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A Healthy Curiosity

Exploring strategies for holistic health, happiness, and personal evolution: what it takes to be well in a busy world. Blending the wisdom of Chinese Medicine, functional medicine, Ayurveda, neuroscience and psychology, you'll get practical tips you can use right away. You know that health and happiness aren’t things you can outsource. You’ve also got a full plate, and making the time to take care of yourself can be challenging. A Healthy Curiosity is here to support you. Host Brodie Welch, L.Ac., is an expert in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, a holistic health coach, as well as a teacher and practitioner of qi gong, meditation, yoga, lifestyle and diet counseling who tries to walk her talk about health and mindfulness as a recovering Type-A, parent, and business owner. You'll find interviews with fellow experts in Chinese Medicine and natural health care about the conditions we treat and strategies we use clinically; simple self-care tips to help you feel calm, centered, and energized; and personal chats where we explore what gets in the way of our best intentions: perfectionism, big goals, habits and routines, chronic pain, overwork and overwhelm, boundaries, limiting beliefs — and what it takes to overcome such obstacles mindfully.
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Sep 30, 2020

Whether you're feeling tight and stressed, listless and exhausted, or generally just not at your best, one of the most immediate levers we can pull to start feeling better is breathing. The effects of breathwork are so extensive that essentially all systems of the body benefit from improving how we breathe.

Since our breath affects every aspect of our being, Jen Broyles shares why using it optimally is so powerful and so accessible.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How her own personal health journey led her to breathwork
  • What effects breathwork can have from both scientific and spiritual perspectives
  • The changes in her thinking that she attributes to using breathing practices over time
  • What some of the science is behind breath retention and intermittent hypoxia
  • A short example of what SOMA breathing is like

Jen Broyles​ is a Holistic Health Coach, SOMA Breathwork Instructor, Essential Oils Coach, and founder of the Sacred Breath Community who helps individuals restore and optimize their health by calming the nervous system and addressing the root cause of their symptoms. After years of battling with digestive issues, anxiety, hormone imbalances, and the trails of conventional medicine herself, Jen made the decision to return to school to study integrative nutrition followed by training in essential oils and breathwork. She believes that nourishing the mind, body, and soul starts with healing foods, self-love, and most importantly proper breathing.

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Sep 23, 2020

As we're taking a brief pause from the regular podcasting schedule, Ali Shapiro gave us permission to rebroadcast this interview on eating triggers and what it means to embody self-respect.

Originally aired on Ali's podcast, Insatiable, this conversation delves deep into the relationship between self-care and self-respect. As a systems thinker and someone interested in blending paradigms, Ali engages with how societal factors play into our ability to take care of ourselves and live healthy lives in contemporary society.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Defining what it means to embody self-respect
  • What can trigger us to stop our self-care
  • How willpower and habits are different

Ali is the founder of Truce with Food®, host of the top-ranked podcast Insatiable, a holistic nutritionist, integrated health coach and rebel with a serious cause. She’s academically, practically, and empathetically aware of how the medical system, diet culture, and body positivity movements all have their own flavor of crazy. She created her Truce with Food method while in graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned her Masters in Organizational Dynamics, which is like getting an MBA in the change process, where she drew from her decade plus of working with real life clients and her own personal healing journey from having cancer as a teenager.

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Eating Triggers: Embody Self-Respect with Brodie Welch - Insatiable Season 5, Episode 7

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Aug 26, 2020

Operating with a sustainable level of energy is not exactly a practice that's encouraged in our culture. Particularly in times of intense, prolonged stress, finding ways to feel nourished by what we're creating in the world and avoiding burnout are vital aspects to our health and happiness.

Eileen McDargh joins us to help define what burnout is, who it affects, and how we can work on cultivating resilience in order to move from feeling burnt out to breaking through. As she says, crafting together the life of our work and the work of our life is done through small steps, the same way we would cultivate a garden.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Reflecting on 200 episodes and the true costs of what we say yes to
  • Why she disagrees with the WHO's classification of burnout as an occupational hazard
  • How energy management fits into resilience
  • What the personal prompts are that can help us break out of burnout
  • Eileen’s tips for avoiding burnout while working from home

Eileen McDargh has been called a hope merchant although she says she has been put on earth for comic relief.

She’s an internationally recognized keynote speaker, master facilitator, and award-winning author with expertise in resiliency and leadership. Her articles have appeared in countless publications and two of her seven books have been awarded national recognition. Her latest book, Burnout to Breakthrough: Building Resilience to Refuel, Recharge, and Reclaim What Matters, launches in August 2020.

In 2020 Global Gurus International, a British-based provider of resources for leadership, communication and sales training, also ranked her 5th of the World’s Top 30 COMMUNICATION Gurus following a global survey of 22,000 business professionals.

She’s a runner, a weight lifter, and a lover of all things DARK chocolate.

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Burnout to Breakthrough by Eileen McDargh

Burnout by Dr. Herbert J. Freudenberger

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Aug 19, 2020

In a yang addicted society, particularly in the COVID era, falling asleep and staying asleep can be a serious challenge. Unfortunately, there's no one size fits all solution to better sleep, but if we start to treat our symptoms as places to get curious, we can begin to recognize some of the patterns that will lead us in the right direction.

Dr. Damiana Corca joins this conversation to discuss some whole body approaches to getting better sleep. She encourages us to balance our yin and yang activity because in order to achieve, we have to rest.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How she starts dialing into what insomnia looks like for individual patients
  • What her philosophy is on splitting the day evenly between yin and yang
  • The role of melatonin and her thoughts on using supplements
  • What she’s seen as the most common types of insomnia
  • Why it’s beneficial to identify signs of problems as they build, even before symptoms appear

Dr. Damiana Corca is a sleep & wellness specialist helping people sleep better by using principles from functional medicine and Chinese medicine. Her practice is devoted to helping individuals heal from chronic sleep issues, and just as important, teaching how to prevent insomnia from developing in the first place. Her book on insomnia, to be published in winter of 2020, looks at the 5 insomniac types and a functional approach to healing insomnia.

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Dr. Hamid Montakab

The Spark in the Machine by Dr. Daniel Keown

Is Napping Good For You? By Dr. Damiana Corca

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Aug 12, 2020

Understanding our traits and tendencies through a framework like the Five Elements can allow us to step beyond allopathic identifiers and change the framing. Doing so often helps us to steer ourselves in the direction of health rather than disease by connecting with what we're specifically experiencing.

Mindi K. Counts shares a ton of great insights for how we can start to get in touch with and nurture our health by applying the Five Elements to both our physical and emotional wellbeing.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How she found her way to this profession
  • Her approach for helping people understand their own stories
  • A brief overview of the mental and emotional aspects to the  Five Element framework
  • Why it’s important to look at both the virtues and weaknesses of the elements

Mindi K. Counts, MA, LAc., is an integrative medical practitioner and Five-Element acupuncturist. Co-founder of the ​Inner Ocean Center for Healing​, Mindi is a keynote speaker, retreat leader and teacher. She is the author of Everyday Chinese Medicine and a contributing author to the Trauma Toolkit and Singing Our Heart’s Song.

She is the founder of the international nonprofit ​Inner Ocean Empowerment Project​, providing holistic healthcare and education through volunteer service missions to underserved populations around the world and in the U.S. She has been featured in several publications including Dr. Oz’s The Good Life magazine for her work in Indian slum communities, Burmese refugee clinics and earthquake-ravaged areas of Nepal.

Mindi is a graduate of Naropa University’s Contemplative Psychology program and holds a Master’s degree in Classical Five Element Acupuncture from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture. She lives with her family and rescued pit bulls in the foothills of Colorado.

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Jul 29, 2020

Do you suspect that you could have more energy or feel better than you currently do? Viewing our bodies as interconnected ecosystems, it follows that these feelings and symptoms are often indicative of different kinds of stressors and upstream problems that are difficult to identify.

Reed Davis agrees and he brings a fascinating perspective to this conversation where we can blend the holistic paradigms of Chinese Medicine and Function Diagnostic Nutrition. In doing so, we start to peel back layers of hidden stressors on our systems to get closer to root issues that lead to effects like fatigue.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why he views the concept of adrenal fatigue as outdated
  • What Reed has identified as the three major categories of stressors
  • The most common problems he sees that can benefit from functional lab tests
  • How we can work to treat root causes without always explicitly identifying them

Reed Davis, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and Certified Nutritional Therapist (CNT), is an expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine. He is the Founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) and the FDN Certification Course. Reed served as the Health Director and Case Manager at a Wellness Center in So. California for over 10 years and now teaches the FDN Course with over 2500 trainees or graduates in 50 countries.

Today, Reed is known as one of the most successful and experienced clinicians in the world, having provided functional lab assessments to over 10,000 clients. Reed is also a Clinical Advisor for BioHealth Laboratories and lives in the US, teaching the FDN Certification Course and helping his graduates build robust private practices.

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Jul 22, 2020

As we age, our bodies can send us messages about what's happening and what we need to do in the form of symptoms. With the proper investment of time and energy along with guidance from someone knowledgeable in the field, we can bring drastic transformation to our lives.

Dr. Kyrin Dunston, M.D. is one such guide helping people along this path. If you're interested in learning about how to adapt your diet and lifestyle as you age in order to function optimally, and especially if you're a woman in the menopause or perimenopause years, you definitely want to hear what Dr. Dunston shares in this conversation.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why it’s important to distinguish between “optimal” and “normal” with things like thyroid levels
  • What else is part of the weight loss picture besides eating less and exercising more
  • How Dr. Dunston recommends we begin an approach to detoxing
  • What micronutrient insufficiency is and its effect on us
  • Dr. Dunston’s go-to first steps for helping with weight loss in the perimenopause or menopause years

Leading by example, OBGYN Dr. Kyrin Dunston lost a life-changing 100 lbs. and healed herself from chronic disease by addressing the root causes of her overweight and dysfunctional condition. This personal transformation in turn caused a professional one and she left OBGYN practice in 2011 to pursue helping women heal with this revolutionary type of natural medicine after being trained in Anti-Aging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine.

As the host of Her Brilliant Health Secrets youtube series Dr. Dunston educates and inspires women to take control of their bodies and their lives and to thrive in menopause, not just survive.

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Her Brilliant Health Radio #47: What is Radical Self Care? with Brodie Welch, L.Ac.

Dr. Dale Bredesen

Free Gift! Diet Deceptive Dozen and Lean Fifteen Reports free download

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Jul 15, 2020

There are any number of reasons that you may be experiencing heaviness right now. Fortunately, there are methods available to all of us for altering our physiology through the breath, blasts of cold, and sound that can help to alleviate those feelings.

Josh Solar has been tinkering with different aspects of his biology in order to affect the mind and consciousness for years. What he's learned, from breathwork to binaural beats, can help us to transform the heaviness we're experiencing, the same way it's helped him. 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What benefits he finds in his habit for putting his body in uncomfortable states
  • How a period of heaviness in Josh’s life started him on his healing path
  • What some of the common effects are during breathwork sessions
  • The role binaural beats have played in the development of Josh’s practice
  • Josh’s advice for incorporating cold showers into your routine

Josh Solar is an explorer of all things human. He’s a devoted husband & father, a breathwork teacher, reiki master, ambient music maker & lover of all things that bring him to a state of wonder.

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Wim Hof

David Elliott

Dr. Belisa Vranich

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Jul 8, 2020

One of the greatest strengths inherent to Chinese Medicine is the focus on getting specific to the individual and the symptoms they're expressing, rather than only focusing on the predetermined diagnosis and treatment.

Brehan Crawford brings this lens to treating chronic conditions like Lyme Disease. Through Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, Brehan helps patients not only support their immune system with the specific changes they need, but learn to maintain it as they would other functions of the body, like strength or flexibility. 

On the other side of these difficult journeys through Lyme or other complicated illnesses, there is often a great evolution for both the patients and their communities.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why Lyme disease is so controversial
  • What can often constitute an effective Lyme diagnosis and treatment plan
  • Why current tests for Lyme can sometimes be unreliable
  • Brehan’s case for how Chinese Medicine may be more effective for Lyme than allopathic medicine
  • The role medical Qigong plays in helping patients stay in remission

Brehan Crawford has spent the last decade specializing in the treatment of Lyme disease and its associated conditions. He practices in Oregon with patients from around the globe and teaches other practitioners how to address this growing epidemic.

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Morgellons Disease

Episode 150: Depression and Yang Addiction

 

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Jul 1, 2020

Trauma is unfortunately an all too common reality. This leads to unknowingly connecting everyday triggers to life threatening feelings which can have drastic effects on our well-being and the trajectory of our lives.

Liz Mullinar is committed to the vision that everyone deserves a good life and to heal from their trauma. To that end, she helps people find meaningful, permanent healing and trains others to be able to help as well. 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • A challenge for you to stop making excuses
  • How neuroscience defines trauma
  • Why moments of trauma are never truly remembered
  • The importance of accessing and releasing the emotions associated with trauma
  • What she sees as the biggest barrier to healing from traumas in childhood

Liz Mullinar is a globally renowned trauma recovery expert and trauma survivor. Over 20 years ago, Liz pioneered Australia's first trauma recovery program - Heal For Life - a peer support approach that empowers survivors of childhood trauma to recognize and heal painful emotional triggers, transforming painful memories into meaningful, permanent healing.

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Liz’s TEDx Talk - Treating the core problem of childhood trauma

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Jun 24, 2020

With so many personality assessments and indicators out there, it can be easy to fall into a rigid idea of what traits you feel you have to embody. Dr. Benjamin Hardy is here to discuss why you aren't just who you are, though. He encourages us to see ourselves as being far more dynamic than a Myers-Briggs or Enneagram type might make you feel.

By viewing our purpose and goals as ongoing shapers of our personality, we can influence who we are and what we're heading towards.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How his work evolved from examining willpower to personality
  • Why our original natures are not fixed
  • What effect our life context can have on how we view ourselves
  • How approaching challenges with a purpose in mind can make them development opportunities
  • The advice he has for those getting stuck in fixed definitions of themselves

Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist, successful entrepreneur and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn't Work. His blog is read by millions of people monthly and featured on Forbes, Fortune, and CNBC.  He’s also a regular contributor to Inc., Psychology Today, and Medium.

His new book, Personality Isn’t Permanent, provides science-based strategies for reframing past memories, becoming the scribe of your identity narrative, upgrading your subconscious, and redesigning your environment.

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Personality Isn’t Permanent by Dr. Benjamin Hardy

Joe Polish

Dr. Gabor Maté 

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Daniel Gilbert

Viktor Frankl

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Explore the Future Self Meditation

Jun 10, 2020

Given the frenetic pace of life we deal with today, it's useful to mine the wisdom traditions for ways to slow down and embody feelings like contentment and inner peace.

Dr. Rick Hanson is dedicated to connecting western psychology, the contemplative traditions of the world, and the latest brain science to craft accessible ways for everyone to cultivate lasting qualities of mind and heart to carry with us. In this conversation, he discusses some of his findings as well as 7 ways of being that he's identified that can help us to make durable, positive changes in our brain.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How the brain and mind shape each other
  • Why he wrote his latest book as a pragmatic approach to enlightenment
  • An example of a practice Rick recommends for helping to drop self-criticism
  • The power of brief practices that are developed over time

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and New York Times best-selling author with a keen interest in the brain and meditation.

His books have been published in 29 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He’s lectured at NASA, Google, Oxford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and 150,000 subscribers receive his free Just One Thing newsletter every week. But perhaps most importantly, he’s been meditating since 1974.

His latest book, Neurodharma shares seven practices for embodying them ourselves in daily life to handle stress, heal old pain, feel at ease with others, and rest in the sense of our natural goodness.

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Jun 3, 2020

At a time when racism's effects on the US are on display, as they've been with the most recent slayings of unarmed Black men and women, it can be difficult to distill our feelings into words, but speaking out imperfectly is important and better than staying silent.

Thousands lives have ended too early due to issues of institutionalized racism. In an effort to catalyze both reflection and action, this episode will hopefully serve as a way to remember those we've lost and offer anti-racist resources and action ideas. 

On Today’s Solo Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why we need to eradicate the toxin of racism from our society the same way work to remove toxins from our bodies
  • The yin and yang aspects to the work of dismantling institutionalized racism
  • How we can seek to align our qi with our values of equality, justice, and love.

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May 27, 2020

There's a lot of fascinating research being done that continues to bridge the gap between Chinese Medicine and the conventional western medical approach. Dr. Mel Hopper Koppelman joins this conversation to discuss what she's been seeing in the research of Chinese Medicine and acupuncture.

Using her expertise across multiple medical disciplines, Dr. Koppelman shares with us how drawing on a variety of approaches gives us the flexibility to meet people where they are in their health journey.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How we can try to chart a heathy, sustainable path forward through the COVID-19 pandemic
  • What she’s excited about in the world of acupuncture research right now 
  • Why she finds the research around ATP and adenosine so interesting
  • How different philosophies of science can affect the interpretation of data
  • The importance of having more than one map or model for how things work

Dr. Mel Hopper Koppelman is passionate about helping people to optimize their health and improving access to safe and effective medical care through advocacy and education.

She came to integrative healthcare after overcoming several chronic illnesses using integrative approaches, which conventional medicine was unable to help her treat. She earned an MSc in Acupuncture in 2012 from the Northern College in the UK and a second MSc in Nutrition and Functional Medicine in 2015 from the University of Western States. She also has a diploma in hypnotherapy, which she enjoys weaving into her treatments.

She sees patients both online and at her practice in Rhode Island, Harbor Integrative Health, and is the Executive Director of Evidence Based Acupuncture.

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Episode 161: Anxiety & The Inner Critic - A Kinder Approach

Episode 177: Microbiome Biohacking with Dr. Andrew Miles

Dr. Jeffrey Bland

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May 13, 2020

What happens when we stop trying to actively find the solutions for health problems and instead stop to listen to the information coming to us?

Megan Caper uses a whole other way of getting information about the body outside of the typical method of relying solely on thinking. To begin addressing the underlying iceberg of symptoms and patterns in her patients' lives, Megan's approach is to get out of the mode of thinking and into the mode of receiving in order to tap into other unconscious forms of knowing.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How Megan’s holistic lens views us as one system made of three different, but intertwined, components
  • Why she felt like a piece was missing when she was studying pre-med and how that started her journey into intuitive medicine
  • What it looks like to train the intuition and why she thinks everyone is intuitive
  • Where the best use of medical intuition lies in dealing with health problems
  • Her process for working with clients even though she’s not physically with them

Megan Caper is a medical intuitive, author, and speaker who has helped hundreds of clients who are frustrated with the lack of diagnosis or limited treatment options offered to them by traditional medicine. Megan uses her psychic abilities and medical training to look inside the physical, emotional, and energetic body, find the root cause of the illness, and set clients on the road to true healing. She can be found connecting the dots between science, spirituality, and compassion at www.megancaper.com

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Apr 29, 2020

We typically know the things we need to do to take better care of ourselves, so why is it so difficult to make healthy choices and prioritize those healthy habits?

Erika Flint shares why the awareness usually isn't enough and that we need to take a look under the hood at what's driving our behavior from a subconscious level. Through her expertise as a hypnotist, she helps people to change their inner operating system in order to tackle limiting beliefs and regain control of their lives.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How her search for fulfillment in her career guided her to hypnosis
  • What an imprint is and why it’s important to our subconscious
  • Why there is so much power in just realizing we have choices in how we respond
  • Background on how she works with clients and what kind of results they can see
  • Some useful brain hacks Erika has found in her research and experience

Erika Flint is an award-winning hypnotist, three time best-selling author, speaker on hypnosis and the self-actualized mind, and a co-host of the popular podcast series Hypnosis, Etc. She is the founder of Cascade Hypnosis Center for Training & Services in Bellingham, Washington.

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Reprogram Your Weight by Erika Flint

Lighter by Erika Flint

Can You Be a Hypnotist? by Erika Flint

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Apr 22, 2020

In this time of social distancing and isolation, one of our natural tendencies is to eat as a way of coping with stress and anxiety. Tricia Nelson is an expert in this connection between eating and emotions and she cautions against trying to use food to feed our soul hunger.

Tricia offers some great insight and practical advice into ways to slow down and reevaluate what underlying feelings might be nudging us towards attempting to cover up our emotions by eating. Her wisdom can help us all navigate this time of uncertainty with more efficiency and without constantly running to the kitchen.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • The experiences in her life that led to the birth of Heal Your Hunger
  • Why she describes emotional eating as a spectrum
  • Some specific ideas for ways to change our state when we feel a food craving
  • How to differentiate overeating from giving your body what it requires

Tricia Nelson lost fifty pounds by identifying and healing the underlying causes of her emotional eating. Tricia has spent over thirty years researching the hidden causes of the addictive personality. Tricia is an Emotional Eating Expert and author of the #1 bestselling book, Heal Your Hunger, 7 Simple Steps to End Emotional Eating Now. She also certifies health coaches so they can get better results, referrals and revenue by helping their clients overcome emotional eating. Tricia is the host of the popular podcast, The Heal Your Hunger Show and is a highly regarded speaker. Tricia has been featured on NBC, CBS, KTLA, FOX and Discovery Health.

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Heal Your Hunger by Tricia Nelson

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Apr 15, 2020

A lack of confidence can be a huge roadblock in many aspects of our lives, but fortunately we can cultivate this in ourselves. Dr. Joan Rosenberg joins us to share how looking inward at how we approach life can be a pathway to deepening our sense of confidence.

Dr. Rosenberg provides a framework for moving through that which is unpleasant in order to achieve congruence with our bodies and feelings. Happiness, in her definition, is inner peace.

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On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How she defines confidence and where it comes from
  • What the three components of her formula for dealing with unpleasant feelings are
  • Why it’s so important to stay present with unpleasant feelings rather than ignoring them
  • Tips for staying present and riding the waves of your feelings
  • Why harsh self-criticism can be so detrimental

Best-selling author, consultant, and master clinician, Dr. Joan Rosenberg is a cutting-edge psychologist who is known as an innovative thinker, acclaimed speaker and trainer. As a two-time TEDx speaker and member of the Association of Transformational Leaders, she has been recognized for her thought leadership and influence in personal development. Dr. Rosenberg has been featured in the documentaries “I Am”, “The Miracle Mindset”, “Pursuing Happiness” and “The Hidden Epidemic”. She’s been seen on CNN’s American Morning, and ABC, CBS, FOX, PBS and OWN networks, as well as appearances and radio interviews in all of the major metropolitan markets. A California-licensed psychologist, Dr. Rosenberg speaks on how to build confidence, emotional strength, and resilience; how to achieve emotional, conversational and relationship mastery; how to integrate neuroscience and psychotherapy; and suicide prevention. An Air Force veteran, she is a professor of graduate psychology at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, CA. Her latest book, 90 Seconds to a Life you Love: How to Master Your Difficult Feelings to Cultivate Lasting Confidence, Resilience and Authenticity, was released February 2019.

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Confident Women Rising 

Dr. Jill Taylor

Dr. Kristin Neff - Mindful Self-Compassion

Dr. Rosenberg’s TEDx Talk on Emotional Mastery

Dr. Rosenberg’s TEDx Talk on Grief

Episode 115: Self-Discipline and Kindness with Courtney Townley

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Apr 8, 2020

Despite the significant percentage of women affected by polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, it often goes undiagnosed or diagnosed incorrectly. If you're a women concerned about irregular periods, problems with ovulation, or other symptoms, this episode could be particularly relevant.

Melissa Lee joins this conversation to examine different pieces of the PCOS puzzle. Rather than finding medications that mask the symptoms, Melissa advocates for changing how you're living to address the issues head on.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why there’s so much difficulty around recognizing and diagnosing PCOS
  • How Melissa’s journey with PCOS organically transitioned her into her current niche
  • The role that good fats play in her diet now
  • What advice she has around weight loss for women who suspect they may have PCOS

Melissa Lee is a women's health coach specializing in PCOS and weight loss. She focuses on sustainable lifestyle changes and helps her clients feel comfortable in their clothes again.

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Melissa’s free lifestyle downloads

Ep. 140: Beyond the Pill with Dr. Jolene Brighten

Ep 98: Low Tox Living with Alexx Stuart

Ep 152: DIY Detox with Bridgit Danner

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Apr 1, 2020

When we're trying to stay healthy, it's crucial to remember there are multiple ways of looking at our health and multiple paths to creating balance in our own ecosystems. During this COVID-19 pandemic, how can we approach restoring our balance through a combination of Chinese Medicine and western medicine?

Dr. Sandra Subotich dives deep into some ways that we can work to stay happy and healthy in these stressful times. She goes into detail on some of her herbal approaches as well as some practices we can all use to help stay well.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What her experience has been like working with COVID-19 patients
  • Some of her steps for getting a sense of what herbs someone needs
  • Why Chinese Medicine is uniquely positioned to help in the current crisis
  • Walking through some immune-boosting and anxiety-relieving breathing exercise

Dr. Sandra Subotich is a doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine. She started her studies in Chinese Medicine at World Medicine Institute Tai Hsuan, a small Daoist school in Honolulu, HI, where she was trained in TCM as well as ancient Daoist practices. She then completed her masters and her doctorate at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA. Sandra also studied in various parts of China, spending time at many hospitals as well as training in the temples and countryside with various Daoist Priests. Sandra has been in practice for nearly a decade and has spent that entire time in integrative settings, working closely with MDs, DOs, Chiropractors, functional medicine doctors, and massage therapists. She is passionate about bridging the gap between eastern and western medicine and finding common ground while working to address each person’s well being. Her specialities include chronic pain, autoimmune and gastrointestinal disorders as well as psycho-spiritual issues including anxiety, depression and trauma.

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Whole Health Chicago

Dr. Subotich’s Qi Gong videos

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Mar 25, 2020

Incorporating a therapeutic diet and lifestyle is a central tenet of a lot of different approaches to health. It's always fascinating to see where these paradigms collide and reinforce one another, so hearing about the amazing results Dr. Terry Wahls has seen is truly inspirational.

If you've been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis or really any autoimmune disease, Dr. Wahls' research is a great window into how focusing on the way we nourish ourselves can improve our cellular health, give us more energy, and reduce pain. 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What opportunities we can take advantage of during the disruption from COVID-19
  • How her understanding of disease and health transformed through her own journey
  • Why we have such a hard time changing and her advice to break through it
  • The positive effects her protocol can have even as a preventative measure
  • Some background on what her protocol is and why she set it up that way

Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care, and patient advocacy. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, Learn more about her MS clinical trials by reaching out to her team and pick up copies of her research papers or a one-page handout for the Wahls™ Diet.

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Episode 127: Reversing Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Terry Wahls

Dr. Loren  Cordain

Institute for Functional Medicine

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Mar 18, 2020

As we’re grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, conditions are changing super fast so it’s crucial we find ways to stay strong, resilient, and connected with one another. With the safety of our communities at stake, the responsibility to flatten the curve and be there for each other without physically being there for each other is on all of us.

If you’re feeling stressed or scared, you are certainly not alone. You’re invited into this episode to explore ways of staying grounded and healthy.

On Today’s Solo Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why social distancing is such an important practice right now
  • How exponential growth plays into the pandemic
  • The benefits to keeping your own nervous system balanced
  • What changes we could see in society following this period of uncertainty
  • A quick guided meditation

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Holistic Resilience in a Time of Uncertainty

Social Distance Game

The Sober Math Everyone Must Understand about the Pandemic by Jason Scott Warner

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Mar 4, 2020

Fertility problems are often a lonely and stressful experience, but Denise Wiesner joins this conversation to share why that doesn't have to be the case.

Denise is a fellow acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine expert that focuses on helping people find balance in their bodies. From menstrual disorders to menopause, Denise helps women to relieve the anxiety around their bodies and regain the sensuality in relationships.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What took her down the road of wanting to write her book
  • The mindset shifts Denise invites women into when working with them on fertility
  • Why acupuncture can offer an important, holistic benefit to people struggling with conception
  • Where she starts with people who are stressed about fertility

Denise Wiesner, LAc, FABORM, is the author of Conceiving with Love: A Whole-Body Approach to Creating Intimacy, Reigniting Passion, and Increasing Fertility. The founder of the Natural Healing and Acupuncture Clinic in West Los Angeles, Wiesner is an internationally recognized traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, specializing in the Whole Systems Chinese medicine approach to women’s health, sexuality, and fertility.

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Natural Healing & Acupuncture Clinic

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Feb 26, 2020

Ensuring that our bones stay strong throughout our health span means not waiting until retirement to think about it. Bone health expert Margie Bissinger shares how we can take care of our bones pro-actively, beyond just exercise.

In a really interesting congruency with Chinese Medicine, Margie's research and experience illustrates just how interwoven our bone health is with all kinds of other parts of our lives, even as far as our happiness. Taking care of our bones early on in our life can help us to align with being powerful and feel like the victor rather than the victim as we work with other aspects of our health.

Just as a heads up, some of the links that follow are affiliate links for Margie's programs.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Why increasingly sedentary lifestyles are driving an epidemic of osteoporosis
  • How digestive problems can affect bone density
  • The silver lining Margie identifies in an osteoporosis diagnosis
  • What effects stress can have on your bones
  • The drastic results she’s seen from teaching patients about happiness

Margie Bissinger is a physical therapist and integrative health coach. She has worked with clients in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis for over 20 years. She is the author of Osteoporosis: An Exercise Guide. Margie is the creator of Move Today, a statewide exercise program in NJ and Happy Bones, Happy Life™ online program for people to prevent and treat osteoporosis and osteopenia. Margie helps people achieve optimal bone health through whole foods, exercise, mind-body relaxation techniques, and happiness training. Margie is a member of the NJ Interagency Council on Osteoporosis. Margie is also a certified happiness trainer.

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Dr. Jonathan Wright

Fight or flight May Be In Our Bones

Happy Bones, Happy Life - Ep 16 with Brodie Welch

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Feb 19, 2020

Contrary to the prevailing way of thinking, aging does not have to be about deterioration. Debra Atkinson joins this conversation to help us embrace the importance of our mindset and shift it to help us feel as young as we think.

Debra is all about helping women be happy, healthy, independent, and vital so this episode will definitely resonate if you're a woman over 40 that's focused on staying active and in shape in the second half of your life. 

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • The crucial difference between “normal” effects of aging from “common” effects
  • What some of the areas are where the science and knowledge has advanced or changed in the past several years
  • Why strength training is so important for everyone
  • How some of our exercise habits can actually contribute to hormone imbalances
  • What it means to find hormone balancing activities

Debra Atkinson is an American life coach and fitness expert, transformational speaker, author and web television host. She is the owner of Voice for Fitness, Flipping 50, and Flipping 50 TV. Debra Atkinson has over three decades experience as a successful fitness entrepreneur, university lecturer in kinesiology, and international fitness presenter. Her mission is to raise the quality of service in the fitness industry and raise your expectations for aging so you can reach your greatest potential at every stage of life. She presents to leading fitness industry associations including IDEA, NSCA, Can-Fit-Pro, ICAA and Athletic Business and contributes to many of their periodicals. She is a frequent contributor for Huffington Post, ShareCare, Prime Women, LivingBetter50, and Easy Health Options and others. She's been consulted for articles in USA Today and Prevention Magazine regarding women's health through the exercise-hormone connection. She is the creator of the web-based Flipping 50 TV show, the Flipping 50 podcast and leads dynamic workshops and coaches private clients live and online teaching women how to love the body they live in and build confidence for every aspect of life with a flipping fit foundation. "No matter what the question is, the answer is exercise."

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Dr. Nandi’s show with Brodie and Debra

Flipping 50 Podcast interview with Brodie Welch

Flipping 50 Podcast interview with Dr. Ellen Langer

Mind-set Matters: Exercise and the Placebo Effect by Dr. Alia Crum and Dr. Ellen Langer 

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