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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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