July 20, 2017
Today, we’re delving into the gut microbiome. This is one of the big root causes behind many health and skin conditions, so I’m excited to share this information with you…
My guest today is Christa Orecchio. She is founder of The Whole Journey and is a clinical and holistic nutritionist. After healing herself from brain fog, thyroid, and adrenal problems, Christa was able to access a new level of health and happiness she previously did not think was possible. This inspired her to leave the business world to study holistic nutrition in 2003 so that should could "pay it forward" and help others experience the same powerful shifts.
She has a private practice, is a local and national health TV show host, bestselling author and creator of Kick Candida for Good and the revolutionary Gut Thrive in 5 microbiome rejuvenation program.
June 29, 2017
My guests today are Dr. Jesse Chappus and Marni Wasserman, co-hosts of The Ultimate Health Podcast.
Marni Wasserman is a nutritionist and the Author of Fermenting for Dummies and Plant-Based Diet For Dummies . Marni uses passion and experience to educate individuals on how to adopt a realistic real food diet and a balanced wholesome lifestyle through simple strategies.
Dr. Jesse Chappus retired from chiropractic after being in clinical practice for four and a half years because he felt it was time to take his health message online to reach a larger audience. Jesse is a firm believer in a proactive model of health.
On today’s podcast, Jesse and Marnie share what they believe are the six pillars of health. And, we discuss how to create a community and influence in your life to support a healthy lifestyle.
June 22, 2017
On today’s podcast we’re talking how identifying your positive personality traits or character strengths can boost your well-being and even help relationships.
My guest today is Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum. She is the founder and CEO of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, a program established in collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine. An IFM Certified Practitioner and licensed clinical psychologist with a Masters degree in learning disabilities, Dr. Scheinbaum has specialized in blending mind-body medicine with positive psychology and cognitive-behavior therapy for over 40 years.
She established a clinic for diagnosing and treating attention deficit disorders and also ran a clinic for treating panic and anxiety. Dr. Scheinbaum is a board-certified senior fellow in biofeedback, certified health coach and registered yoga instructor. She is the author of Stop Panic Attacks in 10 Easy Steps and How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks, and conducted one of the first controlled studies of neurofeedback for the treatment of ADD.
On today’s podcast, we discuss how to get support on your health journey to optimize wellness and Dr. Sandy explains how to identify your character strengths and use them to help your well-being and vitality.
June 15, 2017
My guest today is Dr. Jeffrey Bland. Dr. Bland has been an internationally recognized leader in the nutritional medicine field for over 35 years. A biochemist by training, Dr. Bland earned dual degrees in biology and chemistry from the University of California, Irvine, and completed his PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Oregon. Dr. Bland is a former professor of biochemistry at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and served as Director of Nutritional Research at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine in the early 1980’s, working directly with two-time Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling, who he considers his lifelong mentor.
Dr. Bland has authored five books on nutritional medicine for the healthcare professional and six books on nutrition and health for the general public including The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life. Which I actually have a signed copy of and I’m going to explain at the end how you can have a chance to get this signed book.
Dr. Bland was the first member of the Board of Trustees of Bastyr University, the naturopathic medical school in Washington State. With his wife, Susan, Dr. Bland founded The Institute for Functional Medicine in 1991, a nonprofit organization focused on educating healthcare practitioners on effective approaches to treating and preventing chronic disease. He has provided lectures and medical education events to more than 250,000 health care providers in more than 50 countries.
His message has spread far and wide, and I’m excited to have him as my guest today.
In the interview today, Dr. Bland shares what inspired him to start The Institute for Functional Medicine and how functional medicine has come to impact so many people. We also discuss issues with the way most people look at and treat disease, including skin problems. He shares what he thinks is the single most important underlying factor behind skin issues as well as many other diseases. We also discuss diet fads, since he’s seen them come and go, and we even talk about his own daily schedule. We cover so much in this interview, so please enjoy. It’s long so if you need to take a break and come back another time, I promise you won’t want to miss anything in this interview!
June 8, 2017
Today, Dr. Cates shares her top tips to keep your skin glowing and healthy throughout the summer. Discover inner and outer nourishment secrets to keep your body hydrated and protected, even on hot sunny days. Dr. Cates covers examples of specific dietary changes to make as well as sunblock, sunburn and dry skin tips.
Dr. Trevor Cates is author of the newly released bestselling book Clean Skin From Within. She is also known, as “The Spa Dr.” and was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in the state of California, appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to California’s Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine Advisory Council. Dr. Cates has her own Public Television special, "Younger Skin From Within" and is host of The Spa Dr. Podcast.
Find more tips for glowing skin from Dr. Cates in her book Clean Skin From Within - go to store.TheSpaDr.com for more information on my book or get it on Amazon.
May 25, 2017
Skin is your magic mirror. It’s time to stop covering it up with topical creams and makeup and take a closer look at what it’s trying to tell you.
In this podcast, I cover the 6 underlying causes behind skin issues and specific diet, lifestyle and skincare tips you can implement today to start addresses these root causes. And, I share exactly how to know which of these root causes are impacting you!
May 11, 2017
This may seem like an odd connection, but as you’ll see during this interview, there is a common bond between the brain and skin that impacts the health of your entire body.
My guest today is Dr. David Perlmutter, a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition who specializes in preventative medicine and neurology. He is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders. Dr. Perlmutter has contributed extensively to medical literature with publications appearing in such journals as The Journal of Neurosurgery, The Southern Medical Journal, Journal of Applied Nutrition, and Archives of Neurology. He is the author of the international bestsellers Grain Brain, Grain Brain Cookbook, Brain Maker and his recent book Grain Brain Whole Life Plan. Dr. Perlmutter has appeared on TV shows such as Dr. Oz, Today Show, 20/20, Larry King Live, Fox and Friends, CNN, and Oprah.
On today’s podcast, we discuss what has been the missing link in much of the treatment for neurologic conditions and how it also impacts the health of your skin.
April 27, 2017
Have you ever wondered why you’re tempted to doodle, daydream or fidget? My guest on today’s podcast explains why and how these actually can help you be more productive.
My guest is Dr. Srini Pillay, a Harvard-trained psychiatrist who is the former Director of the Outpatient Anxiety Disorders Program at McLean Hospital. After graduating as the top medical student in South Africa, he graduated from Harvard as the top award-winner during his psychiatric residency. After seventeen years of brain-imaging research at McLean Hospital, he is now widely sought out by the media as a mainstream psychiatry expert who can apply brain science to everyday psychological challenges to help deal with psychiatric issues especially as they relate to stress and anxiety. He is also well known in the self-development space. He has been featured on Oprah radio, CNN, Fox, The Boston Globe, the New York Times, and NPR.
Apart from his clinical practice, Srini also runs a world-renowned startup called NeuroBusiness Group that helps leaders apply brain science to further their personal and business goals. Current and past clients include The World Bank, IMF, UN, Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Lockheed Martin, Prudential and top tier consulting companies. As a doctor, musician, poet and consultant to biotechnology-based investment firms, Srini's approach to psychological challenges is biopsychosocial, research-based but informed mostly by his 25 years of clinical experience as a doctor. He was invited to the "Disasters and The World" group at a psychiatric think tank called “Group for Advancement of Psychiatry.” His current projects also involve intense work at the psychology and technology interface as well. Dr. Srini’s new book is “Tinker, Dabble, Doodle, Try: Unlock the Power of an Unfocused Mind” (Ballantine Books, 2017).
In today’s interview Dr. Srini explains how to be more productive and reduce stress using techniques that have been looked down upon such as doodling, daydreaming and taking naps. He shares some unconventional techniques and the research behind it that I think you’ll really enjoy.
April 20, 2017
Today we’re covering a topic we haven’t discussed before on The Spa Dr. podcast… As a naturopathic physician and The Spa Dr, I talk a lot about clean living. And it’s something I cover in my book Clean Skin From Within… how to have a clean body, clean mind, and clean skin. In addition to the health reasons for clean living, there’s another benefit… clean living is also essential for a healthy planet. So, I asked my guest today to talk about this other side of clean living so we can learn how to live greener, more sustainably for the health of our planet for generations to come.
My guest is David Gottfried. David Gottfried is known as the father of the global green building movement. He founded both the U.S. Green Building Council and World Green Building Councils. The GBC movement has likely reduced global warming and ecological footprint more than any other organizations in the world. David serves as the CEO of Regen360 which helps accelerate commerce and adoption of advanced greentech products and methodologies for leading global organizations, including Dreamworks, Starbucks, Genentech, Apple, Stanford University, and the State of California.
Reset360 also formulates and distributes hormone-balancing and anti-aging books, courses and products. The company’s products are guided by Dr. Sara Gottfried MD, a New York Times bestselling author. David has received numerous leadership awards, including being inducted into the Green Industry Hall of Fame, and he is author of the award winning bestseller Explosion Green. He lives in Berkeley California with his wife Sara and their two daughters.
In today’s interview, David shares why it’s so important to make changes today in your home and how you can start those changes right away to support a greener lifestyle today to protect the health of your family and planet for generations to come.
March 30, 2017
Today, we’re discussing how to overcome autoimmune thyroid disease with Izabella Wentz. Her last interview is (to this point) is my most viewed/downloaded podcast, and this one is sure to be another hit…
Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP is an internationally acclaimed thyroid specialist and licensed pharmacist who has dedicated her career to addressing the root causes of autoimmune thyroid disease after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009. Dr. Wentz is the author of the New York Times best-selling patient guide Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause and the protocol-based book Hashimoto’s Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back.
As a patient advocate, researcher, clinician and educator, Dr. Wentz is committed to raising awareness on how to overcome autoimmune thyroid disease through The Thyroid Secret Documentary Series, the Hashimoto’s Institute Practitioner Training, and her international consulting and speaking services offered to both patients and healthcare professionals.
On today’s podcast, we cover symptoms, triggers, root causes, lab testing, and integrative treatment options for autoimmune thyroid disease. c