600th Episode: Reflections

In this episode, host Cate Stillman takes us on a captivating journey through her personal experiences and insights gained during a transformative sabbatical. Join us as we explore the depths of her exploration into various topics, from microbiomes and health to self-discovery and meaning.

What You’ll Get Out of Tuning In

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the power of taking a sabbatical and its impact on personal growth and learning.
  • Explore the interconnectedness of various aspects of health, including microbiomes and holistic well-being.
  • Discover the role of belief in driving action and the importance of acting on one’s instincts and passions.
  • Uncover valuable insights into the relationship between fasting, microbiome health, and women’s well-being.
  • Learn how to find meaning, align focus, and turn purpose into a path that leads to both personal fulfillment and abundance.


  • Into the Abyss: Cate shares her unapologetic journey of plunging into a self-directed sabbatical, delving into a vast range of topics that piqued her curiosity and passion.
  • Microbiome Insights: Uncover fascinating revelations about the microbiome, from the truth about urine as a probiotic fluid to the interconnectedness of microbiomes throughout the body.
  • The Emergence of Thought Leadership: Learn how Cate’s sabbatical empowered her to accelerate her thought leadership and embrace multiple niches simultaneously, leading to meaningful contributions and assets.
  • The Power of Community: Discover the strength and interdependence of the global community that Cate has cultivated through her work, and why she values conversationalists over traditional followers.
  • Exploring Holistic Health: Dive into the intersection of intermittent fasting, microbiome health, and women’s well-being, and how these elements intertwine to create a holistic approach to health.
  • Finding Meaning and Purpose: Gain insights into finding meaning, aligning focus, and turning purpose into a path that not only enriches one’s life but also leads to abundance.


“A belief is to act it out. I just did it and didn’t really understand the consequences.”

“You are personal medicine… understanding your body’s unique dynamics leads to transformative healing.”

“The tension between opposites holds the dynamicism of the path between them.”

“Integrate fresh foods and microbiome health to unlock the transformative power of intermittent fasting.”

“We are conversationalists, not just followers or fans; we shape the dialogue together.”

“Exploring primal habits can lead to profound shifts in health and well-being.”


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  • Cate’s latest book: Uninflamed: 21 Anti-Inflammatory PRIMAL HABITS to heal, sleep better, intermittent fast, detox, lose weight, feel great, & crush your life goals with a kickass microbiome
  • Want to ask Cate a question for the podcast? Record it here: catestillman.com/ask
  • Want a free personalized session: curious@clubthrive.global

As we journey alongside Cate Stillman through her transformative sabbatical, we are reminded of the power of self-directed learning and the profound impact it can have on personal growth. 

Join us in the next episode for more enlightening conversations and insights. In the meantime, explore Cate’s books, resources, and community to embark on your own journey of discovery and transformation. Stay curious, stay engaged, and remember that you hold the key to your own holistic well-being.