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Articulate, passionate and humorous, Dr. Holly Lucille breaks down the myths and misconceptions about health and health related topics.


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Articulate, passionate and humorous, Dr. Holly Lucille breaks down the myths and misconceptions about health and health related topics.






Biofarming Technology and the Future of Healthcare For Living Well

Dr. Cornblatt’s background in medicine and nutraceutical development has shaped his perspectives on modern medicine and the US’s approach to healthcare as a whole. While in medical school at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Cornblatt began identifying overlapping factors in cancer cases in his region that seemed to be overlooked, including physical environment, diet, and lifestyle. This sparked his commitment to asking the questions that healthcare professionals should ask their patients. This has led him to his current role as the Chief Medical Officer for BioHarvest Sciences and co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of International Nutrition Associates (INA). BioHarvest Sciences is the first and only fully validated industrial-scale plant cell technology platform for the production of plant metabolites. He joins us to talk about the challenge of sourcing raw, organic ingredients, why the first question you get asked when you take your pet to the vet is "What do they eat?" but why human doctors don't ask that, and more about the science and ethics behind BioHarvest Sciences.


#BingingSober: A Blueprint For Living Well

I don't know about you, but my social media has been FILLED with programs and products promoting sobriety from drinking. Fresh off of Dry January, sobriety and the sober curious movement have been in the mainstream for months now, encouraging people to abstain from, or at least re-evaluate their relationships with alcohol. That idea is at the heart of our guest's mission. #BingingSober was started by Colleen Ryan-Hensley, a 10-year Navy Veteran. advocate for mental health and expert in mental toughness. Colleen struggled with depression since she was a teenager and instead of expressing her feelings and getting help, she was taught to "rub some dirt on it and get back in the game". To cope with depression, she started drinking and going on long runs to escape the things that hurt. When she joined the Navy, she brought this mental and physical toughness with her. Sure, it was the perfect combo for being a great sailor, but not so great for relationships, health and overall well-being. It wasn't until well after her Navy days that she started focusing more on the feelings she kept bottled up and peeling away the decades of toughness she had built up around her. Today, Colleen shows others how to avoid making these costly decisions and live a balanced life where escape and reality can live in harmony.


All Things IGF-1

Joining us today is a pioneer in Integrative Medicine, Medical Director at Sierra Integrative Medical Center and Nutronics Labs, Dr. Bruce Fong. He’s here to talk about all things IGF-1, a hormone that manages the effects of growth hormone (GH) in your body. Together, IGF-1 and GH promote the normal growth of bones and tissues. But what does it DO for us, and how can we get it back? Dr. Fong has been at the forefront of alternative therapies for immune-related diseases, including special treatment plans which combine the best options from a broad array of homeopathic, integrative, Chinese, Osteopathic, and traditional medicine. As Medical Director at Sierra Integrative Medical Center and Nutronics Labs, Dr. Fong is focused on solving root causes, not treating symptoms or masking issues with compounded prescriptions.


Remission Nutrition: How Diet and Lifestyle Can Help Prevent, Complement, or Manage Your Cancer

In this episode, we're talking more about oncology nutrition, so if you missed November's episode with Jess Higgins Kelley, make sure to check that out! Curious how diet and lifestyle can help prevent, complement, or manage your cancer process? You’ve come to the right place. Dietary therapies have been used in medicine for over 5,000 years and should be a centerpiece in your care plan today. Nutrition and lifestyle modifications have been shown to impact all ten hallmarks of cancer. From decreasing the spread (metastasis) of cancer cells to promoting cancer cell death (apoptosis) to inhibiting growth factors - believe it or not, metabolic nutrition and lifestyle change can be cancer’s fiercest enemy. Everyone has a unique genetic make-up and biological history, so the key is discovering YOUR personalized nutrition needs. Remission Nutrition uses various assessments including nutrigenomics and micronutrient testing, and experts in metabolic nutrition help you discover and integrate the most potent nutrients and therapeutic diet to match your bio-individual process. From getting you started with the basics of eating a healthy diet to the Nutrient Dense Ketogenic Diet (NDKD), therapeutic fasting, modified texture diets, tube feeding, digestive rehabilitation (GAPS, Low FODMAP), autoimmune focused dietary strategies (AIP), all plans are customized to the client. No change is too small, and compassionate consultants meet you where you are at, supporting and educating you along the way.​ Jen Nolan, MS, BS, ONC is the Owner & Lead Oncology Nutrition Consultant of Remission Nutrition. She offers oncology nutrition consults and nutrition genome analysis to the clients of Remission Nutrition. With nearly two decades of experience and education in the Holistic and Clinical Nutrition field, Jen is a wealth of knowledge that she brings to inspire and connect with her clients.


The Metabolic Approach to Cancer: Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet, and Nontoxic ...

When Dr. Holly was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she was pretty underwhelmed with her care. Cancer is a complex disease, and she thought there was more she could do to help her body than just take pills. It was then she remembered the work fof today's guest (who has been on the podcast before!) and called her up. Jess Higgins Kelley MNT, ONC is a Master Nutrition Therapist, Oncology Nutrition Consultant, teacher, writer, and nutrition education program developer. An Oncology Nutrition Consultant for over a decade, Jess has extensive experience working with cancer and chronic illness clients from around the globe. She is also the co-author of two books, The Metabolic Approach to Cancer: Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet, and Nontoxic Bio-Individualized Therapies, and Bioregulatory Medicine: An Innovative Holistic Approach to Self-Healing. Jess is the Founder and Director of the Oncology Nutrition Institute which provides online certification programs for professionals and education for the public in therapeutic metabolic nutrition. An avid researcher and student, Jess has completed certifications in Environmental Medicine through the University of Arizona Medical School, Nutrigenomics through Nutrition Genome, Endocrinology and Blood Chemistry Analysis through Apex Energetics, Scientific Phytotherapy through alchemlife, and Methylation and Clinical Nutrigenomics through Bastyr University. Jess was an instructor at the Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver, Colorado from 2011-2017, and believes strongly in empowerment through education. The Oncology Nutrition Institute believes that holistic, therapeutic, metabolic nutrition should be part of the standard of care. The world needs more qualified practitioners to help support clients/patients improve quality and quantity of life using dietary therapies, nutrition interventions, and lifestyle modifications. This continuing education certification program will not only enhance your practice, it also encourages students to focus on their own health. Reducing future cancer risk starts with what we eat today. Jess’s Cancer book: http://bit.ly/MetabolicApproach Jess’s BioMed book: https://amzn.to/2Gv8xcY


Finding Self-Confidence the Easy Way

As a hospital nurse and a one-time celebrated concert violinist in the insanely competitive world of symphony orchestras, Alexandra Dotcheva is no stranger to self-doubt and low self-confidence. Beginning from the time she was a young girl, she was driven to become such a skilled violinist as to eventually win a coveted chair with a world-renowned symphony orchestra. Alexandra knows that poorly defined priorities can get in the way of anybody’s self-confidence and impact decision-making for years or even decades. Her new book is a practical guide to overcoming those feelings and optimizing readers’ self-worth. It Really Is Simple: A Holistic Approach to Self-Confidence will show you ways to put your life in order by learning about the five essential aspects or pillars of life, to which you may not have given the needed attention.


Stop Wasting Your Energy on Diets & Finally Find Peace in Your Relationship with Food

If you could wave a magic wand right now and have your relationship with food and your body be exactly how you want it to be, what would that look like? What would that feel like? What would you notice in your surroundings? When we go into that subject matter, we're asking people to envision something for themselves and connect to their values. This is the mission behind a brand new intuitive eating app. Bentley Adams is a mission-oriented, three-time health entrepreneur. His latest venture is the wellness & nutrition app Way. Bentley joins Dr. Holly today to talk about Way, shame, reevaluating your relationship with the way you eat, and finding peace with food.


A New Mental Health Crisis Phone Number: 988

Everyone knows what number to call if an emergency is happening: 911. But we've seen in the news, that calling 911 for a mental health emergency isn't always the best idea. So where do you turn in that scenario? Well, the new answer is 988. Phone companies will be required to transition the current mental health emergency hotline (1-800-273-TALK) to be accessible via 988. Through this number, Americans experiencing a mental health crisis will have access to the help they need. To tell us more about the need for an accessible mental health line is Dr. Margie Balfour. She is a psychiatrist and national leader in quality improvement and behavioral health crisis care. Dr. Balfour the is Chief of Quality and Clinical Innovation at Connections Health Solutions And an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona. Dr. Balfour is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and serves on the Quality-of-Care Council.


Science and Spirituality: Healing From Significant Trauma and Opening Our Hearts

Today’s guest, calls herself a "heart alchemist." An “alchemist” is someone who can take one substance and transform it into another. And her life has been a long process of learning how to change “lead” (anger, sorrow, pain, rage) into “gold” (love, forgiveness, light-heartedness, joy). Christina Lopes, DPT, MPH, is a trained clinician, life coach, spiritual teacher, and entrepreneur. She reaches hundreds of thousands weekly through her popular YouTube channel and helps clients achieve life-changing breakthroughs, through her online programs and spiritual retreats. She chats with Dr. Holly all the way from Portugal to talk about healing from trauma, connecting with nature, and combining science and spirituality in this episode.


Sketch By Sketch: A Creative Path to Emotional Healing and Transformation

Think you're not an artist? Our guest's book Sketch by Sketch will help you change your mind. Sketch by Sketch will help anyone create a daily sketching practice that shifts them from negative thinking and spiraling emotions into the realm of possibility. Using art to connect the left brain and right brain, we can unlock our basic human need to create, express, and feel—regardless of whether we think of ourselves as artistic. Sheila Darcey says there is no need for training in the arts or for any artistic ‘talent.’ We are all creators. Learn how a daily drawing practice can help you identify sources of anxiety and move beyond them, become more mindful of negative thoughts, deconstruct limiting patterns and beliefs, and tap into deeper reserves of compassion for yourself and others. Sheila Darcey has 20+ years of experience as a facilitator and consultant in the technology and digital agency space. Her work with Fortune 500 companies informs her understanding of what drives transformative growth in individuals and teams. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Memphis and certification in Social Emotional Arts (SEA) from UCLA. The SEA certificate empowers educators, community arts professionals, mental health practitioners, and anyone interested in maximizing the social-emotional benefits of arts experiences, and minimizing self-judgment and anxiety that can impede learning and growth.


DIRTY GIRL: Ditch the Toxins, Look Great, and Feel Freaking Amazing!

Let’s face it—at one time or another, we’re all a little dirty. In fact, given the prevalence of chronic conditions around the world, we’re all probably a lot dirtier than we’re willing to admit. Issues like joint pain, fatigue, hair loss, eczema, and plain old smelly gas plague billions of people. Sure, we blame it on our age, we blame it on our upbringing, we even blame it on our parents. But the truth is that countless chronic illnesses develop and persist because of the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the environment around us every single day. Toxins are everywhere and washing your hands for 20 seconds or more is only going to solve part of the problem. Dr. Wendie Trubow’s been down this road herself and shares her own experiences with us today. Listen as she shares examples of toxins that people consume unknowingly every day, her own detoxification journey and advice for anyone beginning on that path, and the most important tips from her book "DIRTY GIRL: Ditch the Toxins, Look Great, and Feel Freaking Amazing!" Dr. Trubow has a special offer for Mindful Medicine listeners! Head to fivejourneys.com/promo for a FREE companion guide to her book.


Using Infrared Light to Alleviate Pain

There are so many companies and doctors claiming they can help ease your pain. But what options have the least harmful side effects? Light therapy is a great passive, non-invasive option to try out. And Bright Health Therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free, way to relieve this pain at home – all with infrared light therapy. It is a class 2 medical device that helps alleviate chronic pain and enhances recovery from injury or exercise. The device delivers the ideal wavelength of infrared light via the highest quality medical-grade LED lamps. Unlike a heating pad, it works below the skin’s surface to stimulate cells, oxygenate, and increase circulation. Simply rest feet on the unit for 20 minutes (up to three times daily). Most people begin to feel relief from their symptoms right away but others may require a few sessions of regular use. Note: Bright Health Therapy is strictly for pain relief and not a cure for chronic issues like neuropathy or arthritis. Brendan McEvoy is joining us today to tell us more about the benefits of light therapy, he is the Director of Product Management for Compass Health Brands, a market and brand leader of consumer medical products which owns Bright Health Therapy. Interested in trying out light therapy for yourself?! Use promo code DRHOLLY25 for 25% off any Bright Health Therapy items at --https://brighthealththerapy.com/


Shield Your Body: Protect Yourself from Wireless Radiation

5G is being touted as the next frontier in technology. But what does that even mean?! We're diving into 5G, EMF, and all of the active and passive ways this radiation is permeating your body with R Blank. R Blank is the CEO of Shield Your Body, which creates products that make it easy and affordable for people to reduce their exposure to wireless radiation from devices like cell phones and laptops.


Fear Traps: Escape the Triggers that Keep You Stuck

Are you afraid of loneliness or failure, confrontation, or facing the unknown? Psychologist Dr. Nancy Stella draws on decades of experience in clinical practice in her new book, “Fear Traps: Escape the Triggers that Keep You Stuck” — which presents her concept of the Courageous Brain Process, a six-step, science-based treatment plan to help people overcome fear. Dr. Nancy Stella has been a leading clinical psychologist in the Cincinnati area for over 20 years. As former president and owner, Dr. Stella expanded BridgePointe Psychological and Counseling Center into one of Ohio’s largest private, multi-specialty mental health practices with over 75 providers. After a shattering divorce, Dr. Stella found traditional therapeutic approaches wanting, so she developed the Courageous Brain Process (CBP) — an innovative, science-based method of therapy. Rooted in the most up-to-date neuroscience, it bypassed the shortcomings of traditional talk therapy to repattern the way our brains process fear.


Biohacking Your Brain & COVID Long Haulers

Kristen Willeumier, Ph.D., is a renowned neuroscientist with extensive research expertise in brain function, injury, and disorders. Dr. Willeumier holds a BA degree in psychology from Boston College, and MS degrees in physiological science and neurobiology, and a Ph.D. degree in neurobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the founder of Willeumier Enterprises, LLC, a boutique consulting firm that provides an array of services including writing grants and manuscripts, designing research studies, and creating neuroscience-based brain health curricula. In this encore episode from March 2021, Dr. Willeumier talks about losing her parents, her neurological research in football players & collision-based sports, what happens to people who have had COVID after they recover, what it means to hack your brain, and a bit about her new book BioHack Your Brain: How to Boost Cognitive Health, Performance & Power.


Nutrigenomics 101

There are new fad diets every few months, but they don't work for every different body type. What if you could create a diet based on your own unique DNA? That is the basis of nutrigenomics, which is the study of the effects of food and food constituents on gene expression, and how genetic variations affect the nutritional environment. Yael Joffe Ph.D. is an expert in the field of nutrigenomics. she started as a dietitian and then went on to obtain her Ph.D. in Nutrigenomics from the University of Cape Town, exploring the genetics of obesity. She also founded an education company teaching nutrigenomics to clinicians around the world, and a series of genetic tests. Dr. Joffe was a part of the team that created the first nutrigenomic genetic test in 2000 as well. Listen as she tells us what types of health insights can our genes actually tell us, what the science behind DNA-based dieting says, and what questions you should be asking before purchasing a nutrigenetic test.

Out of My Mind: (Not Quite a Memoir): A Conversation With Alan Arkin

Our guest today is none other than the esteemed and beloved actor Alan Arkin! In addition to being an accomplished actor on stage and screen, Alan is an author, with his latest book being his ninth published work. In this witty and moving book Out of My Mind: (Not Quite a Memoir) Alan speaks openly about the existential crisis which brought him from analysis to the serious study of Eastern philosophy and several teachers who helped him revise his views on almost everything. In this episode from October 2020, Alan and Dr. Holly dive into his book and talk about seeking purpose, finding peace in the current moment, his relationship with tennis, and the role of healers.


Sugar Addiction and Detox: Its Not Just Drugs & Alcohol

After getting sober 36 years ago from drugs and alcohol, Michael Collins wanted to get healthy as well. So he got off flour, caffeine, and sugar as well. Michael Collins is the founder of SugarAddiction.com and Quit Sugar Summit, as well as the past Chairman of the Board and current Board Member of Addiction Institute, has been completely sugar-free for over 30 years and has worked closely with others to help them regain lives ravaged by this addictive product. In this episode, we talk all about sugar as a gateway drug, withdrawal, the myth of the "keto flu" and how to tackle social situations without sugar on your side.


Coping with Cancer: DBT Skills to Manage Your Emotions and Balance Uncertainty with Hope

If you're a regular listener, you know Dr. Holly was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. 1 in 8 women will at some point in their life. So today we are talking about coping skills and pathways to healing with Elizabeth Cohn Stuntz. She is a psychotherapist in private practice in Mamaroneck, New York, as well as a cancer survivor and Zen student. We'll hear about the ups and downs of treatment and recovery, dealing with uncertainty and anxiety and all of the emotions a cancer diagnosis brings up, and just exactly what dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is. And while the book addresses cancer directly, the tools outlined within the book can provide guidance in dealing with many other unexpected, challenging situations, including coping with the stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Breaking The Stigma Around Depression & Anxiety

After suffering from panic attacks, and battling anxiety & depression, Matana Jacobs decided it was time to help others. Her Hope to Recharge Podcast brings hope and community to those who are personally struggling with depression and anxiety or have a loved one who is struggling with depression and anxiety. Each week the show hears from those who have personal experience dealing with mental health issues as well as experts in the mental health world; from therapists and doctors to healers. She joins us to share her own story, finding the right psychiatrist, medicine, and meditation. Matana Poupko Jacobs has conquered the business world all over the globe. After working for some of Hong Kong’s most successful entrepreneurs, Israel’s leading IT provider, and becoming Vice President of Target Promos Online in the U.S., Matana decided to do something more with her life. Matana wanted to channel her business capabilities into a socially responsible venture that would give back.