By Briana Reesing
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PREVENTION is key when it comes to enjoyable, long-term health. Educating yourself on the ‘HOW & WHY’ is the most important tool you have in your tool box. & Most importantly – we need to start talking about it on a larger scale, as a community - before it’s too late. Hosted by Briana Reesing, RN, CEN: an ER Nurse who is extremely passionate about the powers of Preventative Health after seeing death & disease affect the lives of too many people – too may times to count, within the Standard American Healthcare System. Don’t let that be YOU. Your health is in your hands. It’s all about asking the right questions and taking action towards the things you’ve learned, while creating the life you want to live. We hope to help you get there. Welcome to The Critical Conversations Podcast, we’re happy you’re here. Find us on Instagram @CriticalConversations & Show Notes, Links and Additional Resources at: www.criticalconversationspodcast.com
||Clean#021: Simple Tips & Tricks for Healthier Holidays: Stress Less, Enjoy More. & Let Go of the “Weight Gain” Fear. Shocking Statistics Inside This Conversation with @SheChangesEverything||According to a recent survey - 88% of Americans report feeling “stressed out” for a multitude of reasons around the holidays. Topics we tackle in this episode: Perceived Weight Gain, Shocking Statistics about the Diet Industry, Food...||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#020: Should Everyone Eat Gluten Free? The Health Impacts, Symptoms & Solutions You Need To Know About with Brigid Titgemeier, MS, RDN, LDN||Continuing our last conversation from episode 16 with Brigid all about the imperative role our gut health plays in our overall health, mood, and well-being. This week – we’re focusing in on GLUTEN & why so many people are experiencing improved...||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#019: Create & Cultivate Authentic Happiness From Within||Amanda Huggins is back from Bali and here to shatter the notion of “perfection” in your life while helping you to see the real, raw, authentic potential within. In this episode: We talk about letting go of the grip on your life with ease,...||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#018: Plastics, Hormones, Weight Gain & The 6 Simple Steps To Take Your Power Back, with Jennifer Klotz, MS, RDN, LDN||What if we told you that you could significantly reduce your chance of developing or even begin to reverse most weight problems, skin issues, hormone imbalances, autoimmune conditions or metabolic disorders? These are statistically significant...||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#017: Are You Eating Your Clothes? How the Plastics In Clothing Might Be Impacting Your Health & the Planet – with Heather Young||Are you eating your clothes? That’s a crazy question, right? But, the answer is most likely, YES. Your clothes are shedding microfibers with every wash & these microfibers might just be a bigger deal than plastic straws when it comes to the...||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#016: Is It Willpower, Or Is It Your Microbiome? Discussing The Foods & Lifestyle Habits That Are Effecting Our Gut Health On A Daily Basis - with Brigid Titgemeier||Gut Health is one of the major key factors we should all be becoming increasingly aware of when it comes to protecting our long-term health. We’re only just beginning to understand, as a society, how intricately related the balance of our microbiome..||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#015: Sustainable, Healthy, Ethical Choices - with Heather Young & Jennifer Klotz @shechangeseverything||When you make small - Sustainable, Healthy, Ethical- changes that matter, over time, it truly can change everything. Simply becoming aware of the changes you can make is all we ask. Making an impact with the information you discover...||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#014: The Power of Functional Medicine & Nutrition with Brigid Titgemeier M.S., R.D.N, L.D aka @beingbrigid||Welcoming Brigid Titgemeier M.S., R.D.N, L.D aka @beingbrigid as the newest co-host of the Critical Converations Community. She's here to help expand the conversation around health and nutrition via her incredible experience in the field of functional..||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#013: Developing a Healthy Mindset with Amanda Huggins @thefeistyyogi||Have you ever pushed yourself for the sake of commitment - until you realize you’ve pushed yourself too far? We can push ourselves over the edge & develop unnecessary stress, anxiety, overwhelm and even illness in our lives because of it....||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#012: Things Change . People Change . Don't Let That Stop You||The Critical Conversations Podcast was created by two friends that just so happened to be critical care nurses with a decade of experience taking care of extremely sick people - motivated by the things we knew we could change - frustrated by the...||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#011: Artificial Sweeteners, Zero Calories & The Pregnancy Warning You May Not Have Known About (Aspartame. Sucralose, Splenda, Saccharin, Stevia & More.)||We’ve all heard sugar is bad for us. But, have you ever stopped to think about the consequences of substituting sugar for ‘DIET’ alternatives – such as those brightly colored, zero-calorie, artificial sweeteners instead? Sucralose (Splenda),...||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#010: Added Sugar, YOLO & It's Hidden Effects on Your Long-Term Health||YOLO (you only live once). It may be a 'fun' common way to say 'live a little' - but we take it's meaning - Quite Literally. SUGAR – is known to cause cavities, diabetes (type 2) and weight gain when consumed in high amounts on a regular basis. But,..||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#009: Got Gut Health? Signals, Symptoms & Simple Solutions||WARNING: Everybody poops. But, no one is talking about it. So, we’re taking the liberty of opening up the conversation around digestive health to a much deeper level today. Do you poop often enough? Do you pay attention to what it looks like? More...||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#008 Is our Microbiome & Gut Health - The Root Cause of Most Disease?||Leaky Gut. Microbiome. #GutHealth. IBS. Food Sensitivities. Probiotics … There’s a chance you may have heard these words mentioned in recent conversation with your doctor, coworker, friend or possibly even on social media. But, do you truly...||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#007: Antibiotics, Gastrointestinal Issues & long-term Birth Control use – Laura Gluck of FitAsGluck – Dives into her Personal Health Issues & Navigation of the Standard American Healthcare System.||In this episode, Laura Gluck of www.fitasgluck.com shares her personal story with us for the first time. Ironically, it starts just like anyone else & we have a feeling you’ll be able to relate. It begins … when she was born. Healthy. Strong....||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#006: Stress, Inflammation & Microbiome Disruption – Briana Reesing of Beachlifeorganic - Dives into an Alternative Approach of Getting to The Root Cause of Her Symptoms.||We’re all unique – with our own health history, symptoms and life events. In this episode, critical conversations co-host: Briana Reesing of www.beachlifeorganic.com shares her own personal story in hopes of motivating you to seek out answers...||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#005: Expanding the Conversation around Real Food||Let go of the rules, Live simply & Eat real food. That’s obviously easier said than done when you’re just getting started on your health journey – but we want to do our best to help simplify it for you in this episode. We hope to inspire you...||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#004: Fad Diets, Food Rules & The Peer Pressure clouding your judgement||Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Macro counting - and why dogmatic food rules don't work||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#003: Holistic Healthcare & Western Medicine||There's a variety of doctors available to us - Here's what you can expect & what you should advocate for.||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#002: Preventative Health Simplified||The first episode kicked off introducing ourselves - who we are as critical care nurses - and why we care so much about preventative health. In this episode, we do our best to simplify the definition of preventative health and discuss simple...||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#001: Introducing the Critical Conversations Podcast & Hosts||Hosted by Critical Care Nurses - Laura Gluck & Briana Reesing||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Just feels so real
I love listening to Laura and Bri talk about different aspects of health. They make it easy to understand and make health feel like something that is achievable by a regular person. I also feel propelled to continue researching topics they bring up and take preventative health more seriously. So glad they started this podcast!
From a bedside nurse..
Everything that you have said is SO true! I believe people are in denial about how much they can change the course of their whole life by everyday choices. We also see our pts suffer because it takes more effort to live with healthy intention. To put it bluntly, I ask myself how I see myself dying. Do I want to end up dying in a hospital post stroke or MI? Also, do I want to prevent now or treat later when it may be too late. I also think people easily give up on themselves and think they are “too far gone”. It’s not too late! Keep this conversation going! Thank you so much from a ICU, float pool nurse!
I have listened to all the episodes. I was sad to learn one half of the critical conversation team would no longer be the cohost but I was not about to stop listening. I love the topics discussed and I am leaving this comment after listening to the most recent episode with Brigid. I am a college student pursuing a degree in health education and I am most passionate about functional medicine. Like you, I am influenced to educate myself and others about alternative medicine due to my own experiences with health problems. Thank you for bringing on educated, passionate women to this podcast. Keep it up!
Much love - Angelica