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A Healthy Curiosity

Exploring self-care strategies, personal evolution, Chinese Medicine, and what it takes to be well in a busy world. You know that health and happiness aren’t things you can outsource. You’ve also got a full plate, and making the time to take care of yourself can be challenging. A Healthy Curiosity is here to support you. Host Brodie Welch, L.Ac., is an expert in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, a holistic health coach, as well as a teacher and practitioner of qi gong, meditation, yoga, lifestyle and diet counseling who tries to walk her talk about health and mindfulness as a recovering Type-A, parent, and business owner. You'll find interviews with fellow experts in Chinese Medicine and natural health care about the conditions we treat and strategies we use clinically; simple self-care tips to help you feel calm, centered, and energized; and personal chats where we explore what gets in the way of our best intentions: perfectionism, big goals, habits and routines, chronic pain, overwork and overwhelm, boundaries, limiting beliefs — and what it takes to overcome such obstacles mindfully.
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Apr 24, 2019

Deep Core Messages From Your Psoas

with Liz Koch

The psoas is at the core of your body, and is a primary messenger of your well being. Understanding the power of this mysterious, watery shape-shifting tissue known as the psoas can be the key to not only health, but happiness. Today we talk about:

  • what you need to know about your psoas
  • what it can tell you about yourself, and what it might need from you
  • the psycho-emotional-somatic dimensions of the psoas from a Chinese Medicine perspective

Liz Koch is back for her second appearance on A Healthy Curiosity to further discuss the role the psoas plays as the primary messenger of your body's healing needs. 

Liz has more than 43 years experience working with the psoas. As an international speaker and author, she is recognized in the fitness and wellness movement as an expert on the "core muscle" of the human body. 

Find more information on Liz Koch at: www.coreawareness.com

Connect with Liz for access to class 1 of her Remote Psoas Course at: https://coreawareness.com/contact/

Core Awareness: Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Excercise and Dance: Core Awareness

The Psoas Book: The Psoas Book

 

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Apr 16, 2019

Ways We Self-Minimize

with Brodie Welch, L.Ac.

Do you move through the world in a powerful way? Or do you subtly give others permission to dismiss you? As women, we're socialized to soften -- or even apologize for-- our presence, our words, our opinions.  If we're doing that, we're not embodying self-respect. Listen in to learn:

  • Words and phrases you may be using that dampen your power -- and what to say instead
  • The most important word to eliminate from your self-talk to help you feel capable
  • The connection between the season of spring, the liver/ gallbladder and the courage to speak your truth

 

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Apr 10, 2019

Deconstructing Pain

with Dr. Kevin Cuccaro 

Dealing with pain can be frustrating and, well...painful. If you don't suffer from a persistent pain, you know someone who does. Just the words "chronic pain" bring fears of a loss in quality of life. But do we really know about pain? Dr. Kevin Cuccaro and I discuss how to 'deconstruct' pain and effectively address it. Today we talk about:   

  • how pain is constructed -- and how we might deconstruct it
  • the real purpose of pain
  • the "pain triangle"
  • why pain persists even if the "problem" is fixed

Dr. Kevin Cuccaro, D. O.  is a physician, consultant and expert on pain. As a specialist in chronic pain, he is changing how society understands and treats the physical and emotional sides to pain. Dr. Cuccaro has a private practice in Philomath, OR and currently serves on the Oregon Pain Management Commission as well as the Oregon Health Authority Health Evidence Review Committee’s Chronic Pain Task Force.

 

Find more about The Pain Class at: www.ThePainClass.com

Find Dr. Kevin Cuccaro at: https://kevincuccaro.com/

 

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Apr 3, 2019

Your 3-Word Rebellion

with Michelle Mazur, Ph.D

Words have power, maybe today more than ever. The capacity to live, spread and lead with a personal message has the potential to create change on an unbelievable scale via social media alone. 

Communication rebel Michelle Mazur explains how your own "3-Word Rebellion" can help you find your one of a kind message that encapsulates the change you want in the world.  Learn how to incorporate your message into business and/or for personal change. Today we talk about:  

  • how to find your personal message
  • the first steps to discovering your 3-word rebellion
  • how the 3-word rebellion helps your creative expression
  • using your message for change

Michelle Mazer is a public speaking coach, message strategist, creator of the 3-Word Rebellion and founder of Communication Rebel®. With the core belief that communication can change the world, Michelle helps business owners, private sector and public speakers rebel against the status quo, by using one compelling message at a time.   

Find more information on Dr. Michelle Mazur, Ph.D. and the 3-Word Rebellion at:  https://drmichellemazur.com/

Find "3 Word Rebellion: Create a One of a Kind Message that Grows Your Business into a Movement" at: https://www.amazon.com/Word-Rebellion-One-Kind-Business/dp/0578421119

Also referenced on this show - 

"Start with the Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action", by Simon Sinek at: https://www.amazon.com/Start-Why-Leaders-Inspire-Everyone

Jennie Nash, Book Coach can be found at: https://jennienash.com/

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Mar 27, 2019

Mindfulness for Kids, Community and Planet

with Liz Rutledge

Mindfulness isn't just for adults anymore! Children experience their fair share of stress and anxiety too. It makes complete sense that kids could/should learn how create a mindful practice of their own. Today's guest, Liz Rutledge has spent years teaching mindfulness to school age kids and shares the benefits she has seen it have. It's not just a concept, mindfulness is becoming more and more about self, family, community, and ultimately the mindful sustainability of our planet. Today we talk about:

  • mindlessness vs mindfulness
  • what age are kids most receptive to learning mindfulness
  • how mindful daily choices can have an impact for everyone
  • the ripple effects mindfulness can create

Liz has been practicing mindfulness for many years and in the last ten years has been teaching mindfulness to students in Denver area schools. She is currently earning her Mindful School certification and is also a blogger, passionate about environment, and founder of SustainableThree. 

 

Learn more about Liz Rutledge at: http://www.sustainablethree.com/

Find Liz on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SustainableThree/

Find Liz on Instagram at: SustainableThreeInstagram

Find Liz on Pinterest: SustainableThreePinterest

Denver East High School PTSA Angel Talks:  AngelTalks

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Mar 20, 2019

Forgiveness: Liver's Spring Cleaning

with Brodie Welch, L.Ac.

Ah spring! A time of new growth, spring cleaning, and, from a Chinese Medicine standpoint, the Liver and Gall Bladder's time to shine. Liver and Gallbladder resonate with the emotions of anger, frustration, and resentment.Chinese Medicine practitioner and holistic self-care strategist Brodie Welch shares:

  • what the season of spring means from a psycho-emotional perspective
  • how anger, resentment & depression affect the body
  • a personal story about her "scapedog" and what she's doing in her own life to transform self-righteous resentment into ease and acceptance

Where could you let go of resentment and find forgiveness? Please email your responses, along with thoughts for future solo shows to brodie@brodiewelch.com

 

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Mar 13, 2019

CBD Demystified

with Dr. Rachna Patel

There's a lot of buzz about cannabis these days, specifically CBD: the component that doesn't get you high. It's being lauded for helping all sorts of ailments from chronic pain to rheumatoid arthritis to psoriasis and anxiety. Is it as great as it seems? With the use and legalization of marijuana in some states & the ever changing laws of those states, it is hard to know if you can even use CBD, let alone determine if it is really useful for your condition. Back for her second interview for A Healthy Curiosity, CBD expert  Dr. Patel helps to destigmatize & demystify CBD. This episode includes:

  • how to navigate the overall legalities of CBD usage in your state
  • what CBD is and where it comes from
  • what to look for in a CBD product
  • what conditions benefit most from CBD
  • answers to listener questions 

Dr. Rachna Patel comes from a background in Emergency Medicine. Through her interest in helping patients alleviate pain, Dr. Patel ventured into the field of Medical Cannabis in 2012. In order to offer people care they would not otherwise get, She opened her own practice in 2014. Dr. Patel's knowledge in the fields of Medical Cannabis & CBD's, have defined her as an expert in her specialty. 

Find more information about Dr, Rachna Patel at: https://www.DrRachnaPatel.com/

Find Dr. Patels' book "The CBD Oil Solution: Treat Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Insomnia, and More-without the High" using this link: Purchase Book on Amazon

Find Dr. Patel on YouTube using this link: Dr. Patel on YouTube

Find Dr. Patel on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DoctorRachnaPatel/ 

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Mar 6, 2019

Beyond the Pill

with Dr. Jolene Brighten

Hormonal birth control pills can mean freedom from unwanted pregnancy, but this freedom often comes at the cost. These days, hormonal based birth control pills are commonly prescribed for symptoms from painful periods to acne, often before a woman gets a chance to understand her own cycles, without much discussion of possible side effects, alternative treatments, and other non-hormonal methods for preventing unwanted pregnancies. Dr. Jolene Brighten spent years working with woman identifying Post-Birth Control Syndrome, and then learning how to help women heal from the use of hormonal birth control. On today's episode we discuss:

  • controlling vs. listening to our natural cycles
  • the side effects every woman considering or taking The Pill should know 
  • how our symptoms are signals from the body and why masking them might not be a great idea

Dr. Jolene Brighten is Functional Naturopathic Medical Doctor and nutritional biochemist with a focus in women's endocrine health. She is recognized as a leading expert in Post-Birth Control Syndrome and the long term side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives. Dr. Brighten is also the author of, "Beyond the Pill: A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill." She is a speaker and a women's health advocate. 

Learn more about Dr. Jolene Brighten at:  https://drbrighten.com/pbcsdiet/

Purchase "Beyond The Pill" at: https://drbrighten.com/beyond-the-pill/

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Feb 27, 2019

Poop: Why You Should Give a Crap

With Dr. Marisol Teijeiro

Do you poop consistently? Are you a "hyper wiper"? Do you struggle with bloating or constipation? Dr. Marisol Teijeiro, a world leader renowned for her passion for cleansing and gut health joins Brodie to discuss this usually undiscussed topic. Dr. Marisol is an expert on the subject not only because she has the degree on the wall but more so because she's experienced feeling shitty and figured out how to get healthy. On today's episode we go over:

  • what our poop can tell us about our health
  • why we should give a shit every day
  • the color, size and shape we want our poop to be
  • how we can improve our poop 

Crowned Queen of Thrones, Dr. Marisol Teijeiro has trained and educated health care practitioners and has helped thousands of patients for over 15 years. She directs and practices at Sanas Health Practice in Canada, has spearheaded PuraSanas health supplements and invented the Queen of the Thrones Organic Castor Oil Pack™ and line of products. The launch of her first books, OH, SHIT!, her educational conferences and programs, heralds her championing you to become your legend.

Dr. Marisol Teijeiro's Website: https://drmarisol.com 

Dr. Marisol Teijeiro's Castor Oil Pack Link: https://drmarisol.com/castor-oil-pack/

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Feb 20, 2019

Healing Anxiety 

with Stephanie Dalfonzo

Have stress, anxiety, and struggling with sleep become your new normal? If yes, you’re so not alone. It’s easy to feel powerless around these issues. Happily, there are simple, concrete practices that can help. Stephanie Dalfonzo has developed 35 daily skills & techniques that can help women find & put their happiness first, and she shares several in today’s episode. We get into:

  • why self care is where all care begins
  • how adverse childhood experiences may surface many years later
  • what true gratitude has to do with inner health and happiness
  • how making small daily changes, can orient you to appreciation

Stephanie Dalfonzo is an Anxiety Expert, Speaker, Author and Clinical Hypnotist. Stephanie started her professional life as celebrity DJ Stevie Knox in the 80's & 90's. It was during this time she began to experience anxiety so badly she started to suffer from insomnia as well. After a brief success with prescription medication, Stephanie began to explore and educate herself on the treatment of chronic stress & anxiety. Leading her to becoming an expert in her field and the author of, "Goodbye Anxiety, Hello Freedom; How to Build Resilience and Overcome Anxiety."

Stephanie Dalfonzo's Website: https://stephaniedalfonzo.com/

"Goodbye Anxiety, Hello Freedom" available here:  https://stephaniedalfonzo.com/goodbye-anxiety-book/

Adverse Childhood Experience Study: Adverse Childhood Experience Study Information

 

 

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Feb 13, 2019

Mastering Menopause the Keto-Green Way

with Dr. Anna Cabeca

Menopause can be a wild ride: brain fog, weight gain, mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats — the list goes on. Dr. Anna Cabeca has personally “recovered” from transitioning through menopause twice and shares her keto-green approach to hormonal balance.

 
On today’s episode we talk about…
  • how hormones are re-organizing menopause
  • how our food choices can impact
  • which keto-green foods are important to women’s health
  • how ketones help reduce brain fog caused by menopause

Dr. Anna Cabeca is an internationally acclaimed menopause and sexual health expert, global speaker and a pioneer in women’s health. She is triple board certified in Gynecology and Obstetric Integrative Medicine, and Anti-Aging Restorative Medicine.

 

Dr. Anna Cabeca’s website – www.drannacabeca.com

Dr. Cabeca’s book, “The Hormone Fix: Burn Fat Naturally, Boost Energy, Sleep Better , and Stop Hot Flashes, the Keto-Green way”, can be found at – www.amazon.com 

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Feb 6, 2019

Have you ever been "burned out?" Would you know it if you were? In a world that moves at hyper speed, it is easy to overlook the simplest answer to what might have become our greatest health concerns. Michelle Pfennighaus describes how chronic stress might be the cause of a cluster of symptoms, and how small changes in lifestyle and diet can drastically change your health and happiness. 

On today's episode we talk about...

  • what the most common causes of burnout for women is today
  • how being stuck in a stress response can result in a multitude of symptoms
  • what IBS has to do with burnout
  • how small changes in diet can have an immediate effect on your health
  • why changing your perception of who you have to be, can result in happiness
  • why stress may not be so obvious
  • what you can do about stress
  • how you can avoid the state of chronic stress

Michelle Pfennighaus is a Health Coach and trained in Functional Medicine. She has spent ten years helping women heal from chronic stress. Michelle has been featured on several networks as an expert in her field of focus. She was also spotlighted in the documentary "Lemonade", a look into her time recovering from a high pressure and stress job as a professional in the world of big money advertising. 

Michelle Pfennighaus website -  https://findyourbalancehealth.com

Watch for - "She's Got Power" website and podcast from Michelle Pfennighaus, coming soon

"Learn From Home" with Brodie Welch - https://brodiewelch.com/classes-and-meditations/

Jan 30, 2019

As we hit our late 30s, it’s not unusual to are faced with new hormonal symptoms like hot flashes and mood changes. Cathy Margolin, L.Ac., explains how changes in diet and lifestyle can help you, “Rock Your Menopause.”

On today’s episode we talk about…

  • what’s going on with your hormones & what you are doing to cause it
  • why plant-based hormone replacement is more beneficial than animal-based
  • what the best hormone friendly foods are for dealing with symptoms of peri-menopause & menopause
  • surprising and easy lifestyle changes you can make to ease symptoms
  • the role water, and the source of water has in your estrogen levels
  • how to honor your Yin as you transition to a new season in life

 

 

Cathy Margolin is a Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist and Nationally Certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. Cathy has more than 30 years of experience in complimentary and alternative medicine. She is the founder of Pacific Herbs and the author of “Stop Your Bitching; A Step by Step Guide to Balance Hormones & End PMS & Menstrual Cramps …naturally.”

 

Cathy’s passion for health and herbal medicine has led her to develop the “Rock Your Menopause 21 Day Challenge*” A series of short videos that help achieve hormonal balance, in a natural way. 

 

 

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Jan 23, 2019

Happiness Skills with Nataly Kogan

with Nataly Kogan 

Genuine emotional wellbeing doesn't come from making everything in our lives perfect and never feeling any difficult emotions. It comes from allowing ourselves to feel all that we feel, to accept ourselves and the world as it is.

Happiness isn't a state of being or a simple feeling -- and it doesn't come from the outside. It's a skill we can all practice and improve, no matter our starting point. On today's episode, we talk about:

  • achievement doesn't lead to happiness
  • accepting that happiness is inconsistent
  • 5 core happiness skills
  • The emotional immune system

Nataly Kogan is one of the leading global experts in optimizing your emotional health so you can thrive at work and in life.

After a successful career as a venture capital investor and tech executive at companies like McKinsey and Microsoft, Nataly founded Happier with the mission to help people and organizations unleash their greatest potential by cultivating science-backed Happier Skills.
 
Since then, more than a million people have used the Happier mobile app and participated in Happier @ Work programs and online courses.
 
Nataly is a sought-out keynote speaker and has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
 
Her most recent book, HAPPIER NOW, was just released in May of 2018.

 

Connect with Nataly Kogan:

Learn more about Nataly, her books and other services at https://www.happier.com// where you can find a range of tools to grow your happiness skills.

 

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Jan 16, 2019

Healing When It Seems Impossible 

with Dr. Shiroko Sokitch 
When we feel bad, sick, or unwell, we often ask "why me?" Dr. Shiroko breaks down that question with her personal experiences and seven keys to healing. On today's episode, we talk about
  • the difference between healing and curing
  • the first key of beginning to heal
  • the "triangle of wellness" and how it affects our overall health. 
 

Shiroko Sokitch, MD, is the founder and owner of Heart to Heart Medical Center in Santa Rosa, California. Dr. Shiroko is an expert at using many modalities to bring the body to balance and wholeness. She brings hope and healing to difficult health conditions by blending Chinese and Western medicine with a deep spiritual and emotional healing approach.

Trained in general surgery, and working as an Emergency room Doctor for 10 years while attending acupuncture school, gave Dr. Shiroko a broad range of medical experience. Her new book – Healing When It Seems Impossible: 7 Keys to Defy the Odds is about her unique and comprehensive healing approach.

 

Connect with Dr. Shiroko Sokitch:

Learn more about the Heart to Heart Medical Center at http://hearttoheartmedicalcenter.com/ where you can also download a free workbook to accompany her book.

Find Dr. Shiroko's new book, Healing When It Seems Impossible: 7 Keys to Defy the Odds on Amazon.

 

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Jan 9, 2019

Timing Is Everything

with Brodie Welch

 

Diet, nutrition, exercise, therapy... we'll try anything to try to feel better and be healthier. But what if what's actually ailing us is the timing of our sleeping and eating? On this week's episode, we talk about

  • the part of your brain that regulates hunger, hormones, and sleep;
  • how our organs tell what time it is;
  • and yet another reason why to eat breakfast.

The wisdom behind living in sync with nature comes from ancient traditions—Ayurveda and Chinese medicine are just two of these—and modern science is just now catching up. We also dig into the Dr. Satchin Panda's new book Circadian Code.

 

Resources:

http://www.circadiancode.com/

 

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Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself, even before all the work is done and everyone else’s needs are met. When you take care of yourself first, everyone around you will benefit and will let you get more done in less time. If you need a reminder, visit https://brodiewelch.comand your free Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto. Print it out and hang it on your wall or fridge to remind you that taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s essential.

 

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Jan 2, 2019

The feeling of overwhelm can be crippling. Even when we want to take better care of ourselves, self-care can become that item on the to-do list that we never get to. On today's episode, we talk about

  • the stories we tell ourselves about who we are
  • identity evolution and agency 
  • self-care as a gradual process 
 

Dr. Samantha Brody is a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist in Portland Oregon. She also runs a virtual arm of her business doing coaching and consulting with clients across the globe. Dr Samantha writes for a variety of publications and has been quoted in media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, HuffPost, and Shape. She is the author of Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out (Sounds True, January 2019).

 

Find Dr. Samantha Brody on https://drsamantha.com/ or on social media @drsamanthand. And if you're in Portland, Oregon, meet her in person at Powells’S City of Books for her book signing on 1/18/19 at 7:30pm.

Resources from the Show:

Values Exercise from Overcoming Overwhelm
Sample Chapter from Overcoming Overwhelm

 

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You have the right to take care of yourself, even before all the work is done and everyone else’s needs are met. When you take care of yourself first, everyone around you will benefit and will let you get more done in less time. If you need a reminder, visit https://brodiewelch.comand your free Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto. Print it out and hang it on your wall or fridge to remind you that taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s essential.

 

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Dec 26, 2018

Episode 130: Trusting Your Body 

with Lauren Geertsen

 

It's miserable to feel unhappy with your own body, yet so many of us do. Lauren Geertsen works with women to help them trust, and even love!, their bodies. On today's episode, you'll learn about: 

  • a practice that helps you listen to your body
  • the source of shame and how to cut off its power
  • how to deepen your intuition

 

Lauren Geertsen is a nutritionist and author. Her wellness website, Empowered Sustenance, has supported over 40 million people on their healing journey.

Lauren helps women connect to their body’s wisdom so they can heal themselves. Her 4-week How To Trust Your Body program shares tools and techniques so you can access your intuition and make better decisions in your health, relationships and work.

 

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http://howtotrustyourbody.com/
 

 

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If you'd like to get in touch with Jennie, you can contact her at farmingyogini@gmail.com and keep a lookout for her website to go live at www.gardenrhythm.com.

 
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Dec 19, 2018

Episode 129: Cultivating Energy with QiGong 

with Lee Holden

 

Effortless power... sounds too good to be true, right? Well, a QiGong practice, one of the five branches of Chinese medicine, harnesses the natural energy of the body to increase power and decrease pain and stress. On today's episode, you'll learn about: 
 
  • the three keys to experience flow-state 
  • an easy movement to feel your own qi 
  • why this ancient practice is deeply radical
  • how this energy moves determines the quality of our life 

 

Lee Holden first discovered the healing power of QiGong and tai chi after experiencing injuries that nearly sidelined his Varsity Soccer career at the University of California, Berkeley. Impressed at how these ancient practices healed his body and allowed him to return to playing, he made their study a priority. Today, he is an internationally known instructor in meditation, tai chi, and Qi Gong, as well as a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and author (7 Minutes of Magic, Penguin 2007). His popular library of Qi Gong DVDs have made him a regular fixture on American Public Television and over 105 PBS stations throughout the U.S.and Canada. Lee's unique QiGong programs have been seen in over 50 million households.

Lee’s expertise and down-to-earth teaching style have made him a popular speaker and workshop facilitator. He’s worked with world-famous healer Deepak Chopra as well as Mantak Chia, a widely revered QiGong expert. Holden is also a stress management consultant to top Silicon Valley corporations like Apple, 3Com and Cisco, and has been the on-set wellness consultant for several Hollywood film productions.

Lee is a graduate of U.C., Berkeley, with a BA in Psychology. Lee , a "Doctor of Chinese Medicine," is a graduate of Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, a leading acupuncture college in the U.S.

 

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https://www.holdenqigong.com/

 

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Dec 12, 2018

Episode 128: Achieving Your Health Goals

4 Key Factors
 
Today, Brodie Welch digs into what we actually need to do if we want to meet our goals. In this episode, Brodie explains four of the main obstacles to greater health:
  • hyper-focusing on one thing we want to fix instead of the bigger picture
  • setting a big goal without creating a plan for how to get there
  • trying to go-it-alone and reach goals without support from others
  • telling ourselves we cannot afford investing in our own health
 
Brodie Welch—Chinese Medicine expert, holistic life coach and A Healthy Curiosity host—also talks about the amazing results her most recent Level Up group experienced by investing in their health in 2018. Above all, she says, we need to adjust our mindset. We need to believe we are worth the effort. 
 

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Dec 5, 2018
 

Reversing Autoimmune Disease

with Dr. Terry Wahls

Autoimmune diseases are on the rise, but Dr. Terry Wahls recovered from near paralysis by changing her diet. On today’s episode, learn about:

  • what minerals protect our cells from autoimmune diseases
  • how to preserve brain health with diet and lifestyle
  • the importance of social connection and a sense of purpose to our health

Through her research and personal experience with progressive MS, Dr. Terry Wahls found that modifying the paleo diet and emphasizing dark, leafy greens, grassfed or wildcaught meat, deeply pigmented plants (beets, carrots, berries), and healthy fats supports health on a cellular level. Today, she explains the science behind cellular nutrition and why it's more difficult now than ever to eat a healthy diet. 

Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions. Listen to Dr. Wahls’ amazing story and discover what foods hold the keys to slowing neurologic decline and aging, reducing mental health symptoms, and improving our kids’ performance in school. You can learn more about her work from her website, www.terrywahls.com, and download her Wahls Diet Cheat Sheet here

Dr. Terry Wahls also hosts the Wahls Protocol Seminar every August where anyone can learn how to implement the Protocol with ease and success. Follow her on Facebook (Terry Wahls MD), on Instagram @drterrywahls, and on Twitter at @TerryWahls. Learn more about her MS clinical trials by reaching out to her team via this email: MSDietStudy@healthcare.uiowa.edu.

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Nov 28, 2018

Episode 126: Hot Sex in Long-Term Relationships

with Susan Bratton

One of the biggest challenges of a long-term relationship, is keeping the sexual flame alive. On today's episode you'll learn about:

  • How to set up an erotic playdate with your partner
  • What leads to a clitoral erection
  • Ways to have orgasms post-menopause

Susan Bratton, also known as "Trusted Hot Sex Advisor To Millions" and the "Dear Abby of Sex," joins us today to talk about rejuvenating your sex life in a long-term relationship. According to Susan, sex can actually improve as we age. "You can have better orgasms at 90 than you're having now," she says. In this conversation, she describes her tool the "Soulmate Embrace" and how it stimulates desire. She also offers a step-by-step communication process that helps women explain their sexual needs to their partners. 

Susan Bratton is the CEO of a digital publishing company specializing in books, audios and videos showing three things: 1) passionate lovemaking techniques, 2) bedroom communication skills, and 3) sexual health and vitality products and protocols.

Find Susan's free sexual edutainment at betterlover.com and get her newest #1 hit technique for lovers, "The Soulmate Embrace,” as her gift for you.

Download The Soulmate Embrace at soulmateembrace.com

 

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Nov 21, 2018

Wondering how to prioritize your own pleasure and re-discover your libido? On today's episode, you'll learn about:

  • simple tantric practices
  • deepening connection and intimacy in 15 minutes
  • using sexual energy to heal from trauma

Amanda Testa is a Sex, Love and Relationship Expert and founder of Find Your Feminine Fire. Her methods bridge ancient tantric tools combined with the latest in neuroscience to help high performing women ditch unworthiness and embody confidence, radiance, and vitality in all areas of their lives.

Amanda believes that we should all be able to enjoy our lives and not just get through each day. Many women feel like there's just no time for sex at the end of the day, but Amanda is here to help us discover how prioritizing our personal pleasure leads to deeper relationships and a more radiant sense of self-worth. 

This podcast is one of a two-part series about pleasure, sexuality, and intimacy. Interested? Join us next week to talk about stoking the sexual flame in your relationships. 

 

Connect with Amanda Testa:

amanda@amandatesta.com 

Free gift From Amanda Testa:

www.amandatesta.com/intimacy

 

 

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Nov 14, 2018

Looking to lose weight without changing your diet? On today’s episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Why the WHEN of eating is as important as what you’re eating
  • Intermittent and long-term fasting
  • The benefits (and potential risks) of fasting for women

Dr. Stephanie Estima is a big-hearted, energetic, and compassionate healer dedicated to changing lives through evidence-based health strategies like nutrition, fitness, and mindset. She studied Neuroscience and Psychology and received her Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of Toronto. She then went on to complete her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. 



Dr. Stephanie has a special interest in brain optimization, longevity, and weight loss. She is a female biohacker, a former figure competitor, and is interested in the application of the ketogenic diet, fasting, and fitness in females. She also runs an online program called KetoClean, a plant-based approach to Keto.

 

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https://www.thehealthloft.ca/dr-stephanie/ 

 

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Nov 7, 2018

Hormonal & Sexual Health for Women

with Dr. Anna Cabeca

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity, you’ll learn about:

  • How hormones affect your mind and body
  • Environmental and dietary influencers of hormones
  • Lifestyle changes for hormone balance
  • Dispelling dietary misconceptions

 

Dr. Cabeca frequently lectures nationally and internationally regarding restorative health and women’s health issues.

She is a board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician, as well as board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, an expert in Functional Medicine, and an expert in women’s health.

She specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives, successful menopause and age management medicine.

She is a consultant and trainer for other physicians in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Functional Medicine Principles.

 

Connect with Dr. Anna Cabeca:

Dr. Anna Cabeca

 

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