The Jill Cruz Podcast

Jill Cruz

Do you desire to be more healthy? Do you feel shame, disgust, guilt, or even self-hatred about your health, your relationship with food, or about your body? Are you a woman who senses your own inherent power? Or does it feel elusive? Do you recognize that dieting is a dead-end? Do you have a sense that the dieting culture is damaging? If any of these ring true, this podcast is for you. We will be speaking to stories, rants, and insights from women just like you and me, sometimes empowered and other times self-sabotaging. Find comfort here, in the voices of women just like us. We will talk things through, laugh, cry a little, and uncover the new paradigm that inspires and empowers you to be healthier and happier. --- *Health Is Freedom, LLC is providing this podcast as a public service. Reference to any specific product, treatment, health advice, or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Health is Freedom, LLC. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them, their opinions, or any entity they represent. read less

96. Yvette Sims - Women’s Voices and Hormones
3d ago
96. Yvette Sims - Women’s Voices and Hormones
Women need to have their voices heard in the medical care system. Yvette Sims is a nurse practitioner who specializes in women’s health and talks about the decline of femininity in the healthcare system. One of the biggest problems of the modern healthcare system is the shift towards prioritizing the business model of making money over focusing on patients’ needs. This change incentivizes doctors to see the maximum number of patients and offers extremely limited time for the individual, which results in women not feeling heard during their visits. There are so many complex hormonal systems and balances in a woman’s body, it is crucial for women’s health that we provide enough time to properly listen to their concerns in order to understand and diagnose their needs. Help advocate for change and bring care and femininity back to the medical care system!Show Notes:👉 The allopathic health care model is focused on quantity, not quality, and women feel like: "You did not hear a word I just said." 02:45🌸 Yvette's vision is to get this science of caring back into medical education. 05:48✔️ Yvette can't work full-time and be present at every moment, so she chooses to work less. 07:54💞 A capitalistic society, when it comes to giving and humanity, cannot be based on productivity: it's necessary to bring more femininity into the system. 09:52✅ Doctors don't heal anybody - people heal themselves. 13:04🧠 When the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis (HPA) is off, our system can get very taxed: teaching the body to respond differently to stress. 16:30👁️ Four pillars of stress are glucose, external factors, sleep disturbances, and inflammation. 22:52🧘‍♀️ The only way the change can happen is if you have actionable things to do: Jill added the fifth pillar - thoughts - treat them with meditation, not Prozac. 25:45❤️ The system is really good right now on sick care, but not well-care: you can go through menopause and peri-menopause smoothly - women heal together. 28:03🌎 You move through the world with confidence and ease by taking care of yourself and prioritizing your self-care and needs. 33:01Links:🍀 Connect with Yvette: www.yvettesimsfnp.com🌸 Natural Weight Loss and Wellness: www.wynweightloss.com🌟 Connect with Jill: www.linkedin.com/in/jill-cruz-ms-cns-healthy-weight-loss🎤 Book Jill to speak: www.jillcruz.com💗 Join our Love Challenge: https://members.wynweightloss.com
93. Dr. Bonnie Gasquet - Feeling Depressed? Check Your Hormones!
Jan 20 2023
93. Dr. Bonnie Gasquet - Feeling Depressed? Check Your Hormones!
🧬 Bioidentical hormones exactly match human DNA hormones: synthetic estrogen can be harmful, but that's not the whole story. 02:44🤦‍♀️ Some women get a hysterectomy and nobody tells them anything about their hormones. 05:59❗ When some hormones start to dip: lower progesterone causes your body to want to hold on to fat like a survival mechanism. 07:45✅ If your mom is getting forgetful, check her estrogen-circulating estrogen that keeps the amygdala active. 10:21📋 Reasons to go to an anti-aging doctor: the tests that Dr. G does. 13:07🎯 There's no age limit for receiving bioidentical hormones: women need adequate hormonal therapy after a hysterectomy. 16:54👩‍❤️‍👨 A story of when progesterone saved a marriage. 19:26📊 You can get your life back: cortisol is a stress hormone that we shouldn’t forget about. 21:31💊 Semaglutide helps you lose weight that won’t come back: the misuse and overuse of Semaglutide.  23:33🧑‍⚕️ Doctors have to play friendly, get their egos down, and accept that we all need to do this together. 28:42✅ I don't have to settle because I'm 45 and post-hysterectomy: give yourself permission to feel human again. 31:20👉 We can expand our potential: seek out the care you deserve. 34:04❤️ Do it from a place of love. 38:53Links:👉 Connect with Dr. Bonnie: www.studiohealth.net 🌸 Natural Weight Loss and Wellness: www.wynweightloss.com 🌟 Connect with Jill: www.linkedin.com/in/jill-cruz-ms-cns-healthy-weight-loss ✅ Book Jill to speak: www.jillcruz.com 💗 Join our Love Challenge: https://members.wynweightloss.com
92. Linda Clarkson, MS LPC - Help Your Brain Create Healthy Neural Pathways
Jan 19 2023
92. Linda Clarkson, MS LPC - Help Your Brain Create Healthy Neural Pathways
💡 Linda used her weight loss issue as an excuse not to love herself: discovering a connection with inner narratives/self-talk. 02:57🧒 It's a fool's errand to be searching for worthiness externally or in your physical appearance: it all goes back to our childhood history. 09:20🎓 Linda explored her inner child over several years of cognitive work and reiki: becoming a master of mental health counseling in her 60s. 10:22🧠 From a young age, our brain is recording everything and creates neural pathways that become patterned and automatic: that's why we bring our childhood history into our adult lives. 13:15🥳 Neuroplasticity allows us to change negative self-talk to healthy, positive ones: we can't make new pathways in a week, but fear and guilt shouldn't stop us. 17:55⏳ Procrastination is a way of sidetracking us from what is significant and timely to do. 22:12🕰️ We need radical acceptance to be able to change: you can develop new neural pathways through a structured process. 23:59✅ Process realizing that you are worthy of it: the 2 approaches you can try on this path. 27:37❤️ Practice gratitude, at least toward nature and stuff you like. 31:04🥰 We're all worthy of living a happy, healthy life: take any small step. 35:06Links:👉 Connect with Linda: www.lindaclarksonlpc.com🌸 Natural Weight Loss and Wellness: www.wynweightloss.com🤩 Connect with Jill: www.linkedin.com/in/jill-cruz-ms-cns-healthy-weight-loss✨ Book Jill to speak: www.jillcruz.com💗 Join our Love Challenge: https://members.wynweightloss.com
91. How and Why To Befriend Your Body
Jan 18 2023
91. How and Why To Befriend Your Body
🤱 It's easier to connect with nature than with our own body: observe how we're taught unconsciously to disconnect, to look outward. 00:32🥰 To have a deep sustainable level of health, you need to befriend your body: our body is a source of everything we need. 03:58⛪ We source everything from within ourselves - we can read the Bible, but we connect with God inwardly, and creativity comes from within you: body, mind, and soul are all one - if you hurt your body, you hurt your whole self. 06:01✅ The only reason you wouldn’t want to be your best is if you think you can't, and that is the lie: if you don't befriend your body, that hurts you and slows you down. 09:41❤️ Spend time with yourself every day: your mind has an infinite capacity to love your body. 11:17🏆 Pull in a mantra and use the words that feel good to you: loving and nurturing yourself is a path to achievement. 13:40💜 Nobody has to give me validation - it's coming from me. 15:49🥳 It's not hard to do this - you can join our community, interact with other women and develop your skills for free. 17:48👭 It's all you-based, and we're here to hold hands and give inspiration and empowerment: food needs to be simple and whole. 19:17🤗 You can do it on your own with all the free stuff or take things to another, more intimate level. 21:22Links:🌸 Natural Weight Loss and Wellness: www.wynweightloss.com ✨ Connect with Jill: www.linkedin.com/in/jill-cruz-ms-cns-healthy-weight-loss 🎤 Book Jill to speak: www.jillcruz.com 💗 Join our Love Challenge: https://members.wynweightloss.com
90. Dr. Renu Mansukhani - Obesity as a Medical Condition
Jan 17 2023
90. Dr. Renu Mansukhani - Obesity as a Medical Condition
👩‍⚕️ Why Dr. Renu, an endocrinologist, chose to be an obesity medicine physician. 03:25❗ Obesity is not an intrinsic characteristic: we don't say somebody is cancer, yet, we say somebody is obese - it's not a personality flaw! 10:51✅ The weight problem is multifactorial - it has genetic, biological, psychological, lifestyle, and environmental components. 14:07👉 "If I had $1 for every time someone told me to eat less and move more..." - it's not people's fault that they’re dealing with obesity. 19:57🎯 Dr. Renu's medical history form is 15 pages long - it's essential to listen and know what to focus on. 23:16✔️ Sometimes it's more about improving health and feeling better than losing weight. 27:47💊 A little bit about drugs - there are many meds people can use to lose weight if they qualify. 31:37💸 It's ideal to go to a physician who specializes in your illness, or a primary care physician that you trust: the Hollywood approach is the scariest part. 35:09🤑 A greedy industry victimizes people: for some people using meds can make lifestyle changes easier. 40:45❤️ Dealing with obesity and being overweight is a holistic process that can be a source of growth. 43:35Links:👉 Connect with Dr. Renu: www.pcweight.com 🌸 Natural Weight Loss and Wellness: www.wynweightloss.com 🤩 Connect with Jill: www.linkedin.com/in/jill-cruz-ms-cns-healthy-weight-loss ✨ Book Jill to speak: www.jillcruz.com 💗 Join our Love Challenge: https://members.wynweightloss.com
88. Robin Wilson - All You Have Is Now, Use It Wisely!
Jan 13 2023
88. Robin Wilson - All You Have Is Now, Use It Wisely!
😮 Robin had a stroke even though she led a healthy life. 02:03💤 Sleep is a time of healing. 06:28💔 Living with a stroke and all risks: it's hard having speech problems and emotionally overwhelming moments. 08:15💙 Robin couldn't teach in a physical classroom anymore: adopt a positive view and don't forget to recover emotionally, not just physically. 16:21✅ Be kind because you don't know what someone else is going through. 19:52⏳ Go for the experience, not the fear: we don't know how much time we have. 21:40⏱️ The ongoing discovery of an entrepreneur is how to be more efficient and effective with time. 24:43⏰ We just have the moment we are in, and we should use it in the best way possible: prioritize what truly matters at the end of the day. 27:29☑️ Your health is your responsibility: slow down and take care of yourself. 32:37🤹‍♀️ All the hats of entrepreneurship: networking, making breaks, and delegating. 37:29🎯 Do what you want but also manage your health along the way. 40:18🥰 Take care of your body so you can do all the things you enjoy. 42:18Links:✌️ Connect with Robin: https://linktr.ee/heritagehomeandgarden🌸 Natural Weight Loss and Wellness: www.wynweightloss.com👉 Connect with Jill: www.linkedin.com/in/jill-cruz-ms-cns-healthy-weight-loss🎤 Book Jill to speak: www.jillcruz.com💗 Join our Love Challenge: https://members.wynweightloss.com/spaces/9174757/content
86. Karen Taylor Bass -  Give Yourself Permission To Be You
Jan 10 2023
86. Karen Taylor Bass - Give Yourself Permission To Be You
❤️ Allowing yourself to feel seen - you have permission to just be: Karen's three words for living authentically in 2023. 02:39🌬️ Allow yourself to not feel good: we can breathe our way into shit! 05:19💪 Freedom is rewriting the information we put in our brains - we have a choice. 10:32🧘‍♀️ Life is stressful, but you have to choose yourself first: disappointments can be yummy & meditation starts with me. 15:46🥰 The way you treat yourself is the way other people will treat you - love the skin that you're in: take the time to work through your stuff. 19:01👩‍🎤 We deserve to be healthy and have it all: we should talk to ourselves with colorful words - some days we're rockstars & some days we're an extra. 23:38✅ It's all about perspective and choosing a growth mindset: healing is sharing and movement. 28:16💆‍♀️ Our mental health is under attack - take the time to be still: what separates us from the nonliving is breath. 31:42💃 We need to change our inner dialog and let emotions out: there's only one version of you - why not make it amazing? 35:29Links:👉 Connect with Karen: www.karentaylorbass.com 🌸 Natural Weight Loss and Wellness: www.wynweightloss.com ✨ Connect with Jill: www.linkedin.com/in/jill-cruz-ms-cns-healthy-weight-loss 🎙️ Book Jill to speak: www.jillcruz.com 💗 Join our Love Challenge: https://members.wynweightloss.com/spaces/9174757/content
84. Source Your Own Love, You Are Worth It!
Jan 5 2023
84. Source Your Own Love, You Are Worth It!
❗ You are worthy of everything you desire: let's not confuse deserving love and taking from others. 00:20🥰 Endogenously love yourself - value yourself, don't just go to the spa: we are looking for exogenous support because of guilt and shame.  02:57💙 Source your love & safety from yourself: you can't source somebody else's love, but you can relax into appreciating yourself. 05:43💆‍♀️ Will power is a limited resource: when you source your own needs, you take some downtime and you move and eat better. 08:30💭 You are at peace if you appreciate yourself - you need this to be able to commit: create energy within yourself to fuel an inner world of calm and acceptance. 10:09🏋️‍♀️ Exercise is a stress, not a source of peace. 12:52💡 To consistently have a desire for self-care, there has to be peacefulness: a calm state needs commitment - that's when you get great ideas. 14:31🥊 Fighting is often a downfall - it's about deep underlying beliefs combined with the nervous system. 16:43✅ You can have it all - lean into it & feel curious: rewire the nervous system. 19:03❤️ We all have a birthright to be happy, healthy & wealthy: stop comparing yourself with others. 21:30Links:🍀 Natural Weight Loss and Wellness: www.wynweightloss.com✨ Connect with Jill: www.linkedin.com/in/jill-cruz-ms-cns-healthy-weight-loss✌️ Book Jill to speak: www.jillcruz.com💗 Join our Love Challenge: https://members.wynweightloss.com/spaces/9174757/content
83. Andi Locke Mears - Germanic Healing Knowledge
Jan 4 2023
83. Andi Locke Mears - Germanic Healing Knowledge
🇩🇪 German New Medicine is a native cultural tradition: people with the same traumas have the same diseases. 02:23🤧 All living beings have this circadian rhythm: we have the sick phase that comes after the conflict-active phase and then we have a scaring phase. 09:52🏥 We have an entire system of medicine based on fear: use the aliphatic system smartly. 13:15🦠 Few biological laws - all diseases begin with a conflict shock; there are 2 phases of every disease. 15:07❓ Are emotions a part of healing or a track? 18:50💡 Practice fear management instead of pain management: downgrading fear & making a connection to the cause:20:16🤯 Metastases don't exist - shock starts new programs: we're brainwashed to accept invasive and archaic procedures. 23:22🤰 Jill's mom lead a birth education class - question the status quo. 25:57🍼 Trust your body: formula feeding is the beginning of the end of trust in our bodies. 27:50✅ Find a conflict shock and resolve the biological process: it's fine to not be ready. 30:05👉 The fundamental law & practice of nutrition is that whole food is superior to processed: pay attention to your body. 32:03❤️ Find your path & learn the knowledge. 34:02Links:👉 Connect with Andi: www.ghk-pilharacademy.com✅ Natural Weight Loss and Wellness: www.wynweightloss.com🌟 Connect with Jill: www.linkedin.com/in/jill-cruz-ms-cns-healthy-weight-loss🎙️ Book Jill to speak: www.jillcruz.com💗 Join our Love Challenge: https://members.wynweightloss.com/spaces/9174757/content
82. Svetlana Chamoun - Tackling The Business Of Burnout
Jan 3 2023
82. Svetlana Chamoun - Tackling The Business Of Burnout
👩‍⚕️ From cardiology to lifestyle medicine: healthy lifestyle changes can prevent 85% of chronic diseases. 02:50🔥 Before covid, 50% of healthcare workers had burnout: the upcoming potential shortage of physicians is in the hundreds of 1000s. 08:37💀 Beware Karoshi syndrome - death by overworking and the societal effects of burnout. 13:14💲 Physicians are employees of the for-profit system. 17:15🤹 Physicians are stuck between healing models & business models. 21:30❤️ About Svetlana's work: be empathetic to your physician, and tell them about this! 24:24🥼 Mental health is stigmatized in the medical profession - they are trained to neglect their needs, and resilience doesn't help, but empathy can. 27:23✅ Svetlana educates medical workers and healthcare administrators about burnout, practical solutions, and monitoring & reducing burnout in real time. 30:38❗ You can test for burnout with questionnaires: it's important to recognize the type of burnout, react in time, and restructure a person's immediate surroundings. 32:52💆‍♀️ Unload yourself with mindfulness & meditation in complete isolation: live your life according to your values. 36:22🤔 It's tough to change your thinking in a stressful state. 38:21👮‍♀️ People in high-stress professions should develop calming techniques using breath and brain stimulations. 40:24Links:👉 Connect with Svetlana: www.cardioseeds.com/podcast 🍀 Dancing with Vegetables: www.dancingwithvegetables.com 🌸 Natural Weight Loss and Wellness: www.wynweightloss.com 🌟 Connect with Jill: www.linkedin.com/in/jill-cruz-ms-cns-healthy-weight-loss 💗 Join our Love Challenge: https://work-with-your-nature.mn.co/share/_CJNqcWFHNDILXx6?utm_source=manual
80. Robin Maynard Dobbs - A Feminine Approach To Weight Loss & Health
Dec 30 2022
80. Robin Maynard Dobbs - A Feminine Approach To Weight Loss & Health
🙈 Counting calories, carbs & fats is shame-based.. 02:49❗ Secrecy + Hard on yourself + Analysis + Must be something wrong with me + Emergency = SHAME 04:58👩 Women feel guilt 80% more than men: don't fight against the system, just step out! 06:393️⃣ Shame, lack, and isolation are the 3 main barriers for women: diets are the antithesis of what works. 08:27👭 There are a vast variety of beautiful female body types. 11:29🥰 The transition from the masculine to the feminine: let's appreciate fertility. 13:11🖼️ Your body is not the problem, it’s your disconnection from the life force: Robin's paintings celebrate women. 20:19🥬 Plant food is a gift from the earth: listen to your body and go from restrictive to expansive. 24:46🤸‍♀️ Looking for relief through weight loss: the system runs better when we eat the right food. 29:38🌬️ Breathe a few deep, full breaths before you eat - the miracle of digestion. 33:28❤️ Let's look for something we appreciate: you don't have to be a perfect relaxer but develop habits over time. 37:48🔆 Do you want to count calories in your 70s or live in a place of discovery?: gentleness through the process of getting lighter. 39:32Links:👉 Connect with Robin: www.becominglighter.com🍀 Dancing with Vegetables: dancingwithvegetables.com🌸 Natural Weight Loss and Wellness: www.wynweightloss.com🤩 Connect with Jill: www.linkedin.com/in/jill-cruz-ms-cns-healthy-weight-loss💗 Join our Love Challenge: https://members.wynweightloss.com/spaces/9174757/content