Kids & Family:Parenting
When I say metabolism you say….what? Really, what comes to mind? Skinny teenagers and being able to gorge on whatever you want with no consequences to your pant size? Or… that thing that just totally quits on you once you have a baby?
Hey there, episode 126
Today we are speaking with two women who I stumbled across recently (shout out to my bff Emily), and who in the span of just a few months have absolutely changed my health for the better. Kori Meloy and Fallon Lee are the two metabolism-loving women behind the new podcast, Freely Rooted. They’re incredible resources on Instagram as well, so I know you’ll be excited to follow along. Even better? Fallon and Kori both have experience in the homebirth, with Fallon having a successful HBAC during her third birth, and Kori currently planning for her HBAC. This episode is basically a 2-Act performance, with birth in the front and metabolism in the back. I can’t wait to share all of this incredible inform BUT… I do want to warn you— some of what we discuss regarding your metabolism may feel… uncomfortable… even counter-intuitive if you’ve been running in some of the same health circles I have. All I ask is that you bring an open, curious mind. Either way, this episode is sure to be a blast.
Before we get started though, I’d love to take a moment to thank our reviewer of the week, EllieAustin. And Ellie’s review was actually specific to our most recent HBAC episode, episode 123 with Julie. Ellie says, I relate!
Thank you so much for this review, EllieAustin. If you’ll e-mail me at I’d love to send you a happy homebirth podcast sticker
And hey, If you’re loving the show, would you hop on over to apple podcasts to leave a quick *hopefully* 5 star rating, and even a review? I can’t tell you how helpful it is in getting this show into the ears of new listeners who will benefit.
Okay, let’s waste no more time. Please remember,,, and this show is not meant to prescribe or treat- it’s an educational tool, so continue to take empowered responsibility for your health and your family.
With this acute focus of our imbalances, we are missing the bigger picture- Our imbalances and our symptoms showing up in the first place, are just a result of a broken metabolism.
Warm hands and feet
Waking temp near 97.8
Resting pulse around 75-95
Regular, comfortable BMs
Shiny, strong hair and nails
Strong, healthy sex drive
Good energy throughout the day (no 2-3pm crashes)
Fast wound healing
Sleeping through the night (excluding children waking you up!)
Seamless transition into menopause
Resting pulse is slow
Miserable PMS & period
Waking up to pee in the night
Lack of hunger
Pregnancy and Postpartum are a state of stress. When stress elevates, it decreases thyroid function and metabolism. So what do we do to mitigate this stress?
Simple nutrition and lifestyle changes that will support the metabolism to reduce the stress hormones.
Metabolic eating is looking at the cell function of the body and asking our bodies what they need in order to thrive— and then eating that way.
We can force our bodies to live off of whatever… but it comes at a cost. Often times, the cost is living off stress hormones.
When I nourish myself, I nourish my family with love.
Find Kori and Fallon at:
The Freely Rooted Podcast
I’m still so blown away by this episode, I don’t know HOW I’m supposed to do an episode roundup. I’m almost feeling like a slow clap and fade to music would be better, but I’m going to give it a shot!
Let’s cover some of the topics that truly stuck out:
So there you have it, my friends. I know this was a lot, and I imagine some of you are probably thinking this is all crazy talk. I promise, I get it. Go check out the Freely Rooted Podcast and Fallon and Kori’s work and just see what you find.
Before you hop off, would you take a screenshot of this episode and share it on your instagram stories? Tag happyhomebirthpodcast and tell me your favorite takeaway from this episode! Okay my friends, that’s all I’ve got for you today. I’ll see you back here next week.
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