DOTIV THE PODCAST

Hosted by Thasha & Guni

Discussing Integrative Medicine with Certified Professionals, Scientists & Thought Leaders

Founder Series | Ep #49 | Andy Chan | Triathlon Preparation – Conversations on Recovery

Andy is a certified strength & conditioning specialist and educator. Sign up to DOTIV's FREE Monthly Newsletter Right Here - https://dotiv.life/#field_qh4icy Be a guest on DOTIV THE PODCAST - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe10mQi8JDRnV9orUYiP5tnezLDNfAsbO-vXHqtOuLChWgYoA/viewform Drawing on his master’s degree in Exercise Science and influenced by his 10-year stay in the United States,
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Jasmeen Kaur Mehta Jhajj | Ep #48| Does PCOS affect chances of pregnancy?

Meet the next Dotiv The Podcast guest - Dr. Jasmeen Kaur Mehta Jhajj - a General Practitioner, and qualified Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist based out of London, UK. She is also the founder of Imperial Health and Nutrition UK. Sign up to DOTIV's FREE Monthly Newsletter Right Here
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Tharshini Nirmalarajah | Ep #47| Can TCM assist with early-stage pregnancy loss recovery?

Meet our next guest on Dotiv The Podcast - Tharshini Nirmalarajah - a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and founder of Fertile Seeds of Life - a Melbourne (Australia) based TCM Fertility Clinic. Sign up to DOTIV's FREE Monthly Newsletter Right Here - https://dotiv.life/#field_qh4icy Be a guest on
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Umesh Joshi | Ep #46| Do Conflicts with Cultural Identity Affect Mental Health?

Meet our next guest on Dotiv The Podcast - Counselling Psychologist - Dr. Umesh Joshi. Dr. Umesh is a registered Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) with over 9 years of experience. He has worked with children, adolescents,
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Founder Series | Ep #45 | Mara Hafezi | Triathlon Preparation – Conversations on Strength Training

Meet Mara Hafezi - our 3rd Founder Series guest! Mara is a fitness trainer, mindset coach, cyclist and runner who specializes in working with women of colour (WOC), in addition to her day-job in the corporate sphere. She is also the sports co-lead at South Asian Heritage Month. In this episode, Guni
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Wendy Molefi | Ep #44| Is there a right time to speak about Menopause?

Meet our next guest - Dr. Wendy Molefi. She is a highly experienced GP and Menopause Specialist with the British Menopause Society Advanced Menopause Specialist Certificate. She is also the owner of Vital Wellness Clinic; a specialist menopause clinic based in Hertfordshire, UK. Wendy has a special interest in the psychological
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Krishna K. Vellasamy | Ep #43| Can Online Dating Lead to True Intimacy ?

Meet Krishna K. Vellasamy - a.k.a. Krish Vells - a graduate Psychologist currently completing a (Western) Doctorate in Chartered Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, specialising in LGBTQ, BAME, Addiction and Generational Trauma. Currently, he is working therapeutically with Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee Diaspora, BAME, Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) in
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James Tennant | Ep #42 | Can seasonal changes affect you?

Meet our next guest - James Tennant - A qualified Ayurvedic & Yoga Practitioner, who is the co-owner of Tejas Yoga studio in Chicago, IL. In our episode with James we speak about the following: - Ayurvedic perspective to the qualities of the various seasonal changes - The impact of seasonal
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Suki Hon | Ep #41 | Can the Hustle Culture Lead to Burnout ?

This week's guest is Suki Hon - a Naturopathic Doctor who focuses much of her practice on tackling highly prevalent modern-day conditions such as stress and burnout. Suki also covers issues such as low mood, anxiety, sleep concerns, digestive issues, insulin resistance, irregular/ painful periods, and very importantly,
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Founder Series | Ep #40 | Elle Linton | Triathlon Preparation – Conversations on Building Stamina

The second episode for the Founders Series is here !! This week's guest is none other than UK Fitness Professional , Entrepreneur and Blogger - Elle Linton ! She is also the founder of keep it simpElle - an online fitness studio, fav smoothie bar and weekly health magazine all
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Satnam Kaur | Ep #39 | Unpacking Postpartum with a Doula

Meet Satnam Kaur - A qualified Yoga and Meditation teacher, Doula, Content Creator and Entrepreneur who is also the founder of Conscious Sisterhood. Much of Satnam's work is focused on using breathwork to empower women to get to know themselves in a more loving and meaningful manner. In our episode
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Daksha Hirani | Ep # 38 | Understanding Narcissistic Abuse

Meet Daksha Hirani - a London-Based Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She has over 20 years of experience as a Psychologist, where her interest in recovery from narcissistic abuse has grown over the past 7 years. She is also the founder of @parmisupport,
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Julia Hartung | Ep #37 | Integrating Acupuncture in Cancer Treatment

Meet German based Oncologist and Chinese Medicine Doctor, Julia Hartung. In this episode with Julia, we unpack what Integrative Medicine looks like for her, and how she approaches the use of Acupuncture with her Oncology Patients. We discuss both the physical and psychological impact of being diagnosed with cancer on her
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Founder Series | Ep #36 | Dalal L. | Triathlon Preparation – Conversations on Nutrition

Meet the first Guest for the Founder Series - Dalal L ! She is a qualified Nutritionist, Dietician and Personal Trainer, who is also certified in cupping therapy. At present, Dalal is also studying to further qualify in becoming a Sports Nutritionist. In today's episode, Guni speaks with Dalal on how
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Freya Gilmore | Ep #35 | Is Arthritis triggered by Winter?

Meet our next guest Freya Gilmore - She is a qualified Osteopath with a masters from the British School of Osteopathy, working around Milton Keynes. Freya has a special interest in Osteoarthritis and in helping her patients discover ways to manage conditions they've been living with for years. We speak to
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Guni & Thasha | Ep #34 | Our 2021 Wrap Up !

Hey Dotivsters ! It's been 33 episodes and 24 guests since we've launched and in this episode, we're sharing our year-end wrap up. We the hosts, Guni & Thasha, reflect on episodes that personally influenced us the most/ had the most impact on our daily activities in 2021.
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Vani Moodley | Ep #33 | Can Anaemia & Iron Deficiencies be reversed?

Meet Dr. Vani Moodley - a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner, specialist (PhD) in Panchakarma treatments and founder of Prana Wellness UK. She is also qualified in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and previously worked as a research scientist, studying Allopathic Medicine. Given Dr. Vani's unique background, we discuss how Anaemia & Iron deficiencies
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Hanisha Patel | Ep #32 | Underactive Thyroid Impact during Fertility & Menopause

Meet Dr. Hanisha Patel (N.D.) - She is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, qualified in Pharmaceutical Sciences and is also the founder of Mahan Health in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Hanisha specializes in Integrative Fertility, Thyroid Disorders & Gut Health, and is certified in Intravenous Therapy, Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy and Craniosacral Therapy. In
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Alastair Hay I Ep #31 | Discussing Skin Sensitivities in Children with a Homeopath

Meet Alastair Hay -- a full-time practicing homeopath of 25 years, based in Portsmouth, UK . In our episode today, we speak to Alastair about skin sensitivities and conditions faced by children. Alastair explains how our genetics and environment play a key role in these developments/ having an impact
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Yessica Rodriguez | Ep #30 | Gluten Intolerances with a Nutritional Therapist

Our guest today is Yessica Rodriguez - A Registered Nutritional Therapist and Naturopathic Practitioner with the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM). In our episode with Yessica, we discuss Gluten Intolerances, and why people today are more sensitive to this grain, more than ever. Yessica also shares her top tips on
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Vignesh Devraj | Ep #29 | Complementary Approach to Prostate Cancer using Ayurveda

Meet our guest this episode, Dr. Vignesh Devraj - a 4th generation Ayurvedic healer, and the founder - chief physician of Sitaram Beach Retreat,Kerala, a space for authentic healing and transformation. He is a committed practitioner and researcher on Panchakarma, the ancient body purification method, which activates
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Olivier Sanchez | Ep #28 | Addressing Hustle Culture to Improve Men’s Health

Our guest this week is Olivier Sanchez - a Registered Naturopath, Nutritional Therapist and Iridologist. Olivier is also a Certified Mycotherapist (Therapeutic Mushroom), and is a Practitioner certified in Mental Health Awareness (i.e. eating disorders, mental health conditions, dementia and Alzheimer’s) .
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Kevin Durjun | Ep #27 | Non-Verbal Therapy VS Talking Therapy for Men

Meet Kevin Durjun - A London-based five element Acupuncturist, with a degree in Experimental Psychology and a Licentiate in Acupuncture. He is also the Communications Lead in the European Traditional Chinese Medicine Association and presents Acupuncture Point for UK Health Radio .
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Juan Lainez | Ep #26 | Naturally Increasing Testosterone Levels with Diet & Lifestyle Choices

In tandem with Movember and our aim to increase awareness around men's health issues, we speak to Juan about increasing testosterone levels naturally, through diet and lifestyle choices. We chat about the key factors that contribute to low testosterone ( a fairly common health issue amongst men), and steps
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Toral Shah |Ep #25 | Understanding Breast Cancer Risk with Nutritional Science & Functional Medicine

To conclude Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we speak to the incredible Toral Shah. She is a Nutritional Scientist (MSc Nutr Med), Functional Medicine Practitioner, Food and Health writer and Consultant, as well as the Founder of The Urban Kitchen.
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Sonal Patel | Ep #24 |Osteopathy in Breast Cancer Recovery Aftercare

We speak to Sonal about the gap in healthcare when it comes to Breast Cancer Recovery, and how Osteopathy can be a great modality to lean on in the healing journey. As someone who has been touched by Breast Cancer herself, Sonal shares her experience, and sheds light
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Steve Coster | Ep #23 | Using Traditional Chinese Medicine in Cancer Recovery

In the spirit of raising breast cancer awareness, Steve shares his knowledge and experience working with Breast Cancer Survivors in their recovery phase, post- allopathic treatment, He sheds light on the use of Acupuncture in cancer recovery from his experience in Cancer Care and Rehabilitation at the Macmillan Cancer Support
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Wei Sim Ho I Ep #22 | Couple Compatibility with Attachment Theory

This week's guest is the awesome Wei Sim Ho - A Psychotherapist, based out of Dublin, Ireland. We speak with Wei Sim about Attachment theory in the context of heterosexual romantic relationships. We particularly focus on conflict in a relationship, and what happens when both parties in a
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Alastair Hay I Ep #21 | Approaching Respiratory Issues using Homeopathy

In our episode today, we speak to Alastair about the Homeopathic approach in addressing respiratory issues, and how the knowledge of our own history and experiences provide crucial insight to the state of our health.
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Geeta Vara I Ep #20 | Preparing our bodies for this autumn

In our episode with Geeta, we discuss the importance of making space for changes in our daily rituals and routines, as we transition from the Summer season to Autumn.
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Harbir Singh I Ep #19 | Adapting The Athlete’s Injury Recovery Mindset

Meet Harbir Singh --- the first Osteopath on an Olympic Medical Team, based in London, UK. In our conversation with Harbir, we touch on types of pain elite athletes experience and the pain management tools they use to manage injuries and pain. We also speak about the psychological challenges that
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Guni & Thasha I Ep #18 | Reflections on the DTP Journey

Hey Dotivsters ! It's been 15 episodes since DTP launched, 10 guests that we've spoken to - and we think it's the perfect time to pause and reflect on what we learned, how we've grown and where we want to take DTP next !!
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Tissie Chan I Ep #17 | Adjusting Exercise Intensity for your Body Type

In this episode, we speak to Tissie Chan - Qualified Yoga Therapist and Acupuncturist, who is also trained in Applied Movement Neurology and Strength & Conditioning Tools. Using ayurvedic and yogic philosophy as our base, we uncover how this knowledge can be a great tool in approaching fitness and overall physical
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Mahdi Brown N.D. I Ep #16 | Part II – The Female Prevalence to Autoimmune Disease

ND Mahdi Brown - a Naturopathic Physician, Mind-Body Medical Expert, Transformational Life Coach, and Educator. Dr. Mahdi Brown is also the founder of OKAN International and the OKAN Journey™. He helps High-Performance Professionals recover from Chronic Stress & Burnout, and to identify the root cause of imbalances in their lives, so
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Mahdi Brown N.D. I Ep #15 | Part I – The Female Prevalence to Autoimmune Disease

In Part 1 of this 2 part episode, we speak to the incredible Naturopathic Physician, Mahdi Brown. We talk about why women are 80% more predisposed to Autoimmune Conditions, how to define an Autoimmune Condition, the types out there and how stress is the common denominator in all the different
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Angela Schroeder | Ep #14 | Managing Teams with Doshas

In this special episode, we talk to our unique and incredible guest, Angela Schroeder about understanding your own Dosha, the different types of Doshas and how to apply these principles in managing teams in the workplace. Angela shares that having a deep understanding of the 5 elements can help navigate
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Dr Shantha Godagama I Ep #13 | A British Legacy in popularizing Ayurveda & Marmaouncture in the UK

Today's guest is the extremely insightful and versatile Dr. Shantha Godagama. Not only is he a trailblazer, but also one of the pioneers who brought Ayurveda to the UK in the 70s. Dr. Godagama carries nearly 60 years of experience in Ayurveda, and is the founding President of the Ayurvedic
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Dr Gaya I Ep #12 | Making gratitude acceptable

Our seasoned guest, Dr. Gaya is back !!! In this light episode, we talk about one of the most trending topics - Gratitude !!! Is it a fad? What does it actually mean? How do you cultivate it when you don't exactly connect to the word/ feel the feels
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Dr Mauroof Athique | Ep #11 | Deconstructing South Asian predisposition to heart disease

In this episode, we speak to Dr. Athique on Cardiovascular Health, and his take on why it's prevalent in South Asian Community. He also shares how he manages his health as someone with an existing heart condition, and how to adjust your lifestyle with a more proactive approach, using
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Ashwinni Manasseh | Ep #10 | Demistifying Postpartum Part 2

We pick up from part 1 of our conversation last week with the incredibly compassionate Counselling Psychologist, Ashwinni Manasseh. We discuss relationship changes new mothers experience after having a baby, both with themselves and their partners. Ashwinni Manasseh is a Counselling Psychologist who specialises in Perinatal Mental Health,
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Ashwinni Manasseh | Ep #9 | Demistifying Postpartum Part 1

In today's topic, we share our time with the incredibly compassionate Counselling Psychologist, Ashwinni Manasseh. We discuss what life is like for mothers in postpartum, and try our best to demystify the unspoken experiences; touching on birthing traumas, breastfeeding challenges, baby sleep cycles and the numerous changes mom's experience
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Dr Gaya I Ep #8 | Family drama during lockdown

In this episode, we chat to Dr. Gaya about something we can universally agree to have experienced - family drama during lockdown!!! She shares her lockdown drama, how she literally escaped her family for a week and some useful conflict resolution tactics when things get heated between loved ones.
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Varalakshmi I Ep #7 | Dispelling PCOS Myths with Ayurveda

In this episode, we speak to Ms. Varalakshmi Yanamandra, an Ayurvedic practitioner and health coach who operates out of Birmingham, UK. We discuss PCOS (Polysistic Ovarian Syndrome), some myths around it, in the context and modality of Ayurveda. Ms. Varalakshmi Yanamandra is the Director of Ayur Wellness and Pain Centre, and
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Yu Guo I Ep #6 | Nourishing your essence part 2

This episode is part 2 of our conversation on Nourishing Your Essence with the awesome Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner, Yu Guo. We discuss the difference between acupuncture and acupressure, and how we can increase our body awareness using TCM Principles. Yu Guo is a TCM Practitioner based in Vienna,
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Yu Guo I Ep #5 | Nourishing your essence part 1

In this episode, we speak to Yu Guo on how to nourish our Essence. We dive into the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and how the food we put into our bodies affect the energy flowing through it. Yu Guo is a TCM Practitioner based in Vienna, Austria and specializes
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Dr Gaya I Ep #4 | Emerging from lockdown

In this episode, we have the lovely Dr. Gaya back on our show to unpack the global pandemic impact on our Social and Mental health. We discuss social anxiety as we emerge from lockdown, the physiological effects on our brain, and some very easy and practical tools to pause, reflect
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Dr Gaya I Ep #3 | A Journey from journalism to public health

In this episode, we speak to Medical Doctor, Dr. Gaya Gamhewage, about her journey from being a Journalist to becoming a Medical Doctor, and dive into what Integrative Health is all about. Dr. Gaya is a Medical Doctor who works with the World Health Organization (WHO) and based in Switzerland.
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Dr Khaleed I Ep #2 | Landscape of certified naturopathic physicians in the US

This episode is part 2 of our conversation with Dr. Khaleed where we discuss how Naturopathic Physicians fit into the overall American medical landscape, and the steps patients can take to get better access to them in America. Dr. Khaleed's medical practice specializes in men’s health, autoimmune conditions, erectile dysfunction,
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Dr Khaleed I Ep #1 | Naturopathic approach on men’s reproductive health

In this episode, we speak to Dr. Khaleed Alston, ND, a Naturopathic Physician based in Portland, Oregon, United States. This episode is part 1 of a 2 part conversation with Dr. Khaleed where we answer what Naturopathic Medicine is and touch on the factors affecting men's infertility. Dr. Khaleed's medical practice specializes
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DTP| Ep #0 |Discussing Integrative Medicine with Certified Professionals, Scientists & Thought Leaders

In our debut episode, we give you the rundown of what Dotiv The Podcast is all about and what you can expect ! Follow/Subscribe to Dotiv on ✌🏾😊: - Dotiv.Life Youtube - DTP Instagram - Dotiv.Life Instagram - Dotiv.Life Website - Dotiv LinkedIN Be sure to drop us a review/ your feedback. Till then,
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