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Jean Turcotte

Jean is a certified Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach, and Health Educator with over 30years of experience in these fields. Jean holds a bachelor degree in psychology and a master degree in social work, as well as certifications in Wellness, Personal Training and Lifestyle Management. She practiced for over 15 years as a therapist, focusing on behavioral and motivational change and stress management. Jean currently offers personal wellness coaching and fitness training, and conducts seminars on health and wellness topics throughout Massachusetts., Michigan and virtually. I’ve known Jean for over 20 years, have referred many of my clients to her and I have personally worked with her for strength, conditioning and when rehabbing my back and shoulder.

Kari Gran

Today we are discussing our largest organ, the skin, and I’d like to welcome Kari Gran. For over 10 years, Kari Gran Skincare has been thriving in the world of clean and natural skincare.
Starting a company from scratch in a fiercely competitive industry may not seem like an expected or safe mid-career pivot, but that is exactly what Kari Gran and Lisa Strain, did.
At 29, Kari was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease and Hashimoto’s Disease. Both are autoimmune forms of thyroid disease. By her mid 30’s, even drier skin arrived along with what would be the 10+ years of perimenopause. Because of this, Kari started looking into everything from what she ate to what she put on her face. This led her to begin formulating products that fit her skincare needs.
Lisa had the big idea to turn Kari’s products into a business, seeing a need for women that wasn’t really being met in a way that felt authentic or truth-telling. Or, plainly put, calling BS on the beauty industry. Kari formulates the line and oversees operations and Lisa’s the CEO and keeps the business humming along.

The company is built around a small number of edited, oil-based products that they personally researched, developed, and tested. With the combined ages of 116, Kari and Lisa discovered that more is not better when it comes to skincare products. We only need a few simple steps each day to care for our skin.

Dr. Renee Wellenstein

Dr. Renee is a double board certified doctor who has been working with women for over 20 years and due to her own personal health challenges, she stepped outside the box of conventional medicine to take a radically different approach to heal herself from the deep depths of burnout. About a decade ago, Dr. Renee was living what she thought was her dream life; she was an extremely busy Ob/Gyn, married to a doctor, with toddler twins and had moved to a quaint, quiet town in the country. One day in May 2012, Dr. Renee fell off of her horse during a riding lesson and broke her back. She not only struggled with severe back pain, but with fatigue and the inability to focus. Her doctor diagnosed her with depression, but her symptoms did not improve after trying two different antidepressants. It is truly amazing how many of us found functional and integrative medicine through our own school of hard knocks!

Dr. Julia Mirer

Dr. Mirer MD is a consultant in the emerging field of psychedelic medicine, serving as a bridge between eastern and western practices, committed to merging the two in order to help create a new paradigm for integrative health and wellness. She was on the road to a career in Pediatrics, but seeing the pitfalls of the current healthcare system, decided to shift gears to explore transformative medicine where she has found her calling in advocacy and education.

Dr. Dave Shirazi

In 2000, Dr. Dave Shirazi rang in the new millennium by graduating from Howard University College of Dentistry, in Washington D.C. He went on to earn a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from SAMRA University in 2006. In 2007, he received the prestigious Fellowship Award from the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, an organization dedicated in the diagnosis and treatment of Craniofacial pain and Sleep Breathing Disorders.

Dr. Shirazi has completed over 2000 hours of continuing education in TMD and facial pain, craniomandibular orthopedics, and sleep disordered breathing. He lectures on those very subjects throughout the United States.

His practice is part of the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Center international family, joining the ranks of over 65 global centers. Wow, what an impressive CV and practice! Welcome Dr. Shirazi.

Stephanie Perez – Founder and CEO of Perspective Fitwear

Founder and CEO Stephanie Perez started training for triathlons in 2010 and she struggled to find high-quality women’s performance apparel that was also flattering and fashion-forward. As a former Division I athlete, she had encountered this problem before: Most high-tech athletic gear was cut for men, or didn’t fit well. And she is committed to non-toxic clothing that is also eco-friendly. These are areas so near and dear to my heart and there’s more to learn from her sophisticated technology with SPF.

Sa Rah – Nurse Practitioner, Concierge Health Consultant

Sa Rah is a Concierge Health Consultant | Artist | Health & Wellness Expert | Guide in the Space Between | Kitchen Alchemist. Well, we sure have a lot in common!
Sa Ráh – pronounced like “que sera sera” – has always been wildly curious about the human experience. Her career has spanned over 24 years in allopathic medicine, specializing in mind-body medicine. While on her own journey to health and optimal wellness she experienced some deeper truths of health, especially in working with and healing chronic disease. Her personal journey with life and health has taken her around the world, studying varying cultures and acquiring a vast array of knowledge about different modes of health and healing. Sa Ráh works with a deep knowledge of the body, how it works and the true origins of health and disease.

Dr. Cathy Kim – Family Medicine Physician and Myofascial Specialist

Dr. Cathy Kim is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician who is incorporating fascia and biomechanics into her innovative functional medicine practice. As a Body Function Specialist, she connects the dots between modern day-to-day biomechanics and persistent pain and dysfunctions. From TMJ and vertigo to sciatica and plantar fasciitis, Dr. Kim is successfully helping her patients reclaim their vitality with mindful movement that makes gravity more of a friend, rather than foe.

Dr. Maddie Wallace – Owner of Awakened Family Chiropractic

Dr. Maddie Wallace is a doctor of chiropractic, certified yoga instructor and owner of Awaken Family Chiropractic, a family oriented practice located in La Jolla Village.
Awaken Family Chiropractic is geared towards serving pregnant moms, kiddos and whole families in addition to busy entrepreneurs, on-the-go parents and active San Diegans. Dr Maddie values creating a relaxing, grounding environment where you can share your needs, ask questions and feel supported. Dr. Maddie provides specific, safe chiropractic adjustments to improve nervous system functioning and enhance the body’s innate ability to heal from within. Her goal is to empower each of her practice members to live with less limitations and more life expression.

Kayse Gehret – Body Worker and Founder of Microdosing for Healing

The Rise of Plant Medicine in Modern Times is here… From academia to Wall Street, Burning Man to suburban soccer fields, the healing power of nature is spreading across the country. Not everyone can take off for an Ayahuasca journey in the jungle, but everyone can experience sacred medicine through the practice of micro-dosing. The beautiful practice of micro-dosing is the daily practice of taking small, sub-perceptual doses of psychedelic medicines to promote healing, growth and transformation.

Kayse Gehret, our guest today has over two decades in the healing arts – is the founder of Micro-dosing for Healing. Her program is a nationwide virtual platform combining micro-dosing education and supportive community. The interactive group programs offer a unique, intimate community of individuals drawn to practice with diverse intentions… including physical healing, mental wellness, emotional balance and spiritual connection. Unlike pharmaceutical medications, natural plant medicines help us heal at the root cause and show tremendous potential for the healing of PTSD, trauma, adverse childhood experiences, depression and anxiety. The intention of the program is to introduce individuals to the transformative practice of micro-dosing earth medicines, inspire a lifelong connection to nature, instill a reverence & respect for the medicines and create the conditions for healing inside a welcoming, supportive container.