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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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United States

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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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English

Contact:

714.887.7935


Episodes

#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


#5- 2 Habits You Must Break to Create A Healthier Lifestyle

6/22/2017
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Healthy habits at their most basic foundation include making good choices with nutrition and exercise, but that's just the beginning. A healthy lifestyle encompasses that and your relationships, your thinking, how and when you eat, when and what type of exercise you do, and how you think of and treat yourself through thoughts and actions. In this week's episode, we look at two habits that are common to just about everyone and how they create a downward spiral of making unhealthy choices....

Duration: 00:28:14


#4 Joy in Food, Movement, and Life

6/22/2017
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In this episode, we talk about choosing joy in life on a daily basis by increasing our awareness of what we eat and how we eat and how we eat it. Looking at how food and exercise make us happy and examining our own worth and how we value the things that are important to our soul like practicing gratitude, treating ourselves well and pursuing our dreams. Sometimes we have to take an honest look at what we say brings us joy to find that it really brings us more pain. Grab your green beer on...

Duration: 00:22:08


#3 Interview with Erin Sommerville, Mind, Body Oncology Coach

6/22/2017
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Erin Sommerville has been a Mind, Body Oncology Coach for over 25 years. She has traveled the world with Simonton Cancer Center, training others in using their mind and emotions to support their healing and recovery from cancer. In this episode Erin shares some of her invaluable insights on steps that you can take to create more joy in your life and to heal and maintain your health at a cellular level. You don't In this episode Erin shares some of her invaluable insights on steps that you...

Duration: 00:21:33


#2 Train Your Brain to Think Healthier Thoughts

6/22/2017
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Training your brain to catch yourself when you're thinking in ways that create anxiety rather than health is the first step in having a positive and healthy mindset, and a positive mindset is part of a healthy lifestyle as well as a tool in reducing your risk of breast cancer recurrence. However, that's easier said than done. In this episode, Laura teaches you a simple trick to train your brain to be aware of when your thoughts are going in the wrong direction and how to bring them back...

Duration: 00:20:26


#1 Let Your Lifestyle be Your Medicine

6/19/2017
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In this introductory episode, you'll hear about Laura's journey with Breast Cancer and how it brought a different direction to her goals as a personal trainer, Clinical Ayurveda Specialist, and Yoga teacher. She shares how her experience on how recovering from breast cancer treatments landed her back in college earning a degree in healthy lifestyle coaching so that she could put all of her training to use in supporting other breast cancer survivors in getting back to life after breast...

Duration: 00:21:36