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Dr Hammerstedt & her guests lightheartedly dig into health evidence and education to empower you into real sustainable lifestyle and mindset changes to curate your health future. Heather Hammerstedt MD is a double board certified physician, in emergency medicine and lifestyle medicine, an integrative nutrition coach, CEO of Wholist Lifestyle Medicine Coaching and Consults... and momma... who can't get enough of interviewing colleagues all over the map of medicine and health in the fields of ...
 
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Rachel Freiman is here today to discuss how to become MindStrong. Her aim is to educate women and to cut through all the conflicting information. She talks about stepping back, wiping the slate clean and starting to approach health and fitness as a life skill. It is important to understand what diets you tried, why it didn’t work, be able to releas…
 
Jonathan Baktari MD is here today to discuss Post Covid New Normal. He talks about the vaccines and how it will be a seasonal vaccine moving forward. The vaccines will be especially important, especially with people with risk factors and the elderly. We will need to learn to live with Covid, and it will be part of viruses that people will get. He a…
 
Dr. Faryal Michaud is a board certified internist and a palliative care physician that is here today to discuss How To Have a Better Conversation About Your Health. She believes there is a misunderstanding of what palliative care is. She describes this type of care as a layer of support to help through the bumpy road of an illness, and to help fami…
 
Rachelle McCloud joins us today to discuss how to Utilize Your Brain for Opportunity Despite Trauma. She discusses her personal struggles with mental health. She felt as though she was failing to thrive as a woman and a mother. Once she was able to restore her wellness through intervention therapy, she started helping others. She talks about the de…
 
Dr. George and Vanessa Naum join us today to discuss how to Strive to Thrive in Your Relationship. As marriage coaches, they discuss the stages of marriage, from romance to raising children together, from finding yourself to getting old together. They help couples find out what they really want and what they need help with. They work with couples t…
 
Ari Tulla is here today to talk about Precision Nutrition-The What Now. His current company, Elo, was created to help people turn food into medicine so you can live life to the fullest. Elo collects information about your body and uses this data to understand what your body needs. The data is used to deliver the right nutrition so that you get heal…
 
Tandy Gutierrez joins us today to discuss Our Bodies as a Fitness Vessel. Fitness can look like many different things—it doesn’t have to be boiled down to running long distances or lifting heavy things. Small muscles, slow movements, and rest can all be just as important to our fitness and our results. Noticing what feels good to our bodies can be …
 
Hope Pedraza is here today to talk about Healing Your Gut for Sustainable Health. The gut microbiome is the bacteria (both good and bad) and enzymes that are living in your gut. There could be connections between gut health and diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, and things like mood and anxiety. Gut health is also connected to hormones. So,…
 
Tammie Chang, MD joins us today to discuss Kind Intentional Boundaries. Boundaries are a relatively new concept that were essentially introduced to the public in the 1990’s, so they’re not something our parents (for example) grew up with. As women, we were socialized not to talk back or complain and to be caretakers and givers, so this makes the co…
 
Dr. Latifat Akintade joins us to discuss the topic: Money Fitness Equals Freedom. Financial education can feel overwhelming. How do you know what to do and how do you take care of your family financially? What might your future look like if you’re always worried about a paycheck? Dr. Latifat will talk to us about money fitness and share tips on mon…
 
Dr. Laura Purdy is here today to discuss Telemedicine as a New Way Access Health. Telemedicine is a practice that’s not new and has become even more prevalent in the pandemic, but many people are skeptical about it. How can doctors provide quality care over video? How do you choose a doctor you can trust? Dr. Purdy gives us some clear direction and…
 
Sallyanne Pisk joins us today to discuss Nine Drivers for Eating. We are the experts when it comes to our minds and bodies and what they need in terms of nourishment. We can give ourselves permission to enjoy our food and be nourished. It’s possible to start a new relationship with food by developing a mindfulness base to eating and living. Curiosi…
 
Marianne Sarcich discusses the topic, All About the Sisters - Breast Health, Breast Cancer, Breast Advocacy. Marianne was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in 2016 and explains how important it is to know your risk level--don’t be dismissed just because of your age. Women under 40 tend to get the most aggressive types of breast cancer! There's a…
 
Dr. Vanessa Calderón, MD, MPP joins us today to discuss Using Neuroplasticity as a Tactic for Stress Response. Neuroplasticity refers to how the brain can shape, shift and remodel based on our perceptions. Our brains are hard wired for us to survive, which causes us to experience stress all day long. We can’t change our external environment, so how…
 
Frank Kilpatrick & Rayko join us to discuss their Gratitude Series - A Musical Path Toward Healing, which includes songs that introduce people to meditations for gratitude. It’s so important to find richness in our everyday experiences. For so many of us, meditation can be difficult as it’s a challenge to slow down our thoughts and our brains, but …
 
Bonnie Koo, MD is here today to discuss Food, Money and Investing in Yourself. The decision to invest in yourself is an important one and often seems difficult to do. What price will you pay in 1, 5, or even 10 years if you don’t invest in yourself today? And it turns out, our thoughts can be similar around money and around food--emotional eating i…
 
Vanessa Ford is here to discuss Perimenopause - Taking Back Control of YOU. How much do we really know and understand about perimenopause? Wouldn’t it be great to know more before it starts so we can efficiently talk to our doctor about our options? Vanessa has done the research to explain what’s going on in our bodies and how it impacts our lives,…
 
Ni-Cheng Liang, MD is here today to discuss Neuroplasticity, Meditation and Medicine. Mindfulness intervention helped her through an aggressive cancer diagnosis. While many people catastrophize and “what if” through a situation like this, meditation helped her manage her thoughts and contributed to a better quality of life. By practicing mindfulnes…
 
Dr. Janeeka Benoit, aka Dr. J, will discuss Exercise as Medicine - H.A.B.I.T Building. Some of us have genetic dispositions for health issues, but we can make changes through exercise. We don’t need to have limiting beliefs; we can take control of our lives and break unhealthy cycles. How can we start healthy exercise habits? Dr. J will share tips …
 
Peter Koshland, Pharm.D joins us today to discuss the Compounding Pharmacy - A Unique Approach for Unique Patients. A compounding pharmacy tailors options to the individual patient when a commercial drug isn’t working by making customized prescription medications from scratch. For example, they can make a dosage that doesn’t commercially exist, or …
 
Dr. Tracy Asamoah joins us to discuss Mind Body Brain Connection in Parenting. We put ourselves under so much pressure to be perfect parents and get everything right, but we can give ourselves a break! We can take a step back and a deep breath and approach parenting this way. It’s important to notice how well we manage our emotions as this affects …
 
Minako Abe, MD is here today to discuss Modulating Cancer Through Lifestyle Changes. Dr. Abe explains cancer, and gives us tips to boost our immune systems. She’ll speak at length on the impact of exercise, nutrition, and mindset, among other subjects, on cancer. So many people are getting diagnosed with cancer (around 1 out of 3 women in the US), …
 
Devin Burke is here today to discuss The Mindset of Sleep. Generally, there are four or five 90-minutes cycles of sleep per night with biological processes taking place during these cycles. REM sleep is deep, dreaming sleep, but light sleep is just as important as it gets you to your deeper stage of sleep. Sleep is so crucial, but is unfortunately …
 
Michelle Quirk, MD joins us for today’s topic: “The Mindful Marathoner Waxes in on Motivation.” What is it about running—or exercise in general—that moves us? How do we slow down in order to appreciate it? What happens when we’re in a slump? Michelle shares some great tips with us today. Dr. Michelle Quirk is a board-certified pediatrician and a ce…
 
Kemunto Mokaya, M.D., aka Dr. Kemmy, is here today to discuss Peri and Post-Menopausal Dermatology Skills. How can we keep our skin as healthy as we can as we age? This is a big transitional period for us and estrogen levels will decrease quickly, which affects the hydration and collagen in our skin. In the first five years of menopause, we lose up…
 
Shideh Shafie is here today to discuss Learning to Love Your Life as You Are. How can we better concentrate on the “now” when we’re always looking ahead to the next thing we’re reaching for? Do we know what we actually want (rather than what we should want)? What feels soothing or restorative to us? Dr. Shafie talks to us about skills and ways to l…
 
Carly Grennor is here today to discuss How to Get Unstuck. Remember those poor habits we developed in college that have continued into adulthood? To help break these habits, it’s so important to figure out a strong WHY that’s in alignment with our core values. It’s also important to determine our goals and hold ourselves accountable! The small wins…
 
Brook Choulet, MD, is here today to discuss How and Where and Why to Seek Help. There has been an uptick of adults AND kids who have anxiety. How do you know when it’s time to seek help? Getting treatment isn’t a sign of failure. There are several effective types of therapy, like cognitive behavioral therapy (or CBT), which helps us understand how …
 
Dr. Rashmi Schramm joins us today to discuss Energy, Focus and Clarity through Meditation. Dr. Schramm defines meditation as moving from activity into silence, and explains that it’s about practicing mindfulness, which is essentially paying attention to the moment without judgment and with curiosity. She will also discuss the benefits of regular me…
 
Tim James joins us today to discuss Abundance, Excitement and Contrast. How does stress affect us? How can we make changes to stressful situations so that we stay healthy? What difference does mindset make? Why are we using food to manage our stress? Tim talks about how important it is to love ourselves more. Tim James is one of those guys that wil…
 
Dr. Kamilah Williams is here today to discuss The Single Well. What’s so unique about the single parent and his or her wellness journey? Parenting has changed so much over the years, especially with the pandemic. We need support for so much, though we tend to want to do everything ourselves! What are the major themes that most single parents face r…
 
Robyn Tiger, MD joins us to discuss Healing from Chronic Stress. Robyn talks about regulating your own nervous system and working with your thoughts in order to feel better and be calm in the chaos, no matter what’s going on in your life. Chronic stress is associated with so many diseases as well as our longevity, so stress management is crucial. S…
 
Ana Vucetic is here for the second of a two-part series to discuss How to Prepare and Thrive During Pregnancy. This is such an important time in our lives. How do we be the healthiest we can be, both physically and mentally? This can be overwhelming! What vitamins and foods are important? What’s the difference between each trimester for our bodies?…
 
Ana Vucetic is here for the first of a two-part series to discuss Recovering from Dieting and Disordered Eating. Dieting is someone else telling you what, when and how much to eat. What if you don’t like it, or don’t digest it well, or don’t feel happy after eating it? It’s listening to someone else’s opinion and feeling in control, but it’s quite …
 
Esther Cohen, MS, RD joins us today to discuss Nourishment and Embodiment. How do we nourish ourselves with things other than food? We are consuming and digesting more than just food, but also our environment and our experiences. It’s so important to be more present and mindful of the moment we’re in so that we’re more nourished by it, whether it’s…
 
Dr. Krystal Sodaitis is here to discuss Our Primitive Brain, Planning, and Rebellion. There seems to be so much resistance to planning, whether it be exercise, self-care, or simply reading a book. Planning is scientifically based. There are two main parts of our brain—the one that sets long term goals and the one that protects us. These two parts o…
 
Jamie Sabat is here to discuss Manifesting Your "Second Act." Manifestation is the 3D world that we create around us based on our mindset. Jamie uses the language of the mind as one of the tools for manifestation, for example, to reframe the story of what’s going on in your life. Your subconscious mind was created from the ages of 0-7, so this meth…
 
Dr. Colin Zhu joins us to discuss Food as Medicine. We know that there is very little nutritional training as part of most medical schools, so Dr. Zhu got curious and trained as a chef and a health coach at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He tells us that the concept of culinary …
 
Ann Dowsett Johnston joins us today to discuss a Tricky Situation - Alcohol and Women. Why is this a female-specific issue? It turns out that women drink because of stress much more than men do, and now alcoholic beverages have become marketed specifically to women. There is no real health link between alcohol and our hearts, and in fact there is a…
 
Errin Weisman is here to discuss the wonderful topic of Self Compassion. Do you ever stop and notice the messages you send yourself throughout the day from your inner critic? How can you choose you and be you, and choose kind boundaries? Sometimes saying no means saying yes to yourself. Dr. Weisman shares tips on how we can choose ourselves. Errin …
 
Michelle Russell is here to discuss life as a Plant Based Chef. What does it mean to be plant-based? How has this term changed over the years? Can you travel and maintain a plant-based lifestyle? What about raising a family in a plant-based environment? Why might this be good for our health? Michelle will provide tips on how to get started and be s…
 
We’re joined by Cathy Adolph for the ninth and last episode in her series as we discuss an important topic--Don't Neglect Your Small Muscles. What are the purposes of these muscles, and which ones are they? What do they do? Why do we need to pay attention to them? Cathy will tell us all about what she calls “the supporting cast.” Cathy, our amazing…
 
Dr. Pat Dougherty, a familiar voice in the Curate Your Health podcast, joins us in the final episode of his series of 15 to discuss Injury Prevention. Pat will discuss the most common injuries he sees, some basic things we can do to prevent injury, how we can safely up our mileage or our intensity, the importance of cross training and rest days, ge…
 
Shauna Reiter is here for her first episode to discuss Being Stronger, Healthier, And More Present In Your Life. How can we take care of ourselves so that we can take care of our families? How can we support young people in ways that involve food or movement? What are some suggested practices around doing emotional work for yourself? Shauna offers …
 
Kate Lyman is here for the second of a two-part series to discuss Signs and Symptoms That You Are Chronically Undereating. Could this be an issue you’re having in terms of meeting your health and weight loss goals? How do you recognize that in yourself? What is the correct information that comes from evidence and body positivity? Kate will explain …
 
In Episode 154, we're joined by Dr. Jessie Mahoney, a mindful coach and pediatrician, to discuss Mindfulness. What is mindfulness? We’ll learn about being present, noticing and being aware without judgment, and accepting and allowing things as they are with intention, especially with parenting, relationships, and work situations, for example. How d…
 
We’re joined by Cathy Adolph for the eighth episode in her series as we dive deep into discussing Fear of Bulking through exercise. Is this something we need to worry about, as women? Cathy will discuss and explain this concept and debunk some of the myths around the fear of bulking. She will also give us some awesome strength training tips. Cathy,…
 
Dr. Pat Dougherty, a familiar voice in the Curate Your Health podcast, joins us in this episode to discuss Sports Nutrition. How is this different from traditional nutrition? How do you determine if you need to change your caloric versus your protein versus your carbohydrate intake? What about the timing of when you eat these things? What about lon…
 
Kate Lyman is here for the first of a two-part series to discuss Flexible Nutrition, or, how to find consistency over unrealistic perfectionism. How can you internalize your food plan and not feel restricted? How can you reach your goals but also eat the foods you want? Kate tells us there are no good foods or bad foods—simply foods that are more s…
 
Let's Talk About Plants! We’re joined today by Kathrine Kofoed, Wholist Weight Wellness coach and ACE-certified health coach. What does she want us to know about being plant-based? What does it mean to be a flexitarian? How can you incorporate more plant-based foods? What are some of the biggest misconceptions about eating plant-based? What if your…
 
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