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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.

Jun 17, 2022

Rachel Freiman is here today to discuss how to become MindStrong. Her aim is to educate women and to cut through all the conflicting information. She talks about stepping back, wiping the slate clean and starting to approach health and fitness as a life skill. It is important to understand what diets you tried, why it didn’t work, be able to release the past, and start with a new skill base. It is basic human nature for our brain to fight back against change. It is all about baby steps and momentum. We are pleasure seekers, however, when we take baby steps and mentally celebrate it, all the feel good chemicals will be released and our brain will say that it feels good. This will begin to snowball and our brain will say let’s do that again and what else can I do? Weight loss journey is full of ups and downs, when we can focus on the steps along the way, we don’t have to worry about the end point. There is a three step process to building habits. Accountability is the first step which should not be seen as a weakness, it is what you need. Next, you form a habit through consistency. And finally there is a neuro connection as you repeat actions, this will become a habit. 


Rachel Freiman is the CEO of MindStrong Fitness,, a lover of lifting heavy things up and down, and a coach passionate about helping others unleash their strongest, most empowered selves through education and mindset training. Rachel has more than fifteen years of classroom instruction and certifications in personal training, sports nutrition, and behavior modification. She is the author of the bestselling book Becoming MindStrong: The Truth About Health, Fitness, and the Bullsh*t That’s Holding You Back. Available on Amazon or Audible


Rachel developed MindStrong Fitness with an inside-out approach, to focus on both physical and mental attributes in building healthy, sustainable habits.


When she’s not in the gym, Rachel enjoys exploring the world, snuggling with her puppy, Charlie, eating, and thinking about the next time she'll be eating. 


Rachel is offering a free guide: Lose Weight While Still Eating Donuts: How to Never Diet Again

And she also has a Women Only Facebook Group: MindStrong Women


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.