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, 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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Sep 27, 2017

Colette Kent is an Ayurvedic Educator and the founder of Elements Natural Healing and Wellbeing who has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years. She is the former owner of a fitness studio in France who, despite her efforts to achieve optimal health, she still felt unhealthy. Following her participation in a 21-day ayurvedic body cleanse program, she began feeling healthier and inspired to become an Ayurvedic educator.


Today, Colette joins me to share her journey toward optimal health and how the ayurvedic methods she practices today can impact your health and wellbeing. She also shares tips on how to navigate the seasonal transition into Autumn and the importance of aligning your eating habits with what nature is currently doing.



“Ayurveda is all about tuning into nature and the rhythms of nature.” - Colette Kent



On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:


  • How eating with the seasons can impact your health
  • What is Vata Dosha and how it affects your body during the Fall and Winter months
  • How confusion in nature, such as unusual weather changes, can lead to confusion in our bodies
  • When to conduct “seasonal cleanses”
  • Types of food we should stop eating during a seasonal change - and which types of foods to add to our diet
  • The benefits of using warming oils, such as organic sesame oil, on your skin
  • Her recommendations for seasonal cleansing
  • How Ayurveda cleansing helps you tune into your circadian rhythms as well as other body and mental channels
  • Warming teas you should drink during seasonal transitions
  • What is “alternate nostril breathing” and why practicing it is particularly balancing this time of year
  • Dealing with seasonal immune system challenges during seasonal transition phases



3 Standard Phases of an Ayurvedic Cleanse:


  1. Preparation
  2. Main Cleansing
  3. Rejuvenation



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Colette’s Words of Wisdom:


  • It’s about learning your body, tuning into nature, and understanding and empowering yourself to take charge of your own health.
  • Eat easy-to-digest foods; sip on hot water and herbal teas to keep your digestion strong as we go into Fall.



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