Curate Your Health with Dr Heather Hammerstedt

Curate Your Health with Dr Heather Hammerstedt

Dr Hammerstedt & her guests lightheartedly dig into health evidence and education to empower you into real sustainable lifestyle and mindset changes to curate your health future. Heather Hammerstedt MD is a double board certified physician, in emergency medicine and lifestyle medicine, an integrative nutrition coach, CEO of Wholist Lifestyle Medicine Coaching and Consults... and momma... who can't get enough of interviewing colleagues all over the map of medicine and health in the fields of food, leadership, exercise, weight management, mindset, mindfulness, and women's health just to get YOU the real information you can trust about YOU, your body, your and your family's health future. Real talk, real tips, real professionals, and real FUN with no BS info. Join us today! And remember, Who you choose to be Matters. You are valuable, You are worth this, You are your WholeYou.

Episodes

August 12, 2022 35 min

Dr. Hammerstedt is joined today by Sean Lake to discuss how to stay Fit over Forty. He talks about his transition from being an active snowboarder in his 20s - to then being in his 30s, with less activity and not liking the way he felt. He started to exercise realizing that he craved physical activity. He discusses how fitness is a major tool in being able to give you energy to be the parent/ person you want to be. It is all about ...

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Dr. Hammerstedt is joined today by Jeff Chilton to discuss the health benefits of mushrooms. Jeff talks about how mushrooms are low in calories, high in fiber, provide no starch, and are low in fats. He thinks mushrooms have been overlooked in the United States. He shares information about how supplementing mushrooms into our diets will stimulate our immune system. He hopes that by further educating people about the health benefits...

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July 29, 2022 61 min

Dr. Hammerstedt is joined today by Karen Mangum, Wholist’s Weight Wellness Coach, and Jennifer Guegen, Wholist’s Mindset Coach, to celebrate our 200th episode. For this milestone episode, we opened up the topics and questions from our audience. The coaches answered questions about how to gently pull yourself through a dip to find a healthy and happy self. They also talked about how to make these health lifestyles stainable without ...

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Rachel Freiman is here today to discuss how to become MindStrong. Her aim is to educate women and to cut through all the conflicting information. She talks about stepping back, wiping the slate clean and starting to approach health and fitness as a life skill. It is important to understand what diets you tried, why it didn’t work, be able to release the past, and start with a new skill base. It is basic human nature for our brain t...

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June 7, 2022 23 min

Jonathan Baktari MD is here today to discuss Post Covid New Normal. He talks about the vaccines and how it will be a seasonal vaccine moving forward. The vaccines will be especially important, especially with people with risk factors and the elderly. We will need to learn to live with Covid, and it will be part of viruses that people will get. He also mentions how Covid was an accelerator for many things, including: remote working,...

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Dr. Faryal Michaud is a board certified internist and a palliative care physician that is here today to discuss How To Have a Better Conversation About Your Health. She believes there is a misunderstanding of what palliative care is. She describes this type of care as a layer of support to help through the bumpy road of an illness, and to help families be able to connect to services. The layer of support is different for every pati...

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Rachelle McCloud joins us today to discuss how to Utilize Your Brain for Opportunity Despite Trauma. She discusses her personal struggles with mental health. She felt as though she was failing to thrive as a woman and a mother. Once she was able to restore her wellness through intervention therapy, she started helping others. She talks about the desire to be free, how to help your brain that may be stuck to resolve the issues. She ...

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Dr. George and Vanessa Naum join us today to discuss how to Strive to Thrive in Your Relationship. As marriage coaches, they discuss the stages of marriage, from romance to raising children together, from finding yourself to getting old together. They help couples find out what they really want and what they need help with. They work with couples to reconnect and how to disconnect from outside stresses.   

 

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Ari Tulla is here today to talk about Precision Nutrition-The What Now. His current company, Elo, was created to help people turn food into medicine so you can live life to the fullest. Elo collects information about your body and uses this data to understand what your body needs. The data is used to deliver the right nutrition so that you get healthy and stay healthy. You can find a link to his company at: https://www.elo.health/.

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Tandy Gutierrez joins us today to discuss Our Bodies as a Fitness Vessel. Fitness can look like many different things—it doesn’t have to be boiled down to running long distances or lifting heavy things. Small muscles, slow movements, and rest can all be just as important to our fitness and our results. Noticing what feels good to our bodies can be hard to do but can be so helpful in the long term. Tandy says, “less is the new more!...

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Hope Pedraza is here today to talk about Healing Your Gut for Sustainable Health. The gut microbiome is the bacteria (both good and bad) and enzymes that are living in your gut. There could be connections between gut health and diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, and things like mood and anxiety. Gut health is also connected to hormones. So, how do we heal our gut? What does this process look like? Plant-based foods can be a...

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Tammie Chang, MD joins us today to discuss Kind Intentional Boundaries. Boundaries are a relatively new concept that were essentially introduced to the public in the 1990’s, so they’re not something our parents (for example) grew up with. As women, we were socialized not to talk back or complain and to be caretakers and givers, so this makes the concept of boundaries extra difficult (and potentially feel negative). Burnout in women...

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February 24, 2022 27 min

Dr. Latifat Akintade joins us to discuss the topic: Money Fitness Equals Freedom. Financial education can feel overwhelming. How do you know what to do and how do you take care of your family financially? What might your future look like if you’re always worried about a paycheck? Dr. Latifat will talk to us about money fitness and share tips on money wellness. She’ll also answer questions like, are there helpful apps? What’s valuab...

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Dr. Laura Purdy is here today to discuss Telemedicine as a New Way Access Health. Telemedicine is a practice that’s not new and has become even more prevalent in the pandemic, but many people are skeptical about it. How can doctors provide quality care over video? How do you choose a doctor you can trust? Dr. Purdy gives us some clear direction and helpful information on telemedicine, as well as tips to prepare for your telemedicin...

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February 8, 2022 42 min

Sallyanne Pisk joins us today to discuss Nine Drivers for Eating. We are the experts when it comes to our minds and bodies and what they need in terms of nourishment. We can give ourselves permission to enjoy our food and be nourished. It’s possible to start a new relationship with food by developing a mindfulness base to eating and living. Curiosity with mindfulness helps remove the judgment we impose on ourselves with our choices...

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Marianne Sarcich discusses the topic, All About the Sisters - Breast Health, Breast Cancer, Breast Advocacy. Marianne was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in 2016 and explains how important it is to know your risk level--don’t be dismissed just because of your age. Women under 40 tend to get the most aggressive types of breast cancer! There's an assessment tool online that will create a personalized action plan for you as w...

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Dr. Vanessa Calderón, MD, MPP joins us today to discuss Using Neuroplasticity as a Tactic for Stress Response. Neuroplasticity refers to how the brain can shape, shift and remodel based on our perceptions. Our brains are hard wired for us to survive, which causes us to experience stress all day long. We can’t change our external environment, so how do we remodel our brains and change our perception to the stressors in our environme...

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Frank Kilpatrick & Rayko join us to discuss their Gratitude Series - A Musical Path Toward Healing, which includes songs that introduce people to meditations for gratitude. It’s so important to find richness in our everyday experiences. For so many of us, meditation can be difficult as it’s a challenge to slow down our thoughts and our brains, but music is a way to accomplish this more easily. We will learn more about these con...

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Bonnie Koo, MD is here today to discuss Food, Money and Investing in Yourself. The decision to invest in yourself is an important one and often seems difficult to do. What price will you pay in 1, 5, or even 10 years if you don’t invest in yourself today? And it turns out, our thoughts can be similar around money and around food--emotional eating is like emotional spending. A budget feels like a “money diet” according to Dr. Koo, a...

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Vanessa Ford is here to discuss Perimenopause - Taking Back Control of YOU. How much do we really know and understand about perimenopause? Wouldn’t it be great to know more before it starts so we can efficiently talk to our doctor about our options? Vanessa has done the research to explain what’s going on in our bodies and how it impacts our lives, as well as the triggers that bring on the symptoms.

 

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