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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
    • 4.8 • 97 Ratings

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.

    Healing with Your Heart

    Healing with Your Heart

    If you've been looking for a different approach to cultivating emotional wellness and wellbeing, you will definitely want to catch this conversation.
    With influence on essentially every system in the body, the heart is the conductor of our inner orchestra. The heart is also capable of healing on a deep, programming level.
    Carine Camara identifies the heart and its energy as the most powerful force in the body. By using heart centered healing along with a blend of other paradigms, she helps people access their love and joy to fill themselves up so they can then fill up others.
    On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:
    What drew Carine to work with the energy of the heart The mechanisms of using heart energy to create healing A short guided meditation to help us connect with our hearts Why this practice is particularly powerful for empaths and highly sensitive people What she recommends people do to start cultivating a deeper connection to their heart Carine Camara is an intuitive guide, acupuncturist, energy medicine practitioner, and the Host of the Infinite Love Podcast. Her mission is to help people heal. Carine’s offerings/services are a unique blend of intuitive and energetic healing, practical science, and care. She has devoted her life to the study of physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. For the last 20 years, she has immersed myself in the healing sciences. Carine began by studying plant based nutrition, to heal her own physical issues, and later obtained her Masters in Chinese Medicine.
    Her practice and knowledge continued to expand, as she trained in Energy Medicine, and works closely with spiritual coaches, teachers and more. For those who are suffering from chronic illness, highly sensitive and/or looking for support in their lives, Carine has a wealth of knowledge to guide you back to wellness. She has an online practice and a holistic clinic located in Lafayette - where she serves the San Francisco Bay Area community.
    Links:
    HeartMath
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    • 38 min
    Tapping on the Body to Shift Your Mind and Emotions

    Tapping on the Body to Shift Your Mind and Emotions

    Our responses to stress can often be habituated in ways we may not like. With practice, however, it's possible to hack our limiting beliefs and subconscious patterns in a way that allows us to show up with more presence and kindness to ourselves and those around us.
    Stacy Claxton is an expert in helping people use their body as a bridge to the mind, with Emotional Freedom Techniques, to get to the root causes of emotional and physical suffering. By taking our own fingertips to our own bodies, we can use this form of psychological acupuncture to bring about ease, flow, and natural healing. 
    On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:
    Why telling the body that it’s safe is so powerful What conditions and traumas EFT is often effective in treating How timing plays into the effectiveness of EFT Stacy walks us through an example of how tapping works Stacy Claxton is a transformational coach and integrative health practitioner who helps stuck people find freedom and flow. She guides growth seekers, heart-centered healers, and embodied leaders through their biggest blocks to discover their boundless inner power, adding that critical piece: body-centered tools to resolve trauma and rewire the nervous system for lasting change.
    Her practice blends ancient and modern modalities, including Ayurveda, yoga, breathwork, meditation, somatic work, prenatal and postpartum care, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, and more.
    An educator and entrepreneur, Stacy combines private client work with writing, speaking, facilitating small groups, and leading live transformational events.
    Links:
    Get Stacy’s Free EFT Reference Sheet!
    Connect With Stacy Claxton:
    Website
    Email Stacy for a complimentary personal power strategy session!
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    • 59 min
    Is Addiction a Disease?

    Is Addiction a Disease?

    In a time when a lot of us are dealing with strong, difficult emotions, it can be easy to slip into bad patterns to try and cope and these patterns can spiral to harmful levels and addiction. On top of that, some of the most popular addiction treatments often end up reinforcing the idea that someone's identity is "addict" which only serves to feed the pattern.
    Michelle Dunbar has a different way of looking at addiction. Through the framework she helped to develop, Michelle and her team empower people struggling with addiction to change the trajectory of their lives rather than giving the power to substances and bad habits.
    On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:
    What addiction means in the context of Michelle’s work How her own experiences and those of other family members led her toward the framework she developed The three distinct components of The Freedom Model Why she says the opposite of addiction is diversification What has surprised her along her career of helping people with addiction Michelle Dunbar is the co-author of The Freedom Model for Addictions: Escape the Treatment and Recovery Trap and The Freedom Model for the Family. She is also Executive Director of Baldwin Research Institute, Inc., and The Saint Jude Retreats, not-for-profit research organizations with the mission to change the way people with substance use problems are helped worldwide. Michelle has been helping  people move beyond addiction for over 30 years.
    Links:
    Get A Free Sample of The Non-12 Step Addiction Ebook
    Get The Freedom Model Books for free by using code “freedom100” through the end of 2020
    Connect With Michelle Dunbar:
    Saint Jude Retreats
    The Freedom Model
    Ebooks
    Twitter
    Facebook
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    • 38 min
    Reactivity and Anger: Dialing it Down

    Reactivity and Anger: Dialing it Down

    In challenging times, taking the time to make sure we take care of ourselves can be especially difficult. As the changes brought on by COVID continue to affect us, we're all coping with more stress which can lead to increased anger and irritability. Given these constraints, how can we work to ensure we're meeting our own needs in order to keep our relationships peaceful and harmonious?
    Melissa Wolak provides some excellent, practical advice for naming, claiming, and processing our anger so we can move on more productively. Anger is often a habitual reaction and Melissa shares ways to approach finding and changing our reaction habits when facing stress and uncertainty.
    On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:
    What the difference is between reacting and responding How we can stay resilient and flexible in our window of tolerance Why affect labeling is important to reducing reactivity What the different types of anger are and how they often show up How we can get more in touch with the existence or presence of anger Melissa Wolak mentors and leads women to reclaim their energy, time and wellbeing with powerful mindset shifts, deepening their mind-body connection and establishing sustainable lifestyle practices. As a mindset and empowerment coach, she is a fierce advocate for creating more fulfillment, freedom and self-compassion. The foundation of her movement and unique system connects science and soul. She incorporates her 23 years of experience in the healthcare and neurotrauma fields as a holistic Speech-Language Cognitive therapist, education with a Bachelors and Masters in Communication Science Disorders and her development of tools to conquer stress and burnout by incorporating neuroscience, mindfulness and assertive communication strategies.
    Links:
    Dr. Marilee Adams
    Free Guided Breathwork offer!
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    • 48 min
    Finding Power in Hormonal Transitions

    Finding Power in Hormonal Transitions

    The hormonal shifts women experience later in life, namely perimenopause and menopause, aren't talked about very often. This lack of education and awareness can lead to women feeling out of control and confused when their bodies start changing, sliding away from things they used to be able to count on.
    Dr. Amy Zahm has helped many women navigate these shifts in identity and she brings a lot of useful wisdom to this conversation around the benefits that Chinese Medicine can have for women going through menopause and perimenopause. Rather than a medicalized condition that needs treating, she encourages us to view these reorganizations as part. of the natural, beautiful progression of yin and yang in the body.
    On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:
    Why play is so crucial and some ideas for getting started What perimenopause is and what the signs of it are The Chinese Medicine perspective on how different times in life are for different purposes Why finding ways to slow down is often so critical in responding to signals from our bodies How even taking a 60 second breathing break can help you start downregulating the nervous system Dr. Amy Zahm is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine who has been practicing in rural NE Oregon for sixteen years. Amy specializes in women's health, mental and emotional health, chronic illness and pain management. She has a particular love for using the principles of Chinese Medicine to help women of all ages navigate the transitional periods of their lives with more ease and grace than our society generally allows. In addition to serving Wallowa county, she will soon be expanding her practice to include telehealth. Look for Ground and Sky: Chinese and Functional Medicine for Women’s Health at groundandskyhealth.com. Staying connected In addition to attending acupuncture school at SWAC in Albuquerque at the same time, she and I shared a massage therapy space back in the day.
    Links:
    The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine
    Lillian Bridges - Lotus Institute
    Institute for Traditional Medicine
    Heaving Bosoms Podcast
    Connect With Dr. Amy Zahm:
    Website (Coming Soon!)
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Chronic Pain, Migraines, Brain Injuries: Acupuncture & Functional Neurology

    Chronic Pain, Migraines, Brain Injuries: Acupuncture & Functional Neurology

    If you suffer from chronic pain, migraines, ongoing concussion symptoms, or really anything related to neurology, you'll definitely want to check out this conversation with Dr. Ayla Wolf.
    Dr. Wolf blends the paradigms of functional neurology, Chinese Medicine, and acupuncture to bring a unique healing perspective to her patients. By looking at people in real time, rather than just a snapshot of their conditions, she's able to analyze and apply differential diagnoses to treat the whole, connected system of the brain and body.
    On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:
    What functional neurology is and how it looks in a Chinese Medicine setting Why things can get missed when looking at patients in specialized silos How the dynamic nature of the nervous system can affect neurological exams What the research says on the cumulative effects of acupuncture treatments Some insight into how herbs can interact with the immune system of the brain Dr. Ayla Wolf is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine specializing in neurological disorders, concussions and traumatic brain injuries.  She is a faculty member of the Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, and teaches doctoral program courses in neurology as an adjunct faculty of the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, and American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is an international speaker and educator on functional neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurological exam techniques, and neuro-rehabilitation utilizing acupuncture and Chinese medicine. She also teaches advanced courses on the management of patients with concussions and TBI.
    Links:
    Carrick Institute
    Episode 65: Brain Training and Your 6th Sense with Dr. Titus Chiu
    Huangdi Neijing
    Free Resources for Practitioners
    Courses for Acupuncturists
    Connect With Dr. Ayla Wolf:
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!

The host of the A Healthy Curiosity podcast, highlights all aspects of health & fitness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

maxbug ,

Good for the soul!

Brodie is such a great interviewer getting the most out of her guests. All of her episodes give me new perspectives and practical knowledge to better myself.

oceanarches ,

soul food

This podcast is a gem! I recently listened to an episode on confidence and found myself cracked open to new and profound insights. What I like most about Brodie’s interview style is that she is open, kind, thoughtful and more committed to shedding light on important topics than being right. This is a great go-to for inspiration on health and self-reflection.

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