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Dr. Elizabeth Markle - A New Approach to Creating Wellness

Dr. Elizabeth Markle - A New Approach to Creating Wellness

January 3, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Markle – A New Approach to Creating Wellness: A Behavioral Pharmacy

Aired Friday, January 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

When your doctor prescribes medication, they say something like, “It will be ready at the pharmacy, your insurance will cover it, and the pharmacist will help you understand the dosing.” Great! Yet, what about the behavioral-change prescriptions (advice) you are given, such as exercise more, eat better, and reduce stress?

Too often, the doctor gives you behavioral-change ‘prescriptions’ and says, “Good luck. See you in 6 months.” Leaving you with thoughts like ‘well, that sounds good, but how do I start?’ Or ‘I thought I was eating properly?’ Without the right behavioral-change setting, these types of behavioral prescriptions, while well-intended, go no-where.

Our guest has co-created a solution to ease the implementation of those behavioral-prescriptions. Elizabeth Markle, Ph.D., is co-founder of Open Source Wellness, a nonprofit place-based space offering experiential behavioral health and wellness. She shares with us this powerful wellness model designed to function as a ‘Behavioral Pharmacy.’

Open Source Wellness’ mission is community-as-medicine. They strive to leverage the power of a community to transform health outcomes by preventing and reversing chronic disease through a clinically-proven, low-cost, long-lasting behavior change program. Dr. Markle shares many of the techniques Open Source Wellness clients have implemented to create successful behavioral change, including tips on the ‘big-four’ behavioral prescriptions:

– Exercise more

– Eat Better

– Reduce your stress

– Get some social support plus so many great implementation and success strategies for well-being…

More about our guest:

Elizabeth Markle, Ph.D., is dedicated to multi-theoretical and multi-level approaches to individual and community health and healing. Her research has focused on social support, social capital, and social sustainability in the context of intentional community. Elizabeth’s current area of study and innovation is around combining clinical expertise with social entrepreneurship to create sustainable, thriving cultures of health and wellness. Learn more at www.OpenSourceWellness.org and listen to this intriguing chat with Dr. Markle on the wellness model that’s creating excellent health outcomes Friday, January 3rd, at 7 PM ET.

Elizabeth Kipp - Changing Your Chronic Pain to Peace

Elizabeth Kipp - Changing Your Chronic Pain to Peace

December 20, 2019

Elizabeth Kipp – Changing Your Chronic Pain to Peace

Aired Friday, December 20, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

In this episode, we welcome, Elizabeth Kipp. Elizabeth is a best-selling author, yoga-informed addiction recovery coach, stress and chronic pain management specialist, Ancestral Clearing Practitioner, Bilateral EFT/Tapping Practitioner, and Kundalini Yoga teacher.

She overcame chronic pain and addiction caused by childhood abuse and chronic health issues by acknowledging trauma and using spiritual and scientific methods to change a life-time of pain to peace. She believes she is proof that if she can heal from chronic pain, anyone can. She shares with us
• How the 80/20 rule applies to healing
• How you can accept how you feel in the moment and quickly move through pain
• What you might be doing that contributes to pain
• And what to do if you or someone you know is an ‘Olympic-level control freak’ plus so much more…

Today Kipp’s mission is to spread the word that we can heal from chronic pain—it does not have to be a life sentence. She now works to help others achieve the same healing for themselves that she experienced directly from the work she teaches. She is the author of “The Way Through Chronic Pain: Tools to Reclaim Your Healing Power.”

Elizabeth offers one-on-one and group sessions in stress and chronic pain management and addiction recovery, Forgiveness & Ancestral Clearing, Kundalini yoga and meditation, and conscious communication. Discover more at: https://Elizabeth-Kipp.com

Listen to our life-changing chat Friday, December 20th at 7PM ET and later in podcast and video.

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Melanie Weller - What Happens in the Vagus Nerve, Rarely Stays in the Vagus Nerve

Melanie Weller - What Happens in the Vagus Nerve, Rarely Stays in the Vagus Nerve

December 6, 2019

Melanie Weller – What Happens in the Vagus Nerve, Rarely Stays in the Vagus Nerve

Aired Friday, December 6, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

In this week’s episode, we are talking ‘all things vagus nerve’ and why our guest Melanie Weller, affectionally dubbed the body whisperer by her clients, says we are making healing way too hard. Melanie is the world’s leading expert in treating the vagus nerve as a pinched nerve, and she will share with us how we accidentally lock into our body past traumas plus

• Why chronic pain is locked in our limbic system.
• How the vagus nerve allows our heart to ‘speak.’
• Why our bodies often take the path of least resistance
• The theory of how our nervous system syncs with the electromagnetic field of the earth… plus so much more.

In this wide-ranging, fascinating interview, Melanie and I explore overlooks areas of dis-ease and why it’s essential to study. Melanie Weller PT, MPT, OCS, ATC has an extensive background in treating patients no-one else could help. She now focuses on mitigating burnout and optimizing performance in entertainers, athletes, and medical professionals. She is a Physical Therapist, board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Athletic Trainer, and Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults. Find out more at: www.melanieweller.com

Join us Friday December 6th, at 7PM ET and later in podcast and video.

Dr. Jenny Tufenkian - Health Hacks for Cold and Flu Season

Dr. Jenny Tufenkian - Health Hacks for Cold and Flu Season

November 29, 2019

Dr. Jenny Tufenkian – Health Hacks for Cold and Flu Season

Aired Friday, November 29, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

It’s all around us, runny noses, coughing, sneezing, oh my…! It makes you want to run and hide this time of year… No need, as our guest, Dr. Jenny Tufenkian, ND, shares with us great tips and tricks for staying healthy during this time of year, even with an autoimmune. Having cured herself of CFS, Dr. Jenny has been practicing and teaching functional medicine for over two decades. In this episode, she shows us the steps we can take to protect ourselves, family, and friends from the dreaded ‘crud’ including:

• What to do immediately upon feeling, “I might be coming down with something…”

• How to reduce the ‘spread of germs’ if a family member brings ‘it’ home

• Things we can do to strengthen our immune system

Plus so much more…

Our guest, Dr. Jenny Tufenkian, works primarily with complex medical issues and chronically ill patients. She digs deep into the available research to leave no stone unturned when helping patients… as she says she was ‘a hard case’ herself. Using what she has learning healing herself and others, she now has distilled everything into her signature’ Core Vitality Program.’ Learn more at: https://www.drjennytufenkian.com/

And listen to this timely and essential chat Friday, November 29th at 7PM ET and later in podcast and video.

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Caroline Aylward - Body Image and Well-Being

Caroline Aylward - Body Image and Well-Being

November 15, 2019

Caroline Aylward – Body Image and Well-Being: Crafting the Balance Between Striving and You Are Enough

Aired Friday, November 15, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

In this episode, host Sharon Sayler welcomes Caroline Aylward, the creator of ‘Get A Helmet,’ a company focused on heart-centered storytelling through video + audio. Caroline’s journey through body image issues, anxiety, and depression have taught this resilient thriver essential life lessons that she is now sharing with us, and in a film, she is producing and directing on womxn’s body image challenges and self-worth. Caroline shares with us her hard-won insights, tips, and techniques, including:

• How to overcome media stereotypes that create a culture of disempowering thoughts and feelings,
• Ways to move through ‘it all’ with ease, even in those moments when it feels painful and scary,
• What to do when you uncover festering feelings of resistance and
• Her personal experience of body image recovery plus so much more…

About our Guest:

Caroline Aylward creates brand documentaries for female-identifying small business owners, artists, and makers. She also offers 1:1 mentorship sessions for womxn ready to unapologetically reconnect to their power, release shame surrounding their body image + relieve anxiety. Get A Helmet is also a podcast — focused on spirituality, creativity, and wellness — available on iTunes, Spotify, and anywhere you download your podcasts. Caroline is shooting a film on womxn’s body image and self-worth in Boston with an all female-identifying crew + cast. Learn more at: www.getahelmet.co

Join our exploration of body image, wellness, and well-being Friday, November 15th at 7 PM ET and later in podcast and video.

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Stephen Hobbs - How The Stories We Tell Ourself Create Well-being (or not)

Stephen Hobbs - How The Stories We Tell Ourself Create Well-being (or not)

November 8, 2019

Stephen Hobbs – How The Stories We Tell Ourself Create Well-being (or not)

Aired Friday, November 8, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

Celebrating our 250th episode! Today, we explore how we create our narratives (stories) and assign meaning to them. These stories help create our current and future well-being. Join me, host Sharon Sayler and fellow ‘word-nerd’ Stephen Hobbs as we examine how we co-create the stories we tell our selves and how they often foretell our future.

Stephen Hobbs, co-founder of the International Mentoring Community is committed to the development of natural educators who deliver extraordinary experiences with their communities ‘in their words.’ In this episode, Stephen shares the importance of being mindful of the stories we are telling our self plus

• How we frame stories based on our past, present, and/or future create our outcomes,

• Why the way we share our life stories from our future including our health,

• Ways to design your future based on both history and mystery language and so much more…

About our Guest:

Stephen Hobbs is also an eco-creator, entrepreneur, writer, and philanthropist for children and trees. Stephen has published 15 books, book chapters, magazine articles, and blog posts. And, developed and delivered 500+ workshops and online courses around the world. Learn more at: www.WellthMovement.com

Join our philosophical exploration of how we form our future Friday, November 8th at 7PM ET and later in podcast and video.

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Alicia Dattner - When Finding Your Funny Bone Helps You Feel Better

Alicia Dattner - When Finding Your Funny Bone Helps You Feel Better

November 1, 2019

Alicia Dattner – When Finding Your Funny Bone Helps You Feel Better

Aired Friday, November 1, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM ET

While most of living with a chronic condition isn’t funny, sometimes I just have to laugh at the absurdity of it all — from the embarrassment of my a** hanging out the back of a hospital gown to my body sometimes having a mind of its own…

Recently, I’ve been working on finding my funny bone and enjoying the well-being benefits of laughter with the award-winning stand-up comedian and comedy-coach Alicia Dattner. I like to say she has helped me maintain my ‘sanity through laughter’ at times… In this week’s episode, Alicia shares tips on using humor and laughter to create a positive mindset and well-being, plus

• How humor and laughter are positive disruptions to the status quo,
• How fun can be part of your spiritual path,
• Overcoming the illusion of what is a reality,
• Simple ways to exercise your laughter muscle,
and so much more…

More about Alicia Dattner:

Like most of us, Alicia learned early to find the humor in the dysfunction she saw all about her. She has turned that learning into a fantastic career that has seen her perform with Maria Bamford, Ali Wong, Moshe Kasher, Arj Barker, Kate Willett, Ann Randolph, and many more luminaries. Alicia has been mentored by talented comedians over the years, including W. Kamau Bell (HBO, FX), Eugene Mirman (Flight of the Conchords), and Bill Santiago (Huffington Post, CNN, Comedy Central). And, she’s been knocking the tube socks off audiences at clubs like The Improv and Gotham Comedy Club, playing in San Francisco, New York, London, Hollywood, Honolulu, Bali, and Bombay. Learn more at: www.AliciaDattner.com

And, join Alicia and I share a laugh or two Friday, November 1st, at 7PM ET — later in podcast and videocast.

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Dr. Don Wood - When Your Danger Response Sees Danger Everywhere

Dr. Don Wood - When Your Danger Response Sees Danger Everywhere

October 25, 2019

Dr. Don Wood – When Your Danger Response Sees Danger Everywhere

Aired Friday, October 25, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM ET

Is it a daily battle with feeling like your mind is full of glitches and error messages? Often with autoimmune, it can feel like not just our body is out of control, your mind and emotions are too.

In this episode, Dr. Don Wood from InspiredPerformanceInstitute.com shares some of the effects of trauma on the human brain and ways to restore optimal brain function in the aftermath of trauma. His methodology uses advancements in neuroscience and proprietary techniques known as ‘The Inspired Performance Program (TIPP)’ and ‘NEURO XP.’ He shares how to reset your mind when it is burdened with trauma so that you can clear the way to greater calm, focus and optimal performance, plus

• How to move between a quiet mind and an active state,
• How your unconscious mind works when it perceives danger,
• How unresolved trauma creates inflammation,
And so much more…

Dr. Don Wood Ph.D. is the author of ‘You Must Be Out of Your Mind’ and founder of the Inspired Performance Institute, a company devoted to a better understanding of the effects of trauma on the human brain and how to restore optimal brain function in the aftermath of trauma. Learn more at www.inspiredperformanceinstitute.com.

If you are tired of being told to live with PTSD and other unwanted ‘danger’ signals, listen to this intriguing interview about sensory awareness and behavioral flexibility first on October 25th at 7 PM ET and later in podcast and video.

Dr. Jamie Turndorf - Reparenting

Dr. Jamie Turndorf - Reparenting

October 11, 2019

Dr. Jamie Turndorf – Reparenting: Is Childhood Triggers and Traumas Affecting Your Health Now?

Aired Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM ET

Ever thought about re-parenting yourself due to your ‘de-formative years?’ as our guest Dr. Jamie Turndorf, calls childhood. In this raw, real, and slightly blunt chat, Dr. Jamie shares her personal story of spiritual reconnection with her beloved deceased husband, internationally renowned former Jesuit priest Emile Jean Pin. Dr. Turndorf has created a groundbreaking grief therapy method that combines her acclaimed conflict-resolution techniques with after-death communication. Using the same methods, Dr. Jamie shares how we can re-parent our self to let go of old traumas; she also shares:

• How to use your current intimate relationship for healing
• Overcoming resistance to re-parenting your inner child
• Ways to stop activation from past trauma and more…

More about our guest:

Dr. Jamie Turndorf is known to millions as Dr. Love, through her website, AskDrLove.com, and author of the book ‘Love never Dies.’

Dr. Turndorf is a highly sensitive, skilled doctor with 35 years of experience at helping people discover connection, vibrancy, love, and radical transformation. She is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop leader at the world’s top venues, such as Agape International, NY Open Center, Rythmia, and Kripalu.

More information about Dr. Jamie is at www.AskDrLove.com and listen to our interview on Friday, October 11th, at 7PM ET and later in podcast and videocast.

The information provided on UnderstandingAutoimmune.com, Life Interrupted Radio.com and The Autoimmune Hour is for educational purposes only.

Keith Engelhardt - Simple Ways to Support Your Immune System

Keith Engelhardt - Simple Ways to Support Your Immune System

October 4, 2019

Keith Engelhardt – Simple Ways to Support Your Immune System with Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness

Aired Friday, October 4, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM ET

Master Yoga/Meditation/Mindfulness instructor, Keith Engelhardt has committed decades to helping people reverse the impact of stress in their lives. In this episode, he shares that, according to recent research, prolonged stress and life-traumas have a strong correlation in exacerbating autoimmune symptoms. We can implement the simple techniques and tips he shares, and see a noticeable change in our levels of stress quickly, plus

• What is the difference between Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness,
• The 5-second rule to getting things done,
• How to master your mind, before it rules you,
• And more…

More About Our Guest:

Keith Engelhardt A.S., B.A., MYT is a member of the American Institute of Stress, and he has been teaching Hatha Yoga and Meditation for over 30 years at Dayton Ohio area institutions including Montgomery Co. Career Technology Center, The Dayton Heart Fitness Center, and Samaritan North Wellbeing Center.

He has also taught yoga to the touring cast of CATS ™. And, is a certified “Yoga2Life” ™ Mentor Life Coach, and has a certificate in Neuroscience & Yoga in the Treatment of Complex, Developmental, or Repeated Trauma.” He also works with yoga in the treatment of anxiety, PTSD, and depression.

More information is at https://neuroyoga.zone and https://totalhealth-summit.com and listen to this stress-reducing show Friday, October 4th at www.UnderstandingAutoimmune.com/StressFree. Later in podcast and videocast.

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