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The Practically Healthy Life Show

Natural Health expert and Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Turshá Hamilton, talks about methods of holistic & natural healing that will optimize your wellness - Mind, Body, and Spirit - and make improved health a part of your life in a practical way.

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BT09 Natural Skincare Ingredients

There are lots of products out there that claim to be "natural". They advertise all of these wonderful, healthy ingredients, but what does it all mean? What are all those great things actually doing for and to your skin?What if you want to do it for yourself?? Which ingredients would work best on your particular skin type?  Did you know that you can acutally have great skin by using foods straight out of the pantry or refrigerator?Listen in as Dr. Tursha' and Amber Henderson, Beauty Expert and Licensed Esthetician, discuss some of the more common ingredients in these 'natural' products and what they are doing for your skin.Have you made any of your own skin care products from things found in your kitchen? Why don't you share your recipe with us? We'd love to hear your story!

50mins

11 Aug 2015

Rank #1

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Ep 82 Coconut Water Fasting with Chef Skai

Fasting has seen a resurgence in popularity in the last few years and that could be a great thing!! In our efforts to improve our health, it needs to be understood the benefits, risks and potential results that can occur from fasting. In today's episode, Dr. Tursha' discusses coconut water fasting with Chef Skai Juice in beautiful Puerto Rico!  Join them as they discuss the benefits of drinking coconut water, why it may be preferable to water fasting, and how to incorporate it into your life. Have you ever drank fresh coconut water straight from the fruit?  Did you ever participate in a fast? What was your experience? Share your experiences below!

50mins

23 Aug 2017

Rank #2

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Ep 051 ABAgail Dunn - Herbs for Beautiful Hair

If you've ever wondered what you can do to improve the health, thickness, vibrancy and texture of your hair, you'll want to listen to this podcast! ABAgail Dunn, long time naturalista, shares a few of her favorite herbs, essential oils, nutrients and oils for healthy, luxurious hair (and skin).These suggestions have shown to help improve the quality of hair, and they are so very simple! Just tweeking your routine to add a few things on a regular basis can have a huge impact on your overall health, not just that of your hair.Do you have any herbs, butters, oils or foods that you've used to improve the quality of your hair?  Please share! We'd love to hear from you!!

19mins

29 Aug 2015

Rank #3

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Ep 87 Naturopathic Oncology ft Dr. Miranda Labant

It seems like every time you turn around there is someone else being diagnosed with cancer.  Those "rare" cancers seem to be on the rise. And there are new cancer hospitals being built all around us. But what happens to those people that want more options?  Join Dr. Tursha' Hamilton as she discusses Naturopathic Cancer therapies with Dr. Miranda Labant. There are options for Integrative Cancer therapies out there and it is helping people feel better as they go through chemo and radiation, and heal faster after treatment. Have you tried any "alternative" or Integrative therapies for cancer?  Please share your experiences!

36mins

20 Sep 2017

Rank #4

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Ep 88 STRESS ft Dr. Michelle Clay

Most people don't realize just how much stress affects every aspect of their lives.  It can decrease our focus, make us quick to anger, increase infertility, worsen conditions like diabetes and hypertension, and it can even cause us to get acutely ill more often. Join Dr. Tursha' Hamilton as she discusses ways to decrease stress and increase the passion in ALL aspects of life with Dr. Michelle Clay.  In this show, they share some of their personal experiences in the negative impact that stress can have on a body, and some simple measures you can take to decrease it to live a life of greater passion. Have you used any of these tips?  What do you do to decrease the stress in your life?  We'd love to hear from you!

52mins

27 Sep 2017

Rank #5

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047 Melissa Jones - Essential Oils for Everyday Use

Do you want to begin to use herbs to improve on and take care of your own health? Did you ever want to begin using essential oils? Are you interested in knowing how or where to begin? Which oils would be good for you right now?Melissa Jones shares with us some of her favorite Essential Oils (singles and blends), what they are used for, and how they can help each of us in our daily lives!!Herbs can be a fantastic way to help your body heal!! And they are available in many different forms, including Essential Oils.  Now you can begin to use them to help you on your daily journey to health.Do you have any experience with Essential Oils? Share your favorite oils and how they have helped you!  We'd love to hear from you.

49mins

1 Aug 2015

Rank #6

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Ep 89 The Need for Sex Education ft Venus Henderson-Hughes

The rates of Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases is STAGGERING!  HIV and AIDS is continuously climbing in our communities and it is becoming a silent epidemic.  Unfortunately, it's not just among out teens and young people, but it's also among our elders.  With the advent of drugs for erectile dysfunction and Hormone Replacement Therapies for both men and women, our elders are NOT avoiding having sex! On this episode, Dr. Tursha' talks to Ms. Venus Henderson-Hughes about why and HOW we can discuss sex education with both our children and our parents and grandparents (TRUST me when I say that our parents and grandparents need this information!). Have you had this conversation with your child or your parents?  How did it go? What tips would you give the rest of us?  OR did you wish this information was passed on to you earlier?  We'd love to hear from you!

59mins

6 Oct 2017

Rank #7

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Ep 049 Cherie Torrence - Herbs used for Women's Health Concerns

If you are a woman or know of a woman (young or old), then you know that the female organs can be very delicate and often times present a challenge. With painful mentrual cycles, heavy bleeding, PCOS, Endometriosis, and Fibroids being some of the common health concerns of MANY woman, it often feels like an unkind and helpless situation just to be female.Well, rest assure that there are things that can be done to balance the hormones and make woman-hood a pleasant, powerful, and empowering experience!Join us as Cherie Torrence tells us some of her favorite herbs and botanical medicines for balancing and regulating the female organs and hormones.Have you had any experiences using herbs to help regulate your gynecological system?  Share those with us. We'd love to hear from you!

32mins

15 Aug 2015

Rank #8

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Ep 91 Exploring Reiki with Toshiana Baker

In all the holistic and indigenous medical systems that are out there, there is one part that seems to be in common with all of them - #ENERGY!  It's called many different names by many different people, but it all boils down to the same thing, the life force that flows through all of us that allows us to live, move, grow, and heal. Join Dr. Tursha' as she speaks to Reiki Master Toshiana Baker about the different types of energy practices and how they work to allow you to heal. She will also delve into #Reiki, what it is, and how you can utilize it for your own daily healing regimen. What type of energy practice have you used in the past? What worked for you? What didn't?  Share your story and your experience.

52mins

18 Oct 2017

Rank #9

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Ep 90 Tips for Cold and Flu Season

We are entering Fall and Winter Seasons. You know what that means?  That's right!!  More colds and flu!!!  Join Dr. Tursha' as she discusses 14 things that you can do starting NOW to decrease your chances of getting sick, support your immune system in staying healthy, and decreasing the length/severity of the illness if you do happen to get ill. A big part of being healthy is prevention.  Prevent getting ill and / or spreading illness to others by implementing these tips and you can have a much more fun, sickness-free holiday season! What other tips would you recommend for those that may want to stay healthy naturally?  We love to hear from you!

19mins

11 Oct 2017

Rank #10

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Ep 80 Mental Health and Nutrient Therapy with Dr. Jen Williamson

There are a lot of people dealing with mental health concerns today - Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, etc.  It's a rising problem and the conventional therapies are not reaching as many people as quickly as we would like. Join Dr. Tursha' Hamilton and Dr. Jen Williamson as they discuss how to use nutritional therapies for targeted and individualized treatments of mental health disorders. Know that there IS help. There ARE ways to help you manage, maintain, and improve your mental health status.  Listen in and explore the possiblities!     You can also Join Dr. Tursha' on Social Media - FB, Twitter, IG - @DrTursha or on the web: www.DrTursha.com  or  www.PracticallyHealthy.org

52mins

9 Aug 2017

Rank #11

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Ep 81 Fourteen Foods You Should Know with Kristopher Aaron

In the journey to health, wellness, and holistic healing there are lots of new things to learn, many things that need to be un-learned, and even more information that must be re-wired.  One of the main points of struggle for most people is what to eat and when to eat it. Join Dr. Tursha' as she discusses 14 foods that you should know from Raw Foodist, Ultra Marathoner and Water Fasting coach, Kristopher Aaron. Food truly is medicine.  It has the amazing power to heal us OR make us ill (often without us even realizing it). Listen in today as we share the foods that you should definitely have on your menu daily in order to reach your health goals! Have you tried any of these foods?  Are there any other foods you would add to the list?

1hr 1min

16 Aug 2017

Rank #12

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Ep 86 Kidney Health with Dr. Devin Miles

The Kidneys are powerful organs that don't get enough attention... until something goes wrong. With increased incidences of #Obesity, #Hypertension, and #Diabetes we are seeing that #KidneyDisease is on the rise. Listen in as Dr. Tursha' Hamilton talks to Dr. Devin Miles about what you can do to prevent some of the damage that can happen to your kidneys, what can cause kidney disease, and the options that are available to you to help you heal!

43mins

20 Sep 2017

Rank #13

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Ep 78 Cardiovascular Disease with Dr. Raithel

Join Dr. Tursha' Hamilton as she discusses #CardioVascularDisease, what it is, how it can be assessed, and what you can do about it with Dr. Michelle Raithel. CVD is growing in prevalence as a leading cause of death in the US. More people are being diagnosed at younger ages and at varied levels of health.  Aside from the regular testing and monitoring, there are other things that can be done to help decrease your chances of developing CVD and things you can do to assist in the healing process if you DO have CVD. If you would like further discussion, let us know!   Join Dr. Tursha' on Social Media - FB, Twitter, IG - @DrTursha or on the web: www.DrTursha.com  or  www.PracticallyHealthy.org

45mins

26 Jul 2017

Rank #14

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Ep 92 Exploring Autism with Dr. Shyron Alston

The incidence and diagnosis of Autism is at an all time high and it is rising at a staggering rate.  Many people still don't know what it is, and worse yet, don't really understand all the options they have for living with, assisting, and treatment for their autistic loved one. On today's episode, Dr. Tursha' discusses the important facts about Autism with Dr. Shyron Alston.  Listen in to learn what you can do at home, and what you can ask your child's doctor about if you want to explore other ways to help your child thrive. Have you had success with any therapies to treat your autistic loved one?

52mins

25 Oct 2017

Rank #15

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Ep 79 Get Out of The Rat Race with Chef Skai

Many of us live a life we don't love. We go to a job that we don't like to make enough money to pay for the things we think we want. We are stuck in traffic each day getting to and from work. Ends are barely meeting. Stress is high and happiness is low.  So many of us desire a better life. One that fills us with joy and allows us the freedom to do what we want with our families. Join Dr. Tursha' as she talks to Chef Skai Juice about how to get out of the Rat Race and start living the magical life of happiness that you were meant to live.   Have you taken steps to get out the Rat Race? What were some of the things you did to increase the joy and freedom in your own life?   Join Dr. Tursha' on Social Media - FB, Twitter, IG - @DrTursha or on the web: www.DrTursha.com  or  www.PracticallyHealthy.org

49mins

2 Aug 2017

Rank #16

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Ep 77 Dance Your Way to Health with Dr. Imani

WARNING!!  Extreme excitement! Lower your speaker volume... and dance! We all know how fun it can be to dance.  Whether you are Misty Copeland, Debbie Allen, or you look/feel like Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura dancing can be a beautiful expression of who you are and where you are from. But that's not all it does!! Dance has an exceptional way of transforming health and improving every aspect of your life!!  Join Dr Tursha' Hamilton as she discusses all the different ways that dancing can benefit health, growth, development, and love... even if you have two left feet!! What is your favorite form of dance?

52mins

22 Jul 2017

Rank #17

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Ep 85 Fatty Liver Disease with Dr. Asia Muhammad

We know that obesity, metabolic syndrome, Diabetes, Hypertension, and High Cholesterol are all on the rise. We also know that many of these are considered diseases of lifestyle (meaning what we do daily either causes it or greatly contributes to the progression of the disease).  What many people don't realize is that fatty liver disease is on the rise, this is a huge problem, and there is a lot that can be done about it! Join Dr. Tursha' as she talks to Dr. Asia Muhammad about what fatty liver disease actually is, how it's diagnosed, WHY it's such a problem, and what you can do about it! Having a healthy liver is central to having great health. Learn what you can do to help decrease your chances of developing progressive liver disease and improve your overall health. Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with fatty liver disease?  Have you done anything to begin to reverse the condition?  Share with us!

1hr

6 Sep 2017

Rank #18

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Ep 84 Water Fasting 101 with Dr. Sharon Borkowski

Fasting is a not a new phenomenon, but it has experienced a great resurgence in the last few years. Knowing and understanding exactly what it is and how to go about it can mean the difference between healing at an exponential rate and making yourself more sick. Join Dr Tursha' as she talks Water Fasting 101 with Dr. Sharon Borkowski.  Explore how to safely enter into a water fast and what you can expect during the process.  Water fasting is powerful medicine! It's an important healing tool to be used.... safely. Please listen in to learn more!

45mins

30 Aug 2017

Rank #19

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Ep 83 Healthy Never Tasted So Good with Cherie Monet

On today's episode of The Practically Healthy Life Show, Dr. Tursha' talks to Cherie Monet, the author of "Healthy Never Tasted So Good: You Are What You Eat and Absorb".  They will be discussing ways that you can eat healthy with DELICIOUS, easy to prepare foods. Eating a healthy diet doesn't have to be complicated. It doesn't have to take a lot of time. And eating healthy doesn't have to be tasteless.  You CAN in fact have tasty food that will be quick and healing to your body. What are some of your favorite healthy recipes?  Do you have any ingredients that are a "must-have" in all your healthy recipes? Share with us!

37mins

26 Aug 2017

Rank #20