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Fighting Fatigue With Gut Health w/Functional Health Coach Mary Brooks

SheSez with Linda Grasso

Release Date: 06/02/2020

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SheSez with Linda Grasso

An enlightening conversation with two women who have made it part of their life's mission to give people a better understanding of women who choose not to have children—and to dispel some of the myths that surround those decisions (Gosh, she must have had a terrible childhood...) Dr. Amy Blackstone is Professor of Sociology at the University of Maine. Her book (Dutton, 2019) offers a definitive investigation into the history and growing movement of adults choosing to forgo parenthood.  is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller, Selfish, Shallow &...

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SheSez with Linda Grasso

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Feeling tired all the time despite getting your normal amount of sleep? If you take a functional—rather than conventional—medicine approach, one of the first things that practitioners will examine is the health of your gut. In this episode, functional health coach Mary Brooks explores the link between gut health and fatigue. Plus, a simple, new home test that can pinpoint a gut health issue, and ultimately boost energy.

For more on Mary, her practice, workshops and events, go to fuelbetterformula.com.