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Dr Hammerstedt & her guests lightheartedly dig into health evidence and education to empower you into real sustainable lifestyle and mindset changes to curate your health future. Heather Hammerstedt MD is a double board certified physician, in emergency medicine and lifestyle medicine, an integrative nutrition coach, CEO of Wholist Lifestyle Medicine Coaching and Consults... and momma... who can't get enough of interviewing colleagues all over the map of medicine and health in the fields of ...
 
Health goes way beyond the foods you eat. Simplify your everyday wellness, so you have a feel-good lifestyle foundation. Through this podcast, we'll bring you wisdom from experts and thought-leaders while also giving you simple practical steps to elevate your everyday lifestyle. Plus you'll be empowered to elevate your health, life, and wellness business.
 
Join Paul Vincent as he reimagines health and fitness. There is so much noise in this industry it is hard to know who to listen to. Paul calls on his past successes training professional athletes and Hollywood A-listers, to discuss the framework that is responsible for us achieving or failing our health and fitness programs. This podcast is not about forcing new diets or workouts on you. It’s about figuring out how to live your life the way you want to and having health and fitness as a bypr ...
 
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Peter Koshland, Pharm.D joins us today to discuss the Compounding Pharmacy - A Unique Approach for Unique Patients. A compounding pharmacy tailors options to the individual patient when a commercial drug isn’t working by making customized prescription medications from scratch. For example, they can make a dosage that doesn’t commercially exist, or …
 
Dr. Tracy Asamoah joins us to discuss Mind Body Brain Connection in Parenting. We put ourselves under so much pressure to be perfect parents and get everything right, but we can give ourselves a break! We can take a step back and a deep breath and approach parenting this way. It’s important to notice how well we manage our emotions as this affects …
 
Do you suffer from yeast infections, or bacterial vaginosis, or urinary tract infections? Are you concerned about your pelvic floor health? Have you ever wondered what your vagina needs to stay balanced and healthy? I promise, it's not what you've been told. Would you like to be more empowered around your vagina health? Well then, this episode is f…
 
Minako Abe, MD is here today to discuss Modulating Cancer Through Lifestyle Changes. Dr. Abe explains cancer, and gives us tips to boost our immune systems. She’ll speak at length on the impact of exercise, nutrition, and mindset, among other subjects, on cancer. So many people are getting diagnosed with cancer (around 1 out of 3 women in the US), …
 
Hello Holidays. Hello Cold and flu season. It’s time to start “priming” your body as we move into a new season. First we need to ask ourselves….Are we hydrating properly? I’m not talking about just water, but water with additional benefits that support our body throughout the day. Do you know what type of hydration benefits you actually need daily?…
 
Devin Burke is here today to discuss The Mindset of Sleep. Generally, there are four or five 90-minutes cycles of sleep per night with biological processes taking place during these cycles. REM sleep is deep, dreaming sleep, but light sleep is just as important as it gets you to your deeper stage of sleep. Sleep is so crucial, but is unfortunately …
 
We know that having a diet rich in plant based foods is what nature intended. Finding the right balance of foods that fulfill our nutritional needs can sometimes be challenging. Luckily Catharine Arnston, Founder of ENERGYbits, has done some of that work for us! When her sister’s health crisis motivated her to research any and all health foods that…
 
Michelle Quirk, MD joins us for today’s topic: “The Mindful Marathoner Waxes in on Motivation.” What is it about running—or exercise in general—that moves us? How do we slow down in order to appreciate it? What happens when we’re in a slump? Michelle shares some great tips with us today. Dr. Michelle Quirk is a board-certified pediatrician and a ce…
 
The power of the mind is immeasurable. We know that’s true, but do we truly believe it and do we both have and use the tools to achieve what we want in life? As former Collegiate level athletes and now working with Division I and II athletes Theresa Giunta & Emily Galvin are here to help you embrace it. So much of who we are is how we handle, proce…
 
Kemunto Mokaya, M.D., aka Dr. Kemmy, is here today to discuss Peri and Post-Menopausal Dermatology Skills. How can we keep our skin as healthy as we can as we age? This is a big transitional period for us and estrogen levels will decrease quickly, which affects the hydration and collagen in our skin. In the first five years of menopause, we lose up…
 
Taking care of your body has to include your largest organ...your skin! We often don’t realize this importance until later in life once the damage is already done. Skin care expert Karli Plunkett is here to teach us how to start early, catch up and repair. Karli’s passion for skin care is evident in her results on not only her clients but herself a…
 
Shideh Shafie is here today to discuss Learning to Love Your Life as You Are. How can we better concentrate on the “now” when we’re always looking ahead to the next thing we’re reaching for? Do we know what we actually want (rather than what we should want)? What feels soothing or restorative to us? Dr. Shafie talks to us about skills and ways to l…
 
Most of us know that parenting is one of the toughest jobs on earth, but not all of us know that it’s ok to ask for help. Knowledge is learned and so are positive parenting skills. In this week's episode, I’m excited to bring my dear friend, Dr. Candice. Dr. Candice is a Board Certified Pediatrician who has been helping families for many years thro…
 
Carly Grennor is here today to discuss How to Get Unstuck. Remember those poor habits we developed in college that have continued into adulthood? To help break these habits, it’s so important to figure out a strong WHY that’s in alignment with our core values. It’s also important to determine our goals and hold ourselves accountable! The small wins…
 
Knowledge is power. Choice is power. Every woman’s health needs are Individual. These are just a few of the motivations for Belinda McCall, founder of WomanBeeWell. When her health was in question, she searched for knowledge. What she learned healed her. Compelled through gratitude she needed to share her journey and found she wasn’t alone. Now Bel…
 
Brook Choulet, MD, is here today to discuss How and Where and Why to Seek Help. There has been an uptick of adults AND kids who have anxiety. How do you know when it’s time to seek help? Getting treatment isn’t a sign of failure. There are several effective types of therapy, like cognitive behavioral therapy (or CBT), which helps us understand how …
 
The traditional media agency format is outdated – and journalists, editors, and producers see right through it. Most agencies send impersonal press releases or bland pitches that are quickly deleted, blacklisted, and ignored. As a result, publicists come to hoard their precious rolodexes, as it becomes their most important tool of survival. But at …
 
Dr. Rashmi Schramm joins us today to discuss Energy, Focus and Clarity through Meditation. Dr. Schramm defines meditation as moving from activity into silence, and explains that it’s about practicing mindfulness, which is essentially paying attention to the moment without judgment and with curiosity. She will also discuss the benefits of regular me…
 
Tim James joins us today to discuss Abundance, Excitement and Contrast. How does stress affect us? How can we make changes to stressful situations so that we stay healthy? What difference does mindset make? Why are we using food to manage our stress? Tim talks about how important it is to love ourselves more. Tim James is one of those guys that wil…
 
We all need a toolkit for managing and being proactive around stress in our lives. Join me this week while I chat with Mental Health Expert, Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge. Dr. Ro simplifies ways to create a resilient mindset for the entire family. She is always high energy, fun and knows just how to bring the right amount of light to the heaviest topic…
 
Dr. Kamilah Williams is here today to discuss The Single Well. What’s so unique about the single parent and his or her wellness journey? Parenting has changed so much over the years, especially with the pandemic. We need support for so much, though we tend to want to do everything ourselves! What are the major themes that most single parents face r…
 
Robyn Tiger, MD joins us to discuss Healing from Chronic Stress. Robyn talks about regulating your own nervous system and working with your thoughts in order to feel better and be calm in the chaos, no matter what’s going on in your life. Chronic stress is associated with so many diseases as well as our longevity, so stress management is crucial. S…
 
I left Big Food to create Lovebird for my daughter. Managing my autoimmune disease on my health journey and becoming a Dad, it became clear that I needed to clean up “junk food" with real food from the earth, lightly sweetened by nature to help families rise and fly. In a perfect world, we all cook and eat fresh food. For moments when life happens,…
 
Ana Vucetic is here for the second of a two-part series to discuss How to Prepare and Thrive During Pregnancy. This is such an important time in our lives. How do we be the healthiest we can be, both physically and mentally? This can be overwhelming! What vitamins and foods are important? What’s the difference between each trimester for our bodies?…
 
Ana Vucetic is here for the first of a two-part series to discuss Recovering from Dieting and Disordered Eating. Dieting is someone else telling you what, when and how much to eat. What if you don’t like it, or don’t digest it well, or don’t feel happy after eating it? It’s listening to someone else’s opinion and feeling in control, but it’s quite …
 
Jennifer Powter, founder of The Weight Loss Academy and best-selling author of Diet Disruption: The Weight Loss Solution for the Chronic Serial Dieter and Stop Sabotaging Your Weight Loss: Why You Do It and How to Fix It, is one of the nation's top life transformation coaches. She works with high-achieving, driven women who want to feel good in the…
 
Esther Cohen, MS, RD joins us today to discuss Nourishment and Embodiment. How do we nourish ourselves with things other than food? We are consuming and digesting more than just food, but also our environment and our experiences. It’s so important to be more present and mindful of the moment we’re in so that we’re more nourished by it, whether it’s…
 
Dr. Krystal Sodaitis is here to discuss Our Primitive Brain, Planning, and Rebellion. There seems to be so much resistance to planning, whether it be exercise, self-care, or simply reading a book. Planning is scientifically based. There are two main parts of our brain—the one that sets long term goals and the one that protects us. These two parts o…
 
Heather Costa has been in the health and wellness field for over 20 years and is the owner and chef of Revolution Health Kitchen in Boston's Back Bay. At the age of 15 Heather was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor that was causing chronic headaches and hormonal imbalance. After visiting numerous specialists in Boston, undergoing tests and surgeri…
 
Joree Rose, MA, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, mindfulness and meditation teacher, coach, author, speaker, and she also leads mindfulness retreats around the world. Joree has helped thousands of people to live happier and more fulfilling lives through living with greater awareness and compassion, allowing them to decrease their …
 
Nichole Perkins is the founder of PrimaFoodie, a media company with the mission to shift the tide of food awareness and clean living. A self-described food warrior, Nichole is fueled by her belief that a healthy, empowered, conscious lifestyle can be accessible to everyone. Having struggled with various autoimmune conditions, including SIBO, psoria…
 
Jamie Sabat is here to discuss Manifesting Your "Second Act." Manifestation is the 3D world that we create around us based on our mindset. Jamie uses the language of the mind as one of the tools for manifestation, for example, to reframe the story of what’s going on in your life. Your subconscious mind was created from the ages of 0-7, so this meth…
 
Dr. Robin Rose is a double board certified specialist in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, specializing in functional medicine. She is author of the "28 Day Gut Fix," and founder and CEO of Terrain Health where she practices next generation healthcare, integrating systems biology with an innovative approach that requires a deep understanding …
 
Dr. Colin Zhu joins us to discuss Food as Medicine. We know that there is very little nutritional training as part of most medical schools, so Dr. Zhu got curious and trained as a chef and a health coach at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He tells us that the concept of culinary …
 
Sally Schimko is the Founder of The Tahini Goddess, which launched in February of 2020. The Tahini Goddess is a female founded and led company that produces and distributes authentic and kosher flavorful tahini and sugar free halva that is made in Israel. A mother of two and established blogger and social media influencer focused on nutrition, heal…
 
Ann Dowsett Johnston joins us today to discuss a Tricky Situation - Alcohol and Women. Why is this a female-specific issue? It turns out that women drink because of stress much more than men do, and now alcoholic beverages have become marketed specifically to women. There is no real health link between alcohol and our hearts, and in fact there is a…
 
Errin Weisman is here to discuss the wonderful topic of Self Compassion. Do you ever stop and notice the messages you send yourself throughout the day from your inner critic? How can you choose you and be you, and choose kind boundaries? Sometimes saying no means saying yes to yourself. Dr. Weisman shares tips on how we can choose ourselves. Errin …
 
Tonya Harris is an award-winning environmental toxin expert & the founder of Slightly Greener, offering busy moms simple tips to reduce toxins without turning their family’s lifestyle upside-down. Tonya has been featured online in publications such as Parents, Reader’s Digest, MindBodyGreen, and Martha Stewart Living, and has appeared on TV shows a…
 
Michelle Russell is here to discuss life as a Plant Based Chef. What does it mean to be plant-based? How has this term changed over the years? Can you travel and maintain a plant-based lifestyle? What about raising a family in a plant-based environment? Why might this be good for our health? Michelle will provide tips on how to get started and be s…
 
We’re joined by Cathy Adolph for the ninth and last episode in her series as we discuss an important topic--Don't Neglect Your Small Muscles. What are the purposes of these muscles, and which ones are they? What do they do? Why do we need to pay attention to them? Cathy will tell us all about what she calls “the supporting cast.” Cathy, our amazing…
 
Stacey Lindsay is a broadcast and print journalist, writer, interviewer, and media consultant. A workplace equity advocate, Stacey has extensively covered the topics of modern career life, civic engagement, financial health, and social impact. She is a consulting editor of Maria Shriver's Sunday Paper, and the editorial director of The Conscious In…
 
Dr. Pat Dougherty, a familiar voice in the Curate Your Health podcast, joins us in the final episode of his series of 15 to discuss Injury Prevention. Pat will discuss the most common injuries he sees, some basic things we can do to prevent injury, how we can safely up our mileage or our intensity, the importance of cross training and rest days, ge…
 
Shauna Reiter is here for her first episode to discuss Being Stronger, Healthier, And More Present In Your Life. How can we take care of ourselves so that we can take care of our families? How can we support young people in ways that involve food or movement? What are some suggested practices around doing emotional work for yourself? Shauna offers …
 
Kate Lyman is here for the second of a two-part series to discuss Signs and Symptoms That You Are Chronically Undereating. Could this be an issue you’re having in terms of meeting your health and weight loss goals? How do you recognize that in yourself? What is the correct information that comes from evidence and body positivity? Kate will explain …
 
In Episode 154, we're joined by Dr. Jessie Mahoney, a mindful coach and pediatrician, to discuss Mindfulness. What is mindfulness? We’ll learn about being present, noticing and being aware without judgment, and accepting and allowing things as they are with intention, especially with parenting, relationships, and work situations, for example. How d…
 
We’re joined by Cathy Adolph for the eighth episode in her series as we dive deep into discussing Fear of Bulking through exercise. Is this something we need to worry about, as women? Cathy will discuss and explain this concept and debunk some of the myths around the fear of bulking. She will also give us some awesome strength training tips. Cathy,…
 
Dr. Pat Dougherty, a familiar voice in the Curate Your Health podcast, joins us in this episode to discuss Sports Nutrition. How is this different from traditional nutrition? How do you determine if you need to change your caloric versus your protein versus your carbohydrate intake? What about the timing of when you eat these things? What about lon…
 
Kate Lyman is here for the first of a two-part series to discuss Flexible Nutrition, or, how to find consistency over unrealistic perfectionism. How can you internalize your food plan and not feel restricted? How can you reach your goals but also eat the foods you want? Kate tells us there are no good foods or bad foods—simply foods that are more s…
 
Let's Talk About Plants! We’re joined today by Kathrine Kofoed, Wholist Weight Wellness coach and ACE-certified health coach. What does she want us to know about being plant-based? What does it mean to be a flexitarian? How can you incorporate more plant-based foods? What are some of the biggest misconceptions about eating plant-based? What if your…
 
We’re joined today by Karen Mangum, MS, RDN, LD, to discuss Joyful Body Movement. She discusses the importance of showing up for ourselves. Many people are resistant to exercise, but by changing the narrative and calling it “joyful body movement,” we can get back to doing what we love for the sole purpose of moving our bodies. Karen also discusses …
 
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