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Jim Donovan M. Ed. is a professional musician, author, assistant professor at Saint Francis University, and TEDx speaker. Each week, Jim and a guest will take you deep into the world of music and sound based healing, including the latest research on how these techniques can address anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and brain health.
 
Goodness Lover is created with one mission in mind: to create a community of people who want to discover how to better care for themselves, others, and our planet. Each weekly episode is your direct line to the best holistic doctors and health experts around the world. Join your hosts, husband and wife (and health & wellness nerds!) Sarah and Matt, as they uncover the root cause of your health challenges, and discover the practical steps you can take to restore your health - starting today! ...
 
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Award winning filmmaker John Pritchard produces educational films that celebrate the positive side of humanity. Today he and Jim discuss John's new documentary on the world wide drum circle movement including: John's 5 year mission of helping to create 1 million drum circles around the globe How he made this movie in the midst of a pandemic Why dru…
 
The Mindful Muslim is an Inspirited Minds podcast that hosts raw, open, and honest conversations on various topics within the sphere of mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality. This time we have a candid conversation with Suhayl Patel. Our host, Meanha Begum, dives into Suhayl’s role as an Ethnic Minorities ‘Community Connector’ at Beacon…
 
Jim talks to Patrick McKeown who is widely regarded as one of the world's leading experts in breathing re-education. McKeown is President of Buteyko Professionals International and the New York Times' bestselling author of The Oxygen Advantage: The Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques for a Healthier, Slimmer, Faster, and Fitter You. …
 
Sprouts have mind-blowing nutritional qualities: They have 20-30 times more nutrients than mature vegetables and 100 times more than those of meat. They also have cancer-fighting properties, can aid your digestion aid, and help protect you from cardiovascular disease and environmental pollutants! It’s no surprise it’s been dubbed as the planet’s mo…
 
Many people, of all ages, struggle with skin issues such as acne, rosacea, dry skin, excess wrinkles, eczema, psoriasis and more. Let’s face it, we all want to look the best we can and feel good about ourselves. But for those who struggle with skin health conditions, it can be very upsetting when a solution to their problematic skin hasn’t been fou…
 
Whether it’s your kitchen pantry, closet, bathroom or living room, you’ll be shocked to find out that there are most likely toxins within the vicinity. All of which can pose serious harm to you and your family’s overall health in the long run. But how do you get rid of toxins in your life without having to do a 360 change? It all comes down to mind…
 
Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer in the United States? In fact, statistics have shown that one American dies every 36 seconds from cardiovascular complications! So if you know someone who has suffered from heart problems or if this condition runs in your family, then this is crucial information for you. In this week’s podcas…
 
Coping with anxiety during this pandemic has been difficult for many. With so much going on in the world, taking a step back and caring for our mental health should be a high priority. From brain fog, stress, depression, or anxiety/panic attacks… activating your vagus nerve is key to helping you feel better. And did you know that essential oils can…
 
Lectins are such a controversial topic. There are a few prominent voices that say you should stay far, far away from them. But did you know there are actually thousands of studies that have shown lectins have amazing health benefits? These benefits range from weight loss, improving gut health, helping cancer patients, and more. But there’s a catch:…
 
Did you know that chronic pain is as much a physical condition as it is an emotional one? Whether that’s a troubled gut, discomfort in your lower back, or an autoimmune issue... It could well be the case that your inner conflict and unhealed trauma are causing you physical pain. In this week’s podcast, we talked to psychotherapist and chronic pain …
 
Have you ever felt that your brain could function better? Whether you suffer from chronic stress, anxiety, brain fog, or are recovering from a concussion – there is hope! Scientists used to think we were stuck with the brains we were born with. But new research tells us quite the opposite. We can, in fact, change our brains! In this podcast, award-…
 
Do you ever notice how there are two types of people when it comes to weight gain? One can eat absolutely anything they want yet retain their physique One (the majority of us, to be honest) has to stick to a diet and hit the gym to lose weight Well, researchers found that the first person most likely has a healthier gut! So in this week’s vodcast, …
 
Have you ever struggled to speak up during moments of conflict? Whether it’s initiating difficult conversations with a partner, asking for a special request at a store, or being vulnerable with a friend…. It’s most likely because you lack the self-confidence you need to get through these situations. Don’t worry, a lot of people struggle with this (…
 
Have you been struggling with sleep since quarantine began? If tossing and turning at night has become your “new normal,” then a body clock reset would do you good. You see, depriving yourself of deep restorative sleep will affect both your physical and mental health—which could put your personal and professional lives at risk. And tempting as it m…
 
Trauma is a difficult topic to talk about. But what if this isn’t just affecting your headspace… but also your body? If you’ve ever felt a tight pain in your chest when anxious, tension in several parts of the body when overwhelmed, or even IBS… These could all potentially be triggered by unhealed trauma. In this week’s podcast, we navigate this gr…
 
Did you know that fluoride can be toxic to your body? Several studies have shown its harmful effects on our endocrine and nervous systems. Some people have even developed a hypersensitivity to the chemical, resulting in breakouts, gut problems, and thyroid flares. This led several countries to go as far as totally removing fluoride from their water…
 
Is your mind that powerful that it can actually help you be free of Hashimoto’s? In this week’s podcast, we delved into the mind-body approach to medicine for the first time and talked to Dr. Natashi Fallahi a.k.a. The Sensitive Doctor. We asked her questions about how your state of mind affects your battle against autoimmune conditions, the types …
 
Although ‘estrogen’ is mostly associated with women, estrogen dominance is a condition that both women and men experience. For today’s podcast, we talked to hormone expert and seven times best-selling author Dr. Mariza Snyder to help us wrap our heads around what estrogen dominance truly means. She has a knack for explaining confusing concepts in a…
 
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder among women of childbearing ages. Unfortunately, there’s no magic pill for this condition. But the good news is that there are wonderful and natural tools available that’s already available—you just need to know what they are. And that’s exactly why we have Dr. Felice Gersh on …
 
Sachin Patel is a father, husband, philanthropist, speaker, author, and plant medicine advocate. He is the founder of The Living Proof Institute through which he pioneered a revolutionary approach to patient-centered healthcare. Dr. Patel asserts that "the doctor of the future is the patient" and he has committed himself to helping others raise the…
 
Thanks to Dr John Williamson for lending us this episode that he recorded for another clinically-focused neurology podcast - Neuropodcases. Listen in as he chats with Associated Professor Nawaf Yassi about intracerebral haemorrhage. They discuss hypertensive ICH, intraventricular extension, amyloid ICH, role of surgery, how to approach antithrombot…
 
We are in the middle of trying to win our fight against COVID-19, to protect the vulnerable ones in our society, and hopefully, be free of it once and for all. But while we are deep in the trenches, have we been doing enough to protect our immune system? In this podcast, we had the honour of interviewing Dr. Joel Fuhrman. He’s a seven-time New York…
 
Women in their 40s and 50s go through perimenopause—a transitory phase between their reproductive years and menopause. For a lot of women, however, this transition can be rough. It also doesn’t help that we rarely talk about this! So for this week’s podcast, we sat down with Dr. Carrie Jones who currently works as the Medical Director for hormone t…
 
SIBO is a lifestyle killer. Apart from the sometimes unpredictable flare-ups, this condition is stopping so many people from enjoying life without always worrying where the nearest restroom is. So in this podcast, we have SIBO expert extraordinaire Shivan Sarna joining us to walk us through the latest treatment protocols and tests that can help you…
 
On a scale of 1 to 10, how exhausted do you feel everyday? If your energy level is on a constant low setting, then you may need to consider looking at your mitochondria. In this week’s podcast, we talked to Dr. Dan Kalish and looked into addressing the cellular cause of fatigue. We asked him so many things about ‘the powerhouse of the cell,’ includ…
 
Off the top of your head, can you count how many skincare products do you have right now? How much do you apply on your skin every day and every night? If you’re not getting the results that you want, you may be doing skincare wrong. Dr. Trevor Cates is a deep believer of healing your body’s external and internal issues when it comes to skincare. B…
 
We hear the word “inflammation” often, but do we really know what this means? What does it do to your body? How does it eventually lead to autoimmune disorders? Functional medicine expert and author Dr. Will Cole walked us through the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ kind of inflammation, the big problem with diagnosing autoimmune issues today, the genetic compone…
 
Should you worry about mold toxicity? This is a highly debatable condition that some people may put under the pseudoscience category. And yet, some people experience mold-related symptoms! So what’s the truth? For today’s vodcast, we invited functional health coach and detox expert Bridgit Danner to shed light on this condition. She discussed the s…
 
You asked for all things thyroid, we give you all things thyroid. In this week’s podcast, Matt and I interviewed thyroid expert Dr. Olivia Joseph and asked several of the most common thyroid questions we hear in our community. Together we discuss the thyroid and its functions, common symptoms you should watch out for, the connection it has to menta…
 
Are you ready to reverse your insulin resistance? BUT there’s a catch: You need to throw everything you know about it out the window. In this highly controversial episode of Goodness Lover Podcast, Matt and I interviewed Cyrus Khambatta, PhD—a diabetes expert who has helped thousands of diabetics around the world to control (and even reverse) their…
 
Have you gone on different types of diets just to make your gut happy? If you suffer from sensitive gut, IBS, or even constipation, let The Gut Health MD himself, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz share his food do’s and don’ts to keep your microbiome in check. The award-winning gastroenterologist and New York Times-bestselling author behind the book Fiber Fuele…
 
Have you been looking for practical & actionable ways to repair your gut—for good? Let Dr. Vincent Pedre teach you! In this episode we interviewed America’s Gut Doctor and “Happy Gut” author to show us how to bring the balance back to your gut.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Join us as he shares the little-known symptoms of leaky gut that you should watch out for, his c…
 
Did you know that a woman’s period is not supposed to be a brutal monthly nightmare? It’s very much possible to have carefree and easy monthly periods. BUT taking birth control pills is not the answer. For this week’s podcast, we interviewed Nicole Jardim a.k.a. The Period Girl to talk to us about the 3 things you should look at if you want to fix …
 
Months of quarantine, travel restrictions, bad news left and right, and not being able to see or hug the people we love can take its toll on anyone. If you’re also feeling like anxiety is getting the better of you during this pandemic, this podcast is created especially for you. For this podcast, we interviewed Dr. Peter Bongiorno. He’s a NY-based …
 
We need to make some big changes in the way we approach mental health. It’s not a shallow wound that you just put a band-aid over and you’re good to go. It goes deeper than that… Gut deep, in fact! So for this week, we interviewed Dr. Elena Villanueva to talk to us about our mental health. One of our biggest takeaways during this talk was that if y…
 
Should you be taking COVID-19 seriously? Is there really any merit to social distancing? And more importantly, how can you optimise the organ that’s responsible for 70% of your immune system? For our very first podcast, we interview gastroenterologist and epidemiologist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz a.k.a. The Gut MD, to talk to us about all things COVID-19—…
 
In this episode, Jim speaks with Dr. Sandra Kaufmann. Dr. Kaufmann received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and is the Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia at the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. She is also the creator and bestselling author of The Kaufmann Protocol: Why We Age and How to Stop It. During this fasci…
 
In this eye-opening interview, Jim speaks with Carolyn Thomas. Carolyn is a Mayo Clinic-trained women’s health advocate, a heart attack survivor, and author of the book A Women’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease. Carolyn and Jim discuss whether high blood pressure is always an indicator of heart disease—and what to do about it. As well as six of …
 
The Mindful Muslim is an Inspirited Minds platform that hosts raw, open, and honest conversations on various topics within the sphere of mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality. We’re back with an enlightening episode with Maya Salam. Our host, Meanha Begum, explores Maya’s work as a psychodynamic psychotherapist who has her own practice …
 
In this moving interview, Jim talks with Pete Griffin, the CEO of Musicians On Call—a non-profit that brings musicians into hospitals to help patients heal physically, mentally, and spiritually. Pete shares some remarkable stories of healing. He describes how music therapy provided by Musicians On Call has helped over 830,000 patients, families, an…
 
Doctors have been successfully treating patients using the power of sound and vibration for decades. Sound and vibration enter the body naturally, and in many cases, can heal parts of the body without medications or risky surgeries. But even if you aren’t currently suffering from an injury or health ailment, you can still reap the benefits of a reg…
 
Lung health is on everyone’s mind these days, rightfully so. And ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, I’ve been on the lookout for things you can do at home to both protect and strengthen your lungs. And now, Johns Hopkins—one of the most trusted medical authorities in the nation—just recommended sound and humming as a safe, simple, drug-free tr…
 
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