*SEASON 6 LAUNCHES MARCH 1!* Adrienne Nolan-Smith, BCPA is a holistic patient advocate, speaker, health researcher, and wellness expert.
The WellBe Podcast shares investigative guides and research roundups as well as informative and inspiring interviews from the world’s greatest experts on functional medicine and wellness – people who have dedicated their lives to studying and working with patients to heal naturally or who themselves have healed devastating chronic illnesses with a holistic approach – to inspire YOU to become the most empowered you can be in your health, and therefore your life, and your future.
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Former Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini on Fixing our Broken Healthcare System
Mark Bertolini hadn't thought very highly of integrative medicine for most of his life and during his years working in the insurance industry. But when a massive ski accident left him with chronic health issues, he came to realize the power of alternative therapies. As CEO of Aetna, one of the largest insurance companies in the world, he set out to bring holistic practices to his employees and to the world of healthcare. In this interview, he shares his own incredible recovery story, what therapies he used to heal, the sweeping changes he made at Aetna (and how he got his colleagues to agree to them), what he believes needs to happen to fix our broken healthcare system, and much, much more. Join the conversation at the written version of the interview here: https://getwellbe.com/inspiration/mark-bertolini-holistic-insurance/
What Causes Chronic Throat-Clearing + Why It Matters and How to Fix It
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Now onto this week's episode! Having to clear your throat frequently is really annoying, but it's not something most of us pay much attention to. But chronic throat-clearing is a sign of an underlying issue, some of which are quite serious, and all of which can be treated without resorting to medications. Listen to this episode to learn what post-nasal drip really is and why it happens, the common cause that often goes overlooked, why post-nasal drip and constant throat-clearing shouldn't be ignored, how to find relief naturally, and much more. Join the conversation at the written version of this guide here: https://getwellbe.com/guides/guides/constant-post-nasal-drip-and-post-nasal-drip-relief
How Your Daily Choices Affect Your Genes
Most of us think of our genes as our destiny. If something is in our DNA, then it's inevitable. But the burgeoning field of epigenetics shows us that that's not true at all. In fact, very little about your physical and mental health has anything to do with genes: your environment, lifestyle, and daily choices play a much bigger role. In this episode, Adrienne interviews epigenetics expert Dr. Jay Goodbinder on this fascinating area of study. Listen to learn how exactly your life affects your gene expression, what percent of cancers are genetic vs lifestyle-based, what you can do to have more favorable gene expression in your life, what lifestyle choices cause certain bad genes to "turn on," and much more. Join the conversation at the written version of this article here: https://getwellbe.com/changemakers/jay-goodbinder-genetic-disposition-epigenetic-factors/ BTW, in case you missed it, registration is now open for Spark Health 2.0! In this 6-week program you'll get step-by-step guidance for creating a safe, non-toxic environment that supports your best health (and optimal gene expression!). Register here: https://getwellbe.com/spark-health-program/
How Cortisol Drives Belly Fat Plus Natural Remedies for Hormonal Imbalance
Our hormones play a huge role in our body's ability to function and control countless aspects of our health. And because hormones talk to one another all day long, if one hormone gets out of balance, it can have a domino effect, creating major issues— including weight gain and extra belly fat. What's more, our current environment and lifestyles make it pretty easy for your hormones to get thrown off. Thankfully, there are simple, natural ways to restore hormonal imbalance! In this episode, we look at everything you need to know about hormonal imbalance, including what causes it, why hormones are so involved in weight gain or weight loss, the complex relationship between cortisol/stress and belly fat, 6 natural remedies for balancing hormones, and much more. Join the conversation at the written version of the article here: https://getwellbe.com/guides/natural-remedies-for-hormonal-imbalance-cortisol-and-belly-fat/
Dr. Bobby Price on the Risk of Medical Error and How to Avoid It
Dr. Bobby Price was a pharmacist for years (including with the FDA and the U.S. Department of Defense). Then a personal health struggle combined with the scary truths he saw inside the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries made him do a complete career 180. Today, he works with patients to help them heal naturally — without pharmaceuticals — and how to avoid the risks inherent in the medical industry. Listen to the interview to learn how one simple lifestyle change reversed a "lifelong" health condition in 21 days, what "medical error" actually means and how often it harms or kills patients, the best ways to protect yourself from medical error, why the FDA often fails consumers with its product labeling, how the opioid crisis has impacted doctors' prescribing habits, and much more. Join the conversation at the written version of the interview here: https://getwellbe.com/changemakers/bobby-price-medical-error-deaths/
The Importance of Fiber and Why Food Diversity Matters with Will Bulsiewicz, MD
Even if you're trying to eat healthy, whole-foods-based foods every day, it's easy to get stuck in a rut where you eat the same things for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But according to this week's guest, gastroenterologist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, even if you're eating the same HEALTHY thing every day, eating the same thing all the time isn't good for you. Why? Because of fiber. Listen to the interview to learn what fiber really is and the different types of fiber (hint: it doesn’t come in a cereal box), why he considers soluble fiber to be “the secret to nutrition” that nobody’s talking about, the important role fiber plays in gut health (it’s not what you think), why a diverse diet matters, and much, much more! Join the conversation on the written version of this article here: https://getwellbe.com/changemakers/will-bulsiewicz-importance-of-fiber-food-diversity/