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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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Apr 25, 2018

Today we’re discussing one of the scariest diagnoses out there – one that has the potential to shut us down or become a true turning point in life: cancer. This is a topic that hits home personally for me as I have worked with a number of people who are dealing with cancer in both early and late stages. It’s something that can instill fear and paralysis in people. My guest is Kirstin Nussgruber who is a cancer survivor herself. She shares her powerful survival story and her unique insight into transforming our relationship with cancer.

Kirstin is an empathetic cancer mentor, speaker and educator who is passionate about helping people get out of cancer overwhelm by teaching them how to reclaim their lives. A two-time cancer survivor herself, she learned first hand the importance of an integrative approach to one’s health to facilitate true healing. She offers individualized mentoring, can be hired for inspirational speaking engagements and offers interactive virtual programs such as the Beyond Cancer Program™. She is also the bestselling author of “Confessions of a Cancer Conqueror – My 5 Step Process to Transform Your Relationship with Cancer.”

“It’s important to be open to sharing emotions. We don’t need to shield our kids from emotions. We need to be able to show them emotions, talk to them about those emotions and let them have them as well without us judging them.” – Kirstin Nussgruber

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Kirstin’s inspiring survival story.
  • First steps in dealing with the news that you have been diagnosed with cancer.
  • The benefits of allowing emotion to play its role.
  • Allowing our loved ones, including children to deal with their emotions.
  • How to avoid the blame game and regret.
  • How can we understand the spiritual message that our physical pain is sending us?
  • Dealing with the disconnect that can happen between our mental/spiritual limits and our physical limits.
  • Changing our vision of what is “healthy.”
  • What can people do with their diet to facilitate detoxification and perhaps cancer prevention?
  • The effects of inviting fear to the table when it comes to dealing with cancer.

 

Connect with Kirstin: www.kirstinscancercare.com

Sign up for her newsletter and find out more about her book: “Confessions of a Cancer Conqueror”

 

 

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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.

Apr 18, 2018

My guest for today’s podcast is Rachael Pontillo, a health coach, esthetician and best-selling author. We talk about the connection between what we eat and how that impacts our skin. We also discuss strategies for getting out of a “food rut” and how to implement healthy eating in an easier way.

Rachael is the bestselling author of the book Love Your Skin, Love Yourself, and co-author of The Sauce Code. She’s an AADP and IAHC Board Certified International Health Coach, licensed aesthetician; and natural skincare formulator and educator. She’s the president and co-founder of the Nutritional Aesthetics™ Alliance, the creator of the popular skincare and healthy lifestyle blog, Holistically Haute™, as well as the much-loved online course, Create Your Skincare. She’s an avid herbalist, self-professed skincare ingredient junkie, and lifelong learner.

“When you make a healthy lifestyle transition, it can seem very daunting at first. It may feel like it’s going to take forever before you see changes. That’s not true! Once I got started, it only took about a month before I not only felt much better, but felt like a superhero with much more energy than I had ever had before.” – Rachael Pontillo

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What does being a health coach have to do with skincare?
  • The important role a health diet plays in having healthy skin.
  • What is the “Skin Trigger Trifeta?”
  • Once you have removed some of the trigger foods in your diet, what is the next step to having clear skin?
  • What it was like for Rachel to write a book with her husband who is a chef.
  • How preparing sauces in advance can be beneficial for those with busy lifestyles.
  • The benefits of looking at a home kitchen as a professional kitchen.
  • What foods we should avoid buying on sale.

 

Connect with Rachael Pontillo: www.rachaelpontillo.com

Books by Rachael: https://rachaelpontillo.com/books/

Love Your Skin, Love Yourself

The Sauce Code

 

 

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.

Apr 11, 2018

Today we’re discussing energy – not in the Chinese Medicine sense of the word, but how to find more of it. The lack of energy is something that comes up often with many of the people I work with and it’s something we have all felt at one time or another. My guest Evan Hirsch will shed some light on the difference between feeling tired and chronic fatigue and how we can fix it in our own personal way.

Dr. Evan, as he is affectionately known, is the best selling author of Fix Your Fatigue: The 4 step process to resolving chronic fatigue, achieving abundant energy and reclaiming your life! He is one of the nation’s leaders on finding the root causes of chronic fatigue and resolving them. Dr. Evan suffered with chronic fatigue himself for 5 years before he achieved resolution using the Fix Your Fatigue Program that he developed at the Hirsch Center for Integrative Medicine in Olympia, Washington. He has helped hundreds of people resolve their chronic fatigue and is on a mission to help 100,000 more through his blog, online courses, books, 1-on-1 consults and the training of providers.

“It is so important for people to step into their own power. For them to realize how important self-care is and that they deserve it. You don’t get better until you prioritize yourself.” – Dr. Evan Hirsch

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why are we so tired?
  • 15 different causes or “usual suspects” of fatigue.
  • What things we can do to avoid overloading ourselves with toxins that can overburden us and cause fatigue.
  • Is there a commonly overlooked cause of fatigue?
  • A test you can do on your own for infection.
  • Why exercising can become a vicious cycle for fatigue and how to avoid that cycle.
  • How much of the fatigue we feel relates to mold that we don’t realize exists in our homes and places of work.
  • What is the difference between fatigue and chronic fatigue?
  • Is there something more specific that we should all know about when it comes to chronic fatigue?

 

Connect with Evan Hirsch: www.fixyourfatigue.org

Self Testing for Infection: www.dnaconnexions.org

 

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.

Apr 4, 2018

In this episode, we dive deep into the topic of chronic pain, specifically how and why it affects some more than others. We also explore the biofield and its significance in all kinds of different mind and body issues. We’ll also talk about why it is that our good intentions don’t always match up with our daily actions.

My guest today is Deborah Wayne, who is the founder of The Pain Free Living Program, an internationally-known energy healer and pain-release expert whose specialty is helping people rapidly remove the hidden causes for Pain, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Binge-Eating, Addictions, and more. She is the #1 Bestselling Author of “Why Do I Still Hurt?" and has earned degrees and certifications in Psychology, Hypnotherapy and Chemical Dependency Counseling. Deborah has 30 years teaching Meditation, is a nationally recognized Fine Artist, a former professional Modern Dancer, a Certified Yoga Instructor, and Director of the Biofield Healing Institute™.

“I have found that in every situation where there is some kind of pain or problematic issue, there is always an emotional, mental or psychological component to it. Always. They are not separate” – Deborah Wayne

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why is it that some people have to live with chronic pain and others don’t?
  • Is there always an underlying emotional or psychological issue that relates to chronic physical pain?
  • What do we know about the science of the biofield? Is it measurable? Is it just a matter of belief?
  • How can people get in touch with what’s happening in the biofield? How can we work with it?
  • Can anyone work with the biofield?
  • How does working with the biofield help us bridge the gap between what we’re doing now and what we’d like to be doing?
  • A good first step for those of us who are ready to start working more closely with our emotions.

 

Connect with Deborah Wayne: www.biofieldhealinginstitute.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, 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 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.

Feb 28, 2018

Today we’re discussing the yin and yang of the menstrual cycle with Dr. Eric Karchmer, a fellow Chinese Medicine “geek.” We’ll hear his insight on addressing the menstrual cycle and related issues from a Chinese medicine background. We also talk about other women’s health concerns that can come up in life and how they can be addressed from a lifestyle, diet and Chinese herbal perspective.

Eric’s fascination with Chinese medicine started over 30 years ago, when he ventured to China to teach English. Before earning a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of North Carolina, Eric spent five years earning a Bachelor’s of Medicine from the renowned Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and attended Princeton for his undergraduate studies. He has published numerous scholarly articles on Chinese medicine and will finish his book manuscript, Orientalizing the Body: Postcolonial Transformations in Chinese Medicine, later this year.

 

“I think one of the difficulties for American women when thinking about their periods is that they’re not used to thinking about the entire body and how it relates to their menstrual cycle.” – Dr. Eric Karchmer

  

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How a menstrual cycle can be a uniquely valuable clue about what’s going on inside the body.
  • What should a normal period feel like?
  • Common diagnosis for women who are having issues with their period from a Chinese Medicine perspective.
  • Tapping into the more subtle experiences and symptoms that doesn’t always show up in lab results from your biomedical doctor or OBGYN.
  • What can we do to remedy a blood deficiency?
  • How heat and cold (foods, liquids, environments) can impact the menstrual cycle.
  • The connection between the health of our kidneys and our overall health.

 

Connect with Dr. Eric Karchmer:

www.mydaolabs.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 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!

 

 

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.

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

 

 

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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

  

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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

 

 

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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

 

 

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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/

 

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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

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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/

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Dec 29, 2017

For those who regularly listen to this podcast, you’ll know that I have a genuine interest in how shaping and evolving the culture around us is key in becoming healthy individually. In today’s episode, we have a chance to hear from Millennia Ruth Lytle who is a licensed naturopathic doctor and certified nutrition specialist. Affectionately known as Dr. Millie, she has a special interest in solving health puzzles naturally and is involved in focusing these efforts in the corporate world.

Dr. Millie provides corporate stress-relief wellness programs and consults on dietary supplements with R&D divisions of companies. Today we talk about the impact a working environment can have on individual employees – their stress levels and productivity - and how that can ultimately affect a company’s bottom line. We also discuss a few other significant topics in relationship to stress relief and management including heart math and hypnosis.

“Job stress is more strongly associated with health complaints than financial problems or family problems. Statistics show that when there is less stress on the job, there is more productivity.” – Dr. Millie 

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • The coherence between mind and heart
  • How is your heart hormonal?
  • Can we change the way we perceive stress?
  • How you can apply the principles of heart math at home.
  • Recognizing what thoughts bring good feelings and true peace.
  • Understanding what is nurturing us the most.
  • Dispelling common myths and misconceptions about hypnosis.
  • What systemic changes are being made in the corporate world to relieve stress.

 

Key Takeaway:

  • There is a connection and coherence between the mind and emotions.
  • We can change our thinking patterns to align with our feelings.
  • Stress is all about perception – we can change the way we perceive stress, which can change our feelings about stress at any given moment.

 

Connect with Dr. Millie Lytle:

http://www.drmillie.com/



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Dec 20, 2017

Today’s podcast features a conversation with Maggie Berghoff who is a nurse practitioner trained in Functional Medicine. Maggie uses a renowned step-by-step framework known as Balance Protocol to transform the lives of men and women using cutting-edge and natural medicine. Today, Maggie talks about 6 important environmental inputs - air, water, light, sound, food and EMF. She shares her insight on exactly how these inputs can affect us and offers simple tips and ideas for optimizing inputs in our daily lives.

 

In this episode, we talk about the many different ways our bodies are constantly exchanging energy with the environment around us. Whether it is through the food we digest, the air we breathe or even our exposure to EMF, the small and simple things we do each day impact our general health and well-being.

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How often should we exchange the air in our home?
  • The importance of filtering bathing water.
  • How exposure to light affects our circadian rhythm.
  • What effect does sound have on our vagus nerve?
  • Should we avoid foods imported from other countries?
  • How can you mitigate unavoidable contact with EMF?

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Whether we realize it or not, our bodies are constantly interpreting sounds, processing light, exchanging air and absorbing water.
  • You don’t have to be purist to implement simple steps to optimize environmental inputs.
  • See yourself as unique - get to know what your body specifically needs.

 

 

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Level Up Your Life

It’s no secret that the key to feeling vital, vibrant and thriving lies in our everyday habits. But, despite your best intentions, life can get in the way.

 

Taking small, doable steps in the direction of better allows you to evolve and level up over time. And evolving with support, accountability, and other kind, conscious people on a growth path is way easier and more fun!

 

If you’re serious about Leveling Up, creating more ease in your life, feel strong, lean and comfortable in your body as well as more present and joyful in 2018, I would love to have a conversation with you. Go to brodiewelch.com/Level-up and apply for your FREE discovery call.

 

 

 

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Dec 14, 2017

In today’s episode, Sarica and I get a chance to swap ideas based on our mutual love for Chinese Medicine, including how the foods we eat impact our life experience. Sarica shares her thoughts on the lost art of traditional food preparation and why it’s so important. We discuss different types of foods as well as preparation methods such as soaking and fermentation.

Sarica Cernohous is a Whole-food Nutrition and Natural Lifestyle Consultant as well as a Practitioner of Japanese-style Acupuncture and Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory and Herbal Medicine. Sarica's real-life, practical knowledge of going beyond organic and healthy ingredients and reaching deeper into the largely-forgotten and yet incredibly potent health benefits of traditional food preparation offers up a “missing link” in the wellness equation.  Her warm presence, infused with her background in Traditional Chinese Medicine and interwoven with modern-day findings, makes for an engaging presentation of the simplicity of how these processes can be implemented into our everyday, busy lives.

“Our bodies are super smart…they will always allocate resources to the places that are most stressed and most important to our livelihood.” – Sarica Cernohous

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why is it important to get back to traditional food preparation?
  • Modern culture has come to expect certain nutrients in our foods.
  • Bone broth – soothing, healing and incredibly easy to digest.
  • The benefits of soaking and fermentation.
  • How lectins can lead to digestive issues including leaky gut syndrome.
  • Looking at the energetic quality of the food we are eating.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • There's more to food than the micro- and macro- nutrients.
  • When digestive systems arise, going back to the basics can be the best solution.
  • Pre-digestion steps like soaking and fermentation can be the missing link in vitality for so many people.
  • Keep meals simple – avoid complex meals.

  

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Level Up Your Life

It’s no secret that the key to feeling vital, vibrant and thriving lies in our everyday habits. But, despite your best intentions, life can get in the way.

Taking small, doable steps in the direction of better allows you to evolve and level up over time. And evolving with support, accountability, and other kind, conscious people on a growth path is way easier and more fun!

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Dec 6, 2017

Dr. Mariza Snyder is a wellness practitioner and the author of six books: the bestselling The DASH Diet Cookbook and The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils as well as The Low Glycemic Index Slow Cooker, The Antioxidant Counter, The Water Infusion Detox Book and The Matcha Miracle. For the past nine years she has lectured at wellness centers, hospitals, conferences, and corporations on hormone health and essential oils, nutrition, and detoxification. She is also the creator of the Women’s Balance Summit, an online event designed to empower women to create the health and life they deserve.

 

In Today's episode, Dr. Snyder shares her journey back to health using essential oils. She also shares her top 5 essential oils for hormonal balance, a recipe for a blend, and where to use it. Dr. Snyder encourages us to take care of ourselves. We are more able to take care of others after we take care of ourselves first.

 

Key Takeaway:

  • Use essential oils aromatically to get the oils into the body and brain the quickest
  • Her two go-to oils are lavender and bergamot
  • Neroli is great for postpartum depression
  • Daily habits using essential oils is a great way to use them for self-care
  • Get a diffuser and use it do easily add essential oils into your life

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

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Nov 29, 2017

Kimberly Wilson is a psychotherapist, has authored five books on self-care, tranquility, and business, and designs clothes for TranquiliT, an eco-friendly fashion line. In 1999, she founded Tranquil Space, ranked as one of the top 25 yoga studios in the world by Travel & Leisure magazine. She also holds a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies and Social Work and Positive Psychology. Her work has been featured in various outlets such as The Washington Post, US News, and Yoga Journal.

In today’s episode, Kimberly shares the fantastic benefits of living a tranquil lifestyle through the practice of yoga. She talks about the importance of accountability and self-care and how to make more time for yourself despite what seems to be a busy schedule. She also offers her advice regarding habits you can develop to achieve a tranquil lifestyle.

 

“The more you can understand where time and energy is going, the more changes can be made.” – Kimberly Wilson

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How she got into wellness and self-care.
  • What is the yoga lifestyle for the modern girl?
  • Why being accountable allows us to fulfill our goals better.
  • The benefits of writing things down on paper as opposed to just setting reminders on your phone.
  • The habits she relies on to feel creative and mindful.
  • The inspiration behind TranquiliT.
  • What she does to help people get back into the groove.
  • Her advice to people who want to get their creative spark back.

 

Key Takeaway:

  • How you interact with the world is a reflection of where you're at in your life and that changes over time.
  • Writing the goals you want to do can make you commit to them better.
  • Mindfulness is not just what you do, but how it infiltrates your life and how you show up for it.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

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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.

The Basics of Chinese Medicine Course

Learn how to align your lifestyle and diet with daily and seasonal rhythms so you can digest better, have more energy, and stay healthy! Enroll in our 8-week course - The Basics of Chinese Medicine: Your Inner Ecosystem to learn how to analyze and align your lifestyle and diet, identify which of the Five Elements are dominating you, and rebalance the systems in your body so you can achieve your health goals.

When you enroll, you’ll receive:

  • 20-30 minute audio lectures you can listen to whenever and wherever
  • Highlighted transcripts of each lecture
  • Point location reference sheet
  • Short, point location videos
  • Fun quizlets, reflection questions, and exercises
  • Group call opportunities to get your questions answered
  • Access to our private Facebook community

 

Visit our website to enroll in The Basics of Chinese Medicine Course 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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Nov 15, 2017

Brett Larkin is the founder of Uplifted Yoga and leads the most interactive online yoga program. Her background includes fifteen years of modern dance and ballet, a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training, and various work experience with companies and organizations like Google HQ. She has over 1.5 million minutes’ worth of online classes and YouTube videos. Her goal is to make yoga and meditation accessible, fun, and transformative.

In today’s episode, Brett shares her wisdom on the concept of yoga and meditation and what it means in the context of long-term health and wellness. She talks about her special fusion, the different techniques she uses, and deep dives on the many types of chakras.

 

“Yoga has always been a precursor to meditation.” – Brett Larkin

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How she developed and uses her specific combination.
  • Why journaling was her secret third piece.
  • What is Pranayama?
  • The different techniques she uses.
  • Why we should pay attention to chakras.
  • What the chakra system is all about.
  • The different types of chakras.
  • How to work with chakras?

 

Key Takeaway:

  • Asking the good questions can be a secret in getting in touch with vital wisdom.
  • Each chakra is like a little gem that has colors and visualizations.
  • If the mind is not empty, you’re failing meditation.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Connect with Brett Larkin:

 The Basics of Chinese Medicine Course

Learn how to align your lifestyle and diet with daily and seasonal rhythms so you can digest better, have more energy, and stay healthy! Enroll in our 8-week course - The Basics of Chinese Medicine: Your Inner Ecosystem to learn how to analyze and align your lifestyle and diet, identify which of the Five Elements are dominating you, and rebalance the systems in your body so you can achieve your health goals.

When you enroll, you’ll receive:

  • 20-30 minute audio lectures you can listen to whenever and wherever
  • Highlighted transcripts of each lecture
  • Point location reference sheet
  • Short, point location videos
  • Fun quizlets, reflection questions, and exercises
  • Group call opportunities to get your questions answered
  • Access to our private Facebook community

 

Visit our website to enroll in The Basics of Chinese Medicine Course 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.

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Nov 8, 2017

Jen Vertanen is a coach, mentor, speaker, and writer. She also plays the role of Mama Bear when it comes to protecting her family, a trait she developed when she was just eight years old while living in an emotionally abusive household. Because of her own experience, she knows exactly what it’s like to not have someone to confide to, and encourages people to share the hard stories so they can heal the places that hurt. She has since built a career that lets people open up about their emotional needs and help them fill the void in their hearts.

In today’s episode, Jen shares her heartbreaking story and how she eventually found her way out of the dark place was she was in. She talks about what it’s like to feel trapped and helpless, and to put a mask on when she’s out with people. She also gives inspiring tips and sound advice on how to overcome some of life’s most painful moments.

 

“I refuse to be this vital person on the outside and dead on the inside. It's not fair to anyone, let alone myself.” – Jen Vertanen

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Her story and how she became a nurturing person.
  • What's the Mama Bear archetype?
  • How you can use different archetypes in real life.
  • What's it like to finally address unmet emotional needs?
  • How she managed to improve her social life.
  • What is “hermiting” and how did she "hide" herself during her marriage?
  • How does she check for motivation?
  • What happens when you share the hard stories?
  • Her tip for those who want to bring in the self-mothering energy.

 

Key Takeaway:

  • Saying yes to positive moments and getting out of your comfort zone will significantly improve your life.
  • It's better to feel anything at all, than feel dead.
  • You can find evidence that you're a good person and evidence that you're a bad person. It all boils down to which you use to define yourself.

 

Connect with Jen Vertanen:

 

 

The Basics of Chinese Medicine Course

Learn how to align your lifestyle and diet with daily and seasonal rhythms so you can digest better, have more energy, and stay healthy! Enroll in our 8-week course - The Basics of Chinese Medicine: Your Inner Ecosystem to learn how to analyze and align your lifestyle and diet, identify which of the Five Elements are dominating you, and rebalance the systems in your body so you can achieve your health goals.

When you enroll, you’ll receive:

  • 20-30 minute audio lectures you can listen to whenever and wherever
  • Highlighted transcripts of each lecture
  • Point location reference sheet
  • Short, point location videos
  • Fun quizlets, reflection questions, and exercises
  • Group call opportunities to get your questions answered
  • Access to our private Facebook community

 

Visit our website to enroll in The Basics of Chinese Medicine Course 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.

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Nov 1, 2017

Dr. Robin Miller is the author of the book HEALED! that puts the spotlight on the link between health and happiness and why you can’t have one without the other. She’s a board certified doctor of Internal Medicine and was an Integrative Medicine Fellow at the University of Arizona. She’s the current Medical Director of Triune Integrative Medicine and blogs regularly on Sharecare.com. She strongly believes while traditional medicine is imperative for good health, you also have to keep an open mind with regards to the benefits of complementary therapies and treatment.

In today’s episode, Dr. Robin sheds light on what her book is all about. She emphasizes on the common health misconceptions and myths surrounding popular foods as well as shares actual studies that disproved them. She also shares her take on the concept of dieting and gives tips on the lifestyle interventions we should do to improve our health for the long term.

 

“The microbiome is fascinating. It's growing our ability to help people and understand what's going on.” – Dr. Robin Miller

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why she transitioned from traditional medicine to integrative medicine.
  • Why cholesterol is not a good marker of heart disease.
  • The benefits of genetic tests to common diseases.
  • What is the MTHFR gene and why is it important?
  • Gut health and its relationship to mood.
  • How does she define "eating healthy?”
  • Her take on common foods, their benefits, and who should avoid them.
  • Why she doesn't like "diets."

 

Key Takeaway:

  • When we eat is as important as what we eat.
  • Exercises changes your gut flora.
  • Most people will gain their weight back after their diet, partly because your body wants you to get back to where you were.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

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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 early 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.

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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