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The Healers Café

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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Feb 25, 2021

In this episode of The Healers Café, Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND, chats with Sharon Holand Gelfand, is a speaker, an author and holistic nutritionist specializing in gut health so you have more energy, less stress & feel great again

For the transcript and full story go to: https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/sharon-holand-gelfand

 

Highlights from today's episode include:

Sharon Holand Gelfand:  I have three young adult kids, but about 12 and a half years ago, one of my kids was diagnosed with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, and ileitis. So it was like IBD, and autoimmune. And I never heard those buzzwords. I had no idea what anything was. All my son heard was disease, and he thought he was going to die

Sharon Holand Gelfand:  Your gut knows. It really just became this mission of Holy cow. We're all smart, we're just not being directed to the right information, and we're throwing spaghetti at the wall, trying to figure it out. And really, it starts within us.

Sharon Holand Gelfand:  Like Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine”. But then as I started working with my clients with the gut stool, the first thing was like, let's do a GI map. Let's see what is going on. Let's see what bacteria and viruses and pathogens are in that are lurking. Because they didn't just get there overnight.

 

About Sharon Holand Gelfand

Sharon Holand Gelfand, CN, FDN-P, is a functional, holistic nutritionist, speaker and author. She supports woman over 40 who feel like their bodies are betraying them, and are tired and frustrated and are searching for answers. Sharon helps them get to the root of their most common health complaints with at home testing and flexible food choices so they have more energy, less stress and feel great again.

Sharon is the creator of The G.U.T. Method®- a 3 step system to Get connected to your symptoms, physically mentally and emotionally, Understand what you need and why so that you can Take action.

Sharon shares her expertise on this topic in her book “The G.U.T. Method ®: Secrets Beyond Your Plate For A Healthier, More Energetic Life.” She is a member of the American College of Nutrition and is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. She has spoken at Priceline, Sysco, Dress For Success, and countless other organizations.

Core purpose / passion : Deep down, my bigger mission is to help heal mother/daughter relationships. And it starts with the mother. Knowing first and foremost that you are enough and deserve happiness and the first thing you have to do is put the oxygen mask on yourself and start healing your body, your mind and your soul so that you can be more present for those around you. In order to heal, you need to Get connected to your symptoms; physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and Understand what it means for you and your lifestyle so that you can Take action; All part of my G.U.T. Method®

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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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Feb 24, 2021

In this episode of The Healers Café, Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND, chats with Reed Davis Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner & HHP; and Certified Nutritional Therapist & CNT, is an expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine. 

For the transcript and full story go to: https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/reed-davis

 

Highlights from today's episode include:

Reed Davis:  It's not always just look for a bug to kill, it's look for what's missing, what's out of balance. And so I stuck to this idea of balance, and resiliency, just not diagnosing and treating but, but creating balance, finding out what the healing opportunities were. And then giving people lifestyle recommendations.

Reed Davis:  That we are born with innate intelligence in our cells and tissues and organs and systems, and we can nurture that and if you're nurturing that including your mind, and spirit, and we can do better, we can do better we can make it a better planet. And whether you're doing recycling your aluminum or your taking care of your skin and your body in whatever it just a million different ways we can do better. We do good, we can help others.

 

About Reed Davis

Reed Davis, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner HHP; and Certified Nutritional Therapist & CNT, is an expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine.  He is the Founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®; FDN; and the FDN Certification Course with over 3000 graduates in 50 countries. Reed served as the Health Director at a Wellness Center in Southern California for over 10 years and with over 10,000 clients is known as one of the most experienced clinicians in the world. Reed serves on the Advisory Board of the American Natural Wellness Coaches Board and the American Association of Natural Wellness Coaches.  He lives in the US and when not teaching the FDN Certification Course and helping his graduates build their private practices, he is usually found gardening or riding motorcycles.

Core purpose/passion : My core purpose is to educate as many people as possible how to get well and stay well naturally so that they, in turn, may educate others.  We now have an army of FDN Practitioners all over the world who do exactly that.  I see FDN continuing way beyond the years I have left.

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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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Feb 17, 2021

In this episode of The Healers Café, Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND, chats with Beth O'Hara Functional Naturopath, specializing in complex chronic immune conditions related to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Histamine Intolerance

Listen to the full story today! https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/beth-ohara

 

Highlights from today's episode include:

Beth O'Hara  02:57

The reason that people want to stick around and listen to this, is that mast activation syndrome is one of the most under-recognized conditions, and one of the most common, which is so interesting about it. Because studies have shown us that between 9 and 17% of the general population have mast activation syndrome. So we just take a second to think about that. We're talking like at least 1 in 10 people, that's quite a lot. And that's just a general population.

Beth O'Hara  07:10

 Our mast cells are in every system in the body, almost every tissue. So we have to know that to think about the symptoms, and that the mast cells are here to be our frontline defending immune cells. So they're sensing toxins and pathogens, they're also sensing stress.

Beth O'Hara  09:28

So you take your front line defenders of your immune system, you knock out their response, and they coordinate the whole immune response to you just kind of knock that whole part out. And then the Lyme, Bartonella, babesia, Epstein Barr the mold, colonize in the body and had free rein. So that's the approach that is different is learning, not think about the mast cells or what's wrong and knock that out, we need to think about what's triggering underneath that's making the mast cells over-reactive.

 

About Beth O'Hara

Beth O’Hara is a Functional Naturopath, specializing in complex chronic immune conditions related to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Histamine Intolerance. She is the founder and owner of Mast Cell 360, a Functional Naturopathy Practice designed to look at all factors surrounding health conditions – genetic, epigenetic, biochemical, physiological, environmental, and emotional.

Her sub-specialties are Mold Toxicity and Genetic Analysis in the area of Mast Cell Activation and Histamine Intolerance.

She designed Mast Cell 360 to be the kind of practice she wished had existed when she was severely ill with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Histamine Intolerance, Neural Inflammation, Lyme, Mold Toxicity, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue. Her mission today is to be a guiding light for others with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Histamine Intolerance and these related conditions in their healing journeys.

Through her Mast Cell 360 Root Cause process, she discovers the unique root factors affecting each of her clients’ health issues, building personalized, effective roadmaps for healing. She holds a doctorate in Functional Naturopathy, a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor's degree in Physiological Psychology. She is certified in Functional Genomic Analysis and is a Research Adviser for the Nutrigenetic Research Institute. She presents at Functional Medicine Conferences on Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Histamine Intolerance as well as the use of genetics and biochemistry in addressing chronic health conditions

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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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Feb 9, 2021

In this episode of The Healers Café, Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND, chats with Cathleen Elle a International Best Selling Author, Transformational Speaker, Certified Succeeds Coach and Healer and Co-Host of Beyond Your Best Plan Podcast.

For the transcript and to listen to the full story today! https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/cathleen-elle 

 

Highlights from today's episode include:

Cathleen Elle  01:25

I like to say that my life has been a little bit like a rhubarb pie, there's a lot of sour and there's a lot of sweet. And so you kind of blend it together. So my life started off with a considerable amount of trauma. As a kid, I was born to an abusive alcoholic father, who basically exposed us to physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and even shot at us when I was three or four years old. And so there was quite a bit of trauma in my early childhood life. So that created a program, as many of us know is when from zero to eight, you'll learn how to respond to the world

Cathleen Elle  10:20

Using your imagination to go back into your body, feeling your body going back to its original, I'll call it the original sin of the pattern, and you recreate the memory based on the new awareness. You have a dialogue with the individual or individuals you need to have a dialogue with. So where you create more compassion, you create forgiveness.

Cathleen Elle  12:50

So instead of holding resentment and anger, I was able to hold more compassion and love. Just pure compassion and love for her, for her to give up what she gave up and to be abused. Like she was abused just so we could have a home. You know, it's a very different story. There's a very different feeling. It's a very different feeling.

 

About Cathleen Elle

Cathleen Elle is a #1 International Best Selling Author of Shattered Together and Women Who Rise, Transformational Speaker, Certified Success Coach and Healer and Co-Host of Beyond Your Best Plan Podcast.  

Cathleen shares powerful healing techniques for those who have experienced unexpected loss or hidden trauma to reconnect with their joy and move beyond limiting beliefs.  

She has coped with multiple traumas, but the death of her 19-year-old son from suicide was the catalyst that changed her life forever.  Today, she assists in changing the trajectory of others’ lives by providing the tools that aid them on moving through the emotions accompanied by these challenging experiences.   

Whether it’s a divorce, a job, substance abuse, emotional or physical abuse, illness, or the sudden death of a loved one, she now serves those in the midst of their own healing journey to take the next step of redesigning their lives.  

After 25 years of political service and extensive experience as a suicide awareness advocate, today, Cathleen is a global speaker and healer who has been featured on top podcasts and radio shows within the emotional wellness space. She’s also been featured on Facebook and Instagram LIVE interviews offering her expertise as a resource to those moving through their personal healing journeys.  

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About Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND:

Dr. Manon is a Naturopathic Doctor, the Founder of Bowen College, an International Speaker, and TEDx speaker, and the author of the Amazon best-selling books "What Patient's Don't Say if Doctors Don't Ask" and "A Healer In Every Household".

 

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.

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Feb 3, 2021

In this episode of The Healers Café, Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND, chats with Joseph Devlin a respected behavioral health expert and Family Addictions Specialist.

 

For the transcript and to listen to the full story today! https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/joseph-devlin 

 

Highlights from today's episode include:

 

Joseph Devlin  09:40

I have and I still do attend Alcoholics Anonymous. I'd say it saved my life. It's just going through the the 12 step process, which is a continual process, and it allowed me to take that snapshot of saying, okay, here's a blueprint for your life. How do you want to go about it? What do you want to do? How far down the rabbit hole do you want to go? That was something that I am absolutely so grateful for. Because it was something that I needed and the great thing about Alcoholics Anonymous, or any of the 12 step programs, because like Al-Anon, or Nar-Anon is another program that I really encourage families to go to. Because the very same 12 steps that the individuals and like AA or NA are going through, are the same exact ones that they are asking those who will go to Al-Anon or Nar-Anon. Because, it's giving you that idea, that ability to take that introspective look at yourself, and it gives you the community around you. Really that's what strengthens us, it's the people that we're around.

Joseph Devlin  11:39

But even when I work with an individual, is when I always say it's like looking at breaking through that pain, shame, and embarrassment caused by addiction. We call it  a substance abuse disorder, that's kind of changed within the DSM Five, the diagnosis to kind of help get away even just some of that stigmatism that that comes behind that. And honestly, that I think is one of the big pieces that happens when when you get involved in a community and I often say, "Hey, listen. Get involved with 12 step as I would highly suggest that. But, if it's your karate group, or your book group, or somebody else, get people around you who you're going to be able to open up to and break those things.

Joseph Devlin  33:51

The families that I work with, they've tried everything. They feel like they've tried everything. They feel like there's no hope, like there's nothing else that they can do that's going to make things change. That they're tired of the arguments in the house, they're tired of walking around on eggshells. They're tired of wondering, being fearful every night when they don't know when their loved one doesn't come home. And then when they are home, they're fearful that they wish just all this anxiety and craziness would stop. And I look at that, and I say, so there's two things that I say, is like that's really like that family. That's like that family addiction spiral right because so much is wrapped in there. And that's where I've kind of I've moved on. My practice is called Family Sobriety Now, because we have to look at that spiral. And we have to figure out what are those things that just keep us twisted in this, and then just kind of pull a little piece out each time. And then to build this entire family being sober.

 

About Joseph Devlin

Joseph Devlin, MA, CAADC, is a respected behavioral health expert with more than 20 years of experience in the specialty of Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Treatment. His passion lies in helping others achieve sobriety and live fulfilling lives. His professional experience includes: clinical director, interventionist, professor, facility director, addiction counselor, counseling supervisor, case manager, care manager, treatment facilities auditor, steward of county and state funding for treatment facilities, utilization reviewer, licensed trainer and family group decision making facilitator. His book “ A Step Out of Darkness: How to Help Someone Enter Addiction Treatment and Walk With Them Through Recovery” was the number one selling crisis management book on Amazon for three months. He also speaks to groups and sees people privately who are interested in the road to recovery. Joseph has extensive training and experience in trauma-informed care and restorative practices. He received his masters degree from The International Institute for Restorative Practice. He not only has professional experience, but he also has walked his own path of recovery for over a decade.

Core purpose/passion : Helping families who have a loved one struggling with sobriety go from chaos to having peace, calm, and stability in the family unit.

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About Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND:

Dr. Manon is a Naturopathic Doctor, the Founder of Bowen College, an International Speaker, and TEDx speaker, and the author of the Amazon best-selling books "What Patient's Don't Say if Doctors Don't Ask" and "A Healer In Every Household".

 

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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