Food, mood, blood sugar & its impact on fertility

fertility hormones gut health lifestyle nutrition May 12, 2024

Did you know that you can use your mood as a telltale sign if you’re fueling yourself properly and if you have wonky blood sugar levels? In today’s episode, I interview Tamara Green and Sarah Grossman, both certified holistic nutritionists and the founders of The Living Kitchen. We delve into the impact of food on mood, mental health, hormonal balance and fertility with a laser focus on how to regulate blood sugar levels and why it's essential for reproductive health. 

Episode Highlights:

  • The hierarchy of hormones, insulin, and cortisol's influence on reproductive hormones
  • Strategies for managing blood sugar spikes with fiber and polyphenols.
  • Importance of stable blood sugar for hormonal health, menstrual cycles, and fertility
  • The relationship between blood sugar levels and ovulation, fertility, appetite, calorie needs, and PMS symptoms
  • Different methods for testing blood sugar levels
  • The benefits of using a CGM (continuous glucose monitor) in providing detailed insights into blood sugar patterns 

Guest Bio:

Tamara Green and Sarah Grossman are certified nutritionists and the founders of the Living Kitchen. They offer online group coaching programs for clients worldwide, as well as private chef services to their clients in Ontario, Canada. They are recipe and content creators for Food Network Canada among other digital brands. Their new cookbook, Good Food Good Mood was released on March 26th, and they are also the authors of their first cookbook The Living Kitchen: Nourishing Whole-Food Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery.  

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Please Note: The contents of this podcast are for educational and informational purposes only. The information is not to be interpreted as, or mistaken for, clinical advice. Please consult a medical professional or healthcare provider for medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment.

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