In this episode, we move from the heart (our last episode featuring Dr. Akil) to the brain, with today’s guest Dr. Jacqueine Chan.
Dr. Chan is the author of the book, Regenerate Your Brain, A Breakthrough Plan to Regain Your Brilliance.
This book tells the story of her own encounters with brain injury (a bike accident, a tick bite, and a stroke) as well as her incredible recovery plan.
This episode is somewhat different from typical Positive on Publishing episodes in that it is more of a presentation. You can certainly enjoy the content via audio, but the video will be the recommended format for consuming this content. The video will be available on my YouTube channel, Make Everything Fun.
Due to the presentation style, we don’t have our typical “fun nuggets” from the show. Instead, I’ve recapped the 8 sections of the wellness wheel below. I’ve also added some fun nuggets which I refer to as “mantras”, much in line with the takeaways from my other podcast, Mountain Mantras. I’ve also added two alliterations just for fun.
8 Sections of the Wellness Wheel
1. Nourishing the brain
2. Balancing healthy hormones
3. Healing leaky gut and leaky brain
4. Cooling brain inflammation
5. Detoxifying for clear cognition
6. Boosting mitochondria
7. Soothing the mind
8. Building new neural pathways
Mantra #1: You can empower your doctor to give you better care through books like Dr. Chan’s guide.
Mantra #2: Healing takes place at slower brain waves.
Mantra #3: Wisdom lives in the inner structures of the brain (Dr. Chan mentions the hypothalamus as well as the pineal gland).
Mantra #4: Find your feet.
Mantra #5: Relax your jaw.
Mantra #6: Circulation is key, whether it is your blood, your lymphatic system, or your Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF).
Mantra #7: Detoxification is a life-long job.
Mantra #8: Energize (see Dr. Chan’s tips for mitochondria), then rest.
And here are a few “fun alliterations that I wrote down during Dr. Chan’s presentation:
Keep an eye on Kale!
Glyphosate can make you Gloomy
Watch the full interview.
About Dr. Jacqueline Chan
Dr. Chan graduated from Mount Holyoke College magna cum laude in philosophy & then did a short stint in an MBA finance program on Wall Street in New York City. Jacqueline decided her true calling was in medicine. In 1994 she graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Jacqueline is board certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine and Neuromusculokeletal Medicine. Dr. Chan spent 24 years honing her skills as an integrative physician by studying herbs, functional medicine, heavy metal detox, osteopathic manipulation, nutrition, bio-identical hormone balancing and functional lab analysis. In 2012 she collaborated on a research study on chronic disease with Beverly Rubik, PhD at the Institute of Frontier Science. In 2013, she graduated from the Academy of Intuition Medicine® trained as a Medical Intuitive and remote healer.
In 2014 she completed a Transformative Leadership Training; and created a Chakra Doctor Series and Energetic Boundaries Course within a yoga teacher-training program. Dr. Chan’s goal is to connect the patient to their truth, wisdom and own innate healing force within their body. As a holistic medicine physician she believes that compassion, presence and grace are crucial healing forces along with intelligently applied clinical knowledge. She is currently the Medical Director at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery of Marin and a physician at Marin Natural Medicine Clinic in Larspur, CA. She is author of # 1 new release, “Regenerate Your Brain, A breakthrough plan to regain your brilliance”, now available on amazon. Dr. Chan has appeared as a panelist for Dr. Oz in San Francisco and on Community TV twice as well as in Quantum Mental Health Conference, Neurosciences Conference in Australia.
What’s fun for Dr. Chan: Hiking, dancing, poetry writing