Hello and welcome to the Storrie Podcast! This is your host, Dr. Christine Manukyan. I am a Functional Medicine Practitioner, Business Coach, Author, Speaker, Lifestyle Entrepreneur and Mamma of Two.
In 2020 right before my 40th birthday, my life took a complete180 when I realized I needed to leave my job as a Clinical Pharmacist and start my own business journey. I was tired of choosing between family and career.
After experiencing my own health transformation losing over 100 pounds and becoming a natural bodybuilding athlete with a six pack and a marathon runner, I found my true calling empowering others to reach their health goals without pharmaceuticals.
Each week, I’ll be bringing you incredible guests to help you feel empowered to live your best life. I believe everyone deserves a second chance to rewrite their story and become the best version of themselves!
Together, let’s end the STIGMA of being afraid to share our story. Are you with me? Here we go!
65. Make a Decision to Rewrite Your STORRIE™
Dr. Christine Manukyan is a Functional Medicine Practitioner, Business Coach, 2x Bestselling Author, Speaker, Top-Rated STORRIE™ Podcast host, and mother of two. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, she spent 13 years in Corporate America as a Clinical Pharmacist with various leadership roles. After experiencing her own health transformation with Functional Medicine, losing 100+ lbs, and becoming a natural bodybuilding athlete and marathon runner, she found her true calling empowering others to reach their health goals without pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Christine is passionate about coaching burned-out medical professionals struggling to balance family, career, and their health to take control of their life and career and create a profitable virtual practice with her signature certification program: Functional Medicine Business Academy™.
She believes everyone deserves a second chance to rewrite their STORRIE and become the best version of themselves.
FREE 5 day Workshop: The STORRIE™Method January 31st - February 4th https://www.drchristinemanukyan.com/masterclass
The STORRIE™ Method Workshop
5 Days to Launch Your Virtual Functional Medicine Practice From Scratch
Day 1: How to Double Your Salary with a Part-Time, Virtual Functional Medicine Practice
Day 2: How to Set Up Your Practice with The STORRIE™ Method So You Can Earn while You Learn
Day 3: 12 Simple Ways to Fill Your Practice with Clients who Specifically Seek Out Functional Medicine Practitioners
Day 4: How to Charge Premium Hourly Fees & Give Yourself a 200% Raise (No, REALLY!) on Your First Day in Practice
Day 5: 7 Functional Medicine MythBusters: How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes that Cause Functional Medicine Practices to Fail
Functional Medicine Business Academy™ https://www.drchristinemanukyan.com/academy
“Anyone deserves a second chance to rewrite their story and become the best version of themselves”
Everything starts to make sense when you start celebrating little accomplishments Make a decision What is it that you desire from life?
64. Finding Your Purpose with Rajinder Rai
Dr. Rajinder Rai is a Functional Medicine Practitioner, bestselling author “Unleash The STORRIE Within” and is the founder and CEO of SunRais Health™. SunRais Health™ is a wellness company focused on offering a holistic approach to disease management and lifestyle medicine through a unique digital platform. Dr. Rai has over two decades of experience owning and operating multiple independent pharmacies and creating numerous clinical programs to improve patient outcomes and medication adherence. She is a certified compounding pharmacist specializing in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for both men and women.
Dr. Rai holds a certification in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) as well as a fellowship through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. As a strong advocate for the pharmacy field, she is actively involved in the advancement of this industry, and currently serves as the president of the Ventura County Chapter of California Pharmacists Association as well as on the advisory board of PatchRx and GoodRx.
As a highly trained pharmacist and business mentor, Dr. Rai is focused on inspiring young pharmacists as an Adjunct Professor and Preceptor through the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy. Dr. Rai aims to guide disease prevention from a holistic approach in order to lead others into a long and healthy life.
www.thrivewithdrrai.com | IG: @thrivewithdrrai | www.sunraishealth.com | IG: @sunraishealth
“There are reasons people come into our lives and there’s also a reason people leave our lives”
Rajinder Rai’s personal journey In order for you to be a healer, you have to be healed yourself Being open to receive
63. There Is An Option with Dr. Pana Ninan
Dr. Pana Ninan is a Certified Functional Medicine Specialist™ from Functional Medicine Business Academy™, clinical Pharmacist, mom to 2, and warrior for women. She has been published in Authority magazine, a virtual summit speaker, and now a podcast guest.
For the past 12 years, she has worked professionally in both the community and long term care setting where she has been an asset for her knowledge and ability to teach, working as a trainer, educator, and preceptor for her coworkers, patients, and students. Working in the long term care setting, Dr. Pana realized her passion for helping protect others from the long term effects of poor health habits and the compounding side effects of taking multiple medications.
Dr. Pana has taken her passion to help people heal and feel their best and become founder and CEO, Functionally Fit Rx, LLC where she works with driven mothers in healthcare to conquer their exhaustion and burnout through her signature SPARK method: focusing on Stress management, Purification + cleansing, Assessment + labs, Routines + habits, and Knowledge + nutrition. She understands the importance of mindset, building healthy habits, and addressing the root cause of symptoms.
She is passionate about helping accomplished women beat their health struggles by empowering them with knowledge and inspiring them to take control and transform their lives.
“We need to spend the word to people that there’s more option through functional Medicine”
Living life to the fullest potential Setting up for better success Functional Medicine Approach
62. Owning Your Story with Dr. Deepa Pattani
Dr. Deepa Pattani is a Certified Functional Medicine Specialist™ from Functional Medicine Business Academy™, aspiring author Unleash The STORRIE™ Within, CBD specialist, LDN compounder, pharmacy owner, wife and mom of two. Dr. Deepa equips frustrated, stressed professionals with tools to stop feeling fatigued, anxious and hopeless and feel sustained energy, in-control and healthy with her 7 step PATTANI protocol that utilizes diagnostic testing and 1:1 coaching so they can live their best life yet.
Dr. Deepa has been seen on Forbes, featured in Dallas Voyage Magazine, has been a repeat radio guest. She’s passionate about utilizing CBD to reduce medications, microdosing with LDN and holistic healing.
Facebook community https://www.facebook.com/groups/5191181357574869/?ref=share
61. Getting Through Transformation with Dr. Judy Magalhaes
Dr. Judy Magalhaes is a Functional Medicine practitioner, Board-Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, Lifestyle Coach, and Diabetes Care & Education Specialist. She is the CEO & Founder of Holistic Options & Personal Empowerment, LLC (a.k.a. HOPE, LLC) offering a multi-faceted program to provide relief from burnout, stress, fatigue, and chronic disease. HOPE uses a transformative approach to target the restoration of health and wellbeing in both body and mind.
As a Functional Medicine practitioner, Dr. Judy understands there is no magic pill to treat symptoms or diseases. She is passionate about helping people identify the root causes of their symptoms, unravel their origins, and then use them to optimize their health and quality of life. Her focus is on individualized, targeted therapies based on each person’s unique needs, rather than the overused one-size-fits-all standardized approach of care many are becoming unsatisfied with.
"Becoming the hope for others to get through their own transformation"
Reaching out and asking for help Being unapologetic to what you are meant to be doing Creating new opportunities for our patients
Connect on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-judith-magalhaes-pharmd-bcgp-cdces-75952849/
60. Restoring Balance Through Functional Medicine With Dr. Jennie Draper
Dr. Jennie Draper is the Founder and CEO of RESTORE Health and Wellness, a Functional Medicine Practitioner, entrepreneur, wife, and mother of three. As a clinical pharmacist, she had over 13 years of experience in various pharmacy settings including retail, independent, compounding, and medication therapy management.
Dr. Jennie has been in pharmacy all her life as both of her parents are pharmacists and owned an independent pharmacy. Patient care and helping people feel better is her true calling. Her diverse experience has prepared her for the next chapter where she gets the chance to focus on her patient's needs and overall wellness by taking a deep dive to achieve true healing.
After experiencing her own health transformation with Functional Medicine, Dr. Jennie found her purpose, to empower others with holistic health, getting into the root cause of our health instead of quick-fix “band-aid”. As a Functional Medicine Practitioner, she uses targeted lab testing, natural herbs and supplements, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications for all her patients.
Dr. Jennie helps her patients regain control of their health and overall wellness by restoring balance in their lives. She is passionate about empowering others to achieve their health goals through transformation instead of pharmaceuticals.
She believes everyone deserves to feel better, achieve optimal health, and live their best life.
“The beauty of functional medicine is that it really gets to the root cause of what’s going on”
Jennie’s health journey and life transformation The approach of Functional Medicine Becoming the voice for other people
After listening to your podcasts, and all the guests stories and insights it has inspired me personally and professionally. I hope to connect with you someday and share my story!
Great Person, Great Podcast
I love to listen to this podcast for information and inspiration! Dr. Christine Manukyan has done so much in merging the fields of pharmacy and functional medicine.
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Dr. Christine is the best! So real, inspirational and down-to-earth! This podcast is awesome…brings so many different perspectives to the table, all inspiring in their own way! She is so empowering and a great mentor for women who are hustling and making dreams reality!