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Dec 28, 2021

Today I want to reflect on 2021 and set some intentions moving into 2022. These are things that I want to explore and approach from a place of curiosity.

 

With 2021 coming to an end, I wanted to take you all through the five decisions that I made this year that had a really profound effect on my life and how I felt. Then, looking forward to 2022, I’m sharing the five new decisions I will be making to further myself even more and make it my best year yet.

 

What are some of the key decisions you will be making to better yourself and your life this year?

 

Key Takeaways:

[:43] About today’s episode.

[3:43] The first decision I made: the conscious decision to turn off mainstream news.

[5:18] The second decision I made for myself: I chose to go to bed earlier.

[6:29] The third decision: I’ve stopped drinking red wine.

[7:36] The fourth decision: I decided to lean into this idea of having difficult conversations.

[9:27] The fifth and final decision I made in 2021: standing up for myself.

[10:57] Why these five decisions were so profound and important to me.

[11:37] My intention for 2022: expand.

[12:28] What I’ll be leaning into in 2022 from a state of curiosity and decision-making.

[12:41] The first decision for 2022: setting boundaries.

[13:22] The second decision: I’m going to commit to learning more about TikTok.

[15:00] The third decision: leaning into and exploring meditation, breathwork, psychedelics, and healing.

[16:10] The fourth decision: embracing the idea of forgiveness

[17:18] The fifth decision: I want to have more fun.

[18:30] The big changes to come with The Entrepology Podcast.

[19:27] If you want to hang out with like-minded people, join The Entrepology Collective, our free Facebook group.

[19:59] Wishing all of you an incredible end to the year and a brilliant start to 2022!

 

Mentioned in This Episode:
The Entrepology Podcast Ep. 247: “How to Overcome and Get Past Betrayal with Dr. Debi Silber”

 

If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more:

Please subscribe to The Entrepology Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes.

We would also appreciate a review!

 

Come Join Your Community on The Entrepology Collective Facebook Page!

They say that you’re the product of the five people with whom you spend the most time. Imagine you could spend time with hundreds of fellow entrepreneurs and go-getters looking to up-level their business, body, and mindset! Come hang out with us on Facebook and let us collectively inspire and support you towards your vision of contribution, your commitment towards better health, and your journey of mindset mastery. We’re in this together! Come join us today!

 

CALL TO ACTION

What are some of the decisions you are making for 2022 to be your best year yet? Let us know over in our free Facebook group, The Entrepology Collective!

 

Dec 21, 2021

Today, I am joined by one of my good friends, Dr. Meighan Valero! Dr. Valero is one of the preeminent naturopathic doctors in Canada with a focus on cancer. She believes in an integrative and evidence-based approach to supporting patients with cancer throughout conventional therapy. She utilizes a combination of techniques such as intravenous therapy, supplementation, dietary and lifestyle counseling, acupuncture, and botanical medicine. She is incredibly credentialed and experienced at what she does.

 

Unfortunately, it is no exaggeration to say that we all will have cancer touch our lives at some point. One in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetimes. Understanding what is possible from an integrative approach is something that we all deserve to know and I cannot think of anyone better to drive this conversation than Dr. Meighan Valero!

 

In this episode, she is sharing her own personal story that has driven her to passionately explore and provide incredible integrative cancer care, as well as how she works with her current patients when it comes to addressing cancer.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:04] About today’s episode with my good friend, Dr. Meighan Valero.

[2:37] Welcoming Dr. Valero to the podcast!

[3:16] Meighan shares her story and why this particular avenue of naturopathic medicine is something she is incredibly passionate about.

[6:02] What integrative oncology is and what it has the potential to be for patients with cancer.

[9:47] What health consumers should know about FABNO credentialing.

[13:08] Red flags to be on the lookout for when exploring integrative options with respect to cancer management.

[15:22] Meighan shares what the experience is like to work with her as a patient, and gives advice to patients looking to approach their oncologist in asking them to work with a naturopathic doctor.

[22:13] How patients can approach this conversation with both of their medical teams and what they can do to be proactive in their care.

[25:51] One of the problems with only engaging with the traditional approach to cancer and why blending both camps is the most effective.

[27:33] What treatment looks like after cancer.

[30:11] Meighan’s key-performance indicators!

[24:36] Where to learn more about what Meighan is doing in this world.

[35:36] Reflections from today’s episode.

[37:26] About next week’s episode!

 

Mentioned in This Episode:
Dr. Meighan Valero

The Entrepology Podcast Ep. 243: “Body: You Can Live and Thrive with Cancer — This is How with Dr. Lori Bouchard, ND”

Integrative Oncology | Dr. Meighan Valero ND | TEDxWindsor (Video)

FABNO Certification

The Metabolic Approach to Cancer: Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet, and Nontoxic Bio-Individualized Therapies, by Dr. Nasha Winters, ND and Jess Higgins Kelley, MNT

Peloton

 

More About Dr. Meighan Valero

Dr. Valero’s practice focus is on adjunctive cancer care and chronic illness. Born and raised in Windsor, ON, she completed a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree with a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Psychology. She worked as a cancer research assistant for Dr. Siyaram Pandey at the University of Windsor for five years and later graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she received special training in naturopathic oncology as an intern in Toronto and became the first Oncology Research Resident in Ottawa. Her passion lies in developing individualized treatment protocols for those who wish to prevent cancer, those living with cancer, and those with a desire to learn the tools and necessary lifestyle changes to prevent a recurrence of a previously treated cancer.

 

She believes in an integrative and evidence-based approach to supporting patients with cancer throughout conventional therapy. She utilizes a combination of techniques such as intravenous therapy, supplementation, dietary and lifestyle counseling, acupuncture, and botanical medicine. Dr. Valero is very open to establishing professional relationships with local oncologists in order to work together for the overall well-being and improved quality of life of the patient.

 

She has authored several research publications including: “Complementary Strategies for the Management of Radiation Therapy Side Effects,” published in the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology, “Identifying and Treating Magnesium Deficiency in Cancer Patients Receiving Platinum-Based Chemotherapy,” published in Natural Medicine Journal, “Chemotherapy-Related Cognitive Impairment”; “Chemotherapy and Radiation-Induced Oral Mucositis,” published in The Journal of IHP.

 

Connect with my Guest:

Websites: ValeroWellness.com and V-Apothecary.com

Social Media: Instagram @DoctorValero, Instagram @ValeroWellness, Facebook @ValeroWellness, Instagram @V.Apothecary & Facebook V.Apothecary

 

If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more:

Please subscribe to The Entrepology Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes.

We would also appreciate a review!

 

Come Join Your Community on The Entrepology Collective Facebook Page!

They say that you’re the product of the five people with whom you spend the most time. Imagine you could spend time with hundreds of fellow entrepreneurs and go-getters looking to up-level their business, body, and mindset! Come hang out with us on Facebook and let us collectively inspire and support you towards your vision of contribution, your commitment towards better health, and your journey of mindset mastery. We’re in this together! Come join us today!

 

CALL TO ACTION

If you haven’t already, be sure to listen to episode 243 of The Entrepology Podcast with Dr. Lori Bouchard, where we spoke about living and thriving with cancer. And, if you loved this week’s episode, be sure to leave a review anywhere you listen to podcasts!

 

Dec 14, 2021

Today I am joined by an absolutely incredible practitioner, Dr. Sheetal DeCaria! Dr. DeCaria is an anesthesiologist by background with a particular interest in treating chronic pain.

 

What’s so amazing about today’s conversation is that Dr. DeCaria really manages to straddle these two universes of conventional medicine and functional medicine; finding solutions that are respectful of her patients’ emotional and mental life history, as well as the integrative factors that actually make up who they are. Dr. DeCaria truly has such a refreshing approach to the management of pain.

 

In this conversation, she speaks on how to treat the brain in order to treat any physical pain you may be having, the influence of childhood trauma in terms of the perpetuation and risk for chronic pain, and the influence that our entire ecosystem of health has on chronic pain.

 

Dr. DeCaria is so good at what she does and is an absolute expert in her field and I cannot wait for you all to tune in and hear the insights that she has to offer.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:09] All about today’s episode with Dr. Sheetal DeCaria!

[2:51] Welcoming Dr. DeCaria to the podcast!

[3:26] Dr. DeCaria’s journey as a physician and what initially inspired her to do what she does today.

[5:06] The training that Dr. DeCaria got in conventional medicine, nutrition, and lifestyle factors and how they have an influence on pain/chronic conditions.

[7:30] How Dr. DeCaria approaches chronic pain with her patients by combining conventional medicine and functional medicine.

[10:05] How Dr. DeCaria investigates a patient’s pain using functional medicine.

[11:59] Dr. DeCaria shares the most surprising finding she has discovered about pain in working with functional medicine.

[12:44] The main causes that lead to chronic pain.

[13:52] What is pain?

[15:31] How does our personal life experience impact the pain we experience?

[16:35] Can we treat pain without treating the brain?

[17:31] Dr. DeCaria describes what her functional approach looks like when it comes to treating patients with chronic pain.

[19:52] How often do stealth infections contribute to pain (especially in chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia)?

[21:26] What we can begin implementing in our lives today to address and mitigate chronic pain and disease.

[24:22] Dr. DeCaria advises those currently addressing their chronic pain on how to open up the dialogue with their healthcare practitioner.

[27:27] Dr. DeCaria’s key performance indicators!

[29:41] Where to learn more about what Dr. DeCaria is up to in this world!

[30:18] Thanking Dr. DeCaria for joining us today!

[30:32] Reflections from today’s episode.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:
Dr. DeCaria

Break the Chronic Pain Cycle: A 90-Day Program to Diagnose and Eliminate the Root Cause of Pain, by Dr. Sheetal DeCaria

Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection, by Dr. John E. Sarno

 

More About Dr. Sheetal DeCaria

Sheetal DeCaria, M.D. is a double-board certified anesthesiologist and pain physician with additional training in integrative and functional medicine. Dr. DeCaria completed her anesthesia residency at the University of Chicago and pain fellowship at Northwestern University. She also completed a faculty scholars program in integrative medicine at Northwestern Osher Center, as well as coursework through the Institute for Functional Medicine and American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

 

Through her previous clinical faculty position at the University of Chicago and her current medical practice, Revitalize Medical Center, Dr. DeCaria has used her integrative approach to successfully treat thousands of patients.

 

Connect with my Guest:

Websites: DrDeCaria.com and RevitalizeWellnessCenter.com

Social Media: @DrDeCaria on Instagram and Facebook

 

If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more:

Please subscribe to The Entrepology Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes.

We would also appreciate a review!

 

Come Join Your Community on The Entrepology Collective Facebook Page!

They say that you’re the product of the five people with whom you spend the most time. Imagine you could spend time with hundreds of fellow entrepreneurs and go-getters looking to up-level their business, body, and mindset! Come hang out with us on Facebook and let us collectively inspire and support you towards your vision of contribution, your commitment towards better health, and your journey of mindset mastery. We’re in this together! Come join us today!

 

CALL TO ACTION

If you’re looking to address or mitigate your chronic pain, I highly urge you to pick up a copy of Dr. DeCaria’s book, Break the Chronic Pain Cycle: A 90-Day Program to Diagnose and Eliminate the Root Cause of Pain.

 

And, if you’re feeling particularly inspired and in a supportive spirit, we would love it if you could leave us a review for this show! Share how you feel about the podcast anywhere that you listen to podcasts!

 

Dec 7, 2021
 

Today I am so excited to be sharing with all of you my latest 5 a.m. project: The Entrepology Planner. Like many entrepreneurs, I have this moderate obsession with physical planners. They are truly what keep me being productive all day, staying effective throughout my weeks, and on top of my game all year-’round. But, finding the one perfect planner was just a little out of reach. So, I decided to take things into my own hands by creating one to rule them all using proven Entrepology systems that I use within my practice, personal life, and with the coaches that I work with. 

 

In this episode, I’ll be taking you through what makes The Entrepology Planner so unique; the various templates and frameworks that will guide you through creating your perfect days, weeks, months, and years; how it addresses “deep work” days, your KPIs, and daily habits; and ultimately, where you can get your hands on the first available copies! 

 

Entrepology, to me, is the study and confluence of entrepreneurship, mindset, and health. I literally brought to birth a journal that enables you to attend to all of those pieces. 

 

Key Takeaways: 

[:42] Kicking off the podcast by giving thanks to those who make The Entrepology Podcast possible each week! 

[1:36] About today’s episode: the 5 a.m. project. 

[2:22] What a 5 a.m. project is and how it manifested for me in creating The Entrepology Planner. 

[6:26] All about The Entrepology Planner; who it is designed for and why it is unique to other planners. 

[8:06] Key sections in the planner that make up The Entrepology Time System. 

[9:55] The four different types of “days” in The Entrepology Time System. 

[12:54] How the planner addresses “deep work” days. 

[15:10] The Entrepology Planner’s unique week template. 

[15:49] A key aspect of the Time System: “play days” and “dream time,” and why incorporating these will help you become a more effective thinker. 

[17:13] How the week template is split up into two key parts: 1) The things you have to do, and 2) The things you want to be. 

[17:33] How the planner helps you track your KPIs (and why this is so important!) 

[19:58] Another cool component of the planner: the Pomodoro Technique. 

[21:43] How to create effective rituals, goals, and daily habits using different sections in The Entrepology Planner. 

[22:55] Version 1 of The Entrepology Planner is now available! Here’s how to download your copy today. 

[25:09] Thanking all of you for hanging out with me for these last four years on The Entrepology Podcast! 

 

Mentioned in This Episode: 

 

The Entrepology Planner — Download the planner now! 

 

If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more: 

Please subscribe to The Entrepology Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes. 

We would also appreciate a review! 

 

Come Join Your Community on The Entrepology Collective Facebook Page! 

They say that you’re the product of the five people with whom you spend the most time. Imagine you could spend time with hundreds of fellow entrepreneurs and go-getters looking to up-level their business, body, and mindset! Come hang out with us on Facebook and let us collectively inspire and support you towards your vision of contribution, your commitment towards better health, and your journey of mindset mastery. We’re in this together! Come join us today! 

 

CALL TO ACTION 

This week I’m self-indulgently asking you to check out my new planner, The Entrepology Planner! Let me know your thoughts on it over on my Instagram @DrMeghanWalker or our free Facebook group, The Entrepology Collective. 

 

Tweetables: 

 

“If I was willing to get up at 5 a.m. to work on this for a quarter of the year [I asked myself], ‘Would I do that?’ And honestly, I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m going to get up at 5 a.m. and I’m going to affectionately name this the ‘5 a.m. project.’” — Meghan Walker 

 

“Creating a planner was not my life’s purpose but it was something that I was irrationally passionate about — and so I made space to do it at 5 a.m.” — Meghan Walker 

 

“I really think that if you’ve got something you’re excited about, that you’re willing to get out of bed at 5 am to complete … then it’s worth exploring.” — Meghan Walker 

 

“If you’re going to start to build your life and purpose, and work within a vertical of purpose, you need to create the time and space in order for that to happen.” — Meghan Walker 

 

“Actually take a break; Actually step up and stretch, because there is no amount of research that suggests that sitting at your desk all day is going to make you more productive, or more creative, or more efficacious within your business.” — Meghan Walker 

 

“Entrepology, to me, is the study and the confluence of entrepreneurship, mindset, and health. I literally brought to birth a journal that enables you to attend to all of those pieces.” — Meghan Walker 

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