Sparking Wholeness is not your typical health show. Erin Kerry is not your typical health coach. As a survivor of bipolar disorder, she has learned firsthand what it is like to deal with and manage a chronic illness.
This show brings together health experts from various fields in order to discuss popular wellness topics and offer hope and support for mental health issues. Whether it's addressing trauma, healing the gut microbiome, biohacking genes, addressing body image concerns, or exploring the struggles of motherhood and parenting, every episode is designed to spark wholeness.
Episode 149: What to Do When Psych Meds Aren't Working with Dr. Julia Britz
Dr. Julia Britz specializes in supporting people who are struggling with mental health issues such as OCD, disorders eating and psychiatric medication tapering. Her passion for working with individuals suffering from these lonely conditions is that she too was a “hopeless case”, but got better.
Dismissed by doctors, she was told over and over there was nothing else she could try beyond pharmacotherapy, and so was inspired to create myocddiary.com, a site dedicated to documenting the daily life of OCD and related disorders. Through this project and holistic therapies, she found new levels of wellness, and in 2014 did a TED talk called “MyOCDdiary: an imperfect story.”
She utilizes natural and integrative modalities including targeted amino acid therapy, peptide therapy, micronutrient therapy, bioresonance, botanical medicine and epigenetic analysis, many of which are discussed in this episode.
- When meds are needed, when they aren’t
- Why psych meds don’t seem to work long term
- Long-term data on medication
- Side effects of commonly used medication
- How medication plays a role in dissociation
- When it is helpful to name a diagnosis
- What is akathisia
- How to develop a healing mindset toward mental health
- Foundations of mental healing
- Lab testing and genetic aspects of mental illness
- The immune-brain connection
Learn more about Dr. Britz's work at www.drjuliabritz.com.
Episode 148: Overcoming Cancer, Crohn's, and Other Autoimmune Disease with Amber Satterfield
Amber is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and the Founder of Feel Good Nourishment, where she specializes in helping people who suffer from gut health issues and autoimmune diseases.
She was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2008, followed by rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and cancer in the subsequent years. It wasn’t until she found functional medicine that she says her life & health changed forever.
After her own journey, Amber became passionate about helping others do the same in their own bodies. Amber is now sharing her personal healing story in her new book, “Thriving with Autoimmune Diseases”, coming out later this year.
- Amber’s journey overcoming multiple autoimmune diseases and cancer
- How autoimmune disease starts
- The impact of stress on the body
- Bringing balance to the nervous system
- Chronic illness and how toxic beliefs and mindset play a role
- Triggers for illness and getting to the root cause
- Amber’s work with those struggling with chronic disease
Amber’s website is feelgoodnourishment.com.
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Episode 147: The Surprising Secret to Health and Longevity with Christopher Burres
Chris Burres is the owner of SES Research, the first company to deliver carbon nano materials, and MyVitalC, the world's first nano antioxidant.
Chris has an extensive background in a diverse range of areas including Mechanical Engineering, Comedy
Improv Artist, Oil and Gas Explosives, and Competitive Soccer to name a few. He's also the co-host of the most popular internet marketing podcast on iTunes since 2009.
When Chris realized a Nobel Prize-Winning chemical tested by NASA had been proven to almost double the lifespan of mammals, he decided to make ESS60 into a household item. He's now on a mission to help people live longer, healthier and pain-free lives one dose at a time
- The Nobel Prize winning background story for ESS60
- How Chris got started in the carbon nanomaterials industry
- The problem with 50% of supplements
- How aging is related to inflammation and oxidation
- What antioxidants do to support healing
- Migraine and menopause relief
- How ESS60 improves sleep without grogginess
- Who could benefit from MyVitalC
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Episode 146: Why You Need More Protein for Your Mental Health with Christina Veselak
Christina T. Veselak, MS, CN, LMFT, is the founder and director of the Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition which teaches practitioners around the world how to use diet, along with amino acid and nutrient therapy to help prevent cravings and recurrent use by restoring neurotransmitter function and keeping blood sugar in balance. She has been a licensed psychotherapist working in the SUD treatment field since 1985 and a certified nutritionist specializing in mental health and addiction recovery since 1993.
- What the brain needs most to be fed optimally
- Why protein is the number one thing you need for mental health
- The minimum protein requirement for most people
- The neurotransmitter hack that only takes 20 minutes
- Amino acid therapy and medication - what can you do?
- Why antidepressants stop working long-term
- How stress causes nutrient depletion
- How low serotonin creates cravings for junk and sugar
- How to support female hormones and PMS
- How to know what amino acids you are deficient in
Learn more about how to support your neurotransmitters at aminoacidtherapy.com and eatingproteinsaveslives.org
Episode 145: How to Make Sure You're Getting the Best Sleep with Dr. Sanam Hafeez
Dr. Sanam Hafeez is a neuropsychologist in New York City. She is also faculty at Columbia University. Her website is www.comprehendthemind.com
Dr. Hafeez has been a trusted and recurring expert across media channels for top outlets such as The Wallstreet Journal, The Washington Post, HuffPost, The New York Times, Bustle, Elite Daily, Refinery29, Prevention, Health, Healthline and on TV for such shows and news as Dr. Oz, The Doctors, CNN, CBS NY Weekend News, and FOX.
- Why 40-50% of Americans are struggling with sleep, more so than ever before
- What is circadian rhythm and why it matters
- How sleep impacts mental health and replenishes the brain
- How anxiety starts at night
- The ritual to have to prepare for sleep
- Tips to try to support better sleep
- The best way to calm an anxious brain at bedtime
- How parents can use kids’ bedtime to take time to develop their own sleep hygiene
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Episode 144: Surprising Science on How Vision Impacts Mental Health with Dr. Lynn Hellerstein
Dr. Lynn F. Hellerstein, a developmental optometrist and pioneer in vision therapy, has authored 4 books including the Award-Winning book, See It. Say It. Do It! and #1 Amazon Best-Selling book, Expand Your Vision.
For more than 40 years, Dr. Lynn has utilized vision therapy with children and adults with learning related vision problems, vision perception deficits or brain injuries, as well as enhancing visual performance for athletes. She has inspired thousands of people to improve their vision and enhance their lives.
- How a traditional optometrist ended up focusing on vision therapy
- How someone with 20/20 vision can still have vision problems
- How ADHD and anxiety impact vision and concentration
- The connection between vision and the brain and the gut
- How visualization helps people get their focus and concentration back
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