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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.

Jan 18, 2022

Dr. Vanessa Calderón, MD, MPP joins us today to discuss Using Neuroplasticity as a Tactic for Stress Response. Neuroplasticity refers to how the brain can shape, shift and remodel based on our perceptions. Our brains are hard wired for us to survive, which causes us to experience stress all day long. We can’t change our external environment, so how do we remodel our brains and change our perception to the stressors in our environment? Dr. Calderón will explain how this is possible and share some self-regulation techniques to break the stress cycle.


Dr. Vanessa Calderón, MD, MPP is a Latina Life and Leadership Coach and a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician. She has over 20 years of leadership experience and is the founder of the Latina Leadership Accelerator, where she uses education, training and coaching to support the personal and professional development of Latina’s at all levels of their careers. Dr. Calderón is also a resiliency expert and the Wellness and Resiliency Director of a National Multispecialty Physician organization. She is a graduate and active member of the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology and is a certified Compassion Fatigue Educator and Therapist. She can be found on Facebook and Instagram at @vanessacalderonmd and on her website at


Dr. Hammerstedt and her lifestyle coaching team can be found at and @wholisthealth on Facebook and Instagram as well as the 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.