Beyond The Basics Health Academy Podcast

Are you looking for practical, holistic, real-life solutions for healthier living? Join Dr. Meaghan Kirschling for real life education as she discusses and explores topics that affect your everyday living. Learn how balanced eating can increase energy, stabilize moods, jumpstart metabolism, eliminate cravings, restore digestion and decrease inflammation. Dr. Meaghan fields questions from listeners and brings in expert guests for a lively discussion about nutrition, supplements, holistic health, integrative medicine and the latest research. Join the Academy for the University of You.
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Sep 11, 2019

Dr. Meaghan and BTBHA Podcast welcomes Dr. Amber Walker, DPT, PT.  She is the author of a new book called Mast Cells United: A Holistic Approach to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.

Dr. Amber joins us to share her knowledge, expertise and experience overcoming multisystem concerns and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.  

In this episode, we discuss

  • What is Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
  • What causes some people to become overly reactive to their environment
  • Dr. Amber's journey with multi-system problems and concerns
  • The best approach to help the body to heal
  • Why multiple systems and symptoms occur when Mast Cells have been activated


  • Dr. Amber's website:
  • She also likes to refer people to – a great wealth of information!

Besides being the author of “Mast Cells United: A Holistic Approach to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome” published in March of 2019, he currently resides in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she encourages a root issue approach to healing within physical therapy and advocates for the MCAS population with speaking engagements and the patient resource website She is the owner of Origin Wellness, a holistic practice that will serve patients in northern Colorado starting in the summer of 2019.

May 20, 2019

Beyond the Basics Health Academy is excited to welcome Dr. Yael Halaas, MD to the show to talk about the latest FDA approved device out there called EMSCULPT.

EMSCULPT is a completely new device that is in a body-contouring class of its own because it uses HIFEM (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology to produce high-intensity muscle contractions meant to simulate the equivalent of 20,000 sit-ups in 30 minutes. It's the first FDA-cleared energy device approved to burn fat and build muscle mass. EMSCULPT contracts muscles beyond what is possible through physical training, yielding better muscle tone and enhanced fat metabolism.  It is absolutely taking the nonsurgical fat reduction and body sculpting world by storm.

Dr. Yael Halaas is known as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York City.  Dr. Halaas is double board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Her dedication to continued education, training, and top of the line patient care has earned her the highest recognition offered to surgeons practicing in the United States- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

She was part of the research done on EMSCULPT and joins us today to tell us all about this new technology and the research behind it.

You can find out more information about Dr. Halaas through the following:

  • Her website: 
  • Calling her office: (212) 688-5955

You can also find your closest EMSCULPT provider by going to website.

Remember to be kind to others, take care of yourself, and make good choices

-Dr. Meaghan Kirschling, DC, APRN, CCN

One Agora Integrative Health Clinic

May 1, 2019

Welcome everyone to Beyond the Basics Health Academy Podcast. In this podcast, I interview Amy Medling.  Amy is the founder of an online group called PCOS Diva.  Amy is a certified Health Coach who has built an amazing community to help to support, educate and empower individuals with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. 

 She joins us to talk about her comprehensive approach to health and wellness with her new book Healing PCOS: A 21-Day Plan for Reclaiming Your Health and Life with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. 

Her book is grounded in the latest medical research and filled with knowledge along with guidelines about how to take a comprehensive approach to PCOS.   It lays out the mental changes that are needed along with:

  • A 21-day anti-inflammatory, hormone-balancing and gluten-free meal plan, including meal prep and plan-ahead tips to make eating this way sustainable
  • 85 delicious recipes- half fan favorites and half new dishes
  • Daily self-care exercises, including meditation and journaling prompts

 More information and links to Amy:


Thanks Amy for coming on again.  Always great to talk to you and thanks everyone for listening!


And remember to be Kind to others, take care of yourself, and make good choices

Apr 17, 2019

Beyond the Basics Health Academy is excited to be back and there is no better topic to discuss after a little hiatus than thyroid and how the thyroid works.  So many individuals struggle with thyroid concerns but are told that they have a normal thyroid gland.  Dr. Eric Balcavage DC, CNS, CFMP, BCIM joins us to tackle this issue and explain exactly how the thyroid works and why we need comprehensive testing.

Dr Eric Balcavage is the owner and founder of Rejuvagen, a functional and regenerative medicine clinic in Glen Mills, PA. He is nationally recognized speaker and educator on various health related topics including thyroid physiology, bile physiology, detoxification, oxidative stress, methylation and chronic illness. He has been in private practice in Glen Mills, PA since 1996.

Dr. Balcavage is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.), a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, along with being a licensed Chiropractor in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Balcavage is the co-host of Thyroid Answers Podcast. The podcast focuses on answering the pressing questions those suffering with chronic hypothyroid symptoms can’t get answered elsewhere. You can find his educational Thyroid Thursday videos on Vimeo and Youtube.

Dr Balcavage has made it his mission to change the way medicine looks at hypothyroidism. He is currently working on a book that will address the problems with current allopathic and functional medicine approaches to hypothyroidism as well as the solutions to restoring thyroid physiology.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Why we need more than TSH to test the thyroid
  • How chronic inflammation affects the thyroid
  • What each thyroid marker means
  • Why thyroid function is so much more than just what we test in the blood
  • What role does diet and gluten play in the thyroid

Want to know more about Dr. Eric Balcavage.  Follow him and find him here: 
Rejuvagen Functional & Regenerative Medicine 17 Regency Plaza Glen Mills, PA 19342

Phone: 610-558-8920

Youtube: Rejuvagen
Vimeo: Rejuvagen
Instagram: @drericbalcavage

Thanks so much everyone for listening!  Reach out to us at with any questions, comments, or topics for future podcasts.

And remember to be kind to others, take care of yourself and make good choices.