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SSA 070: Hormones & Gut Health with Christa Elza

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Christa graduated with Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2000. She was immediately drawn to Emergency Medicine and was a trauma nurse for 8 years. She was able to experience working in this field in hospitals around the country including New York City and Norfolk, Virginia.

Christa earned her Masters Degree in Nursing from Texas State University in 2018 and is a board certified nurse practitioner in Family Practice Medicine. She was the sole practitioner in a clinic specialising in weight loss, hormone balance, and aesthetics. During this time she realised the tool box of what she could offer for health solutions was too limited for how she wanted to serve her patients. She wanted a better way to help women achieve lasting health results. With that vision in mind, Christa began her journey with the School of Applied Functional Medicine, learning the root cause approach to personalised healthcare.

In August of 2020, Christa launched her virtual health practice, Elive Health, and is now able to provide help to women around the country via webcam. As a functional-medicine expert, she specialises in clinically investigating underlying factors of fatigue, hormone balance, thyroid issues, digestive issues, and more. Christa uses breakthrough diagnostic testing that’s rarely done in conventional settings to uncover the hidden causes of why women feel the way they feel.

In her free time you can find Christa spending time with her husband of 17 years, Jon, their 3 boys, + her golden retriever, Tori. She is now living in the San Antonio, TX area and loves being outdoors, skiing, traveling, hanging out poolside, + spending time with friends.

During this episode, Christa and I have an open and transparent conversation about the following topics and more:

  • How to get better hormone balance – not sure why I got tongue tied with that word!
  • Replacing products with cleaner and sustainable options
  • Tailoring workouts with your hormones. For example, lighter workouts during your period
  • Ways to improve gut health and solve digestive issues
  • Some causes of fatigue and how to habit stack
  • T​​ips and strategies to manage stress and sleep issues

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