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March 26, 2023

Women, Hormones & Alcohol

with podcast guest

Brooke Scheller


Brooke Scheller is a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition and Certified Nutrition Specialist in New York City. She specializes in using nutrition and functional medicine practices to help change your relationship with alcohol, heal your body from the damage of long-term drinking, and address chronic health concerns that overlap with regular alcohol use. She is the founder of the Functional Sobriety Network and is currently authoring a book that will be published in late 2023.

This is the first time I’ve dedicated a show to the effects of alcohol on our bodies and hormones, and it’s about time! Brooke is so knowledgeable, and she seriously delivers the goods. In this episode, we talk about Brooke’s evolving relationship with alcohol, cultural messaging around women and alcohol, how alcohol invades our mental space through the media, peer pressure around drinking, the physiological impact of alcohol, how alcohol leads to hormone imbalances, getting support and accountability on your sober-curious journey, and so much more!

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  • Brooke’s extensive background in nutrition
  • The pandemic shifted Brooke’s perspective on her alcohol use
  • How Brooke became interested in the area of using nutrition to support changing your relationship with alcohol
  • Cultural messaging around women and alcohol
  • Sneaky ways alcohol invades our mental space through the media we consume
  • The vicious cycle of imbalanced brain chemistry created by frequent alcohol use
  • Dealing peer pressure around drinking
  • Why community is such an important part of changing your relationship with alcohol
  • The negative effects of alcohol on the gut and liver
  • How alcohol leads to hormone imbalances
  • Strategically using nutrition to manage cravings that make it hard to quit
  • Rediscovering who you are and what you enjoy in sobriety
  • Getting support and accountability on your sober-curious journey
  • Recognizing that alcohol is a toxin, no matter the form


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Stasha Washburn

Bloody Brilliant Business

Stasha Washburn, The Period Coach, is the founder of Period Coaching School, international speaker, author of The Revolution Will Be Bloody and Bloody Brilliant Business,

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