#366: The Benefits of Optimizing your Hormones and Body for a High-Performance Life with Angela Foster

If You Want To Optimize Your Health, You Should:

  1. Use simple strategies like the SHIFT Protocol to uplevel your health in an incredible way
  2. Remember that patience and self-kindness are key to achieving the high-performance health you desire
  3. Find unity in the optimization of your mind, body, and spirit to find true healing

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Episode Summary

If you are feeling sluggish in the morning, foggy at the end of the day, easily triggered, or wired and tired, there is a good chance your hormones are crying for help. More often than not, the reason for our hormones being out of whack is due to inflammation. Luckily, there are a few key foundational lifestyle habits that you can start right now that will help you balance your hormones and allow you to start operating from a place of optimal performance.

Achieving High-Performance Health with Angela Foster

Angela Foster is a Nutritionist, Health & Performance Coach, and host of the top-rated podcast, High-Performance Health. Angela made the switch from a partner in a huge law firm after a serious illness in 2014. She has harnessed the integrative health practices and biohacking she used to heal herself into a program to help other women rebuild their physical and mental health while living a vibrant, healthy, and limitless life.

Optimal Health = High Performance

If you want to function from a place of sustained high performance, the first way to do so is by building a solid foundation of optimal health. Angela believes it truly takes a journey to recovery of the mind, body, and spirit, but with a few simple lifestyle changes, these small steps can lead to big changes with time and patience. 

These changes can include fueling your body with gut and liver-loving foods, supplementing with high-quality nutrients, getting out into nature and the sunlight, moving and training your body and mindset, and getting deep restorative sleep.

The SHIFT Protocol

Angela has created the SHIFT protocol to help you narrow in on what you need to focus on in order to live your life at your highest performance. Sleep, hormones, insights, fuel, and training your body and mind all play a key role in developing a core set of practices you can fall back on no matter what.

The more that you learn about your body, the better you can understand what it is telling you and curate a plan that is going to work best for you. At the end of the day, we are our hormones, and what is driving our symptoms is coming from the way we operate in the world. So it is up to us to create a lifestyle in which we can function at our highest and most optimum performance and health levels.

Are you ready to take your foundation of health more seriously in order to live a sustained high-performance life? Share your thoughts with me in the comments below!


“I had been trying to run away from myself for so long, and here I was in the hospital, with just myself.” (9:57)

“[My mission is to] help women have it all really, the high performance and the healthy lifestyle and the family.” (11:27)

“If we could change the conversation and change the way it is approached with young girls, it would be such a different situation for the next generation.” (20:50)

“The SHIFT Protocol is essentially what I developed to help build my own recovery, and help other women put in place practices to optimize their health.” (29:57)

“Bio-individuality is really the biggest thing; my message really would be to take these general principles, but then adapt them to you and the way your body works.” (41:21)

“When you start to embrace things like gratitude, journaling, meditation, yoga, and connect with you, inside you, and start to show more self-love and self-compassion, you can find a way through.” (45:00)

In This Episode

  • Why do we need to have conversations about hormones with young girls earlier in order to avoid issues down the line (19:34)
  • The biggest needle movers when it comes to managing and deregulating your stress response system (22:05)
  • How the SHIFT protocol can help you optimize for higher performance with ease and grace and without perfection (29:50)
  • Tips for training your body and mind for optimization (38:20)
  • A message of hope for those struggling with depression, anxiety, and more (42:29)

Resources Mentioned

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Get Dr. Mariza’s Liver Loving Superfoods Guide Here

Female Biohacker Collective Membership

Angela Foster Website

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