283: A Whole-Person Approach to Health With Naturopath Razi Berry

I have a feeling today’s episode will be especially personal and eye-opening for all of us. My guest today is my dear friend, Razi Berry, who is the founder and publisher of the journal Naturopathic Doctor News & Review as well as the premier consumer-based website of naturopathic medicine, NaturalPath.net. Razi is also the host of the Natural Cancer Prevention Summit and The Heart Revolution,” as well as the ever-popular Ten-Week Sugar-Free Summer Program.Aside from all of her credentials, Razi has an incredible health story to tell, from a near-death experience as a young girl that healed her heart to later overcoming infertility, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia through naturopathic medicine. If you’ve ever wondered about the mind-body connection (or felt like the whole idea was a little out there), this just might be the episode that changes your mind forever!Episode Highlights With Razi Berry How Razi almost died from anorexia at a young age and the miraculous healing that saved her The brain’s messengers to the body and how the connection is truly scientific! Some new thoughts about how to handle grief or loss The emotional toll of miscarriage (and why we have trouble sharing it) Principles of the naturopathic or therapeutic order of healing The real meaning of the word “doctor” How to use power posing to channel positive emotions Razi’s way of practicing self-awareness (spoiler alert: it has nothing to do with yoga or meditation) And more!Resources We Mention NaturalPath.net Naturopathic Doctor News & Review The Art of Loving by Erich FrommEpisode Quotables From Razi BerryThe chemicals that our body produces to think cognition, feeling emotion, these are all neurotransmitters and peptides. Candace Pert called them molecules of emotion. And she who was a pharmacologist who believed that it was these thoughts and feelings, these chemical messengers that were kind of the mediator between our lived experience of the physiology of our body and the greater world around us that we are don’t necessarily see.Have you ever had a near death experience or “miraculous” healing? Do you feel you have evidence for the mind-body connection? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.[toggle title=”Read Transcript”]Katie: Hello and welcome to “The Wellness Mama Podcast.” I’m Katie from wellnessmama.com. And I’m here today with a dear friend, Razi Berry, who is the founder and publisher of the journal, “Naturopathic Doctor News & Review,” which has been in print since 2005 and the premier consumer-based website of Naturopathic Medicine, NaturalPath. You have to check it out. The link will be in the show notes. She’s also the host of The Natural Cancer Prevention Summit and The Heart Revolution-Heal, Empower and Follow Your Heart, as well as the ever-popular 10 Week Sugar-Free Summer Program. And we’re going to talk about her story today. But from a near-death experience as a young girl that healed her heart to later overcoming infertility, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia through Naturopathic Medicine, she has lived this mind-body healing paradigm and now works to educate the world about it. Welcome, Razi, and thanks for being here.Razi: Hi, Katie. It’s a lot of fun to be here. Thank you.Katie: And I feel like I can’t drop a line like that in the bio without asking you to share your story. What was your near-death experience as a child if you don’t mind sharing?Razi: Yeah, it is quite an amazing story. And it’s funny because I learned even more about it as an adult. So let me start. I’ll give the truncated version. But basically, when I was 14 years old, I was in the hospital in Phoenix Children’s Hospital and I was dying of heart failure. There’s really nothing that the doctors could do. And so my family brought in our family priest, Dr. Father McGuire, to do the last rites ceremony. And so for those

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