98 episodes

You know that health and happiness aren’t things you can outsource. You’ve also got a full plate, and making the time to take care of yourself can be challenging. A Healthy Curiosity is here to support you.
The Mission: to explore what it takes to be well in a busy world, offer self-care strategies rooted in the traditions of Chinese Medicine, yoga, and Ayurveda along with the cutting-edge research from functional medicine. Host Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M. is a holistic self-care strategist and expert in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture who helps self-aware, Type-A women put themselves at the top of their own to-do lists so they can experience vibrant health, enjoy their lives, and evolve their consciousness -- without losing their edge. On the show, you'll learn self-care tips to help you feel calm, confident, and energized. You'll hear personal chats where we explore what gets in the way of our best intentions: perfectionism, big goals, habits and routines, chronic pain, overwork and overwhelm, boundaries, limiting beliefs — and what it takes to overcome such obstacles mindfully. You'll also get deep-dives into hormone balance, gut health, sleep issues, habit change, mindfulness, overcoming anxiety, depression and how to make time for what matters most.

A Healthy Curiosity Brodie Welch, L.Ac.

    • Alternative Health

You know that health and happiness aren’t things you can outsource. You’ve also got a full plate, and making the time to take care of yourself can be challenging. A Healthy Curiosity is here to support you.
The Mission: to explore what it takes to be well in a busy world, offer self-care strategies rooted in the traditions of Chinese Medicine, yoga, and Ayurveda along with the cutting-edge research from functional medicine. Host Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M. is a holistic self-care strategist and expert in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture who helps self-aware, Type-A women put themselves at the top of their own to-do lists so they can experience vibrant health, enjoy their lives, and evolve their consciousness -- without losing their edge. On the show, you'll learn self-care tips to help you feel calm, confident, and energized. You'll hear personal chats where we explore what gets in the way of our best intentions: perfectionism, big goals, habits and routines, chronic pain, overwork and overwhelm, boundaries, limiting beliefs — and what it takes to overcome such obstacles mindfully. You'll also get deep-dives into hormone balance, gut health, sleep issues, habit change, mindfulness, overcoming anxiety, depression and how to make time for what matters most.

    Better Living Through Lab Tests

    Better Living Through Lab Tests

    Do you suspect that you could have more energy or feel better than you currently do? Viewing our bodies as interconnected ecosystems, it follows that these feelings and symptoms are often indicative of different kinds of stressors and upstream problems that are difficult to identify.
    Reed Davis agrees and he brings a fascinating perspective to this conversation where we can blend the holistic paradigms of Chinese Medicine and Function Diagnostic Nutrition. In doing so, we start to peel back layers of hidden stressors on our systems to get closer to root issues that lead to effects like fatigue.
    On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:
    Why he views the concept of adrenal fatigue as outdated What Reed has identified as the three major categories of stressors The most common problems he sees that can benefit from functional lab tests How we can work to treat root causes without always explicitly identifying them Reed Davis, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and Certified Nutritional Therapist (CNT), is an expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine. He is the Founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) and the FDN Certification Course. Reed served as the Health Director and Case Manager at a Wellness Center in So. California for over 10 years and now teaches the FDN Course with over 2500 trainees or graduates in 50 countries.
    Today, Reed is known as one of the most successful and experienced clinicians in the world, having provided functional lab assessments to over 10,000 clients. Reed is also a Clinical Advisor for BioHealth Laboratories and lives in the US, teaching the FDN Certification Course and helping his graduates build robust private practices.
    Links:
    Environmental Working Group
    Connect With Reed Davis:
    Website
    Youtube
    Facebook
    LinkedIn
    Blog
    --
    Learn more about working with Brodie
    Find out how to enroll in the Level Up course
    Reach out to Brodie

    • 42 min
    The Science of Slim: Why Diet and Exercise Aren't Enough

    The Science of Slim: Why Diet and Exercise Aren't Enough

    As we age, our bodies can send us messages about what's happening and what we need to do in the form of symptoms. With the proper investment of time and energy along with guidance from someone knowledgeable in the field, we can bring drastic transformation to our lives.
    Dr. Kyrin Dunston, M.D. is one such guide helping people along this path. If you're interested in learning about how to adapt your diet and lifestyle as you age in order to function optimally, and especially if you're a woman in the menopause or perimenopause years, you definitely want to hear what Dr. Dunston shares in this conversation.
    On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:
    Why it’s important to distinguish between “optimal” and “normal” with things like thyroid levels What else is part of the weight loss picture besides eating less and exercising more How Dr. Dunston recommends we begin an approach to detoxing What micronutrient insufficiency is and its effect on us Dr. Dunston’s go-to first steps for helping with weight loss in the perimenopause or menopause years Leading by example, OBGYN Dr. Kyrin Dunston lost a life-changing 100 lbs. and healed herself from chronic disease by addressing the root causes of her overweight and dysfunctional condition. This personal transformation in turn caused a professional one and she left OBGYN practice in 2011 to pursue helping women heal with this revolutionary type of natural medicine after being trained in Anti-Aging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine.
    As the host of Her Brilliant Health Secrets youtube series Dr. Dunston educates and inspires women to take control of their bodies and their lives and to thrive in menopause, not just survive.
    Links:
    Her Brilliant Health Radio #47: What is Radical Self Care? with Brodie Welch, L.Ac.
    Dr. Dale Bredesen
    Free Gift! Diet Deceptive Dozen and Lean Fifteen Reports free download
    Connect With Dr. Kyrin Dunston, M.D.:
    Website
    Youtube
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Twitter
    LinkedIn
    Podcast
    --
    Learn more about working with Brodie
    Find out how to enroll in the Level Up course
    Reach out to Brodie

    • 57 min
    Breathwork, Beats, and Cold Water

    Breathwork, Beats, and Cold Water

    There are any number of reasons that you may be experiencing heaviness right now. Fortunately, there are methods available to all of us for altering our physiology through the breath, blasts of cold, and sound that can help to alleviate those feelings.
    Josh Solar has been tinkering with different aspects of his biology in order to affect the mind and consciousness for years. What he's learned, from breathwork to binaural beats, can help us to transform the heaviness we're experiencing, the same way it's helped him. 
    On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:
    What benefits he finds in his habit for putting his body in uncomfortable states How a period of heaviness in Josh’s life started him on his healing path What some of the common effects are during breathwork sessions The role binaural beats have played in the development of Josh’s practice Josh’s advice for incorporating cold showers into your routine Josh Solar is an explorer of all things human. He’s a devoted husband & father, a breathwork teacher, reiki master, ambient music maker & lover of all things that bring him to a state of wonder.
    Links:
    Wim Hof
    David Elliott
    Dr. Belisa Vranich
    Bonus Offer!  Get $5 off any breathwork class with code “healthy” at checkout!
    Connect With Josh Solar:
    Website
    Blog
    Podcast
    Spotify
    Instagram
    --
    Learn more about working with Brodie
    Find out how to enroll in the Level Up course
    Breathing Bundle

    • 46 min
    Lyme Disease with Chinese Herbal Medicine

    Lyme Disease with Chinese Herbal Medicine

    One of the greatest strengths inherent to Chinese Medicine is the focus on getting specific to the individual and the symptoms they're expressing, rather than only focusing on the predetermined diagnosis and treatment.
    Brehan Crawford brings this lens to treating chronic conditions like Lyme Disease. Through Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, Brehan helps patients not only support their immune system with the specific changes they need, but learn to maintain it as they would other functions of the body, like strength or flexibility. 
    On the other side of these difficult journeys through Lyme or other complicated illnesses, there is often a great evolution for both the patients and their communities.
    On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:
    Why Lyme disease is so controversial What can often constitute an effective Lyme diagnosis and treatment plan Why current tests for Lyme can sometimes be unreliable Brehan’s case for how Chinese Medicine may be more effective for Lyme than allopathic medicine The role medical Qigong plays in helping patients stay in remission Brehan Crawford has spent the last decade specializing in the treatment of Lyme disease and its associated conditions. He practices in Oregon with patients from around the globe and teaches other practitioners how to address this growing epidemic.
    Links:
    Morgellons Disease
    Episode 150: Depression and Yang Addiction
     
    Connect With Brehan Crawford:
    Website
    Blog
    Instagram
    --
    Learn more about working with Brodie
    Find out how to enroll in the Level Up course
    12 Treasures Q Gong course

    • 45 min
    Healing from Trauma

    Healing from Trauma

    Trauma is unfortunately an all too common reality. This leads to unknowingly connecting everyday triggers to life threatening feelings which can have drastic effects on our well-being and the trajectory of our lives.
    Liz Mullinar is committed to the vision that everyone deserves a good life and to heal from their trauma. To that end, she helps people find meaningful, permanent healing and trains others to be able to help as well. 
    On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:
    A challenge for you to stop making excuses How neuroscience defines trauma Why moments of trauma are never truly remembered The importance of accessing and releasing the emotions associated with trauma What she sees as the biggest barrier to healing from traumas in childhood Liz Mullinar is a globally renowned trauma recovery expert and trauma survivor. Over 20 years ago, Liz pioneered Australia's first trauma recovery program - Heal For Life - a peer support approach that empowers survivors of childhood trauma to recognize and heal painful emotional triggers, transforming painful memories into meaningful, permanent healing.
    Links:
    Heal For Life by Liz Mullinar
    Liz’s TEDx Talk - Treating the core problem of childhood trauma
    Free gift!  Download Chapter 2 of Liz’s book here
    Connect With Liz Mullinar:
    Website
    Heal For Life Foundation
    Email
    Instagram
    --
    Learn more about working with Brodie
    Find out how to enroll in the Level Up course
    Reach out to Brodie

    • 41 min
    Personality Isn't Permanent

    Personality Isn't Permanent

    With so many personality assessments and indicators out there, it can be easy to fall into a rigid idea of what traits you feel you have to embody. Dr. Benjamin Hardy is here to discuss why you aren't just who you are, though. He encourages us to see ourselves as being far more dynamic than a Myers-Briggs or Enneagram type might make you feel.
    By viewing our purpose and goals as ongoing shapers of our personality, we can influence who we are and what we're heading towards.
    On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:
    How his work evolved from examining willpower to personality Why our original natures are not fixed What effect our life context can have on how we view ourselves How approaching challenges with a purpose in mind can make them development opportunities The advice he has for those getting stuck in fixed definitions of themselves Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist, successful entrepreneur and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn't Work. His blog is read by millions of people monthly and featured on Forbes, Fortune, and CNBC.  He’s also a regular contributor to Inc., Psychology Today, and Medium.
    His new book, Personality Isn’t Permanent, provides science-based strategies for reframing past memories, becoming the scribe of your identity narrative, upgrading your subconscious, and redesigning your environment.
    Links:
    Personality Isn’t Permanent by Dr. Benjamin Hardy
    Joe Polish
    Dr. Gabor Maté 
    The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
    Daniel Gilbert
    Viktor Frankl
    Connect With Dr. Benjamin Hardy:
    Website
    Books
    Twitter
    Instagram
    Medium Articles
    --
    Find out how to enroll in the Level Up course
    Learn more about the Basics of Chinese Medicine
    Explore the Future Self Meditation

    • 1 hr 4 min

Top Podcasts In Alternative Health

Listeners Also Subscribed To