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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, 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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Aug 23, 2017

Megan Chambers is the former Production Assistant for A Healthy Curiosity Podcast, and the Office Manager at my acupuncture clinic, Life in Balance Acupuncture.

 

Professionally, Megan has dabbled in sound editing, video editing, print/digital editing, graphic design, website/content management, social media management, event management, development, IT support, and general administrative support, primarily in health-related environments. She's an intersectional feminist, an activist, an outdoor enthusiast, and a dog-lover. Megan also volunteers with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) as an advocate for a child in the foster care system.

 

Megan joins me to talk about the ways we sometimes outsource our stress and responsibility to other people, causing not only more strife in our relationships, but also more stress in the lives of people we love. It's important to stay mindful and reclaim our brains, drawing boundaries with ourselves and with others to ensure that we're only taking on what is ours. 

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Outsourcing responsibility
  • Using the tools available to us
  • Drawing boundaries
  • Raising good partners/housemates and competent humans
  • Productive vs. unproductive energy expenditure

 

Want to contact Megan?

She's currently job searching in the greater Portland area. You can e-mail her at meganachambers@gmail.com

 

Level Up Your Life

Are you ready to upgrade to the next version of you? If you are ready to receive the guidance, accountability, and support you need to up level your health, feel more energized, and truly love your body, then join me for the Eleven Weeks to Level Up Your Life program!

 

Visit BrodieWelch.com/Level-Up to learn more and schedule your FREE Discovery Call Today!

 

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins in October 2017. Spots are limited so reserve your spot today!

 

 

Share Your Healthy Curiosity

Thank you for joining me on today’s episode of A Healthy Curiosity, the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in today’s busy world with healthcare strategies through Chinese medicine. If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show. Share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media to help us spread the word and help more people achieve optimal health throughout their busy lives.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to tell us what you’d like to learn more about!

 

Aug 16, 2017

Dr. Michelle Sands is a licensed Functional Medicine Physician and the founder of Glow Natural Medicine. She is a naturopathic doctor who is on a mission to help women harness the power of nature so they can impact their genetic expression and live a vibrant life by optimizing their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

Dr. Michelle joins me today to share her insight on how women can optimize their genetic potential, the various factors that attribute to many health problems, and how genetic imbalances play a role in our overall health and well-being.

 

"The more you get to know about your body, the better off you will be.” - Dr. Michelle Sands

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What is epigenetics
  • The genetic effects of various child delivery methods
  • How mapping out your body’s functions and dysfunctions can help you identify where to start focusing for improvement
  • How one dysfunctional part of the body impacts other parts
  • Stress and endocrine imbalances in women
  • Various types of stress that affect our health and well-being
  • How adrenal imbalances impact your digestion and other parts of your body
  • What the Vagus nerve is and how bacterial and microbiome imbalances affect it
  • When should women request thyroid tests - and which tests should they request
  • The purpose of your auto-immune system
  • How to improve your auto-immune system
  • How to stimulate your Vagus nerve to improve health and digestion

 

Key Takeaway:

  • Whether you have a diagnosis or are dealing with an issue, you have the power to reverse it yourself.

 

Connect with Dr. Michelle Sands:

 

Level Up Your Life

Are you ready to upgrade to the next version of you? If you are ready to receive the guidance, accountability, and support you need to up level your health, feel more energized, and truly love your body, then join me for the Eleven Weeks to Level Up Your Life program!

 

Visit BrodieWelch.com/Level-Up to learn more and schedule your FREE Discovery Call Today!

 

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins in October 2017. Spots are limited so reserve your spot today!

 

 

Share Your Healthy Curiosity

Thank you for joining me on today’s episode of A Healthy Curiosity, the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in today’s busy world with healthcare strategies through Chinese medicine. If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show. Share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media to help us spread the word and help more people achieve optimal health throughout their busy lives.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to tell us what you’d like to learn more about!

 

Aug 9, 2017

Liz Koch is an international educator and the creator of Core Awareness, a company that focuses on awareness for developing human potential. She is recognized throughout the health industry as an expert in somatic, body work, and fitness. Liz is the author of numerous books and products including The Psoas Book and Unraveling Scoliosis CD.

She joins me today to share how she became interested in the psoas and her knowledge of how the psoas works as our body’s “messenger of the midline.”

 

“The healthier your psoas, the less you can sense it.” - Liz Koch

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What kinesthetic awareness is
  • The connection between your power center and psoas
  • Where the psoas is located in your body
  • Why Liz doesn’t think of the psoas as a muscle
  • How the psoas helps you feel grounded and centered
  • The fluid transfer of energy from the psoas to the rest of your body
  • How the constructive rest posture helps transfer energy
  • How the psoas messages energy depletion in our bodies
  • How Liz helps people listen to their psoas messages to impact their ability to thrive
  • How early conditioning inhibits our kinesthetic awareness
  • Being receptive to your body and the world around you
  • The importance of staying hydrated

 

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Connect with Liz Koch:

 

 

Level Up Your Life

Are you ready to upgrade to the next version of you? If you are ready to receive the guidance, accountability, and support you need to up level your health, feel more energized, and truly love your body, then join me for the 11 Weeks to Level Up Your Life program!

 

Visit BrodieWelch.com/Level-Up to learn more and schedule your FREE Discovery Call Today!

 

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins in October 2017. Spots are limited so reserve your spot today!

 

 

Share Your Healthy Curiosity

Thank you for joining me on today’s episode of A Healthy Curiosity, the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in today’s busy world with healthcare strategies through Chinese medicine. If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show. Share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media to help us spread the word and help more people achieve optimal health throughout their busy lives.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to tell us what you’d like to learn more about!

 

Aug 2, 2017

Dr. Joe Tatta is a doctor of physical therapy, nutritionist, functional pain science expert, and the author of the number one bestselling book, Heal Your Pain Now. He is recognized throughout the healthcare industry for integrating brain science, nutrition, emotions, and movement into easily implemented treatments for lasting pain relief. Dr. Tatta is on a mission to heal people’s pain quickly and compassionately and reverse the global pain epidemic.

He joins me today to explain what pain truly is, where it starts, and how emotions and beliefs play a role in pain management for chronic pain sufferers. He shares his insight and knowledge about how emotional traumas, such as PTSD, play a role in our body’s ability to heal and repair itself, the importance of eating whole foods for chronic pain sufferers, and provides practical tips for managing pain throughout the day.

 

“Thoughts are things, and they have the ability to influence the body on a physical and emotional level.” – Dr. Joe Tatta

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • The context of when the pain occurs, how the brain interprets pain, and the connection with how we feel it
  • The physiological changes that occur in the body due to stress and trauma
  • How inflammation affects the body and triggers pain
  • The relationship between chronic pain, anxiety, and depression
  • Why the “story” that is developed around each person’s pain is an important factor in reducing chronic pain
  • How your belief system plays a role in your ability to manage pain
  • How to retrain your brain to not feel pain
  • The effects of repressing emotions
  • The psychological message of the “chronic pain” label
  • The role that nutrition plays in chronic pain management

 

Connect with Dr. Joe Tatta:

 

 

Level Up Your Life

Are you ready to upgrade to the next version of you? If you are ready to receive the guidance, accountability, and support you need to up level your health, feel more energized, and truly love your body, then join me for the 11 Weeks to Level Up Your Life program!

 

Visit BrodieWelch.com/Level-Up to learn more and schedule your FREE Discovery Call Today!

 

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins in October 2017. Spots are limited so reserve your spot today!

 

 

Share Your Healthy Curiosity

Thank you for joining me on today’s episode of A Healthy Curiosity, the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in today’s busy world with healthcare strategies through Chinese medicine. If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show. Share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media to help us spread the word and help more people achieve optimal health throughout their busy lives.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to tell us what you’d like to learn more about!

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