Dr. Nicola Siso, PhD, holds her doctorate in Holistic Health & Nutrition, is a Certified Health Coach, and also holds a Master’s in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University. With this background Dr. Siso is the host and producer of the “Aspen Talks Health” program, where she interviews guests and shares a unique perspective connecting the dots between our environmental stewardship practices – especially including in the realm of water and agriculture – and our health and well-being as a species.
Dr. Nicola shares her personal practices, including her love-cultivation practice of affirming “I love you, I love you,” in the mirror; as well as global resources we can each connect with and utilize for our own learning and awareness. Chief among these are the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) resources for protecting your own health from toxicity (ewg.org) – toxicity in cosmetics, food, and in our drinking water.. Dr. Siso emphasizes the profound importance of drinking clean, toxin-free water for our own personal health, and the moral imperative we have to clean up and protect drinking water resources around the planet. Another key area for de-toxification is: beauty / cosmetic products. Dr. Siso shares that on average, women expose themselves to 170 toxic chemicals per day through the beauty/cosmetic products they are choosing to use.
This line of work runs in the family – Dr. Siso’s mother studied at the Hippocrates Institute, and with such a foundation, Nicola shares that our spiritual, emotional and physical health and well-being are interconnected. Dr. Siso also advocates the importance of organic, plant based diets, and advocates that even non-vegetarians should consider a “Meatless Monday” as a way to improve personal health while also taking good care of our planet.
More information is available at aspentalkshealth.com and at facebook.com/aspentalkshealth
Aaron William Perry is a writer, public speaker, impact entrepreneur, consultant, artist and father. The author of Y on Earth: Get Smarter, Feel Better, Heal the Planet, Aaron works with the Y on Earth Community and Impact Ambassadors to spread the THRIVING & SUSTAINABILITY messages of hopeful and empowering information and inspiration to diverse communities throughout the world. He resides in Colorado where he is continually in awe of the weather, appreciate of the singing birds, and entertained by the antics of his backyard, free-range (and free-thinking) chickens.
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