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51 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
Dr. Stephanie Mines: The TARA Approach to Healing Shock & Trauma
Dr. Stephanie Mines is a neuropsychologist whose unique understanding comes from her academic research as well as her extensive work in the field. Her stories of personal transformation have led many listeners to become deeply committed to the healing journey. Dr. Mines understands shock from every conceivable perspective. She has investigated it as a survivor, a professional, a healthcare provider, and as a trainer for staffs of institutions and agencies.Her blend of Western and Eastern modalities offers the best of both paradigms. She is devoted to ending the lineage of shock and trauma for individuals and the world. Dr. Mines is the Program Director of the DOM Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing alternative health options for a broad spectrum of populations. As Director, she is responsible for disseminating information to communities in need, especially people suffering from illness that results from shock and trauma, survivors of domestic violence, families and children, and people living with neurodiversity including autism and other sensory integration challenges. Dr. Mines’ books represent an overview of her mission to create a bottom up, empowerment based sustainable healthcare revolution. These include: We Are All in Shock; New Frontiers in Sensory Integration and most recently They Were Families: How War Comes Home. Dr. Mines’ upcoming book, Memoir of An Embryologist: How I Discovered the Secret of Resilience, will be released in 2022 from Inner Traditions/Sacred Planet Books. See the website www.tara-approach.org for more information on the unique method Dr. Mines developed called The TARA Approach, combining an ancient Eastern Energy Healing technique with Western neuroscience. Dr. Mines currently teaches around the world as well as mentors clients online.05:14 Dr. Mines's personal story of becoming a trauma specialist.12:44 Exploring the differences between trauma and shock.17:38 Understanding the difference between parasympathetic and sympathetic shock.23:02 Treating both trauma and shock with a combination of touch and re-languaging, via the TARA Approach.33:49 Harnessing neuroplasticity to rewire the "compensations" we made at a preconscious level to stress and trauma.40:54 How the TARA Approach applies to the climate crisis, in the sister organization, Climate Change and Consciousness.44:54 Envisioning a new healthcare.Connect with Dr. Mines at www.tara-approach.org.This episode is sponsored by TotumVos Collagen Chews.You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com.*Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
56 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Dr. Manon Bolliger: Your Body is Smarter Than You Think—Healing trauma & more with the Bowen Technique
For over three decades, Dr. Bolliger, ND has trained health care practitioners on how to integrate body and mind while addressing pain, trauma and health. Dr. Bolliger’s unique methodology guides people on a path to physical, emotional and spiritual wellness, reminding them of their life’s choices and agency.“How you live your life is how you heal. The body knows how to heal. Our job is to learn how to live.” Dr Manon Bolliger, NDPeople often limit their healing process, whether it’s from arthritis, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis by abdicating their power to their Diagnosis. The path to health means discovering what really needs healing, rewriting the stories that don’t serve us, honoring our body and reclaiming our path back to joy.Best Selling Author of “What Patients Don’t Say if Doctors Don’t Ask: The Mindful Patient-Doctor Relationship”, and A Healer In Every Household: Simple Solutions for Stress and she is currently writing a book based on her LISTEN: The intelligent Healing System, called "Your Body is Smarter Than You Think."Dr. Bolliger is a Board-Certified Naturopathic Physician since 1992, founder and CEO of BowenCollege.com, TEDx Speaker, host of the Healer’s Café where she has conversations on health and healing with healthcare practitioners.3:51 Dr. Bolliger's approach to healing trauma.9:02 Realizing the relationship between chronic conditions, trauma, inflammation, and lifestyle.11:25 How to access and work on trauma without re-traumatizing a patient.16:41 Dr. Bolliger explains the importance of building a sense of trust with each patient.1:15 How Dr. Bolliger is helping people heal from a distance.4:35 Dr. Bolliger explains the LISTEN principle, which she arrived at after healing herself from stage IV cancer.33:43 How Dr. Bolliger applies the "Touch" component of LISTEN when working remotely with patients living alone, and how quickly the process can take effect.38:00 Addressing trauma that has originated before or beyond our own lives.41:09 The origins of the Bowen Technique and the physical components of Dr. Bolliger's process.43:57 How Dr. Bolliger applies the Bowen Technique for her patients, and how it works in practice.47:26 Dr. Bolliger's perspectives on psychedelic therapies, and the potential of combining them with bodywork.51:16 Why the "healer needs to heal first," and the importance of making alternative healing modalities more accessible.Links mentioned in this episode:Bowen College“Intro to Healing What Is” - upcoming courses in December, 2021.LISTEN: The Intelligent Healing FormulaThis episode is sponsored by TotumVos Collagen Chews.You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com.*Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
39 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Leonard Perlmutter: Unlocking Your Conscience To Live With More Wisdom, Creativity and Joy
Leonard Perlmutter is the founder and director of the American Meditation Institute in Averill Park, NY and is the originator of National Conscience Month. Leonard has presented informative Yoga Science and meditation workshops at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Kaiser Permanente, The New York Times Forum on Yoga, the Commonwealth Club of California, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, the Washington University Medical School, the University of Colorado Medical School, the University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point Association of Graduates, the Albany Medical College, and Berkshire Medical Center and has served on the faculties of the New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine and the International Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association. He is the author and editor of Transformation: The Journal of Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body Medicine and his Heart and Science of Yoga® course curriculum has been certified by the Albany Medical College, the American Medical Association, and the American Nurses Association for continuing medical education credit.3:42 The inspiration Leonard's new book, YOUR CONSCIENCE: The Key to Unlock Limitless Wisdom and Creativity and Solve All of Life's Challenges6:25 Leonard defines Conscience according to Yogic philosophy.8:23 The four functions of the mind: ego, senses, unconscious mind, and the conscience.16:15 How to grapple the paradoxes of ego vs. oneness; duality vs. nonduality—and consciously practice self-love along the path of transformation.19:49 How living from our Conscience can help us purify the mind and ultimately raise consciousness.23:02 Using conscience as our guide to transform our personal "problems" into workable "situations."25:29 Everyday experiments we can try to help follow our conscience in any moment.27:47 Drawing from Ayurveda for a better approach to food and diet.30:06 What is Yoga Science and how can we apply it today?31:29 Meditation as the key to unlocking our conscience.Links mentioned in this episode:Book: Your ConscienceAmerican Meditation InstituteEmail Leonard: firstname.lastname@example.orgThis episode is sponsored by TotumVos Collagen Chews.You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com.*Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
59 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Dr. Eric Zielinski: The Essential Oils Apothecary
Dr. Eric Zielinski is the co-author behind the national bestseller The Healing Power of Essential Oils and The Essential Oils Diet. Dr. Z has pioneered natural living and biblical health education since 2003. Trained as an aromatherapist, public health researcher, and chiropractor. In 2014 the Zielinskis started NaturalLivingFamily.com to help people learn how to use natural remedies like essential oils safely and effectively. Now visited by more than three million natural health seekers every year, it has rapidly become the number one online source for biblical health and non-branded essential oils education. 4:15 How Dr. Z discovered essential oils.8:48 Plant medicine at its best — How essential oils came to be used therapeutically, and why they are so powerful.16:48 The three ways of utilizing essential oils: inhalation, topical application, and ingestion.23:01 Essential oil blends for stressful times—and insightful tips for how to select the right oil for each individual.34:27 Specific oils to start with for making stress-relieving blends.39:17 Where should you apply your essential oils topically—and why?42:22 For improving sleep: which essential oils to use and how to use them.49:42 Applications of essential oils for chronic conditions such as diabetes, addictions, and more.Links:New Book + Bonus ContentWebsiteFacebookInstagramYouTubeThis episode is sponsored by TotumVos Collagen Chews.You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com.*Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
42 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Kushal Choksi: Finding Clarity, Purpose, & Meaning Through Breathwork
Kushal Choksi started his career as a quantitative analyst with Goldman Sachs. He left Goldman Sachs as a Vice President of Asset Management to join Athilon, an investment fund. As a Managing Director at Athilon, he helped ramp up a $45 billion portfolio before the fund was acquired by EBF Associates. He then moved to India to join BlackRock’s Fixed Income business as a Senior Vice President, where he managed billions of dollars in the company's flagship mutual funds.After returning to New York, he submitted to his passion for entrepreneurship and started his own tech startup. His content distribution venture, Hubbl, was acquired by Airpush within two years. He then started a proprietary trading venture, Clavileno Capital which later merged with ARB Trading Group.He and his wife now run Elements Truffles, a New York-based artisanal chocolate company built on values of Ayurveda, sustainability, giving back and ethical trade. Kushal is a trainer of personal development, meditation, wellness, and leadership programs for the Art of Living Foundation. He has taught secrets of breathwork and meditation to thousands across the US, Europe, and Asia. He serves on the US board of the International Association for Human Values (IAHV).3:55 How surviving 9/11 affected Kushal's life and search for meaning.9:41 A chance encounter with breathwork and meditation that started Kushal on a path of deeper transformation.18:43 Kushal unpacks the various personal benefits of the SKY breathwork he has experienced since first learning it.21:14 Explaining the mechanisms behind the efficacy of the SKY breathwork technique.26:49:00 Will loosening the grip of the mind also make us lose our edge or spark? — Kushal weighs in from his own experience and wisdom.29:32:00 How practices like the SKY breathwork compare and mix with other meditation techniques.32:54:00 Calming the nervous system and achieving a state of oneness and connection through breathwork.38:04:00 How to join a SKY breathwork workshop.39:21:00 Kushal shares about his new book, "On A Wing And A Prayer."Connect with Kushal:WebsiteInstagramTwitterSKY Meditation Workshops:Art Of Living WebsiteThis episode is sponsored by TotumVos Collagen Chews.You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com.*Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
44 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Dr. Craig Heacock: Psychedelics and the Future of Psychiatry
Dr. Craig Heacock is an adolescent and adult psychiatrist and addiction specialist in Colorado, He is the co-producer and host of the psychiatric storytelling podcast Back from the Abyss and was a co-therapist and study physician in the MAPS Phase 3 MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD study. He is an expert in the use of ketamine to treat depression and PTSD and has a deep interest in the emerging psychedelic revolution in psychiatry. Dr. Heacock is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and did his psychiatry training at Brown University. 3:40 Dr. Heacock's personal introduction to psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, and his experience of its trajectory over the years.8:27 Discussing the latest progress of clinical trials for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy.13:01 Comparing Ketamine with common anti-depressant medication.15:54 Exploring the different dosages and routes of administration commonly used for ketamine today.22:07 The different responses to ketamine treatment: insights from Dr. Heacock's practice.27:34 Defining dissociation, and its role in ketamine therapy.29:02 The art of medicine and how the experience of ketamine differs from classic natural psychedelics.32:16 The potential future for how psychedelics like MDMA and psilocybin will be distributed to physicians after their legalization.37:21 Dr. Heacock's thoughts on marijuana and THC.39:26 How Dr. Heacock incorporates cannabis into his medical advice for his patients.41:54 Dr. Heacock's podcast, "Back From The Abyss"Links mentioned in this episode:Website for Dr. Heacock’s practice and podcast.This episode is sponsored by TotumVos Collagen Chews.You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com.*Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
39 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Maggie Berghoff: Feel, Look and Perform Your Best with Functional Medicine
Maggie Berghoff is the founder and CEO of Celproceo, a health agency rooted in functional medicine and trusted by celebrities, professional athletes, and CEOs. Maggie’s expertise in building multiple thriving businesses online has also led her to becoming a sought-after business mentor for those building an online business. She has been featured in hundreds of places, including Forbes, Business Insider, Entrepreneur Magazine, Oxygen Magazine, Under Armour, USA Today, local and national television, and many more.3:01 How Maggie turned to Functional Medicine for her own healing.5:13 The most foundational intervention on Maggie’s healing journey.7:35 Maggie’s early misconceptions about diet, exercise and nutrition, and how she learned from them.12:24 How changing her mindset ultimately helped Maggie's success more than restrictive diets.18:54 Maggie shares about her current involvement in the health industry, from consulting to writing and educating.21:34 Examples of the comprehensive lifestyle changes Maggie will assist her clients with to improve wellbeing.25:44 Maggie's book, "Eat Right for Your Inflammation Type."29:18 Thoughts on supplements, organic food, cosmetics and skincare.32:24 Maggie's approach to diet with her clients: what to add, what to take away, and how to handle it when one "slips" off track.37:26 Maggie's next endeavors.Links mentioned in this episode:WebsiteInstagramTikTokThis episode is sponsored by TotumVos Collagen Chews.You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com.*Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
28 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Dr. Eric Osansky: Natural Approaches to Thyroid Conditions
Dr. Eric Osansky is a chiropractor, clinical nutritionist, and a certified functional medicine practitioner who helps people recover from thyroid and autoimmune thyroid conditions. He is author of the books "Natural Treatment Solutions for Hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease" and "Hashimoto's Triggers". Dr. Osansky was personally diagnosed in 2008 with Graves’ disease, and after taking a natural treatment approach has been in remission since 2009. After seeing how well natural treatment methods helped with his condition, he began helping others with different types of thyroid and autoimmune thyroid conditions, including hyperthyroidism and Graves’ Disease, and hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.4:08 Dr. Osansky's personal story of being diagnosed with Graves' disease.6:10 Explaining the different thyroid conditions: hypothyroidism/Hashimoto’s and hyperthyroidism/Graves’ disease9:29 Explaining the different lab tests, including those often skipped by physicians.11:44 Explaining the conventional treatment methods for these conditions.18:12 Can you combine natural and conventional pharmaceutical treatments?20:00 Other ways to treat autoimmune issues using the “triad of autoimmunity.”23:37 The necessary lifestyle changes during treatment and after remission.How to connect with Dr. OsanskyWebsiteFaceBookTwitterBooks:"Natural Treatment Solutions for Hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease" "Hashimoto's Triggers"This episode is sponsored by TotumVos Collagen Chews.You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com.*Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
50 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Palmer Kippola: Preventing & Reversing Autoimmune Conditions
Palmer Kippola is a bestselling author, speaker, and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach who specializes in helping people reverse and prevent autoimmune conditions. She developed a framework called F.I.G.H.T.S.™, which stands for Food, Infections, Gut health, Hormone balance, Toxins, and Stress, to help others beat autoimmune conditions based on her two-decade battle to overcome multiple sclerosis.Her book is “Beat Autoimmune: The 6 Keys to Reverse Your Condition and Reclaim Your Health” with a foreword by Functional Medicine pioneer, Mark Hyman, MD. In it she shares the science, stories and strategies to help people heal and thrive.Today she provides total health transformation programs for people who seek to heal from any autoimmune condition by addressing their root causes head on with functional lab testing and comprehensive mind-body strategies. She also serves a community of people in an online program called Beat Autoimmune Academy.3:46 Dr. Kippola shares her personal healing journey, starting with a diagnosis of MS at age 19.10:30 More insights from Dr. Kippola’s journey: the connection between her mind and body, importance of relaxation, and functional medicine as a way to address root causes.12:46 Both doctos share their personal accounts of how diet was overlooked by their physicians and why the patient so often has to "become the detective" to address them.19:33 Insights from Dr. Kippola's struggle to take the prescribed medications for her MS.23:50 Food—the "lowest hanging fruit" in addressing autoimmune conditions.28:48 Dr. Kippola explains her framework, F.I.G.H.T.S. for reversing and preventing autoimmune conditions30:19 Healing our Gut.32:57 Avoiding Infection.36:34 Addressing Toxins.40:11 Tending to Stress.43:45 According to each doctor: The most powerful transformative factors for greater health and wellbeing.Links mentioned in this episode:Website: PalmerKippola.comYour Optimal Food Guide (Free)Book: Beat AutoimmuneThis episode is sponsored by TotumVos Collagen Chews.You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com.*Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
33 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Dr. William Hsu: ProLon Diet—How to get the most from fasting
After 20 years of a distinguished career as an endocrinologist at Harvard’s Joslin Diabetes Center, Dr. William Hsu joined L-Nutra in 2019 as Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. Hsu leads the clinical development effort at L-Nutra, oversees the Medical Affairs Department, and advances the education and adoption of fasting and Fasting Mimicking Diet as an innovative tool to extend human healthspan. Among his prior roles, he served as Vice President at Joslin Diabetes Center, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, responsible for its international education and healthcare advisory programs. He served on multiple national-level professional committees, including the American Diabetes Association, setting national standards of medical care in diabetes. His previous research interests focused on the pathophysiology of diabetes and the application of digital technology in chronic care.Dr. Hsu went to Cornell University for college and received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency training at Yale School of Medicine and completed his fellowship training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Harvard Medical School. He was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.4:14 The science and benefits of fasting.5:54 How different fasting methods affect the body.8:45 Early studies on intermittent fasting, and how fasting has changed the way we think about weight loss.10:51 How the 5-day fast-mimicking diet, unlike other methods, encourages autophagy—cellular rejuvenation.14:50 How fasting changes our relationship to food—psychologically and physiologically.19:30 Fasting vs. Ketogenic diet.21:52 What types of foods are eaten in the ProLon diet?26:39 Do we need to change our activities when on a fasting mimicking diet?29:39 Practical tips on proper refeeding after fasting.Links mentioned in this episode:ProLon websiteFasting.comThis episode is sponsored by TotumVos Collagen Chews.You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com.*Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
54 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Dr. Peter Kozlowski: Unfunc Your Gut—Functional medicine for mental, emotional and spiritual health.
As a Functional Medicine M.D., Dr. Peter Kozlowski uses a broad array of tools to find the source of the body's dysfunction: he takes the time to listen to his patients and plots their history on a timeline, considering what makes them unique and co-creating with them a truly individualized care plan. Currently he works with patients online and in person via his Chicago, Illinois and Bozeman, Montana based offices. Dr. Kozlowski did his residency in Family Practice, but started training in Functional Medicine as an intern. He trained in the clinics with leaders in his field including Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Dr. Susan Blum. His recently published book Unfunc Your Gut encapsulates his collaborative, patient-first healthcare approach—in true research-based, conversational style, it offers a blend of medical insight and the experiential wisdom of his own healing journey through addiction recovery. Overall Doc Koz inspires us off the Internet to seek and find real answers to "what's going on with my health?" and empowers readers with practical strategies (and delicious recipes) to achieve true balance of body, mind and spirit.His expertise is in gut health, but he also works daily with food sensitivities, hormone imbalances, detoxing from toxic chemicals such as heavy metals and mold, and most importantly mental, emotional, and spiritual health. 3:58 Dr. Kozlowski's journey from addiction to discovering functional medicine.8:17 How the gut is connected to our mental, emotional, and spiritual health.11:15 What a patient's life story will reveal about their gut and how to treat gut issues.16:39 Understanding the digestion process, and the importance of the microbiome as the foundation of gut health.26:59 Common, everyday threats to our gut health.30:57 Using an elimination diet to reveal the dietary causes of gut issues without the need for lab tests35:09 Dr. Kozlowski explains SIBO and the interesting ways it can present in patients.43:07 How we should begin to address our gut issues, according to Dr. Kozlowski.45:49 From both doctors: Tips for nourishing your body, mind and spirit on a regular basis.Links mentioned in this episode:Website: doc-koz.comInstagram: @doc_kozFacebook PageThis episode is sponsored by TotumVos Collagen Chews.You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com.*Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
51 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Teri Cochrane: The Wildatarian Diet — Eat to your genetic blueprint & current state of health
Teri Cochrane, founder of the Global Sustainable Health Institute®, is an international thought leader in longevity and maximizing human potential. Teri has developed The Cochrane Method®, a future-facing, multisystem wellness model that examines the intersection of genetic tendencies, energy, and her clients’ current state of health. Teri specializes in solutions to complex health conditions and serves world class athletes. A dedicated advisor, speaker and educator, Teri’s partnerships include Singularity University, Maverick1000, Renaissance Weekends, and the DaVinci50 longevity alliance. She has been featured in the Washington Post, and has been a repeat guest on the Emmy winning Dr. Partha Nandi shows. She is regularly featured on the podcasts and summits of the nation's top health entrepreneurs, including Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof Radio and Ben Greenfield Fitness. A pioneer of high-frequency and intentional living, Teri is the author of the Amazon best-selling new release book, The Wildatarian Diet: Living As Nature Intended.3:31 How a difficult pregnancy took Teri from a successful career in real estate to a life devoted to health and wellness.9:52 Teri's work as a medical medium—a capacity she discovered in childhood and cultivated after an acute illness later in life.14:06 How Teri uses applied kinesiology in her work with clients.19:28 Teri's unique methodology of checks and balances, utilizing both applied kinesiology and genetic testing.22:52 A deep dive into Teri's "Wildatarian Diet" — a way to "eat to your genetic blueprint and current state of health."34:00 Teri's thoughts on degrees of risk when choosing grades and quality of meat.37:01 The problematic relationship between the amyloid burden, biofilm burden, and oxalates.39:29 How The Cochrane Method addresses elements of diet and nutrition that are missing from modern medical approaches and training.44:38 On being diligent to lowering the body's burden to optimize its immunological response.47:39 Key takeaways on food consumption do's and don'ts.Links mentioned in this episode:Website: www,tericochrane.comThis episode is sponsored by TotumVos Collagen Chews.You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com.*Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
45 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Dr. Valencia Porter: How to Thrive in a Toxic World — Combining Eastern & Western approaches to health
Valencia Porter, MD is a leader in Integrative, Preventive, and Environmental Medicine, combining ancient wisdom traditions such as Ayurvedic Medicine with modern science. For more than a decade she worked with Dr. Deepak Chopra, providing integrative medical consultations and teaching health professionals and the community how to achieve total mind, body, spirit health.Her book, “Resilient Health: How to Thrive in Our Toxic World,” is a handbook for the toxic age based on her research, clinical experience, and personal healing journey. Her clinical practice focuses on health optimization.3:11 Dr. Porter's healing journey that led her to Ayurveda, preventive medicine, and mind-body healing.9:13 How Dr. Porter's studies in Ayurveda shifted her medical practice.12:35 Explaining the three Doshas and the Ayurvedic approach to health.19:33 How Ayurveda is applied to Dr. Porter's practice.21:33 "Living a life in harmony with who you are" — Dr. Porter shares how she healed from stress, loss, and environmental toxins through a mix of modalities and healing paths.28:21 Exploring Dr. Porter's book, “Resilient Health" — a manual for addressing toxicity in the body, mind and spirit.35:05 Practical, actionable advice on steering clear from the toxins present in common everyday products and foods.39:39 Food creates health — How organic farming benefits the whole planet.42:02 A holistic perspective on food, farming, and medicine.Links mentioned in this episode:Website: www.valenciaporter.comThis episode is sponsored by TotumVos Collagen Chews.You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com.*Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
48 minutes | May 27, 2021
Esther Blum: Changing Your Diet To Live a Happy Life
Esther Blum is an Integrative Dietitian and High Performance Coach. She has helped thousands of women permanently lose weight, eliminate the need for medication, lose stubborn belly fat, and reverse chronic illness. Esther teaches her clients how to get clear and decisive about what to eat while healing their relationship with food and their bodies.Esther is the bestselling author of Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat, Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous, Secrets of Gorgeous, and The Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous Project. She currently maintains a busy virtual practice where she provides 360 degrees of healing with physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual support. Esther believes that diet and supplements are the foundation to healing, but treating the whole person is paramount.Widely respected as an industry expert, Esther was voted Best Nutritionist by Manhattan Magazine. She has appeared on Dr. Oz, the Today Show, A Healthy You with Carol Alt, the ISAAC show, ABC-TV, FOX- 5’s Good Day NY, and Fox News Live. Esther is an in-demand authority frequently quoted in E!Online, In Touch, Time Magazine, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, In Style, Bazaar, Self, Fitness, Marie Claire, and Cosmo.Esther received a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and is a graduate of New York University, where she received her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition. Esther is credentialed as a registered dietitian, a certified dietitian-nutritionist and a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), the certification from the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS). She is also a member of the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians in Functional Medicine, Nutritionists in Complementary Care, and the Connecticut Dietetic Association.Esther lives in CT with her family where she can be seen cooking up a storm, going for long hikes, and blasting 80’s music by the fire pit.4:19 Esther's entry into the field of dietetics.9:17 Why and how nutrition is so often ignored by doctors.11:52 Using tools like continuous glucose monitors to get to the bottom blood sugar issues.19:07 How Esther treats the gut to resolve hormonal imbalances, sleep and mood issues, and more.2:08 How Esther's treatment plan accounts for patient motivational pitfalls.7:29 Ways to address stress eating.34:51 How to gauge if you're truly ready to change your diet for the better.37:03 Painting a complete picture with comprehensive blood work.42:47 Using DUTCH Advanced Hormone Testing, and even brain tests to optimize the gut for greater wellbeing.Links mentioned in this episode:InstagramFREE 3-part Video Series: Overcome Your Sugar Cravings in 3 DaysComplimentary Consultation with Esther (limited spaces).This episode is sponsored by TotumVos Collagen Chews.You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com.*Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
52 minutes | May 20, 2021
Dr. Sunil Aggarwal: Advancing Integrative Medical Care
Sunil Aggarwal, MD, PhD, FAAPMR is a Board-Certified Physician in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Medical Geographer and serves as the Past Chair of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) Integrative Medicine Special Interest Group and an inaugural member of the Safe Use in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Forum. He was recently named as a Top 20 Emerging Leader by the AAHPM. He is an Affiliate Assistant Clinical Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, and an Affiliate Clinical Faculty with Bastyr University. He completed his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Washington and Residency and Fellowship at Virginia Mason Medical Center, NYU Langone Health, and the NIH Clinical Center. He is a Co-founder, Co-director and practitioner at the Advanced Integrative Medical Science (AIMS) Institute in Seattle, a multispecialty teaching clinic and research institute offering cutting edge care in oncology, psychiatry, neurology, rehabilitation, pain, and palliative care. He also serves as an Associate Hospice Medicine Director and On-Call Palliative Physician for MultiCare Health System. He has published over three dozen peer-reviewed article and book chapters that have been cited over 800 times per Google Scholar.8:32 Dr. Aggarwal describes the unique cancer care at the Advanced Integrative Medical Science (AIMS) Institute in Seattle.13:50 Dr. Diva's take on how this approach is revolutionary compared to the standard of cancer care.18:48 How AIMS Institute's approach translates to treating chronic conditions beyond cancer.21:24 Dr. Aggarwal's approaches to psycho-spiritual healing.27:05 Dr. Aggarwal explains his utilization of ketamine-assisted therapies, and his legal efforts to expand patients' access to other psychedelics including psilocybin.32:58 Dr. Aggarwal's perspective on how psychedelic therapies assist in overall healing and wellbeing.36:59 The power of psychedelics as psychoplastogens—and the psychology of awe.41:10 Discussing dosages for ketamine-assisted therapy.44:13 The ongoing efforts to track how AIMS' integrative approach compares to the current standards of care.48:17 Contact info, and how to utilize the services of the AIMS Institute.Links mentioned in this episode:AIMS Institute WebsiteFacebookInstagramThis episode is sponsored by TotumVos Collagen Chews.You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com.*Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
29 minutes | May 13, 2021
BONUS Episode - Healing With Psychedelics
In this bonus episode, we present some highlights from past interviews, centered on the topic of psychedelic healing therapies. This is a hot topic, as the Psychedelic Renaissance continues to unfold. Psychedelics also played a role in Dr. Nagula's own healing.We thought it would be good to review basic information that includes safety, the various types of psychedelic therapies, and their profound healing potential.Here are the featured guests, along with links to their full episodes:Dr. Dan Engle: Kuya ClinicBenjamin Smith: Disco SkincareDr. Michael Verbora & Sabina Pillai: Field Trip HealthWe hope you enjoy!
48 minutes | May 6, 2021
Dr. Judson Brandeis: Optimizing Men's Sexual Health
Dr. Judson Brandeis trained in Urology at UCLA and currently practices sexual and rejuvenative medicine for men in San Ramon, California. He was a pioneer in Surgical Robotics, Greenlight Laser and MRI prostate biopsy. Dr. Brandeis was the Chief of Urology at John Muir Hospital and Hill Physicians from 2012-2018, and he was voted Top Urologist in the SF Bay Area (SF Magazine) 2014-2020. Dr. Brandeis has appeared on The Doctors Show and dozens of Podcasts and Webcasts. He created the SWEET (Shock Wave Erectile Enhancement Trial) Study which is the largest study of Shock Wave therapy for ED ever done. His other clinical research studies include the SWAP Study (Shock Wave and Peyronie’s) utilizing his special Peyronie’s disease SWT protocol, the P-LONG study for minimally invasive penile elongation, the MenSella Study using HIFEM technology for improving the intensity and duration of orgasm and the SURGE study using a transdermal technology to deliver Nitric Oxide to the penis. BrandeisMD in Northern California is at the leading edge of male rejuvenation and sexual medicine. Among the many cutting edge technologies, we use BioTE testosterone supplementation, Emsculpt and Emsella for muscular rejuvenation, and GAINSWave therapy and PRP for sexual rejuvenation. Dr. Brandeis also founded AFFIRM Science which creates supplements based on the most recent scientific data (AFFIRMScience.com). AFFIRM is a Nitric Oxide boosting supplementPreLONG is for the management of Premature EjaculationSupporT is a natural Testosterone boosterSPUNK is to improve prostate healthDr Brandeis attended Brown University as an undergraduate and Vanderbilt for Medical School. He received a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Award for his year of transplantation immunology research at Harvard Medical School.Dr. Brandeis is a member in good standing of the American Urologic Association, Sexual Medicine Society of North America, and The International Society of Sexual Medicine.4:31 Dr. Brandeis's unique path towards specializing in the niche of men's sexual health.6:40 How Dr. Brandeis helps patients maximize sexual health into old age.8:45 Dr. Brandeis explains ED, libido, and male sexual decline.12:42 Dr. Brandeis's methodologies for treating ED.22:20 Dr. Brandeis on the necessity to individualize treatment plans for patients.25:11 How GAINSWave works and how Dr. Brandeis utilizes this treatment.29:00 Understanding PRP.32:49 Demystifying Stem Cell Therapy.39:26 The do's and don't's for those seeking penis enlargement.41:10 An integrative and holistic approach to male sexual health. Plus: what erectile dysfunction might indicate about a patient's cardiovascular health.Links mentioned in this episode:Night Time Erections informational video.Website: BrandeisMD.comAFFIRM Science: performance enhancing supplementsThis episode is sponsored by TotumVos Collagen Chews.You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com.*Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
57 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Dr. Nalini Chilkov: Treating Cancer with Chinese Medicine
Dr. Nalini Chilkov, creator of the OutSmart Cancer System and Founder of Integrative Cancer Answers, an online resource for patients and families whose lives have been touched by cancer. She is the author of the best seller book, 32 Ways to OutSmart Cancer: How to Create A Body Where Cancer Cannot Thrive. Dr. Chilkov is recognized as an expert in Integrative Cancer Care and Immune Enhancement worldwide. Today she will share some of the Pearls of Chinese Medicine that she has used for over 30 years with thousands of patients who have faced a cancer diagnosis and shed light on how Chinese Medicine fits into a comprehensive Integrative Cancer Care Plan.3:58 How Dr. Chilkov came to specialize in cancer.6:38 Dr. Chilkov explains the foundations of Chinese Medicine.11:00 How the models of Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine can be used together to treat cancer.13:27 The differences between Traditional and Modern Chinese Medicine.18:28 Dr. Chilkov explains acupuncture, and how she utilizes it in her treatment.24:51 How the different Chinese Medicine treatments can interact with Western Medicine cancer treatments.25:53 Understanding herbal supplements and Chinese Herbal Medicine28:39 Food as medicine: discussing food therapies practiced in Chinese Medicine.35:38 Being proactive with ongoing preventative practices and care, using insights from Chinese Medicine.40:48 Dr. Chilkov's invaluable advice for navigating the different 'phases' of cancer care in an empowered and holistic way.52:26 On finding a Chinese Medicine practitioner near you.Links mentioned in this episode:For patients:FREE Resource: “What Can Acupuncture do for Cancer Patients?”Book, 32 Ways To OutSmart Cancer: Create a Body in which Cancer Cannot ThriveFor professionals:Online Training Program for Frontline Clinicians: American Institute of Integrative Oncology Research & EducationThis episode is sponsored by TotumVos Collagen Chews.You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com.*Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
29 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Christine DeLozier, L.Ac.: Diet for Great Sex
As an acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice, Christine DeLozier, L.Ac., specializes in sexual health, treating all orientations and identities. Acupuncture is great for sexual function, but to address the underlying mechanics of consistently great sex, the key is diet. For this reason, she works with patients to develop dietary habits that support their sexual goals.Christine holds Master’s degrees in Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Counseling. During her education, she studied Chinese dietary therapy, and earned a certification as a Holistic Nutritional Counselor. Early in her practice, she treated numerous men for erectile issues with acupuncture, who ended up having significant improvements in sexual satisfaction. After seeing how meaningful this improvement was to their lives, she specialized in sexual health, expanding her practice to all who seek it. She wanted to do more to help them connect with their partners and bring joy to their relationships.3:31 What led Christine to specialize in treating sexual function.5:26 How acupuncture and a shift in diet can improve the "Trifecta of Great Sex"7:42 Christine explains how the right foods can enhance sexual function, blood flow, and more.9:43 How people with impaired blood flow due to conditions like diabetes or high cholesterol can improve their sexual function.11:50 Christine's thoughts on herbs for sexual improvement versus treating root causes.12:57 How the Western diet affects our sexual health.16:39 Foods that make up a "Date Night Sex Menu" — and how quickly we can expect to notice their results.19:50 Christine describes the specific ways sexual function can be improved by applying this knowledge.21:04 Which foods are BAD for sexual health?22:43 Christine comments on the current popular diets and fasts in light of sexual health.27:00 Why anyone's sexual health can benefit from these lifestyle changes. Links mentioned in this episode:Website: dietforgreatsex.comBook: Diet for Great Sex: Food for Male and Female Sexual HealthThis episode is sponsored by TotumVos Collagen Chews.You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com.*Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
35 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Christian de la Huerta: Soulful Power
With 30 years of experience, Christian de la Huerta is a sought-after spiritual teacher, personal transformation coach and leading voice in the breathwork community. An award-winning author, Christian is a sought-after speaker whose unique self- development programs have been experienced across the world in university lecture halls, retreat centers, corporate boardrooms and houses of worship. His role can be described in a variety of ways: retreat facilitator, relationships expert, spiritual coach, leadership consultant and beyond. While his dedication manifests in a variety of ways for a diverse audience, all of Christian’s work shares a common result: profound personal transformation.Christian is the creator and teacher of several self-development programs designed to help people get free and step into their authentic power in order to enjoy lives of meaning and purpose and relationships that work. His mission is to help catalyze a revolution of consciousness for the sake of humanity’s evolution.His award-winning book, Coming Out Spiritually, was chosen by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the 10 best religion books of its year. The book was widely regarded critically and is considered a defining, trend-setting accomplishment in its field. Christian is an acclaimed speaker at various settings—including the TedX stage. He projects a compelling, authentic and warm presence when speaking in front of groups, large and small. He speaks from experience and walks his talk, and audiences feel that—and find his message particularly relevant in these times. Over the years, he has established himself as a respected leader in the field of spirituality. His retreats, workshops and other events are known for their life-changing effect and for their inspiring and transformative exploration of our innate human potential.Graduating with honors from Tulane University, Christian obtained a degree in psychology. After working in the marketing and professional relations departments for several psychiatric and addictions hospitals in Miami, he walked away from his comfortable life to embark on a profound and challenging spiritual journey. Following a 20-year period in the San Francisco Bay Area, he again calls South Florida home, providentially finding his way back to Coconut Grove, his favorite Miami neighborhood.4:42 What is soulful power?7:19 How to access our soulful power, and make peace with the struggle for "worldly power" within us.9:02 Understanding how an egoic, fear-based sense of self disrupts our relationship to power and causes suffering.10:49 Christian's personal story that led to his work and the writing of his book.13:51 The foundations of Christian's teachings and retreats.17:39 Christian shares about the breathwork he teaches as an integral part of his transformational work19:42 Christian's thoughts on resources like plant medicine as ways to expand beyond the limited ego-self.22:41 Christian defines the dynamic of 'masculine' and 'feminine' power within everyone, and his emphasis on restoring women's empowerment in society.29:23 Christian shares some practical steps we can take to heal our relationship to power, as detailed in his book. Links mentioned in this episode:Website: www.soulfulpower.comThis episode is sponsored by TotumVos Collagen Chews.You can find TotumVos at www.getchews.com.*Use code DRDIVA for an additional 10% off your first order.
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