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The Small Changes Big Shifts podcast is your weekly dose of wellness encouragement. It’s the small changes that stick and ultimately compound to create big shifts in our holistic well-being. Dr. Michelle Robin and her renowned guests will share wisdom, knowledge, real life stories and practical tips to inspire and inform you as you move forward on your journey to a life of wellness.

Small Changes Big Shifts Dr. Michelle Robin

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 147 Ratings

The Small Changes Big Shifts podcast is your weekly dose of wellness encouragement. It’s the small changes that stick and ultimately compound to create big shifts in our holistic well-being. Dr. Michelle Robin and her renowned guests will share wisdom, knowledge, real life stories and practical tips to inspire and inform you as you move forward on your journey to a life of wellness.

    What Happens After You Eat Sugar with Dr. Georgia Nab

    What Happens After You Eat Sugar with Dr. Georgia Nab

    “Blood sugar is like comparing water to Kool-Aid – while water flows through our body, Kool-Aid can’t flow as well because it’s stickier. When we have too much sugar in our bloodstream, our body has a harder time carrying out the processes it needs to.” - Dr. Georgia Nab 
     About 1 in 5 people in the United States have diabetes but don’t know it, according to the CDC. While people generally know sugar isn’t good for the body, most people don’t know why our consumption of it needs to be managed – not eliminated. In today’s show, Dr. Michelle Robin invites Dr. Georgia Nab – a Functional Medicine doctor at Your Wellness Connection – to help people understand what’s really happening in the body once we consume sugar and why it’s then converted to blood sugar. If you have ever wondered what glycemic and glucose mean – or the difference between metabolic syndrome (prediabetes), Type I, Type I.5, Type II, and Type III – this week’s episode will give you a clearer understanding of each one in very simple terms. Dr. Nab even dives into how our blood sugar numbers have a tremendous impact on our hormonal levels and anxiety issues in today’s world. She encourages listeners that small changes can make a big difference. At the end of the episode, Dr. Nab will also share why sleep and movement matter in managing your blood sugar – ending with some tips that can help you get on a better path toward wellness.
    About Today’s Guest: 
    Dr. Georgia Nab entered the chiropractic industry in 1992 by owning a chiropractic clinic in Wichita, Kansas. From 2012 through 2017, she joined a manufacturing facility in Wisconsin to provide chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, and educational training to the employees at the company’s corporate headquarters. While there, she authored her book called 1 Degree of Change, in addition to numerous other publications. In 2015, she graduated with her Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine degree. She is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Western States for their Master’s program. Dr. Nab is a Certified Nutrition Specialist from the Board for Nutrition Specialist and works with Affiliated Monitors, an independent monitoring company for professionals. 
    Mentioned in the Episode: 
    Your Wellness Connection  1 Degree of Change book by Dr. Georgia Nab – contact Dr. Nab for a free PDF version 

    • 27 min
    How Superhero Capes Are Giving Kids Courage with Robyn Rosenberger and Desiree Cole

    How Superhero Capes Are Giving Kids Courage with Robyn Rosenberger and Desiree Cole

    “It’s the small choices we make that determine the rest of our lives.” - Robyn Rosenberger  
    Each year, more than three million children are hospitalized – either for procedures or ongoing treatment for chronic or terminal illness. Additionally, one in six children have a disability in the U.S. such as autism, ADHD, Aspergers, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, to name a few. During today’s show, Dr. Michelle Robin invites Robyn Rosenberger to share her awe-inspiring story about what led her to become the founder of TinySuperheroes in 2013 to help these kids fight unimaginable battles. Since launching her tiny cape organization, she has served over 120,000 children and families by providing capes for each child. Robyn shares how it all started with a little girl named Brenna and tells how the organization has evolved into ways these kids can experience extracurricular activities since 80% of them almost never get to participate in them. By the end of the episode, your heartstrings will be pulled by some of the powerful encounters she has had with kids who have received her capes and all the ways it has transformed their lives by giving them courage and strength.
    About Today’s Guest and Co-Host: 
    Robyn Rosenberger is a passionate and dedicated entrepreneur who is committed to making a positive impact in the world. As the founder and CEO of TinySuperheroes, a social enterprise that empowers children with disabilities or illnesses, Robyn has helped thousands of children to embrace their inner strength and courage. Her organization has been featured in numerous media outlets, including CNN, NBC News, and The Huffington Post. She is an inspiring example of a mission-driven entrepreneur who is passionate about building for-profit businesses that create social impact. She believes that businesses can be a force for good. Robyn’s commitment to building a profitable business that makes a difference has resulted in a growing community of supporters and advocates who share her passion for social entrepreneurship. Through her work, she is a true champion for those who face adversity. She is dedicated to helping every other child feel like a superhero and inspiring others to make a positive difference in the world. 
    Desiree Cole is the Content Director and Brand Manager at Small Changes Big Shifts. She creates, writes, and manages the voice and content for the brand. She has loved all things wellness since she was introduced to the lifestyle in college, where she learned to cook more plant-based food and care for the whole body in holistic ways. She began her journalism career in Chicago and New York City, where she worked in Manhattan as an editor for news agencies, magazines, and book publishing. She’s part of the Small Changes Big Shifts team because she believes words are powerful messengers to the spirit, heart, and mind. Desiree was born and raised in Kansas City and believes there’s no place like it. Her husband (Zach), son (Ollie), and two golden retrievers (Linus and Lucy) live in a loud and happy house with its eight paws and a very joyful little boy who loves his dogs. 
    Mentioned in the Episode: 
    TinySuperheroes website  Nominate a child at TinySuperheroes  Sponsor a cape for a child  TinySuperheroes Mission Program  John O’Leary 

    • 30 min
    Make a Ripple, Change the World with Mindy Corporon

    Make a Ripple, Change the World with Mindy Corporon

    Today on Small Changes Big Shifts we’ll check in with Dr. Michelle Robin for an update and what’s to come over the next few months on this show. In the second part of this episode we have Mindy Corporon. Mindy is the mother of Reat Underwood and daughter of Dr. William Corporon, who were murdered by a convicted white supremacist in a hate crime outside of Jewish facilities in April 2014 along with Terri LaManno. Corporon, family and friends created SevenDays — Make a Ripple, Change the World to spread kindness and interfaith understanding.

    • 31 min
    Love, redemption, and transformation with Frank Ferrante

    Love, redemption, and transformation with Frank Ferrante

    As long as I have some love in my heart, it mitigates the sense of separation. - Frank Ferrante
    This week we are sharing Dr. Michelle’s interview with Frank Ferrante from our 2020 Rhythm & Resilience series. Frank is a Sicilian from Brooklyn living in San Francisco.

A lover of life, great food, and a good laugh, Frank was also a drug addict, morbidly obese, pre-diabetic, and fighting Hepatitis C. Estranged from his daughter, single, and struggling with depression, Frank knows that life can be better than this, and looked for a way out.
    Through Frank’s story of love, redemption, and transformation, the viewers of the May I Be Frank documentary and readers of his book, May I Be Frank, documentary witness the power of change for themselves and the world. It's the essence of the human condition and what it truly means to fall in love again.
    Join Dr. Michelle and Frank as they talk about:
    Unpacking his life before the film including health, family, work, and education. How the May I Be Frank documentary completely changed his life and the obstacles he went through including imposter syndrome at the beginning. His COVID-19 lockdown experience and how it allowed him to self-reflect and positively impact his relationships. What guidance he has to share on cultivating long term relationships with the people we meet during our lifetimes. Taking a closer look at how our behavior affects the people in our lives. Why he believes a key part of why depression happens is because we’re not aligned with our core beliefs. What steps you can take right now if you are feeling lonely. Learn new tools to add to your wellness toolbox including:
    The power of connecting with yourself and how to release thoughts and feelings that are no longer serving you anymore. What process he goes through to get rid of the different voices inside his head and instead just listen to one - his own. Why reaching out and helping someone else can be some of the best medicine for your own wellbeing. Unpacking why we’re the happiest when we’re not even thinking about ourselves but of other people. How we can show up as our authentic selves by focusing on what brings us joy. 
Do something nice for somebody and don't get caught. - Frank Ferrante
    Mentioned In This Episode
    SCBS Ep. 18: Raz Ingrasci and Frank Ferrante – Ready to Feng Shui Your Soul? May I Be Frank Trailer Stream May I Be Frank Documentary May I Be Frank Book: May I Be Frank DVD Day 8 - Rhythm and Resilience with Reverend Patricia T. Bass The Hoffman Process Day 6 - Rhythm and Resilience with Teri Griege Byron Katie

    • 47 min
    Digestion 101 With Dr. Robynne Chutkan Part 2

    Digestion 101 With Dr. Robynne Chutkan Part 2

    Today on this part 2 episode on Small Changes Big Shifts, Dr. Robynne innovative solutions backed by science that can help you improve your digestive wellness today! Have you ever wondered if you need to take a probiotic? Are you one of the hundreds of thousands who has eaten well and still struggle with your weight? Do you wonder if you should take the antibiotic just in case? What about hand sanitizer?

    • 20 min
    Digestion 101 with Dr. Robynne Chutkan Part 1

    Digestion 101 with Dr. Robynne Chutkan Part 1

    Today on Small Changes Big Shifts I will be speaking with Dr. Robynne Chutkan. Dr. Chutkan is one of the most recognizable gastroenterologists working in America today. She is the author of two bestselling books, Gutbliss and most recently, The Microbiome Solution. And she is the founder of the Digestive Center for Women. 

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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147 Ratings

147 Ratings

LisaIsHereForIt ,

Dr. Michelle is incredible! 🙏

Dr. Michelle and her incredibly knowledgeable guests talk all things health related, but it’s so much more than that! You’ll get tons of actionable advice and tangible tips, but you’ll also get heaps of inspiration from truly engaging individuals that genuinely want to help others. Thanks so much for putting out such a spectacular show - keep up the great work!

Audrey Robin ,

Highly Recommend

Hi everyone, I’m Dr. Ronald L. Cole, a retired OB/GYN who lives in Florida. I was recently interviewed by Dr Michelle Robin on her Small Changes Big Shifts podcast and you can now listen to the full episode on iTunes. Dr. Robin you as interested in my latest published book, “Universal Spiritual Laws and Healing,” and wanted to share it with her listeners.
I really enjoyed being on her podcast because she is obviously a very compassionate, insightful and pleasant doctor. She truly cares about her patients in a holistic way and wants to help them feel better and think in a very positive way. Her questions reflected her passion for helping mankind and I’m sure her listeners greatly benefit from her podcasts. I highly recommend that you tune into her podcasts.

mlg325 ,

Great podcast

Thank you so much for the work you do.
Truly informative & kind in a world that is lacking both.

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