393: Lifestyle Medicine Conference Recap: Insights on Health, Trauma, and Aging
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by Healthy Lifestyle Solutions
2M ago
In this episode, Maya Acosta shares her experiences and insights from the Lifestyle Medicine Conference in Denver, Colorado. She covers various topics, including trauma, virtual cardiac rehab, and healthy aging. Maya highlights key lectures by Dr. James Gordon on Mind-Body techniques, Dr. Columbus Batiste on virtual cardiac rehab, and Dr. Michael Greger on aging. The episode provides a holistic view of health and well-being, emphasizing the importance of self-care and adopting a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle. Three Key Takeaways: Universal Impact of Trauma: Dr. James Gordon's lecture und ..read more
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395: Nurturing Your Gut: The Key to Holistic Health | Dr. Pritesh Mutha
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by Healthy Lifestyle Solutions
2M ago
This insightful lecture by Dr. Pritesh Mutha explores the critical role of the human gut microbiome in overall health. The discussion covers the impact of dietary choices, lifestyle factors, and the environment on gut health, emphasizing the connection between the gut and the immune system. Dr. Mutha highlights the prevalence of autoimmune diseases and the reversible nature of poor gut health through conscious dietary and lifestyle changes. The lecture concludes with practical advice on replenishing the microbiome through exposure to nature, soil, and a whole-food, plant-based diet. Key Takeaw ..read more
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392: Thriving in Midlife: Empowering Women through Lifestyle Medicine | Dr. Rajasree Nambron
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by Healthy Lifestyle Solutions
3M ago
Dr. Nambron, a board-certified physician specializing in endocrinology and internal medicine, delivered a compelling lecture on empowering women in midlife through lifestyle medicine. The talk emphasized the importance of optimizing midlife using the pillars of lifestyle medicine to thrive, not just survive. These pillars include a whole-food, plant-based diet, regular physical activity, sufficient sleep, stress management, and positive social connections. Key Takeaways: Midlife Optimization: Midlife is a pivotal period marked by growth and decline. Optimizing this phase is crucial, as studie ..read more
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391: Diagnostic Radiologist Turned Plant-Based Educator
Healthy Lifestyle Solutions with Maya Acosta
by Healthy Lifestyle Solutions
3M ago
Maya Acosta is joined by Dr. Lee Kurisko and his wife Joyce in this episode of the Healthy Lifestyle Solutions podcast. Driven by their own transformative experiences with a whole food plant-based diet, they discuss the importance of nutrition in leading a happy, healthy and productive life. Starting from Dr. Lee’s personal journey of discovering the power of plant-based nutrition, to Joyce’s interest in anti-aging and strength training. They also touch upon their upcoming projects, including a book and a documentary on cancer, as well as their coaching program and corporate wellness initiativ ..read more
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390: Discovering Paradise: Hawaii Adventure Unveiled - Scuba Diving, Vegan Dining, and Heartwarming Dog Excursions in Maui & Kauai!
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by Healthy Lifestyle Solutions
3M ago
Episode Summary: In this episode, Maya Acosta shares her rejuvenating journey through the picturesque landscapes of Maui and Kauai. From mindful hikes in the rainforest to underwater adventures, Maya and her husband explore the healing powers of nature. She dives into wellness practices, detailing breath exercises and the benefits of shaking off tension. The episode takes an unexpected turn when Maya introduces the Kauai Humane Society's unique field trip program, offering listeners a heartwarming experience of bonding with shelter dogs. Through all the adventures, Maya reflects on maintaining ..read more
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389: Nourishing the Soul: A Plant-Forward Thanksgiving Celebration
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by Healthy Lifestyle Solutions
3M ago
As the holiday season approaches, our hearts are filled with warmth and anticipation. Thanksgiving, a time traditionally dedicated to gratitude and togetherness, often revolves around a bountiful feast that can sometimes present challenges, especially for those who embrace a vegan or plant-based lifestyle. In the spirit of promoting holistic well-being through lifestyle medicine, let's embark on a journey to celebrate Thanksgiving with love, compassion, and self-care. Key Takeaways: Embrace a Plant-Forward Thanksgiving: Share the joy of plant-based dishes with loved ones. Illustrate that a pl ..read more
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388: The Gut-Skin Connection: Unveiling the Secrets to Radiant Skin | Dr. Suzanne Bruce
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by Healthy Lifestyle Solutions
3M ago
In this engaging lecture, Dr. Suzanne Bruce explores the intricate relationship between gut health and skin vitality. Drawing on the concept of the "gut-skin axis," she highlights the profound impact of the gut microbiome on various skin conditions. Dr. Bruce discusses how an unhealthy gut can contribute to skin issues such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis, etc. The lecture emphasizes the role of diet and lifestyle in maintaining a healthy gut, offering insights into dietary choices that can promote radiant skin. Dr. Bruce also shares compelling anecdotes and research findings linking specific skin ..read more
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387: The Type 2 Diabetes Revolution
Healthy Lifestyle Solutions with Maya Acosta
by Healthy Lifestyle Solutions
3M ago
Maya Acosta welcomes Diana Licalzi and Jose Tejero, the creators of The Type 2 Diabetes Revolution, in today’s episode. They discuss the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes and the importance of a plant-based whole food approach in managing and potentially reversing the condition. Diana Licalzi is a nationally-recognized Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist and holds her Master's in Nutrition Science & Policy. Jose Tejero is an exercise physiologist with a degree in Exercise Science and two-time Ironman Triathlete. Together, they created a digital health pl ..read more
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385: Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout for Well-Being and Sustainability" | Dr. Devika Srivastava
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by Healthy Lifestyle Solutions
3M ago
The lecture features Dr. Devika Srivastava, a licensed psychologist, discussing strategies to cope with stress, anxiety, and burnout. She emphasizes the importance of awareness, social support, physical activity, nature, realistic thinking, and seeking professional help. The presentation aims to promote well-being and sustainability in the face of everyday stressors. Key Takeaways: Awareness and Reframing Thoughts: Recognize stress triggers, understand the difference between stress and anxiety, and work on reframing thoughts to manage emotions effectively. Social Support and Community: Buildi ..read more
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384: The 10 People Who Should Go Plant-Based in 2024
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by Healthy Lifestyle Solutions
3M ago
In today’s episode, Maya Acosta is joined by Rachel J. Brown, a certified plant-based nutritionist and author of the book "For Fork's Sake." She discussed the 10 types of people who should consider adopting a plant-based diet in 2024.  From those with high cholesterol and blood pressure to individuals battling acne, Rachael explains how nutrition can play a crucial role in improving these conditions. Additionally, she also explores the financial benefits of a plant-based lifestyle and provides practical tips for saving money on groceries. Rachael J. Brown is certified in plant-based nutr ..read more
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