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Dr. Robin Berzin’s Parsley Health is Making Functional Medicine More Accessible
Dr. Robin Berzin’s Parsley Health is Making Functional Medicine More Accessible
Dr. Robin Berzin went to med school at Columbia University with the goal of getting a solid, conventional medicine education that she could use to help patients in a non-conventional way. The combo of studying public health in college and seeing her dad’s experience as a primary care doctor showed her that medicine alone wasn’t the solution— that things like yoga, nutrition, meditation, and lifestyle changes needed to be the first line of defense in preventing disease.
Latham Thomas’ Pregnancy Taught Her How to Create a Birth Dream Team
Latham Thomas’ Pregnancy Taught Her How to Create a Birth Dream Team
When Latham Thomas was pregnant with her son, she worked with midwives and was able to have a positive, healthy birth experience. Inspired, she created Mama Glow, a website and service dedicated to helping women have happy, holistic pregnancies armed with all the info they need to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. Mama Glow offers nutrition & wellness counseling for women, labor support/doula services, yoga classes, and pregnancy coaching.
Dr. Gerard Mullin: Why Your Body Needs Prebiotics and Probiotics for Gut Health
Dr. Gerard Mullin: Why Your Body Needs Prebiotics and Probiotics for Gut Health
The gut microbiome is a dynamic living ecosystem made up of 100 trillion microbes in the intestinal tract. This complex system of viruses, bacteria, and fungi protects against foreign pathogens, helps regulate the immune system and control inflammation, and may even affect your mood— among its many other functions. In this clip from our full interview, we talked to Dr. Gerard Mullin, associate associate professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and renowned integrative gastroenterology and nutrition expert, about the importance of probiotics and prebiotics for the health of the gut microbiome.
Mission Thrive Teaches Baltimore Teens Wellness Through Urban Farming and Mindfulness
Mission Thrive Teaches Baltimore Teens Wellness Through Urban Farming and Mindfulness
For five weeks in the summer, a group of inner-city high schoolers in Baltimore farm, cook, and learn leadership skills, all thanks to Mission Thrive, an innovative program co-created by The Institute for Integrative Health. Mission Thrive Summer participants, many of whom who are paid for their work on Civic Works’ Real Food Farm, also get mindfulness training— a combination of yoga, breathing, and silent reflection — to help them manage stress and regulate their emotions. Through their hands-on experience on the farm and nutrition training, students learn the difference between real, whole foods and store-bought products.
Can The Government Actually Improve Wellness?
Can The Government Actually Improve Wellness?
The debate rages on about healthcare reform and insurance, but what can politicians, through legislation, actually do for wellness? WellBe Founder Adrienne Nolan-Smith had a phone conversation with Bob Moffit, Ph.D., of The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. Moffit is a senior fellow at their Center for Health Policy Studies and specializes in healthcare programs. Nolan-Smith was curious to see whether any of the Republican-run White House and Congress’ plans would help (or hurt) the wellness movement. In alignment with The Heritage Foundation’s perspective, Moffit did not believe a single-payer healthcare system was the answer for wellness.
How Integrative Psychiatrist Dr. Ellen Vora Uses Acupuncture During Therapy
How Integrative Psychiatrist Dr. Ellen Vora Uses Acupuncture During Therapy
Psychiatry isn’t just about using medications to improve mental health. Dr. Ellen Vora, a board-certified psychiatrist at Dr. Frank Lipman’s Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, takes a functional medicine approach to mental health, addressing root causes and considering the patient’s whole self as part of the diagnosis and care. The integrative psychiatrist sat down with WellBe Founder Adrienne Nolan-Smith to discuss a range of issues. Find out here she uses acupuncture and yoga during psychotherapy and stay tuned for more from their conversation.

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