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Just Enjoy Health Podcast is a bi-monthly podcast hosted by Dr. Meghan Birt who is a chiropractor, health coach, real foodie and blogger. Join Dr. Meghan as she takes you through her own health journey, what she’s learning and how you can apply this knowledge in your life. While on the journey Dr. Meghan will share through solo episodes and guest interviews on topics of health, nutrition, healing, exercise, faith, self-care and truly loving and appreciating the body God gave you. Truth is shared and a healthy lifestyle is within your reach.
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Mar 28, 2017

This episode has been sponsored by Ancient Nutrition's Bone Broth Protein, a breakthrough in protein supplementation that delivers the benefits of homemade bone broth in a convenient, easy-to-mix form.


Healthy eating can be hard, and it's ok. Yep, I said it. It's ok that some days are really hard! It's ok that you devote time and mental energy to eating well. I've been doing this for years and some days are still hard. But, it does get easier, I promise you that!

It takes less energy and it becomes part of your life. It actually becomes a habit. We live in a fast food world and a society where information is at our finger tips immediately. Somehow we feel we should be able to eat healthy and have it be that quick and easy too. 

Do you feel like healthy eating should be easy all the time? That being healthy shouldn't require work? I've been there. Years ago I had this mindset. And it was so bad that I walked around feeling constantly deprived, addicted to sugar, and completely unhappy with how I was eating.

I felt that everyone got to eat better than I did - like they got to eat all the donuts, cookies, and candy. It was exhausting and I was bound by diet rules and trying to be perfect. I was struggling so much I actually craved foods I didn't even like just because I was exhausted from trying to control my "perfect" diet. 

But this podcast isn't about being overwhelmed by more rigid food rules. It’s actually meant to combat them and throw out the notion that you have to eat perfectly, and do so all the time. It's not about trying to follow the rules or a 30 day plan perfectly.

It's about listening to your body and looking at it as a lifestyle choice. Guess what? You GET to eat healthy. Yep, you GET to choose each day to fuel your body well. You will often hear me talk about the difference between I "have to" and I "get to" - it's a huge mindset shift I want you to grasp.

In this episode, I'll also talk about why fake foods are so incredibly addictive and how they are designed to lure you in every. single. time. It's what food scientists do for a living. They try and create foods that get you hooked so you'll keep buying them. You can't blame yourself for craving that Oreo or your favorite candy bar. But you can work to beat the cravings and fulfill them in different, healthier ways. (PS: That's why I love healthy desserts so much!)

Remember this: it doesn't have to be all or nothing when it comes to your health! Our bodies are forgiving. You will learn, grow, make changes, and eventually be walking in food freedom. That's my hope for you - that you feel a sense of freedom in your food choices, and wildly abundant health.  

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Thank you for listening to the Just Enjoy Health Podcast. I hope you are learning a lot and filling your toolbox full of healthy tools. You can help other women find the podcast and never miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes and leaving a review or rating the podcast. 

Feel free to reach out to me with questions, comments, or thoughts. You can email me at drmeghan@meghanbirt.com or find me on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Keep up to date on all the latest blogposts, tips, and exclusive info by subscribing to my mailing list. 

PS: Don't forget to come join us in the Just Enjoy Health Facebook Community!

Mar 10, 2017

This episode has been sponsored by Beautycounter, whose mission (and mine too!) is to get safer beauty and personal care products into the hands of everyone. I know many pregnant women will be tuning into this episode as it is birth-related, and I also know that choosing safer products is something we tend to think about during pregnancy. Lucky for you, I've taken all the guesswork out of choosing better personal care products! For better safety and performance, I recommend choosing Beautycounter.


I am a total sucker for a good birth story. I used to read birth stories like crazy, yet ironically, I didn't during my pregnancy! Today I get to share with you the audio version of Ottava's birth story - my (our) breech, gentle, family-centered cesarean (c-section). Do you think I could have made that title any longer?!

It's our homebirth turned cesarean story, and it's one of beauty, because her birth was just that...beautiful. Through all of the changes to our desired birth, encouraging her (like a crazy person!) to flip from breech, we still made it a beautiful birth and fought for the best and healthiest birth possible for our little girl. 

You may be wondering why I waited until her first birthday to get this podcast taped. The short version is, I just wasn't ready. I know I typed up her birth story a month after she was born. At that point I felt called to write it out, and typing it flowed out of me with ease. But saying it out loud and actually taping it was a big step for me.

Plus, this podcast didn't actually re-launch until January, so that's another reason. I didn't have to tape it until now ;)

In this episode you'll hear Ottava's full birth story. As I got done with it I remembered missing a few points or a few of my thoughts. I trust it is taped and presented the way God wanted it to be said. And I have to say, although I'm a little nervous to push publish, I really hope our story will bless you!

  

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Thank you for listening to the Just Enjoy Health Podcast. I hope you are learning a lot and filling your toolbox full of healthy tools. You can help other women find the podcast and never miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes and leaving a review or rating the podcast. 

Feel free to reach out to me with questions, comments, or thoughts. You can email me at drmeghan@meghanbirt.com or find me on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Keep up to date on all the latest blogposts, tips, and exclusive info by subscribing to my mailing list. 

PS: Don't forget to come join us in the Just Enjoy Health Facebook Community!

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