Wellness Law Podcast

Wellness Law Podcast

Are you interested in or already have a wellness business? Perhaps you deliver employee wellness services, or practice as a health coach, functional medicine provider, lifestyle or relationship expert, spiritual coach, integrative and holistic health practitioner, or you invent wellness products and devices. Regardless of your role, you need to stay on top of the law that affects the wellness industry. This podcast will feature wellness industry experts and thought leaders and explain how the law affects what they do. You will learn about the latest lawsuits, investigations, and research that can help your wellness business reduce risk and thrive.

Episodes

January 22, 2024 25 mins

Meet Dr. Thomas Lewis, author of six books and medical scientist with advanced degrees from MIT and Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Lewis's mission is to examine what really causes disease and believes that is what wellness should be focusing on.  As a result, Dr. Lewis started Health Revival Partners to help clients get to the right causes of illness and poor wellbeing. This starts with running the right kind of labs, an...

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Sherry Rais founded Enthea after spending years working for the United Nations and World Bank. It was there that she realized ending poverty is impossible without addressing mental illness. After learning about different mental health treatment modalities, it became apparent that at least for some people, existing treatments didn't work well. That's when she became aware of psychadelic treatment, and more particularly Ket...

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Amanda Rieger Green founded Soul Pathology, LLC to bring a new approach to wellness. Soul Pathology, LLC attempts to get to know the humanity of employees and listen to them to understand their needs. In this interview, Amanda explains Soul Pathology's unique way of improving individual wellbeing and how that approach can positively impact a company's financial forecast. Moreover, engaging with employees can reduce legal ...

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Mark Smith founded Avalon Behavioral Health Solutions several years ago to help people and companies avoid trial and error when it comes to finding the right pharmaceutical. Avalon uses "pharmacogenomics" or PGX, which is a genetic test that can help identify which drugs will be most effective for an individual based on their genetic predispositions. By understanding an individual's genetic make up, prescribers can p...

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Meet Dr. Lara Salyer, a family physician turned burnout coach and inspirational leader. In this episode, Dr. Salyer shares her personal story of burnout and tips and tricks to help health professionals overcome feelings of hopelessness. The causes of burnout, such as regulatory and productivity demands are discussed, along with suggestions on how to forge a new path to feel reinvigorated about providing health and wellness services...

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Meet Michelle Burke, an accountant who specializes in serving the health and wellness industries. I was so excited to learn about Michelle that I had to interview her for the Wellness Law podcast. In this episode, Michelle breaks down the pros and cons of LLC and S-Corp status, where to incorporate your business, and how S-Corp status even works. She answers a lot of tax-related questions that many wellness law clients have. You ca...

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JoAnn Eickhoff-Shemek is founder of the Fitness Law Academy, Professor Emeritus of South Florida University, and author of several books, including most recently Law for Fitness Managers and Exercise Professionals. In this episode, JoAnn talks about the legal risks that fitness professionals and facilities face, standards that govern the fitness industry, and resources to help those who provide fitness services stay compliant and d...

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Miriam Ball is Chief Insurance Officer for Alternative Balance insurance, which specializes in offering professional liability and other types of insurance needed by wellness professionals. Whether you are a health coach, massage therapist, acupuncturist or other type of health or wellness professional, liability insurance can protect you in the event something goes wrong or someone tries to sue you. In this fascinating conversatio...

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Leigh-Ann Webster currently serves as Executive Director for the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). NBHWC is leading the effort to create industry standards for health and wellness coaches as well as the effort to help health and wellness coaching gain recognition and greater access through obtaining CPT codes that can be used for insurance billing. Learn about how these efforts are slowly but surely marching ...

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Meet Brad Cooper, founder of the Catalyst Coaching Institute, a health coaching training and education organization, and US Corporate Wellness, a coaching services company to help companies improve their employees' health outcomes through coaching. Brad was one of the early entrants into the wellness industry and brings his personal experience and education to wellness through offering high quality health coaching services and...

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Marina Borukhovich founded Your Coach Health several years ago after becoming a health coach herself. In this podcast, Marina discusses the need for an all in one coaching platform and the legal issues she sees arise with health and wellness coaches. If you would like to learn more about Your Coach Health, visit their website at https://yourcoach.health/. Also, follow Your Coach Health on all the major social media channels!

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A lot of our clients at the Center for Health and Wellness Law, LLC are health and wellness coaches. We admire the work they do, but we especially admire those who come to a coaching career because of their own healing journey. Sarah Miller is such a health coach. Her story of why she started Wellshine Coaching, LLC is as much heartbreaking as it is inspirational. People like Sarah is why our law firm exists - to help them succeed ...

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Attorney Adam Tutaj is a shareholder at Meissner, Tierney, Fisher & Nichols in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Adam specializes in business, tax and health law. Adam shares his knowledge with the Wellness Law Podcast to help startup health and wellness businesses understand the different legal entity options that exist and some of the tax implications of those options. If you would like to learn more about Adam and his law practice, visi...

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Suzanne Hunt is the Director of Professional Development at the National Wellness Institute (NWI). In this episode, Suzanne and Barbara talk about the importance of wellness compliance within the wellness industry and how wellness professionals can learn more about wellness compliance. Suzanne talks about the Wellness Compliance Institute (WCI) and the Mastering Workplace Wellness Laws course offered through WCI, now part of NWI. S...

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Michael Stack is founder and CEO of Frontline Fitness Pros and Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan's School of Kinesiology. He also is creator and host of the Wellness Paradox Podcast. In this episode, Michael talks to us about his efforts in creating standards for the fitness industry, short of state regulation. We discuss why standards are important and needed throughout the wellness industry. Take a listen to t...

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Meet Brent Hines, the Executive Director and co-founder of the Foundation for Financial Wellness. In this episode, Brent walks us through why he helped create the Foundation, what it does, and how it can benefit those who work in the wellness industry. Learn why it is important to have your financial affairs (including an estate plan) is imperative before delivering other wellness services. You can find out more about the Foundatio...

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Susan Goodkind Wideman is a retired attorney who now coaches lawyers on legal wellbeing. In this episode, Susan and Barbara explore the toxic tendencies of the legal profession and legal professionals, and how coaching can help bring balance and wellbeing to that space. They also dissect the meaning of wellness law and why both types of wellness law are needed in the marketplace. If you would like to learn more about Susan, please ...

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Many health and wellness providers would like to provide nutrition counseling, but a number of states prohibit the practice unless you are a licensed dietitian. Meet Jonathan Posey, Founder and Executive Director of the Holistic Health Council and the Foundation of Holistic Health Education. Jonathan works tirelessly to fight state laws that prohibit unlicensed persons from giving nutritional advice, which is a huge contribution to...

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Debbie Bellenger is the CEO and Founder of the Wellness Academy and leads the Master Class for Fit Pros. Debbie has been involved with wellness for a long time, including significant experience working within healthcare organizations delivering wellness services to patients. In this episode, we discuss the lessons learned from wellness within healthcare and what we can apply, and shouldn't apply, to wellness services. If you w...

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Are you a health coach or alternative health care provider who is not licensed by a state regulatory board? Do you ever worry about getting punished by state governments for talking about exercise, nutrition, or ways to improve your health? Then you don't want to miss my conversation with Diane Miller, JD, founder and Program Director for the National Health Freedom Coalition. Learn about the important work this nonprofit orga...

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