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Welcome to the Live Well Podcast dedicated to helping those with autoimmune disease get control of their health through diet, lifestyle shifts and personal empowerment. I’m Christina Tidwell your host. I’m a Registered Nurse and Holistic Health Coach who is passionate about bringing together the best of both conventional and complementary approaches to healing. You can learn more about my personal experience with autoimmune disease and The Live Well Program at my website christinatidwell.com
 
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In today’s episode, we talk about habits: creating new habits and how to actually make them stick. I hear from so many people that they generally know what they should do, it’s just that they’re not doing it. This is not because you are a failure or due to a pure lack of motivation (although that’s often the messaging we receive). It’s because beha…
 
Our guest on this episode of The Live Well Podcast is a trailblazer when it comes to medicinal mushrooms, and he is one of the original people who brought medicinal mushrooms to the US market. Jeff Chilton studied ethnomycology at the University of Washington in the late 1960s. He then pursued work on a commercial mushroom farm in the late ‘70s. He…
 
Have you or someone you know taken acid-blocking drugs, particularly Proton Pump Inhibitors? In this episode, I talk about the dangers of PPIs and everything you need to know about these acid-reducing drugs including the effects they can have on our bodies. Tune in to learn more and if you want to support your gut in the most holistic and natural w…
 
On any healing journey, there are going to be ups and downs. Symptoms, bad days, and flare ups are to be expected. So I'm sharing a mini pep talk for when you’re having a bad symptom day. I find that sometimes we just need a reframe. We just need that support, and a little bit of perspective. I wanted you to have this in your back pocket so that an…
 
In this episode of The Live Well Podcast, we dive deeper into how our reality is shaped by our beliefs, and that through this understanding we can have the ability to co-create our lives. We’ll also explore how to uncover areas of your life where you might currently be blocked, and how to use this awareness to move through those blocks. I’m joined …
 
In today’s episode of The Live Well Podcast, we are joined by The Jedi of Calm herself, Kathleen Booker. Kathleen is passionate about Conscious Connected Breathwork therapy and knows first-hand the energy, healing, peace, and joy it creates in one’s life. As a certified and insured Breathwork Coach, she has worked with many masters in the field of …
 
On this episode of the Live Well Podcast, I’ll be speaking with sisters Lauren Lee-Crane & Catherine Lee, founders of Semaine Health, about their experience with endometriosis and reducing period pain. Both Lauren and Catherine have had experiences with endometriosis throughout their lives, and they’re on a mission to normalize the conversation abo…
 
In this episode of The Live Well Podcast, I have special guest Murlene Joseph joining me. Murlene is a registered nurse, board-certified holistic nurse coach, and the founder of Myrrh Wellness. We talk about the importance of mindset on your healing journey. When Murlene was diagnosed with chronic illness, she had a hard time figuring out what to d…
 
In today’s episode, we explore the functional timeline which helps identify the root cause of a disease and how your history influences this. This is a very important tool, in my opinion, which is why I take all my clients through this at the very onset of our work together. We also talk about the ATMs or the antecedents, triggers, and mediators of…
 
In this episode, I talk about wellness burnout which I define as a state of increased stress and overwhelm that comes from the constant pursuit of health and wellness practices. We have good intentions, and then we start to feel like we need to do all of the things all of the time. So, if you’ve gone from bringing in helpful, supportive practices t…
 
Today I’ll talk about how I support my energy and productivity while working from home. To me, this is a very timely topic as most of us have shifted to a work-from-home setup over the past few months. I made this transition myself and had to create new habits & routines when I went from working in a hospital as an RN to taking on this business and…
 
In today’s episode, I share with you the things that I do on a daily basis to keep myself healthy - physically, mentally, and emotionally. It’s been a while since I shared what I do for my health on a daily basis! Those who have been following me will know that I never recommend anything to a client that I haven’t personally tested. I’m going to go…
 
This episode of The Live Well Podcast is a great discussion with Kelsey Cohrt about effective meal preparation. She is the founder of Northwest Health Coaching which helps people incorporate healthy eating habits and starting feeling good. We talk about how you can feed yourself, and of course, prepare meals in a straightforward manner. Kelsey also…
 
How do you feel when you wake up in the morning? Rested? Content? Anxious? Stressed? Overwhelmed? The morning is our golden opportunity to tune into where we are at in the present moment and consciously decide how we want to feel that day. One of my mentors calls it “deciding which bus to get on” in the morning that’s going to take you down a certa…
 
Have you ever found yourself following a diet plan or a protocol only to get bored or only last a few weeks before you “fall off the wagon” or revert back to your old way of doing things? Do you feel like you do ok when you’re on a strict guideline but the minute life happens and you travel, go out to eat or have a stressful day you fall back into …
 
On this episode of The Live Well Podcast, I have Audrey Sutton Mills joining me to speak about the collective fear and uncertainty that many of us might be facing in these times, and ways to connect back to ourselves. Audrey believes we all have a light within us, but it gets covered up by life. Her purpose is to help you uncover your light and emb…
 
If you've been experiencing stress and uncertainty recently around everything that's happening in the world, I don't want you to feel like you have to go through it alone. In this episode, I'll share some practical tips to help you navigate through these challenging times and some steps that we can all take to support our bodies, our immune systems…
 
This Episode of The Live Well Podcast explores at the five traps where I commonly see people getting stuck and keeping them from where they want to go on their healing journey. I'll share what these common traps are so you know what to look out for and some practical ways that you can bust through them. By shedding light on these traps, I hope you'…
 
Skin-related issues, whether it be acne, eczema or rashes, are often thought about topically, at a surface level. It might be helpful to consider how gut health or internal health affects skin health, and how to support our skin from the inside out. You may be dealing with inflammation, an infection or something on your skin, and a lot of times wha…
 
Today on The Live Well Podcast I’m speaking with Kari Owens about ending negative self-talk and self-sabotage. You might be aware of an “inner critic” or that voice in your head that constantly chatters or maybe just shows up at inopportune moments with less than kind thoughts. That voice that tells you you aren’t enough, you aren’t worthy, or that…
 
Montel Williams was diagnosed with MS in 1999, but his disease had been undiagnosed for almost 20 years prior. Montel reflects back on his diagnosis as a mixed blessing, because it taught him the importance of willpower and advocating for yourself. He urges others diagnosed with MS not to let the disease define them, and to talk to their doctor abo…
 
What’s the first thing you do in the morning when you get out of bed? Hit snooze a few times, grab your phone, or jump straight into helping others? How do you feel when you wake up? Energized? Not fully rested? Stressed out even before the day has begun? Most of us wake up and feel like we’re already behind. We may have emails to answer, kids to f…
 
Fran is a Functional Nutritionist and Yoga teacher with a passion for real food and holistic health. Her health journey started when she developed chronic fatigue and digestive issues as a teenager and again in her 20s, which sparked her determination to heal herself through food, movement and mindset. Fran supports her clients through 1:1 programs…
 
Firstly, everyone with autoimmunity, even with the same diagnosis is very different and the reasons for immune system dysfunction are going to be very different as well. I can’t emphasize that enough. As with anything, it’s not a black and white answer but rather, it depends! Join me as we explore the question; Does everyone with autoimmunity need …
 
We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with information and stimuli from all angles. We may find ourselves constantly “on” from the moment we wake up until the moment our head hits the pillow at night. So, what can we do about this? Once you have identified that you are experiencing a chronic stress response, the goal is to find ways …
 
Today on The Live Well Podcast I’m speaking with Beth Chen about how to avoid toxins in our food and environment. Beth Chen is an AIP blogger, and self-taught cook and photographer. She finds joy in eating to heal and sharing her recipes and wellness tips, on her blog bonaippetit.com, with others. Join us as we speak about how to reduce the toxic l…
 
Kerry Jeffery is a clinical hypnotherapist, counseller and life coach living well with Hashimoto's, Celiac and Antiphospholipid Syndrome in Melbourne, Australia. After experiencing the profound emotional changes and challenges that chronic illness bought into her life when she was physically and cognitively disabled, she found that there were no re…
 
Joshua Gellert, P.T., D.P.T, S.C.S., is a physical therapist and board-certified sports specialist at the Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium. I brought my friend and colleague, Josh Gellert, on the podcast today because he is a wealth of knowledge about the physical body, and brings a really holistic, whole-body approach to his treatment and c…
 
Someone said to me recently, “I’ve found so much relief and joy from learning how to take care of myself, using food as fuel and living in an intentional way. I feel frustrated, though, that my husband and family aren’t on the same page. I see so many people around me that could benefit from making some of the changes I have, and I just want to be …
 
Today on The Live Well Podcast I’m speaking with Alexa Federico of Girl in Healing all about Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Alexa is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Autoimmune Paleo Coach, an author of The Complete Guide to Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis: A Road Map to Long Term Healing. Alexa was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at …
 
Building a care team over time helps us to address all the areas of our lives in which we need support. In this podcast, I outlined the six major areas of our lives where different players in a care team can support us. Medical Root cause investigation Mind/Spirit/Emotional Nutrition Mindful movement Stress reduction I’ve given you some ideas to ge…
 
Today on The Live Well Podcast we’re speaking with Claire Bradshaw about embracing all parts of ourselves in the healing journey. Claire Bradshaw is a life coach, yoga teacher and host of 'Becoming Whole’ podcast. She supports women to empower themselves to ditch the stress and overwhelm so that they can connect with their whole selves and their li…
 
Health and nutrition coaching is a relatively new area of support in our healthcare system. I sometimes get the question from potential clients, “I’m working with an integrative doctor, how does health coaching fit into this picture?” It’s a great question and one I would love to bring some clarity to today!…
 
Today I’m speaking with Sarah Kolman about the importance of mindset in our healing journey. We’re going to explore not just what we “do” to become healthy, but who we are as that person “doing” the tasks as we explore the “Be - Do - Have” model. Sarah Kolman a Registered Nurse, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and Contemplative Psychotherapist.…
 
I’m always reading books, listening to podcasts and attending trainings on the latest and greatest in nutrition and holistic health to make sure I’m up to date on what’s going on and can best serve my clients. I was recently reading a great book about using nutrition and lifestyle shifts specifically to balance hormones. It had amazing information …
 
CBD has created a lot of buzz in the wellness world recently. Is this just a trend or is there something to it? Join myself and Functional Medicine practitioner Kara of Life Hub Center - Integrative Health + Functional Medicine for an educational seminar to learn everything you need to know about CBD and our endocannabinoid system. Kara is a Functi…
 
Andrea Wool is the creator and founder of Autoimmune Strong which is an online workout program designed for those with autoimmune disease. Andrea struggled for years to find a fitness professional who understood how to work with my body's chronic flare-ups and pain and developed the Autoimmune Strong program for her own personal healing.…
 
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