Made For Living Well

Made For Living Well

Simple Roots Radio is hosted by Alexa Schirm. A nutritionist by trade, Alexa has rebelled against common misconceptions about nutrition, and has, instead, created a realistic health-style that will allow you to live a healthy, satisfied and more simplistic life. Forget dieting for good as Alexa interviews health experts, lifestyle influencers and every day people on what strategies have worked for them and help you implement a plan that can be achieved for life. It’s raw, its funny, its real and unfiltered. It is Simple Roots Radio.

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March 23, 2021 41 min

Emotional energy or emotional healing is a hard topic. But what if it is the topic we need to be talking about? Of course, I do wish health was just a matter of what you eat and how much you exercise. I wish it were as easy as a calculation, even though I know my rebellious spirit could never get on board. 

But that's not how health works.

If you've followed any sort of calculation, you know it's not as easy as adding ...

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Alexa Schirm         
How To Get More Energy and Stop Storing Body Fat           
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Looking to feel more energized? Inside this podcast, I share the secrets you need to feel more energized and stop storing body fat. Take this quiz to pinpoint where your energy level currently is and how to get an energy fix.

If you’re feeling exhausted, you’re not alone. We can look at Starbucks stock and recognize this wo...

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February 14, 2021 33 min

How many carbohydrates should you eat? Are they good for you? What about protein and fat...
 
And the great macronutrient debate continues, but it's time to put it to rest. In this episode, I share what you need to know about macronutrients and how many you should eat. 

 

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Health is a feeling. I know it sounds cliche but understanding this changed my health. It took a far off destination and turned it into something I could live every day. If you listen to no other podcasts, you have to hear this one. Because I believe you can experience health today and inside I show you how. 

 

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February 1, 2021 31 min

If you're struggling to get healthy, you're not alone.
Health has been a hard thing to come by. It feels like all of the stars in the universe need to align at the perfect time and in the perfect environment for you to get close to living healthy.
It feels like a long lost dream.


But I've questioned, is this the purpose of health? Or have we made it more difficult than it needs to be? Inside this episode, I share the r...

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Simple Roots Radio may be coming to an end but something new is just about ready to launch. That is a brand new podcast, aimed at practical everyday steps to help you live out health. I believe it's inside of you, you just need to activate it. The new show will be called Made For Living Well - learn everything you need to know about the changes inside this episode. 

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Cravings are powerful, but you are more powerful. Inside this post, you'll learn how to stop sugar cravings without changing what you eat by learning how cravings work. It's not about getting rid of the cravings but channeling them for something good.

If I could just quit sugar?

Why can't I stop eating carbs?

If I could just stop the sugar cravings?

They feel suffocating and all so real. I have first-hand experience wit...

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July 22, 2020 55 min

Stress gets a bad wrap. In fact, I believe we've gone as far as to fear stress that now we're stressed because of the fear that we might be stressed. It's a violent trap that leaves us looking for a faraway land of perfection, comfort, and safety in a place it doesn't exist - not with a stressed based mindset at least. 

Stress has been villainized and while this is partially true, it's not completely accurate. 

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Most people believe you're stuck with the DNA you are born with. While this is partially true, it's not what really matters. The defining point in health is not your DNA but how your DNA is expressed. Inside this blog, we're going to talk about how you can use energy to change your DNA and change your health.

 

Energy is the name of the game - specifically, how do you get more energy?

But energy can be a confusing subje...

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June 30, 2020 49 min

Hormones get a bad rap. They are known to cause everything under the sun, including weight gain, exhaustion, and acne. But what if your hormones weren't actually to blame?

I'm going out on what could be a very controversial limb to argue that your hormones aren't to blame for what ails you - but your energy is. The typical hormonal equation is;

hormones become imbalanced = weight gain, exhaustion, hot flashes, etc.

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We all want more energy, the question is how much energy will you spend trying to get more energy? Inside, you'll learn the one thing you need to change to get more energy instantly. 

Do you want more energy? Welcome to the club they say - but what if I told you it wasn't an exclusive club but inclusive? Inside I share the one thing you need to change to get more energy instantly. 

Energy has been my focus for the last year...

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What if you didn't need another diet, you just needed more energy? Inside this post, I share how you how to boost energy to lose weight and get healthy.

 

Exhausted? Welcome to the world of adulting! It feels like a right of passage in today's world, but this concept of energy is more valuable than we give it credit. It's not something to brush off and learning to boost your energy could be the very thing that helps you...

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Essential oils, where do you even start, and what do you really need to know? Today I interview an essential oil expert and outline 7 ways to use essential oils for health. 

I'm an amateur when it comes to essential oils. From all of the research about health, I haven't tapped into or shared about essential oils, honestly, for no other reason than just time. The funny thing about essential oils is I've used them for a ...

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Mornings aren't everyone's cup of cold brew. They can be an abrupt awakening to peaceful slumber when all you want is five more minutes! But I promise, you can develop a morning routine you'll actually stick to and you're in the right place to learn how. 

Rhythms are a natural part of life - you may not call them rhythms but this is our unconscious behavior. They are the patterns of life that shape what we do. I lik...

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May 13, 2020 55 min

Hormones, they feel heavy {and I don't mean that literally}. It seems like every woman everywhere is struggling with hormonal control but what is the answer? Today we dive into the most commonly asked questions I get about hormonal imbalance and what to do about it.

Hormones are a sensitive subject for many people. They seem overwhelming and annoying. Trust me, I get it. I've had my own share of hormonal struggles that I...

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You want to get healthy and make habits that last. You know what you should be doing, the question is how do you get yourself to do. Inside I share 10 tiny habits that will change yourself without taking all of your time.

Six weeks of repetitive behavior is the key to creating habits - or is it? 

I've long thought that if I just repeated something healthy long enough, it would automatically stick. The only discipline I needed w...

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How do you fix your hormones? It feels like a million-dollar answer that is looming out in the unknown. While it has felt impossible in the past, thanks to the new work being done on genetics, we have a new personalized view of how your hormones work and how to optimize them. 

What we know doesn't work is standardizing hormones. 

You can't put a number on it - making it extremely difficult to prescribe hormonal medication, ...

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There are a few critical elements, true facts that needed to be stated about anxiety before we can learn to deal with it. Inside this post, I share how you can deal with anxiety in just 10 minutes.

We are living in uncertain times - which always brings anxiety to the forefront, even more so. But isn't that the truth about anxiety - it can show it's ugly head in a matter of moments during any uncertain event? 

But what I hop...

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Vagus nerve stimulation is something we should all be familiar with. It is the key to rest and relaxation. Inside this post, I teach you what your vagus nerve is, why it's important and 5 free ways to stimulate it.

There's nothing that puts fire in my bones quite like understanding how the body works together as one unit. As much as we like to break our body down into specific units and parts to understand the intricate wor...

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We all experience seasonal changes, we even see the seasonal changes that affect the landscape around us - but did you know, those changes are changing your body as well? It's easily one of the most overlooked and potentially beneficial aspects of health, eating seasonally. Learn what you need to know about the seasons and how it affects your metabolism inside this post.

 

 

Seasons affect us just as much as the landscape aroun...

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