Yoga for Mental Health and Stress Resilience

Yoga isn’t just a “fitness trend.” There is so much data to support yoga as treatment for mental illness, trauma, and stress management.

In this episode, yoga instructor Luci Davis shares her love of yoga in a practical, helpful way! Download here or listen wherever you get podcasts.

Luci is the founder of “Pajama Yoga with Luci.” She began practicing yoga in 2006 following surgery and treatment for thyroid cancer. She believes yoga was integral to her recovery physically, mentally, and emotionally. Her motto is “practice with the body you have today.”

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Wired but Tired: Adrenal Burnout and What to Do to Restore Your Body

What many women consider normal for their health is nowhere near optimal. Feeling exhausted, worn down, moody, and imbalanced is a sign your body needs help.

In this episode, Kelsey Jack, a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, shares the serious affects of stressed adrenals and the interplay in female health.

Download here or find wherever you get podcasts.

Key Topics:

  • Kelsey’s story of hitting rock bottom and finding solutions to tackle the root
  • The book that changed the trajectory of her health
  • The role adrenals and cortisol play in health
  • Underlying factors that hurt adrenal health
  • How to take care of adrenals and the blood sugar balance (hint: you probably aren’t eating enough)
  • Best nutrition practices to know if we’re eating enough to restore adrenal health
  • How to listen to your intuition and advocate for your health

Learn more about Kelsey at whollywell.health and the Wholly Well podcast.

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Caring for the Mental Health of Aging Family Members

While I frequently share information about supporting children’s mental health, adolescent mental health, and the mental health of everyone else, I have failed to address a very important group of our population – aging adults. Like children, older adults may have symptoms that appear to be physical in nature, but in actuality are a manifestation of depression or anxiety.

Amanda Lambert and Leslie Eckford are co-authors of “Choose Your Place: Rethinking Home as You Age,” “Aging with Care: Your Guide to Hiring and Managing Caregivers at Home” and “Beating the Senior Blues: How to Feel Better and Enjoy Life Again.”

Download this episode here or find wherever you get podcasts!

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What’s Really Behind Your Hunger?

Weight loss and hunger are about so much more than calories consumed or “burned.” When looking to make changes to our habits, it’s important to take a deeper look into our relationship with food, body image, and ourselves.

Adrienne Youdim, MD, FACP, is an internist who specializes in medical weight loss and nutrition. Her mission is to transform the weight loss narrative to one that is both empowering and compassionate, inspiring people to live more physically and emotionally fulfilling lives.

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Easy Ways to Boost Kids’ Brain Power for the Best School Year Yet

Kids are going back to school and facing loads of uncertainty and stress – more than ever before. How can we boost kids’ brain power so they can optimize their learning potential and thrive?

Patricia Wilkinson is a parent coach, mom of two, veteran teacher, and coauthor of Brain Stages: How to Raise Smart, Confident Kids and Have Fun Doing It.

In this episode, she shares many practical tools to help kids stay alert and motivated, even during the most challenging school year. Download here or listen wherever you get podcasts.

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How to Individualize Your Diet for Your Unique Body

Our bodies are so unique! The food that makes you feel amazing may make another person feel horrible.

While it is important to have freedom to enjoy the food you want to enjoy, it’s also okay to say no when your body doesn’t respond well to something.

This was hard for me to learn, and left me with “reverse food shame” for choosing the foods that are health-promoting for my body and brain.

We unpack all this on the latest episode of the podcast with guest Tracy Cromwell who recently wrote the book, Your Personal Journey with Food.

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How to Strengthen Your Relationship by Connecting More Securely

Relationship advice that is science-based? Yes, please!

Dr. Duana Welch is the original Love Factually author and coach, known for using social science to solve real-life relationship issues.

In this episode, Dr. Welch dives into some of the top issues couples struggle with and how her science-backed research helps individuals connect more securely in their relationships, whether they are already in a relationship or looking for a healthy one.

I have often heard the request for more podcast episodes about marriage, and this episode with Dr. Duana Welch is extremely eye-opening and helpful. Download and listen here or find wherever you get podcasts.

Key Topics:

  • How family of origin impacts adult relationships
  • What attachment style is and why it’s important to understand your attachment style at birth shapes your adulthood
  • How to become more secure in your relationship
  • The 4 Cs of a secure attacher
  • How to create deeper intimacy
  • How to pick what you need for a healthy relationship

Find more information about Dr. Welch at her website lovefactually.co.

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How to Train Your Brain to Beat Depression, Anxiety, and Toxic Thoughts

The inner dialogue you engage matters for the health of your whole body. We have so much science to support that what you think affects the health of your entire body. Dr. Caroline Leaf is a pioneer in neuroscience research and she is changing the way we think about brain health.

In this episode, we explore her recent research and dig into neuroplasticity and why you aren’t stuck with the brain you have. Download here or download wherever you get podcasts.

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Parents, It’s Gonna be OK: Safe, Evidence-Based Tools for Kids’ Mental Health

Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge is a mental health trailblazer, founder of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health and Dr. Roseann & Associates, who FORBES magazine called, “A thought leader in children’s mental health.”

Her new book, “It’s Gonna Be Ok: Proven Ways to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health” is available now.

In this episode we discuss her book and why her information and methods have been helpful and life-changing for so many parents and children. Download here or find wherever you get podcasts!

Key Topics:

  • Symptom reversal and reduction in kids
  • Pros and cons of labels
  • The latest research on meds and kids
  • How to change the dialogue on kids’ mental health
  • Eight pillars of mental health
  • How to regulate your child’s nervous system
  • The foods that power up kids’ brains
  • How low fat foods increase depression
  • How 100% of people on ADHD meds have side effects
  • How to improve sleep habits

For more information, follow Dr. Roseann on social media @drroseann or at her website drroseann.com.

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How to Regulate Your Endocannabinoid System with CBD

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a recent scientific discovery that has many researchers digging in on new ways to find homeostasis in the body and restore balance. This episode covers all the way CBD can benefit the body and the current research on the topic.

Sean Gale is known as The CBD Pharmacist. He is an American board-certified pharmacist, author, speaker, and online course creator. Sean began studying CBD over 2 years ago when he started selling it in his pharmacy. By using a combination of his pharmaceutical training and 26 years of real-life experience in retail pharmacy, Sean has formulated a unique perspective on CBD that cannot be found anywhere else.

Download and listen to this episode here or find wherever you get podcasts!

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