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The Holistic OBGYN Podcast

The Holistic OBGYN Podcast

By Nathan Riley, MD (Holistic OBGYN)

We don’t need to burn down the medical industrial complex to change women’s healthcare. We merely need a life raft to demonstrate how truly holistic care is better than pharmaceuticals and surgery. This podcast is the catalyst for a new take on pregnancy, postpartum, menopause, and everything in between. It features conversations about relationships, medicine, food systems, political activism, spirituality, and the sacred rites of passage in life, namely birth and death.
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#69 - Rixa Freeze, PhD, and David Hayes, MD: On Vaginal Breech Birth History and Training

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#100 - Michel Odent: On Supporting Birth: We are Asking the Wrong Questions
#100 - Michel Odent: On Supporting Birth: We are Asking the Wrong Questions
Our cultural conditioning tells us that women aren’t capable of giving birth independently and that we should apply every possible intervention to reduce the difficulties associated with childbirth. For Michel Odent, that’s a neutralization of the laws of natural selection. Early in his career, Michel worked as the only doctor in a maternity unit with six midwives. He took a deep interest in their experiences and asked them questions that changed his thoughts on birth work. As a general surgeon, he credits a lot to his interdisciplinary perspective. He believes that’s what allows him to make connections that other overly-specialized people do not. Michel is a legend in the maternity care space and has been a hero of mine for many years. This interview was such an honor, and I am very grateful to host this conversation for you on the podcast. You're going to love this one. [00:10:42] An Alternative View of Practicing Medicine [00:12:02] Rethinking the Process of Birth [00:22:33] Cultural Misunderstanding of Physiology [00:26:51] The Socialization of Childbirth [00:36:21] Shifting to a New Paradigm [00:45:43] Interdisciplinary Perspective [00:49:11] Avoiding Death Visit the show notes for more: https://www.BelovedHolistics.com/100 Made possible by: FullWell - code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamins and men's virility vitamins on the planet! Organifi - code BELOVED for 20% off their Pumpkin Spice Gold Latte! "It's like autumn, and a marshmallow had a baby!" Immune Intel AHCC - code BELOVED10 for 10% off their incredible immune-boosting product to balance your adrenals and clear HPV from your body! BIRTHFIT - code BELOVED to get one month FREE in their B! Community! Connect with Michel Odent Michel Odent's Books Connect with me Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn TikTok @nathanrileyobgyn Practice: BelovedHolistics.com Medical Disclaimer: The Holistic OBGYN Podcast is an educational program. No information conveyed through this podcast should be construed as medical advice. These conversations are available to the public for educational and entertainment purposes only. Music provided by EdvardGaresPremium / Pond5
01:04:15
December 07, 2022
#99 - Keshia Lockett: On Supporting Black Women Through Pregnancy
#99 - Keshia Lockett: On Supporting Black Women Through Pregnancy
The maternal mortality rate for black women in the US is almost three times that of white women. Around the country, black women seeking maternal care are disregarded at a time when they’re most vulnerable. Today, I’m joined by Birth Doula and educator Keshia Lockett of Empowered Black Doula, who is on a mission to empower pregnant people. Through her work, Keshia is a much-needed facilitator between clients and their providers, and she offers emotional, physical, and informational support to pregnant people, mainly in the black community I’m inspired by the way Keshia shows up in the world and grateful to her for sharing her experiences with us. She shared so many insights; I know you’ll get a lot of value when you listen. [00:12:16] Social Media Misinformation [00:23:03] Empowered Black Doula [00:29:52] The Balancing Effect of a Doula's Support [00:42:04] Racism in Maternal Care [00:51:47] Maternal Mortality Rates for Black Women [01:03:48] Vaginal Steaming [01:05:23] Supporting Women in Birth Visit the show notes for more: https://www.BelovedHolistics.com/99 Made possible by: FullWell - code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamins and men's virility vitamins on the planet! Organifi - code BELOVED for 20% off their Pumpkin Spice Gold Latte! "It's like autumn, and a marshmallow had a baby!" BiOptimizers - code BELOVED for 10% off the only magnesium supplement you'll ever need! BIRTHFIT - code BELOVED to get one month FREE in their B! Community! Connect with Keshia Lockett Website | EmpoweredBlackDoula.com TikTok @keshiathedoula Instagram @EmpoweredBlackDoula Connect with me Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn TikTok @nathanrileyobgyn Practice: BelovedHolistics.com Medical Disclaimer: The Holistic OBGYN Podcast is an educational program. No information conveyed through this podcast should be construed as medical advice. These conversations are available to the public for educational and entertainment purposes only. Music provided by EdvardGaresPremium / Pond5
01:13:14
November 30, 2022
#98 - Natasha Kingsbury: The Hidden Life of an Anorexic-Bulimic
#98 - Natasha Kingsbury: The Hidden Life of an Anorexic-Bulimic
For almost nine years, Natasha Kingsbury battled with bulimia. For years before that, she fought anorexia. The whole time, nobody knew. Her story highlights the fact that no one look signals an eating disorder. It could be the ultra-thin model, the ripped athlete, the guy always showing off his abs or the sexy Playboy Club host. Disordered eating and body dysmorphia are something I’m seeing come up more and more in my practice and among friends and family. It’s much more common than we think, and it shows up in unexpected ways. I am so delighted that I have a person in my life who's willing to come on and talk about this issue which is often kept under wraps. Tash's story is so illuminating, and she shared so many insights not only for people who may be struggling with disordered eating but also for those who think it might be affecting someone they love. [00:12:06] Background & Family Life [00:14:29] Natasha’s Origin Story [00:20:54] An Evolving Relationship with Self [00:28:22] From Restriction to Purging [00:35:24] Getting Off Track [00:42:29] Blossoming Into Her Womanly Body [00:48:50] The Healing Journey [00:57:16] A Mind-Body-Spirit Approach Visit the show notes for more: https://www.BelovedHolistics.com/98 Made possible by: FullWell - code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamins and men's virility vitamins on the planet! Organifi - code BELOVED for 20% off their Pumpkin Spice Gold Latte! "It's like autumn, and a marshmallow had a baby!" BiOptimizers - code BELOVED for 10% off the only magnesium supplement you'll ever need! BIRTHFIT - code BELOVED to get one month FREE in their B! Community! Connect with Natasha Kingsbury Instagram @livingwiththekingsburys Connect with me Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn TikTok @nathanrileyobgyn Practice: BelovedHolistics.com Medical Disclaimer: The Holistic OBGYN Podcast is an educational program. No information conveyed through this podcast should be construed as medical advice. These conversations are available to the public for educational and entertainment purposes only. Music provided by EdvardGaresPremium / Pond5
01:13:57
November 23, 2022
#97 - Amaya Shiva: On Re-Harmonizing with Your Environment Through Ayurveda
#97 - Amaya Shiva: On Re-Harmonizing with Your Environment Through Ayurveda
Ayurveda is about the nature of the universe and how that applies to human life and living. It originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and centers around prevention and the maintenance of health rather than the treatment of disease. Ayurveda helps practitioners create balance in their bodies to find optimal health and vitality based on their unique constitution. I’m joined by Amaya Shiva, an Ayurvedic practitioner dedicating her life to helping others find their balance. We spoke about the core principles of Ayurveda, the characteristics of the three doshas and how they can help to inform your choices, and recommendations to learn more about Ayurveda. [00:14:36] Vedic Astrology [00:19:03] History of Ayurveda [00:25:26] Insights Into Self [00:33:30] Healing Power of Ayurveda [00:53:33] Menstrual Cycle & Ayurveda [01:07:54] The Whole Person Approach [01:13:56] Enhancing Your Libido [01:20:34] Ayurveda in the Present Day Visit the show notes for more: https://www.BelovedHolistics.com/97 Made possible by: Organifi - code BELOVED for 20% off their Pumpkin Spice Gold Latte! "It's like autumn, and a marshmallow had a baby!" FullWell - code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamins and men's virility vitamins on the planet! Immune Intel AHCC - code BELOVED10 for 10% off their incredible immune-boosting product to balance your adrenals and clear HPV from your body! BIRTHFIT - code BELOVED to get one month FREE in their B! Community! BiOptimizers - code BELOVED for 10% off the only magnesium supplement you'll ever need! Connect with Amaya Shiva Website: SiddhaLabs.com - code BELOVED10 for 10% off Amaya's Ayurvedic supplements Instagram @AmayaShiva Connect with me Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn TikTok @nathanrileyobgyn Practice: BelovedHolistics.com Medical Disclaimer: The Holistic OBGYN Podcast is an educational program. No information conveyed through this podcast should be construed as medical advice. These conversations are available to the public for educational and entertainment purposes only. Music provided by EdvardGaresPremium / Pond5
01:33:37
November 16, 2022
#96 - Stephanie Riley: On Vasectomies and Healing After Pregnancy Loss
#96 - Stephanie Riley: On Vasectomies and Healing After Pregnancy Loss
“If you’re going to make it in this world as a couple, hard conversations are important.” Every single person I bring to this podcast is someone who I know will be open to having the heartfelt conversations that need to happen about how we care for ourselves and one another. What makes today different is that I’ve let go of my role as interviewer, and I’m sitting side by side with my wife, Stephanie Riley, to talk about vasectomies and healing after pregnancy loss. In this candid and necessary dialogue, we opened up about what was a difficult time for both of us and explored how our perceptions have shifted over time as we’ve integrated the experience. This discussion wasn’t easy, and it’s a true reflection of the flexibility that you need to have a lasting, healthy partnership. You’re not entitled to have a joyful relationship that lasts a lifetime. It takes real work. You have to be willing to be humbled and to compromise and to learn to flow together. I hope that this conversation provides insight into how much empathy is needed on both sides when it comes to talking about contraception and whether you want to grow your family further. [00:14:34] The “Easy” Decision [00:22:42] A Dark Pit of Despair [00:32:58] A Rollercoaster of Emotions [00:42:49] The Bumpy Path to Surgery [01:00:12] The Procedure [01:04:32] Our Reflections on the Journey Visit the show notes for more: https://www.BelovedHolistics.com/96 Made possible by: Organifi - use our code BELOVED for 20% off their green and red juice for a natural boost to your energy and mood! BIRTHFIT - use our code BELOVED to get one month FREE in the B! Community! FullWell - use our code BELOVED10 for 10% off their high-quality prenatal vitamins! Immune Intel AHCC - use our code BELOVED10 for 10% off their incredible immune-boosting product! Connect with Stephanie Riley: Instagram @ohgeezow Connect with me: Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn TikTok @nathanrileyobgyn Practice: BelovedHolistics.com Medical Disclaimer: The Holistic OBGYN Podcast is an educational program. No information conveyed through this podcast should be construed as medical advice. These conversations are available to the public for educational and entertainment purposes only. Music provided by EdvardGaresPremium / Pond5
01:14:15
November 09, 2022
#95 - Emily Greene: The Spirit of Your Baby is Waiting to Enter Your Womb
#95 - Emily Greene: The Spirit of Your Baby is Waiting to Enter Your Womb
The opportunity to connect with your baby’s soul energy starts long before conception. Today’s special guest, Emily Greene, is a Psychic Medium and Spirit Baby Medium who has a beautiful ability to put clear language to something that is otherwise abstract. With her connection to spirit, Emily has helped many women conceive by opening their awareness to their innate intuitive abilities and connecting them to the souls of their children, past, present, and future. In our conversation, we explore the transformation that spirit babies are meant to bring in our lives, how you can start communicating with your spirit baby, and why conscious conception matters. [00:10:21] Finding Your Voice [00:12:34] Emily’s Reawakening [00:20:04] Spirit Baby Work [00:31:36] Working with Plant Medicine [00:35:30] Embodiment of the Essence [00:41:13] Full Sensory Perception [00:48:00] Intuitive & Psychic Development [00:55:14] Conscious Conception [01:08:18] Calling In Your Spirit Baby [01:22:23] Spiritual Blocks to Conception [01:30:49] Learn More & Connect with Emily Visit the show notes for more: https://www.BelovedHolistics.com/95 Made possible by: FullWell - use our code BELOVED10 for 10% off their high-quality prenatal vitamins! Organifi - use our code BELOVED for 20% off their green and red juice for a natural boost to your energy and mood! BiOptimizers - use our code BELOVED for 10% off supplements plus free gut health goodies! BIRTHFIT - use our code BELOVED to get one month FREE in the B! Community! Connect with Emily Greene: Instagram @EmilyTheMedium Website: EmilyTheMedium.com Emily The Medium Podcast Connect with me: Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn TikTok @nathanrileyobgyn Practice: BelovedHolistics.com Medical Disclaimer: The Holistic OBGYN Podcast is an educational program. No information conveyed through this podcast should be construed as medical advice. These conversations are available to the public for educational and entertainment purposes only. Music provided by EdvardGaresPremium / Pond5
01:39:45
November 02, 2022
#94 - Whapio Bartlett: On Wisdom Keeping, with a Truly Legendary Midwife
#94 - Whapio Bartlett: On Wisdom Keeping, with a Truly Legendary Midwife
With strict and sometimes oppressive licensing and regulatory requirements, the average midwife has to prioritize maintaining their license over the experience of the birthing person. Today I am so grateful to introduce you to Whapio Bartlett. Whapio has been an Independent Midwife for over 30 years, attending women and families in birth and educating women in the Arts of Midwifery and Healing. She also teaches Homeopathy and is affiliated with HANA (Hahnemann Academy of North America). She speaks and frequently writes about Quantum Midwifery and Returning Birth to the Family. In our conversation, we explore what it means to be a wisdom keeper, her wise woman midwifery care model, and how you can become a birthkeeper who meets the educational standards while maintaining the integrity of what it means to be a person attending to birth. You’re going to love this episode. [00:13:11] Conversation With The Creator [00:19:11] Altered States [00:32:32] Trust & Transparency [00:47:30] Becoming a Birth Attendant [00:52:33] What’s Behind the Title of Midwife [01:06:27] The Light of New Birth [01:21:50] The Wise Woman Midwifery Care Model [01:30:22] Decriminalizing Heart-Centered Medical Care Visit the show notes for more: https://www.BelovedHolistics.com/94 Made possible by: FullWell - use our code BELOVED10 for 10% off their high-quality prenatal vitamins! Organifi - use our code BELOVED for 20% off their green and red juice for a natural boost to your energy and mood! BiOptimizers - use our code BELOVED for 10% off supplements plus free gut health goodies! BIRTHFIT - use our code BELOVED to get one month FREE in the B! Community! Connect with Whapio Bartlett: Website | TheMatrona.com Instagram @whapio_and_thematrona Connect with me: Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn TikTok @nathanrileyobgyn Practice: BelovedHolistics.com Medical Disclaimer: The Holistic OBGYN Podcast is an educational program. No information conveyed through this podcast should be construed as medical advice. These conversations are available to the public for educational and entertainment purposes only. Music provided by EdvardGaresPremium / Pond5
01:54:04
October 26, 2022
#93 - Amy Fournier: On Embracing Your Inner Aphrodite
#93 - Amy Fournier: On Embracing Your Inner Aphrodite
The human experience is marked at intervals by significant rites of passage. These transitions are just as important as the moments of birth and death - they’re everything that happens in between. Holistic health and fitness expert Amy Fournier is doing remarkable things in the holistic coaching space and through her podcast Awakening Aphrodite. Amy’s journey started like many of us, disconnected from our senses, pushing forward without really living life. After burning out and transforming her life, she now helps others harmonize their masculine and feminine energies and connect to their intuition, soul, and nature. As she's starting to transform into the Wise Woman, I wanted to bring her onto the show to share some of her insights, and she delivers in the way that only she can. This deep conversation covered topics from fitness to religion, witchcraft, ageism, and more. I know you’ll love this conversation with Amy Fournier. [00:09:33] Plant Medicine for Healing Your Subconscious [00:14:53] Coaching and Mentorship from Paul Chek  [00:20:13] Holism - Everything Is Connected [00:26:26] Embrace and Nourish The Yin [00:34:05] Awakening Aphrodite [00:44:15] Life Transitions As A Woman [00:51:23] The Divine Feminine [01:04:18] Rites of Passage [01:12:49] Appreciation of Our Wise Elders [01:22:10] Embracing the Feminine Visit the show notes for resources, links mentioned, and more: https://www.BelovedHolistics.com/93 Made possible by: FullWell - use our code BELOVED10 for 10% off their high-quality prenatal vitamins! Organifi - use our code BELOVED for 20% off their green and red juice for a natural boost to your energy and mood! Immune Intel AHCC - use our code BELOVED10 for 10% off their incredible immune-boosting product! Connect with Amy Fournier: Website AmyFournier.com Awakening Aphrodite Podcast Instagram @fitamytv Connect with me: Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn TikTok @nathanrileyobgyn Practice: BelovedHolistics.com Medical Disclaimer: The Holistic OBGYN Podcast is an educational program. No information conveyed through this podcast should be construed as medical advice. These conversations are available to the public for educational and entertainment purposes only. Music provided by EdvardGaresPremium / Pond5
01:39:41
October 19, 2022
#92 - Jade Bryce: On Birth Trauma, Womb Wounds, and Perky Boobs
#92 - Jade Bryce: On Birth Trauma, Womb Wounds, and Perky Boobs
Women’s sexuality is the source of their power and their magic, yet there’s still so much shame wrapped up with it. Throughout history, the church and the state have held on to a deep fear of women’s power. Even today, society continues to condition women to scorn their sexuality and repress it. Love, sex, and relationship coach Jade Bryce is on a mission to help people to break this conditioning, feel safe to experience pleasure, and feel worthy and deserving of pleasure. In this interview, we talk about the deep wounds left by a fear-based, religious upbringing, Jade’s realization that we are the source of our pleasure, how she reached over 70 orgasms in one week without a partner and at least half without touch, tools to connect the divine and the physical, and how to heal from birth trauma. [07:08] Welcome Jade Bryce [08:23] The Birth Control Pill [14:43] Womb Wounds [18:22] Tools & Divine Visualization To Clear Womb Trauma [26:52] Pleasure is Dangerous [31:53] The Magic of Orgasm [39:25] Archetypal Transitions [47:52] Healing From Traumatic Birth Experiences [57:19] Learn More & Connect with Jade [59:49] Healing with Breathwork Visit the show notes for resources, links mentioned, and more: https://www.BelovedHolistics.com/podcast/jadebryce Made possible by: Fit For Birth - use our code BELOVED for 20% off their pregnancy and postpartum-specific coaching! Organifi - use our code BELOVED for 20% off their green and red juice for a natural boost to your energy and mood! Connect with Jade Bryce: Untamed & Unashamed Podcast Instagram @TheJadeBryce Facebook @TheJadeBryce Twitter @TheJadeBryce Email: jadebryce@gmail.com Connect with me: Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn TikTok @nathanrileyobgyn Practice: BelovedHolistics.com Medical Disclaimer: The Holistic OBGYN Podcast is an educational program. No information conveyed through this podcast should be construed as medical advice. These conversations are available to the public for educational and entertainment purposes only. Music provided by EdvardGaresPremium / Pond5
01:08:35
October 12, 2022
#91 - Lindsey Meehleis: Birth and Death are Two Sides to the Same Coin
#91 - Lindsey Meehleis: Birth and Death are Two Sides to the Same Coin
We live in a time where having a home birth is a privilege, and the only way to do it with a home birth midwife is to be in peak health. Lindsey Meehleis is a home birth midwife who is passionate about helping her clients exercise their autonomy. She wants women to know that the best way to give birth wherever you want is to take care of yourself through your diet and lifestyle and that there are simple, affordable ways to do so. As birth workers, we need the language and insight into how to hold space for a pregnant woman or her partner who goes through one of these tragic, albeit rare, events. Lindsey has an insightful perspective on the divine experiences surrounding birth and death, and I love that she's willing to get deep into this. I’m sure you’ll learn so much from this episode. [00:11:32] Lindsey’s Transformative Birth Experience [00:16:32] Working Outside of the Hospital System [00:21:33] Veganism in Pregnancy [00:39:25] Connecting With Our Food [00:46:39] Reverence for Death [00:53:42] Finding Meaning in Death [01:03:39] Breathwork in Pregnancy & Labor [01:11:51] Midwife Licensing Visit the show notes for resources, links mentioned, and more: https://www.BelovedHolistics.com/podcast/sandraalvarez Made possible by: Fit For Birth - use our code BELOVED for 20% off their pregnancy and postpartum-specific coaching! FullWell - use our code BELOVED10 for 10% off their high-quality prenatal vitamins! Terra & Co. - use our code BELOVED15 for 15% off their dental care products that work with nature! Organifi - use our code BELOVED for 20% off their green and red juice for a natural boost to your energy and mood! Lindsey Meehleis: Website | Creatingritual.com Instagram @lindsey_meehleis Find me: Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn TikTok @nathanrileyobgyn Practice: BelovedHolistics.com Medical Disclaimer: The Holistic OBGYN Podcast is an educational program. No information conveyed through this podcast should be construed as medical advice. These conversations are available to the public for educational and entertainment purposes only. Music provided by EdvardGaresPremium / Pond5
01:20:59
October 05, 2022
#90 - Sandra Alvarez: On the Secret War Among Hospitals That’s Driving Up Healthcare Costs
#90 - Sandra Alvarez: On the Secret War Among Hospitals That’s Driving Up Healthcare Costs
There’s a giant game of monopoly being played by healthcare providers in our country, and neither you nor I stand to benefit. Sandra Alvarez’s latest film, InHospitable, shines a light on two specific players in the game in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - a place that's very near and dear to me. Tensions rose when the dominant healthcare provider UPMC created its own insurance company. Patients previously receiving care with UPMC providers and at their hospitals were pushed out unless they switched to UPMC’s insurance. In response, Highmark, the dominant insurer, started its medical provider, Allegheny Health Network. The two continue to battle it out for market share. This type of infighting amongst organizations claiming to provide care to the community makes you wonder whose interests they really care about and InHospitable does a great job of clarifying some of these very confronting issues.  [06:53] The Secret Hospital War [11:24] Community Impact [14:12] The Insurance Wars: UPMC vs. Highmark [21:01] For-Profit vs. Non-Profit Hospital Models [28:17] Primary Drivers of Hospitalization Costs [38:38] The Cost of Childbirth [45:39] We Need Change Visit the show notes for resources, links mentioned, and more: https://www.BelovedHolistics.com/podcast/sandraalvarez Made possible by: Fit For Birth - use our code BELOVED for 20% off pregnancy and postpartum-specific coaching! Organifi - use our code BELOVED for 20% off their green and red juice for a natural boost to your energy and mood! InHospitable & Sandra Alvarez: Sandra Alvarez on Instagram @SandraSeesAll Website | InHospitableFilm.com Twitter @InHospitableFlm Instagram @InHospitableFilm Facebook | Inhospitable Film Find me: Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn TikTok @nathanrileyobgyn Practice: BelovedHolistics.com Medical Disclaimer: The Holistic OBGYN Podcast is an educational program. No information conveyed through this podcast should be construed as medical advice. These conversations are available to the public for educational and entertainment purposes only. Music provided by EdvardGaresPremium / Pond5
55:27
September 28, 2022
#89 - Jessica Pin: "I Consented to Labiaplasty, and Things Went Wrong”
#89 - Jessica Pin: "I Consented to Labiaplasty, and Things Went Wrong”
As a young lady, Jessica Pin started googling around the internet about the clitoris, as a young lady does. During her search, labiaplasty ads began appearing advertising the “optimal” vulvar appearance, which made her concerned that perhaps she was unlike other girls. She sought out a surgeon, who was a renowned OBGYN in TX, and he agreed to perform her surgery. The surgeon amputated her labia minora, which was not what she had asked of him. The surgeon also took the liberty to remove some of her clitoral hood, unknowingly leaving her without clitoral innervation. If this story is confronting, it should be. Why are women seeking labiaplasty? Who decides what the “ideal vulva” looks like? Should a surgeon operate in an area without understanding the region’s innervation? What happened to informed consent? All of this and more in this very wide-ranging conversation. [00:00:54] What constitutes informed consent? [00:10:24] Inadequate Medical Training [00:24:28] The Road to Labia Shame [00:34:22] Appreciating Diversity of the Labia [00:49:43] Non-Surgical Options for Addressing Physical Complaints [00:56:15] Lack of Informed Consent [01:10:36] Synergy of Stimulation and Desire [01:16:23] The Fight Against Self-Advocacy Visit the show notes for resources, links mentioned, and more: BelovedHolistics.com/podcast/jessicapin Made possible by: Organifi - use our code BELOVED for 20% off their green and red juice for a natural boost to your energy and mood! BiOptimizers - use our code beloved10 for 10% off Mag Breakthrough plus free gut health goodies! Jessica: Instagram @jessica_ann_pin | TikTok @jessica_ann_pin | Twitter @MediClit | Blog: jessica86.medium.com Find me: Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn | TikTok @nathanrileyobgyn | My Practice: BelovedHolistics.com Medical Disclaimer: The Holistic OBGYN Podcast is an educational program. No information conveyed through this podcast should be construed as medical advice. These conversations are available to the public for educational and entertainment purposes only. Music provided by EdvardGaresPremium / Pond5
01:47:05
September 21, 2022
#88 - Christiane Northrup, MD: On the Wisdom of Menopause
#88 - Christiane Northrup, MD: On the Wisdom of Menopause
Dr. Northrup is an OBGYN and the author of "The Wisdom of Menopause". In this episode, we talk about the changing landscape of women's health, as more women are seeking truly holistic care, particularly through menopause. Buckle up for a WILD ride through the world of unnecessary interventions in birth, the war on nature, fear of mortality, & the "Wisdom of Menopause". Made possible by: Organifi - 20% off their green and red juice for a natural boost to your energy and mood! BiOptimizers - 10% off Mag Breakthrough plus free gut health goodies! Fit for Birth - 20% off pregnancy- and postpartum-specific exercise & nutrition coaching! [-:08:00] Paving a new path for women's health Fetal heart monitoring has had no benefit but has increased c-section rates #80 - Jacqueline Wolf, PhD: On the Sordid History of C-Section in the U.S. Scalp electrodes and the crown chakra [-:15:00] The spiritual side of birth If you don’t see it as sacred, you don’t belong in birth work [-:21:00] Dr Northrup was radical early in her training The cult of doctors James Thorpe, MD, OBGYN, MFM American Holistic Healing Association Love, Medicine and Miracles, by Bernie Siegel, MD PMS is associated with family history of alcoholism [-:28:30] Archetypes and the menstrual cycle The voice of the soul Christiane lost her professorial position when "The Wisdom of Menopause" was published [-:33:00] Pregnancy and vaccines GOD is omnipotent in healing Power behind your eyes vs power in front of your eyes COVID and our war on nature [-:42:00] Menopause, the Chiron return, and death of self Your power is found anywhere that society has told you to be afraid Comedians are the patron saints of truth [-:52:00] The stories we tell ourself about menopause & desirability “The essence of God is birthing.” [01:00:00] Christiane’s dating app for the non-vaxxed Her menopause relief & vaginal moisturizer Christiane's: Website | "The Wisdom of Menopause" | IG Find me: @nathanrileyobgyn | My Practice Music by: Labrinth | Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:26:25
September 17, 2022
#87 - Rachel Varitimos: On Women Supporting Women to Eat Intuitively
#87 - Rachel Varitimos: On Women Supporting Women to Eat Intuitively
I met Rachel through her partner, Ryan Sprague. She's into all things biohacking and is also linked in with the Chek Institute. She is a coach to many women, and her specialty is intuitive eating, meaning not eating what you are "told is good" but letting your soul guide you to what your body and mind are craving. This is a simple yet powerful practice that she adopted after developing dysfunctional eating from attending weight loss camps as a child. In this conversation, we talk about dieting, manifestation, and pursuing your "1 Love" above all. Heck...maybe you'll even be convinced to attend one of her women-only intuitive eating retreats! Made possible by: Organifi - 20% off their green and red juice for a natural boost to your energy and mood! BiOptimizers - 10% off Mag Breakthrough plus free gut health goodies! Terra & Co. - 15% off all-natural, Ayurvedic toothpaste and oil pulling! [00:12:30] Rachel’s story with disordered eating patterns Fat camps can ruin our relationship with food Yo-yo dieting Intuitive eating was born from her rock bottom [00:25:00] What is “intuition”? Intuitive eating lies in what “feels” good versus what “I’m supposed to eat” Manifesting your “1 Love” [00:34:30] Breathwork can help to dissolve limiting beliefs Environment is everything in personal transformation Enlifted wellness coaching Rachel’s clients manifest their annual goals nearly ubiquitously [00:44:00] Variety is the spice of life Junk food cravings likely reflect a low nutrient diet If you’re going to have a cake, indulge in that cake! Many kids eat Intuitively naturally #21 - Natasha Kingsbury: Choose Life and Love (over Fear and Regret)  [00:56:00] Steiner's exercises for spiritual development Mystery school training for clairaudience Link her Mexico retreat Link mastermind Connect with Rachel: Retreats | IG | Podcast Find me: @nathanrileyobgyn | My Practice Music by: Labrinth | Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:16:45
September 13, 2022
#86 - Emily Abbott: On Big Muscles and Bigger Orgasms
#86 - Emily Abbott: On Big Muscles and Bigger Orgasms
Emily Abbott is a former Crossfit athlete, but her coaches never incentivized leaning into her feelings, let alone programming workouts in alignment with the stages of her menstrual cycle. Now Emily studies acupuncture and body work, focusing on the female pelvis. In this conversation, we discuss the importance of nourishing both the feminine and masculine, which, despite what female athletes have been told, is possible through re-connecting with your intuition. Made possible by:   Fit for Birth - 20% off pregnancy- and postpartum-specific exercise & nutrition coaching Immune Intel AHCC - 10% with code BELOVED10; clear your HPV with a functional food supplement (clinical trials don't lie!) Organifi - 20% the healthiest protein powder available, all plant-based, non-GMO...you get the point! BiOptimizers - 10% off Mag Breakthrough plus free gut health goodies! [00:11:00] From powerhouse to “sensual athlete” [00:15:30] Transmutating athletic intensity to play It’s possible for a woman to be a high-performing athlete AND simultaneously live in the feminine The wounded masculine lives in all of us [00:22:00] The yoni as an alchemical container Emily was never taught to train differently throughout her cycles Feelings were never relevant in sports (pain teacher) [00:40:00] Judeo-Christianity has shamed us from knowing and touching our bodies The Church Also drive the devaluing of women in society Episode #72 - A (Brief-ish) History of Western Medicine, Witches, and Women Healers Medicine is divorced from spirit/soul Magdalene Manuscript, by Judi Sion We are Gods in mini-meat suits Emily helps women re-member their power Sheela na gig [00:51:00] It’s time we unite the masculine & feminine Squirting orgasms are way cooler than a 300-lb deadlift [01:00:00] "Through intimacy with a partner, we are looking deeper into ourselves" Paradoxical breathing patterns & trauma The pelvic floor Yoni massage [01:13:00] Healing the feminine would be healing for society Business of Birth Control film - BELOVED50 saves you 50% on price to screen [01:21:30] The cervix becomes more sensitive with age Self-betrayal of our beauty Oysters & fertility/sexuality Emily's website | IG | Hammer of the Goddess course ($222 discount for listeners!) Find me: @nathanrileyobgyn & My Practice Music by: Labrinth | Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:34:23
September 09, 2022
#85 - Maddie Miles: On an Integrative Approach to Hormone Balancing
#85 - Maddie Miles: On an Integrative Approach to Hormone Balancing
Maddie is a board-certified integrative health practitioner and herbalist. She was on "the pill" for years and the road to recovery was long and hard, and now she helps women cater their diet and lifestyle patterns to the stages of their cycle. She and I met at the Austin screening of "The Business of Birth Control", and our friendship grew over the collective dissatisfaction that so many women find within the conventional medical model. This one is [insert fire emoji]. Made possible by:   FullWell Fertility - 10% off with code BELOVED10 (best prenatals and men's virility vitamins on the market) Immune Intel AHCC - 10% with code BELOVED10; clear your HPV with a functional food supplement (clinical trials don't lie!) Organifi - 20% the healthiest protein powder available, all plant-based, non-GMO, organic, glyphosate-free...you get it... BiOptimizers - 10% off Mag Breakthrough plus free gut health goodies! [00:11:00] People like Maddie are often dismissed by the medical establishment, despite her being a board-certified integrative health practitioner and herbalist Birth control messes you up Beyond the Pill, by Jolene Brighten [00:19:00] “What nerve to develop a supplement if you’re not a physician?!” Whoever said pharmaceuticals were “safe” anyways Physicians learn zero about herbs or creating herbal remedies Episode #72 - A (Brief-ish) History of Western Medicine, Witches, and Women Healers All Healers need to respect the limitations of their training [00:34:00] Business of Birth Control film - BELOVED50 save you 50% on price to screen (interview w/ the filmmakers HERE) Downsides of birth control There are >100,000 synthetic chemicals in our food, soil, air, and water prenatal vitamins aren’t a replacement for a healthy lifestyle (FullWell makes the best! Code BELOVED10 so save 10%) [00:46:00] Immune Intel AHCC has been clinically demonstrated to help clear HPV (code BELOVED10 saves you 10%) Healing from years of birth control can take a while Menstrual cycle as a connection to nature The ovulation stage is generally the time when most women can go hardest in the gym [01:00:00] Eating based on the stages of your cycle Fats and protein support the endocrine system Oysters are Maddie’s secret weapon during the luteal phase Find Maddie: IG | podcast | website. Find me: @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice Music by: Labrinth | Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:21:08
September 05, 2022
#84 - Stephen Jenkinson: On Our Grapples With Death in Birth (and Beyond)
#84 - Stephen Jenkinson: On Our Grapples With Death in Birth (and Beyond)
Stephen is a living legend. He is the author of one of my favorite books "Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul". He also recently co-authored a book with Kimberly Ann Johnson titled "Reckoning". Stephen started his career as a palliative care social worker in "the death trade", which, in short, is the over-medicalized, over-pathologized process of dying in the West. In this episode, we dive deep into birth and death, particularly when the two occur in the same breath. Death of children is confronting, and in our society, "kids aren't supposed to die". But what if they do die? Who has the language and courage to hold space for their grieving parents? This task has been vested to medical professionals, but we are just as incompetent in talking about death as anybody else. Instead, we resort to platitude and dangle carrots of hope that perhaps a dying child is merely an illusion. This conversation is powerful...and it was an honor to have Stephen on the show. Made possible by:   Fit for Birth - 20% off pregnancy- and postpartum-specific exercise and nutrition coaching (or courses to become a better coach yourself!) Organifi - 20% the healthiest protein powder available, all plant-based, non-GMO, organic, glyphosate-free...you get it... BiOptimizers - 10% off Mag Breakthrough plus free gut health goodies! [00:14:00] euphemisms and death You don’t “pass away”. You “die”. Health care professionals at expected to be good at talking about mortality without having any training in the language Nobody is READY to talk about their own death; in some ways, you must force them to confront it [00:25:00] The story of a birth and death coincident It’s our job to give a patient persmision to talk about death and dying The “Book of Supposed To” guides our confrontation with death “Kids aren’t supposed to die” appears in this book Not “living a long” or “full” life is inconceivable What happens to us as we grow up that we lose track of our mortality? Lose the notion of a truly full life? [00:38:00] just because we can extend life, does this mean that we should? citizenShip malpractice COVID-19 was a God It provided an opportunity, and we missed out Because we all didn’t die, does that mean that we won? COVID required us to aim our middle sunward, but we instead aimed our missions outward [00:54:00] humane versus human humans haven’t been a “part of nature” for a long time Stephen is often accused of being “anti-medicine” The cost of everything we do to avoid mortality is incalculable Gregory Hoskins Band (stay tuned to the very end of the episode to hear one of Stephen's songs...) Catch Stephen on tour with Gregory Hoskins Buy Stephen's books Stephen's website Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:18:58
September 01, 2022
#83 - Kristine Lauria: What Does Birthwork Look Like Without Access to a Surgeon?
#83 - Kristine Lauria: What Does Birthwork Look Like Without Access to a Surgeon?
Kristin Lauria is likely the most highly skilled birth worker on the planet. She started in the U.S. as a traditional midwife, but, when her kids flew the coop, she joined Doctors Without Borders and has been attending to births in a variety of resource-poor settings, including Afghanistan and a refugee camp in South Sudan. Because surgery is hard to come-by in these locations, she has become highly skilled at facilitating vaginal birth - low-lying placenta, breech, TOLAC, etc. In this conversation, we talk about the de-skilling of obstetricians in the U.S. due to our low threshold for using our surgical steel. We also talk about her role as the caretaker of orphaned children resulting from maternal death in childbirth, hepatitis E, blood transfusions without a blood bank, and sitting with the death of a newborn. Kristine is a gift to the world of birthwork, and I am honored to call her my friend. Made possible by:   BiOptimizers - 10% off Mag Breakthrough plus free gut health goodies! [00:09:00] Kristine has attended more births than most people in the world From home birth to Doctors Without Borders 25 breech births per month in Afghanistan South Sudan refugee camps are in desperate need of healthcare C-sections were rare because surgeons had to be flown in OBGYNs in the U.S. have been de-skilled [00:17:00] Kristine’s c-section rate has always been
01:11:27
August 28, 2022
#82 - Doreya Kareem: On Biogeometry and EMF mitigation
#82 - Doreya Kareem: On Biogeometry and EMF mitigation
Doreya Kareem's father, Ibrahim Kareem, developed Biogeometry. In this conversation, she deconstructs the "physics of quality", balancing the home environment, and optimizing the energetics of birth and death. And I know what you're thinking, "How wu-wu!" Maybe so, but there is a breadth of clinical research demonstrating the efficacy of Biogeometry in assisting with physical, mental, and emotional disturbances, particularly if you live near a cell phone tower. This conversation is FASCINATING! Made possible by:   Fit for Birth - 20% off pregnancy- and postpartum-specific exercise and nutrition coaching BiOptimizers - 10% off Mag Breakthrough plus free gut health goodies! [00:15:00]  Biogeometry is the study of the physics of quality Creating vibrational qualities in our home and person [00:21:30] Sacred power spots Some locations have been considered sacred since early human history (temples, oracles, etc) Chakras: your personal power spots Complementary to western medicine (filing gaps) [00:28:00] Biogeometry devices Archetypal grids Outcomes matter more than mechanism Jill Boyle Taylor's Ted Talk Pendulums and harmonics [00:47:00]  Grid lines and building biology Change your relationship to your home Hamburg studies in bovine health w signatures pendant and shapes attached to a cell phone tower (citizens felt better too) Sampling of the studies on Biogeometry [01:00:00] Deities as energy qualities When a woman becomes pregnant, she becomes a sacred power spot The divine feminine needs the divine masculine (and vice-versa) [01:15:00]  The ankh is a symbol of protection What if birth is the end and death is the beginning? Resonant love [01:25:00]  Living requires that we understand our divine nature To die properly, we must learn to live properly Biogeometry amplifies the sacred power spot for the developing fetus Language matters: a birthing woman is a warrior, not a sick person [1:35:00] Death as a celebration Judgments and their effects on energy Death transcends dimensions Omar’s (Doreya's husband) on Spotify (amazing tracks!) Listen to Ibrahim and Doreya on the Living 4D Podcast: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Take Biogeometry Foundations training at a discount! BELOVED75 Biogeometry gear is available at a discount HERE.  www.belovedholistics.com | @nathanrileyobgyn Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:58:56
August 24, 2022
#81 - Aleks Rybchinskiy: On Neurosomatic Therapy and Pelvic Function
#81 - Aleks Rybchinskiy: On Neurosomatic Therapy and Pelvic Function
Aleks Rybchinskiy is a neurosomatic therapist and long-time Chek practitioner. He and his wife Sara operate Primal Pride and Primal Fusion Health. Your brain and spinal cord feed and receive nervous system inputs to and from the sensory organ, vital organs, and organs vital to health and procreation. Neurosomatic therapy focuses on the movement of the musculoskeletal system to optimize these inputs and outputs. This one is EPIC! Made possible by:   BiOptimizers - 10% off Mag Breakthrough plus free gut health goodies! [00:08:00]  What is neurosomatic therapy? Cranial sutures aren’t fixed until you’re dead Holism is more than “natural” [00:14:00]  Dysfunction anywhere along the spine can cause pelvic dysfunction C1 and L5 mirror one another counter-directionally Nerves are like hoses (and electrical wires) [00:18:30] Neurosomatic therapy in pregnancy Not recommended in 1st trimester 3rd trimester: pelvic flexibility can lead to injury in exercise Entire spine has to be addressed for greatest impact (like working w chakras) Fascial injury from c-section impacts breathing patterns Pelvic organ prolapse is not “organs falling out”  [00:27:00]  Pelvic floor dysfunction and posture can contribute to bladder symptoms Neurosomatic therapy can also help w breathing issues in infants/constipation in kids Quantum Revelation, by Paul Levy [00:36:50] Breastfeeding and palate formation Nourishing Traditions home-made baby formula The teeth aren’t bones; they’re piezoelectric crystals [00:40:00]  Dental malocclusion and grip strength Breastfeeding enhances a newborn’s optical muscles [00:47:00] Aleks died as a child and required resuscitation with trach/vent Visualization and muscle adaptation Visualizing the cervix opening in childbirth Kharma and birth trauma [00:56:00]  Aleks is an O.G. student of Paul Chek “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” Forget about the mechanism…focus instead on the results [01:18:50]  Crawling movements for pain Supine lateral ball rolls for core stability and reworking rotational movement patterns Deadlift for building strength (yes…even in pregnancy) There’s an overemphasis on squats Work with Aleks at Primal Fusion, join his Primal Pride, and buy some of his vaporizer herbs! Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:23:07
August 20, 2022
#80 - Jacqueline Wolf, PhD: On the Sordid History of C-Section in the U.S.
#80 - Jacqueline Wolf, PhD: On the Sordid History of C-Section in the U.S.
Jacqueline Wolf, PhD, is a history profess at Miami University. She has probably read more medical literature pertaining to the history and consequences of c-section in the United States. She is the author of an AMAZING book called "Cesarean Section: An American History of Risk, Technology, and Consequence". 30-40% of babies in the U.S. are born by c-section, and the rate doesn't seem to be in decline any time soon due to the universalization of continuous fetal heart monitoring. Litigation against doctors for things out their control in birth makes matters even worse. With the advent of FHR monitoring, we have seen an increase in c-section rate without any benefits to mom or baby. Womp. This episode is (insert fire emoji)! Made possible by:   Fit for Birth - 20% off pregnancy- and postpartum-specific exercise and nutrition coaching (or courses to become a better coach yourself!) FullWell Fertility - code BELOVED10 (best prenatals and men's virility vitamins on the market) BiOptimizers - 10% off Mag Breakthrough plus free gut health goodies! [00:07:30] OBGYNs need to learn the history of c-section In some parts of U.S., >40% of babies are born by c-section OBGYNs are being de-skilled 70% of our training is in surgery C-sections are traumatizing [00:14:00] Gynecology deals with pathology; obstetrics dealing with surveillance of a natural, physiologic process Joke: how do you hide something from an OBGYN? (Punchline is too good to include in show notes…) C-section used to be rare because it was so dangerous WW2 brought blood banking and antibiotics Mortality and morbidity initially went up when birth moved to the hospital [00:30:30] The unforeseen downsides to high c-section rates (e.g. placenta accreta) A maternal death should be a worse case scenario Should there be firm indications for c-sections in the U.S.? [00:36:00] Up until 1940, most births took place at home 25% of births in the US are induced ContInuous fetal heart monitoring has been the greatest reason for high c-section Rates It was initially designed to be used for high risk birth but it has become universal “Physicians began dropping the knife with every drop in fetal heart rate “ Intermittent auscultation > continuous monitoring [00:59:00] Malpractice concerns  Skilled birthworkers generally need to do very little at a birth Midwives should be attending most uncomplicated  vaginal births My c-section rarely goes above 5% [01:16:00] Labor curves should be forgotten Preventing the First Cesarean Delivery, by Spong et al Jacqueline's website (buy her books!)and her podcast Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:27:21
August 16, 2022
#79 - Angela Bryant: On Remembering Your Innate Power
#79 - Angela Bryant: On Remembering Your Innate Power
Angela Bryant has been through a lot…namely a divorce from an abusive relationship around the time of the birth of her son. In moving and changing jobs, she was forced to reconcile my two favorites questions: Who am I? And why am I here? Through this traumatic journey, Angela was reminded of her innate power. In this episode of The Holistic OBGYN, we talk birth stories, tapping into inner wisdom, trauma, and becoming the best version of yourself, flaws and all. [00:07:30] - Feel Free makes sex better Code BELOVED40 saves you 40% at BotanicTonics.com so you can try it for yourself [00:15:15] - Language matters in birthkeeping Broken spirits Relinquishing control Facing mortality in birth [00:28:30] - Relationships can be strengthened or broken through birth Nature rewards authenticity Raising a baby while leaving a marriage [00:40:45] - Motherhood conjures strength Feeling through meditation Self-doubt and loving your 5-year-old self [00:48:00] - Will it ever be enough for a woman to just embrace womanhood or motherhood? Societies fall when women are devalued Angela coaches type A women Angela dropped out of high school to start a business “Education is what’s left when you finish school” If you like being busy, then own it Honor your truth [01:00:00] - The stories we tell ourselves whether or not you think youre enough, you’re right This one time at burning man.. few people feel confortable admitting to others self-love Connect with Angela: Instagram, Website My online store (discounts on many other products mentioned in my podcast) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! BiOptimizers - Use code BELOVED10 at this unique Mag Breakthrough link to save 10% on one of the best sleep aids on the market (and get some freebies with your purchase!) Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:12:29
August 12, 2022
#78 - Luke Storey: On EMF, Geopathic Stress, and Blue Light Exposure
#78 - Luke Storey: On EMF, Geopathic Stress, and Blue Light Exposure
I consider Luke Storey the master of biohacking. When I visited him and his wife, Alyson Charles, of Episode #75 notoriety, in Austin a few months back, I got to experience what a home with the lowest possible EMF-influence felt like…and it was magic. Luke and I got to chatting on the podcast about EMF, geopathic stress, 5G, cell towers, blue light blocking and sleep, and everything else in which he has gone pro in biohacking. This guy is a legend... [00:10:00] - Luke is very likely the king of biohacking (at least when it comes to EMF) [00:17:30] - Where to begin? Turn off your wifi router at night [00:23:45] - Are you living near a large antennae or cell tower? [00:29:15] - Measurable versus immeasurable [00:37:30] - 5G versus 4G versus 3G and interference patterns [00:41:00] - Cymatics and “the field” in embryogenesis [00:47:15] - Many cities in Europe don’t permit wifi in day care centers (duh) [00:50:45] - Blocking blue light and sleep [00:56:00] - Luke’s quick  way to test for flickering bulbs + the downside of dimmer switches [01:03:00] - Luke’s writing a book Links from the show: Luke's online store is loaded with EMF-blocking technologies Luke's podcast "The Lifestylist" Luke on Instagram Gilded by Luke Storey (blue light blocking glasses) My online store (discounts on many other products mentioned in my podcast) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! BiOptimizers - Use code BELOVED10 at this unique Mag Breakthrough link to save 10% on one of the best sleep aids on the market (and get some freebies with your purchase!) Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:21:43
August 08, 2022
#77 - Nicole Jardim: On Fixing Your Period
#77 - Nicole Jardim: On Fixing Your Period
I first took note of Nicole from her feature in the documentary "The Business of Birth Control". She is the author of the book "Fix Your Period", which now proudly sits on my shelf. Nicole is regularly harangued by OBGYNs on social media for spreading 'misinformation' about menstrual cycles, but Nicole's message is simple: bleeding induced by hormonal contraception is not the same as a bleed from your natural cycle. And she's right. Her work goes deep on how to remedy any issues that arise without the menstrual cycle, and she is an advocate and educator on fertility awareness methods. In short, Nicole is a gift to the women's health community. [00:09:00] - Nicole is regularly called out by OBGYNs for “misinforming” women that ovulatory bleeding is different from bleeding while on hormonal contraception (they're wrong; she's right...and that's not merely my opinion. It's basic physiology) [00:13:30] - Why is menstruation important? [00:20:45] - An overview of the menstrúal cycle (ovulation is the star of the cycle; not menstruation) [00:26:45] - What do estrogen and progesterone do in the body? [00:31:00] - Fixing your period (your “5th vital sign”) through lifestyle [00:37:30] - Fertility awareness methods [00:47:00] - What do different colors of menstrual blood mean? [00:54:00] - The adrenals and fertility [00:57:00] - Changes to cervical mucus [01:00:30] - Additional fertility considerations (preventing and achieving pregnancy) [01:03:45] - The man’s responsibility in preventing pregnancy Links from the show: Nicole's website and Instagram Buy her book: Fix Your Period Nicole's podcast, "Period Party" My online store (discounts on many other products mentioned in my podcast) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! Immune Intel AHCC - Use code BELOVED10 to save 10% on the only functional food (in this case, the mycelia of shitake mushrooms) clinically demonstrated to optimize your immune system and clear persistent HPV!  Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:19:30
August 04, 2022
#76 - On My Departure From Hospital-Based Birth (Solo-Cast)
#76 - On My Departure From Hospital-Based Birth (Solo-Cast)
In 2020, I left the hospital system. I spent 15 years training, sacrificing, and ultimately becoming disillusioned with "the system" to which I had so desperately yearned to be a part. On my last shift as an OBGYN, I was awakened in the middle of the night to perform a (truly needed) emergency c-section. The noise and inhumane nature of c-sections, including the lights, the chatter, and the dystopic nature of removing a baby from an incision in the abdomen was the final straw for me. I wrote this essay in one sitting as soon as I got out of the operating room. It's an homage to the process of becoming a doctor and not finding happiness or sanity within the medical industrial complex. In some ways, it's also a love letter to my fellow physicians and practitioners, as I hope it will give more OBGYNs permission to lean into the feelings that arise in a system that overmedicalizes death, overpathologizes birth, and underappreciates the sacred art of healing.  My online store (discounts on many other products mentioned in my podcast) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
12:33
July 31, 2022
#75 - Alyson Charles & Luke Storey: On Shamanism & Conscious Connection
#75 - Alyson Charles & Luke Storey: On Shamanism & Conscious Connection
Luke and Alyson are a rockstar duo. Luke knows just about everything there is to know about EMF and optimizing your home environment through EMF blocking and mitigation. Alyson is a shaman and author of the book ‘Animal Power’. In this episode, we go deep on romance, conscious conception, shamanism, and EMF mitigation! Luke and I have a separate interview coming out that goes even deeper into EMF, but this episode gives you a teaser! Alyson also does a live power animal reading, and my result was quite a surprise! [00:08:00] - Alyson and Luke’s love story [00:18:45] - The stoic path and surrendering to love [00:24:30] - How and when did Alyson tune in to her shamanic powers? [00:33:30] - Reference through relationships [00:39:00] - Surrendering to the conception journey after 40 [00:47:00] - What has been your hardest conversation through this conception journey? [00:53:15] - Birth control and sovereignty [00:59:00] - Copper IUDs and energetics [01:02:30] - Animal power [01:09:00] - Nathan’s live animal power reading Links from the show: Alyson's podcast: Ceremony Circle Alyson's website (go buy her book, Animal Power, and its companion card deck) Luke's Lifestylist Podcast (he was gracious enough to have me as a guest!) Luke's EMF Masterclass (Save 10% with this link) Luke's blue-light blocking glasses: Gilded (Save 10% with code NATHAN10) My online store (discounts on many other products mentioned in my podcast) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:20:43
July 27, 2022
#74 - Charles Eisenstein: Lessons From the COVID Moment
#74 - Charles Eisenstein: Lessons From the COVID Moment
Doctors losing their licenses. Friends divorcing friends. Whiffs of mass psychosis. And a betrayal of bioethics…What could we learn from the COVID moment? I couldn’t think of a better person to ask than my friend Charles Eisenstein. His newest book, The Coronation, is a collection of essays that he wrote during the last two years. And it’s a must have for anybody who wants to go deep…How do we find courage in these times? What would it look like if we listened more and spoke less? Have Charles and I been wrong about this all along? What might we learn from past witch hunts to guide the current one? How do we untangle our culture’s death phobia? [00:10:00] - Charles lost friends during COVID due to essays [00:15:45] - Pandemic or mass “hysteria" [00:20:15] - Conspiracies against “the weird kid in school” and the perversion of bioethics [00:26:00] - More doctors are doubtful about the COVID response  than meets the eye [00:33:00] - Taboos and evil spirits [00:37:00] - The best way not to be burned during a witch hunt is to accuse your neighbor of witchcraft [00:40:15] - Courage comes with stones; acquiescence with “safety” [00:45:00] - Charles’ essays have been prescient re: COVID [00:49:30] - What if the only way to save your life was for everyone on earth to isolate and no longer have contact with their loved ones? [00:57:00] - Maybe COVID was an opportunity to build something better? [01:03:45] - Direct experience and gaslighting [01:10:00] - The tentacles of death phobia [01:13:00] - Germ and terrain theories [01:20:00] - We always have the choice of sovereignty [01:35:00] - How can we engage in hard conversations instead of locking horns? “What is it like to be you?” Charles' books, including his most recent title "The Coronation: Essays From the COVID Moment" U.S. Public Health Agencies Aren't ‘Following the Science,’ Officials Say Episode 72 of The Holistic OBGYN Podcast: "A Brief-ish History of Western Medicine, Witches, and Women Healers" My first interview with Charles The Psychology of Totalitarianism, by Mattias Desmet Charles' interview with C.J. Hopkins Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl Find me on Instagram and my website. Sponsored by: Fit for Birth (save 20%!) Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:48:21
July 23, 2022
#73 - Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein: On the Business of Birth Control
#73 - Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein: On the Business of Birth Control
Ricki and Abby have been making great films, two of which have impacted my career in profound ways. The Business of Being Born was the first, and their latest film, The Business of Birth Control, was the second. The film provides a second look at hormonal contraception, which is being offered to women of all ages for every gynecologic issue under the sun, far beyond merely "avoiding pregnancy". The film also highlights the power of education and fertility awareness methods in empowering women (and men) to better understand their bodies as an alternative to synthetic endocrine disruptors, which have wide-ranging consequence in a woman's body...You're going to LOVE this interview! [00:16:45] - Ricki and Abby found their way into women’s health unintentionally; these films are personal [00:21:45] - These films are not anti-feminist [00:30:00] - BigPharma prioritizes profit over people [00:35:00] - The good and the bad of planned parenthood [00:45:00] - Why should we be concerned about hormonal contraception? [00:52:00] - It’s not normal to be “stable” throughout the lunar cycles [00:59:00] - How can men show up for the conversation? [01:05:00] - To vasectomy or not? [01:15:00] - Fertility awareness methods References from the show: Screen The Business of Birth Control (code BELOVED50 saves you 50% off the price!) The Business of Being Born (on Prime) Sweetening the Pill, by Holly Grigg-Spall Vasalgel Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:31:26
July 19, 2022
#72 - A (Brief-ish) History of Western Medicine, Witches, and Women Healers (Solo-Cast)
#72 - A (Brief-ish) History of Western Medicine, Witches, and Women Healers (Solo-Cast)
If we aren’t willing to study and learn from history, we are bound to repeat it…As far back as human written history can reflect, women have been in the healing professions. When our cosmologies reflected the dignity of the feminine, women healers may have even ruled the space. When men began to understand their role in procreation, these cosmologies shifted to a patriarchal, masculine worldview, which is intact today. This shift is cosmologies and growing interest in power by the State, created an environment in which women were progressively devalued. And their magick was trasnsmutated culturally from a source of healing to a source of perceived threat to the Church, State, and the ruling white, upper classes. This solo cast takes you on a journey from Ancient Sumer to our modern industrial complex. Spoiler: things are not going well in our society. As women and healers are devalued, societies decline. This is not speculation; it’s written history. [00:07:00] - Early creation myths and ancient Sumer, Greece, and Rome [00:29:00] - Early Christianity and the Dark Ages [00:37:00] - Hildegard von Bingen [00:40:00] - The war against nature was a war against the feminine [00:47:00] - The Witch hunts [01:02:00] - 18th century and the Renaissance [01:15:15] - “Regular” doctors and the movement of healing to hospitals [01:19:15] - The Popular Health Movement [01:30:00] - Germ theory [01:35:00] - The birth of the nursing profession and the father of gynecology [02:02:00] - The AMA and the Flexner Report [02:13:00] - Current stats on US maternity care and practitioners References (just a sampling): Woman as Healer, by Jeanne Achterberg The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine, by Lindsey Fitzharris Cesarean Section: An American History of Risk, Technology, and Consequence, by Jacqueline Wolf, PhD Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers, by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English https://history-of-obgyn.com/uploads/3/5/4/8/35483599/1966-kobrin-american-midwife-controversy-rev-dec2015.pdf Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
02:12:45
July 15, 2022
#71 - Jodi Pawluski, PhD: Your Brain on Pregnancy and Motherhood
#71 - Jodi Pawluski, PhD: Your Brain on Pregnancy and Motherhood
Jodi Pawluski, PhD, is a real scientist. Not "science" that can be subjected to belief systems or political propaganda but a real clinical researcher who focuses on the neuroscience of motherhood and parenthood. In this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss everything from the neurochemistry of peripartum depression to the impacts of isolation on families and child development. She's a rockstar, and she's got 65 PubMed entries to prove it... [14:30] - Pyschotherapy versus pharmaceuticals for peripartum depression [23:45] - Modifiable risk factors and depressoin [24:45] - Mommy brain and memory in the perinatal period [34:30] - Societal pressures and perspectives on motherhood [41:45] - Does it take a village to raise a kid? To become a parent? [46:00] - Impacts of isolation (ie COVID) on child development and new parents [55:30] - Mental health support for pregnancy loss Links from the show: Jodi's website, Twitter, and Instagram The Neurobiology of Postpartum Anxiety and Depression, Pawluski et al Serotonin and motherhood: From molecules to mood, Pawluski et al Less can be more: Fine tuning the maternal brain, Pawluski et al My online store (discounts on many products mentioned in the podcast) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:06:45
July 12, 2022
#70 - Cal and Peyton Callahan: On Surrendering to Parenthood & On Showing Up For Our Girls As Fathers
#70 - Cal and Peyton Callahan: On Surrendering to Parenthood & On Showing Up For Our Girls As Fathers
Cal and Peyton Callahan have become dear friends. I invited them on the podcast for a variety of reasons. They model the tribulations of conscious partnership and child-raising, and they have also created an e-book titled "She BECOMES: A Dad's Guide to His Developing Daughter", which provides information and language for fathers to become involved in their daughters' experiences in developing from adolescence through puberty into womanhood. We also get into the weeds on home birth, fear, issues within the medical industrial complex, birth as the re-birth of a woman, from maiden to motherhood, and the cycles of life. This interview brought tears to my eyes...I know you'll enjoy! [13:30] - A love story: growth through partnership [26:30] - Cal was present at a mass shooting [30:00] - Finite versus infinite games [40:00] - A birth story: things get shaken up by kids [49:00] - Mothers are born through birth [55:00] - Home birth: "don't suck from the fear teat" [01:10:00] - Getting dad involved in puberty and fertility awareness (Peyton's e-book) [01:30:00] - Transitions in life / life cycles [01:39:30] - Q: "What is the role of a father?" A: "Be vulnerable" Links from the show: Peyton's free ebook, "She BECOMES: A Dad's Guide to His Developing Daughter" Peyton and Cal on Instagram Cal's podcast: The Great Unlearn The Business of Birth Control (film) (Code BELOVED50 gets you 50% off!) Try Feel Free (Code BELOVED40 gets you 40% off!) Finite and Infinite Games, by James Carse My online store (discounts on many products mentioned in the show) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:56:57
July 07, 2022
#69 - Rixa Freeze, PhD, and David Hayes, MD: On Vaginal Breech Birth History and Training
#69 - Rixa Freeze, PhD, and David Hayes, MD: On Vaginal Breech Birth History and Training
When a baby presents in breech presentation (butt down instead of head down), the general recommendation is c-section. Why? Well...it's complicated. For decades, the perception that vaginal breech birth was inherently dangerous has grown quite strong. In 2000, the Term Breech Trial sealed its fate, and education on how to relieve dystocias like nuchal arms and hyperextended necks for both midwives and OBGYN residents came to an abrupt halt. In parts of the world where vaginal breech is still (somewhat) regular, it's far less dangerous than your doctor would lead you to believe. But now that birthworkers in North America aren't learning these techniques, birthing a breech baby vaginally may, in fact, be more dangerous than it was in the past. In this episode, Rixa Hayes, PhD, and David Hayes, MD, OBGYN, the primary instructors at Breech Without Borders, discuss the history, "safety" data on vaginal breech birth, and the maneuvers that their organization is promoting to re-skill the birthworker community of North America to revive and preserve the lost art of vaginal breech birth. Links from the show: Breech Without Borders Rixa Freeze, PhD on Instagram (and her website) My other interview with Rixa Freeze (more on breech) My online store (discounts on many products that I recommend to my family and clients) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
39:34
July 04, 2022
#68b - On Listening to Our Intuition: Holism in Healing (Solo-Cast)
#68b - On Listening to Our Intuition: Holism in Healing (Solo-Cast)
Another short essay with this one, this time conjecturing on what sets physicians like myself apart from the rest - for better or for worse. Our society has become consumed by "truth". Truth in this sense is not a reflection on consensus reality but rather personal truth, which might otherwise be called "intuition". We can reduce the human experience to the sum of our organs, but this compromises the richness of the full experience that comes with an honoring of the subtle energetics of life, earth, and universe. This approach is confronting for many, but it's also why my clients keep finding their way back to my practice. Stay curious... My online store (discounts on many products mentioned in the show) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
09:35
June 29, 2022
#68 - Mimi Lindquist & Chase Ramey: On AHCC Immune Intel®, A Natural Remedy for HPV Infection
#68 - Mimi Lindquist & Chase Ramey: On AHCC Immune Intel®, A Natural Remedy for HPV Infection
Mimi and Chase have a wild story. They met young, then divorced, then reunited. In their time apart, they worked on their own "shit", making it possible to reimagine their love story and become a dynamic force of nature as a couple. On their podcast, The Medicin, they discuss everything and anything pertaining to health of self and our relationships. In this episode, we focus on their product AHCC Immune Intel®, a natural remedy to support salutogenesis and integrate the lesson of HPV and prevent cervical cancer. This is an critical look into a variety of factors impacting health, especially if you've got a cervix (or a beloved partner)! [00:15:00] - AHCC Immune Intel®: what is it? how does it work as an agent of salutogenesis [00:25:30] - The value of yoni steaming [00:30:00] - Combing the physical with the energetic in clearing HPV and achieving optimal wellness [00:35:30] - The gifts of COVID and the importance of pursuing your dreams [00:41:00] - The impact of our relationships on health [00:55:00] - Mimi and Chase are dedicated to helping couples find optimal vitality [01:00:00] - The gifts of divorce [01:07:00] - Babies are wise little buddhas [01:15:00] - Pregnancy is not a disease Links from the show: The Medicin Podcast Chase and Mimi on Instagram AHCC Immune Intel® (Use code BELOVED10 to save 10%) Sign up for early VIP access to their Mushy Love lattee mix! (It's stinkin DELICIOUS!) The Women's Wheel of Life, by Elizabeth Davis My online store (discounts on many products mentioned in the show) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:39:27
June 25, 2022
#67 - Kyle Thiermann: On Personal Responsibility and Political Activism
#67 - Kyle Thiermann: On Personal Responsibility and Political Activism
Kyle Thiermann is a surfer turned activist turned podcaster turned writer...and he embodies the rare capacity of doing them all really well. His focus at present is on political activism for the sake of the planet. When I was a young lad, I was less cynical about our political system, and Kyle is the first person in a while to perk my hopes that our antiquated, bi-partisan system may actually be able to right the ship as we veer towards ecological catastrophe and pathophysiologic meltdown. Kyle is an optimist, and I think we need more optimism in the world, which is why I asked him to come onto the show. This wide-ranging conversation flows from Big Banks, to medicine, to personal responsibility, to psychedelics, and it takes a few pit stops along the way. I hope you'll be as hopeful as I was after speaking with him...Enjoy! 9:30 The MotherFucker awards: celebrating the winners of global ecological catastrophe 18:00 “Tone” is the most critical factor for success in activism 26:00 Can statism solve corporate corruption, medical, ecological, or otherwise? (A civil disagreement)…LOTS covered here, including the role of personal responsibility, courage, activism, and corporate/government restructuring 54:30 Integrity in journalism 60:00 Fast track to enlightenment through psychedelics Links from the show: Kyle Thiermann (website, Instagram, Twitter) Kyle's blog ("Trends with Benefits") at MUD\WTR The MotherFucker Awards Try MUD\WTR, the world's best coffee replacement Griftopia, by Matt Taibi My online store (discounts on many products mentioned in the show) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:13:20
June 22, 2022
#66 - Devi Ward Erickson: On the Healing Power of Pleasure
#66 - Devi Ward Erickson: On the Healing Power of Pleasure
Devi has a hell of a story. She is the founder of The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education, but her journey to this incredible educational platform was by way of housekeeping, then stripping, getting heavily into the rave scene, then transitioning to monkhood and ultimately finding her place amongst the most important teachers of authentic tantra in North America...if not the world! At one point in the interview, she shares the bliss that many of us have experienced through MDMA, then later found that she could achieve this same bliss - LASTING bliss - from within through focused meditation and tantric principles. This episode was a wild ride, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!  Save $50 on Devi's Tantric Mastery Online Course using code NATHAN at checkout.  [8:15] - Tantra is a spiritual science [17:00] - 5 elements and poisons of Buddhist tantra [25:00] - Devi’s journey from housekeeping to stripping to monk hood [31:00] - Healing trauma (and the yoni) through tantra [35:00] - You ARE Buddha [40:00] - You aren’t ready for tantra until you’re ready to change your story [46:30] - Pleasure as medicine Links from the show: The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education: Website, Instagram (Check out their free video series!) Devi's website (Her book is very worthwhile!) and podcast My online store (discounts on many products mentioned in the show) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
59:35
June 15, 2022
#65b - Birth, Death, and Our Grapple with Safety (Solo-Cast)
#65b - Birth, Death, and Our Grapple with Safety (Solo-Cast)
In this solo-cast, I read an essay that I wrote back in the early phases of the COVID situation. When we approach life (and medicine, policy-making, etc.) with the goal of merely prolonging or avoiding death, we compromise richness in experience. That's not to say that we should all merely throw caution to the wind, of course. But when we myopically focus on just avoidance of death in birth, for example, we compromise other important aspects of the physician-patient relationship. For example, if we try to justify non-consensual vaginal exams or poorly consented c-sections with "We need to make sure the baby is safe...", we inadvertently traumatize the person who matters most in this equation: the woman giving birth. The same faulty - and dare I say, dangerous - logic is destroying our planet, communities, end of life care, and maternity care in the United States. Enjoy...this one is from the heart!  My online store (discounts on many products mentioned in the show) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
24:37
June 14, 2022
#65 - Mark Gober: On Consciousness and the End to Upside Down Liberty
#65 - Mark Gober: On Consciousness and the End to Upside Down Liberty
Mark started in finance then totally shifted his focus to consciousness research after an awakening of his own brought forth through practiced meditation. He has written three books - all are AMAZING - though his latest, An End to Upside Down Liberty, is a must-read for anybody who is thoughtful about helping me usher in a new earth. And Mark takes the conversation around governance to another level, incorporating his research on consciousness and mentation into how we perceive and manage risk and our connection to others. This interview is packed with insight for anybody who cares about we show up as birthworkers and members of changing society on behalf of women...Enjoy! [12:00] - Mark’s awakening came through meditation [16:30] - What do consciousness and liberty have in common; metrics versus experience [21:30] - Near death experiences [30:30] - The juice is worth the squeeze when it comes to spiritual growth [35:00] - Sigh…COVID and the distortion of truth [45:30] - Absolute versus relative reality; good versus evil [56:30] - The two poles of governance: voluntarism versus statism [1:08:00] - The blessings of a “pandemic” [1:13:00] - Sovereignty in pregnancy and death References from the Show: Mark's website and Instagram Mark's books: An End to Upside Thinking, An End to Upside Living, and An End to Upside Down Liberty Mark's podcast: Where Is My Mind? My interview with Kelly Brogan, MD on The Holistic OBGYN My interview with Edith Ubuntu Chan, L.Ac on The Holistic OBGYN David Hawkins, MD, PhD (author) My online store (discounts on many products mentioned in the show) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:24:27
June 09, 2022
#64 - Alvey Thompson, Jr.: On Turning Loss into Life and Love
#64 - Alvey Thompson, Jr.: On Turning Loss into Life and Love
Alvey and I got to know each other through Runga, a wellness retreat hosted a few times per year in Austin. At first glance, you wouldn't think that Alvey and I had a lot in common, but you'd be wrong! We have both lost a parent before we knew we were ready, and that rebuilding process can go one of two ways: make you or break you. In Alvey's case, losing his mother was hard but also forced deep self-reflection, prompting a journey that has transformed him into a deeply spiritual and effective health coach. I loved this conversation, as subtle shifts in the masculine can provide a great deal of healing to our feminine as well as to those energetic bodies of the men and women that we are for in this world. [15:00] - Seeking external validation is equitable to giving your power over to somebody else [22:00] - Love languages [26:00] - The pain teacher cometh [30:00] - Vulnerability precedes connection [39:00] - What does "holistic" mean? [47:00] - "Fitness" depends on your goals [50:00] - Is humility always a virtue? (And some notes on self-love...) References from the Show: Alvey's website, Instagram, and book My online store (discounts on many products mentioned in the show) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! Music by: Labrinth and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
01:11:30
June 02, 2022
#63 - On 2nd Trimester Abortion (Solo-Cast)
#63 - On 2nd Trimester Abortion (Solo-Cast)
Abortion is one of the most controversial issues in our country. It's never an easy decision for a pregnant client to pursue abortion, even if your judgment tells you otherwise. Beyond merely desiring an abortion due to psychosocial or financial constraints (or if the pregnancy was the result of a rape), there are a variety of true medical reasons that may present a desire or need for 1st or 2nd trimester abortion. In the 2nd trimester, abortions are more challenging and more dangerous, so I am recycling this podcast summary from my old podcast, The Obgyno Wino/Beloved Holistics Radio, to help practitioners and lay people understand the delicacies of this topic. Please do your best to listen with an open mind and an open heart. I realize that this topic can be confronting... [12:25] - Legality of abortion and access issues [15:30] - There are a variety of reasons or condition for which a woman might desire 2nd trimester abortion [17:20] - Medical versus surgical options for 2nd trimester abortion [25:00] - Risks of abortion and diagnosis/management of complications My online store (discounts on many products that I recommend to my client's) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! Music by: Labrinth and Joaquín Cornejo
41:14
May 25, 2022
#62 - Jason Leister: On the Basics of a Private Association
#62 - Jason Leister: On the Basics of a Private Association
Jason is a dear friend, and he helps people set up Private Membership Associations (also known as Private Based Organizations or Private Contract Associations). Jason and his wife, Maryn, who is the owner of the Indie Birth Midwifery School, decided to step entirely into the private sector when Maryn was being faced with the challenges of practicing midwifery under a license that strictly limited her ability to care for pregnant clients. A medical license is effectively "permissions" granted by the state to practice within your skillset. Under the state's jurisdiction, midwifery practice is significantly limited. The same could be said for doctors, barbers, or any other profession that involves licensing. My practice, Beloved Holistics, PCA, is a private contract association. I still practice under a license, which has some limited liability coverage through a PLLC, but all of my clients are engaged through my PCA, meaning we work together in the private domain and that neither me nor my client will be turning to the state for assistance through permissions, finances, or disputes. This episode is a little glimpse into the benefits and attributes of working with a doctor or midwife who operates a private association. For a deeper diver into Jason's approach to life in the private sector, please check out his amazing interview on Paul Chek's Living 4D Podcast. And here is a short video on case law as it pertains to private association. Jason's company is called FreedomWorksPCA. Tell him that I sent you... My online store (discounts on many products that I recommend to my client's) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! Music by: Labrinth and Joaquín Cornejo
20:50
May 22, 2022
#61 - Lily Nichols, RDN: On the Science of Ancient Nutrition in Pregnancy
#61 - Lily Nichols, RDN: On the Science of Ancient Nutrition in Pregnancy
Lily is an expert in perinatal nutrition, specializing in prevention and reversal of gestational diabetes. She was engaged in perinatal health and nutrition research for years prior to embarking on her own as an author of two of the best books on the related to lifestyle and nutrition for optimal pregnancy outcomes. It's important to keep in mind that optimizing your health before pregnancy and thoughtfully nourishing your body (and mind) during pregnancy leads to shorter labor, faster recovery, and a lesser likelihood of developing pathologies like fetal growth restriction, placental issues, hypertensive disorders, and diabetes if you prioritize your health as a pregnant woman. While there is a lot of noise out there regarding "right and wrong" to nourish your body and baby during and after pregnancy, Lily provides the clearest, most digestible "signal" to guide you through this noise. You're going to LOVE this interview! [12:30] - Diabetes in pregnancy has long-term impacts on your child's health (epigenetics, etc.) [18:00] - Most pregnancy complications - hypertension, diabetes, postpartum recovery, perineal lacerations, fetal growth, placental health, etc. - can be mitigated by inexpensive adjustments to lifestyle [26:30] - The #1 dietary change you should consider in pregnancy: eat more protein (from animals) [32:00] - The ridiculous demonization of saturated fat [50:10] - We will never outsmart nature References from the Show: Lily's website, books, and Instagram Weston A. Price Foundation The Big Fat Surprise, by Nina Teicholz Lily's blog post on organ meats (and on shellfish) More on Ancel Keys: the guy who kicked off the demonization of saturated fats My online store (discounts on many products mentioned in the show) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Fit for Birth - With this link, you'll save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! Music by: Labrinth and Joaquín Cornejo
01:17:49
May 19, 2022
#60 - James Goodlatte: On Getting Fit for Birth
#60 - James Goodlatte: On Getting Fit for Birth
When I met James, I was immediately impressed. James was one of Paul Chek's original students. In fact, James' Holistic Lifestyle Coaching and other Chek Institute course work was completed by VHS! (remember VHS?!) Over the years, James - like me - realized that pregnant and postpartum women deserved specialty exercise and lifestyle coaching, which led him to create his company Fit For Birth. Fit For Birth offers personalized coaching for women of all ages and life stages, and his team specializes on pregnancy and postpartum. He also offers courses to lifestyle coaches and fitness professionals to help them cater exercise and nutrition programs to the specific needs of women. It's an honor to have James on the show and to have his company as a sponsor of this podcast.  [00:07:50] - James' epiphany that working with women must be specialized [00:23:30] - How does exercise influence outcomes in pregnancy? [00:32:00] - Perfection is not the goal [00:37:15] - Centenarians don't regularly go to the gym: movement is a part of life [00:40:30] - Exercise provides the best opportunity for you to have a healthy pregnancy and child [00:48:00] - Who is to blame for poor maternity outcomes...the system? or the individual? or both? [00:54:30] - Resistance training trains the body for birth [01:01:15] - The value of personalizing exercise programs to the individual [01:07:30] - Diastasis recti References from the Show: Fit for Birth : Save 20% on personal prenatal exercise coaching (for individuals) or courses to improve your coaching practice (for coaches)! Fit for Birth on Instagram Exercising Through Your Pregnancy, James F. Clapp, MD Chek Institute An exercise program throughout pregnancy: Barakat model My online store (discounts on many products mentioned in the show) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Also sponsored by: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Music by: Labrinth and Joaquín Cornejo
01:27:28
May 14, 2022
#59 - Kelly Brogan, MD: On Reclaiming Your Mind and Freedom
#59 - Kelly Brogan, MD: On Reclaiming Your Mind and Freedom
I've been fanboying over Kelly for years, ever since I read her book "A Mind of Your Own" and learned about the dangers of hormonal contraception (specifically "the pill") and their propensity to foster or worsen mood and depressive disorders. Her work is truly revolutionary, yet it's shockingly simple. While her approach is simple - diet, movement, sleep, meditation, and other lifestyle modifications - this work is never simple, but her clients rave about the outcomes. Kelly's practice is to get people off of their psychiatric meds for good, which I think we can all get behind. I'm so stoked for you to hear this interview! And we'll be following up with a part 2... [00:06:10] - The monoamine hypothesis of depression (aka "too little serotonin") is probably wrong [00:13:30] - Trauma-based mind control is present in allopathic medicine...for sure [00:20:15] - The illusion of control in birth and death [00:28:45] - The gift of COVID [00:34:00] - When we surrender, the universe delivers [00:39:00] - How would your life improve if you learned to say "no"? [00:46:00] - Sovereignty often begins with choosing a home birth [00:59:45] - "Who am I?" often arises postpartum [01:03:22] - Kelly's Vital Mind Reset Program References from the Show: - If you are ready to reclaim your life and mind, sign up for Kelly's "Vital Mind Reset Program" (enrolling for a limited time) - Kelly's website (and books) My online store (discounts on many products mentioned in the show) Find me on Instagram @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at: www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsors: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Fit for Birth - Use code BELOVED for 20% discount off personal prenatal exercise coaching or courses to improve your coaching practice! Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:19:39
May 11, 2022
#58 - Discerning the Lighthouse: What Does Truly Holistic OBGYN Care Look Like? (Solo-Cast)
#58 - Discerning the Lighthouse: What Does Truly Holistic OBGYN Care Look Like? (Solo-Cast)
In this solo-cast, Dr. Riley elaborates on his observations of what has gone wrong in "western" medicine over the past few years, which was an acceleration of a process put into place hundreds of years ago with the advent of "modern medicine". He also elaborates on what truly holistic OBGYN care looks like. What tools does he use? How does he help his clients re-harmonize with their surroundings? [00:06:30] - Who am I? What is my purpose? [00:11:15] - Positive realizations from the pandemic [00:12:30] - A physician's job is to be curious and to embrace nuance [00:14:00] - Luciferic versus Ahrimanic forces [00:21:30] - Allopathy generally works against nature, not with her [00:24:00] - Tools in my unorthodox toolkit [00:49:00] - I don't want MORE clients; I want TIME with clients [00:53:30] - Case study: endometriosis [01:05:45] - Case study: fertility [01:19:00] - Holistic pregnancy support [01:36:15] - Our home birth story [01:39:55] - Insights into induction of labor [01:43:00] - Insights into vaginal breech birth [01:50:00] - Insights into postpartum support, TOLAC, GBS, fetal monitoring, and Rhogam [01:58:45] - Insights into vaccines, vitamin K, and informed consent and shared decision making [02:01:00] - Insights into menopause References from the Show: The prequel to this solo cast The Illusion of Evidence-Based Medicine, by Jon Jureidini 1st chakra 2nd chakra DUTCH testing Chek Institute Efifji Breathwork (My interview w/ Sarah Charmoli) Biogeometry pendants Conscious Technologies harmonizing pendants The Fifth Vital Sign, by Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Very Small is Beautiful, lecture by Sally Fallon Morrell Online store (discounts on many products mentioned in the show) Find me on Instagram at @nathanrileyobgyn and my practice at www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsors: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market (and check out their vitality and nerve support tonic!) Fit for Birth - Use code BELOVED for 20% discount off personal prenatal exercise coaching or courses to improve your coaching practice! Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
02:11:33
May 04, 2022
#57 - Hehe Stewart: The Gift of Concierge Birth Support
#57 - Hehe Stewart: The Gift of Concierge Birth Support
Hehe owns Tranquility by Hehe, a concierge birth support company that focuses on preparing birthing people and their partners for the challenging, exciting, and joyful experience of childbirth. She does a great deal of educating through her hilarious - but on-the-money - Instagram and Tiktok accounts. She's also the host of 'The Birth Lounge Podcast', which might become required listening for anybody at any stage of their conception or pregnancy journey. We get into birth plans, setting boundaries, 'no means no', and we find common ground way outside the confines of the 'wu' closet. It's a great pleasure to have Hehe on the show! [5:30] - Radical responsibility and birth plans [11:30] - It’s never too late to start Birth planning [16:15] - How would Hehe ideally like to give birth [20:50] - The importance of setting and respecting boundaries [26:00] - Every hospital has a ‘Patient Bill of Rights’ [29:00] - The moment you coerce a decision from a person, you are inflicting trauma [35:20] - Safe passage through childbirth is never guaranteed [42:45] - Support for and from the partner of a birthing person [49:00] - The role of the divine masculine in holding space in birth and parenting References and links: Tranquility By Hehe (Website, Instagram, Tiktok) Hehe's Podcast "The Birth Lounge" (she even interviewed little ol' me!) Hermine Hayes-Klein Tracey Vogel, MD Indie Birth Midwifery School Find Dr. Riley on Instagram at @nathanrileyobgyn and his practice at www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: FullWell Fertility - Use code BELOVED10 for 10% off the best prenatal vitamin on the market! Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:06:50
April 27, 2022
#56 - Jared Pickard: From Wall Street to Biodynamics
#56 - Jared Pickard: From Wall Street to Biodynamics
Jared Pickard was working on Wall Street before he experienced a calling to nature, which led to biodynamic farming. He and his wife now operate Be Here Farm + Nature, where they pump out the highest quality skin care products on the market (no joke...I mean it). Jared is a kind and caring husband and father, and he is one of my favorite new friends from 2021. His life's journey is rich with opportunities for reflection. Who are you? And what is your purpose? Be careful, if you're like Jared, you might decide to make drastic life and career changes that provide better connection to nature and yourself...watch out! [00:08:30] - Jared never imagined he would start a skin care line [00:16:45] - Paul Chek's "4 Doctor" model helped him find his path [00:30:00] - Jared had to care for the soil and landscape to create the 300-acre farm he dreamed6 [00:36:00] - Making things by hand instills the product with the energy of the maker [00:41:00] - Creating for the purpose of creating not necessarily for profits [00:43:00] - What is biodynamic agriculture? (versus chemical agriculture) References and links: Be Here Farm + Nature (Jared's Instagram) Purchase their excellent skin care products at Sun Potion Learn more about biodynamic farming The Chek Institute Alex and Alyson Grey - Chapel of Sacred Mirrors George's boots video Dennis Klocek Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection, by John Sarno, MD Find Dr. Riley on Instagram at @nathanrileyobgyn and his practice at www.BelovedHolistics.com Sponsored by: Needed: https://www.thisineeded.com (Use code BELOVED for 20% off!) Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:11:58
April 20, 2022
#55 - Lauren Hall, PhD: The Medicalization of Birth and Death
#55 - Lauren Hall, PhD: The Medicalization of Birth and Death
Lauren Hall, PhD, is professor and chair of political science at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is the author of The Medicalization of Birth and Death, which was inspired by first-hand struggles with navigating the conventional medical model through her own births and accompanying her family members through death. Her current research is on the moral and political implications of healthcare regulations as well as issues relating to gender and the family. Her book needed to be written, and I'm so happy she did it so that I didn't have to (whew! close one!). Savor every second of this juicy conversation! [00:09:00] - Lauren fired her first OB when she was 16 weeks pregnant [00:13:00] - Lauren's metaphor of an uncontrollable river current without the ability to swim to shore [00:15:00] - "Standard of care" and "permission" in childbirth [00:20:50] - Nobody walks into battle without a plan...why is it different for birth? [00:30:30] - Lauren's personal experience with hospice care [00:34:00] - "Medicine" has been reduced to only the measurable aspects of being alive [00:36:00] - The recent shift in "science" from observation to control [00:39:00] - Birth and death can't be standardized like medical conditions [00:46:15] - Inpatient versus out-of-hospital birth and death [00:50:45] - There is still a good reason to have hospitals References and links: Lauren on Instagram, Email: lauren.hall@rit.edu Lauren's book: The Medicalization of Birth and Death Birth Monopoly End Well Conference Yoko Sen TedMed Talk: "Reimagining Hospital Sounds" Big thanks to our sponsors: Organifi: https://www.organifi.com/beloved (Use code "BELOVED" for 20% off at checkout)   Needed: https://www.thisineeded.com (Use code BELOVED for 20% off! Or use code BELOVED100 to save $100 off your first three-month order of their Complete Nutrition Plan(s))   Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:07:16
April 19, 2022
#54 - Errin Smith: Self-Love and the Pursuit of Health
#54 - Errin Smith: Self-Love and the Pursuit of Health
Errin Smith, also known as “That Health Chick”, is an avid health and fitness fanatic who has trained and practiced within holistic health for over 10 years. She is a consultant for the top practitioners in the world, such as Dr. Zach Bush, MD. She’s also the founder, host, and producer of ‘What We Crave: The Emotional Eating Summit’. [00:05:30] - Emotional eating: the good, the bad, the ugly [00:13:00] - How things might change if you see yourself for the beautiful Goddess that you really are [00:17:45] - Modern society offers many distractions from tapping into what we actually need; there are no gurus [00:20:15] - Nathan’s own journey with adrenal fatigue while in medical residency [00:23:00] - Menstrual irregularities related to dieting [00:26:00] - Worthiness and eating disorders [00:30:45] - Shame is a big part of a Christian upbringing [00:40:00] - You are not an island; practices for self-remembering [00:45:15] - What we truly crave is to be our authentic selves [00:51:00] - The illusion of scarcity and inadequacy [00:57:30] - Shame, guilt, careers, and pregnancy [01:02:30] - Errin’s reflections on her sister’s home birth References and Links Errin on Instagram What We Crave - Website Spontaenous Halos on Instagram Zach Bush Steve Pompa The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life, by Arthur Firstenberg Tricia Nelson Bobbi Vogel Big thanks to our sponsors Organifi: https://www.organifi.com/beloved (Use code "BELOVED" for 20% off at checkout)   Needed: https://www.thisineeded.com (Use code BELOVED for 20% off! Or use code BELOVED100 to save $100 off your first three-month order of their Complete Nutrition Plan(s))   Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:12:19
April 04, 2022
#53 - Kyle Kingsbury: A Father's Pursuit of Freedom
#53 - Kyle Kingsbury: A Father's Pursuit of Freedom
Kyle and I became quick friends through Paul Chek. We took a wild ride together on medicine served by Paul and have been exchanging ideas and love ever since, ranging from health optimization to longevity to parenting to freedom. Kyle is a former UFC fighter turned conscious father and awakened man. This was a beautiful conversation between two men who are just trying to figure this whole thing out...It's my great pleasure to share this one with you! [00:05:45] - How Kyle met Aubrey Marcus and got his start with Onnit [00:12:00] - Prepare for the worst; hope for the best [00:23:00] - Kyle’s tenderness is on par with his intensity [00:28:45] - Parenting forces you confront your childhood traumas [00:32:00] - Raising kids responsibly requires “the village” [00:37:45] - Birth is a transformation of spirit [00:45:00] - Psychedelics can assist with the challenges to our Ego presented by fatherhood [00:48:15] - Even Kyle experiences negative self-talk (Hint: it never goes away completely) References and Links Kyle’s - Website, Podcast, Instagram Fit for Service Zion - a new, uncensored approach to social media The Soul of Discipline: The Simplicity Parenting Approach to Warm, Firm, and Calm Guidance- From Toddlers to Teens, by Kim John Payne Kim John Payne’s podcast, “Simplicity Parenting” Hold on to Your Kids, by Gabor Mate Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums: And How She Outgrew Them, by Martha Heineman Pieper (children’s book) Tash Kingsbury’s interview on The Holistic OBGYN Podcast The Power of Kabbalah: 13 Principles to Overcome Challenges and Achieve Fulfillment, by Yehuda Berg Big thanks to our sponsors Organifi: https://www.organifi.com/beloved (Use code "BELOVED" for 20% off at checkout) Needed: https://www.thisineeded.com (Use code BELOVED for 20% off! Or use code BELOVED100 to save $100 off your first three-month order of their Complete Nutrition Plan(s)) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:05:30
April 01, 2022
#52 - Mark Groves: Community and Connection as the New Currency
#52 - Mark Groves: Community and Connection as the New Currency
Mark Groves is one of the greatest new friends that I made in 2021. He's a former pharmaceutical rep-turned connection and relationship expert. In this episode we bounce from community and connection to self-knowing to building a better world. If we don't know ourselves, then how can we support others? If we can't sit with our own pain, how can we attend the pain of those we hold dearest? In birth and in death, there is a transformation of spirit. You don't get a vote as to how or when these things events unfold; the only thing we can control is how we spend our time from now until then. If I had a choice, I would be spending more time with people like Mark.This was one of my favorite interviews so far! [00:06:45] - “Systems” don’t always prioritize community [00:09:45] - Attunement, “our reactiveness to other people” [00:20:50] - What if you weren’t broken? And had everything you needed? [00:24:10] - You only get a vote as to what your happens from this moment until you die [00:29:30] - Be you and watch the world adjust [00:31:10] - Relationships invite us to examine those areas in which we aren’t liberated [00:36:00] - Would you rather live in connection for 10 years or live in isolation for 50 years? [00:39:00] - The newly emerging world [00:44:45] - Dehumanizing anybody dehumanizes yourself [00:49:00] - “You can only alchemize the lowest level of truth that you can hold” [00:52:30] - You can’t un-see the man behind the curtain [00:59:30] - Nature rewards courage [63:00:00] - Communitas begets catharsis References and Links Mark Groves - Website, Instagram, Podcast, Youtube Channel Wayne Dyer Gabor Mate Harriet Lerner’s book: Dance of Intimacy and Dance of Anger Charle’s Eisenstein’s essay “The Coronation” Ram Dass Paul Selig’s book: The Book of Truth Aldous Huxley’s book: The Doors of Perception Film: American Circumcision Byron Katie Brene Brown Big thanks to our sponsors! Waveblock: https://www.waveblock.com/ (Use Code “BELOVED25” for 25% off) Organifi: https://www.organifi.com/beloved (Use code "BELOVED" for 20% off at checkout) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:11:49
March 29, 2022
#51 - Julie Sawaya: What nutrients are truly NEEDED to optimize pregnancy?
#51 - Julie Sawaya: What nutrients are truly NEEDED to optimize pregnancy?
Julie Sawaya is the co-founder of Needed (www.thisisneeded.com). She and her team investigated the nutritional content of 75 prenatal vitamins along with the nutritional status of women taking said prenatal vitamins and found that 95% were still nutrient deficient (!!). So they set out to formulate a better prenatal nutritional plan. Their efforts are helping to meet the nutritional needs of men and women in the pre-conception, pregnancy, and postpartum stages of growing their families. I'm stoked to have Julie on the show to discuss Needed's product line, and I'm even more stoked to have Needed on board as a sponsor of the show. Happy listening! [7:30] - 97% of women take a prenatal vitamin but 95% still have nutrient deficiencies [11:15] - Whole food is nutritionally deplete compared to similar food from 100 years ago [14:00] - Most prenatal nutrition companies are more interested in maximizing profits rather than making a great product [16:00] - Needed’s Complete Plans for Men and for Women [20:20] - Choline and pregnancy support [22:00] - Nutrients sourced from farms are often abundant in heavy metals [30:00] - Needed sources Omega 3s from micro-algae [34:00] - Needed’s support of male infertility factor [44:30] - Could the microbiome of the vagina be influenced by the microbiome of the seminal fluid? [50:30] - Hydration considerations in pregnancy/postpartum Needed Website (Use code BELOVED for 20% off! Or use code BELOVED100 to save $100 off your first three-month order of their Complete Nutrition Plan(s)) Other References and Links Needed’s comprehensive review of 75 prenatal nutrition products on the market Big thanks to our sponsors Waveblock: https://www.waveblock.com/ (Use Code “BELOVED25” for 25% off) Needed: https://thisisneeded.com/ (Use code “BELOVED” for 20% off) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:02:39
March 25, 2022
#50 - Robb Wolf: Freedom to Live Optimally
#50 - Robb Wolf: Freedom to Live Optimally
Robb Wolf is a legend in my book. We met at PaleoFX years ago, and we have stayed in touch. At that first meeting, I was a medical student increasingly disillusioned by the lack of nutritional or lifestyle medicine that I was being taught through my $400k education at Temple University (Go Owls?). That's when I found Robb's first book "The Paleo Solution", and his research and gift with words has lived in perpetuity in my own life and the care I bring to my patients and clients. His new book "Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat: Why Well-Raised Meat Is Good for You and Good for the Planet" is co-authored with another thoughtful food scientist, Diana Rodgers, RD. Robb continues to advocate for food system reform along with personal sovereignty. It was a huge pleasure to have one of my heroes on my podcast. Enjoy! [00:02:02] - Meat quality [00:09:10] - Sovereignty [00:18:18] - Limitations of evidence-based medicine [00:24:40] - Seeing the world through the lens of evolution [00:40:10] - Care for women [01:03:07] - Ketosis and women’s health [01:11:02] - Robb’s new electrolyte company: LMNT References and Links Robb Wolf - Website, Instagram, LMNT Product, Podcast Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat, by Robb Wolf and Diana Rodgers Paleo Solution, by Robb Wolf Sacred Cow - Website Diana Rodger - Website Jacob Egbert - Website Paul Saladino - Website Lily Nichols - Website Real Food for Pregnancy by Lily Nichols Darwinian Evolutionary Lens Big thanks to our sponsors! Waveblock: https://www.waveblock.com/ (Use Code “BELOVED25” for 25% off) Organifi: https://www.organifi.com/beloved (Use code "BELOVED" for 20% off at checkout) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:21:01
March 22, 2022
#49 - Jesse Golden: Staying Golden in Your Forties
#49 - Jesse Golden: Staying Golden in Your Forties
Jesse Golden has been modeling her whole life. When she became unexpectedly pregnant in her twenties, she realized the limitations of the health care system, and she embarked on a healing journey utilizing holistic principles. She also started creating her own natural skin care products as a teenager and later launched her own natural skin care line, The Golden Secrets. She is also a trained yogi and teacher. It was a great pleasure to have her on the show to share her journey. #BeGolden [4:30] - Jesse’s health journey with rheumatoid arthritis and her first pregnancy [8:45] - Put intention into everything that you do; the real “work” of birth [12:00] - A distrust in the health care system motivated Jesse’s skin care endeavors [15:15] - Jesse started making her own skincare products as a teen [19:30] - Jesse’s yoni steaming practice [22:15] - Jesse’s journey with fertility and miscarriage [28:40] - IVF can be very hard on a relationship and a woman’s mental health [33:00] - The hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid-adrenal-axis [36:00] - Our cycles can be empowering [39:15] - A woman’s body isn’t as simple as an automobile References and Links Jesse Golden - Instagram Her skin care line - Website, Instagram, Blog (use this LINK for a phat discount) 2nd chakra and emotional expression Big thanks to our sponsors Waveblock: https://www.waveblock.com/ (Use Code “BELOVED25” for 25% off) Needed: https://thisisneeded.com/ (Use code “BELOVED” for 20% off) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
57:56
March 18, 2022
#48 - Steven Johnson, DO: Mistletoe Therapy and Integrative Oncology
#48 - Steven Johnson, DO: Mistletoe Therapy and Integrative Oncology
Dr. Steven Johnson, DO, is the sitting president for the Physicians’ Association of Anthroposophic Medicine and a Board representative for the Academy of Integrative health and Medicine (AIHM). Through his career Dr. Johnson has developed extensive experience with medical plants from cultivation through to the subtle alchemical and pharmaceutical processes of making a medicine. He is the author of Mistletoe and the Emerging Future of Integrative Oncology, and he uses mistletoe therapy to treat cancer at his NY-based integrative practice. [00:08:10] - What is Anthropological Medicine? [00:16:38] - Mistletoe Therapy [00:23:03] - Immune Surveillance [00:30:49] - Salutogenesis References and Links Steven Johnson - Website, Facebook, Twitter Books by Steven Johnson Mistletoe and the Emerging Future of Integrative Oncology (Steven’s book) PAAM Rudolf Steiner - Website, Book Hildegard von Bingen - Website Francis Peabody - Article Aaron Antonovsky - Journal Victor Frankl - Website, Book The Noble Eightfold Path by Bhikkhu Bodhi Slow Medicine by Victoria Sweet Big thanks to our sponsors! Waveblock: https://www.waveblock.com/ (Use Code “BELOVED25” for 25% off) Organifi: https://www.organifi.com/beloved (Use code "BELOVED" for 20% off at checkout) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
54:59
March 15, 2022
The Holistic OBGYN Podcast (trailer)
The Holistic OBGYN Podcast (trailer)
Women's healthcare is a mess because conventional OBGYNs only know how to use pharmaceuticals, hormonal contraception, and surgery to help their patients. On the contrary, Nathan Riley, MD, FACOG, a truly holistic OBGYN, starts with diet, hydration, sleep, movement, mindset, breath, "biohacking", soil, regenerative agriculture, biodynamics, cold immersion, sauna therapy, fertility awareness, pelvic steaming, meditation, Tai chi, and more. Each episode brings you one step closer to fixing the world, and this starts with how we care for women and birth. www.BelovedHolistics.com Music by Labrinth
04:53
March 14, 2022
#47 - Lynn Schulte, PT: How Birth Trauma Impacts the Body
#47 - Lynn Schulte, PT: How Birth Trauma Impacts the Body
Lynn Schulte is a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist for over 30 years and she is the principal instructor at the Institute for Birth Healing. She has been helping moms heal from all the issues women experience after birth and is now teaching courses to bodyworkers to help them do the same. She found a common birth pattern that shows up in the pelvis after birth and knows how to effectively release these patterns. Knowing we are more than just our bodies, Lynn works on all levels, physically, energetically, and spiritually with women to help them access their full potential. She also teaches bodyworkers how to work with the energy of the body and how to access and use your intuition in your bodywork sessions. She offers a certification process to help birth professionals become Birth Healing Practitioners. Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from St. Louis University. [00:08:29] -  What do you see in a woman's body as a result of trauma? [00:13:08] - Feet apart, knees together! [00:16:34] - Squeezing the hips together [00:22:10] - Healing processes takes different lengths depending on the area of the body [00:24:43] - Certified birth healing practitioners [00:27:37] - Anatomy [00:29:10] - Lynn’s practices [00:36:10] - Piston Breathing [00:39:30] - Metaphysics of how trauma plays out [00:53:25] - Lynn’s most powerful tool [00:56:03] - Trauma is like an entity [01:00:01] - Birth Healing Summit References and Links Register - Birth Healing Summit Institute For Birth Healing - Website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube The Center For Birth Healing - Website Penny Simpkins - Website It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle, by Mark Wolynn The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk M.D Julie Wiebe, PT (website) Nicole Morales, CPM (website) Big thanks to our sponsor! Waveblock: https://www.waveblock.com/ (Use Code “BELOVED” for 25% off) Needed: https://thisisneeded.com/ (Use code “BELOVED” for 20% off) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:08:30
March 12, 2022
#46 - Sarah Charmoli: Is Breathwork Safe in Pregnancy? (Hell Yes It Is)
#46 - Sarah Charmoli: Is Breathwork Safe in Pregnancy? (Hell Yes It Is)
As business leader, head of communications, and master facilitator for Effiji Breath, Sarah Charmoli is passionate about the transformational power of Effiji Breathwork and the practices that make up the holistic programs designed to support people in their personal consciousness work. In her role as the primary support person to Elijah Nisenboim the founder of Effiji for the last nine years Sarah has successfully organized, executed and co-led multiple personal development and facilitator certification programs across the globe. Sarah is committed to the growth of each individual and their exponential evolution on the path to personal and spiritual liberation. [00:06:17] - Why are people averse to breathwork? [00:13:34] - Types of breathwork [00:37:10] - Sarah’s perspective on child birth [01:00:29] - Conscious hyperventilation [01:06:10] - Cold immersion therapy References and Links Effiji Breath - Website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube Contact - Mail Community Wim Hoff Method Big thanks to our sponsor! Waveblock: https://www.waveblock.com/ (Use Code “BELOVED25” for 25% off) Organifi: https://www.organifi.com/beloved (Use code "BELOVED" for 20% off at checkout) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:13:30
March 08, 2022
#45 - Jason Leister: A New Model for Birthwork
#45 - Jason Leister: A New Model for Birthwork
Jason Leister is a recovering "Straight-A Sheep" who spent the first 30 years of his life thinking, doing and saying what he was told. One day, he realized that virtually everything he thought to be true was a lie. Since then he has been on a journey searching for the truth about everything. He is the father of 10 children, is psychologically unemployable, and publishes the Sovereign Business Daily e-newsletter, where he writes about sovereignty, freedom, family, business and living well outside of the Matrix. [00:04:39] - FreedomWorks PCA [00:07:09] - What is a private association? [00:15:22] - Birth certificate conundrum of a home birth [00:34:07] - Purpose of establishing a private association [00:34:14] - What is the ideal person to work with you in order to set up a private association? [00:46:30] - How do you talk to people and counsel people about the utility of a private association? [00:58:13] - Consent References and Links FreedomWorks - Website, FAQ Indie Birth - Website, Instagram Fruit From a Poisonous Tree, by Mel Stamper Big thanks to our sponsors! Waveblock: https://www.waveblock.com/ (Use Code “BELOVED” for 25% off) Needed: https://thisisneeded.com/ (Use code “BELOVED” for 20% off) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:06:59
March 05, 2022
#44 - Rixa Freeze, PhD: The Challenges of Breech Birth
#44 - Rixa Freeze, PhD: The Challenges of Breech Birth
Dr. Rixa Freeze has a PhD from the University of Iowa. Her research focused on the history of healthcare and medicine with specialization in pregnancy, childbirth, and maternity care. Her dissertation examined why women in North America choose unassisted home births. She has published several papers in major journals (see links below). She also authored a book chapter titled: “Freebirth in the United States” in the 2020 book Birthing Outside the System: The Canary in the Coal Mine. Rixa is the founder and president of Breech Without Borders, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to breech training, education, and advocacy. She also blogs at Stand and Deliver. She is the mother of 4 children, all born at home. [00:14:03] - Dr. Rixa’s story of a scary breech birth [00:37:04] - Division within the birth community between birth workers [00:46:12] - Street Epistemology [00:58:44] - Connecting meaningfully with your OBGYN [01:01:16] - Goddess of the Church References and Links 3 things with Rixa Freeze - Previous Episode Blog, Facebook Train in breech maneuvers through: Breech Without Borders Grounded by Erin Yu-Juin McMorrow “Staying Home to Give Birth: Why Women in the United States Choose Home Birth” (JMWH 2009) “Attitudes Towards Home Birth in the USA” (Expert Review of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2010) “Breech birth at home: Outcomes of 60 breech and 109 cephalic planned home and birth center births” (BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018) Rixa’s essay “Biodynamism: body and soil” Big thanks to our sponsor! Waveblock: https://www.waveblock.com/ (Use Code “BELOVED25” for 25% off) Organifi: https://www.organifi.com/beloved (Use code "BELOVED" for 20% off at checkout) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:28:49
March 02, 2022
#43 - Yury Opendik: Breath, Healing from Within
#43 - Yury Opendik: Breath, Healing from Within
Yury is a certified Yoga teacher and a Holistic Coach with the CHEK institute. On his way to Poland to study with Wim Hoff in January of 2020, his journey of self-healing journey. Throughout the retreat he was in pain, but the experience of overcoming it was a cosmic gift. After returning from Poland, he healed himself using breathwork, visualization techniques, meditation, and restorative exercises. Throughout his life he has experimented with natural healing methods. Many years of plant medicine work helped him work through his fears, anxieties, and old belief systems that were limiting him in ways he would only realize much later. The biggest challenge for Yury was becoming free of religious beliefs, ideologies and social dogmas. It took many years of deep spiritual work and facing his fears to emerge free of all of that. He recognizes all human beings as unique expressions of themselves. [00:05:11] - Yury’s morning routine [00:12:12] - Wim Hoff and beyond [00:42:19] - Yoga [00:51:46] - Psychedelics References and Links Yury Opendik - Website, Instagram, Facebook The Invisible Rainbow by Arthur Firstenberg Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor First Steps to Higher Yoga by Shri Yogeshwaranand Parmahansa Big thanks to our sponsor! Waveblock: https://www.waveblock.com/ (Use Code “BELOVED” for 25% off) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:07:35
February 25, 2022
#42 - Ryan Sprague: Cannabis as an Instrument for Healing
#42 - Ryan Sprague: Cannabis as an Instrument for Healing
Ryan is the founder & co owner of Highly Optimized. Highly Optimized is a company dedicated to helping its clients transform & become the conscious leaders the world is patiently awaiting. He is also the host of the “Highly Optimized” Podcast, the “This One Time On Psychedelics” podcast & is the co-creator of the “Connect With Cannabis” program. Ryan’s mission in life is helping his fellow brothers & sisters become empowered in their experience of being alive through 1 on 1 men’s coaching, plant medicine integration coaching & retreat experiences. [00:08:12] - A day in the life of Ryan Sprague [00:15:17] - Ryan’s Coaching [00:19:12] - Human Design [00:20:57] - Bio Geometry [00:44:10] - Cannabis as a therapeutic for women’s health [01:04:53] - Cannabis and intimacy [01:18:20] - Cannabis use in pregnancy References and Links Ryan Sprague - Instagram, Podcast Highly Optimized - Website, Podcast, Instagram, Facebook Big thanks to our sponsor! Waveblock: https://www.waveblock.com/ (Use Code “BELOVED” for 25% off) Organifi: https://www.organifi.com/beloved (Use code "BELOVED" for 20% off at checkout) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:37:60
February 22, 2022
#41 - Adrienne Irizarry: Yoni Steaming...A Trove of Healing
#41 - Adrienne Irizarry: Yoni Steaming...A Trove of Healing
Adrienne Irizarry, PHc is a Certified Peristeam Hydrotherapist, Chinese Nutritional Therapist, Sound Healer, Herbalist and owner of Moon Essence, LLC. She works with women to regulate cycles at every stage of life - menarche through post menopause. She uses steam, herbs, sound and Chinese Nutritional Therapy to bring a woman’s body into better balance, support fertility and to recover from childbirth. Adrienne’s passion for Chinese Medicine over the last decade, particularly in the area of food and nutrition, continues to grow and now includes acutonics, cupping and acupressure in addition to her steam therapy practice. Adrienne is a Sacred Menarche Mentor and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Maine in Orono. Adrienne continues to seek training to expand her ever-growing toolkit to empower women to care for their bodies. [00:03:51] - What is vaginal steaming? [00:08:13] - Steaming through the lens of Chinese Medicine [00:20:45] - Steaming and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) [00:38:45] - Steaming and endometriosis and pelvic pain [00:52:03] - Steaming a cervical dysplasia and endometrial hyperplasia [01:01:37] - Dispelling fears around yoni steaming [01:02:35] - Where can I get a stool? [01:04:35] - Steaming for menopause References and Link Moon Essence - Website, Instagram, Facebook The Fifth Vital Sign by Lisa Hendrickson Jack Big thanks to our sponsor! Waveblock: https://www.waveblock.com/ (Use Code “BELOVED” for 25% off) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:15:01
February 18, 2022
#40 - Dolf Zantinge: What Is Water?
#40 - Dolf Zantinge: What Is Water?
Dolf Zantinge is a pioneer IT entrepreneur with a background in fiber optics, telecommunications, data mining, enterprise solutions, and artificial intelligence. Early in his career, he co-founded Syllogic, an international IT firm integrating artificial intelligence, machine learning, and database management systems, sold eventually to Perot Systems, where he became a European Director. Later he worked for KPN, the largest Dutch telecommunications company, where, as Director of IT, he was responsible for IT Research and Development for new technology. He went on to found and Chair UNET, one of the first fiber optics companies in Europe. He is widely published in the field of technical innovation and the influence of technology on society and is an adviser to organizations and governments on issues relating to innovation, cleantech, and renewable energy. Dolf’s career took a fascinating turn when he pursued the study of Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture and began seriously exploring the biological impacts of electromagnetic frequencies. For the past two decades, his focus has been on researching electromagnetic fields and their influence on biophotonics, water, light, and system physiology. Dolf has documented important insights about the supercomputing power and energy of water and developed new innovations that will be game-changing for advancement in the water industry. [00:04:51] - Why should we care about water? [00:10:29] - What does Dolf Zantinge do? [00:23:38] - The more trained we are on university, the less flexible we become [00:25:12] - The problem with most water [00:30:16] - An elegant solution to reduce water pollution [00:35:46] - Quartz Crystal [00:40:58] - Rudolf Steiner's work on water [00:44:35] - Definition of “coherence” [00:46:13] - Creation of their quartz water wand [00:49:44] - Natural cycles of nature [00:54:36] - Dolf’s health after adopting better water [00:56:32] - Devices to supply all water in the home with better water References and Links Analemma - Website, Instagram, Facebook (use code BELOVED for 10% off!) Viktor Shauberger documentary Rudolf Steiner and Biodynamic Farming Big thanks to our sponsor! Waveblock: https://www.waveblock.com/ (Use Code “BELOVED” for 25% off) Organifi: https://www.organifi.com/beloved (Use code "BELOVED" for 20% off at checkout) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:02:07
February 15, 2022
#39 - Chris Shade, PhD, and Mindy Pellegrino, MA, MNT: Quicksilver Scientific
#39 - Chris Shade, PhD, and Mindy Pellegrino, MA, MNT: Quicksilver Scientific
Christopher Shade, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Quicksilver Scientific. He holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry but prides himself as the intuition-driven alchemist and innovator of liposomal and nano emulsion formulations. Chris is on the faculty at George Washington University and is a sought-after thought leader in the biohacking and functional medicine space. Chris is a student and practitioner of Dzogchen, a tradition of teaching in Tibetan Buddhism for over 20 years. He sees oneness as the highest expression of self with his explorations on the subject deeply rooted in the esoteric. Mindy Pellegrino, MA, MNT, is the Director of Content Strategy and Education at Quicksilver Scientific, where she has married her personal interests and passions for mind, body and spiritual explorations with initiatives she believes in. During this time, she has worn the hats of fitness instructor, functional nutritionist, reiki master, and business owner to name a few. [4:10] - Quicksilver’s new adaptogenic product “Longevity Elite” [6:00] - Progesterone supplementation is for women AND men [12:30] - Polycystic ovarian syndrome [13:20] - Indole-3-Carbinol and Diindolylmethane (DIM) as metabolic regulators [14:45] - AMPK and liver activation [19:30] - “Push+Catch” liver detox protocol [21:40] - Estrogen and progesterone effects on liver and brain [26:30] - Glutathione and milk thistle can help w/ alcohol metabolism [32:00] - Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and the Women’s Health Initiative [35:00] - Adaptogens as an adjuvant to HRT [38:00] - Normal timeline of androgen decline throughout a woman’s life [41:50] - Pregnenalone is the precursor to all adrenal hormones, including DHEA [50:00] - DUTCH testing [52:50] - Mitochondrial optimization and Quicksilver’s adaptogenic formula “The One” [55:10] - Supporting cell membrane health through phosphatidylcholine, astaxanthin, and tocotrienols [62:30] - Quicksilver’s “Ultra Vitamin” [66:50] - Buccal versus oral routes of supplementation [69:15] - CBD as an anxiolytic and adjuvant for long COVID [78:50] - Quicksilver’s approach to chronic viral illness (e.g. EBV) References and Link Quicksilver Scientific®- Home, Youtube, Instagram (Save 10% on their product line using code "BELOVED") Dr. Chris Shade - Instagram Runga Retreat Book: Estrogen Matters, by Avrum Blumimg, MD, and Carol Tavris, PhD Joe distefano - Instagram Paul Chek - Youtube, Instagram Book: Adrenaline Dominance, by Michael Platt Big thanks to our sponsor! Waveblock: https://www.waveblock.com/ (Use Code “BELOVED” for 25% off) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:25:39
February 12, 2022
#38 - Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan, L.Ac. : A Trillion Pieces of Light and Love
#38 - Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan, L.Ac. : A Trillion Pieces of Light and Love
Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan is a teacher of consciousness, a facilitator of human potential, a holistic Chinese Medicine Doctor, author, speaker, coach, and mama of two luminous kids. Her journey began in 2003 after a series of meditation-induced mystical experiences that changed her perception of human possibilities forever. Since then, she has devoted her life to unlocking the secrets to our human potential. Her work weaves together ancient wisdom with the latest in science, medicine, and spirituality. Dr. Edith is widely published and is the author of SuperWellness and her upcoming second book "Luminous Kids", which explores humanity's transition into the new paradigm of awakened living - with a focus on children, education, parenthood, and family life. Throughout her career as a Holistic Medicine practitioner, Dr. Edith has been known for her extraordinary success helping athletes achieve optimal health and high performance. Her academic background includes a Doctoral Degree from Five Branches University in Endocrinology & Neuromuscular Medicine, a 4-year graduate degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and a Bachelors with Magna Cum Laude in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. Through her writings, coaching, workshops and seminars, Dr. Edith helps thought-leaders and change makers become masters of their energy and life, so that they can lead and serve at the highest levels. [00:10:54] - “Tai chi” and “Qigong” breathing practices [00:29:08] - How was your experience of being pregnant and giving birth? [00:40:01] - What if people were paying attention to what is actually happening as your womb grows with the baby? [00:54:47] - What do you tell a woman who has either (A.) The challenge of becoming pregnant or (B.) Gets pregnant but has a miscarriage? References and Link Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan - Website, Podcast, Instagram, Facebook Book - SuperWellness Big thanks to our sponsor! Waveblock: https://www.waveblock.com/ (Use Code “BELOVED” for 25% off) Organifi: https://www.organifi.com/beloved (Use code "BELOVED" for 20% off at checkout) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:06:02
February 08, 2022
#37 - Valerie Jakobsen: The Yin/Yang of Women's Health
#37 - Valerie Jakobsen: The Yin/Yang of Women's Health
After spending over five years of intense study in a post-graduate program for Traditional Chinese Medicine, Valerie felt inspired to pull together as many holistic healing tools and wisdom traditions as she could. She believes that it is our birthright to understand and master our own bodies and multidimensional selves. Valerie has experienced first-hand the life-changing power of stepping into the role of authority in one's own health, body, and life. With an in-depth understanding of the physical, emotional, and energetic bodies, Valerie works to facilitate a return to wholeness and self-trust with each of her one-on-one consultations and self-led courses. She believes in the infinite wisdom that exists within each individual. [00:05:00] - Fundamental Philosophy of Chinese Medicine [00:10:26] - Using external tools to bring our body back to harmony [00:17:34] - Inviting spirits in [00:28:06] - Thoughts about Shingles [00:37:50] - Woman’s cycles [00:50:04] - Tobacco Big thanks to our sponsor! Waveblock: https://www.waveblock.com/ (Use Code “BELOVED” for 25% off) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:12:20
February 05, 2022
#36 - Barbara Stewart: How Would Birth Look in an Ideal World?
#36 - Barbara Stewart: How Would Birth Look in an Ideal World?
Barbara Stewart is a nature loving mother and wife who spent 10 years of her life traveling the world. After growing up in The Netherlands and deciding that studying law was too boring for her, she became a holistic chef and masseuse. She moved to the US in 2017, where she now lives with her husband and three children. Being able to give birth to her first child at home in The Netherlands gave her a feel for what she believes birth is meant to be like, and she is passionate about helping women manifest a ceremonial and empowering birthing experience. Besides making art, dancing, playing with her kids and spending most of her time in the kitchen fermenting, baking and preparing food. She is currently working on a documentary about sacred motherhood and is building sustainable communities where health and wellness stand central. [00:06:14] - Liability and birth care [00:10:29] - The ideal birth [00:19:50] - Birth is primal [00:20:30] - Barbara’s take on the current state of the world [00:24:51] - Fear within our medical system [00:39:17] - Barbara’s vision for a birth center References and Link Charles Eisenstein’s Essay - Time to Push The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible by Charles Eisenstein Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer Big thanks to our sponsors! Waveblock: https://www.waveblock.com/ (Use Code “BELOVED” for 25% off) Organifi: https://www.organifi.com/beloved (Will auto-populate with code "BELOVED" for 20% off at checkout) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
49:36
February 02, 2022
#35 - Ross Newkirk: The Healing Powers of Conscious Technology
#35 - Ross Newkirk: The Healing Powers of Conscious Technology
Ross Newkirk is an inventor who has worked on cutting-edge consciousness-raising technologies based on information fields for over 15 years. He worked for countless hours alongside his father Marc Newkirk, a world-class scientist and prolific inventor, who himself was named on over 100 US patents, and over 900 foreign patents. Ross is currently the founder and president of Conscious Technologies LLC and has created, built, and brought to market a handful of major technologies that provide a coherent space for someone to reconnect with their higher self, as well as a line of EMF-harmonizing technologies that reverse the incoherent man-made EMF and bring it into harmony. He is the author of the book: Unsubscribe (A Story of One Man’s Profound Discovery) and spent a number of years as the former Personal Assistant to best selling author, Dr. Spencer Johnson author of “Who Moved My Cheese”, “The One Minute Manager”, and “Out of the Maze”. He sits on the board of the Lightfield Foundation, a non-profit foundation that his father Marc started, where Ross spent countless hours with his dad building the Lightfield and Grace technologies. He also worked with his father as the Director of Manufacturing for Mobius Sciences and before that Founded RNventions - an off-road and Jeep accessorizing company. Ross is a certified Reiki Practitioner and in his free time loves to hike, swim, cold plunge and spend time with his family. [00:04:40] - Ross Newkirk’s sauna and cold immersion practices [00:12:17] - “Enter as a king” mentality on birth [00:14:07] - Experience on attending a home birth [00:41:30] - What would the experience be for somebody who actually does want to try the technology out? [00:50:13] - Why is coherence so important? [01:07:05] - Ross Newkirk’s work with crystals [01:19:39] - We separate ourselves more on thoughts rather than physicalit References and Link Conscious Technologies LLC - Website, Instagram, Facebook Vogel Cut Crystals - Website, Instagram, Facebook Lightfield Foundation - Website, Facebook Stealing Fire by Steve Kotler & Jamie Wheal Big thanks to our sponsor! Waveblock: https://www.waveblock.com/ (Use Code “BELOVED” for 25% off) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
01:26:04
January 29, 2022
#34 - Barrett Freibert: You Are What You Think
#34 - Barrett Freibert: You Are What You Think
Barrett Freibert is an executive enneagram, trauma release coach, writer, and yoga instructor. She guides clients to heal their trauma and release self-sabotage to create healthy vibrant lives and lasting results. Barrett uses scientifically proven techniques to identify and release emotional blockages, limiting beliefs, unwanted thought patterns, or behaviors that create self-sabotage. Then she guides her clients to create new empowering beliefs and neural pathways that support their goals. Barrett empowers clients to accomplish their goals using the Enneagram, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), meditation, yoga, reiki, and more. She has healed herself from traumas and illnesses including; chronic insomnia, Lyme disease, disorderly eating, depression, and grief, and you can too! [00:06:02] - Ujjayi Breath [00:08:48] - What are 3 things you want the world to know about caring for women? [00:08:52] - Enneagram [00:20:52] - Heal your trauma for optimal health [00:26:45] - Writing letters and sending them in the mail References and Link Barrett Freibert - Website, Instagram, LinkedIn Big thanks to our sponsor! Waveblock: https://www.waveblock.com/ (Use Code “BELOVED” for 25% off) Show Notes | Donate Music by: Labrinth, Chancha Via Circuito, and Joaquín Cornejo
35:50
January 26, 2022
#33 - Katie Renon: The Labor of Love
#33 - Katie Renon: The Labor of Love
Katie Renon is a Certified Childbirth Instructor and founder of The Labor of Love Co., which is dedicated to the