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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, a holistic health coach, as well as a teacher and practitioner of qi gong, meditation, yoga, lifestyle and diet counseling who tries to walk her talk about health and mindfulness as a recovering Type-A, parent, and business owner. You'll find interviews with fellow experts in Chinese Medicine and natural health care about the conditions we treat and strategies we use clinically; simple self-care tips to help you feel calm, centered, and energized; and personal chats where we explore what gets in the way of our best intentions: perfectionism, big goals, habits and routines, chronic pain, overwork and overwhelm, boundaries, limiting beliefs — and what it takes to overcome such obstacles mindfully.
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Mar 13, 2019

CBD Demystified

with Dr. Rachna Patel

There's a lot of buzz about cannabis these days, specifically CBD: the component that doesn't get you high. It's being lauded for helping all sorts of ailments from chronic pain to rheumatoid arthritis to psoriasis and anxiety. Is it as great as it seems? With the use and legalization of marijuana in some states & the ever changing laws of those states, it is hard to know if you can even use CBD, let alone determine if it is really useful for your condition. Back for her second interview for A Healthy Curiosity, CBD expert  Dr. Patel helps to destigmatize & demystify CBD. This episode includes:

  • how to navigate the overall legalities of CBD usage in your state
  • what CBD is and where it comes from
  • what to look for in a CBD product
  • what conditions benefit most from CBD
  • answers to listener questions 

Dr. Rachna Patel comes from a background in Emergency Medicine. Through her interest in helping patients alleviate pain, Dr. Patel ventured into the field of Medical Cannabis in 2012. In order to offer people care they would not otherwise get, She opened her own practice in 2014. Dr. Patel's knowledge in the fields of Medical Cannabis & CBD's, have defined her as an expert in her specialty. 

Find more information about Dr, Rachna Patel at: https://www.DrRachnaPatel.com/

Find Dr. Patels' book "The CBD Oil Solution: Treat Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Insomnia, and More-without the High" using this link: Purchase Book on Amazon

Find Dr. Patel on YouTube using this link: Dr. Patel on YouTube

Find Dr. Patel on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DoctorRachnaPatel/ 

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Mar 6, 2019

Beyond the Pill

with Dr. Jolene Brighten

Hormonal birth control pills can mean freedom from unwanted pregnancy, but this freedom often comes at the cost. These days, hormonal based birth control pills are commonly prescribed for symptoms from painful periods to acne, often before a woman gets a chance to understand her own cycles, without much discussion of possible side effects, alternative treatments, and other non-hormonal methods for preventing unwanted pregnancies. Dr. Jolene Brighten spent years working with woman identifying Post-Birth Control Syndrome, and then learning how to help women heal from the use of hormonal birth control. On today's episode we discuss:

  • controlling vs. listening to our natural cycles
  • the side effects every woman considering or taking The Pill should know 
  • how our symptoms are signals from the body and why masking them might not be a great idea

Dr. Jolene Brighten is Functional Naturopathic Medical Doctor and nutritional biochemist with a focus in women's endocrine health. She is recognized as a leading expert in Post-Birth Control Syndrome and the long term side effects associated with hormonal contraceptives. Dr. Brighten is also the author of, "Beyond the Pill: A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill." She is a speaker and a women's health advocate. 

Learn more about Dr. Jolene Brighten at:  https://drbrighten.com/pbcsdiet/

Purchase "Beyond The Pill" at: https://drbrighten.com/beyond-the-pill/

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Feb 27, 2019

Poop: Why You Should Give a Crap

With Dr. Marisol Teijeiro

Do you poop consistently? Are you a "hyper wiper"? Do you struggle with bloating or constipation? Dr. Marisol Teijeiro, a world leader renowned for her passion for cleansing and gut health joins Brodie to discuss this usually undiscussed topic. Dr. Marisol is an expert on the subject not only because she has the degree on the wall but more so because she's experienced feeling shitty and figured out how to get healthy. On today's episode we go over:

  • what our poop can tell us about our health
  • why we should give a shit every day
  • the color, size and shape we want our poop to be
  • how we can improve our poop 

Crowned Queen of Thrones, Dr. Marisol Teijeiro has trained and educated health care practitioners and has helped thousands of patients for over 15 years. She directs and practices at Sanas Health Practice in Canada, has spearheaded PuraSanas health supplements and invented the Queen of the Thrones Organic Castor Oil Pack™ and line of products. The launch of her first books, OH, SHIT!, her educational conferences and programs, heralds her championing you to become your legend.

Dr. Marisol Teijeiro's Website: https://drmarisol.com 

Dr. Marisol Teijeiro's Castor Oil Pack Link: https://drmarisol.com/castor-oil-pack/

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Feb 20, 2019

Healing Anxiety 

with Stephanie Dalfonzo

Have stress, anxiety, and struggling with sleep become your new normal? If yes, you’re so not alone. It’s easy to feel powerless around these issues. Happily, there are simple, concrete practices that can help. Stephanie Dalfonzo has developed 35 daily skills & techniques that can help women find & put their happiness first, and she shares several in today’s episode. We get into:

  • why self care is where all care begins
  • how adverse childhood experiences may surface many years later
  • what true gratitude has to do with inner health and happiness
  • how making small daily changes, can orient you to appreciation

Stephanie Dalfonzo is an Anxiety Expert, Speaker, Author and Clinical Hypnotist. Stephanie started her professional life as celebrity DJ Stevie Knox in the 80's & 90's. It was during this time she began to experience anxiety so badly she started to suffer from insomnia as well. After a brief success with prescription medication, Stephanie began to explore and educate herself on the treatment of chronic stress & anxiety. Leading her to becoming an expert in her field and the author of, "Goodbye Anxiety, Hello Freedom; How to Build Resilience and Overcome Anxiety."

Stephanie Dalfonzo's Website: https://stephaniedalfonzo.com/

"Goodbye Anxiety, Hello Freedom" available here:  https://stephaniedalfonzo.com/goodbye-anxiety-book/

Adverse Childhood Experience Study: Adverse Childhood Experience Study Information

 

 

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Feb 13, 2019

Mastering Menopause the Keto-Green Way

with Dr. Anna Cabeca

Menopause can be a wild ride: brain fog, weight gain, mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats — the list goes on. Dr. Anna Cabeca has personally “recovered” from transitioning through menopause twice and shares her keto-green approach to hormonal balance.

 
On today’s episode we talk about…
  • how hormones are re-organizing menopause
  • how our food choices can impact
  • which keto-green foods are important to women’s health
  • how ketones help reduce brain fog caused by menopause

Dr. Anna Cabeca is an internationally acclaimed menopause and sexual health expert, global speaker and a pioneer in women’s health. She is triple board certified in Gynecology and Obstetric Integrative Medicine, and Anti-Aging Restorative Medicine.

 

Dr. Anna Cabeca’s website – www.drannacabeca.com

Dr. Cabeca’s book, “The Hormone Fix: Burn Fat Naturally, Boost Energy, Sleep Better , and Stop Hot Flashes, the Keto-Green way”, can be found at – www.amazon.com 

Work with Brodie – BrodieWelch.com

 

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Jan 23, 2019

Happiness Skills with Nataly Kogan

with Nataly Kogan 

Genuine emotional wellbeing doesn't come from making everything in our lives perfect and never feeling any difficult emotions. It comes from allowing ourselves to feel all that we feel, to accept ourselves and the world as it is.

Happiness isn't a state of being or a simple feeling -- and it doesn't come from the outside. It's a skill we can all practice and improve, no matter our starting point. On today's episode, we talk about:

  • achievement doesn't lead to happiness
  • accepting that happiness is inconsistent
  • 5 core happiness skills
  • The emotional immune system

Nataly Kogan is one of the leading global experts in optimizing your emotional health so you can thrive at work and in life.

After a successful career as a venture capital investor and tech executive at companies like McKinsey and Microsoft, Nataly founded Happier with the mission to help people and organizations unleash their greatest potential by cultivating science-backed Happier Skills.
 
Since then, more than a million people have used the Happier mobile app and participated in Happier @ Work programs and online courses.
 
Nataly is a sought-out keynote speaker and has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
 
Her most recent book, HAPPIER NOW, was just released in May of 2018.

 

Connect with Nataly Kogan:

Learn more about Nataly, her books and other services at https://www.happier.com// where you can find a range of tools to grow your happiness skills.

 

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Jan 16, 2019

Healing When It Seems Impossible 

with Dr. Shiroko Sokitch 
When we feel bad, sick, or unwell, we often ask "why me?" Dr. Shiroko breaks down that question with her personal experiences and seven keys to healing. On today's episode, we talk about
  • the difference between healing and curing
  • the first key of beginning to heal
  • the "triangle of wellness" and how it affects our overall health. 
 

Shiroko Sokitch, MD, is the founder and owner of Heart to Heart Medical Center in Santa Rosa, California. Dr. Shiroko is an expert at using many modalities to bring the body to balance and wholeness. She brings hope and healing to difficult health conditions by blending Chinese and Western medicine with a deep spiritual and emotional healing approach.

Trained in general surgery, and working as an Emergency room Doctor for 10 years while attending acupuncture school, gave Dr. Shiroko a broad range of medical experience. Her new book – Healing When It Seems Impossible: 7 Keys to Defy the Odds is about her unique and comprehensive healing approach.

 

Connect with Dr. Shiroko Sokitch:

Learn more about the Heart to Heart Medical Center at http://hearttoheartmedicalcenter.com/ where you can also download a free workbook to accompany her book.

Find Dr. Shiroko's new book, Healing When It Seems Impossible: 7 Keys to Defy the Odds on Amazon.

 

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Jan 9, 2019

Timing Is Everything

with Brodie Welch

 

Diet, nutrition, exercise, therapy... we'll try anything to try to feel better and be healthier. But what if what's actually ailing us is the timing of our sleeping and eating? On this week's episode, we talk about

  • the part of your brain that regulates hunger, hormones, and sleep;
  • how our organs tell what time it is;
  • and yet another reason why to eat breakfast.

The wisdom behind living in sync with nature comes from ancient traditions—Ayurveda and Chinese medicine are just two of these—and modern science is just now catching up. We also dig into the Dr. Satchin Panda's new book Circadian Code.

 

Resources:

http://www.circadiancode.com/

 

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Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself, even before all the work is done and everyone else’s needs are met. When you take care of yourself first, everyone around you will benefit and will let you get more done in less time. If you need a reminder, visit https://brodiewelch.comand your free Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto. Print it out and hang it on your wall or fridge to remind you that taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s essential.

 

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Jan 2, 2019

The feeling of overwhelm can be crippling. Even when we want to take better care of ourselves, self-care can become that item on the to-do list that we never get to. On today's episode, we talk about

  • the stories we tell ourselves about who we are
  • identity evolution and agency 
  • self-care as a gradual process 
 

Dr. Samantha Brody is a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist in Portland Oregon. She also runs a virtual arm of her business doing coaching and consulting with clients across the globe. Dr Samantha writes for a variety of publications and has been quoted in media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, HuffPost, and Shape. She is the author of Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress from the Inside Out (Sounds True, January 2019).

 

Find Dr. Samantha Brody on https://drsamantha.com/ or on social media @drsamanthand. And if you're in Portland, Oregon, meet her in person at Powells’S City of Books for her book signing on 1/18/19 at 7:30pm.

Resources from the Show:

Values Exercise from Overcoming Overwhelm
Sample Chapter from Overcoming Overwhelm

 

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Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself, even before all the work is done and everyone else’s needs are met. When you take care of yourself first, everyone around you will benefit and will let you get more done in less time. If you need a reminder, visit https://brodiewelch.comand your free Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto. Print it out and hang it on your wall or fridge to remind you that taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s essential.

 

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Dec 26, 2018

Episode 130: Trusting Your Body 

with Lauren Geertsen

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself, even before all the work is done and everyone else’s needs are met. When you take care of yourself first, everyone around you will benefit and will let you get more done in less time. If you need a reminder, visit https://brodiewelch.comand your free Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto. Print it out and hang it on your wall or fridge to remind you that taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s essential.

 

Satisfy Your Healthy Curiosity

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Resources:

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

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

Episode 129: Cultivating Energy with QiGong 

with Lee Holden

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Work with Lee Holden:

https://www.holdenqigong.com/

 

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You have the right to take care of yourself, even before all the work is done and everyone else’s needs are met. When you take care of yourself first, everyone around you will benefit and will let you get more done in less time. If you need a reminder, visit https://brodiewelch.comand your free Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto. Print it out and hang it on your wall or fridge to remind you that taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s essential.

 

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Dec 12, 2018

Episode 128: Achieving Your Health Goals

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

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Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself, even before all the work is done and everyone else’s needs are met. When you take care of yourself first, everyone around you will benefit and will let you get more done in less time. If you need a reminder, visit https://brodiewelch.comand your free Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto. Print it out and hang it on your wall or fridge to remind you that taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s essential.

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

 
Dec 5, 2018
 

Reversing Autoimmune Disease

with Dr. Terry Wahls

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

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

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

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

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

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You have the right to take care of yourself, even before all the work is done and everyone else’s needs are met. When you take care of yourself first, everyone around you will benefit and will let you get more done in less time. If you need a reminder, visit https://brodiewelch.comand your free Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto. Print it out and hang it on your wall or fridge to remind you that taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s essential.

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

Nov 28, 2018

Episode 126: Hot Sex in Long-Term Relationships

with Susan Bratton

One of the biggest challenges of a long-term relationship, is keeping the sexual flame alive. On today's episode you'll learn about:

  • How to set up an erotic playdate with your partner
  • What leads to a clitoral erection
  • Ways to have orgasms post-menopause

Susan Bratton, also known as "Trusted Hot Sex Advisor To Millions" and the "Dear Abby of Sex," joins us today to talk about rejuvenating your sex life in a long-term relationship. According to Susan, sex can actually improve as we age. "You can have better orgasms at 90 than you're having now," she says. In this conversation, she describes her tool the "Soulmate Embrace" and how it stimulates desire. She also offers a step-by-step communication process that helps women explain their sexual needs to their partners. 

Susan Bratton is the CEO of a digital publishing company specializing in books, audios and videos showing three things: 1) passionate lovemaking techniques, 2) bedroom communication skills, and 3) sexual health and vitality products and protocols.

Find Susan's free sexual edutainment at betterlover.com and get her newest #1 hit technique for lovers, "The Soulmate Embrace,” as her gift for you.

Download The Soulmate Embrace at soulmateembrace.com

 

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http://brodiewelch.com/level-up

Get Our Self-Care Manifesto

You have the right to take care of yourself, even before all the work is done and everyone else’s needs are met. When you take care of yourself first, everyone around you will benefit and will let you get more done in less time. If you need a reminder, visit https://brodiewelch.com and your free Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto. Print it out and hang it on your wall or fridge to remind you that taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s essential.

Satisfy Your Healthy Curiosity

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Nov 21, 2018

Wondering how to prioritize your own pleasure and re-discover your libido? On today's episode, you'll learn about:

  • simple tantric practices
  • deepening connection and intimacy in 15 minutes
  • using sexual energy to heal from trauma

Amanda Testa is a Sex, Love and Relationship Expert and founder of Find Your Feminine Fire. Her methods bridge ancient tantric tools combined with the latest in neuroscience to help high performing women ditch unworthiness and embody confidence, radiance, and vitality in all areas of their lives.

Amanda believes that we should all be able to enjoy our lives and not just get through each day. Many women feel like there's just no time for sex at the end of the day, but Amanda is here to help us discover how prioritizing our personal pleasure leads to deeper relationships and a more radiant sense of self-worth. 

This podcast is one of a two-part series about pleasure, sexuality, and intimacy. Interested? Join us next week to talk about stoking the sexual flame in your relationships. 

 

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Nov 14, 2018

Looking to lose weight without changing your diet? On today’s episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Why the WHEN of eating is as important as what you’re eating
  • Intermittent and long-term fasting
  • The benefits (and potential risks) of fasting for women

Dr. Stephanie Estima is a big-hearted, energetic, and compassionate healer dedicated to changing lives through evidence-based health strategies like nutrition, fitness, and mindset. She studied Neuroscience and Psychology and received her Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of Toronto. She then went on to complete her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. 



Dr. Stephanie has a special interest in brain optimization, longevity, and weight loss. She is a female biohacker, a former figure competitor, and is interested in the application of the ketogenic diet, fasting, and fitness in females. She also runs an online program called KetoClean, a plant-based approach to Keto.

 

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Nov 7, 2018

Hormonal & Sexual Health for Women

with Dr. Anna Cabeca

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity, you’ll learn about:

  • How hormones affect your mind and body
  • Environmental and dietary influencers of hormones
  • Lifestyle changes for hormone balance
  • Dispelling dietary misconceptions

 

Dr. Cabeca frequently lectures nationally and internationally regarding restorative health and women’s health issues.

She is a board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician, as well as board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, an expert in Functional Medicine, and an expert in women’s health.

She specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives, successful menopause and age management medicine.

She is a consultant and trainer for other physicians in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Functional Medicine Principles.

 

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Dr. Anna Cabeca

 

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Nov 1, 2018

Real Food Revolution

with Congressman Tim Ryan

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity, you’ll learn about:

  • Reforming the food and farm industries
  • Incentivizing healthy food production using subsidies
  • Negative impacts of our current system

 

Tim Ryan is a tireless advocate for working families in Ohio’s 13th District. First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, he is currently serving in his eighth term.
Tim’s primary focus is on improving the economy and quality-of-life in Ohio. He works closely with local officials and community leaders to enhance economic competitiveness and help attract high-quality, high-paying jobs.
Tim is a dynamic leader known for challenging both parties to rebuild the middle class. He is a champion of efforts to make college more affordable, revitalize America’s cities and improve the health and well-being of American families and children. Tim’s vision for a stronger economy and his work on these and other issues has garnered national attention.
He is the author of A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit and The Real Food Revolution: Healthy Eating, Green Groceries, and the Return of the American Family Farm.
Congressman Ryan is a member of the House Appropriations Committee that controls the expenditure of funds by the federal government.
Tim serves as co-chairman of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus and is a member of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic. Through these partnerships, Tim has introduced, cosponsored, and championed bipartisan legislation to combat the opioid crisis.
Ryan serves as co-chairman of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus and is a leading voice fighting to strengthen America’s manufacturing base and reform U.S. trade policies. The Caucus examines and promotes policies to help American manufacturers find trained, educated workers, to lead the world in developing new industrial technologies, to operate on a level playing field with foreign competitors, and to obtain the capital they need to thrive. Ryan is the leading advocate in the House to impose sanctions on unfair currency manipulation by foreign countries.
Before his election to Congress, Ryan served in the Ohio State Senate, as President of the Trumbull County Young Democrats and as Chairman of the Earning by Learning program in Warren, Ohio. He began his career in politics as a Congressional aide in 1995.
Ryan has a law degree from the University Of New Hampshire School Of Law (formerly the Franklin Pierce Law Center). He studied abroad as part of the Dickinson School of Law’s International Law Program. He received a BA in Political Science from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Born July 16, 1973 in Niles, Ohio, Tim Ryan currently resides in Howland with his wife Andrea and three children.

 

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Oct 24, 2018

Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

with Carly Banks

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity, you’ll learn about:

  • Becoming a successful role model
  • The trickle-down benefits of prioritizing your own wellbeing
  • Self-care for kids
  • Establishing the new norm
  • Developing your emotional intelligence

 

In learning the foundational teachings of Ayurvedic wellness, along with the science behind the power of routine, and the unbelievable level at which our habits - good and bad - dictate our reality, Carly Banks has created routines and daily practices that fill her cup, thereby filling up her kids. The habits she’s picked up along her journey, and translated into the new normal for her whole family, have yielded HUGE results, in so many ways, in a SUPER SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME. Her purpose at www.thehabit.net has become sharing what she’s learned with every woman she can reach, because every mom deserves to feel this good.

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Oct 17, 2018

How to Change Habits

with James Clear

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity, you’ll learn about:

  • The connection between identity, beliefs, and habits
  • Identity-based vs outcome based habits
  • 4 laws of behavior change
  • The cumulative progress of small actions
  • Reframing your worldview

 

Whatever you’re wanting to get better at, today’s episode is going to help you do it better and more efficiently.

I’m thrilled to have James Clear with me to talk about the tool we use to solve the problems of life with as little effort and energy as possible. That tool, of course, is habits.

This is a subject that I became intensely focused on several years ago when I realized that it wasn’t enough to teach my clients how to do things like meditate, breathe, and nourish themselves with whole foods; I needed to teach them how to form good habits, hence my evolution from being a practitioner to coaching people on how to actually implement the core competencies of self-care.

James Clear is author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Time, and on CBS This Morning. His website, jamesclear.com, receives millions of visitors each month and hundreds of thousands (including me) subscribe to his popular email newsletter. He is also a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB.

Through his online course, The Habits Academy, Clear has taught more than 10,000 leaders, managers, coaches, and teachers.

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Oct 10, 2018

Healing the Psyche with Chinese Herbs

with Justin Ehrlich
 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity, you’ll learn about:

  • Chinese medicine on a physical and spiritual level
  • How herbs channel energy and open our perspective
  • Herbs for personal cultivation
  • Cleansing wounds and resolving trauma
  • Which herbal strategy is right for you? 

 

Drawn to many of the mystical practices that originated in ancient China for most of my life, Justin has been a California state licensed acupuncturist since 2002 and a student of the Jade Purity branch of Daoism since 2001.

After many years of questioning the nature of reality, and using these practices to work through his own struggles, heal old wounds, and find a deeper connection to the Divine, he's personally seen just how powerful and transformative this path can be.

Justin has studied a multitude of practices, including medicines, meditation, philosophy, mindfulness-based practices, and religion. He implements these practically as a coach and Chinese medicine practitioner. 

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www.justinehrlich.com

 

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Oct 3, 2018

Food Sanity

with Dr. David Friedman

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity, you’ll learn about:

  • Separating food fact from fiction
  • Diet is a way of living, not a short-term solution
  • How the change in culture has affected national health
  • Where is best to source your food
  • Don't count calories, make your calories count!

 

Has all the contradicting information about what we should and shouldn’t eat left you confused? Lifetime television’s morning show health expert and syndicated radio host, Dr. David Friedman (as seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, E!, Discovery Health, FOX, FitTV, The Food Network, Discovery Channel and more) has spent the past 15 years interviewing hundreds of health advocates, scientists, doctors and New York Times bestselling authors.

His goal has always been to share cutting-edge information that helps his audience reach optimal health. Unfortunately, each guest would contradict Dr. Friedman's previous expert, creating more confusion than clarity. From proponents of a vegan, paleo, or Mediterranean diet to advocates of gluten-free and low carb eating, the opinions are as different as night and day. After becoming frustrated with so much biased (often paid for) and conflicting research, Dr. Friedman created a common science meets common sense approach that puts an end to all the culinary conundrum.

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https://doctordavidfriedman.com/

 

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Sep 26, 2018

Yoga of Money

with Grace Edison

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity, you’ll learn about:

  • What is the link between health and wealth?
  • Pitfalls of sacrificing wellbeing for money
  • Grace's top financial skills and habits
  • Practicing self-compassion and investing in health
  • Holistic financial wellness

 

Grace strives for balance in her work life and family so that there is room for being a kick-ass mom and community leader in the classes and courses she teaches in person and online. Her main focus currently is creating a solid space for her course members and clients to establish a better personal and working relationship with Money, from a Holistic-Wellness based approach.

Working with clients for 10 years as a Financial Advisor gave her the professional foundation to see what was working and what wasn't and that there were gaps in that modality when used exclusively. Equally the opportunity as a yoga teacher and coach allowed her to work with clients on their mindset or manifestation skills proved to also have major gaps. So it is through her course The Yoga of Money that she married the two and voila, a full spectrum money wellness program was born!

Connect with Grace Edison:

www.graceedison.com

 

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Sep 19, 2018

Forgotten Medicines

with Nick Polizzi

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity, you’ll learn about:

  • Exploring beyond modern medicine
  • The ancient wisdom of indigenous cultures
  • Getting comfortable with growth
  • Impossible healing made reality

 

Nick Polizzi has spent his career directing and producing feature-length documentaries that explore the power of traditional medicine. His quest for ancient cures has taken him around the world into remote cultures that still practice these fast disappearing methods. Nick's current role as founder of The Sacred Science stems from a calling to honor, preserve, and protect the knowledge and rituals of the indigenous peoples of the world. 

Connect with Nick Polizzi:

www.thesacredscience.com

The Sacred Science Book

 

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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.

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Sep 19, 2018

Episode 116: Forgotten Medicines

with Nick Polizzi

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity, you’ll learn about:

  • Exploring beyond modern medicine
  • The ancient wisdom of indigenous cultures
  • Getting comfortable with growth
  • Impossible healing made reality

 

Nick Polizzi has spent his career directing and producing feature-length documentaries that explore the power of traditional medicine. His quest for ancient cures has taken him around the world into remote cultures that still practice these fast disappearing methods. Nick's current role as founder of The Sacred Science stems from a calling to honor, preserve, and protect the knowledge and rituals of the indigenous peoples of the world. 

Connect with Nick Polizzi:

www.thesacredscience.com

The Sacred Science Book

 

Work with Brodie: http://brodiewelch.com/level-up

 

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.

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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