236 episodes

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.

Sparking Wholeness Erin Kerry

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 72 Ratings

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 234: How to Use Food to Support Your Mood with Erin Kerry

    Episode 234: How to Use Food to Support Your Mood with Erin Kerry

    In this solo episode, Erin covers the topic of “food as mood,” sharing highlights from her all-new Food as Mood Guide, available below.

    Key Topics:
    - The importance of getting raw materials to support mental health
    - How to increase nutrients in a practical way
    - The importance of eating hygiene
    - How blood sugar balance plays a big role in supporting mood health
    - Ingredients that confuse the body and make it feel unsafe to thrive
    - Top brain foods for mental health
    - New AAP warnings against GMOs in kids’ food
    - Finding hormone balance and what to test for

    Download the new FREE Food is Mood Guide here:
https://mailchi.mp/055b20577ebc/food-is-mood-guide

    Sponsor: Go to thorne.fit/wholeness and get 10% off your first order of Thorne supplements with the code wholeness. Erin’s pics: Basic B Complex, Magnesium Bysglycinate, GI Relief.

    • 34 min
    Episode 233: Integrating Self-Care to Enhance Marital Intimacy and Connection with Naketa Ren Thigpen

    Episode 233: Integrating Self-Care to Enhance Marital Intimacy and Connection with Naketa Ren Thigpen

    Naketa Ren Thigpen is the world's number one Balance and Relationship Advisor. With a groundbreaking approach that merges psychotherapy, trauma expertise, and relationship wisdom, Naketa challenges norms and ignites transformative change.

    She’s the host of the Balance Boldly Podcast and author of "Selfish: Permission to Pause.”

    This episode covers the complex topic of managing your stress so that you can better show up for your relationships. Naketa provides many inspirational, realistic, and practical tips that all busy people will be able to utilize.

    Key Topics:
    - Why self care matters for relationships
    - How negative self-talk hinders your ability to show up in relationships
    - How being “intentionally selfish” helps relationships
    - Avoiding burnout and reactive stress
    - How to instantly shift your nervous system
    - How to improve your sexual connection when you’re exhausted
    - The importance of being assertive and asking for what you need

    Learn more about Naketa at Thigpro.com and listen to her podcast Balanced Boldly. Follow her on social media at @asknaketa.

    Download Erin's stress-busting nutrient guide here:
    https://mailchi.mp/5bf7e5c21f62/stress-busting-nutrition-guide

    • 44 min
    Episode 232: How Your Brain Impacts Chronic Pain with Dr. Afton Hassett

    Episode 232: How Your Brain Impacts Chronic Pain with Dr. Afton Hassett

    Dr. Hassett is a licensed clinical psychologist who is an Associate Professor and the Director of Pain and Opioid Research in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan (UM). She conducts interdisciplinary research related to exploring the role of cognitive, affective, and behavioral factors in chronic pain.

    She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and is a leader in the field of resilience and pain. She is the author of “Chronic Pain Reset: 30 Days of Activities, Practices and Skills to Help You Thrive,” an innovative pain self-management book for patients and their clinicians released earlier this fall.

    Key Topics:
    - Examining the epidemic of chronic pain
    - How chronic pain impacts mental health and vice versa
    - The neurotransmitters impacted by chronic pain
    - How stress and burnout play a role in pain conditions
    - Pain is often a response to trauma
    - Enhancing positive emotions impacts chronic pain
    - How to gain motivation to try something new
    - Reducing anxiety before surgery

    Learn more about Dr. Hassett and her book at AftonHassett.com.

    Free download: grab Erin’s stress-busting nutrition guide here: https://mailchi.mp/5bf7e5c21f62/stress-busting-nutrition-guide

    • 40 min
    Episode 231: How Functional Lab Testing Can Validate Your Health Concerns with Amy Campbell

    Episode 231: How Functional Lab Testing Can Validate Your Health Concerns with Amy Campbell

    Amy is a functional health consultant who specializes in women’s hormone balance and supporting gut health.  With over 10 years of experience as a nurse.  She has recently received her Applied Functional Medicine Certification through the School of Applied Functional Medicine where she spent nearly 500 hours of rigorous training.

    Amy works with women to get to the root cause of their health struggles.  She understands the complex interconnectedness of our bodies and considers the whole person while taking an individualized approach with each client.  She combines science-based research, sustainable lifestyle practices, and individual goals to achieve long-lasting wellness.

    Key talking points:
    - How Amy’s infertility journey led her to functional medicine
    - What to do when your labs are “normal,” but you feel anything but normal
    - How the DUTCH test answers questions about hormones and cortisol
    - Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) testing and what it’s good for
    - The importance of mineral balance in the body
    - Top tips for women experiencing stress and burnout
    - How balancing blood sugar doesn’t always mean what you think it dowse
    - How to support your body with lifestyle changes that are sustainable
    - A faith-based perspective of honoring your temple

    Work with Amy at amyraeco.com and follow her on Instagram at @amyraeco.

    Sponsor: get started with OneSkin with 15% off using the code spark at oneskin.co.

    • 47 min
    Episode 230: Nutrition Hacks You Need to Know for Optimal Digestion with Dr. Anjali Agrawal

    Episode 230: Nutrition Hacks You Need to Know for Optimal Digestion with Dr. Anjali Agrawal

    Dr. Anjali Agrawal is a family chiropractor, functional nutritionist, founder, and speaker. Dr. Anjali helps families navigate their journey from conception to adulthood. As the founder of Back In Balance, Dr. Anjali integrates gentle chiropractic adjustments, functional nutrition, ergonomics, and a variety of unique diagnostic testing to identify the root cause of symptoms.

    This episode covers the importance of digestion for optimizing absorption of nutrients. Parents will also learn some helpful tips for improving kids’ nutrient load as well.

    Key Topics:
    - The importance of optimal digestion
    - You are what you absorb and digest
    - You may crave what you can’t digest or break down
    - How to make sure food is digested
    - How to increase nutrient load for kids and picky eaters
    - Starting places for healthy choices for families
    - The importance of ergonomics

    Learn more about Dr. Anjali at backinbalancehealth.com

    Sponsor: Use the code wholeness at thorne.fit/wholeness for 10% off your first order of Thorne products.

    • 43 min
    Episode 229: How Trauma Impacts the Brain at Different Life Stages with Dr. Marc Hauser

    Episode 229: How Trauma Impacts the Brain at Different Life Stages with Dr. Marc Hauser

    Dr. Marc Hauser’s scientific research, including over 300 published papers and seven books, focuses on how the brain evolves, develops, and is altered by damage and neurodevelopmental disorders, with an emphasis on the  processes of learning and decision-making, as well as the impact of traumatic experiences on development.

    This episode focuses on his research and brain-based methods for teachers, clinicians, parents and anyone working with children who have different disabilities, including especially those that result from a history of traumatic experiences.

    Dr. Hauser’s new book,
    Vulnerable Minds: The Harm of Trauma and the Hope of Resilience  offers a hopeful new pathway to understanding children’s trauma and providing effective interventions to build healthier communities

    Key Topics:
    - The lasting impact of early childhood adversity
    - How different trauma signatures lead to different types of resilience
    - What the Adverse Childhood Experiences study really shows (and it may surprise you)
    - Dr. Hauser’s framework to determine the impact of adversity
    - How trauma impacts the brain at different developmental stages
    - How the pandemic impacted children’s brain development

    Learn more about Dr. Hauser and get the book at marcdhauser.com.

    Sponsor: Get a free electric mixer and 40% off mushroom coffee at trumeta.com/spark.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Midwife_Melissa ,

Enjoying this Insightful podcast

I am enjoying this podcast that brings an insightful information on holistic wellness. Erin is an engaging host that blends expert wisdom and nurturing advice that feels like a chat with a friend. Her guests spice up the topics making complex health concepts accessible and uplifting. This is a great podcast for anyone on a path to vibrant health.

dranjalidc ,

Awesome podcast!

Erin’s podcast is so insightful on different mental health topics from all different kinds of fields. I am so happy to add this podcast to my rotation!

PillsungPosh ,

Love!

I have been listening to your podcast for a little over a year. I found it while seeking guidance about peri-menopause. I love how you have guests on your show, and we all get to learn so much in each episode. I just wanted to tell you thank you! I’ve learned so much from you this year. It’s really helped me on my own journey of healing, and also not being afraid of the future, or feeling out of control.

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