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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
    • 4.7 • 2.1K 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

    Gaining mental sovereignty, the importance of choosing your struggles + how psychedelics can help with mental health issues (with Aubrey Marcus)

    Gaining mental sovereignty, the importance of choosing your struggles + how psychedelics can help with mental health issues (with Aubrey Marcus)

    ***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

    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



    SHOW DESCRIPTION: The human mind and body have incredible potential. However, they come with no “user manual”, which means we often miss out on all they have to offer, and how learning to use the brain and body well can transform the way we live our lives. In this podcast I speak with wellness expert, bestselling author, top podcast host and entrepreneur Aubrey Marcus about optimizing your mental and physical health, the mental health benefits of safely microdosing, how to make any job work for you, how the brightest minds overcome failure and obstacles, fitness hacks, and more!

    Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/gaining-mental-sovereignty-the-importance-of-choosing-your-struggle-how-psychedelics-can-help-with-mental-health-struggles-with-aubrey-marcus

    For more info on Aubrey visit: https://www.aubreymarcus.com



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    PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

    2:40 Why obstacles & challenges are good for our mental health

    8:35 How the brightest minds deal with failure & overcome obstacles

    14:28 The mental health benefits of microdosing

    22:35 How to live your best life & optimize the functionality of the mind and body

    34:31 How to make your job work for you while at home or at the office

    42:40 How to improve your relationships

    46:03 The pros & cons of the wellness industry



    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

    -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

    -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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    • 53 min
    Overcoming the fear of failure & self-doubt + tips on how to deal with working-mom guilt, and sexism in the workplace (with certified life and business coach Christy Wright)

    Overcoming the fear of failure & self-doubt + tips on how to deal with working-mom guilt, and sexism in the workplace (with certified life and business coach Christy Wright)

    ***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

    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



    SHOW DESCRIPTION: Starting your own business can be challenging, but it can also be one of the best things you do! In this podcast I speak with certified life and business coach, bestselling author and podcast host Christy Wright about tips to overcoming your fear and putting yourself out there, how to manage your mental health and stress when starting or running your own business, how to overcome parent guilt, how to deal with sexism in the workplace and become your own advocate, the best ways for dealing with failures in business, and more!

    Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/overcoming-the-fear-of-failure-self-doubt-tips-on-how-to-deal-with-working-mom-guilt-sexism-in-the-workplace-with-certified-life-business-coach-christy-wright

    For more info on Christy: https://www.christywright.com/academy



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    PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

    2:20 What is the Business Boutique Academy?

    4:43 Tips to start your own business

    7:49 How women can reduce their anxiety and fear in the workplace

    15:33 How to deal with the fear of failure

    24:00 How to deal with guilt as a working mom

    27:23 Dealing with sexism in the workplace

    32:50 How to be more confident in business



    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

    -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

    -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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    • 37 min
    The best diet & mind-management plan to heal autoimmune diseases (with Dr. Terry Wahls)

    The best diet & mind-management plan to heal autoimmune diseases (with Dr. Terry Wahls)

    ***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/ 

    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 

    SHOW DESCRIPTION:  Autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis may seem like a life sentence, but they don’t have to be. In this podcast I speak with researcher, professor and bestselling author Dr. Terry Wahls about the program that she has created that has helped thousands overcome various autoimmune diseases, how she overcame multiple sclerosis through diet, exercise and mind management, how to use ketosis and fasting to boost stem cells naturally, how her protocols can help with obesity, mental health issues and neurodegenerative diseases, and more! 

    Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-best-diet-mind-management-plan-to-heal-autoimmune-diseases-with-dr-terry-wahls 

    For more info on Dr. Terry: www.terrywahls.com 



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    PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS 

    2:31 How Terry overcame her multiple sclerosis through diet, exercise & mind management 

    11:45 How a paleo diet can help overcome chronic health issues like multiple sclerosis & cognitive decline 

    10:06 What is an autoimmune disorder & how can it impact our health? 

    28:57 What is multiple sclerosis & how does it affect the body and brain? 

    35:14 Terry’s amazing protocol & how it can help improve mental and physical health 

    39:20 How a keto diet can help combat autoimmune disorders 

    47:09 Epigenetics & autoimmune disorders: are they related? 

    52:26 How Terry’s protocol can help with mental health issues like anxiety & depression 



    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  

    -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  

    -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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    • 58 min
    The mental & physical health benefits of circadian fasting + simple schedule tweaks that can boost your mood & reduce stress (with Dr. Amy Shah)

    The mental & physical health benefits of circadian fasting + simple schedule tweaks that can boost your mood & reduce stress (with Dr. Amy Shah)

    ***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

    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



    SHOW DESCRIPTION: I am sure by now you have heard of the benefits of intermittent fasting. But can skipping meals or only eating during certain time periods really improve our health? In this podcast I speak with fasting expert Dr. Amy Shah about how circadian fasting can greatly improve your mental and physical wellbeing, the different types of fasting, why Dr. Amy refers circadian fasting, how women can fast safely, common fasting mistakes, how to get started, if fasting is safe for those with eating disorders, and more!

    Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/dr-amy-shah

    For more info on Dr. Amy visit: https://amymdwellness.com/pages/dr-amy-shah



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    Podcast Highlights

    1:44 Why Western medicine doesn’t know everything

    4:13 Why the gut-brain connection is so important when it comes to our health

    5:30 How is fasting different for women and men?

    13:37 What is circadian fasting and why is it so good for us?

    22:24 What is the metabolic switch and why is it important?

    26:49 How extreme fasting impacts our health

    29:45 The dos and don’ts of fasting

    46:46 How certain types of fasting can be dangerous

    51:10 Common fasting mistakes many people make

    54:27 Is fasting safe for someone who has a history of disordered eating?

    57:55 How fasting can improve our mental health





    Additional resources:

    -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

    -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 3 min
    How Acupuncture Can Be an Effective Treatment for Depression & Anxiety + How Acupuncture Can Boost Your Immune System & What to Know Before You Go For the First Time (with Ann Cecil-Sterman)

    How Acupuncture Can Be an Effective Treatment for Depression & Anxiety + How Acupuncture Can Boost Your Immune System & What to Know Before You Go For the First Time (with Ann Cecil-Sterman)

    ***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

    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



    SHOW DESCRIPTION: Although many people have heard of acupuncture or even had acupuncture, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding this ancient Chinese medicine. In this podcast I speak with acupuncture specialist and educator Ann Cecil-Sterman about how acupuncture can help reduce anxiety, burnout and depression, the physical health benefits of acupuncture, the different types of acupuncture, common misconceptions about acupuncture, how acupuncture can boost our immunity, and more!

    For more info on Ann and her work visit: https://anncecilsterman.com

    Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-acupuncture-can-be-an-effective-treatment-for-depression-anxiety-how-acupuncture-can-boost-your-immune-system-overall-physical-health-with-ann-cecil-sterman



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    PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS

    1:50 How acupuncture can help us heal and improve our mental and physical health

    4:30 The limits of Western medicine

    8:35, 33:08 How acupuncture can help with chronic, degenerative diseases like arthritis

    8:48 What is acupuncture?

    13:22 Does acupuncture hurt?

    15:23 What is advanced acupuncture?

    21:14 How acupuncture can help with mental health issues like anxiety and depression

    26:33 How acupuncture can help with gastro-intentional issues like IBS and Crohn’s Disease

    41:30 How acupuncture can help improve immunity

    50:56 The science behind acupuncture: can we trust it?



    Additional resources:

    -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

    -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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    • 55 min
    How to deal with the death of a dream, tips for building self-confidence + the common mindset of the most success people (Interview with Ed Mylett)

    How to deal with the death of a dream, tips for building self-confidence + the common mindset of the most success people (Interview with Ed Mylett)

    ***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

    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



    SHOW DESCRIPTION: Often, we get stuck on the past, allowing our failures to define us and hold us back. But this doesn’t have to be the case! In this podcast I speak with entrepreneur, top podcaster and life coach Ed Mylett about why our failures are gifts, how our intentions often define our success, how to recover from the death of a dream, common mindsets of the most successful people, how to boost your self-confidence, mental mistakes we often make and how to overcome them, and more!

    Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-deal-with-the-death-of-a-dream-tips-for-building-self-confidence-common-mindsets-of-the-most-successful-people-interview-with-ed-mylett

    For more info on Ed visit: https://www.edmylett.com/



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    -Feals CBD (My favorite CBD delivery service!) To get 50% off your Feals CBD order and free shipping see feals.com/drleaf

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    PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS

    3:20 How working at an orphanage changed Ed’s life

    5:00 How helping others heals us

    6:02 The power of intention, and how it is related to success in business and life

    10:00 What makes a top performer a top performer? What do high achievers have in common?

    20:44 How to recover from the death of a dream

    33:55 How can we shift our mindset and learn from our failures?

    40:00 Common mental mistakes people make that hold them back



    Additional resources:

    -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

    -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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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

GeorgieGab ,

Thank you

Thank you Caroline. I absolutely love your podcasts and both you and your amazing guests have taught me so much. Love how you calmly talk about matters that can and do change our lives. Highly recommend all to take a listen.

thisismethisisme ,

So full of good educated holistic information

I can’t say enough good things about this podcast. The world, especially the west, needs to hear these things. This is like a goldmine of information and brings practical solutions to huge needs.

DrBettyT ,

Circadian Fasting

This very informative discussion was just the sort of thing missing completely in modern medical training. I went to med school in the eighties and am a pediatrician. Nutrition was rarely ever addressed and certainly nothing on the brain/ gut connection. We could help our patients so much more with this type of information instead of stomping out fires with medicine over and over! Thank you so much.

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