About Integrate Yourself Podcast
Pro-metabolic nutrition and fitness and self aware self care strategies. Telling our story from the female perspective. Exploring a modern women's journey in understanding her body and being able to successfully navigate in this world. We talk about what we've learned in our 20 years of coaching a pro-metabolic approach to nutrition and movement and share with everyone what we've discovered along the way. Sharing inspired conversations with incredible people.
Being a mother of two Allison had experienced so many changes in her own body as the result of having children and getting older. Because she experienced hormonal changes she realized what we think of as the gold standard of dieting doesn't work for women as we get into our 40's.
This lead Allison to discover that mindset around nutrition, up to this point, had been centered around "weight loss" or a fear of gaining weight instead of maintaining a healthy functioning metabolism.
Allison's journey began after the birth of her two sons and feeling like she had less energy to do the things she loved and getting sick with severe digestive issues and inflammation. It was so bad that she could barely get out of bed most days. Allison didn't even have the energy to play with her young kids and wondered how this could be. Finally realizing that she was only 35 years old and too young to be experiencing this kind of debilitating pain she looked into principles of healing the body naturally.
After going through a plethora of natural health avenues and getting some relief at first with diets like anti-fungal and paleo, she hit another road block. Allison acquired the body shape she'd been wanting after pregnancy but she felt miserable. She noticed her digestive distress had gone away at first but after a while it came back with low energy and depression.
Right when she felt like there was no where else to go she stumbled upon Ray Peat's work which changed everything. She learned that nurturing her body with the right foods, frequency, accessible nutrients, rest and moderate movement was what she needed to heal, not more exercise and less food.
Allison gradually switched her focus to building the body's reserves back up instead of breaking them down. She was soon able to have more energy, maintain a beautiful healthy body and the freedom to enjoy life again.
Much of the information in this podcast is meant for educational purposes only and is based on the work of Dr. Ray Peat, who's background is in biochemistry and his work has been dedicated to the female hormonal system. Allison felt his work was too important to be forgotten so she's dedicated her podcast to bringing light to the truth behind the nutrition industry. She's gathered information from Ray Peat's articles, interviews and books as well as she's been influenced on many ways to apply his philosophy from her friends Josh and Jeanne Rubin at East West Healing and through personally working with Dr. Lita Lee. Allison has been applying these principles to herself and has helped countless others on their path to health and vitality. Check out Allison's certifications.
Allison's approach and recommendations are very different than what you'll see in most nutrition programs, challenging many myths and beliefs about food, metabolism and hormones. She believes that nutrition is seldom talked about from the female hormonal perspective and she offers that perspective to you here.
Allison's intention is to help you better understand the true nature of your body and then be able to apply a practical plan to your own life for long term energy, health and regeneration.
While there are many different paths you can take in the healing process, we mostly focus on the healing principles of food. Allison believes your emotional well being and lifestyle habits are just as important too and that these choices can have an incredible influence on the state of your energy, recovery and disposition.
I invite you to think of this as an opportunity to bring in new information and open your heart and mind to the possibility of a new way of being and a new relationship with food.
Maja's a Holistic Coach and Lifestyle Advisor. Her coaching journey started as a graduate of University of Georgia with B.S. in Biology, then a USAT Triathlon Coach, and Exercise Coach & Holistic Lifestyle Coach III with The Chek Institute. Currently she's certified a NASM Personal Trainer and working on completing further studies as a certified Z-Health® Neural Performance Coach.
Maja's Lifestyle Advisor background includes being a Yoga Instructor, Certified Practitioner of Self-Empowerment Technology & Energetic Bodywork, Craniosacral & Massage Therapist. It also includes certification in Advanced Holistic Coaching with Journeys of Wisdom and Certified Hypnotist with Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy.
In her work, she uses a wide variety multi-dimensional modalities for self-healing by balancing & harmonizing the mind, body, & spirit connection. Connect with Maja.