Monthly Archives: June 2023

S6 E7 How Inflammation Affects Aging With David Watumull & Allison Rosenwinkel

When it comes to the topic of aging it seems everyone is buzzing about inflammation these days. But what is inflammation really, and why does it wreak so much havoc? Chronic inflammation (even mild) is generally considered to be a biomarker of accelerated biological aging and increases our susceptibility to diseases. So how do we know we have inflammation (because it’s hard to tell) and what can we do to stop it in our own bodies? Since we are living longer, we want to live those extra years with vitality.

David M. Watumull is the co-founder and CEO of AX3 which targets inflammaging (a core hallmark of aging) with bio-pure astaxanthin which is a safe and powerful, naturally occurring anti-inflammatory. Allison Rosenwinkel is the co-founder of HiFi Brands which is a branding and marketing agency. She not only works with AX3 but is also passionate about their product since it has really helped her with her own chronic inflammation.

Join Lauren, David and Allison as they discuss: what exactly inflammation is and how it impacts how we age; what astaxanthin is and how it works to combat chronic inflammation and aging from the inside out; why more people aren’t taking it; the specific benefits of astaxanthin for women in midlife who are experiencing changes in their skin; joints and overall health; why women particularly should be taking astaxanthin and how it aligns with embracing natural aging;; and what changes can one expect when taking astaxanthin.

Show Notes:

AX3 Website:



S6 E6 Clearing Up The Confusion About Your Gut Health With Bonnie Wisener

Gut health is hot topic right now and all the information coming at us is terribly confusing, especially if you don’t have a medical degree. One of the reasons it’s top-of-mind and has become a trendy topic is because women in perimenopause or menopause experience more unhealthy gut symptoms (constipation, gas, bloating and heartburn). But the truth is, emerging research is defining that there is a connection between gut health and overall health. So a basic understanding of gut health could just be the key to prevention and longevity.

Guest Bonnie Wisener is a nutritionist and well-known digestive health expert. She is also the creator of the Shift Your Gut Therapy Method and has helped hundreds of people all over the world get to the bottom of their chronic digestive issues so they can live active lives without the discomfort, embarrassment and persistent symptoms of disease and illness by addressing the root cause.

Join Lauren and Bonnie as they talk about: what gut health really is, the basics we need to know, why guy health is important as we age, the signs you have bad gut health, the signs of a healthy gut, the foods that will help the gut heal, the mistakes people with gut issues commonly make, what they should do instead, foods to prevent poor gut health, and the top 3 things we can be doing to improve our gut health starting today.

“The magic is in the small steps you take every day.”

Show Notes


Free guided email series “5 Tips To Improve Digestion

Instagram: shiftnutritionandwellness

TikTok: @shiftyourguttherapy

Facebook Group: shiftintohealthyhabits

S6 E5 Why An Integrative Approach Is The Key To Better Aging With Dr. Russak

Want to be the best version of you as you age? I think we all do, but we have been masking aging for centuries. Thankfully, with the advancement of science and technology our understanding of aging is changing and evolving. If you want to learn how to have to a hand in your own aging process and learn how to reverse aging and repair the damage we have done, you are going to want to listen to this episode.

Guest, Dr. Julie Russak, is a board-certified dermatologist who is focused on regenerative aging. Dr. Russak’s Wellness Program and integrative approach benefits women particularly in menopause. Unlike most dermatologists who focus on the external (skin), she goes within recognizing that aging picks up speed in menopause and that internal metabolic stress reflects on your skin.

Join Lauren and Dr. Russak as they examine: what Regenerative Aesthetics is and why she feels it’s the future of dermatology; why this approach is more beneficial for those over 40; what “intentional aging” is and how it ties into regenerative aesthetics; what is the process of intercellular aging and what it means; how holistic nutrition plays into better aging; how to have the ability to rest your cells to a more youthful state through nutrition; why nutrition is even more important in perimenopause and menopause and so much more.

Show Notes

Dr. Russak website:

Dr. Russak’s Anti-Aging Wellness Program: Russak Anti Aging Wellness Program

Instagram: @russakderm