The Dr. Taz Show
Summary: Super Woman Wellness: Combining conventional mainstream medicine, Chinese and functional medicine, Ayurveda, nutrition, herbal therapies, fitness, and homeopathy to empower women to restore their health and well-being and embrace their purpose and gifts.
When we learn research from brain science and education, we can live in a more free and “limitless” way.New evidence in brain science contradicts much of what we’ve learned in the past and were taught in school. Namely, we now know that our brains are plastic, so they are constantly changing as we learn. It was once thought that every person was born with certain gifts and certain people were more inclined to be good at math or the arts. However, this new research suggests that everyone is capable of learning and succeeding at anything. Unfortunately, many institutions, including schools and boardrooms are still functioning in the old-school mode, which keeps many girls from succeeding at the same rate as boys in the areas of STEM—despite the fact that they have the same innate potential to succeed. Dr. Jo Boaler shares tips on how to make the classroom and boardroom a better environment for women and girls to succeed. Listen as Dr. Boaler joins Dr. Taz to discuss neuroplasticity and limitless learning.
Find out how you can merge the worlds of holistic living and plastic surgery.With the prevalence of social media, we often see images of celebrities and influencers with perfect skin and bodies. This has altered our perception of beauty and age, and many women feel like they can’t keep up. Some women turn to plastic surgery, but many who attempt to lead a holistic life would rather leave surgery as a last resort. Dr. Anthony Youn shares tips for how to maintain young and healthy looking skin. He encourages eating well, exercising, limiting stress, and being mindful of what you put on your skin. He notes that there are thousands of chemicals in skincare products that are legal in the U.S. but banned in Europe, and women should skip these products in favor of clean products. He also shares his "Two Minutes, Five Years Younger" skincare regimen, which includes: Morning Cleanser that’s appropriate for your skin type An antioxidant serum with vitamin C and vitamin E Sunscreen (SPF 30 or more) without hormone disruptors Night Cleanser that’s appropriate for your skin type Anti-aging retinol cream Moisturizer (if you have dry skin) Dr. Youn also covers various types of non-invasive surgery such as intensive pulsed light for age, sun, and liver spots, and cool sculpting, laser sculpture, and Emscuplt for fat reduction and muscle shaping. Listen as Dr. Youn joins Dr. Taz to discuss holistic plastic surgery.
Learn how a modern twist on the world's oldest health system can improve your overall health.Ayurveda is the world’s oldest health system. It is the sister science of yoga and focuses on the mind-body connection. The system helps individuals find balance of mind and body through proper nutrition, self-care, seasonal eating, and daily practices. After traditional diets left Sahara Rose with a slew of health issues, including entering perimenopause at the age of 21, she rediscovered Ayurveda and realized that with some modernization, it can be an effective health system for many women today. At its core, Ayurveda states that every person is made of five basic elements found in the universe: space, air, fire, water and earth. The varying combination of those elements create three doshas or energy forces: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. By altering your diet based on which type of dosha you are, you can find balance and improve your overall health. Listen as Sahara Rose joins Dr. Taz to discuss Ayurveda.
Holistic psychology helps certain individuals step away from medication and treat chronic disease and anxiety naturally.Much like holistic medicine, holistic psychiatry takes a step back and asks the question, “why?” Psychiatrists look at the root cause of various symptoms to see if something like a micronutrient deficiency or inter-generational trauma is causing a person's pain or anxiety. By digging deeper and finding answers, psychiatrists are able to skip medication for certain patients and take a more holistic, natural approach to treatment. In her recent book, Own Your Self, Dr. Kelly Brogan explains how many individuals -- if not all -- struggle with victim consciousness. People are comfortable living in the victim mentality about things big and small and feel validated by being right about being wronged. She explains how people can step out of that trap and inhabit a worldview that cultivates self-love and personal liberation through forgiveness, visualization techniques, and mind/body connection exercises. Listen as Kelly joins Dr. Taz to discuss holistic psychology.
Learn how you can improve your life by training your brain to become more resilient.As we become more connected digitally, we’re less connected emotionally and socially. We’re constantly switched on and inundated with information, which elevates our stress levels. That can leave people feeling defeated. Without mastering your emotions, connecting to your body and your intuition, and staying motivated, you will start to feel like a victim of your own life rather than having agency over it. Dr. Tara Swart discusses her book, which touches on the six languages your brain uses to create resilience and the four-step process for rewiring your brain to become more resilient. Through focused attention, action boards, deliberate practice and accountability, individuals can create a more agile brain with leads to the manifestation of their goals. Listen as Dr. Swart joins Dr. Taz to discuss resilience and brain health.
Struggling to resolve skin issues? The answer might be in your gut.There is a direct connection between gut health and skin health. If you suffer from a chronic skin rash and are struggling to find a solution, you may need to look to your gut. If topical creams aren’t solving your issues, it’s likely because the root cause of the problem is much deeper in your body. Much like leaky gut, a person can suffer from leaky skin. When the body doesn’t get the proper nutrients, the liver becomes overburdened and struggles to clean the toxins out of the body. So, the toxins are released through the skin, causing rashes and eczema. Jennifer Fugo shares her story and explains how she cleared up her skin by altering her diet. She offers tips on how to identify skin issues and solve them with supplements and diet changes. Listen as Jennifer joins Dr. Taz to discuss the connection between your gut and your body’s largest organ—your skin.
Learn why making lists is good for your health and how to make a list that sets you up for success. In an attempt to “have it all” and please everyone, many women become so stressed that it starts to affect their health. However, the solution to dissolving stressors might be simpler than you’d think. Paula Rizzo explains how making an intentional list can change your life, alleviate stress, and improve your overall health. We often let our to-do lists become overcrowded with the things we want to do, the things we feel obligated to do, and the things our ego tells us we have to do in order to make sure something gets done properly. But, the first bucket is the only one that’s necessary. Paula suggests setting your top priorities for your life at this moment in time. Everything that gets added to your to-do list should serve that goal, understanding that your priorities will change over time. She also suggests adopting an abundance mindset and accepting that good things will come your way again in the future, so you don’t have to do everything now. Listen as Paula joins Dr. Taz to discuss how making lists can be good for your health.
Learn how to lose weight, gain clarity, and get energized with deep cellular cleansing and colon hydrotherapy.Healthy atoms are negatively charged ions, meaning that there are more electrons on the outer belt than there are protons in the nucleus. Another word for this is alkaline. Positively ionically charged atoms, on the other hand, are acidic. Our tissues are composed of negatively charged atoms. A person therefore should be eating alkaline foods, because acidic foods can alter the body’s natural state. The degree to which a food is acidic is the degree to which it has been processed and packaged. When we consume acidic foods, it adheres to our alkaline tissue and we only eliminate 40-60% of that acidic food. Natalia Rose explains how we can reset our bodies, lose weight, gain clarity and feel better with a two-step process. The first phase is deep cellular cleansing, in which you ingest leafy greens to reconstitute and draw up acidic matter. The second step is the elimination of acidic matter through colon hydrotherapy. Listen as Natalia joins Dr. Taz to discuss deep cellular cleansing and colon hydrotherapy.
Lose weight and eliminate dangerous liver fat in just 28 days.If you notice a change in your body composition and are gaining weight where you don’t want it, you could be undergoing a metabolic change. And, that change might be caused by your liver. Even those who don’t formally have fatty liver disease may be heading towards it or have markers for it. If you have changes in your energy, weight, and appetite, you may be at risk for fatty liver disease. Dr. Alan Christianson created the Metabolism Reset Diet, which is intended to reverse damage to the liver and eliminate the most dangerous fat in your body in just four weeks. Depending on the amount of weight you want to lose, the cycle can be repeated as many times as you’d like. The result is weight loss, fewer food cravings, steady energy levels, and a metabolism that functions well. Listen as Dr. Christianson joins Dr. Taz to discuss the relationship between your liver and your metabolism, as well as a diet that will help you lose weight and get healthy fast.
Learn why integrative medicine offers a more holistic approach to pediatrics.Integrative pediatrics offers a more well-rounded approach to pediatric care. It combines traditional Western treatments like medications with supplements or homeopathic solutions. As we continue to introduce more and more chemicals into our food and our environment, slow-grade chronic diseases are becoming more prevalent in children. While Western medicine acts as a band-aid for symptoms, integrative pediatrics looks at the "why" of the disease. Doctors are able to identify and reverse the root cause of the issue and come up with natural, long-term solutions. Integrative pediatrician Dr. Joel Warsh explains why parents should look to diet, exercise, stress, sleep, and environment to address issues such as eczema, autoimmune conditions, gut problems, sensory issues, and neurological conditions like Autism and ADHD. Listen as Dr. Warsh joins Dr. Taz to discuss integrative pediatrics.
Dr. Rick Hanson shares steps you can take every day to improve your or your child's resilience and well-being.Be mindful. Fake it until you make it. Focus on the positive. We hear so many phrases and instructions on how to be resilient and have a positive outlook on life, but according to Dr. Rick Hanson, it all comes down to neuroscience. He explains how neurons that fire together, wire together, and he lays out practical steps you can take to definitively develop inner calm, self-worth, and emotional intelligence. By taking 5-10 minutes a day to sit with your positive and negative thoughts and turn them into feelings, you’ll build up strength over time that you can draw on in times of need. This practice works for both adults and children. Dr. Hanson encourages people to sit with their emotions after something positive happens to make sure they permanently store those feelings of accomplishment in the brain. When you have a negative experience, he recommends a three-step process. Be. Sit with the experience and try to view it with compassion and mindfulness. Let go. Release the tension from your body and disengage with any beliefs that aren’t good for you or for others. Let in. Replace the negative feelings you’ve released with positive alternatives. Listen as Dr. Hanson joins Dr. Taz to discuss how to become more resilient.
Get tips on how and when to integrate technology into your child's life.Technology is a necessary part of our everyday lives, but for children, it can be harmful if it’s not monitored closely. Middle school and high school students have the opportunity to use cell phones and social media for bullying, exploring areas of the internet where they shouldn’t be allowed, and posting photos and comments that might come back to embarrass them down the road. Clinical psychologist Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair shares helpful tips for parents on how to introduce and monitor technology in their children’s lives. She promotes the "Wait til 8" rule, for when kids should be allowed to have a smart phone and how to make sure they don’t feel socially isolated until they get one. She explains how parents can make sure their kids don’t abuse technology and what responsibilities fall on the parents versus the teachers. She also shares helpful tips on how to set up safe filters and how parents can educate themselves on which apps are safe for children of various ages. Listen as Dr. Steiner-Adair joins Dr. Taz to discuss how to parent in the age of pervasive technology.
Learn how essential oils can boost your mood, help you sleep, and fight addiction and cravings.The food we eat and the products we use in everyday life can affect our hormones, mood and sleep patterns, and can cause anxiety and depression. After spending years in a dark place, Dr. Eric Zielinski was able to fight his way out by changing his habits and removing toxins from his home. He and his wife, “Mama Z,” share recipes for essential oil blends that will give you an energy boost and help fight depression and cravings. They also explain how you can use essential oils to replace toxic products in your home such as hand sanitizers, synthetically fragranced lotions, perfumes and cleaning products. These toxic products cause auto-immune disease, allergies, learning disabilities, cancer, anxiety, and can generally affect the way you feel and think. Listen as Dr. Zielinski and Mama Z join Dr. Taz to discuss the power of essential oils.
Sophrology is a step-by-step practice that has the power to radically transform your life.Sophrology is a unique stress management and personal development technique to help you relax, feel confident and cope with life's ups and downs. It is a straightforward method combining relaxation, breathing, body awareness, and visualization into a step-by-step practice that has the power to radically transform your life. Elite athletes, CEOs, and pop stars, among others, have used the techniques to dramatically improve their professional performance and reach a state of balance. It is also used in schools and the workplace to enhance well-being. Dominique Antiglio, author, sophrologist and founder of BeSophro, joins Dr. Taz to explain how the technique works and how you can use it to manage stress, improve your sleep, prepare for events, boost your confidence, and positively transform your daily life.
Treating anxiety involves looking at your diet, stress levels and even the alignment of your spine.Women tend to be at a higher risk of experiencing anxiety because of our hormones and the societal pressures of working, raising kids, and running the household. While anxiety is a mental health issue, some of the solutions can be found by looking at the body. Struggling with life challenges? Can't find happiness or achieve your goals? Let BetterHelp.com get you matched easily with a licensed, board-accredited counselor today. And Click on this link to save 10% off your first month, use code "wholehealth" and start your path to happiness today. - sponsor Your nervous system is like the master switchboard for the body. If your spine is in proper alignment and nerves are communicating well, everything functions better. Many people suffering from anxiety can benefit from and find relief in getting a chiropractic adjustment. In addition to regularly visiting the chiropractor, women should analyze their diets and cut out processed sugar, monitor their blood sugar levels to ensure it doesn’t drop too low, and scale back on gluten. Chiropractor and Holistic Physician, Dr. Abby Kramer, also recommends trying neuroemotional technique (NET), which is a mind-body stress relief technique that bridges the gap between what’s presenting in our lives and what we desire. This technique helps us process the emotions we experience subconsciously. Listen as Dr. Kramer joins Dr. Taz to discuss how to treat anxiety holistically. Struggling with life challenges? Can't find happiness or achieve your goals? Let BetterHelp.com get you matched easily with a licensed, board-accredited counselor today. And Click on this link to save 10% off your first month, use code "wholehealth" and start your path to happiness today. - sponsor