Last week I had the enormous pleasure to sit and chat with Abel James of The Fat Burning Man fame. (He is, after all, the #1 Health Podcast in six different countries, including the US.) But Abel and I go much further back than that. We went to the same college, though a few years apart, and share many friends in common. We met and became fast friends at AHS 2012. We both really, really, really love to inspire people, and really, really, really love to question norms… two facts that can make for a hell of a discussion.
In the introduction to the podcast, Abel even calls me a “take-no-prisoners powerhouse” …. which I can’t help but feel enormously flattered by.
So in this podcast we talk about Sexy by Nature – of course - but we focus on the parts Abel found the most uniquely thought provoking:
What do I think it means it be sexy? How do I feel sexy, and how do I get other people to acknowledge it?
Why am I, and why are you, sexy?
What do you learn after being paid to dance on a stage in a bar every weekend for months and years? (A la the tiny photo of me below?)
In Abel’s words, in the podcast you learn:
-”A surprising concept from go-go dancing you can use to boost your sex appeal
-Why putting on weight can make you sexier
-A mental trick you can do right now to instantly become more attractive
-And much, much more”
Check out the audio (AND VIDEO!) versions of the chat at Abel’s site –
Or grab the 2/27/14 episode of The Fat Burning Man from iTunes.
I also just wrote a guest post over at Abel’s blog that exposes the secrets of how models really slim down - 10 Ways To Look Like A Model (That You Should NEVER Try)…. more about which I’ll be posting next week.
Don’t forget tomorrow’s the last day to enter for a free, pre-release, signed copy of Sexy by Nature by finishing this powerful sentence in the comments at http://paleoforwomen.com/sbn:
And if you want to read excerpts of Sexy by Nature before it comes out and get exclusive tips on how to be sexy, be sure to join our brand new community on the facebook page!Read More
What are the biggest red flags for different kinds of hormone imbalance? And more science and hijinks on The Paleo View with Sarah and Stacy
Last week Sarah and Stacy had me as a guest on their podcast The Paleo View. They said that it was a moral imperative for them to have me on — other people were starting to come on the show more often, and they needed to keep me as their most frequent guest. This made our fourth episode together, I think.
And what an episode, too!
Let it stand by way of an introduction that I love and admire these two women beyond words. Sarah’s The Paleo Approach, the ultimate guide to autoimmune disease that was released last month and which has made gigantic waves in the paleo and holistic health scenes, and Stacy’s Beyond Bacon and Eat Like a Dinosaur are just some of the many reasons these women inspire me daily.
They also happen to be sassy, and strong, and smart, and mmmmmm yay!
So in this podcast we focus on hormone balance.
What are the primary kinds of hormone imbalance, and what are the signs and symptoms?
What role do hormones play in other health conditions like autoimmune disease? Is there a connection? (Answer: you bet!)
What’s up with birth control and how can it negatively affect hormone balance both in the short and long term?
And boatloads more.
And don’t forget the opportunity to win a free, pre-release, signed copy of Sexy by Nature, by submitting your completion of the sentence “I love my body because…” in the comments at the blog post http://paleoforwomen.com/sbn.
And check back in a few days as I gear up to give away big.
“Rev Up Your Sex Drive with Stefani Ruper” the Podcast…or, Stefani Talks Hormones, the Clitoris, and the Best Positions for Women (Yes, the Sex Kind)
Last week I had the enormous pleasure of chatting with Caitlin and Mary of the Health Nuts podcast. The topic? Libido. The question? How to enhance it. The answers? Many:
Balance your hormones (often, though not always, easier said than done.) De-stress. Quite chronic exercise. Lift weights. Lose weight if you need to. Gain weight if you need to.
Think about your body better.
Think about sex better.
Love your skin.
Love your vulva.
Demand that your partners love your skin and your vulva, too.
And you can ditch the upside down wheelbarrow, but never let a good old fashion cowgirl or reverse missionary.
(Warning: to be clear, I say the words clitoris and vagina several times and do in fact talk sexual positions, so this podcast is not for the sexually prim or skittish. But we don’t get explicit in that way until the final 20 minutes or so, so you can listen about hormone balance for the first 45 minutes of the podcast if you like.)
New roundtable podcast on disordered eating is up! George Bryant, Stacy Toth, Sarah the Paleo Mom, Tara of Primal Girl, and more.
I recently had the enormous delight and honor to hang out and chat with George, Stacy, Sarah, and Tara about our personal experiences and opinions on body image – on The Paleo View for the third time in four months. Awesome! The podcast has now been posted, and there are also extensive show notes at the link if you don’t have the time to listen and just want to get the gist of it. These are really powerful people with big time ideas, and I love them all so much, they’re such wonderful friends and real people who are inspiring for both of those facts in equal measure.
George and Stacy on bulimia, me on perfectionism, how people treat you differently when you change your appearance — literally – do you become more visible? an object? – what happens when your fourth grade teacher tells you you’re fat, and how the shape of your self love changes as your weight loss / health efforts move forward.
Grab the podcast here or on the image below!
In this episode we disucss Diva and Lunette cups, the toxicity of tampons, how to reduce cramping and PMS, why weight loss before pregnancy is bad for your baby, and my opinion on what a “normal” menstrual cycle is.
If you have questions on fertility, hormone balance, weight loss, and love sassy women voices, it’s one of my favorite podcasts yet.
Sean and I took the time a couple of weeks ago to sit down and really dig into the nitty gritty details of Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. It was a delightful interview and I encourage anyone interested in female hormones to take a listen.
In it we discuss the primary causes of PCOS and why it causes infertility, the different impacts of PCOS on overweight and underweight women, what I believe the different types of PCOS are, why women suffer health problems such as depression, anxiety, acne, and gut issues at twice the rate of men, and what hormones are necessary for a raging female libido.
Grab it at iTunes here!
Episode ten of Live. Love. Eat. has now been posted! In it I had the enormous honor of speaking with Karly Randolph Pitman, a woman who’s compassion, love, power, and wisdom is nearly palpable in just a skype conversation. Possibly the podcast that resonates the most with my own story, as well as with what I believe are the most powerful methods and insights for overcoming disordered eating.
In this episode, Karly and I discuss her history with bingeing and restricting, why everyone overeats at night, how marriage can’t fix your brain, and how the question why can ruin your (and nearly ruined my own) life.
Each episode of Live. Love. Eat. is an interview with someone who has stepped up to share the story of her (or his) relationships with food and with her body. She may be a disordered eater, he may be a paleo dieter, she may be totally at peace with her body or not. The whole point being that I can do all of the writing on my blog here that I want, but I will never be able to do something as empowering, comforting, and inspiring as sharing with y’all the beautiful and brilliant lives of others.
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Karly Randolph Pitman is in love with the human heart. With a bold goal of creating a world of compassion and belonging – where we’re free to give and receive love – she’s leading a movement to befriend our tender, imperfect human selves.
Karly helps people awaken by embracing every part of themselves with radical compassion. This process heals the roots of compulsive habits, fosters emotional healing, and removes the barriers to love. The result is belonging. Wholeness. Homecoming.
Karly is the creator of growing human(kind)nessTM, an integrative approach to heal the roots of food suffering like binge eating, food addiction, and body hatred – the arena in which she learned about self love. Growing human(kind)nessTM is a map for creating a loving, merciful relationship with your emotions, needs, thoughts, feelings, and precious body itself. This inner work changes how you relate to yourself, how you think about yourself, how you talk to yourself, and how you care for yourself.
Karly has done most of her work on overcoming sugar addiction, most of which can be found here. To see her most recent work, the 30 Day Lift, a program designed to heal self-love scars and overcome sugar addiction and bingeing in 30 days, go here.