Starting the Journey to wellness with Dr. Ashley Abbs

 In Acupuncture, Autoimmunity, Depression, Diet, Fatigue, Fertility, Gluten, Hashimotos, Health, Liver, Lyme Disease, Pain

Falling Through the Cracks: Feel alive and thrive

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Episode Description

Dr. Risk and Dr. Abbs share their own stories on their health problems and how they found wellness. Both had to take their health in their own hands, and have dedicated their lives to helping others. Being your own health advocate can be the most important thing you do, and the hardest. Join us to hear more, and tips on how to find help.

Dr. Risk’s Thoughts

I believe, as a health practitioner, that the best way that I can heal others is by knowing how to help myself.  Over the years, my journey to wellness didn’t include just one thing that offered me a solution to my illness, but included many things, each one building on the last.  Finally, after a long struggle, and many layers, I found who I was without illness.  While I was going through the tail of end of this journey, I was working in the clinic of my friend and colleague Dr. Ashley Abbs.  We both had different health journey’s that in ways mirrored each other, and in ways were unique to us.  One of the things that makes this journey so enlightening, and so unique, is that we are “like snowflakes”, as I always say.  Different in our own ways.  I was honoured that Ashley chose to share her story with me, so that we could help understand what that journey looks like.  I have chosen the topics of my show to represent each part of this journey to wellness that I, and many others, have had to embark upon.  My only wish is that you can take something from listening, and make it part of your own individual journey.

Guest Information

Dr. Ashley Abbs

 Dr. Ashley Abbs is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta, Canada and the owner of TerraSana Health, a Woman’s Fertility, Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Centre. Born out of her professional experience helping hundreds of women get pregnant and her own Fertility Story She created The Living Fertile Method, a program and way of life for women to embrace their bodies and empower their lives while achieving a successful pregnancy. Dr. Abbs is a graduate of the University of Calgary with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and graduated from the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine as a Dr of Acupuncture and Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is also a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). She shares her take on her life as a mom, entrepreneur and all things women’s health and liberation through stories tips and inspiration over at

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