In episode #37 we are learning how to thrive with ulcerative colitis with Natalie Kelley. Natalie (aka Nat) is the 23-year-old wellness blogger, certified personal trainer and certified holistic health coach behind Plenty and Well. Nat is also an ulcerative colitis fighter – an autoimmune disease that effects her gut – and she uses her voice and platform to speak out and help others that struggle with the same, or similar, diseases. She is also a huge self-love advocate, believer in holistic wellness (beyond just food and fitness) and paleo recipe-developer. She loves long-distance running, weight lifting, drizzling her entire life with almond butter, baking, reading, writing poetry and spending time outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Share a little about yourself! Who is Natalie and how did you get to where you are today as a personal trainer and holistic health coach?
A question we ask all our guests- What was your Golden Hour moment of health awakening that inspired you to take action in your own health journey?
Can you share what ulcerative colitis is?
What has your journey looked like navigating life with ulcerative colitis? You’ve experienced some ups and downs but you seem very upbeat!
What are some things that have helped you the most in your journey with ulcerative colitis?
I also love how you used to feel trapped in a world of health and wellness where you had to workout for two hours and be super strict with your diet. What does it look like now for you in 2019? How has this impacted your life?
I love how you emphasize wellness in regards to what your thinking, relationship, self care- all the things. How has looking at life besides food and exercise made a difference in your life?
A question we ask all our guests- what 3 health habits have made the biggest impact on your health?
In this episode we are learning the power of Ayurveda in health with Angela. Angela first began her practice of meditation and yoga in 2002 to alleviate chronic back pain and symptoms of depression. Since then, Angela has come along way! She has been lucky enough to travel to India twice to study Yoga and Ayurveda and deepen her own practice. She completed her studies through Himalaya Yoga Valley, an internationally accredited yoga program, located in Goa, India. In her program, she studied yoga under Yogacharya Lalit, who has studied under Sri BKS Iyengar, Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Sri Sharath Jois, and Sri BNS Iyengar, and studied Ayurveda under Dr. Rohit Borkar. Most recently, she has completed the Ayurvedic Counseling program through Kerala Ayurveda Academy.
She has a genuine passion for teaching all things and finds joy in encouraging her students to explore their own unique gifts. That passion and belief in honoring every individual’s unique qualities is what drove Angela to create and open what is now Eka Yoga.
Angela teaches with Midwest heart, West Coast soul, and enough quirkiness to make the most cynical crack a smile.
When not teaching yoga, you’ll most likely find Angela urban hiking with her fur baby (Desta the dachshund) or getting experimental with cooking in the kitchen.
In episode #19 we are learning about a holistic approach to dentistry with Dr. Kristen Graham. Dr. Kristen graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Biological Sciences. She then continued on to dental school, and graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 2013. In pursuit of biologic dentistry she became certified Integrative Biologic Dental Medicine (IBDM) in 2017 by the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry, with additional certifications in Naturopathy through the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board. She recently graduated from AFMCP (Advanced Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice) at the Institute for Functional Medicine in 2018. Dr. Kristen consults with clients one-on-one in her online practice, and in private practice addressing each client as the individual they are.She focuses on systemic, oral, physical and emotional well-being from a functional, biologic and spiritual approach. Dr. Kristen resides in Maryland with her husband and two rhodesian ridgbacks.
In episode 16 we are hearing how tongue tie affects babies and adults with Sarah Hornsby. Sarah graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Eastern Washington University. With an interest in natural health and wellness, and getting to the root cause of health problems, she subsequently became interested in how the health of the mouth directly relates to the overall health of the body. This led her to train to become a myofunctional therapist.
She opened up her myofunctional therapy practice, Faceology, in Seattle in 2010. She took the entire practice online in 2014, becoming the world’s first fully-online myofunctional therapy practice. One of her passions is to spread and create awareness about myofunctional therapy. So in addition to working with patients, she also runs MyoMentor, an educational institute that trains dentists, hygienists, and other health professionals to become myofunctional therapists. Sarah is from the Pacific Northwest and currently lives in Hawaii where she consults with patients, doctors, and other healthcare providers from all over the world.
In this episode, we are learning how to have a positive mindset, and change your habits with hosts Suzi and Rose. After hearing from 13 amazing experts in all areas of life concerning natural and organic living, we wanted to dive a little deeper into a positive mindset. It’s often not talked about when it comes to living your best life, especially when it comes to natural health. But it’s crucial we’ve found to changing habits and really putting into practice health changes in our lives. It’s easy to consume a lot of information but not actually have it stick. In this episode we are sharing what has helped us to tangibly live out good habits, plus sharing what personality tests have helped us learn more about ourselves.