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Adrienne Nolan-Smith, BCPA is a holistic patient advocate, speaker, health researcher, and wellness expert.
The WellBe Podcast shares investigative guides and research roundups as well as informative and inspiring interviews from the world’s greatest experts on functional medicine and wellness – people who have dedicated their lives to studying and working with patients to heal naturally or who themselves have healed devastating chronic illnesses with a holistic approach – to inspire YOU to become the most empowered you can be in your health, and therefore your life, and your future.
For the written and video versions of all episodes as well as much more to help empower you in your health, head to https://getwellbe.com - but first be sure to subscribe to the podcast.
How to Release Trapped Emotions with EMDR Trauma Therapy & Other Techniques
Dealing with difficult emotions is, well....difficult. But sometimes those emotions or traumas are just too difficult to deal with at all, and so they get repressed, or trapped, in our bodies. These unprocessed emotions get buried so deep that you might even not even know they're in there — but they can still have a significant impact on both your mental and physical health. In this episode, we look at what trapped emotions are, how they affect your body and mind, and science-backed techniques to release them. Plus, we do a deep dive into EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a fascinating and proven approach for releasing and processing trauma. Join the conversation at the written version of the article here: https://getwellbe.com/repressed-feelings-emdr-trauma-therapy-emotional-healing/
Improving Gut Health for Kids with Dr. Michael Ruscio
It's probably not news to you that your gut health affects basically every aspect of your well-being. But what about gut health for kids? What's different in the microbiomes of children and babies, and what can parents (and parents-to-be) do to ensure that their kids are set up to have healthy guts? In this episode, pediatric gut expert Dr. Michael Ruscio breaks it all down. Listen to learn what pregnant women can do to help their kids have healthier guts, the drawbacks and benefits of probiotics for kids, what to do if your child needs to take antibiotics, the main types of probiotics and how to choose one, and much more. Join the conversation at the written version of the interview here: https://getwellbe.com/gut-health-for-kids-michael-ruscio
Midwifery Care, Explained: What Does a Midwife Do?
We've all heard of midwives, but how many of us could actually explain a what a midwife does? While midwives have been around for centuries, there are a ton of misconceptions about their training and what they are qualified to do — especially in the U.S. and Canada. In our latest in-depth investigative guide, we look at all the nuances of midwifery care and what expectant mothers and their partners should know in order to make the most informed decision for their family. Listen to learn the different types of midwives and how each is trained, how midwives differ from both doulas and OB-GYNs, what midwives can and cannot do in terms of medical procedures, the benefits of using a midwife, eye-opening statistics around midwife use and birth outcomes, and much more. Join the conversation at the written version of the article here: https://getwellbe.com/midwifery-care-types-of-midwives/
How Chronic Loneliness Impacts Your Health with Tony Selimi
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us have experienced loneliness this past year. This loneliness doesn't feel great, but did you also know that it can have a serious impact on both your physical and mental health? What's more, millions of people around the world have been living with chronic loneliness even before the pandemic. In this interview with author, speaker, and human behavior expert Tony Selimi, we look closely at what chronic loneliness is, how it affects health, and what to do about it. Listen to learn some eye-opening statistics about chronic loneliness around the world, the different forms that loneliness can take (some of them you might not consider loneliness at all!), the biggest contributing factors to loneliness, and much more. Join the conversation at the written version of the article here: https://getwellbe.com/tony-selimi-chronic-loneliness/
My Experience with Miscarriage + Understanding and Healing Pregnancy Loss
Few things are more devastating than losing a pregnancy, and yet miscarriages are far more common than anyone acknowledges. I myself had one in September 2020. I was lucky but for some, this loss is not a one-time event. A small but sizeable percentage of women experiencing recurrent miscarriages. The good news is that, even in these cases, the outlook is optimistic — but it takes some work to address the problem. In this episode, we dive into the various different things that can cause recurrent pregnancy loss, how to determine what the root cause is, what steps to take to break the cycle, what to do if you can't identify a cause, and much, much more. Join the conversation at the written version of the article here: https://getwellbe.com/recurrent-pregnancy-loss
Holistic Ob-Gyn Dr. Anna Cabeca on Natural Fertility, Pregnancy, Menopause & More
Many of a woman's most important life moments involve her reproductive health, from her first period to pregnancy to menopause, and many more. But many women deal with chronic health issues related to their reproductive health — and, even worse, many conventional OB-GYNs see these chronic issues as normal. Dr. Anna Cabeca, an integrative OB-GYN and expert in women's health, has a different vision for how things should look, and she's made it her life's work to turn that vision into a reality. Listen to Adrienne's interview with Dr. Cabeca to learn her own personal journey of having a baby at 41 after being told she was experiencing early menopause, the most common root causes of infertility and how to treat them, which lifestyle changes can best address infertility issues or support conventional fertility treatments, what women can do to improve their odds of a low-intervention pregnancy and labor, and much more. Join the conversation at the written version of the article here: https://getwellbe.com/dr-anna-cabeca-natural-fertility-holistic-obgyn/
Adrienne, host of the WellBe podcast, highlights all aspects of health, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
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Love this podcast! Great information, in an easy-to-understand, digestible format. Listening to a 20-minute episode on a topic = what would have taken hours of digging through articles online!
Science behind Prayer and Healing
Thank you, Adrienne, for tackling this much needed discussion of the complex and often dismissed topic of prayer or spiritually-based practice on health and healing.Thank you, also, for sharing your personal experience. It is great to know what kind of science is out there, as well as the limitations of the modern scientific methodology to adequately prove or disprove this practice that has existed since the dawn of humanity.