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S2E18: Surving on Caffeine and Willpower? Find Holistic Health with Dr. Susan Lovelle

About Dr. Susan Lovelle

I’m a former professional ballerina, a plastic surgeon for 22 years, and a life-long health nut.  I have always been passionate about helping people heal and transform their bodies, minds, and spirits so that they can live the vibrant lives they want and deserve.                                                

I love the challenge of working with busy, successful women who are merely surviving on caffeine, wine, and willpower.  Those who diet and exercise but can’t lose weight, who are exhausted but can’t sleep, and are consumed by doing everything for everyone else…except themselves.  

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S2E17: Virtual Retreats Find Time For Yourself. With Sabriya Dobbins

About Sabriya Dobbins

Sabriya graduated from North Carolina State University with dual Bachelor’s degrees in Animal Science and Social Work. She has traveled to 10+ countries and counting. She is certified in Life Purpose Coaching. Sabriya created Project Passport with the dream of providing a transformational retreat experience that focused more on supporting women and their mental well-being rather than escaping their problems. She also wanted to create dynamic event spaces for women to challenge the status quo of mental health and achieve personal wellness. In addition, with a background in Social Work, she hopes to help participants become more aware of the social and environmental issues in the world around them.

Her desire is to help individuals reach their greater capacities and to push them to pursue their goals and aspirations through unique travel retreats. Check out her feature on CEO Blognation and her expert message at the Misdiagnosed Woman’s Summit.

Bonus Episode: Use This Time To Make The Life You Love with Dr. Joan Rosenberg

Dr. Joan Rosenberg is a renowned psychologist known for her work in emotional mastery. Listen as we discuss the 8 uncomfortable feelings that hold you back. Find out what the “C” words are to move ahead. Discover how to use this time of uncertainty to create the life you love.

About Dr Joan Rosenberg

Best-selling author, consultant, master clinician and media host, 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, the OWN network, and PBS, 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, resilience; achieving emotional, conversational and relationship mastery; integrating 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 LoveHow to Master Your Difficult Feelings to Cultivate Lasting Confidence, Resilience and Authenticity is at most major retailers in stores and online.

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Bonus Episode: COVID19 Care What We Can Do To Make This Time Better with Dr. Shelly Sethi

Find out from integrative physician, Dr. Shelley Sethi what you need to do to stay healthy during this time of coronavirus. We discuss wellness tips that can apply to general health too.

About Dr. Shelly Sethi

Dr. Shelly Sethi is a board certified family physician with an emphasis on integrative and functional medicine.  

I believe that health is a journey and manifests through a balance of nutrition, environment, community, spirituality and physical movement.

As a result of my own educational and life journey, I’m thrilled to be able to offer you the best of integrative medicine; and to design a program of healing and wellness that will be just right for you.  

My own journey began at a young age with meditation, when I experienced the profound effect it had on my mindset and outlook. In college, I read Dr. Andrew Weil’s books relating nutrition and stress to health and disease. When my father was quite suddenly in dire need of cardiac bypass surgery, I began to wonder about how his situation could have been prevented. I enrolled in osteopathic medical school, because one of the main tenets of osteopathy is that the body has the capacity to heal itself.

I practiced in conventional family medicine for over 15 years, but felt frustrated by the lack of time to talk to my patients about the things that really matter and to provide them with the tools they need to make real and sustainable changes in their health. I decided that I wanted to practice a new kind of medicine.  

Today, I and my team, including a health coach and culinary instructor, are here to guide and support you in achieving a balanced, healthy life.

I am so grateful to be able to offer you the experience of personalized medicine, and to invite you to join our community.

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  • Osteopathic Medical Degree, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Integrative Medical Degree, University of Arizona (with Dr. Andrew Weil)

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  • American Board of Physician Specialties, board certified in Integrative Medicine
  • Institute of Functional Medicine
  • Botanical and Herbal Medicine Studies (with Dr. Tierona Low Dog)
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S2E16 The Health Benefits of Meditation with Dr. Shelly Sethi

Meditation is more than just relaxing in a quiet room. It can actually change your biology. How? Let’s find out from integrative medicine expert and best selling author, Dr. Shelly Sethi.

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S2E15 Average Sucks with Michael Bernoff

Want to make real chang in your life? You need to up you average. Find out how with inspirational and motivational expert and best selling author Michael Bernoff.

About Michael Bernoff

Michael Bernoff is a life coach and the founder and president of Human Communications Institute. Bernoff was born and raised in New Jersey. His inspirational and motivational programs are geared to help people achieve. He uses a method called Neuro-Linguisitc Programming, which shows people how to get results.

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S2E14 Trimester Zero: How to be Healthy Today For Healthy Children Tomorrow with Dr. Afrouz Demeri

Did you know what you do today can affect not only your children but also your grandchildren? Find out how to be your healthiest today to ensure health in generations to follow. Find out how to have an optimally healthy pregnancy and children by starting long before you get pregnant.

About Dr. Afrouz Demeri

Dr. Afrouz Demeri knows firsthand the impact of putting her life on ‘automatic’.
Years ago, poor nutrition, stress, and sleepless nights took their toll. Doctors tried everything to address the cause of weight gain, mental fogginess, pain, anxiety, yeast infections, PMS, and muscle twitching. They sent her to a host of medical specialists, and prescribed endless painkillers and antibiotics. Ironically, this was all while studying for her medical boards.
That’s when Dr. Demeri met her first naturopathic doctor. “We spent an hour and a half looking at the whole ‘me’: my beliefs, attitude, stress, culture, relationships, lifestyle, exercise, breathing, diet, fears, medical/family history, symptoms, blood work and imaging,” she says.
By the time Dr. Demeri got her diagnosis, she had a deep understanding of her health—and some of the underlying physical, mental, and spiritual root causes. As Dr. Demeri grew strong and healthy, she changed her plans—passing over conventional medical school to become a naturopathic doctor.
In retrospect, this made total sense. The granddaughter of food and herb specialists in Iran, Dr. Demeri grew up within nature, eating whole foods, growing plants, and being strong and vibrant. Then, she moved to Australia and into the reigning Western medical culture—one of fear, prescription drugs, detrimental diets, and symptomatic Band-Aids.
Since 2007, Dr. Demeri has been helping patients with their health problems. Practicing as a licensed board-certified Naturopathic Medical Doctor specializing in integrative, functional medicine for women, she finds the root cause for hormonal imbalances, thyroid disorders, stress, weight or digestive issues, fatigue, depression and anxiety. As faculty and Director of functional medicine at the University of California Irvine, she sees patients at the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute and in her private practice Newport Beach office in California.
Above all, Dr. Demeri lives to nurture. “Because I was sick and my children have experienced sickness, I have come to learn the importance of the role women play in health—for themselves, for their families, and for the world. Also, I’ve learned how our foundation of health starts in utero—or even prior to conception,” she says. “The healthier people are, the more they can live a meaningful, soulful life.”
Featured in publications such as Women’s HealthNow MagazineWeight Wise Expo, and Vitality, her patients praise her as “a rare doctor who is extremely smart and is willing to give you her arm if you ask for it”, and “a rare combination of compassion and intelligence who listens deeply and has solutions.” When she’s not helping patients find their own lifelong wellness, you can find Dr. Demeri studying yoga, cooking for her family, or teaching—and dancing—at the local gym or Zumba studio.

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S2E13 Fertility Secrets with Dr Aumatma Shah

About Aumatma Shah

Dr. Aumatma is a Naturopathic Doctor, with a Master’s in Nutrition, who has been practicing medicine for over 10 years. She specializes her practice solely on Fertility, Pregnancy, and Post-Partum, is the best-selling author of “Fertility Secrets: What Your Doctor Didn’t Tell You About Baby-Making,” and is a sought out speaker on topics of Fertility, Women’s Health, and Women’s Empowerment.Dr. Aumatma was also awarded the “Best Alternative Medicine Practitioner″ award; she consults with clients locally in the Bay Area and works virtually with clients all over the world.

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S2E12 Optimizing Fertility with Dr. Melissa Vandermissen

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Bonus Episode: COVID19 Care Gratitude Builds Fortitude

Gratitude builds strength and resilience. During this time of uncertainty if you open your eyes there is much you can be grateful for. Seeing these wonders in life will build a stronger you.

About Holly Bertone

Holly Bertone, PMP, CNHP is the #1 Amazon.com bestselling author of the book Thriving in the Workplace with Autoimmune Disease: Know Your Rights, Resolve Conflict, and Reduce Stress, the first book ever to educate others on Autoimmune Disease as a legal disability in the U.S. workplace. She is a highly sought-after speaker and wellness expert and the leading authority on Autoimmune disease in the workplace.

Holly spent the first 10 years of her career in Human Resources, primarily as a recruiter. After working for the prestigious consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, she was invited into federal government service as the Chief of Staff for one of our nation’s top national security offices. From there, she spent 15 years in Project Management.

Holly Bertone is currently the President and CEO of Pink Fortitude, LLC, and founder of Fortitude.Academy and the health and wellness website pinkfortitude.com. As a breast cancer and Hashimoto’s survivor, she turned these two significant health challenges into a passion to help transform lives for women with chronic illness.

Holly is a Project Management Professional (PMP), holds a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University, and is a Certified Natural Health Professional.

In her free time, she loves to garden, and hit flea markets and yard sales. Holly is married to a retired Green Beret, is a stepmother, and lives in Alexandria, VA.

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Bonus Episode: COVID19 Care The Biology of Uncertainty with Dr. Aimie Apigian

About Dr. Aimie Apigian

Dr. Aimie, a Preventive Medicine physician in Southern California, has dedicated her life to helping those who want to heal and live their best life after.  She  adopted her son while in medical school at Loma Linda University.  He was 4 years old when he came into her life, and had already been in over 20 placements.  She thought with time, stability and lots of love, he would be fine.  Well, he continued to struggle and she did not want the  medications  conventional  medicine  had to offer and traditional therapy was not helping.   S he committed to helping him be happy, healthy and feel loved and realized his issues were biological, not just psychological.  Trauma is stored in the body and becomes our biology.  To live our best lives and be at our optimal health, we have to identify the trauma patterns we all have in us from life and rewire our nervous system for security.  We need to optimize our vagus nerve for its ability to stay and live in the parasympathetic state, where we are mentally, emotionally and physically at our best.  
In addition to her Masters in Public Health and Masters in Biochemistry, she is trained in Functional Medicine and Addiction Medicine and is certified in different trauma therapies including Somatic Experience and trauma art narrative therapy.   She loves being on  the cutting edge of science and medicine, and applying it to identifying and rewiring trauma in children and adults.  She runs a 2 month online course and 3 day intensives in Southern California for women, teaching them the essential fundamentals for accelerating their or  their child’s  healing journey from trauma.   She has written a Roadmap to Accelerating the Rewiring of Trauma.

Bonus Episode: COVID19 Care What You Need To Know with Dr. Tom Moorcroft

What is the story with this virus? What do I need to know? How do I stay health? Listen as Dr. Tom Moorcroft explains key points about coronavirus.

About Dr. Tom Moorcroft

Dr. Tom Moorcroft is a board-certified Osteopathic physician and expert in the treatment of chronic infectious disease. He’s a global leader in solving complex medical mysteries. His goal is to find out what’s really keeping someone sick and help them get better. This involves combining the very best medical science available with his extensive experience in both the field, in the hospital, and in his office as well as his passion for supporting health and healing with simple, everyday (and often natural) approaches so you are as resilient and healthy as possible.

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Bonus Episode: COVID19 Care Your Character Strengths Are Psychological Capital with Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum

What are your character strengths? What is psychological capital? How can we use our character strengths and psychological capital to get through stressful times?

About Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum

A self-professed lifelong learner, Dr. Scheinbaum’s life’s work has been centered around education innovation since the very beginning.

She began her career in 1972, teaching students with learning disabilities. Her drive to incorporate a more holistic perspective into her work led her to earn a PhD in clinical psychology at Fielding Graduate University, where she specialized in positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mind-body medicine. Following her passions for cooking and yoga, she pursued additional education in holistic nutrition and became a registered yoga instructor.

Dr. Scheinbaum’s innovative spirit led her to pioneer the use of neurofeedback in her role as director of a clinic for attention deficit disorders. In 2013, she earned recognition as the first psychologist to become an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. She has taught courses in the psychology of eating and the psychology of wellbeing & mind-body medicine in the Masters Program in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine at the University of Western States. As the director of Feed Your Mind Wellness, LLC, she ran individual, group, and corporate wellness programs.

Dr. Scheinbaum is the author of Functional Medicine Coaching: How to Be Part of the Movement That’s Transforming Healthcare, as well as two books on using the Functional Medicine approach to stopping panic attacks, Stop Panic Attacks in 10 Easy Steps and How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks.

Founding the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy has brought Dr. Scheinbaum’s career full circle. She has returned to her roots as an educator and is bringing innovative approaches to training students in this new and rapidly-growing field. And in her rewarding role as the leader of this values-driven, heart-centered organization, her drive to learn is as strong as it ever was.

“I believe that Functional Medicine coaches are uniquely suited to help people take charge of their health. My mission is to transform healthcare, and through the power of coaches working alongside doctors, we can create a culture of wellness. With my passion for sharing my knowledge and experience, I’m honored to serve as your teacher and mentor.”

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Bonus Episode: COVID19 Care Building Resilience with Tara Dawn Miller

Find out what you need to build resilience to weather this and any storm. Listen to expert and author of The Resilient Mind, Tara Miller.

About Tara Dawn Miller

TARA MILLER | PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND WRITER

Tara Dawn Miller - Psychotherapist, Speaker, Author

I’m here to help you live your fullest life.

What do I mean by that? I mean that many smart, educated, and insightful people, get stuck. We get to a place where we’ve done the right things, followed good advice, and made logical choices and we still aren’t happy, fulfilled, or feel like we’ve made it. Something’s missing.

Traditional advice would be that you’re expectations are too high. “Be reasonable, just be grateful and content for what you have”. I agree. It’s important to live in the present, to be logical and rational, grounded in reality and to have gratitude and contentment as part of your daily immersion.

I also believe that there are things that hold us back from having more abundant health. Emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. I believe that often we hold ourselves back – consciously or unconsciously. To want more isn’t selfish. I believe that when we are living our fullest life we have the opportunity to give more to others and to create meaningful legacies. It’s not about selfish pursuits for the sake of greed or material gains.

I’ve been there.

I got the right education, pursued the expected career paths, connected with who I thought were the best people at the time. As good as I was at any one thing, I never felt satisfied. I always felt like there should be something more but didn’t know how to get there. I was being held back by old patterns that I wasn’t even aware of that chipped away at my self confidence and my energy. I was too self critical and my vision was too small. I was easily bored and restless. I never saw beyond basic sufficiency in all areas of my life.

The concept of abundance was beyond my imagination. I hadn’t ever known it and I didn’t know how to create it. Not because I wasn’t smart enough, but because I hadn’t done my own work, and I hadn’t connected with the right wisdom let alone the daily practice required to develop it. I felt frustrated and kind of pathetic really.

Multiple and major traumatic life events occurred all in a short period of time in my life that shook me up and caused me to challenge my perceptions. As a result I came to a place amidst the rubble where I realized that I could choose to live in mere sufficiency in all areas of my life, or I could wake up and expand my vision to think beyond what I had known. I chose the latter. I woke up, got up, opened my eyes and started challenging everything I knew in every area of my life.

I got hungry.

For information, for change. I got focused. Wide vision – intense focus. I got comfortable with being uncomfortable and kept marching forward. I started to meet things head on instead of avoiding them or passive aggressively maneuvering around them.

Choosing daily, consistent, practices and being intentional with my thoughts, emotions, and habits, resulted in a ripple effect of positive change and expansion in my life.

I’m not exceptional.

I don’t have higher IQ or more unique talents than you do. I made some big choices in every area of my life consistent with all I knew about how the brain can change to support that. And life continues to get bigger.

I’m not a life coach. I’m not a business coach.

I don’t replace important one on one professional counselling here. What I bring you is neuroscience-based practices and advice from thousands of hours of specialized training, research, and psychotherapy sessions with clients from my private practice along with all the wisdom I learned along the way and the new wisdom I continue to explore.

I’m here to help you get grounded. To get solid. To expand the vision of your life by challenging irrational beliefs that you might have held onto your whole life. To increase your resiliency. To get bold and start to live bigger, taking up your full space in your life, in the world. To come to a place vibrancy and joy in your life.

Bonus Episode: COVID19 Care Home Schooling with Dr. Erika Gray

Is quarantine homeschooling throwing you for a loop? Find out from Dr. Erika Gray not only how to survive but how to make it work in your favor.

About Dr. Erika Gray

Dr. Erika Gray, is a UCSF trained pharmacist, educator, national speaker and co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of ToolBox Genomics. With almost 2 decades of experience in the world of functional medicine and a decade of experience in genomics and pharmacy, Dr. Gray is dedicated to helping practitioners and individuals understand the intersection of their unique genetics with the environment, and how they can positively change their health trajectory. Dr. Gray acts as a preceptor for UCSF pharmacy students and lives in the bay area with her husband and two children.

Bonus Episode: COVID19 Care Calm Communication with Dr. Sarah Rattray

Coronavirus and quarantine can be stressful. Calm communication is important now more than ever. Find out how to optimally communicate from couples expert, Dr. Sarah Rattray.

About Dr. Sarah Rattray

An Inspired career in Therapy

Many forces have come together to inspire the passion I feel for helping people become the healthiest, most vibrant versions of themselves, whether within their relationship, or within themselves in their emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing.

A thread that has woven itself through my life and my career as a psychologist is found at the pinnacle of Abraham Maslow’s famous hierarchy of needs: Self-Actualization. This concept has attracted me since the moment I first learned about it, and drew me into the field of psychology. I have devoted my career as a psychologist to helping people attain that Self-Actualization as individuals, and within their relationships.

All the tools I have found most powerful have been those that help my clients achieve that actualization most effectively. The longer I have been in practice, the more I have found that each facet of a person’s life must be attended to in order to actualize the whole, and I’ve used the best proven, targeted methods of helping clients change and grow where they need to most. I often use the phrase “the shortest distance between two points” – let’s work together with clarity to achieve your goals, so you can realize the life and the relationship you deeply desire.

With couples the most powerful tools I have learned are from the work of Dr. John and Julie Gottman, and the Gottman Institute. I joined the Gottman Institute with the first group of therapists trained in an ongoing small working group for a few years beginning in 1999, and was Certified as soon as that process was formalized, in 2000. I also blend in other techniques and methods as appropriate, including from the work of Hedi and Yumi Schleiffer, Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy, other thought leaders in the couples therapy field, as well as inspiration drawn from a lifetime of couples work.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a backbone of my therapy with individual clients. The simplicity and clarity is useful across situations, on its own and when blended with other work. I help my clients meet their goals with the best tools available, and am always present and compassionate.

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What is Gottman Method Couples Therapy? By Dr Sarah Rattray

What grabbed me the first moment I heard Dr. John Gottman speak in the late 1990s was that his model for how to help couples was based on research.

Actual research, lots of it, over many years, with hundreds of couples.

I was sold, and with each new research finding he described, and how it could be applied to real-life changes couples could make to improve their relationships, I was sold anew.

After decades of researching the differences between “the Masters and the Disasters” of relationships, John Gottman and his wife, therapist Dr. Julie Schwartz-Gottman combined forces to teach therapists to help couples make small changes regularly to change the course of their relationship towards that of the Masters.

In the broadest overview, Dr. Gottman found that successful couples have a strong friendship, are able to manage conflicts with each other, support each other’s dreams and have shared meaning about their lives. They trust and are committed to each other, and they don’t use destructive patterns such as criticism, contempt, and defensiveness.

The “Sound Relationship House Theory” and “The Four Horsemen” visually summarize these findings.

At the beginning of therapy, Gottman therapists start with an assessment, to identify from the outset which areas need work. Then, with the agreement of the couple and the therapist, they dive into therapy together. Therapy occurs in no particular order – although it’s Gottman “Method” therapy, the process naturally unfolds with the issues that the couples brings in to each session. The therapist knows the skills the couple needs, and introduces them as they fit.

Over time, couples build a full toolbox of relationship skills, change their patterns, and become emotionally closer and attached to each other.

Gottman Method Couples Therapy helps take couples from struggling to thriving, and beyond.

Bonus Episode: COVID19 Care: Healing Your Body with Dr. Tim Jackson

What can we be doing to be in optimal health during the pandemic. Find out from functional medicine specialist, Dr. Tim Jackson.

About Dr. Tim Jackson

Dr. Tim Jackson, DPT received his undergraduate degree in Health science and chemistry from Wake Forest University in 2003. He completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the Medical University of SC in 2009.

Realizing that manual therapy and orthopedic care helped only some of his patients, he began studying functional and environmental medicine, as well as digestive health, in an effort to help others achieve wellness. Dr. Tim is educated in nutritional biochemistry, digestive health and its systemic effects, as well as functional endocrinology. He recently completed the Spine portion of the Active Release Technique methodology, a system that addresses musculoskeletal trigger points and helps to expedite the healing process. Currently, Dr. Tim is working on his Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist certification.

Dr. Jackson trained with Dr. Kendal Stewart, M.D. to learn the far-reaching implications of methylation deficits and their role in Neuro-immune syndromes.

He combines his background in integrative health and wellness with the emerging field of epigenetics to help others.  He is a featured doctor for the MTHRSupport group of healthcare professionals helping to educate the healthcare community and the public about the role of methylation in both health and dis-ease.

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Bonus Episode: COVID19 Care Tools for Avoiding Burnout with Cait Donovan

Stress can affect yor life during normal times. Add the uncertainty of coronavirus to the mix and your stress level increases. Find out how to avoid burnout from expert Cait Donovan.

About Cait Donovan

9 Random Things About Me by Cait Donovan

You’ll know me well in about 5 minutes 🙂

1. My magic power is knowing the things that you’re saying in your head before you say them outloud. My clients and patients often say ‘Get out of my head!’ with a laugh or, ‘How did you know that? I was JUST thinking about it yesterday!’ I believe this skill is a combination of knowledge, experience, intuition, and a side of channeling thrown in. My strongest psychic ability is clairsentience – which means I hear things more than I see them or feel them.

2. I  believe in swearing. For f’s sake. Intentionally using strong language often breaks down barriers between what we’re saying and what we want to say. I need you to have the freedom to LET IT ALL OUT, no matter how ugly you might feel it is, so when the time is right, I’ll encourage you with an F bomb or two 😉

3. I’m an easy crier. I have a love/hate relationship with crying. As an HSP (highly sensitive person), I’m moved by – nearly anything. I sob big fat ugly tears watching Queer Eye episodes, or even sometimes sobby commercials will get me. Anything that includes families reconnecting or major personal transformation will have my eyes spilling salty water in zero seconds flat.

4. I love puzzles. It is one of the things that made me love Chinese medicine. As a specialist in Chinese medicine, my job is to put together the symptoms in your life like a puzzle to come up with a full, holistic picture of who you are, what your life is like and where to make changes for maximum impact. I also love actual puzzles – they give me time to think and stay away from screens. I usually have one going on my kitchen counter.

5. I have over 20 first cousins. My dad is one of 9 kids and my mom is one of 7. Family gatherings were always big and loud and even being the sensitive type, I always loved being a part of a big family. A holiday dinner with less than 25 or so people feels empty to me!

6. FRIED – The Burnout Podcast is hosted by yours truly! I started FRIED in the summer of 2019 after an unfortunate Achilles rupture followed by surgery. I was off my feet for 3 months and used the time to finish a book (coming soon!) and start a podcast. It’s been one of my most favorite things that I’ve ever done.

7. I speak Polish (fluently) and Czech (conversationally). My husband is Polish and we spent our first 6 years together in Warsaw, Poland and the next 6 in Prague, Czech Republic. I loved living abroad (maybe it’ll happen again someday!) and I’m also glad to be home now.

8. Giving back matters. A percentage of sales here at Cait Donovan go to Together Rising, every month. Choosing to give means to me that I am recognizing and acknowledging my privileges and good fortune.

9. I focus on burnt out successful entrepreneurs because that’s who I was. I come from a deep place of understanding for your situation because I LIVED it. My burnout story is a bonus podcast episode on FRIED where one of my guests, Nathalie Norris came back an interviewed me to switch things up. You can listen to it here.

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S2E11 The Wahls Protocol: Curing Chronic Disease Naturally with Dr. Terry Wahls

Dr. Terry Wahls is an expert author and integrative medicine physician with a miraculous story of how she “cured” herself with foods when traditional medicine did not work. Listen to this amazing story and find out her tips on prevention of chronic disease.

About Dr. Terry Wahls

Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. 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: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional MedicineThe Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles (paperback), and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions.

She conducts clinical trials that test the effect of nutrition and lifestyle interventions to treat MS and other progressive health problems. Learn more about Dr. Wahls’ clinical trials here. She also teaches the public and medical community about the healing power of the Paleo diet and therapeutic lifestyle changes that restore health and vitality to our citizens. She hosts a Wahls Protocol Seminar every August where anyone can learn how to implement the Protocol with ease and success. Follow her on Facebook (Terry Wahls MD) and on Twitter at @TerryWahls.

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S2E10 Outsmart Endometriosis with Dr. Jessica Drummond

1 in 10 women have endometriosis.

Find out how to outsmart endometriosis, a pelvic condition that can cause pain and infertility

Listen as we discuss this topic with expert Jessica Drummond

About Dr. Jessica Drummond

Jessica Drummond, MPT, CCN, CHC, the Founder and CEO of the Integrative Women’s Health Institute is passionate about caring for and empowering women who struggle with women’s and pelvic health conditions. She is equally passionate about educating and supporting clinicians in confidently and safely using integrative tools to transform women’s and pelvic healthcare.

Having over a decade of experience as a women’s and pelvic physical therapist plus owning a private women’s health clinical nutrition and coaching practice gives her a unique perspective on the integrative, conservative options for pelvic pain management.

Jessica was educated at the University of Virginia, Emory University, The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and Duke Integrative Medicine.  She is currently a doctoral student in clinical nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Learn more about working with Jessica to heal your health issues. For information on booking Jessica to speak at your event see our Media and Speaking page.

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S2E9 The Cure for Chronic Pain with Nicole Sachs LCSW

Are you or someone you know tired of suffering? Learn the truth behind chronic pain and how to cure it with expert, Nicole Sachs, LCSW.  Author of The Meaning of Truth, Nicole Sachs’ techniques are revolutionary in the world of medicine and pain conditions. 

About Nicole Sachs

Nicole Sachs, LCSW is a speaker, writer, podcaster and psychotherapist who has dedicated her work and her practice to the treatment of chronic pain, symptoms, syndromes and conditions. She is the author of the book The Meaning of Truth, and the online course FREEDOM FROM CHRONIC PAIN. Her brand, The Cure for Chronic Pain, includes a Website, Podcast and YouTube Channel. Her personal experience as well as work with thousands of people around the world have shaped and evolved Nicole’s theories, which serve to teach those suffering how to heal themselves completely with no medication or surgery. 

S2E8 Improve Your Relationship with Dr. Sarah Rattray

Find out the secrets to a long and happy relationship and improve your life.

Listen as we speak with Gottman Trained Psychologist, Dr. Sarah Rattray. She is a thought leader and expert in couples therapy. 

About Dr. Sarah Rattray

Hi, I’m Dr. Sarah Rattray.

In my life, I believe in doing the work it takes to meet my goals.

This is how I live my life.

I can help you and your partner do that too – figure out what’s blocking you from having not only a good relationship, but having an incredible relationship and an incredible life

Here’s what I believe in:

  • Above all else: AWARENESS. Of what is working for me and what isn’t. Of what feels right to me and what doesn’t. Of what I want in my life and what I don’t.
  • Working towards my goals; figuring out each step I need to take to get there; and identifying the blocks and obstacles in the way and how to address them.
  • Staying open: to asking for help along the way even though I’m strong and capable; to influence from others and considering new ideas; to changing and correcting my course with self-evaluation and testing out my progress.

I wasn’t always this way.

I know what it’s like to be stuck, struggling without getting anywhere, not have, see, or reach for big goals I’ve evolved from older, bigger struggles, over years of work and self-reflection.

I used to: Not pay attention to what wasn’t working; Become frozen and blocked and stay that way; Feel resistant to work I didn’t want to do, and avoid it to my detriment; and Not listen to the little voice in my head that really knew what felt right to me

I can help you and your partner.

What I can share with you are not just good ideas, they are action steps to take. Grounded in science and the research of experts, and blended with the insights and experience of three decades of work with couples, I can provide you with a road map of proven tools and steps to take to unlock the secrets of your hearts.

With your motivation to change, I can help you take action and clear away the obstacles to move from struggling to thriving, and then beyond to an incredible relationship.

S2E7 Sacred Sexuality with Amara Charles

Find out the secrets to a fulfilling personal life.  Learn from expert, Amara Charles.

We discuss the theory of Quodoushka and Sacred Sexuality. 

Learn secrets to energy building, master techniques for extreme physical and emotional pure satisfaction.

About Amara Charles

Amara Charles is a spiritual sexuality educator and author of The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka. She recognizes the intricate process of healing and awakening, unfolding for so many around the planet at this time, and offers retreats, as well as private sessions and spiritual direction via Skype and phone. Amara has studied with spiritual teachers and healers around the world and mined for her soul as an apprentice guide on the Sweet Medicine Path of Turtle Island and at the Wu Tai Shan Monastery in China. She is deeply influenced by Shamanic and Buddhist lineages, and is a lover of the world’s great wisdom traditions. She speaks internationally and writes about sexual awakening in the modern world and the Divine Feminine.

Website: www.AmaraCharles.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/amara.charles

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S2E6 Hot Monogamy with Sexpert Susam Bratton

Learn how to keep your V fit and your relationship steamy with hot tips from trusted sex expert to millions, Susan Bratton.

Her no holds bar approach puts fun back into the bedroom and brings honesty to sex education.

You won’t want to miss this one. 

Note: Sexual topic centers around monogamous heterosexual sex but techniques could apply to some other alternative lifestyles. 

About Susan Bratton

Susan Bratton is a champion and advocate for all who desire passionate relationships. Considered the “Dear Abby of Sex,” Susan’s fresh approach and original ideas have helped millions of people of all ages and across the gender spectrum transform sex into passion. 

Married to her husband Tim since 1993, Susan is an author, award-winning speaker, and serial entrepreneur who teaches passionate lovemaking techniques to her fans around the world. Susan has been featured in The New York Times and on CNBC and the TODAY show as well as appearing on ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox, and NBC as the “Marriage Magician.”

Susan is Chair Emeritus of the ad:tech conference; she was both CMO and a member of the Board of Directors for an Anthony Robbins tech start-up as well as serving on numerous boards throughout her career. In 2009, Susan was honored as a “Silicon Valley Woman of Influence” by The Business Journal and as a “Top 10 Internet Pioneer” by AdAge Magazine. In 2010, was bestowed the Lifetime Industry Achievement award by dmg World Media.

Susan’s straight-talking, fearless approach is rooted in her personal experience of watching her sex life wither while she and her husband pursued dynamic careers. When their relationship hit a crisis point, the couple made a fierce commitment to do whatever it took to keep their family together and revive the passion in their marriage. Today, she and her husband have the kind of dream relationship most people long-since stopped believing is even possible—until they discover Susan’s teachings. 

Susan is CEO and co-founder (with her husband) of Personal Life Media. Through her company, Susan has authored 20 books including Relationship Magic, The Passion Patch and 30 Romance Tricks That Work Like Magic, as well as her International #1 Amazon best-seller, Sexual Soulmates: The 6 Essentials for Connected Sex.

She has also created and published numerous online courses including her wildly popular Revive Her Drive and Steamy Sex Ed® DVD Collection, as well as programs such as: Seduction Trilogy, Expand Her Orgasm Tonight, The Multi-Orgasmic Lover for Men, Female Liquid Orgasm, and Keep Her Coming.

Millions of couples and singles have been touched by her TV appearances and Better Lover YouTube channel. Through her Insider’s Club newsletter at Personal Life Media.com, Susan gives away, free of charge, countless MP3 audios, videos, articles, and ebooks. 

Susan believes that shame-free, frequent sexual pleasure is every man and woman’s birthright:  “After 25 years of marriage, I know from experience that deep, passionate intimacy with my partner is priceless: a priority that tops my list of must-haves alongside good health and the love of family and friends. I have made it my mission to aid anyone who wants the kind of lovemaking that improves with age.” 

She and her husband split their time between their home on Mt. Tamalpais in Mill Valley, California and their cozy beach shack in Encinitas, with occasional trips to far-off lands to visit their globe-trotting daughter.

S2E5 Find Your Feminine Fire with Amanda Testa

Find Your Feminine Fire as I interview Amanda Testa, sex, love and relationship expert.  Find out how to gain confidence in life and how to spice up the bedroom.  Discover the 4 steps of the Feminine Fire Method

About Amanda Testa

I’m Amanda Testa.

I’m a Sex, Love and Embodiment Coach and founder of Find Your Feminine Fire.

My methods bridge ancient tantric tools combined with the latest in neuroscience to help high performing women ditch the guilt and unworthiness and embody confidence, radiance and vitality in all areas of their lives.

If you’re ready to stop feeling like an imposter in your own body (and business, and life), I’m here to help.

Together, we’re going to light your fire so that you can feel tuned in and turned on about every area of your life again.

Yes, it’s totally possible.

And yes, it’s so totally time

S2E4 Inner Bonding with Dr. Margaret Paul

Learn the secrets of inner bonding.  Find out the six steps to an improved life.  Raise your frequency through self-love.

Dr. Margaret Paul, elite expert in self-love, author, and celebrity wellness personality joins us to discuss inner bonding. 

About Dr. Margaret Paul

DR. MARGARET PAUL is a bestselling author, popular MindBodyGreen writer and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® self-healing process, and the related SelfQuest® self-healing online program – recommended by actress Lindsay Wagner and singer Alanis Morissette. She has appeared on numerous radio and television shows (including Oprah). Her book titles include Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be Loved By You (and subsequent titles Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be Loved By God, and …By My Kids), Healing Your Aloneness and Inner Bonding, and the recently published, Diet For Divine Connection and The Inner Bonding Workbook. Margaret holds a PhD in psychology, is a relationship expert, public speaker, consultant and artist. She has successfully worked with thousands and taught classes and seminars for over 50 years. Go to http://www.innerbonding.com/welcome for a free Inner Bonding course and join Dr. Margaret for her “Love Yourself” Course at http://www.innerbonding.com/show-page/224/love-yourself-a-30-day-inner-bonding-experience.html.Margaret lives in Colorado. She has three children and three grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves to play with her grandchildren, paint, ride her horse, read, make pottery and kayak.

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S2E3 Get Wild with the Wildatarian Diet with Teri Cochran

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S2E2 Stop Dieting. Find Out About Intuitive Eating with Stephanie Dodier

About Stephanie Dodier

Stephanie Dodier is a clinical nutritionist, speaker, podcast host and founder of the Going Beyond The Food Academy, a global coaching and online training platform focused on helping women make peace with food and their body so that they can live a fulfilling life… right now!

Stephanie has been recognized as a leading emotional eating & intuitive eating expert and her weekly podcast Host of The Beyond the Food Show has been ranked a top 25 wellness Itunes podcast with an audience in over 79 countries with over 400,000 downloads. Stephanie created The Going Beyond The Food Method™ an integrative and comprehensive approach focus on helping women change eating habits, free themselves from diets and negative body image thoughts and finally engage with food and their body from a place of compassion and absolute confidence.

The “Going Beyond the Food” is the revolutionary movement that is geared towards changing the way women relate to food and their body. It’s about ditching the diet mindset, transforming relationship to food and their body to feel good for good right now.

Stephanie has been there, too. She was inspired to do this work and that’s how the Going Beyond The Food Movement was born. Her health journey began 8 years ago while working as a senior executive in a Fortune 500 corporation. After collapsing on stage she was diagnosed with multiple chronic condition and she went on a search to find solution. She found her passion and redirected her natural leadership ability to inspire women to transform their relationship to food & body and ultimately themselves.

Stephanie is passionate about sharing her personal journey as a source of inspiration while educating and empowering women to reconnect with their personal power of intuition and rekindle with their “internal nutritionist” and ditch dieting forever!

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S2E1 Food Addiction with Dr. Joan Ifland

Hear the dirty secrets of the snack industry. 

Find out what food addiction is and what to do about it. 

Learn how processed food affects our brains and behaviors.

About Dr. Joan Ifland

With the publication of her textbook, Processed Food Addiction, Dr. Ifland is considered to be the world’s leading expert in processed food addiction.

Backed by new technology developed in the textbook, Dr. Ifland has developed cutting-edge innovations in online programs addressing compulsive overeating and diet-related diseases.  With the introduction of RESET WEEK and the Daily Addiction Reset Community (Daily ARC), Dr. Ifland has brought recovery from compulsive overeating to a new level of effectiveness. Her programs are easy to access. They save time and money for members while engaging participation for the long run. Members who have not had control over food since early childhood are now able to eat planned, healthy meals. 

Dr. Ifland is the CEO of Food Addiction Training, LLC. She received her MBA from Stanford University, and Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Studies with a specialization in Addictive Nutrition from the Union Institute & University. She has innovated in the field of recovery from food addiction. She was the first chair of the Food Addiction Council for the American College of Nutrition.  She currently runs online approaches to recovery – Addiction Reset Community, as well as the Facebook Group, Food Addiction Education. Joan is also a food addict in recovery.

S1E4 Tailbone Pain Relief Now with Dr. Patrick Foye

Dr. Patrick Foye is a world-renowned tailbone expert. Find out what is the tailbone.  Where is it located?  What does it do?  What do you do if you have a problem?  Find out why such a small area of the body can cause such significant pain. 

About Dr. Patrick Foye
Dr. Patrick Foye’s Office and ExpertiseDr. Foye is well-known for his expertise in non-surgical treatment a variety of painful conditions of the coccyx (tailbone), back and limbs.His personable, private-practice office is located on a modern, renowned, academic medical school campus.Dr. Foye is the author of the book, “Tailbone Pain Relief Now!“Dr. Foye is an Professor of PM&R at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.He has won multiple awards for his teaching abilities, bedside manner, and community service.Dr. Foye has given hundreds of lectures, and publishes extensively within the medical literature.Dr. Foye is the creator and Director of the Coccyx Pain Center at New Jersey Medical School, within Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.He is also Director of the Coccyx Pain Center (Tailbone Pain Center) at University Hospital, in Newark, N.J.

Patrick M. Foye, M.D.
Director, Coccyx Pain Center (Tailbone Pain Center), Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USAProfessor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R)Board Certified: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)Board Certified: American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, 1999-2004Board Certified: American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG, Nerve Studies, etc), 1999Board Certified: Pain Medicine (Sub-Specialty Pain Board certification, via the American Board of PM&R and the American Board of Anesthesiology)
Additional Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Responsibilities
Co-Director, Outpatient Musculoskeletal MedicineCo-Director, Musculoskeletal/Pain FellowshipCo-Director, Back Pain ClinicChairman, Undergraduate Medical Education CommitteeDirector, Medical Student ClerkshipsNational Managing Editor, eMedicine, PM&R division.Member of the Medical Examiners’ Panel, for the State of New Jersey

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TAILBONE PAIN(also called Coccyx pain, Coccydynia, or Coccygodynia)

In order to help patients with tailbone pain, and their treating physicians, Dr. Foye has written a brief summary, below. This summary outlines some common causes, symptoms and treatments for tailbone pain. As with any medical condition, it is recommended that patients seek care from a physician who is knowledgeable and experienced in treating other patients with the same condition or similar diagnoses. Unfortunately, some patients report difficulty finding physicians with expertise at evaluating or treating tailbone pain. Hopefully, the information below will provide some basic education for patients, their families, and their caregivers.

COCCYDYNIA DEFINITION:
Coccydynia is the medical term for pain of the coccyx (tailbone). Coccydynia is also known as coccygodynia. Patients will often simply refer to this as “tailbone pain” or “coccyx pain“.

The coccyx, or tailbone, is a group of small bones. These bones are the lowest part of the human spine. They are located at the back of the pelvis, between the buttocks, above the anus.

CAUSES OF TAILBONE PAIN:
Pain of the coccyx (coccydynia) can be due to a variety of causes:

Direct trauma to the coccyx can result in coccyx fractures, dislocations, alignment abnormalities, etc.. Examples of trauma to the coccyx could include a fall onto the tailbone, pregnancy (and especially childbirth, which can put substantial pressure onto the coccyx as the baby moves down within the pelvis), prolonged sitting (especially sitting on a hard surface, or sitting on a narrow surface such as a bicycle seat, or increased sitting due to immobility because of an injury at a totally unrelated body region).

Pain referred to the coccyx from nearby body regions: Sometimes pain can be referred to the coccyx from medical conditions at adjacent body regions. Thus, it is often worthwhile to consider whether any medical conditions within the pelvis and rectum may actually be the underlying source of the pain that the patient feels predominantly at the coccyx. Other conditions that present with pain in the buttock region can include bursitis (inflammation of a bursa, which is a fluid-filled sac, of which there are many throughout the body).

“Idiopathic” coccyx pain: In many cases, the exact cause of the coccydynia remains unknown. In these cases, the patient may not have any history of trauma to the region, nor any associated medical conditions in the pelvis or rectum.

SYMPTOMS:
Certainly the classic, defining symptom for coccydynia is exquisite, focal pain at the coccyx. The pain from the coccyx may travel (radiate) down into the floor of the pelvis (e.g., into the lower genital region). Coccydynia is frequently exacerbated by sitting, and especially by prolonged sitting or sitting on a hard surface. Initial movement into the standing position (after sitting) may also be painful. Most patients are able to locate their own coccyx bones, and will indicate this spot as the primary focus of their pain. Patients will recognize the coccyx location as being in the midline between the gluteal muscles (buttocks). A patient wearing a belt would generally find their coccyx to be perhaps 4 to 7 inches below where the belt-line crosses the middle of their lower back. The coccyx is located just slightly above the anus, and sometimes coccyx pain can be exacerbated by defecation, especially if the bowel movement is particularly large or hard. Unfortunately, coccydynia can be severe and persistent, and can substantially decrease the quality of life for the affected patient.

MAKING THE DIAGNOSIS:
Usually, an experienced physician can make the diagnosis of coccydynia based upon a careful history and physical examination. Additional diagnostic tests can include x-rays and other imaging studies. Consultations with other physicians may be helpful if it is felt that the coccyx pain is originating from medical conditions of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., the rectum), or originating from medical conditions of the reproductive organs (uterus, ovaries, etc.).

TREATMENT:
There are a wide variety of treatments available for coccyx pain. Often, a combination of treatment approaches is necessary in order to give adequate relief.

Avoiding exacerbating factors: Patients can avoid exacerbating factors by minimizing prolonged sitting and by avoiding sitting on hard surfaces.

Cushions: Sitting on cushions can be helpful, and especially sitting on “donut” cushions (which have a hole cut out in the center, where the coccyx would otherwise be pressing) or “wedge” cushions (which have a wedge-shaped triangle cut out in the rear of the cushion, where the coccyx would otherwise be pressing).

Medications taken by mouth: Pain may be decreased by the use of a variety of medications taken orally. These include anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen, etc.), opioid/narcotic analgesics (such as Percocet, etc.), medications used to treat nerve pain, and a variety of other medications.

Medications given by local injection: In patients who are not receiving adequate relief via cushions and oral medications, medications given by local injection may provide substantial relief and may provide complete resolution of the pain. Unlike caudal (epidural) steroid injections, nerve blocks for coccydynia may focus on using a local anesthetic to block (temporarily shut-off) the nerves that carry painful signals from the coccyx. These injections may especially target the ganglion Impar, which is part of the sympathetic nervous system. Dr. Foye very strongly recommends the use of fluoroscopic guidance (which is similar to x-ray images viewed live on a video monitor during the procedure) for any such injections, in order to most accurately place the injection and thus minimize the patient’s risks and maximize the patient’s benefits. If the initial injection does not provide enough relief, then it may be repeated to achieve further benefit for the patient.

Coccyx surgery: Various surgeries of the coccyx have been considered somewhat controversial, and may carry significant risks. Coccyx surgery would generally only be considered in patients who have severe, persistent coccyx pain despite non-surgical treatments, including the use of oral medications and focal injections performed under the guidance of fluoroscopy. There are a small percentage of patients with tailbone pain who may require surgical removal of the coccyx (coccygectomy). Fortunately, most patients respond well enough to non-surgical treatments (especially including the injections) that they no longer need to consider undergoing surgical treatment.

S1E3 Hanger Management with Dr Susan Albers

Do you eat mindfully? What does that mean? How to control Hanger. Find out from expert Dr. Susan Albers

About Dr. Susan Albers

Susan Albers, Psy.D. is a New York Times best-selling author and clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic who specializes in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns and mindfulness. After obtaining a masters and doctorate degree from the University of Denver, Dr. Albers completed an APA internship at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University in California. Dr. Albers conducts mindful eating workshops across the country and internationally.
Dr. Albers is the author of nine mindful eating books including her latest Hanger Management: EatQ, 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, 50 MORE Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, Eating Mindfully, Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful and Mindful Eating 101. Dr. Albers has been a guest on the Dr. Oz TV Show, TODAY show and NPR. Her tips, books and programs have been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, Family Circle, Woman’s Day Magazine, Shape, Prevention Magazine, Self, Health, Shape, New York Times, Fitness Magazine, Vanity Fair, Natural Health, the Wall Street Journal. She was named a Cooking Light Healthy Habits Hero. Susan is a contributor to the Huffington Post and Psychology Today.

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S1E2 Holistic Fertility with Dr. Elizabeth Cherevaty

Difficulty conceiving? Find out how to improve fertility and IVF with holistic techniques and diet, from author and fertility expert Dr. Elizabeth Cherevaty

About Dr. Elizabeth Cherevaty

Hello, beautiful! I’m Dr. Elizabeth Cherevaty, the founder and clinical director here at Two Rivers Health. As a naturopathic doctor and registered acupuncturist, I’m thrilled to welcome you to our beautiful integrative health practice where my colleagues and I are committed to offering extraordinary family healthcare to help you and the ones you love can live your most abundant, vibrant lives.

Because your health today affects your children, your future children, and their future children through epigenetics, our work together will give you more freedom and vibrancy and will enhance the wellbeing of generations to come.

Whether you live or work in Guelph, or will be travelling in from a distance for your initial consultation and following up through telemedicine, we’ve helped hundreds of women, couples and families achieve their health and wellness goals and would love to help you do the same.

My clinical focus includes fertility and preconception, pregnancy and paediatrics. I’ve developed the Well-Conceived Fertility Method to help women and couples build their most fertile foundations, break through obstacles to conception and pregnancy, and bring their best selves to their fertility journey. Our evidence-based approach to fertility offers a guided, empowering experience that improves not only your chances of conceiving, but makes a conscious investment in the health of your future child, through epigenetic. This means we’ll help you make choices today that program health and wellbeing into your pregnancy and baby even before he or she is conceived. (Amazing, right?)

By choosing to work with one of our Well-Conceived Certified Practitioners, you’re choosing to give yourself AND your future baby the gift of optimal health. As leaders in integrative fertility care, we apply the best of conventional medical diagnostics (yes, we’re research nerds with our eyes constantly on the current published medical studies), and we’ll enrich your overall health and experience through our traditional medicine training to show you how to restore, refresh and rejuvenate your preconception health for your best chances of conception and healthy pregnancy. We’ll help you understand the real root causes of conditions you may have been diagnosed with and help you reverse chronic symptoms to free up more energy and wellbeing for your pregnancy and future parenthood.

Naturopathic Medicine has been the life-changing solution through many difficult experiences in my own life. The care I received from my own Naturopathic Doctor from the time I was 6 years old has shaped my vision for how I want to help others to heal and live joyful, abundant lives. I still check in with my Naturopath as I continue to develop my capacities, face challenges and forge deeper connections in my own journey as a Naturopathic Doctor, Wellness Leader, Entrepreneur, Auntie, Wife and Woman. I know you wear many hats, too, and that you’re here because you know somewhere deep down that things can feel better, easier and more meaningful. And your authentic health and wellbeing are the ticket!

At Two Rivers Health, we’re dedicated to serving the people of Guelph and our global community in meaningful, life-changing ways. We’ve helped hundreds of families transform their lives through restoring true health. And we can’t wait to work with you, too. Together, we’ll identify the specific factors influencing your health and create a truly customized treatment plan to facilitate real, lasting results in your health, so you can go out and do what you want to do in your life!

Naturopathic medicine is my calling. I grew up receiving naturopathic care since I was a child. By the time I was 15, I realized I couldn’t imagine where I’d have found myself without the help fo my naturopath through some significant challenges I had already experienced. I decided then and there that I wanted to help others the way she’d helped me. (Thank goodness I still turn to her as my mentor of three decades!)

I am so honoured to be able to offer my clients the benefit of all I have learned through 30 years of mentorship in naturopathic medicine, nearly a decade of clinical practice, and my passion and dedication for helping you design and live the life you are truly here to live. It is miraculous and humbling to bear witness to the transformation in my clients’ lives through gentle medicine and compassionate care centred around empowering you to take tender loving care of YOU.

Naturopathic doctors are uniquely trained to teach you how to restore health into your life. Our focus is not on merely suppressing symptoms (the disease care model), but on restoring real, lasting wellness (the health care model!). We’re thrilled to help you reduce reliance on medications, recover more efficiently from illnesses and ramp up your resilience to the many day to day stressors of modern life.

Together with my team at Two Rivers Health, I can’t wait to help you and your family break through what ever is holding you back so you can live the healthy, empowered & abundant lives you’re created for.

Looking forward to seeing you in the near future!

Dr. Elizabeth Cherevaty ND, RAc

Founder & Clinical Director, Two Rivers Health
Creator of the Well-Conceived Fertility Method™,
The Fertility Empowerment Program™ & Fempower: The Heart & Science of Successful Feminine Leadership™ & the Stressed to Blessed Program™ for Female Leaders
Host of Natural Fertility BOOSTCamp

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Season 1 Episode 1: Introduction

Thank you for taking the time to check out this podcast. Listen to Dr. Betsy Greenleaf as she discusses the purpose of the show, how and why she became a doctor and some of her medical wisdom.

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