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.

Natural Resilience: A Look At Ashwagandha

Did you ever take a look at nature’s herbal allies for support in building and nourishing resilience? In today’s episode, Susan discusses: Ashwagandha and its proven benefits Ashwaghanda’s role in building resilience Ashwagandha and thyroid function  


Are You In Tune with Nature’s Elements?

Is your fire being tended to or is it diminished or possibly running out of control? In today’s podcast, Susan discusses: The 5 elements in nature Vibrating to a higher frequency How a lower frequency creates disease  


Can Nutrients Affect Your Resilience?

Is it possible that a lack of adequate nutrients for our brain leaves us more vulnerable? What role does nutrition play in our resilience?  In today’s podcast Susan discusses the following topics: Lack of adequate nutrients for mental health What research tells us What you can do for optimal nutrient selection


Growing Healthy Food

Currently there is alot going on with sustainable energy, food, and farming practices. And it appears now that sustainable just isn’t enough.     In today’s podcast,  Susan discusses regenerative farming.   What is the new trend in regenerative farming? Research to back claims made Some practical tips for your own garden  


Food As Medicine

Did you know research reveals that those who consume a better diet have an average of two milliliters more total brain volume than those who do not?  In today’s podcast, Susan answers community questions: How does food affect our cognitive function? When did the functional food trend start? Does research back up the claims of “functional” foods?


Does Exercise Build A Resilient Brain?

Resilience decline is happening now worldwide due to lifestyle habits that contribute to stress and anxiety.  In today’s podcast, Susan discusses: The brain on stress Exercise endorphins and neurotransmitters Research highlights on exercise benefits


CBD for Healing, Hype or Reality?

More people in the holistic wellness world are turning to CBD for its powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety effects, but many are not familiar with it’s nature.   In this podcast, Susan discusses the science behind CBD and answers these questions: Is CBD the same as marijuana? Does the science back up the claims? Is CBD better alone or with THC for treating illness?


The Healing Power of Meditation

Can meditation help us come back into balance and help us heal? In today’s podcast Susan discusses meditation as it pertains to healing.  Topics include meditation as a tool to: Heal the mind Create positive emotions Ignite spiritual transformation


5 Strategies for Sustainable Resilience

It seems as though everyone wants to be resilient these days. Did you know resilience is both innate and acquired? In today’s podcast, Susan discusses her resilience training program. Topics include: Self-Awareness Shifting perception Training the mind Mindfulness in Focus Myths about resilience


Superfoods, Hype or Reality?

What is a superfood? And are the claims necessarily true? The term “superfood” has been used to describe practically every food. In today’s episode, Susan discusses the following topics: What constitutes a “superfood” The underlying reality of what makes a superfood and 3 of her personal “superfoods”

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