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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.

Sep 12, 2023

Episode 222 of my Curate Your Health Podcast is out! Link below.

Dr. Valerie Cacho is here to discuss how to get a better night’s sleep. As we get older, we have less REM and less deep sleep and more light sleep. We need all 4 stages of sleep and if you are not sleeping well, your mood can be affected. She recommends reserving the last hour of your day for yourself to slow your brain waves so you can sleep better. She suggests slowing your breath, meditation, taking a bath, listening to music, or journaling for better sleep. One practice that she discusses is using your five senses. Think of somewhere you want to be, somewhere where you are at rest, and what are five things you are seeing, four things you are feeling, three things you are hearing, two things you smell and one thing you can taste.  

Valerie Cacho, MD, is an integrative sleep medicine specialist. Her interests and expertise include diagnosing and treating medical sleep disorders, women's sleep concerns, mind-body approaches to insomnia, self-compassion training, clinical hypnotherapy, and promoting sleep health and wellness. She is the president and founder of Sleep Life Med, a tele-sleep practice in Hawaii and California. Additionally, Dr. Cacho is the CEO of Sleephoria, a wellness brand founded on the belief that a well-rested woman has the energy, clarity, and drive to change the world. She can be found at www.Sleephoria.com, and



She is offering a freebie to our listeners: 4 questions to ask your doctor if you are chronically exhausted:



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.