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The Healthy Kansas City Podcast

The Healthy Kansas City Podcast

By Restore/Thrive
What is health? And where in Kansas City do you go to get the straight dope on how to grow strong and age gracefully?

Dr. Tim Cummings, PT, DPT and his wife, Dr. Jessica Cummings, PT, DPT will take you on a journey to learn from experts in the fields of medicine, athletics, nutrition, relationships, longevity, and all things related to helping you be the best version of yourself.

We're all about helping you operate at the peak of your human potential. Listen now!
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Episode 21: Holistic Dentistry with Dr. John Humphrey
On Episode 21 of The Healthy Kansas City Podcast, we welcome our friend Dr. John Humphrey, Jr., D.D.S of KC Dental Works. Dr. Humphrey maintains memberships with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine, the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, the Holistic Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has pursued additional training in laser release of symptomatic tongue tie, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, implants, occlusion and is an alumnus of the Panky Institute For Advanced Dental Education as well as the Spear Education Center. He is also the only SMART Certified dentist in the state of Kansas and the KC Metro. This certification is for the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique, something Dr. Humphrey feels very strongly about, protecting patients and his team!  We discuss all of the above plus his involvement with the Eco Dentistry Association, an organization dedicated to helping dentistry become a more environmentally friendly profession. In his current location, Dr. Humphrey is able to incorporate many new technologies that decrease the impact of the office on the world around us. SHOW NOTES Dr. John on Instagram: @drjohnjr77 KC Dental Works on the web: http://www.kcdentalworks.com/ KC Dental Works on Instagram: @kcdentalworks
59:35
November 24, 2020
Episode 20: AMA #2 with the Restore/Thrive Crew
Episode 20 of The Healthy Kansas City Podcast is here! Dr. Tim, Dr. Michael, and Dr. Patrick sit down to discuss a wide variety of topics on this week's episode. In the second episode of our AMA series, the guys dive deep into carb cycling for weight loss, the long road from injury to performance, why every runner needs a strength training program, and the origin story of Handsome Patrick. Tune in, get educated, and go on about your day. SHOW NOTES: Dr. Tim on Instagram: @thegaragegympt Dr. Mike on Instagram: @_michaelhauber Dr. Pat on Instagram: @chandlerpt_kc
47:34
November 17, 2020
Episode 19: Going Deep with Samantha Lane
Our guest this week, Samantha Lane, is the founder of Lumina Coaching and an Associate Certified Coach with the ICF. Samantha is a Life Coach passionate about helping people get “unstuck” and gain awareness on developing their personal sense of balance, wellness, and success in life. She most often works with men and women making the huge transition to retirement; understanding that this life change is not a cliff to jump off of, but an opportunity to build bridges grounded with your values and strengths. When she’s not on a coaching call, you can find her walking her Chocolate Lab, Leo, hanging out with her nieces or nephews, or on a yoga mat. SHOW NOTES: Lumina Coaching on the Web: https://www.lumina-coaching.com/ Lumina Coaching on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuminaLifeCoaching
55:40
November 10, 2020
Episode 18: EmpowHERing Your Health with Dr. Anna Esparham
Dr. Anna Esparham joins us to discuss all things pediatrics, headaches, and women's health  You'll get the inside story on how Dr. Anna overcame her own health challenges and took those lessons and her skills as a top-notch physician to treat her patients with a level of care that has made her one of the most sought after integrative medicine and medical acupuncture specialists.  And just to top it off, you'll learn about the newest chapter of Dr. Anna's professional journey, Health is PowHer, and how you can get connected to her tribe. SHOW NOTES Health is PowHER: https://healthispowher.com/ Health is Power on Instagram: @health_is_powher Dr. Anna on Instagram: @doctoranna.md
44:05
November 3, 2020
Episode 17: Sleep Dentistry with Dr. Nancy Addy
Since when did dentists help you sleep better? Since before you even know, that's when! But seriously, this episode's very special guest, Dr. Nancy Addy of S&G Family Dentistry in Leawood, Kansas is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and the President of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Before you pick up a CPAP or go for the cheapest dental appliance to help you sleep better, get the inside scoop from Dr. Addy on what to look for and how to optimize your sleep and solve your snoring problems for good.  SHOW NOTES: S&G Family Dentistry on the Web: https://sandgfamilydentistry.com/ S&G Family Dentistry on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SG-Family-Dentistry-PA-321365956464/
54:56
October 27, 2020
Episode 16: AMA #1 with Dennis Dolan
Dr. Tim, along with his friend and fellow Power Athlete Block One Coach Dennis Dolan, join forces to answer a few listener questions and discuss the past, present, and future of sports medicine and strength and conditioning.
52:09
October 20, 2020
Episode 15: Making Fitness Fun Again with Dawn Rattan of EverFit
Serial-entrepreneur and business owner Dawn Rattan of EverFit joins us to talk about her gym, the awesome community she's built, and how she's grown to love push-ups, plyometrics, and burpees⁠ while at the same time playing the long game to maintain her health and fitness for a lifetime.  Dr. Tim and Dr. Jess talk with Dawn about how the experiences she had at globo-gyms shaped her vision for creating a space for people to come and be cared for with individual attention versus a cookie-cutter approach that only helps a sliver of the gym members.  If you're looking for a quality gym in the KC area, or you're trying to figure out how to get your family on board with fitness, this pod is for you. And if you mention this podcast when you stop by EverFit you'll receive your introductory classes for free! Give us a listen, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review (for you iTunes listeners out there) so other folks can find our show!⁠ You can use the Saturday pic, take out the emoji's for Tuesday's text, and add the following links at the end of the post SHOW NOTES 1. EverFitKC On The Web: https://everfitkc.com/ 2. EverFitKC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EverFitKC 3. EverFitKC on Instagram: @everfitkc
1:00:40
October 13, 2020
Episode 14: 21st Century Primary Care with Dr. Damon Heybrock
Dr. Damon Heybrock is a husband. a father, a physician, an artist, and a friend. In his own words: ⁠ "I entered medicine because of a shared wonder for the human body and the welcoming nature of the human spirit. I also like the idea of being my own boss.⁠ My closest friends agree: I married up. We are blessed with four rock star kiddos, and since moving here in 2001, we call Hyde Park, KC home. Good coffee, better conversation, and the occasional bourbon are my fuel. I enjoy painting and making, lifting and playing, reading and dancing, listening, and watching. My kids swear I make a mean chocolate chip cookie and within moments of meeting me, you'll see I'm addicted to cherry chapstick"⁠ ✅⁠ Dr. Heybrock opened his own office 4yrs ago, Health Studio KC, with a focus on the power of being able to have a conversation and a relationship with your doctor. ⁠ ⁠ Learn more at and stay tuned Tuesday for an awesome conversation on the new wave of direct primary care medicine! SHOW NOTES Find Health Studio KC on Instagram: @healthstudiokc.com Health Studio KC on the Web: www.healthstudiokc.com
1:02:02
October 6, 2020
Episode 13: Dr. Bethany Klug, Founder of HealthSpan
Dr. Klug has practiced holistic and functional medicine since 2003 after it resolved health challenges that conventional medicine could not address for her. She is known for taking time to listen and to tease out the root causes that when addressed lead to more vibrant health. The name of her practice, HealthSpan, was inspired by her wish for everyone to enjoy lifelong vibrant health, instead of a long life plagued by chronic disease. Her practice is located in Prairie Village, Kansas. SHOW NOTES 1. Healthspan On The Web: https://www.healthspankc.com/ 2. Healthspan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Healthspankc/ 3. "Mistakes Were Made But Not By Me" by Carol Travis 4. "Estrogen Matters" by Carol Travis & Avrum Bluming
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September 29, 2020
Episode 12: Getting You Back in the Game with Dennis Dolan
Dennis Dolan is a Certified Athletic Trainer with Sports Medicine of Olathe Health. Athletic Trainer for Olathe West High School, Power Athlete Block One Coach, Husband, and father to the Dolan Boys. Learn how he uses the Power Athlete Methodology to foster the athleticism and rehabilitate the athletes at Olathe West. This in turn creates a seamless transition from Weight Room to the Training room and back for athletes before and after they are injured. Feel free to leave us a 5-Star review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (for you iTunes listeners out there) so other folks can find our show! SHOW NOTES Dennis on Instagram: @menacedolan Power Athlete online: https://powerathletehq.com/
1:02:22
September 22, 2020
Episode 11: Nick Reyes & TJ Kiblen of Kansas Athletic Club
This week we've got the brains and muscle behind the Kansas Athletic Club, Nick Reyes and TJ Kiblen, on the podcast. Not all gyms are created equal, and in this episode, we discuss the evolution of their gym and their approach to programming fitness that produces longevity inside and outside of the gym. If you're looking for a gym that thinks about each member as an individual and has created a team to support the functional fitness newbie to the most grizzled weight room veteran, the Kansas Athletic Club is the spot. Give us a listen, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review (for you #iTunes listeners out there) so other folks can find our show! SHOW NOTES Website: https://www.ksathleticclub.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KSAthleticClub Instagram: @ks_athletic_club
47:25
September 15, 2020
Episode 10: Improve Your Vision Performance with Dr. John Metzger
If you think good vision is just seeing the "E on the eye chart clearly, you need to listen to this episode. Dr. Metzger is a functional optometrist who works in the special areas of developmental optometry, vision therapy, low vision rehabilitation, and neuro-optometry. He works with children and adults whose vision restricts reading, learning, work tasks, hobbies, driving, and enjoying daily life. After three years of teaching high school science and biology, Dr. Metzger went back to school and attended the University of Houston College of Optometry. He set up his first practice in general care optometry in Hiawatha, Kansas beginning in 1977. Fifteen years ago, he integrated developmental optometry into his practice. Low vision rehabilitation and neuro-optometry were incorporated within the last eight years. Give us a listen, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review (for you iTunes listeners out there) so other folks can find our show! SHOW NOTES: Website: http://kcvisionperformance.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KCVisionPerformance
59:38
September 8, 2020
Episode 9: From Elite Athlete to Super-Coach with Luke Denney
We've got our friend, Cornhusker, coach, and owner of CrossFit Diem, Luke Denney on the pod this week to talk training and life. You'll hear all about how Luke made it to D1 football and college soccer without specializing in either sport and how he parlayed his love of sport into a coaching career in which he's worked with the best and the brightest coaches to create his own coaching philosophy. Are you a fall sport athlete or stay-at-homer who’s itching to get out and compete? Our best advice is to listen to this week’s pod and learn how to do it right Give us a listen, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review  (for you iTunes listeners out there) so other folks can find our show! SHOW NOTES CrossFit Diem on Facebook CrossFit Diem on Instagram
59:48
September 1, 2020
Episode 8: Miriam Kaseff & How to Live a Well Life
Our friend and health coach, Miriam Kaseff, drops in to share her personal health journey and how she's helping women reclaim their health with simple, easy, and small but powerful habit changes. If you're overwhelmed by all of the conflicting health information on the interwebs, you're not alone. Our best advice is to reach out to Miriam and let her help you cut through the noise to develop a real plan to help you feel and live your best life.  Give us a listen, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review. SHOW NOTES Website: https://welllifewithmiriam.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/welllifewithmiriam Instagram: @welllifewithmiriam
1:02:12
August 25, 2020
Episode 7: Dr. Frank & Regina Merritt of Vitality Pro
Give us a listen here, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review (for you iTunes listeners out there) so other folks can find our show! We are honored to introduce our friends and first-class medical providers, Dr. Frank & Regina Merritt! Frank and Regina Merritt founded VitalityPro (vitalityprousa.com) in 2015, a research and development company dedicated to improving health and athletic performance through innovative modalities.  The company draws on her expertise as a physical therapist and his experience in emergency medicine and research to create functional and integrative solutions. Throughout their careers, the Merritts have been recognized and selected to work with many elite athletes/celebrities.  In 2018 they released “The 17 Hour Fast” (17hourfast.com)  which outlines one of VitalityPro’s fasting protocols. They greatly enjoy time with their family and can often be found playing sports on the VitalityPro training field or in the ocean surfing, swimming or fishing. As part of a special collaboration with Vitality Pro, Restore/Thrive will be offering a special discount and prize package for anyone who signs up for our 2 for 1 Vitality Pro Assessment Offer. This offer is good for the next 2 weeks. You can click here--->(https://go.restorethrive.com/assessmentoffer)to get all the details on this special deal. SHOW NOTES Website: www.vitalityprousa.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myvitalitypro Book: https://www.amazon.com/17-Hour-Fast-Eating-Revitalize/dp/198087459X
1:13:27
August 18, 2020
Episode 6: Dr. Bradley Dyer Fights Back Against Type 2 Diabetes
Dr. Bradley Dyer, DO is on a mission to make a positive impact in the world by helping people regain health and vitality by getting to the root cause of their health concerns. He believes the body has an amazing ability to heal itself and that treatments should focus on creating health rather than treating disease. We dig in with him in this episode to discuss his new model for helping treat and reverse Type 2 diabetes while focusing on improving his patients' overall well being instead of just sticking band-aids on their health concerns.  Give us a listen, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-star review so other folks can find our show. SHOW NOTES Website: https://www.premierintegrativehealthkc.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/premierintegrativehealth Instagram: @premier_integrative_health
58:19
August 15, 2020
Episode 5: Brooke Seiz Rescues Wired & Tired Women
Are you wired and tired? Our superfriend Brooke Seiz is here to help. As a former member of the Wired and Tired club, she knows what it's like to try to "balance" being a  wife, a mom of 3, pursuing professional excellence, and trying to find some time to care for yourself in the margins of your day. Our conversation ranges from Brooke's personal story of struggle and success in finding joy as she contends with modern life to finding the tools and methods that can fill your tank. (new paragraph) Give us a listen here, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review (for you iTunes listeners out there) so other folks can find our show! SHOW NOTES Website: https://wiredandtiredwomen.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wiredandtiredwomen/ Instagram: @brookeseizetheday
1:10:02
August 4, 2020
Episode 4: Chad Austin Has Heard Your Excuses
Trainer, speaker, and best-selling author Chad Austin (@make.fitness.a.priority) joins us to crush our excuses for not exercising. Why are you struggling to get in the gym and get after it? Chad is a master in understanding the psychology of the "I'm starting tomorrow" workout warrior. If you've been riding the fitness and health roller coaster long enough to make you want to hurl, Chad is here to pull you off that crazy ride, curb-stomp your excuses, and get you back to treating yourself like someone you're responsible for taking care of. Give us a listen, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (for you #itunes listeners out there) so other folks can find our show! SHOW NOTES Priority Fitness: https://overlandparkfitness.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/priorityfittraining Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/make.fitness.a.priority/ BOOKS "Make Fitness A Priority" "Make Fitness A Priority: 30 Tips to Elevate Your Life Through Fitness"
1:03:34
July 28, 2020
Episode 3: Functional Nutrition for a Lifetime with Dr. Leigh Wagner
Dr. Leigh Wagner joins us to dish on all things integrative nutrition. What? In other words, let food be thy medicine, Dr. Wagner breaks it down for us all as she walks us through her health journey, and how she's helped so many others solve their health issues with a personalized approach to nutrition. Give us a listen, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review so other folks can find our show! Show Notes Dr. Wagner on the web: https://www.drleighwagner.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.leighwagner/ Link to Dr. Wagner's "Mind Your Body" program: www.drleighwagner.com/mind-your-body
55:58
July 21, 2020
Episode 2: Dr. Carissa Stanton-Pediatrics the Right Way
Dr. Carissa Staton of @mindfulpediatricskc talks to Dr. Tim and Dr. Jess about the very real grassroots movement that's happening in the primary healthcare market.  If you think you're tired of waiting around for 30 minutes in the doctor's office waiting room, and another 30 minutes in the exam room, and then getting only 5 minutes to talk to your doctor, guess what? Your doctor is sick of it, too!  Tune in and get the scoop on how superstars like Dr. Stanton are bringing the power back to the people to make better decisions for their families that result in better long term outcomes, not just quick fixes that don't last. (new paragraph) Give us a listen, subscribe, and feel free to leave us a 5-Star review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (for you #itunes listeners out there) so other folks can find our show! Show Notes: Dr. Stanton on the web: https://www.mindfulpediatricskc.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindfulpediatricskc/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drcarissastanton/
54:02
July 14, 2020
Episode #1: Lifelong Fitness and Preparing Youth Athletes to Win at the Game of Life with Karen Hughey of Team Cura
Karen Hughey of @teamcura drops by to share some insightful personal and professional stories. As a life-long athlete, Karen's ability to find the physical practices she excels at, double down on her strengths, and realize when it's time to flip the script has allowed her to train for 3+ decades without injury. We dive deep into her health and fitness practices and then round the bend to discuss her current project with Team Cura. If you're a parent or guardian of a promising high school athlete, this part is worth a listen. As a high school athlete, your highlight tape will crack the door to an opportunity to play at the next level, but how you're able to conduct yourself as a young adult off the field matters just as much, if not more, to your prospective college coaches.⁠ ⁠ Give us a listen, subscribe, and share with your friends! Find Team Cura on the web here: https://teamcura.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teamcura/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeamCuraBrand/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUavJYbOfkrgd4yoTd8I8lw
1:00:19
July 6, 2020