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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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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

 

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Connect with Colette Kent:

 

 

 

 

 

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The next round of Level Up Your Life begins in October 10 2017. Spots are limited so reserve your spot today!

 

 

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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.

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Sep 20, 2017

Dr. Titus Chiu is an author, international speaker, and Functional Neurologist who is known to heal the brain naturally through the use of the five senses. His mission is to show the world the healing possibilities and the human potential through his words and actions. To heal his patients, he makes use of a combination of Functional Medicine and what he calls “Sensorigenomic Therapy.”

Sensorigenomics is a revolutionary method of brain healing using the five senses. He treats patients struggling with anxiety, concussion, Alzheimer’s, and many other autoimmune and neurological symptoms.

In today’s episode, Dr. Titus Chiu talks about sensorigenomics, how to improve brain health without any pills or supplements, how he makes use of the five senses to heal the brain, and various exercises you can perform right now to improve your life.

 

“This idea of body awareness comes in many different flavors.” – Dr. Titus Chiu

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What is sensorigenomics and why is it important?
  • What is his definition of neuroplasticity?
  • The conditions he works with and how he makes use of the five senses to change the brain.
  • How he usually assesses his patients.
  • What is the 6th “bonus” sense?
  • Why is it harder to balance with our eyes closed?
  • The link between anxiety and proprioception.
  • Self-care for common neurological symptoms.
  • What he recommends for most people with brain fog and other neurological issues.
  • The healthy fats he recommends and why he recommends them.
  • The type of diets he recommends on specific groups of people.
  • His thoughts on the ketogenic diet.
  • The chemical and physical brain.
  • The exercises he recommends his patients.

 

 

Key Takeaway:

  • It's all about balance, not about having too much yin or yang.
  • Proprioception allows us to move around comfortably in this planet.

 

 

Resources mentioned:

 

Connect with Dr. Titus Chiu:

 

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 10, 2017. Spots are limited so reserve your spot today!

 

The next round of Basics of Chinese Medicine begins on October 18, 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!

 

Sep 13, 2017

Dr. Pedram Shojai is a fellow Chinese medicine practitioner, a Qigong teacher, known philanthropist, and a New York Times bestselling author. He’s also made headlines in the movie industry producing documentaries. Above all, he is known as the Urban Monk, a person who advocates the use of Oriental Medicine and favors a holistic approach to wellness. His new book The Art of Stopping Time was written to help people find more time, energy, and peace in their life.

In today’s episode, Pedram shares why he quit being a traditional “clinician,” how he got into his current career, and his daily health routines. He also explains what his books and documentaries are all about and actionable tips and strategies you can use right now to help improve your life.

 

“No one is going to fix the world; It's you. Fix yourself then fix the world. Help yourself, then help the world.” – Dr. Pedram Shojai

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How he went from working with people as a clinician to what he's doing today.
  • Where has he had the most success in getting people to actually follow his recommendations.
  • How he started his new career with reverse engineering.
  • His strategy when he needs to dig deep and tap into his "infinite place.”
  • Why the media and the government seem to disempower you.
  • How he supports companies that don't support the destruction of the world.
  • Low cost things that people can do to be part of the solution.
  • What is Time Compression Syndrome?

 

 

Key Takeaway:

  • The goal of any noble profession is to put itself out of business.
  • There's a huge difference between what the media tells you what happiness looks like and what happiness really is.
  • Never allow yourself to get out of breath; stay under your breath

 

 

Connect with Pedram Shojai:

 

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 10, 2017. Spots are limited so reserve your spot today!

 

The next round of Basics of Chinese Medicine begins on October 18, 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!

 

Sep 6, 2017

I’ve been pretty busy lately. We dropped our daughter off at her first year of college, vacationing for a week in the Orcas, and attended a friend’s wedding in Seattle. When we got back, I was busy transitioning office managers and seeing more patients than usual to make up for my absence. In between being on the road and making up for my lost clinic hours, I was considering rerunning a previous episode so I can take a little breather. Then I remembered the one question my patients ask me when I check them out: “What do you look for when you look at my tongue?” and decided to make a short episode about it.

In today’s episode, I’ll share with you what we look for when looking at your tongue, how to read the tongue, and what it can tell you when it comes to your health and internal organs. This is basically an intro to Tongue Diagnosis.

 

“The tongue is like a little map of the body.” – Brodie Welch, L.Ac.

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How Tongue diagnosis compares to what acupuncturists do
  • How accurate can diagnosis be?
  • What exactly do they look for when looking at your tongue?
  • The parts of the tongue and the organs they represent.
  • What does a normal tongue look like?
  • Colors, coats, and shape of the tongue and the illnesses and issues they indicate.
  • Tips on improving your life right now based on what you learned.

 

 

Key Takeaway:

  • Tongue scrapers are a good health investment.
  • Whatever you see in your tongue is not 100% an indicator of what's going on your body.

 

 

Resources mentioned:

 

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 October 10th, 2017. Spots are limited so if you want to jump in on this round, schedule your Discovery Call to claim your place!

The next round of Basics of Chinese Medicine begins on October 18, 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!

 

Sep 1, 2017

Randi Buckley works with women and guides them toward gently uncovering their inner truth. Her work involves pointing towards your own divinity, the kind that supports forging your personal identity. This personal identity is made up of a union of the head, heart, and intuition. One of her main specialties is helping people get better at enforcing boundaries. This is a big deal, especially for those who easily give into peer pressure and some forms of social abuse.

Randi is here with me today to discuss the concept of having boundaries and why everyone should know how to set them. She provides insight on why it’s difficult to set boundaries, how to properly enforce boundaries, and the importance of being kind to yourself at all times.

 

“Boundaries are an act of kindness. They are essentially giving somebody an instruction manual to get the best version of us.” – Randi Buckley

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How Randi decided to work with clients on enforcing boundaries?
  • Why we have the wrong notion of what a boundary really is.
  • How can you set boundaries without going overboard or being intimidating?
  • How do you cope with identity changes brought upon by setting boundaries?
  • How she helps people navigate the middle ground?
  • How to know what true kindness is.
  • Can denying someone what they want be an act of kindness?
  • The steps in enforcing boundaries.
  • The Chinese Medicine aspect involved in valuing and respecting yourself.

 

 

Key Takeaway:

  • Your boundaries are your values and action. By having them, you are taking a stand for that value in this world and shifting the world toward that value
  • People are resistant to change in other people's boundaries because they no longer know where they will stand in their life.
  • If your kindness does not include yourself, then it's incomplete.

 

 

Connect with Randi Buckley:

 

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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