Well Balanced 360

Dr. Shivani

Dr. Shivani Amin, MD is an experienced medical doctor specializing in functional medicine and spiritual thinking. Dr. Amin introduces you to the world of wellness through this medical prism & spiritual approach, with a focus on bridging the gap between the two. Critical questions around topics such as mental, physical, and sexual health, as well as healing and immunity, are all up for conversation. This is a safe space created for intimate conversations for us to optimize our health - mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. This is not another boring health podcast with way too much technical jargon; nor will I make baseless claims or preach to you. What I will do is provide a forum where you will learn about proven ways to help you feel your best and create the healthiest version of YOU! So I ask you, what do you want to change about your lifestyle, where you can be open-minded with a spiritual approach? Bring that to the podcast and let’s success together! Connect with Dr. Shivani at @drshivaniamin (www.drshivaniamin.com)

Forest Bathing with Dr. Suzanne Hackenmiller!
25-10-2021
Forest Bathing with Dr. Suzanne Hackenmiller!
Overview: As important as allopathic medicine is to alleviating sicknesses, we cannot deny that our own mental state and environment aren't important factors in the healing process. Integrative medicine has been put on the back burner, oftentimes as a last resort when really it deserves so much more attention earlier on in the healing process. In this episode, I have Dr. Suzanne Hackenmiller, an OBGYN who discovered the wonderful world of integrative medicine and forest bathing, also known as forest therapy which aims to heal in the presence of clean and pure nature. Join us in this episode as we dive deep into a healing process we didn’t know we needed! --- This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Shivani nor her guests take responsibility for the possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement, or lifestyle program. Episode Highlights: Dr. Suzanne’s history in OBGYN and learning about Integrative Medicine What “Forest Bathing” is, and becoming a forest therapy guide The benefits of forest bathing The science behind forest therapy The importance of being in touch with nature for our body Tailoring her natural prescriptions for each patient How COVID has affected us and being outdoors For busy people, it’s important to squeeze nature into our schedules Connect with Dr. Susan: (Website | Integrative Initiative with Dr. Suzanne Hackenmiller)
Bridging the Gap: Western & Chinese Medicine with Nicole Keane!
19-08-2021
Bridging the Gap: Western & Chinese Medicine with Nicole Keane!
Overview: According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body holds certain energies and these energies manifest in certain ways. Some of these are stresses and traumas from our lives and our environment which later on impact our physical and mental well-being. My guest emphasizes that how we interact with our internal environment is just as crucial as our external environment. Nicole Keane is a manual therapist and integrative health practitioner. Her extensive studies in various physical therapy techniques, Chinese medicine’s 5 Element Theory, and the Polyvagal Theory allows her to evolve her clinical practice to newer heights. This has led her to become the founder of Gratitude Arts Healing where she works with the goal to facilitate and support her patients’ well-being and healing.  Join us to learn how Nicole creates the intersection between modern Western and traditional Chinese medicine, and how we can use it to help us better understand our bodies in these stressful times! --- This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Shivani nor her guests take responsibility for the possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement, or lifestyle program. Episode Highlights: What is the polyvagal theory? How she incorporates amino acid supplementation with gene keys Associating the 5 Chinese elements with the human body Recommendations on where to start studying How she applies the polyvagal theory in her clinical practice Connect with Nicole: (Website | Gratitude Healing Arts) (Twitter | @GratitudeHeArts) (Instagram | @gratitudehealingarts) (Facebook | Gratitude Healing Arts)
Why Somatic Experiencing is Important for your Health- with Rebecca Stahl!
05-08-2021
Why Somatic Experiencing is Important for your Health- with Rebecca Stahl!
Overview: Trauma can be defined in various ways. For my guest, they describe trauma as our nervous system’s response to overwhelming life experiences that make us feel disconnected from our bodies and the world. Somatic Experiencing was developed as a response to the effects of trauma and aims to help people move past it by better regulating their nervous system. Rebecca Stahl is a practicing lawyer who represents children in child welfare cases. They are also a Somatic Experiencing practitioner and serves as the Board Chair for Somatic Experiencing International. They’ll be discussing how trauma can manifest in individuals and how they combine Somatic Experiencing with the law to help fellow layers better understand and support trauma manifestations in their clients and themselves. Try not to miss out on this incredibly informative episode! --- This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Shivani, nor her guests take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program. Episode Highlights: Somatic Experiencing (SE) as an approach to trauma How Rebecca found out about SE and why it resonates with her Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in comparison to SE The different forms of SE Getting started with SE training and how it differs among professions SE’s accessibility to people struggling with grounding themselves Connect with Rebecca Stahl: (Website | Somatic Experiencing International) (Facebook | Somatic Experiencing International) (Instagram | Somatic Experiencing International) (Twitter | Somatic Experiencing International) (LinkedIn | Somatic Experiencing International) (Practitioner Directory | Somatic Experiencing International) (Website | Peter Levine) (Message Rebecca Stahl)
Better Sleep for Better Health with Dr. Meredith Broderick!
22-07-2021
Better Sleep for Better Health with Dr. Meredith Broderick!
Overview: Sleep deprivation is a state we’ve all experienced. Whether it be from trying to cram that 5-page essay at 3 AM or staying up all night due to insomnia. It’s a struggle that’s been aggravated by the modern age, where work hours are getting increasingly longer and busier and we’re constantly surrounded by attention-grabbing stimuli. Sleep is, unfortunately, turning into a luxury rather than a crucial aspect of our health. Our guest for this week is Dr. Meredith Broderick, a triple board-certified neurologist with specializations in sleep medicine and behavioral sleep medicine. She’ll discuss with us various topics related to sleep such as the science behind it, common sleep problems and issues, and methods we can improve our sleep health. Don’t sleep on this episode for an enlightening discussion on sleep medicine! --- This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Shivani, nor her guests take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program. Episode Highlights: An introduction to sleep issues The correlation between sleep and dreams What causes snoring and how to prevent it The role of diets and supplements in benefiting sleep The impact of naps on our sleep-wake cycle Recommendations for anyone struggling with sleep issues Connect with Dr. Meredith Broderick: (Instagram | Dr. Meredith Broderick, MD) (Website | Sound Sleep Guru) (Schedule a telehealth appointment | Sleep Sound Guru) (Make a sleep diary | National Sleep Foundation)
Getting to the Bottom of Gut Health with Dr. Kumkum Patel!
15-07-2021
Getting to the Bottom of Gut Health with Dr. Kumkum Patel!
Overview: When it comes to health and nutrition, the topics people would usually think of are foods, exercise, and medicines. We put so much focus on what we put into our body, we end up overlooking what comes out of it. Today’s guest is passionate about educating others on gut health and helping her patients in what she considers an understudied field of medicine. Dr. Kumkum Sarkar Patel is a practicing gastroenterologist who specializes in irritable bowel syndrome, swallowing disorders, and pelvic floor disorders. She’ll be sitting down with us to discuss the science behind gut health, how it impacts our mental health, and vice versa. Our digestive system doesn’t end at the mouth or stomach, and we need to remember just how interconnected our body actually is.  Don’t miss out on this enlightening episode as we delve into gut health-- the good, the bad, and the gross. --- This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Shivani, nor her guests take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program. Episode Highlights: Her journey to becoming a gastrointestinal doctor The gut microbiome and the gut-brain axis Signs of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Food aversions, fad diets, and how to improve them Identifying normal bowel movement and healthy poop How the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our gut health Connect with Dr. Kumkum Sarkar Patel: (Instagram | Dr. KumKum Patel, MD, MPH)
Medicinal Mushrooms for the Body & Soul with Mason Taylor
08-07-2021
Medicinal Mushrooms for the Body & Soul with Mason Taylor
Overview: In the present world of medicine and healthcare, Western medicine has taken over the forefront while different practices and traditions have unwillingly taken a backseat.  In this episode, I’m joined by Mason Taylor, founder of SuperFeast, a leading brand for herbal tonics and medicinal mushrooms. Additionally, he is a health educator, speaker, and podcast host who takes a nondogmatic approach in exploring the evolving world of health and herbalism.   Don’t forget to tune into this episode as we take a dive into herbalism and how it can help you feel more balanced in your body. --- This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Shivani, nor her guests take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program. Episode Highlights: Mason’s health awakening What are medicinal mushrooms Advice for anyone starting out Can people with fungal infections take medicinal mushrooms SuperFeast’s products Are medicinal mushrooms safe for pregnant women The connection between medicine and spirituality Connect with Mason Taylor: (Website (US) | SuperFeast) (Website (Global) | SuperFeast) (Podcast) (| Itunes) (| Spotify)
Sex, Spirituality, & Tantra Yoga with Miriam Elyse!
01-07-2021
Sex, Spirituality, & Tantra Yoga with Miriam Elyse!
Overview: If you’ve been suffering from trauma, then fear not because you are not alone. Trauma hurts our ability to not only form authentic connections with not just others but with ourselves as well. That is why I’ve invited Miriam Elyse, a certified yoga instructor, and an advocate of spiritual yoga. In this episode, Miriam Elyse goes in-depth about yoga as not just a means for physical wellness but as an avenue for self-healing and liberation. If you’re looking for a path of growth and self-exploration, then this episode is definitely worth listening to! --- This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Shivani, nor her guests take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program. Episode Highlights: Miriam’s journey into yoga and meditation Tantra Yoga vs. Yoga Connecting spirituality and sexuality How trauma affects you and learning to listen to your body How to get started How Tantra Yoga helps you Connect with Miriam Elyse: (Website | Miriam Elyse) (Instagram | Miriam Elyse) (Book a Discovery Call | Miriam Elyse)
Changing the Prejudice Against Veganism with Olympian Dotsie Bausch!
17-06-2021
Changing the Prejudice Against Veganism with Olympian Dotsie Bausch!
Well Balanced 360 - Episode 17 Changing the Prejudice Against Veganism with Dotsie Bausch Overview: In our society today, there is so much negative stigma and prejudice against veganism. But is it really that bad? In this episode, I’ve invited over athlete Dotsie Bausch to share her journey to plant-based diets and veganism with her years of experience. As an olympian, Dotsie goes into detail about how we can consume just as much protein, while eating an abundance of food packed with other nutritious food to help us improve our overall gut health. Don’t miss out on this amazing episode into the reality of veganism! --- This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Shivani, nor her guests take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program. Episode Highlights: Dotsie’s struggle with anorexia Her journey to the Olympics Dotsie’s use of meditative therapy Turning to a plant-based/vegan diet Her passion project, Switch for Good How you get protein from veganism Veganism’s impact on her Olympic career Connect with Dotsie Bausch: (Website | Dotsie Bausch)
Human Design and Our Health with Eden Carpenter!
10-06-2021
Human Design and Our Health with Eden Carpenter!
Overview: Human design is definitely not a new idea or concept. It’s been around for a long time, but it’s people like my guest Eden Carpenter, a registered nurse, that bring it to light in ways that it can help even our physical health beyond serving as a roadmap for our soul. In this episode, Eden shares with us what human design is, what it can do for us, and how we can live better lives guided by our innate human design. Be sure not to miss out on this amazing conversation! --- This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Shivani, nor her guests take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program. Episode Highlights: What is human design? How can it help our health? The four arrows of our body graphs The different types and how they can affect us The incorporation of human design in modern medicine How we can start using human design in our lives Connect with Eden Carpenter: (Website & Courses | Eden Carpenter) (Instagram | Eden Carpenter) (Free Alignment Challenge | Eden Carpenter)
Ayahuasca & Plant Diets: A Dive into Plant Medicine!
03-06-2021
Ayahuasca & Plant Diets: A Dive into Plant Medicine!
Overview: Western medicine is not the only solution to our health problems. In a widely ambiguous world, there are so many different cultures and practices that take their solutions from a much more natural and spiritual approach. In this episode, I’ve invited Tina “Kat” Courtney, a Plant Medicine Expert and Shamanic Life Coach with over 12 years under her belt. Using her expertise, she helps hundreds of people through their journey of life, relying on more herbal and spiritual means of medicine. Be sure to listen in! The key to a well balanced life is just as much spiritual as it is physical! --- This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Shivani, nor her guests take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program. Episode Highlights: What is Ayahuasca? Precautions and research to do before taking the tea Be aware that it is not for everyone Kat’s master plant diets and the practice Western medicine versus traditional herbal medicine Connect with Tina Kat Courtney: (LinkedIn | Tina “Kat” Courtney) (Website | AfterLife Coach) (Instagram | AfterLife Coach) _________________________________________________________
Opening the Lines of Connection: Coping With Grief & Stress!
27-05-2021
Opening the Lines of Connection: Coping With Grief & Stress!
Overview: The stigma of mental illness is rampant-- but it’s especially become a big source of shame within our community of physicians. Today, I’ve invited over Dr. Pamela Wible, a passionate physician dedicated to the eradication of mental illness stigmas. Living with her OCD and depression, she felt like she was at a disadvantage-- until she finally decided to take a stand and really show people that physicians are human, that they too have mental and emotional needs that need care sometimes. Listen in as she shares with us her amazing journey to building a safe space for our doctors! --- This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Shivani, nor her guests take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program. Episode Highlights: Dr. Wible’s struggles with mental illness How she’s addressed the issues in her own way Building a suicide hotline for physicians Creating a safe space for her friends What we can do to support each other Connect with Dr. Pamela Wible: (Website | Pamela Wible MD) (Twitter | PamelaWibleMD)
Mental Health Conversations with Dr. Raghu Appasani
20-05-2021
Mental Health Conversations with Dr. Raghu Appasani
Well Balanced 360 - Episode 13 Opening Conversations About Mental Health with Dr. Raghu Kiran Appasani Overview: Mental health issues are at an all time high from the effects of quarantining and so much isolation. While it is much needed for the good of all, it doesn’t mean that we should allow our mental health to diminish until we can no longer handle it. In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Raghu Kiran Appasani, founder of The MINDS Foundation, to share with us the best ways we can cope and handle the world around us amidst the pandemic. Even when you don't fit all the clinical criteria for a mental illness, it doesn’t mean you can’t experience depressive thoughts and sadness. Be sure to listen in as he prepares us with some tools to take on the world! --- This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Shivani, nor her guests take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program. Episode Highlights: India’s mental health situation Why it’s the perfect time to open conversations about mental health Dr. Appasani’s experience with dealing with isolations during quarantine Intergenerational trauma being passed down The correlation between what you eat and your mental wellbeing Connect with Dr. Appasani: (The MINDS Foundation | Website)
Social Media Comparison & Mental Health!
13-05-2021
Social Media Comparison & Mental Health!
Overview: With the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic still in effect, we’re finding that more and more of us are having a difficult time keeping up and making sure that our mental health is healthy and in check. I know I’ve personally had my struggles-- I talked about it in one of my previous episodes and even shared with you all how I cope. For this episode though, I’ve invited Ryanne Gatti and Lauren Factor, two young and upcoming therapists that have just launched a podcast called Dope Sh*t my Therapist Says, where they talk about health, wellness, and lifestyle. For my podcast though, they’ll be covering the importance of boundaries, toxic positivity, and how different dynamics growing up can affect us in our adult life. Be sure to listen in! --- This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Shivani, nor her guests take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program. Episode Highlights: Setting boundaries Toxic positivity How family dynamics affect you down the line Cultural dynamics COVID and mental health How spiritual practices have its benefits too Connect with Ryanne and Lauren: (Dope Sh*t My Therapist Says (podcast) | Ryanne Gatti, Lauren Fractor)
5 Incredibly Useful Tips To Combat Anxiety & Depression!
06-05-2021
5 Incredibly Useful Tips To Combat Anxiety & Depression!
Overview: Did you know that up to 51.5 million adults in the United States are affected by mental health issues? After a recent triggering encounter with racism-- I realized that I needed to share my 5 ways of calming anxieties and sadness to do my part in spreading awareness, while also promoting healthy coping mechanisms. From caring for our bodies with movement to alleviating mental load through journaling, there’s definitely something to be learned from in this short episode-- be it for you or someone close to you. --- This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Shivani, nor her guests take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program. Episode Highlights: The statistics and state of mental health during the pandemic My personal encounter with racism and its effect on my own mental health The importance of movement in our daily life Meditation as a means to mediate negativity in our lives Keep your mind creative and open How to use food as a healthy outlet for our stress How journals can help alleviate our mental load
The Pillars of Healthy Relationships- Setting Boundaries!
29-04-2021
The Pillars of Healthy Relationships- Setting Boundaries!
Overview: From setting boundaries and choosing self-love, Dr. Caroline Iscovitz dives deep into the psychology behind healthy relationships in business, pointing out that oftentimes we fear the consequences of actions-- instead of finishing them out of love or concern. In this episode, Dr. Caroline has so kindly come today to share with us her four pillars to healthy relationships; which have become the basis for her successful coaching business today. I really hope this helps everyone willing to listen, for this to serve as a way for you to rebuild your own relationships-- ultimately choosing to put yourself and your wellbeing first. --- This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Shivani, nor her guests take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program. Episode Highlights: The four pillars of Dr. Caroline’s business The importance of setting firm boundaries in both business and personal life Love versus fear of what is to happen The need for communication About Dr. Caroline Iscovitz: Dr. Caroline has been empowering women for over a decade. First in the therapy space as she has her doctorate in Psychology with a specialization in Marriage & Family Therapy. Now she is a Female Entrepreneur Coach. She helps women that are overwhelmed from balancing their business, their family, & their health to be in control of the decisions they make, the relationships they nurture, & most of all taking care of themselves without guilt. Connect with Dr. Caroline Iscovitz: (Website | Dr. Caroline Iscovitz (drcarolineiscovitz.com))
The World of CBD & Cannabis- for Weight loss/Stress!
22-04-2021
The World of CBD & Cannabis- for Weight loss/Stress!
Well Balanced 360 - Episode 9 The Differences and Benefits of CBD and THC with Dr. Michele Ross Overview: CBD and THC, Marijuana and Hemp, terms that have become interchangeable in society now despite their important differences. With both CBD and THC having different effects on people, it’s important that we finally face the discussion head on and address those differences. For this episode, I have with me Dr. Michele Ross, a professional CBD and Cannabis consultant with a passion for easing both emotional and physical pain through the responsible use of CBD, cannabis, and mushrooms. Be sure to stay for the discussions and find out which natural herb is best for your individual self. Episode Highlights: The Endocannabinoid System Why you can’t overdose on cannabis Using CBD and THC for pain The key difference between CBD and THC The science behind using cannabis or marijuana CBD and drug tests The benefits of CBD and THC How your dose changes to your weight and metabolism Finding the best way to consume CBD for your body Connect with Dr. Tara Scott: (Website | Dr. Michele Ross | CBD & Cannabis Consulting) (Instagram | Dr. Ross 🍄 Plant Medicine (@drmicheleross)) (Twitter | Dr. Michele Ross (@drmicheleross)) This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Shivani, nor her guests take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.
Infertility Blues? Natural Ways to Increase Your Chances Of Conception!
15-04-2021
Infertility Blues? Natural Ways to Increase Your Chances Of Conception!
Overview: Infertility is a subject that has many faces, many stigmas, and can be approached from so many different ways. In this episode, I’ve brought in Dr. Tara Scott, a medical professional with over 25 years of experience. She has the unique experience of two different perspectives-- the traditional OBGYN side, and her newer calling to Functional Medicine. Join us in this conversation as we face the common roadblocks to understanding your infertility, why some supplements don’t work, and what course of action you can take to improve your chances from a Functional Medicine standpoint. Episode Highlights: Dr. Scott’s history as a doctor and an infertility patient What tests she recommends prior to seeing an OBGYN Do tests change from person to person? What apps are useful to track cycles Food to avoid to increase fertility Benefits to detoxing Types of common supplements and their benefits or effectivities The connection between spirituality and medicine Connect with Dr. Tara Scott: (Website | Revitalize | Dr. Tara Scott | Functional Medicine Akron Ohio) (Instagram | Dr. Tara Scott, Hormone Guru (@revitalizemed)) (Facebook Group | Revitalize Private Facebook Group) This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Shivani, nor her guests take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.
Cracking the secret to metabolic health- CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORING!
31-03-2021
Cracking the secret to metabolic health- CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORING!
Well Balanced 360 - Episode 6 How Your Food Controls Your Metabolic Health with Verneri Jaamuru   There have been a plethora of fad diets that have come and gone these years, all with different promises of lasting effects that will help you slim down fast. Sure, some of them can work for you, but it doesn’t mean the root cause is addressed.   Today I’m joined by Verneri Jaamuru, the Co-Founder and Head of Product at Veri Stable, a continuous glucose monitor to better watch over your metabolic health and stabilise your glucose levels. What a lot of people misunderstand about glucose monitoring, is that it's not just for diabetics. Metabolic health is a spectrum where around 88% of Americans are affected and are metabolically ill.   In this episode of Well Balance 360, Verneri and I discuss glucose, the metabolic health spectrum, gut health, diabetes, intermittent fasting, and much more to help you build healthy habits; all towards living a better life! Quote:   “Metabolic health is something that may not necessarily spark interest in a lot of people. But, I think food is a lot easier for people to understand that what they eat impacts how they feel and how much energy they have. So we’ve taken a strong stand with our product in terms of being the best and giving you insights about your food.” Links:   (Veri - Metabolic Compass) (Verneri Jaamuru (@Jaamuru) | Twitter) This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Shivani, nor her guests take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.
How to improve your health with Indian Herbs and Adaptogens
17-03-2021
How to improve your health with Indian Herbs and Adaptogens
Well Balanced 360 Ep 05: How to improve your health with Ashwagandha, Ghee, & Shilajit Uma Naralkar  Overview “Adaptogens are like the perfect pair of earrings,” says nutritionist Uma Naralkar. In the same way that earrings complete a beautiful outfit, adaptogens compliment and boost a healthy lifestyle, to help your body stay in balance.  Uma grew up in India with a passion for nutrition, but it wasn’t until she started working a corporate job in Hollywood that she realized the impact of nutrition on her life. When she got married and tried to conceive in her 20s, the late nights, alcohol, and lack of exercise from her job made it almost impossible. Uma started studying nutrition, got healthier, conceived her kids, and soon found a new calling -- helping other women balance their hormones and maintain a healthy lifestyle so they feel better (and, often, lose weight!).  In this episode of the Well Balanced 360 podcast, Uma and host Dr. Shivani talk about three popular adaptogens to support healthy cortisol levels, balance your hormones, and improve energy and sleep: Ashwagandha, Ghee, & Shilajit. Tune in to learn more about how these ancient Indian supplements can support a healthier, happier lifestyle.   Quotes “You have to remember that the foundation of your health still lies in nutrition, and what you’re consuming through whole food, as well as how active your lifestyle is, as well as your mindset and stress management. And once you are doing that, that’s where I like to throw adaptogens in, because they seal the deal. ” Links www.omwithatwist.com Instagram: @Umanaralkar  Website: (drshivaniamin.com) Instagram: @drshivaniamin