S4 E5 – Is Olive Oil The Secret To Good Health?

Extra virgin olive oil may be the secret to a long and healthy live. Just ask anyone living in one of the 5 Blue Zones (Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece, and Loma Linda, California) where life expectancy is his much higher than the rest of the world. But the quality of the olive oil you consume is essential and most of the ones we consume in the US are subpar. Join Lauren as she speaks to Katina Mountanos, the founder and CEO of Kosterina, a modern wellness company centered around high-antioxidant, early harvest, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) from her native home in Southern Greece.

In this episode they discuss how olive oil is good for our health, why it’s important to buy and consume the best olive oil, what makes olive oil high quality, the skincare benefits of EVOO, and how to properly use it in your skincare routine. You will never look at olive oil the same way again. And trust me, after having tried Kosterina olive oil, I get it.

Website: kosterina.com

Instagram: @kosterina

S4 E4 – Can You Control The Aging Process Through High-Intensity Workouts?

There is nothing we can do to stop the aging process, but we do have a choice in HOW we age. Exercise is key for controlling aging and reducing the effects of time on our bodies. Join Lauren as she talks to fitness expert Pete McCall, CSCS who is a master trainer for Core Health & Fitness, author and more. In this episode they discuss how functional training (mobility, strength, power and metabolic conditioning) exercises slow the aging process, what active aging is, which training activities are better for us as we age, if you should push through the aches and pains, where to start if you are not a die-hard fitness fanatic and the different current fitness trends and if/how they are appropriate for people in midlife.

Book: Ageless Intensity: High-Intensity Workouts to Slow the Aging Process by Pete McCall, CSCS

Website: petemccallfitness.com

Instagram: @allaboutfitnesspodcast

S4 E3 – The Midlife Crisis. It’s Time To Embrace Your Inner QUEEN

What you are going through mentally in midlife is completely normal. You are dealing with a lot of change and uncertainty. Yes, midlife is when we deal with experiencing a lot of losses (death of parents, empty nest, beauty, sexuality and identity issues), but it’s also a time to tap into your deepest self…where you are today. After all, change is opportunity. Join Lauren as she speaks to licensed psychotherapist and mental health expert, Joyce Marter about the dreaded midlife crisis. In this episode they discuss the common challenges women face in midlife, why it’s important to have these honest yet sometimes hard conversations, how we can hang on to our self-esteem and self-worth when there are so many devaluing messages in our youth obsessed culture, how to tap into your greatest self and bravery during this time of transformation and how to embrace your inner QUEEN! It’s time to WTF (Weaken the Fiction).

Joyce Marter’s new book is: The Financial Mindset Fix: A Mental Fitness Program for an Abundant Life

Be sure to follow Joyce on Instagram @joyce.marter



S4 E2 – How To Survive The Holidays Without Gaining Weight

The holidays are already stressful and it’s so easy to go off the rails and then think, “Screw it! I’m already a glutton, I might as well keep going!” Well it’s time we turn that self-sabotaging mean girl voice in our head off and still enjoy the holidays without gaining (too much) weight and hating ourselves. Join Lauren as she once again hosts personal trainer and nutrition coach, Kim Schlag to discuss tips and tricks for handling holiday cocktail parties, what the ideal plate should look like during a holiday meal, how to navigate a holiday buffet, how to eat desserts in moderation and what to do if you happen to gain a few pounds.

S4 E1 – Why Your Hair Is Thinning In Midlife and How To Stop It

Is hair thinning and/or loss freaking you out? You’re far from alone. Google searches on women’s hair loss in midlife are up 25%! Please join Lauren as she speaks to Bill Edwards, founder and CEO of Regenix Hair Research Clinic and renowned scalp and hair care specialist who has been treating scalp disorders since 1976. In this episode they discuss why our hair thins as we age, why some women experience baldness, what we can do to prevent hair loss, if we can wash our hair too much, the medications we could be taking that are contributing to hair loss, what we should be looking for in shampoos and conditioners and some scary information about dry shampoo and not washing your hair enough. You’re not going to want to miss this one!

S3 E15 Top Tips For Aging Well With Dr. Vonda Wright

The price of experience is aging. But double board certified orthopedic sports surgeon and internationally recognized authority on active aging and mobility, Dr. Vonda Wright wants to reframe aging, especially in our youth-worshiping culture. Join Lauren as she and Dr. Wright talk about what we can do to age better, how we can harness our own power to control 70% of our health and aging, the new pro-aging initiative she launched and her 3 top tips for aging well.

S3 E14 – Help! Can Sun Damage and Hyperpigmentation Be Reversed?

If you baked in the sun in your youth you might now be suffering the consequences when it comes to brown spots. Or maybe you have skin discoloration from malasma or medications you are taking. Join Lauren as she speaks to Beauty Expert & Aesthetic Practitioner, Sharon Grasso, founder and owner of Permanent Touch Cosmetics about the best laser and light source treatments available today for skin discoloration. In this episode they discuss why brown spots begin to pop up as we age, what can be done about it and if any topicals really work. Learn the difference between BBL (Broad Band Light), IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), Fraxel and Moxi and find out which is best for long-lasting results.

S3 E13 How Women Are Being Slowly Poisoned Unwittingly

You are NOT going to want to miss this jaw-dropping episode. What started as wanting to delve into the foods that cause skin imbalances turned into an episode exposing how women are being slowly poisoned by the foods we eat and products we use. They can lead to devastating results. Join Lauren as she talks to Dr. Ben Johnson, creator of Osmosis Beauty, which offers disruptive skincare and holistic wellness products. If you follow him on social media, you will know Dr. Ben is on a crusade to blow the lid off of why we are getting sick and it all leads back to toxins in our food and water supplies, combined with our diets. And no, vegans are not safe either. In this episode you will learn what foods to avoid, the one source of vegan protein everyone is raving about but is really quite toxic, the foods you should be eating, and even the anti-aging topical products you need to stop using ASAP. There is so much more. You might want to grab a pen and take notes.

S3 E12 – Can A Microcurrent Device Really Wipe Away The Years? With Tera Peterson of NuFACE

Can you take skincare toning treatments into your own hands with noticeable results? Join Lauren as she chats with NuFACE Co-Founder, Tera Peterson. NuFACE is the leader in at-home Microcurrent Skincare offering a range of award-winning devices and skincare products. The FDA approved devices have garnered legions of fans who swear that microcurrent technology has helped them contour, tone and improve their deep lines and wrinkles. In this episode we examine how microcurrent works, if it’s safe, if it really helps us appear younger, how long it takes to see results and if it can replace spa treatments such as Botox, fillers, etc.

S3 E11 – Talking Natural Menopause Relief With Catherine Balsam-Schwaber

Looking for natural solutions for menopausal symptoms? Or maybe you are on HRT and are finding you need a little more. Join Lauren as she talks to Catherine Balsam-Schwaber, CEO of Kindra, an innovative self-care company for women in menopause. In this episode they cover how Kindra is different from other menopause solutions on the market, why it is finally time to normalize menopause, how natural solutions can help with symptoms (sleep, fatigue, brain fog, hot flashes and vaginal dryness) and how women can determine the best products for their needs.