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How do you look? (Beauty)

Lauren lost her left eye and hand in a tragic accident, but she didn’t lose herself. Hear her story of loss, recovery and realizing the true meaning of beauty. In this bonus episode with fashion blogger and bestselling author Lauren Scruggs Kennedy, we hear her journey from a promising career in New York’s fashion industry to recovering from a disfiguring accident and discovering more about herself in the process.


Who Do You Think You Are? (Sense of Self)

Do you know who you are, or just who others think you are? How getting to know yourself better can make you more resilient to all of life’s challenges. Meet a Zen Buddhist scholar who turned to meditation when his sense of self was threatened by disease, a yogi whose practice has brought her deeper into a connection with herself, and a man with cystic fibrosis who says illness doesn’t need to define who you are. Powered by Saje Natural Wellness


Down to Earth (Nature)

Nature: are you getting any? How the plant world can help heal those hard-to-reach, emotional places. Meet a US military veteran who healed his PTSD with nature therapy, an environmental expert on how being outside can have profound benefits on our health and wellness, and an author on rethinking our relationship with the wild. Powered by Saje Natural Wellness


When to Let It Go (Stress)

Are you holding on to past stress? How the effects of stress and trauma on the mind and body may be more than meets the eye. Meet an artist who broke her back and supported her healing with sound, a doctor who studies how stress affects the next generation, and an expert in forest bathing who describes the healing benefits of being surrounded by nature. Powered by Saje Natural Wellness


A Life Well Lived (Purpose)

What are you here to do? How finding out why you are here is the best gift you can give yourself -- and the world. Meet a psychologist whose journey through addiction led him to help others in need, a man who is healing his community through urban farming, and a woman who’s learned a few things about living with purpose from a beehive. Click here for show notes. Powered by Saje Natural Wellness


How You Eat Is Who You Are (Food)

What has your food done for you lately? Why your relationship with food and your gut matters to your health in ways we’re just beginning to understand. Meet a life coach who reveals her ‘secret’ eating disorder, and author whose panic attacks helped him overcome obesity, a scientist who researches how rewiring your gut can change your brain, and a dietitian who’s on a mission to make healthy eating an integrated part of your life. For show notes, click here. Powered by Saje Natural...


Trust Your Instincts (Doctors)

Have you put your doctor on a pedestal? Why your health could depend on recognizing that doctors are people, too. We hear from a cancer doctor who learned the power of empathy after her own cancer diagnosis, a patient advocate, and a couple whose daughter’s near-fatal illness was “missed” by several experts. For show notes, click here. Powered by Saje Natural Wellness


Season Two Preview

For season two, we asked ourselves: how can we move beyond illness, and closer to wellness? To answer this, we went back to the basics of what ‘integrative health’ really means. In the next six episodes, we unpack the idea that your overall health has a lot to do with the health of certain key relationships in your life. For example, how well do you get along with your doctor? What’s your attitude towards the food you eat? How do you feel about the environment where you spend most of your...


What to Expect (Childbirth)

How Fiona, Saje Wellness Educator and Well Now Producer, chose to navigate her care options within a system that treats pregnancy, birth and parenthood as a medical concern first, and a life event second. For show notes, click here. Powered by Saje Natural Wellness


Are you on The Pill? (Antibiotics)

What's worse than UTIs? The negative side effects of antibiotics that aren't treating the root cause of the infection. Hear how one woman changed her approach to her health after learning about the role our hormones play, and the perspective of a sex health nurse. For show notes, click here. Powered by Saje Natural Wellness


It Takes a Village (Cancer)

What has to come together to support true, lasting recovery from a cancer diagnosis? One woman shares what she has learned through conventional and alternative approaches. For show notes, click here. Powered by Saje Natural Wellness


What Are You Tired Of? (Chronic Fatigue)

How psychological is chronic fatigue and why are women more likely to be diagnosed with it? An MD and a patient weigh in on what it feels like, and who is getting treatment for it. For show notes, click here. Powered by Saje Natural Wellness


The Age of Happiness (Anxiety)

We are overworked, overstimulated, overexerted, and yet still think we’re underperforming. We hear a woman’s life-long experience with anxiety, and from an Integrative MD and a Researcher on remedies, treatments and acceptance. The conversation explores ideas like the balance of 'lightness' and 'darkness' in our lives; the experiencing of becoming dependent on anti-anxiety medication; how the pathway to healing can be found by understanding our own view of the world around us. For show...


I Feel It In My Bones (Chronic Pain & Inflammation)

A revealing story about one woman’s lifetime of pain, and new advancements in the treatment options for chronic inflammation. A journalist and a stem cell researcher talk about the causes and outcomes of chronic inflammation. Listen to one woman’s story of child abuse and how it may have led to a lifetime of rheumatoid arthritis, which sheds light on the mind-body connection. For show notes, click here. Powered by Saje Natural Wellness


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Well Now is a podcast featuring conversations with doctors, wellness experts, and healers of all kinds, that help you find your way from basic health to empowered personal wellness. Fuelled by a desire to help us all achieve health and wellness, Well Now is never prescriptive and always empathetic. On each episode, we open a dialogue about what it means to be well, and how that meaning is different for each one of us. Health and wellness practitioners of all kinds weigh in with their...