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Hello! My name is Dr. Amy Sapola. I’m a Certified Wellness Coach, Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP) and Doctor of Pharmacy with a B.S. in Nutrition. I’ve completed a two-year fellowship with honors in Integrative Medicine from the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM)—and more to the point of this post, I’m honored to announce that I’ll [...]

An Integrative Approach to Eating Disorders: Interview with Sarah Stinson, MS, LPCC, CMT, CHTP/I

This month I'm talking with my friend and colleague Sarah Stinson about how she uses an integrative approach to work with clients who have eating disorders. Sarah has worked in the field of mental health and eating disorders for 28 years. She received her Master’s in Community Counseling from St. Cloud State University in 1991. She became a Certified [...]

The Core Elements of Self-Compassion

"When the stress response is triggered by a threat to our self-concept, we are likely to turn on ourselves in an unholy trinity of reactions. We fight ourselves (self-criticism), we flee from others (isolation), or we freeze (rumination). These three reactions are precisely the opposite of the three components of self compassion, 1. self kindness, 2. common humanity, 3. [...]

Wellbeing vs. Wellness – What’s the Difference?

"Throw out the diet books and magazine articles that offer you the false hope of losing weight quickly, easily, and permanently. Get angry at diet culture that promotes weight loss and the lies that have led you to feel as if you were a failure every time a new diet stopped working and you gained back all of the [...]

Bras and Breast Cancer, Hot Flashes, and Thyroid Health. An Anthropological Perspective on Cultural Diseases: Interview with Sydney Ross Singer | Nourish and Shine Podcast

Today's conversation was really interesting with Sydney Ross Singer. Following hearing him talk on another podcast I began considering what if this is true? Listen to the episode to find out more! Let me know what you think! Here is Sydney Ross Singer's bio: Sydney Ross Singer is a pioneer of the field of Applied Medical Anthropology, [...]

A Practical Approach to Whole Health Applying Nutrition, Functional and Integrative Medicine in the Rochester MN, Twin Cities area with Dr. Amy Sapola

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