The Meditative Shift Podcast with Susan Taylor, PHD

Doctor Susan Taylor hosts the Meditative Shift Podcast – Author of Return to Radiance, Feeling Good Matters, and the Vital Energy Reset. Susan guides us as we navigate ancient wisdom and modern science across the topics of mind, medicine, and holistic health.

The Highly Resilient Brain

Do you have top-notch mental resilience and the ability to utilize your full mental potential? In today’s episode, Susan discusses: The role of diet and nutrition for brain resilience How sleep and rest detox the brain Lifestyle habits to bring meditation into your life


Eight Steps to Emotional Balance

Modern research has shown that meditation is an effective strategy when coupled with right diet and lifestyle for treating anxiety, depression and other emotional imbalances. In today’s episode Susan discusses: The best time to wake up to prevent emotional imbalance How movement affects emotions How to practice positive ‘being’


Beating the Blues: Insights into Emotional Resilience

Depression affects more than 19 million adult Americans each year and women are twice as likely as men to experience it. In today’s episode Susan discusses: Lifestyle habits decreasing emotional resilience Yoga Science and Emotional Resilience Solutions for optimal mental digestion


Do You Feel Like Things Are Falling Apart?

Our health is more vulnerable when one season cycles into another. The change in seasons has an especially strong impact on us, making it easier for us to feel like we are falling apart.  In today’s episode, Susan discusses practical strategies to restore balance utilizing: Food Exercise and Meditation


Confused On What To Eat? False Profits May Be to Blame

Is there something driving our nutrition knowledge?   The unstated goal of most company-sponsored research studies is to increase net profits.  In today’s episode Susan discusses: Studies driven by sponsored content? Why what you hear about nutrition may not be true A strategy to determine if what you hear is valid?


Does Feeling Good Really Matter?

To truly feel good is a matter of holding the space to be happy, prosperous and fulfilled in all aspects of our life. In today’s episode Susan discusses: Why how you feel affects your heart Three neurological hubs for resilience Takotsubo – broken heart syndrome  


Inflammation: Fire Gone Wild

Fire is one of the principle metaphors in a Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine; it is an essential ingredient to good metabolism and good health. In today’s episode Susan will discuss: Principles of Inflammation Tips to Redirect Your Metabolic Fire 5 spices to help reduce inflammation


Cholesterol, The Good and Not So Bad

There is no such thing as good cholesterol and bad cholesterol.  In today’s episode Susan discusses: Why cholesterol is so vital to the human body The Good and Not So Bad Cholesterol How Clinical Readings Can be Interpreted


Worried About Cholesterol? A Look At Dietary Fat Concerns

Did you know that only about 20% of the cholesterol in your bloodstream comes from the food you eat? In today’s episode, Susan discusses: Does the cholesterol you eat really matter? Is Cholesterol bad or is it Inflammation? Are statins good or bad?


Is Your Current Multivitamin Giving You What You Need?

More people than ever depend upon supplements to help fill in nutritional gaps in their diets. Does one tablet give you what you need? In today’s episode Susan discusses: The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) How the RDA may not be enough Criteria to use to find a the best supplements

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