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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, you're a giver, 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. While not strictly an acupuncture / Chinese Medicine podcast, it's not "not" an acupuncture podcast.
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Feb 6, 2019

Have you ever been "burned out?" Would you know it if you were? In a world that moves at hyper speed, it is easy to overlook the simplest answer to what might have become our greatest health concerns. Michelle Pfennighaus describes how chronic stress might be the cause of a cluster of symptoms, and how small changes in lifestyle and diet can drastically change your health and happiness. 

On today's episode we talk about...

  • what the most common causes of burnout for women is today
  • how being stuck in a stress response can result in a multitude of symptoms
  • what IBS has to do with burnout
  • how small changes in diet can have an immediate effect on your health
  • why changing your perception of who you have to be, can result in happiness
  • why stress may not be so obvious
  • what you can do about stress
  • how you can avoid the state of chronic stress

Michelle Pfennighaus is a Health Coach and trained in Functional Medicine. She has spent ten years helping women heal from chronic stress. Michelle has been featured on several networks as an expert in her field of focus. She was also spotlighted in the documentary "Lemonade", a look into her time recovering from a high pressure and stress job as a professional in the world of big money advertising. 

Michelle Pfennighaus website -  https://findyourbalancehealth.com

Watch for - "She's Got Power" website and podcast from Michelle Pfennighaus, coming soon

"Learn From Home" with Brodie Welch - https://brodiewelch.com/classes-and-meditations/

Jan 30, 2019

As we hit our late 30s, it’s not unusual to are faced with new hormonal symptoms like hot flashes and mood changes. Cathy Margolin, L.Ac., explains how changes in diet and lifestyle can help you “Rock Your Menopause.”

On today’s episode we talk about…

  • what’s going on with your hormones & what you are doing to cause it
  • how herbal medicine can help
  • what the best hormone friendly foods are for dealing with symptoms of peri-menopause & menopause
  • surprising and easy lifestyle changes you can make to ease symptoms
  • the role water, and the source of water has in your estrogen levels
  • how to honor your Yin as you transition to a new season in life

 

 

Cathy Margolin is a Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist and Nationally Certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. Cathy has more than 30 years of experience in complimentary and alternative medicine. She is the founder of Pacific Herbs and the author of “Stop Your Bitching; A Step by Step Guide to Balance Hormones & End PMS & Menstrual Cramps …naturally.”

 

Cathy’s passion for health and herbal medicine has led her to develop the “Rock Your Menopause 21 Day Challenge*” A series of short videos that help achieve hormonal balance, in a natural way. 

 

 

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Aug 3, 2016

Emily Vaden is an incredible young woman with a powerful story to tell. She shares her transformative self-care journey from chronic migraines, through moving and unemployment, the birth of her child, and her husband’s suicide -- and how she developed an indomitable resilience.

We delve into what has helped her weather the storms with strength and grace, including:

  • Letting go of the need for constant control
  • How she makes time for self-care even as a single mom of a toddler in addition to her full-time job
  • Lessons of grief
  • Things that help: acupuncture, massage, friends, and people who get it
  • Learning to say no when you need to
  • Having an identity apart from just that of being a parent, and role-modeling happiness and self-care for her kid
  • Permission to have a back-up plan

I hope you find her story as inspiring, and that you love Emily as much as I do.

 

Resources:

TheGiftOfSecond.com for people who have lost a loved one to suicide.

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