The Kelly O Show

  • TOP TIPS FOR FAT LOSS AND MUSCLE BUILDING WITH IFBB PRO WHITNEY JONES. PLUS, DONUTS

    Learn how to LOSE FAT and BUILD MUSCLE the right way with Whitney Jones.

    Whitney Jones is a mother of 2 boys, 4-time fitness Olympian, 12-time Arnold Classic athlete, competition choreographer and trainer. She is also the owner of the Pro Physiques gym, the largest fitness gym in Arizona. She’s always been into sports and getting strong and this persisted all the way to college. Her active lifestyle was paused after graduation due to working 60-hour weeks at an advertising agency, but resumed after she got married and had a family. She realized that being a workaholic just wasn’t her definition of what life was about. She eventually decided to pursue her desire to become fit and her interest in teaching others.
    In today’s episode, Whitney opens up about what it’s like to be a female bodybuilder and competitor, and her thoughts on her many critics and online haters. She also shares her story on what her life was like before she became who she is now, how her methods are different than most trainers, and tips for those who want to get fit and lean the safe way.
    “”I do not live my life for anyone else; even if I really put effort into appeasing everyone, I’m not going to. I don’t care.” – Whitney Jones
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    • What made her decide to turn her interest in fitness into a business?
    • How experiencing long-term bed rest made her appreciate being active.
    • Her opinion on critics and online trolls? How does she handle her haters?
    • Why women shouldn’t feel bad if they want to invest time in fitness.
    • How being fit can positively affect your daily life.
    • The common issues she encounters with clients.
    • Why investing in a personal trainer is worth the money?
    • The two things women often get wrong when it comes to fitness.
    Key Takeaways:
    • The only way you can control the hate is by controlling how you react to it.
    • At the end of the day, you have to, individually, be okay with the decisions you make, good or bad. Maximize what you can do now.
    • If you are losing weight at a faster rate than is normal, you will not maintain it and you will kick yourself later for not doing it the right way.
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    About Whitney Jones

    From her online bio:
    I am a single mom to two incredible little boys ages 9 and 11, owner of Pro Physiques, the largest personal training gym in the state of Arizona, a personal trainer, fitness routine choreographer and contest prep coach to athletes who compete across the country at NPC & IFBB sanctioned events. In addition to my job responsibilities, I am a Lululemon Ambassador and a FitFluential ambassador, making me part of a nationwide network of fitness enthusiasts sharing knowledge through our platforms to educate, inspire and motivate others. I am also a sponsored athlete of Surge Supplements, Legend Fitness, TMarie Suits and Liquid Sun Rayz.
    Growing up, I played every sport I could possibly enter. Having two older brothers, I had no choice but to develop a love for sports and competition. This continued through high school and onto college at Arizona State University where I graduated with honors, summa cum laude, with a degree in Business Communications.
    After graduating from ASU, I worked for many years at an advertising agency managing the overall advertising and public relation efforts of multi-million dollar accounts. It was a fast-paced, intense environment which I thrived on, however my healthy lifestyle began to suffer due to the stress and long hours. I was also losing sight of my goal to have children and be a momma one day. This helped me remember my perspective as I realized there was more to life than working nonstop hours sitting behind a desk. It was time to get back to being myself and living the healthy lifestyle that had kept me so balanced all those years.
    I was back to being very active and healthy, training for marathons and competing in sprint triathlons, until my second pregnancy when some unexpected events took place. Anyone that knows me will tell you I’m full of energy and always on the go, so when I was put on complete bed rest for the last 3+ months, I thought I was going to lose my mind. Thankfully I didn’t, but this gave me A LOT of time to think. You never realize how much you take your active lifestyle for granted until you’re in a situation like this. I began wondering if stepping out of the corporate world and following my passion for fitness would be more fulfilling. After all, I had spent many years being a personal trainer in my spare time, never charging a single person but rather doing it for the sheer fact that I enjoyed helping people get healthy.
    I became certified as an NASM personal trainer as well as being certified in pre- and post-natal training. I then went on to manage the personal training sales department of a local health club but had dreams of something bigger. In 2009, plans to open up what was originally called Az Pro Physiques came to fruition and in 2010 the doors officially opened.
    Since then, we have experienced extreme growth to the point that we have expanded our location twice and have rebranded our company to our current name, The Pro Physiques. We were attracting the attention of people from all over the world who were impressed with our knowledge and approach to nutrition and training. They wanted our help, but they didn’t live in Arizona. We extended our service beyond just training clients at our gym in Gilbert, developed an entire team dedicated strictly to online training, and are now transforming lives worldwide. We also have a large competition prep team called The Pros with NPC & IFBB athletes from all over the United States, as well as international athletes whom we train in person as well as online.
    For myself personally, I began competing in my first competition in the summer of 2010 as an amateur at a local Arizona show. From there I moved up in the ranks to compete at a National level and in less than one year I received my Pro card establishing me as an IFBB Fitness Pro. I’m fortunate enough to get to travel the world representing the United States and get to compete in countries like Brazil, Spain, Germany, Australia, South Africa, China, Canada and of course the United States.
    I just wrapped up the 2020 season finishing with the Mr. Olympia contest in Florida this past December. I have competed in a total of 34 Pro shows, never placing outside the top 10 in the world. During my Pro career, I have been invited to compete in 15 Arnold Classic International events and have qualified for the Fitness Olympia for the past 8 years in a row. I am now gearing up for 2021 and I can’t wait for what’s in store this year. Thank you for supporting my journey!”  Find Whitney at her website by CLICKING HERE. You can also stalk her on instagram by CLICKING HERE.

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  • HOW TO CONQUER HASHIMOTO’S HYPOTHYROIDISM WITH DR. IZABELLA WENTZ

    Healing Hypothyroidism the Natural Way.

    Izabella Wentz Interview
    Dr. Izabella Wentz is a pharmacist with a passion to spreading awareness of lifestyle interventions as well as the root causes of thyroid diseases. She is the author of The New York Times bestselling books “Hashimoto’s Protocol” and “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.” (Her latest book is “Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology“) Interestingly, she was never really interested in the thyroid gland in school or even after graduation.
    It wasn’t until Izabella was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s herself in 2009 – after 10 years of confusing symptoms – when she decided to try to find ways to treat her disease. She never wanted to give up and just let the disease take control of her life, that there had to be a way to make herself feel better.
    In today’s episode, Izabella tells us all about what Hashimoto’s disease is, the usual prescriptions that don’t really work, and the type of interventions she recommends to her patients.
    “Whether we’re 25, 35, or 65, we shouldn’t feel horrible. We shouldn’t feel exhausted.” – Dr. Izabella Wentz
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    • How she started her journey into better health and fitness.
    • How her life was before she found out she had Hashimoto’s.
    • The usual drugs prescribed that only offer band aid solutions.
    • Why she doesn’t recommend working with an endocrinologist when you have Hashimoto’s.
    • Does she have patients who are able to solve their thyroid issues without a synthetic hormone?
    • When should we take thyroid hormones?
    • Why is Hashimoto’s so common? What is it that really causes Hashimoto’s?
    • Will you always have Hashimoto’s once you’re diagnosed?
    • Is Hashimoto’s more prevalent in the US and Western culture than other countries?
    Key Takeaways:
    • It’s easier to prevent damage to the thyroid gland than to regrow a thyroid.
    • The ones that heal and thrive are the ones who take charge of their own health.
    • We should have an open mind in figuring out what’s best for your body.
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    About Dr. Izabella Wentz

    From her online bio:
    Dr. Izabella Wentz, Pharm.D., FASCP is a passionate, innovative and solution focused clinical pharmacist. She has had a passion for health care from a very early age, inspired by her mother, Dr. Marta Nowosadzka, MD.
    Fascinated by science and the impact of substances on the human body, Izabella decided to pursue a degree in pharmacy with a dream of one day finding a cure for a disease.
    An avid learner and goal-oriented student, she received the PharmD. Degree (Doctor of Pharmacy) from the Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy at the age of 23.
    After graduation, she excelled at numerous roles including working as a community pharmacist, a clinical consulting pharmacist and later a medication safety pharmacist. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and holds certifications in Medication Therapy Management as well as Advanced Diabetes Care.
    After moving to a new city, she was given the opportunity to lead a statewide medication safety initiative, transitioning to a career in medication safety and healthcare quality improvement. There, she developed an expertise about the whole systems approach, rapid tests of small change; outcomes tracking and root cause analysis.
    After two years of researching Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism, she decided to combine emerging knowledge with her quality improvement expertise to run rapid tests of change on herself that led her to discover the root cause of her condition. She has summarized three years of research and two years of testing in her book: Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause.
    In 2017, she published another #1 NY Times bestselling book, Hashimoto’s Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back – a more step-by-step, in-depth plan that streamlines the most effective interventions to reverse the autoimmune damage at the root of Hashimoto’s.
    Her most recent publication, Hashimoto’s: Food Pharmacology: Nutrition Protocols and Healing Recipes to Take Charge of Your Thyroid Health, is a cookbook featuring 125 delicious recipes with thyroid-supporting nutrients, strategies for making dietary changes an easy part of one’s life, and protocols that can help transform the body into a safe place so that it can receive the foods needed to heal.
    During her time as a consultant pharmacist, Dr. Wentz worked as part of an interdisciplinary team consulting on thousands of complicated patient cases, often caused by rare disorders. She was regarded as an expert in clinical pharmacology and would be called to investigate cause and effect by performing comprehensive medication therapy reviews to help identify and resolve adverse drug events. She quickly became well versed in finding and evaluating emerging research to help address her clients’ unique challenges. Although trained as a pharmacist, she was an ardent champion for lifestyle interventions, which often helped patients much more than any medications.
    My Mission
    I didn’t want to give up. I thought that all my symptoms were somehow connected… There has got to be some lifestyle factors that contributed to this condition! There’s got to be ways I can make myself feel better! There has got to be ways I can help stop the progression… What can I do as a person with this condition to give myself the best possible life?
    I am a proud supporter of ThyroidChange because I believe that every thyroid patient should have access to proper diagnosis, appropriate medication management and education about lifestyle interventions!
    Thyroid patients are not diagnosed appropriately
    The TSH is not a reliable marker of thyroid function as it can fluctuate, especially in those with Hashimoto’s. TPO antibodies become elevated, years, sometimes decades before a change in TSH is seen and may be associated with fatigue, recurrent miscarriage, and many other issues before the TSH becomes affected.
    I believe that patients should be better optimized on their medications!
    Just because a TSH falls in the “normal” range does not mean the medication is dosed appropriately. We need to treat the patient, not the lab values! Patient symptoms are key! As a pharmacist, I can tell you that there are many medications that have pro-drugs that do not get converted to the active drugs in the body. T4, by definition, is a pro-drug, and does not always convert to T3! Sometimes combination medications are needed.
    Lifestyle interventions are often ignored by mainstream medicine.
    Interventions such as eliminating infections, addressing nutrient depletions, reducing sensitizing foods and addressing adrenal function can help to improve symptoms, and even reduce or eliminate autoimmunity.
    It is my sincere hope, if you have suffered from fatigue, hair loss, brain fog, weight management, dry skin, depression, muscle aches, and the countless other symptoms, that your life will be changed for the better after implementing the research I’ve uncovered.
    It can help you do what most doctors and most clinicians would consider impossible, to put Hashimoto’s into remission!” Find Dr. Wentz on her website by CLICKING HERE.

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  • INFLAMMATION, WEIGHT GAIN AND EXHAUSTION ARE NOT JUST PART OF GETTING OLDER: How to heal with a KETO approach to eating. (Part 2)

    How the KETO Diet Can Help Autoimmune Conditions AND Help Women Lose Weight After Age 40!

    Vivica Menegaz is blogger, nutritionist, and well-known ketogenic cookbook author. One of the reasons she loves the ketogenic diet is due to how it let her bounce back from a pre-diabetic state. She didn’t like the advice given by doctors and certainly never accepted her health problems as part of the aging process. She studied nutrition and learned under Dr. Deborah Penner, a person Vivica says pushed her into a career that just happened to be her calling.

    In part 1 of our interview, Vivica joins us to talk about how she embarked on her health and fitness journey and  her many struggles. We also discuss why she became adamant about helping herself and the many lessons she learned from her self-taught experience.

    “It’s your own problems and health challenges that lead you to become an expert in certain things.” Vivica Menegaz

    Remember- this is PART TWO- if you want to listen to PART ONE of this 2-part interview, CLICK HERE.

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • When she started eating healthier.
    • How research in nutrition led her to the ketogenic diet.
    • How refusing to go the path her mom and grandma took became her stepping stone.
    • Why she’d rather study thyroid and adrenal as her specialty than female hormones.
    • Are women particularly vulnerable to adrenal and thyroid problems?

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                           About Vivica Menegaz

    From her online bio: Vivica Menegaz is a certified whole-food nutritionist, blogger, published author and one of the leading voices advocating for a food-based approach to healing. Vivica was the first one to use the now popular expression “Keto Paleo” to describe her lifestyle and way of eating.

    She is the founder of the “The Healing Foods Method’ – an 14 week online nutrition program where she works 1-on-1 with clients to turn their health around utilizing a therapeutic ketogenic diet for healing (keto paleo).

    Tracing back to her Italian origins, Vivica is a passionate cook whose love of healing food has been shared with millions through her blog, “The Nourished Caveman.”

    While living in Northern California, pursuing her self-sufficiency dreams and practice of nutrition, Vivica’s life came to a turning point when she discovered she was pre-diabetic. The nourishing Paleo foods she had been advocating we evidently not the whole solution to modern health problems. Fueled by this discovery, Vivica dove into research and found the ketogenic diet. It was love at the first bite.

    Within the first couple of months, her blood glucose levels dropped, she shed excess weight, her brain fog cleared up and her energy levels skyrocketed. After a year of successful keto paleo lifestyle Vivica’s own health journey took another turn as she was now diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism. Again she had to rely on her studies and practical applications to resolve those challenges, and that is how she became the first holistic nutritionist to successfully utilize a ketogenic approach as the foundation to endocrine rebalancing.

    Vivica’s therapeutic approach to food, lifestyle and supplementation, utilizes the healing power of foods and mindset, to address the incapacitating symptoms of many lifestyle-diseases that have plagued our modern lives.

    She has made it her mission to help others reclaim their health and quality of life.

    Vivica is also the author of 3 cookbooks: “The Ultimate Paleo Cookbook” 2015, together with 9 other bloggers, and “The big book of Fat Bombs” in 2016. Her latest book: “The Keto Paleo Kitchen” was released in December 2017. She also authored “The Essential Carnivore Diet Cookbook

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