EP 69: MASTERCLASS: Fitness and Hormonal Harmony with Lacey Dunn

“A majority of people are overfed but undernourished – eating a lot of calories but not consuming essential nutrients.” – Lacey Dunn

When it comes to hormones, diet, and lifestyle are huge contributing factors that are often downplayed in conventional medicine. The chronic stress and inadequate nutrition many of us experience create signals in our bodies that can wreak havoc on hormone production. That’s why it’s crucial to drill down to the root causes rather than simply treating the symptoms.

Today, I’m joined by functional medicine dietitian Lacey Dunn to talk about how fitness and nutrition can help you feel and look your best. In this conversation, Lacey and I discuss her journey into functional medicine, the long-term positive impact of addressing root causes of hormonal imbalances, the role of nutrition in hormone health, setting boundaries around what you eat, what you need to know about macros and their role in body composition, how to get started with exercise, and more. Enjoy the episode!

About Lacey Dunn
Lacey Dunn is a functional medicine dietitian passionate about helping others because she has been in the trenches of hormonal chaos herself. Her best-selling book “The Women’s Guide to Hormonal Harmony” gives women the knowledge, tools, and confidence to rebalance their hormones, master their metabolism, and become the boss of their bodies. Her goals as a dietitian are to give people the tools, confidence, and knowledge to take their health back into their own hands and be the masters of their bodies and lives!

Episode Highlights
-Lacey’s journey that led to her interest in nutrition and functional medicine
-Why it’s crucial to identify and address the root causes of hormonal issues
-Chronic stress as the key factor for most women with hormone issues
-Why most people are overfed and undernourished
-Figuring out your target protein intake
-Lacey’s advice for women who feel intimidated or overwhelmed about starting the gym
-The inspiration behind Lacey’s book, The Women’s Guide to Hormonal Harmony
-What you’ll learn in The Women’s Guide to Hormonal Harmony
-Navigating food guilting, especially around the holidays
-Understanding macros and their impact on body composition
-The struggle with getting enough fiber and the right carbs
-What to consider when thinking about different types of carbs
-The challenges Lacey experienced with her supplement company
-Lacey’s resources and how you can work with Lacey
-Balancing cardio and muscle-building exercises
-The role of muscle in longevity and the benefits of walking

Connect with Lacey Dunn
Lacey Dunn’s Website | UpliftFitNutrition.com
Lacey Dunn on Instagram | @FaithAndFit
Lacey Dunn’s Book | The Women’s Guide to Hormonal Harmony: How to Rebalance Your Hormones, Master Your Metabolism, and Become the Boss of Your Own Body
Lacey Dunn’s Podcast | Root Cause Radio

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Dr. Shawn Tassone’s Practice
Dr. Shawn Tassone’s Book | The Hormone Balance Bible
Dr. Shawn Tassone’s Integrative Hormonal Mapping System | Hormone Archetype Quiz

Medical Disclaimer
This podcast and website represent the opinions of Dr. Shawn Tassone and his guests. The content here should not be taken as medical advice and is for informational purposes only. Because each person is so unique, please consult your health care professional for any medical questions.

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