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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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Jan 17, 2018

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

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

 

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

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

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

  

Key Takeaway:

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

  

Connect with Dr. Christina Bjorndal:

www.drchristinabjorndal.com/

 

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself. When you take care of yourself first, everyone around you will benefit, and will let you get more done in less time. If you need a reminder, just go to our webpage and click the download button. Then print and hang the manifesto on your wall or fridge or wherever you want so long as you get to see a positive reminder every day. Remember: Self-care is not selfish; it is essential.

 

Level Up Your Life

Are you ready to upgrade to the next version of you? If you are ready to receive the guidance, accountability, and support you need to up level your health, feel more energized, and truly love your body, then join me for the 11 Weeks to Level Up Your Life program!

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

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

 

Share Your Healthy Curiosity

Thank you for joining me on today’s episode of A Healthy Curiosity, the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in today’s busy world with healthcare strategies through Chinese medicine. If you enjoyed today’s episode, pleasehead over to iTunes and subscribe to the show. Share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media to help us spread the word and help more people achieve optimal health throughout their busy lives.

 

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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

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself. When you take care of yourself first, everyone around you will benefit, and will let you get more done in less time. If you need a reminder, just go to our webpage and click the download button. Then print and hang the manifesto on your wall or fridge or wherever you want so long as you get to see a positive reminder every day. Remember: Self-care is not selfish; it is essential.

 

Level Up Your Life

Are you ready to upgrade to the next version of you? If you are ready to receive the guidance, accountability, and support you need to up level your health, feel more energized, and truly love your body, then join me for the 11 Weeks to Level Up Your Life program!

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

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

 

Share Your Healthy Curiosity

Thank you for joining me on today’s episode of A Healthy Curiosity, the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in today’s busy world with healthcare strategies through Chinese medicine. If you enjoyed today’s episode, pleasehead over to iTunes and subscribe to the show. Share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media to help us spread the word and help more people achieve optimal health throughout their busy lives.

 

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Jan 4, 2018

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

 

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

 

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

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

 

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

 

 

Key Takeaway:

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

 

 

Connect with Lisa Lewman:

http://www.healthyhappyandhip.com/

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself. When you take care of yourself first, everyone around you will benefit, and will let you get more done in less time. If you need a reminder, just go to our webpage and click the download button. Then print and hang the manifesto on your wall or fridge or wherever you want so long as you get to see a positive reminder every day. Remember: Self-care is not selfish; it is essential.

 

Level Up Your Life

Are you ready to upgrade to the next version of you? If you are ready to receive the guidance, accountability, and support you need to up level your health, feel more energized, and truly love your body, then join me for the 11 Weeks to Level Up Your Life program!

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

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

 

Share Your Healthy Curiosity

Thank you for joining me on today’s episode of A Healthy Curiosity, the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in today’s busy world with healthcare strategies through Chinese medicine. If you enjoyed today’s episode, pleasehead over to iTunes and subscribe to the show. Share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media to help us spread the word and help more people achieve optimal health throughout their busy lives.

 

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

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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/



Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself. When you take care of yourself first, everyone around you will benefit, and will let you get more done in less time. If you need a reminder, just go to our webpage and click the download button. Then print and hang the manifesto on your wall or fridge or wherever you want so long as you get to see a positive reminder every day. Remember: Self-care is not selfish; it is essential.

 

Level Up Your Life

Are you ready to upgrade to the next version of you? If you are ready to receive the guidance, accountability, and support you need to up level your health, feel more energized, and truly love your body, then join me for the 11 Weeks to Level Up Your Life program!

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

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

 

Share Your Healthy Curiosity

Thank you for joining me on today’s episode of A Healthy Curiosity, the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in today’s busy world with healthcare strategies through Chinese medicine. If you enjoyed today’s episode, pleasehead over to iTunes and subscribe to the show. Share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media to help us spread the word and help more people achieve optimal health throughout their busy lives.

 

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

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

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

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

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.

 

 

Connect with Maggie Berghoff:

 

 

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 visit 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

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.

  

Resources Mentioned:

  

Connect with Sarica Cernohous:

 

 

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 visit 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

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

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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:

 

Connect with Dr. Mariza Snyder:

 

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!

 

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

 

The next round of Level Up Your Life begins February 6, 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!

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:

 

Connect with Kimberly Wilson:

 

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.

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.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to tell us what you’d like to learn more about!

 

 
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.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to tell us what you’d like to learn more about!

 

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.

 

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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.

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Sep 27, 2017

Colette Kent is an Ayurvedic Educator and the founder of Elements Natural Healing and Wellbeing who has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years. She is the former owner of a fitness studio in France who, despite her efforts to achieve optimal health, she still felt unhealthy. Following her participation in a 21-day ayurvedic body cleanse program, she began feeling healthier and inspired to become an Ayurvedic educator.

 

Today, Colette joins me to share her journey toward optimal health and how the ayurvedic methods she practices today can impact your health and wellbeing. She also shares tips on how to navigate the seasonal transition into Autumn and the importance of aligning your eating habits with what nature is currently doing.

 

 

“Ayurveda is all about tuning into nature and the rhythms of nature.” - Colette Kent

 

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

 

  • How eating with the seasons can impact your health
  • What is Vata Dosha and how it affects your body during the Fall and Winter months
  • How confusion in nature, such as unusual weather changes, can lead to confusion in our bodies
  • When to conduct “seasonal cleanses”
  • Types of food we should stop eating during a seasonal change - and which types of foods to add to our diet
  • The benefits of using warming oils, such as organic sesame oil, on your skin
  • Her recommendations for seasonal cleansing
  • How Ayurveda cleansing helps you tune into your circadian rhythms as well as other body and mental channels
  • Warming teas you should drink during seasonal transitions
  • What is “alternate nostril breathing” and why practicing it is particularly balancing this time of year
  • Dealing with seasonal immune system challenges during seasonal transition phases

 

 

3 Standard Phases of an Ayurvedic Cleanse:

 

  1. Preparation
  2. Main Cleansing
  3. Rejuvenation

 

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

 

Colette’s Words of Wisdom:

 

  • It’s about learning your body, tuning into nature, and understanding and empowering yourself to take charge of your own health.
  • Eat easy-to-digest foods; sip on hot water and herbal teas to keep your digestion strong as we go into Fall.

 

 

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

 

 

Share Your Healthy Curiosity

Thank you for joining me on today’s episode of A Healthy Curiosity, the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in today’s busy world with healthcare strategies through Chinese medicine. If you enjoyed today’s episode, please head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show. Share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media to help us spread the word and help more people achieve optimal health throughout their busy lives.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to tell us what you’d like to learn more about!

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