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April 2, 2018

#47 | Stress, Aging, and Hormones: Understanding Female Health & Fitness with Allison Pelot and Maja Gottlieb

About This Episode

Raise your hand if you’re overwhelmed by the information and options in the health & fitness industry. What diet should we choose? What is the best training program? How do we work with my hormones and not against them? How do we prevent aging? How does the female body operate differently?

Today’s episode will shed some light on these subjects. Our guests are holistic personal trainers, nutrition coaches, and the hosts of the Integrate Yourself podcast. Allison Pelot and Maja Gottlieb have built their careers on understanding female fitness, stress, and aging.

“You are your own authority on your health.”

Maja Gottlieb is a Holistic Coach & Lifestyle Advisor, Integration Specialist, and co-host of the podcast “Integrate Yourself”. Her coaching journey started as a graduate of University of Georgia with B.S. in Biology, then a USAT Triathlon Coach, Exercise Coach & Holistic Lifestyle Coach III with The Chek Institute and now a certified Z-Health® Neural Performance Coach. Her Lifestyle Advisor background includes being a Yoga Instructor, Certified Practitioner of Self-Empowerment Technology & Energetic Bodywork, Craniosacral & Massage Therapy, Advanced Holistic Coaching certification with Journeys of Wisdom, and Certified Hypnotist with Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy Institute.

Allison began her career in holistic health by first spending 15 years as a competitive gymnast. Her passion for teaching soon grew and lead her to pursue an exercise science degree from Georgia State University, while working part-time as a gymnastics coach and fitness professional. This lead her to study master-level courses in holistic health, nutrition, exercise science, and rehabilitation with the CHEK Institute in San Diego, CA. By learning how to gradually change her nutrition and lifestyle, she was able to overcome asthma, digestive problems, and chronic inflammation by simply changing what she ate and how she moved.

“Success means that I got up this morning. Success means that I’m breathing. Success means that I can move my body and keep myself humble in the ideas of how amazing this body is.”

As women, many of us strive to be healthier, but there is so much information out there that it is hard to know where to start. Allison and Maja have found that many of the diets and quick fixes online are extremely unhealthy and that many of the exercise and diets plans are written by men, for men. Female-centric fitness depends on an understanding of the hormones and cycles that are specific to women.

“You can start by just accepting where you are, and then letting go and realizing everything will come when it’s supposed to.”

Join us for an educational discussion on stress, aging, and female health.

“Femininity is an energy that comes from the heart. It is a powerful flow, it’s constant.”


Integrate Yourself Podcast

Anna Rova’s interview on Integrate Yourself Podcast

Allison Pelot’s website

Maja Gottlieb’s website

Tools & Resources Mentioned


  • Cronometer – Calorie reduced diets require a lot of information to perform optimally. In order to restrict caloric intake, but remain healthy, users of the diet must track their vitamin, mineral, and protein intakes with great care. They aim to provide a complete solution for the smart dieter.

People/Blogs to Follow

  • Ray Peat – He has a Ph.D. in Biology. He thinks only a new perspective on the nature of living matter will make it possible to properly take advantage of the multitude of practical and therapeutic effects of the various life-supporting substances–pregnenolone, progesterone, thyroid hormone, and coconut oil in particular.
  • John McMullin at Journeys of Wisdom – Journeys of wisdom is dedicated to serving anyone seeking a self-empowered life. They believe that balancing the energy of mind, body and spirit opens the door to self-empowerment. Becoming aware of areas where energy is in harmony and discovering areas where energy is blocked, leads to greater self-understanding. Once a light is cast on how and when the self-started accepting concepts that block energy, a new window of opportunity opens for learning how to change beliefs and habits that are self-defeating.
  • Jeanne and Josh Rubin – When working to heal the metabolism it is essential to meet the body where it is and support it through the transitions back to health. Josh and Jeanne take their clients through a step-by-step process teaching them how to use food to strengthen their body’s infrastructure, boost resiliency, heal the adrenal glands and restore proper thyroid hormone conversion. As this occurs, health can begin to express itself.
  • Eric Cobb – Dr. Eric Cobb is the creator and co-founder of Z-Health and one of the world’s leading experts in harnessing the power of the neurology of movement to create extraordinary change in the human body. Using a holistic approach to training, based on the brain, Dr. Cobb travels the world to help people unlock their potential for better performance and less pain.
  • Zachariah Salazar – Zachariah Salazar is a Z-health Performance master trainer. He’s a self-educated practitioner who’s dedicated to helping people discover their ultimate performance and pain-free living. Using simple neuroscience techniques he helps people live a pain-free high-performance life.
  • JP Sears – He is an emotional healing coach, international teacher, world traveler, and curious student of life. His work is intended to empower people to empower themselves to live more meaningful lives. He is most well-known for his comedic videos on YouTube.
  • James Hollis – James Hollis is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C. He is the author of 15 books.

Recommended Books

  • How to Heal Your Metabolism by Kate Deering – How to Heal Your Metabolism will help educate you on how eating the right foods, eating the right amount of food, consuming the right food supplements,consuming the right amount of water, sleeping and resting, doing the right amount of exercise, and finding happiness will increase your metabolic rate and help heal your broken metabolism.
  • Rising Strong by Brene Brown – As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of people—from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents—shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up. She asked herself, What do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, artists pushing innovation, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common? The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion and they’re not afraid to lean in to discomfort.
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