Wellness Curated is a nurturing community centred on health and wellness, a safe space where you will find the support you need, whatever you’re going through. This is a one-stop shop for information on diverse healing practices and products, both modern and time-honoured, as we believe the best results are achieved when the body, mind and spirit are all given due importance in the healing process. I bring you the advice of world-renowned medical experts as well as practitioners of complementary non-traditional treatments in a bid to empower you with all the information you need to heal from the inside out. Carefully curated by me, Anshu Bahanda, this list of tools and techniques will support your wellness journey and help you enjoy a fuller, more productive life.

Latest Episodes

Podcast 67
How to Increase Your Metabolism Using Naturopathy
Dr S.N Murthy

Dr S.N Murthy is a legend in the world of Naturopathy who is presently working as Director of Pema Wellness resort at Baypark, Visakhapatnam.

Dr. S.N Murthy is one of the senior most naturopathic physicians in India, under whose guidance several naturopathic Centers & Colleges came into existence. During his long period of service, he successfully treated many, many patients suffering from various types of ailments who came from around the globe.

Podcast 66
Food as Medicine
Sakshi Chhabra Mittal

Foodhak is the first company that takes clinical research on food and brings it to life via meals prepared by gourmet chefs. They believe food can be our medicine and keeping those principles in mind, they prepare fresh, flavourful dishes that are designed to improve our health and boost our mood.

Podcast 65
A Spiritual Journey from Hollywood to the Himalayas
Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati Ji

Sadhviji is a renowned spiritual leader and motivational speaker, based in Rishikesh, India. Originally from Los Angeles, California, and a graduate of Stanford University, Sadhviji has lived on the banks of the sacred Ganga river, in the lap of the Himalayas for 25 years engaged in spiritual service, wisdom teaching, sacred action, and deep spiritual practice.

At Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, where she lives most of the year, she gives daily spiritual discourses (satsang), teaches meditation, provides spiritual counseling and mentoring, and oversees myriad charitable and humanitarian projects and activities.

She has been featured in CNN, NY Times, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, BBC, NPR, Times of India, Dainik Jagran and many other renowned news networks.

Podcast 64
All About Menopause
Dr Isabelle Bond

Dr Isabelle Bond graduated as a medical doctor in Paris at the University of Pierre et Marie Curie, qualified in the specialty of Endocrinology, Metabolic diseases and Nutrition and further specialised in Functional Medicine.

Over the past years Dr Isabelle Bond has integrated more Naturopathic Nutrition in her medical treatments. She studied at the CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine) in London and holds the dipCNM. She is part of the Bioregulatory Medicine group (BRM) and holds its diploma in Bioregulatory Medicine. Dr Bond has passed her LFHom at the Royal London Hospital of Integrative Medicine. She is accredited in Functional Medicine for Clinical Practice (AFMCP) from the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and has been practicing Functional Medicine for the past twelve years.

Podcast 63
Solve your Sleep Issues – Teach Yourself to Sleep
Kate Mikhail

Kate Mikhail is a London-based author, sleep expert and journalist, who has written a wide range of features and reviews for the Guardian, Observer, Telegraph and Independent newspapers, as well as for many other publications.

After decades of not being able to get to sleep easily at night, a chance reading of a book by her great-great uncle, Richard Waters, a pioneer in cognitive therapy and clinical hypnosis, led to the discovery that she was officially a chronic insomniac. A love of research, science and a fascination in the mind-body loop, drove Kate to find scientific answers for why sleep can be such a problem for so many people in the 21st century, and what can be done to put this right.

Kate is now an ex-chronic insomniac, thanks to researching her book, Teach Yourself to Sleep, in which she explores the biology and science of sleep and how to look at sleep from a different perspective to improve the quality of sleep, health and wellbeing.

For more info, go to her website: https://www.katemikhail.com/

Podcast 62
Eat your Way to Glowing Skin – Skin Issues Demystified
Monisha Mahtani

Monisha Mahtani is a Nutritional Therapist specialising in Digestive Wellness, Immunity, Weight Loss, Anti-ageing and Skin Nutrition.

Her goal is to help her clients achieve optimal wellbeing through simple and sustainable lifestyle choices incorporating mindfulness techniques. She helps clients, in their busy worlds, to find the balance between minimum effort to achieve maximum results. She has international clientele for Personalised Nutrition and Workplace Wellness.

She is based in London, United Kingdom, and is a member of the Naturopathic Nutrition Association (NNA). She is registered with the General Naturopathic Council (GNC), and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

Podcast 61
Ayurveda in Modern Day Life
Dr Deepa Apte

She lectures widely on Ayurveda and Yoga (both in the UK and Germany) and regularly writes articles for, and features in, magazines and the press.

After having run successful practices in India and Germany, she now runs her practice from The Ayurveda Pura Health Spa & Beauty Centre, London where she offers Ayurvedic consultations, individual Yoga sessions and workshops.

Podcast 60
Conscious Parenting
Gulnar Virk

Gulnar Virk Krishna is an Awareness Coach and entrepreneur. She is also a children’s yoga teacher, access consciousness practitioner, reiki and pranic healing teacher and a practicing Buddhist. She organises large wellness events.

Her purpose to empower all and to cherish each individual led her to create many 100 day campaigns with her fellow members to challenge their circumstances and witness lifelong changes by determining to bring about changes within to enjoy changes outside.

Podcast 59
The big controversy – psychedelics: dangerous drugs or life improving medicine
Sa’ad Shah

Sa’ad Shah is the co-founder and managing partner of Noetic, a venture capital firm that seeks to invest in emerging and early-stage psychedelic-based wellness, therapeutic and pharmaceutical companies around the world.  Sa’ad has spent the last 25 years in capital markets and asset management industry with a focus on alternative investment strategies. Prior to co-founding Noetic, Sa’ad was a managing director at The Carlyle Group. Sa’ad is also a co-founder and managing partner at Grey House Partners, venture partner at Alpha Partners, an affiliate partner at Lindsay Goldberg LLC and a venture advisor to Learn Capital LLC.  He is also a filmmaker, scriptwriter and producer, and a board member of The Necessary Angel Theatre in Toronto and Council of Advisors for The Wende Museum in Los Angeles.  Sa’ad graduated with a BA Economics and Political Science from Columbia University. He is the proud father of two daughters, and lives in Toronto.

Podcast 58
Changing the World one laugh at a time
Sabine Choucair

Sabine Choucair is a Lebanese humanitarian clown and performer. The first female clown to receive the “Premio Clown Nel Cuore” award in Italy. With qualifications in performing arts from London and social therapy from New York, she has been working with different communities around the world.

She co-founded Clown Me In in Lebanon and Mexico, a group using the art of clowning to fight social injustice. She is a member of Clowns Without Borders USA spreading joy and laughter among disadvantaged communities. She’s the artistic director of the International Institute for Very Very Serious Studies a performance training program in Beirut focusing on social street theatre as well as the Caravan street theatre productions that take refugee and human rights stories to more than 100 communities in Lebanon and Tunisia and Europe.

Sabine was among the 40 cultural leaders chosen to share their work at the World Economic Forum in Jan17.

Her theatre and therapy projects led her to work in Lebanon, The UK, The US, Brazil, Mexico, India, Canada, Cyprus, Tunisia, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Cameroon, Morocco, Jordan and Dubai.

Podcast 57
Kinesiology and how it can help the gut and immunity
Dr. Sepp Bodo Fegerl

Dr. Sepp Bodo Fegerl is a studied general physician, living and working in Salzburg, Austria. His core endeavour as therapist is, to guide his clients to the full recovery of their intestinal systems. Not only is this chain of organs, the main entrance for nutrition into our system, it´s also representing the bodies biggest surface to the outside, holding 2/3rd of our immune competent cells regulating immune response and hosting a huge part of our neural and endocrinological system.

Trained in diagnostic and therapy according to the Modern Mayr Medicine, he is able to identify imbalances prior to their symptomatic manifestation and do hold tools to cure them. Focusing on anti-inflammatory support and techniques, this strategy can also help people suffering from chronic disease and metabolic problems. Simple, individual tailor suited and supporting the bodies physiology and function.

In his daily routine, he is using a fusion of allopathic and holistic medical disciplines and techniques. That allows him a positive, successful and very natural approach helping the client help themselves again. With long lasting results.

Podcast 56
Understanding Gender
Anvita Madan-Bahel

There is so much misinformation about this particular topic. I have had a lot of questions about it in the last six months and Dr Anvita and I clarified them to the best of our ability.

Anvita Madan-Bahel holds a PhD in Counselling Psychology. She specializes in multicultural psychology and psychosexual and relational therapy.  Her interests include cross-cultural psychology, diversity issues, sexual well being, abuse and trauma.

She has developed and facilitated diversity training at various universities and organizations. The topics have ranged from race, ethnicity, gender, class, religion and sexual identity. She has extensive experience in understanding and conceptualizing issues based on diversity and culture. Anvita works towards reducing the taboo around sex and sexuality. She is most passionate about designing culturally based programs that address minority based issues. She designed one such program for her dissertation, using Bollywood films clips to discuss comprehensive sexuality education with South Asian girls in New York. The dissertation was published as a book: Sexual Health and Bollywood Films: A Culturally Based Program for South Asian Teenage Girls. NY: Cambria Press.  Anvita currently lives in London, and works as a therapist, trainer and lecturer.

Podcast 55
Why Walking = Wellness
Toby Clarke

Toby Clarke is the Founder of Walking Ibiza.

Walking Ibiza has grown since 2010 into an organisation that offers so much more than walking. They let people discover and explore Ibiza in many ways. By walking, mountain biking, holidays and corporate events. The last years Toby and his team developed new projects like Ibiza Food Tours and the walking activities are slowly extending to Formentera and Menorca as well.

During season Toby work with a team of approx 15 professional walking, biking and food tour guides who are all passionate to give an amazing experience.

Podcast 54
Timeless – Lead An Inspired Life At All Ages
Caroline Labouchere

At 57 Caroline is the person she always was but never had the opportunity to be.

Say yes! This has been life changing for her. She is now excited about her future rather than fearing it. Looking forward to many great years ahead.

Modelling for the first time at the age of 53, she lead a full-page campaign in eight editions of British Vogue, and in Tatler, Hello and White Magazines. She regularly represents the over fifties all over the world. She is equally at home in person as a confident public speaker as well as in print and in movies, tv and online. She has a strong fashion following on social media and a broad portfolio in diverse formats appealing to a wide age demographic. She now communicates her message of finding your potential, by inviting others into her life to see how she made her transformation. She thinks she inspires. She is passionate about encouraging all women to realise their potential. A qualified performance coach, she regularly meet up with women who feel a little unsure of their next step. Through all her platforms, she shares her happiness and energy for life. Her work has an ageless quality which makes her highly flexible.

Podcast 53
How to detox at home
Dr Harald Stossier

Dr Harald Stossier is one of the most respected Mayr doctors and is Director of the prestigious VIVAMAYR Maria Worth medi-clinic in Austria. Dr Stossier combines Modern Mayr Medicine with advanced diagnostics, holistic medical treatments, orthomolecular medicine and meticulous diet plans. He focuses on achieving excellent long-term health for clients through preventative medicine, strict detox plans and individualised treatment programmes.

Dr Stossier studied medicine at the University of Innsbruck and University of Graz, graduating in 1987. He trained in different departments at hospitals in Klagenfurt and Wolfsberg, Austria. Upon graduation, he worked with Dr Erich Rauch, who studied under Dr F.X. Mayr.

Dr Stossier has a global reputation for his work. He regularly lectures doctors, complementary practitioners and therapists on how to integrate complementary medicine on a day-to-day basis. His areas of expertise include infertility, cardiovascular risk, irritable bowel syndrome, parasites, heavy metal detoxification, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, diabetes and hypoglycemia. Dr Stossier has over 20 years of voluntary service with the Austrian Medical Association and has served as President of both the International Medical Society for Applied Kinesiology and the Platform Orthomolecular Medicine.

Podcast 52
Shape Up Like Shakira
Dan Bermeo

Daniel moved to London from Ecuador, and immediately felt the isolation and loneliness that many feel in the great city. As a proud Latin American, Daniel knew that dance had the transformative power to boost your mood and that fitness should ultimately feel good, so he created DAN’S – to bring people together and lift them up. He brought together leading dance-fitness instructors from across the world to design a cutting-edge dance syllabus to give dancers a full-body workout and boost their mood through dance.

Podcast 51
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, fearful
Jaidip khurana

With the pandemic and the resulting disruption, now more than ever we are required to be resilient, connected and empathetic.

It is not unusual to feel Anxious, Fearful, Overwhelmed or Uncertain. It is how we manage our responses that matter.

Anxiety is a physiological response to a threat and a symptom of inflammation. Threat (including our thoughts and emotions) fires up our immune system and cytokines. Neuroscience has shown us that our thoughts and emotions are processed by our brain in the same way as a physical threat. By reducing or resolving stress and anxiety you lower levels of inflammation, thereby allowing your immune system to function better. 

Jaidip is a leadership coach working independently and with the Asian Leadership Institute, Chiang Mai. Jaidip combines his in-depth understanding of the corporate world with a holistic approach to leadership transformation. Over the last ten years he has coached senior executives, entrepreneurs and teams across India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Russia, UK and the US.

He has extensive corporate experience and understands the skills needed to work and excel in stressful, uncertain and ever changing environments across diverse cultures, having spent 20 years successfully in investment banking in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

He has an MBA from Insead, France, graduating with distinction and he completed his BCom (Hons) from SRCC, Delhi University. Jaidip is a dedicated student of Vedanta practicing living a holistic and whole hearted life.

Podcast 50
Dealing with limiting beliefs
Bushra Khan

Over the last two decades, Bushra’s path led her to study and work with some of the world’s most prominent and leading teachers such as Marisa Peer, Bob Proctor, Blue Marsden, Vishen Lakhiani, and Eckhart Tolle.

Having grown stronger from the obstacles and challenges life has given her, she has developed the qualities and skills to help her clients to create a mindset to take back control, conquer their thoughts, actions and belief systems and support them in designing their life in their ideal way.

She is practicing as a holistic psychotherapist helping others through their own challenges.

She is results-driven and focused on creating impact in as few sessions as possible. Her mission is to create awareness in each and every one by removing “blockages” that obstruct the flow of energy, giving the tools to operate on a higher vibration, and receiving what each and every one truly desires.

Podcast 49
Benefits of CBD – fact or fad
Deepak Anand

The world has been fascinated with Cannabis and CBD in the last 7-8 years.

Mr. Anand has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the global cannabis industry. He is a public speaker and is regularly engaged with Canadian and International media on all subjects related to the Cannabis industry. Mr. Anand holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and Management from Vancouver Island University. He is a recognized thought leader and brings 15 years of leadership experience in the health, charitable/non-profit, and private sectors in Canada.

Within the global cannabis sector, Mr. Anand has worked with senior government officials, politicians, policy makers, health professional organizations, clinical practitioners, educators, investor, patients as well as producers. He has also served on the boards of various pharmaceutical associations across Canada, the United States and Europe. 

Currently, Mr. Anand serves on a variety of boards within the international cannabis space which include not for profit, advocacy and patient driven organizations.

Podcast 48
Your relationship health – sex and intimacy
Dr. Anvita Madan-Bahel

Dr. Anvita Madan-Bahel holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She specializes in multicultural psychology and her interests include cross-cultural psychology, diversity issues, working with minority groups and sexuality and sexual health. Majority of her work is around reducing sexual violence & gender disparity; psychosexual and relational therapy, BAME mental health and diversity training.

She is most passionate about designing culturally based programs that address minority-based issues. She designed one such program for her dissertation, using Bollywood films clips to discuss comprehensive sexuality education with South Asian girls in New York. The dissertation was published as a book: Sexual Health and Bollywood Films: A Culturally Based Program for South Asian Teenage Girls. NY: Cambria Press. Based on her dissertation, she also co-founded Seeds of Awareness, an organization that imparts CSE programs in India. She provides therapy to survivors of violence (both gender-based violence as well as trauma due to displacement and conflict). She has extensive experience in diversity and cross-cultural training. She specializes in issues related to sex, sexuality, sexual health and provides psychosexual and couples therapy.