Welcome to Minding Wellness, where we embark on a transformative journey through the realms of mind, body, and spirit. As a dedicated healthcare professional, I'm here to bridge the gap between Western medicine and holistic practices, offering you a broadened perspective that embraces the best of both worlds.
Join me as we dive into enlightening conversations with experts in alternative modalities, exploring a diverse range of wellness topics. Our mission is simple yet profound: to create a space where acceptance reigns, judgment is left behind, and empowerment becomes your compass.
This podcast is your sanctuary for unbiased information, allowing you to make informed healthcare decisions that resonate with your unique journey. Together, we'll unravel the threads of ancient wisdom and modern science, guiding you towards a balanced and empowered approach to your well-being.
Tune in to Minding Wellness and step onto a path of discovery, acceptance, and empowerment in your quest for holistic wellness.
Dr. Matthew Lederman on Expanding Our Tools for Nervous System Regulation
Dr. Matthew Lederman is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician & CNVC Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication. He combines conventional Western medicine, Nutrition & Lifestyle medicine, Nonviolent Communication, Polyvagal Theory, and Trauma-Informed Somatic Principles & Pain Reprocessing to create a groundbreaking health paradigm. He has been a successful corporate leader, starred in the life-changing documentary Forks over Knives, lectured for eCornell, serves as an adjunct medical school professor and corporate medical advisor, mediates family relationships focused on building and enhancing connection, and has co-authored 6 books including a NY Times bestseller. After 10 years of serving Whole Foods Market as their Vice President of Medical Affairs, helping launch their national comprehensive medical & wellness centers and integrated hospital and insurance networks, Dr. Lederman moved on to co-found his new ventures, WeHeal and webe kälm. Both are the culmination of decades of learning and practical experience organized into tools and resources that do everything just short of guaranteeing lasting health, joy and satisfaction in your life.
In this episode, we chat about:
:: what inspires him to continue to create in the health and wellness space
:: what inspired him to create webe kälm and how its usefulness expanded to children
:: his insights into why we are experiencing such significant nervous system dysregulation
:: how our bodies respond to continuous threat and what we can do to rebalance
:: how his innovative device works to address 3 areas of nervous sytem regulation
:: how kids have responded to webe kälm and his advice for introducing it as a partnership
:: his approach with using collaborative non-permissive parenting
:: the next project he is working on
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In this brief solo episode, I share a snippet of my new book AND details on our upcoming Patient Empowerment Summit!
For more details and to register for this free event, go to: https://bit.ly/patientempowermentsummit
Wishing you love, light and peace!
Breast Health - From Fear to Empowerment
Christine Horner, MD is a board certified and nationally recognized surgeon, author, expert in natural medicine, and a relentless champion for women's health. She spearheaded legislation in the 1990s that made it mandatory that insurance companies pay for breast reconstruction following mastectomy. She is the author of Waking the Warrior Goddess: Dr Christine Horner’s Program to Protect Against and Fight Breast Cancer, winner of the Independent Book Publishers Award 2006 for “Best Book in Health, Medicine, and Nutrition.” and the author of “Radiant Health Ageless Beauty: Dr. Horner’s 30-Day Program to Extraordinary Health and Longevity which won the eLit Award 2017 for “Best Book in Health, Medicine, and Nutrition.” Dr. Horner has become an expert in thermography, working as an interpreter of thermal imaging since 2017, and in 2022, she opened her own mobile thermal imaging business, “Dr. Christine Horner’s Medical Thermography Group of Southern California.”
In this episode, we chat about:
:: Dr. Horner's journey from surgeon to expert in breast cancer prevention
:: what thermal imaging is and how it differs from mammography, ultrasound and MRI
:: what the read radiation risk is with mammography
:: why the US continues to recommend mammography at frequencies higher than the rest of the world
:: her tangible advice for every woman regarding breast cancer prevention
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A Filmmaker and His Mom - Walking the Healthcare System Home
I was recently invited to watch the documentary BLEED OUT, Directed by Stephen Burrows. After a routine partial hip replacement operation left his mother in a coma with permanent brain damage, what starts as a son’s video diary became a citizen’s investigation into the future of American health care. Shot over the course of ten years, using archival footage, vérité scenes, undercover spy cams, courtroom testimony and interviews with family and experts, the award-winning, critically acclaimed BLEED OUT goes deep inside a flawed healthcare system. Part medical mystery and legal thriller, part investigative journey and meditation on family, this harrowing personal story is a cautionary tale that reveals medical error is the third leading cause of death in America.
With the help of pharmacist and advocacy leader, Soojin Jun, we were able to bring Steve's story to the Minding Wellness podcast with the purpose of spreading his message of hardship and hope for change.
My personal call to action for all the listeners is to first watch the documentary and second do just one thing to move this message forward (e.g. share this podcast, share the documentary, take action within your healthcare community, etc).
Watch the Bleed Out documentary on:
HBO Max - https://www.hbo.com/movies/bleed-out
Hulu - https://www.hulu.com/movie/bleed-out-567e0d3d-9189-485a-aa60-4162c400d280?entity_id=567e0d3d-9189-485a-aa60-4162c400d280
Amazon Prime Video - https://www.primevideo.com/detail/Bleed-Out/0GLMQWJPXWVP7QD7YDT0QP4E0U
Apple TV - https://tv.apple.com/us/movie/bleed-out/umc.cmc.68mkj01y6azv6kvuimp5cc5m1
BONUS EPISODE: Working with Me!
I went a little wild today and dedicated a full, very concise episode to ways in which you can work with me!
Links shared during this episode -
Book and retreat info: https://www.peaceadvocacygroup.com/now
Book a Discovery Call here
Or send me a quick audio: speakpipe.com/MindingWellness
Love you all!
Achieving Peace and Balance Through Sound Therapy with Laura Widney
Laura Widney is the visionary founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Soaak Technologies, a healthtech company with a mission to enhance overall well-being through a "whole-person" approach. With a background in diverse healing modalities, Laura's expertise lies in utilizing sound frequencies to foster mental and physical balance. Laura’s dedication to empowering individuals on their path to optimal health and wellness led Soaak Technologies to develop the Soaak App, offering transformative solutions that can be accessed by people worldwide.
Through her innovative approach, Soaak has streamed over 15 million minutes of sound frequencies across more than 130 countries, making positive change accessible to a global audience. With her unwavering commitment to holistic well-being, Laura Widney strives to establish Soaak Technologies as the leader in providing mind, body, and spirit solutions.
In this episode, we chat about:
:: Laura's journey from being a hairdresser to finding passion in holistic healing
:: what sound and frequency therapy is and the types of health conditions that respond well to this approach
:: how Soaak was born and how their sound frequencies are custom curated and layered
:: how Soaak also caters to mindset shifts and mindful intentions
:: Laura's amazing personal manifestation testimonial
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To take advantage of Laura's generous free 30 day trial for our listeners, use code MW30 at this link: https://www.soaak.com/
So much great info on topics that matter!
I love how this podcast goes into wellness beyond just nutrition and habits. I absolutely loved the most recent episode on the role of purpose in our well-being as well as the episode on the healing power of breath work!
Curious host, great information
I was a guest on Minding Wellness and thought Claudia asked great questions and was genuinely interested in learning more and helping her community live well. This is a podcast offers something for everyone looking to improve their physical and emotional health. Take a listen. You’ll be hooked!
Just listened to Esther Blum podcast
Loved the interview. So much to think about. She brings in a good speaker to peak your interest