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From Employee to Healthpreneur: Adrienne Barela's Inspiring Story (Ep76)

Navigating the entrepreneurial journey while juggling wellness and health seems daunting, doesn't it? That's the challenge we tackle as we're joined by the incredible Adrienne Barela, gut health expert and successful entrepreneur. Nin's journey from employee to health and wellness business owner is a testament to strength, determination, and the power of grounding oneself, offering inspiration and wisdom for our creative and business pursuits.

One of the most vital elements we explore with Adrienne Barela is how to listen to our bodies, understand early signs of burnout, and prevent adrenal fatigue. Nin's expertise in this field is evident as she sheds light on the misconceptions surrounding stomach acid and the real culprits behind GERD and IBD. We also delve into practical strategies to improve our diets, gradually increase fiber and incorporate more nutrition and protein. Wise advice, simply put, for us all.

We conclude our enlightening conversation with tips for busy entrepreneurs looking to improve their digestion and sleep patterns. With Nin's easy-to-follow strategies, you'll learn how to activate your parasympathetic nervous system, optimize nutrition, and establish a healthy circadian rhythm. Nin's story of building a business from personal experiences emphasizes the importance of boldness and confidence in achieving health goals. This episode is an empowering conversation filled with life lessons, practical tips, and a wealth of information to enhance your wellness and entrepreneurial journey. Tune in and let Adrienne Barela guide you towards better health and success.

Where to dive in:

(0:00:01) - Navigating Wellness and Entrepreneurship (10 Minutes)

Today I'm speaking with Nin Borela, an expert in gut health and overall health, about how to stay healthy even when we're super busy. Nin shares her own journey from working for other people to starting her own business, and how her own pain and struggle led to her entrepreneurship calling. We explore how essential it is to anchor and ground ourselves, not only for our health but also for our creativity and success. We also discuss why it's so important to listen to our bodies and make sure our needs are met if we want to be able to come up with new ideas and keep our body healthy.

(0:10:13) - Gut Health Warning Signs (13 Minutes)

Do you ever feel exhausted, bloated, or experience unexpected weight gain? Today, I'm speaking with Nin Borela, an expert in gut health and overall health, about the early warning signs of burnout and how to prevent it. Nin shares her insight on the stages of adrenal fatigue, the importance of digestion, and how to recognize the signs of an unhealthy gut. We also explore the misconception of too much stomach acid and the real root cause of GERD and IBD. Tune in to learn more!

(0:23:22) - Self-Care for Health and Success (13 Minutes)

I'm joined by Nin Borela, a health and wellness coach and integrative health practitioner, talking about the importance of examining your root cause. Nin and I discuss how to look into our health issues, and how we can trace back to our younger years. We also talk about how our need to be a perfectionist or a type A personality is often rooted in seeking validation and approval from someone, and how understanding this can help us to take better care of ourselves.

(0:36:50) - Increase Fruit and Vegetable Intake Tips (6 Minutes)

I'm discussing how to get enough fiber, nutrition, and protein into your diet without feeling deprived. I talk with Nin Borela, an expert in gut health and overall health, about the importance of having a minimum of one cup of produce at each meal and two cups of vegetables per day. We cover how to gradually increase your fiber intake, what proteins and fats are good to have in your diet, and how to make sure you're getting the right amino acids if you're vegetarian or vegan. We also discuss strategies to make eating healthy easier, like using leftovers and having a smoothie for breakfast. Finally, I share my advice on how to get started with box breathing before meals.

(0:43:16) - Optimal Health for Busy Entrepreneurs (10 Minutes)

Do you want to improve your digestion and sleep patterns? Today I'm speaking with Nin Borela, an expert in gut health and overall wellbeing, about simple and effective strategies to do just that! We discuss how to activate the parasympathetic nervous system with box breathing, how to create optimal nutrition by eating three to seven cups of veggies a day and including protein and fat in each meal, and how to create a healthy circadian rhythm by getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night and avoiding blue light devices before bed. Nin also shares tips for taking care of your adrenals, such as getting outside in the morning and adding in melatonin or CBD to help you sleep. So, if you're looking for a way to get back on track with your health, this conversation is for you!

(0:53:09) - Building a Business From Personal Experience (6 Minutes)

Today I'm joined by Nin Borela, a health and wellness coach and integrative health practitioner, to discuss the importance of being confident and bold when it comes to building a successful business. We {language} how Nin's own journey and research has enabled her to create a roadmap of amazing things for her clients to take advantage of. Nin shares that clarity, cleanliness, and consistency are key when it comes to achieving health goals. She also emphasizes the importance of believing in yourself and honoring your story of transformation. Finally, Nin encourages us to start with one or two habits a week and to not be afraid to try something different.

About my guest: Adrienne is a 45-year-old, proud working mom of two. However, she struggled for years with an imbalanced gut, which led to weight gain (seemingly overnight!), fatigue, eczema, and imbalanced hormones. All of which affected her cycle, mood, and well-being. Doctors always told her everything looked “normal.” But she knew better and was always surprised when they just wanted to prescribe something to mask symptoms vs. getting to the root cause of my issues. After taking a deep dive into Ayurvedic principles and Chinese Medicine herbs and becoming a certified Integrative Health Practitioner, she found the areas that she was either deficient in or too toxic, and got them back into balance through specific protocols. And just like that, I transformed my body and life. Now, she can’t wait to help you detoxify, re-balance your gut and hormones, and optimize your health because a balanced body can't be overweight, overstressed or sick.

About me: Betsy Jordyn is a Brand Positioning Strategist that helps consulting and coaching business owners clarify their brand positioning and messaging, create a website presence that positions them as sought-after experts, land clients with ease and integrity, and take their place as thought leaders and influencers in their niche. Her mission is to help consultants and coaches monetize their best-at strengths and authentic passions to make a bigger difference in the world. Check out her brand strategy, messaging, and design services at https://www.betsyjordyn.com


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