The Wellness Mama Podcast
The Wellness Mama Podcast is a weekly series covering the topics of holistic health, real food, stress, sleep, fitness, toxins, natural living, DIY, parenting, motherhood, and other health tips to give you actionable solutions to improve your family’s life! Brought to you by Katie Wells of WellnessMama.com
224: How to Use Sound and Music to Optimize Focus and Sleep With Brain.fm
Would you like your kids to sleep better? Or maybe get through a task you’ve been dreading in half the time? Maybe even clear your mind long enough to meditate or pray? If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions, this episode is for you! Today we are talking all about how we can improve the brain simply by changing the music we listen to. Today’s guest Daniel Clark is the CEO of a company called Brain.fm, which has developed AI-guided music designed to help you achieve the state of mind you want, faster. I knew I wanted to have Daniel on the podcast when I heard that Brain.fm tests their music and its effects on the body with MRI and EEG data as well as large-scale testing. Most impressively, the National Science Foundation selected Brain.fm for grant to study whether music therapy can be a viable treatment option for ADHD and ADD conditions. Let’s hear what he has to say! Episode Highlights With Daniel & Brain.fm How sound and music can be used to change the brain What neural phase lockdown is and how it benefits the brain The evolutionary reasons our brain is programmed to continuously listen and respond A way to drastically increase focus and sleep The reason people sleep better during rainstorms The difference between “white noise” and Brain.fm How to use Brain.fm for the best benefits Why Brain.fm hopes to be an FDA-approved treatment for ADD and ADHD in the future And more! Resources We Mention Brain.fm Books Recommended by Daniel Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines Into Massive Success and Happiness Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance More From Wellness Mama 26: Fasting for Women & Music Therapy 110: How Vibrational Frequencies Affect Our Daily Lives 157: How Music Like Wholetones Can Change the Brain and the Body 162: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics & How to Be 10% Happier Natural Ways to Get Better Sleep (Even If You’re a Mom!) Did you enjoy this episode? What other questions do you have about music and the brain? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to
223: Mindset for Moms – Tips to Get More Done & Stress Less This Year
In this New Year check-in, Heather and I chat about our goals for this year, upcoming projects, and tips for getting more done with less stress this year! Episode Highlights Stress-reducing tips: Learn the top things we’re both doing to reduce our stress and be more productive including self-care, organization tips, and more. Sauna vs. Red Light: We answer the much-asked question: what is the difference between red light therapy with infrared waves and infrared saunas? Finland: This leads into a discussion about Katie’s upcoming trip to northern Finland (Lapland) with Tero and the Four Sigmatic crew to learn about how medicinal mushrooms are sourced and about the indigenous Sami tribe (inspiration for the book Santa Sold Shrooms). Follow Katie on Instagram if you want to keep up with the trip next week! CBD: We also delve into the new research on CBD and how we’re both using it for different things. See this podcast for the full scoop. Sensory swings for vestibular function: How ...
222: Why ButcherBox Is Bringing Back Grass-Fed Meat With Mike Salguero
I’m here today with Mike Salguero who is the CEO and founder of ButcherBox, the first delivery service dedicated to providing completely natural grass-fed beef, organic chicken, and heritage pork directly to your door. It’s something our family has used for a really long time. Today Mike talks to us about how he got into grass-fed meat, why it’s better for you, and how he’s managed to balance his entrepreneurial goals with family life. Episode Highlights With ButcherBox The personal reason Mike Salguero started a grass-fed meat business Why more consumers want grass-fed meat than ever What labels like grass-fed, grass-finished, organic, etc. really mean Why we might need to be wary of the grass-fed label in the future Labels to look for to know if meat is humanely raised Whether the labels “natural” and “hormone-free” really mean anything The differences between how a grass-fed and a grain-fed cow are raised What to do if grass-fed meat isn’t in the budget Whether raising l...
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