Light Body Radio With Dr. Lara May
By Lara May, PharmD BCPS
Welcome to Light Body Radio where you can get the tools you need today to start improving your health and happiness. We cover food, supplements, energy healing techniques, mindfulness and more!
What is Panchakarma with Dr Shawna Jamieson
Our Ayurveda expert is back to delve into panchakarma cleansing. Dr. Shawna Jamieson, Ayurvedic Doctor, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Panchakarma Specialist has over 4000 combined credit hours in Ayurvedic Medicine with the California College of Ayurveda and Kerala Ayurveda. Dr. Jamieson specializes in Marma Therapy, Shirodhara, Abhyanga along with all Panchakarma therapies. She enjoys being able to bridge the gap between Ayurveda and Western medicine while providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to heal. She has dedicated her gifts and talents over these years to empower her patients in understanding their bodies, their love for being back in nature and discovering the healing power of Ayurveda. CONTACT Dr Shawna You can get in touch with Dr Jamieson at https://www.shyenaspringsayurveda.com for a visit to her Eco Resort, Ayurvedic Consultations, & Panchakarma.
November 26, 2022
Healing Pain Naturally Without Pharmaceuticals
Rick Olderman is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist with more than 25 years experience that specializes in helping people with chronic pain experience a pain-free life. Rick has written the popular Fixing You® series of books -- found on Amazon.com -- to help people with chronic pain or injuries.
November 19, 2022
Ayurveda 101 with Dr. Shawna Jamieson
What is Ayurveda? How can it help you bring balance to your life and health? and so much more on today's episode with Dr Lara & Dr Jamieson! Dr. Shawna Jamieson, Ayurvedic Doctor, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Panchakarma Specialist has over 4000 combined credit hours in Ayurvedic Medicine with the California College of Ayurveda and Kerala Ayurveda. Dr. Jamieson specializes in Marma Therapy, Shirodhara, Abhyanga along with all Panchakarma therapies. She enjoys being able to bridge the gap between Ayurveda and Western medicine while providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to heal. She has dedicated her gifts and talents over these years to empower her patients in understanding their bodies, their love for being back in nature and discovering the healing power of Ayurveda. You can get in touch with Dr Jamieson at https://www.shyenaspringsayurveda.com for a visit to her Eco Resort, Ayurvedic Consultations, & Panchakarma. Dr. Jamieson would like to extend a 30 min pre-consult for 50% off her normal rate for our listeners which would be $75.00. Subscribe to her website at www.shyenaspringsayurveda.com and leave the comment PRECON75 in order to take advantage of this offer.
October 15, 2022
How to Address Your Stress? What's the alternative?
Tune into today's episode to unpack what stress does to the body. What are the 3 kinds of stress, and how to prevent stress from being the ultimate health demise?
September 14, 2022
Movement to make menopause better with Phillipa Butler
TODAY: Movement to make menopause better with Phillipa Butler ABOUT TODAYS GUEST: Phillipa is a Chartered Physiotherapist with a wealth of experience treating musculoskeletal conditions; disorders affecting bones, joints and muscles. She has spent her career developing and refining her knowledge and skills and is passionate about movement as medicine. She is a certified Pilates Mat and Reformer teacher, 200 hours certified Hatha Yoga instructor and certified meditation teacher. She offers online Physiotherapy advice, private movement coaching, group Pilates and Yoga classes.
August 20, 2022
What is emotional fitness, and why is it a must have skill in today's world?
Guests: Chantal Dawtrey and Matthew Green, founders of 5th Place; emotional fitness experts, trainers and coaches. Take home message: Low levels of emotional fitness, aka an inability to manage our increasing stress levels, chronic anxiety, deepening depression and other mental health issues costs us in all areas of our life. In our experience, poor emotional fitness means you don’t properly take care of yourself, those you care about and the environment. We have seen first hand that being emotionally fit leads to improved physical, psychological and relational health and will transform the experience of your life.
July 27, 2022
Special Guest: Amanda Elise Love, a registered holistic nutritionist
Amanda healed her fibromyalgia without western medicine. Tune in to learn how she did it.
July 15, 2022
How Tenacity Has Helped Me Fight MS with Edith Forbes
As an experiment, Edith stopped drinking milk and eating milk-based products. Twenty-six years later, she’s been symptom-free of MS. Now, she shares her story with possible medical breakthroughs in her book, Tracking a Shadow: My Lived Experiment with MS.
July 01, 2022
DNA & Epigenetics in Creating Our Health
TODAY: Annie Bush, a nationally-recognized Certified Brain Health Coach. We will be discussing the role of DNA & epigenetics in creating our health.
June 24, 2022
The Missing Link For Weight Loss with Coach Kelly Bonanno
My guest this week is Kelly Bonanno, an expert weight loss coach. In this episode, we are discussing weight from the perspective of hormones, toxic load, and how it all wreaks havoc on your system. This episode is not to be missed.
May 30, 2022
Getting Real About the Potential & Drawbacks of Psychedelics In Mental Health Treatment
My guest this week is Lincoln Stoller, PhD, CHt. In this episode, we are discussing role and limitations of psychedelics in the treatment of mental health. This episode is not to be missed.
May 15, 2022
Healing Via Soul Connection & Consciousness with Alena Chapman
Special Guest Alena Chapman diving into the depths of soul consciousness. Referred to by many as a “Soul Curator” Alena works her “magic” by wisely integrating the wisdom of various religions, spiritual modalities and scientific research to bring clarity, ease and flow along with greater understanding to all. She’s on a quest to help people everywhere heal and connect to their soul’s purpose and experience abundance, while on the journey. She works with clients around the world to help them learn to heal themselves so they can identify what they are really here to achieve in life, from a space of compassion, non-judgment, and love. Alena has been a guest on ABC, CBS, PBS, iHeartRadio, Law of Attraction Radio, many conferences, interviews, and events including with Les Brown and Bob Proctor, and Elizabeth Gilbert. A certified counselor with Right Relations, Alena has also studied with Dr. Wayne Dyer, Bob Proctor, and countless others on top of her personal studies. a l e n a @ a l e n a c h a p m a n . c o m Visit SoulManifesto.com to preorder and learn more about Alena’s new book, Hello, Soul! and the wonderful interviews of people finding their connection to Soul! On her website, you’ll also find her highly syndicated radio show & podcast “Soul Talk with Alena Chapman” with over 250k+ listeners that is available on your favorite streaming platforms including YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and iHeartMedia. Referred to as a “Soul Healer and Nurturer"
May 02, 2022
Heal Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Without Western Medicine
This week I have a special guest, Josette Tkacik, who healed herself of Rheumatoid Arthritis and was declared a medical miracle. Josette Tkacik, who is a Zumba Fitness Instructor, Author and Keynote Speaker who has shared a platform with Dr. Joe Dispenza, Don Miguel, Jack Canfield, Bruce Lipton, etc. Just to name a few. Josette moved from being diagnosed with advanced Rheumatoid Arthritis to self healing herself and being termed as a medical miracle which brought attention to her, and since she has been using her success healing story to inspire the masses. Josette went ahead to start a business from the heart, and it became so successful and catapulted her onto the stage of female Entrepreneurs and women in leadership. She has since been featured on top 20+ podcast shows and articles, and she is currently teaching quantum healing.
April 20, 2022
Deep Healing with the Angels and the Cosmic Ray Meditation
Join me today as I lead you through a deep angelic healing with the Cosmic Ray Meditation and Activation. This process is a profound awakening journey to the multidimensional angelic realm. Sit back relax and open to receive this expanded and high vibrational healing. This is a replay of a live show I did on News for the Soul on 01/20/2022 In the future to ask a question live or call in for a healing reading (646) 595 4274 or to listen live http://www.newsforthesoul.com/shows-page/listen-live-2/
March 24, 2022
What Does it Really Mean to "Do the Work"? with guest Morgan Chonis
My guest this week is Morgan Chonis. In this episode, we are discussing what it actually means to “do the work” to heal ourselves. What does it look like? What does it require of us?
March 17, 2022
Debunking myths surrounding weight loss and reversing diabetes with Dr. Toomer
Today we are joined by Dr. Catherine Harmon Toomer, MD. She is a physician, hypnotherapist, and NLP practitioner specializing in weight loss and diabetes reversal. Dr. Catherine Toomer is a Family Medicine & Community Health physician - founder and CEO of Health Wellness and Weight Loss Centers - a virtual coaching platform for optimizing health and wellness through weight loss, and maximizing weight loss through targeted health and wellness measures. Dr. Toomer created what became her 1:1 Whole-You Total Weight Loss™️️ program twenty years ago when she was obese, an insulin dependent diabetic, and diagnosed with congestive heart failure, but was told she was too high risk when seeking help to lose weight and control her diabetes. Using the program she developed, she lost 60 pounds in 6 months, got off insulin, and survived her CHF when told she had a 50% chance of living 5 years. She has now converted her program to a new online group coaching course - Total Wellness + Weight Loss. Dr. Toomer lives in South Carolina with her husband, 2 labradoodles, and an empty nest. She can be found and contacted at https://drtoomer.com/
March 10, 2022
Could Your Autoimmune Be Linked to Parasites? Special Guest: Elizabeth Yarnell
Today's guest is Elizabeth Yarnell, a traditional naturopath and autoimmune expert, here to discuss how parasites in your body could be contributing to your autoimmunity. Since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 30, Elizabeth Yarnell has spent the past 20 years studying how to manage autoimmunity naturally as a traditional naturopath. She’s worked with hundreds of MS and other autoimmune sufferers in her nationwide clinic using unique, personalized natural therapies to help them slow or even reverse the course of their disease. She’s a TEDx speaker, award-winning author whose cookbook has sold more than 60,000 copies, a patented inventor, and has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, and PBS as well as in Good Housekeeping, Health, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and many other outlets.
February 24, 2022
What Are You Going to Choose For Yourself This Year?
My word and focus for this year is CHOICE & CHOOSING. Deliberate choice is so damn empowering! My choice for myself and what I am challenging you to do this year is CHOOSE, what makes you happy. CHOOSE what lights you up. CHOOSE to do or NOT do what you want in your life. Life is too short to feel victimized or forced into doing anything that is not in alignment with your purpose. I challenged myself to choose my job, choose my path, choose my truth. What I learned is that there are tons of options out there I just have to choose to take action to create something new in my life. So I did! And I feel so much better and happier.
February 18, 2022
Uncover the Gas & Breaks to Your Metabolism Today with Dr Lara & Dr Gupta
Dr. Anshul Gupta MD is Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician, with advanced certification in Functional Medicine, Peptide therapy and also fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine. He has worked at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Department of Functional Medicine as staff physician alongside Dr. Mark Hyman.He now specializes as a thyroid functional medicine doctor, and helps people reverse their unresolved symptoms of thyroid dysfunction. He can be reached via his website https://www.anshulguptamd.com/ His new book is an Amazon bestseller, and is full of actionable and powerful information to help you heal your hashimoto's disease.
February 09, 2022
It's Time To Recover From Burnout With Dr Elizabeth Collins
My guest this week is Dr. Elizabeth Collins, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine practitioner & Burnout Recovery Expert. Dr. Elizabeth Collins obtained her Master's degree from the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine in Seneca Falls, New York. She is trained in both Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture. She completed an internship at the world renowned Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, P.R. China, and has comprehensive training in Zheng Gu Tui Na bodywork from Tom Bisio, L.Ac. in New York City. Additionally, she studied the treatment of acute and chronic pain at the EASTMedicine Seminar Series at the University of Westminster, London, UK. With experience in both Western and Eastern spheres, she is committed to bringing a well rounded, holistic approach to each patient encounter. She can be reached via her website http://www.theeastwestco.com/ The East West Burnout Recovery Program: http://www.theeastwestco.com/burnoutcoaching.html Minute Meditation: https://insighttimer.com/elizabethcollins/guided-meditations/minute-meditation-for-relaxation-with-bird-song Core Values Exercise: https://www.caitdonovan.com/freebie-values?fbclid=IwAR2GofdQqtMukOLzuM4PepsxXSwXif-y676cCT2hVLeaGi1vArllGRZW9K8
February 09, 2022
Replay of Live Intuitive Readings: Divine Wisdom for All
Catch the replay of my News For the Soul episode, where I take live calls and provide spot readings. The wisdom that I channeled in this episode is beneficial for all at this time. Messages of love, compassion, trusting your own intuition and how to hone your intuition. You can listen live on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month @11AM PST http://www.newsforthesoul.com/shows-page/listen-live-2/ If you want a free live reading or would like to ask a question, you can call... (646) 595 4274
February 09, 2022
Holiday Energy Protection with Dr Lara & Stephanie May, LMT RMT
This week I am joined by Stephanie May, LMT, CPT, Usui & Holy Fire III Reiki Master. Do you feel like you are super influenced by other people's energy? Do you often feel drained after being in public? Today's episode is for you if so! Tune in today to learn how to protect yourself and still show up as the light being that you are!
December 12, 2021
Your Aura is a Powerful Tool For Healing with Dr. Sandra Schur
Your Aura As An Empowerment Tool For Healing Join us as we discuss the power of our auras' to create a happy, healthy life. As well as, how clearing out cultural programing can help us uplift and expand our vibration to naturally align with the realm of infinite potential and manifest our hearts' desires. Link to Dr Sandra's website is www.aurapowerful.com Auric field consultant Dr. Sandra Schur uses her skill of reading the human aura to help purpose-driven entrepreneurs and professionals create more fulfillment by honoring the true needs of their soul. As the founder and owner of Aura Power, she has worked with numerous clients from across multiple industries to achieve newfound clarity, align with their deeper purpose, and create more success and fulfillment. By reading her clients' auras, she has helped many see their lives and businesses in a different light that is more aligned with their soul. Having developed this skill in private practice as a chiropractor, she now uses this gift to help her clients break through subconscious blocks, creating more success and fulfillment in their lives and their business.
November 04, 2021
Thriving After 40 with Brianna Wilkerson
Join myself and the host of Your Healthiest Years Yet Summit, Brianna Wilkerson to talk about thriving health after 40. 40 doesn't have to be the start of the decline in life. Brianna is an integrative nutrition health coach trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She helps women find peace with food, feel confident in their body again, and develop a healthy lifestyle that's more than just about weight. Join us today then head over to http://www.madewell345.com to sign up for the summit. It's LIVE right now! You don't want to miss it.
October 17, 2021
The Transformative Power of Breathwork with Kelsey Acorn
Join me today with guest, Kelsey Acorn, founder and CEO of Wellness With Kelsey an Integrative Breath Coach. Our breath is something we all take for granted, but it is part of our core survival mechanism and can be a transformative power in our healing journey. Join us today and we discuss the power in creating a breath work practice. You can find Kelsey at ... www.wellnesswithkelsey.ca https://www.facebook.com/wellnesswithkelsey.ca https://www.instagram.com/kelseymarie.ca/
September 27, 2021
Keys to Restoring Fertility with Cristy Murray
Join me today with Functional Wellness & Fertility Consultant, Cristy Murray, MSN-FNP. Cristy can be found at blueveilwellness.com for all your fertility questions and coaching. Head over to drlaramay.com/podcast for more info, show notes and episode downloads.
September 17, 2021
Break Out of the Cycles of Uncertainty with Becca Ribbing
This week we are joined by Becca Ribbing, author of “The Clarity Journal” and expert clarity coach. In this episode we are discussing why clarity can be so elusive, what exactly is mindful productivity, and much much more.
August 30, 2021
Opening Up to Your Shadow for Deep Healing with Special Guest David Krantz
This week David Krantz, certified Epigenetic Coach, is back with us to talk about our shadow sides and the deep healing that can take place there. Have you tried talk therapy? EMDR? Group therapy? any other type of therapy and still feel something is missing? Maybe that missing piece for you is really leaning into your shadow. Our shadow can open us up to deeper self-love, compassion, and truly letting go of the past to move forward as a lighter being. David Krantz is a certified Epigenetic Coach and sought-after expert in the field of individualized genetic-based nutrition and peak performance. As a lifelong musician, David sees the various systems of the body as parts of a complex symphony. And, as a coach, he excels at helping clients fine-tune those parts to create resonant harmonious health and harness their creative and personal power. An expert in the pharmacogenetics of the endocannabinoid system, David is best known for developing a proprietary genetic test that helps people understand their unique and individual response to cannabinoids. He was nominated in 2019 as a Top 100 Health innovator by the International Forum For Healthcare Advancement. A biohacker by training and artist by nature, David enjoys working with others who have a deep passion for getting the most out of life. To contact David: https://david-krantz.com/ https://www.facebook.com/DavidKrantzEpigeneticCoach/ https://www.instagram.com/wholesystemshealth/ http://cannadna.education/ https://selfhacked.com/
July 30, 2021
Nervous System Regulation with Anita Kaiser
Welcome back to Light Body Radio! This week we are joined by Anita Kaiser, Business Success and Wellness Coach for Empath and HSP Entrepreneurs Nationally Certified EFT Practitioner Internationally Accredited EFT Practitioner About My Guest: Anita Kaiser Anita offers coaching with EFT tapping, energetic healing, and spiritual guidance for woman who identify as empath entrepreneurs. She dreams of a world where we are all deeply connected to our emotions and no longer trying to be FINE all the time. Her commitment to helping women move forward past their painful history, discover joy, and find their inner fire was forged in previous work as yoga and mindfulness instructor. She uses her clairsentience and claircognizant to create a safe space for growth. Professionally she is trained in Reiki, EFT tapping, Yoga, as well as being a priestess. She is also a recovering perfectionist and lifelong learner. Anita is a free spirit who has recently completed a year long journey with her family across Canada and the United States. Contact Anita: http://www.anitakaiserwellness.com/
July 13, 2021
A Place for Psychedelics in Mental Healthcare? with Special Guest David Krantz
This week David Krantz, certified Epigenetic Coach, is back with us to talk psychedelics and their place in mental health therapy. Have you tried talk therapy? EMDR? Group therapy? any other type of therapy and still feel something is missing? Maybe that missing piece for you is a supervised psychedelic element. About My Guest: David Krantz is a certified Epigenetic Coach and sought-after expert in the field of individualized genetic-based nutrition and peak performance. As a lifelong musician, David sees the various systems of the body as parts of a complex symphony. And, as a coach, he excels at helping clients fine-tune those parts to create resonant harmonious health and harness their creative and personal power. An expert in the pharmacogenetics of the endocannabinoid system, David is best known for developing a proprietary genetic test that helps people understand their unique and individual response to cannabinoids. He was nominated in 2019 as a Top 100 Health innovator by the International Forum For Healthcare Advancement. A biohacker by training and artist by nature, David enjoys working with others who have a deep passion for getting the most out of life. To contact David: https://david-krantz.com/ https://www.facebook.com/DavidKrantzEpigeneticCoach/ https://www.instagram.com/wholesystemshealth/ http://cannadna.education/ https://selfhacked.com/
July 01, 2021
The Power of Our Thoughts On Our Happiness with Jessica Klasnick
Welcome back to Light Body Radio! This week we are joined by Jessica Klasnisk, Certified Life Coach Today we talk about the power of thoughts and feelings in how our life unfolds. About My Guest: For the past 5 years, Jessica has led her family of 5 on a journey of discovery. Recalculating what happiness means to them, breaking away from the societal norms of how life “should be” and intentionally living life, each day, and on purpose. But she believes that massive change isn’t something reserved just for her and her family. It is available to anyone with a willingness and readiness to change. As a certified Life Coach with The Life Coach School and graduate of RaMa Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology, she works with a library of tools to create change that include causal coaching, meditation, and future focus principals. These techniques focus on a mastering of the mind to create lasting effects. She doesn’t teach you how to recreate her best life. She teaches you how to discover your own. You can find more at: https://www.jessicaklasnick.com and recalculatinghappiness.com Facebook: Jessica Klasnick Instagram: @jessicaklasnick Don't forget to rate and review Light Body Radio on the platforms below. Listen & Download below or find it on Anchor, Podbean, Stitcher, iTunes or Spotify @Light Body Radio
June 15, 2021
How to recover from perfectionism with Jen Anderson
Recover your physical and mental health by giving up perfectionism. Trust me I know it's easier said than done, but I've got the perfect guest today, Jen Anderson the Accomplist-in-chief. Jen Anderson is a recovering perfectionist and freelance writer. She has improved her mental and physical health by letting go of perfectionism, and now she helps other recovering perfectionists to stop beating themselves up over unattainable standards. If you are a current or recovering perfectionist then let Jen's community and tools help you. You can find her at all think links below. Website: www.accomplist.app FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/teamaccomplist FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/TeamAccomplist Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeamAccomplist Insta: https://www.instagram.com/teamaccomplist/
June 01, 2021
Amplify Your Healing Path With Energy Medicine, NLP, Epigenetics, Shadow Work & More with Dr.KC Kent, PhD
My guest today is KC Kent, PhD Geneticist, Reiki Master, Yoga Teacher, Outdoor Enthusiast. Western mind, Eastern soul. Learn more about KC and her work at kckent.com How Spark Summit came to be Spark Virtual Healing Summit was envisioned by scientist, metaphysical teacher, entrepreneur, outdoor enthusiast, and curiosity-driven woman, KC Kent. She believes that healing happens at the intersection of all modalities. After a medical trauma in 2017 nearly extinguished her light - KC created Spark Healing Summit as a place for practitioners to show up as their whole selves, to embrace the light and shadow of their (collective and individual) humanity. She found that practices focused on heart-centered community deeply nourished her in her darkest of days. And so she crafted Spark to draw people together to go on a journey within - to touch the Spark of life that lives within each one of us and to witness and be witnessed exactly as we are.
April 29, 2021
Understanding True Confidence with Alie Harwood
This week we are joined by Alie Harwood an Introvert & Confidence Coach Expert. In this episode, Alie and I dive into the foundational steps to uncover and build true self-confidence. Tune in today to learn more. About My Guest: Alie Harwood is a Holistic Wellness & Confidence Coach & Embodied Dance Facilitator, helping shy introverted women to discover and embody their most empowered selves so they can live their lives with more inner peace, passion and purpose. Visit Alie's website to receive one of her free guides! To contact Alie: Website: www.wellnesswithalie.com Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/confident.introverts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wellnesswithalie
April 16, 2021
Clear Your Clutter and Rejuvenate Your Life with Conny Graf
This week we are joined by Conny Graf the Clutter Clearing Coach. In this episode, Conny and I dive into the consequences of clutter on our physical and mental bodies. Keeping your surroundings cluttered with stuff has real-life effects on your health, your stress, and your mental well-being. Tune in today to learn more. About My Guest: Conny Graf is helping people who work from home declutter their homes, offices, files and finances. Working from home since 1998 (and being a highly sensitive person) she knows how important and beneficial a supportive, clutter-free environment is. It’s the stagnant energies that accumulate around clutter that can make you feel drained and stuck in life. Clearing them helps free up your energy, brings you more clarity, and helps you to get unstuck and your life is moving again. She helps her clients tidy and organize their belongings, files, and finances, but more importantly, she helps them develop habits and systems that prevent any kind of clutter from creeping back in. Move from chaos to peace with Conny, a Swiss-certified specialist in Finance and Accounting and a Clutter Clearing Coach. To contact Conny: https://connygraf.com/contact/ You can connect with Conny on Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn Check out her podcast here: http://bit.ly/podcast-C2P Resources: https://connygraf.com/home/why-we-are-so-attached-to-our-things/ https://connygraf.com/podcast/2-what-is-clutter
April 01, 2021
Cannabis, CBD and Epigenetic Medicine with David Krantz
Welcome back to Light Body Radio! This week David Krantz, certified Epigenetic Coach, is back with us to talk about Cannabis and CBD. In biology, epigenetics is the study of changes in gene expression that do not involve alterations in the actual DNA sequence itself. In this week’s discussion with David, we are going to explain more about what epigenetics means for wellness, treating illness, and how you can influence your genetic expression every day. In today’s episode we get into cannabis, CBD, and how your personal genetic code can influence your experience with both. Also, if you haven’t gotten your DNA info yet we talk about where the best feedback will come from. https://selfhacked.com/ If you are a practitioner wanting to learn more, know more, and take it to your patients’ check out the link below. http://cannadna.education/ a free 1-hour practitioner training for those interested in taking the full course to learn to interpret and run the report. David Krantz is a certified Epigenetic Coach and sought-after expert in the field of individualized genetic-based nutrition and peak performance. As a lifelong musician, David sees the various systems of the body as parts of a complex symphony. And, as a coach, he excels at helping clients fine-tune those parts to create resonant harmonious health and harness their creative and personal power. An expert in the pharmacogenetics of the endocannabinoid system, David is best known for developing a proprietary genetic test that helps people understand their unique and individual response to cannabinoids. He was nominated in 2019 as a Top 100 Health innovator by the International Forum For Healthcare Advancement. A biohacker by training and artist by nature, David enjoys working with others who have a deep passion for getting the most out of life. To contact David: https://david-krantz.com/ https://www.facebook.com/DavidKrantzEpigeneticCoach/ https://www.instagram.com/wholesystemshealth/ http://cannadna.education/ https://selfhacked.com/
March 18, 2021
Find Your Ethical Chiropractor & Get the Beta on Female Specific Training Today with Dr. Mac and Dr. Lara
Welcome back to Light Body Radio! Let’s get female-specific this week! I’ve got Dr. Mac with me talking about how to find an ethical chiropractor to add to your healthcare team. Why weight training is imperative to building bone mass and preventing osteoporosis and so much more! Find more Dr. Mac here https://linktr.ee/macp_clinic
March 04, 2021
The Journey to Body Acceptance & Love with Nicole C. Ayers
About my guest today: Self-love sage and author Nicole C. Ayers is a dynamic and engaging speaker who’s not afraid to get vulnerable and real about her personal journey to love herself. She’s a strong voice for female empowerment and the freedom it brings. Audiences will feel like they’ve gotten a warm hug and shared a private laugh with a close friend, but most importantly, they’ll leave with transformative tools to get to know themselves. Nicole is the award-winning author of Love Notes to My Body, which was recognized as one of 2020’s best life-changing books, and its two body-positive companion books. She’s been invited by local and national media to speak about the importance of body acceptance, and she encourages everyone to disrupt the narrative that tells them they—and their bodies—are not enough, just as they are. Find Nicole on IG @nicolecayers And on her website: nicolecayers.com
February 18, 2021
Join Me on the Light Miracle Workers Interview Series
Welcome back to Light Body Radio! This week I am the guest on the Light Miracle Workers interview series. I had such a good time I wanted to share it with you! Light Miracle Workers is the “Amazon” for mind, body, spirit and mystical care, and life transformation. Founders of Light Miracle Workers created a bridge between those who want to grow, connect and transcend with those that have the call to share their knowledge, light and love with others. I am a founding member and am excited about combining my mission with theirs. Listen in to learn more!
January 21, 2021
Why Is Giving Up Sugar So Damn Hard? Join Me Today With Michael Collins to Find Out
My guest today is Michael Collins, an addiction expert, and bestselling author. Today we’re talking about the original gateway drug, sugar. Is sugar addiction a real thing? Yes. Are sugar withdrawals real? Yes. There is a real scientifically based reason sugar is so hard to quit. It’s cultural, it’s chemical, and complex, yet oh so simple. You don’t want to miss this information-packed episode. Resources to Check Out: https://sugaraddiction.com/ The 6th Annual Quit Sugar Summit: January 11th - 17th, 2021! https://quitsugarsummit.com/ Sugar Addiction Social Media: Facebook Instagram YouTube
January 07, 2021
Dr Lara & Shaun Provost on the Monday Minute @livingunbreakable
Welcome back to Light Body Radio! Today I am featuring an interview I did with Shaun Provost of Live Unbreakable on her Monday Minute IGTV. In today’s episode, we dig deep into self-care, decision fatigue, social expectations around food, and how to handle overindulgence. All the fun holiday topics! You don’t want to miss this information-packed episode. Resources to Check Out: campsite.bio/liveunbreakable https://www.liveunbreakable.com/ About Shaun: Founder, Live Unbreakable NASM CPT, FNS, MT, Gut Health Certified Ironman. World Class Triathlete. Marathoner. Runner. Gymnast. The original Live Unbreakable Athlete. She’s the sassy, sarcastic red-head who leads all things Live Unbreakable. From planning your nutrition to coaching you through your workouts, analyzing your training data to preventing or working through injury - Shaun is the spunky, athletic spitfire who will help you reach, and surpass, the goals you set out to achieve. Find Shaun on : https://www.liveunbreakable.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liveunbreakable/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liveunbreakable/ What is Live Unbreakable? TL/DR - Live Unbreakable is a lifestyle where you learn to treat your body like your best friend instead of your enemy. Learn to fuel (eat), condition (train) and maintain (live) Unbreakable. The best part? You have experienced trainers with you every step of the way. There’s all too much information out in the universe about how to get healthy, stay healthy, work out, what to eat, what not to eat, how to drop weight, how to gain weight, how to get abs FAST, how to follow the next fad diet - you get the point. And you’ve probably been there. Maybe you’re there right now. It’s exhausting to read the title let alone the lists. And how do you choose? They’re confusing, often contradicting, and almost never worth the effort when it’s all said and done. So what makes Live Unbreakable different than the rest? Experience. Passion. Tenacity. Dedication. Understanding. We’re not a company - we’re a lifestyle. Originally started as an early morning boot camp, Live Unbreakable became a much bigger and more bad-ass business than ever anticipated. Live Unbreakable has become a way of life. Virtual, personal, and group training, strength coaching, obstacle-specific coaching, run coaching, and nutritional / healthy lifestyle coaching combine under one umbrella. Try saying that three times fast. Did you know it takes three minutes of stretching four to five days a week for ten weeks to actually stretch and lengthen a tight muscle? Or that your body carries the stress of two and a half to three times your body weight every single stride when you’re running? We do. And we account for all of it so you don’t have to.
December 24, 2020
What's all that bloat about? Special Guest: Zoe Stern
Today I am joined by Zoe Stern owner of RAGE Fit Nutrition. Zoe is an expert on bloating and gut healing. In today’s episode we share our gut healing tips and approaches and talk about why healing the gut is the key to healing so many ailments in the body. You don’t want to miss this information-packed episode. Resources to Check Out: Grab Zoe’s free guide: 4 Simple Steps to Beat Bloating rageagainstthebloat.com About Zoe Stern: Zoe is the owner of RAGE Fit Nutrition and has taken her love of healthy living and turned it into a passion for helping others transform their lives. Growing up as a dancer Zoe had always been side by side with a life of health and fitness, or so she thought. Little did she know that what she was being exposed to was not the way to live a healthy life. At the age of 18 Zoe moved to Mexico which sparked years of world travel and adventure. But it also sparked something else, years of yo-yo dieting and frustration as to why she couldn't maintain her body. In her quest to get in shape once and for all she learned what she'd been missing all those years and made it her mission to help others who were facing the same struggles. In this time Zoe also began having troubles with bloating and what started as something small began to get worse and worse until it turned into nonstop discomfort and spiraled her into an obsession with getting to the bottom of her bloat. Like yo-yo dieting, Zoe found quick relief multiple times but nothing lasted. Turning to traditional medicine provided no answers to her pain which led her to the world of natural medicine. Once Zoe began looking at her body as a whole she discovered why she was bloated and was able to heal. She now works with others to create lasting change so they can stop starting over in their health journey. Find Zoe on : Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zoe.stern.7 Instagram: instagram.com/zoestern_ragefit
December 10, 2020
Usui, Angelic, Holy Fire Oh My!
Happy Thanksgiving & welcome back! This week I am joined by Stephanie May, LMT, CPT, Usui & Holy Fire III Reiki Master. Have you heard of this energy healing mechanism called Reiki? If not, this is a great episode to introduce you to both Usui and the Holy Fire systems of Reiki. Stephanie and I are both Reiki Masters and are passionate about teaching others to manage their energy and improving their lives. Tune in to learn more about our new programs, the Reiki Booster Series, which is happening Dec 19 & 20th, 2020. We are offering a level 1 & 2 class as well as a master class. Learn more here. https://drlaramay.com/store/blackfriday Follow Up Notes from Episode: Holy Fire Reiki: Why placements? “The ignition style of Holy Fire is more powerful because of the fact the teacher’s energy was not involved. It was a hands off style. So he asked his Guide, to which he was answered, yes, and then began receiving the downloaded information during an ignition like experience.” The difference between Holy Fire and other forms? “Introduced to the ICRT in 2014, it is included part of Usui classes and Karuna Reiki training. The energy is noticeably more refined and comes from a higher level of consciousness. Notable differences include: i. Working continuously even when not thinking about it. Spontaneously heals issues as they come up. ii. It works very quickly WITHOUT distress, aka healing crisis. iii. Always respects free will. iv. Heals relationships and interactions with others. Can be long term or also be spontaneously with others. It especially heals religious trauma. v. Releases worry and replaces it with feeling of safety vi. Spontaneously provides guidance applicable to every level of life experience vii. Effects of feeling continuously loved, a deep and refined nurturing feeling. viii. Develops the healthy personality traits more that will serve a persons higher self more. ix. It continuously evolves within the person and becomes more effective.” Resources to Check Out: Previous blog post: https://drlaramay.com/blog/whatisreiki Previous podcast: https://drlaramay.com/lightbodyradio/reiki The International Center for Reiki Training. Reiki.org https://www.reikiassociation.net get more at drlaramay.com/lightbodyradio/reikibooster
November 27, 2020
Why Do A Winter Detox?
Welcome back to Light Body Radio! Happy November! This week I am bringing you an inside look at part of my Holiday Thrivival Program. The program starts off with a 2-week detox. There is a very specific reason I have chosen to start this program with a detox. Tune in to find out why. Also, it’s not too late to join. Find the link to get in on the action below. If the group program is not for you, but you still want to have access to the winter detox protocol you have two options. self-guided 14-Day Winter Detox here 1-on-1 special attention and guidance with me here I hope your holiday season is happy, healthy, and full of love and magic. Namaste SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! The holiday season fast approaching, and probably just accepting that fact brings on a wave of anxiety, dread, and hopefully a little excitement. But this year let me help you face the holidays with grace and ease. I am hosting an entire Holiday Survival Series to help you avoid the stress, stick with your healthy eating, and come out the other end feeling great! I invite you this season to be willing to open up to the possibilities of eating healthy, not getting super stressed, and overall feeling more at ease over the next two months. I am dedicating my blog and podcast to holiday thriving for all of Nov & Dec. I am also offering a special two-month group coaching program for those of you who are ready to say no to the chaos and no to the overindulging. Holiday Thrivival, will be two months of clean eating, gut healing, personal help, greater accountability, all in a loving supportive environement dedicated to your success through the holiday season. Learn more here. To get us started and set the foundation, on October 24th at 1:30 pm PST I am hosting a free webinar “8 Ways to Drink More Water”. Make sure to SIGN UP and start with a simple but powerful change.
November 12, 2020
Can You Feel the Energetic Chaos of October? Mercury Retrograde, Full Moon, Halloween Oh My!
This week’s episode is the last in our October Movement Series. I took a unique view on this subject this week. I wanted to allow you room to reflect and celebrate all you’ve accomplished this past month. We are smack in the middle of Mercury retrograde with a full moon coming up on Halloween, just to make sure all our stuff is amplified. It is energetic chaos for sure! Halloween is also a time of ancestral celebration, embodying the Goddess Crone energy, as well as finishing up our harvests and preparing for the darkness of Winter coming. So much going on! Whew! Sit back and enjoy this quick little review. Make sure you have your journal handy to take some notes and make personal reflections. And don’t forget to have fun! I love this time of year! Namaste. For more detailed show notes and special offers going on right now head over to https://drlaramay/lightbodyradio/halloween2020
October 29, 2020
October Movement Series: Your Unique Journey To A Practice That You Love
Welcome back to Light Body Radio! This week’s episode continues our October Movement Series. Jaime Kerr joins us to share her story about finding the balance of movement in her life. Jaime is a 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher and professional pharmacy technician in a level 2 trauma center. Today’s episode shines the light on the ups and downs, the challenges, and the balance that we all experience when we are navigating our journey with health and movement. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! The holiday season fast approaching, and probably just accepting that fact brings on a wave of anxiety, dread, and hopefully a little excitement. But this year let me help you face the holidays with grace and ease. I am hosting an entire Holiday Survival Series to help you avoid the stress, stick with your healthy eating, and come out the other end feeling great! I invite you this season to be willing to open up to the possibilities of eating healthy, not getting super stressed, and overall feeling more at ease over the next two months. I am dedicating my blog and podcast to holiday thriving for all of Nov & Dec. I am also offering a special two-month group coaching program for those of you who are ready to say no to the chaos and no to the overindulging. Holiday Thrivival, will be two months of clean eating, gut healing, personal help, greater accountability, all in a loving supportive environement dedicated to your success through the holiday season. Learn more here. To get us started and set the foundation, on October 24th at 1:30 pm PST I am hosting a free webinar “8 Ways to Drink More Water”. Make sure to SIGN UP and start with a simple but powerful change. Resources to Check Out from today’s episode: https://drlaramay.com/blog/benefitsofyoga https://drlaramay.com/lightbodyradio/octobermove1 Loving Light Body Radio and wanting more? Become a Patreon Patron member to enjoy extra bonuses found nowhere else!
October 15, 2020
October Movement Series: Movement Beyond Weight Loss + How to Build a Yoga Practice
Today is the first of three podcasts, and also includes two blogs all about movement! Why is movement so important? Here's a hint...it has nothing to do with weight loss. How? How do I create this practice and keep it up? Don't worry! I've got you covered. Tune in to get all the deets and tools to set you up for success. show notes: drlaramay.com/octobermove1
October 01, 2020
Diet Myths Busted! Frequent Meals Do NOT Amp Your Metabolism
Welcome back to Light Body Radio! This week’s episode is for all you out there who still think eating every 2-3 hours is doing your metabolism some fantastic favor. It’s not! Eating 6 meals a day is actually doing more harm than good. The intention of this EPISODE is to take a good, hard look at the topic of meal frequency, and figure out how many meals you should actually be eating each day. There are NO STUDIES supporting the recommended “eat every 2-3 hours” dogma. None. Zero. Zilch. Matter of fact, I found the opposite to be true. Study after study showed a health benefit to eating less frequently…lower overall blood sugar, a faster metabolic rate, and even increased protein synthesis! (that’s building muscle) So, join me today in this dive into the myths we’ve been told about meal frequency and much more about hunger regulation. Resources to Check Out: A previous episode about fasting: https://drlaramay.com/lightbodyradio/fasting A previous blog about fasting: https://drlaramay.com/blog/what-is-intermittent-fasting-is-it-right-for-you A previous podcast about the sugar cholesterol connection: https://drlaramay.com/lightbodyradio/cholesterol A previous blog about cortisol & blood sugar connection: https://drlaramay.com/blog/stablebloodsugar Get more on the show notes page at https://drlaramay.com/lightbodyradio
September 18, 2020
Be the Pilot of Your Own Mental Health
Welcome back to Light Body Radio! In this week”s episode I am joined by Stephanie May, LMT, Reiki Master to discuss the victim state of mind and taking control of your mental health. We are all living through unprecedented times for sure! But that does not mean that we should allow ourselves to be victimized. Being the victim is a challenge that we must all face at some point in our lives, and actually will face multiple times throughout our lives. But there is a way you can perceive and move through those challenging times with empowerment and mindfulness. That’s what Stephanie and I wanted to bring you today, the tools to be empowered, to be the driver of your own mental state. You have the power to choose what and how you think and feel. You are not weak. You are not alone. I also wrote a blog about this back in March of this year right as COVID was starting to take off in the US. How timely?! Definitely check that out for tools to support mental health and self-care. If you or someone you love are in crisis, you are not alone! Please reach out and get help. I have listed some resources below to support you. You are needed. You are loved. You are valuable! Namaste, Dr. Lara The information contained in this blog is intended to educate, inspire and entertain you on your personal journey toward health and happiness. It is not intended to replace care best provided by a qualified professional and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. FOR A FULL LIST OF MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES GO TO https://drlaramay.com/lightbodyradio/notavictim About My Guest: Stephanie May, LMT, Reiki Master Stephanie first became interested in fitness and bodywork after suffering from many health conditions and injuries herself. As an athlete, she did not get much relief from traditional physical therapy. This led her to pursue studies in massage therapy at the Center for Rehabilitative Education (C.O.R.E.) Massage Institute and immediately following graduation pursued a 10-month Structural Integration, Active Release, and Neuromuscular Therapy specialty. In addition to her foundational training, she continues to be an avid learner and holds a plethora of personal training, group fitness, massage, and bodywork certifications through AAAI/ISMA, ACE, NASM, Aaron Mattes and many more. Stephanie also holds a Bachelor's in Science from Western State Colorado University in Exercise and Sport Science.
September 03, 2020
Be Your Own Intuitive Physician
Welcome back to Light Body Radio! This week I want to give you a tool you can use daily to dig deeper into the issues that ail you. The Body Scan Technique is a way to quiet your mind, tune into your body, and open up to intuitive guidance about the root of your dis-ease. This can be used for emotional or physical ailments alike. Today’s episode is akin to a guided meditation, so be ready with your journal and pen to take notes. While I will guide you into a relaxed receiving state, you will not be deep into mediation. You want to be present and able to jot down thoughts, feelings, emotions, colors, and even temperatures that come up as we scan through your body. You can do this as a focus in just one area of the body or you can use this as a whole-body scan. I’d love to hear how this tool helps you get to the root of your imbalance. Make sure to leave me a comment below! Loving Light Body Radio and wanting more? Become a Patreon Patron member to enjoy extra bonuses found nowhere else! Don't forget to rate and review Light Body Radio on the platforms below. Listen & Download below or find it on Anchor, Podbean, Stitcher, iTunes or Spotify @Light Body Radio
August 21, 2020
Podshare Convo with Emma from "My Human Experience"
Welcome back to Light Body Radio! This week’s guest is Emma Foster from the “My Human Experience” podcast. This week’s episode is a free form, free-floating conversation about the value of the personalized approach to healing, struggling with mental health, growth through challenges and so much more! Tune in and flow along with us! About My Guest: Emma Foster, creator of the “My Human Experience” podcast and author of the book, “Lies I Told Myself” is a dreamer, doer, and mother. She grew up in a small town in Montana and was thrown into a hard hit of reality when she moved to the city at a young age. Through trials and tribulations, she grew up in a rough way that only made her more determined to keep going. Through her journey, she learned the beauty of second chances, the impact that the people in her circle had on her life, and that joy truly comes from within. In her personal journey, she shows us all that we truly can grow from anything and even the most difficult circumstances ultimately make us who we are. Her podcast is “a safe space where we can talk about all things human with a focus on mental health, entrepreneurship, spiritual and emotional healing, and overall wellness. This is a platform where we will get raw and honest about our experiences, our mistakes, our triumphs, our letdowns, and all the places inside of ourselves that we struggle. This is where we come to understand that our challenges are what bring us together and make us stronger.” Follow Emma on Instagram @myhumanexperiencepodcast https://www.instagram.com/myhumanexperiencepodcast Check out her podcast on Google Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify or Anchor.fm Grab her book on Amazon! Don't forget to rate and review Light Body Radio on the platforms below. Listen & Download below or find it on Anchor, Podbean, Stitcher, iTunes or Spotify @Light Body Radio This episode is sponsored by: Anchor.fm : The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lightbodyradio/support
August 06, 2020
Using the Summer Solstice Energy to Propel You Forward
Are you feeling the power of the new moon, the solar eclipse and the summer solstice? It can be overwhelming at times. But in this weeks episode I break it down into the astrological influences, the nature influences and the spiritual influences to help you put it to maximum use in your life. This energy will be lasting all month, so take advantage! Use the extra light in your life to be productive and propel yourself forward!
June 24, 2020
Demystifying Epigenetics with David Krantz
This week’s guest is David Krantz a certified Epigenetic Coach. This week joining me to discuss epigenetics, precision wellness, and what it could mean for feeling your best more of the time, is David Krantz a coach specializing in using genetics and epigenetics to dial in personalized nutrition and lifestyle strategies. In biology, epigenetics is the study of changes in gene expression that do not involve alterations in the actual DNA sequence itself. In this week’s discussion with David, we are going to explain more about what epigenetics means for wellness, treating illness, and how you can influence your genetic expression every day. We also dive into nutrigenomics, which is how food can influence genetic expression. Your unique DNA blueprint has a huge influence on how you experience your everyday life. What these two topics bring to the table is the empowerment for you to choose how you think, what you expose yourself to, and how you approach your wellness. Are you predetermined and powerless to be the combination of genes your parents passed on to you? Or are you empowered and ready to change how those genes are expressed to enable your life to be full, energetic, and healthy? Tune in. Get all the juicy details. And decide for yourself!
June 11, 2020
Myth Busting & Common Sense Cleaning Tips & Tools to Keep You Healthy
Welcome back to Light Body Radio! This week I have a guest with me! This week I welcome back Stephanie May, BA, LMT, CPT, CRT joining me to discuss common-sense cleaning with natural products. We will dispel some myths that are being perpetuated in the media and give you some actionable tips you can start using today. Join us today to learn how you can keep your spaces clean and support your immune system without toxic chemical cleaners. Here is the excerpt from Stephanie’s newsletter discussing essential oils for cleaning: When it comes not just to cleaning, but to boosting immunity in general, I like to use the following essential oils or foods as topicals. Melaleuca oil (aka Tea Tree Oil) is one of my all-time favorite oils to use for a plethora of reasons. To me it is God’s gift to man. It is a natural anti-fungal, antiseptic, stain remover, bug repellent, astringent, fabric refresher, etc. It can be used for so many things. It does need to be diluted as it is very potent, but when used as a spray, and/or in combination with other oils, it is just as effective. Lemon (or other citrus) is also a natural disinfectant, hence why it is used in so many cleaners. Citric Acid is very effective. Likewise, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) is great for boosting immunity and the colder winter seasons. Lavender is also amazing. Not only is it great for relaxing (and therefore good for stress), it is also a very effective degreaser and cleaning agent. Additionally, lavender is a natural antiseptic and anti- inflammatory. Some of its other many uses are for burns, bug bites, in baths, and in humidifiers. Ginger is also a very popular as a food and oil both. As a powder it can be used as a topical paste and as an oil in soaks or baths. It aids in digestion which helps boost your immunity because most of your immune system lies in your gut. Ginger is also beneficial for inflammation and detoxing the body and tissues which explains why you may be seeing it included in more and more supplements these days, especially joint supplements. Turmeric, like its 4 friends mentioned previously, is a miracle worker. It has incredible healing properties by being a natural anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent as well. Combined with ginger and omegas, it is great for healing injuries and likewise natural pain relief. I love putting it in my baths and making pastes with it also. More Informed Resources: EWG (Environmental Working Group) links: https://www.ewg.org/healthyhomeguide/cleaners-and-air-fresheners/ https://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/ For a brief explanation of how our immune system works go back and listen to the last episode https://drlaramay.com/lightbodyradio/longtermimmune *Disclaimer: All of the aforementioned recommendations are not a substitution for medical treatment, nor intended to diagnose. The aforementioned recommendations are all intended for topical use and not for internal use or ingestion. Always read the label of any product you buy and consult with your medical professional before beginning or ending any regimen or treatment plan.*
May 28, 2020
Finding Coherence in Your Heart Space with Special Guest Marianne Schneider
This week’s guest is Marianne Schneider from Reiki Tahoe & 5th Element Healing. This week I joining me to discuss the energy of the heart space and the benefits of finding the energy of coherence is Marianne Schneider. Our heart space in the bridge between the spiritual and physical realms. It is the area of our body where we integrate the two realms for manifestation and understanding. Through the heart, we have the ability to improve the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of our health. Many of us have built walls around this area to protect ourselves from the challenging aspects of human life. Today we are going to encourage you to open up and let go, to grow, and allow the love to shine through. Tune in and get all the juicy details.
April 30, 2020
How Magnesium Supports Your Immunity
This week I have Stephanie May, BA, LMT, CPT, CRT joining me to discuss the role of magnesium in supporting your immune system. Magnesium has over 300 functions in the human body and is essential to healthy function. The best part is that you can reap the benefits just by taking a bath. Tune in and get all the juicy details. After listening, you might also like this blog post I did about creating a relaxing and rejuvenating bath time. Check it out here. I also have a great post on natural remedies during the cold season. This translates nicely to any viral illness, which COVID-19 is of course. Get those natural remedies here. About My Guest: Stephanie first became interested in fitness and bodywork after suffering from many health conditions and injuries herself. As an athlete, she did not get much relief from traditional physical therapy. This led her to pursue studies in massage therapy at the Center for Rehabilitative Education (C.O.R.E.) Massage Institute and immediately following graduation pursued a 10-month Structural Integration, Active Release, and Neuromuscular Therapy specialty. In addition to her foundational training, she continues to be an avid learner and holds a plethora of personal training, group fitness, massage, and bodywork certifications through AAAI/ISMA, ACE, NASM, Aaron Mattes and many more. Stephanie also holds a Bachelor's in Science from Western State Colorado University in Exercise and Sport Science. Most recently, after an inspiring 15-year journey and the passing of her beloved dog, Ajax, Stephanie has been diving into the world of energy healing and animal therapies. She is a certified Holy Fire Level 2 Reiki practitioner, is currently obtaining her canine massage certification, and is pursuing her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She is excited to offer a culmination of her healing services including reiki, massage, cupping, stretching, yoga trapeze, home exercise, and injury prevention services, which include a consultation with a short coaching session. To contact Stephanie: https://www.vagaro.com/highleauhealth for booking services www.mixdbodywork.com (530) 562-5052 Located in Pacifica and Lake Tahoe, CA. Servicing all of Lake Tahoe and most of the San Francisco Bay area. Find her on Yelp, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter!
April 16, 2020
Navigating the New Normal of COVID-19
Welcome back to Light Body Radio! This week I have a special treat! My good friend and colleague, Julie Ford, and I got together to bring you a special episode on “Navigating the New Normal”. As we all adjust to the dynamic that COVID-19 has brought upon us, we talk about how to find our grounded calm, acknowledge and move through grief and so much more! Join us this week for a lively conversation and take away some tools you can use today! In today’s show, we offer you something to ponder, to practice and to play with. To ponder: “One day when you wake up, you will find that you have become a forest. You have grown roots and found strength in them that no one thought you had. You have become stronger and more beautiful, full of life giving qualities. You have learned to take all the negativity around you and turn it into oxygen for easy breathing. A host of wild creatures live inside you and you call them stories. A variety of beautiful birds rest inside your mind and you call them memories. You have become an incredible self sustaining thing of epic proportions. And you should be so proud of yourself, of how far you have come from the seeds of who you used to be.” – Nikita Gill, You Have Become a Forest Practice - Honor and mourn/acknowledge the loss of OLD Normal Be open to the possibilities and ways to thrive in NEW Normal Choose to take small, do-able steps toward creative solutions in NEW Normal. The meditation that I led us through - at min 26:30 - 32:00. It's a beautiful 5 1/2 minutes. So CALMING AND GROUNDING! Play with- Step 3 - creative solutions- Make it FUN! Have a dance party! Movement is GROUNDING! Tools of Life is written and produced by Julie Ford of Julz of Life where we've been supporting parents and teens as they navigate the challenging richness of raising the next generation. This stage of life is full of our own "remember when" and "oh boy, here we go" moments that we can choose to either DREAD or RELISH. No stage of parenting (or life…) should need to be endured. Let's enjoy every stage.
April 02, 2020
How to Use the Spring Equinox Energy to Spring Forward in Your Life
Our topic this week is Spring! Yay! What are the energetics of spring? how can we integrate the energy of spring into our lives? Spring brings with it The power to heal New Birth, transmutation New endeavors open up The spirits of nature awaken and become more tangible to us Change is stimulated, movement is stimulated It might be a good idea to go back and listen to the Winter episode to reflect on how far you have come and to put Spring progress into more perspective.
March 19, 2020
Can You Be Intolerant to Dairy But Not Allergic? What's the Difference?
In this week’s episode I want to take you into the world of food intolerances & allergies by way of dairy. In future episodes I can dive deeper into other foods, if you are interested, let me know what you want to know more about. For today I take into a brief explanation of our wondrous immune systems. And from there we merge into the problem with conventional diary. Finally, I give you alternative solutions, because you know me I don’t believe in living a deprived life! make sure you come over to the notes page for all the extras https://drlaramay.com/lightbodyradio/foodallergies
March 05, 2020
How Functional Medicine Differs From Western Medicine? And, where does medical intuition fit in?
In celebration of the completion of my functional medicine training, I wanted to bring you an in-depth examination of the difference between functional medicine and allopathic medicine. I also wanted to illustrate how medical intuition & energy medicine can be complementary to your healthcare approach. Today I cover the 5 tenents of functional medicine… Functional Medicine views us all as being different; genetically and biochemically unique. This personalized health care treats the individual, not the disease. It supports the normal healing mechanisms of the body, naturally, rather than attacking disease directly. Functional Medicine is deeply science-based. The latest research shows us that what happens within us is connected in a complicated network or web of relationships. Understanding those relationships allows us to see deep into the functioning of the body. Your body is intelligent and has the capacity for self-regulation, which expresses itself through a dynamic balance of all your body systems. Your body has the ability to heal and prevent nearly all the diseases of aging. Health is not just the absence of disease, but a state of immense vitality. I also talked about the difference between healing and a cure. And finally, I gave a brief intro to medical intuition.
February 17, 2020
Integrate Flow with Your Food
One aspect of life where we can create more flow is how and what we eat. How do we think about food and eating? How can we create a more calm, smoothe and flowing approach? For me the answer is simplification, and what is more simple than clean eating? Are you considering moving to clean eating, but cannot find the motivation to start? It may be that clean eating sounds like an entire lifestyle shift, one that requires proper planning and proper initiation. You may be putting it off until you get a few days off from work or when that one big project is over. But here’s the problem with waiting until…”I have this”, or “This is done”…You will keep looking for reasons to put off change until you realize that you can just break down that change into smaller pieces and start integrating it slowly into your life. Right now. Today! Want more? check out this blog post https://drlaramay.com/blog/newyearflowpart2
February 06, 2020
Make 2020 Your Year to Flow
Happy New Year! In today’s episode, I talk about the concept of flow. I was inspired to bring you this audio version of my new year blog. Where I delve into the meaning of flow, the application of flow in our lives. Get your pen and paper ready to do a bit of journalling and tune into the reflective and hopefully inspiring episode.
January 23, 2020
Beyond CBD Hype: Cannabis as Medicine
Today’s episode cuts through the CBD hype and gives you the real information. We’ve all heard about the miracle of CBD lately. But is it true? What’s all the hype about? How do they get the THC out of it? Is it the same plant? Tune into today’s episode where I answer all these questions and more!
December 12, 2019
Discover a Healing Path to Recovery
Today’s episode dissolves misconceptions surrounding addiction and provides you with a path to healing recovery. Did you know that addiction literally changes the way your brain operates? It changes the chemical balance and therefore your behavioral tendencies. Addiction is not just about willpower. It’s just not that simple. Tune into today’s episode to learn more about addiction and the healing path to recovery.
November 27, 2019
6 Steps to Healing Your Body Image
Today’s episode is a continuation of the Self-Love episode in Sept. Our physical bodies are learning devices. What a crazy thought! Right? We are energetic beings having a physical experience in these human bodies. The physical form we incarnated in is a spiritual assignment. I don’t know about you, but I am constantly learning lessons from my body. This can be quite an emotional rollercoaster. Tune into today’s episode to learn more about 6 ways to shift your body image perception and see it as a vehicle for love.
November 14, 2019
Discover Your Unique Destiny & Learn to Manifest in a Multidimensional Way
Do you feel off track? or maybe lost or out of sync with your life? Do you get the feeling you were meant for something different in your life? You are not alone and I have the answer for you!
October 17, 2019
Learn How to Work With Your Angels & Spirit Guides
Today’s episode dives into how to work with your Angels and Spirit Guides. In order to help us throughout our incarnations…especially on places like earth; we have all different types of etheric assistance. Although sometimes it may feel like we travel this planet alone, we are constantly accompanied by Source Spirit and legions of light, known as the Celestial Hierarchy. Tune into today’s episode to learn more about the ways to connect on a higher plane with your Celestial Team.
October 03, 2019
How to Build Your Personal Practice
Today’s episode we get into building a personal practice. What is it exactly? Why would I want to do this? and more! “Sadhana” is a Sanskrit term to explain consistent activity and discipline of various practices with a goal to surrender the ego and develop a profound relationship with the Divine and one’s Self. Generally, this can include meditation, yoga, prayer, and other related practices. But why do we want to do this…because a solid practice LITERALLY becomes the foundation of your life, and enhances EVERYTHING. Tips for success Keep a journal Get creative Allow for some flexibility/non judgement USE YOUR BODY AS FEEDBACK Tune into to today’s episode to learn more about all the ways to build your best personal practice.
September 19, 2019
How To Cultivate Self-Love & Positive Body Image?
In today’s episode, I get personal about my struggle with my body dysmorphia, self-talk, and struggle with self-love. Bodies come in all shapes and sizes and rarely are they accepted by society/the media. Too many of us are self-conscious and self-critical, and focusing too much on our flaws. The worst thing we can do is make comparisons to and assumptions about ourselves and others. When we judge others, we are really just projecting our own self judgement onto someone else. We all need to learn to love who we are because we are all unique; there is no perfect body, no perfect person. Tune into today’s episode to learn more about the best ways to cultivate self-love. https://drlaramay.com/blog/selflove
September 05, 2019
Are You A Chronic Procrastinator? How To Stay Motivated?
In today’s episode we explore the triggers for procrastination. What is it that stalls our motivation? How can we keep the motivation momentum going? Procrastination grows from our inability to prioritize effectively. This failure to prioritize stems from either a fear of doing something, from unreasonable expectations or simply because we haven’t generated enough reasons to get the job done. Tune into to today’s episode to learn more about the best ways to avoid getting stuck in the paralysis of procrastination.
August 19, 2019
Are You Addicted To Your Snooze Button?
Today’s episode we explore why hitting the snooze button is actually doing more harm than good. Just one week of poor sleep can mess with hundreds of genes in your body—leading to heightened stress, lowered immunity, and increased inflammation. Tune into to today’s episode to learn more about the best ways to avoid slamming that snooze button in the morning.
July 25, 2019
Are You Struggling To Forgive?
Today's episode is all about forgiveness. The Myths of forgiveness and then some practices to help you along. Make sure you tune in to learn all about the practice of forgiveness from the perspective of "A Course In Miracles."
July 09, 2019
Maximize the Potential of Every Bite
Today’s episode dives into how to prepare your food so you can get the most nutrition out of every bite. How we prepare our food has a direct effect on how nutritious or harmful it can be to our health. If we are going to go out of our way to get the best quality food, then shouldn’t also stand to reason that we should cook it in such a way as to preserve the nutritious value?
May 16, 2019
Can Eating Plants Do More Harm Than Good?
Today’s episode dives into how eating plants can cause inflammation in the body. “WHAT?!” You’re probably thinking. “I thought I was supposed to eat plants!” The short answer is yes, eat plants. But the more in depth answer is maybe there are some plants that are contributing to the inflammation in your body. Today I give you the run down on lectins, plant defense systems. Lectins are thought to have evolved as a natural defense in plants, essentially as a toxin that deters animals from eating the plants. In “The Plant Paradox”, by Dr. Steven Gundry, MD, the mechanism by which plants defend themselves from predators (us/humans) is related to (and possibly the cause of) how it affects our GI system and our ability to absorb and process nutrients. It’s an interesting hypothesis and one that as the title refers to is a paradox to what we’ve been told about how and what to eat. Tune in to today’s episode to find out if some plants could be the source of your digestive troubles, fatigue and many other symptoms.
May 02, 2019
Health Myth: You Don't Need A Gallbladder
Have you been told you don’t need your gallbladder? or have you already had it removed? Do you suffer from GI distress like heartburn and trouble digesting even the healthy fats? Today’s episode is all about the function of your gallbladder and how to help improve those digestive juices!
April 18, 2019
Can Your Brain Fog, Depression, Skin Rashes & Autoimmune Issues All Be Connected? Yes!
Latest episode of Light Body Radio With Dr. Lara May
March 14, 2019
Make Your Heart Happy...Eat Good Fat!
Latest episode of Light Body Radio With Dr. Lara May
February 28, 2019
The Devil is in the Dairy
Today’s episode is mish-mesh of why you should finally give up cow’s milk and why alkalizing your diet can have great whole body benefits. check out the show notes for the ACV tonic & more resources www.drlaramay.com/lightbodyradio/dairy
February 14, 2019
New Year New Morning Routine
Today’s episode is all about creating a morning routine to improve your productivity, happiness & health. Foundational Elements of the Productive Morning Formula #1 Evaluate your “why”. Why do you want to change your morning routine? DO you wake up in a rush or in a bad mood most days? Are you ready to reshape how you start your day? #2 How do you wake up? What thoughts do you think as soon as your alarm goes off? Be aware Don’t judge yourself Choose again, with a better thought, be deliberate Try starting with a simple “Thank you” #3 Morning Mindset Journaling Meditation Affirmations Gratitude Set intentions for the rest of your day #4 Fuel: Food & Movement eat enough fat & protein to get you through 5-6 hours without feeling hungry avocados, eggs, bacon, greens, olive oil, MCT/coconut oil, ghee/grass fed butter. etc. 15-30 minutes of movement of your choice yoga, walking, running, HIIT, weight training, etc. #5 Other Aspects of a Positive Morning good music watch something positive (no news first thing in the morning!) I hope this episode gets you thinking and creating a new morning routine for yourself. You have the power to create a powerfully positive foundation for your life. Start today! Get your New Year off to a great start. Don't forget to check me out on the platforms below. Listen & Download below or find it on Anchor, Podbean, Stitcher, iTunes or Spotify @Light Body Radio There is lots more on the way! Don't miss it! Follow me @drlaramay on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Youtube.
January 31, 2019
Intermittent Fasting Is NOT Starvation
Starvation, right? That's what intermittent fasting is...right? NO! Let's just get that out of the way right now. Fasting does NOT mean starving yourself. "Ok, so how can fasting improve my health?" You may ask. I will try to make this answer as simple as possible in this weeks episode. Today I will cover everything from being a "sugar-burner" or "fat-burner", to the different fasting intervals and what you can accomplish in your health by using them. This episode is packed full of information be sure not to miss it!
November 05, 2018
Get Your High Vibes On With Reiki
Have you ever had a Reiki session? Are you curious about it? In this episode, I describe to you the forms of Reiki I practice, which are Angelic, Usui & Crystal. You'll learn how you are the actual healer & the how it can raise your vibes. Check it out!
October 29, 2018
Artificial Sweeteners Are Bad For You...True or False?
Why substituting sugar with artificial sweeteners is sabotaging your health. If you're trying to reduce the sugar and calories in your diet, you may be turning to artificial sweeteners or other sugar substitutes. While avoiding the caloric punch of excess sugar consumption is a good thing, if artificial sweeteners are your chosen alternative, then you might be causing more harm than good. Tune in to learn why and what a better alternative is.
October 22, 2018
Fuel Your Day With Empowering Rituals
Empowering rituals must be meaningful, engaging and purpose driven. The rituals you build must be simple, fun and straightforward. This is what will keep you consistent & persistent with them over the long-haul. Tune in to this episode to learn how to create rituals that will help you be more productive, energized & feeling fullfilled in life.
October 16, 2018
Finally Stop Struggling to Meditate
I recently wrote a 9 part series on my blog all about meditation. In this episode, I take you through the highlights giving you tips and tricks to make your meditation the success you've been striving for. check out drlaramay.com/blog to get all 9 blog posts
September 21, 2018
Do You Have the Self-Esteem To Choose Empowerment?
Do you allow your tribe to dictate your self-approval? Do you seek inner validation from outside sources? If you answered yes, then this is the episode for you. Today we will learn the difference between outer self-esteem, inner self-esteem, and being strong & confident from an inner empowered place. I will take you through the 7 chakras and show you how your inner self-esteem manifests through each one. There are lots of deep questions in this episode, so get ready to go deep inside of yourself.
September 15, 2018
The Coconut Oil Controversy
Have you heard that coconut oil is the magic sauce? Or may "pure poison"? Are you confused about where it should fit into your daily diet? In today's episode, I break down the bias and the research to help you figure out if coconut oil is right for you. I also then break down the difference between a paleo and a ketogenic style of eating. If you are ready to try paleo in your life, check out my 14 Day Vibrant Paleo Program below. https://drlaramay.com/vibrant-14-day-paleo Suggested reading & sourced info for today's episode: The Bulletproof Diet, Dave Asprey Robb Wolf The Keto Reset Diet, Mark Sisson http://uk.businessinsider.com/harvard-speaker-busts-coconut-oil-health-myth-calling-it-pure-poison-2018-8?r=US&IR=T https://blog.bulletproof.com/why-coconut-oil-is-better-than-vegetable-oil/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=bulletproof https://ketogains.com/ketogains-calculator/
September 04, 2018
Sugar The Silent Killer
I wanted to bring you a super simple explanation of all the consequences of a high sugar diet/Standard American Diet (SAD). This episode is short and sweet but packed full of information. I also give you 5 easy ways to start trimming the sugar out of your everyday life. If you want a more in depth run down of anything I mentioned, please please let me know in the comments. I love getting your feedback.
August 18, 2018
How Limiting Beliefs Are Ruining Your Self Confidence
This week's episode is inspired by my husband. Although the statement above was said in jest, it got me thinking about self-confidence. We all struggle at some point in our lives with believing in ourselves. Maybe some more than others. Today, I touch on 5 common limiting beliefs and then give you some quick and easy ways to combat the destructive mind chatter. get all the resources and show notes at www.drlaramay.com/lightbodyradio/limitingbeliefs
August 03, 2018
Clarity Part 2: Clarifying Your Goals & Next Steps
This week I am going to help you get an even better idea, an even more clear vision of where you want to be. Download the show notes & resources at drlaramay.com/lightbodyradio/claritypart2
July 24, 2018
How To Figure Out What You Want
As a coach, I help you gain clarity to make actionable decisions and move you forward in life. These decisions help put into motion your plan of action that will get you the results you want. For all the resources & show notes head over to drlaramay.com/lightbodyradio/clarity and download them to follow along.
July 19, 2018
Toxic People: How To Spot Them & What To Do About Them
We all are exposed to toxic situations and people throughout our lives, sometimes on a daily basis. But that doesn't mean you have to let that affect your energy and how your day unfolds. Tune in to learn how to spot those that are toxic, and how to deal with them both practically and energetically.
July 05, 2018
Where To Start? How Bout Clean Eating?
Wanting to make some healthy change in your lifestyle & diet but not sure where to start? Clean eating is one of the simplest ways to do that. But what is it? We'll cover that and more!
June 19, 2018
Why I practice Integrative & Energy Medicine
In this episode I introduce myself, my story, my path to healing and why I am passionate about what I do today.
May 30, 2018
I’m Lara May, PharmD BCPS and this is my first Anchor episode! Send me a voice message to let me know your thoughts about my podcast.
May 30, 2018