Thriving in a Toxic Environment, with Brooke Erickson, MS, CN

Thriving in a Toxic Environment, with Brooke Erickson, MS, CN Taryn Swears Taryn Perry

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I was so excited to be joined by my friend Brooke Erickson, who is a functional nutritionist and the founder of Nourish Thrive. She specializes in a HUGE laundry list of digestive disorders and chronic health issues like mitochondrial dysfunction, autoimmune issues, histamine intolerances, chronic fatigue, hormone imbalances, diabetes, fertility, and preconception, to name just a few.

In this episode, Brooke unpacks how to navigate living in a t…

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[SUCCESS STORY]: Brittney's Story of Losing 10lbs, Overcoming Body Shaming & Ditching Birth Control

[SUCCESS STORY]  Brittney's Story of Losing 10lbs, Overcoming Body Shaming & Ditching Birth Control Taryn Swears

I was honored to have the opportunity to work with Brittney on her nutrition. Having a background in sports—soccer was her jam—and being a former CrossFitter, she recognized her body shifted dramatically once she hit 39.

In this episode, Brittney gets deep, sharing about her childhood and the body shaming she faced from family members, how it affected her mentally and physically, and what she did to overcome it. 

Additionally, she talked openly about her desire to come off birth control, a…

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Nutrition & How it Affects our Hormones

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I'm not a functional medical practitioner or an RN, or a Registered Dietitian. I am a woman who has spent a shit ton of time researching, experiencing, and experimenting with my own body in response to how my hormones have shifted (over the course of four children)!


In this episode, I’m going to unpack how nutrition affects our hormones - in particular, our metabolism and how undernourishing our bodies can wreak havoc on our hormones, causing a whole host of inflammatory responses and ch…

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What to Focus on First, When Tracking Your Food!

What to Focus on First, When Tracking Your Food!

Starting to track and log your nutrition is one thing —and a big thing at that, but understanding WHAT you should be tracking and WHY — is another. 

In this episode, I am going to share exactly what you want to focus on AND WHY, when you start tracking your food. You may be quite surprised at what I will share, however, I Promise by the end of this episode, you will be stacked with the confidence to execute on exactly what I share.

Key topics:

  • Introductions (00:05)
  • Tracking food …

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5 Steps to Easily Start Tracking Your Food & Why!

5 Steps to Easily Start Tracking Your Food & Why!

Counting macros or navigating nutrition is WAY overwhelming! With the assortment of information you can get on the interwebs, it’s no wonder you might be paralyzed on the subject. And when you are completely overwhelmed with what to do, the likelihood of starting ANYTHING is slim. 

So, in this episode, I’m going to give you my Top 5 best steps to easily start tracking & how this change in mindset will flip the script on how you approach nutrition, going forward. By the end of the show, …

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Taryn Swears: The What, Why and Who - and Why You Should Listen

Taryn Swears: The What, Why and Who - and Why You Should Listen

Welcome to my VERY first Podcast Episode of Taryn Swears! 

This will be the most vulnerable and raw that I’ve been in a long while, unless you follow me on Instagram — you’ll get snippets there, too! 

But hey, I’m Taryn Perry, a Mom of 4 incredible humans, wife to my super rad husband, an entrepreneur, a Certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner, a career Fitness Trainer, and your soon-to-be podcast BFF! 

Since 2008, I’ve mostly shared my journey through fitness, nutrition & mothe…

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Welcome to Taryn Swears!

Welcome to Taryn Swears

Welcome to Taryn Swears - a Podcast that takes a NO-BS approach to all things Nutrition, Mindset & Hormones. I'm excited to share all my tips, tricks and hacks, on how you can begin co-creating your very own Nutrition strategy, while supporting your body's natural hormone patterns.   

In this episode - get a snippet of who I am and what you can expect!  Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! We'll have some juicy goodness, dropping every other Tuesday! Until then, follow me on…

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Simple Protein Waffles



Add these to your breakfast rotation! So freaking delicious and SUPER EASY to make! 

Best part - kid friendly and has a vegetable they’ll NEVER suspect (not that I think you should "hide" things from your kids in their food)! 

I took my favored Oat Bran Protein Pancakes, and turned them into waffles!

Only added 1 more ingredient and VOILA. 

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/3 cup GF OatBran (I like Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I…

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Carrot Cake Breakfast Bake


Carrot Cake Breakfast Bake

Ok, I’m slightly obsessed with this new breakfast dish! I scrolled on Instagram, was stopped by a Reel that showed it, so I had to try it.

And as always, I had to make it my own - so here’s my rendition of it:

* 1/3 c oat flour (I pulverized GF Sprouted oats)
* 1 scoop vanilla protein power (I used Vegan Vanilla Shakeology)
* 1/2 tsp baking soda
* Nutmeg (I don’t measure)
* Cinnamon (go for it!)
* Ginger (go easy)
* 1/8 tsp Himalayan Salt (I didn’t measure, but just in ca…

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5 Ways to Find More Time!

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How often do you truly take inventory of your daily activities? Like legit, sit down and write down EVERYTHING you do in a 24 hour period?

If not, and you are always "so busy", "don't have time...", I challenge you to take 2 weeks (ok, fine even ONE WEEK) to document EVERY SINGLE ACTIVITY you do in a day! 

If you've done it before, and it's been a hot minute, go revisit your log or do it again. Have behaviors changed? You see pockets of opportunity? 

We live on a society where "I'm so busy" o…

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