Awake and Thriving

Awake and Thriving

Aiming to bridge the gap between Western and Holistic Medicine through the help of international industry experts. They will bring with them their own perspectives and facts, whilst also debunking misconceptions within their niche. Tune in for greater insight straight from the experts.... Show More

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February 4, 2021 39 min
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Meet Jillian Rifkind, an acupuncturist and Eastern Asia bodyworker who specializes in nutritional therapy using traditional foods and supplements, healing musculoskeletal pain through meridian balancing and gentle movements, and improving mental health and vitality.

In this episode of the Awake and Thriving Podcast, Andria speaks with Jillian about visceral manipulation therapy and how organs can create physiological pain in other p...

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Meet Dr. Alice Kerby, a doctor of Physical Therapy and Somatic Trauma practitioner. She’s passionate about restoring movement in her patients and sees profound results and success with a wide range of ages and conditions. 

In this episode of the Awake and Thriving Podcast, Andria speaks with Dr. Alice about chronic traumatic stress and how it affects the body. She describes certain practices that you can apply when in stressful situ...

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Meet Dr. Ji Woon, a Canadian licensed naturopathic doctor specializing in women’s health. She treats the whole person by focusing on the body’s innate intelligence to heal using clinical nutrition, lifestyle medicine, strategic supplementation of nutraceuticals, botanical medicine, and homeopathy to restore balance.

In this episode of the Awake and Thriving Podcast, Andria speaks with Dr.  Ji Woon about fertility and infertility in ...

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Meet Dr. Karen Jones, a retired Ob/ Gyn doctor, energy healer, and transformational facilitator.  She helps people transform their lives from struggle and strive to thriving, to increase health, vitality, and joy. 

In this episode of the Awake and Thriving Podcast, Andria speaks with Dr. Karen about her transition from an Ob/ Gyn to an energy healer and how that changed her view on medicine and healing in general. She explains how s...

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Aria Celestial is an energy healer, hypnotherapist, and a coach who helps people live beyond their dreams. 

In this episode of the Awake and Thriving Podcast, Aria shares how she combines hypnotherapy and energy healing to better understand her clients’ problems from an unconscious level. She explains the in-depth meaning of energy, the existing types of energy, and how even you can tap into it through meditation and your imaginatio...

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Dr. Lindsey Elmore is a pharmacist turned natural wellness educator, a certified yoga instructor, and emotional release educator. She’s taught in 40 countries and 4 continents with the intent to put the soul back to pharmacy and western healthcare. 

In this episode of the Awake and Thriving Podcast, Dr. Lindsey shares her journey from a pharmacist to a natural wellness educator who advocates for essential oil healing as well. She al...

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How to Protect and Heal Your Energy for Holistic Health.

Julie E , MPH, RD is a holistic health expert, registered dietitian, and functional medicine practitioner with 30+ years of experience. She has a passion for helping people improve their health with her infinite tool chest of natural remedies. Her international practice includes parents, kids, pets, and celebrity athletes. 

In this episode of the Awake and Thriving Podcast,...

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Dr. Elizabeth Hughes is a Stanford-trained physician with more than 25 years of clinical
experience, , a certified yoga instructor, and an advanced PSYCH-K facilitator. For most of her career she believed that conventional medicine was the only effective method of treating illness and injury. Her perspective was radically changed after a patient was cured of a chronic, “incurable” condition with a simple change in belief.

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Amber Fokken is the creator of ADO fitness, ADO band, Protea,  a certified personal trainer, and the author of Hippie Eats. She is passionate about leading an authentically healthy lifestyle after experiencing extreme nutrition and fitness advice early on in her career.

In this episode of the Awake and Thriving Podcast, Andria speaks to Amber as she shares about her passion for helping people heal from fitness extremes. She also sha...

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Julie E. , MPH, RD is a holistic health expert, registered dietitian, and functional medicine practitioner with 30+ years of experience. She has a passion for helping people improve their health with her infinite tool chest of natural remedies. Her international practice includes parents, kids, pets, and celebrity athletes. 

In this episode of the Awake and Thriving Podcast, Andria speaks with Julie about the importance of nutri...

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Nicole Matthiesen is a Wellness and Ayurvedic Health Counselor. She previously owned a litigation practice where she began experiencing serious health issues. Learn today how she experienced dramatic health changes with Ayurvedic Medicine.

In this episode of the Awake and Thriving Podcast, Andria sits with Nicole as she narrates her story from law to Ayurvedic health. She shares the dramatic changes she witnessed in her life after i...

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Meet Dr. Craig Mortensen, a functional medicine doctor operating out of Orange county. He graduated from Southern California University of health sciences. He is certified from the Institute of functional medicine and functional medicine university and also has certification as a QME, an EMT, and an NRCME.

In this episode of the Awake and Thriving Podcast, Andria speaks to Dr. Mortensen as he shares how an injury came as a blessing ...

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Meet Dr. Brendan Armm, a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Medicine Herbalist and Diplomate in Oriental Medicine. He has a Doctorate in Orthopedics, Pain Management, and Integrative Medicine Primary Care. He is also the Founder and Director of Lotus Integrative Medicine in Santa Monica, and a Professor at Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in both their Masters Degree a...

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Meet Dr. Lisel Lewis, a doctor of chiropractic and an experienced birth doula of over 20 natural births. She found a love for chiropractic when it was used on her to heal her tennis injury pains that occurred from competitive tennis playing. She describes chiropractic as a way she gets adjusted regularly to keep her happy and healthy in a natural way. 

In this episode of the Awake and Thriving Podcast, Andria speaks with Dr. Lewis a...

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Meet Jeremy Stillman, a certified hypnotist, and integrated life coach. He is certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists and the International Association of Counselors and Therapists. He was also voted the best life coach in L.A. by enterprise.com and best of yelp for a 5-star rating. 

In this episode of the Awake and Thriving Podcast, Andria sits with Jeremy as he shares how he first got seriously interested in hypnotherapy. He...

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May 4, 2020 4 min

The Awake and Thriving Podcast- Western Medicine and Holistic Health Care.

In this premiere episode of The Awake and Thriving Podcast, get to know your host Andria Ryder and the purpose of this podcast. 

What you will learn:

·         Who is Andria Ryder?

·         How being in western medicine, neurosurgery, and organ donation opened her eyes to society’s sciolism about Holistic Medicine.

·         How people are uneducated about holis...

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