How to Be the CEO of Your Child’s Health with Ryan and Teddy Sternagel

February 21, 2018

My guests on today’s episode of The Spa Dr. Podcast are Ryan and Teddy Sternagel who started My Kid Cures Cancer one year after their son Ryder was diagnosed in 2014 with stage four neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer of the nervous system.

Wanting to do everything they could for their son, Ryan and Teddy dove deep into integrative research and as a result, today Ryder is a happy, healthy little boy. Early on in the journey, however, it had become apparent that practically no information of this kind existed written in a way that parents could understand if and how it would apply to their children. After consulting with doctors and health experts all over the world, and a whole lot of trial and error, My Kid Cures Cancer was born to make finding this information accessible to other parents that need it.

In today’s interview, Ryan and Teddy tell their story with their son Ryan’s journey. And, they share tips on how the rest of us can create a healthier home for our families to thrive.

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How to Drop Belly Fat with Kellyann Petrucci

February 15, 2018

On today’s episode of The Spa Dr. Podcast, we’re discussing how to drop the dreaded belly fat. And, here’s a bonus… the solution is also great for your skin.

My guest is Dr. Kellyann Petrucci who is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet and Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Cookbook. She also is the host of the highly successful PBS special, 21 Days to a Slimmer, Younger You .

Dr. Petrucci is a concierge doctor for celebrities in New York City and Los Angeles. Dr. Petrucci did postgraduate work in Europe, studying naturopathic medicine in England and Switzerland. She is one of the few practitioners in the United States certified in biological medicine by the esteemed Dr. Thomas Rau of the Paracelsus Klinik Lustmuhle in Switzerland.

Dr. Petrucci is also weekly contributor on Dr. Oz and appears regularly on Good Morning America and other national news programs.

In today’s interview, we discuss why belly fat is dangerous for your health and what you can do to finally get rid of it.

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Meditation for Vibrant Skin and Optimal Performance with Emily Fletcher

February 9, 2018

My guest is Emily Fletcher who is the founder of Ziva Meditation and the creator of zivaMIND, the world’s first online meditation training. Emily created this training to make meditation attractive, accessible and easy to adopt into modern life.

Emily was recently featured in The New York Times, named top 100 women in wellness to watch and regarded as one of the leading experts in meditation for performance. And, she has been invited by companies like Google, Barclays Bank & Sweetgreen to help improve company performance through meditation. Emily has been invited to speak at Harvard Business School, Bulletproof Biohacking Conference, Summit Series, Wanderlust, A-Fest and the Omega Institute.

Emily began her ten years of training in Rishikesh, India and was inspired to teach after experiencing the profound physical and mental benefits meditation provided her during her 10-year career on Broadway, which included roles in ChicagoThe Producers & A Chorus Line.

In today’s interview we discuss why meditation is so powerful and how do it, depending upon your goals and your lifestyle. And, Emily leads us through a short meditation that you won’t want to miss. And please be prepared to actually do this meditation with us. So go ahead and find a quiet comfortable spot where you’ll be able to follow us. I promise you’ll be glad you did.

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Heavy Metals and Your Health with Christine Schaffner

February 1, 2018

Today, we’re covering heavy metal exposure and how it impacts our health with Dr. Christine Schaffner. She  is a board certified Naturopathic physician who graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. She is the Clinic Director of Sophia Health Institute in Woodinville, Washington.  She also sees patients at Marin Naturopathic Medicine in California, as well as Bella Fiore Organic Med Spa & Klinik in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Shaffner is co-host of the heavy metals online summit.

In today’s interview, we discuss how you may be explosed to heavy metals, health conditions associated with heavy metal exposure, what  causes some people to have more issues than others and how to effectively remove heavy metals and restore health.

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How to Protect Your Skin with Keira Barr

January 25, 2018

Today, I have invited a top dermatologist on to talk about important tips for protecting your skin.

My guest is Dr. Keira Barr, MD who is a double-board certified Dermatologist and an internationally recognized author, leader, speaker and educator in her field. She believes that everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their skin—and that we all have the potential to experience it for ourselves. Dr. Barr is the Chief Wellness Officer of Resilient Health Institute (RHI) and embraces what is on the surface as well as what’s below it.

In today’s interview, we discuss the major contributors to skin damage and skin cancer and specific ways you can protect your skin.

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 Keys for a Passionate Relationship with Susan Bratton

January 18, 2018
On Today’s podcast we’re talking about keys for a deeply passionate relationship. Passionate loving relationships are part of a healthy life and help us have a healthy glow. And this is in part fueled in the bedroom, so I wanted to invite the perfect guest to talk about this intimate topic.

My guest today is Susan Bratton. She is considered the “Dear Abby of Hot Sex” to fans around the world, and her fresh approach to bedroom communication skills help millions of people—of all ages and across the gender spectrum—transform sex into passion. 

Susan’s straight-forward lovemaking advice is rooted in her personal experience of watching her marital intimacy wither as she and her husband pursued dynamic careers. When her relationship hit a crisis point, Susan made a fierce commitment to do whatever it took to hold her family together and revive the passion in her marriage. Today, she and her husband have the kind of dream relationship most people stopped believing was even possible— until they discover her practical tips.

After 15 years and over 30,000 hours of research, practice, teaching, and testing, Susan distilled the six simple essentials that ignite passionate lovemaking into her latest #1 international best-selling book, Sexual Soulmates.  Beloved for speaking from the heart and shooting from the hip... she’s written over 20 books and programs including, Sexual Soulmates, Relationship Magic, The Passion Patch, 30 Romance Tricks That Work Like Magic and Revive Her Drive. She has thousands of fans who devour her Better Lover YouTube videos.

A serial entrepreneur who was named a Silicon Valley “Woman of Influence,” and AdAge “Top 10 Internet Pioneer," Susan and her company, Personal Life Media, Inc. been featured in The New York Times and appeared on the TODAY Show, ABC, CBS, CNBC, CW, Fox, and NBC.

In today’s interview we talk about the different types of female orgasm and how to improve your intimacy and passion with your partner.

* This interview is intended for adult viewers and listeners only. We do discuss human anatomy and sexual function. My intention is to open the dialogue up so that passion is not a secret.

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Yoga for Everyone with Dean Pohlman

January 11, 2018

Yoga helps us with flexibility, mobility, strength and even mindfulness. Sometimes it can be daunting to figure out how to incorporate yoga into your fitness routine. But, you don’t have to set aside time for a 90 minute class.  You can do that if you wish, but there is a simple way too. And, that’s why I’m having my guest on today…

Dean Pohlman is the founder and CEO of Man Flow Yoga. Dean is also the author of the #1 bestselling Yoga Basics for Men (in 4 categories on Amazon) eBook, the creator of the top 4 bestselling Yoga Boost DVD in the Fitness & Exercise category on Amazon, and yoga trainer to professional athletes. Dean considers it his mission to show men (and others who wouldn’t typically try yoga) how yoga can improve their fitness by utilizing a down-to-earth, no-frills, fitness-centric approach to teaching yoga. In today’s interview, we talk about how to incorporate yoga into your exercise routine whether you’re brand new to yoga or you’re an athlete (and everything in between).

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Busting Skincare Myths with Rachael Pontillo

January 4, 2018

My guest today is Rachael Pontillo. She is the bestselling author of the book Love Your Skin, Love Yourself . She’s a Board Certified International Health Coach, licensed aesthetician; and natural skincare formulator and educator. She’s the president and co-founder of theNutritional Aesthetics™ Alliance, the creator of the popular skincare and healthy lifestyle blog, Holistically Haute™, and creator of the online course, Create Your Skincare. She’s an avid herbalist, self-professed skincare ingredient junkie, and lifelong learner.

On today’s podcast, we’re breaking down facts from myths around skincare DIY as well as other popular skincare products and practices.

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Emotional Mastery with Dr. Joan Rosenberg

December 28, 2017

Sometimes our emotions such as sadness and anger get ahold of us. We can choose to ignore these emotions but there is another option that can lead to a healthier emotional state.

My guest today Dr. Joan Rosenberg. She is a best-selling author, speaker, consultant, media host and a cutting-edge psychologist. As a TEDx speaker and member of the Association of Transformational Leaders, she has been recognized for her thought leadership and influence in personal development. She is a California-licensed psychologist and has been featured in the critically acclaimed documentaries I Am, The Miracle Mindset, Pursuing Happiness, and The Hidden Epidemic. Dr. Rosenberg has been seen on CNN’s American Morning, the OWN network and PBS. She also hosts The MindStream Podcast, an influential and thought-provoking iTunes podcast. And she is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller 'Ease Your Anxiety' and of a forthcoming book describing her 90 Seconds approach to emotional strength and self-confidence.

On today’s podcast we discuss what true emotional well-being is, what gets in our way of achieving it, and practical steps to overcoming those obstacles so we can achieve optimal well-being and emotional mastery.

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Chinese Medicine, Your Health and Your Skin with Brodie Welch

December 21, 2017

I invited today’s guest on today to help you understand Chinese medicine and how it fits in with other integrative health modalities. We also discuss what your body, including your skin tells you from a Chinese Medicine prospective. My guest today is Brodie Welch, a Licensed Acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, Chinese Medicine expert, group coach, and self-care strategist. She’s the founder of Life in Balance Acupuncture in Corvallis, Oregon.

In addition to her clinical practice, Brodie helps caring, high-achieving, women put themselves on their own to-do lists so they can trade stress and burnout for energy, joy, and vibrant health. She has helped thousands of clients improve their digestion, sleep, and mood; dial in a regular body-mind practice, and step into the next version of themselves. She’s also the creator and host of A Healthy Curiosity: the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in a busy world.

Today, we cover what Chinese Medicine is, what it can tell you about your health and skin, how to incorporate it into your healthcare and daily practices, and how to find a Chinese medicine practitioner.


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