would be able to’t have animal merchandise. But it surely’s specializing in vegetation, entire meals, greens that you would be able to acknowledge. They’re not pulverized right into a cookie, cracker, bar, pretzel, one thing. You already know, I see all these, like, cauliflower pretzels now. Even I, like, I purchased this, proper, on the well being meals retailer for my children, and I’m like, “That is nonetheless junk meals. That is nonetheless, like, processed grossness.” It’s not a cauliflower, folks. It’s a pretzel. Let’s, like, personal it.


However, you recognize, and so, consuming these entire meals, lean protein, fish. On the lookout for well-sourced animal protein can also be so essential, not the manufacturing unit farmed stuff. And for those who can, if it’s potential, if it’s not potential in your finances, then consuming some type of protein is manner higher than consuming any type of sugar. And for lots of people, not everyone, however being gluten-free and dairy-free will be actually instructive. And I say instructive as a result of these meals should not unhealthy or good. We’ve made it very binary, and I don’t love that a part of the area.


Dairy generally is a lovely meals for some folks. Dairy can style actually good, and be actually well-sourced, and be the supply of allergy symptoms, sinus infections, bronchial asthma, pimples, eczema, digestive issues, and be a very problematic meals for different folks. Wheat, and gluten, which is the protein in wheat, generally is a actually huge autoimmune set off, and even a psychological well being set off for some folks. It’s a set off for mind fog, and complications, and irritability. And so, folks take gluten out of their lives for 3 or 4 weeks and are like, “Oh my god. My digestion feels precisely prefer it did earlier than. I don’t have any digestive points with gluten, however man, my head feels clear. And I don’t have my migraines anymore.”


And so, eradicating the refined and processed meals, getting these omega-3s, like your olive oil, your walnuts, your small fish, like your herring, sardines. After which, actually specializing in trying out if, three, 4 weeks of no gluten, no dairy impacts you. As a result of if it does, it’s placing you within the driver’s seat round which meals are making you are feeling good or unhealthy on a given day. After which you possibly can select. Like, as we speak is likely to be pizza day, and that’s superior. However on daily basis gained’t be pizza day, as a result of you understand how pizza makes you are feeling.


Katie: Yeah, and I believe you introduced up one other good level about protein. As a result of one of many different unintended effects of us consuming this very processed meals and carb-rich food plan is, I discovered a minimum of, many individuals should not getting sufficient protein, or a minimum of this was actually true for me. I assumed I used to be, after which after I truly began monitoring what I used to be consuming, I noticed I’m not getting sufficient protein, particularly with the quantity of power coaching I’m doing. And switching to extra protein and much more, like, fibers, greens, I’ve days the place I’m like, “Oh my gosh. I’ve to eat a lot meals.” However my physique has a lot power and I’m so nourished, that it was, like, a shift out of that deprivation form of food plan mindset that I had had for thus lengthy.


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I’m additionally curious your tackle dietary supplements, as a result of actually, it is a matter with many, many opinions. And everyone’s, in fact, going to be very bio-individual, and there’s personalization right here. But it surely looks like there are additionally some classes the place, usually, as a inhabitants, we are inclined to not…it’s tougher to get a few of these sure vitamins due to the meals provide being what it’s. What’s your recommendation to folks on dietary supplements?


Robin: Yeah. So, you recognize, dietary supplements, I really like that you just introduced that up, like, get vilified. Like, “They’re ineffective and simply make your pee actually costly,” or, “They’re actually harmful,” or… And I’m like, it’s actually exhausting for one thing to be actually each actually harmful and actually, like, ineffective on the similar time. So, you recognize, most medical suppliers should not supplement-literate. And we’re, and dietary supplements generally is a actually highly effective instrument. Most dietary supplements on the shelf are ineffective, as a result of it’s a poorly-regulated trade, and so, I see folks… I bear in mind being at, like, a well being meals grocery retailer in LA years in the past. And this lady was standing, taking a look at this, like, wall of dietary supplements, and every thing stated hormone this and hormone that. And there was most likely, like, a 19-year-old, like, store employee man, and she or he’s taking a look at him and she or he’s like, “It’s my hormones. Which factor ought to I take?” And he’s like, “I believe that one will work.” And I used to be simply standing there, like, biting my nails, like, “No, no. Oh, God, don’t do it,” proper.


So, there may be loads of ineffective stuff on the market. That stated, dietary supplements will be actually highly effective instruments. And the best way I take into consideration them is we’re not utilizing them to appropriate a deficiency, largely. Like, sometimes, folks aren’t so poor in vitamin C that they’ll get scurvy, like a sailor from the 1800s. However we’re not optimum. And we are able to use dietary supplements as therapeutic instruments. So, I’d prescribe magnesium glycinate or magnesium threonate as a very lovely sleep help, or a very lovely anxiety-calming complement. And so, I’m not correcting a magnesium deficiency with that instrument. I’m utilizing it therapeutically for a psychological well being or sleep objective.


Equally, many individuals like myself, 66% of individuals have some type of an MTHFR genetic variant. Its not a mutation, it’s only a variant. It modifications how we make neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine. And so, a daily B vitamin doesn’t work for me. However after I take, or my sufferers who’ve this variant, take a methylated B vitamin, methylated B12, or 5-MTHF, which is methylated folate, or ideally each, you make extra serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and it may be a really huge temper enhancer.


Now, it’s not like a Xanax. You possibly can’t take it as soon as. You gotta take it on daily basis. And that’s the place I additionally see folks go flawed. They received all these dietary supplements on the kitchen counter, they usually’re, like, mendacity there. They usually’re like, “Effectively, some days I take a bit of of this, and a few days I take a bit of…” And I’m like, that’s… It’s like taking 1 / 4 of an antibiotic and questioning why your sinus an infection doesn’t go away, proper? It’s not gonna work. So, you gotta take them frequently.


And so, within the ebook, I write about a few of the core, form of kick starter dietary supplements, like magnesium glycinate, like methylated B nutritional vitamins, which many individuals, many, many, many individuals profit from. Like a probiotic, to assist shift our intestine micro organism, as a result of our intestine micro organism are literally serving to form which neurotransmitters are lively in our brains. Like omega-3 fat, so we are able to shift that steadiness I spoke about earlier away from these vegetable oils and in direction of these omega-3s that actually feed our brains. Our brains are made from fats. Our brains are about 70% made from fats. So getting these wholesome fat in will be actually useful, additionally, when it comes to decreasing irritation. After which, vitamin D.


Most individuals are decrease in vitamin D. If you happen to spend an hour a day exterior completely bare, then extra energy to you. Like, you might not be low in vitamin D. However most of us have gotten the hat and the sunscreen and the garments. And we’ve been educated that, you recognize, the solar is, like, harmful. Which it’s not, however, you recognize, inside purpose. So, vitamin D deficiency, which the vast majority of People have some type of, it may well masks as melancholy. And so we suggest vitamin D3 K2. So, a few of these…these are a few of the fundamentals. After which there’s loads of others the place you may get a bit of bit fancy.


Katie: Yeah. That’s such an essential factor, that distinction between it’s not nearly deficiency. Like, we’re not simply making an attempt to get into, like, not truly clinically poor in one thing, that a few of these are instruments to get into extra optimum vary. And a minimum of from what I’ve learn, there’s issues like, for example, that it’s troublesome to check for magnesium ranges, for example. And the exams will be considerably unreliable, or simply complicated, I believe. And, like, I’ve learn that not loads of magnesium is definitely saved within the blood, so blood exams are form of not essentially a great marker of that, whereas most individuals are usually low on magnesium anyway, and it’s not one which’s sometimes harmful to take. So it’s form of, to me, that’s, like, an incredible insurance coverage coverage. Like, I take magnesium on a regular basis.


And I’m… Vitamin D as effectively, I’ve seen it’s life-changing for folks. I’m am personally a naked-in-the-sun-for-an-hour-a-day sort of particular person. However I dwell in an space the place that’s potential. And I understand most individuals don’t essentially have entry to year-round sunshine. However I really feel like each of these additionally level to a different essential matter, which is sleep. And this may for positive be a fall-down level, particularly for mothers. And it looks like sleep is a lever that completely impacts psychological well being, very straight, even very acutely. Like, someday of sleep deprivation, we’re not mentally on our sport the following day. So, what are a few of the methods we are able to assist sleep throughout the day, like, these core actions we are able to construct?


Robin: Sleep is such a troublesome one, proper? I really feel prefer it’s a troublesome one for all of us. And I do know, like, I’ve a six-month-old. I do know when you’ve got little ones, you’re similar to, “Nice, thanks. Thanks for the newsflash that I ought to be sleeping extra,” you recognize. However inside that, what you possibly can concentrate on is high quality sleep, as a result of high quality issues simply as a lot as amount. And so, that may imply every thing for ensuring… You already know, I dwell in New York Metropolis, and I dwell beneath a big rock known as children and work, so I barely see the sunshine of day loads of the time. And that’s my actuality. I want I’m like gonna transfer right down to the place you reside, so we are able to change that, or I’m right here in Austin proper now, and I’m like, “Ooh. Sunshine is wonderful.” However again to sleep, getting exterior within the morning, and getting publicity to sunshine within the morning can truly assist actually set that circadian clock, and get your physique form of prepared for what’s a standard day.


After which, on the flip facet, solar setting or night, so, actually dimming the lights, turning down the lights. And I like to recommend a screen-free 30, or 60, ideally, earlier than mattress. So, earlier than mattress is your time to stretch, meditate, learn a hardcover ebook, prep lunch or prep meals for the following day, meditate, breathe, take a protracted bathtub, proper. But it surely’s not the time to be working, working, catching up, or scrolling your social media, as a result of that actually impacts our sleep. And we’ve heard loads in regards to the blue gentle emanating from telephones, and now there’s, you recognize, apps and stuff that you would be able to display screen that blue gentle out. Blue gentle’s a part of it, however it’s truly been proven that it’s simply the pure stimulation of taking a look at TV, or telephone, or laptop earlier than mattress, that’s telling your mind it’s time to rev, rev, rev and go, go, go, and you then don’t have high quality sleep.


Chilly, darkish room. I can’t converse to this sufficient. Lots of people are sleeping in a very scorching area. So, I do know there’s these fancy… My husband received one. Like, the mattress covers that cool you down. He loves it. I really feel like I’m sleeping, like, my reptilian mind makes me really feel like I’m sleeping in a shallow pool of chilly water, and I discover it actually disturbing. So, like, to every his or her personal, proper, on these issues. However simply cooling your room down at evening for those who can, to that 65 to 67 diploma Fahrenheit actually impacts your metabolism and your sleep high quality. Darkness. I put on a watch masks. I put on earplugs loads. Like, I don’t have to get up each time the newborn simply has, like, fuss, fuss, fuss at this level, you recognize. He’s not, you recognize, within the first couple months anymore. If he’s actually crying, I’ll nonetheless hear him, so it’s okay. However I believe that, you recognize, actually setting ourself up for that wholesome sleep.


After which, alcohol, you recognize, if I see yet another wine and mommy meme, I’m gonna lose it. However, like, you recognize, we have to study constructive strategies of managing our feelings. And on this tradition, we’re taught harmful strategies of managing our feelings. Alcohol, overworking, medicine, taking a look at screens, taking a look at media. And it’s okay. Like, I had a cocktail final evening at an occasion. And I’ll have a glass of wine right here and there. However, like, for those who’re consuming extra days than you’re not, your sleep is disruptive, even when it’s a drink or two. And I believe lots of people, particularly girls, don’t understand that they’re consuming a bit of bit greater than I believe they suppose they’re.


And so, actually looking at that, and I write about that within the ebook. And it’s to not say, once more, I nonetheless drink some alcohol periodically. So, for those who can have it as a wholesome a part of your life, then okay, however I believe we have to set clear boundaries round what that really means, as a result of alcohol, on the subject of sleep, it impairs your physique’s capability to achieve the decrease resting coronary heart charge and decrease core physique temperature that permit you to attain deep sleep and get by extra of these REM cycles that you want to really feel rested the following day. So after I hear, “Effectively, I simply had that one glass of wine at 6:00 or 7:00, and I sleep eight hours, and, you recognize, I don’t get why I’m exhausted on a regular basis,” I say, “Effectively, let’s take that one glass of wine at 6:00 or 7:00 or 8:00 to zero on a minimum of 4 nights every week, or take a three-week hiatus and see how you are feeling.” And folks can see a very huge distinction.


Katie: Yeah, I’m a giant fan of biking issues. And particularly going off alcohol in spurts for a pair months at a time. Or, like, I like to do, I don’t have to keep away from gluten and dairy anymore, however I discover that if I simply scale back loads of these form of meals, and alcohol, for 2 or three weeks, it’s like an incredible reset, and I simply actually concentrate on intestine well being throughout that point. And that tends to, like… I don’t wanna ever get again into the Hashimoto’s zone, in order that’s form of one in all my preemptive issues.


I really like that you just introduced up the display screen time factor as effectively. I believe one of many best issues we might all do for our well being is simply cease participating with the information altogether. However to your level in regards to the stimulation of social media, I’ve these, like, purple gentle filters on my telephone. And I nonetheless don’t wish to get on my telephone at evening, however there was an evening when my workforce was like, “Hey, you want to try these items on TikTok,” as a result of we have to begin placing content material on TikTok. And I had by no means been on TikTok, and so I began scrolling by it proper earlier than mattress, and I couldn’t flip my mind off, as a result of it had simply been, like, proven all these hyper-stimulating issues. And it was a horrible evening of sleep.


The identical with alcohol, although. That’s a kind of issues. Carrying a tracker on a regular basis now, it’s like I’ve conclusive information for myself that even one drink, I get a lot much less deep sleep, my HRV is decrease, my resting coronary heart charge is up, and I don’t get better. And so, I’ve needed to, similar to you, like, I nonetheless drink from time to time, however it actually isn’t an in a single day factor, or I simply don’t get better from exercises and I don’t get good sleep. And it’s not value that trade-off.


And I do know out of your private expertise, while you’re scripting this ebook, you had two children already, I imagine, after which received pregnant together with your third, and are working an organization, and I’ve been in that zone as effectively. So I’m curious what classes you took for your self, as a result of I do know when I’m deep in analysis, I’m like, “Oh, I logically type of knew this, however I would like to use this.”


Robin: Sure. I imply, pay attention, I can’t be my very own physician. And I do know all the knowledge, proper? However, like, we are able to learn a weblog put up about private coaching. That doesn’t make us a private coach. I actually am not geared up to be a private coach for myself. And, you recognize, I not solely want all these reminders, I would like assist, proper. And I believe, as mothers, we’re going by a time period, and also you stated it amazingly earlier, like, we’re presupposed to handle our children like we’re not working, and work like we don’t have children. And that turns into actually inconceivable. And so, setting boundaries, taking day trip, particularly in a world the place for lots of us, make money working from home, if that’s the place you’re at. Not everyone is. However that may imply form of being at all times on. There’s no clocking out. It’s simply, your work is at all times proper right here on this little field that I’m sitting in entrance of.


And so, setting these boundaries, initially, and setting these calendar invitations. I’m a giant fan of, like, calendar invitations for myself. I block time on daily basis for yoga on my calendar, that my workforce can’t schedule over. I block time within the night sure nights of week, for, like, my self-care time. And I put it on like a gathering. It’s simply as essential as an investor assembly or a key rent, or no matter else I’m doing. I believe that blocking these issues out and treating your calendar to your life as severely as you deal with your calendar to your day job, if that’s what you’re doing, is admittedly important.


After which, simply actually figuring out, like, the place I can push it and the place I can’t. And pay attention, generally I push it too far, and my physique reveals up and tells me that I pushed it too far, like, energetically, after which I pay attention. I imply, I’ll let you know the story. Like, it’s actually embarrassing, however final week, I’m right here in Texas for a pair weeks, working distant. I flew early morning to Chicago for the day on Thursday, from Austin, again to Chicago the identical day. Again at 1:00 within the morning. Subsequent morning, I’m a giant intermittent quicker, works for me, doesn’t work for everyone, however I’m previous breastfeeding and previous being pregnant, and carried out having children perpetually, woohoo. So I can, you recognize, get again to my biohacking. And I present up at a enterprise lunch, and I received dizzy, and I needed to put my head down on the desk, and I advised my husband to return get me.


And it was a kind of days the place it was simply an excessive amount of. And I cleared my calendar, and I simply rested that afternoon. And it was like, I believe generally we push by and push by and push by. And I’m someone who tends to motor, motor, motor, go, go, go. And again to the calendaring and the setting limits, I’ve actually cleared out my calendar for a few days this week, not simply Friday, after I wasn’t feeling effectively. However by this week, as a result of I used to be like, “Oh, I would like to truly get better.” Not like a pair hours on a Friday, however I would like to actually give myself that point and area. And I believe we as girls simply don’t give ourself that point and area, after which we’re working on empty. I’ve so many sufferers who’re on children two, three, and by no means form of put the gasoline again within the tank between one and two, or between two and three. After which the depletion begins to actually take over.


And so, a giant factor that we do, we do loads of preconception optimization, fertility work, serving to girls get pregnant. Supporting their our bodies. They’re nonetheless on their very own on the subject of truly getting pregnant. We do loads of maternity assist, we do loads of postpartum optimization and therapeutic, and, you recognize, coping with all of the stuff that’s taking place there, from psychological well being to autoimmune, every thing. And in that postpartum interval, we actually focus loads on how are you rehabilitating your self and placing gasoline again in your tank? As a result of for those who didn’t try this between the final two children, you’re gonna begin to actually run on empty.


And I believe girls don’t get that permission loads. They only get, you recognize, take one other tablet, maintain going. And in some unspecified time in the future, no remedy is gonna change actually taking a timeout and restoring, for, like, weeks at a time. And I’ll prescribe to my sufferers, I’m like, “You must take a break.” And that’s, like, in your prescription pad, not simply together with your refill.


Katie: Yeah, and that’s I really feel like a tough shift to make, particularly for mothers. And one I’ve needed to study the exhausting manner as effectively is to place… I now consider it as I’ve scheduled an important issues first on my calendar. And people issues are the issues that give me power to do the work. So, earlier than work conferences can go on my schedule, my exercises go on my schedule, household dinners go on my schedule, time with my children goes on my schedule, and people are non-negotiable. And I discovered… I used to be in a behavior for lots of years of form of, like, caretaking, that I’d by no means have thought of not exhibiting up for my children once they wanted me. However I wasn’t exhibiting up for myself, which additionally made me much less capable of present up for my household. And in order that was a lesson I needed to train myself.


And it’s humorous. I consider a correlation based mostly on what you stated of, you recognize, I can know loads about private coaching. I’m not a private coach. That’s an incredible analogy. I additionally consider, like, I’m a doula. I’ve been by a few of pupil midwifery college. And but, after I was in labor, all of that went fully out the window, and I remembered nothing. And I used to be simply, like, regardless that if another person was in labor, and once they’re hitting that area of, like, “I can’t do it,” I’d be like, “Oh, you’re virtually there. This implies this and this, and also you’re in transition.” Once I’m there, I’m like, “No, that is gonna final perpetually.” And whenever you’re in it, it’s exhausting to see the ten,000-foot view, so it’s at all times useful to have these nice sources of steering from exterior, which form of loops again to the preliminary level about work with practitioners who’re your companions, and who you possibly can actually align your objectives and transfer towards the place you wanna go.


And as we get very near the tip of our time, I can’t imagine how briskly this has blown by, a pair extra questions I like to ask, the primary being if there’s a ebook or quite a lot of books which have profoundly influenced your life, and in that case, what they’re and why?


Robin: I really like “The Energy of Now,” by Eckhart Tolle. And I believe, you recognize, we study very early in life in our tradition to form of future journey and dwell on the previous, and we don’t learn to be right here. And I’m actually responsible of that. In order that’s one which I come again to again and again and over, that actually shifted my perspective on actuality, that I extremely suggest.


Katie: I really like that one as effectively. I’ll put a hyperlink to that within the present notes at, in fact, with a hyperlink to your ebook as effectively. If folks wish to continue learning from you or possibly have particular questions associated to preconception optimization, or postpartum, or any of those subjects we’ve talked about, the place is one of the best place to search out you and continue learning from you on-line?


Robin: So, And we’ve an superior publication, everybody, with wonderful… I imply, I’m speaking to the content material queen right here, so I don’t even know why ought to I say this. However we’ve a tremendous publication, all doctor authored and edited, well being coach authored and edited, that offers a lot of step-by-step instruments. You should purchase the ebook “State Change,” which is my easy roadmap for locating and re-finding higher psychological well being each single day, in, anyplace books are offered, Amazon and Barnes & Noble and, in fact, all of the locations.


If you happen to’re seeking to simply do, get your symptom rating, and do it on-line, I’d try Anyone can simply go there and get their symptom rating, and form of start that means of that first step, which is, I have to know the place I’m proper now with a view to direct myself to a brand new place. After which it’s @Parsley_Health or @robinberzinmd on all of the socials.


Katie: Superior. These hyperlinks can be within the present notes as effectively. And any parting recommendation for the listeners as we speak that could possibly be associated to one thing we’ve talked about, or completely unrelated?


Robin: Don’t let excellent be the enemy of actually good. Simply begin.


Katie: I adore it. Effectively, we’ve gotten by a lot as we speak. This has been so useful and sensible. I do know you’re a busy mother and a busy physician. I’m very grateful for you being right here as we speak and sharing your knowledge with us.


Robin: Oh, my, gosh. I’m so grateful to you. Thanks for all of the work you do, and thanks for having me.


Katie: And thanks as at all times to all of you for listening, and sharing your most respected assets, your time, your power, and your consideration with us as we speak. We’re each so grateful that you just did, and I hope that you’ll be part of me once more on the following episode of “The Wellness Mama Podcast.”


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