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Overcoming Emotional Eating Using "HANG"

In this episode, Renee Jones shares her weight loss journey and techniques she found to deal with emotional eating. Renee shares her background of yo-yo dieting and her eventual discovery of emotional eating as the root cause of her struggles. She explains how she found what works for her body through a specific software program and emphasizes the importance of an individualized approach to weight loss. She provides practical tips for overcoming emotional eating and maintaining weight loss, including the HANG acronym for addressing emotional hunger. She also shares the role of coaching in helping others resolve emotional issues and live authentically. Connect with Renee at PackYourOwnBag.com. Takeaways Emotional eating is eating for any reason other than hunger, and it often involves using food as a way to soothe or cope with emotions. Finding what works for your body is crucial for successful weight loss and maintenance. It requires self-reflection, experimentation, and paying attention to how different foods and eating patterns make you feel. Practical tips for weight loss include facing your emotions instead of using food as a coping mechanism, creating rules and boundaries around food and finding alternate activities or behaviors to replace emotional eating. Coaching can be a powerful tool for weight loss and personal growth, helping people resolve emotional issues and live more authentically. Watch the episode on YouTube https://youtu.be/EQas2BWFhzs Podcast Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background03:20 Discovering Emotional Eating06:32 Finding What Works for Your Body09:29 Practical Tips for Weight Loss16:21 Replacing Unhealthy Behaviors18:54 Renee's Coaching Approach23:14 The Power of Authenticity24:07 Getting in Touch with Renee Podcast Transcript Cheryl McColgan (00:00.874)Hey everyone, welcome to the Heal Nourish Grow podcast. Today I am joined by Renee Jones and we are going to talk about something that's a very popular topic at the beginning of the year and that is weight loss. Renee has had a very interesting background as you heard in her bio, but now I'm gonna let her share in your own words, Renee. How did you get into this work and kind of, but maybe start with the background. I think you said for 40 years, you were kind of just like yo-yoing around. So I'm really curious to hear about your backstory, like what sort of things you tried, what were your challenges. So I'll let you take it away with your introduction to your history there. Renee Jones (00:37.652)Okay, well, thanks for having me for a start. But my first diet was when I was 10, and I know that sounds awful, but my mother thought, you're a bit young, but if we start now, maybe you'll learn how to do this. And the problem was, I didn't know what I was doing. She'd been heavy all her life, so she didn't know what she was doing. Cheryl McColgan (00:49.902)I'm sorry. Renee Jones (01:02.192)And we sort of would start and stop and then we'd say, oh, do you want to do the diet again? Yeah, okay. And we'd start over again. And it would go for a while until we either got fed up or went somewhere, you know, either visiting family or holiday or something like that. And it, you know, it just went on. I didn't learn how to first believe that I could keep the weight off that I lost. but also what was really good for my body. It was usually sort of a whatever the diet of the day was. So I think we tried them all, honestly. I think there are two diets I have not tried. And one of them was that HCG thing. And the other is the Whole30. Cheryl McColgan (01:50.499)Mm-hmm. Renee Jones (01:55.636)Because I've done something close enough to that. I thought, got the idea. I'm good. But that just went on. Cheryl McColgan (01:55.992)Yes. Cheryl McColgan (02:00.114)Right. So out of those ones, and so out of those ones that you tried, you never really found, I mean,


Thyroid, Candida and More; Lab Testing Insights

In this episode, Dr. Michael Biamonte discusses his background in nutrition and naturopathy, as well as his interest in understanding the role of nutrition in health. He explains the importance of lab tests and how they can provide valuable insights. Dr. Biamonte focuses on thyroid function and the challenges of diagnosing and treating thyroid issues. He also delves into the topic of Candida overgrowth and the symptoms and causes associated with it. Additionally, he shares his experience in using computer software to analyze patient data and develop personalized treatment plans. If you're interested in optimizing health with labs, Dr. Biamonte provides valuable insights and resources. Connect with Dr. Biamonte at www.health-truth.com, on his Facebook page and on YouTube. Takeaways Lab tests can provide valuable insights into a person's health and help identify underlying issues. Thyroid function is often misunderstood, and traditional medical approaches may not adequately address the complexity of thyroid issues. Candida overgrowth is a common problem caused by factors such as antibiotics and medications, and it can have a wide range of symptoms. Computer software can be a powerful tool for analyzing patient data and developing personalized treatment plans. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background03:28 Focus on Lab Tests and Analysis07:16 Understanding Thyroid Function13:28 Identifying and Treating Candida Overgrowth29:17 Using Computer Software for Data Analysis36:49 Working with Dr. Biamonte and Contact Information Watch on YouTube Episode Transcript Cheryl McColgan (00:01.288)Hey everyone, welcome back to the Heal Nourish Grow podcast. Today I have Dr. Michael Biamonte with me, and we are going to chat about a variety of topics. One that is kind of interesting and unusual that he said they just started learning about recently. Anyway, before we get to that, I would love it if you could just tell everyone in your own words a little bit about yourself and how did you get into this whole topic of nutrition. drbiamonte (00:28.554)Well, let's see, I'm a clinical nutritionist. I'm a naturopath. I'm certified in New York State, which is where that's where my license is. And I got into nutrition because I was very curious as to why medical doctors poo-pooed it. I had a relative who had cancer, who was ill, and I kept asking the doctors, well, what about vitamins and what about, this is back in the 70s, I said, what about Leutriol that I've heard about from Mexico? And they said, no, well, that's all baloney. None of that works. None of that's good. But I said, but couldn't, wouldn't giving him vitamins help his body even if it doesn't cure the cancer? Wouldn't it still help him be healthier to try to? fight the cancer a little longer and maybe live longer and they just poo-hooed it. And around that time I started running marathons. So there was a great interest around, and this is again in the 70s. So this is all these things were in their infancy back then. Billy Rogers was first winning the New York Marathon. Carlton Frederick's was on the radio talking about vitamins and talking about the dangers of too much sugar. Adele Davis had her book out. So. this was all kind of new. And I wanted to know why these doctors were so adamant that all this stuff was a waste of time. So the more I started studying it, the more I started to tweak on the fact that, gee, you know, if all this nutrition stuff actually works the way they say it does, I could see this being a problem for doctors and drug companies. I could see where they wouldn't want this to be around. And… Cheryl McColgan (02:11.584)Yeah, that's some conspiracy thing you're throwing out there a little bit, right? drbiamonte (02:15.79)Yeah, well, it's common sense though, in a way. I mean, it looked like with Candida, people are constantly asking me, why is it that medical doctors don't recognize Candida?


Devastating Gut Issues and the Journey to Healing

In this episode, Dane Johnson shares his personal journey with a mysterious gut issue that caused his health to rapidly decline. He shares the challenges he faced, the various treatments he tried, the eventual diagnosis and the impact it had on his life. He discovered a colitis new treatment and a way to approach Crohn's that is helping people all over the world. He learned a lot on his journey to return to health and emphasizes the importance of mindset, positive energy and helping others. He also introduces the SHIELD program, which focuses on building a customized lifestyle for healing and offers a supportive community for individuals with a variety of gut health issues. Find Dane and more about the SHIELD program at the Crohn's Colitis Lifestyle website. Takeaways Healing starts in the mind and requires a decision to prioritize your well-being. Creating a positive environment and surrounding yourself with positive energy can have a significant impact on your healing journey. Journaling and tracking your symptoms, diet, and emotions can provide valuable insights and help you make informed decisions. Building a supportive community and seeking guidance from experts can provide the necessary tools and resources for healing. Customizing your approach to healing and focusing on consistency over perfection can lead to long-term success. Emotional intelligence is crucial for success in both personal and professional life. Developing emotional intelligence requires self-awareness, empathy, and effective communication. Emotional intelligence plays a significant role in building and maintaining healthy relationships. Watch on YouTube Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Dane's Story17:14 Lessons Learned 23:19 The Importance of Mindset and Positive Energy32:42 The SHIELD Program, Colitis New Treatment and Community Support 35:40 Emotional Intelligence in Relationships38:51 Conclusion and Call to Action Episode Transcript Cheryl McColgan (00:00.958)Hi everyone, welcome back to the HealNourishGrow podcast. Today I have Dane Johnson and he has a really both heartbreaking but of a it ends up well kind of story. And so I'm excited to share him and his knowledge with you today. We're going to talk about a lot of things related to gut health, but specifically IBD and Crohn's and colitis. So Dane, welcome. If you could just start by telling people. How in the world you got into this because it was kind of a sad story the way that it started out. Dane Johnson (00:35.493)Yes, it was. And Cheryl, thank you so much for having me and bringing me on and sharing this story and what we do with your community. And everyone out there who's listening, who might be dealing with chronic gut health issues, IBD, I dedicate this talk to you. This talk is for you. And I hope we can get some life-changing results and get some big aha moments today. And so yeah, it was a very sad story for me. And some of the reasons I'm so passionate about this and I'm here today is because I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, then Crohn's, then ulcerative colitis. The doctors couldn't make up their mind. I got my first symptoms at 19 years old. It nearly killed me on my 27th birthday. So I turned my birthday's November 24th. So December 11th, 2014, I nearly passed away in the hospital two weeks after my birthday. I was in the hospital for a month or six weeks straight at that time. I suffered for a lot of my 20s and I… You know, I would drop down to 120 pounds from 185. I, you know, had 25 bloody bad mood today, extreme cystic acne. I'd been on all the medications the doctors told me to. I never wanted this. My parents didn't know what to do with this. I never dealt with any major health issues. My family never dealt with any Crohn's, colitis or IBD growing up. We didn't know anything about chronic disease. And, you know, it just hit me like a ton of bricks and we didn't know what to do about it.


Nutrition, Movement and Consistency for Weight Loss

In this conversation, Dr. Jessie Hehmeyer discusses her background in chiropractic medicine and nutrition. She emphasizes the importance of finding one's why when it comes to weight loss and shares tips for taking action and making sustainable changes. Dr. Hehmeyer explains the role of nutrition and movement in weight loss, debunking the myth that weight is purely genetic. She shares a success story of a client who was able to shift to a healthier diet and improve her overall health. She also introduces her upcoming group program for weight loss and encourages listeners to have compassion for themselves and seek support in their weight loss journey. Connect with Dr. Hehmeyer at Well Empowered Takeaways Finding your why is crucial for making sustainable changes in weight loss.Nutrition plays a significant role in weight loss, accounting for about 80% of progress.Movement, particularly strength training, is important for preserving muscle mass and increasing metabolism.Weight loss is not solely determined by genetics; the environment and lifestyle choices have a significant impact.Working with a functional medicine practitioner or joining a group program can provide support and guidance in the weight loss journey. Watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/hlMk_ca3GI8 Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Personal Interests01:59 Professional Background and Training04:10 Approach to Weight Loss06:02 Finding Your Why07:39 Taking Action and Making Changes10:36 The Role of Nutrition and Movement in Weight Loss17:22 Genetics vs. Environment in Weight Loss21:34 Success Story: Shifting to a Healthier Diet27:33 Group Program for Weight Loss29:07 Final Thoughts and Encouragement30:47 Where to Find Dr. Heymeyer Online Episode Transcript Cheryl McColgan (00:00.974)Hey everyone, welcome back to the Heal and Nourish Grow podcast. Today I am joined by Dr. Heymeyer. And before we get into all the wonderful knowledge that she has to share with us, I kind of just wanted to touch a little bit on her bio and her background because she has some amazing trainings but then she also has some personal interests that mimic mine of like hiking and yoga and all that fun outdoor stuff. So Dr. Heymeyer, can you just… Maybe first share with people kind of what, like what you like to do in your spare time when you're not working and sharing knowledge about weight loss, what do you like to do? Dr Jessie Hehmeyer (00:35.31)Yeah, I well, yes, as you said, I love hiking, love hiking and love yoga, love strength training, love, of course, being with loved ones. And I love traveling and I love cooking beautiful, delicious, healthy meals for both myself and others. Cheryl McColgan (00:39.28)I'm sorry. Cheryl McColgan (00:59.198)And where do you hike mostly? What part of the country are you in? Dr Jessie Hehmeyer (01:02.41)Well, funny you should ask. I actually work remotely, remotely from Switzerland. So most often I hike in Switzerland. In the States, when I'm here, I do like to get, I do like to get to Arizona. So I love hiking. I love desert hiking. I really never thought that I would find desert hiking as compelling as I do, but I just, I really adore desert hiking. But really I've never met a mountain I didn't like. Cheryl McColgan (01:09.724)Oh wow! Cheryl McColgan (01:29.846)Yeah, well, I just named off two of my favorite places there. So maybe we can talk offline a little bit about some of our favorites. But I'd love to just start to get into some more of your professional background now that we've talked about what you like to do for fun. But you have chiropractic training, you have nutritional training. What was kind of your progression of you started in one place and then what propelled you to kind of do these other trainings as you started working with people or just things that you learned along the way? Dr Jessie Hehmeyer (01:34.403)Ah! Dr Jessie Hehmeyer (02:00.546)Fundamentally speaking,


Indoor Air Quality Solutions and Implications for Health

In this episode, I interview David Milburn of HypoAir about indoor air quality solutions and filtering. We discuss the problem of mold in homes, the impact of HVAC systems on air quality, and other air quality issues such as odors and off-gassing. We also talk about the importance of air quality as well as the detection and monitoring of air quality. Finally, we discuss different air purification solutions available and exciting developments in air quality technology. In this conversation, Milburn also shares the importance of determining the correct size of HVAC filters and the challenges homeowners face in finding this information. He provides tips for requesting allergy-friendly rooms in hotels (I didn't even know this was a thing!) and addresses air quality issues in malls and commercial spaces. The conversation concludes with a reminder of the importance of maintaining a positive outlook on indoor air quality and an extension of a sale on Hypoair's products. Go visit Hypoair with this link to take advantage of these savings! Takeaways Mold is a significant air quality problem in homes, especially in modern construction where homes are built tightly and trap mold inside.HVAC systems can contribute to air quality issues if not properly maintained and equipped with the right filters.Odors and off-gassing from furniture and other sources can also affect indoor air quality.It is important to be aware of and monitor air quality in your home, and there are various indoor air quality solutions available, including air purifiers and ventilation systems. Determining the correct size of HVAC filters is crucial for optimal air quality in homes.The tonnage of an HVAC system plays a significant role in filter selection.Using incorrect filter ratings can lead to strain on HVAC systems and increased energy costs.Regular filter changes are essential for maintaining air quality and reducing dust in HVAC systems.Hypoair plans to expand air purification to other home systems and offers products for healthcare facilities.Working with hospitals and corporations can be challenging due to their lack of concern for air quality issues.Requesting allergy-friendly rooms in hotels can help improve air quality during travel.Malls and commercial spaces often have air quality issues due to cleaning products and fragrances.Maintaining a positive outlook on air quality and taking proactive steps can help improve overall health and well-being.Hypoair extends a sale on their products to listeners of the conversation. Watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/poKvC6Dd4oA Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background01:22 The Problem of Mold in Homes04:09 The Impact of HVAC Systems on Air Quality06:29 Other Air Quality Issues08:05 The Importance of Air Quality09:43 Dealing with Odors23:24 Detection and Monitoring of Air Quality30:25 Choosing the Right Air Purification Solution39:26 Exciting Developments in Air Quality Technology41:42 Determining HVAC Filter Size42:32 The Importance of Tonnage in HVAC Systems43:15 The Impact of Incorrect Filter Ratings44:19 Expanding Air Purification to Other Home Systems45:02 Hypoair's Products for Healthcare Facilities46:14 Challenges of Working with Hospitals and Corporations48:25 Applying Hypoair's Technology to Homes49:42 Requesting Allergy-Friendly Rooms in Hotels51:32 Air Quality Issues in Malls and Commercial Spaces53:14 Maintaining a Positive Outlook on Air Quality54:11 Closing Remarks and Sale Extension Episode Transcript Cheryl McColgan (00:00.97)Hey everyone, welcome to the Heal and Nourish Grow podcast. Today I am joined by David Milburn of HypoAir and I'm really excited to share his knowledge with you guys today. I've heard him on a few different podcasts and he's just such a wealth of knowledge on indoor air quality solutions and filtering. And I just thought you have so many interesting things to say that I'd love for you to share it with the Heal and Nourish Grow audience.


Living Better and Longer; New Longevity Summit

In this episode, I interview Chris Burres about his background, the genesis of his book, and his decision to host a longevity summit. We discuss the main takeaways from the summit interviews, including the importance of mindset, sleep, exercise, and diet in longevity. We also delve into the significance of protein consumption for muscle health and longevity. Chris Burres discusses the importance of mindset. He emphasizes the need to view aging as a disease and the possibility of rejuvenation. Takeaways Mindset, sleep, exercise, and diet are key factors in longevity. The mindset of separating living infirmed from aging is important. Protein consumption is crucial for muscle health and longevity. The Longevity Summit provided valuable insights and information from experts in the field. Advancements in medical technology and the rapid increase in medical information provide hope for significant improvements in longevity. Aging should be viewed as a disease, and funding should be directed towards addressing the underlying causes of aging. The potential for rejuvenation and the ability to create a younger version of oneself using DNA are exciting possibilities. Previous interview with Chris Register for the summit for FREE Learn more about MyVitalC and get 10% off your order with HNG Watch on YouTube Powered by embed youtube video html and sms lån som beviljar alla utan uc Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background08:02 The Genesis of the Book and Personal Journey21:01 The Decision to Host a Longevity Summit30:10 Takeaways from the Longevity Summit Interviews42:33 Importance of Protein in Longevity45:11 Protein Consumption and Mindset46:42 Final Thoughts and Revelations49:45 Longevity and Medical Advancements53:46 Aging as a Disease and the Potential for Rejuvenation54:10 Conclusion Episode Transcript Cheryl McColgan (00:00.564)Hey everyone, welcome back to the Heel Nourish Grow podcast. I am back today with somebody that I just thoroughly enjoy, Chris Vergevues on episode, I think it was 45. I looked it up and I didn't retain it for some reason. But anyway, he's here again with us today. And my gosh, we've been talking about all things geek prior to this and he has such a great new geeky project that I can't wait to share with you. So Chris, before we get started with all the wonderful new stuff you've got going on. I thought it would be great to just briefly give your background. Obviously I've read your bio, but touch on this element that you described that is so awesome for longevity and great for mitochondrial health that we discussed in the first podcast. Maybe just like a little recap for people. Definitely go back and listen to the whole episode, but that way they'll kind of get where you're coming from and then why you are now doing the cool summit that you're doing. So anyway, that was a very long introduction, but thanks for being here, Chris. Chris Burres (00:55.889)Yeah, no, I like it. Cheryl, thank you so much for having me back. I'm excited. In some regard, it's not surprising, not because of me, but because of the stuff that has been accomplished, which in a real way doesn't feel like it's because of me. It is, but you know how you just, you wake up on it. I'll describe it this way, right? So let's go back. We'll talk about the molecule, right? And I'm holding up a molecule or a model of a molecule, obviously. And if you're listening, just imagine a soccer ball where the lines on the soccer ball represent the bonds between the carbon atoms. So it's a spherical molecule of 60 carbon atoms. I've been manufacturing that it's a carbon nanomaterial. I've been a happy -go -lucky carbon nanomaterial scientist since 1991. That molecule was actually discovered in 85. The scientists who discovered it won the Nobel Prize for that discovery in 96. So short 11 years from discovery to being awarded the Nobel Prize. Uh,


Thermography for Health and Early Disease Detection

Guy Odishaw was a great guest the fist time and he's back to share his knowledge about thermography. Guy told me about this technology in a conversation we had off camera, and knew immediately that I had to try it. In this episode we discuss my results as well has how you can use thermography as a noninvasive technology to help you identify problems very early while you have time to prevent future health issues. Guy is the founder of Bhakti Wellness Center and the cofounder of CerebralFit Brain Training. Watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/KLLW7_p4ijU Episode Transcript Cheryl McColgan (00:00.37)I need to get a shirt like that. Hey everyone, welcome to the Heal Nourish Grow podcast. I am back today with Guy Odishaw. He is, you're actually the first guest I've ever had on twice, which is a great distinction. So excited for our show today. And I was, I was just, after I hit the record button, I was just telling Guy that I'm glad his Guy Odishaw, CerebralFit (00:02.37)Yes. Guy Odishaw, CerebralFit (00:14.707)interesting Cheryl McColgan (00:22.834)Logo is showing because as you heard in his bio, he is part of cerebral fit. He talks all things brain health, which is one of my favorite topics. But today we're gonna chat about something slightly different. It actually came up in our conversation either before or after we recorded last time. And I said, I feel like a lot of people don't know about this topic, and I would love for you to come back and share this information. And so it's all about thermal imaging. So I'm not gonna say too much about it other than I went and did it so that we could talk about this. But first I'll let Guy tell you about what it is, what we use it for, and why it's not standard practice to use this imaging, because it's kind of interesting. So I'll let you take it away from here. Guy Odishaw, CerebralFit (01:02.99)All right, thank you. And thank you for the opportunity to come back and talk with you and for going off and trying my crazy idea and the whole thing is very, very brave of you. So this falls kind of in the general area of bioelectric medicine as I define it, which is really when we use technology in the area of healthcare. So it's a very big umbrella. But here, what to say about… thermal imaging. So I just want to say a little bit about imaging in general. So most of us are all familiar with X-ray, and then, of course, MRI. And then depending on how involved in the health care system you've been, you've maybe heard of a CAT scan, a PET scan. If you're really, in a sense, unfortunate, you've heard about a SPECT scan, because it's a very specific scan for the brain. And then there's the kind of neuroimaging we do in our clinic, which is QEEG. So EEG neuroimaging So we have all of these different devices for doing neuroimaging and then probably well ultrasound I shouldn't leave that out, you know, so a host that I haven't mentioned, but these are common ones and And thermal imaging goes right in there with all of these other kinds of imaging We think of MRI is maybe kind of our gold standard. I think everybody think well an MRI That's the top of the food chain. But there are things that MRI does well, and then there's things that MRI is terrible at. And so you'd only want to use MRI for what it's good for and not for things that isn't good for. And an example of this would be, MRI is really good at detail of anatomy, but it isn't really good for function. Now there is functional MRI. So that's a little bit of a caveat there. But still, if we think of something like a concussion, MRI is not good at finding concussion. Unless the concussion has risen to the level of anatomical damage, then OK. And then if we have anatomical changes, it can spot it. But even then, it just spots the anatomical change. Versus, say, something like EEG, which is Guy Odishaw, CerebralFit (03:24.13)better at looking at function. So it's highly, in the time domain,


So You Want to Try Keto in 2024

Many people choose weight loss as a New Year's resolution and often seek out keto as a way to achieve this goal. I started with keto myself in January 2017 and never looked back. In this episode, you'll get a high-level overview of what keto is and isn't, how I recommend you get started and what you need (and don't need) to get started. Spoiler alert...most people way overcomplicate keto! Watch the episode on YouTube:


Ideas for Improving Your Health in 2024

In this episode, you'll get ideas for how to improve your health in 2024. Some are simple and easy to implement, while others will take some time, focus and dedication. There are a lot of tools and products mentioned in this one, and you can find them all on the shop page. Be sure to register for your FREE ticket to the Quit Sugar Summit starting January 8th, 2024. There are some amazing speakers this year and you get complimentary admission using my link. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/k0IDI1mnVRQ


Personal Passion for Wellness and Laser Expertise Creates NIRA Skin Care

David Bean has a passion for health and wellness as well as technology. His personal regimen for wellness includes a low-sugar diet, CrossFit as well as intermittent and extended fasting. As a laser expert, he became passionate about bringing professional quality results to the home market, without all the pain and redness of in-office procedures. This was a great conversation about wellness as well as technology! Get an extra fabulous 20 percent discount with NIRA right now at this link and code HEALNOURISHGROW at checkout. This episode of the Heal Nourish Grow Podcast is sponsored by NIRA. Be sure to check out my results with NIRA in these posts: NIRA Review for Hooded Eyes NIRA Precision Laser 90 Day Results NIRA Precision vs NIRA Pro Maximize Skin Tightening Results with NIRA at Home Lasers Watch the episode on YouTube:


Creating Optimal Health with Multiple Modalities

Shawn Wells has done an amazing amount of work to improve his health. With numerous types of professional training, he's learned that ultimate wellness is something that requires a variety of tools. In this episode, he shares his best tips for improving health including inner work, meditation, nutrition, supplements and more. Watch the episode on YouTube


Four Critical Building Blocks for Better Health

In this episode, I share four components of health that are critical to focus on if you want to enjoy optimal health and longevity. I also share my best tips for getting started with these things, most just require more mindfulness, easy tools and a few minutes a day to get started! Mentioned in the episode, please let me know if I missed one! Mindful Drinking app, free to try! Blue Blocking Glasses, HNG15 for 15% off The best Magnesium supplement, all seven forms included. Watch the episode on YouTube here:


Using Neurofeedback Tools for Peak Performance and Neurodegenerative Diseases: 72

In this episode, I chat with Guy Odishaw about using neurofeedback. He has such an amazing amount of knowledge! It was fun to learn more about how these tools can help not only improve a normal aging brain but also help neurodegenerative diseases and traumatic brain injury. Visit Guy at CerebralFit. Watch the interview on YouTube Episode Transcript Cheryl McColgan (00:01.034)Hey everyone, it's Cheryl McColgan, founder of HealNourishGrowth, and we're back with another episode of the podcast. Today I am joined by Guy Odisha, and I am really excited to chat with him, particularly because you know about my love of all things, brain health, my background in psychology, and neuropsychology, and Guy actually is a neurofeedback practitioner. and he has a lot of really great expertise he's gonna share with us today. So welcome, Guy. And if you could just start by sharing a bit of how you got into this work and what is actually neurofeedback for those who might not know what that is. Guy Odishaw, CerebralFit (00:38.417)Well, thank you for the opportunity to be here and chat with you. It was a delight so far. It's been great. The little pre-show check-in was wonderful. So my background, so I've been practicing for a little over 30 years, mostly in the area of what's called integrative manual therapies. So that's my kind of my main orthopedic side, a lot of chronic pain and trauma. And… Cheryl McColgan (00:45.855)Yes. Guy Odishaw, CerebralFit (01:01.605)Then slowly that moved into doing what's generally bioelectric medicine. So things like microcurrent light therapy. Guy Odishaw, CerebralFit (01:13.425)pulse magnetic therapy, things of that nature. So we've moved into the spectrum of bioelectric medicine. So that's been for about 12 years. And then I would say the last six years been more focused on the brain with neuroimaging, neurofeedback, neuroSTIM. And we'd use quite a bit of bioelectric medicine in our brain health clinics, but they just changed the name. when you do it on the body versus you do it in the head, they give it a new name. So nothing really changes in terms of the technology, but the name changes. And so, yeah, that's, you know, I kind of consider myself a psychophysiologist kind of working on the brain side of the brain mind continuum. And then, go ahead. Cheryl McColgan (02:01.758)I was just going to say what type of things do people usually come to you for? You mentioned chronic pain, but now you're moving more into the brain stuff. Are you more dealing with traumatic brain injury or just kind of natural aging processes or what is it that people are most seeking out help for? Guy Odishaw, CerebralFit (02:19.485)Sure. So I have three main clinics. I have five clinics, but three clinics that are brain specific. So in my one clinic, Bakhti Brain Health Clinic, we're a little more omnivorous. So we're seeing a full range of mental health. So anxiety, depression, OCD, you name it, you know, in the across. So mental health. Then I would say probably our next biggest Children, learning disability, we kind of put ADHD in with learning disabilities just because it doesn't have a great place to go otherwise. So it might be dyslexia, dyscalculia, just slow reading, and anything that comes up in the school side, academic side. And then again, we put ADHD in there. And then traumatic brain injury, we do a fair amount of traumatic brain injury. And that can be anywhere from kind of serious that gets the TBI down to say, post-concussion syndrome, which is a less significant injury, but not necessarily less impactful on the person who has it. Just the nature is quite a bit different than that spectrum. Um, and then peak performance. So we do a lot of peak performance. So people who don't have a problem, they just want to be better at whatever they're doing. So maybe that's executives. Um, We have some students, I have a doctor who is kind of a peak performance in his professional...


Genetic Testing to Improve Health and Longevity

Join me for a solo episode where I share about Wild Health genetic testing and health coaching. I recorded this immediately after I received my genetic testing results from Dr. Carl Seger. I'm sharing some of my initial thoughts about the results as well as my first impressions of the Wild Health service. Receive 20 percent off of a Wild Health package with code HEALNOURISHGROW. Watch on YouTube


Identifying Values and Whole Foods Led to Overall Wellness and Balance

Stephanie Hilfer is the founder of Viim, a branding agency. Success in her health journey affected her business and ability to be an effective entrepreneur. Join us to learn about the practices Stephanie put in place that allowed her to find more balance between her personal and work life. You can find the 10-year values and goals worksheet mentioned in the podcast here. Our free Ultimate Wellness Workbook is another great tool to create more balance and happiness in your life. Watch the interview on YouTube here: Episode Transcript Cheryl McColgan:Hey everyone, welcome to the Heal Nourish Grow podcast. I'm Cheryl McColgan, the founder of Heal Nourish Grow. And today I am here with my lovely friend, Stephanie, who I met through her podcast. And she does such amazing work in the world of branding, which is a little bit unusual for this podcast. And we are going to talk about that at the end. But what is not unusual is the fact that Stephanie has really had quite a bit of a health journey that she's going to share with us today. And I think it's really relevant to this audience because many of us are entrepreneurs or just work in a very busy job, very busy lifestyle. And I think Stephanie is going to have some great information and takeaways for us about how to better balance your life if that's possible. But anyway, Steph, could you introduce yourself and share a little bit how you got to this place where you started to really focus on your health again. Steph:Yeah, thank you. Thank you for the great introduction. I'm Steph Hilfer. I do go by Steph. It's not offensive to call me Stephanie. My mom birthed me Stephanie, but I love the informality of being Steph. I love that we're just already friends when you call me Steph. So I am the owner, founder and creative director at Vim, as you said, a branding agency. And that, and I will say Vim has been a catalyst for me to continue. to focus on my own, not just health journey, but on myself. So as far as like what we talked about at one point was, in 2018, no, excuse me, 2017, prior to starting my own business, I was at this point where I was in full-blown tears, pretty much daily, around eating, around using the restroom, just constant feeling gross and icky. And I know we're diving deep into some like super TMI, probably stuff, but I know that your audience is probably going to resonate with some of this. Um, and I was just to this point of there's nowhere else to go. I have to do something. And luckily I had, um, my best friend since first grade and my sister-in-law who had worked with a holistic nutritionalist coach to kind of work through all of that. Wasn't necessarily for weight loss, but obviously I think there's always when you start to look internally at your health, I think that I definitely saw a benefit in that area as well. But I worked with this particular coach to really diagnose what was going on in my gut. We did a kind of handful of blood tests, stool tests, and we determined that there was some foods that were really not serving me well. And so I spent the better part of 2017, so 250 days of 2017, I essentially went whole food. Like just truly if the ingredient listing says banana, then you can eat it. But if it says flour and rich such and such oils, right? Not a single ingredient food. And my nutritionalist, her, or nutritionist, her program for me was not to just go 250 days eating this clean, but I'm not a good rule follower apparently. And I started feeling so good. Essentially I cut out caffeine, I cut out sugar, I cut out dairy and I cut out gluten. And then on top of those cutouts, I just ate whole foods. And I spent that whole year feeling the most, the word I would use for it was optimized. I felt so optimized and healthy and I know that if I hadn't been in that really healthy, beautiful place that Vim would have never came to be. Now Vim actually happened in 2018 after I had slowly started introducing more foods back into my world a...


Factors in Hair Loss, Role of DHT

In this week's episode, I speak with Mahryah Shain, CEO of More Hari Naturally. He shares about what can cause hair loss and why DHT plays an important role. Visit More Hair Naturally to learn more about Mahryah and the company. They also offer free hair loss consultations. Watch the interview on YouTube Episode Transcript Cheryl McColgan (00:00.93)Hello, everyone. Welcome to the Heal and Nourish Grow podcast. I am the founder of Heal and Nourish Grow, Cheryl McColgan. And today I am joined by Mariah Shane, who, as you heard in his bio, is the CEO of a hair health company, but he has kind of made this his passion in life. And he's going to share with us today some insights and things that we can possibly do to help hopefully make our hair a little bit healthier going forward. So Mahryah Shain (00:09.265)who, as you heard in his bio, is the CEO of a hair health company, but he has kind of made this his passion in life, and he's going to share with us today some insights and things that we can possibly do to help hopefully make our hair a little bit healthier going forward. So, welcome, Ryan. Could you just share with everybody kind of your background a little bit and how you got into this field? Cheryl McColgan (00:25.438)Welcome, Raya. Could you just share with everybody kind of your background a little bit and how you got into this field around hair health? Mahryah Shain (00:32.581)Yeah, absolutely. Well, thank you so much for having me here today. I'm very happy to be here. So basically, here's how this, it happened organically, I should say. So just growing up, I'm from California, I'm still in California. And growing up in California, I've always been raised with the philosophy that everything our body needs to survive exists in nature. that we have survived millions of years of evolution synergistically evolving with nature as we go. So when our bodies and our bodies are designed to survive, we are designed to live and to thrive. So I've always had the approach that when something's non-optimum with my body, my goal is to make my body strong enough to handle that situation. you know, and that exists in nature. That's always where I go first, is that area. How can I strengthen that area of my body so my body can fix what's going on? Now, hair loss is in my family. Every man in my family is totally bald. I am thrilled to have what I have because I should be like cue ball bald today. So when my father started losing his hair, we were like, oh, he was like, I wanna fix this. What's happening? And so we started looking around for remedies. And this was probably the 90s, I'd say, mid 90s in there. So we started looking around for solutions and remedies. Cause we're like, okay, so he's losing his hair and he's trying to fix it. And like everyone else does, he was kind of panicking and stuff cause it's a big deal for people. And there was nothing there. There was nothing in the natural realm that really was game changing. Like there were… there were lots of stuff like rubbing onion on your head and you know little cures like that but nothing really substantial that was like this is going to change my hair this is going to help it so he went down the drug route the popular route the same drugs that were made in the 70s the same drugs everyone's using today he went down that route and he started getting sick he started like you know his body he started getting very tired he his immune system dropped he actually started developing breasts because it started altering his hormones Mahryah Shain (02:57.669)And so he was like, this is not cool. This is not, this isn't, this isn't what I want. And we were all the same, like, no, you gotta, you gotta stop this. And my mother's from Italy. And so we have cousins in the Lake Como region and she was just talking to them casually about, you know, life and catching up. And she mentioned what's going on with my father. And they said, well,


How High Achievers Need to Learn to Trust Themselves for Wellness

In this week's episode, Dr. Priyanka Venugopal shares how she went from being stressed out and overweight to getting her health back. She shares some actionable tips anyone can use to learn to trust themselves again and why this is so important in your health journey. For the resources from Dr. Venugopal mentioned in the episode, please visit her website. Watch the episode on YouTube Episode Transcript Cheryl McColgan:Hey everyone, welcome back to the Heal Nourish Grow podcast. Today I am joined by Dr. Priyanka. We had this little discussion before we started today. I could pronounce her last name, but I didn't want to risk messing it up. And she is a board-certified OB-GYN turned health wellness coach. I'm excited for her to share her background with you because a lot of people that listen to this podcast are interested in. Obviously health and wellness, but sometimes specifically weight loss. And she definitely has a great short story to share with us about that. So Dr. Priyanka welcome. And I'm excited for people to hear about your background. Priyanka Venugopal:I'm so excited to be here, Cheryl. Thank you so much for having me. And yeah, you can call me Priyanka. Priyanka just on its own is just fine. Dr. Priyanka or Dr. Priyanka Venugopal. Either way, I will respond to all of those names. Cheryl McColgan:Great. So, if you could just tell people about how you had some struggles, I think even going back to when you were a child with your weight, and I'm guessing that, you know, maybe family background had some things to do with this. So if you could just share with people all about that and then kind of how you, how that followed you into adulthood. Priyanka Venugopal:Yeah, absolutely. So my story, I kind of want to almost start backwards. Right now I am a mind and body health coach for high achieving professional working moms who want to hit their dream body goals while living their real life in a way that feels simple and sustainable. And the reason I'm so incredibly passionate about that for high achieving women is because of my own story. I have been that high achiever again as a physician and as a working mom, really that human that wanted just to do more, be more, like create like. basically want more achievements in my life. And I would say that probably from a really, really young age, that was a lot of my story. I was just the high achiever, the girl in the front of the classroom, like raised her hand and won every single eight plus in gold star. And it really served me well for many years of my life. Obviously it got me into medical school and through residency. But also what happened along the way is a lot of my own. self-concept, the way that I thought about myself, my worth and value was really attached to accomplishment. And, you know, where this over many, many years led to was having a very good on paper life as a physician. I had a very supportive partner and two like very cute and loving kids who drive me crazy half the time. And I also weighed a little over 200 pounds. And this was as this was back in 2018, 2019. And, you know, between you and me, if you have tried to lose weight, you have probably a long history of trying to lose weight, and that was me as well. I have been on that roller coaster for many, many years where I tried every single thing. If you name it, I have probably tried it in some capacity, and it would work until it stopped working. Calorie counting and points and macros and exercising at the gym, I did it all. I would lose a lot of weight, and then I would always somehow gain it back, and then some. And that was kind of where I was a few years ago, where I was feeling like I had this good on paper life, but I just felt really heavy in my body. And ultimately I felt really frustrated because I was like, I'm a smart person. And yet this is one area of my life that I just can't seem to figure out. And that was when I discovered a podcast like this one,


Metabolic Flexibility as a Weight Management Tool

In this episode, Narado Zeco Powell and I talk about metabolic flexibility. You can find Zeco online on his Instagram and at the Matter Over Mind podcast. If you're curious about the tool he mentioned, Lumen, you can find it at this link. Use HEALNOURISHGROW at checkout to receive $50 off. Watch this episode on YouTube Episode Transcript Cheryl McColgan: Hey everyone, welcome back to the Heal Nourish Grow podcast. I am the founder, Cheryl McColgan, and today I am joined by one of my old friends, Zeco Powell, and he has a podcast that I was on quite a while back, and we have known each other on social media now for a couple years. He does some awesome work, and so I can't wait to share his story with you today. Zeco, welcome. And if you could just start by telling people. how you got into what you're doing today, because you have a very interesting past about how you grew up and how you became sort of interested in all of this health and wellness stuff. So I'll just let you kind of tell a little bit about your story, how you got into this. Zeco: old friend. That's an excellent introduction by the way, because I'm like old as dirt. So thank you so much for letting the audience know when you're talking to your butt. But yeah, so I grew up in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and my history is a little different than most people. Like I wasn't overweight, but I was underweight. So growing up, I think I was 17 years old, five foot 11, and I weighed about 113 pounds, right? So imagine what underweight Cheryl McColgan: Wow. Zeco: I was at that time. So when I moved to the US, and this is when I moved to the US, is first I actually weighed myself, right? And when I was here, I started to get interesting in weightlifting, because I was a skinny kid walking around. So I started weightlifting, eating more, and then I eventually would gain weight. You know, I would gain weight, lose weight. I mean, I've been over 200 pounds before, did not drop back to 150. And I got to the point where it was becoming dangerous, because it wasn't just about... you know, health anymore is just how much weight I could gain, then I feel like, like body dysmorphia, right? Like I gained this weight, but I'm like, I'm not happy with myself. I ain't start losing this weight again. Right away. But it really, when you look at it, I've been like healthy, or semi, I've been fit all my life, not healthy. I was fit, but wasn't healthy. I saw that asthma, I had eczema issues. I mean, you look at me, I look good, you know, and, but you would never tell that I have all these problems. And this is something I tell people that We see people in the gym and we say, oh, this person looks so good, but that doesn't mean they're healthy. That's why you shouldn't actually strive to be like somebody else because you don't know what they're struggling with. So anyway, fast forward to about, let's say, five years ago, my asthma was really, really bad. And it was bad to the point to where days I couldn't work. I have to go home, lay on the couch. I mean, I'm completely dizzy. I feel awful. And the last time I, one of the times I went to the doctor, he said to me, I said, hey, Doc, look. because they put me on more medication. They kept increasing my medication. I said, there's something I can do outside of this medication, right? I'm gonna take your medications, but now you have me on pills and Advair, plus my butyrol I've already been taking, and I'm not getting any better. I'm only in my 30s at this point. And he said, no, well, you know, you could try to eat better, and that's about it, you know? And I was like, okay, no, this can't be it. There's no way this can be it. I'm too young to be on these medicated pills, and I know what's gonna happen down the line, right? So I started reading books from like Dr. Stephen Gunter, Dr. Mark Hymer, listened to podcasts like Ben Greenfield and the Model Health Show. I mean,


Hair Trauma Story and What I'm Doing About It

This episode is all about hair loss and some recent trauma that made it even worse. I've started to try to figure out the cause and have been implementing some new practices to try to make it better. Future episodes on this topic will include hair loss experts, things I've tried, what's working and what's not. Things I'm trying so far: iRestore (has a 12-month money back guarantee) K18 Repair Mask and Hair Oil Collagen MSM Watch this episode on YouTube


Healing Journeys: Interstitial Cystitis and Cancer

In this episode, Sheri Geffreys and Gina Gallagher share their healthy journey stories. They have an interesting past together! They were close friends in high school, went their separate ways and eventually found each other again on Facebook and rekindled their friendship. It turned out they'd each had a unique health journey that led them to seek out alternative healing methods. Learn how each of these women found relief and healing and eventually founded a company to help other women find better health products. Visit them at Yonder Food. Watch on YouTube: Episode Transcript Cheryl McColgan (00:00.897)Hello everyone, welcome to the Heal Nourish Grow podcast. And if you have been listening for a while, you might have noticed that I have been a little bit absent and some of you know that I moved out to Utah. So the podcast has been on a little bit of a hold, but we are back and I am excited to kick off being back on the air officially with two lovely women that I have with here with me today. And that is Gina and Sherry, and they will get the privilege of me being. maybe slightly rusty, but I think it should all be fine. So welcome to both of you. Before we get started, I'm just going to share with the audience, I think, I don't think I've ever had actually two guests at the same time on the show before. So that'll be really fun. And these two ladies have been like best friends since high school. So we're going to hear all this really interesting backstory between the two of them. I'm gonna let Sherry start. So Sherry, if you're watching on video, hopefully their names show up, but Gina has the lovely dark brown luscious. Sheri Geffreys (00:30.303)Thank you. Cheryl McColgan (00:58.505)hair and Sherry has the lovely blonde luscious hair, which we'll get to later in the podcast, probably why that is and why I'm mentioning that. But Sherry, why don't you get started and just tell everybody a little bit about your health journey and how you got interested in being in this space and sharing your story. Sheri Geffreys (01:17.582)sure, yeah. I mean, I mean, like you, you know, what happens in life is sometimes we have a very, you know, serious health scare. And that could also be the biggest blessing ever. Because for me, it was, you know, when I was 30 years old, and I was on maternity leave from a corporate the corporate world. And while I was pregnant, I felt a lump right here. And they just, oh, it's probably just your thyroid, no big deal. You know, we'll look at it when you you know, like maybe three months or so after you give birth. Well, right after my son was born, I just, you know, you just kind of feel in your gut, like something's not right. Like it's way big. I went in there like immediately after he was born. And two weeks after he was born, they diagnosed me with Hodgkin's lymphoma. And I had to go immediately into chemo and radiation. And I had to bound my breasts from stop from breastfeeding. And it just like hit me and I didn't know anything, you know, cause I wasn't really. studying the natural health space or anything. So I just didn't know anything and I just went into it and it scared me because my brother had that same exact cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, and he got a secondary cancer from all the harsh treatment, the chemo and radiation. He got, by the time he was 25, he got like a, like from the radiation here, he got like a cancer in his glands. And then he ended up passing away. So he had, that already happened. So I just went into chemo radiation. I was freaked out. And as soon as that was done, I just did a deep dive into natural health. I said, I have to change my genetic expression. I gotta figure out how to get this stuff out of my body. I need to change my life because I'm a mom now and moms are warriors, you know? And so I needed to be here for the long haul. And so that's when it started. And that was like, I just needed to do things. You know,