Is Gut Health Affecting Your Sleep?

Do you ever have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep the whole night? Although there can be many factors that can cause low quality sleep, it might be time to look at gut health and its connection with sleep quality.

Check out some of the “whys” and the “ways” to improve the health of your gut to promote better sleeping patterns. 

Why Sleeplessness…

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Scientists studied young healthy adults who suffer from sleeplessness on a routine basis to determine why they have insomnia. Research revealed that the individuals with insomnia tended to have poor bacterial systems in their guts.

The poor gut health of the test subjects led to changes in the body’s circadian rhythms, and in many cases, the test subjects also displayed anxiety while trying to sleep, including chronic bruxism or teeth grinding. 

Can You Repair Your Gut To Improve Your Sleep? 

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Improving the digestive system’s functioning can improve your sleeping patterns, including reducing insomnia. Scientists believe that adjusting the balance of the bacteria in the gut can help you to sleep better. Ingesting foods with more probiotics and antioxidants can begin to shift gut bacteria into balance.

Try adding foods to your diet such as richly colored fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and even dark chocolate! Fermented foods, such as yogurt or kombucha, contain live cultures that can also promote balance the bacteria in the digestive tract.

There are many probiotic supplements available that can be effective in probiotic gut boosting. Look for probiotics that are naturally sourced.

Avoid Late Night Eating (Especially Spicy Food)

Eating close to bedtime can cause restlessness when trying to settle down for sleep. According to ,when we eat late at night, the muscles that digest and metabolize our food have to keep working when they should be resting. This can delay your ability to fall asleep and can prevent you from getting the deep, restful stage of sleep you need to feel refreshed the next day.

Research has also shown that greasy or spicy food consumption before going to bed can lead to poor sleep, especially when someone has acid reflux.

Drinking too many caffeinated or alcoholic beverages, right before bedtime, can change the digestive system’s health. So be mindful of the amount and timeframe that you consume these types of beverages.

Healthy Gut. Healthy Life.

While your gut health might not be the sole reason you are struggling with your sleep, it is a good thing to consider. According to, A healthy gut supports a strong immune system, heart health, improved brain health, elevated mood, quality sleep, and effective digestion. It may also help to prevent some cancers and autoimmune diseases.

Remember…small changes over time can lead to big results!

WANT TO DIVE DEEPER INTO GUT HEALTH? Click HERE to check out my interview with Becky Wells, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

Bone Broth and Gut Health

Did you know that a gut health can effect your immune system, sleep, skin, and more? The gut is a powerful force within the body and often times, it is an afterthought.

If your curious how to build up your gut health in easy and practical ways, then watch my interview with Becky Wells, founder of Hippie Moms, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Clean Living Educator & Advocate. Click HERE to check out my interview with Becky Wells.

Becky will show us how easy it is to boost gut health with something as simple as bone broth, as well as, other practical gut happiness habits. Here’s a few of the questions Becky will be answering:

  1. What are some of the health benefits of bone broth and how it can support gut health?
  2. What is the best way to make bone broth?
  3. Can you tell us some of your favorite bone broth recipes and other things you can make with bone broth?
  4. What are other practical ways to support gut health?
  5. What are a couple of steps that a busy gal can take today to start to improve gut health?

Hope your enjoy the interview!

Shortcuts To Clear The Clutter

Does it seem that no matter how much you try to clean up and organize, a moment later you turn around and see another mess? It can be an ongoing struggle to keep our homes tidy and visually peaceful (especially with kiddos running around).

There is a pro-organizer that I interviewed, named Janet M. Taylor, who Rachel Ray called the “Clutter-free Queen”. In our interview, Janet shared tips, tricks, and shortcuts to help clear the clutter and create peace. She answered these questions:

How does a busy gal, who isn’t naturally wired with organizational skills, begin to de-clutter her space?

What has been a common clutter challenge that you’ve seen and how did you solve it?

What health benefits do you see once a woman’s life has been de-cluttered?

What advice would you give to women who have a house full of kids on how to get everyone participating to keep the house clutter-free?

Join me and 27 Women’s Health-minded Experts at the Busy Gals Health Secrets Summit. A virtual summit that practical health solutions for women to live happy, healthy lives. Get your FREE ticket at

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Tips To Take Care Of Yourself Like A Grown Woman

Do you ever feel like you are stuck in some habits that you established in the college years? It can be difficult to even recognize certain habits that are no longer serving us in our adult life.

Want to find out how to move yourself into some positive small changes that will elevate your day in small but (over time) substantial ways?

You will want to catch my interview with MacKenzie Koppa, who will be showing us how to take care of ourselves like grown women. She answers these essential questions:

  1. Can you tell us some key points about what it means to take care of ourselves like a grown woman?
  2. There are many different views on the term “self-care”. How do you define or describe “self-care”?
  3. What are some easy steps that busy gals can take to increase self-care?
  4. What is one of your favorite self-care routines and how often do you do it?
  5. For the busy moms out there…what is one of the simplest self-care routines that any mom can do (no matter how many little ones are running around)?

Join me and 27 Women’s Health Experts at the virtual Busy Gals Health Secrets Summit May 21st-23rd, 2021. Grab your FREE ticket HERE to see MacKenzie’s interview!

Ready To Find The Secrets To Lose The Stubborn Weight?

Have you struggled with losing those 5-10-15 pesky pounds? Tried quick fix diets, only to be disappointed? You’re not alone…

There is one gal who has figured it out and has helped 1000’s of women lose weight and feel sexy again. Her name is Susan Collum, and I had the opportunity to interview Susan where she revealed the secrets to true weight loss.

Here are some of the questions that she answered in our interview:

  1. How much do hormones play a part in weight gain?
  2. What are some of the steps that you give your clients to take back control and begin to lose those stubborn pounds?
  3. Can you tell us about how weight loss goals are actually found in the brain and emotions?

If you really want to find the answers to achieve your ideal weight, regain energy, feel sexy & confident, and master your busy life, then you will want to join me at the Busy Gals Health Secrets Summit May 21-23, 2021. This virtual FREE Summit is exactly what you need to get practical health solutions to live your best life! Check it out at

How To Find Your Happy Productive Self

Have you ever wondered what the secrets are to finding your happy and productive self? There are strategies that can be learned to increase your productivity in natural and healthy ways… and even find your happiness doing it!

Check out my interview with Jennifer Dawn, the host of HAPPY PRODUCTIVE Podcast, who has also grown two multimillion-dollar businesses and now mentors others to do the same .

Jennifer will be revealing the answers to the secrets:

✨What are the habits of the happiest and most productive people?
✨What are the steps we should take to live a life with purpose?
✨Health, mindset, and happiness are intertwined. What are some health benefits that you’ve seen with your clients, once they have found their path of purpose?

What is a successful framework for achieving goals of any size or shape?

…and more!

Join me and Jennifer Dawn at the virtual Busy Gals Health Secrets Summit, May 21-23, 2021. Grab your FREE ticket today!

Making Peace With Our Bodies

How many times during the day do you feel unsatisfied with something about your body? Not feeling much peace when you look in the mirror? We’ve heard that we need to love our bodies… but, as women, we can be pretty tough on ourselves.

If you want to find out the strategies for how to make peace with your body, then your going to want to catch my interview with Eliza Kingsford, mind/body practitioner and nationally recognized weight management and body image expert, and author of Brain Powered Weight Loss.

In our interview, Eliza will give valuable answers to these questions:

  1. What practical steps can we take to make peace with our bodies?
  2. Can you tell us about the Psychology of Eating and what Aligned Eating means? 
  3. What are the common challenges that many women face with weight loss and how do you help them manage their weight and get into the right mindset.
  4. What is the secret to permanent weight loss?

To watch this interview, grab your FREE ticket to the Busy Gals Health Secrets Summit!

Stress and Your Skin

Have you ever wondered what the secret is to having naturally perfect skin? To get key answers to underlying factors behind imperfect skin and how to solve them, you will want to see my interview with Dr. Trevor Cates.

Dr. Cates is the author of the USA Today and Amazon bestselling book Clean Skin From Within and the founder of The Spa Dr. natural skincare line. She will be answering these essential skin questions and more:
1. Why is skin called our “magic mirror”?
2. What are top foods that trigger skin problems and which foods are good for skin?
3. What are some ingredients in skincare products that people should avoid or look out for?

To see this information-packed interview, grab your FREE ticket to the Busy Gals Health Secrets Summit!

How To Reinvigorate Your Love Life

Are you ready to figure out why your love life has gotten lets just say….boring? Do you wonder if there is a way to spice things up in the bedroom? Well, you are not going to want to miss my interview with Susan Bratton “Intimacy Expert to Millions💋”.

Susan will be answering these need to know questions:
💗 What is the best way to have A GREAT SEX LIFE your whole life long?
💗 Why is “scheduled sex” vital? And what’s the secret to it?
💗 How can we create variety as the ANTIDOTE to the

Click HERE to sign up for your FREE ticket to the BUSY GALS HEALTH SECRETS SUMMIT to watch this unforgettable interview with Susan Bratton!

How To Find an Exercise That You Love

Have you tried finding an exercise that you truly love, but have been disappointed? Then you will want to check out my interview with Mia St-Aubin, exercise goddess and the founder of the largest free health and fitness movement in Canada’s capital.

She is on a mission to change the face of fitness and to change the way we look at our health. Mia believes that with the right tools we can finally understand what it truly means to “feel good”.

Mia will be sharing her valuable knowledge about:
How a busy woman can truly find an exercise that she loves.
The truth about the misconceptions our society has been telling us about diet and exercise!

What steps we can take as women to shift to a healthy mindset about exercise and fitness.

Join us for this exclusive interview with Mia by grabbing a ticket for the Busy Gals Health Secrets Summit. Click HERE for your FREE ticket!

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