On this episode, I sit down with Dr. Judy and learned about her healthful roots that led her to incorporate lifestyle medicine into her practice. 

Dr. Judy Brangman is a double board certified physician, Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Brangman has experience as both a primary care physician and a hospitalist. Through her public speaking engagements and social media accounts, she can help you to achieve lasting wellness. Dr. Brangman is an advocate for a whole food plant based diet and is passionate about health education, nutrition, and wellness. She has been vegan and plant based for over 4 years. Having personally experienced the health benefits of a whole food plant based diet, Dr. Brangman's goal is to share this life transforming information with as many people as possible.  Dr. Brangman has helped patients to reduce medication doses, and in some cases, discontinue certain medications with specific lifestyle changes. She has also helped individuals to transition towards eating more of a whole food plant based diet.

Dr. Brangman attended Wake Forest School of Medicine for medical school and East Carolina University for Internal Medicine residency. Dr. Brangman has previously worked in the Washington, DC area as a hospitalist and in the Raleigh/Durham area as a primary care physician. Currently, Dr. Brangman works as a hospitalist in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Brangman is a leader in the plant based world and was one of the 1st physicians to sit for the inaugural American Board of Lifestyle Medicine exam in 2017. She also holds a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. Dr. Brangman is originally from Bermuda and completed her undergraduate degree at Andrews University. She is passionate about inspiring others to be the best version of themselves so that they can live in purpose.

Social Media Links:

Website: https://www.theplantbasedmd.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/theplantbasedmd/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/theplantbasedmd/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/theplantbasedmd

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

In this episode, I chat with Anne about her journey through medicine and why bringing back herbs and natural medicine to health care is essential.

Dr. Anne Kennard, DO, FACOG, is a Board Certified OB/GYN and Fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil. She is a certified yoga and meditation instructor, with a specialization in prenatal and pelvic floor yoga, studied herbal medicine with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She is passionate about women's health in the body, mind and spirit. She is a dynamic speaker and author of works blending Western medicine, herbal medicine, nutrition, and mind-body therapies. She lives and works on the Central Coast of California, and enjoys naps, cooking, adopting pets, gardening, and making sandcastles with her little girl.

Social Media Links:

Website: https://www.drannekennard.com/

FB: www.facebook.com/drannekennard

IG: www.instagram.com/dr_anne_kennard

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

In this episode, I chat with my friend Coach Cathy about regaining self-power to overcome our fears and challenges that we impose on ourselves.

Cathy is a Life Success Strategist & Coach. She loves helping people discover their greatness.  In her 30-year corporate career, she worked globally and devoted her gifts to developing winning cultures and high performing teams with individuals who strive to reach their full potential.  She held multiple Senior Executive roles including VP of Operations, VP of Human Resources and Organization Development to VP of International and Development. Currently, she coaches over 2000 sessions per year to assist people in living their best lives.

Cathy has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from the University of Akron and a Master of Science in Organization Development from Case Western Reserve University.  She is a proud board member of the Children’s Hunger Alliance.  She considers her greatest privilege - being the mother of three thriving children.

Cathy and Kayleigh are a mother and daughter team who created Empowered Minds with the mission to assist people in building and creating a foundation of self-acceptance, self-love, and confidence.  They have a passion for assisting others in becoming the best version of themselves so they can to live in a beautiful state and inspire others.  As a mother-daughter team, they love helping children (at any age) develop communication skills, create more positive relationships and embrace each person’s unique gifts.

Social Media Links:

Website: https://www.mindsempowered.com/

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*

In this episode, I sit down with both Drs. Mondala and Yu about how they rose to the world of Lifestyle Medicine and why they think it will change how they practice medicine. 

Dr. Melissa Mondala is a Southern California native and is board-certified Family Medicine physician. She completed her medical school at Chicago Medical School and completed her family medicine residency at Loma Linda University. Currently, she is a Lifestyle Medicine fellow and Preventative Medicine Junior Faculty at Loma Linda University Health. She serves as President for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Professionals in Training Division. She has led several tobacco cessation groups, taught diabetes prevention program lectures, and contributed to the lifestyle medicine curriculum.  She has completed an observership at intensive lifestyle change programs, such as Weimar Institute’s NEWSTART and TrueNorth. She served in China, Guam, Philippines, and San Bernardino, California. She is passionate about treating the underlying cause of disease and teaching transformative healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Dr. Micah Yu is a Southern California native and board-certified Internal Medicine physician. He completed medical school at Chicago Medical School and completed his internal medicine residency at Loma Linda University.  He is currently a Rheumatology Fellow. His specialty focuses on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, vasculitis, scleroderma, osteoporosis, and other rheumatic diseases.  He has given various lectures on rheumatic diseases. He has worked in China, Guam, Riverside and San Bernardino, California. He is passionate about combining lifestyle and integrative medicine in treating autoimmune diseases and arthritis. Dr. Yu has experienced the health benefits of incorporating proper nutrition and lifestyle medicine in overcoming his own arthritis.

Social Media Links

Website: http://www.drlifestyle.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drlifestyle101/

*Interview views are opinions of the individual. This podcast is not a source of medical advice*