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Taking Care of Yourself

9/9/2019
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"We know if we're taking care of ourselves we are healthier, happier people. And we know if we're caring for ourselves we're much more able to care for others, and that tends to be an important thing for the majority of us humans. We've also seen that better self-care--paying attention to your health and wellbeing--results in less illness, better immunity, more positive thinking, better self-esteem. There's all sorts of data emerging."

Duration:00:12:05

Using Integrative Healthcare with Children

8/22/2019
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Often, when people think about integrative healthcare, they may not think about children. But integrative practices can be beneficial for kids as well as adults. When children learn certain techniques, such as mindfulness, we know that it helps them with emotional regulation and cognitive focus.

Duration:00:13:15

A Deeper Look at Health Coaching

8/8/2019
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"I think that women right now are just being called to a new level of personal empowerment--just based on what's happening culturally in our society here in America. And at the same time it comes with a lot of responsibility--we can have more satisfying, high-level, and time consuming careers, still raise and care for our families, and be more independent than ever."

Duration:00:12:24

Dance Movement Therapy

7/25/2019
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"We're always dancing. Dance isn't just the kind of rhythmic, big movement stuff that most people might imagine. We're always moving, so that's kind of the meaning of dance."

Duration:00:13:28

What is Botanical Medicine?

7/11/2019
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"There's a very good chance that you've actually tried some type of botanical therapy and didn't even know it. A really common example of this is if you've ever had an upset stomach and you've taken ginger ale. Ginger is a well-known botanical that helps settle the stomach--it can really help relieve nausea, and that's why so many people will consume ginger ale if they've got some stomach upset."

Duration:00:19:01

Eating Sustainably

6/27/2019
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"How we eat is directly correlated to the health of the environment, and vice-versa, how we take care of the environment is directly correlated to our own personal health," says Jenny Breen, a professional chef who is an expert in culinary nutrition and a faculty member at the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing.

Duration:00:18:14

Exploring Yoga

5/17/2019
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"What the research or the literature suggests is that physical activity in general--so moving your body whether it's yoga or otherwise--is both supported in terms of efficacy trials and effectiveness trials at moderating depressive or anxiety symptoms."

Duration:00:14:34

Integrative Mental Health

4/12/2019
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We used to think the brain was a static organ after we reached maturity, but now we're starting to see it has a lifelong dynamic ability to change in response to its environment. Neuroplasticity is the term used to explain the brain’s ability to change. This could be anywhere from small cellular changes to complete remapping, and it usually happens in response to new learning, experience, or injury. This new understanding underlines the importance of paying attention to our brain health and...

Duration:00:15:38

What are Nature Based Therapeutics?

3/21/2019
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Nature-Based Therapeutics focuses on the healing power of nature through interactions with plants, animals and natural landscapes. Through research and courses, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Bakken Center are working together to advance this emerging field. Dr. Jean Larson is our expert this episode exploring the intersection between wellbeing and environment.

Duration:00:19:37

Building Personal Relationships

2/25/2019
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Valentine’s day is a wonderful time of the year, filled with sweets, candles, and heart throb rom coms. Most people will celebrate it with their romantic partner, but many also send flowers to their family and chocolates to their friends. At the core of Valentine’s Day we are celebrating our relationships with those in our lives. And those relationships are not static. Join us for today’s discussion: building personal relationships.

Duration:00:18:18

Low Back Pain

2/11/2019
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In this episode, we sit down with Bakken Center Integrative Health Faculty Research Fellow Brent Leininger to discuss the details of low back pain, and an emerging new study on the topic.

Duration:00:08:20

Making Life Changes

1/18/2019
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January is the start of the new year and with it are many people's resolutions to make a life change. Something they have been meaning to do year after year but never seem to get around to. This episode we are sitting down with Theresa Nutt to talk about how we can set our goals better and achieve our resolutions.

Duration:00:15:01

A Take Five Holiday Special

12/17/2018
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With the days growing shorter and the weather getting colder, gathering around the fireplace with loved ones can bring a great feeling of togetherness. There's something about being in the company of other and sitting around a fire that brings a tacit sense of comfort and security. Grab a mug and join us for a Take Five for Your Health & Wellbeing holiday special.

Duration:00:10:44

Stress Mastery

12/5/2018
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With the end of the year on the horizon, stress seems to be looming over everyone's heads. I sit down with Dr. Doug Kennedy to discuss the topic of stress and how we can mitigate it.

Duration:00:22:06

Happy, Healthy Eating Habits

11/19/2018
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Overeating can seem to be an inevitable problem to many with winter holidays on the horizon, Thanksgiving being one of the biggest culprits among them. Carolyn Denton joins us to talk about happy, healthy eating habits with her expertise as a nutritionist.

Duration:00:13:31

Integrative Therapies and Practices: Reiki

11/7/2018
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"I think that we're living in times that are fraught with stress. I think most people experience daily stress and the notion that you can utilize Reiki on a daily basis on yourself for 15 minutes 30 minutes and that you can restore some of your energy and that you can experience reduce stress I think is a preventative measure."

Duration:00:20:32

Necessity of Equity

10/29/2018
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"[...] If we look at schools, everyone's making sure everybody has a desk, a textbook, pencils, right? Equity, however, is giving people what they need to reach the same outcome as everyone else, and that's different than equality"

Duration:00:13:56

Integrative Therapies and Practices: Aromatherapy

10/22/2018
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People commonly think that "aromatherapy" refers to anything that smells good, like scented candles, potpourri, and perfumes. We use the term "aromatherapy" to refer to the therapeutic application of plant essential oils (usually diluted in some type of solution) by qualified aromatherapists or other individuals.

Duration:00:17:38

What is Integrative Nursing?

10/16/2018
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"Surgery removes the bullet out of the limb, which is an obstruction to cure, but nature heals the wound. So it is with medicine; the function of an organ becomes obstructed; medicine so far as we know, assists nature to remove the obstruction, but does nothing more. And what nursing has to do in either case, is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him." - Florence Nightingale, Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not

Duration:00:11:31

Integrative Therapies and Practices Overview

10/11/2018
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There are so many integrative healing practices that exist in the world, and while we will explore them individually more in-depth in later episodes, I wanted to first speak with Dr. Teri Verner about the field as a whole.

Duration:00:15:53