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Doctor Susan Taylor hosts the Meditative Shift. Author of Return to Radiance, Feeling Good Matters, and the Vital Energy Program. Susan guides us as we navigate ancient wisdom and modern science across the topics of mind, medicine, and holistic health. Topics include: diet, nutrition, supplements, food as medicine, brain nutrients, immunity, weight loss, inflammation, PTSD, meditation, yoga science, holistic lifestyle, metabolism, detox, anxiety, depression, bioenergetics, and the power of the mind to heal.

The Meditative Shift Susan Taylor, PhD

    • Health & Fitness
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Doctor Susan Taylor hosts the Meditative Shift. Author of Return to Radiance, Feeling Good Matters, and the Vital Energy Program. Susan guides us as we navigate ancient wisdom and modern science across the topics of mind, medicine, and holistic health. Topics include: diet, nutrition, supplements, food as medicine, brain nutrients, immunity, weight loss, inflammation, PTSD, meditation, yoga science, holistic lifestyle, metabolism, detox, anxiety, depression, bioenergetics, and the power of the mind to heal.

    Foundations For A Mindset Reset

    Foundations For A Mindset Reset

    A mindset reset isn't just about changing how we think on a superficial level; it's about transforming how we perceive and interact with the world around us. It’s about shifting from a reactive state, where life seems to happen to us, into a proactive stance, where we consciously choose our responses and shape our own experiences.



    In this episode, Dr Susan discusses:



    * the very foundations of what it means to initiate a mindset reset

    * what does a mindset really mean?

    * why is it so crucial to our growth and happiness?

    Is Stress Hurting Your Thyroid?

    Is Stress Hurting Your Thyroid?

    Research reveals that chronic stress, a seemingly ubiquitous companion in our fast-paced lives, plays a pivotal role in disrupting thyroid hormone balance. The findings suggest that the relentless pressures of modern life could be silently sabotaging thyroid health, contributing to a range of disorders that affect millions globally.



    In today's episode,  Dr Taylor discusses:



    * Strategies for managing stress

    * Nutritional tips to support thyroid health

    * Latest insights in mitigating the impact of stress

    Is Sugar Getting You Down?

    Is Sugar Getting You Down?

    Our relationship with sugar goes beyond the taste buds. When we indulge in sugary treats, our brain releases neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin, often associated with pleasure and mood elevation. This immediate surge in feel-good chemicals can create a temporary sense of joy and happiness.







    Join us for insights on:



    * The fascinating interplay of sugar with our body and mind

    * How sugar might exacerbate anxiety and depression

    * Practical strategies for achieving and maintaining a balanced sugar intake

    Does Your Brain Need A Hit Of Happiness

    Does Your Brain Need A Hit Of Happiness

    In our modern world, where stress and uncertainty seem to be the norm, the pursuit of happiness has become a universal quest that transcends cultural boundaries and spans all living beings.  But have you ever wondered why we're wired to seek happiness?



    Is it hardwired into our brains, compelling us to pursue it in various aspects of our lives?



    In this episode, Susan discusses:



    * the science behind happiness,

    * the brain's natural mood-enhancing substances and how to boost these neurochemicals

    * new perspectives on creating happiness

    Detox Depression: A Holistic View

    Detox Depression: A Holistic View

    We're more connected than ever before, with technology and screens around us, yet we've never felt more alone. It's like there's a paradox at play here. And unfortunately, there's a hidden crisis that's quietly spreading among us: a condition that affects more than 264 million people of all ages.



    Today's episode is inspired by a holistic perspective discussing:



    * origins of depression

    * three types of depression

    * holistic strategies

    Fog To Focus: Reset Your Gut

    Fog To Focus: Reset Your Gut

    In our fast-paced modern world, many individuals find themselves grappling with a phenomenon known as "brain fog." It is an often-frustrating cognitive state characterized by difficulty concentrating, mental sluggishness, memory lapses, and a general sense of mental fatigue.



    In todays episode, we will explore the scientific background of the gut in clearing the fog and improving mental clarity.

    Topics Include:



    * Gut brain communication- what science tells us

    * The 3 step Protocol - a practical practice



    * Cleansing your gut

    * Nourishing your gut

    * Lifestyle factors

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Uglynick ,

Great podcast

I had the pleasure of attending a class taught by Dr. Taylor. She talked about a lot of things that I am interested in. I subscribed to her podcast right away, I’m 3 episodes in and love it.

Patricia Forde, MA, RN ,

It's a matter of Connection.

Great review of neurotransmitters, simplified, easy to understand and follow, thank you Susan.

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