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Health & Wellness Podcasts

Real health conversations with real people. Hosted by Health Together co-founders Deirdre Tomlinson and Nicolas Boillot, this podcast is for regular people who want to lead healthier lives and are interested in stories of illness and health. Our guests include patients, caregivers, medical professionals, and alternative healthcare providers covering a wide range of healing modalities and topics, and providing examples and guidance for people seeking healthier lives. Deirdre Tomlinson and Nicolas Boillot created Health Together and the Healing Together podcast because they are curious about the science and philosophy behind living better lives, and they want to bring more well-being into the world.

Real health conversations with real people. Hosted by Health Together co-founders Deirdre Tomlinson and Nicolas Boillot, this podcast is for regular people who want to lead healthier lives and are interested in stories of illness and health. Our guests include patients, caregivers, medical professionals, and alternative healthcare providers covering a wide range of healing modalities and topics, and providing examples and guidance for people seeking healthier lives. Deirdre Tomlinson and Nicolas Boillot created Health Together and the Healing Together podcast because they are curious about the science and philosophy behind living better lives, and they want to bring more well-being into the world.

Location:

United States

Description:

Real health conversations with real people. Hosted by Health Together co-founders Deirdre Tomlinson and Nicolas Boillot, this podcast is for regular people who want to lead healthier lives and are interested in stories of illness and health. Our guests include patients, caregivers, medical professionals, and alternative healthcare providers covering a wide range of healing modalities and topics, and providing examples and guidance for people seeking healthier lives. Deirdre Tomlinson and Nicolas Boillot created Health Together and the Healing Together podcast because they are curious about the science and philosophy behind living better lives, and they want to bring more well-being into the world.

Twitter:

@healthenly

Language:

English

Contact:

6174488085


Episodes

Emotionally Extra: Living With -- and Loving -- a Child with Borderline Personality Disorder

10/7/2021
Borderline Personality Disorder is stigmatized in our culture, so much so that MamaJay asked to be anonymous for this episode. In this moving conversation, we talk about how the difficulties of parenting a child with emotional dysregulation, when the regular moments of life can lead to explosive anger and lasting emotional extremes. Our conversation addresses the stigma around this condition, how friends can make you feel as if you’re doing something wrong, the experience of parenting both...

Duration:00:53:29

Breaking the Cycle of Illness and Despair

8/16/2021
Sandi Mauro is a Human Resources director, mother, wife, dog owner and also a patient who has struggled with multiple illnesses and injuries. Her health journey begins with a long decline over years of overworking, where she neglected her own well-being and started to rely on unhelpful fixes. We discuss how she "woke up" from her decline and some of the key actions she took to get back on feet and lead a healthier, more connected life. Our conversation reminded me to keep paying attention to...

Duration:00:24:05

A Cancer Nobody Likes to Talk About - Karen Cadenhead's Journey

5/15/2021
Karen Cadenhead was thrown into the world of cancer when she was diagnosed with anal cancer. We discuss the many challenges of cancer treatment, how to enlist help, how to build a community, ways to connect and reconnect to sources of happiness, how to take small steps, friends groups, handing the information flow for family and friends, and how to manage some of the hardest aspects of being on chemotherapy and many other drugs. Karen Cadenhead is an artist and sculptor who lives on a...

Duration:02:31:54

Haola! - Understanding "All Is Well" with Master Mingtong Gu

4/6/2021
Master Mingtong Gu leads The Chi Center in Galisteo, New Mexico, where he teaches Wisdom Healing Qi Gong. In this conversation we discuss the meaning of “Haola,” or “all is well.” We explore how it’s possible to recognize that all is well even when things don’t feel well at all; how the labels we apply to our world and ourselves can limit our perception, blinding us to the bigger context in which we function; how we can apply an “all is well” mentality to the trials of our daily lives; the...

Duration:00:24:50

From Gut Health to Grocery Store - Good Eating Made Easy

3/9/2021
This conversation with Sarah Grossman and Tamara Green of Living Kitchen Wellness covers the benefits of managing blood sugar through food, the way that our diets may change throughout our lives because of our ever-evolving bodies, the false decision of buying either expensive organics or buying no produce at all, and a tip that Sarah and Tamara call “the plate check.” Diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome as a kid, Tamara Green was in chronic pain for 9 years until she turned to food to...

Duration:00:49:01

Medical Cannabis - A Physician and a Policy Expert Explain the Landscape

2/8/2021
This conversation with Dr. David Hass and Carrie Armour preceded the first annual Medical Cannabis Research and Advocacy Alliance conference, to be held in March 2021 (virtually). Dave and Carrie are deeply involved in the world of medical cannabis but come to it from very different perspectives. Dave is a medical doctor who understands the science and has seen first-hand what medical cannabis can do for some patients. Carrie is an attorney who has devoted her professional life to working on...

Duration:00:38:32

Reframing Chronic Back Pain: A New Holistic Perspective on the Spine

1/27/2021
Lynne Paterson is an expert in nutrition, Yoga, and other energy healing modalities. She’s a holistic health coach and has trained as a professional chef and taught numerous people and organizations about better eating and lifestyle modification. Lynne passionately educates men and women to improve their health by expanding self-awareness, self-knowledge and self-care through her two businesses: her yoga and wellness business, Prakasa Yoga & Wellness, and health coaching, which she calls...

Duration:01:01:20

Under the Crush of Parental Stress - Finding Peace During Life's Toughest Challenges

12/8/2020
Kendra Wilde describes Wild Peace as "the practice of cultivating inner calm, strength, and positive growth in the midst of challenging times." Our conversation covers a range of ways in which parents can succumb to stress, particularly with children who have behavioral challenges. Kendra has spent over a decade researching ways to counteract the effects of chronic stress, and offers a vast array of resources and ideas that are science-based and easily incorporated into a busy life. Her...

Duration:00:52:32

Hormones, environmental toxins, PCOS, and more with integrative OB-GYN Felice Gersh, MD

11/19/2020
This conversation with integrative OB-GYN Dr. Felice L. Gersh, MD, of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, in California, covers an expansive definition of "women's health issues" from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to environmental toxins! We talk about how to be your own health detective, what to look for when finding an integrative or functional medicine practitioner, the history and prevalence of PCOS, and why Dr. Gersh thinks of PCOS as the “poster child” condition for the link...

Duration:01:03:27

Befriending the Doc - How to Create a Rewarding Reciprocal Relationship with your Doctor

10/19/2020
This episode features a doctor (Aaron Friedman) and a kidney transplant patient (Elizabeth Schumacher) who have developed their relationship ever since Elizabeth needed a kidney transplant as a young teenager. The evolution of their relationship over more than 35 years demonstrates how doctors and patients can experience bi-directional benefits as they get to know each other beyond the immediate healthcare situations. We discuss what it’s like to be a pediatric patient in an acute care...

Duration:00:50:54

The Lyme Disease Underworld: A Mother - Daughter Odyssey of Persistence

10/16/2020
Anna Penenberg's book, Dancing in the Narrows, chronicles her descent into the underworld of Lyme disease treatment and her multiyear struggle to save her daughter Dana’s life. We discuss how Anna and Dana first recognized the illness, how they realized that Dana’s doctors did not know how to help her, the difficulties of putting your life on hold to care for a loved one, the relationship dynamics between a chronically-ill dependent and her caregiver, how caregivers need to care for...

Duration:00:45:48

Winning against MS and Autoimmunity: Palmer Kippola's amazing journey from immobilization to freedom

10/5/2020
This conversation with Palmer Kippola, a functional health coach who underwent her own battle with a debilitating autoimmune condition -- multiple sclerosis -- but came out on top of it, with no active disease present in her body today. We talk about the question that sparked her journey of experimentation, trial and error, and ultimately of learning and healing. Palmer shares her perspective on how the medical system’s approach to autoimmune conditions is changing led by patients...

Duration:01:05:17

The Dignity of Risk: Turning Elder Care into Elder Life - A Conversation with Palliative Care Doctor Rachel Broudy

9/24/2020
This conversation with Dr. Rachel Broudy covers how caring for elders can be reciprocal, the illusionary notion of independence in our old age (and younger years too), the difference between health and well-being, the dignity of risk, single-payer health coverage, how to keep a meaningful life even when life changes, hospice care and preparing for aging. Dr. Broudy has spent her career in Geriatrics and currently is leading a research project at Ariadne Labs aimed at improving the delivery...

Duration:00:46:42

Sugar Mama Strong - Conquering Type 2 Diabetes with Mary Van Doorn

9/15/2020
This conversation with Mary Van Doorn covers her journey from her initial type 2 diabetes diagnosis to becoming a leader among type 2 diabetes patients, a fitness instructor, and an inspiration for thousands of diabetic women who find support in her social media and fitness groups. We discuss taking control of your care, overcoming obstacles, managing friends and family who aren’t ready for the change you want to make, and living a richer life with healthier habits. We also talk about...

Duration:00:48:36

Through the storm of chronic disease: Dr. Cynthia Li's journey through despair and discovery, to functional medicine

8/31/2020
This conversation with Dr. Cynthia Li covers her struggle and healing journey with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, an autoimmune thyroid condition, and its many offshoot effects on her health. We discuss her search for healing and normalcy over a decade-long illness, which led her from acupuncture to qi gong and exploration of all aspects of her life, including her most important relationships. We talk about what happens in the body during Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, how we can actually influence gene...

Duration:01:06:22

Every Day at Risk: A conversation with Cindy Tenner, Long Term Cancer Survivor Living with Heart Failure

8/20/2020
Cindy Tenner was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma at age 19, and later in life battled cancer which came as a result of her earlier treatments. She continues to manage chronic health issues today as a Diastolic Heart Failure patient, even as she pursues a rich life as a professional, wife, mother and grandmother. Our conversation explores her journey, what it’s like to live in a pandemic given very high vulnerability and how she keeps herself as safe as possible from COVID-19. We address...

Duration:00:46:38

Befriending Death for a Better Life: A Conversation with Dr. BJ Miller

8/10/2020
This conversation with BJ Miller covers his ideas on de-pathologizing death, the difference between necessary and unnecessary suffering, our neurotic relationship to experiencing pain and how best to be present for others when they are suffering. We address the distinction between curing and healing and discuss how caregiving, at its best, is a reciprocal relationship. BJ’s perspective on end of life is important because our culture puts so much emphasis on avoiding something that we can’t...

Duration:00:47:48

The Poopcast! Ayurveda and Gut Health

7/26/2020
This conversation with Ayurvedic Doctor Chelynn Tetreault focuses on gut health, specifically looking at what bowel movements can tell you about how our bodies are doing and whether we should make dietary changes or seek help. We get into frequency, consistency, odor, the effect of certain diets and stress, and more (with some unpreventable laughter). Chelynn is a NAMA certified Ayurvedic Doctor, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, and Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist. She Specializes...

Duration:00:23:52

Reversing Disease with Functional Medicine - How Dr. Kat Toups' Incredible Story Changed Her Life and Work

7/13/2020
Overview: Dr. Kat Toups, a functional medicine psychiatrist at Bay Area Wellness, was just 50 years old when she found herself struggling with full-fledged dementia symptoms. Through functional medicine, she was able to reverse her disease and return to work as a doctor and researcher. In this conversation, we discuss what functional medicine and functional medicine psychiatry are, how food itself can be medicine, the good and bad sides of inflammation, new research on COVID-19 and, of...

Duration:00:55:51

Mantle Cell Lymphoma: An Unusually Young Patient Forges Ahead

6/29/2020
This conversation with Margi Hofer covers a range of experiences as she worked through the diagnosis and then treatment for Mantle Cell Lymphoma, an incurable cancer. Margi’s age and gender make her an unlikely victim of this disease, and she discusses how that affected her, how her support network came to her aid, her reactions to the current pandemic, and her advice for people going through similar challenges. A long-time museum curator specializing in decorative arts, Margi is currently...

Duration:00:39:13