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Unleash Your Health Power: Heal, Laugh, Thrive


Ready to ditch the fad diets and gym selfies for a deeper approach to wellness? HEALTH POWER is your passport to vibrant living. 

Join veteran health journalist Lisa Davis, with 25 years of wisdom and a sprinkle of humor, as she peels back the layers of what it truly means to thrive. 

Dive deep into:
Trauma Healing: Learn how to heal from the inside out with science-backed tools and a healthy dose of self-compassion.Mindfulness Magic: Open conversations about anxiety, depression, and navigating life's curveballs with a mindful approach.Movement that Moves You: Discover ways to move your body that spark joy and laughter.Fueling Your Fire: We've got delicious recipes for every palate, whether you're paleo, vegan, gluten-free, or just love good food. Celebrating Neurodiversity: We embrace different minds and unlock their unique strengths – because everyone's a superhero in their own way.Real People, Real Stories: Find inspiration and connection through everyday journeys of health and healing.
Every week, you'll get:
Bite-sized Quickies: Two days a week, get practical tips and tricks on air fryer cooking, allergy-friendly meals,and actionable wellness hacks (all delivered with a smile).Deep Dives:Three days a week, we go long-form, exploring complex topics with experts, with genuine curiosity and in-depth conversations.HEALTH POWER is your roadmap to living with intention, finding joy in your body, and embracing life to the fullest. Buckle up, friends, because we're reclaiming our health, laughing our way to healing, and unleashing our inner power together. Subscribe now and join the adventure!

"Health Power‪"‬ Lisa Davis MPH

    • Health & Fitness

Unleash Your Health Power: Heal, Laugh, Thrive


Ready to ditch the fad diets and gym selfies for a deeper approach to wellness? HEALTH POWER is your passport to vibrant living. 

Join veteran health journalist Lisa Davis, with 25 years of wisdom and a sprinkle of humor, as she peels back the layers of what it truly means to thrive. 

Dive deep into:
Trauma Healing: Learn how to heal from the inside out with science-backed tools and a healthy dose of self-compassion.Mindfulness Magic: Open conversations about anxiety, depression, and navigating life's curveballs with a mindful approach.Movement that Moves You: Discover ways to move your body that spark joy and laughter.Fueling Your Fire: We've got delicious recipes for every palate, whether you're paleo, vegan, gluten-free, or just love good food. Celebrating Neurodiversity: We embrace different minds and unlock their unique strengths – because everyone's a superhero in their own way.Real People, Real Stories: Find inspiration and connection through everyday journeys of health and healing.
Every week, you'll get:
Bite-sized Quickies: Two days a week, get practical tips and tricks on air fryer cooking, allergy-friendly meals,and actionable wellness hacks (all delivered with a smile).Deep Dives:Three days a week, we go long-form, exploring complex topics with experts, with genuine curiosity and in-depth conversations.HEALTH POWER is your roadmap to living with intention, finding joy in your body, and embracing life to the fullest. Buckle up, friends, because we're reclaiming our health, laughing our way to healing, and unleashing our inner power together. Subscribe now and join the adventure!

    EP #1380: Simple Steps to Greater Well-being: Connect with Your Breath & Body

    EP #1380: Simple Steps to Greater Well-being: Connect with Your Breath & Body

    Summary

    In this conversation, Lisa Davis and Dr. John Trentalange discuss the interconnectedness of emotions, breath, thoughts, and physiological feelings. They explore how our bodies and brains work together and the importance of being aware of our emotions and physical sensations. Dr. John shares a simple breathing exercise to help connect with our emotions and explains the significance of water in grounding us. They also discuss the importance of sharing emotions in romantic relationships and being in touch with our emotions as parents. Overall, the conversation emphasizes the importance of emotional awareness and its impact on our well-being.

    Keywords: emotions, breath, thoughts, physiological feelings, interconnectedness, body and brain, emotional awareness, breathing exercise, water exercise, sharing emotions, romantic relationships, parenting

    Takeaways
    Emotions, breath, thoughts, and physiological feelings are interconnected.Many adults are unaware of what they're feeling and struggle to connect their thoughts and physical sensations.A simple breathing exercise can help connect with emotions and bring awareness to the body.Drinking water can help ground us and promote relaxation.Sharing emotions is essential for building emotional intimacy in romantic relationships.Being in touch with our emotions as parents can positively impact our relationships with our children.
    Sound Bites
    "So basically when I say that the breaths are physiological feelings, which is the body, our thoughts and our emotions all have to be aligned.""When your breath is stuck in your throat, the old saying, 'I'm all choked up' is true, that's sadness.""So if you don't know what you're feeling, check in with your thoughts. Don't know that? Check in with your breath."
    Chapters
    00:00Introduction and Proposal for a New Segment
    00:39The Interconnectedness of Emotions, Breath, Thoughts, and Physiological Feelings
    06:52Grounding Ourselves with Water
    10:34Building Emotional Intimacy in Romantic Relationships
    11:33The Impact of Emotional Awareness on Parenting
    14:08Conclusion and Contact Information

    • 13 min
    EP #1379: Chronic Illness: Finding Healing Through Herbal Medicine

    EP #1379: Chronic Illness: Finding Healing Through Herbal Medicine

    Summary

    Lindsay Edematipour, founder of Symbi, shares her journey of dealing with chronic illness and finding healing through herbal medicine. She discusses her misdiagnosis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and later discovering she had lupus. Lindsay talks about her frustration with the Western medicine system and her decision to explore alternative medicine. She explains how she got into herbalism and eventually founded Symbi, a herbal supplement company. Lindsay also emphasizes the importance of mental health in the healing process and shares her experience with EMDR therapy. In this part of the conversation, Lindsay and Lisa discuss the importance of therapy and the connection between childhood trauma and adult health. They also talk about the misconceptions around PTSD and the impact of diet culture on women's health. Lindsay shares her approach to exercise and nutrition, emphasizing the importance of nourishing the body and finding joy in movement. They then shift the conversation to Lindsay's herbal tea blends and tinctures, highlighting the different blends and their benefits. The conversation concludes with Lindsay reflecting on her journey with Symbi and the growth of her business.

    Keywords: chronic illness, autoimmune disease, herbal medicine, misdiagnosis, lupus, Western medicine, alternative medicine, herbalism, Symbi, mental health, EMDR therapy, therapy, childhood trauma, PTSD, diet culture, exercise, nutrition, herbal tea, tinctures, Symbi


    Takeaways
    Chronic illness can be a challenging journey, but there are natural ways to support healing.The Western medicine system may not work for everyone, and exploring alternative medicine can be beneficial.Herbalism and traditional Chinese medicine can provide tools for healing and support the body's natural regenerative abilities.Mental health plays a significant role in the healing process, and therapy can be helpful in addressing suppressed emotions.Simbi offers herbal supplements, including a liver support tea, that can support various functions of the body and promote overall well-being. Therapy is becoming more normalized and beneficial for mental health.Childhood trauma can have long-lasting effects on adult health, and therapy can help address these issues.PTSD can be caused by various experiences, not just war or severe childhood situations.Diet culture and societal pressure can negatively impact women's health and body image.Finding joy in movement and nourishing the body with whole foods is essential for overall well-being.Herbal tea blends and tinctures can provide support for various health concerns.Symbi offers a range of herbal tea blends and tinctures that are carefully formulated to be effective and gentle on the body.Lindsay's journey with Symbi is a testament to the power of herbs and personal growth.
    Sound Bites
    "I think that it can be such a tool and medicine can be such a tool just for myself at that time, especially as a 12 year old, I didn't want to start a lifetime of immunosuppressants and steroids.""Yeah, so I saw a therapist when I was in early high school at my mom's kind of urging. And at that point in time, like, I just kind of wanted to ignore it. So I didn't really engage that much. I felt like seeing a therapist was like losing and like kind of just giving up almost, which is the exact opposite.""Well, it was kind of twofold. ⁓ I'd say the biggest catalyst was I just kind of got really kind of fed up after that appointment. ⁓ Like, ⁓ a lot of times in the wellness world, we're told to focus on the positives, to do the meditation, to find the joy in the day to day, even if you're suffering. And for me, the best thing I ever did was like, just get really angry after that.""Now I feel like it's more almost like normal...

    • 40 min
    EP #1378: COOKING WITH KAYLA - Gluten-free, Dairy-free Easy Creamy Tomato Pasta Bake

    EP #1378: COOKING WITH KAYLA - Gluten-free, Dairy-free Easy Creamy Tomato Pasta Bake

    Summary

    In this conversation, Lisa Davis and Kayla Cappiello discuss making an easy creamy tomato and pasta bake. They reminisce about their childhood experiences with tomato sauce and explore different options for the sauce, including making it from scratch, using jarred sauce, or seasoning canned tomatoes. They also discuss the importance of using gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients for those with dietary restrictions. Kayla shares her recipe for the creamy tomato sauce and provides tips for cooking the pasta and vegetables. They also mention their sponsors and where to find more recipes from Kayla.

    Keywordscreamy tomato pasta bake, childhood memories, tomato sauce, gluten-free, dairy-free, pasta cooking tips, sponsors

    Takeaways
    There are various options for making the tomato sauce, including making it from scratch, using jarred sauce, or seasoning canned tomatoes.Using gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients is important for those with dietary restrictions.Cooking the pasta halfway and adding it to the sauce allows it to finish cooking and absorb the flavors.Portion control is important when cooking pasta to avoid leftovers that may not reheat well.The conversation also mentions sponsors and where to find more recipes from Kayla.
    Sound Bites
    "We're gonna make an easy creamy tomato and pasta bake""I really like a creamy sauce, but I really like get such a stomach ache if I'm eating dairy""You can buy a can of diced tomatoes or a can of like tomato paste or tomato sauce and season it on your own"
    Chapters00:00Creamy Tomato Sauce Options
    04:45Mixing Tomato Sauce and Milk
    09:42Baking the Pasta
    13:49Portion Control and Leftover Pasta
    15:14Sponsors and More Recipes

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    • 20 min
    EP #1377: SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE! 6 Mushrooms YOUR Immune System Needs

    EP #1377: SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE! 6 Mushrooms YOUR Immune System Needs

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    Health Quickie Time!!  Host Lisa Davis chats about 6 Mushrooms Your Immune System Needs from www.naturallysavvy.com 

    Here are the six types of mushrooms discussed: 



    CordycepsTurkey TailReishiMaitakeShiitakeRoyal sun mushroom 

    Here is the link to the full article: 

    https://naturallysavvy.com/care/6-mushrooms-your-immune-system-needs/

    MAGIC MIND: You have a limited offer you can use now, that gets you up to 48% off your first subscription or 20% off one time purchases with code HEALTHPOWER20 at checkout
    You can claim it at: https://www.magicmind.com/healthpower

    • 8 min
    EP #1376: Seven Principles for Trekking Life with Grace and Other Life Lessons from Kick Ass Women's Adventure Travel

    EP #1376: Seven Principles for Trekking Life with Grace and Other Life Lessons from Kick Ass Women's Adventure Travel

    Summary

    In this conversation, Lisa Davis interviews Erin Leider-Pariser, author of the book 'Get Lost: Seven Principles for Trekking Life with Grace and Other Life Lessons from Kick Ass Women's Adventure Travel.' They discuss Erin's experiences and philosophy of adventure travel, as well as her journey of turning a skiing accident into an opportunity to write her book. They also touch on topics such as integrity, friendship, mindfulness, and the importance of meaningful conversations. Erin shares her insights on yoga, the power of getting out of one's comfort zone, and the transformative nature of travel. In this conversation, Erin Leider-Pariser discusses her book 'Stat Trip' and the transformative power of adventure travel. She shares her experiences leading women on hiking and trekking trips around the world, emphasizing the importance of community, intuition, and personal growth. Erin also talks about the role of pushing oneself physically and mentally, the development of lifelong friendships among trip participants, and the lessons she has learned from her own travel mishaps. She concludes by discussing her upcoming trip to the Azores and providing information on how to connect with her and purchase her book.

    Keywordsadventure travel, philosophy, integrity, friendship, mindfulness, meaningful conversations, yoga, comfort zone, transformative travel, adventure travel, women's travel, community, intuition, personal growth, friendships, pushing oneself, travel mishaps

    Takeaways
    Adventure travel can be a transformative experience that allows individuals to step out of their comfort zones and grow.Meaningful conversations and sharing one's intentions and fears can be empowering and bring people closer together.Yoga is a practice that should be tailored to each individual's body and needs, rather than following rigid approaches.It's important not to shield children from life's painful truths, as they need to learn and grow from these experiences.Traveling to different cultures and immersing oneself in new experiences can provide valuable insights and broaden perspectives. Adventure travel can be a transformative experience that pushes individuals physically and mentally.Building a strong community and embracing friendships are essential for personal happiness and growth.Listening to and honoring one's intuition is crucial in making travel decisions and in life.Travel mishaps can lead to valuable lessons and personal growth.Adventure travel can foster lifelong friendships and connections among trip participants.
    Titles
    The Importance of Facing Life's Painful TruthsTrekking Life with Grace: Lessons from Adventure Travel Lessons Learned from Travel MishapsThe Transformative Power of Adventure Travel
    Sound Bites
    "I really just didn't have anything to do. I mean, I was like, what am I going to do for eight weeks all laid up? And then COVID hit and everybody else was laid up. So I, you know, I said, all right, you got, you got to do something. And I took, I took this time to, to really get introspective.""I want you to do it on your own. And this is just like a little template for you. This is how I did it. But I want you to do it. I'm not looking for you to come with me. I want you to, you know, take it on your own.""Hold on to what is good, even if it is only a handful of dirt. Hold on to what you believe, even if it's only a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it is a long way from here. Hold on to your life.""I would recommend going to Central America because it's the time zone is the same.""Getting robbed is a violation. You know, anyway, you know, but getting robbed in a, you know, in a place like this, in a sacred valley, and because I really go to places like Santa Fe,...

    • 42 min
    EP #1375: Period Power: Breaking the Shame & Fighting for Access

    EP #1375: Period Power: Breaking the Shame & Fighting for Access

    Summary

    In this episode, Lisa Davis interviews author Ali Terese about her book 'Free Period' which tackles the issue of period shame and the lack of access to menstrual products in schools. Ali shares her personal experiences with period pain and shame, and how she used humor to address these issues in her book. They discuss the importance of breaking the stigma around menstruation and the need for comprehensive menstrual education in schools. Ali also talks about the main characters in her book and how she hopes it will empower young readers to speak up for their needs.

    Keywordsperiod shame, menstrual products, access, schools, humor, stigma, education, empowerment

    TakeawaysPeriod shame and the lack of access to menstrual products in schools are important issues that need to be addressed.Humor can be an effective tool to break down the stigma around menstruation and engage young readers in the conversation.Comprehensive menstrual education should be provided in schools to ensure that all students have the knowledge and resources they need.The main characters in 'Free Period' are relatable and show the power of friendship in overcoming challenges.Menstrual health awareness month is in May and is a good opportunity to reflect on the importance of menstrual health and access to products.

    Sound Bites"Pads are the same as toilet paper and soap. You don't go to the nurse to get those. They're in the bathroom because that's where you take care of yourself.""If we get everybody involved in this issue, we're gonna be better off as a society.""I'm so thankful for all these students who have stood up in America and said, I have a right to exist with my period at school."
    Chapters00:00Introduction and Personal Connection to the Topic
    01:35The Importance of Addressing Period Shame and Lack of Access
    06:32Engaging and Empowering Young Readers through Humor
    09:16The Power of Friendship in Overcoming Challenges
    13:20Highlighting the Necessity of Menstrual Products

    • 25 min

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