Beyond The Basics Health Academy Podcast


Are you looking for practical, holistic, real-life solutions for healthier living? Join Dr. Meaghan Kirschling for real life education as she discusses and explores topics that affect your everyday living. Learn how balanced eating can increase energy, stabilize moods, jumpstart metabolism, eliminate cravings, restore digestion and decrease inflammation. Dr. Meaghan fields questions from listeners and brings in expert guests for a lively discussion about nutrition, supplements, holistic health, integrative medicine and the latest research. Join the Academy for the University of You.


  • Ep. 187 - Restore Your Core with Lauren Ohayon

    Ep. 187 - Restore Your Core with Lauren Ohayon

    07/05/2020 Duración: 43min

    In today's episode of Beyond the Basics Health Academy, Dr. Meaghan sits down with Lauren Ohayon. Lauren is the owner of Restore Your Core and is an internationally recognized Yoga and Pilates teacher that works with women around the world to restore proper function of the core and pelvic floor. Lauren discusses how the pelvic floor, core muscles, low back, and diaphragm are not only linked together as the foundation of posture and movement but how they are connected to our organs and the rest of the body as well. This is a great episode for anyone wanting to learn more about how to restore proper function to the core, pelvic floor, low back, and breath. In this episode we discuss: How the pelvic floor, diaphragm, and low back are connected How Restore Your Core takes a comprehensive approach to reconnecting various aspects of health How everything in the body is connected The importance of realizing that structure and function go together How to strengthen your body effectively so that sneezing, running, an

  • Ep. 186 - Practicing Mindfulness with Cass McLaughlin

    Ep. 186 - Practicing Mindfulness with Cass McLaughlin

    29/04/2020 Duración: 45min

    Beyond the Basics Health Academy welcomes Cass McLaughlin to the show. Cass works at Hennepin Healthcare as a program coordinator for Integrative Health Lifestyle-Based Group Medical Visits and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in both the Department of Internal Medicine as well as Family and Community Health at Whittier Clinic. Cass has also co-authored the book, The Whittier Way Lifestyle-Based Group Visits with Kara Parker, MD. Cass McLaughlin has been practicing meditation for 30 years and has been helping others through a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program since 2004. She has also participated in two meditation research studies and trained in Trauma Sensitive Medicine. Cass comes on the show to talk about the power of mindfulness and even leads us through a meditation. She discusses the importance of using meditation to help to reconnect the body and the vital aspect of breath work. We hope you enjoy this relaxing episode of BTBHA!

  • SPECIAL - COVID-19: Various Aspects and Updates on the Current State of Affairs with Dr. Stephani Martinsen

    SPECIAL - COVID-19: Various Aspects and Updates on the Current State of Affairs with Dr. Stephani Martinsen

    23/04/2020 Duración: 01h19min

    In this special episode regarding COVID-19, Dr. Stephani Martinsen and Dr. Meaghan Kirschling sit down to discuss various aspects and updates on the current state of affairs when it comes to our country. This candid conversation opens up the opportunity to critically think about some of the confusing aspects of this condition. Additionally, we have included a few links regarding some of the issues that were referenced in this episode for further reading. How ventilators might not be the answer and why some patients are not doing well on ventilators Chloroquine as a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread How Hydroxychloroquine works with coronavirus Natural immunity vs. vaccine-based immunity World Health Organization does have a goal to “protect” everyone through immunization by 2030. What this means is that they are striving to have every person in the world vaccinated by 2030 World Health Organization and funding. Much of the funding is through the private sector. The United States wa

  • Ep. 185 - Food Sensitivities with Reed Davis

    Ep. 185 - Food Sensitivities with Reed Davis

    02/04/2020 Duración: 34min

    On today's episode of BTBHA podcast, Dr. Meaghan sits down with Reed Davis, Founder of the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) Certification Course to discuss food sensitivities. The discussion addresses not only food sensitivities but how they need to be assessed and addressed in a functional medicine model.   Reed is an expert in functional lab testing, data-guided health building protocols and holistic lifestyle approaches. Reed is widely known as one of the most successful and experienced functional lab educators in the world today, having provided functional assessments to over 10,000 clients as a clinical nutrition therapist and teaching over 3,000 health coaches and allied health professionals about hormone, immune, digestion, detoxification and nervous system issues.    He uses five tests on all of his patients and one of them is food sensitivity testing.   In this podcast, we discuss: What is a food sensitivity? How does it differ from food allergies and celiac disease? How to test for food sensi

  • SPECIAL: Dr. Meaghan and Dr. Stephani Martinson on COVID-19

    SPECIAL: Dr. Meaghan and Dr. Stephani Martinson on COVID-19

    28/03/2020 Duración: 01h07min

    During this special edition of Beyond the Basics Health Academy, Dr. Meaghan video chats with Dr. Stephani Martinson to discuss aspects of the immune system and immune response that are important to understand with the recent outbreak of COVID-19.   Dr. Stephani and Dr. Meaghan have worked together for years and Dr. Stephani is the owner of the compounding pharmacy, Evexia.   In this podcast, they discuss: How the Immune System works Why we are seeing some of the trends that we are seeing with COVID-19 What we each need to know about our immune system and how we can best support immune function Why are some populations having mild cases and what is leading vulnerable populations to have severe reactions and going into cytokine storms What is a cytokine storm Hydroxychloroquine- How it works (specifically with COVID-19 and the immune response of cytokine storms) What we can do to try to stay safe and sane during these times

  • Ep. 184 - Andrea Beaudot on Acupuncture

    Ep. 184 - Andrea Beaudot on Acupuncture

    17/03/2020 Duración: 23min

    Dr. Meaghan Kirschling welcomes Andrea Beaudot to Beyond the Basics Health Academy to talk about acupuncture.  Acupuncture has the ability to help many people with various health concerns.     Andrea is an acupuncturist at One Agora Health in Bloomington, MN. She works with clients of all ages with a variety of concerns by utilizing acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Andrea first became interested in Chinese Medicine when she was trying to find some answers regarding her own health concerns in her early 20s.    During this podcast, we discuss: How acupuncture can help decrease depression and anxiety How emotions can get stuck in the body and how Chinese Medicine views the connection between health and emotions Patterns that we see in Chinese Medicine when it comes to symptoms and disease What conditions can benefit from acupuncture Why Andrea is so passionate about acupuncture and Chinese Medicine You can learn more about Andrea by following her on instagram at @andrea.bdot

  • Ep. 183 - Lucas Rockwood with YogaBody

    Ep. 183 - Lucas Rockwood with YogaBody

    13/02/2020 Duración: 23min

    Beyond the Basics Health Academy is excited to welcome to the show the owner of YogaBody - Lucas Rockwood. Lucas talks about his story on how hitting rock bottom in the early 2000s sent him on this journey to help others with health and wellness. He is currently the owner of YogaBody - a company that teaches trapeze yoga to individuals throughout the world. In this episode, he discusses with us the connection between the mind and body and how movement can help to connect us to our mental state. In this day and age, we are bombarded with emotions and Lucas discusses how we can control our emotions through initiating movement in our life.   Thanks so much, Lucas, for coming on the show and sharing your experience and expertise with us and our listeners.  

  • Episode 182: Clean Eating

    Episode 182: Clean Eating

    23/01/2020 Duración: 31min

    In this episode of Beyond the Basics Health Academy Podcast, Dr. Mark LaScotte and Dr. Meaghan Kirschling from One Agora Integrative Health sit down and talk about what it means to eat clean.  This podcast is full of what you need to know to make better food choices and how to do it will staying sane. Highlights of this episode: What it means to be organic Which foods you should eat organic Ketogenic diet and if it is the right fit for you Benefit of digestive enzymes and HCl Intermittent fasting Wine!  How to not get a glass full of glyphosates What you need to know about gluten Foods to avoid and foods to eat Thanks everyone for listening!  If you have questions email us at

  • Episode 181: Importance of Omega-3

    Episode 181: Importance of Omega-3

    08/11/2019 Duración: 22min

    Dr. Meaghan and Dr. Mark of One Agora Integrative Health sit down to discuss the importance of Omega-3 balance in the body.  It is not only important to take out the bad fats in the diet, but also to balance with supplementing the right amount of Omega-3.   In this episode, we will talk about: How much fish oil we need in the United States How to cook right with oils and fats Not all fats are created equal What lifestyle changes we can make to decrease inflammation What is Omega-3 Index and how this blood level can be preventative against dementia What type of testing we do at One Agora Integrative Health to assess overall Omega-3 status Thanks everyone for listening.  This is a podcast jam packed with information.  And remember to: Be kind, take care of others, and make good choices.  

  • Podcast 180: The Essential Gut Awakening

    Podcast 180: The Essential Gut Awakening

    04/10/2019 Duración: 50min

    Dr. Meaghan and Podcast welcomes Maria Aparis to talk about many different aspects of health and wellness.  Maria is hear to talk about her own personal experience with thyroid concerns and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.  This lead her to discover the connection between the gut, immune system and the rest of the body.  She was able to navigate through brain fog, extreme fatigue, vertigo, weight gain and even a tumor in my throat.   This journey made her realize the truth that was said by Hippocrates ages ago... "All disease begins in the gut." She is now the best selling author of the book The Essential Gut Awakening: Mastering Hashimoto’s and Other Autoimmune Diseases. Maria Aparis joins us today to share her journey, insight and wisdom.  Such a fun and educational conversation. You can find out more about Maria Aparis at  

  • Podcast 179: Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

    Podcast 179: Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

    11/09/2019 Duración: 55min

    Dr. Meaghan and BTBHA Podcast welcomes Dr. Amber Walker, DPT, PT.  She is the author of a new book called Mast Cells United: A Holistic Approach to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. Dr. Amber joins us to share her knowledge, expertise and experience overcoming multisystem concerns and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.   In this episode, we discuss What is Mast Cell Activation Syndrome What causes some people to become overly reactive to their environment Dr. Amber's journey with multi-system problems and concerns The best approach to help the body to heal Why multiple systems and symptoms occur when Mast Cells have been activated Resources: Dr. Amber's website: She also likes to refer people to – a great wealth of information! Besides being the author of “Mast Cells United: A Holistic Approach to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome” published in March of 2019, he currently resides in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she encourages a root issue approach to healing within physica

  • Podcast 178: EMSCULPT

    Podcast 178: EMSCULPT

    20/05/2019 Duración: 25min

    Beyond the Basics Health Academy is excited to welcome Dr. Yael Halaas, MD to the show to talk about the latest FDA approved device out there called EMSCULPT. EMSCULPT is a completely new device that is in a body-contouring class of its own because it uses HIFEM (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology to produce high-intensity muscle contractions meant to simulate the equivalent of 20,000 sit-ups in 30 minutes. It's the first FDA-cleared energy device approved to burn fat and build muscle mass. EMSCULPT contracts muscles beyond what is possible through physical training, yielding better muscle tone and enhanced fat metabolism.  It is absolutely taking the nonsurgical fat reduction and body sculpting world by storm. Dr. Yael Halaas is known as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York City.  Dr. Halaas is double board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Her dedication to continued education, training, and top of t

  • Podcast 177: Healing PCOS with Amy Medling

    Podcast 177: Healing PCOS with Amy Medling

    01/05/2019 Duración: 38min

    Welcome everyone to Beyond the Basics Health Academy Podcast. In this podcast, I interview Amy Medling.  Amy is the founder of an online group called PCOS Diva.  Amy is a certified Health Coach who has built an amazing community to help to support, educate and empower individuals with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.   She joins us to talk about her comprehensive approach to health and wellness with her new book Healing PCOS: A 21-Day Plan for Reclaiming Your Health and Life with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.  Her book is grounded in the latest medical research and filled with knowledge along with guidelines about how to take a comprehensive approach to PCOS.   It lays out the mental changes that are needed along with: A 21-day anti-inflammatory, hormone-balancing and gluten-free meal plan, including meal prep and plan-ahead tips to make eating this way sustainable 85 delicious recipes- half fan favorites and half new dishes Daily self-care exercises, including meditation and journaling prompts  More information a

  • Podcast 176: Supporting the thyroid on a cellular level

    Podcast 176: Supporting the thyroid on a cellular level

    17/04/2019 Duración: 40min

    Beyond the Basics Health Academy is excited to be back and there is no better topic to discuss after a little hiatus than thyroid and how the thyroid works.  So many individuals struggle with thyroid concerns but are told that they have a normal thyroid gland.  Dr. Eric Balcavage DC, CNS, CFMP, BCIM joins us to tackle this issue and explain exactly how the thyroid works and why we need comprehensive testing. Dr Eric Balcavage is the owner and founder of Rejuvagen, a functional and regenerative medicine clinic in Glen Mills, PA. He is nationally recognized speaker and educator on various health related topics including thyroid physiology, bile physiology, detoxification, oxidative stress, methylation and chronic illness. He has been in private practice in Glen Mills, PA since 1996. Dr. Balcavage is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.), a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, along with being a licensed Chiropractor in Pennsylvania. Dr. Balcavage is the co

  • Podcast 175: Getting COMFY: Your Morning Guide to Daily Happiness

    Podcast 175: Getting COMFY: Your Morning Guide to Daily Happiness

    15/03/2018 Duración: 35min

    Beyond the Basics Health Academy is excited to welcome Jordan Gross to the show today.  He is a young entrepreneur and writer. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Economics, and received a Masters in Management from the Kellogg School of Management, and went directly into a corporate job. Recently he left the daily grind to recently to pursue what truly makes him happy and motivated each day... adding value to others without expecting anything in return.   He shares the importance of setting the right tone for your day through his new book,  Getting COMFY: Your Morning Guide to Daily Happiness.   This book is a #1 Best Seller on Amazon, specifically in the categories of Teen Health, Relationships, and Family.    In this podcast, we discuss how you can incorporate his five main components of a morning ritual into your day.     How to find out more about Jordan Gross and his book Getting COMFY! (website) (blog) https://twitter.c

  • Podcast 174 Hypopressive Fitness

    Podcast 174 Hypopressive Fitness

    02/01/2018 Duración: 36min

    Podcast 174 introduces Trista Zinn and low pressure hypopressive fitness to our listeners.  Trista Zinn is a master trainer for hypopressive fitness.   In this episode you will learn: What is hypopressive low pressure fitness The muscle groups that make up the core canister How you can improve different pelvic floor concerns such as incontinence, cystocele, prolapse, and sexual dysfunction How hypopressives can help with athletic performance Why these exercises are vital for both men and women How you can learn more about these techniques How health care professionals can be trained to use these exercises with their clientele To learn more about Trista Zinn and hypopressive training visit: You can also find a good educational video at:   Want to sign up for the courses in Minnesota in January, visit this site:  

  • Podcast 173: Diet and Chronic Disease

    Podcast 173: Diet and Chronic Disease

    23/11/2017 Duración: 32min

    Patrick Plum has joined to do a series on Lyme Disease and Chronic Disease.  The purpose of this series is to explore subject matters that are specific to individuals that are dealing with complex health conditions. In Podcast 173, Dr. Meaghan Kirschling joins Patrick Plum to talk about diet and Lyme Disease.  Which diet is right for you is a hard question to answer for anybody, but in this podcast, we discuss the specific considerations with chronic disease. What you will learn in this episode: What dietary restrictions can benefit most Why one diet doesn't fit all Differences in diets Why diet has to be individualized Thanks everyone for listening.  Hear more podcasts at

  • Podcast 172: Chronic Lyme Disease with Patrick Plum

    Podcast 172: Chronic Lyme Disease with Patrick Plum

    09/11/2017 Duración: 30min
  • Podcast 171: SIBO and Digestive Health with Dr. Norm Robillard

    Podcast 171: SIBO and Digestive Health with Dr. Norm Robillard

    20/07/2017 Duración: 48min

    Thanks for listening to Podcast 171 of Beyond the Basics Health Academy with Dr. Norm Robillard, Ph.D.  In this episode, we have an interesting conversation about gut health and diet.  Dr. Norm is the founder of the Digestive Health Institute and has been studying issues of the digestive tract for most of his professional life.  He became passionate about digestive health after suffering from his concerns with GERD and reflux.     In this podcast, you will learn:   ·      The negative effects that carbohydrates have on our health ·      The overall importance of good digestive health ·      Some of the underlying causes of SIBO and IBS ·      What is SIBO and how it has an effect on every aspect of health   Want to find out more information about Dr. Norm: To get the fast tract app go to

  • Podcast 170: Thyroid Sniper

    Podcast 170: Thyroid Sniper

    31/05/2017 Duración: 43min

    Beyond the Basics Health Academy is honored to welcome to the show, Dr. Stephen, and Janet Lewis.  Dr. Stephen Lewis and Janet have a long history of helping people achieve their maximum potential. Dr. Stephen Lewis stays current on the latest research about nutritional supplements and optimal health. Janet Lewis is a Certifed Natural Health Consultant with a unique perspective on alternative and complimentary nutrition from studying with numerous national leading alternative health experts. Paramount in their education was their trip to China while studying with traditional Chinese medical doctors. They incorporate the latest medical research into the decisions made while helping people with their nutritional decisions by offering extremely low-cost blood work and free consultations to determine the most appropriate nutritional products that are only available through a doctor’s office. They come on the show today to talk about thyroid function and why we are seeing more concerns and problems in rece

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