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Hi, it's Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practice) and I want to welcome you to the Healers Cafe. I am so excited to be doing this series of interviews and what I'll be doing is, is asking all kinds of healthcare practitioners, doctors, healers of all types, to really share with all of you their experience, why they became healers, what called them what they think about this being a healer thing. Is it, a thing? Who's really healing in this, what they've experienced from their their interaction with clients and patients and what the takeaways and understanding of what the process of healing is all about and the process of life. So that's the essence of what I'm doing. I'm hoping that this will serve also for patients that have issues and are looking for different ways of approaching it. * De-Registered, revoked & retired after 30+ years of practice. Now resourceful & resolved to share with you all the tools to take care of your health & vitality!
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Oct 27, 2020

In this episode of The Healers Café, Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND, chats with Julie Michelson, international speaker, and a National Board-Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, who specializes in autoimmunity.

Listen to the full story today! https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/julie-michelson

 

Highlights from today's episode include:

Julie Michelson (03:52):

I was first diagnosed, I went to the top rheumatology facility where I live. And I literally was told by more than one doctor we're so sorry, we'll keep you, you know, you're so young, we'll keep you as comfortable as we can for as long as we can.

 

Julie Michelson (04:14):

It never occurred to me that, like, there was any other option other than to expect decline. And so as a little preface to this story, you know, at the time my daughter came to me, I was in my mid forties and my father had passed away at age 54. And he was seemingly healthy until he left us. So I really did not believe, and I hadn't voiced it to anybody, but I didn't believe I would live to see 50. So it was kind of a hail Mary, if you will. I won't say that I believed I could heal when I started to try these different things. But I had never met anybody that gave me any kind of alternative perspective because I was so entrenched in the Western medicine world that it was just an accepted thing.

 

Julie Michelson (07:49):

It really was a very gradual healing, you know, I would fix one thing and I'd feel a little bit better and I'd fix another and I'd feel a little bit better. So it was, it was gradual, but I promised I would do everything I could and included everything I could, So I just kept going.

 

About Julie Michelson

Julie Michelson is an international speaker, and a National Board-Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, who specializes in autoimmunity.  She creates amazing transformations in the lives of her clients through her coaching business.  Having gone through her own health struggles, she is excited to help her clients skip the hardship of figuring it out on their own and start living joyful lives of true wellness.  Julie works internationally with clients in her remote coaching business, Julie Michelson Coaching, LLC.  She has created Inspired Living with Autoimmunity™ to guide clients in making the changes necessary to reduce inflammation and optimize healing.

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About Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND:

Dr. Manon is a Naturopathic Doctor, the Founder of Bowen College, an International Speaker with a TEDx talk in September 2020, and the author of the Amazon best-selling book "What Patient's Don't Say if Doctors Don't Ask." Watch for her next book, due out in 2020.

 

About The Healers Café:

Dr. Manon's show is the #1 show for medical practitioners and holistic healers to have heart to heart conversations about their day to day lives.

For tips on health & healing go to: https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/tips

 

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Oct 21, 2020

In this episode of The Healers Café, Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND, chats with "Dr. Al" Danenberg, Periodontist, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Certified Primal Health Coach, ADAPT Trained Health Professional & Author of CRAZY-GOOD LIVING! 

Listen to the full story today! https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/dr-al-denenberg

 

Highlights from today's episode include:

Dr Al Danenberg (10:09):

The studies are basically four weeks. They were designed differently, but they serve the same purpose and showed the same facts. And that is the subjects in the study did not, and could not brush or floss or cheat for four weeks. They were only allowed the experimental group was only allowed to eat a healthier diet that consisted of very low carbohydrates, no added sugars and a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts seeds, and basically good fats. The control group continued with their standard American diet eating, lots of carbs, lots of sugar and so on and so forth. Basically the entire group had active gum disease starting the program after four weeks without brushing and cleaning their mouth.

Dr Al Danenberg (14:27):

That's true. I'm here to scream my story. That's the story of how the gut, really the gut is actually the cause of almost every chronic disease that you can imagine. And if we can treat the gut appropriately, that means not only treat the damage in the gut, but put the food that your body needs into your body and remove the irritants, or at least avoid the irritants that are going to damage the gut. And there are other factors of damage to the gut It's not just what you eat. It's, you know, it's electromagnetic fields, it's chemicals. It's stress, it's poor exercise to over-exercise will damage the gut. Poor sleep habits will damage the gut. So there are a variety of things that will damage the gut. But if you can understand what's causing the damage and you can get control over that, you can control your life amazingly well without, without supplements and all kinds of gimmicks and gadgets that everybody wants to sell you.

Dr Al Danenberg (25:04):

Actually, dental plaque serves three main functions. It serves as a gatekeeper to actually allow minerals from the saliva, get into the root surface. So if there's any need for it to remineralized the tooth root surface, it can do that. Now, minerals, if you just have a toothpaste with added minerals in it, it has no value whatsoever. And you take supplements with minerals, probably no real value whatsoever, but we need to eat food that has the minerals that are bioactive, that gets absorbed into your blood system. And a lot of it gets deposited into your soul salivary glands. So when you salivate, which you do 24 hours a day, seven days a week, of course, different flows for different times of the day. This mineral, these minerals that are in the saliva can get into the root surface, but the plaque kind of distributes the minerals as is necessary.

 

About Dr. Al Danenberg

“Dr. Al” Danenberg is a periodontist and was in private practice for 44 years. He incorporated ancestral nutrition & lifestyle with his leading-edge laser protocol to treat periodontal disease. In September 2018, he retired from the practice of treating individual patients. However, he still consults with patients by phone, Skype, or Zoom regarding nutrition, lifestyle, oral and overall health, and the importance of a healthy gut.

Dr. Al received advanced training in evolutionary nutrition from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as The Center for Mind-Body Medicine. In June 2014, he received his Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP) designation as well as his certification as a Certified Primal Health Coach. In 2015, Dr. Danenberg was appointed to the faculty of the College of Integrative Medicine and created the college’s integrative periodontal teaching module. Then, in April 2017, he earned the designation of “ADAPT Trained Health Professional” from Kresser Institute. In July 2017, Elektra Press released Dr. Danenberg’s book, “Crazy-Good Living”, which is based on ancestral nutrition and lifestyle.

On April 14, 2020, Dr. Danenberg was appointed the Chair of the Periodontal Committee for the IABDM. He also created the Certification Program for Biological Nutritional Dental Professionals offered by the IABDM.

Dr. Danenberg can be contacted from his website – https://drdanenberg.com/contact/

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About Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND:

Dr. Manon is a Naturopathic Doctor, the Founder of Bowen College, an International Speaker with a TEDx talk in September 2020, and the author of the Amazon best-selling book "What Patient's Don't Say if Doctors Don't Ask." Watch for her next book, due out in 2020.

 

About The Healers Café:

Dr. Manon's show is the #1 show for medical practitioners and holistic healers to have heart to heart conversations about their day to day lives.

Follow the podcast on social media! FB: https://www.facebook.com/thehealerscafe  

For tips on health & healing go to: https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/tips

 

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Oct 7, 2020

In this episode of The Healers Café, Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND, chats with Amber Korobkina a Bowen Practitioner, who recovered from a serious spinal injury

Listen to the full story today! https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/amber-korobkina

 

Highlights from today's episode include:

Amber Korobkina (16:18):

I've been quite frustrated by it because like some of our clients, when they came to us they were dreadfully addicted to painkillers that they knew weren't good for them, after a few Bowen treatments, we get them off the painkillers. They're doing grea

Amber Korobkina (27:47):

It's funny you would ask? because I was just talking to my step son about this today, about how I mean obviously yes, the sciatica, it's amazing to see how frozen shoulder, all of a sudden, when someone can lift their arm that was locked before all of those physical things are really, really cool. But I was talking today about mind, body Bowen and how doing a certain series of moves on the body can actually bring some crazy memories to surface things that people have solved in their brain because they been to therapy. But somehow that trauma is still locked in their body on a physical level somewhere else. And I mean, just the fact that even just giving their body that acknowledgement like, Oh yes, I do remember when I fell off the swing when I was six and my mum called me a cry baby, or, you know, sometimes there's an emotional thing attached with it.

Amber Korobkina (39:31):

Well, I just, I would like to encourage anyone, you know, if you've got an ailment of any type or even if you don't, you've got to try Bowen it's more impressive if you do have an ailment, because you will feel that the recovery. if you're looking for some sort of a technique to even just to help your family members, you don't have to go into business doing this. But anyone with aging parents or little kids that get bumps and scrapes, or, you know, it's so nice to have a tool you've always got your hands with you and that's really all you need to start the ball rolling on, on the healing. So do it.

 

About Amber Korobkina

Amber changed careers to become a Bowen practitioner after having recovered from a serious spinal injury. Having completed the Bowtech training from basic level to masters, Amber currently works as an instructor for the Bowen College of Canada, the only school recognized by the Canadian Examining board for Health Practitioners.

Although Amber is also a certified iridologist and has her degree in nutrition, she prefers to stick to the Bowen technique. “I love the simplicity of Bowen,” says Amber, “it’s amazing how little it takes to make such major changes in the body”.

Core purpose / passion : Helping others, in whatever way I can

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About Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND:

Dr. Manon is a Naturopathic Doctor, the Founder of Bowen College, an International Speaker with a TEDx talk in September 2020, and the author of the Amazon best-selling book "What Patient's Don't Say if Doctors Don't Ask." Watch for her next book, due out in 2020.

 

About The Healers Café:

Dr. Manon's show is the #1 show for medical practitioners and holistic healers to have heart to heart conversations about their day to day lives.

For tips on health & healing go to: https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/tips

 

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Oct 7, 2020

In this episode of The Healers Café, Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND, chats with Dr Larry Waldman  who is passionate about teaching mental health practitioners how to develop a successful practice and become an effective clinician.  I am also very interested in teaching parents to parent and instructing therapists to help parents raise responsible resilient kids.

 

Listen to the full story today! https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/dr-larry-waldman

 

Highlights from today's episode include:

 

Dr. Larry Waldman (09:00):

So hypothetically let's say this child grew up in a home, which was chaotic. Let let's say the, the parents argued frequently. Maybe mother perhaps was depressed herself and so on. And so therefore this child grew up in an environment where at any moment at any time something could happen, you know a pot could be thrown across the room. Somebody could have a temper tantrum, a door might slam or, and so on. And so the child then came to view their world as a dangerous place. And as a place that that could change on a dime where they have no control at that they're insignificant and so on. Well, you can see if that's what this child learned, and by the way, given their life at that moment, that's not unrealistic. They have, an accurate view of what it was, what was going on, but what happens you see, as the child develops this life view and then carries it on into their adulthood.

 

Dr. Larry Waldman (16:28):

II've had many individuals who that I work with and so on. And, you know, and often I'll say that, you know, you're doing a good job of depression. you're staying up late, you're sleeping through the days. So you're mixing your days and nights up around, you're eating junk, You're not answering the phone. You're not socializing. When, you go out, you don't smile. You don't even brush your teeth. You know, you wear old clothes and so forth. You know, you look and act like you're depressed. So you're doing depression. I use behavioural psychology, particularly when I work with parents, because it's, it's the easiest, if you will, to comprehend and to implement.

 

Dr. Manon (23:21):

So, in a sense what I'm hearing you say is that it's good for the patient or the client to somehow be informed about the type of therapist that they're going to go to. It's like, you know, You're not going to ask a butcher what the right vegetables are to eat. It's not going to be the same thing. So you have to align with the type of therapy that makes that you feel resonates with you on some level, you really make a good point.

 

 

 

 

About Dr Larry Waldman

 

Dr. Waldman is a recently semi-retired licensed clinical, forensic psychologist in Phoenix, Arizona.  He conducted a highly successful private practice of 45 years working with children, teens, parents, couples, and adults in a solution-focused manner.  He also consulted with family, personal injury, immigration and estate planning attorneys.  His BS in Education/Psychology was from the University of Wisconsin; his MS in School Psychology was from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; his Ph.D. in Educational/School Psychology was earned at Arizona State University; and his Diplomate (ABPP) was received in 2003.

 

Waldman was the past president of the Maricopa Psychological Society, the Director of Psychological Services for Charter Psychiatric Hospital of Glendale and was an “Official Guide” (top expert) on Parenting for SelfGrowth.com.  He continues as a Medical Consultant for the Social Security Office in Phoenix, an adjunct graduate professor in the Counseling Department for the University of Phoenix, and serves on the professional advisory board of Stepping Stones of Hope, a charitable organization serving children whom have lost a parent.  Waldman is the co-chair of the Early Career Psychologists Committee with the Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA).  He is also certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a (senior) fitness specialist. 

 

In addition to numerous articles which have been published in the local Phoenix media and in the national press, Waldman has (thus far) written seven books:  Who’s Raising Whom?  Coping with Your Adolescent; How Come I Love Him But Can’t Live with Him? The Graduate Course You Never Had; Too Busy Earning a Living to Make Your Fortune? Overcoming Your Negotiaphobia: Negotiating Through Your Life; and Love Your Child More Than You Hate your Ex.

 

Dr. Waldman trained as a public speaker.  His signature presentations are: The Business of Private Practice—The Graduate Course You Never Had and Teaching Parents to Parent.  He has made over 150 paid presentations in his career to attorneys, chiropractors, psychologists, family therapists, counselors, social workers, school psychologists and school counselors. To the community Waldman speaks on parenting, marriage, stress, depression and anxiety, wellness, grand parenting and psychotherapy.  His seminars are organized, practical and entertaining—offering “edutainment.”

 

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About Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND:

 

Dr. Manon is a Naturopathic Doctor, the Founder of Bowen College, an International Speaker with a TEDx talk in September 2020, and the author of the Amazon best-selling book "What Patient's Don't Say if Doctors Don't Ask." Watch for her next book, due out in 2020.

 

About The Healers Café:

 

Dr. Manon's show is the #1 show for medical practitioners and holistic healers to have heart to heart conversations about their day to day lives.

 

Follow the podcast on social media! FB: https://www.facebook.com/thehealerscafe  

 

For tips on health & healing go to: https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/tips

 

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Oct 1, 2020

In this episode of The Healers Café, Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND, chats with Elizabeth Yarnell who I has a virtual clinic where I help MS and other autoimmune sufferers heal through personalized anti-inflammatory diets and other natural protocols.

Listen to the full story today! https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/Elizabeth-Yarnell

 

Highlights from today's episode include:

Elizabeth Yarnell (02:29):

I agree. I think that is maybe the biggest disservice that our medical community does to people is to take away their hope for a better future. But the truth is that the medical community is stymied when it comes to autoimmune diseases like MS And they don't know why they happen or how to really change their course. They just know that what's going to happen. If you get one of these autoimmune diagnoses, then basically you're looking at this downhill slide for the rest of your life, and you're going to get more and more symptoms and become maybe more and more, in pain or disabled, and that all they can offer you some really toxic treatments for MS They're pretty much all injectable, basically chemotherapy. And they all have some pretty dire side effects to each of them. So, and even when you take these medicinal therapies or these pharmaceutical therapies, they don't really even have good efficacy rates. So you're looking at me, I'm 20% improvement in this phase three clinical trial. Is that even worth it for like liver damage and brain damage and total system shut down?

Elizabeth Yarnell (07:37):

Well, I feel that Western medicine is looking in the wrong places. They're looking for answers....They have become so myopic where they just can focus on such a small piece of anything. So here's a great example. I broke my foot last weekend and I called up the orthopedic surgeon ......I'm like, I need to go see an orthopedist. Well, last year I broke my arm and they're like, Oh, well, who do you want to see? And I'm like, well, I want to see the same doctor that I saw when I broke my arm last year. And they said, well, he only sees arms. You have to go to some guy who only sees foot's feet.

Elizabeth Yarnell (15:21):

But beyond that, it's not only just in the medical profession, because it's, what's taught in medical schools that you can't believe anything you weren't taught in medical school and nothing that hasn't had a phase three placebo controlled gold standard trial. And really the more I learned about the human body, there are so many things that just don't work with the phase three placebo control trial with tons of people and everybody getting the same dosage, the same therapies. And in fact, in what I do, which is customized anti-inflammatory diets there there's no universal rules that would apply to everyone. Anyway, in fact, I've even tested a set of twins and found that their test results were radically different from each other. So, you know, if I could say the right diet for all ms. Patients is this, then I could write a book and get super rich, but that's just not how the human..........

Elizabeth Yarnell (38:48):

So I really believe that all of health comes down to inflammation and no matter what your diagnosis is or what your symptoms are, if inflammation is at the root of those problems, then we can work on reducing that inflammation and we are going to eliminating those symptoms. And that's really the whole thing my practice is all about.

 

About Elizabeth Yarnell

Elizabeth Yarnell is a board-certified traditional Naturopath who used her own diagnosis of multiple sclerosis as an incentive to find real solutions to improve the lives of people living with autoimmunity or chronic inflammatory issues. She is the director of the "Fight MS with Food" project and the author of the award-winning cookbook, "Glorious One-Pot Meals: A New Quick and Healthy Approach to Dutch Oven Cooking". She is a patented inventor and an expert in inflammation.

My mission is to bring hope to people suffering from MS and other autoimmune diseases so that they can learn how to successively manage their health to live robust and pain-free lives. I am passionate about whole-foods-based eating.

 

It's all about inflammation.

your journey as a healer : One night in 1999, two weeks before my 30th birthday, I went to sleep as usual and awoke blind in my right eye. In short order I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and told that I would likely be in a wheelchair by the time I turned 40. It was my then-fiancé who suggested that it might have something to do with my Diet Coke-Crystal Lite-Gummi Bears diet. That's when I started studying the link between what we eat and how we feel.

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About Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND:

Dr. Manon is a Naturopathic Doctor, the Founder of Bowen College, an International Speaker with a TEDx talk in September 2020, and the author of the Amazon best-selling book "What Patient's Don't Say if Doctors Don't Ask." Watch for her next book, due out in 2020.

 

About The Healers Café:

Dr. Manon's show is the #1 show for medical practitioners and holistic healers to have heart to heart conversations about their day to day lives.

For tips on health & healing go to: https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/tips

 

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