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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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Feb 29, 2016

Podcast 098: “Goddesses Never Age” by Christiane Northrup, MD


Wendy and Meaghan discuss the second part of the book of the month. We have an open conversation about what we have taken away from the book and the importance of treating ourselves holistically.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS PODCAST
• Benefits of Pelvic Floor Strengthening
• How to deal with emotions
• Forgiveness
• Rage
• Hormones
• Self-Love

Thanks for Listening!

Join Us next month for The Wahls Protocol by Terry Wahls, MD

Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

Feb 26, 2016

Podcast 097: Frankincense

Wendy and Dr. Meaghan discuss the healing properties and history of Frankincense. Frankincense has been used for over 5,000 years in different cultures. It comes from the resin of the Boswellia plant. It has many different properties including anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and immune boosting. It is used for both its fragrant smell and powerful ability to support the body.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:
• What is frankincense
• The history of frankincense
• What societies have used frankincense and how
• Why embalmers back in the day were so healthy. The Black Plague was no threat to these guys!
• How to use frankincense
• How to safely utilize essential oils

References on the show
• Dr. Axe’s frankincense and myrrh lotion
http://draxe.com/homemade-frankincense-myrrh-lotion/

Feb 24, 2016

Podcast 096: Vitamin E


Wendy and Dr. Meaghan discuss the different side of vitamin E and why it is among the most heralded and promoted supplement on the market… but also has a bad rep. Vitamin E is a major anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. We talk about how you don’t want the wrong form, in the wrong combination, or synthetic form.

Vitamin E is the umbrella term given to the collective group of fat-soluble compounds with distinctive antioxidant activities. Naturally occurring exists in 8 forms (2 main categories

  • Tocopherols
    • Alpha, beta, gamma, delta
  • Tocotrienols
    • Alpha, beta, gamma, delta
  • D- alpha tocopherol is natural
  • Dl- Alpha-tocopherol is synthetic and usually made from petroleum
  • A lot of research that comes out negative uses this form or high doses

Alpha-tocopherol is the main human form of vitamin E but not necessarily the only one that we should focus on and metabolized by the liver. Research shows that it must be relative to the amount of gamma tocopherol.

What you will learn in this episode
• The positive effects of Vitamin E
• How it is a strong cellular anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant that works on the cell membrane
• What the research has taught us about Vitamin E
• What we have learned about Vitamin E from rats
• The difference between tocopherols and tocotrienols
• What foods have vitamin E in them

Feb 22, 2016

Podcast 095: Book Club #1 Goddesses Never Age


In this podcast, Dr. Meaghan and Wendy discuss the first three chapters of the book Goddesses Never Age byDr. Christiane Northrup, MD. The book brings up many interesting conversational points about all different aspects of health and wellness. Dr. Northrup dives into the research behind our ability to heal ourselves. She also discusses how certain thoughts help to produce extra nitric oxide and beta-endorphins that can have a powerful effect on our mind and body.

This is a great book with many interesting concepts that bring up an amazing conversation. We hope that you will read along with Chapters 4-6 next time. If not, still listen in as we sum up the major parts of the book and talk about our thoughts on the subject matter.

Feb 19, 2016

Podcast 094: Vitamin D

In this podcast, we discuss Vitamin D and the health benefits of this vitamin. We talk about the fact that Vitamin D is more like a hormone and has numerous benefits in the body.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS PODCAST
• What are the benefits of Vitamin D
• What are the different forms of Vitamin D
• Who is deficient on Vitamin D
• How can you increase Vitamin D levels

Feb 17, 2016

Podcast 093: Why do some people gain weight and others can’t lose it

Dr. Meaghan and Wendy discuss two recent articles about weight loss and exercise. Turns out there is no magic formula that works for everyone. Everyone is different when it comes to weight maintenance. We discuss two different articles that we came across from this week.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS PODCAST

  • Why do we plateau with weight loss and running?
  • Why do people react differently to different foods?
  • The role of microbes in health and weight
Feb 15, 2016

Podcast 092: PCOS: Revisited and Rebooted due to our blog post

We decided to revisit PCOS, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome since we blogged about it and got a lot of feedback. We wanted to address questions and comments that we got on the blog. We talk about the treatments that we talk about in our podcast including apple cider vinegar, d-chiro inositol, berberine, and castor oil compresses. We address why these treatments are so beneficial for PCOS and answer questions that we got from the blog.

Jan 28, 2016

Podcast 091: Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis


Wendy and Meaghan tackle the complex situation of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. This occurs when there is a low thyroid function (hypothyroid) in an autoimmune condition. It is important to not only treat the thyroid imbalance but also the underlying autoimmune condition.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS PODCAST
• What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
• How should thyroid function be thoroughly accessed
• What causes antibodies to be elevated
• How does the thyroid occur?
• What contributes to the autoimmune part of Hashimoto’s?
• What can you do to help treat Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.

Want to know more. Here is a link to our article on Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
http://beyondthebasicshealthacademy.com/hashimotos-thyroiditis-what-you-need-know-right-now/

Jan 25, 2016

MEN'S GROUPS

Men's Groups, how to Change the World, Six (6) Men At a Time, Podcast 090

Beyond the Basics Health Academy welcomes Keith Hutchings from Australia.

He has been involved with men’s groups for over 20 years. He is passionate about the importance of mental health for men through forming a community. He states that he would not be where he is with his physical health if you hadn’t been concurrently working on his mental health. And it is vital for a man to have a safe place to talk about the difficulties of being a parent, relationships, being in a workplace with many dysfunctional co-workers or family issues.

This is a great podcast Kieth addressed the benefits of men’s group and discussed the components that make men’s group easy to start. After the notes, we have also included his message of “How to Change the World, 6 Blokes At A Time.” This is his advice on how to start up a men’s group.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:

  • What Men's Groups are all about
  • How To Change Your World, Six Blokes At a Time
  • Rules of Men's Groups
  • What client populations do the best with Hypnosis

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST:

Recommendation about how to start a men’s support group

Mankind Project

Rites of Passage

Keith Hutchings email

 

Dec 31, 2015

Transformation, What You Want to Be in 2016 with Dr. Kristy Towell Podcast 089:

Dr. Kristy Towell, DC joins us today to tell how she transformed her life in 2015 through nutrition and lifestyle changes. Dr. Kristy works at Westfelt Wellness Center in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Dr. Kristy is a busy working mother of two children. She has always enjoyed working out but realized at the end of 2014 that something had to change. She had just trained for a half marathon. Though she was happy with her time results, she was disappointed in how she looked in pictures. She knew something had to change. In this podcast, Dr. Kristy talks about what she did to make 2015 different. How she went from 27% body fat to under 15% body fat. How she started working out for less time to get better results. And how changing her nutrition made all the difference!

This is a great podcast full of great information and real life motivation. Thanks so much Dr. Kristy Towell for coming on the show and sharing your story and expertise.

Here is also a great before and after picture to see exactly how Dr. Kristy has transformed over the past 14 months.

Dec 22, 2015

Podcast 088: Conversation with Cindy Locher about Hypnotherapy

Dr. Meaghan and Wendy welcome Cindy Locher to the show. Cindy is a hypnotherapist that uses hypnosis as a complementary medical training.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
• What is hypnosis?
• What hypnosis is NOT?
• What role does the subconscious mind play in overall thought processes and health?
• What client populations do the best with hypnosis?

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST
• Midwest Hypnotherapy Academy
• Change Works Hypnosis Center
• Hypnotic Radio Hour
• Find out more about Cindy Locher at www.minnesotahypnosis.com

Thank you so much, Cindy, for coming on the show and telling us more about the power of the subconscious mind.

Dec 21, 2015

TOX-SICK Part 4 Podcast 087: Book Club

Dr. Meaghan and Wendy discuss the following chapters in Suzanne Somers book:

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN:
• Chapter 9: The Detox Basics
• Chapter 10: Advanced Techniques
• 9 Point Detox Checklist
• Suggestions for DNA Protection & Cellular Support
• Suggestions for Liver Support
• Suggestions for Brain and Neurological Support
• Suggestions for Digestive and Gastrointestinal Support
• Suggestions for Cardiovascular Support
• Suggestions for Hormonal Support
• Coconut Oil and the benefits…and a Detox
• Coffee and Bentonite Enemas

Tune in and listen to our podcast about Tox-Sick by Suzanne Somers. Read along with us as we discuss this book and the points you need to focus on. If you don’t like to read, just follow our discussion, and you will learn everything you need to know about this book.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
CoQ10 Podcast # 086
B Vitamins Podcast # 083
Natural Cleaning Household Cleaners Podcast # 042
Forever Health.com

Dec 17, 2015

CoQ10 Protect Your Heart Podcast 086

Dr. Meaghan and Wendy conversate about the research, information and physiology behind CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10). This essential chemical is involved in every cellular process in the body because of its role in energy production, enhanced blood flow, and protection of blood vessels.

The research is a bit conflicting, but there are three populations that especially seem to benefit from supplementation of CoQ10; fibromyalgia, after a heart attack, and statin drug users.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:

· What is CoQ10

· What does the research say about Coq10

· Who benefits from CoQ10 supplementation

· What is the difference between ubiquinol vs. ubiquinone forms

· How much should you supplement

· What is the drug Idebenone and what benefits does it preliminary show in research

Dec 15, 2015

Podcast 085: Aquaponics and Hydroponics with Ro Elgas

Ro Elgas from A Bee Organic is back on the show to discuss with us the process of hydroponic and aquaponic farming. This is a specialized type of farming that utilizes water-based environments to grow efficiently numerous plants and aquatic life.

The USDA Organic is a powerful marketing tool with recognized value to consumers. USDA Organic production methods help to protect our pollinators, frogs, and soil ecology. When compared to conventional chemical methods, organic cultivation benefits farmworkers and the health of their unborn children. Included under the organic seal is the verification that products are produced without GMO’s, Irradiation, and sewer sludge. It’s no surprise that the organic label brings a marketplace premium.

A Bee Organic is an accredited Certification Agency (ACA) that has been in operation since 2010. Certifying agents are responsible for ensuring that USDA organic products meet or exceed all organic standards. That means our clients need to know the standards to create vibrant, successful organic operations.

It’s A Bee Organic’s policy to encourage our clients to read through pertinent NOP definitions and regulations and then to ask as many questions as desired. Questions are important because the rule and your operation are interrelated. At A Bee Organic, we demonstrate our belief that organic is our future through our ongoing client care.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
• What is aquaponic and hydroponic farming?
• What are the issues surrounding this type of farming?
• The controversy behind farming in this manner
• Can aquaponic and hydroponic truly be organic?

Dec 14, 2015

Podcast 084: Book Club Tox-Sick Part 3

Dr. Meaghan and Wendy discuss the following chapters in Suzanne Somers book:
Chapter 6: The Effects of Toxins on Your Thyroid and Other Hormones
Chapter 7: The Rest of You
Chapter 8: Protecting Your Home, Family, and Workplace

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
• Why are people becoming sicker and sicker
• Why are we more toxic
• Why use HEPA filter
• The power of alkalinized water

Dec 11, 2015

Podcast 083: B Vitamins What You Should Know

Dr. Meaghan and Wendy discuss the role of B vitamins in diet and supplementation support. The B vitamins are composed of a group of vitamins that work in numerous processes in the body.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN:


Which vitamins make up the B vitamins
What role do the B vitamins play in health and wellness
How does stress affect B vitamin levels
What is MTHFR
How should you supplement if you have an MTHFR mutation

Dec 10, 2015

PODCAST 082: THE POWER OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Dr. Meaghan and Wendy talk about the power of Apple Cider Vinegar. Unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar has many powerful health benefits when it comes from the mother.

IN THIS EPISODE, WE WILL SHARE WHAT WE LEARNED:

What is Apple Cider Vinegar ACV
What kind of Apple Cider Vinegar should you take
What is acetic acid and what are the health benefits
Research out of Japan that shows that acetic acid may help to control blood pressure and fat accumulation
How Apple Cider Vinegar is antimicrobial in nature
How it can help to improve indigestion and problems digesting food
Interesting research suggesting that it can shrink certain growths and possible cancers

Dec 9, 2015

Podcast 081: BTBHA Visits Vegas for Integrative Conference

Dr. Meaghan and Wendy ventured to the (semi) sunny land of Las Vegas to escape the cold of the Midwest and learn more about Integrative Wellness through the Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland Clinic is paving the way for major hospitals to incorporate research-based Integrative practices into their system. They are incorporating natural ways to promote healing and decrease stress to optimize both health and wellness and the healing process.

The conference discussed everything from gut health to the benefits of a plant-based diet. It was information dense with great research. Dr. Meaghan and Wendy are excited to take this education and incorporate into many different podcasts so that the listeners can learn what they can do to control their health better.

Education is empowering. Many topics were addressed that can help us all make better lifestyle choices. Stay tuned as we share this education and relate it to what we all can do to make better choices.

Cleveland Clinic is on the cutting edge of integrating health and wellness. They incorporate yoga, acupuncture, and stress reduction techniques with traditional medicine.

IN THIS EPISODE, WE WILL SHARE WHAT WE LEARNED INCLUDING:

Dr. Esselstyn has written a book on Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease through a low-fat plant-based diet. We share what he has seen clinically by implementing this diet with his patients

The benefits of taking two (2) aspirin a day and taking it with warm water to decrease side effects

The benefits of a plant-based diet

How important stress reduction plays with health and wellness

Thank you to the Cleveland Clinic for putting on a great weekend and thank you to our listeners for continuing to tune into our podcast each week.

Dec 8, 2015

Dr. Meaghan and Wendy tackle the second part of Suzanne Somers’ book Tox-Sick: From Toxic to Not Sick The Toxins in Your Body The Diseases They Cause The Doctors Who Can Help.

For this part of the book, we will talk about:

· Chapter 3: The Gut

· Chapter 4: The Brain

· Chapter 5: The Heart

Dr. Meaghan and Wendy discuss their takeaways from the book including

· The power of coffee enemas

· How to heal the gut

· How to support the brain and what you should do to detoxify the brain

· That there are two causes of diseases: nutrients going down and toxicity going up

Dec 3, 2015

Podcast 079: Oxidative Stress


Dr. Meaghan and Wendy discuss what oxidative stress is and how it affects and ages the body. Oxidative stress is the term used to describe the production of free radicals in the body due to the process of building up byproducts of cellular function faster than your body can manage the byproducts. This leads to DNA damage and mitochondria damage that leads to increased aging and cell breakdown. Oxidation occurs in some processes including using glucose for energy, immune system fighting off infections, and the body detoxifying. This leads to numerous signs and symptoms.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
• What is oxidative stress
• What causes it
• What effect oxidative stress has on the body and aging
• What we can do to combat oxidative stress
• The role of oxidative stress in overall health and wellness

Dec 2, 2015

Podcast 078: Living Longer Through Chemistry: The Science Behind Metformin

Dr. Meaghan and Wendy discuss an interesting article published about the positive effects of Metformin and how it is being studied to increase lifespan.

 

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:

· Why is insulin and blood sugar so important for overall health

· What is the mechanism of action for Metformin

· What does Metformin do and why is it beneficial to health

· Why longevity of life can be altered by controlling insulin and blood sugar levels

· How Metformin might be able to increase life by decreasing oxidative stress and preserving telomeres

Dec 1, 2015

Podcast 077: Seven (7) Tips To Manage Holiday Stress

With the holidays coming, Dr. Meaghan and Wendy want to address ways to combat stress. In this podcast, we will look at several techniques you can utilize to help manage stressful times

1. Meditate/Set intentions

2. Keep Control. Eat right, Move right, Sleep right, Prioritize Relationships

3. Relaxation

4. Breathing exercises

5. Gratitude List/Journaling

6. Support adrenals

7. Find support system

 

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:

· Techniques to decrease stress in your life

· Ways to manage stress

· Benefits of managing daily stress and making sure that you are not sweating the small stuff

· Why does stress have such a toll on health and wellness

Nov 30, 2015

Podcast 076: Book Club- Tox-Sick by Suzanne Somers Part 1

Dr. Meaghan and Wendy discuss Part 1: Totally Tox-Sick in the book.  The first two chapters in this book discuss information about how we have become toxic and the different toxins in the environment.  Suzanne Somers does a great job of integrating personal experience with clinical and scientific information. 

 

Next week, we will go over Chapter 3, 4, and 5 as we start to go over an action plan of how we can heal our bodies and chemistry.

 

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:

·      The New Toxic Threats

·      The 6 Major Toxic Threats to our Health

·      How our bodies protect themselves

·      What happens when things go wrong in our body

Nov 24, 2015

Podcast 075: Happiness

Dr. Meaghan and Wendy tackle the topic of mood and happiness. We discuss various research articles and what is known about different things that affect happiness.

 

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:

  • What causes changes in mood
  • What role do neurotransmitters play in mood and happiness
  • The link between mood and exercise
  • What countries are the happiest
  • What are things and strategies that you can implement to increase your happiness
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