Wellness Renegades

Welcome to the Wellness Renegades Podcast! We’ll explore the crossroads of wellness entrepreneurs like you and me who are committed to making money while living healthier lives. People who are going against Big Pharma, insurance conglomerates, and the mainstream medical world. We’ll be journeying into the challenges and breakthroughs it takes to own your own business, pave the path through mainstream medical care, and truly become a Wellness Renegade.

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Tuesday Sep 26, 2023

Prepare for a  journey as we delve into the fascinating world of Dr. Ken Weizer: Naturopath, Cancer Survivor, and intrepid adventurer. Dr. Ken's has been a stalwart presence at Providence Health Systems' integrative oncology clinic for the past 22 years. But what sets Dr. Ken apart is his approach to cancer care, one that prioritizes the well-being of the entire person, transcending the confines of a mere diagnosis. Join us for a conversation that may challenge your perceptions of cancer treatment.
In this episode we discuss:
Going Beyond the Lump and Bump
New Stats on Cancer and the Rise of Cancer
What Are the Steps to Prevent More Cancer
AI And the Next Generation of Practitioners
Figuring Out What Works for Integrative Providers
Trying and Failing in Life
Wellness Renegade Links:Website: https://WellnessRenegades.comGoogle Business Profiles: https://wellnessrenegades.com/google-business-reviews/
Instagram: @WellnessRenegades
Link to Transcript: https://bit.ly/WRepisode14Sponsors: JaneAppJane is a HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based practice management software that offers a full suite of features to help acupuncturists run their practices more efficiently.
Here are a few ways Jane can help streamline your charting workflows:
There’s no need to start from scratch. Pick and customize a chart or intake form from Jane’s Template Library, created and shared by our acupuncture community.
Speed up your charting by creating custom keyboard shortcuts that auto-populate sentences or paragraphs in your chart entries. This can be especially handy for documenting your most commonly used pressure points, treatment plans, and more.
Add billing and diagnosis codes to chart notes and appointments at the same time for a convenient insurance billing experience.
Book a 1-on-1 demo to see Jane in action and get all of your questions answered. And if you’re ready to get started, use WELLNESSRENEGADES for a 1-month grace period applied to your new account.Social Channels and Website:
Dr. Ken Weizer doesn’t use social media. He can be found at https://www.providence.org/doctors/naturopathy/or/portland/ken-weizer-1023148186

Tuesday Aug 01, 2023

In this inspiring episode, we sit down with John Friess, serial entrepreneur, cofounder and CEO of Metolius Hemp. As Co-Founder and CEO of Metolius Hemp Company John and his team of co-founders are working to innovate the industrial hemp industry in a manner like no other company. They were recently awarded the ‘Most Pioneering CBD Company In North America’ supporting their vision and mission around what they deem the EXIT P.A.C.T.To learn more about EXIT P.A.C.T. visit https://www.mycannabis.com/metolius-exit-pact-harness-the-power-of-hemp-to-overcome-addictions/In this episode we discuss:
Hemp and the future of CBD
How farms are decreasing and usage of CBD is going up
Why most CBD products are under dosed
How ramping production and minimizing quality is not the way to go
And how John’s son with autism was helped with CBD
Wellness Renegade Links:Website: https://WellnessRenegades.comGoogle Business Profiles: https://wellnessrenegades.com/google-business-reviews/.  
Link to the Transcript:https://bit.ly/WRep14
Instagram: @WellnessRenegadesSponsors: JaneAppJane is a HIPAA-compliant, all-in-one practice management software that’s loved by the acupuncture community.
Jane offers online booking, electronic charting, insurance billing, and integrated payments (to name a few) to help make your day-to-day easier. 
To learn more about Jane, visit jane.app/acupuncture-us
John Friess’s Bio:
John Friess is focused on founding and building the marketability, viability and exit ability of idea and emerging stage startups. He has worked with hundreds of startups and is currently the CEO and cofounder of Metolius HempSocial Channels and Website:
Website: https://metolius.hemp
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/metoliushemp

Monday Jun 12, 2023

In this inspiring episode, we sit down with Dr. Khanita Suvarnasuddhi, an acupuncturist, chiropractor, and martial artist. Brace yourself for a wild ride as we unravel the secrets of content creation and perseverance. Driven by her passion for health and wellness, Dr. Khanita spills the beans on how she grew her Instagram following to over 300K and gives us a sneak peak into where she is headed next.
How her scarf video and bleeding an acupuncture point where the pivotal point in her going ‘viral’
What kept her going on social media when she wanted to quit
How instagram and social media followers have attracted more patients
Discovering her newfound love for hyperbaric chambers
How her own life is creating a clearer vision for her channels and practice
Wellness Renegade Links:Website: https://WellnessRenegades.comGoogle Business Profiles: https://wellnessrenegades.com/google-business-reviews/
Instagram: @WellnessRenegades
Link to the Transcript: https://bit.ly/WREpisode13Sponsors:JaneApp: jane.app/payments   Free Trial: WELLNESSRENEGADE
Dr. Khanita’s Bio:
Approaching healing from an integrated perspective, Dr. Khanita blends her background of movement therapy, martial arts, chiropractic and Chinese Medicine to create a supportive environment for holistic transformation to take place.Social Channels and Website:
Website: https://arayaholistichealth.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBb7tMnxgd7QqOS54rcU_uA
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/araya_hpm/

Monday Apr 24, 2023

In this inspiring episode, we sit down with Dr. Andy Rosenfarb, an acupuncturist who specializes in Ophthalmology. Andy shares with us his journey from humble beginnings into becoming a millionaire acupuncturist.Andy also talks aboutHow he went from fascination to obsession as he discovered the world of eye care and Chinese Medicine.
His humbling start and lessons learned as new acupuncturist presenting to Western providersSharing about why he created an oil based eye drop that was needed in the marketplace.Leveraging his power of ADHD to make it a strength in running his practice.And his top tip in creating a positive Money Mindset in the field of acupuncture and wellness.Website: https://WellnessRenegades.comGoogle Business Profiles: https://wellnessrenegades.com/google-business-reviews/
Instagram: @WellnessRenegades
Link to the Transcript: https://bit.ly/WREpisode12
Dr. Rosenfarb’s  bio:Dr. Rosenfarb is a world renowned expert on Chinese Medical Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Acupuncture, and Functional Integrative Ophthalmology. He has been specializing for over 25 years and has worked with thousands of patients from over 50 countries who fly into New Jersey to work with Dr. Rosenfarb. 
Links:Website: https://acuvisionacupuncture.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/retinitispigmentosasupport
LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andyrosenfarb/

Monday Mar 06, 2023

In this episode, we chat with Michelle Grasek, an acupuncturist who also specializes in marketing. Michelle shares with us her journey to becoming an acupuncturist and how her grandmother’s experience with acupuncture sparked her interest in the field.Michelle also talks aboutHer love for marketing and how she started her blog on Acupuncture Marketing.
The biggest struggles acupuncturists and healers face in marketing their practice.How the COVID pandemic impacted Michelle’s practice and how she shifted focus.The importance of thinking outside the box and finding one’s passion points to avoid burnout.What’s coming up for her in 2023 and how letting go of insurance gives you more timeWebsite: https://WellnessRenegades.comInstagram: @WellnessRenegades
For a full transcript of the episode, visit: https://bit.ly/WREpisode1
Michelle Grasek  bio:
Michelle Grasek is the host of the Acupuncture Marketing School podcast. She's a practicing acupuncturist and marketing strategist and she's been teaching marketing, both online and in-person, for 9 years. In that time, Michelle has taught marketing to over 3,500 acupuncturists. It’s her mission to help you grow your business using marketing techniques that are genuine and generous.
Through MIchelle's articles and online PDA courses, she aims to help you outline a strategy, focus on marketing that’s authentic, and get new patients every week. She shares all of her practice-building tips at michellegrasek.com and on social media @michellegrasek.
Social Links:
- Instagram: @michellegrasek  
- Facebook
- Website: www.michellegrasek.com
- Acupuncture Marketing School online class [15 PDAs]

Tuesday Dec 07, 2021

In this episode, Jason Stein interviews Tik Tok funny man Brehan Crawford. Brehan is an Acupuncturist and Chinese medicine professional in Oregon where he treats patients with complex & chronic conditions such as Lyme disease and Fibromyalgia.Join Jason and Brehan as they talk about:
How Brehan got started in Tik Tok
Keeping it real with other professionals who comment
What it’s like discussing COVID and Lyme Disease online
Website: https://www.crawford-wellness.com
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@crawford_wellness
IG https://www.instagram.com/crawford_wellness

Tuesday Nov 16, 2021

In this episode, Jason Stein and co founder Dr. Rachel Sterry, discuss the life of the entrepreneurial parent as we continue to live through the Pandemic and as they navigate business and parenting with two small kids in a tiny home. Join Dr. Rachel and Jason as they talk about:
Getting Country BotoxThe Intersection of Parenting and Business
Dads and Moms and the DifferencesFinding Your Flow with Kids
Connect with Dr. Rachel and Jason SteinWebsite: https://WellnessRenegades.com
Wellness Renegade Podcast: http://wellnessrenegades.podbean.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/https://www.facebook.com/jason.stein2LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/imjasonstein/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imjasonstein/

Monday Nov 15, 2021

In this episode, Jason Stein interviews Christine DeLozier, acupuncturist, herbalist, Chinese Medicine expert, and author of “Diet for Great Sex,” a guide that walks readers through the specific foods that lead to great sex and dives deep into the science of how it works.
When an acupuncture client came in asking if she could help them improve their sexual health, Christine DeLozier began to search for the root of what makes sex great physiologically. She discovered nerves, blood vessels and hormones operate in synchrony was the secret to success - and that this trifecta could be affected by diet. Now, she uses this knowledge to help people develop dietary strategies to live healthier lives - in and out of the bedroom!
 Join Christine and Jason as they talk about:
The psychological and physiological ingredients of great sex
How antioxidants reduce sexual dysfunction
Why you should start incorporating leafy greens into your diet - stat!
The small dietary changes that create big results
Ideal date-night foods and cocktails
The effect of environmental toxins on hormones and fertility
Why nutrition isn’t as prevalent in Western Medicine
For a full transcript of the episode, visit: bit.ly/WR8Transcript
About Christine DeLozier
As an acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice, Christine DeLozier, L.Ac., specializes in sexual health, treating males, females, and all orientations and identities.
Acupuncture is great for sexual function, but to address the underlying mechanics of consistently great sex, the key is diet. For this reason, she works with patients to develop dietary habits that support their sexual goals.
Connect with Christine DeLozier
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dietforgreatsex/
TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMepWNyND/
Website: https://christinedelozier.com/
Get your copy of Diet for Great Sex at http://bit.ly/DietForGreatSex

Monday Mar 22, 2021

In this episode, Jason Stein invites Dr. Rachel Sterry onto the show to discuss what inspires certain people to break from the status quo and become Wellness Renegade.Convinced there was a better way to do business than working a traditional 9 to 5 job (or to the detriment of your own health) Jason and Rachel set out to find it. They entered the wellness industry and quickly started to notice a pattern: those with healthier work environments had healthier lives. And those who had healthier lives had healthier businesses.It was from this idea that Jason and Rachel founded the Wellness Renegades, a community where rogue wellness entrepreneurs can find the support, direction, focus, advice, tools, and relationships to craft better businesses and better lives. 
Join Jason and Rachel as they talk about: 
what inspired them to become Renegades
the corruption of the health insurance industry
the value of a community
bartering and “in-kind” agreements
the characteristics of a Wellness Renegade
taking risks and making big life changes
overcoming a fear of setting boundaries
exciting Wellness Renegades projects in the works
For a full transcript of this episode, visit http://bit.ly/WRPEpisode7
Connect with Jason and RachelDr. Rachel’s Website: https://fitmamapdx.com/
Jason’s Website: jasonstein.com
Wellness Renegades Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wellnessrenegades
Email Jason: jason@jasonstein.com
Email Dr. Rachel: DrRachel@fitmamapdx.com

Thursday Mar 04, 2021

In this episode, Jason Stein interviews Dr. Matthew Hicks, ND, a naturopathic doctor who has made it his life’s work to help people live healthier, happier, and better lives through the use of psychedelics. Dr. Hicks has always wanted to use naturopathic medicine to help people to recover their mental health - but it wasn’t until a fateful presentation by Erica Zelfand, ND that Matthew discovered the potential (and power) of using psychedelics to aid in healing. An ND degree and many years of research and training later, Dr. Hicks now leads Ketamine and Psilocybin Retreats, facilitates Psychotherapy and Psychedelic Therapy Training, and is designing programs for Psilocybin Therapy. Join Dr. Hicks and Jason as they talk about:
Oregon’s progressive new laws concerning Psilocybin - and their risks
how Ketamine and Psilocybin work
the future of Psilocybin - will it share the fate of CBD? 
the good and the bad of hallucinogenic side effects
why psychedelics are not yet a part of mainstream medicine
and how to navigate the challenges that come with being a pioneer
For a full transcription of the episode, visit: http://bit.ly/WRP6Transcript
About Dr. HicksDr. Hicks is the founder of Synaptic Integrative Care and Training Institute in Portland, Oregon, offering ketamine assisted psychotherapy and psychedelic therapy training. He is the medical director of Silo Wellness offering psilocybin and ketamine retreats in Jamaica and Oregon. He also hosts the Integrative Psychiatry Review podcast.Connect with Dr. HicksSilo Wellness Retreats: https://siloretreats.com/
Synaptic Integrative Care and Training Institute: https://www.synaptic.care/
Podcast: https://www.drmatthewhicks.com/


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