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.
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
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
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.
* Gut brain communication- what science tells us
* The 3 step Protocol - a practical practice
* Cleansing your gut
* Nourishing your gut
* Lifestyle factors
Anxiously Inflamed: Breaking the Cycle
Have you ever wondered why anxiety seems to have such a profound impact on our well-being? Why do those persistent worries and fears not only affect our minds but also take a toll on our bodies?
In today’s episode , Dr Taylor delves into this fascinating relationship of the anxiety and inflammation cycle. Topics include:
* Chronic inflammation creates anxiety.
* Anxiety is a mind/body imbalance.
* Solutions to breaking the anxiety-inflammation cycle
Is it time to rekindle our understanding, to reclaim our connection with nature, and embark on a transformative journey towards reawakening our vital selves and rediscovering our true purpose?
Back from Sabbatical, Susan Taylor introduces the meditative shift and the need for each of us to attend to inner self care and make informed choices about our health.
Riding the Wave of Depression
For many, the pandemic infused us with multiple forms of stress. We are left with a deep sense of loss leading to grief and perhaps a feeling of depression.
In today’s episode, Dr Taylor discusses:
* if depression is a chemical imbalance
* a view from the inside
* 5 essential ways to move through depression
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.
It's a matter of Connection.
Great review of neurotransmitters, simplified, easy to understand and follow, thank you Susan.