A Healthy Curiosity

A Healthy Curiosity

Exploring strategies for holistic health, happiness, and personal evolution: what it takes to be well in a busy world. Blending the wisdom of Chinese Medicine, functional medicine, Ayurveda, neuroscience and psychology, you'll get practical tips you can use right away. You know that health and happiness aren’t things you can outsource. You’ve also got a full plate, and making the time to take care of yourself can be challenging. A Healthy Curiosity is here to support you. Host Brodie Welch, L.Ac., is an expert in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, a holistic health coach, as well as a teacher and practitioner of qi gong, meditation, yoga, lifestyle and diet counseling who tries to walk her talk about health and mindfulness as a recovering Type-A, parent, and business owner. You'll find interviews with fellow experts in Chinese Medicine and natural health care about the conditions we treat and strategies we use clinically; simple self-care tips to help you feel calm, centered, and energized; and personal chats where we explore what gets in the way of our best intentions: perfectionism, big goals, habits and routines, chronic pain, overwork and overwhelm, boundaries, limiting beliefs — and what it takes to overcome such obstacles mindfully.... Show More

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July 29, 2020 42 min

Do you suspect that you could have more energy or feel better than you currently do? Viewing our bodies as interconnected ecosystems, it follows that these feelings and symptoms are often indicative of different kinds of stressors and upstream problems that are difficult to identify.

Reed Davis agrees and he brings a fascinating perspective to this conversation where we can blend the holistic paradigms of Chinese Medicine and Funct...

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As we age, our bodies can send us messages about what's happening and what we need to do in the form of symptoms. With the proper investment of time and energy along with guidance from someone knowledgeable in the field, we can bring drastic transformation to our lives.

Dr. Kyrin Dunston, M.D. is one such guide helping people along this path. If you're interested in learning about how to adapt your diet and lifestyle as you...

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July 15, 2020 46 min

There are any number of reasons that you may be experiencing heaviness right now. Fortunately, there are methods available to all of us for altering our physiology through the breath, blasts of cold, and sound that can help to alleviate those feelings.

Josh Solar has been tinkering with different aspects of his biology in order to affect the mind and consciousness for years. What he's learned, from breathwork to binaural beats,...

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One of the greatest strengths inherent to Chinese Medicine is the focus on getting specific to the individual and the symptoms they're expressing, rather than only focusing on the predetermined diagnosis and treatment.

Brehan Crawford brings this lens to treating chronic conditions like Lyme Disease. Through Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, Brehan helps patients not only support their immune system with the specific changes th...

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July 1, 2020 41 min

Trauma is unfortunately an all too common reality. This leads to unknowingly connecting everyday triggers to life threatening feelings which can have drastic effects on our well-being and the trajectory of our lives.

Liz Mullinar is committed to the vision that everyone deserves a good life and to heal from their trauma. To that end, she helps people find meaningful, permanent healing and trains others to be able to help as well. 

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June 24, 2020 64 min

With so many personality assessments and indicators out there, it can be easy to fall into a rigid idea of what traits you feel you have to embody. Dr. Benjamin Hardy is here to discuss why you aren't just who you are, though. He encourages us to see ourselves as being far more dynamic than a Myers-Briggs or Enneagram type might make you feel.

By viewing our purpose and goals as ongoing shapers of our personality, we can influe...

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Given the frenetic pace of life we deal with today, it's useful to mine the wisdom traditions for ways to slow down and embody feelings like contentment and inner peace.

Dr. Rick Hanson is dedicated to connecting western psychology, the contemplative traditions of the world, and the latest brain science to craft accessible ways for everyone to cultivate lasting qualities of mind and heart to carry with us. In this conversation,...

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At a time when racism's effects on the US are on display, as they've been with the most recent slayings of unarmed Black men and women, it can be difficult to distill our feelings into words, but speaking out imperfectly is important and better than staying silent.

Thousands lives have ended too early due to issues of institutionalized racism. In an effort to catalyze both reflection and action, this episode will hopefully ...

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May 27, 2020 57 min

There's a lot of fascinating research being done that continues to bridge the gap between Chinese Medicine and the conventional western medical approach. Dr. Mel Hopper Koppelman joins this conversation to discuss what she's been seeing in the research of Chinese Medicine and acupuncture.

Using her expertise across multiple medical disciplines, Dr. Koppelman shares with us how drawing on a variety of approaches gives us the...

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May 13, 2020 40 min

What happens when we stop trying to actively find the solutions for health problems and instead stop to listen to the information coming to us?

Megan Caper uses a whole other way of getting information about the body outside of the typical method of relying solely on thinking. To begin addressing the underlying iceberg of symptoms and patterns in her patients' lives, Megan's approach is to get out of the mode of thinking an...

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We typically know the things we need to do to take better care of ourselves, so why is it so difficult to make healthy choices and prioritize those healthy habits?

Erika Flint shares why the awareness usually isn't enough and that we need to take a look under the hood at what's driving our behavior from a subconscious level. Through her expertise as a hypnotist, she helps people to change their inner operating system in ord...

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In this time of social distancing and isolation, one of our natural tendencies is to eat as a way of coping with stress and anxiety. Tricia Nelson is an expert in this connection between eating and emotions and she cautions against trying to use food to feed our soul hunger.

Tricia offers some great insight and practical advice into ways to slow down and reevaluate what underlying feelings might be nudging us towards attempting to ...

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A lack of confidence can be a huge roadblock in many aspects of our lives, but fortunately we can cultivate this in ourselves. Dr. Joan Rosenberg joins us to share how looking inward at how we approach life can be a pathway to deepening our sense of confidence.

Dr. Rosenberg provides a framework for moving through that which is unpleasant in order to achieve congruence with our bodies and feelings. Happiness, in her definition, is ...

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Despite the significant percentage of women affected by polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, it often goes undiagnosed or diagnosed incorrectly. If you're a women concerned about irregular periods, problems with ovulation, or other symptoms, this episode could be particularly relevant.

Melissa Lee joins this conversation to examine different pieces of the PCOS puzzle. Rather than finding medications that mask the symptoms, Melis...

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When we're trying to stay healthy, it's crucial to remember there are multiple ways of looking at our health and multiple paths to creating balance in our own ecosystems. During this COVID-19 pandemic, how can we approach restoring our balance through a combination of Chinese Medicine and western medicine?

Dr. Sandra Subotich dives deep into some ways that we can work to stay happy and healthy in these stressful times. She ...

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Incorporating a therapeutic diet and lifestyle is a central tenet of a lot of different approaches to health. It's always fascinating to see where these paradigms collide and reinforce one another, so hearing about the amazing results Dr. Terry Wahls has seen is truly inspirational.

If you've been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis or really any autoimmune disease, Dr. Wahls' research is a great window into how focusing ...

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March 18, 2020 20 min

As we’re grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, conditions are changing super fast so it’s crucial we find ways to stay strong, resilient, and connected with one another. With the safety of our communities at stake, the responsibility to flatten the curve and be there for each other without physically being there for each other is on all of us.

If you’re feeling stressed or scared, you are certainly not alone. You’re invited into th...

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Fertility problems are often a lonely and stressful experience, but Denise Wiesner joins this conversation to share why that doesn't have to be the case.

Denise is a fellow acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine expert that focuses on helping people find balance in their bodies. From menstrual disorders to menopause, Denise helps women to relieve the anxiety around their bodies and regain the sensuality in relationships.

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February 26, 2020 47 min

Ensuring that our bones stay strong throughout our health span means not waiting until retirement to think about it. Bone health expert Margie Bissinger shares how we can take care of our bones pro-actively, beyond just exercise.

In a really interesting congruency with Chinese Medicine, Margie's research and experience illustrates just how interwoven our bone health is with all kinds of other parts of our lives, even as far as ...

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February 19, 2020 38 min

Contrary to the prevailing way of thinking, aging does not have to be about deterioration. Debra Atkinson joins this conversation to help us embrace the importance of our mindset and shift it to help us feel as young as we think.

Debra is all about helping women be happy, healthy, independent, and vital so this episode will definitely resonate if you're a woman over 40 that's focused on staying active and in shape in the se...

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