Herbs and Hormone Balance with James Frame

May 17, 2018

My guest today is James Frame who is the CEO and co-founder of Symphony Natural Health and has been in the natural products industry for over 20 years. During that time he has established a global business that has supplied over 3000 tons of herbs and now operates in 11 countries. His operation controls the whole process from seed to shelf and consists of organic and sustainable farming as well as creating industry in 3rd world countries, which injects 5 times more into the local communities than just buying raw materials.

On today’s podcast, we cover what to look for in herbal supplements to ensure potency, purity and quality. We also discuss why organic and sustainable is important and one particular herb that helps with hormone balance (and how it may also benefit the health of your skin). You may have heard of this herb before, it’s called Maca, but what you’ll learn about it during this interview will likely surprise you.


5 Ways to Strengthen Your Intuition with Joy Martina

May 10, 2018

My guest is Dr. Joy Martina who is a Psychic Psychologist and specializes in Rapid Change Coaching. She is also a Bestselling Author (Sleep Your Fat Away), the creator of the Christallin Oracle Training (a training to develop mastery over our innate psychic abilities), Master Hypnotist and Trainer of Trainers and Coaches. Her unconventional approach towards coaching and her success rates are based on her ability to combine a wide range of modalities and her skill of connecting to the unconscious parts of the brain. She is able to tap into her clients’ subconscious and higher mind to reveal the original cause of the issue that her client is struggling with. Joy is able to do this not only with her VIP clients in 1-1 sessions but also with large groups in countries around the globe, where she takes them through powerful and fun processes with cycles of mental and emotional clearing that give incredible yet tangible results.

Today we cover what intuition really allows us to do, what gets in the way of it, and 5 ways to strengthen our intuition.


A Foundation for Healthy Eating with Brooke Alpert

May 3, 2018

On today’s podcast we’re discussing why DIET should not be a 4 letter word that we’re afraid to speak about. Let’s get back to the basics on how to support a healthy approach to eating.

My guest is Brooke Alpert, M.S., R.D., C.D.N. She is a nationally recognized nutrition expert and best-selling author. She is the founder of B Nutritious, a nutrition counseling and consulting practice in New York City. Brooke received her Masters of Science at New York University and completed her training at Mt. Sinai Hospital in affiliation with NYU. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Brooke is author of several books… The Diet Detox: Why Your Diet Is Making You Fat and What to Do About It (BenBella Books), The Sugar Detox: Lose Weight, Feel Great and Look Years Younger (Da Capo), and Healthy Eating During Pregnancy (Kyle Books).

Brooke’s expertise and nutrition knowledge has lead her to be featured on national television regularly including, The Doctor Oz ShowThe Today ShowAccess Hollywood and more. She was named one of the new up and coming stars in the beauty and health field in W Magazine and has been quoted and featured extensively in both national and international magazines including People, Shape, Glamour, Town & Country, Tatler and more.

On today’s podcast, we discuss the basics of healthy eating and self-care so you can live a more vibrant life.


Deep Healing of Chronic Dis-Ease with Dr. Greg Eckel

April 26, 2018

On today’s episode of The Spa Dr. Podcast, we’re discussing dis-ease and deep healing. We have a particular focus on chronic neurodegenerative diseases such as MS, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia, but really the information we’re covering has the ability to prevent and address many other chronic diseases. It’s a different way of looking at health and healing… it’s a deep healing approach.

My guest is Dr. Greg Eckel who is a naturopathic physician specializing in natural immunology and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Greg and I attended naturopathic medical school together at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and he’s been helping  thousands of patients since. This past year something happened that changed the course of Dr. Greg’s life…

During this interview he shares about his wife’s health journey and how it’s changed his life and his practice. It gets a bit raw during the interview, but, as many of you already know, it can be devastating to experience news of a loved one’s deteriorating health.

It’s what we choose to do in these moments that can not only impact the life of our loved one, but also many others…


Integrative Approach to Addressing Pelvic Pain with Dr. Jessica Drummond

April 19, 2018

On today’s podcast we’re covering pelvic pain. This is important to listen to if you are a woman experiencing pain in the pelvic area, such as from painful periods, endometriosis, a history of sexual trauma, physical trauma from childbirth, constipation, or pain during intercourse.

My guest is Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CCN, PT. She is the founder and CEO of the Integrative Women’s Health Institute and is passionate about caring for and empowering women who struggle with women’s and pelvic health conditions. Having two decades of experience in women’s and pelvic health as a physical therapist and functional nutritionist, plus owning a private women’s health clinical nutrition and coaching practice, gives her a unique perspective on the integrative options for pelvic pain management, preconception and fertility support, postpartum recovery, and chronic pain management.

In this interview we discuss the types of pelvic pain, root causes behind them and how to address them.


The Link Between Genetics and Eczema with Dr. Kendra Becker

April 12, 2018

On today’s podcast we’re discussing eczema, genetics and a naturopathic approach. My guest is Dr. Kendra Becker. She is an integrative physician practicing in for over 10 years and is Connecticut’s “4A Specialist” (asthma, autism, allergies, atopy/eczema). She holds an ND degree and MS, APRN.  Dr. Becker is adjunct Faculty at 2 prominent universities and was recently chosen as one of Connecticut’s “Top Naturopathic Doctors”. Dr. Becker is the author of “A Delicious Way to Heal the Gut” and has a brand new book that has just came out.

On today’s podcast, we discuss the most common genetic markers seen in kids and adults with eczema and how to address these to improve eczema. And we also cover what sign eczema is for other health conditions and how to treat them.


Addressing Concerns about Supplements with Evan DeMarco

April 5, 2018

The supplement industry is rapidly growing today. It's great to see the growth and recognition of the natural products industry, but with this growth has come some concerns around safety, quality and purity of supplements. So, I asked today’s guest to come on to discuss what to look for in supplements.

My guest is Evan DeMarco. Evan is a published author, public speaker and frequent guest on various international TV platforms. He also works directly with many of the top published doctors in the US on building functional medicine platforms that combine the use of high quality supplements with strategic and holistic approaches to treating disease.

As an innovator, his greatest joy is developing products and platforms that have a true and lasting impact in people’s lives. Evan has a history of developing sports and lifestyle nutrition products as well as creating the Alpha & Omega ingredient technology that is now used in over 25% of the global prenatal vitamins. In 2017 he developed and launched another branded ingredient technology called Phyto-3, focusing on the emerging CBD market.

In today’s interview, we discuss what to look for in supplements to ensure quality and efficacy, and we discuss two of the most popular supplements trending right now – fish oil and CBD.


Lyme Disease with Dr. Darin Ingels

March 29, 2018

On today’s podcast we’re discussing Lyme disease. There is a lot of confusion and misinformation about Lyme disease, and there are people who have it but aren’t aware. So, I asked today’s guest to come on the podcast to share information about Lyme disease.

My guest is Dr. Darin Ingels who is a respected leader in natural medicine with numerous publications, international lectures and 30 years experience in the healthcare field. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology from Purdue University and worked as a clinical microbiologist and immunologist prior to attending medical school. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. 

Dr. Ingels is a licensed naturopathic doctor in both Connecticut and California, where he maintains practices in both states.  He is also Board Certified in Integrated Pediatrics and is a candidate for fellowship with the American Academy of Environmental Medicine.

Dr. Ingels is the author of the new book, The Lyme Solution: A 5-Part Plan To Fight The Inflammatory Autoimmune Response And Beat Lyme Disease.

In this interview Dr. Ingels explains what exactly Lyme disease is, all the possible ways (even beyond tick bites) you may get it, as well as testing, and treatment.


Rockin’ Fitness with Bree Argetsinger (The Betty Rocker)

March 22, 2018

On today’s episode of The Spa Dr. Podcast, we’re talking about a rockin’ fitness approach. One that you can fit in easily and you get you the results you’re looking for.

My guest Bree Argetsinger, a.k.a. The Betty Rocker is an internationally known holistic health and fitness coach, innovative entrepreneur and motivator of self growth.

Bree is a Corrective Exercise and High-performance Kinesiology) certified Exercise Coach, a Nationally Certified Structural Integration Practitioner (realignment of the body through manual therapy), an ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association) certified fitness nutrition practitioner, and an all around fitness motivator and champion of personal growth.

She has written multiple cookbooks, and has nutrition and fitness plans such as 30-day home workout Challenges. Bree provides actionable health and fitness guidance via her blog, online courses and social media channels that reach millions.

On today’s podcast, Bree shares nutrition and fitness tips that are effective and will fit in with your busy schedule.


Naughty Nutrition with Kaayla Daniel

March 15, 2018

Today we’re talking about some specific foods that are good or bad for skin that have been somewhat controversial or new to the market.

My guest is Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD who is known as the Naughty Nutritionist®. She is an author, speaker and has appeared on Dr. Oz, PBS Healing Quest & other shows, and been a speaker at Paleo f(x), Ancestral Health and other conferences.  She received the Integrity in Science Award from the Weston A. Price Foundation in 2005, the Health Freedom Fighter Award from Freedom Law School in 2009, and the BadAss Award from the Paleo-Primal-Price (Hunt Gather Grow) Foundation in 2015.

In today’s interview, we talk about foods for the skin with a focus on bone broth, soy, dairy products and camel’s milk, with specific tips on each of these.