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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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Feb 21, 2018

Today we’re talking about taking care of our skin, but not necessarily in the traditional methods that are often discussed such as washing techniques, exfoliation, moisturizing or using creams and oils. My guest today, Dr. Keira Barr, will share her insight on how other aspects of our lives - diet, lifestyle and stress – can impact the health of our skin.

 

Dr. Keira Barr believes that true health begins when we feel comfortable in our skin and that we all have the potential to experience it for ourselves. She is a dual-board certified Dermatologist and an internationally recognized author, leader, speaker and educator in her field. As the Chief Wellness Officer of Resilient Health Institute (RHI) she has integrated functional and lifestyle medicine with the traditional to redefine the delivery of skincare.

 

“Feeling comfortable in your own skin isn’t just about what’s on the surface…it’s also about what’s going on inside.” – Dr. Keira Barr

 

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How the things we are going through in our lives can impact our skin.
  • Upgrading our diets to take care of our skin.
  • When it comes to skincare, does the color of the food you eat matter?
  • The connection between sugar and skin inflammation.
  • How do we protect our skin from the sun, but still get enough sun?
  • A discussion on the use of sunscreen and when to use it.
  • Improving our sleep hygiene to help improve skin tone.
  • The impact of stress on how our skin looks and feels.

 

Connect with Dr. Keira Barr:

www.chooseresilience.com

 

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself. 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, just go to our webpage and click the download button. Then print and hang the manifesto on your wall or fridge or wherever you want so long as you get to see a positive reminder every day. Remember: Self-care is not selfish; it is essential.

 

 

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!

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins February 13, 2018.

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

Feb 14, 2018

Chemotherapy has been described as one of the most traumatic and difficult treatments one can go through. But unfortunately, in this toxic world we live in, there’s a good chance that most of us will know someone personally who has to go through chemotherapy. Is there any way to minimize the harmful effects of this devastating treatment and possibly make it a positive experience?

My guest today is Carol Lourie, who is a Naturopath, Acupuncturist and Homeopath. After attending the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Carol moved to California, obtained her Acupuncture license and opened the Natural Health Care and Healing Center in Berkeley. She has always been interested in the treatment of complex disease and utilizes all skills for a mind-body approach towards recovering health.

 

“I think that when you are undergoing care for something as complex as cancer, you need to be able to differentiate what parts of the recommended treatment are for you, when you want to seek a second opinion and how you can become the most empowered advocate for yourself.” – Carol Lourie

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Types of support available to those with breast or ovarian cancer.
  • A person with cancer is not a “patient”.
  • The beauty of individualizing treatment for each person.
  • What people can do to empower or help themselves during chemo.
  • How limiting caloric intake before treatment can reduce the negative side effects of chemotherapy.
  • The benefits of using acupuncture to help mitigate side effects.
  • Dietary suggestions for those who are going through chemo.
  • Discerning what is essential and where you should put your energy.

 

Connect with Carol Lourie:

www.carollourie.com

 

 

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself. 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, just go to our webpage and click the download button. Then print and hang the manifesto on your wall or fridge or wherever you want so long as you get to see a positive reminder every day. Remember: Self-care is not selfish; it is essential.

 

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!

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins February 13, 2018.

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

Feb 7, 2018

In today’s episode we talk about migraine headaches – what causes them, how to treat them and what steps we might take to avoid them if possible. My guest is Erin Knight who is an expert in migraine headaches. Erin helps professional women who desire natural, root-cause solutions providing freedom from chronic migraines.

 

While there are many prescription medications on the market today that address migraine headaches, there is an overall increase of interest in alternative solutions. Some people find that taking these medications can often lead to an entirely different health issue. Erin shares important insight on migraine headache triggers and treatments.

 

“I really want people to realize that migraine headaches are a symptom of some type of underlying stress in your body. This stress shows up for different people in different ways. A migraine headache is your body’s way of screaming out for you to take a deeper look at what’s going on inside.” – Erin Knight

  

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Defining migraine headaches and identifying common triggers.
  • How the use of essential oils in conjunction with the lymphatic system can help with migraine relief Combining spirit and strategy to create alchemy experiences.
  • The importance of sleep in avoiding migraines.
  • Are there foods that people who get migraines should avoid?
  • Is there a relationship between hormone imbalance and migraine headaches?
  • Adjusting our long-term relationship with stress.
  • Quick self-care tips including breathing exercises.

 

Key Takeaway:

  • Migraine headaches are really a symptom of an often larger issue going on in your body.
  • For those who are concerned about taking too much prescription medication to combat migraine headaches, there are alternative methods that are very effective.
  • There are two important triggers that we can manage better to avoid migraines: food and hormones.

 

Connect with Erin Knight:

www.engineering raidiance.com

Migraine Rescue Toolbox:

www.migrainert.com

  

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself. 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, just go to our webpage and click the download button. Then print and hang the manifesto on your wall or fridge or wherever you want so long as you get to see a positive reminder every day. Remember: Self-care is not selfish; it is essential.

 

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!

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins February 13, 2018.

Visit BrodieWelch.com/Level-Up to learn more and schedule your FREE Discovery Call 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, pleasehead 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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Feb 1, 2018

In today’s busy world, it’s easy to get distracted by all of the noise that often keeps us from our sense of purpose and clarity, preventing us from making decisions from the inside out. To truly start living from a place of alignment and aliveness, it’s crucial that we get back in touch with our intuition.

 

My guest today is Jessica Valor, who is an intuitive mentor and healer for busy leaders of the world who want to feel supported personally and professionally and want to turn on and use their intuition in life and business. Jessica supports entrepreneurs and organizations in connecting with their highest levels of awareness to help them craft their uniquely inspired leadership roles and dynamic infrastructure.

 

“I believe that all people on the planet right now are here to heal, rise, love and lead. We’re here to help the planet heal and we do that by healing individually and sharing that experience.” – Jessica Valor

 

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What is “Intuition” and how can we recognize when it is speaking to us?
  • Infusing intentional rituals to recognize and learn our own rhythms.
  • Combining spirit and strategy to create alchemy experiences.
  • Staying aligned with our biggest “Yes’s” – what we are truly committed to.
  • Why it’s so important to let go of old identities.
  • Staying sovereign in our own beings.
  • Journaling ideas for tapping into our intuition.

 

Key Takeaway:

  • Understand that our biggest “yes’s” in life can and will change – and that’s okay!
  • It’s all about experiencing life in the way you want to experience it.
  • We need to be able to acknowledge the pain in our lives and then balance it with the pleasure.

 

Connect with Jessica Valor:

www.jessicavalor.com

 

 

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself. 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, just go to our webpage and click the download button. Then print and hang the manifesto on your wall or fridge or wherever you want so long as you get to see a positive reminder every day. Remember: Self-care is not selfish; it is essential.

 

 

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!

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins February 13, 2018.

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

 

 

To subscribe to A Healthy Curiosity in iTunes, click here.

To subscribe to A Healthy Curiosity on Android, click here.

To like or share about A Healthy Curiosity on Facebook, click here.

To reach A Healthy Curiosity in the Twitterverse and tell me what you’d like to hear about, click here.

 

 

Jan 24, 2018

How does our emotional health correlate with our physical health – specifically with what we put in our mouths? How do we correct unhealthy habits without giving up the desire to feel joy or comfort that often comes through the food we eat? And how do we solve this seemingly never-ending emotional connection with sugar?

 

These are the questions and topics we discuss in today’s podcast with expert Megan Buer. Megan is an Emotional Code Practitioner and founder of Harmony Restored; a company focused on helping individuals heal from the stress that is at the root of their physical and emotional pain. After suffering from years with anxiety, panic disorder, chronic stress, food intolerances, adrenal fatigue, and an auto-immune disease, Megan went on a journey to health - spending over 10 years researching, experimenting, and finally figuring out all the unique tools she needed to naturally heal herself.

 

“If I believe something is wrong with me, then something will always be wrong with me.” – Megan Buer

 

 On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What is the Emotion Code?
  • Using food for emotional reasons.
  • Tuning into your own body – avoiding diet confusion.
  • Learning to trust our own inner-wisdom.
  • What is the emotional connection to sugar that many of us feel?
  • Tips for changing unhealthy eating habits.

 

Key Takeaway:

  • We can change or reset our mindset and emotional well being by being more aware of what we are putting into our bodies.
  • It’s okay to want to feel rewarded, joy or comfort, but it doesn’t always need to involve foods that are unhealthy for us.

 

Connect with Megan Buer:

www.harmony-restored.com

 

 

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself. 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, just go to our webpage and click the download button. Then print and hang the manifesto on your wall or fridge or wherever you want so long as you get to see a positive reminder every day. Remember: Self-care is not selfish; it is essential.

 

 

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!

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins February 13, 2018.

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

 

 

To subscribe to A Healthy Curiosity in iTunes, click here.

To subscribe to A Healthy Curiosity on Android, click here.

To like or share about A Healthy Curiosity on Facebook, click here.

To reach A Healthy Curiosity in the Twitterverse and tell me what you’d like to hear about, click here.

 

Jan 17, 2018

In this episode of "A Healthy Curiosity,” we speak with Dr. Christina Bjorndal, an expert in the connection between mental health and food. Dr. Chris, as her patients know her, is gracious enough to share her past experiences with depression that led to attempted suicide and how those experiences led her to a new passion in life - the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual approach to mental health.

Dr. Christina Bjorndal, ND, completed her Doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is an authority in the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders and eating disorders.

 

“It’s important to remember that there are people out there who are truly struggling and hurting. We all need to love each other a little bit more.” – Dr. Chris

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How the effects of antibiotics in your gut can negatively impact your brain.
  • What are the beliefs that are driving you? Are they true?
  • Wearing the mask of “Everything is okay on the outside, but I’m dying on the inside”
  • How our diet helps build proper neurotransmitters.
  • Identifying the essential nutrients that we can’t make on our own, but need to bring in through our diet.
  • The difference between just “eating healthy” and “eating healthy…for you!”
  • Healing our relationships with self-worth and beginning to love life again.

  

Key Takeaway:

  • The real diagnosis of a mental health issue is based on what’s going on inside – not what we might see on the outside.
  • There are 4 aspects to wellness – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Disease can and does manifest in all aspects.
  • It’s so important to recognize and learn that we do have a choice in how we shape our thinking.

  

Connect with Dr. Christina Bjorndal:

www.drchristinabjorndal.com/

 

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself. 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, just go to our webpage and click the download button. Then print and hang the manifesto on your wall or fridge or wherever you want so long as you get to see a positive reminder every day. Remember: Self-care is not selfish; it is essential.

 

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!

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins February 13, 2018.

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

 

To subscribe to A Healthy Curiosity in iTunes, click here.

To subscribe to A Healthy Curiosity on Android, click here.

To like or share about A Healthy Curiosity on Facebook, click here.

To reach A Healthy Curiosity in the Twitterverse and tell me what you’d like to hear about, click here.

 

 

 

 

Jan 10, 2018

My guest in today’s podcast is Dr. Jennifer Cronin who is an author, speaker and medical expert in Lifestyle Medicine. She focuses on empowering Moms to live an extraordinary life by putting their health (physical, emotional, spiritual, financial and sexual) as a number one priority and leading by example in order to raise strong, ambitious and independent daughters.

 

This is a topic that I strongly relate to…not only as a Mom myself, but because I feel it is so important that we each learn how to champion ourselves and our own needs in order to truly be our best self’s to others. In today’s episode we talk about the challenges that come as we try to balance the role of a parent with the many other roles we fulfill in life, such as a business owner. Dr. Cronin shares her insight into how we can teach our children to put themselves first by watching our example.

 

 

“Your physical health is only one component of your overall health. As women and mothers, we need to focus on the other areas of our wellness wheelhouse, including emotional, spiritual, financial and sexual health” – Dr. Jennifer Cronin

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

 

  • How does our example to our daughters contribute to the next generation of women?
  • When healthcare becomes a feminist issue.
  • How to overcome the “not-good-enough” message many of us grew up with.
  • Why is it so easy as a woman to feel unworthy or unacceptable?
  • Knowing when and being able to ask for forgiveness.
  • Self-acceptance…letting go of the judgments of others.
  • Are we starting early enough as women to think about and talk about sexual wellness?

 

 

Key Takeaway:

  • As a woman, it is easy to become the nurturer for others while putting yourself last.
  • Your physical health is only one component of your overall health.
  • Spiritual health is a balance of connecting with whatever higher source you might believe in and tuning into your inner voice (intuition).
  • It’s up to moms to put themselves first so that this idea will rub off on children in the long run.
  • All moms have wisdom and insight that we should be sharing with each other.

 

 

Connect with Jennifer Cronin:

www.drjencronin.com

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself. 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, just go to our webpage and click the download button. Then print and hang the manifesto on your wall or fridge or wherever you want so long as you get to see a positive reminder every day. Remember: Self-care is not selfish; it is essential.

 

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!

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins February 13, 2018.

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

 

To subscribe to A Healthy Curiosity in iTunes, click here.

To subscribe to A Healthy Curiosity on Android, click here.

To like or share about A Healthy Curiosity on Facebook, click here.

To reach A Healthy Curiosity in the Twitterverse and tell me what you’d like to hear about, click here.

 

Jan 4, 2018

Calling all those who have ever felt busy, stressed or food obsessed – this podcast is for you! Today I’m speaking with Health & Lifestyle Coach and author of the award winning book, “Busy, Stressed, and Food Obsessed!” - Lisa Lewtan. She shares wonderful insight into the correlation between being busy and stressed and how it can impact our eating habits. We discuss the importance of recognizing and understanding some of the emotional triggers and habits that lead us to food for pleasure as well as the ability to work past these feelings through meditation and thought control.

 

Through private coaching, online courses, workshops, and retreats, Lisa helps highly successful hungry go-getters to slow down, chill-out, develop a better relationship with food and stress, look good, and feel great. She has been featured in numerous publications including The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, MindbodyGreen, and Better After 50, and has been a speaker at companies such as Canyon Ranch and Google.

 

“We’re using “busyness” to hide other things about ourselves. We tend to define ourselves by the things we are doing rather than just who we are.” – Lisa Lewtan

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

 

  • Are we wearing our “busyness” as a badge of honor?
  • Being aware of the language around the word busy.
  • Balancing the “have-tos,” the “wanna-dos” and the “shoulds.”
  • How the stress of being busy can lead to food obsession.
  • In a fight or flight situation, where do we flee to mentally?
  • Do we really know what it feels like to be biologically hungry?
  • The process and benefits of interrupting habits.
  • How does stress, worry and self-doubt relate to self-love?

 

 

Key Takeaway:

  • So many times when we think we’re hungry, we’re really not – we’re just not present with where we are.
  • Why are we so busy? Do we have to be busy? Do we want to be busy? Do we feel like we should be busy?

 

 

Connect with Lisa Lewman:

http://www.healthyhappyandhip.com/

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself. 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, just go to our webpage and click the download button. Then print and hang the manifesto on your wall or fridge or wherever you want so long as you get to see a positive reminder every day. Remember: Self-care is not selfish; it is essential.

 

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!

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins February 13, 2018.

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

 

To subscribe to A Healthy Curiosity in iTunes, click here.

To subscribe to A Healthy Curiosity on Android, click here.

To like or share about A Healthy Curiosity on Facebook, click here.

To reach A Healthy Curiosity in the Twitterverse and tell me what you’d like to hear about, click here.

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