Alter Your Health | Naturopathic & Functional Medicine | Spiritual Psychology | Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Healing
By Dr. Benjamin Alter: lifestyle medicine and spiritual psychology specialist talks nutrition, mindfulness, consciousness & healing
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||CleanYom Kippur special - Fasting and Forgiveness||In this episode, Dr. Susanna isn't able to be with us, but we are still able to get into some great stuff on the topics of forgiveness and fasting. I see both of these practices, which are central to the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, as amazing...||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Ben Reebs: A quantum talk on vitalism and individualized healthcare||Dr. Ben Reebs was a classmate in Naturopathic Medical School who's ways of thinking and practicing always intrigued me. His "vitalistic" approach to healing was one that I have always strongly believed in as well, and his background and path...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat does HOME have to do with HEALTH?||In this episode, we take advantage of an opportunity to check in along our journey, now in Carbondale, Colorado, talking about a topic that is extremely pertinent to us both - HOME! We have in some ways been on the search for our next home, which...||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Sailesh Rao: A solution to world hunger, climate change, and violence||After this powerful conversation, I came fully out of the closet - the VEGAN closet! For those of you who know me well, you probably are familiar with the fact that I don't eat meat or animal products. I have been teetering on the fence for several...||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFIBER! Why you need more of it||In this episode, we turn back to nutrition to talk about my all time favorite nutrient - FIBER! It might be helpful to go back and listen to episode 15, episode 17, episode 19, and episode 23 where we cover other...||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Glen Nagel: The magical properties of cannabis and other weeds||Dr. Glen Nagel was my botanical medicine professor during naturopathic medical studies. His knowledge is vast, and I've always appreciated his teachings that are infused with his light heart and athentic passion for the plants. In this talk...||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeeling emotional in this physical world||In today’s podcast, we stray away from nutrition and into the vast world of emotions. If you listened to one of our first LIVE episodes, you will know that emotions are absolutely one of the primary determinants of health. And, if you are a...||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArvind Chittumalla: How to be a healthy yogi||Yogi Arvind was my first ever proper meditation teacher! Since meeting him in Venice Beach, CA about 7 years ago, his presence has certainly influenced my path and understanding of health. In this conversation, Arvind and I discuss yoga and how...||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe truth about PROTEIN||In today’s podcast, we dive into the third and final macronutrient: PROTEIN! For more on CARBS and FATS I'd recommend checking out those episodes, along with our very popular episode - Simplifying Healthy Eating We talk...||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Satya Ambrose: Functional medicine before it was cool + healing stories||Dr. Satya Ambrose has served as a teacher and mentor in my Naturopathic Medical education. In addition to being one of the kindest and most compassionate humans, she is a brilliant clinician. The way that she weaves Naturopathic and Chinese medicine...||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSurrendering to life for health||In this episode, we change directions for a moment to be present with where Dr. Susanna and I (Dr. Benjamin) are at personally in our life journey. We discuss why we are immersed in the beauty of Cortes Island, British Columbia, and how following...||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJovinna Chan: Being fully alive||When I met Jovinna just over 5 years ago, I was struck by her strength, her presence, and her aliveness. She was the facilitator of my Yoga teacher training at Esalen Institute, a powerful month-long immersion that was a integral component to my own...||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe truth about FATS||In this episode, we dive deeper into healthy eating by tackling another macronutrient - FATS! Last week, we dove deep into carbohydrates - tune in if you'd like a review! This week we talk about all of the different types of...||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmber Ryan: Mindfully moving into wholeness with 5 rhythms||I feel fortunate to connect with Amber Ryan this week to explore a new topic: healing through dance and movement. I was introduced to 5 rhythms and other meditative movement practices several years ago. At first, I was scared and exceedingly...||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe truth about carbohydrates||In this episode, we dive deeper into healthy eating by tackling our first macronutrient - CARBOHYDRATES! The term, "CARBOHYDRATE" is thrown around recklessly in our world today. I've heard doctors compare a piece of fruit to a bag of...||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Russell Marz: Nutrition to heal people and the planet||Dr. Russell Marz is one of the most fun and fascinating individuals I know. He has a long history of teaching clinical nutrition at NUNM, my alma mater. I was not fortunate enough to have him as a professor when I attended NUNM, though I am...||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSimplifying healthy eating||In this episode, we circle back around to the all important determinant of health - FOOD! The topic of food has been a hot one to handle for some time now, and there is no sign of it cooling down. In this episode we aim to CUT THROUGH THE...||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanErin O'Rourk: Releasing trauma into the water through Watsu and aquatic therapy||I was happy to connect and speak with Erin, a classmate of mine from the University of Santa Monica's Spiritual Psychology prorgam. Erin has taken a dive (no pun intended!) into using water to facility deep healing and trauma release. With trauma in...||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre relationships making you sick?||In this episode, we dive into another determinant of health - RELATIONSHIPS! As divine beings having a human experience, Earth School is where we learn and grow. In Earth School, our teachers are those who we have relationships...||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalter Werzowa: Music Medicine for Body, Mind, and Soul||The science behind how music impacts physiology to promote health and healing||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThinking your way towards health||In this episode, we dive into a very important topic, another determinant of health - THOUGHTS Dr. Susanna shares a powerful story about "thinking her way into health" where she overcomes chronic illness with changing the way she was...||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Christian Gonzalez: Keeping cancer-free in a toxic world||An introduction into the functional and naturopathic approach to preventing and reversing cancer and chronic disease by cleansing the environment in which we live.||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding blocks to radiant health||In this episode, we kick off a whole new show; Alter Your Health LIVE! These episodes will continue to be recorded weekly, live-streamed from the Alter Health facebook page! So, if you'd like to tune in and engage with future shows...||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Bill Pettit: Mental Health - One cause, one cure||***Enjoying this Podcast??? --> Leave a RATING and REVIEW :-) In this conversation, Dr. Pettit offers a very brief overview of the 3 principles (mind, consciousness, and thought) and how understanding these principles create space to...||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeredith Klein: Finding balance with Ayurveda||***Enjoying this podcast??? --> Leave a RATING and REVIEW! :-) In this conversation, Meredith shares the ancient art and science of ayurveda in a very simple, modern and practical way. We discuss how ayurvedic concepts can help bring balance...||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBenjamin Fox: Finding purpose and health through astrology||In this conversation, Benjamin and I dive right into his passion and gifts; astrology. We discuss a brief history of astrology, as well as how it being SO much deeper than the column in the newspaper. Benjamin gives a wonderful and simple...||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Christie Fleetwood: From pharmacy to farmacy||In this conversation, Dr. Fleetwood and I start by talking about her background and personal healing journey. She provides a brief history of the pharmaceutical industry and how our society has come to be so overly medicated. We talk about...||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Daniel Chong: Healing the heart with food||Daniel Chong, ND has been a licensed naturopathic physician, practicing in Portland, OR, since 2000, where his primary focus is on risk assessment, prevention, and drug-free treatment strategies for cardiovascular disease. He is also founder and...||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndy Petranek: Living the Whole Life Challenge||In the episode, Andy Petranek and I talk about Andy's journey of bringing The Whole Life Challenge into existence from it's inception to what it is today, a world-wide, 6-week, online and in-your-life game you play with friends and family to improve...||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Leonard Laskow: Healing with Love||In today's episode I sit down with Dr. Leonard Laskow. Dr. Laskow is a Stanford-trained Life Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, former Chief of OB-GYN at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in Carmel,...||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJere Friedman: Healing with sound and breath||In today's episode, I sit down with Jere Friedman, who happens to be my step-dad! Jere and I discuss his work with facilitating healing with gongs and breath-work. We discuss how Jere came into this form of "play" after being a...||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSusanna Alter: Our healing journeys||Setting the foundation for this podcast, Susanna and Benjamin share their respective healing journeys and how they have come into the field of naturopathic medicine and spiritual psychology||5/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
So much healing wisdom!!
This is my new favorite podcast! Each episode is so diverse, representing a different niche within holistic health and healing. There are guests ranging from doctors talking about physical health topics, mental health experts, nutritionist, expert in various spiritual practices, and so much more! Each episode expands my awareness and informs me how to live my most healthiest and happiest life. I look forward to each Monday when the next episode is posted! Definitely give it a listen if you haven’t yet done so!
So diverse this is my new favorite podcast
Each episode focuses on a different part of holistic health and encompasses many different view points,without being preachy. It presents the information and opinions on the information but ultimately lets the listener decide what they think.