Wunder is here to change the vibration on the planet by offering information about health, wellness & lifestyle. We are obsessed with Age + Vitality and connecting with real people lighting up the world. On our radio show, meet the speakers from the Wunder Health Summits and other amazing people sharing their purpose.
Where to listen
Episode 68: Life Force. The 101 on Preventing Life Altering Brain Diseases .
In this recast of episode 47, Jennifer Jarrett shares how we can choose love in the most challenging of times. Due to our currently reality, we thought a little check in with self and global love was just what we needed. Jennifer can be found on Insta @JenniferJarrettYoga @TheChooseLoveProject. This episode is delivered by our friends at Financial Planning Fort Collins
In this episode, Mother Earth herself, Christina Trout, shares how we can use Korean Natural Farming to regenerate and heal our Earth. During this time of total planetary shift, we all could use some information on how we can we connected and help a mother out.
In this episode, I chat with Melody Masters about what is going on from an energetic, spiritual & health perspective. She shares that light is an essential nutrient and that we are all called to be healed on a cellular level.
Terese Shanley, intuition and channel, discusses what is really happening on the spiritual level and how we can evolve in the biggest soul shift of our time. For more on Terese visit unfoldingdivinity.com
In this interview, financial planners, Jason Speciner & Dan Andrews, give us great tips for managing our prsonal finances during this uncertain time. We chat from global impact to the day to day personal journey. Tips & advice included! For more on Jason & Dan, check out financialplanningfortcollins.com
Community activist, teacher & director of Spoutin' Up & Lemongrass Retreats, Anne Genson gets deep about how the lower income community may be experiencing the pandemic. Most of us have no idea the day to day challenges faced when it comes to food, rent, childcare and basic needs met. Our goal is to shine the light and awaken consciousness so that we can truly stand with one another, for one another and level the playing field, even just a little. We know the whole world is in this together, that we are forever changed in ways we can not even understand in the present moment and that we all want to rise to help our neighbors even in small ways.
In this unprecedented time, we have scientist, true innovator & pioneer, Dr. Nicole Ehrhart as a brilliant resource to give us the 411 on COVID-19. This is a must listen to elevate your mind and spirit. Hope and know that the answer is coming!
Dr. Nicole Ehrhart, Director for Colorado State University’s Center For Healthy Aging, scientist & pioneer shares her team’s game changing work on aging and the 411 on COVID-19 outbreak. Dr. Ehrhart conveys hope and good news. Scientists around the world are working together 24/7 to solve this global issue. Through discovery, collaboration and innovation, we will prevail!
In this interview, Drs. Jessica & Brandon Buttry share their thougths on the pandemic including collective consciousness around fear, how to combat worry and boost your immune to be well.
For more information on the Buttrys visit OneHealthChiro.com
This might be the most fun episode every. I get a vaginal steam live with Dr. Meghan Gray, doctor of Chinese Medicine. I had no idea what was in store and wanted to share with you. There are a lot of questions, misconceptions and controversy over this ancient practice. I thought it was super interested and informative. For more information, visit with Dr. Gray at BalancedThistle.com
In the first episode of our special series, Dr. Ellen Antoine shares her Fully Functional protocol to help us navigate our wellness journey in the midst of unprecedented times. We get tools to boost our immune systems, protect ourselves and combat COVID-19 exposure. For more information about Dr. Ellen visit vinehealthcare.com
One. Deep. Breath. Erin Pettis & I go deep about how we can find balance in the wake of life, no matter what that brings to us. She is a beautiful light being who has cultivated a peace within that is infectious and will help you change your world. Meditation is a moment to moment practice. Our goal is not to stop our minds and thoughts—-that is impossible. Meditation is about rising up in our power, taking back our lives, releasing reaction and coming to the most real form of peace ever, the one we create with ourselves and whatever we believe created us to be.
We shine our light on this world, in this moment knowing this is an opportunity for us to RISE into the truth of our being. Peace and blessing, Love your Wunder Family
Erin will be featured on the Wunder Health Age + Vitality Virtual Summit on April 18. Tune it and turn it up! xo
Michelle Barry Ph.D, expert on hydration and water, shares her world changing technology with us. We chat about what hydration really is, how structured water can change our health and vitality. Ms. Barry and her company are mission and vision driven and will change the world with their discoveries. Listen & love.
Find out more about structured water at RewireWater.com.
Mentioned in the podcast: Gerald H. Pollack, The Fourth Phase of Water
Susan Hay, beauty & empowerment rock star, chats with us about finding true love with the most important person in your life, YOU. She shares how we have to stop comparing, self hate and insta filtering ourselves in exchange for the real. We are thrilled to welcome her to the stage again at this year’s Wunder Health Summits. For more info about Susan, check out: DameandHeart.com or @dameandheart
When should we become parent to our parents? Yvonne Myers, aging & geriatric expert, shares how & when we help our parents make important decisions for the rest of their lives from financial to medical to living arrangements. She laments that age is truly about mind set and relationships and that supporting our parents where they are is the best medicine!
In this compelling interview with Monica Corrado, MA, CNC, CGP and author of The Complete Cooking Techniques of the GAPS Diet, she shares her brilliant perspective on gut healing from prior to conception to now! She breaks down leaky gut, why we all have it and how we can can truly heal our gut and restore our bodies to perfect balance. She shares how we can combat toxicity to thrive, what the GAPS Diet actually is and why it works to heal the gut.
For more on Monica check out SimplyBeingWell.com and her new book, The Complete Cooking Techniques of the GAPS Diet
In this interview with Nancy Ottino, the Ambassador of Fine Living learn about why she loves bringing women across generation together to be in community, not get too deep but to share different perspectives and just have fun. In the spirit of lightness and joy, we talk about age being only a number, why getting older doesn't have to be morbid, doctor's appointments and grandchildren and the POWER of letting go of relationships that no longer serve us, even when have been friends for 40 years. Nancy's spin on aging with vitality is so refreshing!
For more about Nancy and her events // TheIdeaGroup.US
Dr. Heidi Golding schools us about what the power of 5G really means for our bodies and environment and what we can do to protect our ourselves. It is amazing what technology is doing for all of us, however, it is way more important to know how to manage the high level of frequency we experience moment to moment. Mentioned in this episode: Dr. Roger Bilica, blue light blockers: https://lowbluelights.com, Carolyn McMacken, The Resonance Effect; Gerald H. Pollack, The Fourth Phase of Water
In this episode, the dynamic duo, Drs. Jessica & Brandon Buttry share the state of brain health on the planet, why people are getting debilitating brain diseases and what we can do to help ourselves NOW. Listen, love & share (please).
We are so excited to chat with Elissa Goodman today. She is a rockin' holistic nutritionist who has a very approachable way to be your healthiest with real food. Author of Cancer Hacks, she discovered how to heal her own body through a cancer event and has helped thousands since. We are thrilled to share Elissa with you at the 2020 Wunder Health Summit in Fort Collins, CO on April 18th.
For more information on Elissa check out ElissaGoodman.com
In this very informative interview with Kristen Miller, RN and Injection Artist, we dig deep on what we should know about getting injectables before the needle goes in. Kristen uncovers the very important questions we should be asking before getting injected. No matter what side of the fence you sit on, it is good to be informed. Wunder Disclaimer: Wunder is providing information for the pubic to digest and develop their own opinion regarding injectables. We neither support or deny any of the claims made in this podcast.
In this episode with Ali Hicks- Wright and Rachel Wertz, we discuss and uncover the truth about Millennials. I have been curious about why this generation gets a bad wrap and talked about behind their backs. We chat about what is important to them and how growing up tech has changed the world.
Get ready for 2020 and let go! In this recast, we share how to get ready to change your life, live your purpose and change the world. However, we have to let go of the past FIRST. In this episode, we sit down with Debi Kennison to talk about what it means to heal yourself from the inside out. Our conversation hits on the way that trauma and pain can be passed down from one generation to the next and how for many of us, healing is learning to let go of the trauma that we carry for those who came before us.
Debi’s work focuses on connecting people to their inner world through breath and movement. She is inspired to teach people to pay attention to how the use their bodies, what they feel in their body, and what they are thinking. We go deep into the human condition in this episode and we discuss what is would mean to show up and be present in your body at this moment. Tune in and learn to connect.
Connect with Debi at balancepointtherapy.net or on Facebook follow the Goddess Awakening Institute.
In this episode, we chat with two dear friends about the sh** my mother never told me—- The Change. We talk about what they wish they would have known when they were younger including all of the wonderful aspects of the aging body, relationships and the realizations that come with being an adult with aging parents. Step into the conversations that we all should be having so we realize that we are not alone on this journey and dear friends and family are key to aging with vitality!
I am thrilled for you to meet my mom this week as we celebrate aging incredibly. In the spirit of being real about aging and what it takes to be vital, she enlightens all of us about all of the sh** my granny never told her.
Today, I chat with dear friend, Valerie Vanderpool, Chef + Wellness Activist. We have way too much fun chatting about how food and mindset can transform your life. She gives us great tips for going into 2020 with power, beauty and information! Check Valerie out @thesweetlifesociety. Mentioned in this podcast: Kriss Carr's Crazy Sexy Diet , The Magic Pill (movie), Abraham Hicks, Nuun
Dr. Brandon Buttry shines the light on the epidemic of kids and A.D.D. We are stunned to learn that 1 in 5 kids are diagnosed with a mental disorder and we want to know why so we can change this staggering fact. Listen + love.
In this episode, we chat with Dr. Elise Rigney as we kick off our pre-holiday Stress Less Campaign. What are you doing to de-stress, get control of your life and learn to say yes to that which is essential? Dr. Elise gives us great tips for how to get out of flight or fight and into what really matters because our life depends on it. She talks about how prolonged stress affects us and what we can do about it. Enjoy!
Dr. Beck chats with us about aging and environmental toxins, how we are wired for regeneration and the power of our thoughts on our bodies. As we continue to dive deeper into aging and vitality, Dr. Beck, director and founder of Balance Protocol Institute, gives us a lot to consider in our very modern society and the impact the environment has on us. He is passionate about giving patients root causes to chronic illness through functional medicine.
You may find about more @DrAnthonyGBeck
In episode 57, we chat with Pos Ryant, wellness and youth expert about what kids need from us in this amazing time and opportunity of change. Pos drops deep knowledge about how we need to get real and right with ourselves, listen to the kids and be open to listening and guiding them without expecting them to be adults. Listen + love.
In episode 56 we chat with mental wellness + happiness expert, Kela Price about the practice and discipline that self love takes. She shares that only we can create our own happiness. Listen and find out more.
This week we sat down with old and dear friend, Lainey Scheetz, wellness expert about the mommy wine culture. The big question of the interview was when we started needing to be anesthize to deal with the aflliction of motherhood. Lainey and Andrea explore marketing messages that support us escaping from the stress and anxiety associated with life. We are excited for Lainey’s upcoming episodes about health, wellness + creating new, easy habits in your life. Lainey will be featured at the Wunder Health Age + Vitality Summit in Indianapolis September 19, 2020.
Kelly Strnad joins us this week to chat about the beauty of aging and what we need to do have vital, beauty skin that performs as we age.
We chat about the struggles with organic certification, the importance of science based backing with products and why you need to have an understanding of who you are and what you need. In this conversation about skin and skin health, Kelly walks us through collagen, hormones, hydration and the affects of drinking alcohol on skin’s health. Listen, learn and love!
Learn more about Kelly’s work at her website.
Dr. Grace Alessi talks with us about all things to do with parenting- the joy and the pain of not knowing what we are doing. From how to deal with conflict, lying, having an open line of communication with your children. Dr. Alessi talks about the social media and life pressure on children and parents today to be perfect. Turns out that the key is to treat each kids as an individual and be clear on expectations and consequences.
PS: appropriate for this episode, you will hear children making noise in the back ground.
Mentioned in this episode
Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary ChapmanDr. Grace Alessi joins the show to chat about how bananas being a parent is, how each child is different and that ones size does not fit all.
We are rewinding this week to learn about resilience and adaptability with Adria Lake. Adria Lake’s change in perspective came after her diagnosis with early on-set MS. She had worked in the wellness industry for 20 years and realized that for all of our efforts, we haven’t really prevented much and wellness has become an aspirational and unattainable concept. Adria's work is shifting consciousness for people and companies across the world, by teaching people to be connected to their bodies by not being in constant comfort.
Find out more about Adria’s Resilience-based Wellness Principles and Philosophy at AWLakewellness.com and see her designs at AWLakedesigns.com.
Dr. Matthew Lee Smith talks to Andrea about sexuality and aging. Just because we get older does not mean that we are no longer sexual beings. Dr. Smith talks about STIs, the partner gap that is experienced as adults age, and the importance of communication.
Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, FGSA, FAAHB
Co-Director: Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging
Associate Professor: Texas A&M School of Public Health
We are rewinding this week to take a look at Andrea’s amazing conversation with Rachel Pastor, founder of Fitness Festival Events. Prepare to be moved by Rachel’s story and find out about what drives her to help others transform their lives and the world! Learn more about her work at https://fitnessfestivalevents.com/.
In this episode, we are joined by the founders of Uninhibited Wellness, Susan Golicic and Stephen Glitzer. They talk about their growth as coaches and how they came to create their adventure coaching company, Uninhibited Wellness. Through this company, they create adventure experiences for people to challenge themselves to change their perspective on lives so they can live by their our rules and expectations.
Events + Books
Happy Healthy Holiday Expo - November 2nd Jeffco Fairgrounds, functional health and wellness and healthy gift giving with speakers.
Adventure: Your Passport to Inspired Living By Susan Golicic
In this rewind episode, we chat with one of the 2020 Fort Collins Summit all stars, Dr. Ed Carriere. He will be speaking about men’s health with Dr. Grace Alessi at this year’s Summit. Listen in as guest host Derek Metz gets into all things functional health, debunking myths and planning to age with vitality in mind.
Allana McKinnon joins us on the podcast this week to discuss Celiac disease and how her work in functional diagnostic nutrition helped her to address her symptoms and get this tricky autoimmune disease under control. In this episode, we discuss celiac disease and why a gluten free diet doesn’t solve the autoimmune issues that this disease has created. We also dive into the gut microbiome, genetic testing for autoimmunity, the way that autoimmune diseases accumulate over a lifetime and how to reverse the autoimmune trajectory. Learn more about Allana’s work at her website, http://www.myceliacsolution.com/.
Mentioned in this podcast:
Dr Terry Wahls
Autoimmune Paleo Diet
Jennifer Jarret, the creator of The Choose Love Project, chats with Andrea about the power of love and how we can act with alignment to who we are. Learn about the importance of simplification and having boundaries that come from a place of knowing your worthiness. This episode will inspire you and carry you to a bright and positive place.
If you’re in the Indianapolis area, join Jennifer on September 14th at The Vogue for The Choose Love event.
Our guest host Derek Metz spills all about his introduction to biohacking. He defines biohacking, gives us some insight into what qualifies as biohacking and how it is done. Derek has biohacked his mental cognition, his diet, and his physical performance all in search of ways to feel and be his very best.
Famous biohackers mention in this episode:
Tim Ferriss, Dave Asprey, Ben Greenfield
This episode with Melody Masters is all about understanding our purpose on the planet. Melody and Andrea talk about our frequency and vibration and how that contributes to the world that we live in. Melody underscores why it is so key to learn to be grounded and present in life and to show up as ourselves. This episode is one great ride, enjoy this deep dive into understanding who you are with Melody Masters.
Learn more about Melody’s work with light therapy at http://halcyonhealth.net/.
Mentioned in this episode:
The Book of Freedom by Paul Selig
Health is a journey. Take a dive into that journey with Christy Thiel, one of our new guest hosts for The Wunder Life Podcast, a CBD educator, a stress reduction expert, a nutritionist and a wonderful friend of Wunder. Andrea and Christy cover topics around health, stress, the endocannabinoid system, and the difference between CBD and THC.
Mentioned in this episode:
Book: Millionaire Success Habits by Dean Graziosi
We are excited to introduce Derek Metz, one of our new guest hosts for the upcoming second season of The Wunder Life Podcast. Derek gets real about what men think, really want and how they can perform, destress and live their best lives.
Anna Marie Frank, author and brain health specialist, chats with us about developing healthy habits that helped her reprogram her thoughts to change her life. Anna Marie began making significant changes in her life and then began to inspire others to change their mental and physical health through lifestyle change and holistic health and wellbeing.
Get Anna Marie’s book, Stop Bullying Yourself, and learn more about her work at Happy Whole You.
Mallory Garneau, the executive director of FoCo Cafe, joins Andrea and Bryn for a conversation about food waste, access to food, and how a pay what you can model is making a huge difference at one non-profit restaurant in Northern Colorado. To learn more about FoCo Cafe, visit their website. If you’re in the Northern Colorado area and want to support FoCo Cafe, check out their August 18th Bikes, Brews, and Blockbusters event.
Becky Lauridsen is the founder of IOME, which provides counseling and guilt free self care services. She and Andrea discuss the uncomfortable kinds of self care and being real with yourself so you can become who you are. For more information on the services IOME offers and to take their free assessment, Visit this link.
Victoria LaFont is the found of Paradigm of Practice and an instructor with the Nutritional Therapy Association. Victoria's work is all about transforming the way that healthcare works. She wants a collaborative community of practitioners to work together to make healthcare practical. In this episode, she gives some tips for maintaining your health and also reminds us to tap into the things we love and that make us happy.
Melissa Jean, is trained in the Konmari method of tidying. We chat about the benefits of tidying and the major impact that tidying has had on Melissa’s relationships with the items that she has and what she purchases. Melissa is the founder of Tidy + Flourish, where she helps people as they embark on their tidying journey. Join us for a discussion focused on joy, gratitude and positive life changes.
Learn more about Melissa's work at https://www.tidyandflourish.com/.
Terry Fox, a cosmetic acupuncturist talks with Andrea about the Chinese Medicine approach to beauty and aging. Overtime, our faces express our emotional energy and this is considered "earning your face," but the fact is not everyone loves the lines that come with age. Terry and Andrea discuss fillers and natural alternatives like cosmetic acupuncture and how Chinese Medicine approaches beauty from a holistic health perspective. Terry gets real and addresses men and vulnerability because everyone cares about how they look and health creates beauty.
Ann Kaemingk joins us on the podcast to talk how she became an environmental health consultant who is passionate about educating people about the products they use on themselves and in their homes. Her story of disordered eating and infertility is truly inspirational. Enjoy part two of this two part conversation!
Andrea talks with Megan Anderson a nurse practitioner that works with a functional medicine doctor. They take a deep dive into the thyroid to understand where these issues come from. They discuss Hashimotos and how most thyroid testing doesn't cover the actual indicators for decline. You'll learn a few tips on how to take the pressure off your thyroid to allow it to heal.
Learn more about the clinic that Megan works at, visit balancedwellbeinghealthcare.com. The water filter that is mentioned in this episode is the Aquagear filter. Learn more here.
Adam Poehlmann joins Andrea to talk about how to truly love your body. Adam is a fitness coach and is passionate about helping people optimize their health, fitness and lifestyle. Learn more about Adam's work at Poehlmannfitness.com or check out his podcast, The PoeCast, on Spotify.
Dr. Meghan is a doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and is completing a Masters Degree in Functional Nutrition. She works as a general practitioner, addressing a wide range of health concerns for people of all ages and she does cosmetic acupuncture to address the age old desire to look good and feel good (naturally)! She spent her doctoral research working with combat veterans dealing with PTSD. And in this episode, Dr. Meghan helps us to understand PTSD from a western medicine perspective and through the lens of Chinese Medicine.
We recorded this episode in January 2019, since that time Dr. Meghan’s private practice, Balanced Thistle, has grown and she has her grand opening in her new space on May 1st, 2019. At the end of the episode, we detail some of the specials she is running for the month of May. Learn more about her work at balancedthistle.com.
Kiran Krishnan is a microbiologist who studied probiotics and saw several problems: probiotics aren’t well regulated by the FDA, the amount of bacteria in a pill can vary from the time of production to when they are taken, and how are they supposed to survive in the harsh environment of our stomachs? So, he looked to the past and asked where our ancestors got exposed to microbes? The answer was that they got them from their environment. This inspired Kiran Krishnan to look at environmental bacteria that can act as probiotics and survive the journey into the gut. That is how Microbiome Labs ended up working with spores.
This episode will blow your mind! This work is changing the world of probiotics and health. Learn more about at www.microbiomelabs.com
If you are a licensed practitioner and interested in carrying the Microbiome Labs line of products in your practice, you may register for a free account here: http://bit.ly/2Jwqycl
If you are a patient or retail client looking to order any of our products, you may visit the following link and find a licensed practitioner near you who carries the Microbiome Labs line: http://bit.ly/2JuZqKH
Joanna Yaromy and Andrea discuss access to health and the changing landscape of health care in this country. Yaromy is a gamechanger working to make integrative healthcare more accessible and accepted through her work as the program director of the Integrative Health Program at Front Range Community College. Her work is challenging the status quo and she is making major positive changes in the world of health care!
Anne Genson, the founder of Sproutin' Up joins Andrea to talk about food insecurity, the foundation of Sproutin' Up, and how Sproutin' Up has grown over the last 10 years. Currently, Sproutin' Up makes a major impact on the lives of youths in Larimer County who are facing food insecurity, teaches youths of all ages about growing food, and provides job training opportunities. If you want to get involved, on April 12, join Sproutin' Up for the Dirty Boot Spring party and fundraiser at The Botanique in Fort Collins, CO and learn more at Sproutinup.com.
Kimsey Self has completed the Master Nutrition Therapy program from the Nutrition Therapy Institute (NTI) and is currently pursuing her PhD in Natural Medicine from International Quantum University, a school specializing in degree programs in natural and integrative medicine based on the science of quantum physics. She has also completed additional training in functional medicine, including Functional Blood Chemistry, Functional Brain Chemistry, and Environmental Toxicity and Detoxification. In this episode, Kimsey and Andrea discuss intermittent fasting, the ketogenic diet as a therapeutic short-term solution, toxic overload and how our bodies are designed to heal.
Learn more about Kimsey's work at progressivehealthandwellness.com.
Dr. Ed Carriere was a traditional allopathic doctor working in intensive care before he got diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and cancer. At that point in his career he did a 2 year integrative medical fellowship and shifted his whole mindset about medicine. He has become a wealth of knowledge for integrative cancer care and he is changing the world of health care with his approach to treatment.
We are lucky that Dr. Carriere will be joining us at The Wunder Health Summit on April 6th to talk about inflammation, the microbiome, and how it all relates to disease.
Christy Thiel joins us for the podcast to talk about the what CBD Oil is and what benefits it can bring to the body. As a nutritionist, Christy was looking for something to help people regulate inflammation. When she learned about CBD it was a game changer! Now Christy works with Functional Remedies to help educate practitioners about the uses and benefits of CBD.
Christy is joining us as the MC for our Wunder Health Summit on April 6th. She is a brilliant woman and will help to inspire us for this transformative mindshare!
Jacki Carr is a speaker, leadership consultant, and co-founder of Rock Your Bliss, a yoga inspired coaching movement. Jacki and Andrea get deep as they talk about transformation, listening to your gut, and how our limiting beliefs can be overcome. This episode will light you up and get you inspired to tap into your potential.
Jacki will be joining us as a speaker at The Wunder Health Summit on April 6th, where she will get everyone inspired to listen to their gut. Learn more about Jacki’s work at Jackicarr.com
Dr. Blair talks about the Endocannbinoid System and how it influences nearly every system of our body. Dr. Blair works with Elixinol to provide education and high quality CBD products to patients and practitioners. He also explains how CBD molecules work to up-regulate our system. In this conversation he clarifies the science behind CBD and shares some inspiring information on how CBD is making a huge impact in the treatment of disease and how it supports balanced moods and better sleep.
Janelle Devlin joins us to talk about the amazing work that Amare Global is doing to change the way that mental health is addressed. Janelle was a nurse and then transitioned into a more holistic approach. This podcast is all about the connection between our gut health and our mental wellbeing and how that can be addressed through the use of prebiotics and probiotics, and why it is more involved than just taking any strain of probiotics. Learn more about Amare Global products and Janelle's work, at MyGutBrainAxis.com
Carl and Kimberley Malone, of The Natural Path, join us to talk about their work together as a naturopath and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner. They focus on muscle response testing and using a heart sound recorder to get a fuller picture of their patients’ health. We are all energetic beings and Carl and Kimberley are all about using energy to heal both emotional and physical ailments in order to move people towards a space where they are maintaining health.
These are the links to the books and movie that were mentioned in this podcast:
Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert
Biology of Belief Bruce Lipton
Movie - What the Bleep Do We Know
Did you know that your oral health can impact your overall wellbeing? Diseases that start in your mouth have been linked to damaging effects in your body. This week, Dr. Sharla Aronson, a biological dentist, explains why our health starts in our mouth.
Listen up if you have kiddos, because she gives some great tips for helping them start life with good oral hygiene, and she gives us adults some guidelines for balanced whole-body health. This interview covers heavy metal toxicity, fluoride, bacteria, and brings the discussion of health to the next level. To learn more about Dr. Aronson's practice check out Aronsonfamilydental.com.
Sunday, March 10: Dr. Scott Shannon, inspiring game changer in the field of psychiatry, joins us on the podcast this week. We talk about the use of MDMA and Ketamine to treat trauma and depression. In Dr. Shannon's experience, the tools currently being used in psychiatry are not effective.Depression is about to become the top disabling illness in the world, despite being a heavily medicated nation, the US is seeing an increase in depression and suicide. As a nation, our nutrition has deteriorated, we get less sleep, use electronics more, we spend less time in supportive community environments----we are disconnected. Dr. Shannon wants to use symptoms as call to action instead of an invitation for overmedication. His practice looks at lifestyle diet, relationships, diet, work, work and abuse history. We are excited to be sharing this podcast this weekend right after the FDA has approved a new depression medication that Dr. Shannon talked about in this episode. If you are interested in learning about that new medication check out this article from the New York Times.Listen where you enjoy podcasts or on WunderHealth.com
Curious about what CBD is? Kathleen and Elaine the co-founders of Sonder Grace, a CBD company, chat with Andrea about CBD, how it helps inflammation, influences neurotransmitters, and the positive impact that it can have on your overall health. These women have created a great product and we are thrilled to have them join us as partners at the Wunder Life Wellness + Beauty Expo!
Learn more about their product and find out about becoming an affiliate on their website, SonderGrace.com.
Dr. Elizabeth Ryan is a leading microbiome researcher from Colorado State University. Her research focuses on how the diet influences the microbiome, some work includes studying rice and legumes and the impact they have on the microbiomes of colorectal cancer patients. Our conversation covers so much information from the importance of fiber intake, to the discussion of grain free diets, and the places that microbiome research is going that could radically alter our understanding of health. Listen to this episode and get a great understanding of what is going on inside of our guts and how our microbiomes can help us to be resilient if they are treated right!
We are thrilled that Dr. Ryan will be joining us at The Gut Check Summit and sharing her expansive understanding of this amazing universe inside of us.
Our bodies are resilient and adaptable. The more we challenge ourselves, the more resilience we can build. Adria Lake’s change in perspective came after her diagnosis with early on-set MS. She had worked in the wellness industry for 20 years and realized that for all of our efforts, we haven’t really prevented much and wellness has become an aspirational and unattainable concept. Adria's work is shifting consciousness for people and companies across the world, by teaching people to be connected to their bodies by not being in constant comfort. Resilience is intuitive and challenging, and those challenges open us up to a more curious, joyful life.
Find out more about Adria’s Resilience-based Wellness Principles and Philosophy at AWLakewellness.com and see her designs at AWLakedesigns.com.
Janine Martin Horst is a nutritional therapist and lead instructor for the Nutritional Therapy Association. In this conversation, she and Andrea dive deep into the world of eating right for autoimmune diseases and thyroid conditions. Janine dissects the GAPS and AIP diets and enlightens us about what is happening in the gut when someone is healthy and when there is an immune reaction.
This conversation will teach you about how our bodies are resilient and designed to heal if you treat your gut right. Learn more about Janine’s work at taprootwellness.com and check out the Nutritional Therapy Association. NTA is offering their Foundational Wellness program for free to VIP Gut Check Summit guests, register for your VIP pass today!
Today, Andrea sits down with the founder of Fitness Festival Events, fitness guru and inspiring coach, Rachel Pastor. You will be moved by her story. Find out all about what drives her to help others transform their lives and the world!
Stephen Harms, acupuncturist and author, joins Andrea for a conversation about SEX! His new book Sex Your Temple is a modern exploration of “left-handed meditations.” These are the once secret and sacred meditation techniques that are meant to move sexual energy throughout the body. This conversation explores the movement of energy to catalyze change, whether it be to hormone cycles or to rejuvenate immunity. Andrea and Stephen discuss the qualities of Yin and Yang energy, the social implications of a sexually repressed society, and the abundance of people who feeling starved for sex, love and attention. It gets deep folks! Join Wunder Health and this inspiring healer in this compelling conversation that may just make you take up meditation! Stephen Harms’ new book, Sex Your Temple, is available through Wisdomvein.com
Suzanne Carver is a yoga instructor and massage therapist who has studied extensively and now teaches women about the importance of their pelvic floors. After traveling around the world and studying with physical therapists, doctors, dulas, and healers, Suzanne now helps women dealing with incontinence, or pain, helping women who are preparing for childbirth, and beyond. Through her Empowered Pelvis series, Suzanne teaches women about their bodies, how to strengthen the pelvic floor area, and how to get comfortable with themselves.
To learn more about Suzanne’s work and find out how to sign up for her upcoming workshops, go to SuzanneCarver.com
Leslie Nance, radio personality, cancer survivor and cancer nutrition coach, tells us all about her experience fighting cancer and how that transformed her life. She zumba-ed through radiation and then became a plant-based chef, food blogger and a certified holistic nutritionist and cancer coach. When working with new clients, Leslie works on mindset, reducing fear, stress and anxiety around the disease. She works one-on-one, helping clients to create a map to build a healthy lifestyle and change their perspective on cancer. Leslie is an inspiring soul. See her work at go2kitchens.com and check out Fork it Over Radio.
Nicole Eckman joins us to talk about the intricate world of functional nutrition. Through her work at Enlightenment Nutrition, Nicole helps to guide people to the right dietary lifestyle choice for them! She often encourages new patients to keep a log of their food, or take note when they feel symptoms. The key for starting on the journey to finding your healthy diet is to listen to your body and let it provide signals.
In our conversation, we get into neurotransmitters and the all important brain gut connection, we talk about finding a balance in your diet between carbohydrates, protein, and fat, and finding what is right for you. Interested in intermittent fasting? We touch on that too. This conversation is packed full of with great information, tune in!
To follow Nicole’s work, go to EnlightenmentNutrition.com
We sit down with Jon Van Dyke, an ultramarathon runner, and his wife Brianna, to talk about what makes a person want to run 100 miles, what that is like for a family, and how running has helped him with recovery from addiction. Jon got sober three years ago. He knew all aspects of his life needed to change and that it was time to make some new habits. He joined a local running group and realized that there were a lot of kindred spirits in the community. Besides finding a group of people to help him as he made his journey into sobriety, he also found the inspiration to challenge himself. This August, Jon finished the Run Rabbit Run 100 mile race in Steamboat Springs, CO. We discuss his training, how the commitment of running 12-14 or more hours per week affected his family, what completing this run meant to him and those who love him. This was a truly heartwarming and inspiring story of family and overcoming obstacles in life. Prepare to be inspired and maybe lace up those running shoes!
We sit down with author and cancer fighter Katie Doble. She tells us all about her upcoming memoir, Love, Your Future Happy Self. Katie tells us about her journey to health during cancer treatments and beyond. Katie gets real with us about how cancer is a bitch and what she has done to deal with the challenges that cancer forced her to confront. We talk about self care, guilt, diet and boundaries. She tells us all about how she has grown to love cooking and develop good eating habits for the first time in her life. Prepare to be inspired by her story. Check in on Katie’s progress, read her blog and keep an eye out for her book on her website, FutureHappySelf.com .
On today's show, we chatted with Sierra Goldstein, creator of H2a Botanicals organic beauty line + true queen of intention and ritual. Sierra digs deep about the importance of self love and care and how she developed a product line with high vibration and the intention to be a vehicle to pass on ancient rituals. Find out more at H2aBotanicals.com.
Sierra Goldstein is a highly motivated and successful young entrepreneur. Her lifelong journey of project based learning, international travel, and strategic relationship building has given her the tools needed to be a top expert in her field. After studying with herbalists for over 3 years, Sierra branched off and started her own company, H2a Botanicals, rooted in beauty rituals and ancient infusions. She surrounds herself with the people and environments that foster growth and abundance. Her go-get it initiative has had her featured in a FastCompany article, a PBS documentary, two TEDx talks, and a panel speaker at SXSW in Austin all about young entrepreneurship and alternative learning.
On the podcast, we are joined by Crystal Melanson, founder of Zen Functional Wellness. Crystal is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, FDN® Health and Nutrition Practitioner & Certified Natural Chef. Crystal and Andrea sit down to talk about nutrition in various stages of life and how testing can help create a clearer picture of what is happening in your gut. They discuss the role of a practitioner as a guide to your health, but how ultimately, people need to learn to listen to their bodies to determine if various lifestyle and dietary shake ups are actually helping. This episode is a great introduction to what you can expect from working with a functional nutritionist and there are some great takeaways on how to approach gut health balance.
Find more info on Crystal’s work at ZenFunctionalWellness.com or follow her on instagram @zenfunctionalwellness
Terese Shanley is an intuitive healer working to channel the light! After 30 years as a hospice nurse, Terese felt the call to move to a different realm of healing. She is yoga and meditation practitioner and teacher and has trained extensively in many different areas of healing. She is transforming the world by introducing people to their souls, to who they are, to showing them their intuitive gifts.
In this episode, we talk about the difference between the ego and the soul and what purpose the ego serves in guiding us to understanding who we are and evolving our souls. This is a conversation about energy that created us, understanding the power of surrendering and tapping into deep awareness.
Terese created The Holy Spirit Deck with artist Erin Leaper. There is a source of love and from that love comes angels, saints and guides.
What is yours? This card deck is an expression of Terese’s and we found this conversation with her to be warm, open and enlightening.
Meet Terese and pick up your Holy Spirit Deck at Unfoldingdivinity.com
In this conversation with Dr. Mary Rondeau, co-founder of The Wholeness Center, an integrative mental health center in Fort Collins, we talk about kids, food, and how food affects their behavior during times of developmental change. For everyone, regardless of age, diet is critical in treatment of any condition. Gut health provides the environment for bacteria that affect mental functioning and development.
In our conversation, Dr. Rondeau sheds light on how the microbiome develops in kids’ guts, when picky eating develops and how to handle it. There is an important connection to food that everyone should be supporting in kids, from making meals a social event, involoving kids in prep and shopping and encouraging kids be curious about food.
For more information on Dr. Rondeau and The Wholeness Center, go to Wholeness.com or follow Dr. Rondeau on Youtube as the Wholeness Chef.
Dr. Shawn Talbott Chief Science Officer & Founding Executive of Amare Global
Over the past 3-5 years, more science has come out around mental wellness. Science is showing us that mental health is not just our brain functioning. It includes our guts. Amare Global seeks to optimize mental wellness by addressing more than just the chemical imbalances in the brain. They are working to measure what is off and what leads to imbalances and then address the brain and gut issues at the same time.
Dr. Shawn Talbott started his career in exercise science, nutrition and human performance. He was drawn into mental health after his brother died of a drug overdose. This drove his career towards where he is now, developing products that help people balance their mental wellbeing.
Our conversation with Dr. Shawn Talbott addresses the microbiome, mental health, addiction, stress resilience and our culture’s readiness to discuss mental wellness. We talk about building lifestyle regimes that create mental and physical wellness.
Find out more about Dr. Shawn and his work at Amare Global at https://www.amare.com/