In episode 264 of the Full Frontal Living podcast, Lisa and special guest Ciara Foy dive deep into the nuances of valuing and embodying good health, with a focus on women’s hormonal balance. They discuss the crucial role of lifestyle choices in supporting bodily functions and share their personal experiences with bioidentical hormone therapy and the impact of breast implants on health. From tackling stress and managing blood sugar to the cultural influences on body image, they cover the foundational aspects of nutrition, rest, hydration, movement, and mental well-being. Tune in for an honest conversation about aligning actions with values, understanding the importance of self-care, and making conscious decisions to foster resilience and overall well-being.

Time stamps:

[00:01:30] Introduction – Lisa welcomes listeners and introduces her guest, Ciara Foy, noting Ciara’s dedication to guiding women in managing their hormones and championing the union of nutrition and hormonal balance.

[00:02:45] Embracing Personal Responsibility – Ciara jumps into the deep end, shedding light on why taking personal responsibility is crucial for hormonal health and for supporting our bodies through the choices we make daily.

[00:06:18] The Foundation of Health – Rest, hydration, movement, and mental well-being aren’t just buzzwords; they are pillars for hormone regulation. Listen as both Lisa and Ciara open up about their journeys with bioidentical hormone therapy and their reverence for the body’s natural healing powers.

[00:11:12] Committing to Self-care – Ciara underscores the daily commitment to self-care as a stepping stone towards building a confident and respectful relationship with oneself, a topic both she and Lisa are passionate about.

[00:15:27] Stress and Its Pernicious Effects – Chronic stress isn’t a badge of honor. Ciara dissects the damaging impact of stress on weight and body issues, a challenge too many women face.

[00:20:35] The Mindset Work – Addressing cortisol and insulin isn’t just about biology; it’s about mindset. Tackling core beliefs and wounds is just as important as any nutritional strategy.

[00:25:41] Societal Beliefs and Learned Behavior – Lisa shares a compelling anecdote illustrating how societal influences can shape our children’s body image and how essential it is to question and redefine these inherited views.

[00:29:59] Nutritional Harmony – Ciara champions the holistic approach to nutrition, advising a departure from junk food in favor of whole foods for balancing blood sugar, enhancing sleep, and optimizing digestion.

[00:33:10] Sleep and Overall Health – Before addressing conditions like autoimmune diseases or thyroid issues, Ciara suggests focusing on the bedrock of good health: sleep.

[00:38:25] Gratitude and Moving Forward – Lisa shares her heartfelt appreciation for Ciara’s presence and insightful conversation, reminiscing about times spent together.

[00:42:00] Realizing True Health – Reflect on the journey of Lisa and Ciara as they confront the reasons behind their breast implant decisions and how they ultimately found alignment with their health values.

[00:46:45] Eating for Success and Sleep Strategy – Discover how nutritious, balanced eating can dramatically improve your sleep and, subsequently, your life success strategy.

Connect with Ciara – Ciara Foy, a renowned Women’s Weight Loss and Hormone Expert, guides high-achieving women to prioritize self-care, fueling the energy and passion needed to live their dreams. Author of the Amazon Bestseller “Empowered by Food” and host of “The Empowered Feminine” podcast, Ciara transformed her own struggles with weight, burnout, and mindset into a mission to empower women towards health and happiness.

Featured in ELLE, FLARE, and on ET Canada, discover more about Ciara’s impactful work at and follow her journey on Instagram @ciarafoyinc.


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