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Body Wise Podcast

Welcome to Body Wise podcast with your hosts (and sisters) Laura Mar, Sexual Health Educator, and Cristina Curp, NTP, as they navigate the intricacies of the body’s innate wisdom and our strong intuition. Join us for meaningful conversations and expert interviews dissecting the rituals surrounding food, cooking, movement, sex, love, and mindfulness.

Tracks

#041: The Energy Formula with Shawn Wells
In this episode of Body Wise, Cristina hosts Shawn Wells, a biochemist, dietitian, sports nutritionist and formulation scientist. Tune in as they discuss the stressors of modern day life, how its impact can lead to a variety of physical and mental health issues and what you can do to adapt and build resiliency by honoring the individual needs of your body.   TOPICS:
 Meet Shawn Wells  (00:20) What inspired his work (04:40) Distractions in the modern world (15:27) Managing positive/negative stressors (18:59) Metabolic flexibility (26:00) CBD & the endocannabinoid system (36:23)   RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on Itunes  Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app: https://thecastawaykitchen.com/body-wise-podcast/   Find Shawn on his website ShawnWells.com   Follow Shawn on Instagram @ShawnWells  Purchase Shawn’s Book The Energy Formula Check out the EnergyFormula.com    National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/   GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
38:38 10/01/2021
#040: Empowerment Through Education with Dr. Gina Sirchio-Lotus
Laura talks with Dr. Gina Sirchio-Lotus, a functional medicine doctor, mother of four, author, and creator of The Women's Health Series. They discuss Dr. Gina’s guiding approach to women’s health and the importance of education as a means to promote patient confidence through their health journey. TOPICS:
 Meet Dr. Gina Sirchio-Lotus  (00:15) Educating her patients (02:07) Integrating lifestyle changes (04:33) Lack of education & awareness (13:33) Dr. Gina’s approach (37:46) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/body-wise-podcast/id1491933439 Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app: https://thecastawaykitchen.com/body-wise-podcast/ Follow Dr. Gina on Instagram: @womenshealthseries  GET BODY WISE: Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
66:38 09/15/2021
#039: Womb Power with Karinee Lopez
In this episode Body Wise, Karinee Lopez shares her experience with endometriosis and how incomplete and conventional medical practices empowered her to address her needs in a more powerful way. Listen as they dive in to all the stigmas that she and other women face in response to hysterectomies, menstruation, sex, and infertility.      TOPICS:
 Meet Karinee Lopez (00:50) Karinne’s experience with endometriosis (02:31) The lack of support after hysterectomy (3:40) Taking control of her healing process (14:05) What forms of treatment worked (21:07) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Find Karinee Lopez on her website: www.karineelopez.com Follow Karinee Lopez on Instagram: @karineelopez GET BODY WISE: Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
32:03 08/29/2021
#038: Thriving in Menopause with The Girlfriend Doctor
Cristina and Laura host Dr. Anna Cabeca, a triple-board-certified OB-GYN, who’s alternative approach was informed by her own journey through premature menopause. They discuss the shift in women’s health and all the ways to love and embrace the cycles of womanhood. TOPICS:
 Meet Dr. Anna Cabeca (02:00) Challenges of menopausal women (06:15) The mind, body, and spirit connection (12:52) Trusting your body & intuition  (19:49) Metabolic flexability (25:47) Dr. Anna’s functional medicine approach (29:06) Dr. Anna’s tips for good sex (40:16) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Find Dr. Anna Cabeca on her website: DrAnnaCabeca.com Follow Dr. Anna on Instagram: @TheGirlfriendDoctor  Subscribe to Dr. Anna’s Podcast: The Girlfriend Doctor Show Check out Dr. Anna’s books: The Hormone Fix & Keto-Green 16 GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
48:46 08/15/2021
#037: A Holistic Approach to Menopause with Katherine Gaffney
Cristina talks with Katherine Gaffney about her experience with menopause and transitioning gracefully by adopting healthy lifestyle practices and rediscovering her love for weight training. TOPICS:
 Meet Katherine Gaffney (00:19) How menopause started for Katherine (02:22) The role of stress (07:09) Diet and maintaining muscle mass (11:25) The importance of consistent sleep (17:22) Food that makes her feel best (18:46) Lifestyle changes that worked for Katherine (24:03) The sandwich generation (31:33) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
37:38 08/01/2021
#036: Insulin Resistance and PCOS with Danielle Hamilton
Cristina talks with women’s health expert, Danielle Hamilton, about Insulin Resistance and PCOS. What symptoms to look for, what they can tell you, the biggest obstacles to healing, and how to manage Insulin Resistance and PCOS using diet and lifestyle interventions without all the dogma. TOPICS:
 Meet Danielle Hamilton (00:19) Getting a PCOS diagnosis and where conventional treatment fails (07:24) Symptoms and causes of PCOS, blood sugar dysregulation, and insulin resistance (12:54) Using food as medicine for PCOS (23:52) How PCOS impacts hormones (26:16) Customizing healing protocols for your needs (29:57) Actionable tips for insulin resistance (47:54) How stress and diet dogma impact healing (52:50) Moving forward in healing (01:05:40) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Find Danielle Hamilton on her website: DanielleHamiltonHealth.com Follow Danielle on Instagram @DanielleHamiltonHealth Listen to Dani’s podcast, Unlock the Sugar Shackles Podcast GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
72:11 07/15/2021
#035: Perimenopause and Menopause with Laura Mar
Laura is sharing about perimenopause and menopause through a matriarchal lens, reframing the transition as a transformation and a beautiful evolution. Laura clears up what symptoms to look for in perimenopause, what qualifies as menopause, and how to work with the change instead of against it. TOPICS:
 Menopause and how we’ve viewed the transition in the past (00:18) The science behind perimenopause and menopause (03:29) What symptoms can tell you about your hormones (10:11) Rewriting the narrative of menopause (11:34) Viewing and treating menopause through a matriarchal lens (13:40) The experience behind menopause (18:16) Menopause as a rite of passage (22:48) What to expect in the season ahead (26:03) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Menopause resources: North American Menopause Society Hormone Repair Manual by Lara Briden Hormone Intelligence by Aviva Romm New Menopausal Years by Susan Weed GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
27:26 07/01/2021
#034: The Body is Wise with Cristina Curp and Laura Mar
Laura and Cristi are back with a new season of Body Wise Podcast. In this episode, they talk about the topics they plan to cover, from embodying a greater appreciation for our bodies to healthcare access for those in the trans community, body wisdom, menopause, and more. Stay tuned for more episodes! TOPICS:
 Catching up with Laura and Cristi (00:19) Integrating more body wisdom throughout transitions and into menopause (02:16) Body wisdom for the trans community (06:37) Honoring sexuality while aging and pursuing a more matriarchal vision (09:17) The healing that comes with sisterhood and finding community (13:36) Balancing the responsibility of birth control through body literacy (19:54) Rebelling against urgency culture and connecting with the earth (24:48) Plans for season two of Body Wise (27:34) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Join Cristina’s online community and become part of Mi Casa Cooking Club Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
29:20 06/16/2021
#033: The Value of Empathy with Michael Tennant
Cristina talks with Michael Tennant, founder and CEO of Curiosity Lab, creator of the Actually Curious card game, and community centered marketing organizer and creative. Together, they talk about the importance of empathy, how empathy fosters community and growth, and how to dismantle biases and confront the ego for better connection. TOPICS:
 Meet Michael Tennant (00:44) Making a change within an industry at odds with empathy (05:37) Making the empathy pledge a practice (11:15) Disrupting the ego, bias, and taboo topics with empathy (14:20) Daring to imagine a greater world (23:20) Actually Curious: the game (27:13) More from Michael and Actually Curious (36:40) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Get more from Michael Tennant at ActuallyCurious.com and follow him at @actuallyc_rious on Instagram Make the pledge to spread empathy at We Claim One Percent and get your Actually Curious game decks Try the Actually Curious Values Exercise
38:52 05/01/2021
#032: How to Tell Your Story with Rebekah Borucki
Cristina talks with Rebekah Borucki: mother of five, an author, founder of Row House Publishing and Wheat Penny Press, meditation guide, birth doula, and mentor for creative healers. Bex actively advocates for her community and is a living example of how to openly stand for social justice within your business. Together, they talk about how to tell your story authentically while working equity into the industry. TOPICS:
 Meet Rebekah, Bex (00:32) Navigating the gatekeepers in the publishing industry (02:42) Rewriting the way we tell stories (05:53) Getting paid without being exploited (07:37) Removing the barriers from storytelling (10:21) What makes a book successful (14:00) How to pitch a book (18:49) The dream and advocacy behind Row House Publishing (21:50) The responsibility of taking a stand in business (28:03) Finding your place within history (33:29) Decolonizing the narratives (37:17) Active consumerism (42:07) Investing in a more equitable future (44:39) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Get more from Rebekah Borucki and find her books on her website, BexLife.com Find out more about Row House Publishing Learn more about Wheat Penny Press Follow Bex on Instagram @bexlife
46:52 04/15/2021
#031: Being a Boss Lady with Autoimmune Disease with Jennifer Robins
Cristina talks with Jennifer Robins, the superhuman behind Predominantly Paleo, Legit Bread Co., five published cookbooks, and thousands of delicious recipes. Jen knows firsthand the importance of true self care that supports her health and wellness. This episode is full of tips, tricks, and empowerment; your autoimmune disease won’t stop you from doing everything you want, but you can’t forget the importance of true self care! TOPICS:
 Meet Jennifer Robins (00:19) Balancing goals with autoimmune disease (09:56) Red flags, white flags, and signs you need to slow down (15:42) Working with autoimmunity to manage stress (24:41) Redefining self care outside of beauty regimens (29:50) Finding the food protocol that works for you (35:12) Closing thoughts for self care and autoimmunity (39:36) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Get more from Jennifer Robins on her website, PredominantlyPaleo.com Check out Jen’s cookbooks Order the most delicious paleo mixes from Legit Bread Company Follow Jen on Instagram @predominantly_paleo GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Join Cristina’s online community and become part of Mi Casa Cooking Club Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
42:54 04/01/2021
#030: Functional Medicine and Beyond with Dr. Brandy Victory
Cristina talks with Dr. Brandy Victory about the layers of healing, going all the way to the root cause and imparting wellness on the cellular level. So many of us have been convinced that we are not active experts on our own healing, but the truth is we all have a divine right and ability to heal. So how do we tap into that, and what can we do with that information? This episode covers a little bit of everything. TOPICS:
 Meet Dr. Brandy Victory (01:55) Getting to the root cause (03:54) The roles that our conscious and subconscious minds play in healing (07:52) Working through the mindset of only treating symptoms (13:01) How to tap into the energetics of healing (18:15) The intersection of healing and quantum physics (22:10) Belief systems as a healing tool (25:14) Bioindividuality and tapping into your unique root cause (28:33) Honoring your body’s seasons (30:57) Accessibility in functional medicine and planting seeds (32:34) More from Dr. Brandy Victory (42:45) PARTNERS: Get 25% off Kettle and Fire ready made, shelf stable bone broth with code CASTAWAY RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Get more from Dr. Brandy Victory on her website, DrBrandyVictory.com Follow Dr. Brandy on Instagram @drbrandy Find Dr. Brandy’s group on Facebook GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Join Cristina’s online community and become part of Mi Casa Cooking Club Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
43:41 03/15/2021
#029: COVID Year in Review with Justin Curp
Cristina and Justin reminisce about the last year: COVID-19, quarantine, deployment, separation, parenting, adulting, moving, and the collective loss we’ve all felt. From lack of community to lack of stimulation, losing loved ones and jobs and homes … together, as a society, we’ve been through a lot. It’s important to look back and recognize the weight of this last year, along with the support systems that helped us make it through. TOPICS:
 Meet Justin, Cristina’s husband (00:25) 65 days in isolation and the impact of COVID on mental health (02:31) The new normal and adapting the family routine to meet everyone’s needs (05:45) School in the age of COVID … and managing expectations (12:17) Dealing with behavior changes (14:53) Being more intentional about pandemic coping mechanisms (19:54) Pacing yourself and putting things into perspective (29:26) PARTNERS: Get 25% off Kettle and Fire ready made, shelf stable bone broth with code CASTAWAY RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Join Cristina’s online community and become part of Mi Casa Cooking Club Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
35:36 03/01/2021
#028: Life After Vulvar Cancer with Heather Cooan
Cristina and Laura get to talk with Heather Coonan about her experience with vulvar cancer. From the diagnosis to treatment, plus the healing process and everything that comes after, Heather shares her story, beyond cancer. Heather’s grace and raw honesty empowers us all to pursue a different path in our individual healing journeys, and in our relationships with our bodies and pleasure as women. TOPICS:
 Life with lichen sclerosus and the beginning of Heather’s health journey (03:55) How Heather self diagnosed correctly (5:22) Heather’s official diagnosis and the c-word (06:53) Medical trauma, power imbalance, and the struggle of body autonomy from a female perspective (14:01) Taking the power back as a patient (19:40) Self-advocacy and body autonomy within a cancer treatment plan (21:14) Combining conventional healing methods with naturopathic modalities, becoming cancer-free (23:25) Making real lifestyle changes for long term health (28:26) Life after cancer and supporting survivors (38:36) Enjoying sex after a physical trauma (40:47) Questioning the normalization of women’s pain (44:55) Vulvar cancer, women’s pleasure, and reimagining the conversations we have as a society (53:31) Getting clear on your personal values in a health crisis (1:00:48) PARTNERS: Get 25% off Kettle and Fire ready made, shelf stable bone broth with code CASTAWAY RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Find more from Heather Cooan and check out her story of self-healing on her website, HeatherCooan.com Follow Heather on Instagram GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Join Cristina’s online community and become part of Mi Casa Cooking Club Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
65:17 02/15/2021
#027: Auditing Your Lifestyle for Lasting Habits with Anya Perry and Brianna Wilkerson
Cristina meets with Anya Perry and Brianna Wilkerson to get to the core of how to set realistic, sustainable goals. They explore new year resolutions, why diets don’t work, and the types of habits you should focus on instead to get the results you REALLY want. TOPICS:
 Meet Anya and Brianna (01:18) How to create supportive habits (04:52) Common weight loss roadblocks and how to get around them (08:47) Why diets don’t work (13:38) Creating room for nuance and evolution (18:36) Viewing weight loss as a side effect of being healthy (21:37) Changing the mindset around your relationship with your body and weight loss (26:16) Setting resolutions that stick (27:44) The Healthy Body Summit (31:05) Get more from Anya and Brianna (35:48) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Access the Healthy Body Summit Find more from Anya Perry: Check out Anya’s website Follow Anya on Instagram Check out Anya’s Facebook community Listen to The Habit Queen Podcast Find more from Brianna Wilkerson: Check out Brianna’s website Follow Brianna on Instagram Check out Brianna’s Facebook community Listen to The Sustainable Weight Loss Podcast GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Join Cristina’s online community and become part of Mi Casa Cooking Club Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
38:25 02/01/2021
#026: The Invisible Corset with Lauren Geertsen
Cristina chats with body connection coach Lauren Geertsen about how we can heal our relationship with food while healing the relationship and trust we have with our bodies. Lauren is the author of The Invisible Corset and has dedicated herself to helping clients around the world trust their bodies and step into their soul purpose. TOPICS:
 Meet Lauren Geertsen (00:20) Where food as medicine worked, and how it fell short (01:20) Body connection coaching (03:34) How diets fail, why fat people aren’t inherently unhealthy, and fat discrimination (05:10) The difference between affirmations and afformations (09:22) The power of flower essences (12:15) How our disconnection from our bodies harms us (14:22) Visualizations, reintroductions, and what to do after we heal (18:42) The 5 strings in The Invisible Corset (22:13) The history behind controlling the female body (28:51) Where body positivity falls short (33:02) How the beauty industry disconnects us from our true selves (37:27) Our bodies as our true soul mates (50:19) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Find more from Lauren Geertsen: Check out Lauren’s blog: https://empoweredsustenance.com/ Follow Lauren on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/body_connection_coach/ Read more about Lauren’s floral essences: https://floralsong.com/ Grab a copy of The Invisible Corset: https://invisiblecorset.com/ GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Join Cristina’s online community and become part of Mi Casa Cooking Club Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
51:54 01/15/2021
#025: Finding More Play in the Year Ahead with Cristina Curp and Laura Mar
Cristina and Laura are celebrating Body Wise Podcast’s 1 year anniversary with a 2020 wrap up and some thoughts for the year ahead. They explore how we can all get back to ourselves after so much trauma and so many dysregulating experiences -- it doesn’t have to be complicated! We can get back into our bodies and our hearts through playfulness, laughter, and fully embracing moments of childlike joy. Happy New Year from Body Wise to you and yours! TOPICS:
 Celebrating year one of Body Wise Podcast (00:27) The energy of the new year … in the middle of winter (01:25) Following the cycles of energy (03:32) Takeaways from 2020 (04:43) Burning out and feeling tired “for no reason” (09:59) The emotional labor of 2020 (15:28) Managing energy and expectations in 2021 (17:53) Finding moments of peace and joy to bring you back to your self (23:55) Preparing for 2021 (27:55) Playfulness as a spiritual tool (30:06) The value of play (32:35) Last messages for 2020 and welcoming in the year ahead (34:24) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Join Cristina’s online community and become part of Mi Casa Cooking Club Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
35:26 01/01/2021
#024: The Space Between Healing Protocols and Weight Loss Diets with Cristina Curp
Cristina is interrupting the regularly scheduled body shaming diet dogma to bring you a new perspective on pursuing health in the new year. We’ve all had enough to deal with in 2020, let’s not start another year off by traumatizing ourselves with diet culture. Instead, Cristina is inviting you to explore the space between healing protocols and weight loss diets to find what really makes you thrive.   TOPICS:
 Making the shift from weight loss to healing (00:48) Weight loss as a side effect of healing (03:49) Why intuitive eating misses the mark for managing autoimmune diseases (06:04) Elimination diets as wellness tools (07:23) The importance of experimenting to see what really works (08:09) Using dietary protocols without diet dogma (10:51) Finding flexibility within your eating template (12:53) Ancestral eating as a template and a lifestyle (15:31) Tweaking things to build personalization within a protocol (20:23) Looking back to see how far you’ve come in healing (21:07) Diet as the foundation for overall wellness and loving yourself into healing (24:23) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Join Cristina’s online community and become part of Mi Casa Cooking Club Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
29:12 12/15/2020
#023: Everyday Latina with Gemma Aguayo-Murphy
Cristina talks with Gemma Aguayo-Murphy about Latinx heritage and cooking. From healthy swaps to dealing with guilt from swapping seasonings possibly shaming the ancestors, making meals work for the entire family, finding flavors that fit your food intolerances, and more.  TOPICS:
 Meet Gemma Aguayo-Murphy (00:18) Keeping your ancestors alive through recipes (03:13) Balancing traditional Mexican dishes with paleo (04:40) Finding food freedom in ancestral dishes (07:37) Making food swaps work (11:32) The Americanization of ancestral meals (15:15) Navigating food intolerances and picky palettes in Latinx cuisine (17:24) Honoring the ancestors and our people with healthier options (22:07) The importance of making information accessible (26:07) Making meals and sharing a day in the life (28:58) Pregnancy and childbirth during a pandemic (31:35) Favorite recipes from Gemma’s blog and where to find her online (35:02) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Find Gemma on her blog at EverydayLatina.com and on social @EverydayLatina GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Join Cristina’s online community and become part of Mi Casa Cooking Club Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com, and on social media @love.my.cycle Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
38:09 12/01/2020
#022: Demystifying Therapy with Keesha Sullivan
Cristina talks with her therapist, Keesha Sullivan about all things therapy. From how to find a holistic therapist, to identifying programming, plus developing a better relationship with the ego and its purpose, how to know when to bring your kids to therapy, whether or not you can heal, and so much more. This episode is full of valuable insight that helps diffuse the stigma associated with therapy. TOPICS:
 Meet Keesha Sullivan (01:24) Approaching therapy from a holistic standpoint (03:41) Programming and the subconscious mind (04:33) Collaborative therapy (05:37) What is transpersonal therapy? (06:58) Identifying the ego and its purpose (08:09) The importance of feeling your feelings (11:21) What is hypnotherapy? (13:16) Therapy for children (17:25) Where solution-based therapy misses the mark (24:15) How to find the right therapist (26:25) What is PTSD and can it be healed? (30:15) Why it’s important to not “should” your feelings (35:17) Healing your relationship with food through hypnotherapy (40:29) Breaking up with a therapist (48:23) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Contact Keesha Sullivan through her website, TherapistsTampa.com or email her at KSullivan.LCSW@gmail.com GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Join Cristina’s online community and become part of Mi Casa Cooking Club Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com, and on social media @love.my.cycle Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
55:07 11/15/2020
#021: What Holistic Really Means with Angie Alt
Cristina talks with Angie Alt about what’s been left unsaid in the holistic wellness space. Ignoring obstacles to holistic wellness like food insecurity, police violence, and generational trauma causes harm and real health consequences to communities of color. We need to be brave enough to imagine, address, and integrate a more holistic approach to wellness to make it accessible for everyone. TOPICS:
 Meet Angie Alt (00:19) The importance of activism within the wellness community (04:06) Defining holistic wellness (05:23) The less talked about barriers to wellness (08:24) Representation in the wellness space and whiteness co opting wellness (10:42) Making AIP accessible for all cultures and getting to the real root of root causes (12:33) Addressing the violence obstacles for Black and brown communities (20:25) Starting the conversation: why human rights aren’t political (22:51) How to get over the fear of getting it wrong (27:49) Why imagining better is the key (31:30) Getting realistic about barriers to holistic wellness (34:32) Politics as a root cause for autoimmune disease (36:09) Why self care and bootstrapping aren’t a cure-all (37:54) Getting through to the other side of defensiveness to shift perspectives (42:00) Going beyond the food and taking back our power (47:03) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Find more from Angie Alt: AutoImmuneWellness.com SAD to AIP in SIX AIP Certified Coach @angie.alt on Instagram For further reading: Rachel Cargle Rachel Ricketts Layla F. Saad Ericka Hart GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Join Cristina’s online community and become part of Mi Casa Cooking Club Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com, and on social media @love.my.cycle Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
50:31 11/01/2020
#020: From Breaking up to Co-Parenting with Laura Mar and Derek Warriner
This episode is very personal and intimate. Laura and Derek share about their experience uncoupling. From finding the courage to talk about divorce, to being on the same page, to the divorce process, to rage, to acceptance and surrender, to finding love and gratitude for each other, to learning about themselves as individuals … all while co-parenting and wanting the best for their kids. TOPICS:
 Derek, Laura, and their perspectives (00:18) Bringing up the topic of divorce (02:52) The emotional elements of uncoupling (03:59) How the financials and logistics of divorce led to a breaking point (08:25) Unraveling what went wrong (17:50) What changed to make things right (22:36) Rebuilding trust within a broken relationship (26:50) Co-parenting in the midst of divorce (30:23) The paradox of pain and healing … and growth (32:18) Life lessons from divorce (34:39) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Have questions for Laura? Email her at laura@lovemycycle.com  Join Cristina’s online community and become part of Mi Casa Cooking Club. GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com, and on social media @love.my.cycle Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
37:48 10/15/2020
#019: The Sacred Feminine with Daniele Della Valle
The Sacred Feminine lives within all of us, and it’s calling for us to wake up and step into our power. Cristina and Daniele talk about what it means to be a witch and how to harness your gifts in a way that makes you feel closer to your truth. We all have something to bring to the table, and we can all share and become stronger in sisterhood. TOPICS:
 Meet Daniele Della Valle (00:19) Activism and using your privilege for good (1:38) Disrupting the wellness space with inclusivity and creating a system for all (06:21) Awakening to rewilding of women (16:09) The healer identity, witchcraft, ceremony, and the Sacred Feminine (18:47) The importance of sisterhood and honoring our cycles (24:38) Embracing femininity, and the health implications of disconnection (25:28) The power of orgasm and the importance of self-pleasure (31:55) Social media and the female experience (39:17) How travel builds empathy and connection (45:00) What’s on the horizon (48:25) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Find Daniele Della Valle online at DanieleDellaValle.com and on Instagram @danielendellavalle Check out the Sacred Feminine Academy and Your Wellness Academy Get a copy of Daniele’s book: Happy Weight: Unlocking Body Confidence Through Bioindividual Nutrition and Mindfulness For further reading, check out: Lisa Lister @LaylaMartin @Evyan.Whitney @JulietaChiara Join Cristina’s online community and become part of Mi Casa Cooking Club. GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com, and on social media @love.my.cycle Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
52:41 10/01/2020
#018: Creating an Online Community with Cristina Curp
As humans, we need the support and companionship that comes with community. Nowadays, that’s a bit more challenging, but luckily, you can build your own community just by being yourself. Everyone has something to bring to the table, and there’s a seat for us all. Pull up a chair as Cristina talks about what she looks for in an online community, what she’s doing to build her own community, and how you can build yours online. TOPICS:
 The importance of community (00:30) Where online communities started (1:59) What you need to start an online community (02:38) Choosing your platform (7:40) The value of pricing your content appropriately (8:15) The importance of confidence in community (12:37) Choosing the business model that works for you (13:51) What is your message and what do you want to teach the world? (19:40) How the blogging community and social media has changed recently (21:21) Setting boundaries on social media (24:13) The benefits of nurturing a community (26:45) Choosing where to build a platform that works for you (28:17) The ultimate goal of community (32:56) Mi Casa Cooking Club and closing comments from Beyonce (34:26) RESOURCES:  Join Cristina’s online community and become part of Mi Casa Cooking Club. Build your community on Patreon, Podia, or Mighty Networks. For more on how to set boundaries on the internet, follow Diane Sanfilippo on Instagram. Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com, and on social media @love.my.cycle Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
38:20 09/15/2020
#017: Love Your Cycle with Laura Mar
We can’t appreciate what we don’t understand, so in this solo episode, Laura is guiding you through the first step of loving your period through education. Cycle phases, hormones, anatomy, and physiology, plus how we change mentally and energetically throughout different parts of the cycle. We are not broken, the system is, and taking back our power is the first step in healing. Post-recording Note from Laura: Cervical mucus is amazing! Not only because it alerts us to impending ovulation but because it is designed to keep sperm alive and facilitate passage to the egg once it’s released. That’s right, sperm can live for up to five days in our bodies if cervical mucus is present! It's a fertility powerhouse. TOPICS:
 Meet Laura and Love My Cycle (00:19) The importance of cycle education (1:10) The physiology of the menstrual cycle, from Day 1 (3:50) Fertilization (or not) and what happens after (9:35) Tracking your cycle (12:37) How our brains change throughout the menstrual cycle (13:43) The four phases of the cycle (14:41) Mind/body/spirit/earth connections (16:09) Science as an empowerment tool (17:20) Optimizing your fertility naturally (19:15) Education before medication (22:14) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Find Laura Mar, Fertility and Sexual Health Coach, online at lovemycycle.com, and on social media @love.my.cycle GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com, and on social media @love.my.cycle Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
24:09 09/01/2020
#016: Healthy Eating and Happy Living with Brianna Wilkerson
Cristina and Brianna cover a variety of topics related to health, from building a better relationship with food, to safe and healthy weight loss that lasts, plus cycle health as the fifth vital sign, Whole30, essential oils, stress management, the role holistic coaching can play in a health journey, and so much more. TOPICS:
 Meet Brianna Wilkerson and Madewell345 (4:19) Brianna’s experience with weight loss (5:01) How to get into health coaching (7:15) Whole30, paleo, and the gateway to good nutrition (12:30) Why stress is such a huge health obstacle (16:01) The ERC Method: eliminate, reduce, cope (20:22) The mental benefit of one on one and group coaching (22:54) Incorporating essential oils in a wellness practice (25:37) The Healthy Eating and Happy Living Summit (26:48) Unpacking miseducation surrounding women’s health (29:43) Life coaching as a stepping stone to wellness (33:39) RESOURCES:  Get Magtein for 10% off with code CASTAWAY10 Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Find Brianna Wilkerson online at Madewell345.com and on Instagram @madewell345 Catch the Healthy Eating and Happy Living Summit online from August 24th through August 30th here, or get VIP lifetime access here. Check out Brianna’s Facebook Communities: Healthy + Sustainable Weight Loss Community and Essential Oils for a Healthy Home and Family Grab some of Brianna’s freebies: Sustainable Weight Loss Resource Library Whole30 40 Day E-Course Essential Oils 101 Webinar & Series Essential Oils 5 Class Training Series Listen to Brianna’s podcasts: Sustainable Weight Loss Podcast Healthy Oily Home Podcast The Unrefined Life Show GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com, and on social media @love.my.cycle Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
35:24 08/15/2020
#015: Life After Elimination Protocols
Cristina is riding solo and talking about all things elimination protocol. From the difference between AIP, paleo, and Whole30. Plus what to eat, how to reintroduce foods, what to do when it feels like nothing is working, what labs and tests to request, and the mindset work behind healing. After all, we can choose to thrive, in whatever that looks for each individual. TOPICS:
 Cristina’s background and the beginning of her health journey (1:55) Paleo as a blueprint (5:41) Whole30, AIP, and elimination diets (6:57) When, how, and why you should reintroduce foods (8:33) Which elimination protocol is right for you? (11:18) Cristina’s life after elimination diets (12:28) Identifying reactions, worth-it foods, and hard-no foods (15:59) Getting the most out of healing through mindset (22:43) What to do when elimination protocols don’t work (24:41) Getting “back to normal” after an elimination diet (27:47) Making choices for your health (30:12) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com, and on social media @love.my.cycle Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
33:35 08/01/2020
#014: All Moms Are Super Moms with Jean Choi
Cristina and Jean Choi, both super moms, talk pregnancy, motherhood, building a business, and doing it all with integrity and intuition at the forefront. After struggling with her own wellness and the lack of care in the conventional health industry, Jean Choi looked inward for answers and found her own innate wisdom, leading her to a healthy pregnancy and a more balanced life as a new mom, cookbook author, and full time food blogger. TOPICS:
 Meet Jean Choi and What Great Grandma Ate (00:18) Balancing motherhood and a full time job (4:07) Shifting career paths to find health answers (8:50) Amenorrhea, digestion, and making the connection (12:47) Preparing for motherhood (16:28) Removing mom shaming and judgment (19:50) Empowerment through pregnancy and cultural awareness (25:48) Birthing experience and the new normal of early motherhood (29:20) The best foods and exercise for postpartum recovery (35:54) Reclaiming your power in pregnancy (40:27)  Body trust and healing (43:52) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Find Jean Choi online at WhatGreatGrandmaAte.com and on Instagram @whatgreatgrandmaate GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Find more from Laura Mar at lovemycycle.com, and on social media @lovemycycle Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
45:44 07/15/2020
#013: From Home Chef to CEO of a National Brand with Angela Mavridis
Cristina talks with Angela Bicos Mavridis, founder of TRIBALÍ Foods. Angela discovered the nurturing power of real foods growing up in her grandmother’s Greek kitchen. After 30 years on a processed vegetarian diet, she listened to her body’s innate wisdom, started incorporating meat, and THRIVED. Angela is fulfilling her mission to make ancestral eating easier in the modern world, and might just change the food industry in the process.   TOPICS:
 Meet Angela and TRIBALÍ Foods (00:18) Jumping into the market of consumer packaged goods (07:35) How to pursue your dream (12:42) Making healthy food work when you have no time (16:12) Food deserts and food insecurity, and making a difference (18:18) Balancing motherhood with entrepreneurship (22:04) Being the change within the packaged goods market (26:46) How to get your business off the ground and into the grocery store (31:19) Confidence and mindset of a change maker (35:14) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Find TRIBALÍ Foods online at TribaliFoods.com and on Instagram @tribalifoods GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Find more from Laura Mar at cyclescience.org, and on social media @scienceandsisterhood Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
38:13 07/01/2020
#012: Discovering Your Inner Healer with De'Nicea Hilton
Laura talks with De’Nicea Hilton, doctor of Oriental medicine, Holistic PLAY Activator, and creator of Playful Healing Spaces for women. By recognizing what tools serve you in the moment, you can give yourself the freedom to move through your healing journey. Dr. De’Nicea’s approach applies to every aspect of life, and gives us all permission to embrace, embody, and express our perfectly authentic selves. TOPICS:
 Meet Dr. De’Nicea Hilton and PLAY (01:30) How self awareness leads to healing (05:19) How to use one symptom to unpack the root cause (10:14) Treating chronic illness with a holistic approach (15:45) Depersonalizing from a condition (18:33) Bringing awareness to wellness (22:06) How to add more play to your life (24:40) Reframing and embracing perfection (30:56) Moving from shadow work into spectrum work (41:20) RESOURCES:  Don’t forget to support Body Wise Podcast by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes. Get the show notes and subscribe on your favorite podcast app! Find Dr. De’Nicea online at DeNiceaHilton.com GET BODY WISE: 

Find more from Cristina Curp at thecastawaykitchen.com, and on social media @thecastawaykitchen Find more from Laura Mar at cyclescience.org, and on social media @laura_mar.cyclescience Have questions for Laura and Cristina? Send your emails to WeBodyWise@gmail.com
43:58 06/15/2020