Radically Resilient Health Podcast
We’re Back: Season 2 of Radically Resilient Health
In Season 2 of Radically Resilient Health, Dr. Carolyn Dolan and Connie Wray plan to host people who have had personal journeys of healing and pain management with the help of Vitakinetics.
Connie Wray: (00:00)
Welcome back to Radically Resilient Health with Dr. Carolyn Dolan. She is the founder and creator of Vitakinetics, and, uh, we’ve had a summer off. And let me tell you out here in the west, it has definitely been a very stressful summer. I think when we wrapped, uh, at the beginning of summer, Carolyn, you and I were really looking forward to, there was a downturn in COVID and we were just ready to kind of get back out there. The weather was nice, and if you’re living in the west and you’re dealing with fires right now, we, uh, we’ve had an adjustment yet again this summer, but we’re very excited to be back. And we’re going to start off with the episode, one of our second season to kind of really recap the importance of Vida kinetics and how this supplement is really not only keeping us healthy, fighting, giving our body that natural ability to treat ourselves with the right amount of inflammation, but also helping us deal with the stresses of life. And we’ve had a lot of those. So let’s kind of recap, Caroline. I want to start with returning with radically resilient health and I love this. You’ve got an amazing wow statement that you’ve been sharing quite a bit on social media and on your website. Let’s talk about that.
Dr. Carolyn Dolan: (01:15)
Yes. Welcome back, everyone. We’re really looking forward to this season. We just also wanted to take this first episode to review some of the new things related to Vita kinetics and radically resilient health. Connie and I are really hoping to get back in, in person recording. We’ve been doing this all by zoom because of pandemic times. And so we hope sooner rather than later, we’re going to be able to get back to that. But yeah, I’ve been working on, I’m always trying to come up with ways to explain, you know, what role Vita kinetics has in your resilient health experience and how it supports the body. And so this new wild statement is Vitakinetics helps transform the chains of information so that you can get back to doing the things you love. I really loved the image of the, the idea that inflammation is really holding you back.
Dr. Carolyn Dolan: (02:10)
Cause that’s kind of this construct that our population really has is that the inflammation itself is what’s holding us back from and causing all this pain or difficulty getting back or managing our lives or our recovery from injury or increased levels of stress. But really what the role of this supplement is not as a complete replacement of anything as much as really sort of, I look at it as inflammation in part in this ideal zone really is your superpower. And so we’re trying to harness the superpower part of inflammation to get that full recovery. And so we really are trying to dial it back in to being in a, um, supportive role so that the inflammation isn’t holding you back, but inflammation is actually allowing you to get that full recovery and healing, which is what we all want and need to be able to get back to those things that we love to do or recover from an injury or surgery, or manage our inflammatory response to whatever our life stresses.
Dr. Carolyn Dolan: (03:20)
And like you mentioned for the west coast right now, not only are we having this flare of the pandemic that we all had, these high hopes that we were going to enjoy our summers and that we were sort of towards the tail end of this, it’s rearing its head again. And so there’s different mandates that are involved and restrictions on gatherings and what have you, depending on where you live, but that we now have this added issue of smoke where now going outside is, is very difficult and often dangerous in our area. Um, and it’s hard to describe cause if you’re not experiencing it, I spoke to someone in Indianapolis and they have, it’s like this bubble, like there is nothing going on, right? Everything is normal. There’s no shortage of water. There’s no shortage of fresh air sunshine and all of those things.
Dr. Carolyn Dolan: (04:16)
And I was trying to describe what it feels like to be in this while our current area is not actively burning down. You know, there are lots of people who are losing homes and, and really takes it then to another level of tragedy. But it’s like sitting around a campfire and you know, that gust of the wind comes and blows the smoke plume in your face. What is that feeling at that moment? You’re like, oh, and you start coughing. And you’re like, I have got to move and get outta here. Right? I mean, it’s that moment. And that’s essentially what we’re living in at, at this time.
Connie Wray: (04:56)
Well, and I think too, that going back to the philosophy behind Vida kinetics, your principles, right? Eat well, supplement well exercise. Well, and when you can’t do a part of those things that are that balancing of your health, it becomes frustrating. You and I have had conversations. You’re you love the outdoors. You love sunshine. And here we live in Reno, Nevada, where usually we’re blessed with beautiful sunshiny days, you know, well over 300 days a year, and that is greatly impacting our health. Not only is it impacting the fact that we’ve had days where they’re just saying, do not go outside. You can’t, this air
Dr. Carolyn Dolan: (05:41)
Schools are shut down. Eight schools
Connie Wray: (05:43)
Are closing. And so then not only is this impacting your, your physical health, because maybe you’re trying to do the things that, that you want to do, right? You want to eat well, you want to supplement well, you want to, well, even sleeping has been a challenge, right? I know in our house we’ve woken up many a nights and gosh, it just like you were saying, smells like a campfire. That becomes an issue as well. So it’s impacting these lifestyle choices that we’re trying to make right. To, to improve our wellbeing and to be on that, that path of wellness, like you’re saying with the Vida kinetics, right? It’s an opportunity for us to get back, be in control of that inflammation. So we can get back to doing the things that we love. But on top of it, the things we love are also being impacted by this natural disaster. We’re not in control.
Dr. Carolyn Dolan: (06:37)
Well, and so again, circling back at least as of use of the Vita kinetics in a supportive role, it’s not going to be, and I make no claims of having it be something that replaces anything else. It is something now that is a part of my life and my family’s life. Maybe more consistently now than it was prior, because it has enough to support our inflammatory process as a response of what’s going on around us. And you and I were talking about this resiliency, part of our radically resilient health has to do with this ability to self-reflect to take a pause and take a moment and go, okay, what is it that’s really affecting me and my physical and mental health right now, what can I do? What can’t I do? And being able to work within that and identify, we all need fresh air and we all need sunshine, but some of us are far more impacted physically and emotionally under certain circumstances, different health conditions mean that the poor air quality is even more dangerous for you than it is for a healthy individual.
Dr. Carolyn Dolan: (07:53)
But like, if we can’t go outside, I mean, I will, I will say we have to be flexible. We all need some movement. So now it’s walking laps in your house on those days that you can’t get outside or it’s doing, you know, some home fitness workout when you can, or making sure if you’re not able to gather because of whatever’s going on around you, that we’re back to making sure we’re using our, you know, zoom or the phone to really get those connections with, with people and, and talking. I mean, I can’t imagine, you know, when I was talking to my friend about trying to explain what it feels like in our current circumstances, I have a lot of friends here that are echoing the very same set sentiments, and you know, what are you doing for it and trying to problem solve?
Dr. Carolyn Dolan: (08:43)
Well, my family is looking at the air quality and figuring out where can we drive to, to get fresh air and sunshine because we haven’t seen blue skies and this is more than just a winter in the Midwest of seasonal affective disorder. That is certainly a component. But even in those circumstances, you can still go outside and breathe the air. Like there is not, not, you don’t have sunshine and that’s a part of it. But now we’re also in this. Our air is toxic a lot of the times. And so we’ve got to figure out how we’re going to work around that. Having air filtration, changing out your air filters and then finding out where can we go?
Connie Wray: (09:26)
I think you really hit, hit the head on this, that when we talk about radically resilient health for us right now, it’s okay that we’ve got this crazy smoke. I’m trying to still maintain, but everyone has different needs. When you talk about Sephora self-reflection, that may be different for every person, right? Self-reflection is an identity. You identify with what your need is. That means you take the time to self-reflect and say, Hey, what is it that I’m missing to me? You and your family have said, we need sunshine and fresh air that’s. That is what we need and how it’s going to help maintain our stressors. And I know last week, right, your kids were out of school. Our kids were out of school due to the smoke and you drove your kids right to where the fresh air was. Right. You went over the hill and went into to Sacramento and found some fresh air for them to enjoy. That was your way of finding what would help your family. And I think that’s important for people to understand that when we talk about radically resilient health, it’s your health, it’s what you need. And when you have that moment of self-reflection, that’s when you’re going to really be able to find out what is it that I need, what are my biological difficulties and what can I do to improve those? So what, what is that for each person? And it may be different.
Dr. Carolyn Dolan: (10:49)
And I think this is also important. Both there’s two points I want to bring up here. This leads us into updating everyone on how our podcasts will look this season. But also that, that is not being that self-reflection and really understanding what it is your body needs. Sometimes you need somebody to help you with that. And that’s your healthcare provider or your counselor, or your friend or your spouse, or maybe it is, you need something more than just eating nutritiously. That’s not enough to get you where you sometimes it physically means you need, health care services or actual medications, radically resilient health is not the absence of any of those tools. Those are all tools available to us to help us get there. Our Vita kinetic supplement is a tool that helps support specifically in that inflammatory state, and supportive that pain sort of issue, but it is not a replacement for those other things that you may need.
Dr. Carolyn Dolan: (12:02)
The supplement is not going to help me with my sunshine and fresh air problem. My family sunshine and fresh air problem, it’s supportive. And it’s something good I can add to the mix. But sometimes it also requires getting some extra support somewhere, somewhere else, which leads us into this idea of self-reflection. We are going to start sharing stories of people who have gone through injury, recovery, surgery, recovery, difficult situations, divorce, single parenthood, shoulder surgery, cancer, anything that we can stories that we have come in contact with both that have used by the kinetics as a supportive piece to their recovery, but also that they’ve demonstrated that ability to self-reflect and figure out in those times of stress or recovery, what did they do that really helped them get through back to giving back to loving life? And sometimes it’s not only a supplement as supportive or nutrition, or really dialing your sleep. Sometimes it’s having a community to lean on, to have that emotional support, that connection, right? We talked about connect well, so we’re going to touch on those stories and we’re so excited about sharing some of these stories because they’re so inspirational.
Connie Wray: (13:33)
I’m really excited too, because you talk about weathering the storm. And several of the interviews that we have coming up for this season is also, you know, medical workers. Who’ve been through a very challenging time this past year, even if you’re not on a COVID frontline working in the ICU, you’re still impacted in the medical field by this medical crisis. And your stress is high. Your workload is, is heavier. There’s so much going on. So I’m really excited to hear these stories of people that were able to weather the storm and use many of the tools that you talk about. Not only supplementing well with a product like Vita kinetics, but the whole component of it. Are you sleeping well? Are you connecting well? What does that look like for you? Are you finding ways to exercise? Well? So I think what I’m excited about is you have such a huge array of people that we’ll talk with this year that have used Vita kinetics as a tool to help them get through some very challenging times and help them reflect on how to better provide care for themselves.
Dr. Carolyn Dolan: (14:47)
I was even just thinking about a current circumstance. I had a friend who had open heart surgery. She’s a parent, she’s a mother with two kids and she had to have open-heart surgery recently in a pandemic and hour on top of the smoke. And we had, we had discussed about how we would do some walks together to help her get her cardiovascular fitness, going, but given our circumstances, we ended up, I said, Hey, I’m going to pick you up. I’ll wear my mask because you know, we really want to make sure your say, because she hasn’t been out moving in the last couple of weeks because the smoke was so bad. I said, I’m going to take you to the mall and we’ll walk in the mall. And it was pivoting. We identified what it was that she really felt like she needed to do as part of her recovery. And, um, we went and did that and she’s, I mean, doing amazingly well, but yeah, I’m really excited to share these stories really have radically resilient health using self-reflection as a tool to look back upon what was, what were the things that really helped them, helped them through
Connie Wray: (15:54)
I’ve liked this season, moving into this, because one of the things, the positives that we’re hearing as people kind of come out of this COVID experience that we had this past year was a we’re learning to connect better. They were learning to pause and spend more time with family, or get engaged with things that they enjoyed exercising or gardening. Right? We talked about how many people turn to gardening during the COVID pandemic. Not only because they were worried about being food insecure, but they also were wanting to get back to those, the roots, like to have their hands in the ground. And we’ve learned a lot through all of this and I think Vida kinetics and what you practice and what you’re showing people, uh, whether they read your book or they go to your website and follow your story and see why you have done the research that you’ve done to really dig in to what you can do through food, through a supplement, through a basic exercises, through sunlight, through fresh air. Those are the, we don’t need to reinvent the wheel. We can be healthy with the things that are around us. And what you’re talking about is adaptability, right? We’re adapting out here in the west to a very unusual situation. We’re trying to find ways you adapted. You took your friend to the mall so that she could get her walking in. If anything, I say, this has been this last year, talk about resiliency. We have all had to find ways to kind of bounce back and we’ve all bounced back in a very different way.
Dr. Carolyn Dolan: (17:35)
And we’ve had to pivot like you, you mentioned we, we just have to continue to be mobile in our efforts and, and staying focused on those fundamentals and figuring out what it is we really need. I will also add that it does take a dose of trust and faith. You know, when I think back when we’re talking about the people we’ll be working on interviewing based on their circumstances that represent radically resilient health, a lot of them really had to develop a team of healthcare providers, a team of friends and family, that they really had faith in entrusted to help support them through this, whatever that issue was or that they came in and filled a gap in their lives during that time, that was a need, they may be in didn’t even know that they had. And it wasn’t even from a person that you know, that they’re like best friends with, but these connections in their community really filled, filled a gap and a need that they, that help them through this. And so I think that’s the other thing, as far as this resiliency is revisiting our trust and in our community to help get through this.
Connie Wray: (18:54)
Well, I’m really looking forward to season two of radically resilient health with Dr. Carolyn Dolan. Again, you can learn more about Vita kinetics. You can visit their website, Advita kinetics.com. And I really want to highlight again, we talked a lot about it today. Eat well, move well, sleep well, connect well and supplement. Well, you can learn more about why these five pinnacles are so important to that radically resilient health. And even though we say radically resilient, honestly, Carolyn, I feel like what you’ve shown us is how easy with these five pillars. We can really make a radical change in our lifestyle and our health. And I’m really looking forward to season two and hearing from some of these incredible people who have used by the kinetics as a tool, and really focused in again, on these pillars, through a lifestyle program and a lifestyle change.
Dr. Carolyn Dolan: (19:49)
Yeah, me too. Me too.
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