Healthy Mind and Hormones with Dr. Cobi

Woman are like the thermostat of the home, there is a ripple into their families, jobs and everything they do if they are not well. This week on Mindset Monday is our first Practitioner interview with Dr. Cobi from Essential Health Natural Wellness Clinic.

We all know it is important to have a healthy body but I ask her why is it important to have a healthy mind?

Dr. Cobi tells us that it doesn’t really matter how healthy your physical body is if your mind is not. If you are struggling with depression or anxiety you may not answer you are doing alright. If you have a really healthy mindset and are struggling with physical symptoms, you can sort of overlook them if your mindset is healthy.

How do you help woman achieve optimal health?

Dr. Cobi’s specialty is Hormonal Health. She found that the underlying cause of many of the woman she would see was because of a hormone issue. Upon realizing this Dr. Cobi returned to school to earn her Ph.D. in Endocrine Function, (Basically Hormone Issues) She found herself falling more and more in love with hormones as she witnessed the impact it had on her patients.

She tells us that Woman’s hormones shift throughout the month and depending on the sensitivity during these shifts, it can equal a lot of issues. When a woman comes in and is struggling with fatigue, mood swings, menstrual issues, weight gain or other symptoms the first thing she helps them with is to recognize why they are feeling that way and discover the underlying cause. She helps them to discover it through comprehensive hormone testing, kind of the, “Hallmark foundation”, of her practice.

You could be feeling anxiety that could be coming from several different hormone issues, that is why is very important to find out the cause of the symptoms before treating them.

She uses lifestyle changes first such as asking questions like, how did you get here in the first place? If it is stress, she will help her to make lifestyle changes. She uses specialized natural hormone therapies, natural herbal medicine remedies supplements and detox.

How did Dr. Cobi find her path?

Growing up, her Mom was always interested in natural health and her Grandpa was a herbalist so she got a bit of exposure from him. Dr. Cobi knew she was going to be a doctor or pharmacist from a young age.

While he was in school her Mother developed a rare blood condition and was in the hospital for a year. She had to leave school and witnessed her mother go from being told that she would not live a healthy productive life to thriving. She tapped into her belief of natural medicine and although conventional medicine saved her, Natural Medicine brought her back to fully living.

After this experience, she switched her path into Natural Medicine Healing.

Q. What is something that you find you are often repeating to your clients?

A. That when you come to Dr. Cobi, you won’t be just taking a couple of pills and going home. She makes a reference to a marriage, both people have to work at it.

Q. What can a first-time client do to best prepare for a first appointment.

A. She finds most people have been down the path for a while and are ready for some changes or a shift in a different direction. She hopes they are open to making some changes in the foods they eat, the lifestyle they are living and this question, how do I treat the cause so I don’t have to keep treating the symptoms? This is about 50% of the work she tells us.

Q. Is there anything you would like to share?

A. Her passion is to help people live their best life. She is on the team of the patient no matter what that looks like. It could be conventional medicine, natural medicine, coaching…. Whatever that looks like that is what you will get.

Dr. Cobi has offered you two free gifts.

The first is a 7-day hormone reset.

 free web class on Optimizing Health and Hormones.

The interview is available on the Podcast: Here 


International Best Selling Author of:

Author of The Ultimate Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook

Author of The Ultimate Candida Guide and Cookbook

Author of The Ultimate Hormone Balancing Guidebook

Author of The Ultimate Metabolic Plan Uncovering and Conquering the Roadblocks to Weight Loss

About Dr. Cobi

Dr. Cobi Slater is a Board-Certified Doctor of Natural Medicine, Registered Herbal Therapist, Registered Nutritionist and she also holds a Ph.D. in Natural Health Sciences. Dr. Cobi is the founder of Essential Health Natural Wellness Clinic located in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada.

Dr. Cobi is extremely passionate about helping others heal naturally as well as empowering patients to live a life of optimal health. Dr. Cobi is a regular guest on many international radio and TV health shows. She also contributes to numerous publications as a health expert and is the International Best-Selling Author of 5 health books including The Ultimate Candida Guide and Cookbook, The Ultimate Hormone Balancing Guidebook, The Ultimate Metabolic Plan, The Ultimate Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook and Refresh, Revive, Restore 10-Day Detox.

Dr Cobi has helped thousands of patients regain their health through lifestyle changes resulting in a freedom to enjoy life like never before!

Achieving Health Naturally with Ashley James

Ashley knows what it is like to feel like life is dark, hope is something for others, health is a dream and it is hard. At her worst point, she had Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), type two diabetes, chronic fatigue, brain fatigue and a list of health issues holding her back from living the life of her dreams.

Today she is thriving, has overcome all of her health challenges and is helping others to create a life of thriving through her podcast, coaching and by sharing her personal journey.

The Foundation of Health

  1. Sleep -We should be getting at least 8 hours of sleep you can listen to her full interview on sleep hygiene
  1. Moving your body -Get outside, hug a tree, breathe in the fresh air and move your body
  1. Eat Vegetables -Aim for two cups per meal or 6-8 cups per day
  1. Drink Water -Aim for 1/3 of your body weight plus extra for your vices such as sugar and sitting all day.
  1. Supplements

Mentioned on the show

Every Day is A Second Chance to gain new learnings, learn something new, learn from others, your own experience, the past, the painful things. You can listen to the interview on the Podcast: Here


Massive Dreams with Valerie Groth

The Ryan Banks Academy was a dream in Valerie’s Mind for many years before it became a reality for the 2018/2019 school year. She shares the story and mindset behind the school opening.

Valerie Groth was a Social Worker in the South side of Chicago and worked with awesome kids facing a lot of challenges. They had such tough environments that they self-harmed and tried to commit suicide.

She had the dream to create a boarding school that would provide a safe place for kids to receive an education for 11 years.  She had thought she would do it once she retired, perhaps when she had piles of cash lying around. Haha, she jokes with us as that is unlikely to happen.

A few events happened that caused her to begin now. She quit her job four years ago and began to make it a reality.

What happened in your mindset to take this from someday to today?

  1. She lost a student to gun violence. It was not the first, it was one she was close with and enough was enough.
  2. Valerie attended the World Domination Summit in Portland and Michael Hyatt was giving a speech. He told the audience that an actuary had told him that someone in the audience would die in the next 30 days.
  3. She had the realization that her dream was so big that no one else would know what to do, not Oprah, not the President, They Mayor didn’t have a blueprint so therefore it helped her to ask, Why can’t I do it. The bigger the plan is, the easier it was for her to see, it is never about the How, it is making the decision that you are going to do it.
  4. She made the realization that, “this is massive, audacious and requires sacrifice” and she made the decision every day to keep on moving forward.

Her dream is for it to be a boarding school in a few years. Today, they are operating with their first grade 7 class as a day school.

Talking about team

Valerie shares that there are two teams. The Ryan Banks Academy team and the team of people that support her personally. They helped her by coaching, advising and mentoring her along the way. The audio interview is available on Anchor: Here 


Survivors Guilt with Ryan M. Esquivel

Today on Mindset Monday, Ryan M. Esquivel shares his journey to overcome Survivors Guilt, PTSD and trauma to living a life that is full of love, joy and helping others on their own personal journey.

His journey began in February of 2004 when his roommate and best friend was killed in action. He was with him a couple of hours before he died and that moment kept playing in his head long after he returned home.

When he returned home he threw himself into work and his military relationship suffered, his personal relationships suffered, because he wanted his friend back. Ryan began to blame people and his world contracted as people began leaving him. It wasn’t until about 2008 when he experienced a one in a million moments.

A private ran into him in Southern California and asked him if he knew his roommate. It turned out that it was his best friend. They learned to value each other and became really good friends over the years. Ryan tells us that was the start of his faith, a belief in a God, energy, something out there. He began to start to put his life together and see-sawed back and forth of finding a job, losing a job, in and out of that dark place.

He discovered that you need to find the joy, your purpose and the meaning of life. It may sound cliche but when you are on a journey you learn that when you share your pain it feels better. It wasn’t until 2018 that looking back he was able to see, people had been taking care of him all along.

His Fav. Book

  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

  • Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth by T. Harv Eker

As we get deep into Ryan’s journey he shares how carrying Survivors Guilt began to impact his relationship with his family. He replayed the picture in his mind and wanted to go back and change it. He realized that loving people is hard, sharing is hard and the more you love and share the easier it becomes. Listen to the whole interview to hear the whole story.


How The Gig Economy Is Beneficial To Those With Mental Health Disorders

How The Gig Economy Is Beneficial To Those With Mental Health Disorders

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With so many people looking for more flexible job options, it’s no wonder the gig economy is doing so well. Freelance or short-term work has so many benefits, not the least of which is a positive effect on mental health. If you suffer from depression or anxiety, working for yourself can help reduce stress and other symptoms that make it difficult to function from day-to-day, since there is a lot less pressure to perform when you’re your own boss.


That’s not to say that working for yourself is easy; it requires some dedication and commitment because you have to hold yourself accountable every day for the amount of work that needs to be done. However, with the right mindset and a little organization, you can make your gig a success and possibly even turn it into a career rather than something that’s just temporary.


Keep reading to find out more on how the gig economy can help when you’re living with a mental health disorder.


Work from home


While every gig is different, in many cases you can work from home and make extra money. Blogging or freelance writing, creating items to sell in an online shop, or becoming a virtual assistant are great places to start, but it’s imperative that you have a comfortable and distraction-free place to work. This means setting up a home office or workspace that will allow you to get things done without worrying about your timeline. Getting organized will help you stay on top of all your jobs so that your clients will keep coming back.


Set your own hours


Living with a mental health disorder can wreak havoc on your ability to function from day-to-day; you may have issues with getting enough rest, making it hard to concentrate at work, or you might struggle with anxiety that makes it difficult to be in an office setting. Working in the gig economy often means you get to set your own hours, allowing you to work when you feel the most productive so you can focus your energy on your needs.


Experience being an entrepreneur


Many people would love to start their own business but are wary of jumping into a decision that could cost them dearly if it doesn’t pan out. With the gig economy, you can experience many of the same things an entrepreneur does without taking on the risks. Whether you want to open up an Etsy store or work for a ride-share service, there are many ways you can get the benefits of being your own boss without having to take big financial risks.


Establish a routine


Many individuals who work in the gig economy need to establish a routine to help them organize their day; this helps them get their work done in a timely fashion and prevents anxiety and stress, both of which are hugely beneficial for people who are living with depression or other mental health issues. Finding a routine will prevent you from overworking yourself or from worrying about whether or not you remembered to get everything done at the end of the day.

Living with a mental health disorder can be exhausting, but it doesn’t have to prevent you from having the job you want. Do some research on the types of gigs available to you online or locally, and get organized from the get-go so that you’ll feel in control. With a good plan, you can start earning money quickly and become your own boss.

This is a Guest Post

Brad Krause graduated from college in 2010 and went straight to the corporate world at the headquarters of a popular retail company. But what started as a dream job soured quickly. After four years of working 15-hour days and neglecting his health, he decided enough was enough. Through aiding a friend during a tough time, Brad discovered his real calling-helping people implement self-care practices that improve their overall wellbeing. He created to share his own knowledge and the many great resources he finds on his self-care journey.


Second Chance Story with Rachel Barber

When Rachel first found out she had Mitochondrial Dysfunction and experienced her body shutting down she had nearly lost all hope. Severe fatigue and muscle pain had kept her unable to live the life she desired and she took a big risk to find the doctor that kicked off her healing journey. 

She took her life into her own hands and went on a journey to achieve the life of her dreams.

Second Chance Story

Rachel’s Second Chance Story began seven years ago when she began to experience pains and aches in her body.  She ended up being limited to only seven foods as they were causing her excruciating pain in her entire body. She was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth. Rachel saw several doctors without any success towards healing. She made the decision to take a big leap in faith and invested everything she had to go see a doctor in California.

Turn Around Point

The doctor in California introduced her to a program that helps retrain your brain. Rachel committed to it was so invested in the training she did it on her wedding night and honeymoon. For 6 months she did it every day and found incredible results.

Rachel changed her diet and it calmed her inflammation and cleared her brain fog so she could focus on the program. She started supplementation months through the journey when her body began to accept them.

Every Day Is A Second Chance to: Get clear on what your purpose on this earth is and follow it.

Links and Resources Mentioned

Cerebral Palsy Warrior with Heather Hancock

Heather was born premature and with Cerebral palsy. She was the first handicapped child mainstreamed into Calgary, Alberta’s public school system and subjected to many years of bullying and abuse. At the age of two, her parents were told that she was to be put into an institution because she would never amount to anything. She is on this show sharing her story because they were very wrong.

She had to overcome the damage that was done and when Heather was only 14 years old she was suicidal and had made a plan.

She tells us God had a plan that was greater for her and that she experienced his love and realized this at an event she attended.

Her dream of becoming a nurse couldn’t be due to the physical pain and limitations that CP caused her and she shares a story that includes multiple mindset shifts coupled with the will to go on despite challenges.

In this inspiring interview, she shares her journey to becoming a Christian Inner Healing Coach. She helps Woman overcome deep, deep wounds by shifting their mindset to come into alignment with God’s mindset.

Favorite Book

Favorite Podcast

Lisa Bevere’s I Am Adamant

Scripture Mentioned James 1:2-4

2Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,1:2 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verses 16 and 19; and in 2:1, 5, 14; 3:10, 12; 4:11; 5:7, 9, 10, 12, 19.whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Psalm 139:13-14

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.


4-Day Work Week with Wade Galt

Mindset Monday

Wade hosts the 4-Day Work Week Entrepreneur podcast and is committed to helping 4,444,444 people create their own 4-day work week lifestyle. Wade has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling Psychology, and
has been a Certified Integrative (Life) Coach with the (Debbie) Ford Institute.

When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling the world, coaching youth sports and playing beach volleyball on Fridays.

He lives happily with his wife, children, and dog in Naples, Florida.

In this episode, he shares his journey to living the life of the 4-day work week as well as the mindset shift that is needed to start working towards this.  It is a process he tells us that should usually take time and starts with the first step. The Podcast interview is available on Anchor: Here