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Laura is a Healthy Lifestyle Coach, A Clinical Ayurveda Specialist, a fitness professional, and breast cancer survivor. She combines her knowledge of western science, yoga and Ayurveda to bring you nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness practices that will inspire and support you in rebuilding your health, happiness, and reconnecting to your body after breast cancer treatment. You'll also hear stories of other women who have survived breast cancer, reengaged with their lives and pursued their passions. This podcast is your go to resource for getting back to life after breast cancer.

Laura is a Healthy Lifestyle Coach, A Clinical Ayurveda Specialist, a fitness professional, and breast cancer survivor. She combines her knowledge of western science, yoga and Ayurveda to bring you nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness practices that will inspire and support you in rebuilding your health, happiness, and reconnecting to your body after breast cancer treatment. You'll also hear stories of other women who have survived breast cancer, reengaged with their lives and pursued their passions. This podcast is your go to resource for getting back to life after breast cancer.
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Laura is a Healthy Lifestyle Coach, A Clinical Ayurveda Specialist, a fitness professional, and breast cancer survivor. She combines her knowledge of western science, yoga and Ayurveda to bring you nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness practices that will inspire and support you in rebuilding your health, happiness, and reconnecting to your body after breast cancer treatment. You'll also hear stories of other women who have survived breast cancer, reengaged with their lives and pursued their passions. This podcast is your go to resource for getting back to life after breast cancer.

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714.887.7935


Episodes

#27 PLEASE Unplug That Air Freshener

6/10/2018
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Do scented candles give you a headache, do car air fresheners leave you feeling nauseous? Do you feel clammy and lightheaded around the insecticide aisles at the hardware store? You may suffer from multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). A condition that is becoming more prevalent as the toxic burden on our bodies continues to grow. Learn about MCS and what you can do to clean up your environment, lessen the load on your body and still be able to enjoy fragrance in your home and on your body.

Duration:00:22:00

#26 Sunshine and Strolling

5/29/2018
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Everyone has heard of Vitamin D but do you know that vitamin D could support a cancer recurrence? In this episode, you'll hear about the benefits of vitamin D, how our bodies make it and how it can support a healthy lifestyle. You'll learn about how much is good for you and how much too much. The more we learn about this vitamin/hormone, the better it gets. Are you meeting the minimum requirements for activity in your life? Learn about how much activity is recommended to stay healthy,...

Duration:00:26:42

#25 Young Survivors

4/29/2018
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The average age of a breast cancer diagnosis is 55. However, every year, thousands of women under the age of 40 are diagnosed with and lose their lives to breast cancer, In this show, we talk with a young survivor and we learn about special challenges that young survivors face as well as specific resources that are available to them. Janelle Linares, a mentor with Women Guiding Women and a survivor diagnosed at 33 years old, talks with us about the special challenges that survivors face...

Duration:01:05:47

Cleanse and Restore

4/7/2018
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Spring is the perfect time to cleanse and restore your body and Ayurveda is a gentle and effective system for both of these practices. In this episode, you'll hear about the Ayurvedic practice of Rasayana, a rejuvenating, anti-aging branch of Ayurveda. Learn a simple and easy way to cleanse and restore the body, and discover three, easy to find herbs, that will restore your body and mind. You'll also hear about a new book that reveals shocking information about our food supply and the...

Duration:00:28:30

#23 Health Halos and Understanding Leaky Gut

3/18/2018
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Have you taken a close look at the foods you buy from the "Health Food" aisle in the grocery store? These foods may not be as good for you as you think. Learn about how marketers use health claims and healthy visuals and words to give packaged and processed foods the halo of being healthy when that's not always the case. This is a show you don't want to miss if you have had ongoing health issues since going through cancer treatment. Is it possible the skin conditions, inflammation,...

Duration:00:24:58

#22 Beautify Your "Breasts" with Pink Ribbon Plus

3/3/2018
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Betty Alterman, founder of Pink Ribbon Plus shares her insights on finding the perfect fitting mastectomy bra, understanding breast forms and how you can create the shape you want with comfort and confidence. Learn about the Lindi skin care line and how these products can protect and care for your skin during and after radiation treatments. Be one of the first 15 people to access Betty's special offer for this podcast and receive a free sample of Lindi skin care. In honor of National...

Duration:00:29:25

#21 Self Compassion - Loving Yourself to Support Your Health

2/27/2018
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Are you aware of how many natural foods and spices may support your body in fighting off cancer? There is a lot of information out there but how do these things work and how do you comfortably work them into your lifestyle. Learn about a spice that has been a significant part of health and healing in Ayurveda for centuries and in the past few years has gained many accolades for its healing and antioxidant properties in western clinical studies. Then listen in on how the way we talk about...

Duration:00:22:04

#20 Managing the Flu With Ayurveda

2/4/2018
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In honor of World Cancer Day, listen in for a few reminders on how to lessen your risk of cancer recurrence through easy to control lifestyle choices. Hear 3 tips for supporting your immune system and/or your recovery from the flu using the most natural Ayurveda lifestyle choices. Laura talks about herbal remedies that are easy to find and have been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years to reduce some of the uncomfortable symptoms of the flu, support your immune system and restore...

Duration:00:30:57

#19 A New Kind of Resolution

1/15/2018
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The new year can be the beginning of the healthy life that you have always wanted if you follow some simple steps and gain clarity about your desires then fuel them with intention. Don't cast aside the idea that new year resolutions are a waste of time until you listen to this episode and gain an understanding of how valuable setting clear goals that have emotion and meaning behind them can be for you.

Duration:00:23:32

#18 Gratitude and Your Health

11/23/2017
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Hear what some of the experts have to say about how expressing gratitude can improve your health, reduce inflammation, create a healthier social network and even improve your sleep. Gratitude and thankfulness are more than just words, they're a way of thinking and connecting with yourself and others that leads to a more fulfilling life. In this episode you'll also hear about a fantastic book that reveals research on 9 key elements that are common to cancer survivors who have experienced...

Duration:00:24:51

# 17 What is a Dosha?

11/4/2017
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Are you feeling, overheated, overweight, or lethargic? Do you struggle with digestive issues, constipation or chronic inflammation issues? Understanding the qualities behind these health issues and what contributes to them will help you understand how to correct them and create an internal environment for your body and your mind to heal and to thrive. Ayurveda is a life science that has been supporting good health for thousands of years. The ancient wisdom embodied by Ayurveda teaches us...

Duration:00:27:48

How NEAT and GRAS Impact Your Health

10/14/2017
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You could be feeling the impact of a sedentary lifestyle even with regular exercise. Now, more than ever it's important to find ways of staying active throughout the day because 30-60 minutes of exercise doesn't compensate for 8+ hours of sitting. Listen to this episode for simple ways to increase your non-exercise activity to help keep the pounds off and lower your risk of cancer recurrence. Then hear what the evidence has to say about common ingredients that are generally recognized as...

Duration:00:29:31

#15 MTHFR The Good and The Bad

9/30/2017
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If you're feeling fatigued, dealing with being overweight, or battling other health issues that don't seem to be improving, you might have a MTHFR mutation. MTHFR is becoming more widely talked about as the importance of its role in our body's process of methylation is being studied. Some studies show that more than 40% of the population could have a mutation Some studies show that more than 40% of the population could have a mutation of this gene which could result in some significant...

Duration:00:38:55

#13 Women Guiding Women

9/1/2017
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In this episode, I talk with Randal Snyder, who along with Susie Garrison, Co-manages the Women Guiding Women cancer support and education program at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. Randal tells us about programs that are open to all cancer survivors, and how programs from different areas and organizations come together to make support more accessible to survivors. We talk about the importance and the fun of supporting Women Guiding Women and we wrap up with information on what it means to...

Duration:00:19:43

A Love Affair With Sugar

8/19/2017
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We love our sugar and for good reason, our brain tells us that it makes us feel good, which is why it's so difficult to break up with this potentially harmful ingredient. In this episode, I talk about my own love affair with sugar how I got it out of my life and the science that tells us why, especially as cancer survivors, we should consider making sugar a distant relative rather than a long-term roommate in our homes and in our diets. This break up is not easy because we literally...

Duration:00:24:29

#11 How Am I Supposed to Know What to Eat??

8/5/2017
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While attending the IDEA World Nutrition and Behavior change summit two weeks ago, I was struck by how conflicting and confusing all of the information on nutrition must be for anyone for doesn't research and learn about this field on a regular basis. In this episode, I cut to the chase and talk about simple ways to figure out what's right for you, respect but, perhaps discard other people's opinions of what you should eat be eating, and throw out labeling yourself and your diet for...

Duration:00:36:32

#9 Survivor Interview with Gail Matthews

7/7/2017
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In honor of celebrating my 6th year of surviving breast cancer, I reached out to other survivors and asked them to share their unique stories to motivate and inspire other survivors. This interview is with 11-year Army veteran, and mother of four, Gail Matthews. When I first spoke with Gail I was touched by her sense of compassion and gentleness. When I heard her story, I was moved by her honesty, and I thought that hearing about how she dealt with fear and how she stood up for herself...

Duration:00:33:27

#8 5 Facts You Need to Know About Ketogenic Diets for Breast Cancer Recovery

6/24/2017
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In this episode, Laura talks about the history of the ketogenic diet and how it has been found to benefit an array of health issues including cancer. She points of 5 important ways that the ketogenic diet can benefit breast cancer survivors and then 5 easy ways to implement this diet into your life. If you want to learn about an additional, scientifically proven way to support your breast cancer recovery and to shed some extra body fat. You won't want to miss this episode.

Duration:00:44:56

#7 Weight Management After Breast Cancer Treatment

6/22/2017
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Laura shares her story with weight gain and the struggle to get back to a healthy weight after breast cancer treatment. She shares her trials, her frustrations, and her successes with trying different approaches to finding a nutrition plan that works. She also shares how to keep a positive attitude and find the tenacity to keep pressing forward with weight management goals. Finally, Laura introduces an approach that not only is effective but easy to follow and science has shown that it is...

Duration:00:42:11

#6 Take What You Need

6/22/2017
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Do you continually spend time, money and energy looking for external resources that will help you live a healthier life? What if you could spend a few minutes a day tuning into yourself to understand what your needs are, and what you need to do to fulfill those needs? In this episode, Laura talks about a simple practice that you can do daily that will move you along the road of understanding what you need and opening yourself to accepting the action you need to take for your health and...

Duration:00:20:00