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The Well Women Healthy Lifestyle Podcast is a weekly show produced by Well Women Network and hosted by a Certified Nurse Practitioner , Michele Broad.

Discover answers to your health concerns

The Well Women Network podcast is dedicated to bring a candid and fresh perspective towards women’s health. This is your safe space, no holds barred. We discuss what you need and what to know.

Curated health tips from the experts

Michele Broad, a certified nurse practitioner and the owner of the Well Women Network, is the hosts of the podcasts. We invite women’s health experts for engaging interviews that answer your burning questions and give you accurate perspectives on your health and lifestyle choices.

LATEST EPISODES

Episode 115: Having A Sleep Hygiene For Better Sleep

Date: March 10, 2021

One complaint that I get every day in my practice is women of all ages having issues in getting a great night’s sleep, but few of them like many of you may not realize that insomnia issues may be directly related to the lack of you having a sleep hygiene. If you are one of these women, you might know you have issues with getting proper sleep but aren’t sure exactly why.

Episode 114: Stay Healthy While Working From Home

Date: March 3, 2021

With more of us women working from home, I have been getting a common question that has been coming up a lot, so I thought I would address it here today – and that question is: How do I get more exercise, stay healthy, and avoid eating too much-called the COVID 20, when I am working at home full-time?

First of all, I want you not to worry, because I am here to tell you that it is possible to improve your physical health even while working from home, just like if you were working in an office.

Episode 113: 5 Heart Healthy Foods (Part 3)

Date: February 24, 2021

Ladies, your heart is the most important muscle in the body, yet when was the last time you really took care of it? 

If you’re looking to get healthier throughout 2021, eating a heart-friendly diet is one of the first things you’ll want to focus on. 

So, to end this series on heart health we’ll be looking at 5 healthy heart foods you’ll want to stock up on.

Episode 112: 5 Ways To Keep Your Heart Healthy (Part 2)

Date: February 17, 2021

Heart Disease is one of the leading killers of women. Ladies,even if you’re genetically more predisposed to developing the disease, there’s still ways to reduce the risks and live a happier, longer life. 

In part 2 of our healthy heart series we are going to talk about 5 relatively easy ways to keep your heart healthy and in tip top shape. 3 of them are part of my 5-core healthy fundamentals.

Episode 111: What Does A Healthy Heart Mean(Part 1)

Date: February 10, 2021

The idea for this series was born when I polled my four 28-year-old daughters friends with this question, at a recent girl’s night in- not to worry all the girls at the small gathering already had COVID- so the question I asked them was “at what age did they think heart disease started?” most of them said it starts in women over 50 years and older. Then I asked them if they thought they needed to worry about their heart health and most of them said heart health is not something that they feel they have to be concerned with at this age.

 

Well, my young at heart women, I’m going to tell you just like I told them, that is just not the case. I went on to explain to them that changes in your blood vessels just don’t happen overnight. Just like with type 2 diabetes or other illnesses, the changes start gradually without warning and research is now showing us that heart health changes can start in your early 30’s.

Episode 109: How Healthy Habits Boost Your Productivity

Date: January 21, 2021

Developing healthy habits isn’t just for your physical and mental health ladies, but also for getting more done each day. These habits help you live your life and run your businesses more effectively, from your morning and nighttime routines, to your physical activity, to how you eat, including your free time for fun or self-care. If you want to boost your productivity, the first step is to change your habits.

In today’s show we are going to explore how healthy habits boost your productivity, but before we do that, we need to re-visit last week’s topic on habits just for a refresh, but more along the line of why we, me and you, keep going back to old habits.

Episode 108: How To Have A Healthy Mindset For 2021

Date: January 13, 2021

Most women are creatures of habit, and that includes our mindset and thought patterns. You have probably noticed this when something stressful or upsetting happens; your mind tends to go the same place it always does. While this can be frustrating, it is also very possible to change how you react by changing your entire mindset.

In today’s episode we are going to look at how to change our mindsets and understand the process for doing this and then we are diving into how changing our mindset helps us to change our behavior.

Episode 107: Thyroid Health

Date: January 7, 2021

The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the lower front side of your neck and is involved in so many complex processes that take place inside your body. It affects your health in so many ways.

In today’s show we are talking all about how this tiny but mighty gland works, what other systems can play havoc on it and how it can play havoc on those same symptoms in return.

Episode 106: Year End: Gratitude

Date: December 24, 2020

I truly believe that feeling safe and secure in your life comes when you have your health. It gives you the freedom to create whatever you want in your life. 

2020 might have put some limitations on all our health agendas, but 2021 is another chance to get back in the right direction and I will be right here to serve you along the way.

The world needs you and your gifts…now more than ever! And if you don’t have your health you are not going to be able to do just that.

Episode 105: Looking Back and Looking Forward: 6 Ways To Have A Healthy New Year

Date: December 17, 2020

2020 has been a crazy, turbulent year for everyone, but despite all the setbacks, pivots, mindset shifts that we all have to try to navigate, I wanted to encourage you to look back and find the good moments and reflect on your gratitude. I’m sharing a few of my own in hopes to spark you to do the same.

And whilst looking back is a good thing, I wanted to share with you 6 ways to look forward to plan for an even healthier New Year in 2021.

Episode 104: The One Where We Talk All Things Sexual Healing & Sexual Health

Date: November 26, 2020

One of the hardest subjects that I find women have trouble opening up about and discussing is on the topic of sexual health.

Many women suffer in silence thinking that they are the only ones that have any sexual issues.

We don’t talk about this sensitive subject enough.

Episode 103: The Business of Health

Date: November 13, 2020

In today’s show we are talking about the business of your health. We are exploring why we look at our business or our career one way and then at our health in a totally polar opposite way, when in fact they are two sides of the same coin.

In order to have a successful business or career you need your health in order to accomplish that, but oddly most of us don’t see it that way.

Episode 102: PMS vs PMDD Understanding the Difference

Date: November 6, 2020

In today’s episode I’m sharing the interview that I had with Erika Diaz-Castro in her podcast Stronger Than You Think. We did it in Oct. which was National mental health awareness month. We dished on what is PMS vs PMDD and in general how you can boost your mood with little everyday things. I discuss what is the difference between PMS and PMDD and things that you can do to specifically help  yourself in these areas. Hormonal imbalances should be thought of as mental health issues and we discuss why.

Episode 101: Bacterial vs A Viral Infection Which Do I Have?

Date: October 28, 2020

Bacterial and viral infections are different, but they also have plenty of similarities. Both infections are caused by “bad bugs”. Bacterial infections are due to bacteria, and viral infections are due to viruses. Knowing their differences can help you understand how they are diagnosed and treated and that is what we are discussing in today’s episode.  We also explore how to know if you have a weakened immune system. What supplements are the best to help boost our immune system.

Episode 100: What Is Autumn Anxiety

Date: October 14, 2020

Anxiety is a type of mental health disorder that affects millions of people, from generalized anxiety disorder to panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Different people get anxiety for many different reasons, year-round. However, there is one type of anxiety that mental health professionals are seeing more often, which is anxiety that starts around the fall season and is called Autumn Anxiety.

Episode 99: 5 Reasons Why You Should Go for a Walk Every Day

Date: October 7, 2020

If you haven’t exercised in a while or are looking for something easy you can do every single day then I’d like you to consider giving walking a try. It’s the perfect low impact way to exercise for any level of fitness, It’s easy to do, you don’t need any special equipment, you can start at the fitness level you’re at, and best of all it is free.

In today’s episode we will be discussing these 5 reasons why you should go for a walk every day.

Episode 98: Interview with Beauty Guide Founder, Terri Bryant

Date: September 16, 2020

Today I am delighted to bring you a wonderful interview with Guide Beauty founder, Terri Bryant.

I first heard Terri talk about her story and her brand on another podcast and I was so moved by how she looked and described make-up that I had to have her on the show. Her story is like so many of ours, a product being born out of personal need, but ending up helping so many others.

Episode 97: Understanding the Problem with Emotional Eating

Date: September 9, 2020

Is food your best friend in times of stress? Do anxiety-ridden situations send you running to buy your favorite comfort food? In today’s episode, we’ll talk about emotional eating, the health concerns that arise from it, and how you can reverse this potential problem.

Episode 96: Boost Digestion with Digestive Supplements, Herbs, and Superfoods

Date: September 2, 2020

In today’s episode we are taking a look at how to boost digestion with digestive enzyme supplements, herbs, and superfoods. 

Episode 95:  To Douche Or Not To Douche…That is The Question

Date: August 12, 2020

This is a hot topic for me. Well not the exact topic about douching but the whole idea that brought douching about and that is – that women smell and are dirty down there. As if men never smell..right? So, today I talk to you about the myths that have came about as to what douching can do and what it can’t do.

Episode 94: Ask Michele

Date: July 29, 2020

This week is an Ask Michele episode. I asked my various groups for some questions that they would like answered on the podcast. We dive into questions around perimenopause, menopause, migraine headache, and ovarian cysts.
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Episode 93: Why Coaching Is Needed Now More Than Ever

Date: July 23, 2020

We’re probably very similar in that I’m betting you’ve got a lot on your plate. And it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the daily to-do’s, especially when routines are thrown off-course.
That’s why in today’s episode I’m talking about why everyone needs a coach now more than ever.
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Episode 92: Healthy Lifestyle

Date: July 2, 2020

So, y’all may have noticed that I haven’t released a podcast episode in several months. In today’s episode I explain why and I thank you for your grace and space during this crazy time.

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Episode 91: Simple Steps To Help You Detox

Date: March 19, 2020

This week we continue the conversation about detoxing and I thought it would be good to give you some simple steps if you are thinking about trying a detox for a short period of time or even for just a day or two.

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Episode 90: The 3 Phases of Detoxification

Date: March 11, 2020

Last week we discussed how important your liver is to your overall health and especially in the detox process.

This week in simple terms I dive into the 3 phases of detoxification and how it works and how each phase must support one another to work.

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Episode 89: Healthy Liver Healthy Life

Date: March 05, 2020

As we approach summer every year the big push for all the magazines is on the topic of weight loss. With weight loss you start to hear the golden word “detox” start to surface.

First, I find that most people don’t even know what a detox is even all about or even the science behind it. In my book if you’re going to do something you should know why you are doing it.

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Episode 88: Oh To Love Your Heart

Date: February 19, 2020

February may be known as the month of love in the consumer world, but over here in the health world, it is known as heart health month.

So, I couldn’t let the month go by without bringing you an episode all about heart health and things that you can do to lower your risk of heart disease.

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Episode 87: Creativity Equals Good Health

Date: February 11, 2020

Creativity is something we all use in some form, but many believe they aren’t creative. But the creative mind can be developed. The best way to do that is through practice. The more you do the things, regularly, that flex your creative muscle, the more you will develop a natural ability to be creative.