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Our concept is simple:
Jiva + BIome = jivome.
Your vitality (Jiva) and your ecosystem (Biome) are what make you uniquely you.
It’s not just what you put on your body or in your body. It’s also other factors like negative or positive energy from your thoughts, relationships, mind-body state, and self-perception that determine your state of health.
We would love to share our approach to redefining holistic health with you.
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Episode 24: Building Gratitude Into Your Life
Join your hosts Dr. Raja Sivamani and Dr. Ashley Dumont as they discuss the way gratitude can change your life and why it's important to build it into your daily routine. Gratitude tends to change our focus to the positive aspects of life. It helps us pay closer attention to the wonderful things we have rather than what we don't have. Did you know that emotions can manifest in physical conditions? When we harbor resentment, it can trigger things like rashes, infections, inflammation, and issues with our organs. As 2020 comes to an end, let's focus on the positive and remain optimistic. Today we challenge you to reach out to someone that has impacted your life in a positive way and thank...
Episode 23: Managing PCOS and Insulin Resistance
Join your hosts Dr. Raja Sivamani and Dr. Ashley Dumont as they welcome guest, Dr. Lauren Vreeland, a Naturopathic Doctor that specializes in women's health. If you are someone that struggles with horrible menstrual cramps, PCOS, or other inconvenient symptoms during your cycle, seeking a Naturopathic Doctor might help relieve some of those symptoms. On today's episode they discuss why looking at a person's whole system, rather than focusing solely on symptoms is so important. She touches on how the immune system, digestive tract, and endocrine system are linked. She also takes us through some common imbalances that many women experience. Tune in to learn what lifestyle changes and...
Episode 22: Food Sensitivity Testing
Join your hosts Dr. Raja Sivamani and Dr. Ashley Dumont as they welcome guest, Neal Jain, MD, an Allergist/Immunologist. Today we are discussing the differences between a true food allergy versus sensitivities to certain foods. Our body's immune system is a complicated thing and is constantly sampling the environment. The solution to our issues isn't as easy as "Eating Right For Your Body Type" or purchasing a store bought test to determine what foods your body might not be tolerating well. Tune in to hear Dr. Jain's wisdom on this...
Episode 21: Adaptogens- Rejuvenation Through Herbal Approaches
Join your host Dr. Raja Sivamani as he welcomes guest, Dr. Anne Kennard, for part 2 of her podcast episode. Last week we discussed the physiologic effects of chronic stress. Today we will be discussing rejuvenation through herbal approaches. Tune in to learn how you can optimize your nutrition, what adaptogens are, how they can help you, and which adaptogens are Dr. Kennard's favorites....
Episode 20: Burnout and Adrenal Fatigue
Join your hosts Dr. Raja Sivamani and Dr. Ashley Dumont as they welcome guest, Dr. Anne Kennard. Today they are discussing burnout and adrenal fatigue. Tune in as they delve into what the physiologic effects of chronic stress look like. Women are particularly prone to chronic stress because of the various responsibilities they carry. Some of the symptoms they experience are hard to treat from a clinical standpoint and require a more holistic approach. Her secrets to success are decreasing stress when possible, herbal and botanical options, nutrition, and mind body medicine. Join us to hear what some of these options look like so you can increase your joy of life....
Episode 19: Seeking the Root Cause of Disease: What Does That Mean?
Join your host, Dr. Raja Sivamani and co-host, Dr. Ashley Dumont as they discuss what it means to seek the root cause of disease. Many physicians and practitioners tend to treat the symptoms rather than digging deeper to find out why those symptoms are present in the first place. Today we talk about behavioral and lifestyle changes, the importance of working as a team with your healthcare provider, and what their perspective is on utilizing a multi-factorial and personalized approach to health and wellness. The human body is complex. There is no one size fits all solution. Tune in to learn how to strengthen your foundation for health, happiness, and...
Episode 18: Challenges with Breastfeeding and Postpartum Depression
Join Dr. Raja Sivamani and guest, Dr. Stephanie Canale. Dr. Canale is the founder of Lactation Lab, which provides innovative and proprietary breast milk tests for mothers. We've all heard the saying that "breast is best", but many don't discuss the internal and external pressures that moms might face that can be detrimental to mental health. In this episode, Dr. Canale shares her expertise, the importance of self-care, and what partners, family, and friends can do to help during the postpartum phase. If you are struggling or know of someone that might be, tune in to hear "it's not your...
Episode 17: Different Ways to Fast
Join Dr. Raja Sivamani and Ashley Dumont as they discuss the hot topic of fasting. We believe health should be approached holistically, meaning we should address all aspects, big or small, that contribute to a person’s well-being. Today we discuss the different types on fasting, what the benefits of fasting are, and what mindful eating really means. Tune in to take your health to the next level....
Episode 16: The Science of Kombucha
Join Dr. Raja Sivamani and guest Adi Roman. Adi is a scientist that shifted career paths to start making kombucha. Even though there are many different types of kombucha, there is a difference in how they're created. Today she shares what goes into making kombucha and what the science is behind it. Tune in to learn some fun facts that you may not have known...
Episode 15: Holistic Approach to Infertility
Join Dr. Raja Sivamani and guest Aumatma Shah, naturopathic doctor, and nutritionist. Fertility issues are a common concern, but there are multiple things that can be causing them. Dr. Aumatma brings close to 15 years of experience in this episode. Today we will be talking about a more holistic approach to hormones and fertility. We discuss topics like learning how to have a healthy relationship with stress, what healthy sleep looks like, how sleep impacts our hormones, and what a healthy diet should look like. Tune in to learn these great fertility secrets....
Episode 14: Treating Anxiety From an Integrative Psychiatrist
Join Dr. Raja Sivamani and guest Dr. Judith Pentz, an integrative psychiatrist with board certification in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. In this episode, she shares her own experience with anxiety and how she approaches anxiety as a physician. We dive into the topic of medicated vs non-medicated approaches and how integrative medicine uses the best of western medicine and alternative medicine to find the most effective treatment for each individual. Tune in to learn how to "Cleanse Your Body, Reveal Your...
Episode 13: Nutritional Therapy for Mental Health
Join Dr. Raja Sivamani and guest Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH. Leslie specializes in nutritional and integrative medicine. Last week she talked to us about touch therapy. This week we are discussing nutritional therapy for mental health. In this episode, you will learn the correlation between our diet and how it affects our mind. She teaches us how to make healthy substitutions for our diet that will help us relax, lift our mood, and give us more energy. She also explains how therapy should be chosen based on our individual needs depending on what we are struggling with whether it's depression, anxiety, grief, OCD, or something else. Tune in to learn these practical tips on how to improve your...
Episode 12: Touch Therapy: What Are We Missing During COVID
Join Dr. Raja Sivamani and guest Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH. Leslie specializes in nutritional and integrative medicine. Today she shares her 40+ years of experience in touch therapy with us. During the isolation of COVID-19, many people are missing the connection of touch and closeness of relationships.
Tune in to learn what touch therapy is, what the different kinds are and which is best for your needs, how it can benefit you, and how you can practice it on yourself at...
Episode 11: Juicing Smart Without All the Sugar
Join Dr. Raja Sivamani and guest Kimber Dean, chef and nutritionist. Last week Kimber taught us how to shop smart at the grocery store. This week we're talking about juicing and how to avoid the extra sugars. She shares tips for incorporating vegetables, herbs, grains, pulp, peels, essential oils, and more. She also walks us through how to save money and how to properly detox with juice cleanses. Don't miss these helpful...
Episode 10: How to Shop Smart at the Grocery Store
Join Dr. Raja Sivamani and guest Kimber Dean, chef and nutritionist. Kimber owns a restaurant and has released her own cookbook. Her passion for creating nutritious recipes and food come from first wanting to heal her body. She was a recovering addict with anxiety, depression, malnourishment, asthma, arthritis, weak bones, weak joints, headaches, sinuses, hormone imbalance, and insomnia.
In this episode, she teaches us what to look for on labels while grocery shopping, what aisles to stay clear of, how to pick produce, shopping organic vs non-organic. Tune in to hear how she uses the things she has learned along the way to help others...
Episode 09: Panchakarma 101: Ayurvedic Approach of Detoxification and Rejuvenation
Join Dr. Raja Sivamani and guest Kathy Jo Staheli, an Ayurveda practitioner with a focus in Panchakarma. While our bodies have the ability to heal themselves physically, our life choices and environment play a big role in its ability to do so. Panchakarma is a multiple day retreat of detoxification, purification, and rejuvenation that is personalized to you.
Tune in to learn what this program entails and what benefits you could experience both physically and...
Episode 08: Energy Medicine Approaches to the Body
Join Dr. Raja Sivamani and guest Ellen Meredith. With more than 35 years of hands-on experience, Ellen shares her style of energy work, called “energy dialogue”. This method focuses on learning to dialogue skillfully with the body's energies and to support holistic healing of mind, body, and spirit.
Sometimes unfamiliar terms can be off-putting and many people have a hard time opening their mind to new perspectives. For others, new ideas on health and wellness are exciting. Science tells us that our bodies are formed and fueled by energy, which comes in many forms. Tune in to learn what you can do for yourself to stay whole and...
Episode 07: Holistic Approach to Gut Health with an Integrative Gastroenterologist
Join Dr. Raja Sivamani and guest Dr. Marvin Singh, Integrative Gastroenterologist, as they discuss ways to prevent and treat gut issues like bloating, IBS and colon cancer. We all have unique tendencies and today's episode outlines the importance of being mindful of our diet, exercise and proper oral hygiene. Learn what impacts your gut microbiome and tips on how to bring it back to a balanced state for a more positive outcome. Tune in to make getting healthy,...
Episode 06: The Science of Hypnotherapy with a Clinical Psychologist
Guest: Lisa Lombard, PhD
Dr. Lisa Lombard is a licensed clinical psychologist and has over twenty five years of experience providing psychological services to children, families, and adults where she integrates clinical hypnosis and mindfulness into her psychotherapeutic work. She received her B.A. in Behavioral Sciences and her Ph.D. in Psychology/Human Development from the University of Chicago. She is also a school-based psychologist and director of psychology training at the Frances Xavier Warde Elementary School as well as a research affiliate with SOAAR (Science & Outcomes of Allergy and Asthma Research) at Northwestern...
Episode 05: Probiotics and the Immune System: How The Foods You Eat Can Impact How Probiotics Work
Bio: Heather Zwickey, PhD, earned a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Zwickey went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship and teach medical school at Yale University. At the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, Dr. Zwickey launched the Helfgott Research Institute and established the School of Graduate Studies, developing programs in research, nutrition, and global health among others.
Description: Join Dr. Raja Sivamani and guest Heather Zwickey, PhD, immunologist and microbiologist, as they discuss the truth about probiotics.
Probiotics are live...
Episode 04: Heather Grzych – Ayurvedic Approach to Fertility
Title: Ayurvedic Approach to Fertility
Bio: Heather Grzych is the author of The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility. A certified Ayurvedic practitioner, she bridges the worlds of conventional and alternative medicine to help women and men heal their physical and emotional lives. Heather is on the board of directors for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and has consulted with doctors, governments, and insurance companies. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and offers virtual consultations and trainings.
Episode 03: A Holisitc Psychiatrist’s Perspective to Stay Whole and Hopeful During COVID-19
Guest: Anna Yusim, MD
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Join Dr. Raja Sivamani and guest Dr. Anna Yusim, world-renowned, Board-Certified Psychiatrist with a Private Practice in New York City and the best-selling author of Fulfilled: How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life.
In this episode Dr. Yusim takes us through her personal journey, sharing her first-hand experience with COVID-19....
Episode 02: 5 Regrets in Life
What do people care about most when they think back on their lives when they are close to death? We explore the top 5 regrets of those at the end of their lives. We hope it will help you take a pause and think about how you are living today and inspire you to live today and tomorrow to the fullest...
Episode 01: Hello and Right Brain vs Left Brain Approaches to Health
Join Dr. Raja for an intro to Ayurveda, where you will learn more about the doshas, elements and ways to identify your individual tendencies. "We are not robots. We are interconnected beings that have many different facets."
The more we learn, the more we need influences from other perspectives to expand how we experience life. Dr. Raja discusses how he bridges the gap between conventional medicine, Ayurveda and other holistic approaches to health. In the beginning when we learn anything new, we frequently take a left brain approach to learn the basics, but as we gain more experience, we rely upon a right brain approach with innovation,...