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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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Mar 28, 2018

We discuss some fascinating topics in today’s podcast, including biohacking and how it allows us to take control over physiology in ways that we don’t normally think of. We also talk about the importance of sleep. My guest Arvin Khamseh shares his thoughts on why sleep is so crucial to a healthy and a happy life. He also sheds some light on some sleep hacking techniques that can have a big impact on getting a good night’s sleep.

Arvin Khamseh is an Oxford-trained geek and graduate of the National Organization of Development of Exceptional Talents. He is a contributor to publications such as Thrive Global, American Student Dental Association (ASDA) and Medium and Better Humans. Arvin’s expert advice has been featured in the top named Inc. Magazine podcast: Conscious Millionaire and he has spoken on stage at one of the largest health and fitness retreats on the east coast. After extensive lab research, self-experimentation and personal mentoring, he was able to add 215 lbs. to his deadlift, help his mother easily lose over 30 lbs. and has reversed two dental cavities.

 

“It is possible to maximize our sleep quality. The challenge is remembering what it was like to get a good night’s sleep. Most of us forget or get used to bad sleep patterns and never take the steps to correct them” – Arvin Khamseh

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What exactly is biohacking?
  • The types of biohacking information we should pay attention to and is most relevant.
  • Why gut biome/bacteria and genetic tests might be the 2 most important self-screening tests we can do.
  • How to biohack the intangibles – like stress.
  • Tips for sleep hacking – why would we even want to do that?
  • Reasons why some people can’t get a good night’s sleep and strategies to overcome that obstacle.
  • Is taking Melatonin for sleep a good idea?
  • A special resource for those that are interested in learning more about sleep hacking.

 

Connect with Arvin Khamseh: www.arvinkhamseh.com

Arvin’s Sleep Hack Course: www.hackmybiology.com

Measuring Heart Rate Variability: www.myithlete.com

Gut Bacteria Testing: www.ubiome.com

Measuring Sleep Quality: Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) www.sleep.pitt.edu/research/instruments.html

 

 

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 click here to download. 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 Level Up Your Life program.

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins May 8, 2018.

 

 

Mar 21, 2018

Today we’ll be discussing the neuroscience of personal development with my guest Mary Shores. Regular listeners of A Healthy Curiosity will know that I have a passion for neuroscience, especially when it comes to how it relates to our potential of who we can become. Mary shares her insight on specific techniques and methods that can help facilitate our personal development as well as moments from her own journey that helped her become who she is today.

Mary Shores is the international bestselling author of Conscious Communications: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Harnessing the Power of Your Words to Change Your Mind, Your Choices, and Your Life. As an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and CEO, Mary Shores teaches individuals and businesses to fearlessly create their own realities by using scientific methods and practical personal development.

“Gratitude is the basis and foundation of every spiritual or religious practice that I’ve ever seen. When it comes to the neuroscience of gratitude, the benefit comes when we are actively looking in our environment for something to be grateful for” – Mary Shores

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What practices can help us hack our personal development through what we know about neuroscience.
  • The benefits of long-term gratitude journaling.
  • One daily task that can generate new, fresh ideas.
  • How to prevent our subconscious from sabotaging our successes.
  • Becoming who you really are – letting go of the identity that we were told we were supposed to have in favor of who we were meant to be.
  • Invoking fictional characters to represent dimensions of who we want to be.
  • How we talk to ourselves and the importance of the words that we use.
  • How we can focus on putting our energy into what we are creating and what we want to show up as.

 

Connect with Mary Shores:

www.maryshores.com

Here’s the link to Mary’s book on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Conscious-Communications-Step-Step-Harnessing/dp/1401952135

 

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 click here to download. 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 Level Up Your Life program.

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins May 8, 2018.

 

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.

Mar 14, 2018

In today’s episode, we discuss the connection between mindset and health, specifically when it comes to healthy eating and weight loss. My guest is Amy Krasner who supports women who are struggling with low energy, digestive issues and difficulty losing weight. I met Amy at a workshop where the focus was on deep self-reflection on what parts of our own stories can actually be a service to others. She shares what led her to where she is now as well as understanding how to nourish our own bodies and developing a practice of positive self-talk.

As a Holistic Nutritionist and a Natural Chef, Amy has helped hundreds of women to improve their health by understanding how to nourish their bodies. In addition to nutrition consulting, Amy supports women to create a healthier relationship with food through Eating Psychology and Intuitive Eating methodologies. She uses a unique approach of 80% mindset and 20% nutrition to help women overcome physical and emotional blocks that have held them back from success with other diet and exercise approaches.

 

“I see so many women who feel that they are alone in their struggle to lose or maintain weight. I want to remind them that this is a much bigger collective issue…that working with others can not only give them the support they need, but also gives them the opportunity to provide support to others.” –

 

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Tuning into and paying attention to how you as an individual react to food.
  • How we can avoid demonizing certain foods.
  • What’s important about mindset when it comes to eating?
  • The connection between behavior and our food choices.
  • Tips for those of us who may struggle with mindful eating.
  • How to move away from negative self-talk especially when it comes to food.
  • How can women develop a better sense of body image in the face of an ever-prevalent cultural messaging that seems to set a standard?
  • Listening to our intuition when it comes to overcoming cravings – especially when it comes to food that may not be so good for us…like sugar.

 

Connect with Amy Krasner:

www.nourishedbalance.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 click here to download. 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 Level Up Your Life program.

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins May 8, 2018.

 

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.

Mar 7, 2018

My guest for today’s episode is very passionate about taking the many different pieces of our health and putting them together in one complete blueprint for wellness. She makes the comparison of our overall health as a house – just like it wouldn’t be a good idea to leave one room of our house cluttered, unclean or disorganized, so it is with our health. We should be taking the time to pay attention to all aspects of our health.

 

Stephanie Gray, DNP, MS, ARNP, ANP-C, GNP-C, ABAAHP, FAARFM, has been working as a nurse practitioner since 2009. She completed her doctorate focusing on estrogen metabolism from the University of Iowa in 2011. Additionally, she has a Masters in Metabolic Nutritional Medicine from the University of South Florida’s Medical School. Her expertise lies within integrative, anti-aging, and functional medicine. She is arguably one of the Midwest's’ most credentialed female healthcare providers combining many certifications and trainings.

 

“It’s important that people know that they don’t have to go it alone when it comes to health. There are so many resources and practitioners available – they just have to get out there and find them.” – Stephanie Gray

 

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why gut health is usually the starting point when it comes to addressing symptoms.
  • What tests should we all know about for SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth)?
  • Is gluten sensitivity just a fad?
  • The important steps we can take to achieve hormone balance and minimize our risk.
  • Benefits of DIM supplements and when we might use it.
  • Why estrogen related cancers are on the rise and what we can do to avoid exposure.
  • What is most important to know about liver detoxing?
  • How can we responsibly take care of our blood vessels and our heart?
  • Why is cholesterol important? Why do we need it?
  • Causes of inflammation in our blood vessels.

 

Connect with Stephanie Gray:

http://www.yourlongevityblueprint.com

Free Self-Assessment Questionnaires:

http://www.yourlongevityblueprint.com/ylb-bonus/

 

  

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 click here to download. 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 Level Up Your Life program.

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins May 8, 2018.

 

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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