031: Esther Blum, Nutritionist and Author of Cavewomen Don’t Get Sick: How Your Gut Health is Preventing You From Getting Restful Sleep

Our gut health serves as a powerful tool for hormone release and regulation. When we take care of our nutrition and pay attention to our stress levels we can start to see the connection between how it also affects our sleep. Esther Blum, Integrative Dietitian, and Author of several books has helped women become clear on what they need to eat to create both an internal and external environment for healing while aiming to get on a consistently restful sleep schedule. In her episode of The Sleep is A Skill Podcast, Esther tells us all about her 13-year long journey and struggles with sleep even as a practitioner and her empathetic approach to the individualistic needs we all have when it comes to our dietary needs to accomplish a great night’s rest.


Esther Blum is an Integrative Dietitian and High-Performance Coach. She has helped thousands of women by teaching her clients how to get clear and decisive about what to eat while healing their relationship with food and their bodies. Esther is the bestselling author of Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat, Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous, Secrets of Gorgeous, and The Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous Project. She currently maintains a busy virtual practice where she provides 360 degrees of healing with physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual support. Esther believes that diet and supplements are the foundation to healing, but treating the whole person is paramount.Widely respected as an industry expert, Esther was voted Best Nutritionist by Manhattan Magazine. She has appeared on Dr. Oz, the Today Show, A Healthy You with Carol Alt, the ISAAC show, ABC-TV, FOX- 5’s Good Day NY, and Fox News Live. Esther is an in-demand authority frequently quoted in E! Online, In Touch, Time Magazine, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, In Style, Bazaar, Self, Fitness, Marie Claire, and Cosmo.

In this episode, we discuss:

🥗  Even Practitioners Struggle with Their Sleep Health Too!

🥗  The Dirty Secret Behind How Long Sleep Medications Actually Last in Your Body

🥗  Your Gut Health Could Be Preventing A Good Night’s Sleep

🥗  Tests You Can Do to See If Your Hormone Levels Are Working For You

🥗  There is No One Size Fits All Approach

🥗  The Detrimental Effects of Cortisol - The Stress Hormone

🥗  How Meditation is Clinically Proven to Change the Shape of Your Brain

🥗  Tackling Chronic Illness with Restful Sleep

🥗  The Neverending War on Carbs - Needs to End!

🥗  Learn to Understand Your Body’s Specific Needs

🥗  Things You Can Start Doing Today to Improve Your Sleep Hygiene

🥗  Natural Solutions and Replacements for Sleep Meds

🥗  All Good Things - Take Time (Why Natural Solutions Require Patience Practices)

Mentioned Resources

Guest contacts

Email: esther@estherblum.com

Instagram: @gorgeousesther



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