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45 Kasey Willson: on stress response, cortisol, the circadian rhythm & eating breakfast

April 10, 2024 Chloe and Steph Season 2 Episode 27
45 Kasey Willson: on stress response, cortisol, the circadian rhythm & eating breakfast
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The Selfish Podcast with Chloe & Steph
45 Kasey Willson: on stress response, cortisol, the circadian rhythm & eating breakfast
Apr 10, 2024 Season 2 Episode 27
Chloe and Steph

This week we are joined by Kasey Willson (13:30), a naturopath & nutritionist and mumma to two young girls.  Chloe and Steph start the podcast discussing their scattered energy (we have charged a little video of the grounding practice Chloe takes us through on Insta) during the Mercury Retrograde & the recent eclipse, pull a card and then  dive straight into our guest.

About Kasey
Kasey Willson is a naturopath and nutritionist with over 15 years of experience helping women support their hormone health through specialised testing, nutrition, herbal medicine, and lifestyle strategies. Kasey has a passion for understanding how stress impacts the adrenals and hormone balance. She is the host of the "Back to the Paddock" podcast, where she interviews experts on topics like hormones, fertility, and motherhood. Kasey also runs online programs focused on rebalancing cortisol levels and overcoming related symptoms. Kasey now lives on a farm with her husband and two daughters, where she enjoys gardening, cooking nutritious meals for her family, and connecting with nature.

Top tips from the episode: 

- Start your day with a source of protein like eggs within an hour of waking to regulate blood sugar and energy levels.

- Limit caffeine intake and have protein first before coffee to avoid spiking cortisol.

- Get 15-30 minutes of sunlight exposure in the morning without sunglasses to set your circadian rhythm.

- Do resistance training 2-3 times per week like Pilates to build muscle and increase insulin sensitivity.

- Avoid skipping meals, especially breakfast, and don't fast for more than 16 hours to keep cortisol stable.

- Remove inflammatory seed oils like canola, sunflower and safflower oil from your diet.

- Manage stress by identifying stressors, building resilience, and making time for relaxation activities.

- Consider getting tested for cortisol and inflammation markers through a naturopath to pinpoint any imbalances.

- Join Kasey's Create Your Calm program launching April 15th to learn how to rebalance cortisol levels holistically.


Links

- Kasey's Cortisol Quiz 

- All the details of Create your Calm program (doors close Sunday 14 April)

- Blue Light Glasses - use code KASEY for a discount. Kasey has the red light reading lamp, the blue blocker glasses and the g

Join us at our September Live Show - The Selfish Podcast by Candleight
September 14, 2024 @ Port Elliot, South Australia.
Early bird tickets on sale now! https://events.humanitix.com/the-selfish-podcast-by-candlelight

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Thank you for listening, we hope you enjoyed the show. If you liked what you heard there are a number of ways you can show your support ❤️:

-
share with a friend
- give us a 5 star review on your podcast platform
- Join our patreon The Selfish Podcast Inner Circle. This is a small contribution per month that helps us to produce and evolve the show and support the cost of pulling it together.
- Follow us on instagram @the.selfishpodcast
- Join our Facebook community The Selfish Podcast with Chloe and Step

Thank you again and see you next week xx Chloe & Steph

Show Notes

This week we are joined by Kasey Willson (13:30), a naturopath & nutritionist and mumma to two young girls.  Chloe and Steph start the podcast discussing their scattered energy (we have charged a little video of the grounding practice Chloe takes us through on Insta) during the Mercury Retrograde & the recent eclipse, pull a card and then  dive straight into our guest.

About Kasey
Kasey Willson is a naturopath and nutritionist with over 15 years of experience helping women support their hormone health through specialised testing, nutrition, herbal medicine, and lifestyle strategies. Kasey has a passion for understanding how stress impacts the adrenals and hormone balance. She is the host of the "Back to the Paddock" podcast, where she interviews experts on topics like hormones, fertility, and motherhood. Kasey also runs online programs focused on rebalancing cortisol levels and overcoming related symptoms. Kasey now lives on a farm with her husband and two daughters, where she enjoys gardening, cooking nutritious meals for her family, and connecting with nature.

Top tips from the episode: 

- Start your day with a source of protein like eggs within an hour of waking to regulate blood sugar and energy levels.

- Limit caffeine intake and have protein first before coffee to avoid spiking cortisol.

- Get 15-30 minutes of sunlight exposure in the morning without sunglasses to set your circadian rhythm.

- Do resistance training 2-3 times per week like Pilates to build muscle and increase insulin sensitivity.

- Avoid skipping meals, especially breakfast, and don't fast for more than 16 hours to keep cortisol stable.

- Remove inflammatory seed oils like canola, sunflower and safflower oil from your diet.

- Manage stress by identifying stressors, building resilience, and making time for relaxation activities.

- Consider getting tested for cortisol and inflammation markers through a naturopath to pinpoint any imbalances.

- Join Kasey's Create Your Calm program launching April 15th to learn how to rebalance cortisol levels holistically.


Links

- Kasey's Cortisol Quiz 

- All the details of Create your Calm program (doors close Sunday 14 April)

- Blue Light Glasses - use code KASEY for a discount. Kasey has the red light reading lamp, the blue blocker glasses and the g

Join us at our September Live Show - The Selfish Podcast by Candleight
September 14, 2024 @ Port Elliot, South Australia.
Early bird tickets on sale now! https://events.humanitix.com/the-selfish-podcast-by-candlelight

____

Thank you for listening, we hope you enjoyed the show. If you liked what you heard there are a number of ways you can show your support ❤️:

-
share with a friend
- give us a 5 star review on your podcast platform
- Join our patreon The Selfish Podcast Inner Circle. This is a small contribution per month that helps us to produce and evolve the show and support the cost of pulling it together.
- Follow us on instagram @the.selfishpodcast
- Join our Facebook community The Selfish Podcast with Chloe and Step

Thank you again and see you next week xx Chloe & Steph