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.
"Heal" Filmmaker Kelly Noonan Gores + A Special Announcement
Writer, director, and producer of the documentary, Heal, Kelly Noonan Gores wants you to know one thing: that humans are designed to heal, and that each of us has the power to help our own bodies and minds to achieve optimal wellness.
But, as with anything in the health and wellness world, things quickly become complicated. There’s the clash between Western medicine and more holistic routes, the complex and often ignored mind-body connection, and the fuzzy understanding of the role that genes and “inevitability” play in all of it. But Gores believes the truth at the center of it remains the same, and she hopes her film will empower everyone who sees it to tap into their innate power and take back control of their health.
We found this interview SO fascinating! Listen to learn about the nine common natural things cancer survivors did to heal, how one man healed a terminal illness through laughter, what the placebo effect tells us about the power of the mind over medicine, what our childhood has to do with it all — plus a special collaboration between WellBe and the Heal team. Join the conversation at the written version of the article here: https://getwellbe.com/changemakers/heal-director-kelly-noonan-gores
Top 10 Health News Stories from January-March 2021
It's been a news-packed few months, and that includes news related to health and wellness. It can be overwhelming to keep up with all of the emerging studies and policy developments that affect your health, so we've done the heavy lifting for you. We combed through dozens of news stories and clinical research to find the most important developments you need to know from the past three months, and we're breaking them all down for you. Listen to learn the top health stories of the year so far, including which 4 conditions are associated with worst Covid outcomes, what summer activity can cause endometriosis, how many minutes per week you need to exercise to lose weight, and much, much more. Join the conversation at the written version of the article here: https://getwellbe.com/health-news-research/health-research-wellness-news-january-february-march-2021/
How Sakara Life Co-founder Whitney Tingle Healed Cystic with Diet
Sakara Life co-founder Whitney Tingle developed severe cystic acne when she hit puberty, and it didn't go away afterward. She spent many years trying everything to get it to go away — including lasers, treatments used for cancer patients, and the risky drug Accutane — but nothing worked. Eventually, a light bulb went off and she knew she needed to take matters into her own hands. The journey she went on to heal her skin showed her something deeper about our health, and ultimately led her to co-found Sakara Life, the wildly popular meal delivery service. Listen to hear Tingle's inspiring journey, plus her tips on the best foods for glowing skin. Join the conversation at the written version of the article here: https://getwellbe.com/inspiration/severe-cystic-acne-whitney-tingle
Understanding Leaky Gut: What Is It, and How Do You Heal It?
We all know that gut health is absolutely central to every aspect of your well-being, and most of us are familiar with best practices for keeping your gut healthy. But what about leaky gut? It's a term that comes up fairly frequently in the wellness world, but it's still poorly understood among the general public and even in the scientific community. In this episode, we break down everything there is to know about leaky gut, including what's really happening when someone's gut is "leaky," why it's so concerning, what health conditions are associated with it, the most common causes, what you should and shouldn't do to reverse leaky gut, the best gut-healing foods as well as foods to avoid at all costs, and much more. Join the conversation at the written version of the article here: https://getwellbe.com/guides/heal-leaky-gut-best-gut-healing-diet/
Maya Dusenbery on How Medical Gaslighting Sidelines Women’s Health Problems
In this episode, Adrienne interviews journalist Maya Dusenbery, author of the book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick. When Dusenbery was unexpectedly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, it opened her eyes to the ways that women are often mistreated in medicine. She wanted to learn more about the gender bias in medicine, and so dove into research. She interviewed doctors, researchers, and patients to learn more about how and why women so often suffer with chronic conditions for years without a diagnosis or treatment. Listen to learn the startling statistics about how chronic disease disproportionately affects women, why the gender bias in research emerged, what medical gaslighting is and why it happens, what women can do to protect themselves against sexism in medicine, and much more. Join the conversation at the written version of the article here: https://getwellbe.com/changemakers/medical-gaslighting-maya-dusenbery/
What Causes Brain Fog? Plus the Best Natural Treatment & Remedies
We all have our days where we feel out of it, but sometimes that fuzzy-headed feeling becomes chronic. Anyone who has experienced "brain fog" knows that it's super frustrating, especially because the cause can be really hard to pin down. In this episode, we look at what's really happening when you experience brain fog, and how you can clear it up. Listen to learn the actual definition of brain fog, the most common environmental and lifestyle-based causes, which underlying conditions could be triggering brain fog, what daily changes you can make to get rid of brain fog, when you should see a doctor, and much more. Join the conversation at the written version of the article here: https://getwellbe.com/guides/brain-fog-treatment-remedies-for-brain-fog/
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This podcast has given me lots of information on how to take the healing of my health and body to new levels. I struggle with chronic disease and autoimmune issues and have loved listening to this podcast full of educational insights into health.
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As someone who has just within the last year started to take over her health and chronic health issues, this podcast has so many insightful things that I am so grateful to have come across! I have endometriosis and was told I’d need surgery every five years and be on birth control most of my life the day I was diagnosed. Within six months, that doctor wanted to do another surgery. I found someone who I consider a patient advocate and she helped me convince my parents to fly from Denver to Dallas to have surgery with a specialist after another self proclaimed specialist put me on a medication that put me in menopause at 16 (one I have since found out is ONLY supposed to be for menopausal women and a chemo drug for breast cancer). The surgeon said my first doctors did more harm than good. 8 years later I’ve had 5 surgeries for endometriosis and while my last one almost 2 years ago has helped immensely, if I can fend off more surgeries naturally and heal my body from the inside out, that’s what I want to do! I’m so grateful to have found this podcast not only because Adrienne talks a lot about health issues I personally struggle with (Endometriosis, PCOS, fibromyalgia, and chronic migraines to name a few), but her other episodes are giving me insight on how to overall be healthy too, not just how to help my symptoms. I use Young Living, but I can’t wait to get access to the nontoxic product list on the WellBe website! All this to say, this is a GREAT podcast that is so helpful in everyday life!