welcome to the

global wellness lab

Your online design studio for chronic illness strategizing, self-management, and healing.  

Your Lab Partner

When it comes to chronic illness, I’ve played every role: patient, practitioner, and caregiver. I’ve been a health educator for over 15 years. I’ve also worked as a health coach, massage therapist, and clinical herbalist at various points in my career. Every day of my life is shaped by the challenges of chronic health conditions. So, I’m incredibly lucky to be part of a dedicated team committed to meeting each challenge with creative solutions. 

Many folks with chronic health issues feel exhausted by the the expectations of their community that doesn’t see or understand them-and therefore asks too much and gives too little. But even visibility and understanding aren’t enough. The body you have been given, the people you live with, the environment where you make your home, and the society to which you belong – the unique complexities of each of these dimensions shapes your ability to find healing solutions.   

My holistic wellness strategies are based upon clinical experience, cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, and traditional modalities of healing. But you are the most important factor in any strategy. At the lab, we co-create solutions. Because you know your body’s needs and the dimensions of the spaces and places you call home. I am here to be your virtual partner: to listen, seek to understand, and help you make a plan. You deserve it. 

-Miranda Brist, M.A. Clinical Herbalist, Health & Wellness Coach, and Global Studies Educator. Aspiring ethnobotanist.

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the four dimensions of health

Your health is part of a network of people and settings and situations, including:
• Your body
• Your relationships
• Your environment
• Your health system

Think of these elements as concentric circles that surround each other, starting from your body inside the inmost circle, expanding outward to the systemic circle that represents a variety of global elements interacting with one another to impact your health. 

All of these elements leave an imprint on you. 

What can you do at the Global Wellness Lab?

Explore

Find out about the origin of those pesky symptoms that just WON’T LEAVE YOU ALONE.   

Strategize

Redesign a cutting-edge wellness strategy that FINALLY gets to the root of your problem. 

Co-Create

Build a kick-ass health care team and support network to make your strategy a reality. 

Download our free ebooks for step-by-step wellness strategies.

Current e-book: Anti-Viral Wellness Toolbox

When you encounter a virus, your body has to to counteract all four stages of viral infection to keep you healthy. If a virus succeeds it will:

  1. Enter your body. 
  2. Replicate and spread throughout your body. 
  3. Resist direct attacks from your innate and adaptive immune system. 
  4. Cause collateral (and sometimes irreparable) damage in its war with your immune system. 

In our free guide, you will find evidence-based nutritional strategies to help boost your immune system’s ability to defend against each stage of a viral infection. Subscribe to download your own copy.

Follow the newest research & recommendations on our blog!

Meet our amazing nutraceutical partners!

We have longstanding personal relationships with the dedicated teams of each of the following retailers. Even though they have a national and international reach, they are locally based-hailing from the Twin Cities, Minnesota, just like us! They are our primary affiliates-meaning that when you buy their product via a link through our website, you are supporting the ongoing educational mission of the Global Wellness Lab. Both organizations are similarly passionate about education and active in providing patient and practitioner learning opportunities. When we recommend one of their products to add to your wellness plan, we are confident in the efficacy and the evidence behind that choice.  

NutriDyn is a third-generation-owned business with international acclaim. For 46 years they have remained true to their mission: to provide high-quality, third-party-tested, evidence-based, and clinically beloved supplements and nutritional products for clinical use by holistic health care providers. NutriDyn™ collaborates with a select few branded manufacturers who have multiple GMP registrations, organic, kosher, and non-GMO certifications, and undergo audits from various government and private agencies. The company takes quality assurance seriously and only works with manufacturers who meet their standards. From the initial research to every stage of production and to delivering a premium product, proper diligence and quality assurance guides all actions. We have had a professional relationship with NutriDyn for over a quarter of a century. There’s no company we trust more to provide professional-grade supplements for targeted wellness strategies. 

My Formulary’s patented Efficacy Engine® delivers food, supplement, recipe and menu recommendations clinically proven effective in the treatment or prevention of disease. The organization sells 75,000 brand-name foods, supplements, beverages, body, and home care products for sale and share our revenues with our partners. They also have a retail partnership with Whole Foods, which has broadened their ability to source popular grocery and holistic self-care products that GWL loves to use! We also are excited to offer access to My Formulary’s efficacy engine–an unusual, vital (and fun) resource to help you choose product ingredients with the most research in improving specific conditions. 

What is a nutraceutical?
“A nutraceutical product may be defined as a substance which has physiological benefit or provides protection against chronic disease. Nutraceuticals may be used to improve health, delay the aging process, prevent chronic diseases, increase life expectancy, or support the structure or function of the body.” 

For more information on the cutting-edge wellness solutions provided by nutraceutical products, read the rest of the International Journal of Preventative Medicine article here.