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Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons

Jun 14, 2021

This episode releases at a time when news reports share that many of the US population has gained an average of 10-15 pounds during the time of the COVID19 lockdown.
We discuss how putting wellness at the top of your list of priorities is more important than ever.
Our guest, celebrity wellness professional, physician, and author Dr. Ann Kulze shares with us some inspiring tips to get us all back on the path to wellness, freedom, and fun.
We summarize topics with 5 mantras that will help you to create more energy and vibrancy in your life. Enjoy the show!
Mantra #1: COVID is yet another reminder from the universe that we must prioritize wellness.
Mantra #2: To create positive change, we can work either top-down (advocacy, policy, etc.) or bottom-up (education, community, etc.). Both Dr. Ann and I work more from the bottom-up approach.
See Dr. Ann’s school for wellness:
Kathryn’s nonprofit for nutrition education:
Mantra #3: Digital delivery/technology has allowed everyday access to world-class teachers.
Ann’s school has a wealth of classes from basic education to specialized classes on sleep, brain health, gut health, and more.
Mantra #4: Brain health sets the bar; Dr. Ann refers to the brain as the COO of our wellness team. It weighs only about 2% of total body weight yet uses about 25% of our energy needs/calories.
Mantra #5: The gut is the CEO of our wellness team; it regulates appetite, immune function, and inflammation.
Dr. Ann refers to a wonderful book by Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, Fiber Fueled:
Don’t miss Dr. Ann’s discussion of how she not only “walks her talk” when it comes to wellness, she runs! Here about a typical day in the life of Dr. Ann.

More about Dr. Ann Kulze

Dr. Ann is a best-selling author, physician, and highly sought motivational speaker in the areas of nutrition and healthy living. She received her undergraduate degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Clemson University and her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, where she received numerous academic honors and graduated as the valedictorian of her class. With her formal training in both nutrition and medicine, along with extensive “hands on” experience as a wife, mother of 4, and expert in the kitchen, Dr. Ann has distinguished herself as a one-of-a-kind “real world” nutrition and wellness authority.
Dr. Ann is the author of six books including her best-selling, award-winning Eat Right for Life series. She has been featured in many national media outlets including the Dr. Oz show, Oprah and Friends Radio, Time Magazine, USA Weekend, NPR, and Prevention Magazine, amongst many others. Hundreds of businesses, including some of the country’s most prestigious medical centers, have used her books to guide their employees to better health. With her online Healthy Living School and her e-courses, she is taking her unmatched ability to inspire and educate to even greater heights.
What’s fun for Dr. Ann: Adventures in Nature - hiking, fly-fishing, kayaking.