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Wild Medicine

Aug 25, 2020

This episode is another throwback! In it, Dr. Michelle and Dr. Shalini approach health in an integrative manner, highlighting vitality over vanity, inspiring women to regain their power, not accepting anything as normal that doesn’t feel good, and embracing that each unique individual needs a unique approach.

Dr. Bhat is a dedicated functional medicine professional with a decade of experience in the health and wellness field. She is the founder of The Movement Boutique in Toronto, a next generation wellness clinic and designer of programs that are built to help people achieve optimal wellness through moving, feeling and looking better. She has designed a workout method, a treatment method using acupuncture, fascial release, and nutrition, and now has three functional medicine programs including her 21-day Clean Gut Detox. 

After going through her own personal health challenges that western medicine wasn’t able to remediate, she developed a passion for functional medicine eventually becoming a certified practitioner to help others be empowered through achieving their own health and wellness goals. At her private practice, her treatments focus on providing patients with a road-map to moving, feeling and looking their best. She works with people who have been told they are normal, as classified by their doctor, and are looking to take their health to new heights, cutting through all the noise and trends on the internet and bringing her patients the most relevant info for their body, mind and microbiome. 


Key Takeaways:

[7:43] Shalini talks about her career journey. 

[8:50] Shifting from chiropractics to functional medicine.

[10:33] Wellness as performance optimization.

[13:12] Vitality is the new vanity.

[16:01] Instead of thinking of losing pounds, think in terms of what you want to gain and how you want to feel.

[18:41] Chasing vitality to look and feel better.

[19:15] Vitality: Having enough energy, strength, and confidence to stand in your power.

[20:40] Approaching bloating as a functional doctor.

[22:08] Do not accept bloating as normal.

[22:32] GI Map, stool test, and Dutch Test.

[25:42] The pillars of vitality for Dr. Shalini Bhat.

[27:24] Simple hacks when it comes to language for women.

[30:11] Using Fascia Release as a way to create alignment.

[39:45] The Movement Boutique’s unique approach.

[42:10] The nutritional principles and the non-negotiables.

[46:16] Diversity is key in regards to diet.

[45:10] Greenwashing.

[48:10] The healthiest way to eat is to eat the food that is most vital.

[49:01] Chose biodynamic agriculture, support your local farmer.

[49:54] Preparation of foods is a massive part of healthy eating.

[51:13] How you eat.

[52:40] Look at your poop!

[52:51] Present the same food in 7 different ways.

[53:45] Teaching children how to choose their food.

[56:05] Favorite superfoods for Dr. Shalini Bhat.

[57:13] Be gentle with yourself.

[58:05] Dr. Shalini’s mentors.

[58:43] A challenge that propelled Dr. Shalini forward.

[59:33] What makes Dr. Shalini rebellious?

[1:00:25] Rapid fire questions.


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Have you ever heard of IV Vitamin Therapy? This is one of the treatments that are offered at the Poppy Clinic, you can receive it as a stand-alone treatment or as part of your holistic health care. IV stands for Intravenous. It is a 40-minute session during which you are administered a customized blend of vitamins intravenously, right into your bloodstream. The advantage of getting your vitamins this way is that the digestive tract is bypassed in order for you to absorb 100% of what you are getting, you are receiving the vitamins directly, and are able to get much higher doses of the vitamins than you would ever be able to get otherwise.


Did you know that 1 of 3 people have a digestive compromise? This means that even if you are eating a great diet or taking all of your vitamins, you might not actually be digesting and absorbing everything. IV Vitamin Therapy is the treatment that helps you absorb 100% of vitamins into your system.


Benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy:

- Boost your immune system

- Heal from chronic disease

- Fight off infections

- Boost your mood

- Improve sleep quality

- Calm your nervous system

- Health optimization

- Prevention of disease

- Anti-aging and collagen production boost


Reach out to the Poppy Clinic! You don’t need a referral. We look forward to meeting you very soon! 


Get in touch with Dr. Shalini Bhat:

The Movement Boutique

Dr. Shalini Bhat on Instagram

The Movement Boutique Youtube Channel