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A Healthy Curiosity

Exploring strategies for holistic health, happiness, and personal evolution: what it takes to be well in a busy world. Blending the wisdom of Chinese Medicine, functional medicine, Ayurveda, neuroscience and psychology, you'll get practical tips you can use right away. 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, a holistic health coach, 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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Now displaying: December, 2018
Dec 26, 2018

Episode 130: Trusting Your Body 

with Lauren Geertsen

 

It's miserable to feel unhappy with your own body, yet so many of us do. Lauren Geertsen works with women to help them trust, and even love!, their bodies. On today's episode, you'll learn about: 

  • a practice that helps you listen to your body
  • the source of shame and how to cut off its power
  • how to deepen your intuition

 

Lauren Geertsen is a nutritionist and author. Her wellness website, Empowered Sustenance, has supported over 40 million people on their healing journey.

Lauren helps women connect to their body’s wisdom so they can heal themselves. Her 4-week How To Trust Your Body program shares tools and techniques so you can access your intuition and make better decisions in your health, relationships and work.

 

Work with Lauren:
 
http://howtotrustyourbody.com/
 

 

Work with Brodie:

http://brodiewelch.com/level-up

 

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself, even before all the work is done and everyone else’s needs are met. 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, visit https://brodiewelch.comand your free Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto. Print it out and hang it on your wall or fridge to remind you that taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s essential.

 

Satisfy Your Healthy Curiosity

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Resources:

If you'd like to get in touch with Jennie, you can contact her at farmingyogini@gmail.com and keep a lookout for her website to go live at www.gardenrhythm.com.

 
For more information on Chinese Medicine and to stay in touch with Brodie, visit brodiewelch.com.
Dec 19, 2018

Episode 129: Cultivating Energy with QiGong 

with Lee Holden

 

Effortless power... sounds too good to be true, right? Well, a QiGong practice, one of the five branches of Chinese medicine, harnesses the natural energy of the body to increase power and decrease pain and stress. On today's episode, you'll learn about: 
 
  • the three keys to experience flow-state 
  • an easy movement to feel your own qi 
  • why this ancient practice is deeply radical
  • how this energy moves determines the quality of our life 

 

Lee Holden first discovered the healing power of QiGong and tai chi after experiencing injuries that nearly sidelined his Varsity Soccer career at the University of California, Berkeley. Impressed at how these ancient practices healed his body and allowed him to return to playing, he made their study a priority. Today, he is an internationally known instructor in meditation, tai chi, and Qi Gong, as well as a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and author (7 Minutes of Magic, Penguin 2007). His popular library of Qi Gong DVDs have made him a regular fixture on American Public Television and over 105 PBS stations throughout the U.S.and Canada. Lee's unique QiGong programs have been seen in over 50 million households.

Lee’s expertise and down-to-earth teaching style have made him a popular speaker and workshop facilitator. He’s worked with world-famous healer Deepak Chopra as well as Mantak Chia, a widely revered QiGong expert. Holden is also a stress management consultant to top Silicon Valley corporations like Apple, 3Com and Cisco, and has been the on-set wellness consultant for several Hollywood film productions.

Lee is a graduate of U.C., Berkeley, with a BA in Psychology. Lee , a "Doctor of Chinese Medicine," is a graduate of Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, a leading acupuncture college in the U.S.

 

Work with Lee Holden:

https://www.holdenqigong.com/

 

Work with Brodie:

http://brodiewelch.com/level-up

 

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself, even before all the work is done and everyone else’s needs are met. 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, visit https://brodiewelch.comand your free Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto. Print it out and hang it on your wall or fridge to remind you that taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s essential.

 

Satisfy Your Healthy Curiosity

Like what you heard? Subscribe for free and new episodes will find you every week, and don’t forget to share this episode with your people on social media. Wanna show some love? It’s easy!—just take a moment to leave a rating and/or a review in iTunes, as it helps other people find the show. I so appreciate every listener, rating, and review!

 
Dec 12, 2018

Episode 128: Achieving Your Health Goals

4 Key Factors
 
Today, Brodie Welch digs into what we actually need to do if we want to meet our goals. In this episode, Brodie explains four of the main obstacles to greater health:
  • hyper-focusing on one thing we want to fix instead of the bigger picture
  • setting a big goal without creating a plan for how to get there
  • trying to go-it-alone and reach goals without support from others
  • telling ourselves we cannot afford investing in our own health
 
Brodie Welch—Chinese Medicine expert, holistic life coach and A Healthy Curiosity host—also talks about the amazing results her most recent Level Up group experienced by investing in their health in 2018. Above all, she says, we need to adjust our mindset. We need to believe we are worth the effort. 
 

Work with Brodie:

http://brodiewelch.com/level-up

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself, even before all the work is done and everyone else’s needs are met. 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, visit https://brodiewelch.comand your free Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto. Print it out and hang it on your wall or fridge to remind you that taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s essential.

Satisfy Your Healthy Curiosity

Like what you heard? Subscribe for free and new episodes will find you every week, and don’t forget to share this episode with your people on social media. Wanna show some love? It’s easy!—just take a moment to leave a rating and/or a review in iTunes, as it helps other people find the show. I so appreciate every listener, rating, and review!

 
Dec 5, 2018
 

Reversing Autoimmune Disease

with Dr. Terry Wahls

Autoimmune diseases are on the rise, but Dr. Terry Wahls recovered from near paralysis by changing her diet. On today’s episode, learn about:

  • what minerals protect our cells from autoimmune diseases
  • how to preserve brain health with diet and lifestyle
  • the importance of social connection and a sense of purpose to our health

Through her research and personal experience with progressive MS, Dr. Terry Wahls found that modifying the paleo diet and emphasizing dark, leafy greens, grassfed or wildcaught meat, deeply pigmented plants (beets, carrots, berries), and healthy fats supports health on a cellular level. Today, she explains the science behind cellular nutrition and why it's more difficult now than ever to eat a healthy diet. 

Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions. Listen to Dr. Wahls’ amazing story and discover what foods hold the keys to slowing neurologic decline and aging, reducing mental health symptoms, and improving our kids’ performance in school. You can learn more about her work from her website, www.terrywahls.com, and download her Wahls Diet Cheat Sheet here

Dr. Terry Wahls also hosts the Wahls Protocol Seminar every August where anyone can learn how to implement the Protocol with ease and success. Follow her on Facebook (Terry Wahls MD), on Instagram @drterrywahls, and on Twitter at @TerryWahls. Learn more about her MS clinical trials by reaching out to her team via this email: MSDietStudy@healthcare.uiowa.edu.

Work with Brodie:

http://brodiewelch.com/level-up

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself, even before all the work is done and everyone else’s needs are met. 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, visit https://brodiewelch.comand your free Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto. Print it out and hang it on your wall or fridge to remind you that taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s essential.

Satisfy Your Healthy Curiosity

Like what you heard? Subscribe for free and new episodes will find you every week, and don’t forget to share this episode with your people on social media. Wanna show some love? It’s easy!—just take a moment to leave a rating and/or a review in iTunes, as it helps other people find the show. I so appreciate every listener, rating, and review!

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