In Episode 040 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing, I have one of my most inspiring conversations with one of the leading visionaries in integrative and functional medicine: Kyle Braatz. Kyle is the co-founder of the wellness platform and online nutriceutical dispensary Fullscript and his radical approach to wellness is changing how integrative medicine is practiced.
In the podcast, you will hear some of Kyle’s fascinating background including some of the early inspiration behind his love of creation and pursuit of meaningful service. From biking across Canada to raise money for those in need to laying the foundations for Fullscript, Kyle life is one full of passion and relentless curiosity.
As we dig deeper into the conversation, Kyle shares his definition and vision for health.
What are the most essential components and where can we start to improve our health.
When then get into the vision, mission and ethos behind the wellness platform Fullscript.
What exactly is Fullscript? Is it for doctors? Patients? Or Both?
How and why should clinicians be using Fullscript to better serve their patients?
Who currently are the greatest utilizers?
And where did you even get the name Fullscript in the place?
Kyle even offers us a sneak peak of what it’s like to be a Team Member at Fullscript, how they seek to support each other’s wellness and the importance of self care.
We also explore some of the biggest challenges facing healthcare delivery and how Fullscript is seeking to address these issues with some creative and innovative solutions
As you will hear in the show, I am incredibly grateful for all the team members at Fullscript for providing an integrative wellness platform that allows me the better serve by patients and it was an honor to share this conversation with Kyle. I sincerely encourage all clinicians to explore Fullscript and incorporate this platform into your practice and I urge any interested patients to share the utility of Fullscript with your doctor.
And with that let’s dig into the show!
Check out Fullscript using this link:
Episode 039: Christina Bjorndal ND, Transformative Wellness: A Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Approach to Mental Health
In Episode 039 of A Medicinal Mind: Wisdom and Wellbeing, I seek to dispel some of the myths behind mental health with naturopathic doctor, Dr. Christina Bjorndal.
As you will hear in the podcast, Dr. Bjorndal’s journey to becoming a holistic mental health clinician is anything but linear or easy.
In this conversation, Dr. Bjorndal, shares some intimate details of her own struggle with mental illness, navigating the medical system, stigma and labels that sought to suppress her flourishing.
Growing through these incredible experiences, Dr. Bjorndal offers some of her own insightful wisdom as she realized the power of nutrition, connection and emotional freedom to cultivate whole being wellness.
She leads us through her own definition of health and walks us through her clinical approach to addressing mental illness, offering powerful physiologic and psychological therapies to bring about positive changes to an otherwise conflicted mind, body and spirit.
Dr. Bjorndal and I even dig into some potentially controversial topics, exploring the “victim” mentality and what it means to contribute meaningfully to society.
We even start to ask the question: What thoughts and beliefs are actually behind our most common habits and perceptions?
Dr. Bjorndal’s story and clinical work is beyond inspiring and will certainly empower anyone who has experienced mental illness.
I personally resonated with one her most poignant pieces of wisdom “you will be with you longer than anyone else, so why not start focusing on the relationship with yourself first.”
I hope you resonate with her authentic story and seek out some of her nourishing resources created to support people through their journeys of healing.
And with that, let’s dig into the show!
Learn more about Dr. Christina Bjorndal and her work by using this link to her website: https://drchristinabjorndal.com/
Episode 038: Erika Krumbeck ND, Why You Should Care About the Opioid Crisis, An Exploration of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and its Potential Harms, and What Really is Behind Our Sensitive and Empathetic Children?
In episode 38, I welcome back one of my previous guests: naturopathic pediatrician and visionary mother: Dr. Erika Krumbeck. Dr. Krumbeck returns in this conversation to help us explore the uses, potential harms and relative unknown of the commonly used over the counter drug: Acetaminophen. She shares much of her research into the still unknown mechanism of action of this ubiquitous medication as well as some of the concerning associations with its use and certain disease states such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Krumbeck provides a very practical approach for helping children through febrile illness and shares some herbal alternatives for fevers that do not interfere with the body’s natural immune response to infection.
We then explore the newest literature showing the potential associations between Tylenol and decreased emotional responses that may interfere with normal cognitive and emotional development in children and adults.
We then end the conversation with Dr. Krumbeck discussing some of the genetic polymorphisms and potential neurotransmitter perturbations behind the “behavioral disturbances” we commonly see in our growing children. Incorporating an ancestral and evolutionary argument, Dr. Krumbeck offers her hypothesis and insights regarding the potential true reasons behind our most sensitive and empathetic children.
This second conversation is once again filled with numerous insights and wisdom from Dr. Krumbeck and I really encourage you to sit with some of the topics discussed and explore some of the small things you could do today to better support the health of your children and even yourself.
And if you haven’t already, I encourage you to check out my new collaborative endeavour the Charlottesville Center for Functional Medicine at our homepage: www.cvillefxmed.com where you can subscribe to get our Free Quickstart Wellness Guide and our 10-part email series embedded with nutrient guides, workouts, recipes and more to help you take control of your health. We also just posted the first video recording of our community wellness series, an exploration of sleep and stress and things you can do today to improve your resilience, decrease your total burden of stress and get better sleep.
I extend my deepest gratitude and appreciation for your interest in our work and would love to hear your thoughts on what you like, what we could do better, or what you would like us to address in a future podcast. And lastly I want to extend a big shout out and a huge thanks to the amazing team behind A Medicinal Mind this includes Tucker MacDonald, the brains behind the podcast and beautiful voice you hear in the beginning and end of each show as well as Rhett Deverich the passionate spirit the makes the blog, poems, podcast, and webpage come to life or simply exist in the first place.
And with that, let’s dig into the show!
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