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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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Nov 22, 2017

Holly Bertone is a Certified Natural Health Professional, Project Management Professional, one of Amazon’s bestselling authors, and the President & CEO of Pink Fortitude, LLC, a company dedicated to inspiring people to live a happier and healthier life. She is also a breast cancer and Hashimoto’s survivor, and while both were detrimental diseases, she used those two health challenges as inspiration to help others. She is especially committed to reaching out to cancer and autoimmune survivors and help them get back on their feet and live quality lives.

In today’s episode, Holly shares how she juggled working a full-time job, going through cancer treatment, being a sexy fiancé, and a good stepmom. She shares how she found out she had thyroid issues, her struggles at her previous job, and how she eventually turned it back around and won over her diseases.

 

“Self-care is very important. You can't take care of anyone else before you take care of yourself.” – Holly Bertone

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What is Hashimoto's disease?
  • The changes she made once she learned she had Hashimoto's.
  • Why avoiding gluten and dairy is beneficial for those with thyroid issues.
  • How she balanced having cancer and having a normal, happy life.
  • The struggles she went through at work due to her autoimmune disease.
  • How she helps herself through periods of brain fog.

 

Key Takeaway:

  • Even if the law is on your side, it doesn't mean reality is always rainbows and puppy kisses.
  • It's better to be motivated from a place of choice as opposed to feeling like you have no choice.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Connect with Holly Bertone:

 

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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!

 
Oct 25, 2017

Stephanie Dodier is an author, speaker, clinical nutritionist, weight loss, and emotional eating expert. She is the creator of the Dodier Protocol - an integrative approach to treating various diseases by incorporating nutrient therapy, homeopathy, and mind-body connections. She specializes in using the Dodier Protocol to strengthen and decode the messages your body sends you to help you lose weight and relieve pain.

In today’s episode, Stephanie shares her story on how being a career woman in a male-dominated society almost destroyed her health and how she eventually found her path to health and wellness. She also shares what she learned from experience as well as seminars regarding the mind and food.

 

“My body has the wisdom to heal itself and to thrive if I only allowed it what it needs.” – Stephanie Dodier

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Her journey and the motivating force behind the Going Beyond The Food summit.
  • What made her stop chasing a career over her health?
  • The two phases of your life according to Zen practices.
  • Why reframing symptoms as body messages is better.
  • The steps she took to change her life for the better.
  • What made her become addicted to work and food?
  • How did the concept of Going Beyond the Food begin?
  • The first step she recommends for those looking to change.
  • What it means to retrain your brain in changing your life.
  • The role of the fascia relative to energy and emotion.
  • What to expect from the Going Beyond The Food summit.

 

Key Takeaway:

  • The more you advance into learning how the body can heal itself, the more you realize that everything goes beyond food.
  • Society is not teaching us natural health healing.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Connect with Stephanie:

 

 

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!

Oct 18, 2017

Robyn Openshaw helped skyrocket the whole “green smoothie” trend all the way to mainstream media and has been known as the official Green Smoothie Girl then ever since. More than green smoothies and shakes, Robyn has authored several books about health and wellness, a former psychotherapist, college professor, and a mom of four lovely children. She’s on the verge of launching her new book called “VIBE” which explores the connection between living a healthy lifestyle and vibrational frequencies. It sounds out there for a lot of people, and she gets that, but she’s confident this will change the way we view diets and fitness forever.

In today’s episode, Robyn discusses her new-found interest in vibrational frequencies and the science that surrounds the topic. She also explains how just about every living thing emits certain frequencies, that even the smallest choices can alter our own vibrations and affect our well being.

 

“Anyone or anything in our energy field can raise or lower our own frequencies.” – Robin Openshaw

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Her journey from Green Smoothie Girl to discovering the vibrations of the universe.
  • How Einstein and Tesla inspired her to write her book "VIBE"
  • What her book is all about
  • Why the healing properties of vibration and frequency are already mainstream.
  • Emotions that are high frequency.
  • How vibrations can affect human interaction and relationships
  • The vibrational frequencies of some foods
  • How we can reduce the dirty energy in our environment
  • Why people should raise their energetic vibrations

 

Key Takeaway:

  • Higher vibrations are associated with high frequency emotions.
  • Paying attention to the effects of micro choice can allow us to resonate a frequency 10 Hz higher.
  • Unfortunately, we're still evaluating food if it's good or bad based on calories. It's self-serving and has nothing to do with food being healthy or not.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Connect with Robin Openshaw:

 

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!

 

Oct 11, 2017

Tzipporah Gerson-Miller is the owner of Inner Sky Therapeutics, a certified yoga therapist, and a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in cases of trauma, depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. In her practice, she uses somatic psychotherapy – an alternative treatment focused on body-centered therapy that links the mind and the body – and integrative yoga. While she does conduct group activities, her practice is more than the usual yoga class. In yoga classes, people go to relax and release stress. What Tzipporah does is more personal and customized to the individual and aims to treat the patient of something that’s bothering their mind that could be causing their physical pains.

In today’s episode, Tzipporah shares her passion for yoga, its holistic roots, and how her methods are different from typical yoga classes. She explains the importance of revisiting traumatic events and the people who could benefit the most in one of her sessions.

 

“Enlightenment can be achieved, even in the most deplorable social situation.” – Tzipporah Gerson-Miller

 

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Is a Yoga therapy group different from a Yoga class?
  • Who benefits the most from her work?
  • How can Yoga help people overcome trauma?
  • The forms trauma can take in our lives.
  • How to re-pattern trauma with others?
  • Using a Tantra Hatha yoga approach.
  • What would be the first step in the ability to cultivate awareness of a person’s own body?
  • Tips on remembering traumatic experiences in the presence of loved ones.
  • The value in feeling the bad stuff in our lives?

 

 

Key Takeaway:

  • Yoga isn't doing inversions and tricky balances.
  • Trauma is not just the things we see on the 5 o'clock news.

 

 

Connect with Tzipporah Gerson-Miller:

 

 

 

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!

Oct 4, 2017

Beverly Meyer is a practitioner, podcaster, and blogger who, like so many of us, have struggled with her own health issues early in life. In her college years, Beverly contracted herpes and she was disappointed at what was conventionally known at the time. She sought other doctors, received natural and conservative treatment, and she was able to at least suppress its symptoms. She has since become an advocate for alternative medicine and has established herself as a household name in the Paleo world.

In today’s episode, Beverly shares her learning experience and why she had an interest to research GABA. She also explains why she calls GABA the “forgotten neurotransmitter” and what you can do to determine if you’re low in GABA and how to improve your levels.

 

“GABA is that neurotransmitter that's keeping things at a stable, steady pattern.” – Beverly Meyer

 

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • The four main neurotransmitters in the body.
  • How seizures are linked to GABA.
  • GABA's main roles in the body.
  • Does GABA get depleted and can it be increased through our diet?
  • Why she tells her clients to remove gluten in their diet.
  • Her favorite sleep trick.
  • GABA sources she recommends.
  • What is "leaky brain"?
  • Her thoughts on seeing traditional doctors.

 

 

Key Takeaway:

  • People have to be willing to speak up and acknowledge that they deserve better doctors.
  • The problem is human life right now revolves around stress. Our rational minds are swamped with irrational events that we can't place in a rational system.
  • Every cell in your body is programed to win, to live, and to do its job perfectly. We don't have to make things happen, our job is to let things happen.

 

 

Resources mentioned:

 

Connect with Beverly Meyer:

 

 

 

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 on 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!

 

Sep 20, 2017

Dr. Titus Chiu is an author, international speaker, and Functional Neurologist who is known to heal the brain naturally through the use of the five senses. His mission is to show the world the healing possibilities and the human potential through his words and actions. To heal his patients, he makes use of a combination of Functional Medicine and what he calls “Sensorigenomic Therapy.”

Sensorigenomics is a revolutionary method of brain healing using the five senses. He treats patients struggling with anxiety, concussion, Alzheimer’s, and many other autoimmune and neurological symptoms.

In today’s episode, Dr. Titus Chiu talks about sensorigenomics, how to improve brain health without any pills or supplements, how he makes use of the five senses to heal the brain, and various exercises you can perform right now to improve your life.

 

“This idea of body awareness comes in many different flavors.” – Dr. Titus Chiu

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What is sensorigenomics and why is it important?
  • What is his definition of neuroplasticity?
  • The conditions he works with and how he makes use of the five senses to change the brain.
  • How he usually assesses his patients.
  • What is the 6th “bonus” sense?
  • Why is it harder to balance with our eyes closed?
  • The link between anxiety and proprioception.
  • Self-care for common neurological symptoms.
  • What he recommends for most people with brain fog and other neurological issues.
  • The healthy fats he recommends and why he recommends them.
  • The type of diets he recommends on specific groups of people.
  • His thoughts on the ketogenic diet.
  • The chemical and physical brain.
  • The exercises he recommends his patients.

 

 

Key Takeaway:

  • It's all about balance, not about having too much yin or yang.
  • Proprioception allows us to move around comfortably in this planet.

 

 

Resources mentioned:

 

Connect with Dr. Titus Chiu:

 

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!

 

The next round of Basics of Chinese Medicine begins on October 18, 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!

 

Sep 13, 2017

Dr. Pedram Shojai is a fellow Chinese medicine practitioner, a Qigong teacher, known philanthropist, and a New York Times bestselling author. He’s also made headlines in the movie industry producing documentaries. Above all, he is known as the Urban Monk, a person who advocates the use of Oriental Medicine and favors a holistic approach to wellness. His new book The Art of Stopping Time was written to help people find more time, energy, and peace in their life.

In today’s episode, Pedram shares why he quit being a traditional “clinician,” how he got into his current career, and his daily health routines. He also explains what his books and documentaries are all about and actionable tips and strategies you can use right now to help improve your life.

 

“No one is going to fix the world; It's you. Fix yourself then fix the world. Help yourself, then help the world.” – Dr. Pedram Shojai

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How he went from working with people as a clinician to what he's doing today.
  • Where has he had the most success in getting people to actually follow his recommendations.
  • How he started his new career with reverse engineering.
  • His strategy when he needs to dig deep and tap into his "infinite place.”
  • Why the media and the government seem to disempower you.
  • How he supports companies that don't support the destruction of the world.
  • Low cost things that people can do to be part of the solution.
  • What is Time Compression Syndrome?

 

 

Key Takeaway:

  • The goal of any noble profession is to put itself out of business.
  • There's a huge difference between what the media tells you what happiness looks like and what happiness really is.
  • Never allow yourself to get out of breath; stay under your breath

 

 

Connect with Pedram Shojai:

 

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!

 

The next round of Basics of Chinese Medicine begins on October 18, 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!

 

Sep 6, 2017

I’ve been pretty busy lately. We dropped our daughter off at her first year of college, vacationing for a week in the Orcas, and attended a friend’s wedding in Seattle. When we got back, I was busy transitioning office managers and seeing more patients than usual to make up for my absence. In between being on the road and making up for my lost clinic hours, I was considering rerunning a previous episode so I can take a little breather. Then I remembered the one question my patients ask me when I check them out: “What do you look for when you look at my tongue?” and decided to make a short episode about it.

In today’s episode, I’ll share with you what we look for when looking at your tongue, how to read the tongue, and what it can tell you when it comes to your health and internal organs. This is basically an intro to Tongue Diagnosis.

 

“The tongue is like a little map of the body.” – Brodie Welch, L.Ac.

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How Tongue diagnosis compares to what acupuncturists do
  • How accurate can diagnosis be?
  • What exactly do they look for when looking at your tongue?
  • The parts of the tongue and the organs they represent.
  • What does a normal tongue look like?
  • Colors, coats, and shape of the tongue and the illnesses and issues they indicate.
  • Tips on improving your life right now based on what you learned.

 

 

Key Takeaway:

  • Tongue scrapers are a good health investment.
  • Whatever you see in your tongue is not 100% an indicator of what's going on your body.

 

 

Resources mentioned:

 

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 Eleven 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 October 10th, 2017. Spots are limited so if you want to jump in on this round, schedule your Discovery Call to claim your place!

The next round of Basics of Chinese Medicine begins on October 18, 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!

 

Sep 1, 2017

Randi Buckley works with women and guides them toward gently uncovering their inner truth. Her work involves pointing towards your own divinity, the kind that supports forging your personal identity. This personal identity is made up of a union of the head, heart, and intuition. One of her main specialties is helping people get better at enforcing boundaries. This is a big deal, especially for those who easily give into peer pressure and some forms of social abuse.

Randi is here with me today to discuss the concept of having boundaries and why everyone should know how to set them. She provides insight on why it’s difficult to set boundaries, how to properly enforce boundaries, and the importance of being kind to yourself at all times.

 

“Boundaries are an act of kindness. They are essentially giving somebody an instruction manual to get the best version of us.” – Randi Buckley

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How Randi decided to work with clients on enforcing boundaries?
  • Why we have the wrong notion of what a boundary really is.
  • How can you set boundaries without going overboard or being intimidating?
  • How do you cope with identity changes brought upon by setting boundaries?
  • How she helps people navigate the middle ground?
  • How to know what true kindness is.
  • Can denying someone what they want be an act of kindness?
  • The steps in enforcing boundaries.
  • The Chinese Medicine aspect involved in valuing and respecting yourself.

 

 

Key Takeaway:

  • Your boundaries are your values and action. By having them, you are taking a stand for that value in this world and shifting the world toward that value
  • People are resistant to change in other people's boundaries because they no longer know where they will stand in their life.
  • If your kindness does not include yourself, then it's incomplete.

 

 

Connect with Randi Buckley:

 

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 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!

 

Aug 23, 2017

Megan Chambers is the former Production Assistant for A Healthy Curiosity Podcast, and the Office Manager at my acupuncture clinic, Life in Balance Acupuncture.

 

Professionally, Megan has dabbled in sound editing, video editing, print/digital editing, graphic design, website/content management, social media management, event management, development, IT support, and general administrative support, primarily in health-related environments. She's an intersectional feminist, an activist, an outdoor enthusiast, and a dog-lover. Megan also volunteers with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) as an advocate for a child in the foster care system.

 

Megan joins me to talk about the ways we sometimes outsource our stress and responsibility to other people, causing not only more strife in our relationships, but also more stress in the lives of people we love. It's important to stay mindful and reclaim our brains, drawing boundaries with ourselves and with others to ensure that we're only taking on what is ours. 

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Outsourcing responsibility
  • Using the tools available to us
  • Drawing boundaries
  • Raising good partners/housemates and competent humans
  • Productive vs. unproductive energy expenditure

 

Want to contact Megan?

She's currently job searching in the greater Portland area. You can e-mail her at meganachambers@gmail.com

 

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 Eleven 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 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!

 

Aug 16, 2017

Dr. Michelle Sands is a licensed Functional Medicine Physician and the founder of Glow Natural Medicine. She is a naturopathic doctor who is on a mission to help women harness the power of nature so they can impact their genetic expression and live a vibrant life by optimizing their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

Dr. Michelle joins me today to share her insight on how women can optimize their genetic potential, the various factors that attribute to many health problems, and how genetic imbalances play a role in our overall health and well-being.

 

"The more you get to know about your body, the better off you will be.” - Dr. Michelle Sands

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What is epigenetics
  • The genetic effects of various child delivery methods
  • How mapping out your body’s functions and dysfunctions can help you identify where to start focusing for improvement
  • How one dysfunctional part of the body impacts other parts
  • Stress and endocrine imbalances in women
  • Various types of stress that affect our health and well-being
  • How adrenal imbalances impact your digestion and other parts of your body
  • What the Vagus nerve is and how bacterial and microbiome imbalances affect it
  • When should women request thyroid tests - and which tests should they request
  • The purpose of your auto-immune system
  • How to improve your auto-immune system
  • How to stimulate your Vagus nerve to improve health and digestion

 

Key Takeaway:

  • Whether you have a diagnosis or are dealing with an issue, you have the power to reverse it yourself.

 

Connect with Dr. Michelle Sands:

 

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 Eleven 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 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!

 

Aug 9, 2017

Liz Koch is an international educator and the creator of Core Awareness, a company that focuses on awareness for developing human potential. She is recognized throughout the health industry as an expert in somatic, body work, and fitness. Liz is the author of numerous books and products including The Psoas Book and Unraveling Scoliosis CD.

She joins me today to share how she became interested in the psoas and her knowledge of how the psoas works as our body’s “messenger of the midline.”

 

“The healthier your psoas, the less you can sense it.” - Liz Koch

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What kinesthetic awareness is
  • The connection between your power center and psoas
  • Where the psoas is located in your body
  • Why Liz doesn’t think of the psoas as a muscle
  • How the psoas helps you feel grounded and centered
  • The fluid transfer of energy from the psoas to the rest of your body
  • How the constructive rest posture helps transfer energy
  • How the psoas messages energy depletion in our bodies
  • How Liz helps people listen to their psoas messages to impact their ability to thrive
  • How early conditioning inhibits our kinesthetic awareness
  • Being receptive to your body and the world around you
  • The importance of staying hydrated

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Connect with Liz Koch:

 

 

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!

 

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The next round of Level Up Your Life begins in October 2017. Spots are limited so reserve your spot today!

 

 

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Aug 2, 2017

Dr. Joe Tatta is a doctor of physical therapy, nutritionist, functional pain science expert, and the author of the number one bestselling book, Heal Your Pain Now. He is recognized throughout the healthcare industry for integrating brain science, nutrition, emotions, and movement into easily implemented treatments for lasting pain relief. Dr. Tatta is on a mission to heal people’s pain quickly and compassionately and reverse the global pain epidemic.

He joins me today to explain what pain truly is, where it starts, and how emotions and beliefs play a role in pain management for chronic pain sufferers. He shares his insight and knowledge about how emotional traumas, such as PTSD, play a role in our body’s ability to heal and repair itself, the importance of eating whole foods for chronic pain sufferers, and provides practical tips for managing pain throughout the day.

 

“Thoughts are things, and they have the ability to influence the body on a physical and emotional level.” – Dr. Joe Tatta

 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • The context of when the pain occurs, how the brain interprets pain, and the connection with how we feel it
  • The physiological changes that occur in the body due to stress and trauma
  • How inflammation affects the body and triggers pain
  • The relationship between chronic pain, anxiety, and depression
  • Why the “story” that is developed around each person’s pain is an important factor in reducing chronic pain
  • How your belief system plays a role in your ability to manage pain
  • How to retrain your brain to not feel pain
  • The effects of repressing emotions
  • The psychological message of the “chronic pain” label
  • The role that nutrition plays in chronic pain management

 

Connect with Dr. Joe Tatta:

 

 

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 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.

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Jul 26, 2017

In Episode 57 of A Healthy Curiosity, Brodie talks with Maureen Magauran, MD and Holistic Psychiatrist, about the ways we convince ourselves that we’re stuck, even when we have the power to make positive changes. Meditation allows us to tap into something greater than ourselves, which can help us see our own lives in new and different ways, allowing us to heal from grief, trauma, and everyday ups and downs.

 

 

In this episode, we explore:

 

  • Meditation – what it is and what it isn’t
  • How to shift your mindset
  • Discovering where you’re getting stuck
  • Holding space for someone to show them they’re cared for

 

Resources:

 

Maureen's Website

Maureen’s Facebook

To stay in touch with Brodie, go to www.brodiewelch.com

Jul 19, 2017

Is shame keeping you from realizing your value? 

In this episode, Brodie talks with Jennifer Kind, LPC, CDWF, EPC, a Psychotherapist and coach in Portland, OR who works with people cultivating more shame resilience, self-acceptance, and the ability to be kinder to themselves and others. Jen believes shame holds people back; it is not a good motivator for change. Shame breeds fear, anxiety, depression, and paralysis. It keeps us from becoming who we are; it keeps us from living our truth.

 

In this episode, we explore:

 

  • The ways shame holds us back
  • Unhealthy cultural attitudes about vulnerability
  • How there can be no courage without vulnerability
  • Ways shame can manifest in our bodies and emotions
  • Ways to build resilience against shame
  • The connection between shame and body image

 

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

Jul 12, 2017
Have you ever felt unlucky in love? Maybe you’ve had partners that made you feel bad about yourself or you’ve been on plenty of dates but can’t get someone to commit. Maybe you’re in a long term relationship and simply feel it could be more fulfilling.

It may be time for you to date yourself. In Episode 22 (now 55), Brodie talks with Veronica Grant, dating coach and private yoga instructor, about ways to improve our love lives, whether we’re dating casually, seeking a long-term relationship, or currently with a long-term partner.

 

In this episode, we explore:

 

  • Dating yourself: what does it mean?
  • Some common reasons people struggle to enter a relationship
  • Some common reasons people struggle to get what they want out of a relationship
  • Treating yourself the way you want to be treated
  • Deciding what you want out of your relationship
  • Setting boundaries (because boundaries are sexy!)

 

For more information on Chinese Medicine and to stay in touch with Brodie, visit brodiewelch.com.
 
Jul 5, 2017

Marijuana has now been legalized for medical use in 29 U.S. states (plus D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico) and legalized recreationally in eight (twice as many as when this episode was originally released just last year). In light of these policy developments, marijuana has become the subject of much public debate within the political and medical arenas throughout the last several years. Like acupuncture, definitive medical research on medical marijuana is still relatively scarce, which leaves a lot of people both curious about and wary of its use. In this episode, Brodie talks with Dr. Rachna Patel, a medical marijuana expert, about how she uses medical marijuana in her treatment protocols and what people should know about using medical marijuana.  

 

In this episode, we explore: 

  • How marijuana works in the body 
  • Separating fact from fiction regarding marijuana use 
  • What conditions medical marijuana may help treat 
  • Where marijuana use isn’t backed up by medical research 

 

Dr. Rachna Patel has been practicing in the field of Medical Marijuana since 2012.  She step-by-step walks patients through how to use medical marijuana for their particular medical conditions.  She completed her medical studies at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, CA and her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. 

 

 

Resources: 

www.DrRachnaPatel.com 

Youtube Channel: The Medical Marijuana (Cannabis) Expert: Dr. Rachna Patel

To stay in touch with Brodie, visit www.brodiewelch.com

Jun 28, 2017

Chinese Medicine expert and host Brodie Welch, L.Ac. talks with guest Jennie Cramer about living in harmony with the seasons. The frenzy of summertime and the pressure we feel to take advantage of all the exciting opportunities we’re presented with, even when our bodies might be telling us to take a break, can lead to disharmony and really throw us out of balance… if we allow it.

 

In this episode we explore: 

  • The nature of summer in Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda (full yang, pitta season)
  • The ways our relationships with the seasons affect our daily wellness
  • Symptoms as messages from the body
  • Creating a life you don’t need a vacation from
  • Should we need an excuse to let ourselves rest?
  • Is your anxiety a message from your body? What could that message be?
  • The benefits of rhythm and setting a schedule
  • Decision fatigue

 

Jennie is a farming yoga mom who is passionate about ancestral living, ecology, and living in accordance with her values.

 

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.

Jun 21, 2017

Do you know why you were put on this planet?

 

It seems like such a deep, intense question, and in some ways it is, but it’s also totally up to you; you alone have the power and intuition to discover your true purpose. That doesn’t mean everything and everybody around you isn’t going to try and steer you in a different direction, though. In Episode 52, Brodie talks with Brooke Bailey, Four Desires Trainer and Yoga Teacher, about how to uncover your true purpose and how when we’re quiet and choose to listen, we can hear it calling to us on our path.

 

In this episode, we explore:

 

  • Dharma – what is it and how can we discover it?
  • The Four Desires
  • How taking care of ourselves is key to fulfilling our purpose
  • How allowing ourselves to get out of balance can cause us to veer off of our path

 

 

 

Resources:

 

Brooke's Website www.sbrookebailey.com

Brodie's Website: www.brodiewelch.com

 

 

Jun 14, 2017

Did you know that women are statistically less likely to ask for a raise than men?

In Episode 51 of A Healthy Curiosity, host Brodie Welch, L.Ac. talks to Melissa Hereford, founder of Connector Conversations, about the ways our culture conditions women NOT to ask for the things they need and want. If you’ve been wondering why you keep getting looked over for that promotion, why your partner doesn’t do the things you ask them to, or how to ask for that raise you know you deserve, this is the episode for you.

 

In this episode, we explore:

 

  • How to ask for the things you want and need
  • What keeps women (and other people) from asking
  • What people do to shrink themselves in conversations
  • How asking for what you want can actually create better connections, not dampen existing ones

 

Resources:

Melissa’s website: www.connectorconversations.com

Brodie's website: www.brodiewelch.com

Jun 7, 2017

Did you know over 40% of the population has the Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV? Did you know that until recently, the only reliable testing for HPV was for women? Did you know that your chance of contracting HPV with a new partner is about 1 in 2?!

 

Probably not, because most sex ed these days is crappy, and, frankly, it has been for a long time.

 

In Episode 50 of A Healthy Curiosity, host Brodie Welch, L.Ac. talks with Robin LaCross, Holistic Health Practitioner, Sex Educator, and founder of The HPV Education Project about the ways we as a society are failing our teens, and especially our teen girls, when it comes to educating them about their sexual and reproductive health and safety.

 

In this episode, we explore:

  • HPV, its risks, its tests, its prevention, and its treatment
  • Failures of the current sexual education system
  • Talking to teens about sexual and reproductive health
  • Benefits of holistic sexual and reproductive health practices
  • The Fertility Awareness Method
  • IUDs and birth control pills (plus other forms of BC)

 

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

 

May 31, 2017

There are two equally valid paths to healthy living: there’s health evolution, and then there’s health revolution. Which one is for you?

 In Episode 49 of A Healthy Curiosity, host Brodie Welch, L.Ac. talks with Lenny Gale, a former finance and accounting consultant who went from the busy (and often less than healthy) life of a yang addict to Mr. Vitamix and founder of Life is NOYOKE. A transformed man, Lenny now spends most of his work hours answering questions, teaching about the power of plants, and creating in the kitchen with his wife, Shalva.

 

In this episode, we explore:

  • Transformation: yang addict to health inspiration
  • Different types of habit change
  • Morning routines
  • Smoothie recipes!

 

 

Resources:

Lenny’s website: Life is NOYOKE

The Life is NOYOKE Facebook Page

May 24, 2017

Content warning: non-graphic mention of sexual assault

 

Most people dig the idea of a full-body massage, but did you know you could DIY?

 

In Episode 48 of A Healthy Curiosity, host Brodie Welch, L.Ac. talks with Gin Burchfield, BS, CYT, LMBT, about the benefits of self-massage, known in the Ayurvedic tradition as Abhyanga. The benefits of massage are many and varying, and they penetrate all layers of our being: physical, mental, emotional, and sometimes spiritual. Listen in as Gin and Brodie discuss the ways that Abhyanga has helped them as a modality of both healing and self-care.

 

In this episode, we explore:

  • What is abhyanga? What does it do?
  • How do you perform abhyanga?
  • How might an Ayurvedic newbie build up to abhyanga?
  • A Sanskrit inspired chant to go along with your self-massage practice

 

Resources:

Gin’s Website

E-mail Gin

May 17, 2017

Dolphins and lions and bears, oh my!

And don’t forget the wolves. In Episode 47 of A Healthy Curiosity, host Brodie Welch, L.Ac. talks with Dr. Michael Breus, author and Clinical Psychologist, about what we can do to get good sleep. The USA is totally yang-addicted: we prioritize action and doing and achieving over rest, relaxation and recuperation, but at what cost? Dr. Breus shares his top five tips for getting good sleep, plus some warnings about what could happen if you’re deprioritizing rest in your life.

 

In this episode, we explore:

 

  • What is good sleep?
  • Sleepy driving vs. drunk driving
  • What is a chronotype?
  • Does our screen time affect the quality of our sleep?
  • Sleep myths

 

Resources:

May 10, 2017

Do you know what your brain is capable of?

In Episode 46, Brodie talks with Shonte Taylor, Author and Neuroscientist, about what our brains are capable of when we take good care of them. Neuroscience tells us that things like sleep, healthy eating, and meditation can literally grow the part of our brains that helps us stay calm and make good decisions. Meanwhile, poor sleep patterns, processed sugars, and excessive stress can grow the amygdala (remember the lizard brain encouraging fight or flight responses to things as simple as asking for time off from our bosses? Not helpful…).

 

In this episode, we explore:

  • The amygdala brain vs. the pre-frontal cortex brain
  • The fight or flight response
  • The best foods to feed your brain
  • Learning to change and control the way your brain responds

 

 

Resources:

Shonte’s Website

Shonte’s Facebook

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