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Curate Your Health with Dr Heather Hammerstedt

Dr Hammerstedt & her guests lightheartedly dig into health evidence and education to empower you into real sustainable lifestyle and mindset changes to curate your health future. 

Heather Hammerstedt MD is a double board certified physician, in emergency medicine and lifestyle medicine, CEO of Wholist Lifestyle Medicine Coaching and Consults... and momma... who can't get enough of interviewing colleagues all over the map of medicine and health in the fields of food, leadership, exercise, weight management, mindset, mindfulness, and women's health just to get YOU the real information you can trust about YOU, your body, your and your family's health future. Real talk, real tips, real professionals, and real FUN with no BS info. Join us today to listen or come learn more on

And remember, Who you choose to be Matters. You are valuable, You are worth this, You are your WholeYou.

Aug 5, 2021

Ann Dowsett Johnston joins us today to discuss a Tricky Situation - Alcohol and Women. Why is this a female-specific issue? It turns out that women drink because of stress much more than men do, and now alcoholic beverages have become marketed specifically to women. There is no real health link between alcohol and our hearts, and in fact there is a link between alcohol and cancer. So, why are we drinking so much? It’s OKAY to look at this question of WHY. Instead of “I deserve this,” ask the question “what is it costing me?” Ann will explain these concepts and so much more in this podcast.


Ann Dowsett Johnston is the bestselling author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, named one of the top 10 books of 2013 by the Washington Post. An award-winning journalist and graduate of Smith College, Ann is now a practicing psychotherapist and the founder of Writing Your Recovery, a popular memoir-writing course. Ann has earned many awards for her work in destigmatizing addiction. She can be found on Facebook and Instagram @anndowsettjohnston and on her website at Anyone can sign up for her new writing course—you just need the ability to journal. Visit her website for more information.


Dr. Hammerstedt and her lifestyle coaching team can be found at and @wholisthealth on Facebook and Instagram as well as the public Facebook group Curate Your Health. Wholist helps high performing women and men lose weight for the last time, with an innovative food and mindset coaching program to blueprint YOUR optimal body and mind, with real food, real work, real results… and no products or BS. Come curate YOUR sustainable health future, and personal and professional dynasty.


And remember, Who you choose to be Matters. You are valuable, You are worth this, You are your WholeYou.