Monday 10th of May 2021
Dr. Robert Kiltz is a board-certified OB/GYN and reproductive endocrinologist, and Founder and Director of CNY Fertility, one of the largest and most dynamic fertility centers in the country, featured in the Wall Street Journal, Today Show, and CNBC for helping shape the future of fertility medicine. In this fascinating episode, we discuss how to merge intuition and ancestral wisdom with the latest science for fertility and overall health and well-being. Key Topics: - Myths and misconceptions of fertility - Difference in Western medicine and taking a holistic perspective - The impact of stress on our physiology - How food factors in and creates inflammation - Obesity is not the cause of disease; it’s a symptom - Plant toxins and a carnivore approach to health - How the glycobiome trumps the microbiome - Prejudice and bias in science - Dr. Kiltz’s new book, Live Your Best Life "Living Your Best Life: How to Think, Eat, and Connect your Way to a Better Flow" by Dr. Robert Kiltz is now available on Amazon or at DoctorKiltz.com. For more information, visit Dr. Kiltz's website, or follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Get $100 off your first month of therapy with Talkspace.com when you use the code sparkingwholeness.
Monday 3rd of May 2021
Deana Karim is a mom on a mission. She is bringing delicious low carb and sugar free baking mixes to the world - and they are delicious! Deana is the founder of Good Dee's, a company that makes mixes for brownies, cookies, bread, and so much more. In this episode, we cover how she started Good Dee's, and why she feels having options to individualize your health goals is so important! Key Topics: - Story behind the baking mixes - How she came up with different seed flours to use (even watermelon seed flour)! - The various sweeteners used and the impact on her blood sugar - What makes Good Dee's mixes stand apart from the others - Deana's mission with her products - Deana's favorite mixes and recipe suggestions - Tips to change things up and make it easy to fit your lifestyle! Find all the Good Dee's mixes or find a store near you that has them at gooddees.com Get 20% off your first order from Ancient Nutrition at ancientnutrition.com - use the promo code sparking at checkout!
Monday 26th of April 2021
Lisa and Alana MacFarlane are identical twins in every way - except when it comes to gut health. They became the ‘chief guinea pigs’ for the British Gut project where they discovered that despite having 100% the same DNA their guts have only 40% the same microbiota. In their debut book The Gut Stuff, the dynamic duo offer a fun-filled, fact-packed, achievable guide to better health and in this episode we cover all the basics of gut health in a fun way! Key Topics: - Background on The Gut Project - The gut/stress connection - How this book is different from other gut health books - Your gut on alcohol - The concern for orthopedic - The importance of fiber for good gut bacteria - Individualization of eating for gut health - Importance of lifestyle factors - How to embrace fermented foods - The most surprising thing they learned about gut health Get all the best tips on having a healthy gut on their website, thegutstuff.com Get $100 off your first month of online therapy with Talkspace at Talkspace.com and use the code sparkingwholeness.
Monday 19th of April 2021
Jim Poole is the Founder of of NuCalm, the world's only patented neuroscience technology clinically proven to resolve stress and improve sleep quality without drugs. In this episode, we break down the history of NuCalm and the software built by a quantum physicist, and how NuCalm is unlike any other tool out there. Key Topics: - Background on the central nervous system and autonomic nervous system in regulating the brain - What our fear brain does to our logic brain - How the brain and body communicate - The method behind NuCalm - Types of brain waves - How brain cells affect mitochondria - What time of day to use NuCalm - How 20 minutes of NuCalm is equivalent to two hours of restorative sleep - The music used and the way it improves the vibration and stress response - How to get started with NuCalm This interview is jam-packed with good information. To learn more about how to access NuCalm for yourself, head to nucalm.com. This episode is sponsored by Sleep Number. Introducing the new Sleep Number 360 p5 smart bed. Queen now only $1,799. Only at Sleep Number stores or sleepnumber.com/wholeness
Monday 12th of April 2021
This is the first “listener request” episode! Many listeners asked for an episode on the topic of dealing with narcissists, and this one is powerful! Sandra Beck is an author, coach, speaker, radio, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and also an expert on narcissism. She has done countless trainings and written much on the subject. Key Topics: - How do you know you are in a relationship with a narcissist? - Signs of narcissism and the empathy factor - Red flags to look out for - The tools of manipulation and gaslighting strategies and how we can best respond - The villain/victim/hero triangle - Signs of narcissism in the workplace - How to raise kids who aren't narcissists - Can you recover from a relationship with a narcissist? Be sure to check out Sandra’s podcasts, Motherhood Talk Radio, Military Mom Talk Radio, Coach Talk Radio, and Powered Up Talk Radio! Get a FREE $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/spark Get $15 off your first visit with a board-certified dermatologist at apostrophe.com/sparkingwholeness and use the code sparkingwholeness
Monday 5th of April 2021
Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge is a mental health trailblazer who Forbes has called "The leader in children's mental health."She has helped thousands reverse the most challenging conditions, such as ADHD, anxiety, mood, autism, learning disability, Lyme, and PANS/PANDAS using proven holistic therapies. In this episode, we discuss the anxiety epidemic affecting our children, why it has been happening, and what we can do about it. Key Topics: - School pressure on kids today - Genetic mutations that impact mental health, like MTHFR and COMT - How to tell if your child is anxious - Foods that destroy kids' mental health - How biofeedback helps - How neurofeedback impacts subconscious brain training - PANS/PANDAS and autoimmune encephalopathy - How Lyme/bartonella can be at the root of many mental illness diagnoses - How parents can support their kids to grow more resilient - Digestion issues and best supplements to have on hand Learn more about Dr. Roseann at drroseann.com. Get her free gift of "Coping Statements" at teletherapytoolkitbonus.com. Follow her on Instagram at @drroseann Don't forget to get $100 off your first month with Talkspace. Use the code SPARKINGWHOLENESS.
Monday 29th of March 2021
Dr. Brent Dorval is the creator of the Food Inflammation Test. He was involved in the creation of the first HIV/AIDS rapid diagnostic assay and held a number of management positions and served as an adviser to the World Health Organization committee on vaccines and diagnostics. He has several patents covering rapid assays, novel biomarkers and a novel polio virus vaccine. In this episode we discuss the patented food inflammation test that has helped many people get to the root of their health concerns, including IBS, brain fog, headaches, skin issues, and mental health function. Key Topics: - The difference between an allergy and an delayed food sensitivity - How an inflammatory response from food shows on a blood test - Why there is an increase in food sensitivities - How food sensitivities impact brain health and how leaky gut = leaky brain - Why KBMO FIT test is different than any other sensitivity test - The independent clinical studies showing the effectiveness of using the FIT test To watch the entire interview and view the PowerPoint presentation, click here: https://youtu.be/CbtIjnqPbJc To learn more about the FIT test or set up a provider account, head to kbmodiagnostics.com To get the FIT test for yourself and a customized plan, contact me! Don’t forget to get $15 off your first visit with a board-certified dermatologist at apostrophe.com/sparkingwholeness and use the code sparkingwholeness.
Monday 22nd of March 2021
Holly Toronto has 4 years of experience helping highly driven women stop dieting and build resilience to toxic beauty messages. She uses an intuitive and spiritual approach that guides her clients towards self trust, confidence and Sovereignty over their entire being; body, mind and soul. In this episode, we discuss how to break free from the back and forth cycle of dieting for GOOD, how to live your life in the body you have without judging or objectifying it. Key Topics: - Holly’s turning point in her dieting journey and what transitioned her to a body acceptance approach to coaching - How elimination diets trigger orthorexia - Food is more than fuel, and finding pleasure from food doesn’t have to be a morality issue - The pleasure and satisfaction factor in eating - How to improve your relationship with food and your body image - Weight as a poor indicator of health - Digging into the root of body image issues - How sexual trauma and abuse plays a role in how we see our bodies - Giving yourself unconditional permission to eat and its effect on the nervous system - Number obsession and vanity sizing Holly has group coaching available as well as many resources on her website hollytoronto.com Follow her on Instagram @holly.toronto Grab Holly’s Free Body Gratitude Meditation here: https://hollytorontocoaching.lpages.co/body-gratitude-meditation/ Get life-changing sleep from Sleep Number! Visit sleepnumber.com/wholeness
Monday 15th of March 2021
Spring cleaning doesn't just help with the physical clutter, there are mental health benefits as well. In this episode, professional organizer Dana Hentschel of Arranging Joy shares her passion for organizing and how we can create spaces in our homes that reduce clutter and bring us joy! Key Topics: - Creating a warm environment for the home - Understanding the emotional attachment to our things - Creating systems that work - How to de-clutter in an ongoing way - How to stay organized with minimal steps - Dana's 3 L system - How to find the time to make it work - Finding organizational systems that kids will follow through with Learn more about Dana at arrangingjoy.com or follow her Instagram for ongoing tips at @arrangingjoy. Get a FREE $75 credit to upgrade your job post on Indeed at indeed.com/spark.
Monday 8th of March 2021
Walker Ladd, Ph.D. has been a thought leader in the field of maternal mental health for nearly two decades. Her writing and research challenge paradigms of motherhood and mental illness, using women’s stories to reveal the hidden truths and extraordinary dimensions of the lived experience of motherhood. In this episode, we discuss the prevalence of postpartum depression, the stigma, trauma, postpartum growth, and how the language around this time in a mother’s life needs to change. Her groundbreaking book is called Transformed by Postpartum Depression: Women’s Stories of Trauma and Growth. Learn more about her work at walkerladd.com Get $100 off your first month of talk therapy Talkspace.com with the code sparkingwholeness
Monday 1st of March 2021
Is science ever settled? How can we continue to be our own health advocates, look beyond the one-size-fits-all solutions, and find what is helpful for our unique bodies? There are so many different opinions, so how do we know what to do that’s right for our health? Del Bigtree is an Emmy-winning producer who is raising awareness for body autonomy and medical freedom. His internet news show, The Highwire, is the fastest growing program in the natural health arena. His non-profit, the Informed Consent Action Network, or ICAN, is leading worldwide investigations into drug and vaccine fraud that have already resulted in multiple winning lawsuits against US Government agencies Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, CDC and FDA. In this conversation, we dig into some controversial topics in order to better understand all sides of the growing conversation on medical risk. Topics include: the pro/anti vaccine debate, the history of informed consent, the importance of being able to make choices for your own body, lawsuits that ICAN is involved with, chronic disease rates in kids, and how we can arm ourselves with knowledge moving forward. Watch Del’s news show on thehighwire.com. Check out the current lawsuits and information on his nonprofit organization at icandecide.org.
Monday 22nd of February 2021
Can we truly have authentic conversations in today’s world? How can we navigate the ups and downs of relationships stress in a healthy way? Cathy Krafve is the host of Fireside Talk Radio and the author of two books, Marriage Conversations and The Well: The Art of Drawing Out Authentic Conversation. In this episode, Cathy shares about her books and what she has learned about communication in marriage and beyond. Key Topics: - the importance of sharing who you are - How to be authentic in the era of social media - Communication in marriage - Navigating those tricky “conversational adventures” - How to effectively communicate when emotional - When is a time to withdraw from the conversation for a break - How to approach “bully culture” - Transforming relationships in tough times via good conversation - Why making people feel welcome is the antidote to self-condemnation This conversation is packed with good information. Be sure to check out Cathy’s website and more information on her books and podcast at cathykrafve.com Be sure to grab Amphuman’s Vitamin D+ lotion and get 15% off at amphuman.com/wholeness with the code wholeness15. Install the Honey web browser to start saving on your online purchases at joinhoney.com/wholeness
Monday 15th of February 2021
Inflammation is a word getting a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. Many health experts consider it a major cause for chronic illness. Dr. Mark Sherwood is an ex-professional baseball player and 24-year retired veteran of the Tulsa Police Department who now is a Naturopathic Doctor on a mission to help others achieve wellness. He and his wife, Dr. Michele L. Neil-Sherwood, have a successful medical practice, the Functional Medical Institute, along with a number of books and a television and radio program. Key Topics: - What is inflammation? - The difference between acute and chronic inflammation - Foods that drive inflammation - Foods that reduce inflammation - The gut connection to inflammation - The impact of inflammation on mental health - How inflammation impacts the immune system and resistance to Covid-19 Learn more about Dr. Mark and his practice at fmidr.com Get 15% off your order of Vitamin D+ lotion from Amp Human at amphuman.com/wholeness and use the code wholeness15.
Monday 8th of February 2021
As mental health issues in teens continue to rise, increased substance abuse can be a side effect. Richard Capriola spent 11 years working as an addictions counselor for Menninger Clinic, one of the top ten psychiatric hospitals in the US, before retiring in 2019. During his tenure there he worked in the Adolescent Treatment program and the adult Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment and Stabilization program. His book, The Addicted Child, along with the workbook, is available now. In this episode we dive into the root of the addicted child, discuss how adolescent addiction differs from adult addiction, the causes of addiction, the difference between process addiction and chemical addiction, how to help your child, and how to foster an environment of understanding. Learn more about Richard at helptheaddictedchild.com Don’t forget to get 15% off Amp Human Vitamin D+ lotion at amphuman.com/wholeness and use the code wholeness15. Get $100 off your first month of Talkspace with the code sparkingwholeness.
Monday 1st of February 2021
Can your diet impact your sex life? The answer is yes! It involves the same function that keeps your heart and brain healthy - blood flow. For this special Valentine’s episode, I welcome Leslie Bumpas back to the show. Leslie is a certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner whose passion is helping women thrive in all ages and stages. In this episode, Leslie shares all the tips and tools to redeem romance in your life - using nutrients in food! Key Topics: - Superfoods every woman should include to increase bloodflow and act as an aphrodisiac - Men's health topics: foods to boost testosterone, decrease erectile dysfunction, and support blood flow - The vitamin D/testosterone connection - Herbs that improve libido in women - What spinach does for your sex drive - Improving female health through nutrients - The real truth behind "an apple a day" - What to avoid and look for with hormonal imbalances Learn more about Leslie and her approach to health at redeemingwellness.com
Monday 25th of January 2021
There are so many tools to mental WEALTH! In this packed episode, we cover the importance of mindfulness and meditation, why they help, and how to incorporate them into our daily lives. Colleen Long is President of Adventum Mental Health Network in East Texas.  She is a Registered 200 hour Yoga Teacher, Master Reiki Practitioner, and creator of all things Adventum. Key topics: - Colleen’s mental health story and how meditation and mindfulness played a role in her healing - How the Adventum Mental Health Network was started - How to have a daily practice of meditation - Different examples of meditation and breathing exercises - Tuning into your body and losing judgment toward yourself - A brief intro into reiki and energy healing and why it’s not as “woo woo” as you may think Learn more about Adventum at adventumnetwork.org or find Adventum on Instagram @adventumnetwork Don’t forget to get your free cup of yogurt from Forager Project at foragerproject.com/cultivatehealth Get $100 off your first month of therapy with Talkspace at talkspace.com with the code sparkingwholeness.
Monday 18th of January 2021
Children's mental health issues continue to rise, and now one of every four children will be diagnosed with a chronic condition by the time they are eight years old. How can we support the health of our children through nutrition? Reed Davis, Founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, joins the podcast once again to offer his expertise after decades of helping thousands of clients get to the root of their health issues. Key Topics: - Why kids today experience so many health concerns - A deeper dive into the root of ADHD - How food affects mental health and behavior - The role of food sensitivities and kids' health - Sugar addiction in children - Nutritional support that heals - The function of a child's nervous system and how screen time disrupts it - Environmental chemicals and toxins that negatively impact health. To learn more about the program at Functional Diagnostic Nutrition and become your own health detective, go to fdn.today/kerry Don't forget to grab your free cup of delicious, plant-based yogurt from Forager Project at foragerproject.com/cultivatehealth
Monday 11th of January 2021
The blood sugar conversation is more important than ever. We have to understand how to manage our blood sugar before it starts managing us. Like most “common” health concerns, it shouldn’t have to be normal to have blood sugar that is on a continual roller coaster. Kris DeFoer is a Nutritional Therapist and owner of Happy Body Health. She is passionate about helping women optimize their nutrition and lifestyles to look and feel their best. She believes that healthy digestion and blood sugar regulation are critical to good health and that a healthy diet and lifestyle can address many of the chronic issues that people deal with today. This discussion with Kris breaks down why we want to fuel our bodies with food that helps to stabilize our blood sugar, and keep our brain and immune systems strong! Key Topics: - What blood sugar is and why we should care about it - The difference between hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia - Kris’ history with dieting and finding a way to regulate her blood sugar naturally - How many meals a day should I actually eat? - The stress and blood sugar connection - What to eat to support a healthy insulin response - How to eat enough nutrients - How to support a healthy immune system through food - The key to salad-building (and a listener challenge) Learn more about Kris and sign up for her informative emails at happybodyhealth.net
Monday 4th of January 2021
Thomas Thompson has led churches in Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado for over 25 years.  He now works with a coaching ministry, Lead Self Lead Others, as well as a city focused non-profit, COSILoveYou. In this episode, Thomas shares practical ways for us to cancel out the noise and live with an intentional focus in the new year. Key Topics: - The way that 2020 exposed us all - How increasing connection with others may not be a good thing - Why harnessing our focus and being intentional is important - How to prioritize the information we receive - Dealing with overwhelm, anxiety, and worry - Daily rhythms to implement - Why we need to train our brains to direct focus - How to ask ourselves the right questions and practical tools Learn more about Thomas and his work at leadselfleadothers.com/thomas-thompson/
Sunday 27th of December 2020
In this episode we dig into all things related to building a healthy brain, in order to create stable moods and minimize risk of cognitive decline. Cathy Williams studied naturopathy and nutrition straight out of high school, and she has worked in the health industry in various ways. Now she coaches clients on how to implement healthy habits that last in order to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s. Key Topics: - Risk factors for cognitive decline - Nutrients necessary for brain health - Easy ways to create brain-nourishing meals - Why our brains need us to build habits - How can we change our habits and start newer, healthier ones? - More tools for a healthy brain For more information on brain health and beyond, follow Cathy on Instagram at @cathywilliamshealth and visit her website: cathywilliams.co.uk
Sunday 20th of December 2020
He is a pioneer of research on the gut-brain connection and had a moral obligation to his patients. Because of it, he lost everything. Now, Andy Wakefield is an award-winning filmmaker with three thought-provoking films highlighting disparities in medical treatment for the medically injured and marginalized. In this fascinating conversation, we cover these key topics: - The gut-brain connection in autism - How the film “Who Killed Alex Spourdalakis” is the first film in American history to become instrumental in commuting a murder sentence. - How Vaxxed revealed a research coverup that impacted male children, specifically with African American males - The problem with vaccine hesitancy vs vaccine failure - The effect of antibiotics and glyphosate on the gut - How The Act in 1986 changed everything for the medically injured, and the new film that highlights the history - The importance of medical freedom and being your own health advocate - The role of biological maternal instinct and intuition To access the research and documents mentioned, go to 7thchakrafilms.com Use the code GIFTOFTRUTH to receive 30% off all three of the films discussed in this episode at: https://7thchakrafilms.com/7th-chakra-store/triple-combo-dvd-download-detail
Monday 14th of December 2020
The holiday season can often trigger painful memories and feelings. This year brings an unusual set of circumstances. Michael Sweeney is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas and works often with people who are processing grief. In this episode, Michael breaks down the topic of grief, how grief may not take the form we expect, and ways to process and manage our grief that are helpful to us. Learn more about Michael and his practice at magnoliacounselinggroup.com
Monday 7th of December 2020
Maybe you used to be able to diet and lose weight, and now you can’t. Maybe you’re setting New Year’s resolutions and trying to figure out what’s right for you. Maybe you’re sick of people trying to put you on their programs and telling you what’s best for YOUR unique body. Before you start anything new, listen to this episode! This episode is nothing but real talk from me as a health coach, talking to you about fat, weight loss, what works, and what doesn’t. And I put some pretty popular diet plans on blast - which I don’t feel bad about one bit. Topics: - Why diets don’t work and calorie counting really doesn’t work - We don’t have an obesity epidemic we have a stress and toxin epidemic. - Types of fat and how it develops - Not all calories are created equal - How gut health plays a role - How weight gain is a symptom of an underlying issue - How to learn to trust your body To join my upcoming Feast 2 Fast nutrition group that starts on January 4, sign up here: https://feast2fast.co/erin-kerry
Monday 30th of November 2020
Emily Hill is a connoisseur of all things health and wellness for the better part of two decades and currently works as a holistic nutritionist in Dallas, Texas. In this episode we cover all things related to individualizing nutrition for optimal health and avoiding "diet dogma." We even get into the great meat debate! Emily is a wealth of health info, and her belief that there is no one sized fits all gives a refreshing perspective in the midst of endless nutrition debates that often make incorporating healthy habits completely overwhelming. Key Topics: - Emily's holistic health journey and various certifcations - Favorite health hacks and supplements - Why nutrition dogma is such a problem - How to individualize nutrition while staying away from diets - Emily's philosophy: "if it comes from the ground, it's way more sound." - Should we be concerned about lectins and grains? - How to give our livers a break - Meat or no meat - what's the concern with eating meat? - Movement and weight lifting for women - How "women need a constant reminder of how strong they are."
Sunday 22nd of November 2020
Zach Herrin is a Licensed Professional Counselor trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). In this powerful episode, we discuss how trauma impacts our lives, the affect of grief, and how EMDR can be a powerful tool for healing. Key Topics: - Why is a trauma focus important in counseling? - How do you know if you have trauma? - The connection between grief and trauma - The history and science behind EMDR - Who can benefit from EMDR - The methodology behind EMDR - Kids and EMDR - The importance of emotional vulnerability Learn more about Zach's practice at solacecounselingcenter.com and on Instagram @solace_counseling_and_anxiety
Monday 16th of November 2020
Dr. Kamilia Smith is an OB/GYN and Founder of Charleston House Gynecology, which offers a new approach to women's healthcare and wellness inspired by the needs of the modern woman. In this episode, we uncover all the hot topics in women's health today. Key Topics: - The importance of doing work from the top down - The "common" concerns that may not be normal or optimal - How women should thrive, not survive - Signs of healthy ovulation and menstrual cycles - What to do with estrogen dominance and mystery weight gain - Insulin resistance and the effect on hormones - The rise in PCOS and what we know about it - Changes in sexual desire and what to do about it - Navigating PMS and perimenopause - The brain/hormone/stress connection To learn more about Dr. Smith, head to www.charlestonhousegyn.com and follow at Instagram @charlestonhousegyn
Monday 9th of November 2020
Jennifer Loehding is a health and business coach, blogger, podcast host, speaker, and author. Her memoir, Beat the Toughest Obstacles, highlights the period in her life when she was able to recover from the pain and frustration that comes with a diagnosis of Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia. After years of getting no answers from medical professionals, Jennifer decided to find the best path to healing for herself. Her story is inspiring and encouraging and a reminder not to be limited by a label! Key Topics: - Jennifer’s health journey and her diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia - What is the butterfly effect and how it impacts our - How to stop sabotaging self belief - How to let go of the unnecessary - Setting priorities - How a therapeutic ketogenic diet changed her life - How she maintains health pain-free - How making one small change makes a difference Learn more about Jennifer at www.JenniferLoehding.com Don’t forget to try out Swanson vitamins and use the code whole20 for 20% off your first purchase!
Monday 2nd of November 2020
Steve Welch is a nutrition research expert and past guest on the show. We discuss why people get stuck in the cravings cycle over the holidays and how to combat that with a few easy tricks! Key topics: - How to avoid the temptation of sugary treats - How fat keeps you full and optimizes hunger hormones - What leptin and ghrelin are and how they regulate your eating and influence your urge to overeat - The importance of nutrient density vs fueling on processed carbs - The science behind a post-meal walk - Brain-boosting benefits of exercise - Benefits of fasted exercise - Best post-workout fuel - The impact of ketones on our immune system Pick up a copy of Steve’s book that he co-authored with Dr. Lori Shemek, called The Ketogenic Key, wherever you buy books. Learn more about Steve at www.ketosteve.net. Don’t forget to use the code whole20 for 20% off your vitamin and supplement needs at www.Swanson.com
Thursday 29th of October 2020
I am joined by my good friend and mentor Sandra Beck, podcast host of Motherhood Talk Radio, Military Mom Radio, and Coach Talk Radio. In this bonus simulcast episode, we talk all about how we make health and fitness a priority in our busy lives. We chat about best workout times, how to find time for fitness, multitasking, meal prep tips, and other busy mom hacks that help us prioritize our health. This episode is sponsored by Indeed. Try Indeed our with a free $75 credit at www.indeed.com/podcast.
Monday 26th of October 2020
Trudy Scott is a Food-Mood Expert and certified nutritionist who educates anxious individuals about nutritional solutions for anxiety. She is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution and host of The Anxiety Summit, an online educational platform for both consumers and health professionals. The Anxiety Summit 6: Toxins, Meds and Infections is airing November 2-8, 2020 and you can register for free here: https://theanxietysummit6.com/?idev_id=29911 In this episode, we dive into the root causes of anxiety. Key topics include: - Fluoride's impact on mental health and GABA levels - The health foods that hurt us - Common medications and infections that trigger anxiety - Which amino acids benefit mental health symptoms and how to use them - How hormones impact neurotransmitters - The negative impacts of Accutane and Miralax - What pthalates are and how they affect anxiety - How "fragrance is the new smoking" - Other supportive tools for healing anxiety Learn more about Trudy Scott at her website: www.everywomanover29.com Her Facebook page is called Trudy Scott Antianxiety Food Solution. This episode is sponsored by Swanson Health. Use the code Whole20 to receive 20% off supplements sitewide at swanson.com
Monday 19th of October 2020
Diana Edwards is the founder and CEO of Optimally You and co-owner of Revolution Health and Wellness and Against the Grain Podcast with her husband, Dr. Chad Edwards. In this episode, we learn about all the sneaky toxins we encounter day to day that impact our mental functioning, hormones, and so much more! Key Topics: - Diana’s health journey, how every traditional treatment failed her until she learned how to treat the root - Common household/environmental toxins and their effect - How these toxins overload our body - The danger of commonly used cleaning supplies - Simple ways we can reduce our toxic load in cost effective ways - How to support detoxification pathways - Why some people have a harder time detoxing than others - How you know if you are struggling with toxicity To learn more about Diana, head to www.optimallyyou.com This episode is sponsored by Forager Project, a company with 100% organic plant-based products like kefir, milk, yogurt, and sour cream. To learn more about Forager, head to www.foragerproject.com/vote
Monday 12th of October 2020
Reed Davis, Founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Nutritional Therapist. He is the founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. Having experience with over 10,000 clients, he is known as one of the most experienced clinicians in the world. In this episode, he explains why thyroid issues are symptoms of underlying issues that must be looked at as a whole. Key topics include: - Tests that determine thyroid issues - Symptoms of thyroid dysfunction - Causes of underactive thyroid - The role of TSH and the T4-T3 conversion - The role of toxicity, immune system, fight or flight - The gut health factor on thyroid - Why the most commonly prescribed medication may not be the best fit - How to be kind to your liver and what its function is in overall body health - How stress causes chaos in the body - Lifestyle medicine tools to support healing - How Functional Diagnostic Nutrition courses can work for you To learn more about FDN and to enroll, head to www.fdn.today/kerry This episode is sponsored by Forager Project, a family-owned company that creates organic, plant-based products. Forager wants to encourage everyone to exercise democracy and vote. Check it out: www.foragerproject.com/vote
Monday 5th of October 2020
So often in the world of wellness, we find ourselves getting caught up in chasing optimal health yet finding out that there’s always a better goal, diet, plan, solution, etc. Heather Creekmore is a body image expert, speaker, and author of “Compared to Who,” along with the newly published “The Burden of Better.” In this episode we discuss her newest book, the inspiration behind it, and WHY we need to stop comparing and set aside the heavy burden of better. Be sure to pick up Heather’s new book, “The Burden of Better,” wherever you buy your books! To learn more about our holistic health group, Re-Focus 2020, centered around restoring our perspective of health and body image, click here: https://comparedtowho.me/refocus-christian-body-image-course-online/ Don’t forget to check out all the amazing Forager Project organic, plant-based products and exercise your right to vote at www.foragerproject.com/vote
Monday 28th of September 2020
In an era of information overload, it is hard to discern what is truth and what is biased. To be your own health advocate, it is important to be open to all sides, then form an assessment and make an evaluation. I dip my toes into some controversial waters to look at a different perspective in order to take a deeper look at the pre-conceived notions I have about medical research. Dr. Jim Meehan champions honest science deployed to create genuine health. He has advanced training and experience in ophthalmology, ocular inflammation and immunology, preventive medicine, addiction medicine, and endocrinology. In this episode that aims to challenge listeners, Dr. Meehan flips the narrative and calls into question many of our beliefs about medical research and encourages us to prove ourselves wrong and dig into the research in order to fight for our health. Key Topics: - Should we be allowed to do our own research? - How the studies can be biased - How to discern what is based on the true scientific method and what is pseudoscience - His background in research - The importance of trying to prove yourself wrong - How randomized controlled trials are used to determine effectiveness - How to look for research that isn’t biased - The research on wearing masks - How fear suppresses the immune system - Tips to build up a healthy immune system and take control of your health To learn more about Dr. Meehan’s work, go to www.meehanmd.com
Monday 21st of September 2020
In this interview with Dr. Josh Friedman, we take a deep dive into neurotransmitters and how to optimize them for mental wellness, via food as well as amino acid supplementation. Dr. Friedman has a doctorate in Psychology from New York University and did post-doctoral training in Psychoanalysis from the Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology (TRISP) in New York City. He also is certified as a Holistic Health Counselor from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York and earned a Diploma of Comprehensive Nutrition (Dip.CN) from Huntington College of Health Sciences. Key Topics include: - The importance of digesting protein to create the right neurotransmitters - The struggle with treatment-resistant depression - Why B12 is essential for mental health - How enzymes aid in digesting protein in order to benefit our mental health - Amino acid suggestions for low serotonin, low dopamine, and low endorphins - And so much more! Website: moodhealing.com Books mentioned in episode: The Mood Cure by Julia Ross The Anti-Anxiety Solution by Trudy Scott Anatomy of an Epidemic by Robert Whitaker Questionnaire for amino acids: juliarosscures.com/questionnaire
Sunday 13th of September 2020
Dr. Uma Naidoo is a board certified psychiatrist, professional chef, and nutrition specialist. She is the director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. In this fascinating episode, we discuss her new book, This Is Your Brain On Food.
Monday 7th of September 2020
Dr. Alina Olteanu is an integrative pediatrician and founder of Whole Child Texas. Dr. Sandy Gluckman is a speaker, author, child behavior specialist, and founder of Parenting That Heals. In this back-to-school special interview with both women, we discuss current health concerns for our children (it may surprise you), what screens do for our mental health, and how our emotional state as parents determines the emotional well-being of our children. Key topics: - Rising anxiety epidemic in kids - Common viruses in kids - are they still alive and well even though we’re taking more precautions? - Effects of excessive screen time on stress hormones and the brain - What screen time does to dopamine and the prefrontal cortex - Long term health effects of screen addiction and potential for other future addictions - The antidote to screen time - Importance of nature - How the science of interpersonal neurobiology plays a role in how our families handle stress - How to add meditation into your life to counteract stress CDC mental health study referenced: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6932a1.htm To learn about the screen addiction training by Dr. Olteanu and Dr. Gluckman, go here: https://drsandygluckman.com/preventing-reversing-screen-addiction/
Tuesday 1st of September 2020
It is easy to get overwhelmed by all the "health" topics. Everyone has an opinion on what being healthy truly is. In order to simplify this process, I sat down with my friend, fellow health coach and former guest Melissa McGaughey, and we listed out our top 3 things we try to include in our day to day. We included our list of 3 things for ourselves, along with our list of 3 for our kids. No matter where you are in your health journey, this episode will help inspire you to keep going and incorporate tiny habits to make a big impact. For more on Melissa, head to https://www.enduralife.com/
Monday 24th of August 2020
All we hear from the news media is wash your hands, wear a mask, social distance. Is that really a long term solution for supporting your immune system? Dr. Chad Edwards is a former army surgeon and currently works as an Emergency Physician. He is the founder and director of Revolution Health and Wellness Clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Here, he pays special attention to sports medicine and health and wellness as a preventive strategy to optimize health, minimize injury risk, and decrease disease. Viewing his patients through a holistic approach helps identify subtleties in their function that are beginning to show signs of dysregulation. This interview is a very balanced and informative take on the current pandemic, what we currently know, and what we can do to support our immune function. Key topics include: - His experience with Covid patients - What the current numbers of deaths and infections tell us, according to CDC data - The lack of data on wearing masks - The issue of asymptomatic carriers - Common sense precautions to take - Practical steps to support immune health via gut health and supplementation - The magic of vitamin c and nitric oxide - The importance of glutathione, n acetyl cysteine and nitric oxide - Should we run out to get the covid vaccine? CDC data mentioned in the episode: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/excess_deaths.htm#dashboard For more information on Dr. Edwards and his clinic: https://www.revolutionhealth.org
Sunday 16th of August 2020
Matt Erb is a physiotherapist, senior faculty member with The Center for Mind Body Medicine, instructor at The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, and the Founder of Embody Your Mind, which specializes in high quality writing, teaching, and consulting in integrative and mind-body medicine topics. In this episode we discuss the powerful mind/body connection and why we need to be listening to how our bodies handle our stressors. Key Topics: - How he uses acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) - The principles of ACT - Survival biology and the aversion response to pain or unpleasant sensations - The importance of improving our relationship to things - Biobehavioral patterns of seeking care and comfort and regulating our physiological state - Understanding emotional eating - How ACT can help us in our day to day? Who is this useful for? - Mechanics of emotional eating, autonomic nervous system development - Mind-body practices we all could incorporate right now Learn more about Matt at www.embodyyourmind.com Watch his Youtube video on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy here: https://youtu.be/8-B1nAvG1dI
Sunday 9th of August 2020
What do you do when your mental health is suffering and nothing you try helps? Are there options beyond the traditional treatment plans? Where can you find support? #SameHere is an organization founded by Eric Kussin after he experienced 2 and a half years of suffering from a mental health crisis that briefly interrupted his career as a sports executive. In this episode, you’ll learn Eric’s story in detail, and you’ll also hear from psychiatrist Dr. Andrew Pleener, who is the leader of the Same Here psych alliance and advocates for multiple healing modalities when it comes to psychiatry. Key Topics: - Eric’s story and how he got to the root of his issues after digging through his trauma - How mental health is a continuum and the problem with using phrases like “stop the stigma” - The non-medication healing modalities that Same Here brings awareness to - The STARR exercises that improve mental fitness, as the “gym for the brain” - The importance of creating community support and awareness for mental health - Why you can’t use the same tool over and over to improve mental health - you need more! - Mental health treatment shouldn’t be a one size fits all plan. - The work Same Here is doing with schools and businesses - How you can get involved To learn more, go to https://samehereglobal.org Follow on Twitter: @samehere_global Follow on Instagram: @samehere_global
Monday 3rd of August 2020
Anne Tucker is the creator of Business Energetics and the Authentic Expression test. Her work is designed to help you see and understand your creative purpose, and to express it through your work so that you not only feel fulfilled, seen, and appreciated, but you also unlock the success you're capable of. Anne is helping to redefine business for a spiritual age, where the work we do becomes a conscious pathway to our own spiritual development. Her book, Undoubtedly Awesome, uses the Authentic Expression test to show you how to experience less doubt in your life. We discuss decision-making and doubt and how it adds friction. Other key topics include: - the Authentic Expression test - how it is different from a standard personality test - how this test benefits decision-making - how knowing your soul type can impact your work, your relationships, and the doubt you experience - what the different soul types are and how they show up in our lives - how Business Energetics can improve collaboration Find out more about Anne’s work and take the free soul type quiz on www.annetucker.com
Saturday 1st of August 2020
If you love food, hate diets, and want to learn how to support your health goals in a balanced way - this episode is for you. I am joined by past guest, Chelsea Blackbird, and we talk about the upcoming nutritional reset called Feast 2 Fast. This program aims to develop metabolic flexibility and overall health while also supporting mental health and your relationship with food through daily encouragement. Sign up for the back to school group that starts August 17 here: https://feast2fast.co/erin-kerry
Monday 27th of July 2020
Steve Welch is a NESTA certified Fitness Nutrition Coach and former publisher of the world renowned medical journal CHEST. His background in medical publishing provides him with insights into assessing medical and nutrition research, which he uses to educate others to improve their own health and fitness. He is coauthor of the new book "The Ketogenic Key," which is available in stores now. In this episode we cover: - Why we fear fat - The history of low fat diets and why the data is skewed - Why our bodies need fat to function - The cholesterol conversation - Carbohydrates, cholesterol, and inflammation - How cutting extreme calories can backfire - Individualizing the approach for YOU Learn more about Steve at www.ketosteve.net or on Twitter at @ketosteve.
Monday 20th of July 2020
Dr. Orlena Kerek is a pediatrician turned weight loss coach and mom of 4. Her goal is to make nutrition easy and fun for both moms and kids. In this episode, she gives practical tips to create healthy, sustainable habits. She shares her 4 keys for health and how she incorporates those things for her clients. Learn more about Dr. Orlena and access her free gifts at www.drorlena.com and listen to her podcast Fit and Fabulous at Forty and Beyond.
Sunday 12th of July 2020
Suzanne Simpson, owner of Renewed Life Counseling, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Life Coach, author, and speaker who works with people to help set them free from emotional traumas so they can live a more victorious life. Her newest book, Lost & Restored: Healing Your Heart with the Father, is a faith-based approach to digging into your life’s events that have significantly impacted you. In this episode, we discuss the impact of trauma, how it is stored in the cells of the body, and how to find healing through a variety of new and different modalities beyond traditional talk therapy. Listen to Blood Ties Season 2 on the Wondery app. Download it today to join Wondery+ with a free trial to enjoy ad free listening, exclusives, binges and early access. Get it here: [https://wondery.app.link/UpmaC6vYI7]  
Monday 6th of July 2020
Listen to Blood Ties Season 2 on the Wondery app. Download it today to join Wondery+ with a free trial to enjoy ad free listening, exclusives, binges and early access. Get it here: [https://wondery.app.link/UpmaC6vYI7] Wondery’s hit audio drama “Blood Ties” is back for a second season with Josh Gad & Gillian Jacobs returning as Michael and Elenore Richland. This season they are joined by Dominic Monaghan (“Lost”) as David Hammer the new CEO of Richland Health and Wayne Knight as Peter Richland. Season one was all about questions. What did Peter Richland do? How far will Richland Health go to bury the story? And when faced with the choice of telling the truth or losing billions what side would Michael and Elenore fall on. Season two is all about answers.
Monday 29th of June 2020
Dr. Lori Shemek is an award-winning, bestselling author of How To Fight FATflammation, Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting, Fire-Up Your Fat Burn, and the recently published The Ketogenic Key. She is a leading health and weight loss expert, has appeared in dozens of publications and TV shows, and is also known as “The Inflammation Terminator.” In this episode, Dr Shemek shares about her newest book, The Ketogenic Key. She shares what the ketogenic diet is, how ketosis benefits our mental health, benefits of intermittent fasting, how inflammation is a threat to our health and well-being, and practical ways to implement changes to your lifestyle. To learn more about Dr. Shemek, go to www.drlorishemek.com.
Tuesday 23rd of June 2020
Hosted by Rufus Griscom, and featuring thought-leaders Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink, The Next Big Idea brings you the most groundbreaking ideas that have the power to change the way you live, work, and think. This week’s episode features a conversation about the power of being “weird” Listen to the full episode here: http://wondery.fm/NextBigIdeaSW
Monday 15th of June 2020
Dr. Noshene Ranjbar is Harvard-trained and board certified in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Integrative Medicine. She serves as medical director of the Integrative Psychiatry Clinic at Banner - University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson. In this episode we discuss the changes in mental health approaches in the last 20 years, how integrative psychiatry is different, nervous system dysfunction, common underlying issues that impact mental wellness, a whole body approach to mental health, as well as Dr Ranjbar’s work with refugee and American Indian communities. Through her work as faculty at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine and The Center for Mind Body Medicine, she continues to expand evidence-based work in integrative mental health and underserved populations. To learn more about her and her story, go to: https://samehereglobal.org/expert-profile-noshene-ranjbar/ The Integrative Psychiatry clinic where she trains and supervises residents and fellows to see patients: https://psychiatry.arizona.edu/patient-care/integrative-psychiatry-clinic Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine: www.azcim.org Center for Mind Body Medicine: www.cmbm.org
Monday 8th of June 2020
Rochelle Riley is the author of The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery, as well as the Director of Arts and Culture for the city of Detroit. In this episode, we discuss her powerful book and why this is the conversation we've been needing to have for over 400 years. She shares the impact of chronic stress on people of color and why we are in unprecedented times as a nation. To purchase her book and learn more about her work, head to www.rochelleriley.com. Follow Rochelle on Twitter: @rochelleriley Instagram: @rochellerileythewriter
Monday 1st of June 2020
Ali Miller is a registered dietitian, integrative functional medicine practitioner, and author of Naturally Nourished, The Anti-Anxiety Diet, and The Anti-Anxiety Diet Cookbook. In this episode we discuss the concept of food as mood, how neurotransmitters play a role in gut health, and how your stress response affects your overall health - from mental wellness to reproductive function to immune health. She explains the 6 approaches she takes to restoring our bodies to their rightful state, how to biohack our bodies and create metabolic flexibility - and simple tools to reducing panic and anxiety during times of stress.
Monday 25th of May 2020
Dr. Amelia Villagomez is an integrative psychiatrist at Progressive Psychiatry in Fort Worth, Texas. In this interview, Dr Villagomez addresses the top mental health concerns during this pandemic and its aftermath. She shares how the abundance of information may be negatively impacting us, as well as the trauma resulting with the current season. We discuss sleep strategies, meditation, positive self talk, the gut-brain connection, the importance of whole food nutrition in brain health, along with the importance of PLAY in our daily lives. Resources discussed during podcast:  Integrative Strategies (including nutraceuticals)  published by the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550830720301130?via%3Dihub CMBM online groups: https://cmbm.org/onlinegroup/ Guided Imagery: By Belleruth Naparstek https://thrive.kaiserpermanente.org/thrive-together/live-well/relax-your-mind-and-body-with-podcasts-and-feel-stress-melt-away SAMHSA Phases of a Disaster : https://www.samhsa.gov/dtac/recovering-disasters/phases-disaster
Monday 18th of May 2020
Sandra Beck is an author, coach, speaker, radio host, entrepreneur and philanthropist as well as my personal mentor! She is also the host of multiple popular podcasts, including Military Mom Radio, Motherhood Talk Radio, and Coach Talk Radio. Her successful company, Motherhood Incorporated, was started out of a need to provide a steady income while working from home with her kids as a single parent. In this episode, Sandra shares the small steps we can take toward making a big impact, whether in our businesses or personal lives. We discuss battling negative self talk, finding motivation, healthy habits, and the ever-so-difficult: asking for help. She shares what she has learned after going through numerous cancer treatments, and how cancer was a wake-up call for her life. Don’t forget to get 50% off your first order from takecareof.com when you use the code spark50!
Saturday 9th of May 2020
Dr. Alina Olteanu is the founder and president of Whole Child Pediatrics of North Texas. She is the only pediatrician in the Dallas-Fort Worth area trained through the prestigious Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, founded by Dr Andrew Weil. In this episode, we dig into all the common concerns parents have with young children: fevers, ear infections, food sensitivities, digestive troubles, common nutrient deficiencies, nutrition, gut health, and ways to support a healthy immune system... which includes a brief discussion on the importance of managing stress. This is a PACKED episode. I highly encourage all caretakers of children to take a listen. To learn more about Dr. Olteanu and access any of the resources mentioned, head to www.wholechildtexas.com.
Monday 4th of May 2020
Esther Blum is the bestselling author of Cavewomen Don't Get Fat, Eat Drink and Be Gorgeous, Secrets of Gorgeous, and The Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous Project. As an Integrative Dietitian and High Performance Coach, she provides 360 degrees of healing with physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual support. In this episode, we discuss how to detox and improve hormone function, why stress management should be the starting point to health, why protein is the missing link for many women, how to support a healthy gut, and so much more! Schedule a call with her at www.estherblum.com/call - the first 12 people who respond get a FREE consultation!
Monday 27th of April 2020
Why are some children more sensitive than others? What is going on inside their brains and nervous systems? "Listener favorite," Dr. Sandy Gluckman, shares all about how to care for sensitive children, the overuse of labels in psychology and education today, and how we can treat the whole child, not just address the symptoms. Learn more about Dr. Sandy and access her many resources at www.drsandygluckman.com
Monday 20th of April 2020
Don't let the title fool you - these tips are not just for those diagnosed with mental illness. Due to the current circumstances in our world, it is more important than ever to adopt a wide range of tools that support mental health. Change, stress, and uncertainty can be triggering for those diagnosed with mental illness. For this episode, I interviewed various friends with bipolar disorder and depression in order to gather background. I share their thoughts along with the tried and true tools I use to maintain stability during times of change and stress.
Monday 13th of April 2020
Chelsea Blackbird, aka "The Christian Nutritionist," is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who loves to help women optimize their metabolism and find food peace. In this interview, she shares about how she overcame her own journey with unexplained infertility, a skin condition, and digestive issues when all conventional treatments failed her. Other topics addressed: - Adrenal burnout and the effect on hormones - The importance of natural light - Creating metabolic flexibility - Pitfalls of going keto and the great carb debate - Intermittent fasting - Balancing food for enjoyment and food for fuel - How to stop obsessing over food so we can live our purpose! To find out more about her and her many nutritional programs, go to www.thechristiannutritionist.com or subscribe to her podcast, The Christian Health Club.
Monday 6th of April 2020
"Kids need a connected adult, not a problem-solver." Karlie Jager is a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist who works with children of all ages on a regular basis. In this interview, we discuss how parents can help their kids process all the heavy emotions related to school closures, cancelled vacations, birthday parties, prom, graduation, and all the other major disappointments resulting from this pandemic. Whether you are the caregiver of a 3 year old or a 16 year old, you will find so much hope and encouragement in this conversation with Karlie! To learn more about Karlie and download the resources she mentions in the show, head to www.tmmcounseling.com.
Monday 30th of March 2020
Casey Bonano is a registered dietitian specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating and intuitive eating. Casey believes in a non-diet nutrition approach, and strives to empower her clients to reject diet culture. In this interview, I talk with Casey about the health at every size movement, how stress can trigger disordered eating behaviors, food psychology, the concept that our bodies our on our side to keep us safe, orthorexia, the cultural obsession with clean eating, and how our bodies are not the problem. This is a very eye-opening conversation on a topic that can be confusing for so many. Don't forget to get 20% off Casey's book at www.thefoodfreedomguide.com with the code wholeness.
Monday 23rd of March 2020
In this special simulcast episode, Sandra Beck and I speak with Leigh Richardson, Founder and DIrector of The Brain Performance Center in Dallas. Leigh offers fabulous insight into how we should be taking care of our mental health during uncertain times, such as global pandemic or orders of shelter in place.
Friday 13th of March 2020
You can eat clean, exercise every day, take all the right supplements, but if you aren't managing your stress, you miss out on true health. In fact, due to the current circumstances in our world, I'd say it is more important to manage your stress than ever before. What does chronic stress do to our immune system? Digestion? Reproductive health? Listen to this mini-episode to learn about the affects of stress but more importantly - how to manage it in practical, realistic ways.
Tuesday 10th of March 2020
Why can't we make healthy habits stick? Why is it so hard to eat better or make lasting changes? Why can't we control our weight and get to where we want to be? The answer may surprise you - your brain was wired this way! Clinical psychologist Dayna Lee-Baggley shares information from her new book, Healthy Habits Suck, which shares how to live a healthy life... even when you don't want to! In this discussion we cover the problem with setting goals, how you are not your feelings, and how we can learn to override our "survival brain." You can find more information about Dayna and her book at www.drleebaggley.com
Saturday 29th of February 2020
Get ready to have your mind blown! Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Leslie Bumpas and I take on some semi-controversial topics on this one - how to prevent dementia, sugar and mental health, environmental toxins (why you’ll never want to use a dryer sheet again), and why your brain needs FAT, among many others. Leslie is the owner of Redeeming Wellness, and you can find more information about her, her many certifications and specialties, and everything she does at www.redeemingwellness.com
Monday 24th of February 2020
How do you define health? Is it making your body look the way you want it to, is it a feeling, or is it the presence or absence of a diagnosis? Laura Schoenfeld is a Registered Dietitian who is passionate about redefining health and empowering women to nourish their bodies, develop true strength, and ultimately pursue their purpose. Her greatest mission is to help women realize they are more than a body, so they can move past health obsession, and focus on pursuing the purpose they were created for. In this conversation with her, we cover a wide range of topics, from how to know if you’re healthy, the phrase “your body is a temple,” the purity culture of clean eating, the role of identity in behavior and habit change, how most women are actually undereating, and so much more! If you are female struggling to figure out how to best take care of your body, you will want to listen to this! Learn more about Laura and what she does at www.lauraschoenfeld.com
Tuesday 18th of February 2020
Is sex addiction a thing? What is at the root of addictive behaviors? Meet Mitchell Isle, who is an addiction expert and certified sex addiction therapist. In this conversation, we dive deep into the multilayered topic of addiction. We learn the brain does not distinguish between substances, behaviors, experiences or relationships - they all involve the same part of the brain. We talk about how sex addiction is an intimacy disorder. We learn how family upbringing may - or may not - play a role in addictive behaviors. We discuss how false beliefs in one's identity and shame factor in. We also experienced a few technical difficulties while recording, but this conversation is so fascinating I promise it doesn't matter! You might want to take notes on this one! To learn more about Mitch and his work, head to www.communioncollaborative.com.
Thursday 13th of February 2020
In honor of "Galentine's Day," my friend Sandra and I thought we'd chat about the concept of healthy friendships. What does it mean to have healthy friendships and how do we create them? Listen for a great offer from betabrand.com/MotherhoodTalk and get 20% off. Also, try out the game Best Fiends - play it with your friends - you'll be glad you did!
Sunday 9th of February 2020
"When we own who we are, we find satisfaction and wholeness." Bobi Ann Allen is the author of the new book, Own Your Everyday Influence. Her book is for the dreamer with big goals and lofty plans feeling trapped by the demands of life. It is for the woman searching for purpose in the middle of her ordinary circumstances. In this episode, we cover everything from comparison, priorities, goals, contentment, and getting lost in what we think we should be doing instead of being content in the present. Learn more about Bobi Ann and find her books at www.bobiann.com
Tuesday 4th of February 2020
Melissa d'Arabian, Food Network host and author of the bestselling book Ten Dollar Dinners, shares all about her new book Tasting Grace. If you are feeling caught up and confused in the noise of all the food rules, Melissa offers a fresh, balanced perspective on the gift of food, how food brings us together to unite us, and how we can utilize what we've been given with gratitude - and grace. Find out more about Melissa at www.melissadarabian.net and check out her books at www.melissadarabianbooks.com or wherever you get your reading material!
Tuesday 28th of January 2020
Is counseling only for people with SERIOUS mental health issues? How can we learn to deal with the wide range of emotions that are part of the human experience? How can seeing a professional counselor be a powerful tool for holistic healing? This episode, featuring the amazing Dallas-based licensed counselor Tiffany Feagin-Webb, debunks therapy myths and misconceptions and takes on issues like identifying feelings, vulnerability, anger, shame, and so much more! You can learn more about Tiffany and her practice at www.magnoliacounselinggroup.com
Monday 20th of January 2020
I sat down with my mentor Sandra Beck, who knows all about balancing work life and mom life and prioritizing what matters. Whether she is coaching a company owner to a million dollar commission goal, training a stay at home mom to perform SEO on web sites or speaking to a corporate group about personal and professional growth, her message is about what is possible and how to create the circumstances of your choosing. Tune in to learn some of our tips for balancing it all, along with a special offer from Beta Brand pants at betabrand.com/coachtalk
Tuesday 14th of January 2020
Does your brain need an upgrade? Or maybe you struggle with pregnancy brain and your last pregnancy was 10 years ago? Leigh Richardson is the Founder and Clinical Director of The Brain Performance Center in Dallas, Texas. She is a licensed professional counselor who is board certified in neurofeedback and biofeedback. We discuss what neurofeedback is, how we can re-train our brains, the importance of movement, breathing, sleep, and other practical strategies to keep your brain healthy and young! Leigh's new book, Turn Your Brain On to Get Your Game On is available now on her website www.thebrainperformancecenter.com or on Amazon.
Saturday 4th of January 2020
Johnathan Haggerty is a former NFL player and current wellness influencer who is passionate about holistic health. He discusses digging into your nutritional identity, smart swaps to make in the pantry, how to add variety to your diet, creating sustainable fitness resolutions for the new year, and the importance of MINDSET.
Tuesday 31st of December 2019
In this special New Year’s episode, I am joined by my friend Katharine Elkins and we get really real about how EXHAUSTED we are by the culture of goal-setting and Instagram body perfection. Katharine shares how she went a full year off of sugar (a full year!!!) and how that has impacted her relationship with sweets now. A few more talking points that will surprise you: Weight is not always an indicator of health. How we will no longer subscribe to a “before and after” mentality. Eating less and exercising more can cause inflammation, thanks to an ancestral fight or flight response. You can be pro-health, pro-nutrition and anti-diet!
Sunday 22nd of December 2019
Mauricio Cremer is a good friend of mine who happens to be the co-founder and brand director for Brio Nutrition, a growing hemp/CBD company. In part one of the episode, I share all about the Endocannabinoid System and why it's a big deal. In part two, we talk about the misconceptions and benefits of hemp/CBD, what it's useful for, and what Brio is doing to make quality innovative products with amazing results. Head to www.brionutrition.com and use the code spark20 for your special offer!
Monday 16th of December 2019
Nourishment comes in many forms beyond food, but food can still be a great tool to improving mental wealth! In this episode I share some of my favorite tips for improving mental health through nutrition - based on my own experience and all the latest research on how food IS mood.
Sunday 8th of December 2019
Heather Creekmore is a speaker and author who shares hope with thousands of women each week, inspiring them to stop comparing. Her first book, "Compared to Who? A Proven Path to Improve Your Body Image" encourages women to uncover the spiritual root of body image issues and find freedom. Her second book, "The Burden of Better," releases in 2020. In this refreshing and candid episode, we discuss our dieting history and how we never found fulfillment in a smaller size. Heather shares some of her tips for dealing with the comparison and body image battle, and later we tackle the topic of realistic resolutions to have in the new year.
Tuesday 3rd of December 2019
I sit down with my amazing mentor and friend, Sandra Beck, and we share ways natural health has impacted our lives, why you don't want to ignore those warning signs that something is off, how to be more mindful of the impact stress has on our daily habits, and some of our easy tips for feeling better...naturally! Don't miss the amazing offer for CBD oil at www.feals.com/motherhood
Monday 25th of November 2019
Dr. Alina Olteanu is an integrative pediatrician and founder of Whole Child Pediatrics of North Texas. In this two part episode, I first share how integrative medicine helped my third child when he was suffering from chronic ear infections and respiratory problems. What follows is an interview with Dr. Olteanu where she discusses the changing issues in children’s health, how stress plays a role, and what kind of nutrition and supplements are recommended for cold and flu season.
Thursday 14th of November 2019
It's the most wonderful time of the year! I sit down with my good friend, Melissa McGaughey to discuss how to stay healthy during the holidays. Melissa is a holistic health coach, sports nutritionist, and fitness trainer with almost 20 years of experience in nutrition and fitness. Together, we talk about our favorite tools for staying healthy - mentally and physically - during the hectic holiday season!
Monday 11th of November 2019
Nope, it's not an abbreviation for a cuss word! This week's guest, Dr. Tracey Stroup, takes listeners deep into a discussion about the MTHFR gene mutation and the methylation cycle and how it affects mental health and how vitamins and even neurotransmitters are processed. She shares why it is so difficult to function optimally in the toxic storm we live in, what dietary changes, lifestyle tools, and supplements we need to include into our daily routine, and the REAL problem with wheat - which may surprise you.
Sunday 3rd of November 2019
While it seems as if children are experiencing more mental health challenges than ever before, there is a way to get to the root! Dr. Sandy Gluckman has made it her mission to treat the root of child behavior - instead of just managing symptoms. She is a learning, behavior and mood specialist, author, educator and international speaker who has consulted with and trained, thousands of parents and teachers in different parts of the world. She shares about neurotransmitters and their role in emotional resilience, the science of interpersonal neurobiology, and what parents and teachers can do to raise confident children.
Saturday 26th of October 2019
The health of your gut truly does determine your overall health and well-being. Dr. Chris Jones shares all about the role of the gut microbiome and how gut health plays into many common health concerns. He discusses steps to take for improvement through nutrition, specific testing, movement, and so much more! This episode is a "must listen" - whether you struggle with mystery health issues that aren't improving, or you need a few extra tools for wellness!
Monday 21st of October 2019
"Sooner or later, trauma in one form or another comes to everyone." - Dr. James Gordon is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist and Founder and Director of the Center for Mind Body Medicine, and his most recent book The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma, gives practical tips for dealing with trauma and living a life of continued healing and connection. In this episode, Dr. Gordon explains the psychology and biology behind trauma, how trauma can be passed down through our genes, and how we have the power to heal ourselves through the heavily researched techniques he recommends in his book.
Monday 7th of October 2019
On this premiere episode of Sparking Wholeness, I share my story of living with bipolar disorder like I never have before. After years of hiding from the title, it is time to get real and share what it was like struggling with PTSD, depression, and finally... dealing with the diagnosis of a chronic illness that comes with such a stigma. This show will lay the foundation for all future episodes, and will offer hope for those who are also caught up in the tornado of mental illness that you CAN find true healing!