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Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist, bestselling author, mental health and mind expert. Whether you are struggling in your personal life or simply want to learn how to understand and use your mind to live your best life, this podcast will provide you with practical tips and tools to help you take back control over your mental, emotional, and physical health

Follow me on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter for more mental health tips & strategies: @drcarolineleaf
Website: drleaf.com
Download my brain detox app: theswitch.app

CLEANING UP THE MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline Leaf Dr. Caroline Leaf

    • Mental Health
    • 4.6 • 27 Ratings

Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist, bestselling author, mental health and mind expert. Whether you are struggling in your personal life or simply want to learn how to understand and use your mind to live your best life, this podcast will provide you with practical tips and tools to help you take back control over your mental, emotional, and physical health

Follow me on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter for more mental health tips & strategies: @drcarolineleaf
Website: drleaf.com
Download my brain detox app: theswitch.app

    How Lyme disease can affect your mental health + tips on how to find peace while living with the uncertainty & pain of a chronic health issue (with Jordan Younger)

    How Lyme disease can affect your mental health + tips on how to find peace while living with the uncertainty & pain of a chronic health issue (with Jordan Younger)

    Register for my 2020 Virtual Mental Health Solutions Summit: https://www.drleafconference.com

    Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

    Pre-order my new mental self-care tips book here for less 20%: https://drleaf.com/collections/all/products/101-ways-to-be-less-stressed



    SHOW DESCRIPTION: When we are in pain, it can be hard to do anything. It is hard to concentrate or focus on anything, and even harder to be happy or feel hope. But what happens when you have to live with a chronic illness? What happens if you are suffering in silence, or when no one believes that you are struggling? In this podcast I speak with Jordan Younger, top podcast host, blogger and health and wellness influencer, about Lyme disease and mental health, how to manage your mental health when dealing with a chronic health issue, how to help someone who has chronic health issues & what not to say, how to find peace while living with uncertainty, and more!

    Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-lyme-disease-can-affect-your-mental-health-tips-on-how-to-find-peace-while-living-with-the-uncertainty-amp-pain-of-a-chronic-health-issue-with-jordan-younger

    For more info on Jordan visit: www.thebalancedblonde.com



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    -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just visit: https://theswitch.app

    -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources

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    If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!


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    How These Mushrooms & Adaptogens Can Help Grow Brain Cells, Reduce Anxiety, and Fight off Depression (with Four Sigmatic Founder Tero Isokauppila)

    How These Mushrooms & Adaptogens Can Help Grow Brain Cells, Reduce Anxiety, and Fight off Depression (with Four Sigmatic Founder Tero Isokauppila)

    Register for my 2020 Virtual Mental Health Solutions Summit: https://www.drleafconference.com

    Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

    Pre-order my new mental self-care tips book here for less 20%: https://drleaf.com/collections/all/products/101-ways-to-be-less-stressed



    SHOW DESCRIPTION: When many of us think of mushrooms, we either think of the ones we cook with, the ones people use to get “high” or the ones that are very dangerous. But did you know that certain mushrooms are superfoods that can boost your mental and physical health? In this podcast I speak with Tero, a health and wellness expert and founder and CEO of Four Sigmatic (a company that creates everyday health products to upgrade your daily routine), about why mushrooms are good for our moods, minds, and mental health, what adaptogens are and how to use them, how superfoods like mushrooms can improve our physical health and help us deal with stress, common myths about mushrooms, simple ways to upgrade your daily health routine and more!

    For more info on Tero & Four Sigmatic: https://us.foursigmatic.com/

    Read the show blog: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-these-mushrooms-adaptogens-can-help-grow-brain-cells-reduce-anxiety-and-fight-off-depression-with-four-sigmatic-founder-tero-isokauppila



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    Podcast Highlights

    5:15 How do foods like cacao and medicinal mushrooms improve our mental health?

    13:53 How our digestive health impacts our mood

    15:00 Why a healthy skincare routine is so important for our mental and physical wellbeing

    20:00 Simple ways to upgrade your daily health routine and reduce anxiety and stress

    24:10 How certain mushrooms can help with brain growth, depression, anxiety and stress

    40:56 Common myths about mushrooms

    41:47 What are adaptogens and why are they good for our mental health?

    45:33 How to handle stress and anxiety while running your own business

    52:00 Why we need to be careful of the wellness industry



    -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!

    -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/


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    • 57 min
    How to train your mind to fight off anxiety, depression & viruses! (Interview with the legendary Wim Hof)

    How to train your mind to fight off anxiety, depression & viruses! (Interview with the legendary Wim Hof)

    Register for my 2020 Virtual Mental Health Solutions Summit here:https://www.drleafconference.com

    Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

    Pre-order my new mental self-care tips book here for less 20%: https://drleaf.com/collections/all/products/101-ways-to-be-less-stressed

    EPISODE DESCRIPTION: If anything, this year and the global COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that so much is out of control. Yet there is still reason to hope! Even though we cannot always control what happens to or around us, we can control how we choose to react to the circumstances of life. In this podcast I speak with the incredible “Iceman” Wim Hof about his new book The Wim Hof Method, the power of mind management, how cold exposure and deep breathing can improve our mental and physical health, ways to protect your body against viruses, training the brain to overcome any obstacle, and more!

    To get Wim's amazing book visit: www.wimhofmethod.com

    Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-train-your-mind-to-fight-off-stress-viruses-with-the-legendary-wim-hof



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    Podcast Highlights

    2:10 Natural ways to access the power to heal within us

    3:50 The 3 pillars of the Wim Hof Method

    22:45 How to protect your health from viruses

    29:48 How deep breathing and mind management can combat depression and anxiety

    32:14, 50:20 Why racism is a form of bodily stress that affects our health

    33:22 How deep breathing affects positively impacts our white cell count, which help combat cancer

    45:50 How deep breathing can make stress work for you and not against you





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    -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Why we need to change how we move, eat, sleep, and connect based on each season for optimal mental, brain, and physical health (Interview with Whole30 co-founder Dallas Hartwig)

    Why we need to change how we move, eat, sleep, and connect based on each season for optimal mental, brain, and physical health (Interview with Whole30 co-founder Dallas Hartwig)

    Register for my 2020 Virtual Mental Health Solutions Summit here:https://www.drleafconference.com

    Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

    Pre-order my new mental self-care tips book here for less 20%: https://drleaf.com/collections/all/products/101-ways-to-be-less-stressed



    EPISODE DESCRIPTION: We love celebrating the different seasons, whether it’s the coziness of fall and the anticipation of those winter holidays, or the excitement of summertime and backyard get togethers with loved ones. But did you know that your mental and physical wellbeing is also seasonal? In this podcast I speak with Whole30 co-founder and N.Y. Times bestselling author Dallas Hartwig about the importance of living seasonally, tips to exercise, sleep and eat better, the importance of listening to your body, why having a purpose is so important for your mental and physical health, and more!

    For more info on Dallas and to get his book visit: https://dallashartwig.com

    Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-we-need-to-change-how-we-move-eat-sleep-and-connect-based-on-each-season-for-optimal-mental-brain-and-physical-health-interview-with-whole-30-co-founder-dallas-hartwig



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    Podcast Highlights

    3:29 How seasonal living can improve our mental and physical health

    9:44 Why too much artificial light negatively affects our wellbeing

    15:40 How to learn how to listen to your body’s needs

    17:11 The 4 keys of seasonal living

    32:00 The difference between cravings and longing

    33:02 How has modern life disrupted our biology?

    37:00 How the seasons affect our hormones

    41:29 Tips to live more seasonally and improve your health

    48:50 Seasonal depression, mental illness and the modern world

    54:00 The importance of rest for your mental health



    Additional Resources:

    -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

    -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!

    -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

    -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

    -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

    -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

    If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

    • 1 hr
    Healing body dysmorphia & ending self-blame + trauma recovery strategies with Dr. Ebony Butler

    Healing body dysmorphia & ending self-blame + trauma recovery strategies with Dr. Ebony Butler

    Register for my 2020 Virtual Mental Health Solutions Summit here:https://www.drleafconference.com

    Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

    SHOW DESCRIPTION: Whether we are talking about our relationship with ourselves or our relationship with food, it is important that we feel empowered to take charge of our life. In this podcast I speak with psychologist and food relationship strategist Dr. Ebony about toxic diet culture, learning how to improve your relationship with food and yourself, how to overcome power differentials in the therapy room, racial trauma and mental health, dealing with identity issues, healing from PTSD and complex trauma, and more!

    For more info on Dr. Ebony:

    Website - drebony.com

    Instagram - instagram.com/drebonyonline

    Get her Therapy Cards - mytherapycards.com

    Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/healing-body-dysmorphia-ending-self-blame-trauma-recovery-strategies-with-dr-ebony-butler



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    Podcast Highlights

    4:30 What is a food relationship strategist?

    7:35 Tips for improving your relationship with food and your body

    21:15 What is body dysmorphia, and how to overcome it

    24:23 How to heal PTSD and major traumas

    27:11 How to heal racial trauma and overcome self-blame

    37:00 Why are eating disorders so common in marginalized communities?



    Additional Resources:

    -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

    -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!

    Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

    -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

    -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

    -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

    -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

    If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Debunking the "normal" brain myth, how to make neurodiversity (ADD, dyslexia, ADHD, dysgraphia) your most valuable asset in school, work, and life + tips for parents with special needs children

    Debunking the "normal" brain myth, how to make neurodiversity (ADD, dyslexia, ADHD, dysgraphia) your most valuable asset in school, work, and life + tips for parents with special needs children

    Register for my 2020 Virtual Mental Health Solutions Summit here:https://www.drleafconference.com  

    Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 

    EPISODE DESCRIPTION:  In this podcast I speak with award-winning journalist and founder of Rebel Talent, Denise Brody, about how to navigate life with dyslexia, sensory differences, ADHD, or any other type of neurodiversity, how to talk to your boss and colleagues about mental health issues, why faking it till you make it is a bad idea, how to raise a kid with special needs, and more!

    Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/neurodiversity

    For more info on Denise click here



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    Podcast Highlights

    7:10 The myth of the normal brain, and why embracing our neurodiversity is the key to success at work and in life

    16:16; 32:16 How to talk to your boss about mental health issues, and the importance of mental health first aid in the office

    25:45 How to raise a child with special needs

    45:27 Why faking it till you make it is a bad idea, leading to burnout and other mental health issues



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    Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/


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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

lcmee ,

So much helpful info and learning

I love his podcast - like a library of keys for living life well!

kd_bear ,

Favourite podcast for mental wellness

Thank you Dr. Leaf for providing a comprehensive and understandable podcast that dissects the spirit-mind-body connection. I look forward to every thought-provoking episode and always find new tips that benefit daily living. I’m especially thankful for the spiritual truths you uncover that are so often forgotten or discarded. It’s so refreshing to have a scientific perspective that incorporates the importance of our spiritual health and how our creator designed us to live. Keep up the amazing work!

Sozo's owner ,

Excellent

Great podcast! So useful for every part of life.

It would be great to have some stories or examples to break up the topic being discussed or perhaps an interview. It’s quite a lot of information to take in :)

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