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Caring for Sensitive Skin With TL Robinson

Learn how to manage your sensitive skin on this episode! I chat with TL Robinson, owner and founder of MASS EDEN green body care. She has sensitive skin and shares tips on what ingredients to avoid in skincare products, lifestyle tips, what fabrics to wear, and more. She also shares her healing journey from an invisible illness. Find out more about her product line at https://masseden.com/. Show notes: [4:45] TL’s healing journey from an invisible illness[11:00] Why what we absorb through...


Healing With Mushrooms With Jeff Chilton

Learn about the preventative health benefits of mushrooms! My guest for this episode is Jeff Chilton, president of NAMMEX and a mycologist (an expert in fungi). We chat about how mushrooms help your activate immune receptors, and the top medicinal mushrooms from traditional Chinese medicine. Learn about the nutritional profile of mushrooms, how to cook them so they aren’t slimy, and how to harness the healing power of mushrooms like Reishi, turkey tail and others. Jeff also talks about...


Fasting, Diet, and Your Health With Gus Vickery, M.D.

What you eat, when you eat -- and when you don't eat -- are integral to good health. It's important to balance feeding with fasting. In this episode, find out all about fasting, why it's good for you, and how to do it without feeling weak. My guest, Gus Vickery, M.D. is a family physician from Asheville, North Carolina who helps his patients heal from chronic disease and lose weight holistically. We talk about some of the keys to healing and good health: proper nutrition, fasting and...


Get “Unhustled” with Phil Newton

Stress and overwork cause such a toll on our health. Have you ever thought about what you would do, if you didn't spend time doing the things you hate doing? What could you eliminate from your life - at work, or in your personal life? Learn how to free up your time, so you can spend it doing the things you love! Meet my guest, Phil Newton, owner of Unhustled. He helps people stop the cycle of overwork. In his previous life, he worked very long hours in a stressful position, which ended up...


Tune In to Your Body’s Wisdom With Ana Marinho, LPT

Learn how to use your body’s wisdom to heal yourself, and find out how to tap into your intuition! My guest, Ana Marinho, LPT, is a physical therapist and health coach who uses energy healing modalities with her patients. She is the author of “Ignite Your Inner Healer,” and shares three tools that help her clients self-heal! Ana was born in Brazil and practices in Charlotte, NC. Visit Ana’s website at behealthywithana.com. Show notes: [2:30] How Ana incorporates energy healing into her...


Men’s Emotional Health With Shawn Brown

Men's emotional and mental health is often overlooked when people discuss this topic. Men are not encouraged to be open about emotional struggles, and the consequences of this can be dangerous. My guest, Shawn Brown, shares his story of growing up as a youth in Laguna Beach, California, his experiences with therapy, the impact of drugs and alcohol on communities, and how he helped a childhood friend with a recovery center in Laguna. Show notes: [4:30] Shawn’s background growing up in Laguna...


Nutrition, Stress and Your Hormones With Stephanie Gray, DNP, ARNP

Learn how pro-inflammatory foods and stress can lower your hormone levels, and get a blueprint for your health in this episode! My guest is Stephanie Gray, DNP, ARNP, who practices functional medicine and is the author of the book "Your Longevity Blueprint: Building a Healthier Body Through Functional Medicine." Functional medicine looks at the root cause of illness, and focuses on prevention, rather than a "band-aid" solution to health issues. Show notes: [02:00] Dr. Gray's health journey...


Digestion and Your Health

Digestion is a vital, yet often overlooked, part of the "food as medicine" equation. In this episode, I chat with champion bodybuilder, author, nutritionist and co-owner of the supplement company BiOptimizers, Wade Lightheart. We talk about his background as a bodybuilder, his healing journey and all about optimizing your digestion! Learn about the digestion process, the importance of enzymes, probiotics and more. He also shares some tips for beginning bodybuilders or those new to weight...


Why Diets Don’t Work with Erin Wathen

Why is it so difficult to stick to a diet, and why does the weight come back on so quickly? The chemicals in food light up pleasure centers in the brain, making food very easy to become addicted to. For example, sugar has been proven to be as addictive as cocaine. Do you find that you feel energized after eating certain foods, only to "crash" soon after? Find out how to beat this in this episode! I chatted with Erin Wathen, holistic health coach, food abuse counselor and the author of the...


Finding Your Soul Purpose with Animal Medicine Woman

Learn how your spirit guides, totems and power animals help you find your soul purpose! I chat with Cassie, otherwise known as Animal Medicine Woman about her background with animal medicine, Reiki, and how she discovered her animal spirit guides. We also discuss the akashic records, what they are and how you can learn from them. Cassie shares a meditation exercise that enables you to find your spirit guide.


First-time Reiki Experience: A Discussion :: What is a Reiki session like?

Are you curious about Reiki? Have you wondered what a Reiki session is like? What is distance Reiki? In this episode, I talk to two people who had their first Reiki experience! Sean Pratten and Frank Jag host the Sensibly Cynical podcast. They recently had a distance Reiki session performed by Reiki Master practitioner and teacher "Reiki Joe" from Hyr Vibrations in Phoenix, Arizona. Show notes: [3:00] What is Reiki? What is distance Reiki? Energy healing? [7:10] Sean and Frank from Sensibly...


Staying Healthy With Surfing – With Sal Avila

I chatted with veteran surfer Sal Avila about the health benefits of his favorite sport! Sal is the owner of two of the Avila's El Ranchito restaurants in Southern California. He began surfing as a young teen and was a top longboarder on the Mexican surf team. He attributes surfing to helping him stay fit and healthy, inside and out, throughout the years. The Avila family opened their first restaurant in Huntington Park, Ca. in 1966. Sal grew up working in the restaurant with his family. Sal...


PCOS and Intermittent Fasting with Felice Gersh, M.D.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the number one cause of female infertility, is on the rise around the world. Why and what can we do about it? I spoke to Felice Gersh, M.D. Dual board-certified in gynecology and integrative medicine, Dr. Gersh specializes in hormone management. She tells us why PCOS is on the rise, and how women can reclaim their bodies! Intermittent fasting and time-restricted eating help people with PCOS and many other conditions. We chat about the health benefits of...


Reprogram Your Mind With Art Giser

Learn how to get rid of limiting beliefs about yourself and unleash your miraculous abilities! My guest is Art Giser, the creator and founder of Energetic NLP, which is a blend of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), energy healing and spiritual principles. We talk about how people have used NLP to remove beliefs about themselves that were no longer serving them. This programming comes from patterns learned during childhood, from our parents, society and even passed down from our ancestors....


Transform Your Life with Emily Pereira :: how to stop chasing perfection and ignite your creative spark

Transform your life, recapture your radiance, stop chasing perfection and ignite your creative spark! My guest is author, life coach and transformational retreat hostess Emily Pereira. Emily shares her story of spiritual awakening after many years of never feeling "good enough." She now helps women discover their radiant selves and leads transformational retreats in her newfound home in Costa Rica. She had a high-ranking position in the corporate world in Los Angeles, with all of its...


Environmental Nutrition with James and Dahlia Marin

James and Dahlia Marin, holistic registered dietitians from Married to Health, talk about the impact of your environment on your health and our food system. James is an environmental nutritionist. Environmental nutrition goes beyond an individual’s personal responsibility for eating healthy food, to include our collective social responsibility for creating a healthy, sustainable food system. We also talk about the devastating effects of pesticides on our neighborhoods and how to get involved...


Healthy Skincare with Dr. Sandy Skotnicki

Did you know that our modern skincare habits could be doing us more harm than good? We are doing far more cleaning and scrubbing than we should be. Sensitive skin is on the rise, and when we suffer from eczema, contact dermatitis, rashes and other skin conditions, we often look to the food we eat as the sole culprit. Perhaps it’s the gluten, or the dairy - or perhaps it’s also our soaps, cleansers, shampoo, toners, moisturizers and laundry detergent? My guest is Toronto-based dermatologist...


Women and Weight Training with Sara Grey:: Tips for starting a weight training program:: how movement helps you heal :: reclaim your power through fitness

Are you a woman who is new to weight training, or wondering how you can incorporate more weights in your workouts? Are you afraid you might get injured, too bulky, or are you looking for guidance on how to start? Or, are you someone who has been inactive due to illness, a life change or depression, and want to learn how movement is a key to healing? This episode is for you! My guest, Sara Grey, is a three-decade athlete who is passionate about fitness and the weight room. A former NCAA...


Your Body is Your Ally With Stephanie Burg :: Tap Into Your Body’s Intuition and Recover from Emotional Eating

Learn how to view your body as an ally, tap into its innate wisdom and recover from emotional or disordered eating in this episode! I chat with board-certified nutritional and lifestyle coach, Stephanie Burg. Stephanie was a professional ballet dancer since she was a young child. We discuss her healing journey from injuries she sustained during her dance career, as well as her journey toward learning to love her body from years of disordered eating. After leaving the dance world, she shifted...


Detox Your Home with Ron and Lisa Beres

Find out how to remove toxins from your living environment in this episode of A Teaspoon of Healing! I am joined by Lisa Beres of Ron and Lisa, The Healthy Home Dream Team. Lisa is a Building Biologist, certified Green Building Professional and author. We talk about the toxic chemicals found in your home, such as formaldehyde, fragrance, pesticides, and more, as well as their effects on your health. We also discuss ways to make your home healthier. Lisa also shares her story of healing from...