Courageous Wellness
Dr. Orbuch and Dr. Stein, Authors of “Beating Endo” Discuss Endometriosis, Whole Body Treatment, and the Trouble with our Healthcare System & Insurance

Dr. Orbuch and Dr. Stein, Authors of “Beating Endo” Discuss Endometriosis, Whole Body Treatment, and the Trouble with our Healthcare System & Insurance

October 16, 2019
Welcome to this weeks episode of Courageous Wellness! Today we sit down with leading gynecologist and endometriosis specialist Dr. Iris Kerin Orbuch and world-renowned pelvic pain specialist and physical therapist Dr. Amy Stein. Dr. Stein and Dr. Orbuch have long partnered with each other and with other healthcare practitioners to address Endometriosis and the disease’s host of co-existing conditions—which can include pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, gastrointestinal ailments, painful bladder syndrome, central nervous system sensitization—through a WHOLE-mind AND WHOLE-body approach. 
 
In June, the two doctors released a book titled: 'BEATING ENDO: How to Reclaim Your Life from Endometriosis'a head-to-toe recovery from the invisible illnesses; On this episode we discuss their mind body approach to Endometriosis treatment, the struggles they have experienced with their patients, the difficult health care and insurance system, and how the condition is still misunderstood and mistreated by the medical community. 
 
After you finish this episode, if you haven’t already, you can listen to our episode with Lara Parker who discusses her experience living with Endometriosis and chronic pain. Please enjoy the episode! 
 
Dr. Orbuch can be found at www.LAGynDr.com and www.NYCrobotic.com and followed on Instagram @dririsorbuch
 
Dr. Stein can be found at www.beyondbasicsphysicaltherapy.com

www.healpelvicpain.com  and on instagram at @beyondbasicspt

 

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Mia Lux Talks Humor and Wellness, Being Concious-Ish, The and Quitting Sugar

Mia Lux Talks Humor and Wellness, Being Concious-Ish, The and Quitting Sugar

October 9, 2019

Happy Wellness Wednesday! On this episode of the podcast, we welcome the lovely Mia Lux! Mia is an international host, comedian & facilitator, and she specializes in top wellness and personal development events around the world. She is also the creator and host of The Conscious-ish Show where she is making it her mission, one episode at a time,  to make the world's most powerful ideas more accessible by making them truly enjoyable! If you're laughing, you're learning!

On this episode we discuss Mia’s spiritual, mental and physical health journey from combatting teenage depression to dealing with a lead poisoning diagnosis as an adult. We hear about her fascinating story from being a recovering lawyer to a school teacher and eventually to getting outside of her comfort zone and finding comedy as her creative outlet. She takes us through the science behind laughter and how entertainment can really be a tool for people to open their minds, relax their bodies and absorb new information! Mia has a fun and fresh approach to tackling what can often feel like daunting subject matters. We had such a fun time recording with her and we hope you have fun listening to all of her insight in this episode!
 
Also, Mia recommends two books to us during the episode. For anyone interested here are the links!
You can find Mia and her Conscious-ish episodes at her website: www.consciousish.com 
 
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Dr. Will Cole Gives The Functional Medicine Breakdown, Discusses The Inflammation Spectrum, and Shares His Passion for Patients

Dr. Will Cole Gives The Functional Medicine Breakdown, Discusses The Inflammation Spectrum, and Shares His Passion for Patients

October 2, 2019

Happy Wellness Wednesday! On this episode of the podcast, we welcome Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, D.C., leading functional- medicine expert. Dr. Cole specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems.

Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is a health expert and course instructor for the world’s largest wellness brands such as mindbodygreen and goop. He is also the co-host of the popular Goop podcast, #Goopfellas, with chef and restauranteur, Seamus Mullen.

On this episode we learn about Dr. Cole’s early life, how it lead him to a career in functional medicine and why he is so passionate about the work he does. He also breaks down what functional medicine is, talks in depth about a Keto-tarian lifestyle, which stems from his first best- selling book, by the same name. We also discuss inflammation in the body and why he chose to write his new book, The Inflammation Spectrum (on pre-order now) and out October 15th! Dr. Cole also gives us insight in what the emotional aspects of being a healthcare practitioner can be like and shares how rewarding his clinical practice is to him. We are grateful to Dr. Will for having this conversation and sharing his knowledge with us an our audience!
 
You can find and follow Dr. Will Cole and his work on instagram @drwillcole, his WEBSITE or pre-order The Inflammation Spectrum HERE.
 
 

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Candice Puthawala Talks Stress and Disease, Leaving a Successful Career in Fashion, and Beauty Bar Chocolate

Candice Puthawala Talks Stress and Disease, Leaving a Successful Career in Fashion, and Beauty Bar Chocolate

September 25, 2019

Happy Wellness Wednesday! On this episode of the podcast, we welcome Candice Puthawala, founder of Beauty Bar Chocolate. Beauty Bar Chocolate is a sugar-free, raw chocolate bar that helps relieve stress, fights fatigue and balances hormones all while giving your skin that natural spa glow. It is made with hand selected super-foods, adaptogens and pearl collagen -- and it is delicious.

Candice's journey to her own chocolate beauty brand was far from linear. As a single mother who worked in the fashion industry for over 18 years, Candice ended up burnt out and plagued with severe chronic illness. Living a life of in constant high stress, led to her experiencing inflammation, candida, thyroid issues, and anxiety. In order to heal, Candice left the fashion world and decided to change her life -- starting with her diet.

Her complete mind, body, and soul transformation -- which she details on this episode of the podcast -- not only healed her chronic ailments, but led her to create Beauty Bar. On this episode we have a deep dialogue about her complete transformation from her career, to her health, and to where she is now. You will definitely be inspired by Candice's courageous journey!

To learn more and shop Beauty Bar Chocolate visit: https://beautybarchocolate.com or follow Candice on instagram

@awholeandhappylife and @beautybarchocolate

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Alexandra Catalano of Eat Cute Discusses Overcoming an Eating Disorder, Giving up Sugar, and Using Food to Heal

Alexandra Catalano of Eat Cute Discusses Overcoming an Eating Disorder, Giving up Sugar, and Using Food to Heal

September 18, 2019

This week on the podcast we sit down with Alexandra Catalano, a healthy lifestyle expert, two time TEDx speaker, recipe developer, and creator of the blog and brand Eat Cute. Traveling the country, Alexandra lectures at colleges and corporate events, providing nutritional counseling, meal plans, cooking demonstrations, and cleanse programs. She is also the author of: From Beer Bongs to Broccoli: The College Kid's Guide To Health and Wellness (Volume 1)

On this episode we discuss Alexandra's personal journey to wellness and her story of overcoming an eating disorder. We also discuss food trends, giving up sugar, accessible food and lifestyle tips, how to navigate cooking and healthy eating, and how the process of learning to do both changed her life. Enjoy the episode!  

To learn more you can visit https://www.alexandracatalano.com
or follow Alexandra's instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/eatcute/
 
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Dorian Morris of Undefined Beauty on CBD Skincare, Destigmatizing Cannabis, and Social Impact

Dorian Morris of Undefined Beauty on CBD Skincare, Destigmatizing Cannabis, and Social Impact

September 11, 2019
On this week’s episode of the podcast we have an in depth conversation with Dorian Morris, the founder of Undefined Beauty! Dorian is a Harvard Business grad who took her years of expertise from working with brands such as Kendo and CoverGirl and transitioned into running her own Beauty Line with a mission.  Undefined beauty is a skin care brand committed to changing the narrative and democratizing beauty. Undefined is Non-toxic, non-irritating and packed with powerful botanicals. It also uses high quality CBD and makes it part of a luxurious yet accessible beauty routine.  
 
On this episode we talk about how Dorian has taken skincare one step further by infusing social purpose into everything she does. She also supports other female run minority owned brands through her Undefined Collective. On this calll, we also welcome Dorian’s adorable pup Monaco, so please excuse any pup sounds that you might hear in the background. We also will welcome Monaco in  -- toward the end of the episode! 
 
Dorian has also given our listeners an exciting discount code! For 15% off you can visit  www.un-definedbeauty.com and use the code COURAGEOUS at checkout! 
 
To learn more about Undefined Beauty you can also follow them on instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/undefinedbeauty_co/
 

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Nadine Jane on Astrology, Birth Charts, and Empowerment

Nadine Jane on Astrology, Birth Charts, and Empowerment

September 4, 2019
This week on the podcast, we sit down with astrologist Nadine Jane! Nadine has used her history in the fashion and beauty industry and combined it with her passion for astrology to create a massive Instagram platform that makes astrology fresh, modern, and accessible to her followers. 
 
On this episode, Nadine shares with us how her interest and passion for astrology formed, what astrology actually is, where it comes from, and how it can be a key component in our health and wellness journey. Nadine also shares her vision to integrate her astrology work with IFS and Parts Work Therapy. This episode is equal parts educational and fun and teaches us about how we can further get to know and empower ourselves through astrology!
 
To learn more about Nadine you can visit her website at: https://www.nadinejaneastrology.com
 
and follow her on instagram @nadinejane_astrology
 
Nadine's Book Recommendation

1) The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

2) The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need

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Aly & Erica Discuss The Positivity Charge, Inclusivity and Judgement in Wellness

Aly & Erica Discuss The Positivity Charge, Inclusivity and Judgement in Wellness

August 28, 2019

Happy Wellness Wednesday! Today it is just the two of us on the podcast and we are recording live from New York City! On this episode we recap The Positivity Charge wellness retreat in Philadelphia and discuss everything we learned and our experience. We also have a deep conversation about inclusivity, judgement in wellness, alcohol, and SO much more. 

If you want to learn more about The Positivity Charge you can visit: http://thepositivitycharge.com/

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Lara Parker Talks Endometriosis, Experiencing Painful Sex, and Sexual Health with ‘Vagina Problems’

Lara Parker Talks Endometriosis, Experiencing Painful Sex, and Sexual Health with ‘Vagina Problems’

August 21, 2019

This week on the podcast we welcome Lara Parker, author of the forthcoming book, “Vagina Problems,” (which debuts in 2020) and the Deputy Editorial Director at Buzzfeed. Lara is known for her transparent articles about living with Endometriosis and what that means for her sexual health and daily life. 

In this episode we discuss what the journey of living with Endometriosis has been like, from diagnosis to her current treatment. We also dive into the topics of living with chronic pain, painful sex, pain management and how to own your sexuality and sexual pleasure. Lara is no stranger to sharing her courageous journey with her community on Buzzfeed and Instagram, but we are very grateful to her for sitting down and having this really vulnerable conversation with us.
 
We both learned a lot from Lara and know that you will be so inspired by her courageous story. To follow Lara on Instagram and read her articles on Buzzfeed, you can click the links below: 
 
Lara's Instagram: @laraeparker
 
 

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Ava Johanna On The Importance of Practice, Finding Your Intuition to Live in Alignment, and Working Through Fear

Ava Johanna On The Importance of Practice, Finding Your Intuition to Live in Alignment, and Working Through Fear

August 14, 2019
This week on the podcast we welcome Ava Johanna, celebrity meditation + yoga teacher, breathwork facilitator, and transformational mentor to the show. Ava is on a mission to bridge the gap for anyone craving more love, health, and happiness in their lives. After suffering from severe corporate burnout, Ava turned to yoga and holistic healing to redirect her life and found these powerful ancient practices to be the ultimate rejuvenation of spirit. 
 
On this episode we discuss Ava’s personal journey to her current work — including family and financial struggles. Ava also shares with us the importance of practice, finding your intuition to live in alignment, and working through fear. 
 
Ava is also co-hosting a CONSCIOUS CREATORS RETREAT in Costa Rica from November 16-21st. For more information on this retreat or to find more information about Ava, visit the links below: 
 
Follow Ava on Instagram@AvaJohanna
 

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