Ever wondered how to add a sprinkle of joy to your clients' daily exercise? Or how to make wellness not just an aspiration but a joyful journey? Tune in to our enlightening conversation with Dr. Alona Pulde and Dr. Matthew Lederman, authors of the transformative book, Wellness to Wonderful. We dissect their nine pillars of wellness and how these pillars can be an eye-opening guide to enhance health, longevity and happiness.
Exercise isn't just about following guidelines and regimes, it's about finding pleasure and connection within the movement. Our guests share how they utilize evidence-based exercise recommendations but put a unique spin on it, focusing on individual resonance and enjoyment. They reveal the secrets to turning physical activity into a joyful embrace, a real game-changer for mental and physical well-being.
But it's not all about the physical. We journey deeper into the realms of emotional and mental health, examining our universal human needs such as safety, food, and love. We throw light on the physiological changes that occur when we feel disconnected, and how you can reconnect for improved health. As we wrap up, we underscore the importance of prioritizing fitness and wellness challenges in our lives through self-connection and internal motivation. So why wait? Join us on this heartening journey with Dr Pulde and Dr Lederman towards a healthier, happier life.
Our Guests: Dr. Alona Pulde and Dr. Matthew Lederman
Touted as doctors of the future by Dean Ornish, MD and with their work supported by many experts including Sanjay Gupta, MD, Dr Alona Pulde and Dr Matthew Lederman combine conventional Western medicine, Chinese medicine, Lifestyle medicine, Nonviolent Communication, Polyvagal Theory, and Trauma-Informed, Somatic Principles & Pain Reprocessing to create their groundbreaking health paradigm.
They have been successful corporate leaders, starred in the life-changing documentary Forks over Knives, lectured for eCornell, served as adjunct medical school professors and corporate medical advisors, and are NY Times bestselling authors.
They have co-authored six books, including The New York Times Bestseller Forks Over Knives Plan, Forks Over Knives Family, and Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole. They co-authored The Whole Foods Diet and The Whole Foods Cookbook with John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market.
Most recently they co-authored, “Wellness to Wonderful,” interweaving medical science, psychology, spirituality, and life wisdom to help people achieve lasting health, vibrancy, peace, and joy. They consult for various companies and serve on advisory boards for organizations including Lifesum, Center for Nutrition Studies, and Network for NVC.
Alona Pulde, MD is a board-certified practitioner of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine & Family Medicine Physician. She is particularly passionate about supporting clients with nutrition and women’s health.
Dr. Matthew Lederman, MD is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician & CNVC Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication. He is particularly passionate about integrating mind-body health treatment and providing second medical opinions for patients with persistent chronic disease.
After ten years of serving Whole Foods Market as a corporate Vice President, helping launch their national comprehensive medical & wellness centers, coaching and retreat programs, and integrated hospital and insurance networks, Dr. Pulde and Dr Lederman moved on to co-found their new venture, WeHeal, which is the culmination of decades of learning and practical experience organized into an easily accessible program that does everything just short of guaranteeing lasting health, joy and satisfaction in your life.