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The Food Heals Podcast: Like Sex & the City for food. Join The Food Heals Nation!

Allison Melody

Being hailed as "Sex and the City for Food,"The Food Heals Podcast" brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more! The podcast shares stories of people who have changed their lives in incredible and inspiring ways. Guests include some of the most amazing people in the health and healing industry who cover a wide range of topics including alternative medicine, detoxing, beauty tips, healing yourself. Allison, Suzy and their guests will share tips on creating a better life- whether it be how to be your authentic self, how free yourself from toxic emotions, let go of judgements and anything holding you back in life and even how to quit your job and start your own business- living you passion and getting paid for it. The point is to inspire you- That You are in control of your life and whatever is happening today does not have to be happening tomorrow. When you become aware of what’s not working in your life you then have the power to let that go and adopt new habits, new belief systems, and take the action steps to live the life you want to live. Join The Food Heals Nation!

Episodes

170: Proven Essential Strategies to Become Healthier & Happier & Hotter
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2017-09-23 00:49:30 UTC 01:18:16
170: Proven Essential Strategies to Become Healthier & Happier & Hotter

Welcome to our Tuesday Q&A! Before we get to the questions, we want to share our favorite tips for becoming healthier, happier, AND hotter. Listen now [bitly]!

• Do something you love every single day. Dancing, singing, painting, spending time with loved ones, cooking--whatever your passion, carve out time in your day to experience something that brings you joy. Even devoting just five minutes to your passions will leave you feeling more uplifted all day and that joy will extend into all areas of your life. • • Choose Happiness. Happiness doesn’t come from external things (new car, promotion, marriage, baby, etc.) it comes from within. Your happiness is a choice. And the way into that happiness is gratitude. Check out the book Believing in Myself by Earnie Larsen. • Eat high vibe energizing food. No, we’re not talking about caffeine. ;) Most of us are stuck in a junk-food cycle. We eat foods that make us feel sluggish. We opt for sugar and coffee to perk ourselves up, which only leaves us feeling more tired. Break the cycle and focus on high vibe energizing foods instead. Think: a banana with a spoonful of nut butter, veggies dipped in tahini dressing, avocado and aminos, fruit or vegetable smoothies, raw soups, green powders, maca, chia seeds, cacao…. • Forgive and be grateful. If you hold onto anger or judgement against another person, or yourself, it only hurts you. Holding onto anger is like holding a hot coal. If you want to be free and experience true happiness, you must forgive and release that negative emotion. You can choose to be a loving human being to yourself and to others. The way to get there is through gratitude.

Now let’s dig into this week’s questions!

Question 1: What’s the best way to tone and lift a saggy butt? We reached out to Ella Magers for her secrets to a toned and tight booty. There is no one-size-fits-all perfect butt: a sexy booty is the healthiest fittest version of your own. To achieve that, you’re going to need to clean up your diet and do some targeted exercises. Squats and lunges are your best friends. Depending on your specific goals, you’ll either need to do more reps (to tone up) or add some weights (to build and firm). If you want an awesome work out for your booty, then check out the Brazil Butt Lift Workout!

Question 2: What are your thoughts on plant milks and which do you recommend? To answer this question in depth we asked Eco Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen, our go-to-girl for the latest in vegan research and taste-testing. We love plant milks and have probably tried all of them, but here are some of our favs: Oatly oat milk (we’re a bit obsessed with this one, it’s super creamy!) and So Delicious coconut milk are perfect if you have a nut sensitivity because they’re nut free. If you don’t have an issue with nuts, then Milkadamia macadamia nut milk Califia Farms almond milk, Forager cashew milk, and Rice Dream rice milk are all delicious.

You can make milk from most nuts and grains (like quinoa, hazelnuts, flax seeds, hemp seeds, etc.) so experiment to find your favorite. Whatever brand you go for, make sure you check the ingredients—some brands are more processed than others.

Question 3: How flexible is JJ Flizane’s Invisible Fitness Course and what’s included? JJ’s five-month transformation course, Invisible Fitness, is a self-paced online program. When you sign up, you decide when you want to start. You get a 30-minute coaching call with JJ every month where you can get support with whatever you need. These coaching calls can be grouped together to fit your unique needs. You also get personal attention from JJ via her Invisible Fitness Academy, where you’ll find a supportive community and accountability partners. The course is flexible and customizable! You can get in touch with JJ at info@invisiblefitness.com for more information.

If you want to reach your fitness and wellness goals, and be the healthiest, happiest and hottest version of yourself, then JJ’s course is perfect for you—but hurry because there are only 2 weeks left to enroll! Click here to get all the details about the course, plus fabulous bonuses!

Natural Tooth Powder Recipe The most important thing you can do for your teeth and mouth is to move away from conventional toothpaste brands, as they contain ingredients that are known to disrupt hormones and irritate gums. Instead, make your own mouth-and-tooth-friendly natural products. This is Suzy’s new and improved tooth powder recipe:

• 1/2 cup baking soda (neutralizes the acids in your mouth, makes your mouth alkaline, which means bacteria can’t grow there) • 3 tbsp calcium carbonate powder (for healing receding gums) • 1/8 cup Himalayan salt, milled very fine (for tightening gums) • 10-20 drops therapeutic grade essential oil (peppermint, spearmint, lemon, clove, you can blend these to suit you) Optional: • You can also add 1 tbsp dried herbs like mint, sage, parsley, lavender – get experimental and add an earthy vibe to your toothpaste! • For a little sweetness, add Xylitol, which is antimicrobial and great for your teeth

If you have gum recession, get some comfrey root, make tea from it, and use it as a mouthwash—it will help regrow your gums. You can also get calcium ascorbate powder, which is vitamin C buffered with calcium. A little bit applied to your gums will bring them back to health. If you don’t have time to make your own natural toothpaste, try Ecodent.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

169: How to Jump-Start Your Fat-Burning Efforts, Boost Your Metabolism and Get Fit Fast
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2017-09-23 00:49:30 UTC 58:28
169: How to Jump-Start Your Fat-Burning Efforts, Boost Your Metabolism and Get Fit Fast

We're thrilled to be talking to two fitness experts, Sexy Fit Vegan Ella Magers and Fit2Love’s JJ Flizanes about how to jump-start your fat-burning efforts, boost your metabolism and get fit fast!

Voted one of the 50 hottest trainers in America by Shape Magazine, and motivated by her love of animals to make a positive difference in the world, Ella Magers is dedicated to helping people reach their health goals. You might think that crunches and sit ups are the best thing for your abs, but you’d be wrong. In fact, those exercises might even be damaging your spine. It’s all about strengthening your core, and cleaning up your diet. Filling your plate with nutrient dense plant foods. You don’t need to give up your social life to get abs, you can do it with a balanced lifestyle; you simply need to find what works for you.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

168: Overcoming Panic Attacks and Getting to a Place of Peace with Finding Vegan’s Kathy Patalsky
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2017-09-23 00:49:30 UTC 47:32
168: Overcoming Panic Attacks and Getting to a Place of Peace with Finding Vegan’s Kathy Patalsky

We’ve admired her for a long time and we’re so glad to have her on the show! Kathy Patalsky was inspired by her love of animals and her struggles with an eating disorder to start the vegan food blog HealthyHappyLife over a decade ago.

But as we know, being a successful eco-entrepreneur isn’t always easy. Too much work, no socializing, no time to process emotions. Invariably this affects our physical health. For Kathy, this manifested as asthma flare-ups, exhaustion, depression, and panic attacks. Doctors and naturopaths couldn’t diagnose anything specific. The cause: repressing emotions. Pretending everything is ok. Basically, faking it.

Can you relate? We can! And we need to stop. It’s natural not to want to be judged for feeling sad, or being unable to cope with a crazy workload, or not being “perfect.” But, plastering a smile on your face and saying, “I’m fine” only makes it worse. You need to be vulnerable sometimes, to be gentle with yourself, to reach out to a friend, to give in to what your body is calling out for, whether that’s a hug, a walk in nature, a massage, meditation, or healthy plant-based food.

Kathy’s websites HealthyHappyLife and FindingVegan are the perfect places to get inspired to add more vegan goodness to your life. And with the app, you can literally veganize any dish (there are over 116,000 recipes!!). If you’re a plant-based food blogger, head to Kathy’s Facebook Group to connect with and get support from like-minded people. If you have a question about veganism or panic attacks, reach out to Kathy via her FB or Twitter.

Kathy has also written the best-selling books 365 Vegan Smoothies (where you’ll find smoothies for your every wellness need) and Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen (which groups together Kathy’s favorite and most popular recipes).

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

167: How to Finally Lose Weight and Change Addictive Behaviors with JJ Flizanes
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2017-09-23 00:49:30 UTC 57:54
167: How to Finally Lose Weight and Change Addictive Behaviors with JJ Flizanes

Are you addicted? Probably. Addiction is simply a movement away from feeling something. Most of us don’t want to feel—we seek to distract ourselves. And most of us are addicted—to coffee, to control, to sugar, to approval, to people pleasing, to social media, etc. These addictions are simply the strategies we’ve found to keep ourselves from experiencing, and expressing, unpleasant feelings and emotions.

Feelings don’t just appear out of nowhere. They are an energy born of your mental chatter. First you have a thought. From that comes an interpretation (depending on your life experience), which then determines how you feel about it.

“The emotion that can break your heart is often the very one that heals it.” In other words, you have to feel it to heal it. Unexpressed emotion and repressed anger will only cause more of the same, and damage your health too.

So how can you embrace and process your feelings? Tune in to discover JJ’s 3-step process!

What about body shame? No matter our shape or size, the majority of us have some form of body shame: we dislike our bodies, put ourselves through extreme workouts, go on diets, but nothing ever works. And this is because we’re only addressing the surface. Everything from your biology to your spirituality, your endocrine system, thoughts and beliefs, are all part of fitness, even though they’re invisible. We need to go deeper than dieting and exercise.

JJ Flizanes is an empowerment strategist, personal trainer, podcast host and best-selling author. Her latest book “The Invisible Fitness Formula: 5 Secrets to Release Weight & End Body Shame” is dedicated to helping you address the emotional causes of weight gain, and reconnect with your body.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

166: Allison & Suzy’s Tips for Awakening Your Immunity
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2017-09-23 00:49:30 UTC 51:29
166: Allison & Suzy’s Tips for Awakening Your Immunity

Discover the secrets to using water to heal, a fitness regime that burns hundreds of calories in ten minutes, which oil is a more powerful antioxidant than vitamin C, and how to eat to live longer. We share six tips to supercharge your immune system, wake up your healing potential and take yourself to the next level of health.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

165: How to Take Your Wellness Brand to the Next Level with Eco Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen
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2017-09-23 00:49:30 UTC 01:01:41
165: How to Take Your Wellness Brand to the Next Level with Eco Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen

Whitney Lauritsen is an online content creator, social media specialist and healthy living crusader. She dedicates her time and energies to spreading awareness about how to develop a lifestyle in harmony with the body and the planet.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

164: How Michael Quit the 9 to 5 Grind and Built a Healthy, Vegan Desert Shop
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2017-09-23 00:49:30 UTC 54:02
164: How Michael Quit the 9 to 5 Grind and Built a Healthy, Vegan Desert Shop

Frozen Fruit Co is all about soft serve fruit. Michael & Victoria originally came up with the concept whilst in London. They both suffer from a massive sweet tooth, but at the same time are conscious about what they eat - two things which don't always go together.

So, they came up with their fruit swirl recipes. Not to be confused with frozen yogurt Frozen Fruit Co’s soft serve is made by taking fruits and mixing them together to create amazing layered tastes. They add some natural fruit extracts or dates for sweetness and then cool and whip into their all fruit soft serve - made daily at their Santa Monica store.

Michael & Victoria wanted to create a product where you could have your cake and eat it - for anyone with a sweet tooth like them that love frozen desserts but who wants a better tasting, more natural product which they can feel good about eating and feeding to their families. 

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

163: How to Tap into Happiness and Listen to Your Intuition
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2017-09-23 00:49:30 UTC 55:49
163: How to Tap into Happiness and Listen to Your Intuition

Kathleen Moore is a psychic medium with over 25 years’ experience. From very young, she had the ability to see things differently and reach out to the spirit world. She sees into her clients’ future, and helps them connect with passed loved ones. Death not the end, it is merely a transformation of energy. They’re still here, but in a different form. Death is not a permanent separation. They’re simply gone home, back to the spirit world—a world intrinsically connected with the physical one. This is why it is possible to reach out to them. Kathleen is also an intuitive coach and spiritual councilor. She will help you uncover your truth, live a more authentic life, and find happiness. It’s a myth and an ego-trick to think happiness is hard—happiness is easy. Every challenging experience helps to bring you to a higher vibration, if you choose to perceive it that way. What you allow is what will occur—shift your perspective. See things from a place of love. Trust your intuition and your inner voice. After all, that is why we are here: to experience, to teach, to love, to bring our souls to a higher vibration. And when it comes to love, Kathleen dispels the myth that we only have one soulmate. We have thousands! Some will be lovers, others plutonic relationships. Some may last a year, others a lifetime. If you’re destined to be together, you will be. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

162: Healing Multiple Sclerosis with Kundalini Yoga, Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
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2017-09-23 00:49:31 UTC 01:07:40
162: Healing Multiple Sclerosis with Kundalini Yoga, Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

At just 27 years old, Isabelle Shuman received a diagnosis that changed her life forever: Multiple Sclerosis. She was told to get ready for a wheelchair, and given long list of pharmaceuticals with an even longer list of side effects. But she’s a tough chick, and had experienced the benefits of holistic healing at a young age, when acupuncture had healed her migraines.  She knew there was another way. She chose to embark on a different path: a holistic path towards health. Isabelle left New York and its stressed-out party scene, and came to LA where she studied yoga, meditation, and acupuncture. She feels that she is here to help others heal, and each of her patients has had symptoms Isabelle herself has experienced throughout her life. Auto immune diseases are not curable. They lie dormant, and can flare up at various stages, depending what’s going on in your life. But if you are at peace with the fact it’s going to be up and own, and create healing protocols for those moments, you’re not shaken to the core when it happens, you can deal with it. Healing your body, whatever the issue, is first and foremost about the mind. Isabelle stopped saying “I have MS” and replaced it with “I was diagnosed with MS.” Because what we say to ourselves reflects in our health and in our whole life. Focus on what you want to create. You can manifest anything you desire, as long as you fully believe in it. Using a combination of functional medicine, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and kundalini, Isabelle was able to heal her multiple sclerosis and is now healthy and thriving. She’s on a mission to help others throw off disease and enjoy vibrant health. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

161: How to Heal Chronic Pain and Improve Your Libido with Medical Marijuana
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2017-09-23 00:49:31 UTC 50:31
161: How to Heal Chronic Pain and Improve Your Libido with Medical Marijuana

It’s hard to believe today, but up until 1937, marijuana was available over the counter in every pharmacy in the country. But for various political and business reasons, this ancient remedy was vilified, demonized, and marginalized. It’s now classed by the government as a Schedule 1 substance, putting it in the same category as heroin. Thankfully, the tide is shifting once more to recognizing the marijuana’s medical potential. Working in ER, Dr. Rachna Patel would see many patients come in suffering as a result of accidental or intentional opioid overdose. She also witnessed patients become addicted to these pharmaceutical painkillers. Marijuana had never been mentioned in medical school, but when Rachna came across a study that showed marijuana could reduce patients’ dependence on opioids, she knew it was time to change direction. In 2012, Dr. Rachna Patel opened up her own clinic. She now helps patients in the Bay area California to safely use medical marijuana to treat a range of conditions from chronic pain to anxiety and insomnia. “It’s a very real medicine,” she says, and compared to pharmaceuticals, which are responsible for thousands of deaths each year, medical marijuana is a safe and natural solution. If you have any questions, check out Dr. Rachna’s YouTube channel or Facebook page. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

160: How to Heal Post-Partum Depression and Connect with Your Spirit Guides
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2017-09-23 00:49:31 UTC 01:08:19
160: How to Heal Post-Partum Depression and Connect with Your Spirit Guides

This is the last episode in our Spirit Junkie Series – and today is the LAST day you can enroll in Gabby’s Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital, so if you’ve been thinking about it, now is the time to take the plunge! The course will teach you everything you need to build your business, start living your true purpose and get paid for your great work. When you enroll, you won’t just get access to the masterclass, you’ll also get bonus tools and resources worth over $1,900 that will help you launch your business. Plus you’ll get two coaching calls with Gabby that will get you clear on your vision and give you the confidence to fearlessly take inspired action and make your dreams a reality. And of course, you get invaluable access to the Spirit Junkie Community. There’s never been a better time to enroll and become part of a movement that is changing global consciousness. Today’s Spirit Junkie guest is Kelsey Dalziel, an intuitive medium with a twist. She doesn’t just give psychic readings, she connects with, coaches and gives guidance through her readings. Listen now [link to itunes] A naturally intuitive child, avid Taro card reader and reiki practitioner, Kelsey pushed aside her spiritual work when she got married. But after years suffering with post-partum depression, post-partum psychosis and anxiety, she re-opened the channels. Two years ago, she launched her medium business, and has never looked back. Like attracts like, and Kelsey found she kept attracting clients who were struggling with the same things she’d had trouble with. She created the Sisterhood of Tired Ass Moms and is a fierce advocate for tired moms everywhere who are looking for purpose beyond the daily mom-grind. She’s a mom of 3, has 3 jobs, and is thriving—and she wants to help other mums find peace and fulfilment through spiritual wellbeing. Tune in to find out more [link to itunes] To anyone thinking of joining Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital, Kelsey says: DO IT. It’s a resource you’ll be able to go back to again and again. The Spirit Junkie community attracts people who are ready for change, and ready to make a positive stamp on the world. If you feel that calling, now is the time to join. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

159: The Healing Power of Al-Anon, How to Transform Trauma into Purpose & Build a Successful Social Media Platform
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2017-09-23 00:49:31 UTC 55:51
159: The Healing Power of Al-Anon, How to Transform Trauma into Purpose & Build a Successful Social Media Platform

Tara grew up in an alcoholic household and was the victim of incest. She had always been an intuitive child, but her chaotic childhood didn’t allow her to connect with her gift. She overcame all of that—healing her trauma and repairing her relationship with her mom. She’s now a certified Angel Card Reader and Angel Intuitive, a Social Media Maven, is writing her healing memoir Came to Believe, and is just a few weeks away from becoming a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher! SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!! Tomorrow is the last day you can enroll in Gabby Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital. If you’ve been thinking about it and haven’t done anything yet…. The time is now. Take a leap of faith in your life and your career. You won’t just get the digital masterclass, you’ll also get fabulous bonuses worth over $1,900 – everything you need to build your heart-centered business, including two coaching calls with Gabby herself, to help you get clear, take action, and manifest your dream life. Whatever you are being called to do, now is the time to do it. Your story, your voice, your journey is unique and that is what helps others heal. You can be anything you want, a holistic podcaster, a spiritual coach, a blogger, a singer, a plant-based chef, a light-worker. The world needs your gifts! More people need light workers, than there are light workers in the world. Spirit Junkie Masterclass changed Tara’s life. The training cracked her open, and helped her get to the core of her limiting beliefs, so she could conquer her fears and gain the confidence to go out and do what she wanted to do. Tara has built a hugely successful media platform (and has helped us with ours!) and wants to help you do the same. Check out her social media coaching, or grab her fantastic e-book Social Media Guidebook for Spiritual Entrepreneurs (you get $5 with the FoodHeals coupon code!). Get on the waiting list for her beautiful healing memoir Came to Believe by clicking here. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

158: How to Heal Auto-Immune Diseases, Rejuvenate and Detoxify Your Body Naturally
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158: How to Heal Auto-Immune Diseases, Rejuvenate and Detoxify Your Body Naturally

Millions of people struggle with autoimmune conditions – maybe you’re one of them. If you are, then listen up: You CAN heal yourself. You don’t have to go through a lifetime on prescription pills, just managing your symptoms, masking your pain. You can heal, and you can thrive. Today’s guest is living proof that the body can heal itself if given the tools it needs to do so. From the age of 12, Lauren Tatarchuk was a medical mystery. Diagnoses were proclaimed: fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, lupus, Lyme disease. She struggled with chronic pain, exhaustion, muscle weakness, severe migraines—she didn’t have the strength to get out of bed without Adderall. Lauren was so heavily medicated that she doesn’t remember much of her adolescence. She was on a shoebox of pills every day – until that day she snapped, ripped the medicine box off the wall and threw the pills across the room. She fell to the floor, sobbing. Enough was enough. Enough with the pills, and enough with the victim mentality. She’d had enough of the medical crutches, she was going to let her pain fuel her motivation to get well naturally. Lauren is now a regenerative detoxification specialist, biofeedback expert, and is leading the Heal Yourself Revolution. She uses iridology and bio-resonance to help people release old emotions and heal physical conditions. Having healed herself of her autoimmune conditions, she knows it IS possible and wants to be a message of hope to anyone suffering with chronic illness. Lauren wants to use her story to move the masses from being victims to taking charge of their health. Lauren’s coaching program starts in August and you can get on the waiting list by clicking here. For Lauren, being a Spirit Junkie is all about standing up for what you believe and being unapologetic about expressing who you are on an authentic level. And if you want to be part of this growing community, we’re excited to announce that enrollment for the Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital is open (but only until Thursday June 29th!). There has never been a better time to create the life you want and dive into your heart-centered business. When you sign up, you’ll also get over bonuses worth over $1900, including two coaching calls with Gabby and all the tools and resources you’ll need to to take that next step to living abundantly. And of course, you get access to the Spirit Junkie community, where you’ll get support and accountability from beautiful souls who are on the same path as you. There’s a reason you’re being called to this training. Now is the time to listen to that call.  Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

157: How to Empower Women & Girls in the Digital Age with Dr. Carla Stokes
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157: How to Empower Women & Girls in the Digital Age with Dr. Carla Stokes

We live in a strange distorted time. A time of Instagram filters, airbrushing and plastic surgery. Remember that embarrassing incident in high school? Now imagine it had been Facebook Live’d. It’s a whole new ball game for today’s teenagers. They are under so much pressure to be flawless, to be popular, to be liked. Dr. Carla was an awkward teenager, she simply didn’t fit in. She struggled with body image issues and low self-esteem. But she knew that she wanted to become an adult that young girls could talk to. Now, Dr. Carla is a transformational life coach for teenage girls, and an inspirational speaker. Her Teen Girl University is a girl empowerment program that teaches girls what they’re not being taught at school: Self-love, mindfulness, healing the sisterhood wound; her program helps girls come together globally to connect with, encourage, and support each other. Dr. Carla also runs a business academy dedicated to teaching women how to create sustainable and profitable businesses through speaking and coaching. The biggest challenge she comes across with her business clients is one she also had to overcome: lack of confidence to charge for work. So how can you step out of a mindset that holds you back? Carla sought a mentor, and found Gabby Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie community. She’s gone through the Spirit Junkie Digital Masterclass, Level 2 and Mastermind, and it has been transformational. The training gave her permission to move into her heart and go into a place of intuitive knowledge; and it gave her the tools to create an abundance mindset. We’re excited to announce that the Spirt Junkie Masterclass Digital cart is now open. If you feel the calling to do something different, to help people, to start your mission-driven business, the Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital is for you. You’ll learn the tools to live your highest purpose, make a positive impact on the world AND earn for your great work. Plus, we’ve got bonuses worth over $1900 to give away when you sign up. There’s never been a better time to join the Spirit Junkie global community.   Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

156: Transform Your Beliefs and Step into Your True Power
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156: Transform Your Beliefs and Step into Your True Power

We’re so happy to welcome Heather Fantin back on the podcast. Heather was a guest for our New Year’s Special episode where she shared her tips on how to step into love. If you’ve not listened to it yet, check it out and discover her inspiring healing story. Heather is a Spirit Junkie and Spiritual Breakthrough Coach who helps clients heal their relationship with themselves so that they can make lasting positive change and start living their soul’s purpose. She’s the founder of the Soul on Fire Retreat and the Inner Circle Group, where you can get tools and support for your own transformation. If you’ve been thinking, dreaming or meditating about your perfect life but something is holding you back, it’s time for the Spirit Junkie MasterClass Digital. And we’re excited to announce that the cart is finally open! Maybe you’re not even sure what you want to do, you just sense something’s not quite right, that there must be “more to life than this.” That is the call to do something different and to follow your passion. That is the call to step into action. Sure, it can be scary; transformational times can feel like chaos. Think about the caterpillar. It has to dissolve into a transformational soup before emerging as a beautiful butterfly.  In the same way, you have to surrender to the flow of the universe and trust that the transformation will happen and that you will be guided to the right teachers. Mindset is everything, because your mindset creates your experience. When you are in a place of transformation, when you want to make changes, being in a place of surrender is the most powerful thing you can do. Let go of the conditioning that is holding you back. Here are Heather’s tips to release negative beliefs and step into your transformative power: •    Step 1: Awareness – become clear about what your beliefs are, and where they come from. Journal about them. •    Step 2: Verify – ask yourself “is it true?” “who am I when I think this thought?” “am I willing to see it differently, with love?” •    Step 3: Let go – surrender the belief to the lens of guidance (check out Heather’s guided meditations) •    Step 4: Evidence – create an evidence journal and collect evidence that the opposite is true. •    Step 5: Experience the emotions related to those beliefs, allow the emotions to come up so you can release them. •    Step 6: Forgive. Forgive others and forgive yourself. •    Step 7: Create a new empowering story. •    Step 8: Make a powerful positive manifestation statement •    Step 9: Daily aligned right action – what step can you take today that will bring you closer to your goals? What does Heather have to say about the Spirit Junkie Masterclass? Tune into your heart. If you’re questioning whether or not you should do it, there’s a part inside you that knows. And if you’re listening to this Podcast, you are being called to rise up in your own life, find your unique gift and share it with the world. We need more light workers on the planet. The Spirit Junkie Masterclass will guide you through that process. Come be a part of a community of people who are making an incredible difference in the world. Say yes to the journey, the universe will figure out the how. And this is no ordinary training. It combines ethereal spiritual tools with practical business tools. Want to live a miraculous life? Spirit Junkie Masterclass is for you. So do yourself and the world a favor, and step into your higher calling—because how you show up ripples out into the world. Plus we’re giving away amazing bonuses worth over $1,900 when you sign up! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

155: From Bankrupt to Millionaire: How Toni Healed Healed her Childhood Trauma and Stepped into her Power
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155: From Bankrupt to Millionaire: How Toni Healed Healed her Childhood Trauma and Stepped into her Power

Childhood sexual trauma is a taboo topic that is rarely discussed openly. As a result, millions of people globally suffer in silence, repressing their feelings and memories, and carrying guilt, shame and anger within themselves. We lock our pain away deep within our brains, we naturally want to reject it. But attempting to hold these feelings in, or pretend they don’t exist, doesn’t work—the pain simply finds another way to come out, through addiction, lashing out, disease. We need to see the trauma, feel it, talk about it, release it. In order to completely heal, we need to fully embrace and accept our past pain, and be grateful for it. It is when we can find the gratitude for our challenges, that we can truly rise up and help others heal.

Toni Lewis is a Spirit Junkie, successful entrepreneur, blogger and mother, with an incredible healing story. She experienced sexual trauma at a young age, went through therapy, and assumed it was all resolved. Except it wasn’t. A few years ago, she hit rock bottom. She was exhausted, unable to control her tiredness, too busy and stressed out with her business and her family, not eating properly. But underneath all of that, at the very core, was her trauma. It was a wake-up call.

Even at a young age, Toni had the sense that what she was experiencing would help her to help other people living through the same thing. After taking Levels 1 and 2 of Gabby’s Spirit Junkie Masterclass, she’s doing exactly that. As an active member of New Zealand’s health and wellness community, Toni helps people to move beyond their limiting beliefs, step into their power and heal their trauma. Watch out for her upcoming book, a memoir of her journey that will include healing tools and strategies. Go to her website and sign up to be the first to know when it’s ready, and to read her inspiring blog. You can also join her private Facebook group, Spiritual Home with Toni Lewis, a safe space and beautiful community where you can talk about your trauma and receive support.

For Toni, taking the Spirit Junkie Masterclass Levels 1 and 2 was totally transformational. She wasn’t sure why she was there. But she had an unshakeable sense that she had to be there. She travelled two days to get to New York from New Zealand, but when she walked into the workshop, she felt like she’d come home—she was in a roomful of people just like her. After the training, ideal clients started calling, and the money started coming in. From near bankruptcy, her family construction company is now multi-million company.

We’re super excited to announce that the 3rd video in Gabby’s free Spirit Junkie Mini Video Series is now LIVE: The Number One Way to Stand Out and Make an Impact Doing What You Love. Check it out! This one ROCKS, it will teach you how to make publicity and marketing FUN (instead of scary), and how to make an impact and create a movement. Gabby will share her secret method for standing out and being heard. 

And you only have to wait a few more days before we tell you all the details how you can join the Spirit Junkie Digital Masterclass, and how you can get bonuses worth over $1,900! Make sure you listen to our bonus episode on Friday June 23rd! And you only have to wait a few more days before we tell you all the details how you can join the Spirit Junkie Digital Masterclass, and how you can get bonuses worth over $1,900! Make sure you listen to our bonus episode on Friday 23rd June! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

154: How to Transform Your Relationship with Money and Invite Abundance into Your Life
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154: How to Transform Your Relationship with Money and Invite Abundance into Your Life

What are your beliefs about money? What’s your story? Is there never enough? Are you forever trying to keep up? Do you overspend? Does retail therapy rule your life? Do you feel guilty earning money? Does money not grow on trees?Whether we’re poor, rich, middle class, most of us have a money story running against us. And this story rules what happens with our finances. Karla Kueber spent 14 years as a teacher. She’d done everything right; college, good job, bought a house… Then she woke up one day and thought “Is this it?” She wasn’t doing what really made her happy: travelling, spending time with family and friends. Life doesn’t have to be this hard. We were not created to be slaves to the dollar. We are meant to enjoy life… to really live. Now, she teaches on her own terms, and she’s swapped course textbooks for wealth building and emotional inner work. Karla’s mission is to help you do the inner work so that your outer world aligns and you can live a life of true financial and emotional freedom. Like the other beautiful souls we’re interviewing for this Spirit Junkie Podcast Series, Karla is a Spirit Junkie—and is still on the high from her Level 1 course. Thanks to her training, she was able to heal herself from the inside out, and create her dream life. The Spirit Junkie movement is a community of people hell bent on bringing love and light into the world. And it isn’t just for mission-driven businesses, it will change your entire life. This training will transform your world. If you have a message to share with the world, the Spirit Junkie Masterclass will teach you how you can free yourself from financial and emotional blocks, and allow you to share your healing story. That’s how you make a positive impact on the world. If you want to be part of a movement that is raising the collective consciousness of the world, good news! On the 23rd June, we’ll give you all the details on how you can join the Spirit Junkie community. Plus, we’ve got some amazing bonuses on offer when you sign up for the Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital. And we’re so excited to announce that the second video in Gabby’s free Spirit Junkie Video Series is now available online! Today’s video is about the three major blocks to abundance—we need to overcome our beliefs about abundance and work. This is a total GAME CHANGER. Gabby will bust the myth that it isn’t spiritual to earn for your great work, something we all struggle with. The video will give you a step by step guide to bring purpose to your career – whether you’re a spirit-preneur or in a corporate job. Go and enjoy it now! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

153: Gabby Bernstein on How to Turn Fear Into Faith & Build Your Dream Business
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153: Gabby Bernstein on How to Turn Fear Into Faith & Build Your Dream Business

Gabrielle has been a self-proclaimed spirit junkie for around 12 years. At 25, she hit rock bottom. Working in PR, she had a fast-paced city lifestyle, and used relationships, workaholism and alcoholism to run from her fears. But rock bottom was a great awakening. She made a commitment to get sober in 2005, and began to heal herself spiritually and emotionally. Gabby realized it was part of her life’s mission to share what she was living and learning. Spirit Junkie was born. There’s a lot of fear around doing what you love and getting paid for it—maybe that’s what’s holding you back from fully diving into your mission-driven business. But right now, the world doesn’t need another procrastinator: the world needs transformational leaders. Yes, you! Your unique healing story is your unique power; the pain you went through is an opportunity to learn and grow and give you the tools to help others. Your healing story could save lives. It is your responsibility to share it as a gift to the world. And you mustn’t be afraid to accept abundance for your talents. This is why we’re so excited to share Gabby’s free mini video series. This is an introduction to what the Spirt Junkie Masterclass Training looks like. So if you’re a Mindful, Spiritual, or Wellness Entrepreneur, want to live your purpose, do the work that you feel moved by, feel empowered to get out and shine your light, AND be unapologetic about it, then check out the first of these free videos: 3 Steps to Own Your Confidence and Take Action Now. Plus, watch out for the next two videos coming soon: The 3 Major Blocks to Your Abundance & How to Fix Them, and The Number One Way to Stand Out & Make an Impact Doing What You Love. You can change someone’s life. It’s not just about having an amazing career, but about how can you be of service to a world that’s suffering and needs more light workers. Once you make that decision, everything falls into place to help you help others. It’s time for you to shine. Keep listening because we’re going to be providing tons of extra episodes and content to help you live your dreams! Tips from Spirit Junkies on getting paid for doing what you love, how to publish a book, how to create digital courses for passive revenue, how to start a podcast and get your message out into the world, plus inspiring healing stories from people who have completely changed their lives. And on 23rd June, we’ll share how you can join the Spirit Junkie Tribe! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

152: Don't Freak Out! How to Turn Your Anxiety into Your Greatest Strength
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152: Don't Freak Out! How to Turn Your Anxiety into Your Greatest Strength

OCD, panic disorder, general anxiety disorder, depression. It was a dark time for Allison. On the outside she was a party animal. On the inside, she was a mess, suffering in silence. Until one day she realized this anxiety was separating her from everything she wanted to do. Allison found the Spirit Junkie community by chance, and it has been life-changing. She suddenly stopped seeing her anxiety as something that held her back. She began seeing it as her greatest feature. And then everything changed. Now she’s on a mission, to help women free themselves from anxiety and live to their fullest, happiest potential. She wanted to create what she needed when she was really struggling: the Don’t Freak Out Podcast was born. The Spirit Junkie movement is a global community of people on a mission to elevate each other and infuse love into everything they do, sparked by Gabriel Bernstein’s book Spirit Junkie. Through masterclasses and workshops, you are encouraged to share your story, let go of “imposter syndrome”, see your true value and potential, and dive head first into your dream life so that you can help others to heal and rise up. To anyone who feels called to Gabby’s digital masterclass, Allison has two words: “DO IT! It’s food for your soul.” As a Spirit Junkie, wherever you are in the world, you have a tribe, a supportive sister (and brother)-hood of like-minded souls. Now more than ever we need to stand up, share our story, and follow our dream of a mission-driven business. We’ve been born at a revolutionary time in history and consciousness; the world is wounded, there’s division and suffering; we need to step up, make a change, and spread the message of love. Listen to your soul’s call—it will change every single area of your life. The Spirit Junkie Digital Masterclass is one of the greatest things you can do. Get out of your own way, and create a life that you are psyched to wake up for. Today is the first day of the rest of your amazing, ecstatic life. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

151: Anti-Aging Secrets & DNA Detoxing Methods You've Never Heard of with the Jing Slingers
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151: Anti-Aging Secrets & DNA Detoxing Methods You've Never Heard of with the Jing Slingers

When you eat the whole plant, you’re getting the whole deal. That’s why we find so many healing plants in nature. Interestingly, almost every pharmaceutical medicine has its roots in nature. But modern medicine extracts one compound and turns it into pill form (with undesirable side effects). When you eat a whole plant however, you’re getting all the other nutrients working synergistically together to heal your body. Food Heals favorites Joy and Jay are passionate about whole tonic herbs. From that passion, Jing Slingers were born. Joy is a badass cop turned anti-aging superfood master. Jay is a yogi and tonic herbalist with over 50,000 tonic elixirs to his name. Together they create cleverly conscious comfort food that’s as good as your granny’s banana bread with the added benefits of supercharging your health all the way to your cells. (We tried their superfood caramel and can testify to this – best. Caramel. EVER). Since they were last on the show, the Jing Slingers have been working on a tonic to rival all tonics. Most modern diseases result from a dysfunction of the mitochondria, our cells’ power-producers. These are the molecules responsible for our core life energy. But we live in concrete jungles, breathe in polluted air, are bombarded by wifi radiation, drink chemical water—our cells are overwhelmed. They need a detox tonic. Enter the DNA Detox, an aqueous zeolight solution that penetrates deep into the cells’ mitochondria and eliminates environmental toxins, heavy metals, and even BPA’s. A next level solution to the next level toxicity we are dealing with. But that’s not all, they’ve also moved back to nature. At their retreat, Waterstone in North Carolina, you can experience life away from wifi signals, polluted air, and stress, and enjoy forest bathing, foraging, and of course, Joy and Jay’s mind-blowing culinary delights. We’ll definitely be going :-)

 

150: The Truth About Cystitis and How to Heal with a High-Raw Vegan Diet
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150: The Truth About Cystitis and How to Heal with a High-Raw Vegan Diet

Marina Yanay-Triner is the soul behind Soul in the Raw, a website dedicated to helping people go vegan in a sane, healthy, and delicious way. Marina’s journey towards a raw vegan lifestyle began when she witnessed her mom’s healing transformation. Marina’s mom had interstitial cystitis, a chronic bladder disorder that left her unable to live a normal life. Doctor after doctor prescribed pills and injections but nothing worked. Taking matters into her own hands, she went on a 28-day water fast, before transitioning to a raw vegan lifestyle. She completely healed herself. Witnessing her mother’s amazing recovery made Marina want to reconnect with her body. In high-school, she’d been sexually assaulted by her boyfriend. This caused Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which affected her digestion and emotions. But when she got into raw plant-based food, she was able to heal her physical and emotional trauma.   Marina set up Soul in the Raw to show vegans and wannabe vegans how delicious and flavorful raw plant-based food can be. It’s not just about being vegan or gluten free, it’s about eating whole, plant-based, unprocessed, natural foods! Sign up to her online course and discover how to go vegan, improve your digestion and make delicious raw foods!

 

149: Fitness Model to YouTube Star: How Nicole Inspires Vegan Newbies To Change Their Lives
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149: Fitness Model to YouTube Star: How Nicole Inspires Vegan Newbies To Change Their Lives

Before going vegan, Nicole Derseweh wanted to travel the world and taste every cheese imaginable. But her health was suffering. As a fitness model, her body looked healthy, but it hid a worrying truth: her high protein diet was stressing out her gall bladder and liver, and her blood pressure was through the roof. With her grandma fighting cancer, and other members of her family unwell, Nicole knew something was wrong. She began looking at her diet. It took a year between watching her first documentary (Earthlings) to converting to 100% plant-based. The journey was tough, but it was worth it. As soon as she gave up dairy, her heath transformed. But her recovery went deeper than just the physical. Nicole had struggled with anorexia in high school. While she overcame the behaviors by becoming a fitness model, the self-loathing thoughts were still there. When she became vegan, those thoughts disappeared. Choosing to go vegan was such an empowering and positive decision that it healed her psyche as well as her physical health. And now Nicole is dedicated to inspiring newbie and wannabe vegans with delicious plant-based food that can tempt even the most dedicated carnivore. Check out Nicole’s YouTube channel for recipes and tutorials to veganize your dishes and live sustainably.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

  The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!   Past noteable guests include Eaternity Author & Television Host of How to Live to 100, Jason Wrobel, Host of Hallmark’s Home and Family show & Gorgeously Green Author Sophie Uliano, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Director Joe Cross, NBA Champion & Vegan Activist John Salley, Eco-Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen, Fitness Expert Ben Greenfield, The Food Babe Vani Hari, Born For This Author Chris Guillebeau, Host of Entrepreneur On Fire, John Lee Dumas, Gluten-free with Emily’s Emily Turner and Producer & Wellness expert Kimberly Van Der Beek, just to name a few.

148: Overcoming Ovarian Failure & Boosting Fertility PLUS We Answer Your Burning Questions
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148: Overcoming Ovarian Failure & Boosting Fertility PLUS We Answer Your Burning Questions

We want to answer some of our listener questions in this episode! Our first question is from Laura, who wants to know which entrepreneurs we follow. Here are some of our top favorites: •    Tim Ferris. We love his books The Four Hour Work Week and The Four Hour Body.   •    We also love Tony Robbins. His podcast is so inspiring. •    Marie Forleo – check out her YouTube channel MarieTV. •    Kris Carr who is all about health and wellness and healed herself from cancer. •    Gabrielle Bernstein. The Universe Has Your Back is a phenomenal book, as is Spirit Junkie. •    Pat Flynn and John Lee Dumas are good podcasters to check out. •    Gary Vaynerchuk is the male version of Allison. •    And of course, you must check out Marianne Williamson. Check out her email workshop Sister Giant. Megan wants to know juicer recommendations? We have to refer you to Joe Cross’s website for the best juicers, he’s the expert. You can also take a look at BlenderBabes for the best blenders – she tests every one to bring you the best blender reviews. And finally, do we like guided meditations? Absolutely!! You really want to check out Sarah’s guided fertility meditation. Highly recommended to help you manifest whatever you want. We love it! ---- Sarah was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure at 28. She was told she would never have her own children. She went straight to the fertility clinic, and put her name on a list for a donor egg. She was lucky enough to conceive, and now has two beautiful children. But her health got worse: sinusitis, colds, yeast infections, headaches, vertigo. Later, while studying health coaching, she discovered that she had a food intolerance. As soon as she eliminated allergens from her diet, all her health issues went away. Could these food intolerances have caused her ovarian failure? It’s hard to be 100% sure, but Sarah is now on a mission to let couples know there is a lot they can do with nutritional therapy to improve their fertility. Check out her 3-day fertility diet challenge. Want to know how fertile you might be? Take her fertility quiz! How can we balance a healthy lifestyle and living life? Sarah has the answers. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

147: Living Your Dreams, The Secret to Eternal Youth and Empowering the Rebel Hearts
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147: Living Your Dreams, The Secret to Eternal Youth and Empowering the Rebel Hearts

Kristie Reeves’s new show, Rebel Hearts, is all about empowering the rebels of this world to make a change. There’s so much negativity and wars and crime going on in the world today. But at the same time things are changing for the better. The change makers are stepping up. A wave of people making a positive difference. You can catch Kristie’s inspiring show on Universal Broadcasting Network. You go to the doctor because you think they have the answers, but these days doctors aren’t looking at what’s causing the illness. They’re much more interested in giving you a pill. So you take the pill, then you take another pill to counteract the side effects of the first pill. But there IS another option: nutrition, acupuncture, spirituality, emotional work, changing your lifestyle. While their background differs—Suzy was brought up on green juices and vitamins, while Allison grew up eating the standard American diet—they are both passionate advocates of a plant-based diet. Are you following your dreams? If everyone on this planet did what they wanted, the world would be such a happy place. We wouldn’t even need to compete with each other, because we all have a unique energy and unique gifts… we all have a unique soul song. Whatever you want to do, do it. If you want to sing, if you want to write, if you want to be a parent… do what brings you joy every day. That’s how we flourish. If we can do a little thing every single day, we can change the world! Find out about what inspired Kristie Reeves in Episode 107. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

146: Life Lafter Divorce: Using Laughter to Heal and the Truth About Love
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146: Life Lafter Divorce: Using Laughter to Heal and the Truth About Love

Relationships. They are complicated things. Have we put too much expectation onto marriage? People used to get married to carry on the family farm or form new family links. Now, thanks to fairytales and Disney, we expect some perfect thing, to be swept off our feet, to never argue. But in fact, it isn’t the long heart to hearts at 2am that keep a couple together, but rather those everyday moments—going shopping together, taking out the trash so that your partner doesn’t have to, holding each other’s hand during a movie. You need to learn your own love language. Perhaps because of all the expectations we place on marriage, divorce statistics are through the roof. Leanne Linsky is one of those statistics. Married at just 22 to her first serious boyfriend, Leanne found herself divorced three years later. A few years later, she followed the same pattern: married again, and divorced within a few years. She was crushed. But she was also determined that it would not be the end of her. After her second divorce, Leanne lay, in a fetal position, on her bedroom floor – she knew she had to make major changes. But she didn’t know what she wanted. Married so young, she didn’t know who she was. Determined to step into her true self, she started saying YES to everything. Her life began to shift. She felt a new strength. She vowed that no matter what she did, she was not going to grow old, with nine cats, bitter and hateful of men. One of the things Leanne said a big YES to was standup comedy. Once she started taking the classes, she was hooked. Joining the two things she knew best, comedy and divorce, Leanne launched Life Lafter Divorce two years ago, offering improv classes to fellow divorcees. Improv is about not caring, it’s about letting go—you never know what’s coming. If you try to control it, it fails…. A bit like a marriage! Leanne has created a safe space where people can let go of their pain, realize they are not alone, and use laughter to heal. Her podcast interviews a variety of guests about their divorce experiences and “haha” moments. Check out her website for her next improv workshops! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

145: The One Kitchen Must-Have to Transform Your Health, Lose Weight and Detox Daily
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145: The One Kitchen Must-Have to Transform Your Health, Lose Weight and Detox Daily

According to the stats, we’re eating on average two portions of fruits and vegetables a day…. And this includes ketchup and potato fries! Truth is, for optimum health, we need to be eating more like between 5 and 10. Sounds like a lot to chew? This is where blending comes in. You can throw it all in a blender and drink your veggies! Tarashaun always knew she wanted to work for herself. She began her entrepreneurial journey by selling jewelry on eBay. When she bought a high-power blender, she knew she had to share its magic with others. Smoothies, soups, ice cream, grinding grains—the versatility of this machine motivated Tarashaun to launch BlenderBabes and inspire people to make more than just smoothies. If you’re confused about blending, BlenderBabes is the site for you. She takes blenders through rigorous testing and offers honest reviews to help you choose your perfect kitchen companion. Tarashaun also has an incredible healing story to share. She overcame a decade of disordered eating and wants to share her experience to help others. So many of us have an unhealthy relationship with food. For Tarashaun, reading The Secret opened her eyes to how she could use self-love and acceptance to heal. An eating disorder doesn’t have to last forever—it is possible to move forward from it, and self-love is an essential part of that. If you want to dive into health, why not give Tarashaun’s Blender Cleanse a go? It’s a five-day program that helps you prepare your body for the cleanse, and provides enough nutrients and diversity to keep you satiated. Unlike a juice cleanse, you won’t be “hangry.” Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

144: How to Never Get Sick Again & Secrets to Becoming a Glow Warrior
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144: How to Never Get Sick Again & Secrets to Becoming a Glow Warrior

One in two people in the USA suffer from a chronic illness—365 million people. Amy Kurtz was one of them. She understands the loneliness that comes with a debilitating condition, and the frustration of going to doctor after doctor being offered nothing but pills.

At 14, Amy’s life changed dramatically. She bent down to pick up a book, and felt a shooting pain up her spine. And this pain simply didn’t go away. For ten years, she took the heavy-duty pain killers and muscle relaxants she was prescribed. Then, at 25, during a trip abroad, she picked up a parasite that tipped her body’s balance completely. She gained 30 pounds in 30 days. She couldn’t keep any food down, and she couldn’t go to the bathroom. She was bedridden for a month. Specialists told her food allergies didn’t matter, and kept prescribing antibiotics and pills. Finally, a doctor told her that her colon would never work, and she might as well have it removed. This was rock bottom.

But Amy didn’t give up. She knew she had to do something to help herself. She stopped eating gluten. Just two days after, her pain disappeared, as though it had never existed. She embarked on a holistic healing journey, empowering herself with the knowledge to heal her mind, body and spirit. She’s now a certified health coach, Pilates instructor, author and speaker.

Chronic conditions are often invisible – people don’t see them, and those suffering rarely speak about their illness for fear of being belittled or ridiculed. Amy woke up one day and realized she had to write a book and share her story. She wanted to create a collection of information to help people with chronic illness rebalance their bodies and move into health. Her book Kicking Sick is a collection of healing stories and Glow Warrior strategies to heal the spiritual, emotional and nutritional. Written to spark a new way of thinking, Kicking Sick helps tailor your lifestyle to transform you from the inside out and get you back into balance. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

143: Nine Steps to Overcoming Depression & Anxiety To Finally Thrive
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143: Nine Steps to Overcoming Depression & Anxiety To Finally Thrive

Self-improvement – once a women-centric activity, now more and more men are showing up in yoga class, in meditation and in holistic health. Justin Stenstrom is at the forefront of this exciting movement. Nine years ago, Justin went through a huge transformational period. He freed himself from depression anxiety and panic attacks, and began helping others overcome the same struggle. Elite Man Magazine was born. The website is a collection of advice for men, to help them gain confidence and become true gentlemen. His podcast interviews the best minds from the business, dating, health, fitness and social worlds. Depression is characterized by regret of the past; anxiety is fear of the future. Either way, you’re not in the present moment. The key to overcoming both these mental conditions is getting back to the now. Justin’s got nine simple steps to help you do just that: 1.    Realize you’re not going crazy. Depression happens to most of us at one time or another. 2.    Use a combination of hypnosis, meditation or yoga (Justin’s favorites are Eckhart Tolle, Paul McKenna and Dr. Andrew Dobson) 3.    Live in the present moment. 4.    Exercise, move around 5.    Get enough sleep! We’re typically under-sleeping, but this increases our stress, causes cortisol levels to go through the roof and decreases serotonin. 6.    Improve your diet—good fats, complex carbs, healthy protein—optimize what you’re putting into your body. 7.    Take supplements—one of the best anti-depressant supplements is magnesium. 8.    Socialize! We need human connection to fully thrive. 9.    Find a purpose in life. Whether it’s a hobby, career change or following a passion. Find the thing that makes you jump out of bed every day, and go after it. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

142: How To Travel The World, Eat a Plant-Based Diet and Make Decisions from a Place of Love
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142: How To Travel The World, Eat a Plant-Based Diet and Make Decisions from a Place of Love

Mel Bee became interested in nutrition after she overcame bulimia and depression in her early twenties. When she transitioned to a plant-based lifestyle she realized just how much food can contribute both to disease, and to wellbeing. After a decade of research into detoxing and holistic plant-based nutrition, she’s on a mission to spread the word. Leaving behind her 9 to 5, Mel got into freelance writing and set off traveling in an old VW campervan—with some funny tales to tell! As a detox coach, she helps women step into vibrant health by detoxing their cupboards and their minds from junk foods and junk thoughts.

Speaking of rubbish foods, did you know that over 75% of “edible” products in supermarkets are considered “non-food” items – yep, they’re THAT processed. The situation seems better in Europe, but even there, junk foods and associated diseases like diabetes are on the rise. The dire food situation seems to be matched by the scary political and environmental issues we’re facing.

So how do we deal with it? We send out love. That’s the only energy powerful enough to bring about positive change in the face of so much darkness. We’re not powerless. Each of us can choose to make every decision with love –be it the food we eat, the brands we buy, the way we behave towards others. We can make a difference every day. For Mel, this is how we create a greener, fairer, happier world.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

141: Eco-Entrepreneurship, Vegan Brownies and How to be Plant-Based on a Budget
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141: Eco-Entrepreneurship, Vegan Brownies and How to be Plant-Based on a Budget

Our guest today is vegan eco-entrepreneur Charlie Fyffe, founder of Charlie’s Brownies, an organic, ethical company that makes dairy-free, refined-sugar-free, gluten-free brownies Discover how Charlie followed his dreams, and how he helps others do the same.

Our guest today has been an entrepreneur since his early teens. Always a wheeler-dealer, Charlie Fyffe would sell Gatorade and give car rides in high school to make extra money. Having always loved brownies, selling them seemed a natural progression, and Charlies Brownies was born. But seeing that some people couldn’t enjoy the brownies made Charlie want to create a product that was not only delicious, but healthy and ethical as well. Charlie’s Brownies now makes organic, gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, vegan cupcakes (and we tasted them – they will blow you away). Charlie’s even working on a lower GI version for diabetics. And what about “special” brownies? You’ll have to listen to the episode for our take on that!

But Charlie does more than simply make amazing cakes. He also helps to revitalize the health and eating habits of underserved communities. This can be incredibly challenging in communities where there are no health food shop and where the nicest building houses a fast food restaurant. But Charlie is undeterred—there are ways to be plant-based on a budget. Charlie also gives talks about entrepreneurship, to encourage young people to follow their dreams: there is an alternative to the dead-end job option!

Food is everything for Charlie, he loves to teach people how what they eat and what they invest in affects them, their communities, the farmers and the earth. We have a choice every time we eat: we need to invest in food that is renewable, sustainable, and socially responsible. Food that supports the planet and conserves the earth for future generations: Plant-based food.

You can make big changes every day, through the food you choose to buy and eat. And for Charlie, this sustainable way of life can be delicious.

Come and check out Charlie’s Brownies at the LA Vegan Street Fair on 26th March where he’ll be launching three new mystery products!

You can buy Charlie’s Brownies in Yoga Urt in Glendale or if you want to order send Charlie a message.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

140: The Truth About Sea World, How to Save Animals and the Best Bites at Vegan Street Fair
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140: The Truth About Sea World, How to Save Animals and the Best Bites at Vegan Street Fair

People go vegan for different reasons. Some of us are drawn to a plant-based diet because of the health implications, some of us can’t stand the thought of the cruelty of industrial farming. Jessica was inspired to go vegan after a trip to Sea World. Realizing just how unhappy the dolphins were, Jessica knew she had to change her lifestyle. Tired of being sent to steak houses by the vegan apps she was using, Jessica began designing her own. When she saw how many vegan restaurants there were in LA, she had a brain wave: to gather them all together in a street fair and spread the vegan love to as many people as possible. Jessica’s mission is to plant a seed, and create more vegans by making plant-based food affordable and accessible. The Vegan Street Fair is in its 3rd year and this year will be bigger than ever—the best thing? It’s free, family friendly, and a fantastic way for you to try bite-sized portions of many different vegan delicacies. It can be tough to navigate our crazy world in a healthy and holistic way. Here are some of Jessica’s tips for doing it with grace: •    Do what you can – progress over perfection. •    Find a community of like-minded people, who are on the same journey. •    Be ok with screwing up – don’t try to be perfect. •    Don’t want to give up cheese? Check out Miyokos and Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen for the best vegan alternatives. •    Check out Vegan Street Fair! LA’s Vegan Street Fair takes place on 26th March between 11am and 7pm. AND there’s a beer garden! For only $40 you can get a VIP pass, which gets you front of line access to hundreds of vegan stalls. Join us! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

139: The Healing Power of CBD Oil, The Only Toothpaste You Will Ever Need Again and Our Favorite Greens
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139: The Healing Power of CBD Oil, The Only Toothpaste You Will Ever Need Again and Our Favorite Greens

Our first question is from Linda, who wants to know which green powders we recommend, and how to choose a high quality brand. Soils are over-farmed and the resulting fruits and vegetables don’t contain as many nutrients as they once did. Which means that, even if you eat a rainbow every day, you still need to supplement some essential nutrients. We would recommend Vitaforce. The founder and owner of the brand actually created this powder to heal her own body. Allison has been using it for years; it contains all the greens, vitamins and minerals you need, and it doesn’t taste like garbage. Our second question comes from Belle and was posted in our Facebook Group. Belle wants to know our thoughts on CBD. Is it a fad, or a healing tool? Suzy is involved in the green revolution currently occurring in California—CBD is definitely not a fad! CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive component of hemp, and it is very healing. CBD interacts with our own cannabidiol receptors and helps with pain management, insomnia, anxiety, Alzheimer’s and tumor reduction, among other things. It also packs a more powerful antioxidant punch than Vitamin C! For the science behind the claims, check out www.projectcbd.org. CBD is completely nontoxic and non-addictive. But as with every product, some brands are better than others—choose one that uses high doses of high quality CBD extract. Unfortunately, the government has now got a patent on CBD, despite the fact this is a completely natural substance. What’s more, the DEA has classified it as a Category 1 controlled substance, despite the fact it will not get you high. But there is a growing movement towards acceptance of this healing plant. An increasing number of studies show the therapeutic benefits of both CBD and THC, and more than half the country’s states have legalized the medical use of marijuana. Want more info, reach out to Suzy on out FB group! Finally, our third question comes from Sabrina. She wants to know why teeth become prone to cavities, and what we can do about it. This is a topic we’re incredibly passionate about. Some dentists just drill for the sake of it, even when there are no cavities. But even when cavities ARE present, you don’t necessarily need to get a filling. When you break a bone, your body heals itself. Bones can regenerate, and while teeth are a little different to bone, they’re very similar. According to Dr. Robert Nara, your teeth can heal themselves, all you need to do is use the right tools. If you have enough calcium and magnesium in your diet and in your saliva, you can heal your teeth. Check out Dr. Nara’s book How to be Dentally Self Sufficient. Suzy’s favorite tooth-care tool is baking-soda tooth powder, because it alkalizes your mouth and helps keep your mouth super clean. But she’s got a few other tips too! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

138: Tantra, Jade Eggs, Spicing Up Your Sex Life and Expanding Your Consciousness
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138: Tantra, Jade Eggs, Spicing Up Your Sex Life and Expanding Your Consciousness

Tantra may be the “in” thing right now, but it is about so much more than just sex, though orgasms can be a perk! Tantra is not a collection of sexual positions; it is not the Karma Sutra. Rather, it is a way of life. In fact, the word Tantra means to weave, to expand consciousness. It’s more about holding space for your partner and listening than it is about contortionist bedroom acrobatics!

Elise Carr, a former model and journalist, traded in her high heels to dive into sacred spirituality and sexuality. She’s now recognized as Australia’s best Empowerment Mentor. She even trained with the White Tigresses in the art of jade egg practices. Elise is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Reiki Master and Esoteric Tantra Practitioner. She wants to encourage women to work with their yoni to reconnect with the sacred feminine, and release the shame that is so often associated with that part of our bodies.

We carry so much negative energy around our yoni – we have forgotten the beauty that is there. It is time to open up that conversation, reconnect with our sensuality. It is ok for us to express and to love ourselves – this is how we heal. Tantra is about learning who we really are. It is the meshing of the physical and the spiritual. It is about self-expression, union, love and connection.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

137: How Tim Overcame Addiction, Lost Weight and Healed Chronic Illness in 30 Days of Juicing
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137: How Tim Overcame Addiction, Lost Weight and Healed Chronic Illness in 30 Days of Juicing

Let’s face it, losing weight is tough. Making any kind of drastic lifestyle change can seem daunting and difficult. But the alternative is often scarier. Tim Kaufman was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a condition characterized by hyper mobile joints. His joints were so loose they would simply pop out of their sockets. After a failed operation to fix the issue, Tim became addicted to prescription pain medication. He was also addicted to food. Moving less and less, eating more and more, the weight piled on. He lost his lust for life, he was depressed, and used food and prescription drugs as an escape. After two close relatives passed away from cancer, Tim knew he had to do something. He applied for bariatric surgery. But his health was so bad that his doctor refused to sign it off. He had to take a different approach. He began making small changes. Cutting out red meat. Choosing lower-fat cheeses. Then one day, he watched Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. Before the credits rolled, he’d ordered a juicer. A 30 day juice fast later, Tim was well and truly on his way towards better health. But it was Forks over Knives that really gave him a new lease of life. From being unable to get up from his chair, Tim has gone on to climb mountains, complete 100-mile bike rides, run a marathon. He’s even training for Iron Man. He freed himself from prescription medication and is the fittest he’s ever been. His whole family has felt the benefits. Swapping the buffalo wings and diet pepsi for a plant based diet saved his life. He now helps other people transition to a healthier way of life through his blog, Fat Man Rants. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

136: Trump, Alternative Facts, Swamp Draining, Immigration and How to Stand Up For What You Believe In
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136: Trump, Alternative Facts, Swamp Draining, Immigration and How to Stand Up For What You Believe In

How can a billionaire, who lives in a penthouse, who has never had to work in his life, who has never had to choose between paying the rent and buying food, who has never had to think about how to pay for healthcare, be a man of the people? How can he possibly relate to the lives of normal Americans? How can a business man who bankrupted six of his businesses, and whose net worth would be superior had he simply put his inheritance in a bank, be classed as a great business brain? How can a man who’s made no bones about being sexist, and repeatedly made shockingly derogatory comments about women have had any kind of female following? How did he get voted in? He talks a good game, that’s how. His rhetoric was appealing to the masses, those who’d been underserved by previous administrations, those tired of the same old statements and lack of change. The “alternative” facts he sprinkled into his speeches, and the questionable “truths” his campaign manager shared probably also helped (incidentally, check out this YouTube clip of Kelly Ann Conway doing Chicago – hilarious!) But if we look at the solid facts, immigrants are not taking our jobs (and ALL Americans, except for Native Indians, are immigrants anyway!). A wall won’t fix the job crisis or the immigration crisis. The “swamp” isn’t being “drained”, only filled with more people who have no understanding of, or interest in, what people really need. Affordable care is the same thing as Obamacare. And the last thing the world needs is more racism and outdated views about women! Ok, so what can we do? How do we fight lies? How can we shift the story? We have to start the conversation and speak the truth. We’re seeing more and more women rise up and begin to get involved in politics—let’s stand up and be counted ladies! In the words of Delores Huerta: “Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person is a potential activist, every minute is a chance to change the world.” Let’s not allow fear and anger to stop us living life. No matter what is going on politically, we are in control of our lives. You can be whatever you want it to be – don’t let anybody stop you! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

135: Healing Yourself with Emotions with Khristee Rich
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135: Healing Yourself with Emotions with Khristee Rich

You could eat all the right things and exercise every day, but if your mind believes you’re sick, you will be. On the other hand, if you believe that you are healthy, you can heal anything. Just like Miracle Man Morris Goodman says: man becomes what he thinks.

Khristee Rich fell ill when she was in college. She had chronic fatigue, brain fog, she was bed-ridden much of the time—she couldn’t work, go on dates, socialize, even write an email. But no one knew how to treat her. Doctors didn’t even believe she was ill, stating she was simply “depressed” and “stressed”. One doctor even told her she simply had to accept that she would be sick for the rest of her life. Khristee tried everything, from reiki to qi gong and acupressure, but nothing worked.

Finally, she was diagnosed with heavy metal toxicity—with blood levels of mercury and lead so high she should have been paralyzed or brain damaged. Unwilling to go through potentially fatal medical chelation therapy, Khristee began researching natural chelators. Using a combination of plant foods, supplements and visualization meditations, she freed herself of heavy metals in just one month.

Khristee knew she had a higher purpose than just being sick. She’s now a Visibility and Confidence Coach, and helps entrepreneurs boost their confidence so they can shine. Because when you show up for yourself, you can show up for others. Sign up at The Dancing Curtain for a free PDF: 5 Easy Ways to Boost Confidence and Get More Clients.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

134: Drew Ryniewicz on Being Yourself Fearlessly
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134: Drew Ryniewicz on Being Yourself Fearlessly

It isn’t just the dorky kid at school who gets bullied; you could be beautiful, successful, grown up, and still have to deal with bullies—a toxic friend, an overbearing family member, an unreasonable boss. Drew Ryniewicz found that out early on. At just 14 she was propelled into the limelight on the X-Factor, and despite being gorgeous and talented, she quickly had to contend with cyber trolls from all over the globe, watching and judging her life. Drew followed her dream of becoming a musician despite the hardship, and came to realize that the bigger the dream, the bigger the ridicule that comes with it. She wanted to use that ridicule to empower her life, write music, become the artist she wanted to be, and prove the trolls wrong. For the last two years, she’s dedicated her life to the anti-bullying movement, and has become the face to Allstar Nation Tour, a music-based anti-bullying campaign. Drew shares her story to show other girls that they are not alone, and to help them see the beauty and potential that is within them. She’s even given an inspiring TED talk entitled “Having Ridiculous Dreams.” Drew challenges people to overcome rejection, live ridiculously, and follow their dreams. Plus, our rockstar producer Roxy Flo talks about producing Drew’s song Empire the most beautiful, lyrical, honest song she’s written. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

133: Ultimate, Delicious Superfoods and Superherbs with Chocolate Creators, Sage and Anna Blanca
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133: Ultimate, Delicious Superfoods and Superherbs with Chocolate Creators, Sage and Anna Blanca

Sage studied raw and superfood nutrition and traditional herbal systems.  He has worked with and trained under the world's leading master herbalists and nutrition and longevity experts around the world. He has developed products internationally and given lectures on peak performance nutrition in Australia, Bali, America and France.  

Anna Blanca has lived and worked all over the world.  In her native Hungary she had the purest organic upbringing.  She learned about Eastern health practices while living in Japan and Bali and became familiar with Western alternative treatments and dietary disciplines during her time in Canada, Sweden and Switzerland.

Together they are passionate about helping people live the ultimate life and create a better world.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

132: How Christian Lost 187 lbs
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132: How Christian Lost 187 lbs

Christian Evans is a trained chef and a weight loss blogger who lost 187 lbs in just ten months. For Christian, losing weight starts in the mind. It isn’t about diet, going to the gym, or someone else’s program. It’s about the way you think.

His blog christiansweightsuccess.net offers solid and helpful advice to people embarking on their weight loss journey.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

131: New Year Special – Releasing the Old and Setting Your Intentions
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131: New Year Special – Releasing the Old and Setting Your Intentions

So, how are your New Year’s resolutions going? Are you keeping up with them or have you already let them fall by the wayside? We’ll let you in on a secret: it’s about intentions, not resolutions. And we’re here to help you get back on track to manifesting your desires.

The common misconception is that manifesting is hard—that in order to make your dreams come true you have to strive and stress. But the truth is, manifesting and getting set on your course to success simply requires courage and the ability to release. By letting go, you suddenly begin attracting the life you really want.

Here are our five steps to setting your intention:

1 – Get clear

No wishful thinking. Get very specific about what you want to create and manifest. What do you want to achieve, by when?

2 – Detach

Don’t be dependent on the outcome; know that the Universe may provide what you’ve asked for in a package different to how you’d imagined. Detach from the outcome and allow yourself to receive what comes without judgement.

3 – Check in with yourself

Where are you setting your intention from? Is it fear, anxiety or love? This will massively impact your manifestation, because like attracts like. Set your intention from an abundant place. Put yourself in a place of gratitude so you can set your intention lovingly.

4 – Feel it

Meditate on the feeling that you want to attract (not the opposite!). Even if you don’t know how to meditate, just give yourself a few minutes of quiet where you can feel what it’s going to be life to reach your goals. Sense the loving energy coming into your body.

5 – Write it down

Writing your intention down sends a powerful message to your brain and the Universe. Feel and believe that everything you seek is seeking you. Know that it is all on its way to you now.

Letting go is something we all struggle with, but it is one of the key things you can do to heal your body and your soul. The Sedona Method was started in the 1950’s by Lester Levinson. After being given just a few months to live, he began to release emotions and negative thoughts and accept his death—he healed his body and lived on for another 30 years. The Sedona philosophy, in a nutshell, is: welcome and bless everything in your life, the good and the bad.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

130: Heather Fantin on Stepping into Love
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130: Heather Fantin on Stepping into Love

When Allison met Heather at Gabrielle Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie Masterclass, she knew she had to come on the podcast! Heather Fantin is a transformational coach and intuitive healer, and founder of Soul on Fire retreats, where people can completely transform and heal their mind, body and being. Heather’s early life was filled with drama and despair: parents separating, getting into the wrong crowd, abusive relationships, rape, car crashes—life kept bringing her to her knees. At just 18, her inner guide voice shone through: “you are not living the life you are intended to live—you have a lot of work to do and you have to change your life.” She left her home town of Seattle and spent 15 years travelling the world, learning new healing techniques and experiencing different cultures, exploring humanity and herself. We feel the way we do because of what we’re thinking, Thoughts create our reactions and affect the quality of our life, and our future. You need to get clear on the story. Does yours empower or disempower you? It’s easy to fall into victim mode, but by becoming aware, you can free yourself from negative thought patterns. Heather believes there is a fundamental shift occurring in how we approach health. Imagine how different your entire life would be if you felt whole, if you were healed, if you embraced your light and dark with love. Imagine a world filled with people just like that. Radical self-care is more than just eating healthy and working out. It’s about cultivating loving feelings towards yourself, having a deep connection with a power bigger than yourself and being in a supportive and open community of like-minded individuals. 2016 was an intense year. The current political climate is raw and has awakened many pent-up feelings within us. How can we make a positive impact on the world through our thoughts and actions?  How can we heal this trauma? When we judge others, or situations, we are in fact judging something within ourselves that needs healing. Even Trump is simply a reflection of our collective shadow. When we come from a place of love instead of fear, we no longer feed the problem. We are spiritual beings, not just human beings—we can open up to love, heal ourselves, and heal the world. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

129: Open up to Love with Energy Healer Benson Simmonds
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129: Open up to Love with Energy Healer Benson Simmonds

Almost all issues, physical or emotional, can be healed through energy work—even physical pain that’s connected with an emotional block. Master Energy Healer Benson Simmonds marries energy work with divine Hebrew symbols to harness the power of the universe and heal his clients. Whether body or mind, what it comes down to is unconditional love.

In a way, many of us have lost our sense of power. We’re mostly driven by our ego, based on fear and the thought “I’m not good enough”, something which is endlessly confirmed by the media. While this is our default system, we can choose to be driven by our soul, which is based on joy, love and expansion. Benson’s book Soular Power teaches us how to open up to the divine flow to allow more love to come in.

You can book an energy healing session with Benson through Suzy’s new business Mary Jane’s Mobile Massage, a fabulous new venture offering CBD-infused massages from the comfort of your own home.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

128: Never Binge Again with Dr. Glen Livingston
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128: Never Binge Again with Dr. Glen Livingston

Glenn Livingston, Ph.D. is a veteran psychologist and was the long time CEO of a multi-million dollar consulting firm which has serviced several Fortune 500 clients in the food industry. You may have seen his (or his company's)  previous work, theories, and research in major periodicals like The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Sun Times, The Indiana Star Ledger, The NY Daily News, American Demographics, or any of the other major media outlets you see on this page.  You may also have heard him on ABC, WGN, and/or CBS radio, or UPN TV.  

Disillusioned by what traditional psychology had to offer overweight and/or food obsessed individuals, Dr. Livingston spent several decades researching the nature of bingeing and overeating via work with his own patients AND a self-funded research program with more than 40,000 participants.  Most important, however, was his own personal journey out of obesity and food prison to a normal, healthy weight and a much more lighthearted relationship with food.

Click here to learn more about his book: Never Binge Again: Stop Overeating and Binge Eating and Reprogram Yourself to Think Like a Permanently Thin Person...on the Food Plan of Your Choice!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

 

127: Eco-Friendly Vegan Fashion with Sugandh Agrawal
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127: Eco-Friendly Vegan Fashion with Sugandh Agrawal

Let’s be honest, almost all of us have shopped at a fast fashion outlet at one point or other, for that last minute party outfit or a quick shopping fix. But often these clothes last all of a day, disintegrating after one wash. They may be cheap, but they’ve got a heavy ethical and ecological cost: made in sweatshops, laced with lead, they quickly end up on landfill sites. Is it possible to be fashionistas with a conscience? YES! As a vegetarian and now vegan, Sugandh Agrawal knew she didn’t want to wear animal byproducts and set about finding an alternative. Leather, while known the world over for being “luxurious”, is a dirty industry—not just cruel to animals, but cruel to the people who work with it, and the environment. The journey to launching an ethical fashion brand wasn’t easy—she had to find different materials and artisans willing to work with them, not to mention finding factories that treat workers fairly. But it was worth it! In 2009 she launched GUNAS New York, our favorite, 100% vegan, 100% sweatshop-free, 100% eco-friendly handbag brand, voted Most Ethical Brand by the Ethical Fashion Forum. You don’t have to compromise on style—you can be fashion forward and fashion conscious.  Sugandh wants to show the world a vegan lifestyle isn’t bland. It’s as fun, vibrant and colorful as the GUNAS handbags. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

126: Overcoming Near Death Experiences with Maura Knowles
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126: Overcoming Near Death Experiences with Maura Knowles

Maura Knowles lay on the operating table, awake. A routine procedure that should have taken a few minutes had turned into a life-threatening operation. She was only 20. Everything that could have gone wrong in hospital, did—pancreatitis, infections, misdiagnoses, you name it. She survived not one near death experience, but two! Her fighting Irish spirit and the support of her family pulled her through. Twenty years on, she’s turning these dramas into a musical comedy “Insult to Injury.” She’s not the only strong survivor in her family. Her father survived a quadruple by-pass. He was put on an incredibly restrictive diet—no sugar, no salt, no treats. Knowing from experience how crappy it feels to be without any kind of comfort food, Maura set out to create something healthy and delicious that her father could enjoy. MacnMo’s Morselicious Treats were born. Gluten-free, sugar-free, GMO-free, soy-free, preservative-free, salt-free and delicious, these morsels can now be found in over 30 stores nationwide. Maura is also an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, helping people change the way they eat—but it’s not about restriction, it’s about having real, tasty, satisfying food. Maura advocates eating clean and green 85% of the time, and giving yourself 15% wiggle room. Her 21-day detox incorporates exercise, social activities, and the things you love—yes, even wine. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

125: Healing with Hypnotherapy
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125: Healing with Hypnotherapy

Shauna Krikorian, C.Ht. is a clinical hypnotherapist, who believes that every person has a deep desire to understand themselves and live a life with meaning and purpose.

She helps her clients to identify and reach their goals and remove blocks and resistance from the subconscious mind guiding them to create new thought patterns and behaviors while letting go of old negative habits and beliefs. Shauna helps people fulfill their dreams and redirect their subconscious minds to manifest abundance, love, success and happiness.

Her areas of expertise are in overcoming depression, forgiveness work, past life regression, eliminating fears and phobias, releasing anxiety, enhancing public speaking and performance, and increasing confidence, motivation, creativity and self love.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more! Learn more at foodhealsnation.com

124: How To Be Grateful During Tough Times Thanksgiving Special
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124: How To Be Grateful During Tough Times Thanksgiving Special

Thanksgiving is all about being grateful, and at no time is this more important than in the face of the negativity, hate and division that the election result symbolizes. So far, we’ve kept to health topics, but today, Food Heals Nation, we’re going political. It’s a frightening time—the new president elect stands for racism, anti-feminism, anti-human-rights, war. Many of us no longer feel safe; we feel anxious and scared.

But we don’t have to feel this way. Suzie shares one method that works for her: the Sedona Method. Started by Lester Levenson in the 50’s, it works on the principle of letting go of negative beliefs, habits and patterns to free yourself from psychological discomfort and come back to the present moment—where we are most peaceful, and most powerful. Check out their website to learn more, or reach out to Suzie on our FB Group. We’ll dedicate an entire episode to this topic very soon!

We also introduce our fabulous new podcast producer, Foxy Roxy—a full time music producer and sound engineer, and “Trump supporters’ worst nightmare.”

What organizations and charities are you involved in? How can we be there for each other and the communities that are fighting for their voice? Let’s support one another. We want to hear your voice Food Heals Nation: share your thoughts on our FB group!

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, harmonious Thanksgiving. Be present, be mindful, and love xxx

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

123: Health Myths Debunked with Alexa Schirm
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123: Health Myths Debunked with Alexa Schirm

Tired of conflicting and confusing health information? In this episode, nutritionist and fellow podcaster Alexa Schirm debunks some common health myths. Discover the truth about artificial sweeteners, and how to restore your metabolic function and balance your hormones without going on a diet!

Let’s face it, 98% of diets fail. Why? Mindset and misinformation. Diets are short term fixes based on restriction. But while we’re afraid of calories, not getting enough actually does more harm than good in the long term—so much so that today’s guest, Alexa Schirm, would rather people be overfed on the right foods than underfed on anything. But nutrition is only one part of the bigger picture that makes up perfect health. It’s also about mindset, accepting who you are, and going for your dreams.

Alexa Schirm is the force behind Simple Roots Wellness, a website dedicated to helping you find a healthy balance. With a BA in Nutrition and Masters in Health Studies, Alexa is passionate about simplifying complex matters and giving you the raw, unedited, simple truth about health and what the body needs to thrive. She’s also a fellow podcaster with her show Simple Roots Radio, where she interviews experts and everyday people on health and wellness strategies.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

For today's show notes visit FoodHealsNation.com

122: No More PMS with Functional Medicine Practitioner Rich Jacobs
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122: No More PMS with Functional Medicine Practitioner Rich Jacobs

Rich Jacobs is a Health Detective and Functional Medicine Practitioner, certified by Functional Diagnostic Nutrition and the Kalish Institute for Functional Medicine.

Rich became passionate about helping others holistically after struggling with his own health issues that doctors couldn’t resolve.

Rich now works with people all over the country using his health detective skills to find the root causes of common health issues and eliminate symptoms for good. He focuses on helping women eliminate PMS and live a more fruitful life!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

121: The Mandela Effect Halloween Episode
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121: The Mandela Effect Halloween Episode

Happy Halloween! Today is a fun episode discussing an interesting theory - The Mandela Effect which is is a theory of parallel universes, based in the idea that because large groups of people have similar alternative memories about past events.

Is it Berenstein Bears or Berenstain Bears? Did the evil queen in Snow White say "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall" or "Magic Mirror on the wall?" Was the famous line, "Luke I am your father" ever actually said in Star Wars? Take the quiz with us and see The Mandela Effect in action on our spooky Halloween episode!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

120: Klean-Slate's Elana Lavine on Living a Simple, Natural, Vegan Lifestyle
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120: Klean-Slate's Elana Lavine on Living a Simple, Natural, Vegan Lifestyle

Elana is a true California native who ditched her advertising career to dive into eco-entrepreneurship with her amazing website klean-slate.com. She has a true passion for researching and learning how a body and mind benefit from the right nutrition and enriching experiences. 

This passion has lead Elana to discover and share tasty, simple and healthy recipes and alternatives to classics like daiyadillas, natural products, and restaurants that offer real healthy options. Elana’s hope is to help people become more informed about the plethora of options, beyond frozen lean cuisines, generic multi-vitamins and corporate gyms. She wants to help inspire and empower people no matter where they are on their journey.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

119: EOFire's Kate Erickson on Building Systems in Your Business to Create the Life of Your Dreams
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119: EOFire's Kate Erickson on Building Systems in Your Business to Create the Life of Your Dreams

Commuting for hours to a job you hate, doing repetitive tasks you are completely bored with, feeling unmotivated, unappreciated, and stuck. Does this sound like you? Sprinting on that hamster wheel, unable to jump off and start living life on your own terms?

This is just how Kate Erickson felt. After years working in banking, HR, advertising and marketing, Kate realized she needed to do something different, needed to follow her own dreams. She ditched the corporate job to launch the 7-day-a-week podcast EO Fire with her partner John Lee Dumas (check out our interview with John here). Four years on, it’s a 7-figure business and the podcast generates over 1 million downloads each month! More amazing still, EO Fire makes its resources available so you can see just how to set up a successful online business. Kate is fired up about educating people about entrepreneurship, mindset and how YOU get to choose what your life will look like.

Kate is the host of Kate’s Take, EO Fire’s audio blog where you can peak behind the scenes of a successful 7-figure business, plus get step by step advice on how to create, grow and monetize your new venture. She’s also written The Fire Path, a beginner’s guide to growing an online business. She’s working on an exciting sister project to The Freedom Journal. Entitled “The Mastery Journal”, it’s all about mastering productivity, discipline and focus in 100 days – opt in and get special access to behind-the-scenes information!

What you’ll discover:

  • Kate’s breakthrough moment.
  • What Kate did in the 6 months before quitting her job to prepare for entrepreneurship.
  • How to work out what your strengths are.
  • Why it is we sometimes need to hear things over and over before we take action.
  • How to let go of control, and why you’ll definitely benefit from it.
  • How Allison applied Kate’s system training to both her work life and health.
  • How to fit a morning routine into your schedule – no matter how busy you are.
  • How to stay healthy while running a successful business.
  • The most important and fulfilling sources of revenue.
  • Why accountability is life-changing.

Our favorite moments:

@5:59 Following the “normal” path

@8:40 I have so much more potential than this

@15:54 I love sharing this.

@20:30 Be your own accountability partner

@24:45 This is going to make such a difference in my life

@26:00 Can we have it all?

@35:02 Simplify everything

@35:54 Antioxidant power packed

@36:40 I cannot believe I didn’t do this sooner

@38:19 It was all about the karaoke

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

For all the show notes go to FoodHealsNation.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

118: How to Reverse Hypothyroidism and Infertility Naturally with Elena Wilkins
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118: How to Reverse Hypothyroidism and Infertility Naturally with Elena Wilkins

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

117: How Veganism Healed My Eating Disorder with Jasmine Briones
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117: How Veganism Healed My Eating Disorder with Jasmine Briones

Jasmine Briones, the creator of The Sweet Simple Vegan, has dedicated her life to inspiring others to choose health. A Los Angeles-based nutrition student, Jasmine is a recipe creator and plant-based wellness blogger that works to promote nutrition, fitness, and self-love.

Jasmine struggled with an eating disorder in college and used veganism to mask that to her friends and family. After being confronted by her loved ones that she was too thin and looked unhealthy, Jasmine did some research about veganism, and she learned that she needed to change her relationship with food and with herself.

Today Jasmine is a healthy vegan and a healthy weight and wants to spread the message of what she learned: to love yourself and to nourish that same self with a plant-based diet.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

116: John Lee Dumas on Creating Freedom in Your Life & Business
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116: John Lee Dumas on Creating Freedom in Your Life & Business

Today’s episode is all about setting and achieving your goals to create your dream life. Whether you want to get fit, build your business, overhaul your diet or create more freedom in your life, get ready for the knowledge bombs!

You know that feeling when you’ve completed your Christmas wrapping? You’ve lovingly picked the perfect paper, hand drawn the name tag, tied a beautiful bow real tight and now all the presents are ready and looking gorgeous. That great sense of achievement. It’s pretty awesome isn’t it! What if you could achieve your other goals too? Today’s guest will show you how!     

We’re joined by one of our original podcast mentors, John Lee Dumas. We followed his process to set up this podcast—we are HUGE fans!

JLD grew up in small town in Maine. After military service he dipped his toes into a variety of careers, yet nothing really lit his fire. But he loved listening to podcasts, so he decided to create what he wanted: a daily podcast show. Fast forward 4 and a half years, JLD has interviewed over 1200 entrepreneurs, his website Entrepreneur On Fire gets over a million listens a month and generates a seven figure income. JLD has created his dream life, and now he wants to help you create yours.

His latest project is the Freedom Journal – this beautiful faux leather black and gold book will guide you to accomplishing your number one goals in just 100 days!

What you’ll discover:

  • How JLK achieved his goal of attaining his optimal weight.
  • How be your own accountability partner.
  • The best way to start your day.
  • How to make your goals SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound).
  • How to complete your tasks more quickly.
  • How to really FOCUS (Follow One Course Until Success)
  • What an attitude of gratitude has to do with achieving your goals.
  • Why setting your intention for the day can make all the difference.
  • How to incorporate micro-goals into your main overarching goal.
  • How to not give up when you have an off-day.

Our favorite moments:

6:23 I love him even more!

9:09 it’s glowing and gorgeous!

10:08 Getting down and dirty.

15:06 To infinity and beyond!

19:55 Karaoke moment!

20:52 I do it in traffic, I do it when I wake up…

22:49 What wonderful things does the universe have in store for me today?

25:52 We go deep here!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

For all the show notes go to FoodHealsNation.com

115: How to be a Change-maker with Humane Society's Lauren Pitts
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115: How to be a Change-maker with Humane Society's Lauren Pitts

How many of us keep ourselves in the dark when it comes to where our food comes from? We turn the other way because we don’t want to learn about male chicks being tossed into a grinder because they’re not “profitable”, we don’t want to see pigs suffering and immobile in their tiny birthing pens. But thanks to the work of animal activists and organizations like the Humane Society, more and more people are waking up to these practices and opting to go plant-based.

We met Lauren Pitts at the amazing Humane Society Annual Gala, where we bonded over animal welfare, celebrities and all things plant-based!

Lauren always had a passion for animals, but she also ate them. Then three years ago she decided to stop keeping herself in the dark about where her food was coming from. After watching video by Dr. Melanie Joy, she threw her lunch in the trash, and embarked on plant-based lifestyle. But she doesn’t stop at her own diet: through her work with the Humane Society, she’s getting plant based meals into schools, universities and hospitals!

Cows can live to 20 years old, but they will be slaughtered by the time they’re 3. And then we eat them. Yet we can completely survive on plant based foods. For Lauren, the easiest, cheapest, best thing to do for the environment and animals is to reduce your meat consumption. Try a Meatless Monday, or go plant-based a couple of days a week, or be vegan before 6pm – whatever works for you. Just go for it, give it a try – you might surprise yourself.

We’re also joined by surprise guest Kari Jean Glosser, a certified financial planner and adviser who’s recently joined the plant-based movement. She’s 3 months into her plant-based lifestyle and loving it!

For all the show notes visit foodhealsnation.com!

114: How to Be Radiant with Tess Challis
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114: How to Be Radiant with Tess Challis

Quintessence ("Tess") Challis began her holistic health journey in her late teens. After a lifetime of numerous health ailments (including acne, obesity, strep throat, constant illnesses, anxiety, and depression), she found that a vegan diet along with an "inner wellness regime" of meditation and visualization literally made a world of difference.

In 1994, she began sharing this knowledge through cooking classes, catering, meditation classes, and workshops. She has also been a personal chef to many clients across the United States.

In 2009, Tess published the 2nd edition of Radiant Health, Inner Wealth, a vegan cookbook and complete holistic health resource. Tess's second book, The Two-Week Wellness Solution: The Fast Track to Permanent Weight Loss and Vitality, was released in June 2010 and includes a foreword by Dr. Neal Barnard. Her latest book, Radiance 4 Life: The 4 Cornerstones of Ultimate Vitality, was just published in June 2011 and includes a foreword by Robert Cheeke.

Over the last 20 years Tess has worked as a wellness coach, a chef, a caterer, workshop leader, speaker, writer and of course, a mom.

Learn more about Tess at TessChallis.com.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Become a founding member of the Food Heals VIP Club & get 20% off your lifetime membership at www.FoodHealsVIP.com.

Get your free guide, Health, Longevity & Weight-loss Secrets at FoodHealsNation.com.

 

113: How To Do A Parasite Cleanse with Megan Brophy
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113: How To Do A Parasite Cleanse with Megan Brophy

Megan is a former burger slinger who now is a vegan health coach. She is passionate about health, wellness and healing our bodies naturally.

Megan never looked or felt unhealthy. In fact, she looked like the epidome of health even though she lived on burgers and junk food.

When she had a chance encounter with vegan activist and NBA star John Salley, he encouraged her to go vegan and change her lifestyle.

This is when Megan discovered the awful truth- she had parasites inside of her after a life of poor food choices. Together John guided Megan through a long and intense detoxification process so she could reclaim her health!

This is one of the craziest stories we have ever told on the podcast so buckle up (if you’re driving) and get ready for this amazing tale.

And, on this episode we have guest co-host, Eco-vegan gal Whitney Lauritsen. Mashable named her one of the Top 75 Environmentalists to Follow on Twitter, and she was included in NBC New York’s list of Top 10 Eco Hotties on Twitter.

Become a founding member of the Food Heals VIP Club & get 20% off your lifetime membership at www.FoodHealsVIP.com.

Get your free guide, Health, Longevity & Weight-loss Secrets at FoodHealsNation.com.

112: Eat, Drink & Glow with Jay and Joy's Superfood Recipes
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112: Eat, Drink & Glow with Jay and Joy's Superfood Recipes

Jay and Joy are the dream team behind the Jing Slingers. If you’ve ever wondered how to use superfoods and tonics to supercharge your health, this is the episode for you! Go from surviving to thriving and discover the Jing Slingers’ secrets to being vibrant, juicy, and full of life!

Allison and her favorite guest co-host Eco Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen interview Joy Coelho and Jay Denman. Together Joy and Jay are the amazing team behind Jing Slingers, and authors of a fantastic new book Foods with Benefits.

Joy is literally glowing—we couldn’t believe she’s nearly 60! But she wasn’t always this way. She used to weight nearly 300 pounds, had high blood pressure and felt miserable. When an energetic healer found a tumor on one of her ovaries, she threw herself into holistic medicine. Now, she takes no meds, she feels amazing, has “a rockin’ libido” (and we all want one of those, right ladies?) and feels fitter and healthier than she was at 35.

Jay is a writer, speaker and yogi. He suffered with heart palpitations in his early 20s, but refused the prescription meds in favor of a holistic approach. He’s spent the last 15 years studying yoga, self-development and the power of tonic herbs. Working in Tonic bars all over the world, Jay has crafted over 50,000 custom elixirs to help his clients detoxify from the heavy burden our artificial world puts on our bodies.

Everyone is welcome at Joy and Jay’s table, whether you’re vegan, paleo, omnivore, vegetarian, gluten-free, and their recipes can be adapted to all needs. Their book, Food with Benefits, is packed with cleverly comforting foods that will elevate you and your health. And we can testify to them being absolutely divine (we tasted them and…. OMG!).

What you’ll discover:

  • What to do to recharge your DNA.
  • The difference between tonic herbs and medicinal herbs.
  • How our artificial environment impacts our health.
  • How to grow money (really!)
  • A food you can grow in just ten days.
  • How to source herbs on a budget.
  • The healthiest coffee to drink.
  • Plus a really juicy beauty tip…

Learn more about Jay & Joy at JingSlingers.com.

Become a founding member of the Food Heals VIP Club & get 20% off your lifetime membership at www.FoodHealsVIP.com.

Get your free guide, Health, Longevity & Weight-loss Secrets at FoodHealsNation.com.

111: Paul Shapiro on how to practice compassion and respect for animals
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111: Paul Shapiro on how to practice compassion and respect for animals

Paul Shapiro is the vice president of farm animal protection for the Humane Society of the United States, which is the world’s largest animal protection organization. Paul directs an effort to convince retailers, food service providers, and universities to end their use of eggs from battery-caged birds, pork from gestation-stalled pigs, and to expand their plant-based options.

Paul has played an integral role in numerous successful legislative and corporate campaigns to improve the plight of farm animals. In his role overseeing efforts to pass state laws and corporate policies, he works with lawmakers and major food retailers alike to implement animal welfare reforms in the agricultural industry.

Paul founded Compassion Over Killing in 1995 as a club while he was still a high school student and served as its campaigns director until January 2005. While there, he worked as a farm animal cruelty investigator and led initiatives to end misleading advertising on factory farm products.

In 2008, Paul was inducted into the “U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame.”

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

110: Living a Life of Passion - Entrepreneurship, Parenting and Making Music with Vegan Superhero, Tim Paige
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110: Living a Life of Passion - Entrepreneurship, Parenting and Making Music with Vegan Superhero, Tim Paige

There's never been an easier time to be vegan and Tim Paige has lived it. 13 years ago he made the choice to eat plant based and now he can't imagine eating any other way. He's raising his kids to be vegan and with all the great choices available today, he can even get his kid to eat vegan! There are so many reasons that Tim made the choice, and  it easily fell in line with his desire to live a life he is passionate about. He's here today to tell us all about the amazing life he has created for himself!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

 

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.foodhealsnation.com/110

109: Holistic Fertility Method: The most effective way to get pregnant and have the healthiest baby possible with Dr. Katherine Zagone
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109: Holistic Fertility Method: The most effective way to get pregnant and have the healthiest baby possible with Dr. Katherine Zagone

Dr. Katherine Zagone combines the mind of a doctor and the heart of a healer to serve couples and women in their journey to conceive their healthiest baby and build the family of their dreams.

After witnessing family members struggle with infertility for years, she felt compelled to find solutions for her patients in similar agonizing situations.

She considers each client’s individual needs as she surveys the whole landscape of your life when crafting the perfect fertility formula.

She empowers clients to create their healthiest lives to conceive and to create their healthiest child possible.

Her holistic approach provides a nurturing experience while addressing medical, functional, environmental, emotional, and energetic causes of infertility.

Dr. Zagone graduated top of her class from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine where she completed internships in natural fertility and preconception. She received her Bachelors of Science in Health Science from Benedictine University in IL, where she graduated Summa cum laude.

She assisted in the training of the next generation of naturopathic doctors at Bastyr University California. She also authors content for Orb Health, and supports patient care at Shine Natural Medicine. As an elite guest lecturer, she has spoken at UCSD and throughout the community on topics including hormones and gut health.

As a belly dancer and champion for feminine power, she embodies the fertile goddess and helps her female clients access their own embodiment to promote fertility.

Learn more about Dr. Zagone at theholisticfertilitymethod.com.

Become a founding member of the Food Heals VIP Club & get 20% off your lifetime membership at www.FoodHealsVIP.com.

Get your free guide, Health, Longevity & Weight-loss Secrets at FoodHealsNation.com.

108: Veganizing Spain, Animal Activism and How to Be Your Best Self with Kim Sujovolsky
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108: Veganizing Spain, Animal Activism and How to Be Your Best Self with Kim Sujovolsky

Kim is a teacher, a certified plant-based cook and the co-founder of brownble.com and the My Brownble online program, where together with her husband Carlos (a medical doctor, allergy and asthma specialist, and filming and tech enthusiast), they teach people how to cook amazing vegan foods and find balance between having glowing health and still eating the delicious foods you've always loved (all through HD video!

After growing up with a very ill parent and developing a difficult relationship with food as a means to deal with turmoil, Kim is now on a mission to help people get back to cooking at home, stop dieting, find balance and improve their relationship with food while developing healthy eating and living habits that can actually last you a lifetime.

Today we discuss how to be a vegan in Spain, what the animal activism is like abraod and how to live your healthiest, happiest life!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Learn more about Kim at brownble.com/my-story.

Become a founding member of the Food Heals VIP Club & get 20% off your lifetime membership at www.FoodHealsVIP.com.

Get your free guide, Health, Longevity & Weight-loss Secrets at FoodHealsNation.com.

107: Raising Healthy Kids with Documentary Producer Kristie Reeves
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107: Raising Healthy Kids with Documentary Producer Kristie Reeves

The Children of the Rainbow is an educational documentary series that provides information about the new generation of children. Interviews with health care professionals, educators, parents and children show what challenges many children are facing nowadays and what we as a society can shift to help. The interviews show solutions on how to support these children to become their magnificent selves.

It is time to change the educational, social and support structures of our children. Children are our future and by changing the way we raise them, we can change the world!

Kristie Reeves was born in Germany. She is a producer and actress, known for The Children of the Rainbow (2013), Two Oranges and a Lemon (2014) and In the Meantime(2015).

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Learn more about Kristie at kristiereeves.com. Watch The Children of the Rainbow series at thechildrenoftherainbow.org.

Become a founding member of the Food Heals VIP Club & get 20% off your lifetime membership at www.FoodHealsVIP.com.

Get your free guide, Health, Longevity & Weight-loss Secrets at FoodHealsNation.com.

 

106: A candid conversation with Vince Lia on healing, vegan recipes and revamping his brand
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106: A candid conversation with Vince Lia on healing, vegan recipes and revamping his brand

Vince Lia grew up in an Italian family, surrounded by different cheeses, deli meats and desserts he felt he couldn’t live without. But after being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, Vince embarked on a journey to heal himself.

After being prescribed pill after pill, and trying various other diets unsuccessfully, Vince began incorporating green juices into his life and began to notice a significant improvement in his health. After going completely vegan, Vince feels healthier than ever and created a business out of his passion for veganism and helping others get healthy.

It’s an amazingly inspiring story so back and listen to Episode 2 to hear how he overcame his condition. You can also check out Episode 18 where Vince shared his tips on doing what you love and becoming an eco-entrepreneur. And if that’s not enough, go back to Episode 29 where you can listen to Vince co-hosting an episode on the science of veganism with Matt Ruscigno.

Vince joins us today to talk about rebranding and tells us about his new line of gorgeous, ethical t-shirts that promote veganism.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Sign up to get Vince's free smoothie guide at VinceLia.com.

Become a founding member of the Food Heals VIP Club & get 20% off your lifetime membership at www.FoodHealsVIP.com.

Get your free guide, Health, Longevity & Weight-loss Secrets at FoodHealsNation.com.

105: How Michael lost 105 lbs & reversed disease through mental, emotional, & spiritual breakthroughs
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105: How Michael lost 105 lbs & reversed disease through mental, emotional, & spiritual breakthroughs

Michael Tamez was morbidly obese, had severe obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and advanced gum disease. Not only did he lose 105 pounds (47kg) and reverse all of those lifestyle related health conditions, he also transformed the dysfunctional relationship he had with food, his lifestyle, and his true self. This 13 year health transformation experience was intensified when he lost five family members within eighteen months. Because of the tremendous impact of these losses, Michael was forced to have major mental, emotional, and spiritual breakthroughs in some the most difficult times of his life. After experiencing all of these life transforming deaths, he was highly inspired to write an empowering book about life.

In Michael’s debut book, Transformative Nutrition: The Ultimate Guide to Healthy and Balanced Living, he describes his influential health journey in detail. Having been on the other side of balance, Michael can relate very closely to what people deal with when it comes to weight related health imbalances. His unique and progressive approach is not just for people who want to lose weight or eat healthier; it is intended for anyone who wants to establish a functional, healthy relationship with their body, meanwhile impacting every area of their life.  As a certified Integrative Health Coach and published wellness author, Michael's mission is to inspire a permanent shift in the way people eat, think, feel, live and love.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Check out Michael's site at Transformative-Nutrition.com

Become a founding member of the Food Heals VIP Club & get 20% off your lifetime membership at www.FoodHealsVIP.com.

Get your free guide, Health, Longevity & Weight-loss Secrets at FoodHealsNation.com.

104: Screw the 9 to 5 & build your dream life with Jill Stanton
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104: Screw the 9 to 5 & build your dream life with Jill Stanton

Jill Stanton is the co-founder of Screw the Nine to Five—her and her husband, Josh's slice of the internet where they teach unsatisfied webpreneurs how to take their business to the next level and make more money, without working more hours. She's got an inappropriate love for trashy TV, has the mouth of a sailor and isn't afraid of a tall glass of gin.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Check out Screw the Nine to Five at screwtheninetofive.com

Become a founding member of the Food Heals VIP Club & get 20% off your lifetime membership at www.FoodHealsVIP.com.

Get your free guide, Health, Longevity & Weight-loss Secrets at FoodHealsNation.com.

103: Healing PCOS, Leaky Gut Syndrome, insulin resistance and hypothyroidism naturally
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103: Healing PCOS, Leaky Gut Syndrome, insulin resistance and hypothyroidism naturally

Food & Travel writer Kate Kordsmeier, foundered of Root + Revel after healing herself naturally of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Leaky Gut Syndrome, insulin resistance and hypothyroidism. Kate takes us back to basics: infusing beauty, flavor and celebration into everyday life! Today, you can find Kate's work in over 100 magazines, newspapers and websites, including USA Today, Travel + Leisure, Wine Enthusiast, Real Simple and Cooking Light.

 

Root + Revel is a site for people who care about the quality of their food, where it comes from, how it tastes and, ultimately, how it makes you, and the planet, feel. It’s a site that promotes real, whole foods that are as delicious as they are nutritious, foods that are always short on chemicals and artificial ingredients, but never on flavor. It’s a site connecting people to the resources they need to create a safe, beautiful home, full of memories and traditions, sans toxic chemicals and harmful products. It’s a site bursting with advice for people ready to celebrate life and explore the world, nourishing our bodies and our souls along the way.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Learn more at www.FoodHealsNation.com

102: How to be a Lean Green Dad & overcome disease with Cory Warren
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102: How to be a Lean Green Dad & overcome disease with Cory Warren

Cory is a husband, father of three, and whole food, vegan athlete. His blog, Lean Green DAD is a blog about food, family and fun that helps passionate people, mostly parents, who have over-scheduled, busy lives to maintain a healthy balance of nutrition, fitness and overall wellness. Visit the blog or subscribe for tips on plant-based eating, fun family activities and other great ways to support each other to get the most out of life!

Cory’s focus on wellness started because he had a personal experience with dis-ease and he decided to change his approach. Just before he got married, his wife was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. After being diagnosed, they were both left with fear, misinformation and uncertainty but instead of just accepting it, they decided to look at how they ate to see if that could make her feel better. Not only was his wife able to taper off her medications, but as a competitive athlete, Cory saw a difference in his own performance. Now as a healthy family of five, Cory and his family focus on remaining lean and green! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

101: Healing Crohn’s disease, overcoming eating disorders and how to detox
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101: Healing Crohn’s disease, overcoming eating disorders and how to detox

Jill Gordon and Karen Tenenbaum are the founders of the official health coach detox.

Jill became certified as a Digestive Health Specialist and Certified Holistic Health Coach after discovering the power of food to heal her daughter from an autoimmune disease.

Karen Tenenbaum, Digestive Health Specialist, Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Professional, is the owner of Guiding Hand Nutrition. Through Karen’s passion and training, her clients and family have experienced life-changing results with the power of healing foods.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

100th Episode Party - Celebrating your life-changing stories
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100th Episode Party - Celebrating your life-changing stories

Pour the organic champagne! Today we are having a party and you are invited! We are celebrating 100 episodes by sharing your life-changing stories. #BestEpisodeYet!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

To learn more go to www.FoodHealsNation.com

99: Emotional healing & how to improve your relationships with Tracy Crossley
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99: Emotional healing & how to improve your relationships with Tracy Crossley

Tracy Crossley is a Master Intuitive who always has us in stitches with her wealth of information and light-hearted approach to life. In this episode we discuss attachment styles, relationships and how to heal yourself!

Tracy's blend of intuition, business acumen, psychology, Reiki, spirituality and subconscious pattern breaking helps people identify their real obstacles and connect emotionally. Her straightforward approach has attracted CEOs, people in work/life transition and other Type A individuals who think intellectualizing problems is the key to solving them (Hint: it isn’t). 

Tracy studied neuropsychology and received her BA from Charter Oak State College. She is a Reiki Master and blogger for publications such as Huffington Post and elephant journal. She is an empathic; clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient, in other words…she really utilizes her sixth sense.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health!

This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

98: Fat-burning work-outs, healing yourself & entrepreneurship with Yuri Elklaim
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98: Fat-burning work-outs, healing yourself & entrepreneurship with Yuri Elklaim

Yuri Elkaim is a New York Times Bestseller, former professional soccer player and a top fitness and health expert who has helped over 500,000 people worldwide!

After his own health challenges made him feel shameful about his appearance, losing his hair to allopecia and having exceme all over his hands, Yuri decided to take back his health through a holistic diet.

When he noticed his symptoms getting better through the “new” information that diet does matter (his doctors never mentioned this,) he decided to spread the good news to the world.

Yuri is now a dedicated health and fitness coach, with millions of views on his youtube channel and his goal is to empower 100 million people by 2040 with the knowledge and means to live a healthy life. 

Yuri has appeared on the Dr. Oz show, Yahoo News and is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author with his book, The All Day Energy Diet.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

97: How to be a sexy, fit vegan with Ella Magers
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97: How to be a sexy, fit vegan with Ella Magers

Living a life she loves, full of fun, while keeping true to her values of a fit body and compassion toward all animals is Ella's driving force. The desire to share her journey led to the creation of SexyFitVegan.com where her mission is to help you on your path to feeling full of life and energy, recharged from the inside out, and loving what you see in the mirror. In other words, how to be a sexy fit vegan!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health!

This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

96: Leslie Durso Part 2 - The vegan diet, animal activism and entrepreneurship
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2017-09-23 00:49:31 UTC 48:40
96: Leslie Durso Part 2 - The vegan diet, animal activism and entrepreneurship

A vegan chef and healthy living educator, Leslie Durso is the glowing face of a fresher plant-based movement that refuses to compromise style for sustainability. Walking the plant-based talk since the age of eight, this Southern California native has always been well ahead of the times with her meatless mindset, but the greater populace is now embracing her teachings more than ever. She currently broadcasts her farm fresh recipes and warmhearted sensibilities to an extensive audience spanning more than 130 countries via LeslieDurso.com.

After establishing herself as a private chef for the NYC and Hollywood elite, Leslie emerged as a public persona, hosting cooking segments on television and healthy living content online. Determined to inspire beneficial life-long eating habits for everyone, she has appeared on The Food Network, The Discovery Channel, The Hallmark Channel, Everyday Health and Mother Nature Network and written for MindBodyGreen, VegNews, CNN.com, Redbook, Glamour, Maxim, and dozens more, evangelizing the benefits of a mindful lifestyle, delivered with her trademark blend of sunshiney sophistication and girl next door relatability.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

95: Leslie Durso on Meatless Mindset for Easy Sophistication
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2017-09-23 00:49:31 UTC 58:37
95: Leslie Durso on Meatless Mindset for Easy Sophistication

A vegan chef and healthy living educator, Leslie Durso is the glowing face of a fresher plant-based movement that refuses to compromise style for sustainability. Walking the plant-based talk since the age of eight, this Southern California native has always been well ahead of the times with her meatless mindset, but the greater populace is now embracing her teachings more than ever. She currently broadcasts her farm fresh recipes and warmhearted sensibilities to an extensive audience spanning more than 130 countries via LeslieDurso.com.

After establishing herself as a private chef for the NYC and Hollywood elite, Leslie emerged as a public persona, hosting cooking segments on television and healthy living content online. Determined to inspire beneficial life-long eating habits for everyone, she has appeared on The Food Network, The Discovery Channel, The Hallmark Channel, Everyday Health and Mother Nature Network and written for MindBodyGreen, VegNews, CNN.com, Redbook, Glamour, Maxim, and dozens more, evangelizing the benefits of a mindful lifestyle, delivered with her trademark blend of sunshiney sophistication and girl next door relatability.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

94: Jasmin Singer on juicing, veganism, animal rights and losing 100lbs
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94: Jasmin Singer on juicing, veganism, animal rights and losing 100lbs

Jasmin Singer is the Executive Director of Our Hen House, a NYC-based nonprofit creating independent media to change the world for animals. She is the co-host of the Our Hen House podcast, now in its sixth year, and the Our Hen House TV show, a co-production with Brooklyn Independent Media. Jasmin's new book, Always Too Much And Never Enough is her memoir of her journey to find herself through juicing, veganism, and love, as she went from fat to thin and from feeding her emotions to feeding her soul. Jasmin has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, HuffPo Live, and can be seen in the award-winning documentaries Vegucated and The Ghosts in Our Machine. She is the former campaigns manager for Farm Sanctuary, and a former writer for VegNews Magazine, a publication that named her one of twenty standout stars of the animal rights movement. Her workshops have been presented at conferences around the globe, and she has been featured in media outlets such as CNN and The Atlantic. Prior to her animal activist career, Jasmin was an actor-educator with an AIDS-awareness theatre company. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

93: Directors Kip & Keegan on the film that environmental organizations don't want you to see!
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93: Directors Kip & Keegan on the film that environmental organizations don't want you to see!

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

Executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret follows intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist.

 

Kip Andersen’s environmental awakening came as a result of An Inconvenient Truth. After seeing the film, he began to recycle religiously, turn off lights constantly, shower infrequently, and ride a bike instead of driving. Andersen believed he was doing everything he could to help the planet by following the guidelines of national and international environmental organizations, but his life took a different direction when he found out animal agriculture is the leading cause of environmental destruction. He is the founder of AUM Films and Media, a 501c3 non-profit focused on creating films and media that promote thrivability, compassion, and harmony for all life. He is also an entrepreneur, as well as a certified Jivamukti and Kundalini yoga teacher. He is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo school of business and has called San Francisco home for more than a decade.

Keegan Kuhn is a videographer, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and professional musician living in the east bay of San Francisco. He has worked with nonprofit organizations and been involved in social justice movements for virtually his entire life. As a filmmaker, he helps organizations reach an ever-greater community of supporters with the highest possible quality films and videos. His film career has taken him as far as the remote interior of Alaska to document modern homesteaders, to the high deserts of the American west filming the nation’s remaining wild horses, to rural agricultural communities and dirty urban streets. He is motivated by a deep desire to shed light on untold stories of the most downtrodden in our society, and to raise to awareness through greater visibility of social justice issues.

For all the show notes go to www.FoodHealsNation.com

92: Healing Lyme Disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Adrenal Fatigue & Leaky Gut
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92: Healing Lyme Disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Adrenal Fatigue & Leaky Gut

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of www.TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan Celebrity Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer, Writer and Motivational Speaker specializing in simple gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free ‘Clean Eating’ recipes.

Amie recently healed herself from a decade of chronic pain including Lyme Disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Adrenal Fatigue, Leaky Gut, Heavy Metals and much more exhausting thousands of doctors in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating and Detox saved her life and inspires you to clean up your food, too.

Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, organic, whole foods. Amie's work appears on Martha Stewart, ABC News, Fox News Health, WebMD, The Huffington Post, The Food Network, Glamour Magazine, Clean Eating Magazine, SELF Magazine, Prevention Magazine, PBS and many others.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

91: The Sud Brothers Answer Your Questions
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91: The Sud Brothers Answer Your Questions

You asked and we listened. Adam and Bobby and back for the fourth appearance on the show and, this time, their answering your questions.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

90: How to Beat Addictions and Reverse Diseases with The Sud Brothers
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90: How to Beat Addictions and Reverse Diseases with The Sud Brothers

The Sud Brothers, Adam and Bobby, talk about the lifestyle changes they've made that have helped them beat both drug and fast food addictions, lose incredible amounts of weight, and live happier and healthier lives.   Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

89: Q&A Tuesday with Allison and Suzy and Healing Cancer with Carlos Caridad
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89: Q&A Tuesday with Allison and Suzy and Healing Cancer with Carlos Caridad

By the time I was 26 years old, I was an orphan. I had lost both my parents to long, debilitating battles with cancer. When my parents were sick, I asked the doctor, “Does nutrition matter?” He said no. And thus my parents continued to eat a poor diet. Would this knowledge have saved my parent’s life? I’ll never know. But shouldn’t every single person have the tools, knowledge, and opportunity to make an informed & educated decision about their own health?

Carlos Caridad is helping people make those informed decisions by showing the world what is possible. I was honored to be interviewed about how I overcame the trauma of losing my parents and turned it into a positive mission to spread awareness of nutrition and healing unresolved issues in order to live a healthy, vibrant life. I am so excited to be part of Carlos’s Healing Cancer in This Century Summit. Remember, your body can heal itself if you give it the tools it needs to do so! Food Heals!

Carlos Caridad became an energy healer & a Reiki Master, when after working as Director of Engineering for 15 years at the Valley Cancer Institute, an Integrative cancer Treatment in Los Angeles, California, his 3 years son was healed from a terrible autoimmune disease cause by excessive vaccinations: 23 at age 3!

His son’s immune system was so distorted, confused and messed up that attacked his own kidneys. He couldn’t urinate and ended up in the emergency room.

After 6 months of suffering, his wife and he found a Homeopathic Doctor in India and an Energy Healer in the US who facilitated their son’s healing in about 3 weeks.

Carlos promised himself that if he found a cure for his son, since the medical establishment didn’t have any, he will spread the word around the world.

This is what inspired Carlos study, practice Energy Healing and to create the Healing Cancer In This Century, to bring a shift on consciousness, making the general public aware we are not just a physical body and how emotional trauma affects our health.

Carlos spends his time helping clients getting their message of health and wellness through videos on the internet, practicing and teaching Energy healing.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

88: Healing Cancer in This Century with Carlos Caridad
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88: Healing Cancer in This Century with Carlos Caridad

By the time I was 26 years old, I was an orphan. I had lost both my parents to long, debilitating battles with cancer. When my parents were sick, I asked the doctor, “Does nutrition matter?” He said no. And thus my parents continued to eat a poor diet. Would this knowledge have saved my parent’s life? I’ll never know. But shouldn’t every single person have the tools, knowledge, and opportunity to make an informed & educated decision about their own health?

Carlos Caridad is helping people make those informed decisions by showing the world what is possible. I was honored to be interviewed about how I overcame the trauma of losing my parents and turned it into a positive mission to spread awareness of nutrition and healing unresolved issues in order to live a healthy, vibrant life. I am so excited to be part of Carlos’s Healing Cancer in This Century Summit. Remember, your body can heal itself if you give it the tools it needs to do so! Food Heals!

Carlos Caridad became an energy healer & a Reiki Master, when after working as Director of Engineering for 15 years at the Valley Cancer Institute, an Integrative cancer Treatment in Los Angeles, California, his 3 years son was healed from a terrible autoimmune disease cause by excessive vaccinations: 23 at age 3!

His son’s immune system was so distorted, confused and messed up that attacked his own kidneys. He couldn’t urinate and ended up in the emergency room.

After 6 months of suffering, his wife and he found a Homeopathic Doctor in India and an Energy Healer in the US who facilitated their son’s healing in about 3 weeks.

Carlos promised himself that if he found a cure for his son, since the medical establishment didn’t have any, he will spread the word around the world.

This is what inspired Carlos study, practice Energy Healing and to create the Healing Cancer In This Century, to bring a shift on consciousness, making the general public aware we are not just a physical body and how emotional trauma affects our health.

Carlos spends his time helping clients getting their message of health and wellness through videos on the internet, practicing and teaching Energy healing.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Learn more at www.FoodHealsNation.com

87: Ben Greenfield on how to become superhuman
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87: Ben Greenfield on how to become superhuman

Ben Greenfield is about as close to being a superhuman as aperson can be. He's a New York Times Bestseller Author, wasnominated by the NSCA as America’s top personal trainer, was votedas one of the top 100 most influential individuals in health andfitness, hosts multiple top rated podcasts, is a public speaker,and runs his own company; all while being a loving husband andfather. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcastbrings together experts in the field of nutrition, health andhealing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being ahotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy –two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world andchange your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provideseco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healingpower of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion intoyour career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products,the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

86: Matthew Kenney on Changing the Future with Plant-Based Foods
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86: Matthew Kenney on Changing the Future with Plant-Based Foods

Matthew Kenney graduated from the French Culinary Institute and, after working in upscale New York City kitchens, opened a number of his own highly regarded restaurants in New York and along the East Coast. He has earned several awards, including being named one of America’s Best New Chefs by Food and Wine Magazine and was twice nominated as a Rising Star Chef in America by the James Beard Foundation. Kenney has appeared on numerous food and talk shows, and regularly lectures on the subject of food and health, including a highly watched TEDx talk in 2011.

Having grown up on the coast of Maine and being an avid outdoorsman, Kenney’s success lies within his innate understanding of seasonal and local ingredients, his classical training and extensive travel background. As a raw food chef, Kenney’s application of contemporary methods and techniques along with a firm commitment to innovative recipes and food aesthetics is leading plant-based cuisine to the mainstream.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Learn more at www.FoodHealsNation.com

85: Q and A Tuesday and Wine Tasting - Allison and Suzy answer listener questions
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85: Q and A Tuesday and Wine Tasting - Allison and Suzy answer listener questions

It's all about listeners today! From a wine tasting with a bottle of organic wine sent by a listener, to fielding several listener questions, Allison and Suzy have the answers. Allison and Suzy go deep into their own experiences to answer your questions.

You can read the full show notes at www.foodhealsnation.com/85

84: How to Lose 100lbs and Vibrate at a Higher Frequency with Celebrity Chef Charles Chen
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84: How to Lose 100lbs and Vibrate at a Higher Frequency with Celebrity Chef Charles Chen

At one time celebrity Chef, Charles Chen, struggled with his weight and was up to 260 pounds. By adopting a whole foods lifestyle and becoming more physically active, he lost over 100 pounds and is now a TV host and Healthy Chef and Wellness Expert located in both Los Angeles and New York City. Charles likes to inspire people of all ages to create healthy and delicious meals that aide in beauty, energy, and longevity.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

83: Celebrate Earth Day with Magda Freedom Rod
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83: Celebrate Earth Day with Magda Freedom Rod

Magda Freedom Rod is an environmentalist and lifestyle guide. Through her website Visionary-Lifestyle.com, she helps people achieve their highest potential with conscious eating, yoga and meditation. If you’ve not listened to them yet, check out episodes 24 and 74 where Magda talks about her e-course Conscious Eating 101.com and how to set new intentions for Spring.

Earth Day is an opportunity to love Mother Earth and be thankful for all that she provides. “99.9% of people don’t make the connection that their food choices impact the environment in a major way.” Concern for the planet’s health is what first made Magda switch to a plant based diet. She uses Earth Day to get people to think about their impact on the planet.

What is one thing that we can do to start reducing our carbon footprint and take care of Mother Earth? “Three simple words: Eat More Plants. The more plants you eat, the less meat you eat, and the lighter your footprint on the planet.” Thanks to documentaries such as Cowspiracy (if you’ve not seen this, we highly recommend it!), more and more people are becoming aware of the destructive impact of intensive agriculture. The word is getting out! Going vegan is not just good for the body, it’s good for the planet too.

Magda talked us through just some of the factors that make intensive animal farming so detrimental to Mother Earth:

  • Climate change: animal agriculture is the leading cause of climate change, which is the biggest threat to human survival. The methane from the cows and the deforestation of the rainforest for cattle grazing are the two main factors at play. And grass fed cows are just as guilty, if not more—they produce 40-60% more methane!
  • Overfishing: in 90% of the oceans, big fish are gone. We’re fishing at unsustainable rates and the ocean simply isn’t replenishing. What’s more, for every pound of seafood, there are 5 pounds of bi-kill (whales, dolphins, sea turtles, endangered species that are caught in the nets at the same time).
  • Pollution: toxic waste from animal farms leeches into the soil and contaminates ground water. We were shocked by showing animal feces being sprayed into the environment.
  • Species extinction through habitat destruction: a perfect example is the cute koala, which will be extinct by 2030 because its home is being cleared out to make space for… grass fed cattle! A great film to watch is Racing Extinction by Louie Psihoyos.
  • Amazon rainforest destruction: the lungs of the planet are being destroyed at the crazy rate of an acre a second! 91% of the Amazon has been decimated for animal agriculture.
  • Fresh water: it takes 2500-5000 gallons of water to produce a pound of beef. 50% of the water in the US is used for animal agriculture. Is that a sustainable practice on a planet plagued with drought? We don’t think so!! Especially when a pound of quinoa, rice, greens or hemp can be produced using under 150 gallons of water.

We are facing a frightening situation, and yet if everyone switched to a plant-based diet, Mother Earth would regenerate itself. “Our personal choices are actually really powerful”, says Magda. The more people are inspired to eat more plants and less animals, the faster the world can heal.

Magda’s six-week program Conscious Eating 101 contains all the resources you need to start loving both yourself and Mother Earth. With recipes, videos, homework and books you can deepen your knowledge and transition into a healthier plant based diet. Be part of the solution. Honor Mother Earth and eat more plants!

 

82: How to go Gluten-Free with Emily Turner
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82: How to go Gluten-Free with Emily Turner

Emily Turner, the blond behind the brand Gluten Free with Emily, is on the show to teach you everything you need to know about ditching gluten. Think gluten free living has to be boring and tasteless? Think again – Emily shows us how you can enjoy a delicious diet and improve your health with gluten free cooking.

Motivated by a desire to prove that going gluten free can be both fun and easy, Emily founded Gluten Free with Emily to provide people with resources and recipes to help them remove this ingredient from their diet. She started making YouTube videos only two years ago, and is also working on a book. Emily is passionate about her business and works on it day by day to grow it into a success. “I know it will be really rewarding in the end.”

“If your digestion is off, everything is off,” and the increase in people going gluten-free points to many people not feeling good. Even in tiny quantities, gluten can have a reactionary effect on the gut. “Sometimes more than people realize,” says Emily.

Gluten is only found in modern grains—ancient grains like rice, quinoa, amaranth, do not contain any. Wheat has been modified so drastically since the industrial revolution that the human body hasn’t evolved to cope with it. Add to that GMO practices and you’ve got a substance that is impossible to digest. Wheat causes gut inflammation in everyone, not only those suffering from celiac or gluten allergy. This eventually leads to autoimmune diseases and other health issues. In fact, food has changed a lot in the last couple of decades, just look at the size of vegetables in shops these days! The way we’ve changed food has had a massive impact on people’s health.

Emily has celiac, which is an autoimmune disease triggered by eating gluten. Celiac isn’t the same as a gluten allergy, though both share many symptoms and are managed by avoiding gluten. But thankfully, going gluten free doesn’t have to mean a lifetime of boring food!

“I wanted to make gluten free baked goods that actually taste amazing.” Emily knows the baking element is really important to people and her recipes reflect this—we sampled some of her coconut chocolate caramel cookies during the show and OMG—AMAZING! When she became gluten free 14 years ago, Emily started to experiment with different flours – she has 15 different ones in her kitchen!

Gluten free has become a bit of a buzz word of late—everyone seems to be doing it. But it’s important to keep checking labels, because some of the ingredients used to replace gluten are far from healthy! A lot of gluten free options in the shops are really processed, so you might have a whole host of other issues to deal with. Emily encourages people to go back to whole foods—it doesn’t have to be difficult, there are so many amazing recipes out there.

The burning question for anyone thinking of going gluten free: how do I eat gluten free bread? Unfortunately, the bread situation is pretty sad. Emily has gluten free and grain free bread recipes on her website, but tries to steer people away from bread dependency. Many of the breads you can buy in the store are really processed, some even contain corn syrup! Lettuce wraps, leaf wraps, and nori rolls are all great alternatives to a wheat sandwich.

Emily tells us all about why it’s important to buy the best, freshest, highest quality produce possible, and why cooking in your own kitchen is better for your gut health. She also shares her favorite date spots for vegan, plant based and delicious food. Plus, find out how to make vegan, gluten-free strawberry pesto in just 5 minutes using only 6 ingredients!

Check out all the Show Notes at www.FoodHealsNation.com!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

81: Born For This - Find the work you were born to to with Chris Guillibeau
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81: Born For This - Find the work you were born to to with Chris Guillibeau

Chris Gillebeau is an entrepreneur and pioneer in clearing a path for others to live by the rules of their own heart, rather than convention and his philosophy can be summarized in four sentences.

  1. You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect
  2. You can do good things for yourself and help other people at the same time
  3. If you don’t decide for yourself what you want to get out of life, someone else will end up deciding for you
  4. There is usually more than one way to accomplish something

In short, Chris is interested in the convergence between highly personal goals and service to others and has built his life around that.

Chris’s first book, The Art of Non-Conformity, was translated into more than twenty languages. His second book, The $100 Startup, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, selling more than 300,000 copies worldwide. His latest book, The Happiness of Pursuit, was also a New York Times bestseller.  Every summer in Oregon, Chris hosts the World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative, remarkable people with thousands in attendance. Chris is also the founder of Pioneer Nation, Unconventional Guides, the Travel Hacking Cartel, and numerous other projects and is passionate about helping others live life to the fullest.  And his latest book,  Born For This, teaches you how to win the career lottery and find the work you were born to do!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

80: Manifesting anything you want with Alida McDaniel
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80: Manifesting anything you want with Alida McDaniel

Our favorite "Manifestation Maven," Alida McDaniel returns to the show today to talk about manifesting exactly what you want in your life. Alida explains that manifestation isn't a passive, "woo woo" kind of thing. It's real and you can actually ensure that you get everything you want in life by setting personal codes of conduct for yourself! This keeps you from resenting the good choices you are making and allows you to choose to make the decisions that will get the outcomes you want in your life. It's a powerful conversation that you won't want to miss!

 

 

79: Jason Wrobel’s New Book, Eaternity PLUS how to enjoy a long, healthy & sexy life
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79: Jason Wrobel’s New Book, Eaternity PLUS how to enjoy a long, healthy & sexy life

Detroit-born chef Jason Wrobel (aka J-Wro) is a graduate of the Living Light Culinary Institute with national certification as a Professional Raw Food Chef and Instructor. An ethical vegan for nearly two decades, he's inspired thousands of people worldwide to prepare deliciously easy and satisfying plant-based cuisine. The healing properties and outrageous tastes of his dishes have rendered his recipes favorites among celebrity clients and fans alike.

His popular YouTube channel, The J-Wro Show, features hundreds of vegan recipe videos and vibrant living vlogs. As the first-ever celebrity vegan chef on Cooking Channel, his TV series How to Live to 100 merged healthy, vegan comfort food recipes with a humorous blend of sitcom skits and innovative animation. He lives in LA with his rescued feline companions, Lynx, Clawdia, and Figaro. Eaternity is his first book with Hay House.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

 

78: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight with Chef AJ
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78: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight with Chef AJ

Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-based diet for almost 40 years. She is the host of the television series Healthy Living with CHEF AJ which airs on Foody TV. With her comedy background, she has made appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and more. A chef, culinary instructor and professional speaker, she is author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, which chronicles her journey from a junk-food vegan faced with a diagnosis of pre-cancerous polyps, to learning how to create foods that nourish and heal the body. Based in Los Angeles, Chef AJ teaches how to create meals to transform health, how to deal with cravings and food addiction and addresses the emotional side of eating. She is the creator of The Ultimate Weight Loss Program, was the Executive Pastry Chef at Sante La Brea Restaurant in Los Angeles, creator of Healthy Taste of LA and the YouTube cooking show The Chef and the Dietitian. Chef AJ holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University and is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

77: BizCast: How to Grow & Monetize Your Podcast
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77: BizCast: How to Grow & Monetize Your Podcast

Today we spread the podcasting love and play an episode from a podcast entitled Podcasting Mastery (yep, we cross-promote!). We know many of our listeners are budding podcasters, so guys, this one’s for you!

Imagine having the time and money to follow your passion and live life on your own terms – well, that’s what Podcasting Mastery is all about. Hosted by podcast veteran James Martell and digital marketing strategist Kimberly Juchnowski, the podcast helps its followers find ways to create a passive income, so they can spend less time doing business and more time doing the things they truly love.

“If you have a brand, you have a blog, anything that you are an expert on, you start a podcast and your numbers are going to instantly grow, no matter what,” Allison has migrated from the world of documentary and videos to podcasting, with amazing results. She believes you can definitely make your passion profitable.

Allison reveals how to let go of the negative self talk that keeps you doubting and stops you from doing what you love, so that you can be free to pursue your passion. Find out the rituals Suzy and Allison go through before a podcast (you don’t have to be as prepared as you may think!), and the mistakes (or learning experiences, as Allison likes to call them) they overcame. Plus, find out how Allison did at the Podcast Mastery Ten Question challenge!

Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur dipping your toe into podcasting waters, or are just curious how we started the Food Heals Podcast, you’re going to love this episode!

Thank you Podcasting Mastery for allowing us to replay this interview!

 

Allison’s FOUR Top Tips for a Successful Podcast

Advertising

Advertise your podcast on other podcasts, listeners are hungry for more of what they already love! Instead of looking for sponsors, Allison used Midroll, which acts as the middle man between the podcaster and the advertiser, to advertise the Food Heals Podcast on other shows.

Incentives

The Food Heals Podcast offered listeners a chance to win a Swag Bag of amazing health products (obtained for free from sponsors for free advertising) in exchange for a great review. Every podcaster needs to have a strategy to get new subscribers and new reviews. The Swag Bag campaign was hugely successful.

Sponsors

Get sponsors before you launch; it creates an instant sense of an established podcast. Allison reached out to companies with values she believed in and offered them free advertising. Now, companies reach out to the Food Heals Podcast — Allison hasn’t had to go out and find an advertiser since the podcast was launched.

Community

This is a hugely important part of successful podcasting. Groups like She Podcasts and Podcasters Paradise offer podcasters a chance to trade reviews, ask questions, and get support and encouragement from peers.

 

About Podcasting Mastery

James Martell, 12-year Podcasting Veteran, and Kimberly Juchnowski, Digital Marketing Strategist are all about successful podcasting. Each week on Podcasting Mastery, you’ll find James and Kimberly tucked away into their secret beach hut studio discussing strategies for developing lifestyle businesses, so you can spend less time doing business, and more time enjoying your families, more time travelling, and more time to doing “all of the things” that matter to you the most. The podcast focuses on strategies on both developing a passive monthly income stream, and passive ways of developing new clients and customers for your business. The goal is to inspire you to start your own podcast.

 

About The Food Heals Podcast

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

76: Lisa Bronner on Organic Skincare, Activism & going Green
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76: Lisa Bronner on Organic Skincare, Activism & going Green

Everything you need to know about organic skincare and fair trade activism! Lisa Bronner, grand daughter of Dr. Bronner himself, shares with us her tips on picking the greenest, safest products for body and home, and tells us the unbelievable story of how Dr. Bronner’s became a household name.

Whenever asked about what she does, the first thing Lisa says is “I’m a mom.” Her top priority is her family’s physical, emotional and mental well-being. She began her blog, Going Green with a Bronner Mom, to give other busy moms quick, easy, honest information about organic and natural products and help them make informed decisions about their and their children’s health. And she’s well placed to do so, as the grand daughter of the founder of a well loved green living brand, Dr. Bronner’s.

Lisa’s advice on how to make your life greener is simple: the first step is to educate yourself. Take the matter into your own hands. Read labels – whether it’s food or a beauty product, see what’s there. Do you recognize the ingredients, or would you need a chemistry degree to make sense of it? Lisa recommends visiting the Environmental Working Group website, which rates products according to safety and has a breakdown of ingredients including their potential effects. But you don’t need to read the label if you’re buying a bottle of D.r Bronner’s soap, which contains only natural skin loving ingredients, and can be used for all kinds of cleaning tasks.

The story of how Dr. Bronner’s was founded could be made into a film – Emanuel Bronner grew up in a German soap making family in early 1900’s. His philosophy, or Moral ABC, which focused around world peace, environment protection and the belief we are all one, caused his family to shun him, and compelled him to emigrate to the USA. There, he was wrongfully imprisoned in a mental institution for making impassioned speeches where he sought to promote the idea of an environmentally conscious, peaceful world. But he escaped and set up the Dr. Bronner’s that has now become a household name. His philosophy for this better world can still be found today, written on the soap bottle labels.

Dr. Bronner was a true visionary and his passion for creating a more ethical world lives on through the “Fighting Soap Company,” as the family have lovingly nicknamed it. “It’s part company and part activism,” says Lisa, referring to the campaigns Dr. Bronner’s has fought over the years. Where her grandfather’s causes were fluoridation and world peace, now the company is active in raising awareness and creating positive change in the areas of GMO labelling, fairer trade and business practices, animal welfare and living wage reform. Click here to find out how Dr. Bronner’s is making life better for both communities and the environment in Sri Lanka and Guana. We wish there were more companies like this! Dr. Bronner’s story proves that you can do business well while being fair, ethical and responsible.

You can read the full show notes and get access to all the resources at www.foodhealspodcast.com

75: Let Food Be Thy Medicine with Dr. Angela DeBord Henriksen
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75: Let Food Be Thy Medicine with Dr. Angela DeBord Henriksen

Angela DeBord Henriksen, MD, is a board-certified physician specializing in Internal Medicine. Dr. Henriksen currently has a private practice at IU Health after serving as a hospitalist there. Prior to her role as a hospitalist, she was in private practice on Indianapolis’ north side.

Dr. Henriksen received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She received her Doctorate of Medicine from Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine through St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Her mission is to help change the current healthcare system by educating patients and other healthcare providers on the value of nutrition in the prevention of disease.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

74: Setting new intentions to transform your life & your body with Magda Freedom Rod
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74: Setting new intentions to transform your life & your body with Magda Freedom Rod

Spring is a great time for renewal and change! Magda Freedom Rod is back today to share some thoughts on the Spring Equinox. The same way spring cleaning helps you clean your house, Magda shows us how to renew, feed our soul, & live a more conscious life!

Magda has been a health and environmental advocate and educator for over a decade. She routinely blogs for top publications about health and environmental sustainability. Magda has been on the cutting edge of health and sustainability issues. Magda teaches, yoga, meditation and Conscious Eating in an effort to help raise awareness about simple ways for us all to improve ourselves and make a more positive impact on the planet. "I created this course out of a deep desire to help raise awareness about possible solutions to many of the world’s largest problems. I believe in leaving a place better than I found it. I deeply cherish and honor this beautiful gift of my own body temple as well as the planet, and I hope you do too. We can all be part of the  solution on a daily basis, through our food choices. Thank you for joining me on this journey to a healthier you and planet."

You can check out the full show notes at http://foodhealsnation.com.

73: Joe Cross's new film, The Kids Menu PLUS how to reboot your body
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73: Joe Cross's new film, The Kids Menu PLUS how to reboot your body

Best known for his ground breaking film Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, Joe healed his chronic urticaria (also known as chronic hives), and got off the pharmaceuticals thanks to juicing and a plant based diet. We caught up with Joe while he was in LA for the screening of his new documentary The Kids Menu! In The Kids Menu, Joe meets with experts, parents, teachers and kids, coming to the realization that childhood obesity isn’t the real issue, but rather a symptom of a bigger problem. The lack of knowledge of what healthy foods are. Lack of access to healthy and affordable options. And the influence of negative role models, whether a parent, teacher or even a celebrity.

All of this together seems to be a lot to overcome, but when empowered, kids often make the surprising choice of the healthier path.

In this inspiring and hopeful documentary, we see amazing programs in action, inspiring individuals paving the way for change, but most of all — Kids, taking the lead in getting healthier options on their own menu.

We first met Joe when we interviewed him for our film, Food Heals and his transformational story blew our minds!

Joe used to be in financial trading, and while his career blossomed, his health deteriorated. His weight shot up to 320 pounds and he was taking a cocktail of medication to manage a variety of health issues including an autoimmune disease. One bite away from a heart attack, Joe decided to take matters in his own hands and make a drastic change, and film it!

After 60 days of juicing and 90 days of eating only plant based foods, he was a new man. He knew his film, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead would have a big impact – it’s probably responsible for how trendy green juices are these days! Now, Joe has two businesses, a production company and Reboot with Joe, a community and website that helps people “reboot” their health.”

“We all know there’s a problem,” says Joe about the current state of our health. That’s why The Kids Menu showcases what’s possible with a healthy diet rather than focusing too much on the issues. Joe and his film crew went around the country looking for healthy initiatives, found the ones that were worth sharing – and the film was born! Without wanting to give too much away, one thing The Kids Menu shows how children can connect to the earth, and how positive that connection can be. Give a child the chance to experience food in a whole new way, from garden to plate, and they’re hooked for life.

“I like to think of a reboot as time travel,” says Joe when we ask him about his health reboot tips. Where humans used to have periods of feast and famine, today we see mostly feasting. It’s never been easier to access high calorie food, and at the same time it’s never been easier to do nothing, with elevators and cars moving for us. Rebooting your health is a bit like going back in time to a period when feasting wasn’t always possible. Without advising a period of famine or starvation, Joe is a convincing advocate of controlled juice fasting. When you juice, you extract the water from the cellulose of plants, water that is bursting with micronutrients, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals that are essential to health. The first three days will be difficult, but if you break through something magical happens. Suddenly you’ll have all this energy, you’ll be calmer, your senses will be heightened, you’ll be mentally clear, your joints will feel better. And you’ll be giving your body a chance to heal. Joe’s tips for a good reboot: get 75% of your juice from vegetables and 25% from fruit, make sure you drink plenty of water, and if you plan to juice for longer than 15 days, add some plant protein to your juices. But even without rebooting or fasting, simply adding fresh juice to your day can help your body to heal and your health to thrive.

 

ABOUT JOE CROSS:Joe Cross is an Australian entrepreneur and investor who invests in early stage high potential growth companies. These include investments in the fashion, transportation, private equity finance, derivatives trading, early childhood education, structural steel distribution and health and wellness sectors.

Joe began his business career as a trader on the Sydney Futures Exchange where he worked from the early 1980s until 1998. During this time, Joe founded several companies in the derivatives trading and technology space.

From the late 1990s until 2003, Joe managed a diverse portfolio of assets in telecommunications, media, technology and financial services for Queensland Press Ltd, a wholly owned company of News Corp. During 2003, Joe began investing his own capital through his investment vehicle Jaymsea Investments Pty Ltd. A number of these businesses have gone from a start up to a thriving and successful business in a few short years. Today, Jaymsea has a diverse portfolio of active investments with financial and managerial stakes in high potential growth companies. The portfolio includes: Thakoon, a leading US based high end fashion label; Willow, a high end Australian based fashion label; and Citibabes, a club and education centre for families with small children.

Most recently, Joe founded Reboot Media; a health and lifestyle brand that creates entertaining and actionable educational media for anyone that is sick and tired of being sick and fat. Joe is the Chairman and CEO of Reboot Media, as well as the Co-Director, Executive Producer, and the host and subject of Reboot Media’s first feature length film, “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead”. Joe lives in New York and Sydney.

Joe Cross and the team that brought you “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” have a new movie – THE KIDS MENU! This time, Joe is taking on childhood obesity. In this hopeful documentary, you will see amazing programs in action, inspiring individuals paving the way for change, but most of all, Kids, taking the lead in getting healthier options on to their own menu.

Join the mission to help build a healthier future, and have a little fun too by joining us for a night at the movies!
 Be warned though, you and your family might be so inspired that you’ll find yourself planting your own vegetable garden come Spring!

THE KIDS MENU is heading to 12 cities across the U.S.  and all screenings will be followed by an in person Q&A with Joe Cross!  

 

ABOUT THE FOOD HEALS PODCAST:

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!    

72: Robin Shirley Part 2 - Using a healthy lifestyle to overcome juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and chronic lyme disease
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72: Robin Shirley Part 2 - Using a healthy lifestyle to overcome juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and chronic lyme disease

Robin Shirley shares the exact protocol she used to cleanse her system on toxins and finally overcome her chronic pain. Robin has lots of tips and protocols for getting rid of the metals in your system. She tells us what she did right and what didn't go well, so you can know exactly what to expect if you want to give it a try!

 

You can find the full show notes at http://foodhealsnation.com/72

71: Robin Shirley on reducing pain and inflammation with a therapeutic, healthy lifestyle
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71: Robin Shirley on reducing pain and inflammation with a therapeutic, healthy lifestyle

Robin grew up with out-of-control systemic inflammation, which her doctors labeled as Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chronic Lyme Disease. At 23 years old, Robin was on track to file for disability and give up on her dream to run her own hospitality company.

After 17 years of experimentation, research and education, she has personally experienced the power of a therapeutic healthy lifestyle on reducing pain and inflammation. Robin is finally free from pharmaceuticals and running the company of her dreams. Don't miss her amazing story!

You can read the full show notes at http://foodhealsnation.com/71

 

70: Dr. McDougal on using food to prevent diabetes, MS and other chronic diseases
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70: Dr. McDougal on using food to prevent diabetes, MS and other chronic diseases

You may think that using food to heal and prevent disease. Dr. John McDougal has been studying, advocating and educating others since the 1970's. His mission in life has always been to share the benefits or fueling your body properly, so that you are healthy and live a long life.

 

You can the full show notes here.

69: Adam Sud on healing from depression, addiction and obesity naturally
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69: Adam Sud on healing from depression, addiction and obesity naturally

In Part 2 of our interview with Adam Sud, we take a look at how he and his twin brother Bobby are making the world a healthier place through raising awareness of mental illness and challenging the stigmas associated with it. We also answer a listener question about holistic healing and coming off prescription meds.

Three years ago, Adam weighed 300 pounds, was diabetic, suffered from depression, and was addicted to drugs and junk food. Since overcoming his addiction and healing his diabetes with a plant based vegan diet, Adam’s life has completely changed for the better. When he noticed that his twin brother Bobby was in the same position he had been in previously, he reached out. A few months ago, he suggested Bobby move in, and follow the same diet and exercise regime Adam was on.

Bobby accepted, and has been following Adam’s health routine for about a month in a half. Even in such a short time, the results are astounding: Bobby has lost 20 pounds, balanced his blood sugar levels and improved his blood pressure. There have been challenges—change isn’t easy—but Bobby already feels happier and healthier and says looking at it as his very own “hero’s journey” helps to keep him motivated.

Adam and Bobby want to make the world a healthier place and challenge the stigma that surrounds mental health. “People need to recover out loud. We need to remove the shame around addiction” says Adam. They will be taking part in the Ice Breaker Run—an event that aims to break the ice around talking about mental illness. The run will be 3100 miles long, spanning from Los Angeles to Washington DC and its end will kick off Mental Health Awareness Week. You can follow their progress through their website and look out for their podcast!

We also answer a question from one of our listeners, who is in the process of changing her lifestyle and wants to know how she can heal herself naturally and holistically, and the best way to come off prescription medication for depression and ADD. Thank you for reaching out! We always advocate talking to a doctor about coming off medications and doing so gradually. There are many things you can do to get your brain balanced, such as positive thinking and giving your brain proper nutrients. For the full story about Bobby’s journey, and great tips from Adam and ourselves on how to live a more natural and holistic life, tune in now!

68: Overcoming Adderall addiction, losing weight and finding peace with Adam Sud
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68: Overcoming Adderall addiction, losing weight and finding peace with Adam Sud

In today’s moving episode, Adam Sud tells us how he overcame his addiction of prescription drugs and junk food, lost 100 pounds, regained his self esteem and turned his life around with a whole food, plant based vegan diet.

Prescription drug misuse kills over 300,000 Americans every year. Adam Sud very nearly became part of that statistic, but he managed to turn his life around. He shares his inspirational story with us today.

Adam comes from a home where healthy living was encouraged. When his grandfather passed away from cancer, his father, founder of Whole Foods Market, became focused on health and wellness, running marathons and encouraging his family to eat nutritious food. Consequently, Adam wondered whether there was something wrong with him for liking junk foods, and by the time he was in high school, he’d rebelled and begun to reject the healthy lifestyle promoted at home. In middle school he was prescribed the ADHD medication Adderall, which he began to overuse, enjoying the feeling of focused attention and the fact the drug helped him manage his weight. But Adderall is one molecule away from being street meth, and soon Adam found himself increasingly craving the drug. By the time he was in college, his metabolism was seriously damaged and he began gaining weight.

It wasn’t until Adam left college than things really took a turn for the worse. He was taking six times the recommended amount of Adderall each day, and when he couldn’t get hold of it he would self-sooth with junk food. His self image was at an all time low, he had no self esteem. Nothing mattered except the drug. He lost his job, his life retreated into his apartment, he didn’t go out with his friends and his relationship with his family was strained. But his father kept reaching out to him and one day Adam realized he had to do something.

He started rehab in September 2012. “The physical exam was dehumanizing”, Adam remembers as he thinks back to being 300 pounds and seriously overweight. The test results were frightening: he had high blood pressure, and his blood sugar levels were through the roof. It was the diabetes diagnosis that hit Adam the hardest, and what propelled him to making the lifestyle changes needed to fully recover. He started working with the personal trainer immediately. “If I’m the cause of my problems, I get to be the solution,” and, 37 days later, he moved into Sober Living.

This was another challenge, as the food on offer was “worse than hospital food”, frosted flakes and microwaveable pizzas—indeed most people gain weight in Sober Living. But that wasn’t the case for Adam. He started a diet consisting of oatmeal and egg whites, and as many steamed vegetables as he could handle — this was an act of self love and care, and the diet helped reaffirm his sobriety. After two months, he’d lost 30 pounds, and with the therapy he was receiving, was able to start liking the person he saw in the mirror. Adam also reversed his diabetes. He moved out of Sober Living eight months later, weighing nearly 100 pounds less.

Now, Adam has been a vegan for around two years, and is planning to run the New York Marathon with his father. He’s certified as a Holistic Health Coach, and has gone from hating himself to being the healthiest and happiest he’s ever been — and if that’s not a story worth listening to, nothing is! Tune in now for part 1 of this extraordinary two-part interview.

 

 

67: Lorelei Shellist on finding oneself in the face of hardship
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67: Lorelei Shellist on finding oneself in the face of hardship

Author, speaker, Fashion Icon Archetypes(TM) founder, image consultant and inner beauty empowerment coach Lorelei Shellist brings new meaning to the definition of "supermodel." Having been a graceful and spirited muse for Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Bob Mackie, Geoffrey Beene and Giorgio Armani, Lorelei received first-hand experience on how to bring art and dreams to life from many of the world's greatest designers.

In her memoir, "Runway Runaway: A Backstage Pass to Fashion, Romance & Rock 'n Roll," Lorelei inspires with her perseverance, determination, survival skills, and wit.

Beyond the runway, Lorelei has appeared internationally in films, TV, commercials, and print, and has gone on the road as a singer/songwriter. She holds degrees from the Masters program in Spiritual Psychology and Consciousness, Health, and Healing from the University of Santa Monica, and is a graduate of Alison Armstrong's "PAX Programs: Peace Between Men and Women." In addition, she is a facilitating counselor with the Freedom to Choose Foundation 501(c)(3), working with inmates at Valley State Prison for Women. Her own non-profit organization, I AM Dreams With Wings, teaches critical life skills to at-risk teens. Lorelei also created the "Shellist Music Scholarship" at Mesa College in San Diego, which provides a full tuition for vocational students of music.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

66: Author and fashion model Lorelei Shellist on following your dreams
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66: Author and fashion model Lorelei Shellist on following your dreams

Author, speaker, Fashion Icon Archetypes(TM) founder, image consultant and inner beauty empowerment coach Lorelei Shellist brings new meaning to the definition of "supermodel." Having been a graceful and spirited muse for Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Bob Mackie, Geoffrey Beene and Giorgio Armani, Lorelei received first-hand experience on how to bring art and dreams to life from many of the world's greatest designers.

In her memoir, "Runway Runaway: A Backstage Pass to Fashion, Romance & Rock 'n Roll," Lorelei inspires with her perseverance, determination, survival skills, and wit.

Beyond the runway, Lorelei has appeared internationally in films, TV, commercials, and print, and has gone on the road as a singer/songwriter. She holds degrees from the Masters program in Spiritual Psychology and Consciousness, Health, and Healing from the University of Santa Monica, and is a graduate of Alison Armstrong's "PAX Programs: Peace Between Men and Women." In addition, she is a facilitating counselor with the Freedom to Choose Foundation, working with inmates at Valley State Prison for Women. Her own non-profit organization, I AM Dreams With Wings, teaches critical life skills to at-risk teens. Lorelei also created the "Shellist Music Scholarship" at Mesa College in San Diego, which provides a full tuition for vocational students of music.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

65: Alida McDaniel answers your questions about mindset and manifestation as a part of holistic living
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65: Alida McDaniel answers your questions about mindset and manifestation as a part of holistic living

Alida, Suzy and Allison sit down for a Q&A Session where your questions about mindset and manifestation are answered. Alida is amazingly intuitive and she lays out exactly how you go about having a healthy relationship with food, your spouse and even expectations. You won't want to miss a minute of this episode because Alida will leave you speechless!

64: Love, Relationships & the Law of Attraction with JJ Flizanes
01:11:47
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64: Love, Relationships & the Law of Attraction with JJ Flizanes

Happy Valentines Day, Food Heals Nation! In this episode we are telling our personal love stories and discussing relationships, the law of attraction & answering your questions with Empowerment Strategist, JJ Flizanes!

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A video expert for About.com and regular contributor for The Daily Love, JJ has been featured in many national magazines such as Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. For her clients & followers, JJ designs customized coaching programs and unique, versatile approaches that harmonize the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. Find out more visit JJFlizanes.com

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

63: How to be a fashionable & healthy eco-entrepreneur
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63: How to be a fashionable & healthy eco-entrepreneur

Jacky Wasserman is an entrepreneur and founder of BEETxBEET, a lifestyle brand committed to spreading awareness and raising consciousness around the choices we make everyday. By providing empowering, fashionable apparel, her goal is to inspire you to help spread the word about important causes that need a voice.

Jacky created BEETxBEET t-shirts to spread healthy propaganda while educating the general public about conscious eating and the environmental issues surrounding food. With tees like ‘Hail to the Kale’, ‘It’s Not You, It’s Meat,’ and ‘Hell No To GMO,’ BEETxBEET shirts aren’t just for vegans, but for anyone with an interest in what is happening in the food industry and the environmental impact influenced through our choices in food.

BEETxBEET's tagline is 'Saving the planet one vegan at a time.’

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

62: Healing from PCOS, detoxing from birth control & eliminating processed foods with Megan Lawson
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62: Healing from PCOS, detoxing from birth control & eliminating processed foods with Megan Lawson

Today’s guest is Megan Lawson. Megan is the author of “Eat This Not That” and maintains the blog, www.MegUnprocessed.com. She was a TV producer for the Emmy-nominated lifestyle show “Home and Family” on the Hallmark Channel until she decided to focus all her attention on her blog. She now owns her own production company, UnProcessed Productions, where she produces an array of videos for lifestyle and recipe bloggers, YouTube personalities, and Health & Wellness companies. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

61: Healing Power of Music
01:01:18
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61: Healing Power of Music

Chrysanthe Tan is a composer and classically-trained violinist who performs internationally and writes music for chamber ensembles, film, and dance. She has performed and recorded with numerous artists, played on a number of television programs and toured the world as pop star Ariana Grande's violinist on the Honeymoon Tour. Chrysanthe's music has been featured in numerous art projects, campaigns, and films screening at Cannes Shorts Corner and Los Angeles Film Festival, among other places. Aside from her solo, composition, and touring work, she is one half of Duo Meranti, a contemporary/experimental/Balkan collaboration with classically-trained guitarist and composer Sean Hayward.

Chrysanthe recently released her debut album, Stories, comprised of chamber music for piano, strings, and electronics.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

60: How to get fit & lose weight with Personal Trainer & Empowerment Strategist J.J. Flizanes
01:06:21
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60: How to get fit & lose weight with Personal Trainer & Empowerment Strategist J.J. Flizanes

Today we're talking to Personal Trainer & Empowerment Strategist  J.J. Flizanes about how to lose weight and get fit!

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A video expert for About.com and regular contributor for The Daily Love, JJ has been featured in many national magazines such as Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. For her clients & followers, JJ designs customized coaching programs and unique, versatile approaches that harmonize the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. Find out more visit JJFlizanes.com

JJ has been featured in many magazines in addition to the ones previously mentioned including Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, Fitness Magazine, E Pregnancy Magazine to name a few. Her television appearances include KTLA, CBS, Fox 11 and NBC. She appeared regularly with summer fitness lifestyle tips on YOURLA on NBC in Los Angeles.  She has also been heard on The AwareShow with Lisa Garr in local radio.

59: The Healing Properties of Natural Food
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59: The Healing Properties of Natural Food

Ramona Fasula is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and owner of Wellness by Ramona. Driven by her father’s struggle with diabetes, Ramona teaches others how to live longer, healthier lives. She gives clients the motivation and empowerment to reach their health goals and move towards a truly healthy lifestyle.

Ramona has a very strong background in nutrition including certifications in health coaching, plant based nutrition, and integrative nutrition and cooking, under the one and only Christina Pirello. She has designed programs aimed at fighting heart disease, diabetes, cancer, fibromyalgia, and a host of other serious health conditions. She understands the healing properties of natural food and believes that the first line of defense against disease comes from the kitchen, not a pill bottle. Food is medicine and she teaches others how to utilize food to prevent and reverse various conditions. 

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

58: Intuition, Psychology & Spirituality with Master Intuitive Tracy Crossley
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58: Intuition, Psychology & Spirituality with Master Intuitive Tracy Crossley

Tracy Crossley is a Master Intuitive. Her blend of intuition, business acumen, psychology, Reiki, spirituality and subconscious pattern breaking helps people identify their real obstacles and connect emotionally. Her straightforward approach has attracted CEOs, people in work/life transition and other Type A individuals who think intellectualizing problems is the key to solving them (Hint: it isn’t).  Tracy studied neuropsychology and received her BA from Charter Oak State College. She is a Reiki Master and blogger for publications such as Huffington Post and elephant journal. She is an empathic; clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient, in other words…She really utilizes her sixth sense.Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

57: Healing Ovarian Cancer & Losing 50 lbs with Journalist and Transformational CEO™ Evita Ramparte
01:07:22
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57: Healing Ovarian Cancer & Losing 50 lbs with Journalist and Transformational CEO™ Evita Ramparte

The Honolulu Press called her ‘The Goddess of Wellness & Tigress of Business’; Evita Ramparte is an Author, Journalist and Transformational CEO™. She is a serial Internet entrepreneur and a trend-setter in the rapidly growing wellness industry; a celebrity coach to Hollywood stars and the CEOs of Fortune 500.

In 2000, Evita was informed by doctors she has ovarian cancer. Instead of giving up to their authority and obediently turn for surgery and chemo, she decided to cleanse her mind and her body. She healed herself naturally through fasting and detoxing, as well as through a complete transformation of consciousness and clarity in her relationships. She lost over 50 pounds in just few months and turned her life around by a high-carb raw vegan lifestyle. After four months she was considered cancer free.

Evita began a life journey, which led her through Paris, London, Los Angeles to Hawaii. Today, she lives in California, and her story inspires people all over the world.

Evita has authored three books - ‘The Bliss of Cancer’, ‘Badass Detox’ and ‘How To Cleanse In 7 Days’. Currently, she is writing her fourth title: ‘TigerWoman. Feminine Strategies In The Jungle of Business’. She is one of the stars of the movie ‘Hungry for Change’ on FMTV.com and ‘Food Heals’ (in production), as well as one of the experts on the board of EndoPositive International. Her book ‘Badass Detox’ is a training manual for Doctors Across Borders in Africa.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

56: How to do a Juice Cleanse
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56: How to do a Juice Cleanse

In this episode we turn the tables and share Allison's recent interview on Fit2Love podcast with J.J. Flizanes. J.J. interviews Allison on the fundamentals of a juice cleanse and how to do it well. 

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and Host of The Fit 2 Love Podcast Show. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 Elite Traveler Magazine.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

55: NBA Star John Salley on why milk doesn't do your body good & John's favorite things!
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55: NBA Star John Salley on why milk doesn't do your body good & John's favorite things!

Part 2 of our episode with the multi-talented, tour de force, John Salley is UP - http://bit.ly/JohnSalley-Part2

Find out why milk does NOT do a body good, what John's film, The Missing Peace is all about and we're going to hear about John's FAVORITE things! (It's like Oprah's favorite things- but sillier!) Plus, check out our ‪#‎SelfieWithSalley‬!

To continually create new tasks to accomplish and to reinvent yourself is the mark of a versatile and motivated individual.  It is the definition of father, athlete, actor, entrepreneur, talk show host, philanthropist, wellness advocate, vegan and champion: John Salley.

John is a frequent speaker at VegFest’s across the USA, and as a Wellness Advocate, John’s mission is to educate people on the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle through better eating habits.

John was the first NBA player to win four championships with three different teams. During the 80’s, John was a member of the Detroit Piston “Bad Boys” squad.  He went on to Chicago playing with Michael Jordan as part of the Bulls 1996 championship team.  In 1999, Phil Jackson invited John to come to Los Angeles to provide experience and leadership to the 1999-2000 Lakers’ championship team.

After his retirement from the NBA, John explored several opportunities in both television and film.  John’s film credits include Bad Boys 1 & 2, Eddie and Jerry Bruckheimer’s Confession of a Shopaholic. John spent 7 years serving as the co-host of the Emmy nominated, critically acclaimed “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” on Fox Sports.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

54: NBA Star John Salley on sex, spirituality & veganism
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54: NBA Star John Salley on sex, spirituality & veganism

NBA Champion & Vegan Activist John Salley joins Allison and Suzy in-studio to discuss the sexual and spiritual benefits of the vegan lifestyle on this episode of the ‪#‎FoodHealsPodcast‬

Warning: Explicit! http://bit.ly/JohnSalley-Part1

John was the first NBA player to win four championships with three different teams. After his retirement from the NBA in 2000, John spent 7 years serving as the co-host of the Emmy nominated, critically acclaimed “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” on Fox Sports Net. John has adopted a plant-based vegan lifestyle, and is a frequent speaker at VegFest’s across the USA. As a Wellness Advocate, one of John’s main missions in life is to continue to educate people on the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle thru better eating habits.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

53: A Nutrition Health Coach’s guide to clean eating and loving your body
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53: A Nutrition Health Coach’s guide to clean eating and loving your body

Lisa Consiglio Ryan is the founder of Whole Health Designs, juicy clean living advocate and mama of two. She is also an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who provides detox programs and private coaching for women who desire to embrace clean living. She loves her yoga practice, running, and has a mission to spread the word, "Food is love."     As a Certified Health and Nutrition Coach, Lisa has worked with thousands in her Renewal 10 Day Detox programs. Her work has been featured in Fitness Magazine, TinyBuddha, Elephant Journal, Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Life , The Daily Meal, and Mind Body Green. You can also check out Lisa's new book, Go Clean, Sexy You: A Seasonal Guide to Detoxing and Staying Healthy on Amazon. 

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

52: How Janette beat breast cancer naturally and set a new world record for marathons
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52: How Janette beat breast cancer naturally and set a new world record for marathons

Janette Murray-Wakelin was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 and was ‘given’ six months to live. This challenge prompted her to make choices that would change her life forever.

With the help of Janette’s naturopathic physician, she established a regime that focused on the holistic approach of mind, body and spirit. This intensive regime included intravenous immune therapy; Infrared detoxification therapy; increasing the amount of oxygen to the body through ozone treatment, conscious breathing and aerobic exercise; visualization, meditation, positive thinking and spiritual awareness; and maximizing the amount of nutrients taken into the body through juicing, wheatgrass and living food nutrition.

Within the six months of making these drastic lifestyle changes plus going 100% raw vegan Janette received a clean bill of health. As a result of her life changing experience, Janette and her husband Alan established a Centre for Optimum Health on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, where they offered RAW Lifestyle Programs based on the holistic approach of mind, body and spirit.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

51: How to lose weight effortlessly, overcome asthma & heal disease with green smoothies
01:02:55
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51: How to lose weight effortlessly, overcome asthma & heal disease with green smoothies

Green Smoothie Girl and GSGLife founder, Robyn Openshaw’s passion for educating people about diet and nutrition arose from her own personal journey. 20 years ago, Robyn weighed over 200 pounds and had 21 chronic diseases. Getting off the Standard American Diet proved a lifesaver. Robyn lost 70 pounds without dieting, by converting to a whole-foods, plant-based diet. Twenty years later, she is a competitive athlete, free of all disease and symptoms, and at her ideal weight.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

50: Audrey Hope on healing from deep core issues and accessing the power of love
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50: Audrey Hope on healing from deep core issues and accessing the power of love

A multi-talented force in the Entertainment Industry and Healing Arts, Audrey Hope has been honored for her revolutionary work as Intuitive Soul Healer, Talk Show Host, Addiction Expert, Producer and Actress. Audrey is a "Healer to the Stars", serving for 8 years as Director/Counselor of Spirituality, at one of the most prestigious Rehab Centers in Malibu.    Audrey’s Spiritual Counseling is a unique process that takes one beyond the limited concepts of the mind and the boundaries of traditional therapy into the deeper soul, where true healing happens. The goal of the journey is full transformation in the physical, emotional and spiritual body.    Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

49: Dr. Joel Kahn on how to prevent heart attacks & chronic disease through a plant-based diet
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49: Dr. Joel Kahn on how to prevent heart attacks & chronic disease through a plant-based diet

Dr. Joel Kahn is a plant-based cardiologist whose personal mission is to prevent 1 million heart attacks over the next two years.  His brand of cardiology combines the best of Western and complementary therapies for total healing.Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

48: Holiday gift guide, Discount Codes, 2015 Reflections
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48: Holiday gift guide, Discount Codes, 2015 Reflections

Today's episode is our holiday gift guide! Find out our favorite books for 2015 and get discount codes on our favorite products for yourself or you loved ones!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

47: Multiple Sclerosis: How to Reverse & Heal Auto-Immune Diseases with Ann Boroch
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47: Multiple Sclerosis: How to Reverse & Heal Auto-Immune Diseases with Ann Boroch

Ann Boroch, CNC, healed herself of multiple sclerosis and has been symptom free for 21 years. Refusing to accept the doctor’s devastating verdict, she educated herself about the real factors underlying her condition and created her own self-care program based on integrative medicine methods.

As a nutritional consultant, naturopath, educator, award-winning author, and inspirational speaker, Ann Boroch is passionate about helping people realize that the body has an innate intelligence that allows it to heal itself. She firmly believes that with choice and diligence, each of us has the power to overcome any challenge.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

46: Yoga for cancer patients: tips, tricks and techniques for Healing
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46: Yoga for cancer patients: tips, tricks and techniques for Healing

Alison Crowley has been teaching yoga since 2001. She received her training at The Center for Yoga in Los Angeles, where she also taught and later served as manager and marketing director of the studio. Combining their knowledge of fitness, illness/injury rehabilitation and yoga therapy, Alison and Kathleen offer a unique perspective through their teaching that is complemented by their philosophy to make yoga safe, enjoyable, and accessible to all.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

45: Gunnar Lovelace, co-CEO of Thrive Market on making healthy food affordable and accessible for all
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45: Gunnar Lovelace, co-CEO of Thrive Market on making healthy food affordable and accessible for all

Gunnar Lovelace is a serial entrepreneur in nonprofits, technology, fashion and real estate. Most recently he is the founder and co-CEO of Thrive Market, an online wholesale buying club on a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for every American family.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health aand healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

44: Q&A Saturday: Little changes that can heal your life
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44: Q&A Saturday: Little changes that can heal your life

On this Q&A Saturday episode, Allison and Suzy answer YOUR burning questions like how to deal with anxiety & depression, the art of surrender and how changing your laundry detergent can change your life!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health aand healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

43: How Alida lost 80 pounds and manifested "the one!"
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43: How Alida lost 80 pounds and manifested "the one!"

Alida McDaniel is an Intuitive Life Strategist, Culinary Artist and Personal Trainer who lost 80 pounds and healed herself of a multitude of chronic diseases.Alida's experience includes over a decade of culinary arts, personal training, life coaching, holistic health coaching, study of comparative religions and certifications in Universal Intelligence Mentorship, 12 Strand DNA Healing, Group Consciousness, and the intuitive business coaching program- All-Knowing Entrepreneurship.Alida has been working with quantum consciousness for over a decade, teaching intuitive wellness, facilitating divine intelligence workshops and crafting life mastery programs inspired by tapping into the fabric of the universe.Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

42: Raising Children on a plant-based diet with Dr. Pamela RD
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42: Raising Children on a plant-based diet with Dr. Pamela RD

Pamela Fergusson is a Registered Dietitian and registered Public Heath Nutritionist with a PhD in nutrition. She’s visited over 50 countries and worked as a Dietitian in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Pamela is fascinated by nutrition and loves incorporating wellness and fitness into her life. She eats a whole foods, plant-based diet and loves to cook and bake with her four children, teaching them about food and nutrition through shopping for and preparing colorful, healthy family meals together. And, she has completed five half marathons and one marathon and believes in the power of activity to help improve our mental and physical health.Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health aand healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

41: Happy Thanksgiving! Q&A Thursday
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41: Happy Thanksgiving! Q&A Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving! On this episode Allison and Suzy answer your burning questions on Q&A Thursday!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health aand healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

40: Meditation techniques and healthy Thanksgiving tips from an MD
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40: Meditation techniques and healthy Thanksgiving tips from an MD

Dr. Elson Haas is Founder and Director of Haas Health Online and the Preventive Medical Center of Marin (PMCM), where he has practiced Integrative Medicine for more than 25 years.Dr. Haas encourages us all to remember that our health–how we look and feel–is mostly a result of how we live. As a lifestyle and preventive medical physician, the good doctor’s message is always about protecting our health and honoring our body and the Mother Earth. Eat foods from Nature as much as possible, and take care of your many dimensional self–your mind and body, heart and spirit. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

39: How to reverse chronic disease naturally with Dr. Elson Haas
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39: How to reverse chronic disease naturally with Dr. Elson Haas

Dr. Elson Haas has been in medical practice since he graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1972 and then interned at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA. Over the past 35 years, he has studied and incorporated many healing disciplines—Western and Eastern Medicines, Nutrition and Detoxification, Herbology, and Mind/Body Healing—into his ongoing practice. Since 1980, Dr. Haas refers to this multidisciplinary blend of care as Integrated, or Integrative, Medicine. Dr. Haas specializes in creating individualized programs for his patients utilizing dietary changes, detoxification, prescription medicines and nutritional and herbal supplements.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health!

This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

38: Macrobiotics & Healing Emotions with Warren Kramer
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38: Macrobiotics & Healing Emotions with Warren Kramer

Warren Kramer is an internationally recognized macrobiotic counselor, educator and cooking instructor. For the past 23 years, he has studied and lived the macrobiotic way of life. Warren teaches the macrobiotic approach to health and wellness, including principles of food selection and preparation, exercise, work and personal relationships.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

37: The Law of Attraction with Empowerment Strategist JJ Flizanes
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37: The Law of Attraction with Empowerment Strategist JJ Flizanes

JJ is an Empowerment Strategist and Host of The Fit 2 Love Podcast Show. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core.

She was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

36: Protein is not the answer; it’s the problem.
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36: Protein is not the answer; it’s the problem.

Protein is not the answer. In fact, it’s the problem. In Proteinaholic, Dr. Garth Davis sets the record straight, dispelling the myths that have been perpetuated by doctors, weight loss experts, and the media.

Dr. Davis is the medical director of the Davis Clinic at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, and starred on the hit TLC show Big Medicine. He is the author of Proteinaholic, How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

35: The secret to weight-loss and hormone regulation
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35: The secret to weight-loss and hormone regulation

Shelby Webb is Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant who became passionate about the healing power of food after seeing its benefits in mitigating the symptoms of her Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a very common hormone disorder.

Shelby lost 30 pounds and nearly 1/5 of her body weight by incorporating the principles of the blood type diet and now helps others do the same. She encourages her clients to eat whole foods and to make sustainable lifestyle changes for long-lasting results.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

34: #TBT Part 2 - Kerri Kasem on healing ADD naturally without drugs
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34: #TBT Part 2 - Kerri Kasem on healing ADD naturally without drugs

Kerri Kasem is a multimedia personality, producer, and writer who has anchored numerous music, talk and entertainment programs for both radio and television. Kerri is the daughter of the late radio host and icon Casey Kasem. Since 1997, Kerri has followed in her father’s footsteps, hosting many radio programs. Kasem was co-host of the internationally syndicated Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx for four years, but left the show to fight for her father, and to lobby for the “Visitation Bill” AB2034 in California – a vision which in less than six months has seen legislation in four other states. She founded the Kasem Cares Foundation to establish and fight for the rights to have visitation and reasonable access to an ailing parent, especially when under the care and control of an uncooperative spouse or sibling.

Today's #TBT episode features an excerpt from our interview with Kerri for the Food Heals documentary.  Kerri has used food to heal her body from ADD, and she has become a champion of healthy, plant based nutrition as the cure for modern day disease.  Kerri has used nutrition for her own healing and she encourages others to try holistic nutrition instead of relying on prescriptions.  Don't miss a minute of this episode!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

33: Healing auto-immune conditions naturally & The Vanishing of The Bees
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33: Healing auto-immune conditions naturally & The Vanishing of The Bees

In 2010, Maryam Henein’s 15-year career as an investigative journalist, eco-entrepreneur, and producer hit a milestone with the release of her award-winning documentary Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Ellen Page. It also marked her directorial debut.

Maryam has more than 15 years experience working as an investigative journalist, a documentary and television producer and professional researcher. Her credits include producing documentaries for the BBC, Discovery, Robert Greenwald and Morgan Spurlock. As a journalist she has written for publications such as The Los Angeles Times, Science & Spirit Magazine, and The Cairo Times. Following a near death experience several years ago, Maryam delved into the science of nutrition and alternative ways of healing.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

32: Ghost Stories: Real experiences with the paranormal
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32: Ghost Stories: Real experiences with the paranormal

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Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

31: Kerri Kasem on healing ADD naturally without drugs
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31: Kerri Kasem on healing ADD naturally without drugs

Kerri Kasem is a multimedia personality, producer, and writer who has anchored numerous music, talk and entertainment programs for both radio and television. Kerri is the daughter of the late radio host and icon Casey Kasem. Since 1997, Kerri has followed in her father’s footsteps, hosting many radio programs.

Kasem was co-host of the internationally syndicated Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx for four years, but left the show to fight for her father, and to lobby for the “Visitation Bill” AB2034 in California – a vision which in less than six months has seen legislation in four other states. She founded the Kasem Cares Foundation to establish and fight for the rights to have visitation and reasonable access to an ailing parent, especially when under the care and control of an uncooperative spouse or sibling.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

30: Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret - Movie Review
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30: Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret - Movie Review

On today's episode of The Food Heals Podcast, Allison Melody sits down with reality TV producer, Jessica Funk Sirikulbut & cancer survivor, Jill Tomback to do a movie review of the latest cut of the film, Cowspiracy.

Executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Cowspiracy follows filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

To talk about the film we have breast cancer survivor Jill Tomback, who you know from previous episodes of the Food Heals podcast where she tells her story of going through breast cancer- everything she did, what worked, what didn’t work. She is a second grade teacher with a Masters degree in Educational Leader ship who loves pilates, ASU football and her dog, Rio.

And she is 5 and a half years cancer free, and promotes clean eating, juicing daily and an active lifestyle for cancer prevention.

We also have reality television producer and new mom, Jessica Funk Sirikulbut. Jessica has extensive knowledge behind the scenes of your favorite commercials and reality TV shows including Dancing with the Stars, Supernanny, Top Gear & more and has since developed several shows for international sales. She is an optimistic idea maker who loves to help other people marry their passions with their "saved-by-grace" story. Originally from Colorado, Jessica lives for skiing and campfire storytelling.

And Jessica wants to create a healthy, holistic, organic environment & world for her 1 year old daughter, Emme to grow up in.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

29: The Science of Veganism with Dietitian Matt Ruscigno
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29: The Science of Veganism with Dietitian Matt Ruscigno

"Demand the impossible! Of yourself and the world!" Had a blast interviewing registered dietitian, Matt Ruscigno - True Love Health with guest, co-host, Healthy Vegan Guy, Vince Lia on the latest episode of The‪#‎FoodHealsPodcast‬! http://bit.ly/TrueLoveHealth

Matt Ruscigno is a vegan of 19 years and a leading expert in the field of vegetarian nutrition. Matt has a Nutritional Science degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Public Health Nutrition degree from Loma Linda University, as well as certification as a Registered Dietitian- one of the only professional nutrition credentials available.

In addition to working with vegetarian clients and athletes, Matt is the Past-Chair of the Vegetarian Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He is a co-author of the No Meat Athlete book with Matt Frazier and Appetite for Reduction with Isa Moskowitz.

Our guest co-host today is Vince Lia, The Healthy Vegan Guy. You might remember him from episode 2 sharing his battle with ulcerative colitis and episode 18 about how to do what you love every day. Vince’s mission is to educate and inspire others about the about the benefits of eating a plant based diet and living a healthy vegan lifestyle.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

28: Breast Cancer Part 3 - Healthy juice recipes
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28: Breast Cancer Part 3 - Healthy juice recipes

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

 

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

Find out how to win a swag bag full of our favorite organic, vegan health and beauty products including luscious face lotion, wrinkle-reducing clay mask, refreshing essential oil spritzer, delicious deodorant, detox supplements and more by subscribing to our show!

 

Upcoming & past guests include John Salley, Sophie Uliano, Kimberly Van Der Beek, Joe Cross, Kerri Kasem and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these amazing episodes!

 

27: Breast Cancer Part 2 - Healing the emotional aspect of cancer holistically
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27: Breast Cancer Part 2 - Healing the emotional aspect of cancer holistically

This episode is Part 2 of Jill's survivor story.  In today's episode Jill deals with the emotional side of cancer and again affirms that her choices for any future cancer treatment would be holistic treatment.

 

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

 

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

Find out how to win a swag bag full of our favorite organic, vegan health and beauty products including luscious face lotion, wrinkle-reducing clay mask, refreshing essential oil spritzer, delicious deodorant, detox supplements and more by subscribing to our show!

 

Upcoming & past guests include John Salley, Sophie Uliano, Kimberly Van Der Beek, Joe Cross, Kerri Kasem and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these amazing episodes!

 

26: Breast Cancer- A survivor's story of western & alternative methods
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26: Breast Cancer- A survivor's story of western & alternative methods

"If I had to do it all over again, I would not choose chemotherapy.  I would choose the natural treatment and use Gerson therapy." ~ Jill Tomback

Today's episode tells the story of our friend, Jill Tomback who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 25.  Jill  shares her story of getting the diagnosis, how she chose her treatment, the difficult decision to get a double mastectomy and ultimately how she healed her body.  One of the incredible things that you will hear Jill talk about is the toll that chemotherapy took on her body.  She was left weak and depleted, with virtually no immune system.  Jill underwent different types of chemo and radiation, and although she was able to aid in her recovery with acupuncture, she will still tell you that the Western medicine choices are terrible.  Jill has educated herself since her diagnosis and is firm in her decision that she will never choose chemo or radiation again.  Instead, Jill says she would opt for Gerson Therapy.

Gerson therapy is illegal in the United States.  Jill even discussed this option with her Oncologist at one point, and all he could do is repeat this sentence.  "I am only allowed to recommend the types of treatment that we have discussed. "  In probing further, Jill got very clear on the fact that despite the fact that Gerson Therapy has a higher success rate for cancer than chemo does, her Oncologist was completely prohibited from recommending that as an option.  If you have never heard of Gerson Therapy, essentially it is a full blown assault on cancer, in the same way that chemo is, but instead of using highly toxic drugs, it utilizes massive doses of fresh juice to flood the body with all the nutrients it needs to fight.  Then to remove the toxins from your body, coffee enemas would be used.  There are lots of resources available to educate yourself on Gerson Therapy.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

Find out how to win a swag bag full of our favorite organic, vegan health and beauty products including luscious face lotion, wrinkle-reducing clay mask, refreshing essential oil spritzer, delicious deodorant, detox supplements and more by subscribing to our show!

 

Upcoming & past guests include John Salley, Sophie Uliano, Kimberly Van Der Beek, Joe Cross, Kerri Kasem and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these amazing episodes!

 

25: What no one tells you about healing grief
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2017-09-23 00:49:32 UTC 36:59
25: What no one tells you about healing grief

In this #TBT episode of The Food Heals Podcast we share an interview from the Fit2Love podcast with Empowerment Strategist J.J. Flizanes. J.J. interviews Allison for her "Wellness Wednesday" episode on lessons learned from losing her parents to cancer.

For all the episode show notes go to www.FoodHealsNation.com/25

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and Host of The Fit 2 Love Podcast Show. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A video expert for About.com and regular contributor for The Daily Love, JJ has been featured in many national magazines such as Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. For her clients & followers, JJ designs customized coaching programs and unique, versatile approaches that harmonize the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. Click the PDF icon below to download JJ Flizanes' Press Packet.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

24: Conscious Eating with Magda Freedom Rod
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2017-09-23 00:49:32 UTC 01:12:53
24: Conscious Eating with Magda Freedom Rod

Magda Freedom Rod founded Visionary in 2007. Visionary Lifestyle is a resource for people to learn how to activate their highest potential. Healing the world begins with healing ourselves. Visionary's approach is visionary, holistic and sustainable. Magda aims to help guide people who would like to uplevel their health and wellness and lead a more sustainable, balanced, healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. Whether you are suffering from a disease, looking to prevent developing one, or simply need guidance around sustainable health and wellness, Magda will guide you every step of the way.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

23: The Beverly Hills Farmgirl, Dana Slatkin and our favorite Fall recipes
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2017-09-23 00:49:32 UTC 34:07
23: The Beverly Hills Farmgirl, Dana Slatkin and our favorite Fall recipes

DANA SLATKIN is a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef, cookbook author, food blogger and cooking class instructor in Los Angeles. She trained in France with Michelin Three-Star chefs Georges Blanc and Michel Guèrard and with renowned patissier Pierre Hermé at Fauchon. After cooking in New York City at Bouley, Dana moved to Los Angeles to become General Manager at L’Orangerie, one of the city’s most highly regarded formal restaurants. In 1994, seeing a need to engage her local community, she launched the Beverly Hills Farmers Market, which became the name and inspiration for her own line of award-winning food products, sold to airlines and supermarkets for a decade.

Dana’s first cookbook, Summertime Anytime: Recipes From Shutters On The Beach, was published in 2008 by Clarkson Potter. Dana’s appearances include The Today Show, ABC News, Extra!, Martha Stewart Radio, Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference in Long Beach, UCLA Festival of Books, and NAPTE. In addition to writing for The Huffington Post, Dana has been featured in Food + Wine MagazineC MagazineHouse & Garden, Town + Country, and many other publications. Dana has been an online spokeschef for Crisco, Smuckers, Little Black Dress Vodka, Gardein and 360 Cookware. As the Beverly Hills Farmgirl, Dana teaches a popular series of cooking classes in her home, runs a pop-up shop and online store, and writes a weekly blog, 90210farmgirl.com. She is currently at work on a food-related television show.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

 

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

Find out how to win a swag bag full of our favorite organic, vegan health and beauty products including luscious face lotion, wrinkle-reducing clay mask, refreshing essential oil spritzer, delicious deodorant, detox supplements and more by subscribing to our show!

 

Upcoming & past guests include John Salley, Sophie Uliano, Kimberly Van Der Beek, Joe Cross, Kerri Kasem and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these amazing episodes!

 

22: Healing childhood trauma with spirituality & nutrition
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2017-09-23 00:49:32 UTC 26:50
22: Healing childhood trauma with spirituality & nutrition

Khalil Rafati is the owner of Malibu Beach Yoga as well as SunLife Organics, a series of popular juice and smoothie bars. After many years of drug addiction and severe depression, Khalil discovered juicing, yoga and meditation. He began to experience miraculous changes in his physical and emotional well-being. It became his personal mission to love, heal and inspire.Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

21: Business, Belief & Spirituality with Eco-Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen
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2017-09-23 00:49:32 UTC 01:02:54
21: Business, Belief & Spirituality with Eco-Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen

How can you make what you are passionate about, your business? So many people want to figure this out, so Whitney shares her best tips and resources to follow your passion, and find the life you always wanted.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

20: Cure the common cold naturally
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2017-09-23 00:49:32 UTC 45:16
20: Cure the common cold naturally

Cure the common cold and never get sick again with these natural remedies!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

19: Overcoming addiction with juicing, yoga & meditation with Khalil Rafati
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2017-09-23 00:49:32 UTC 22:24
19: Overcoming addiction with juicing, yoga & meditation with Khalil Rafati

After many years of drug addiction and severe depression, Khalil discovered juicing, yoga and meditation. He began to experience miraculous changes in his physical and emotional well-being. It became his personal mission to love, heal and inspire.

Khalil Rafati is the owner of Malibu Beach Yoga as well as SunLife Organics, a series of popular juice and smoothie bars.

Khalil remains a mentor to recovering addicts and he previously owned and operated Riviera Recovery, a transitional living center. At the invitation of Khen Rinpoche Geshe Kachen Lobzang Tsetan, a Tibetan Buddhist monk from Ladakh, India, Khalil joined the board of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. He also serves on the board of the Siddhartha School, which seeks to preserve the Tibetan Buddhist culture and language and provide children in the remote Himalayas with a well-rounded education.  

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

18: Do What You Love with Vince Lia, the Healthy Vegan Guy
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2017-09-23 00:49:32 UTC 01:03:58
18: Do What You Love with Vince Lia, the Healthy Vegan Guy

Do you wake up every day doing what you love or dreading what you do? At The Food Heals Podcast we believe that living your passion is a key component to good health. If we’re not happy then we’re not healthy. If we are stressed out working long hours, stuck in traffic and then have no outlet, no joy in our day than what is the point? To get a bigger house, bigger car and nicer clothes? Those things do not bring true happiness. What will bring true happiness is doing what you love on a regular basis. So ask yourself, are you truly doing things you are passionate about on a regular basis? Are you giving an outlet to your creativity or are you stifling it and saying, “I’ll take that painting class next month” or I’ll write my novel in a few years when I have more time.” I have news for you. It will never be the right time and you will never have more time. The time is now. Start today!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

17: Quit your job. Live in a van. Eat Vegan. WTF Vegan Food with Kristin Lajeunesse
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2017-09-23 00:49:32 UTC 49:17
17: Quit your job. Live in a van. Eat Vegan. WTF Vegan Food with Kristin Lajeunesse

Kristin literally changed her life in pursuit of vegan food!  She went on an adventure to find the best vegan restaurant in the country, and in the process lived in her van and traveled the country.  Kristin is here today to tell us about her journey and her new book!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

 

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

Find out how to win a swag bag full of our favorite organic, vegan health and beauty products including luscious face lotion, wrinkle-reducing clay mask, refreshing essential oil spritzer, delicious deodorant, detox supplements and more by subscribing to our show!

16: #TBT: How a vegan diet heals disease with NBA Star John Salley
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2017-09-23 00:49:32 UTC 21:15
16: #TBT: How a vegan diet heals disease with NBA Star John Salley

On Part 2 of our #TBT episode with John Salley we discuss cleansing, cholesterol and arachnophobia!

"A vegan diet changed my life," says former Detroit Piston, John Salley. After his doctor told him his eating habits were killing him, John chose to forgo their cholesterol lowering medications and instead adopted a plant-based diet. "My message I want everybody to know is: Eat a plant-based diet, or don't. A plant-based diet keeps you alive, the other diet keeps you in the hospital."

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

15: Vegan cheffing, celebrity gossip, & manifesting with Jason Wrobel
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2017-09-23 00:49:32 UTC 01:08:15
15: Vegan cheffing, celebrity gossip, & manifesting with Jason Wrobel

Jason dives into a ton of experiences on this episode, including the relationship between a personal chef and a celebrity, manifesting your goals, and personal stories. And speaking of celebrities, what do Woody Harrelson and Ice Cube have in common? You’ll have to check out the full episode with Jason to learn more! The title of our podcast is Food Heals, but it’s obviously not just about food. There are a lot of elements that come into our life that affect our health, environment, mindfulness, spirituality, and overall happiness. Jason dishes out some info and shares experiences with his manifestation of goals, why you are or aren’t worthy of achieving a specific goal, and the micro and macro details of opportunities. Failing at something is not always a negative experience. Discovering something that you’re doing wrong can be your huge “A-ha!” moment! Get ready for change! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more! Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

14: Tips and Tricks to Stay Healthy and De-Stress When You Work Long Days
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2017-09-23 00:49:32 UTC 53:19
14: Tips and Tricks to Stay Healthy and De-Stress When You Work Long Days

Welcome to the show!  Suzy is out of town today, but that’s no reason to stop the shenanigans!  I have Rebecca Hamm on the show as a guest co-host, to fill the chair while Suzy is gone.  Rebecca is a lifelong friend, and by day she is a kick butt producer in Los Angeles, but by night she pursues her passion projects.  Rebecca works in production for TV, commercials and also feature films. So today she is here to talk with me about ways to de-stress all throughout your work day.

 

Being hailed as Sex and the City for Food, The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly, vegan advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!   Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

 

13: #TBT: NBA Star John Salley on the importance of nutrition and eating a plant-based diet
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2017-09-23 00:49:32 UTC 24:27
13: #TBT: NBA Star John Salley on the importance of nutrition and eating a plant-based diet

Actor, NBA Star and Wellness Advocate John Salley talks about nutrition and why he believes in a plant-based diet.   "A vegan diet changed my life," says former Detroit Piston, John Salley. After his doctor told him his eating habits were killing him, John chose to forgo their cholesterol lowering medications and instead adopted a plant-based diet. "My message I want everybody to know is: Eat a plant-based diet, or don't. A plant-based diet keeps you alive, the other diet keeps you in the hospital."   Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!   Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

12: Holistic Healing For Your Pet and the Story of Jackson, The Miracle Dog
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2017-09-23 00:49:32 UTC 56:17
12: Holistic Healing For Your Pet and the Story of Jackson, The Miracle Dog

Today, we have a packed studio at the Food Heals Podcast studio.  Today’s topic of healing your pets through natural therapies, has compelled us to reveal the lurkers in our studio!  Not only do we have special guest, Dan Masciarelli, but we also have Obie, Jackson and Charlotte.

Charlotte is an 11 year old Beagle and Jackson is a 2 year old terrier mix, and they belong to Allison.  Suzy has Obie, her 9 year old Bichon Frise that resembles an ewok.  His name is a tip of the hat to none other than Star Wars.  Our confession is that the dogs are actually always in the studio with us.  They think we are are getting together for a play date, when it is time to record a podcast.  They have no idea we are actually working here!  So, today we are letting the dogs take the spotlight.

Today’s episode about healing your pets, comes as a result of us healing Jackson.  So, to help tell the story of Jackson’s healing, we have invited Jackson’s Dad, Dan Masciarelli to the show to help share the story of Jackson’s healing.  We are very excited to share this story and hope that many other beloved pets can be healed too.

 

Being hailed as Sex and the City for Food, The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly, vegan advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!   Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

 

11: DIY recipes for health & beauty plus EcoVeganGal Whitney Lauritsen's favorite resources for organic, eco-friendly living
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2017-09-23 00:49:32 UTC 52:03
11: DIY recipes for health & beauty plus EcoVeganGal Whitney Lauritsen's favorite resources for organic, eco-friendly living

Allison & Suzy share their favorite DIY recipes for health, home, and beauty. EcoVeganGal Whitney Lauritsen stops by with her tips to choose non-toxic health and home products as well as her favorite resources for organic, eco-friendly living. 

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

10: #TBT Jason Wrobel on the importance of self-love
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2017-09-23 00:49:32 UTC 26:52
10: #TBT Jason Wrobel on the importance of self-love

In Part 2 of our #TBT episode with Jason Wrobel, Jason discusses the importance of self-care and self-love and how to start making changes in your life to live the healthiest life possible.  Jason Wrobel is a world-renowned leader in organic raw vegan cuisine, culinary education and epicurean entertainment.  With a focus on radical simplicity and artful presentation, he imbues his ecstatic raw food creations with the energy of fresh, local, organic produce and the healing properties of raw superfoods, which have rendered his dishes hands-down favorites among celebrity clients, and regular folk alike. J-Wro fans Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Piven, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, John C. Reilly, Steve Buscemi, Isabelle Adjani, Oren Moverman and Russell Simmons, consistently (and effusively) rave about his healthy, innovative and delicious plant-based creations.Today's episode of The Food Heals Podcast is a #ThrowbackThursday where we hear from Jason's interview from the film, Food Heals, www.FoodHeals.tv.Being hailed as "Sex and the City" for Food, The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy, two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!Upcoming guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

 

9: How to live a "No Tox Life" with Sandee Ferman
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9: How to live a "No Tox Life" with Sandee Ferman

Sandee got interested in living a non-toxic lifestyle many decades ago. As a little girl, she experienced a bad reaction to the ingredients in a perfume that left red welts on her skin. As a teenager, she participated in the first annual Earth Day and has been fired up about a more natural lifestyle ever since.Her company, No Tox Life was born from the desire to provide natural, toxin-free vegan body care to help you live a cleaner, greener lifestyle. No Tox Life is a local, family-run business and each product is handmade using the highest-quality ingredients they can find.If you look at big brands in the health and beauty products industry, you will find harsh detergents, petroleum-derived ingredients, toxic preservatives, and a host of other ingredients with dangerous side effects. No Tox Life doesn't believe in using ingredients you can’t pronounce. Their products are made with gentle oils such as olive, coconut, and rice bran oil. They use mango butter, shea butter, essential oils, natural clays and minerals - all ingredients your skin will love.Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

8: Healing Cervical Cancer naturally through a raw vegan diet, yoga and meditation
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2017-09-23 00:49:32 UTC 53:37
8: Healing Cervical Cancer naturally through a raw vegan diet, yoga and meditation

When Amanda Deming was diagnosed with cervical cancer she was determined to cure herself naturally through a raw vegan diet, meditation, and yoga. Without any conventional treatment she is now cancer-free.

Being hailed as "Sex and the City" for Food, The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy, two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

 

7: #TBT Celebrity Chef Jason Wrobel on the healing power of food
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2017-09-23 00:49:32 UTC 32:34
7: #TBT Celebrity Chef Jason Wrobel on the healing power of food

Jason Wrobel is a world-renowned leader in organic raw vegan cuisine, culinary education and epicurean entertainment.  With a focus on radical simplicity and artful presentation, he imbues his ecstatic raw food creations with the energy of fresh, local, organic produce and the healing properties of raw superfoods, which have rendered his dishes hands-down favorites among celebrity clients, and regular folk alike. J-Wro fans Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Piven, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, John C. Reilly, Steve Buscemi, Isabelle Adjani, Oren Moverman and Russell Simmons, consistently (and effusively) rave about his healthy, innovative and delicious plant-based creations.

 

Being hailed as "Sex and the City" for Food, The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

 

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy, two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

Upcoming guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

 

Food Heals Swag Bag Giveaway:

 

Did you hear about our contest? Of course you did! We're giving away 10 Swag Bags full of our favorite health & beauty products: all organic, all vegan, and all healthy. Would you expect anything less? Each bag has over $300 worth of awesomeness. To enter, subscribe, rate, and review the Food Heals Podcast on iTunes. Then, send us a screenshot of your accomplishment to info@foodhealsnation.com; or, tweet us; or post to our Facebook page. And you may as well follow us and like us while you're at it!

6: Kimberly Van Der Beek on how to clean your air and her top tips to thrive
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6: Kimberly Van Der Beek on how to clean your air and her top tips to thrive

In Part 1, Wellness Expert Kimberly Van Der Beek teaches you steps towards living and inspiring a simple, beautiful, harmonious life. In Part 2 Kimberly gives her top tips to thrive!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming guests include Sophie Uliano, Jason Wrobel, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

Food Heals Swag Bag Giveaway:

Did you hear about our contest? Of course you did! We’re giving away 10 Swag Bags full of our favorite health & beauty products: all organic, all vegan, and all healthy. Would you expect anything less? Each bag has over $300 worth of awesomeness. To enter, subscribe, rate, and review the Food Heals Podcast on iTunes. Then, send us a screenshot of your accomplishment to info@foodhealsnation.com; or, tweet us; or post to our Facebook page. And you may as well follow us and like us while you’re at it!

5: EcoVeganGal Whitney Lauritsen on healing allergies naturally and living an eco-friendly, vegan lifestyle
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5: EcoVeganGal Whitney Lauritsen on healing allergies naturally and living an eco-friendly, vegan lifestyle

Wanna live a more eco-friendly conscious life? Then this is the episode for you! How can you create beautiful radiant skin and rid yourself of acne or allergies? The answer is not with medication and ointments – it’s food (organic, local and vegan of course!) EcoVeganGal Whitney Lauritsen stops by to discuss living an eco-friendly, vegan lifestyle. 

Whitney Lauritsen is an online content creator, social media specialist and healthy living crusader. She dedicates her time and energies to spreading awareness about how to develop a lifestyle in harmony with the body and the planet. On today's episode Whitney discusses healing her allergies naturally and living an eco-friendly, vegan lifestyle.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming guests include Sophie Uliano, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

Food Heals Swag Bag Giveaway:

Did you hear about our contest? We’re giving away 10 Swag Bags full of our favorite health & beauty products: all organic, all vegan, and all healthy. Would you expect anything less? Each bag has over $300 worth of awesomeness. To enter, subscribe, rate, and review the Food Heals Podcast on iTunes. Then, send us a screenshot of your accomplishment to info@foodhealsnation.com; or, tweet us; or post to our Facebook page. And you may as well follow us and like us while you’re at it!

4: #TBT Joe Cross on juicing, healing and weight-loss
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4: #TBT Joe Cross on juicing, healing and weight-loss

"The way I was living, was insanity. To bring sanity to my life I needed to move only to a plant-based diet." -Joe Cross 

In 5 months of juicing, and eating a plant-based diet Joe Cross was able to lose 100 pounds, ditch his medication and get rid of his chronic urticaria. 

The Director and Star of "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" shares his knowledge and wisdom on diet and a holistic approach to health.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

Food Heals Swag Bag Giveaway:

Did you hear about our contest? Of course you did! We’re giving away 10 Swag Bags full of our favorite health & beauty products: all organic, all vegan, and all healthy. Would you expect anything less? Each bag has over $300 worth of awesomeness. To enter, subscribe, rate, and review the Food Heals Podcast on iTunes. Then, send us a screenshot of your accomplishment to info@foodhealsnation.com; or, tweet us; or post to our Facebook page. And you may as well follow us and like us while you’re at it!

3: Our Personal Stories: Allison and Suzy dish on why they are doing this podcast
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2017-09-23 00:49:32 UTC 50:43
3: Our Personal Stories: Allison and Suzy dish on why they are doing this podcast

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

In episode 3, hosts Allison and Suzy interview each other and discuss growing up, cancer, vitamins, alternative healing methods and how to never get a cavity again!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

Food Heals Swag Bag Giveaway:

Did you hear about our contest? Of course you did! We’re giving away 10 Swag Bags full of our favorite health & beauty products: all organic, all vegan, and all healthy. Would you expect anything less? Each bag has over $300 worth of awesomeness. To enter, subscribe, rate, and review the Food Heals Podcast on iTunes. Then, send us a screenshot of your accomplishment to info@foodhealsnation.com; or, tweet us; or post to our Facebook page. And you may as well follow us and like us while you’re at it!

2: Vince Lia, the Healthy Vegan Guy on healing from ulcerative colitis with a plant-based diet
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2: Vince Lia, the Healthy Vegan Guy on healing from ulcerative colitis with a plant-based diet

Vince Lia, the Healthy Vegan Guy tells his story of healing from ulcerative colitis with a plant-based diet. His interview will make you swoon for smoothies and jump for jackfruit!

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When a doctor prescribes you medication and then tells you that it will never truly heal your ailments, what do you do? After being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (a word we hadn’t even heard of) Vince Lia was told by two different doctors that the disease would never truly go away, even with medication. Oh, and they also said to not eat vegetables.Does that make any sense? He didn’t think so either.

A snippet from Vince’s website:

…after mostly unsuccessful diets and seeing little to no improvement, I decided to try something drastically different – something that many of my friends and family thought would not work. I slowly started incorporating organic green juices into my diet (juicing removed the fiber from the vegetables and allowed my body to quickly absorb nutrients). I was still concerned about how my body would respond to vegetables after avoiding them for so long; however, I noticed that juicing reduced some of my symptoms. Encouraged by the results from juicing, I continued to gradually introduce different vegetables and fruits. It is here that I began to experience substantial improvement…

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Did you hear about our contest? Of course you did! We’re giving away 10 Swag Bags full of our favorite health & beauty products: all organic, all vegan, and all healthy. Would you expect anything less? Each bag has over $300 worth of awesomeness. To enter, subscribe, rate, and review the Food Heals Podcast on iTunes. Then, send us a screenshot of your accomplishment to info@foodhealsnation.com; or, tweet us; or post to our Facebook page. And you may as well follow us and like us while you’re at it!

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Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

1: Chef Stephanie Goldfinger on vegetarian cooking and her top five must-haves in the kitchen
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1: Chef Stephanie Goldfinger on vegetarian cooking and her top five must-haves in the kitchen

Entrepreneur and vegetarian chef Stephanie Goldfinger discusses organic cooking, vegetarian traveling, teaching, dating and more! She also shares her top five must-haves in the kitchen and how to get kids to eat their veggies! Find out more at www.FoodHealsNation.com/podcast/1 

Being hailed as "Sex and the City for Food," The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy- two self proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues- from picking the best non-toxic makeup and getting rid of wrinkles naturally to learning about the benefits of a plant-based diet and the healing power of nutrition.

0: About the Food Heals Podcast with Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy
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0: About the Food Heals Podcast with Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy

Being hailed as "Sex and the City for Food," The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

 

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy- two self proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues- from picking the best non-toxic makeup and getting rid of wrinkles naturally to learning about the benefits of a plant-based diet and the healing power of nutrition.

Gut-Check! A Foolproof Plan to Heal Your Gut & Detox Your Body
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Gut-Check! A Foolproof Plan to Heal Your Gut & Detox Your Body

Did you know that 75% of your immune system is in your gut? Or that 95% of your serotonin is produced in your intestines? Little wonder that it’s sometimes called your “second brain!”

According to Dr. Axe, there are four R’s to healing the gut: • Remove • Replace • Repair • Rebalance

Remove—foods and triggers that upset your gut • Stress • Unnecessary medication • Environmental toxins – remove non-organic foods, fast foods, unhealthy foods, GMO foods • Trigger foods – caffeine, gluten, dairy, refined sugar

Replace—trigger foods with healing foods • Fermented veggies – sauerkraut and kimchi • Green juice • Organic nutrient rich fruits and veggies

Repair—with supplements • Digestive enzymes • L-Glutamine acid • Liquorice root • Quercetin

Rebalance • Probiotics (the good bacteria in your gut) • Prebiotics (what feeds the good bacteria in your gut)

It was Hippocrates that first said “All disease begins in the gut.” And he was right. Therefore, healing needs to begin in the gut. As you get started on your journey to health, this is the first place you need to focus some loving attention. We reached out to two of our favorite health and wellness experts, JJ Flizanes and Evita Ramparte, to talk all things digestion!

Digestion is everything. It’s your fuel source. Everything you put in your mouth gets broken down in your body and either gets used up as energy, gets turned into cells, or gets eliminated. The quality and variety of what you choose to eat determines how well your body functions. But modern diets are packed with allergens (GMOs, glyphosate-sprayed wheat, chemical additives, gluten, dairy, pesticides, etc.) that the gut cannot process. The result? Inflammation, depression, chronic disease.

One of the most common digestive problems is leaky gut. Your gut wall is lined with villi—these are tiny finger-like structures that filter out food particles, absorbing the good stuff and keeping other stuff out. But when you eat foods that your body struggles to break down, it becomes wedged in your gut lining. Over time this creates micro tears in your intestine, which means undigested food particles, that are supposed to be contained within the gut wall, escape into your bloodstream. This triggers an immune response: your body attempts to protect itself from what it considers a foreign invader by sending white blood cells to attack. The result? Inflammation. And the more you keep eating foods you can’t digest, the more tears appear, the more inflammation you experience, and the more your health deteriorates. The first thing to do if you want to heal your gut is a 2 to 4 week elimination diet. JJ teaches the best way to do this in her 5-month Invisible Fitness transformational program.

Symptoms of poor digestion: • Skin irritation – eczema, rashes, etc. • Constipation • Irritable bowel syndrome • Bloating • Gas • Diarrhea • Cramps • Excess mucus (throat and nose) • Are you pooping right? Check out the Bristol Stool Chart!

But more than just diet, your emotions are heavily involved in gut health. In fact, how you digest food is linked to how you digest life. When your emotions are blocked, they’re usually blocked in the gut. If you have a digestive issue that no supplementation is fixing, it could be an emotional issue. If you’re sad or stressed or holding on to anger, your gut responds to that.

Goddess of Wellness and Tigress of Business, Evita Ramparte shares her secrets to healing your gut through juice cleansing. Evita healed her ovarian cancer and lost 50 pounds in just a few months thanks to detoxing, a raw vegan diet, and transforming her emotions. You can listen to her incredible healing story in Episode 57.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

170: Proven Essential Strategies to Become Healthier & Happier & Hotter
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170: Proven Essential Strategies to Become Healthier & Happier & Hotter

Welcome to our Tuesday Q&A! Before we get to the questions, we want to share our favorite tips for becoming healthier, happier, AND hotter. Listen now [bitly]!

• Do something you love every single day. Dancing, singing, painting, spending time with loved ones, cooking--whatever your passion, carve out time in your day to experience something that brings you joy. Even devoting just five minutes to your passions will leave you feeling more uplifted all day and that joy will extend into all areas of your life. • • Choose Happiness. Happiness doesn’t come from external things (new car, promotion, marriage, baby, etc.) it comes from within. Your happiness is a choice. And the way into that happiness is gratitude. Check out the book Believing in Myself by Earnie Larsen. • Eat high vibe energizing food. No, we’re not talking about caffeine. ;) Most of us are stuck in a junk-food cycle. We eat foods that make us feel sluggish. We opt for sugar and coffee to perk ourselves up, which only leaves us feeling more tired. Break the cycle and focus on high vibe energizing foods instead. Think: a banana with a spoonful of nut butter, veggies dipped in tahini dressing, avocado and aminos, fruit or vegetable smoothies, raw soups, green powders, maca, chia seeds, cacao…. • Forgive and be grateful. If you hold onto anger or judgement against another person, or yourself, it only hurts you. Holding onto anger is like holding a hot coal. If you want to be free and experience true happiness, you must forgive and release that negative emotion. You can choose to be a loving human being to yourself and to others. The way to get there is through gratitude.

Now let’s dig into this week’s questions!

Question 1: What’s the best way to tone and lift a saggy butt? We reached out to Ella Magers for her secrets to a toned and tight booty. There is no one-size-fits-all perfect butt: a sexy booty is the healthiest fittest version of your own. To achieve that, you’re going to need to clean up your diet and do some targeted exercises. Squats and lunges are your best friends. Depending on your specific goals, you’ll either need to do more reps (to tone up) or add some weights (to build and firm). If you want an awesome work out for your booty, then check out the Brazil Butt Lift Workout!

Question 2: What are your thoughts on plant milks and which do you recommend? To answer this question in depth we asked Eco Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen, our go-to-girl for the latest in vegan research and taste-testing. We love plant milks and have probably tried all of them, but here are some of our favs: Oatly oat milk (we’re a bit obsessed with this one, it’s super creamy!) and So Delicious coconut milk are perfect if you have a nut sensitivity because they’re nut free. If you don’t have an issue with nuts, then Milkadamia macadamia nut milk Califia Farms almond milk, Forager cashew milk, and Rice Dream rice milk are all delicious.

You can make milk from most nuts and grains (like quinoa, hazelnuts, flax seeds, hemp seeds, etc.) so experiment to find your favorite. Whatever brand you go for, make sure you check the ingredients—some brands are more processed than others.

Question 3: How flexible is JJ Flizane’s Invisible Fitness Course and what’s included? JJ’s five-month transformation course, Invisible Fitness, is a self-paced online program. When you sign up, you decide when you want to start. You get a 30-minute coaching call with JJ every month where you can get support with whatever you need. These coaching calls can be grouped together to fit your unique needs. You also get personal attention from JJ via her Invisible Fitness Academy, where you’ll find a supportive community and accountability partners. The course is flexible and customizable! You can get in touch with JJ at info@invisiblefitness.com for more information.

If you want to reach your fitness and wellness goals, and be the healthiest, happiest and hottest version of yourself, then JJ’s course is perfect for you—but hurry because there are only 2 weeks left to enroll! Click here to get all the details about the course, plus fabulous bonuses!

Natural Tooth Powder Recipe The most important thing you can do for your teeth and mouth is to move away from conventional toothpaste brands, as they contain ingredients that are known to disrupt hormones and irritate gums. Instead, make your own mouth-and-tooth-friendly natural products. This is Suzy’s new and improved tooth powder recipe:

• 1/2 cup baking soda (neutralizes the acids in your mouth, makes your mouth alkaline, which means bacteria can’t grow there) • 3 tbsp calcium carbonate powder (for healing receding gums) • 1/8 cup Himalayan salt, milled very fine (for tightening gums) • 10-20 drops therapeutic grade essential oil (peppermint, spearmint, lemon, clove, you can blend these to suit you) Optional: • You can also add 1 tbsp dried herbs like mint, sage, parsley, lavender – get experimental and add an earthy vibe to your toothpaste! • For a little sweetness, add Xylitol, which is antimicrobial and great for your teeth

If you have gum recession, get some comfrey root, make tea from it, and use it as a mouthwash—it will help regrow your gums. You can also get calcium ascorbate powder, which is vitamin C buffered with calcium. A little bit applied to your gums will bring them back to health. If you don’t have time to make your own natural toothpaste, try Ecodent.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

169: How to Jump-Start Your Fat-Burning Efforts, Boost Your Metabolism and Get Fit Fast
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169: How to Jump-Start Your Fat-Burning Efforts, Boost Your Metabolism and Get Fit Fast

We're thrilled to be talking to two fitness experts, Sexy Fit Vegan Ella Magers and Fit2Love’s JJ Flizanes about how to jump-start your fat-burning efforts, boost your metabolism and get fit fast!

Voted one of the 50 hottest trainers in America by Shape Magazine, and motivated by her love of animals to make a positive difference in the world, Ella Magers is dedicated to helping people reach their health goals. You might think that crunches and sit ups are the best thing for your abs, but you’d be wrong. In fact, those exercises might even be damaging your spine. It’s all about strengthening your core, and cleaning up your diet. Filling your plate with nutrient dense plant foods. You don’t need to give up your social life to get abs, you can do it with a balanced lifestyle; you simply need to find what works for you.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

168: Overcoming Panic Attacks and Getting to a Place of Peace with Finding Vegan’s Kathy Patalsky
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168: Overcoming Panic Attacks and Getting to a Place of Peace with Finding Vegan’s Kathy Patalsky

We’ve admired her for a long time and we’re so glad to have her on the show! Kathy Patalsky was inspired by her love of animals and her struggles with an eating disorder to start the vegan food blog HealthyHappyLife over a decade ago.

But as we know, being a successful eco-entrepreneur isn’t always easy. Too much work, no socializing, no time to process emotions. Invariably this affects our physical health. For Kathy, this manifested as asthma flare-ups, exhaustion, depression, and panic attacks. Doctors and naturopaths couldn’t diagnose anything specific. The cause: repressing emotions. Pretending everything is ok. Basically, faking it.

Can you relate? We can! And we need to stop. It’s natural not to want to be judged for feeling sad, or being unable to cope with a crazy workload, or not being “perfect.” But, plastering a smile on your face and saying, “I’m fine” only makes it worse. You need to be vulnerable sometimes, to be gentle with yourself, to reach out to a friend, to give in to what your body is calling out for, whether that’s a hug, a walk in nature, a massage, meditation, or healthy plant-based food.

Kathy’s websites HealthyHappyLife and FindingVegan are the perfect places to get inspired to add more vegan goodness to your life. And with the app, you can literally veganize any dish (there are over 116,000 recipes!!). If you’re a plant-based food blogger, head to Kathy’s Facebook Group to connect with and get support from like-minded people. If you have a question about veganism or panic attacks, reach out to Kathy via her FB or Twitter.

Kathy has also written the best-selling books 365 Vegan Smoothies (where you’ll find smoothies for your every wellness need) and Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen (which groups together Kathy’s favorite and most popular recipes).

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

167: How to Finally Lose Weight, Change Addictive Behaviors & End Body Shame
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167: How to Finally Lose Weight, Change Addictive Behaviors & End Body Shame

Are you addicted? Probably. Addiction is simply a movement away from feeling something. Most of us don’t want to feel—we seek to distract ourselves. And most of us are addicted—to coffee, to control, to sugar, to approval, to people pleasing, to social media, etc. These addictions are simply the strategies we’ve found to keep ourselves from experiencing, and expressing, unpleasant feelings and emotions.

Feelings don’t just appear out of nowhere. They are an energy born of your mental chatter. First you have a thought. From that comes an interpretation (depending on your life experience), which then determines how you feel about it.

“The emotion that can break your heart is often the very one that heals it.” In other words, you have to feel it to heal it. Unexpressed emotion and repressed anger will only cause more of the same, and damage your health too.

So how can you embrace and process your feelings? Tune in to discover JJ’s 3-step process!

What about body shame? No matter our shape or size, the majority of us have some form of body shame: we dislike our bodies, put ourselves through extreme workouts, go on diets, but nothing ever works. And this is because we’re only addressing the surface. Everything from your biology to your spirituality, your endocrine system, thoughts and beliefs, are all part of fitness, even though they’re invisible. We need to go deeper than dieting and exercise.

JJ Flizanes is an empowerment strategist, personal trainer, podcast host and best-selling author. Her latest book “The Invisible Fitness Formula: 5 Secrets to Release Weight & End Body Shame” is dedicated to helping you address the emotional causes of weight gain, and reconnect with your body.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

166: Awaken Your Immunity: Six Action Steps for Wellness and Weight-Loss
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2017-09-27 12:42:26 UTC 51:29
166: Awaken Your Immunity: Six Action Steps for Wellness and Weight-Loss

Discover the secrets to using water to heal, a fitness regime that burns hundreds of calories in ten minutes, which oil is a more powerful antioxidant than vitamin C, and how to eat to live longer. We share six tips to supercharge your immune system, wake up your healing potential and take yourself to the next level of health.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

165: How to Take Your Wellness Brand to the Next Level with Eco Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen
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2017-09-27 12:42:26 UTC 01:01:41
165: How to Take Your Wellness Brand to the Next Level with Eco Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen

Whitney Lauritsen is an online content creator, social media specialist and healthy living crusader. She dedicates her time and energies to spreading awareness about how to develop a lifestyle in harmony with the body and the planet.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

164: How Michael Quit the 9 to 5 Grind and Built a Healthy, Vegan Desert Shop
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2017-09-27 12:42:26 UTC 54:02
164: How Michael Quit the 9 to 5 Grind and Built a Healthy, Vegan Desert Shop

Frozen Fruit Co is all about soft serve fruit. Michael & Victoria originally came up with the concept whilst in London. They both suffer from a massive sweet tooth, but at the same time are conscious about what they eat - two things which don't always go together.

So, they came up with their fruit swirl recipes. Not to be confused with frozen yogurt Frozen Fruit Co’s soft serve is made by taking fruits and mixing them together to create amazing layered tastes. They add some natural fruit extracts or dates for sweetness and then cool and whip into their all fruit soft serve - made daily at their Santa Monica store.

Michael & Victoria wanted to create a product where you could have your cake and eat it - for anyone with a sweet tooth like them that love frozen desserts but who wants a better tasting, more natural product which they can feel good about eating and feeding to their families. 

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

163: How to Connect with Spirit, Tap into Happiness and Trust to Your Intuition
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2017-09-27 12:42:26 UTC 55:49
163: How to Connect with Spirit, Tap into Happiness and Trust to Your Intuition

Kathleen Moore is a psychic medium with over 25 years’ experience. From very young, she had the ability to see things differently and reach out to the spirit world. She sees into her clients’ future, and helps them connect with passed loved ones. Death not the end, it is merely a transformation of energy. They’re still here, but in a different form. Death is not a permanent separation. They’re simply gone home, back to the spirit world—a world intrinsically connected with the physical one. This is why it is possible to reach out to them. Kathleen is also an intuitive coach and spiritual counselor. She will help you uncover your truth, live a more authentic life, and find happiness. It’s a myth and an ego-trick to think happiness is hard—happiness is easy. Every challenging experience helps to bring you to a higher vibration, if you choose to perceive it that way. What you allow is what will occur—shift your perspective. See things from a place of love. Trust your intuition and your inner voice. After all, that is why we are here: to experience, to teach, to love, to bring our souls to a higher vibration. And when it comes to love, Kathleen dispels the myth that we only have one soulmate. We have thousands! Some will be lovers, others plutonic relationships. Some may last a year, others a lifetime. If you’re destined to be together, you will be. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

162: Healing Multiple Sclerosis with Kundalini Yoga, Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
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2017-09-27 12:42:26 UTC 01:07:40
162: Healing Multiple Sclerosis with Kundalini Yoga, Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

At just 27 years old, Isabelle Shuman received a diagnosis that changed her life forever: Multiple Sclerosis. She was told to get ready for a wheelchair, and given long list of pharmaceuticals with an even longer list of side effects. But she’s a tough chick, and had experienced the benefits of holistic healing at a young age, when acupuncture had healed her migraines.  She knew there was another way. She chose to embark on a different path: a holistic path towards health. Isabelle left New York and its stressed-out party scene, and came to LA where she studied yoga, meditation, and acupuncture. She feels that she is here to help others heal, and each of her patients has had symptoms Isabelle herself has experienced throughout her life. Auto immune diseases are not curable. They lie dormant, and can flare up at various stages, depending what’s going on in your life. But if you are at peace with the fact it’s going to be up and own, and create healing protocols for those moments, you’re not shaken to the core when it happens, you can deal with it. Healing your body, whatever the issue, is first and foremost about the mind. Isabelle stopped saying “I have MS” and replaced it with “I was diagnosed with MS.” Because what we say to ourselves reflects in our health and in our whole life. Focus on what you want to create. You can manifest anything you desire, as long as you fully believe in it. Using a combination of functional medicine, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and kundalini, Isabelle was able to heal her multiple sclerosis and is now healthy and thriving. She’s on a mission to help others throw off disease and enjoy vibrant health. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

161: How to Heal Chronic Pain and Improve Your Libido with Medical Marijuana
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2017-09-27 12:42:26 UTC 50:31
161: How to Heal Chronic Pain and Improve Your Libido with Medical Marijuana

It’s hard to believe today, but up until 1937, marijuana was available over the counter in every pharmacy in the country. But for various political and business reasons, this ancient remedy was vilified, demonized, and marginalized. It’s now classed by the government as a Schedule 1 substance, putting it in the same category as heroin. Thankfully, the tide is shifting once more to recognizing the marijuana’s medical potential. Working in ER, Dr. Rachna Patel would see many patients come in suffering as a result of accidental or intentional opioid overdose. She also witnessed patients become addicted to these pharmaceutical painkillers. Marijuana had never been mentioned in medical school, but when Rachna came across a study that showed marijuana could reduce patients’ dependence on opioids, she knew it was time to change direction. In 2012, Dr. Rachna Patel opened up her own clinic. She now helps patients in the Bay area California to safely use medical marijuana to treat a range of conditions from chronic pain to anxiety and insomnia. “It’s a very real medicine,” she says, and compared to pharmaceuticals, which are responsible for thousands of deaths each year, medical marijuana is a safe and natural solution. If you have any questions, check out Dr. Rachna’s YouTube channel or Facebook page. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

160: How to Heal Post-Partum Depression and Connect with Your Spirit Guides
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2017-09-27 12:42:27 UTC 01:08:19
160: How to Heal Post-Partum Depression and Connect with Your Spirit Guides

This is the last episode in our Spirit Junkie Series – and today is the LAST day you can enroll in Gabby’s Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital, so if you’ve been thinking about it, now is the time to take the plunge! The course will teach you everything you need to build your business, start living your true purpose and get paid for your great work. When you enroll, you won’t just get access to the masterclass, you’ll also get bonus tools and resources worth over $1,900 that will help you launch your business. Plus you’ll get two coaching calls with Gabby that will get you clear on your vision and give you the confidence to fearlessly take inspired action and make your dreams a reality. And of course, you get invaluable access to the Spirit Junkie Community. There’s never been a better time to enroll and become part of a movement that is changing global consciousness. Today’s Spirit Junkie guest is Kelsey Dalziel, an intuitive medium with a twist. She doesn’t just give psychic readings, she connects with, coaches and gives guidance through her readings. Listen now [link to itunes] A naturally intuitive child, avid Taro card reader and reiki practitioner, Kelsey pushed aside her spiritual work when she got married. But after years suffering with post-partum depression, post-partum psychosis and anxiety, she re-opened the channels. Two years ago, she launched her medium business, and has never looked back. Like attracts like, and Kelsey found she kept attracting clients who were struggling with the same things she’d had trouble with. She created the Sisterhood of Tired Ass Moms and is a fierce advocate for tired moms everywhere who are looking for purpose beyond the daily mom-grind. She’s a mom of 3, has 3 jobs, and is thriving—and she wants to help other mums find peace and fulfilment through spiritual wellbeing. Tune in to find out more [link to itunes] To anyone thinking of joining Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital, Kelsey says: DO IT. It’s a resource you’ll be able to go back to again and again. The Spirit Junkie community attracts people who are ready for change, and ready to make a positive stamp on the world. If you feel that calling, now is the time to join. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

159: Transforming Trauma into Purpose, The Incredible Power of Al-Anon & Using Social Media to Spread Goodness
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2017-09-27 12:42:27 UTC 55:51
159: Transforming Trauma into Purpose, The Incredible Power of Al-Anon & Using Social Media to Spread Goodness

Tara grew up in an alcoholic household and was the victim of incest. She had always been an intuitive child, but her chaotic childhood didn’t allow her to connect with her gift. She overcame all of that—healing her trauma and repairing her relationship with her mom. She’s now a certified Angel Card Reader and Angel Intuitive, a Social Media Maven, is writing her healing memoir Came to Believe, and is just a few weeks away from becoming a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher! SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!! Tomorrow is the last day you can enroll in Gabby Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital. If you’ve been thinking about it and haven’t done anything yet…. The time is now. Take a leap of faith in your life and your career. You won’t just get the digital masterclass, you’ll also get fabulous bonuses worth over $1,900 – everything you need to build your heart-centered business, including two coaching calls with Gabby herself, to help you get clear, take action, and manifest your dream life. Whatever you are being called to do, now is the time to do it. Your story, your voice, your journey is unique and that is what helps others heal. You can be anything you want, a holistic podcaster, a spiritual coach, a blogger, a singer, a plant-based chef, a light-worker. The world needs your gifts! More people need light workers, than there are light workers in the world. Spirit Junkie Masterclass changed Tara’s life. The training cracked her open, and helped her get to the core of her limiting beliefs, so she could conquer her fears and gain the confidence to go out and do what she wanted to do. Tara has built a hugely successful media platform (and has helped us with ours!) and wants to help you do the same. Check out her social media coaching, or grab her fantastic e-book Social Media Guidebook for Spiritual Entrepreneurs (you get $5 with the FoodHeals coupon code!). Get on the waiting list for her beautiful healing memoir Came to Believe by clicking here. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

158: Medical Mysteries Solved! How to Reverse Auto-Immune Diseases & Detox Your Body Naturally
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2017-09-27 12:42:27 UTC 56:39
158: Medical Mysteries Solved! How to Reverse Auto-Immune Diseases & Detox Your Body Naturally

Millions of people struggle with autoimmune conditions – maybe you’re one of them. If you are, then listen up: You CAN heal yourself. You don’t have to go through a lifetime on prescription pills, just managing your symptoms, masking your pain. You can heal, and you can thrive. Today’s guest is living proof that the body can heal itself if given the tools it needs to do so. From the age of 12, Lauren Tatarchuk was a medical mystery. Diagnoses were proclaimed: fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, lupus, Lyme disease. She struggled with chronic pain, exhaustion, muscle weakness, severe migraines—she didn’t have the strength to get out of bed without Adderall. Lauren was so heavily medicated that she doesn’t remember much of her adolescence. She was on a shoebox of pills every day – until that day she snapped, ripped the medicine box off the wall and threw the pills across the room. She fell to the floor, sobbing. Enough was enough. Enough with the pills, and enough with the victim mentality. She’d had enough of the medical crutches, she was going to let her pain fuel her motivation to get well naturally. Lauren is now a regenerative detoxification specialist, biofeedback expert, and is leading the Heal Yourself Revolution. She uses iridology and bio-resonance to help people release old emotions and heal physical conditions. Having healed herself of her autoimmune conditions, she knows it IS possible and wants to be a message of hope to anyone suffering with chronic illness. Lauren wants to use her story to move the masses from being victims to taking charge of their health. Lauren’s coaching program starts in August and you can get on the waiting list by clicking here. For Lauren, being a Spirit Junkie is all about standing up for what you believe and being unapologetic about expressing who you are on an authentic level. And if you want to be part of this growing community, we’re excited to announce that enrollment for the Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital is open (but only until Thursday June 29th!). There has never been a better time to create the life you want and dive into your heart-centered business. When you sign up, you’ll also get over bonuses worth over $1900, including two coaching calls with Gabby and all the tools and resources you’ll need to to take that next step to living abundantly. And of course, you get access to the Spirit Junkie community, where you’ll get support and accountability from beautiful souls who are on the same path as you. There’s a reason you’re being called to this training. Now is the time to listen to that call.  Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

157: How to Empower Women & Girls in the Digital Age with Dr. Carla Stokes
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2017-09-27 12:42:27 UTC 01:01:13
157: How to Empower Women & Girls in the Digital Age with Dr. Carla Stokes

We live in a strange distorted time. A time of Instagram filters, airbrushing and plastic surgery. Remember that embarrassing incident in high school? Now imagine it had been Facebook Live’d. It’s a whole new ball game for today’s teenagers. They are under so much pressure to be flawless, to be popular, to be liked. Dr. Carla was an awkward teenager, she simply didn’t fit in. She struggled with body image issues and low self-esteem. But she knew that she wanted to become an adult that young girls could talk to. Now, Dr. Carla is a transformational life coach for teenage girls, and an inspirational speaker. Her Teen Girl University is a girl empowerment program that teaches girls what they’re not being taught at school: Self-love, mindfulness, healing the sisterhood wound; her program helps girls come together globally to connect with, encourage, and support each other. Dr. Carla also runs a business academy dedicated to teaching women how to create sustainable and profitable businesses through speaking and coaching. The biggest challenge she comes across with her business clients is one she also had to overcome: lack of confidence to charge for work. So how can you step out of a mindset that holds you back? Carla sought a mentor, and found Gabby Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie community. She’s gone through the Spirit Junkie Digital Masterclass, Level 2 and Mastermind, and it has been transformational. The training gave her permission to move into her heart and go into a place of intuitive knowledge; and it gave her the tools to create an abundance mindset. We’re excited to announce that the Spirt Junkie Masterclass Digital cart is now open. If you feel the calling to do something different, to help people, to start your mission-driven business, the Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital is for you. You’ll learn the tools to live your highest purpose, make a positive impact on the world AND earn for your great work. Plus, we’ve got bonuses worth over $1900 to give away when you sign up. There’s never been a better time to join the Spirit Junkie global community.   Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

156: How to Design the Life You Want, Transform Your Beliefs and Do What You’ve Been Dreaming of
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2017-09-27 12:42:27 UTC 01:23:58
156: How to Design the Life You Want, Transform Your Beliefs and Do What You’ve Been Dreaming of

We’re so happy to welcome Heather Fantin back on the podcast. Heather was a guest for our New Year’s Special episode where she shared her tips on how to step into love. If you’ve not listened to it yet, check it out and discover her inspiring healing story. Heather is a Spirit Junkie and Spiritual Breakthrough Coach who helps clients heal their relationship with themselves so that they can make lasting positive change and start living their soul’s purpose. She’s the founder of the Soul on Fire Retreat and the Inner Circle Group, where you can get tools and support for your own transformation. If you’ve been thinking, dreaming or meditating about your perfect life but something is holding you back, it’s time for the Spirit Junkie MasterClass Digital. And we’re excited to announce that the cart is finally open! Maybe you’re not even sure what you want to do, you just sense something’s not quite right, that there must be “more to life than this.” That is the call to do something different and to follow your passion. That is the call to step into action. Sure, it can be scary; transformational times can feel like chaos. Think about the caterpillar. It has to dissolve into a transformational soup before emerging as a beautiful butterfly.  In the same way, you have to surrender to the flow of the universe and trust that the transformation will happen and that you will be guided to the right teachers. Mindset is everything, because your mindset creates your experience. When you are in a place of transformation, when you want to make changes, being in a place of surrender is the most powerful thing you can do. Let go of the conditioning that is holding you back. Here are Heather’s tips to release negative beliefs and step into your transformative power: •    Step 1: Awareness – become clear about what your beliefs are, and where they come from. Journal about them. •    Step 2: Verify – ask yourself “is it true?” “who am I when I think this thought?” “am I willing to see it differently, with love?” •    Step 3: Let go – surrender the belief to the lens of guidance (check out Heather’s guided meditations) •    Step 4: Evidence – create an evidence journal and collect evidence that the opposite is true. •    Step 5: Experience the emotions related to those beliefs, allow the emotions to come up so you can release them. •    Step 6: Forgive. Forgive others and forgive yourself. •    Step 7: Create a new empowering story. •    Step 8: Make a powerful positive manifestation statement •    Step 9: Daily aligned right action – what step can you take today that will bring you closer to your goals? What does Heather have to say about the Spirit Junkie Masterclass? Tune into your heart. If you’re questioning whether or not you should do it, there’s a part inside you that knows. And if you’re listening to this Podcast, you are being called to rise up in your own life, find your unique gift and share it with the world. We need more light workers on the planet. The Spirit Junkie Masterclass will guide you through that process. Come be a part of a community of people who are making an incredible difference in the world. Say yes to the journey, the universe will figure out the how. And this is no ordinary training. It combines ethereal spiritual tools with practical business tools. Want to live a miraculous life? Spirit Junkie Masterclass is for you. So do yourself and the world a favor, and step into your higher calling—because how you show up ripples out into the world. Plus we’re giving away amazing bonuses worth over $1,900 when you sign up! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

155: From Bankrupt to Millionaire: How Toni Healed Healed her Childhood Trauma and Stepped into her Power
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2017-09-27 12:42:27 UTC 59:52
155: From Bankrupt to Millionaire: How Toni Healed Healed her Childhood Trauma and Stepped into her Power

Childhood sexual trauma is a taboo topic that is rarely discussed openly. As a result, millions of people globally suffer in silence, repressing their feelings and memories, and carrying guilt, shame and anger within themselves. We lock our pain away deep within our brains, we naturally want to reject it. But attempting to hold these feelings in, or pretend they don’t exist, doesn’t work—the pain simply finds another way to come out, through addiction, lashing out, disease. We need to see the trauma, feel it, talk about it, release it. In order to completely heal, we need to fully embrace and accept our past pain, and be grateful for it. It is when we can find the gratitude for our challenges, that we can truly rise up and help others heal.

Toni Lewis is a Spirit Junkie, successful entrepreneur, blogger and mother, with an incredible healing story. She experienced sexual trauma at a young age, went through therapy, and assumed it was all resolved. Except it wasn’t. A few years ago, she hit rock bottom. She was exhausted, unable to control her tiredness, too busy and stressed out with her business and her family, not eating properly. But underneath all of that, at the very core, was her trauma. It was a wake-up call.

Even at a young age, Toni had the sense that what she was experiencing would help her to help other people living through the same thing. After taking Levels 1 and 2 of Gabby’s Spirit Junkie Masterclass, she’s doing exactly that. As an active member of New Zealand’s health and wellness community, Toni helps people to move beyond their limiting beliefs, step into their power and heal their trauma. Watch out for her upcoming book, a memoir of her journey that will include healing tools and strategies. Go to her website and sign up to be the first to know when it’s ready, and to read her inspiring blog. You can also join her private Facebook group, Spiritual Home with Toni Lewis, a safe space and beautiful community where you can talk about your trauma and receive support.

For Toni, taking the Spirit Junkie Masterclass Levels 1 and 2 was totally transformational. She wasn’t sure why she was there. But she had an unshakeable sense that she had to be there. She travelled two days to get to New York from New Zealand, but when she walked into the workshop, she felt like she’d come home—she was in a roomful of people just like her. After the training, ideal clients started calling, and the money started coming in. From near bankruptcy, her family construction company is now multi-million company.

We’re super excited to announce that the 3rd video in Gabby’s free Spirit Junkie Mini Video Series is now LIVE: The Number One Way to Stand Out and Make an Impact Doing What You Love. Check it out! This one ROCKS, it will teach you how to make publicity and marketing FUN (instead of scary), and how to make an impact and create a movement. Gabby will share her secret method for standing out and being heard. 

And you only have to wait a few more days before we tell you all the details how you can join the Spirit Junkie Digital Masterclass, and how you can get bonuses worth over $1,900! Make sure you listen to our bonus episode on Friday June 23rd! And you only have to wait a few more days before we tell you all the details how you can join the Spirit Junkie Digital Masterclass, and how you can get bonuses worth over $1,900! Make sure you listen to our bonus episode on Friday 23rd June! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

154: How to Transform Your Relationship with Money and Invite Abundance into Your Life
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154: How to Transform Your Relationship with Money and Invite Abundance into Your Life

What are your beliefs about money? What’s your story? Is there never enough? Are you forever trying to keep up? Do you overspend? Does retail therapy rule your life? Do you feel guilty earning money? Does money not grow on trees?Whether we’re poor, rich, middle class, most of us have a money story running against us. And this story rules what happens with our finances. Karla Kueber spent 14 years as a teacher. She’d done everything right; college, good job, bought a house… Then she woke up one day and thought “Is this it?” She wasn’t doing what really made her happy: travelling, spending time with family and friends. Life doesn’t have to be this hard. We were not created to be slaves to the dollar. We are meant to enjoy life… to really live. Now, she teaches on her own terms, and she’s swapped course textbooks for wealth building and emotional inner work. Karla’s mission is to help you do the inner work so that your outer world aligns and you can live a life of true financial and emotional freedom. Like the other beautiful souls we’re interviewing for this Spirit Junkie Podcast Series, Karla is a Spirit Junkie—and is still on the high from her Level 1 course. Thanks to her training, she was able to heal herself from the inside out, and create her dream life. The Spirit Junkie movement is a community of people hell bent on bringing love and light into the world. And it isn’t just for mission-driven businesses, it will change your entire life. This training will transform your world. If you have a message to share with the world, the Spirit Junkie Masterclass will teach you how you can free yourself from financial and emotional blocks, and allow you to share your healing story. That’s how you make a positive impact on the world. If you want to be part of a movement that is raising the collective consciousness of the world, good news! On the 23rd June, we’ll give you all the details on how you can join the Spirit Junkie community. Plus, we’ve got some amazing bonuses on offer when you sign up for the Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital. And we’re so excited to announce that the second video in Gabby’s free Spirit Junkie Video Series is now available online! Today’s video is about the three major blocks to abundance—we need to overcome our beliefs about abundance and work. This is a total GAME CHANGER. Gabby will bust the myth that it isn’t spiritual to earn for your great work, something we all struggle with. The video will give you a step by step guide to bring purpose to your career – whether you’re a spirit-preneur or in a corporate job. Go and enjoy it now! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

153: Gabby Bernstein on How to Turn Fear Into Faith & Build Your Dream Business
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153: Gabby Bernstein on How to Turn Fear Into Faith & Build Your Dream Business

Gabrielle has been a self-proclaimed spirit junkie for around 12 years. At 25, she hit rock bottom. Working in PR, she had a fast-paced city lifestyle, and used relationships, workaholism and alcoholism to run from her fears. But rock bottom was a great awakening. She made a commitment to get sober in 2005, and began to heal herself spiritually and emotionally. Gabby realized it was part of her life’s mission to share what she was living and learning. Spirit Junkie was born. There’s a lot of fear around doing what you love and getting paid for it—maybe that’s what’s holding you back from fully diving into your mission-driven business. But right now, the world doesn’t need another procrastinator: the world needs transformational leaders. Yes, you! Your unique healing story is your unique power; the pain you went through is an opportunity to learn and grow and give you the tools to help others. Your healing story could save lives. It is your responsibility to share it as a gift to the world. And you mustn’t be afraid to accept abundance for your talents. This is why we’re so excited to share Gabby’s free mini video series. This is an introduction to what the Spirt Junkie Masterclass Training looks like. So if you’re a Mindful, Spiritual, or Wellness Entrepreneur, want to live your purpose, do the work that you feel moved by, feel empowered to get out and shine your light, AND be unapologetic about it, then check out the first of these free videos: 3 Steps to Own Your Confidence and Take Action Now. Plus, watch out for the next two videos coming soon: The 3 Major Blocks to Your Abundance & How to Fix Them, and The Number One Way to Stand Out & Make an Impact Doing What You Love. You can change someone’s life. It’s not just about having an amazing career, but about how can you be of service to a world that’s suffering and needs more light workers. Once you make that decision, everything falls into place to help you help others. It’s time for you to shine. Keep listening because we’re going to be providing tons of extra episodes and content to help you live your dreams! Tips from Spirit Junkies on getting paid for doing what you love, how to publish a book, how to create digital courses for passive revenue, how to start a podcast and get your message out into the world, plus inspiring healing stories from people who have completely changed their lives. And on 23rd June, we’ll share how you can join the Spirit Junkie Tribe! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

152: Don't Freak Out! How to Turn Your Anxiety into Your Greatest Strength
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152: Don't Freak Out! How to Turn Your Anxiety into Your Greatest Strength

OCD, panic disorder, general anxiety disorder, depression. It was a dark time for Allison. On the outside she was a party animal. On the inside, she was a mess, suffering in silence. Until one day she realized this anxiety was separating her from everything she wanted to do. Allison found the Spirit Junkie community by chance, and it has been life-changing. She suddenly stopped seeing her anxiety as something that held her back. She began seeing it as her greatest feature. And then everything changed. Now she’s on a mission, to help women free themselves from anxiety and live to their fullest, happiest potential. She wanted to create what she needed when she was really struggling: the Don’t Freak Out Podcast was born. The Spirit Junkie movement is a global community of people on a mission to elevate each other and infuse love into everything they do, sparked by Gabriel Bernstein’s book Spirit Junkie. Through masterclasses and workshops, you are encouraged to share your story, let go of “imposter syndrome”, see your true value and potential, and dive head first into your dream life so that you can help others to heal and rise up. To anyone who feels called to Gabby’s digital masterclass, Allison has two words: “DO IT! It’s food for your soul.” As a Spirit Junkie, wherever you are in the world, you have a tribe, a supportive sister (and brother)-hood of like-minded souls. Now more than ever we need to stand up, share our story, and follow our dream of a mission-driven business. We’ve been born at a revolutionary time in history and consciousness; the world is wounded, there’s division and suffering; we need to step up, make a change, and spread the message of love. Listen to your soul’s call—it will change every single area of your life. The Spirit Junkie Digital Masterclass is one of the greatest things you can do. Get out of your own way, and create a life that you are psyched to wake up for. Today is the first day of the rest of your amazing, ecstatic life. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

151: Anti-Aging Secrets & DNA Detoxing Methods You've Never Heard of with the Jing Slingers
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151: Anti-Aging Secrets & DNA Detoxing Methods You've Never Heard of with the Jing Slingers

When you eat the whole plant, you’re getting the whole deal. That’s why we find so many healing plants in nature. Interestingly, almost every pharmaceutical medicine has its roots in nature. But modern medicine extracts one compound and turns it into pill form (with undesirable side effects). When you eat a whole plant however, you’re getting all the other nutrients working synergistically together to heal your body. Food Heals favorites Joy and Jay are passionate about whole tonic herbs. From that passion, Jing Slingers were born. Joy is a badass cop turned anti-aging superfood master. Jay is a yogi and tonic herbalist with over 50,000 tonic elixirs to his name. Together they create cleverly conscious comfort food that’s as good as your granny’s banana bread with the added benefits of supercharging your health all the way to your cells. (We tried their superfood caramel and can testify to this – best. Caramel. EVER). Since they were last on the show, the Jing Slingers have been working on a tonic to rival all tonics. Most modern diseases result from a dysfunction of the mitochondria, our cells’ power-producers. These are the molecules responsible for our core life energy. But we live in concrete jungles, breathe in polluted air, are bombarded by wifi radiation, drink chemical water—our cells are overwhelmed. They need a detox tonic. Enter the DNA Detox, an aqueous zeolight solution that penetrates deep into the cells’ mitochondria and eliminates environmental toxins, heavy metals, and even BPA’s. A next level solution to the next level toxicity we are dealing with. But that’s not all, they’ve also moved back to nature. At their retreat, Waterstone in North Carolina, you can experience life away from wifi signals, polluted air, and stress, and enjoy forest bathing, foraging, and of course, Joy and Jay’s mind-blowing culinary delights. We’ll definitely be going :-)

 

150: The Truth About Cystitis and How to Heal with a High-Raw Vegan Diet
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150: The Truth About Cystitis and How to Heal with a High-Raw Vegan Diet

Marina Yanay-Triner is the soul behind Soul in the Raw, a website dedicated to helping people go vegan in a sane, healthy, and delicious way. Marina’s journey towards a raw vegan lifestyle began when she witnessed her mom’s healing transformation. Marina’s mom had interstitial cystitis, a chronic bladder disorder that left her unable to live a normal life. Doctor after doctor prescribed pills and injections but nothing worked. Taking matters into her own hands, she went on a 28-day water fast, before transitioning to a raw vegan lifestyle. She completely healed herself. Witnessing her mother’s amazing recovery made Marina want to reconnect with her body. In high-school, she’d been sexually assaulted by her boyfriend. This caused Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which affected her digestion and emotions. But when she got into raw plant-based food, she was able to heal her physical and emotional trauma.   Marina set up Soul in the Raw to show vegans and wannabe vegans how delicious and flavorful raw plant-based food can be. It’s not just about being vegan or gluten free, it’s about eating whole, plant-based, unprocessed, natural foods! Sign up to her online course and discover how to go vegan, improve your digestion and make delicious raw foods!

 

149: Fitness Model to YouTube Star: How Nicole Inspires Vegan Newbies To Change Their Lives
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149: Fitness Model to YouTube Star: How Nicole Inspires Vegan Newbies To Change Their Lives

Before going vegan, Nicole Derseweh wanted to travel the world and taste every cheese imaginable. But her health was suffering. As a fitness model, her body looked healthy, but it hid a worrying truth: her high protein diet was stressing out her gall bladder and liver, and her blood pressure was through the roof. With her grandma fighting cancer, and other members of her family unwell, Nicole knew something was wrong. She began looking at her diet. It took a year between watching her first documentary (Earthlings) to converting to 100% plant-based. The journey was tough, but it was worth it. As soon as she gave up dairy, her heath transformed. But her recovery went deeper than just the physical. Nicole had struggled with anorexia in high school. While she overcame the behaviors by becoming a fitness model, the self-loathing thoughts were still there. When she became vegan, those thoughts disappeared. Choosing to go vegan was such an empowering and positive decision that it healed her psyche as well as her physical health. And now Nicole is dedicated to inspiring newbie and wannabe vegans with delicious plant-based food that can tempt even the most dedicated carnivore. Check out Nicole’s YouTube channel for recipes and tutorials to veganize your dishes and live sustainably.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

  The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!   Past noteable guests include Eaternity Author & Television Host of How to Live to 100, Jason Wrobel, Host of Hallmark’s Home and Family show & Gorgeously Green Author Sophie Uliano, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Director Joe Cross, NBA Champion & Vegan Activist John Salley, Eco-Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen, Fitness Expert Ben Greenfield, The Food Babe Vani Hari, Born For This Author Chris Guillebeau, Host of Entrepreneur On Fire, John Lee Dumas, Gluten-free with Emily’s Emily Turner and Producer & Wellness expert Kimberly Van Der Beek, just to name a few.

148: Overcoming Ovarian Failure & Boosting Fertility PLUS We Answer Your Burning Questions
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148: Overcoming Ovarian Failure & Boosting Fertility PLUS We Answer Your Burning Questions

We want to answer some of our listener questions in this episode! Our first question is from Laura, who wants to know which entrepreneurs we follow. Here are some of our top favorites: •    Tim Ferris. We love his books The Four Hour Work Week and The Four Hour Body.   •    We also love Tony Robbins. His podcast is so inspiring. •    Marie Forleo – check out her YouTube channel MarieTV. •    Kris Carr who is all about health and wellness and healed herself from cancer. •    Gabrielle Bernstein. The Universe Has Your Back is a phenomenal book, as is Spirit Junkie. •    Pat Flynn and John Lee Dumas are good podcasters to check out. •    Gary Vaynerchuk is the male version of Allison. •    And of course, you must check out Marianne Williamson. Check out her email workshop Sister Giant. Megan wants to know juicer recommendations? We have to refer you to Joe Cross’s website for the best juicers, he’s the expert. You can also take a look at BlenderBabes for the best blenders – she tests every one to bring you the best blender reviews. And finally, do we like guided meditations? Absolutely!! You really want to check out Sarah’s guided fertility meditation. Highly recommended to help you manifest whatever you want. We love it! ---- Sarah was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure at 28. She was told she would never have her own children. She went straight to the fertility clinic, and put her name on a list for a donor egg. She was lucky enough to conceive, and now has two beautiful children. But her health got worse: sinusitis, colds, yeast infections, headaches, vertigo. Later, while studying health coaching, she discovered that she had a food intolerance. As soon as she eliminated allergens from her diet, all her health issues went away. Could these food intolerances have caused her ovarian failure? It’s hard to be 100% sure, but Sarah is now on a mission to let couples know there is a lot they can do with nutritional therapy to improve their fertility. Check out her 3-day fertility diet challenge. Want to know how fertile you might be? Take her fertility quiz! How can we balance a healthy lifestyle and living life? Sarah has the answers. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

147: Living Your Dreams, The Secret to Eternal Youth and Empowering the Rebel Hearts
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147: Living Your Dreams, The Secret to Eternal Youth and Empowering the Rebel Hearts

Kristie Reeves’s new show, Rebel Hearts, is all about empowering the rebels of this world to make a change. There’s so much negativity and wars and crime going on in the world today. But at the same time things are changing for the better. The change makers are stepping up. A wave of people making a positive difference. You can catch Kristie’s inspiring show on Universal Broadcasting Network. You go to the doctor because you think they have the answers, but these days doctors aren’t looking at what’s causing the illness. They’re much more interested in giving you a pill. So you take the pill, then you take another pill to counteract the side effects of the first pill. But there IS another option: nutrition, acupuncture, spirituality, emotional work, changing your lifestyle. While their background differs—Suzy was brought up on green juices and vitamins, while Allison grew up eating the standard American diet—they are both passionate advocates of a plant-based diet. Are you following your dreams? If everyone on this planet did what they wanted, the world would be such a happy place. We wouldn’t even need to compete with each other, because we all have a unique energy and unique gifts… we all have a unique soul song. Whatever you want to do, do it. If you want to sing, if you want to write, if you want to be a parent… do what brings you joy every day. That’s how we flourish. If we can do a little thing every single day, we can change the world! Find out about what inspired Kristie Reeves in Episode 107. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

146: Life Lafter Divorce: Using Laughter to Heal and the Truth About Love
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146: Life Lafter Divorce: Using Laughter to Heal and the Truth About Love

Relationships. They are complicated things. Have we put too much expectation onto marriage? People used to get married to carry on the family farm or form new family links. Now, thanks to fairytales and Disney, we expect some perfect thing, to be swept off our feet, to never argue. But in fact, it isn’t the long heart to hearts at 2am that keep a couple together, but rather those everyday moments—going shopping together, taking out the trash so that your partner doesn’t have to, holding each other’s hand during a movie. You need to learn your own love language. Perhaps because of all the expectations we place on marriage, divorce statistics are through the roof. Leanne Linsky is one of those statistics. Married at just 22 to her first serious boyfriend, Leanne found herself divorced three years later. A few years later, she followed the same pattern: married again, and divorced within a few years. She was crushed. But she was also determined that it would not be the end of her. After her second divorce, Leanne lay, in a fetal position, on her bedroom floor – she knew she had to make major changes. But she didn’t know what she wanted. Married so young, she didn’t know who she was. Determined to step into her true self, she started saying YES to everything. Her life began to shift. She felt a new strength. She vowed that no matter what she did, she was not going to grow old, with nine cats, bitter and hateful of men. One of the things Leanne said a big YES to was standup comedy. Once she started taking the classes, she was hooked. Joining the two things she knew best, comedy and divorce, Leanne launched Life Lafter Divorce two years ago, offering improv classes to fellow divorcees. Improv is about not caring, it’s about letting go—you never know what’s coming. If you try to control it, it fails…. A bit like a marriage! Leanne has created a safe space where people can let go of their pain, realize they are not alone, and use laughter to heal. Her podcast interviews a variety of guests about their divorce experiences and “haha” moments. Check out her website for her next improv workshops! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

145: The One Kitchen Must-Have to Transform Your Health, Lose Weight and Detox Daily
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145: The One Kitchen Must-Have to Transform Your Health, Lose Weight and Detox Daily

According to the stats, we’re eating on average two portions of fruits and vegetables a day…. And this includes ketchup and potato fries! Truth is, for optimum health, we need to be eating more like between 5 and 10. Sounds like a lot to chew? This is where blending comes in. You can throw it all in a blender and drink your veggies! Tarashaun always knew she wanted to work for herself. She began her entrepreneurial journey by selling jewelry on eBay. When she bought a high-power blender, she knew she had to share its magic with others. Smoothies, soups, ice cream, grinding grains—the versatility of this machine motivated Tarashaun to launch BlenderBabes and inspire people to make more than just smoothies. If you’re confused about blending, BlenderBabes is the site for you. She takes blenders through rigorous testing and offers honest reviews to help you choose your perfect kitchen companion. Tarashaun also has an incredible healing story to share. She overcame a decade of disordered eating and wants to share her experience to help others. So many of us have an unhealthy relationship with food. For Tarashaun, reading The Secret opened her eyes to how she could use self-love and acceptance to heal. An eating disorder doesn’t have to last forever—it is possible to move forward from it, and self-love is an essential part of that. If you want to dive into health, why not give Tarashaun’s Blender Cleanse a go? It’s a five-day program that helps you prepare your body for the cleanse, and provides enough nutrients and diversity to keep you satiated. Unlike a juice cleanse, you won’t be “hangry.” Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

144: How to Never Get Sick Again & Secrets to Becoming a Glow Warrior
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144: How to Never Get Sick Again & Secrets to Becoming a Glow Warrior

One in two people in the USA suffer from a chronic illness—365 million people. Amy Kurtz was one of them. She understands the loneliness that comes with a debilitating condition, and the frustration of going to doctor after doctor being offered nothing but pills.

At 14, Amy’s life changed dramatically. She bent down to pick up a book, and felt a shooting pain up her spine. And this pain simply didn’t go away. For ten years, she took the heavy-duty pain killers and muscle relaxants she was prescribed. Then, at 25, during a trip abroad, she picked up a parasite that tipped her body’s balance completely. She gained 30 pounds in 30 days. She couldn’t keep any food down, and she couldn’t go to the bathroom. She was bedridden for a month. Specialists told her food allergies didn’t matter, and kept prescribing antibiotics and pills. Finally, a doctor told her that her colon would never work, and she might as well have it removed. This was rock bottom.

But Amy didn’t give up. She knew she had to do something to help herself. She stopped eating gluten. Just two days after, her pain disappeared, as though it had never existed. She embarked on a holistic healing journey, empowering herself with the knowledge to heal her mind, body and spirit. She’s now a certified health coach, Pilates instructor, author and speaker.

Chronic conditions are often invisible – people don’t see them, and those suffering rarely speak about their illness for fear of being belittled or ridiculed. Amy woke up one day and realized she had to write a book and share her story. She wanted to create a collection of information to help people with chronic illness rebalance their bodies and move into health. Her book Kicking Sick is a collection of healing stories and Glow Warrior strategies to heal the spiritual, emotional and nutritional. Written to spark a new way of thinking, Kicking Sick helps tailor your lifestyle to transform you from the inside out and get you back into balance. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

143: Nine Steps to Overcoming Depression & Anxiety To Finally Thrive
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143: Nine Steps to Overcoming Depression & Anxiety To Finally Thrive

Self-improvement – once a women-centric activity, now more and more men are showing up in yoga class, in meditation and in holistic health. Justin Stenstrom is at the forefront of this exciting movement. Nine years ago, Justin went through a huge transformational period. He freed himself from depression anxiety and panic attacks, and began helping others overcome the same struggle. Elite Man Magazine was born. The website is a collection of advice for men, to help them gain confidence and become true gentlemen. His podcast interviews the best minds from the business, dating, health, fitness and social worlds. Depression is characterized by regret of the past; anxiety is fear of the future. Either way, you’re not in the present moment. The key to overcoming both these mental conditions is getting back to the now. Justin’s got nine simple steps to help you do just that: 1.    Realize you’re not going crazy. Depression happens to most of us at one time or another. 2.    Use a combination of hypnosis, meditation or yoga (Justin’s favorites are Eckhart Tolle, Paul McKenna and Dr. Andrew Dobson) 3.    Live in the present moment. 4.    Exercise, move around 5.    Get enough sleep! We’re typically under-sleeping, but this increases our stress, causes cortisol levels to go through the roof and decreases serotonin. 6.    Improve your diet—good fats, complex carbs, healthy protein—optimize what you’re putting into your body. 7.    Take supplements—one of the best anti-depressant supplements is magnesium. 8.    Socialize! We need human connection to fully thrive. 9.    Find a purpose in life. Whether it’s a hobby, career change or following a passion. Find the thing that makes you jump out of bed every day, and go after it. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

142: How To Travel The World, Eat a Plant-Based Diet and Make Decisions from a Place of Love
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142: How To Travel The World, Eat a Plant-Based Diet and Make Decisions from a Place of Love

Mel Bee became interested in nutrition after she overcame bulimia and depression in her early twenties. When she transitioned to a plant-based lifestyle she realized just how much food can contribute both to disease, and to wellbeing. After a decade of research into detoxing and holistic plant-based nutrition, she’s on a mission to spread the word. Leaving behind her 9 to 5, Mel got into freelance writing and set off traveling in an old VW campervan—with some funny tales to tell! As a detox coach, she helps women step into vibrant health by detoxing their cupboards and their minds from junk foods and junk thoughts.

Speaking of rubbish foods, did you know that over 75% of “edible” products in supermarkets are considered “non-food” items – yep, they’re THAT processed. The situation seems better in Europe, but even there, junk foods and associated diseases like diabetes are on the rise. The dire food situation seems to be matched by the scary political and environmental issues we’re facing.

So how do we deal with it? We send out love. That’s the only energy powerful enough to bring about positive change in the face of so much darkness. We’re not powerless. Each of us can choose to make every decision with love –be it the food we eat, the brands we buy, the way we behave towards others. We can make a difference every day. For Mel, this is how we create a greener, fairer, happier world.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

141: Eco-Entrepreneurship, Vegan Brownies and How to be Plant-Based on a Budget
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141: Eco-Entrepreneurship, Vegan Brownies and How to be Plant-Based on a Budget

Our guest today is vegan eco-entrepreneur Charlie Fyffe, founder of Charlie’s Brownies, an organic, ethical company that makes dairy-free, refined-sugar-free, gluten-free brownies Discover how Charlie followed his dreams, and how he helps others do the same.

Our guest today has been an entrepreneur since his early teens. Always a wheeler-dealer, Charlie Fyffe would sell Gatorade and give car rides in high school to make extra money. Having always loved brownies, selling them seemed a natural progression, and Charlies Brownies was born. But seeing that some people couldn’t enjoy the brownies made Charlie want to create a product that was not only delicious, but healthy and ethical as well. Charlie’s Brownies now makes organic, gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, vegan cupcakes (and we tasted them – they will blow you away). Charlie’s even working on a lower GI version for diabetics. And what about “special” brownies? You’ll have to listen to the episode for our take on that!

But Charlie does more than simply make amazing cakes. He also helps to revitalize the health and eating habits of underserved communities. This can be incredibly challenging in communities where there are no health food shop and where the nicest building houses a fast food restaurant. But Charlie is undeterred—there are ways to be plant-based on a budget. Charlie also gives talks about entrepreneurship, to encourage young people to follow their dreams: there is an alternative to the dead-end job option!

Food is everything for Charlie, he loves to teach people how what they eat and what they invest in affects them, their communities, the farmers and the earth. We have a choice every time we eat: we need to invest in food that is renewable, sustainable, and socially responsible. Food that supports the planet and conserves the earth for future generations: Plant-based food.

You can make big changes every day, through the food you choose to buy and eat. And for Charlie, this sustainable way of life can be delicious.

Come and check out Charlie’s Brownies at the LA Vegan Street Fair on 26th March where he’ll be launching three new mystery products!

You can buy Charlie’s Brownies in Yoga Urt in Glendale or if you want to order send Charlie a message.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

140: The Truth About Sea World, How to Save Animals and the Best Bites at Vegan Street Fair
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140: The Truth About Sea World, How to Save Animals and the Best Bites at Vegan Street Fair

People go vegan for different reasons. Some of us are drawn to a plant-based diet because of the health implications, some of us can’t stand the thought of the cruelty of industrial farming. Jessica was inspired to go vegan after a trip to Sea World. Realizing just how unhappy the dolphins were, Jessica knew she had to change her lifestyle. Tired of being sent to steak houses by the vegan apps she was using, Jessica began designing her own. When she saw how many vegan restaurants there were in LA, she had a brain wave: to gather them all together in a street fair and spread the vegan love to as many people as possible. Jessica’s mission is to plant a seed, and create more vegans by making plant-based food affordable and accessible. The Vegan Street Fair is in its 3rd year and this year will be bigger than ever—the best thing? It’s free, family friendly, and a fantastic way for you to try bite-sized portions of many different vegan delicacies. It can be tough to navigate our crazy world in a healthy and holistic way. Here are some of Jessica’s tips for doing it with grace: •    Do what you can – progress over perfection. •    Find a community of like-minded people, who are on the same journey. •    Be ok with screwing up – don’t try to be perfect. •    Don’t want to give up cheese? Check out Miyokos and Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen for the best vegan alternatives. •    Check out Vegan Street Fair! LA’s Vegan Street Fair takes place on 26th March between 11am and 7pm. AND there’s a beer garden! For only $40 you can get a VIP pass, which gets you front of line access to hundreds of vegan stalls. Join us! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

139: The Healing Power of CBD Oil, The Only Toothpaste You Will Ever Need Again and Our Favorite Greens
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139: The Healing Power of CBD Oil, The Only Toothpaste You Will Ever Need Again and Our Favorite Greens

Our first question is from Linda, who wants to know which green powders we recommend, and how to choose a high quality brand. Soils are over-farmed and the resulting fruits and vegetables don’t contain as many nutrients as they once did. Which means that, even if you eat a rainbow every day, you still need to supplement some essential nutrients. We would recommend Vitaforce. The founder and owner of the brand actually created this powder to heal her own body. Allison has been using it for years; it contains all the greens, vitamins and minerals you need, and it doesn’t taste like garbage. Our second question comes from Belle and was posted in our Facebook Group. Belle wants to know our thoughts on CBD. Is it a fad, or a healing tool? Suzy is involved in the green revolution currently occurring in California—CBD is definitely not a fad! CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive component of hemp, and it is very healing. CBD interacts with our own cannabidiol receptors and helps with pain management, insomnia, anxiety, Alzheimer’s and tumor reduction, among other things. It also packs a more powerful antioxidant punch than Vitamin C! For the science behind the claims, check out www.projectcbd.org. CBD is completely nontoxic and non-addictive. But as with every product, some brands are better than others—choose one that uses high doses of high quality CBD extract. Unfortunately, the government has now got a patent on CBD, despite the fact this is a completely natural substance. What’s more, the DEA has classified it as a Category 1 controlled substance, despite the fact it will not get you high. But there is a growing movement towards acceptance of this healing plant. An increasing number of studies show the therapeutic benefits of both CBD and THC, and more than half the country’s states have legalized the medical use of marijuana. Want more info, reach out to Suzy on out FB group! Finally, our third question comes from Sabrina. She wants to know why teeth become prone to cavities, and what we can do about it. This is a topic we’re incredibly passionate about. Some dentists just drill for the sake of it, even when there are no cavities. But even when cavities ARE present, you don’t necessarily need to get a filling. When you break a bone, your body heals itself. Bones can regenerate, and while teeth are a little different to bone, they’re very similar. According to Dr. Robert Nara, your teeth can heal themselves, all you need to do is use the right tools. If you have enough calcium and magnesium in your diet and in your saliva, you can heal your teeth. Check out Dr. Nara’s book How to be Dentally Self Sufficient. Suzy’s favorite tooth-care tool is baking-soda tooth powder, because it alkalizes your mouth and helps keep your mouth super clean. But she’s got a few other tips too! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

138: Tantra, Jade Eggs, Spicing Up Your Sex Life and Expanding Your Consciousness
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138: Tantra, Jade Eggs, Spicing Up Your Sex Life and Expanding Your Consciousness

Tantra may be the “in” thing right now, but it is about so much more than just sex, though orgasms can be a perk! Tantra is not a collection of sexual positions; it is not the Karma Sutra. Rather, it is a way of life. In fact, the word Tantra means to weave, to expand consciousness. It’s more about holding space for your partner and listening than it is about contortionist bedroom acrobatics!

Elise Carr, a former model and journalist, traded in her high heels to dive into sacred spirituality and sexuality. She’s now recognized as Australia’s best Empowerment Mentor. She even trained with the White Tigresses in the art of jade egg practices. Elise is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Reiki Master and Esoteric Tantra Practitioner. She wants to encourage women to work with their yoni to reconnect with the sacred feminine, and release the shame that is so often associated with that part of our bodies.

We carry so much negative energy around our yoni – we have forgotten the beauty that is there. It is time to open up that conversation, reconnect with our sensuality. It is ok for us to express and to love ourselves – this is how we heal. Tantra is about learning who we really are. It is the meshing of the physical and the spiritual. It is about self-expression, union, love and connection.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

137: How Tim Overcame Addiction, Lost Weight and Healed Chronic Illness in 30 Days of Juicing
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137: How Tim Overcame Addiction, Lost Weight and Healed Chronic Illness in 30 Days of Juicing

Let’s face it, losing weight is tough. Making any kind of drastic lifestyle change can seem daunting and difficult. But the alternative is often scarier. Tim Kaufman was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a condition characterized by hyper mobile joints. His joints were so loose they would simply pop out of their sockets. After a failed operation to fix the issue, Tim became addicted to prescription pain medication. He was also addicted to food. Moving less and less, eating more and more, the weight piled on. He lost his lust for life, he was depressed, and used food and prescription drugs as an escape. After two close relatives passed away from cancer, Tim knew he had to do something. He applied for bariatric surgery. But his health was so bad that his doctor refused to sign it off. He had to take a different approach. He began making small changes. Cutting out red meat. Choosing lower-fat cheeses. Then one day, he watched Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. Before the credits rolled, he’d ordered a juicer. A 30 day juice fast later, Tim was well and truly on his way towards better health. But it was Forks over Knives that really gave him a new lease of life. From being unable to get up from his chair, Tim has gone on to climb mountains, complete 100-mile bike rides, run a marathon. He’s even training for Iron Man. He freed himself from prescription medication and is the fittest he’s ever been. His whole family has felt the benefits. Swapping the buffalo wings and diet pepsi for a plant based diet saved his life. He now helps other people transition to a healthier way of life through his blog, Fat Man Rants. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

136: Trump, Alternative Facts, Swamp Draining, Immigration and How to Stand Up For What You Believe In
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136: Trump, Alternative Facts, Swamp Draining, Immigration and How to Stand Up For What You Believe In

How can a billionaire, who lives in a penthouse, who has never had to work in his life, who has never had to choose between paying the rent and buying food, who has never had to think about how to pay for healthcare, be a man of the people? How can he possibly relate to the lives of normal Americans? How can a business man who bankrupted six of his businesses, and whose net worth would be superior had he simply put his inheritance in a bank, be classed as a great business brain? How can a man who’s made no bones about being sexist, and repeatedly made shockingly derogatory comments about women have had any kind of female following? How did he get voted in? He talks a good game, that’s how. His rhetoric was appealing to the masses, those who’d been underserved by previous administrations, those tired of the same old statements and lack of change. The “alternative” facts he sprinkled into his speeches, and the questionable “truths” his campaign manager shared probably also helped (incidentally, check out this YouTube clip of Kelly Ann Conway doing Chicago – hilarious!) But if we look at the solid facts, immigrants are not taking our jobs (and ALL Americans, except for Native Indians, are immigrants anyway!). A wall won’t fix the job crisis or the immigration crisis. The “swamp” isn’t being “drained”, only filled with more people who have no understanding of, or interest in, what people really need. Affordable care is the same thing as Obamacare. And the last thing the world needs is more racism and outdated views about women! Ok, so what can we do? How do we fight lies? How can we shift the story? We have to start the conversation and speak the truth. We’re seeing more and more women rise up and begin to get involved in politics—let’s stand up and be counted ladies! In the words of Delores Huerta: “Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person is a potential activist, every minute is a chance to change the world.” Let’s not allow fear and anger to stop us living life. No matter what is going on politically, we are in control of our lives. You can be whatever you want it to be – don’t let anybody stop you! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

135: The Incredible Healing Protocol for Reversing Debilitating Disease & Heavy Metal Toxicity
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135: The Incredible Healing Protocol for Reversing Debilitating Disease & Heavy Metal Toxicity

You could eat all the right things and exercise every day, but if your mind believes you’re sick, you will be. On the other hand, if you believe that you are healthy, you can heal anything. Just like Miracle Man Morris Goodman says: man becomes what he thinks.

Khristee Rich fell ill when she was in college. She had chronic fatigue, brain fog, she was bed-ridden much of the time—she couldn’t work, go on dates, socialize, even write an email. But no one knew how to treat her. Doctors didn’t even believe she was ill, stating she was simply “depressed” and “stressed”. One doctor even told her she simply had to accept that she would be sick for the rest of her life. Khristee tried everything, from reiki to qi gong and acupressure, but nothing worked.

Finally, she was diagnosed with heavy metal toxicity—with blood levels of mercury and lead so high she should have been paralyzed or brain damaged. Unwilling to go through potentially fatal medical chelation therapy, Khristee began researching natural chelators. Using a combination of plant foods, supplements and visualization meditations, she freed herself of heavy metals in just one month.

Khristee knew she had a higher purpose than just being sick. She’s now a Visibility and Confidence Coach, and helps entrepreneurs boost their confidence so they can shine. Because when you show up for yourself, you can show up for others. Sign up at The Dancing Curtain for a free PDF: 5 Easy Ways to Boost Confidence and Get More Clients.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

134: How X-Factor Star Drew Ryniewicz Overcame Teen Bullying and Learned to Be Herself Fearlessly
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134: How X-Factor Star Drew Ryniewicz Overcame Teen Bullying and Learned to Be Herself Fearlessly

It isn’t just the dorky kid at school who gets bullied; you could be beautiful, successful, grown up, and still have to deal with bullies—a toxic friend, an overbearing family member, an unreasonable boss. Drew Ryniewicz found that out early on. At just 14 she was propelled into the limelight on the X-Factor, and despite being gorgeous and talented, she quickly had to contend with cyber trolls from all over the globe, watching and judging her life. Drew followed her dream of becoming a musician despite the hardship, and came to realize that the bigger the dream, the bigger the ridicule that comes with it. She wanted to use that ridicule to empower her life, write music, become the artist she wanted to be, and prove the trolls wrong. For the last two years, she’s dedicated her life to the anti-bullying movement, and has become the face to Allstar Nation Tour, a music-based anti-bullying campaign. Drew shares her story to show other girls that they are not alone, and to help them see the beauty and potential that is within them. She’s even given an inspiring TED talk entitled “Having Ridiculous Dreams.” Drew challenges people to overcome rejection, live ridiculously, and follow their dreams. Plus, our rockstar producer Roxy Flo talks about producing Drew’s song Empire the most beautiful, lyrical, honest song she’s written. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

133: Ultimate, Delicious Superfoods and Superherbs with Chocolate Creators, Sage and Anna Blanca
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133: Ultimate, Delicious Superfoods and Superherbs with Chocolate Creators, Sage and Anna Blanca

Sage studied raw and superfood nutrition and traditional herbal systems.  He has worked with and trained under the world's leading master herbalists and nutrition and longevity experts around the world. He has developed products internationally and given lectures on peak performance nutrition in Australia, Bali, America and France.  

Anna Blanca has lived and worked all over the world.  In her native Hungary she had the purest organic upbringing.  She learned about Eastern health practices while living in Japan and Bali and became familiar with Western alternative treatments and dietary disciplines during her time in Canada, Sweden and Switzerland.

Together they are passionate about helping people live the ultimate life and create a better world.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

132: How Christian Lost 187 Pounds By Juice-Fasting, Working Out and Changing His Mindset
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132: How Christian Lost 187 Pounds By Juice-Fasting, Working Out and Changing His Mindset

Christian Evans is a trained chef and a weight loss blogger who lost 187 lbs in just ten months. For Christian, losing weight starts in the mind. It isn’t about diet, going to the gym, or someone else’s program. It’s about the way you think.

His blog christiansweightsuccess.net offers solid and helpful advice to people embarking on their weight loss journey.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

131: New Year Special – Releasing the Old and Setting Your Intentions
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131: New Year Special – Releasing the Old and Setting Your Intentions

So, how are your New Year’s resolutions going? Are you keeping up with them or have you already let them fall by the wayside? We’ll let you in on a secret: it’s about intentions, not resolutions. And we’re here to help you get back on track to manifesting your desires.

The common misconception is that manifesting is hard—that in order to make your dreams come true you have to strive and stress. But the truth is, manifesting and getting set on your course to success simply requires courage and the ability to release. By letting go, you suddenly begin attracting the life you really want.

Here are our five steps to setting your intention:

1 – Get clear

No wishful thinking. Get very specific about what you want to create and manifest. What do you want to achieve, by when?

2 – Detach

Don’t be dependent on the outcome; know that the Universe may provide what you’ve asked for in a package different to how you’d imagined. Detach from the outcome and allow yourself to receive what comes without judgement.

3 – Check in with yourself

Where are you setting your intention from? Is it fear, anxiety or love? This will massively impact your manifestation, because like attracts like. Set your intention from an abundant place. Put yourself in a place of gratitude so you can set your intention lovingly.

4 – Feel it

Meditate on the feeling that you want to attract (not the opposite!). Even if you don’t know how to meditate, just give yourself a few minutes of quiet where you can feel what it’s going to be life to reach your goals. Sense the loving energy coming into your body.

5 – Write it down

Writing your intention down sends a powerful message to your brain and the Universe. Feel and believe that everything you seek is seeking you. Know that it is all on its way to you now.

Letting go is something we all struggle with, but it is one of the key things you can do to heal your body and your soul. The Sedona Method was started in the 1950’s by Lester Levinson. After being given just a few months to live, he began to release emotions and negative thoughts and accept his death—he healed his body and lived on for another 30 years. The Sedona philosophy, in a nutshell, is: welcome and bless everything in your life, the good and the bad.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

130: Radical Self-Care Routines, Stepping into Love, and Creating a Fundamental Consciousness Shift
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130: Radical Self-Care Routines, Stepping into Love, and Creating a Fundamental Consciousness Shift

When Allison met Heather at Gabrielle Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie Masterclass, she knew she had to come on the podcast! Heather Fantin is a transformational coach and intuitive healer, and founder of Soul on Fire retreats, where people can completely transform and heal their mind, body and being. Heather’s early life was filled with drama and despair: parents separating, getting into the wrong crowd, abusive relationships, rape, car crashes—life kept bringing her to her knees. At just 18, her inner guide voice shone through: “you are not living the life you are intended to live—you have a lot of work to do and you have to change your life.” She left her home town of Seattle and spent 15 years travelling the world, learning new healing techniques and experiencing different cultures, exploring humanity and herself. We feel the way we do because of what we’re thinking, Thoughts create our reactions and affect the quality of our life, and our future. You need to get clear on the story. Does yours empower or disempower you? It’s easy to fall into victim mode, but by becoming aware, you can free yourself from negative thought patterns. Heather believes there is a fundamental shift occurring in how we approach health. Imagine how different your entire life would be if you felt whole, if you were healed, if you embraced your light and dark with love. Imagine a world filled with people just like that. Radical self-care is more than just eating healthy and working out. It’s about cultivating loving feelings towards yourself, having a deep connection with a power bigger than yourself and being in a supportive and open community of like-minded individuals. 2016 was an intense year. The current political climate is raw and has awakened many pent-up feelings within us. How can we make a positive impact on the world through our thoughts and actions?  How can we heal this trauma? When we judge others, or situations, we are in fact judging something within ourselves that needs healing. Even Trump is simply a reflection of our collective shadow. When we come from a place of love instead of fear, we no longer feed the problem. We are spiritual beings, not just human beings—we can open up to love, heal ourselves, and heal the world. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

129: How to Heal Physical & Emotional Pain, Release Blocks & Receive Love Through Energy Healing
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129: How to Heal Physical & Emotional Pain, Release Blocks & Receive Love Through Energy Healing

Almost all issues, physical or emotional, can be healed through energy work—even physical pain that’s connected with an emotional block. Master Energy Healer Benson Simmonds marries energy work with divine Hebrew symbols to harness the power of the universe and heal his clients. Whether body or mind, what it comes down to is unconditional love.

In a way, many of us have lost our sense of power. We’re mostly driven by our ego, based on fear and the thought “I’m not good enough”, something which is endlessly confirmed by the media. While this is our default system, we can choose to be driven by our soul, which is based on joy, love and expansion. Benson’s book Soular Power teaches us how to open up to the divine flow to allow more love to come in.

You can book an energy healing session with Benson through Suzy’s new business Mary Jane’s Mobile Massage, a fabulous new venture offering CBD-infused massages from the comfort of your own home.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

128: Never Binge Again & Reprogram Yourself to Think Like a Permanently Thin Person with Dr. Glen Livingston
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128: Never Binge Again & Reprogram Yourself to Think Like a Permanently Thin Person with Dr. Glen Livingston

Glenn Livingston, Ph.D. is a veteran psychologist and was the long time CEO of a multi-million dollar consulting firm which has serviced several Fortune 500 clients in the food industry. You may have seen his (or his company's)  previous work, theories, and research in major periodicals like The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Sun Times, The Indiana Star Ledger, The NY Daily News, American Demographics, or any of the other major media outlets you see on this page.  You may also have heard him on ABC, WGN, and/or CBS radio, or UPN TV.  

Disillusioned by what traditional psychology had to offer overweight and/or food obsessed individuals, Dr. Livingston spent several decades researching the nature of bingeing and overeating via work with his own patients AND a self-funded research program with more than 40,000 participants.  Most important, however, was his own personal journey out of obesity and food prison to a normal, healthy weight and a much more lighthearted relationship with food.

Click here to learn more about his book: Never Binge Again: Stop Overeating and Binge Eating and Reprogram Yourself to Think Like a Permanently Thin Person...on the Food Plan of Your Choice!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

 

127: How to Be an Eco-Friendly Vegan Fashionista with GUNAS Founder Sugandh Agrawal
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127: How to Be an Eco-Friendly Vegan Fashionista with GUNAS Founder Sugandh Agrawal

Let’s be honest, almost all of us have shopped at a fast fashion outlet at one point or other, for that last minute party outfit or a quick shopping fix. But often these clothes last all of a day, disintegrating after one wash. They may be cheap, but they’ve got a heavy ethical and ecological cost: made in sweatshops, laced with lead, they quickly end up on landfill sites. Is it possible to be fashionistas with a conscience? YES! As a vegetarian and now vegan, Sugandh Agrawal knew she didn’t want to wear animal byproducts and set about finding an alternative. Leather, while known the world over for being “luxurious”, is a dirty industry—not just cruel to animals, but cruel to the people who work with it, and the environment. The journey to launching an ethical fashion brand wasn’t easy—she had to find different materials and artisans willing to work with them, not to mention finding factories that treat workers fairly. But it was worth it! In 2009 she launched GUNAS New York, our favorite, 100% vegan, 100% sweatshop-free, 100% eco-friendly handbag brand, voted Most Ethical Brand by the Ethical Fashion Forum. You don’t have to compromise on style—you can be fashion forward and fashion conscious.  Sugandh wants to show the world a vegan lifestyle isn’t bland. It’s as fun, vibrant and colorful as the GUNAS handbags. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

126: Two Near Death Experiences Nearly Killed Her, But Maura Knowles Came Back to Heal Herself & the Planet
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126: Two Near Death Experiences Nearly Killed Her, But Maura Knowles Came Back to Heal Herself & the Planet

Maura Knowles lay on the operating table, awake. A routine procedure that should have taken a few minutes had turned into a life-threatening operation. She was only 20. Everything that could have gone wrong in hospital, did—pancreatitis, infections, misdiagnoses, you name it. She survived not one near death experience, but two! Her fighting Irish spirit and the support of her family pulled her through. Twenty years on, she’s turning these dramas into a musical comedy “Insult to Injury.” She’s not the only strong survivor in her family. Her father survived a quadruple by-pass. He was put on an incredibly restrictive diet—no sugar, no salt, no treats. Knowing from experience how crappy it feels to be without any kind of comfort food, Maura set out to create something healthy and delicious that her father could enjoy. MacnMo’s Morselicious Treats were born. Gluten-free, sugar-free, GMO-free, soy-free, preservative-free, salt-free and delicious, these morsels can now be found in over 30 stores nationwide. Maura is also an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, helping people change the way they eat—but it’s not about restriction, it’s about having real, tasty, satisfying food. Maura advocates eating clean and green 85% of the time, and giving yourself 15% wiggle room. Her 21-day detox incorporates exercise, social activities, and the things you love—yes, even wine. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

125: Open Subconscious Blocks, Release Anxiety & Unlock the Creative Spirit with Hypnotherapy
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125: Open Subconscious Blocks, Release Anxiety & Unlock the Creative Spirit with Hypnotherapy

Shauna Krikorian, C.Ht. is a clinical hypnotherapist, who believes that every person has a deep desire to understand themselves and live a life with meaning and purpose.

She helps her clients to identify and reach their goals and remove blocks and resistance from the subconscious mind guiding them to create new thought patterns and behaviors while letting go of old negative habits and beliefs. Shauna helps people fulfill their dreams and redirect their subconscious minds to manifest abundance, love, success and happiness.

Her areas of expertise are in overcoming depression, forgiveness work, past life regression, eliminating fears and phobias, releasing anxiety, enhancing public speaking and performance, and increasing confidence, motivation, creativity and self love.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more! Learn more at foodhealsnation.com

124: How To Be Grateful During Tough Times Thanksgiving Special
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124: How To Be Grateful During Tough Times Thanksgiving Special

Thanksgiving is all about being grateful, and at no time is this more important than in the face of the negativity, hate and division that the election result symbolizes. So far, we’ve kept to health topics, but today, Food Heals Nation, we’re going political. It’s a frightening time—the new president elect stands for racism, anti-feminism, anti-human-rights, war. Many of us no longer feel safe; we feel anxious and scared.

But we don’t have to feel this way. Suzie shares one method that works for her: the Sedona Method. Started by Lester Levenson in the 50’s, it works on the principle of letting go of negative beliefs, habits and patterns to free yourself from psychological discomfort and come back to the present moment—where we are most peaceful, and most powerful. Check out their website to learn more, or reach out to Suzie on our FB Group. We’ll dedicate an entire episode to this topic very soon!

We also introduce our fabulous new podcast producer, Foxy Roxy—a full time music producer and sound engineer, and “Trump supporters’ worst nightmare.”

What organizations and charities are you involved in? How can we be there for each other and the communities that are fighting for their voice? Let’s support one another. We want to hear your voice Food Heals Nation: share your thoughts on our FB group!

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, harmonious Thanksgiving. Be present, be mindful, and love xxx

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

123: The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners, How to Restore Your Metabolic Function & Balance Your Hormones
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123: The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners, How to Restore Your Metabolic Function & Balance Your Hormones

Tired of conflicting and confusing health information? In this episode, nutritionist and fellow podcaster Alexa Schirm debunks some common health myths. Discover the truth about artificial sweeteners, and how to restore your metabolic function and balance your hormones without going on a diet!

Let’s face it, 98% of diets fail. Why? Mindset and misinformation. Diets are short term fixes based on restriction. But while we’re afraid of calories, not getting enough actually does more harm than good in the long term—so much so that today’s guest, Alexa Schirm, would rather people be overfed on the right foods than underfed on anything. But nutrition is only one part of the bigger picture that makes up perfect health. It’s also about mindset, accepting who you are, and going for your dreams.

Alexa Schirm is the force behind Simple Roots Wellness, a website dedicated to helping you find a healthy balance. With a BA in Nutrition and Masters in Health Studies, Alexa is passionate about simplifying complex matters and giving you the raw, unedited, simple truth about health and what the body needs to thrive. She’s also a fellow podcaster with her show Simple Roots Radio, where she interviews experts and everyday people on health and wellness strategies.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

For today's show notes visit FoodHealsNation.com

122: No More PMS with Functional Medicine Practitioner Rich Jacobs
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122: No More PMS with Functional Medicine Practitioner Rich Jacobs

Rich Jacobs is a Health Detective and Functional Medicine Practitioner, certified by Functional Diagnostic Nutrition and the Kalish Institute for Functional Medicine.

Rich became passionate about helping others holistically after struggling with his own health issues that doctors couldn’t resolve.

Rich now works with people all over the country using his health detective skills to find the root causes of common health issues and eliminate symptoms for good. He focuses on helping women eliminate PMS and live a more fruitful life!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

121: The Mandela Effect Halloween Episode
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121: The Mandela Effect Halloween Episode

Happy Halloween! Today is a fun episode discussing an interesting theory - The Mandela Effect which is is a theory of parallel universes, based in the idea that because large groups of people have similar alternative memories about past events.

Is it Berenstein Bears or Berenstain Bears? Did the evil queen in Snow White say "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall" or "Magic Mirror on the wall?" Was the famous line, "Luke I am your father" ever actually said in Star Wars? Take the quiz with us and see The Mandela Effect in action on our spooky Halloween episode!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

120: Klean-Slate's Elana Lavine on Living a Simple, Natural, Vegan Lifestyle
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120: Klean-Slate's Elana Lavine on Living a Simple, Natural, Vegan Lifestyle

Elana is a true California native who ditched her advertising career to dive into eco-entrepreneurship with her amazing website klean-slate.com. She has a true passion for researching and learning how a body and mind benefit from the right nutrition and enriching experiences. 

This passion has lead Elana to discover and share tasty, simple and healthy recipes and alternatives to classics like daiyadillas, natural products, and restaurants that offer real healthy options. Elana’s hope is to help people become more informed about the plethora of options, beyond frozen lean cuisines, generic multi-vitamins and corporate gyms. She wants to help inspire and empower people no matter where they are on their journey.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

119: EOFire's Kate Erickson on Building Systems in Your Business to Create the Life of Your Dreams
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119: EOFire's Kate Erickson on Building Systems in Your Business to Create the Life of Your Dreams

Commuting for hours to a job you hate, doing repetitive tasks you are completely bored with, feeling unmotivated, unappreciated, and stuck. Does this sound like you? Sprinting on that hamster wheel, unable to jump off and start living life on your own terms?

This is just how Kate Erickson felt. After years working in banking, HR, advertising and marketing, Kate realized she needed to do something different, needed to follow her own dreams. She ditched the corporate job to launch the 7-day-a-week podcast EO Fire with her partner John Lee Dumas (check out our interview with John here). Four years on, it’s a 7-figure business and the podcast generates over 1 million downloads each month! More amazing still, EO Fire makes its resources available so you can see just how to set up a successful online business. Kate is fired up about educating people about entrepreneurship, mindset and how YOU get to choose what your life will look like.

Kate is the host of Kate’s Take, EO Fire’s audio blog where you can peak behind the scenes of a successful 7-figure business, plus get step by step advice on how to create, grow and monetize your new venture. She’s also written The Fire Path, a beginner’s guide to growing an online business. She’s working on an exciting sister project to The Freedom Journal. Entitled “The Mastery Journal”, it’s all about mastering productivity, discipline and focus in 100 days – opt in and get special access to behind-the-scenes information!

What you’ll discover:

  • Kate’s breakthrough moment.
  • What Kate did in the 6 months before quitting her job to prepare for entrepreneurship.
  • How to work out what your strengths are.
  • Why it is we sometimes need to hear things over and over before we take action.
  • How to let go of control, and why you’ll definitely benefit from it.
  • How Allison applied Kate’s system training to both her work life and health.
  • How to fit a morning routine into your schedule – no matter how busy you are.
  • How to stay healthy while running a successful business.
  • The most important and fulfilling sources of revenue.
  • Why accountability is life-changing.

Our favorite moments:

@5:59 Following the “normal” path

@8:40 I have so much more potential than this

@15:54 I love sharing this.

@20:30 Be your own accountability partner

@24:45 This is going to make such a difference in my life

@26:00 Can we have it all?

@35:02 Simplify everything

@35:54 Antioxidant power packed

@36:40 I cannot believe I didn’t do this sooner

@38:19 It was all about the karaoke

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

For all the show notes go to FoodHealsNation.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

118: How to Reverse Hypothyroidism and Infertility Naturally with Elena Wilkins
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118: How to Reverse Hypothyroidism and Infertility Naturally with Elena Wilkins

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

117: How Veganism Healed My Eating Disorder with Jasmine Briones
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117: How Veganism Healed My Eating Disorder with Jasmine Briones

Jasmine Briones, the creator of The Sweet Simple Vegan, has dedicated her life to inspiring others to choose health. A Los Angeles-based nutrition student, Jasmine is a recipe creator and plant-based wellness blogger that works to promote nutrition, fitness, and self-love.

Jasmine struggled with an eating disorder in college and used veganism to mask that to her friends and family. After being confronted by her loved ones that she was too thin and looked unhealthy, Jasmine did some research about veganism, and she learned that she needed to change her relationship with food and with herself.

Today Jasmine is a healthy vegan and a healthy weight and wants to spread the message of what she learned: to love yourself and to nourish that same self with a plant-based diet.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

116: John Lee Dumas on Creating Freedom in Your Life & Business
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116: John Lee Dumas on Creating Freedom in Your Life & Business

Today’s episode is all about setting and achieving your goals to create your dream life. Whether you want to get fit, build your business, overhaul your diet or create more freedom in your life, get ready for the knowledge bombs!

You know that feeling when you’ve completed your Christmas wrapping? You’ve lovingly picked the perfect paper, hand drawn the name tag, tied a beautiful bow real tight and now all the presents are ready and looking gorgeous. That great sense of achievement. It’s pretty awesome isn’t it! What if you could achieve your other goals too? Today’s guest will show you how!     

We’re joined by one of our original podcast mentors, John Lee Dumas. We followed his process to set up this podcast—we are HUGE fans!

JLD grew up in small town in Maine. After military service he dipped his toes into a variety of careers, yet nothing really lit his fire. But he loved listening to podcasts, so he decided to create what he wanted: a daily podcast show. Fast forward 4 and a half years, JLD has interviewed over 1200 entrepreneurs, his website Entrepreneur On Fire gets over a million listens a month and generates a seven figure income. JLD has created his dream life, and now he wants to help you create yours.

His latest project is the Freedom Journal – this beautiful faux leather black and gold book will guide you to accomplishing your number one goals in just 100 days!

What you’ll discover:

  • How JLK achieved his goal of attaining his optimal weight.
  • How be your own accountability partner.
  • The best way to start your day.
  • How to make your goals SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound).
  • How to complete your tasks more quickly.
  • How to really FOCUS (Follow One Course Until Success)
  • What an attitude of gratitude has to do with achieving your goals.
  • Why setting your intention for the day can make all the difference.
  • How to incorporate micro-goals into your main overarching goal.
  • How to not give up when you have an off-day.

Our favorite moments:

6:23 I love him even more!

9:09 it’s glowing and gorgeous!

10:08 Getting down and dirty.

15:06 To infinity and beyond!

19:55 Karaoke moment!

20:52 I do it in traffic, I do it when I wake up…

22:49 What wonderful things does the universe have in store for me today?

25:52 We go deep here!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

For all the show notes go to FoodHealsNation.com

115: How to be a Change-maker with Humane Society's Lauren Pitts
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115: How to be a Change-maker with Humane Society's Lauren Pitts

How many of us keep ourselves in the dark when it comes to where our food comes from? We turn the other way because we don’t want to learn about male chicks being tossed into a grinder because they’re not “profitable”, we don’t want to see pigs suffering and immobile in their tiny birthing pens. But thanks to the work of animal activists and organizations like the Humane Society, more and more people are waking up to these practices and opting to go plant-based.

We met Lauren Pitts at the amazing Humane Society Annual Gala, where we bonded over animal welfare, celebrities and all things plant-based!

Lauren always had a passion for animals, but she also ate them. Then three years ago she decided to stop keeping herself in the dark about where her food was coming from. After watching video by Dr. Melanie Joy, she threw her lunch in the trash, and embarked on plant-based lifestyle. But she doesn’t stop at her own diet: through her work with the Humane Society, she’s getting plant based meals into schools, universities and hospitals!

Cows can live to 20 years old, but they will be slaughtered by the time they’re 3. And then we eat them. Yet we can completely survive on plant based foods. For Lauren, the easiest, cheapest, best thing to do for the environment and animals is to reduce your meat consumption. Try a Meatless Monday, or go plant-based a couple of days a week, or be vegan before 6pm – whatever works for you. Just go for it, give it a try – you might surprise yourself.

We’re also joined by surprise guest Kari Jean Glosser, a certified financial planner and adviser who’s recently joined the plant-based movement. She’s 3 months into her plant-based lifestyle and loving it!

For all the show notes visit foodhealsnation.com!

114: How to Be Radiant with Tess Challis
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114: How to Be Radiant with Tess Challis

Quintessence ("Tess") Challis began her holistic health journey in her late teens. After a lifetime of numerous health ailments (including acne, obesity, strep throat, constant illnesses, anxiety, and depression), she found that a vegan diet along with an "inner wellness regime" of meditation and visualization literally made a world of difference.

In 1994, she began sharing this knowledge through cooking classes, catering, meditation classes, and workshops. She has also been a personal chef to many clients across the United States.

In 2009, Tess published the 2nd edition of Radiant Health, Inner Wealth, a vegan cookbook and complete holistic health resource. Tess's second book, The Two-Week Wellness Solution: The Fast Track to Permanent Weight Loss and Vitality, was released in June 2010 and includes a foreword by Dr. Neal Barnard. Her latest book, Radiance 4 Life: The 4 Cornerstones of Ultimate Vitality, was just published in June 2011 and includes a foreword by Robert Cheeke.

Over the last 20 years Tess has worked as a wellness coach, a chef, a caterer, workshop leader, speaker, writer and of course, a mom.

Learn more about Tess at TessChallis.com.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Become a founding member of the Food Heals VIP Club & get 20% off your lifetime membership at www.FoodHealsVIP.com.

Get your free guide, Health, Longevity & Weight-loss Secrets at FoodHealsNation.com.

 

113: How To Do A Parasite Cleanse with Megan Brophy
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113: How To Do A Parasite Cleanse with Megan Brophy

Megan is a former burger slinger who now is a vegan health coach. She is passionate about health, wellness and healing our bodies naturally.

Megan never looked or felt unhealthy. In fact, she looked like the epidome of health even though she lived on burgers and junk food.

When she had a chance encounter with vegan activist and NBA star John Salley, he encouraged her to go vegan and change her lifestyle.

This is when Megan discovered the awful truth- she had parasites inside of her after a life of poor food choices. Together John guided Megan through a long and intense detoxification process so she could reclaim her health!

This is one of the craziest stories we have ever told on the podcast so buckle up (if you’re driving) and get ready for this amazing tale.

And, on this episode we have guest co-host, Eco-vegan gal Whitney Lauritsen. Mashable named her one of the Top 75 Environmentalists to Follow on Twitter, and she was included in NBC New York’s list of Top 10 Eco Hotties on Twitter.

Become a founding member of the Food Heals VIP Club & get 20% off your lifetime membership at www.FoodHealsVIP.com.

Get your free guide, Health, Longevity & Weight-loss Secrets at FoodHealsNation.com.

112: Eat, Drink & Glow with Jay and Joy's Superfood Recipes
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112: Eat, Drink & Glow with Jay and Joy's Superfood Recipes

Jay and Joy are the dream team behind the Jing Slingers. If you’ve ever wondered how to use superfoods and tonics to supercharge your health, this is the episode for you! Go from surviving to thriving and discover the Jing Slingers’ secrets to being vibrant, juicy, and full of life!

Allison and her favorite guest co-host Eco Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen interview Joy Coelho and Jay Denman. Together Joy and Jay are the amazing team behind Jing Slingers, and authors of a fantastic new book Foods with Benefits.

Joy is literally glowing—we couldn’t believe she’s nearly 60! But she wasn’t always this way. She used to weight nearly 300 pounds, had high blood pressure and felt miserable. When an energetic healer found a tumor on one of her ovaries, she threw herself into holistic medicine. Now, she takes no meds, she feels amazing, has “a rockin’ libido” (and we all want one of those, right ladies?) and feels fitter and healthier than she was at 35.

Jay is a writer, speaker and yogi. He suffered with heart palpitations in his early 20s, but refused the prescription meds in favor of a holistic approach. He’s spent the last 15 years studying yoga, self-development and the power of tonic herbs. Working in Tonic bars all over the world, Jay has crafted over 50,000 custom elixirs to help his clients detoxify from the heavy burden our artificial world puts on our bodies.

Everyone is welcome at Joy and Jay’s table, whether you’re vegan, paleo, omnivore, vegetarian, gluten-free, and their recipes can be adapted to all needs. Their book, Food with Benefits, is packed with cleverly comforting foods that will elevate you and your health. And we can testify to them being absolutely divine (we tasted them and…. OMG!).

What you’ll discover:

  • What to do to recharge your DNA.
  • The difference between tonic herbs and medicinal herbs.
  • How our artificial environment impacts our health.
  • How to grow money (really!)
  • A food you can grow in just ten days.
  • How to source herbs on a budget.
  • The healthiest coffee to drink.
  • Plus a really juicy beauty tip…

Learn more about Jay & Joy at JingSlingers.com.

Become a founding member of the Food Heals VIP Club & get 20% off your lifetime membership at www.FoodHealsVIP.com.

Get your free guide, Health, Longevity & Weight-loss Secrets at FoodHealsNation.com.

111: Paul Shapiro on how to practice compassion and respect for animals
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111: Paul Shapiro on how to practice compassion and respect for animals

Paul Shapiro is the vice president of farm animal protection for the Humane Society of the United States, which is the world’s largest animal protection organization. Paul directs an effort to convince retailers, food service providers, and universities to end their use of eggs from battery-caged birds, pork from gestation-stalled pigs, and to expand their plant-based options.

Paul has played an integral role in numerous successful legislative and corporate campaigns to improve the plight of farm animals. In his role overseeing efforts to pass state laws and corporate policies, he works with lawmakers and major food retailers alike to implement animal welfare reforms in the agricultural industry.

Paul founded Compassion Over Killing in 1995 as a club while he was still a high school student and served as its campaigns director until January 2005. While there, he worked as a farm animal cruelty investigator and led initiatives to end misleading advertising on factory farm products.

In 2008, Paul was inducted into the “U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame.”

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

110: Living a Life of Passion - Entrepreneurship, Parenting and Making Music with Vegan Superhero, Tim Paige
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110: Living a Life of Passion - Entrepreneurship, Parenting and Making Music with Vegan Superhero, Tim Paige

There's never been an easier time to be vegan and Tim Paige has lived it. 13 years ago he made the choice to eat plant based and now he can't imagine eating any other way. He's raising his kids to be vegan and with all the great choices available today, he can even get his kid to eat vegan! There are so many reasons that Tim made the choice, and  it easily fell in line with his desire to live a life he is passionate about. He's here today to tell us all about the amazing life he has created for himself!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

 

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.foodhealsnation.com/110

109: Holistic Fertility Method: The most effective way to get pregnant and have the healthiest baby possible with Dr. Katherine Zagone
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109: Holistic Fertility Method: The most effective way to get pregnant and have the healthiest baby possible with Dr. Katherine Zagone

Dr. Katherine Zagone combines the mind of a doctor and the heart of a healer to serve couples and women in their journey to conceive their healthiest baby and build the family of their dreams.

After witnessing family members struggle with infertility for years, she felt compelled to find solutions for her patients in similar agonizing situations.

She considers each client’s individual needs as she surveys the whole landscape of your life when crafting the perfect fertility formula.

She empowers clients to create their healthiest lives to conceive and to create their healthiest child possible.

Her holistic approach provides a nurturing experience while addressing medical, functional, environmental, emotional, and energetic causes of infertility.

Dr. Zagone graduated top of her class from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine where she completed internships in natural fertility and preconception. She received her Bachelors of Science in Health Science from Benedictine University in IL, where she graduated Summa cum laude.

She assisted in the training of the next generation of naturopathic doctors at Bastyr University California. She also authors content for Orb Health, and supports patient care at Shine Natural Medicine. As an elite guest lecturer, she has spoken at UCSD and throughout the community on topics including hormones and gut health.

As a belly dancer and champion for feminine power, she embodies the fertile goddess and helps her female clients access their own embodiment to promote fertility.

Learn more about Dr. Zagone at theholisticfertilitymethod.com.

Become a founding member of the Food Heals VIP Club & get 20% off your lifetime membership at www.FoodHealsVIP.com.

Get your free guide, Health, Longevity & Weight-loss Secrets at FoodHealsNation.com.

108: Veganizing Spain, Animal Activism and How to Be Your Best Self with Kim Sujovolsky
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108: Veganizing Spain, Animal Activism and How to Be Your Best Self with Kim Sujovolsky

Kim is a teacher, a certified plant-based cook and the co-founder of brownble.com and the My Brownble online program, where together with her husband Carlos (a medical doctor, allergy and asthma specialist, and filming and tech enthusiast), they teach people how to cook amazing vegan foods and find balance between having glowing health and still eating the delicious foods you've always loved (all through HD video!

After growing up with a very ill parent and developing a difficult relationship with food as a means to deal with turmoil, Kim is now on a mission to help people get back to cooking at home, stop dieting, find balance and improve their relationship with food while developing healthy eating and living habits that can actually last you a lifetime.

Today we discuss how to be a vegan in Spain, what the animal activism is like abraod and how to live your healthiest, happiest life!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Learn more about Kim at brownble.com/my-story.

Become a founding member of the Food Heals VIP Club & get 20% off your lifetime membership at www.FoodHealsVIP.com.

Get your free guide, Health, Longevity & Weight-loss Secrets at FoodHealsNation.com.

107: Raising Healthy Kids with Documentary Producer Kristie Reeves
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107: Raising Healthy Kids with Documentary Producer Kristie Reeves

The Children of the Rainbow is an educational documentary series that provides information about the new generation of children. Interviews with health care professionals, educators, parents and children show what challenges many children are facing nowadays and what we as a society can shift to help. The interviews show solutions on how to support these children to become their magnificent selves.

It is time to change the educational, social and support structures of our children. Children are our future and by changing the way we raise them, we can change the world!

Kristie Reeves was born in Germany. She is a producer and actress, known for The Children of the Rainbow (2013), Two Oranges and a Lemon (2014) and In the Meantime(2015).

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Learn more about Kristie at kristiereeves.com. Watch The Children of the Rainbow series at thechildrenoftherainbow.org.

Become a founding member of the Food Heals VIP Club & get 20% off your lifetime membership at www.FoodHealsVIP.com.

Get your free guide, Health, Longevity & Weight-loss Secrets at FoodHealsNation.com.

 

106: A candid conversation with Vince Lia on healing, vegan recipes and revamping his brand
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106: A candid conversation with Vince Lia on healing, vegan recipes and revamping his brand

Vince Lia grew up in an Italian family, surrounded by different cheeses, deli meats and desserts he felt he couldn’t live without. But after being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, Vince embarked on a journey to heal himself.

After being prescribed pill after pill, and trying various other diets unsuccessfully, Vince began incorporating green juices into his life and began to notice a significant improvement in his health. After going completely vegan, Vince feels healthier than ever and created a business out of his passion for veganism and helping others get healthy.

It’s an amazingly inspiring story so back and listen to Episode 2 to hear how he overcame his condition. You can also check out Episode 18 where Vince shared his tips on doing what you love and becoming an eco-entrepreneur. And if that’s not enough, go back to Episode 29 where you can listen to Vince co-hosting an episode on the science of veganism with Matt Ruscigno.

Vince joins us today to talk about rebranding and tells us about his new line of gorgeous, ethical t-shirts that promote veganism.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Sign up to get Vince's free smoothie guide at VinceLia.com.

Become a founding member of the Food Heals VIP Club & get 20% off your lifetime membership at www.FoodHealsVIP.com.

Get your free guide, Health, Longevity & Weight-loss Secrets at FoodHealsNation.com.

105: How Michael lost 105 lbs & reversed disease through mental, emotional, & spiritual breakthroughs
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105: How Michael lost 105 lbs & reversed disease through mental, emotional, & spiritual breakthroughs

Michael Tamez was morbidly obese, had severe obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and advanced gum disease. Not only did he lose 105 pounds (47kg) and reverse all of those lifestyle related health conditions, he also transformed the dysfunctional relationship he had with food, his lifestyle, and his true self. This 13 year health transformation experience was intensified when he lost five family members within eighteen months. Because of the tremendous impact of these losses, Michael was forced to have major mental, emotional, and spiritual breakthroughs in some the most difficult times of his life. After experiencing all of these life transforming deaths, he was highly inspired to write an empowering book about life.

In Michael’s debut book, Transformative Nutrition: The Ultimate Guide to Healthy and Balanced Living, he describes his influential health journey in detail. Having been on the other side of balance, Michael can relate very closely to what people deal with when it comes to weight related health imbalances. His unique and progressive approach is not just for people who want to lose weight or eat healthier; it is intended for anyone who wants to establish a functional, healthy relationship with their body, meanwhile impacting every area of their life.  As a certified Integrative Health Coach and published wellness author, Michael's mission is to inspire a permanent shift in the way people eat, think, feel, live and love.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Check out Michael's site at Transformative-Nutrition.com

Become a founding member of the Food Heals VIP Club & get 20% off your lifetime membership at www.FoodHealsVIP.com.

Get your free guide, Health, Longevity & Weight-loss Secrets at FoodHealsNation.com.

104: Screw the 9 to 5 & build your dream life with Jill Stanton
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104: Screw the 9 to 5 & build your dream life with Jill Stanton

Jill Stanton is the co-founder of Screw the Nine to Five—her and her husband, Josh's slice of the internet where they teach unsatisfied webpreneurs how to take their business to the next level and make more money, without working more hours. She's got an inappropriate love for trashy TV, has the mouth of a sailor and isn't afraid of a tall glass of gin.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Check out Screw the Nine to Five at screwtheninetofive.com

Become a founding member of the Food Heals VIP Club & get 20% off your lifetime membership at www.FoodHealsVIP.com.

Get your free guide, Health, Longevity & Weight-loss Secrets at FoodHealsNation.com.

103: Healing PCOS, Leaky Gut Syndrome, insulin resistance and hypothyroidism naturally
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103: Healing PCOS, Leaky Gut Syndrome, insulin resistance and hypothyroidism naturally

Food & Travel writer Kate Kordsmeier, foundered of Root + Revel after healing herself naturally of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Leaky Gut Syndrome, insulin resistance and hypothyroidism. Kate takes us back to basics: infusing beauty, flavor and celebration into everyday life! Today, you can find Kate's work in over 100 magazines, newspapers and websites, including USA Today, Travel + Leisure, Wine Enthusiast, Real Simple and Cooking Light.

 

Root + Revel is a site for people who care about the quality of their food, where it comes from, how it tastes and, ultimately, how it makes you, and the planet, feel. It’s a site that promotes real, whole foods that are as delicious as they are nutritious, foods that are always short on chemicals and artificial ingredients, but never on flavor. It’s a site connecting people to the resources they need to create a safe, beautiful home, full of memories and traditions, sans toxic chemicals and harmful products. It’s a site bursting with advice for people ready to celebrate life and explore the world, nourishing our bodies and our souls along the way.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Learn more at www.FoodHealsNation.com

102: How to be a Lean Green Dad & overcome disease with Cory Warren
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102: How to be a Lean Green Dad & overcome disease with Cory Warren

Cory is a husband, father of three, and whole food, vegan athlete. His blog, Lean Green DAD is a blog about food, family and fun that helps passionate people, mostly parents, who have over-scheduled, busy lives to maintain a healthy balance of nutrition, fitness and overall wellness. Visit the blog or subscribe for tips on plant-based eating, fun family activities and other great ways to support each other to get the most out of life!

Cory’s focus on wellness started because he had a personal experience with dis-ease and he decided to change his approach. Just before he got married, his wife was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. After being diagnosed, they were both left with fear, misinformation and uncertainty but instead of just accepting it, they decided to look at how they ate to see if that could make her feel better. Not only was his wife able to taper off her medications, but as a competitive athlete, Cory saw a difference in his own performance. Now as a healthy family of five, Cory and his family focus on remaining lean and green! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

101: Healing Crohn’s disease, overcoming eating disorders and how to detox
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101: Healing Crohn’s disease, overcoming eating disorders and how to detox

Jill Gordon and Karen Tenenbaum are the founders of the official health coach detox.

Jill became certified as a Digestive Health Specialist and Certified Holistic Health Coach after discovering the power of food to heal her daughter from an autoimmune disease.

Karen Tenenbaum, Digestive Health Specialist, Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Professional, is the owner of Guiding Hand Nutrition. Through Karen’s passion and training, her clients and family have experienced life-changing results with the power of healing foods.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

100th Episode Party - Celebrating your life-changing stories
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100th Episode Party - Celebrating your life-changing stories

Pour the organic champagne! Today we are having a party and you are invited! We are celebrating 100 episodes by sharing your life-changing stories. #BestEpisodeYet!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

To learn more go to www.FoodHealsNation.com

99: Emotional healing & how to improve your relationships with Tracy Crossley
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99: Emotional healing & how to improve your relationships with Tracy Crossley

Tracy Crossley is a Master Intuitive who always has us in stitches with her wealth of information and light-hearted approach to life. In this episode we discuss attachment styles, relationships and how to heal yourself!

Tracy's blend of intuition, business acumen, psychology, Reiki, spirituality and subconscious pattern breaking helps people identify their real obstacles and connect emotionally. Her straightforward approach has attracted CEOs, people in work/life transition and other Type A individuals who think intellectualizing problems is the key to solving them (Hint: it isn’t). 

Tracy studied neuropsychology and received her BA from Charter Oak State College. She is a Reiki Master and blogger for publications such as Huffington Post and elephant journal. She is an empathic; clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient, in other words…she really utilizes her sixth sense.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health!

This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

98: Fat-burning work-outs, healing yourself & entrepreneurship with Yuri Elklaim
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98: Fat-burning work-outs, healing yourself & entrepreneurship with Yuri Elklaim

Yuri Elkaim is a New York Times Bestseller, former professional soccer player and a top fitness and health expert who has helped over 500,000 people worldwide!

After his own health challenges made him feel shameful about his appearance, losing his hair to allopecia and having exceme all over his hands, Yuri decided to take back his health through a holistic diet.

When he noticed his symptoms getting better through the “new” information that diet does matter (his doctors never mentioned this,) he decided to spread the good news to the world.

Yuri is now a dedicated health and fitness coach, with millions of views on his youtube channel and his goal is to empower 100 million people by 2040 with the knowledge and means to live a healthy life. 

Yuri has appeared on the Dr. Oz show, Yahoo News and is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author with his book, The All Day Energy Diet.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

97: How to be a sexy, fit vegan with Ella Magers
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97: How to be a sexy, fit vegan with Ella Magers

Living a life she loves, full of fun, while keeping true to her values of a fit body and compassion toward all animals is Ella's driving force. The desire to share her journey led to the creation of SexyFitVegan.com where her mission is to help you on your path to feeling full of life and energy, recharged from the inside out, and loving what you see in the mirror. In other words, how to be a sexy fit vegan!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health!

This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

96: Leslie Durso Part 2 - The vegan diet, animal activism and entrepreneurship
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96: Leslie Durso Part 2 - The vegan diet, animal activism and entrepreneurship

A vegan chef and healthy living educator, Leslie Durso is the glowing face of a fresher plant-based movement that refuses to compromise style for sustainability. Walking the plant-based talk since the age of eight, this Southern California native has always been well ahead of the times with her meatless mindset, but the greater populace is now embracing her teachings more than ever. She currently broadcasts her farm fresh recipes and warmhearted sensibilities to an extensive audience spanning more than 130 countries via LeslieDurso.com.

After establishing herself as a private chef for the NYC and Hollywood elite, Leslie emerged as a public persona, hosting cooking segments on television and healthy living content online. Determined to inspire beneficial life-long eating habits for everyone, she has appeared on The Food Network, The Discovery Channel, The Hallmark Channel, Everyday Health and Mother Nature Network and written for MindBodyGreen, VegNews, CNN.com, Redbook, Glamour, Maxim, and dozens more, evangelizing the benefits of a mindful lifestyle, delivered with her trademark blend of sunshiney sophistication and girl next door relatability.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

95: Leslie Durso on Meatless Mindset for Easy Sophistication
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95: Leslie Durso on Meatless Mindset for Easy Sophistication

A vegan chef and healthy living educator, Leslie Durso is the glowing face of a fresher plant-based movement that refuses to compromise style for sustainability. Walking the plant-based talk since the age of eight, this Southern California native has always been well ahead of the times with her meatless mindset, but the greater populace is now embracing her teachings more than ever. She currently broadcasts her farm fresh recipes and warmhearted sensibilities to an extensive audience spanning more than 130 countries via LeslieDurso.com.

After establishing herself as a private chef for the NYC and Hollywood elite, Leslie emerged as a public persona, hosting cooking segments on television and healthy living content online. Determined to inspire beneficial life-long eating habits for everyone, she has appeared on The Food Network, The Discovery Channel, The Hallmark Channel, Everyday Health and Mother Nature Network and written for MindBodyGreen, VegNews, CNN.com, Redbook, Glamour, Maxim, and dozens more, evangelizing the benefits of a mindful lifestyle, delivered with her trademark blend of sunshiney sophistication and girl next door relatability.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

94: Jasmin Singer on juicing, veganism, animal rights and losing 100lbs
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94: Jasmin Singer on juicing, veganism, animal rights and losing 100lbs

Jasmin Singer is the Executive Director of Our Hen House, a NYC-based nonprofit creating independent media to change the world for animals. She is the co-host of the Our Hen House podcast, now in its sixth year, and the Our Hen House TV show, a co-production with Brooklyn Independent Media. Jasmin's new book, Always Too Much And Never Enough is her memoir of her journey to find herself through juicing, veganism, and love, as she went from fat to thin and from feeding her emotions to feeding her soul. Jasmin has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, HuffPo Live, and can be seen in the award-winning documentaries Vegucated and The Ghosts in Our Machine. She is the former campaigns manager for Farm Sanctuary, and a former writer for VegNews Magazine, a publication that named her one of twenty standout stars of the animal rights movement. Her workshops have been presented at conferences around the globe, and she has been featured in media outlets such as CNN and The Atlantic. Prior to her animal activist career, Jasmin was an actor-educator with an AIDS-awareness theatre company. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

93: Directors Kip & Keegan on the film that environmental organizations don't want you to see!
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93: Directors Kip & Keegan on the film that environmental organizations don't want you to see!

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

Executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret follows intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist.

 

Kip Andersen’s environmental awakening came as a result of An Inconvenient Truth. After seeing the film, he began to recycle religiously, turn off lights constantly, shower infrequently, and ride a bike instead of driving. Andersen believed he was doing everything he could to help the planet by following the guidelines of national and international environmental organizations, but his life took a different direction when he found out animal agriculture is the leading cause of environmental destruction. He is the founder of AUM Films and Media, a 501c3 non-profit focused on creating films and media that promote thrivability, compassion, and harmony for all life. He is also an entrepreneur, as well as a certified Jivamukti and Kundalini yoga teacher. He is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo school of business and has called San Francisco home for more than a decade.

Keegan Kuhn is a videographer, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and professional musician living in the east bay of San Francisco. He has worked with nonprofit organizations and been involved in social justice movements for virtually his entire life. As a filmmaker, he helps organizations reach an ever-greater community of supporters with the highest possible quality films and videos. His film career has taken him as far as the remote interior of Alaska to document modern homesteaders, to the high deserts of the American west filming the nation’s remaining wild horses, to rural agricultural communities and dirty urban streets. He is motivated by a deep desire to shed light on untold stories of the most downtrodden in our society, and to raise to awareness through greater visibility of social justice issues.

For all the show notes go to www.FoodHealsNation.com

92: Healing Lyme Disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Adrenal Fatigue & Leaky Gut
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92: Healing Lyme Disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Adrenal Fatigue & Leaky Gut

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of www.TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan Celebrity Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer, Writer and Motivational Speaker specializing in simple gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free ‘Clean Eating’ recipes.

Amie recently healed herself from a decade of chronic pain including Lyme Disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Adrenal Fatigue, Leaky Gut, Heavy Metals and much more exhausting thousands of doctors in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating and Detox saved her life and inspires you to clean up your food, too.

Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, organic, whole foods. Amie's work appears on Martha Stewart, ABC News, Fox News Health, WebMD, The Huffington Post, The Food Network, Glamour Magazine, Clean Eating Magazine, SELF Magazine, Prevention Magazine, PBS and many others.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

91: The Sud Brothers Answer Your Questions
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91: The Sud Brothers Answer Your Questions

You asked and we listened. Adam and Bobby and back for the fourth appearance on the show and, this time, their answering your questions.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

90: How to Beat Addictions and Reverse Diseases with The Sud Brothers
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90: How to Beat Addictions and Reverse Diseases with The Sud Brothers

The Sud Brothers, Adam and Bobby, talk about the lifestyle changes they've made that have helped them beat both drug and fast food addictions, lose incredible amounts of weight, and live happier and healthier lives.   Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

89: Q&A Tuesday with Allison and Suzy and Healing Cancer with Carlos Caridad
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89: Q&A Tuesday with Allison and Suzy and Healing Cancer with Carlos Caridad

By the time I was 26 years old, I was an orphan. I had lost both my parents to long, debilitating battles with cancer. When my parents were sick, I asked the doctor, “Does nutrition matter?” He said no. And thus my parents continued to eat a poor diet. Would this knowledge have saved my parent’s life? I’ll never know. But shouldn’t every single person have the tools, knowledge, and opportunity to make an informed & educated decision about their own health?

Carlos Caridad is helping people make those informed decisions by showing the world what is possible. I was honored to be interviewed about how I overcame the trauma of losing my parents and turned it into a positive mission to spread awareness of nutrition and healing unresolved issues in order to live a healthy, vibrant life. I am so excited to be part of Carlos’s Healing Cancer in This Century Summit. Remember, your body can heal itself if you give it the tools it needs to do so! Food Heals!

Carlos Caridad became an energy healer & a Reiki Master, when after working as Director of Engineering for 15 years at the Valley Cancer Institute, an Integrative cancer Treatment in Los Angeles, California, his 3 years son was healed from a terrible autoimmune disease cause by excessive vaccinations: 23 at age 3!

His son’s immune system was so distorted, confused and messed up that attacked his own kidneys. He couldn’t urinate and ended up in the emergency room.

After 6 months of suffering, his wife and he found a Homeopathic Doctor in India and an Energy Healer in the US who facilitated their son’s healing in about 3 weeks.

Carlos promised himself that if he found a cure for his son, since the medical establishment didn’t have any, he will spread the word around the world.

This is what inspired Carlos study, practice Energy Healing and to create the Healing Cancer In This Century, to bring a shift on consciousness, making the general public aware we are not just a physical body and how emotional trauma affects our health.

Carlos spends his time helping clients getting their message of health and wellness through videos on the internet, practicing and teaching Energy healing.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

88: Healing Cancer in This Century with Carlos Caridad
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88: Healing Cancer in This Century with Carlos Caridad

By the time I was 26 years old, I was an orphan. I had lost both my parents to long, debilitating battles with cancer. When my parents were sick, I asked the doctor, “Does nutrition matter?” He said no. And thus my parents continued to eat a poor diet. Would this knowledge have saved my parent’s life? I’ll never know. But shouldn’t every single person have the tools, knowledge, and opportunity to make an informed & educated decision about their own health?

Carlos Caridad is helping people make those informed decisions by showing the world what is possible. I was honored to be interviewed about how I overcame the trauma of losing my parents and turned it into a positive mission to spread awareness of nutrition and healing unresolved issues in order to live a healthy, vibrant life. I am so excited to be part of Carlos’s Healing Cancer in This Century Summit. Remember, your body can heal itself if you give it the tools it needs to do so! Food Heals!

Carlos Caridad became an energy healer & a Reiki Master, when after working as Director of Engineering for 15 years at the Valley Cancer Institute, an Integrative cancer Treatment in Los Angeles, California, his 3 years son was healed from a terrible autoimmune disease cause by excessive vaccinations: 23 at age 3!

His son’s immune system was so distorted, confused and messed up that attacked his own kidneys. He couldn’t urinate and ended up in the emergency room.

After 6 months of suffering, his wife and he found a Homeopathic Doctor in India and an Energy Healer in the US who facilitated their son’s healing in about 3 weeks.

Carlos promised himself that if he found a cure for his son, since the medical establishment didn’t have any, he will spread the word around the world.

This is what inspired Carlos study, practice Energy Healing and to create the Healing Cancer In This Century, to bring a shift on consciousness, making the general public aware we are not just a physical body and how emotional trauma affects our health.

Carlos spends his time helping clients getting their message of health and wellness through videos on the internet, practicing and teaching Energy healing.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Learn more at www.FoodHealsNation.com

87: Ben Greenfield on how to become superhuman
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87: Ben Greenfield on how to become superhuman

Ben Greenfield is about as close to being a superhuman as aperson can be. He's a New York Times Bestseller Author, wasnominated by the NSCA as America’s top personal trainer, was votedas one of the top 100 most influential individuals in health andfitness, hosts multiple top rated podcasts, is a public speaker,and runs his own company; all while being a loving husband andfather. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcastbrings together experts in the field of nutrition, health andhealing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being ahotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy –two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world andchange your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provideseco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healingpower of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion intoyour career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products,the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

86: Matthew Kenney on Changing the Future with Plant-Based Foods
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86: Matthew Kenney on Changing the Future with Plant-Based Foods

Matthew Kenney graduated from the French Culinary Institute and, after working in upscale New York City kitchens, opened a number of his own highly regarded restaurants in New York and along the East Coast. He has earned several awards, including being named one of America’s Best New Chefs by Food and Wine Magazine and was twice nominated as a Rising Star Chef in America by the James Beard Foundation. Kenney has appeared on numerous food and talk shows, and regularly lectures on the subject of food and health, including a highly watched TEDx talk in 2011.

Having grown up on the coast of Maine and being an avid outdoorsman, Kenney’s success lies within his innate understanding of seasonal and local ingredients, his classical training and extensive travel background. As a raw food chef, Kenney’s application of contemporary methods and techniques along with a firm commitment to innovative recipes and food aesthetics is leading plant-based cuisine to the mainstream.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Learn more at www.FoodHealsNation.com

85: Q and A Tuesday and Wine Tasting - Allison and Suzy answer listener questions
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85: Q and A Tuesday and Wine Tasting - Allison and Suzy answer listener questions

It's all about listeners today! From a wine tasting with a bottle of organic wine sent by a listener, to fielding several listener questions, Allison and Suzy have the answers. Allison and Suzy go deep into their own experiences to answer your questions.

You can read the full show notes at www.foodhealsnation.com/85

84: How to Lose 100lbs and Vibrate at a Higher Frequency with Celebrity Chef Charles Chen
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84: How to Lose 100lbs and Vibrate at a Higher Frequency with Celebrity Chef Charles Chen

At one time celebrity Chef, Charles Chen, struggled with his weight and was up to 260 pounds. By adopting a whole foods lifestyle and becoming more physically active, he lost over 100 pounds and is now a TV host and Healthy Chef and Wellness Expert located in both Los Angeles and New York City. Charles likes to inspire people of all ages to create healthy and delicious meals that aide in beauty, energy, and longevity.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

83: Celebrate Earth Day with Magda Freedom Rod
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83: Celebrate Earth Day with Magda Freedom Rod

Magda Freedom Rod is an environmentalist and lifestyle guide. Through her website Visionary-Lifestyle.com, she helps people achieve their highest potential with conscious eating, yoga and meditation. If you’ve not listened to them yet, check out episodes 24 and 74 where Magda talks about her e-course Conscious Eating 101.com and how to set new intentions for Spring.

Earth Day is an opportunity to love Mother Earth and be thankful for all that she provides. “99.9% of people don’t make the connection that their food choices impact the environment in a major way.” Concern for the planet’s health is what first made Magda switch to a plant based diet. She uses Earth Day to get people to think about their impact on the planet.

What is one thing that we can do to start reducing our carbon footprint and take care of Mother Earth? “Three simple words: Eat More Plants. The more plants you eat, the less meat you eat, and the lighter your footprint on the planet.” Thanks to documentaries such as Cowspiracy (if you’ve not seen this, we highly recommend it!), more and more people are becoming aware of the destructive impact of intensive agriculture. The word is getting out! Going vegan is not just good for the body, it’s good for the planet too.

Magda talked us through just some of the factors that make intensive animal farming so detrimental to Mother Earth:

  • Climate change: animal agriculture is the leading cause of climate change, which is the biggest threat to human survival. The methane from the cows and the deforestation of the rainforest for cattle grazing are the two main factors at play. And grass fed cows are just as guilty, if not more—they produce 40-60% more methane!
  • Overfishing: in 90% of the oceans, big fish are gone. We’re fishing at unsustainable rates and the ocean simply isn’t replenishing. What’s more, for every pound of seafood, there are 5 pounds of bi-kill (whales, dolphins, sea turtles, endangered species that are caught in the nets at the same time).
  • Pollution: toxic waste from animal farms leeches into the soil and contaminates ground water. We were shocked by showing animal feces being sprayed into the environment.
  • Species extinction through habitat destruction: a perfect example is the cute koala, which will be extinct by 2030 because its home is being cleared out to make space for… grass fed cattle! A great film to watch is Racing Extinction by Louie Psihoyos.
  • Amazon rainforest destruction: the lungs of the planet are being destroyed at the crazy rate of an acre a second! 91% of the Amazon has been decimated for animal agriculture.
  • Fresh water: it takes 2500-5000 gallons of water to produce a pound of beef. 50% of the water in the US is used for animal agriculture. Is that a sustainable practice on a planet plagued with drought? We don’t think so!! Especially when a pound of quinoa, rice, greens or hemp can be produced using under 150 gallons of water.

We are facing a frightening situation, and yet if everyone switched to a plant-based diet, Mother Earth would regenerate itself. “Our personal choices are actually really powerful”, says Magda. The more people are inspired to eat more plants and less animals, the faster the world can heal.

Magda’s six-week program Conscious Eating 101 contains all the resources you need to start loving both yourself and Mother Earth. With recipes, videos, homework and books you can deepen your knowledge and transition into a healthier plant based diet. Be part of the solution. Honor Mother Earth and eat more plants!

 

82: How to go Gluten-Free with Emily Turner
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82: How to go Gluten-Free with Emily Turner

Emily Turner, the blond behind the brand Gluten Free with Emily, is on the show to teach you everything you need to know about ditching gluten. Think gluten free living has to be boring and tasteless? Think again – Emily shows us how you can enjoy a delicious diet and improve your health with gluten free cooking.

Motivated by a desire to prove that going gluten free can be both fun and easy, Emily founded Gluten Free with Emily to provide people with resources and recipes to help them remove this ingredient from their diet. She started making YouTube videos only two years ago, and is also working on a book. Emily is passionate about her business and works on it day by day to grow it into a success. “I know it will be really rewarding in the end.”

“If your digestion is off, everything is off,” and the increase in people going gluten-free points to many people not feeling good. Even in tiny quantities, gluten can have a reactionary effect on the gut. “Sometimes more than people realize,” says Emily.

Gluten is only found in modern grains—ancient grains like rice, quinoa, amaranth, do not contain any. Wheat has been modified so drastically since the industrial revolution that the human body hasn’t evolved to cope with it. Add to that GMO practices and you’ve got a substance that is impossible to digest. Wheat causes gut inflammation in everyone, not only those suffering from celiac or gluten allergy. This eventually leads to autoimmune diseases and other health issues. In fact, food has changed a lot in the last couple of decades, just look at the size of vegetables in shops these days! The way we’ve changed food has had a massive impact on people’s health.

Emily has celiac, which is an autoimmune disease triggered by eating gluten. Celiac isn’t the same as a gluten allergy, though both share many symptoms and are managed by avoiding gluten. But thankfully, going gluten free doesn’t have to mean a lifetime of boring food!

“I wanted to make gluten free baked goods that actually taste amazing.” Emily knows the baking element is really important to people and her recipes reflect this—we sampled some of her coconut chocolate caramel cookies during the show and OMG—AMAZING! When she became gluten free 14 years ago, Emily started to experiment with different flours – she has 15 different ones in her kitchen!

Gluten free has become a bit of a buzz word of late—everyone seems to be doing it. But it’s important to keep checking labels, because some of the ingredients used to replace gluten are far from healthy! A lot of gluten free options in the shops are really processed, so you might have a whole host of other issues to deal with. Emily encourages people to go back to whole foods—it doesn’t have to be difficult, there are so many amazing recipes out there.

The burning question for anyone thinking of going gluten free: how do I eat gluten free bread? Unfortunately, the bread situation is pretty sad. Emily has gluten free and grain free bread recipes on her website, but tries to steer people away from bread dependency. Many of the breads you can buy in the store are really processed, some even contain corn syrup! Lettuce wraps, leaf wraps, and nori rolls are all great alternatives to a wheat sandwich.

Emily tells us all about why it’s important to buy the best, freshest, highest quality produce possible, and why cooking in your own kitchen is better for your gut health. She also shares her favorite date spots for vegan, plant based and delicious food. Plus, find out how to make vegan, gluten-free strawberry pesto in just 5 minutes using only 6 ingredients!

Check out all the Show Notes at www.FoodHealsNation.com!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

81: Born For This - Find the work you were born to to with Chris Guillibeau
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81: Born For This - Find the work you were born to to with Chris Guillibeau

Chris Gillebeau is an entrepreneur and pioneer in clearing a path for others to live by the rules of their own heart, rather than convention and his philosophy can be summarized in four sentences.

  1. You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect
  2. You can do good things for yourself and help other people at the same time
  3. If you don’t decide for yourself what you want to get out of life, someone else will end up deciding for you
  4. There is usually more than one way to accomplish something

In short, Chris is interested in the convergence between highly personal goals and service to others and has built his life around that.

Chris’s first book, The Art of Non-Conformity, was translated into more than twenty languages. His second book, The $100 Startup, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, selling more than 300,000 copies worldwide. His latest book, The Happiness of Pursuit, was also a New York Times bestseller.  Every summer in Oregon, Chris hosts the World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative, remarkable people with thousands in attendance. Chris is also the founder of Pioneer Nation, Unconventional Guides, the Travel Hacking Cartel, and numerous other projects and is passionate about helping others live life to the fullest.  And his latest book,  Born For This, teaches you how to win the career lottery and find the work you were born to do!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

80: Manifesting anything you want with Alida McDaniel
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80: Manifesting anything you want with Alida McDaniel

Our favorite "Manifestation Maven," Alida McDaniel returns to the show today to talk about manifesting exactly what you want in your life. Alida explains that manifestation isn't a passive, "woo woo" kind of thing. It's real and you can actually ensure that you get everything you want in life by setting personal codes of conduct for yourself! This keeps you from resenting the good choices you are making and allows you to choose to make the decisions that will get the outcomes you want in your life. It's a powerful conversation that you won't want to miss!

 

 

79: Jason Wrobel’s New Book, Eaternity PLUS how to enjoy a long, healthy & sexy life
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79: Jason Wrobel’s New Book, Eaternity PLUS how to enjoy a long, healthy & sexy life

Detroit-born chef Jason Wrobel (aka J-Wro) is a graduate of the Living Light Culinary Institute with national certification as a Professional Raw Food Chef and Instructor. An ethical vegan for nearly two decades, he's inspired thousands of people worldwide to prepare deliciously easy and satisfying plant-based cuisine. The healing properties and outrageous tastes of his dishes have rendered his recipes favorites among celebrity clients and fans alike.

His popular YouTube channel, The J-Wro Show, features hundreds of vegan recipe videos and vibrant living vlogs. As the first-ever celebrity vegan chef on Cooking Channel, his TV series How to Live to 100 merged healthy, vegan comfort food recipes with a humorous blend of sitcom skits and innovative animation. He lives in LA with his rescued feline companions, Lynx, Clawdia, and Figaro. Eaternity is his first book with Hay House.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

 

78: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight with Chef AJ
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78: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight with Chef AJ

Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-based diet for almost 40 years. She is the host of the television series Healthy Living with CHEF AJ which airs on Foody TV. With her comedy background, she has made appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and more. A chef, culinary instructor and professional speaker, she is author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, which chronicles her journey from a junk-food vegan faced with a diagnosis of pre-cancerous polyps, to learning how to create foods that nourish and heal the body. Based in Los Angeles, Chef AJ teaches how to create meals to transform health, how to deal with cravings and food addiction and addresses the emotional side of eating. She is the creator of The Ultimate Weight Loss Program, was the Executive Pastry Chef at Sante La Brea Restaurant in Los Angeles, creator of Healthy Taste of LA and the YouTube cooking show The Chef and the Dietitian. Chef AJ holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University and is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

77: BizCast: How to Grow & Monetize Your Podcast
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77: BizCast: How to Grow & Monetize Your Podcast

Today we spread the podcasting love and play an episode from a podcast entitled Podcasting Mastery (yep, we cross-promote!). We know many of our listeners are budding podcasters, so guys, this one’s for you!

Imagine having the time and money to follow your passion and live life on your own terms – well, that’s what Podcasting Mastery is all about. Hosted by podcast veteran James Martell and digital marketing strategist Kimberly Juchnowski, the podcast helps its followers find ways to create a passive income, so they can spend less time doing business and more time doing the things they truly love.

“If you have a brand, you have a blog, anything that you are an expert on, you start a podcast and your numbers are going to instantly grow, no matter what,” Allison has migrated from the world of documentary and videos to podcasting, with amazing results. She believes you can definitely make your passion profitable.

Allison reveals how to let go of the negative self talk that keeps you doubting and stops you from doing what you love, so that you can be free to pursue your passion. Find out the rituals Suzy and Allison go through before a podcast (you don’t have to be as prepared as you may think!), and the mistakes (or learning experiences, as Allison likes to call them) they overcame. Plus, find out how Allison did at the Podcast Mastery Ten Question challenge!

Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur dipping your toe into podcasting waters, or are just curious how we started the Food Heals Podcast, you’re going to love this episode!

Thank you Podcasting Mastery for allowing us to replay this interview!

 

Allison’s FOUR Top Tips for a Successful Podcast

Advertising

Advertise your podcast on other podcasts, listeners are hungry for more of what they already love! Instead of looking for sponsors, Allison used Midroll, which acts as the middle man between the podcaster and the advertiser, to advertise the Food Heals Podcast on other shows.

Incentives

The Food Heals Podcast offered listeners a chance to win a Swag Bag of amazing health products (obtained for free from sponsors for free advertising) in exchange for a great review. Every podcaster needs to have a strategy to get new subscribers and new reviews. The Swag Bag campaign was hugely successful.

Sponsors

Get sponsors before you launch; it creates an instant sense of an established podcast. Allison reached out to companies with values she believed in and offered them free advertising. Now, companies reach out to the Food Heals Podcast — Allison hasn’t had to go out and find an advertiser since the podcast was launched.

Community

This is a hugely important part of successful podcasting. Groups like She Podcasts and Podcasters Paradise offer podcasters a chance to trade reviews, ask questions, and get support and encouragement from peers.

 

About Podcasting Mastery

James Martell, 12-year Podcasting Veteran, and Kimberly Juchnowski, Digital Marketing Strategist are all about successful podcasting. Each week on Podcasting Mastery, you’ll find James and Kimberly tucked away into their secret beach hut studio discussing strategies for developing lifestyle businesses, so you can spend less time doing business, and more time enjoying your families, more time travelling, and more time to doing “all of the things” that matter to you the most. The podcast focuses on strategies on both developing a passive monthly income stream, and passive ways of developing new clients and customers for your business. The goal is to inspire you to start your own podcast.

 

About The Food Heals Podcast

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

76: Lisa Bronner on Organic Skincare, Activism & going Green
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76: Lisa Bronner on Organic Skincare, Activism & going Green

Everything you need to know about organic skincare and fair trade activism! Lisa Bronner, grand daughter of Dr. Bronner himself, shares with us her tips on picking the greenest, safest products for body and home, and tells us the unbelievable story of how Dr. Bronner’s became a household name.

Whenever asked about what she does, the first thing Lisa says is “I’m a mom.” Her top priority is her family’s physical, emotional and mental well-being. She began her blog, Going Green with a Bronner Mom, to give other busy moms quick, easy, honest information about organic and natural products and help them make informed decisions about their and their children’s health. And she’s well placed to do so, as the grand daughter of the founder of a well loved green living brand, Dr. Bronner’s.

Lisa’s advice on how to make your life greener is simple: the first step is to educate yourself. Take the matter into your own hands. Read labels – whether it’s food or a beauty product, see what’s there. Do you recognize the ingredients, or would you need a chemistry degree to make sense of it? Lisa recommends visiting the Environmental Working Group website, which rates products according to safety and has a breakdown of ingredients including their potential effects. But you don’t need to read the label if you’re buying a bottle of D.r Bronner’s soap, which contains only natural skin loving ingredients, and can be used for all kinds of cleaning tasks.

The story of how Dr. Bronner’s was founded could be made into a film – Emanuel Bronner grew up in a German soap making family in early 1900’s. His philosophy, or Moral ABC, which focused around world peace, environment protection and the belief we are all one, caused his family to shun him, and compelled him to emigrate to the USA. There, he was wrongfully imprisoned in a mental institution for making impassioned speeches where he sought to promote the idea of an environmentally conscious, peaceful world. But he escaped and set up the Dr. Bronner’s that has now become a household name. His philosophy for this better world can still be found today, written on the soap bottle labels.

Dr. Bronner was a true visionary and his passion for creating a more ethical world lives on through the “Fighting Soap Company,” as the family have lovingly nicknamed it. “It’s part company and part activism,” says Lisa, referring to the campaigns Dr. Bronner’s has fought over the years. Where her grandfather’s causes were fluoridation and world peace, now the company is active in raising awareness and creating positive change in the areas of GMO labelling, fairer trade and business practices, animal welfare and living wage reform. Click here to find out how Dr. Bronner’s is making life better for both communities and the environment in Sri Lanka and Guana. We wish there were more companies like this! Dr. Bronner’s story proves that you can do business well while being fair, ethical and responsible.

You can read the full show notes and get access to all the resources at www.foodhealspodcast.com

75: Let Food Be Thy Medicine with Dr. Angela DeBord Henriksen
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75: Let Food Be Thy Medicine with Dr. Angela DeBord Henriksen

Angela DeBord Henriksen, MD, is a board-certified physician specializing in Internal Medicine. Dr. Henriksen currently has a private practice at IU Health after serving as a hospitalist there. Prior to her role as a hospitalist, she was in private practice on Indianapolis’ north side.

Dr. Henriksen received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She received her Doctorate of Medicine from Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine through St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Her mission is to help change the current healthcare system by educating patients and other healthcare providers on the value of nutrition in the prevention of disease.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

74: Setting new intentions to transform your life & your body with Magda Freedom Rod
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74: Setting new intentions to transform your life & your body with Magda Freedom Rod

Spring is a great time for renewal and change! Magda Freedom Rod is back today to share some thoughts on the Spring Equinox. The same way spring cleaning helps you clean your house, Magda shows us how to renew, feed our soul, & live a more conscious life!

Magda has been a health and environmental advocate and educator for over a decade. She routinely blogs for top publications about health and environmental sustainability. Magda has been on the cutting edge of health and sustainability issues. Magda teaches, yoga, meditation and Conscious Eating in an effort to help raise awareness about simple ways for us all to improve ourselves and make a more positive impact on the planet. "I created this course out of a deep desire to help raise awareness about possible solutions to many of the world’s largest problems. I believe in leaving a place better than I found it. I deeply cherish and honor this beautiful gift of my own body temple as well as the planet, and I hope you do too. We can all be part of the  solution on a daily basis, through our food choices. Thank you for joining me on this journey to a healthier you and planet."

You can check out the full show notes at http://foodhealsnation.com.

73: Joe Cross's new film, The Kids Menu PLUS how to reboot your body
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73: Joe Cross's new film, The Kids Menu PLUS how to reboot your body

Best known for his ground breaking film Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, Joe healed his chronic urticaria (also known as chronic hives), and got off the pharmaceuticals thanks to juicing and a plant based diet. We caught up with Joe while he was in LA for the screening of his new documentary The Kids Menu! In The Kids Menu, Joe meets with experts, parents, teachers and kids, coming to the realization that childhood obesity isn’t the real issue, but rather a symptom of a bigger problem. The lack of knowledge of what healthy foods are. Lack of access to healthy and affordable options. And the influence of negative role models, whether a parent, teacher or even a celebrity.

All of this together seems to be a lot to overcome, but when empowered, kids often make the surprising choice of the healthier path.

In this inspiring and hopeful documentary, we see amazing programs in action, inspiring individuals paving the way for change, but most of all — Kids, taking the lead in getting healthier options on their own menu.

We first met Joe when we interviewed him for our film, Food Heals and his transformational story blew our minds!

Joe used to be in financial trading, and while his career blossomed, his health deteriorated. His weight shot up to 320 pounds and he was taking a cocktail of medication to manage a variety of health issues including an autoimmune disease. One bite away from a heart attack, Joe decided to take matters in his own hands and make a drastic change, and film it!

After 60 days of juicing and 90 days of eating only plant based foods, he was a new man. He knew his film, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead would have a big impact – it’s probably responsible for how trendy green juices are these days! Now, Joe has two businesses, a production company and Reboot with Joe, a community and website that helps people “reboot” their health.”

“We all know there’s a problem,” says Joe about the current state of our health. That’s why The Kids Menu showcases what’s possible with a healthy diet rather than focusing too much on the issues. Joe and his film crew went around the country looking for healthy initiatives, found the ones that were worth sharing – and the film was born! Without wanting to give too much away, one thing The Kids Menu shows how children can connect to the earth, and how positive that connection can be. Give a child the chance to experience food in a whole new way, from garden to plate, and they’re hooked for life.

“I like to think of a reboot as time travel,” says Joe when we ask him about his health reboot tips. Where humans used to have periods of feast and famine, today we see mostly feasting. It’s never been easier to access high calorie food, and at the same time it’s never been easier to do nothing, with elevators and cars moving for us. Rebooting your health is a bit like going back in time to a period when feasting wasn’t always possible. Without advising a period of famine or starvation, Joe is a convincing advocate of controlled juice fasting. When you juice, you extract the water from the cellulose of plants, water that is bursting with micronutrients, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals that are essential to health. The first three days will be difficult, but if you break through something magical happens. Suddenly you’ll have all this energy, you’ll be calmer, your senses will be heightened, you’ll be mentally clear, your joints will feel better. And you’ll be giving your body a chance to heal. Joe’s tips for a good reboot: get 75% of your juice from vegetables and 25% from fruit, make sure you drink plenty of water, and if you plan to juice for longer than 15 days, add some plant protein to your juices. But even without rebooting or fasting, simply adding fresh juice to your day can help your body to heal and your health to thrive.

 

ABOUT JOE CROSS:Joe Cross is an Australian entrepreneur and investor who invests in early stage high potential growth companies. These include investments in the fashion, transportation, private equity finance, derivatives trading, early childhood education, structural steel distribution and health and wellness sectors.

Joe began his business career as a trader on the Sydney Futures Exchange where he worked from the early 1980s until 1998. During this time, Joe founded several companies in the derivatives trading and technology space.

From the late 1990s until 2003, Joe managed a diverse portfolio of assets in telecommunications, media, technology and financial services for Queensland Press Ltd, a wholly owned company of News Corp. During 2003, Joe began investing his own capital through his investment vehicle Jaymsea Investments Pty Ltd. A number of these businesses have gone from a start up to a thriving and successful business in a few short years. Today, Jaymsea has a diverse portfolio of active investments with financial and managerial stakes in high potential growth companies. The portfolio includes: Thakoon, a leading US based high end fashion label; Willow, a high end Australian based fashion label; and Citibabes, a club and education centre for families with small children.

Most recently, Joe founded Reboot Media; a health and lifestyle brand that creates entertaining and actionable educational media for anyone that is sick and tired of being sick and fat. Joe is the Chairman and CEO of Reboot Media, as well as the Co-Director, Executive Producer, and the host and subject of Reboot Media’s first feature length film, “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead”. Joe lives in New York and Sydney.

Joe Cross and the team that brought you “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” have a new movie – THE KIDS MENU! This time, Joe is taking on childhood obesity. In this hopeful documentary, you will see amazing programs in action, inspiring individuals paving the way for change, but most of all, Kids, taking the lead in getting healthier options on to their own menu.

Join the mission to help build a healthier future, and have a little fun too by joining us for a night at the movies!
 Be warned though, you and your family might be so inspired that you’ll find yourself planting your own vegetable garden come Spring!

THE KIDS MENU is heading to 12 cities across the U.S.  and all screenings will be followed by an in person Q&A with Joe Cross!  

 

ABOUT THE FOOD HEALS PODCAST:

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!    

72: Robin Shirley Part 2 - Using a healthy lifestyle to overcome juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and chronic lyme disease
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72: Robin Shirley Part 2 - Using a healthy lifestyle to overcome juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and chronic lyme disease

Robin Shirley shares the exact protocol she used to cleanse her system on toxins and finally overcome her chronic pain. Robin has lots of tips and protocols for getting rid of the metals in your system. She tells us what she did right and what didn't go well, so you can know exactly what to expect if you want to give it a try!

 

You can find the full show notes at http://foodhealsnation.com/72

71: Robin Shirley on reducing pain and inflammation with a therapeutic, healthy lifestyle
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71: Robin Shirley on reducing pain and inflammation with a therapeutic, healthy lifestyle

Robin grew up with out-of-control systemic inflammation, which her doctors labeled as Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chronic Lyme Disease. At 23 years old, Robin was on track to file for disability and give up on her dream to run her own hospitality company.

After 17 years of experimentation, research and education, she has personally experienced the power of a therapeutic healthy lifestyle on reducing pain and inflammation. Robin is finally free from pharmaceuticals and running the company of her dreams. Don't miss her amazing story!

You can read the full show notes at http://foodhealsnation.com/71

 

70: Dr. McDougal on using food to prevent diabetes, MS and other chronic diseases
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70: Dr. McDougal on using food to prevent diabetes, MS and other chronic diseases

You may think that using food to heal and prevent disease. Dr. John McDougal has been studying, advocating and educating others since the 1970's. His mission in life has always been to share the benefits or fueling your body properly, so that you are healthy and live a long life.

 

You can the full show notes here.

69: Adam Sud on healing from depression, addiction and obesity naturally
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69: Adam Sud on healing from depression, addiction and obesity naturally

In Part 2 of our interview with Adam Sud, we take a look at how he and his twin brother Bobby are making the world a healthier place through raising awareness of mental illness and challenging the stigmas associated with it. We also answer a listener question about holistic healing and coming off prescription meds.

Three years ago, Adam weighed 300 pounds, was diabetic, suffered from depression, and was addicted to drugs and junk food. Since overcoming his addiction and healing his diabetes with a plant based vegan diet, Adam’s life has completely changed for the better. When he noticed that his twin brother Bobby was in the same position he had been in previously, he reached out. A few months ago, he suggested Bobby move in, and follow the same diet and exercise regime Adam was on.

Bobby accepted, and has been following Adam’s health routine for about a month in a half. Even in such a short time, the results are astounding: Bobby has lost 20 pounds, balanced his blood sugar levels and improved his blood pressure. There have been challenges—change isn’t easy—but Bobby already feels happier and healthier and says looking at it as his very own “hero’s journey” helps to keep him motivated.

Adam and Bobby want to make the world a healthier place and challenge the stigma that surrounds mental health. “People need to recover out loud. We need to remove the shame around addiction” says Adam. They will be taking part in the Ice Breaker Run—an event that aims to break the ice around talking about mental illness. The run will be 3100 miles long, spanning from Los Angeles to Washington DC and its end will kick off Mental Health Awareness Week. You can follow their progress through their website and look out for their podcast!

We also answer a question from one of our listeners, who is in the process of changing her lifestyle and wants to know how she can heal herself naturally and holistically, and the best way to come off prescription medication for depression and ADD. Thank you for reaching out! We always advocate talking to a doctor about coming off medications and doing so gradually. There are many things you can do to get your brain balanced, such as positive thinking and giving your brain proper nutrients. For the full story about Bobby’s journey, and great tips from Adam and ourselves on how to live a more natural and holistic life, tune in now!

68: Overcoming Adderall addiction, losing weight and finding peace with Adam Sud
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68: Overcoming Adderall addiction, losing weight and finding peace with Adam Sud

In today’s moving episode, Adam Sud tells us how he overcame his addiction of prescription drugs and junk food, lost 100 pounds, regained his self esteem and turned his life around with a whole food, plant based vegan diet.

Prescription drug misuse kills over 300,000 Americans every year. Adam Sud very nearly became part of that statistic, but he managed to turn his life around. He shares his inspirational story with us today.

Adam comes from a home where healthy living was encouraged. When his grandfather passed away from cancer, his father, founder of Whole Foods Market, became focused on health and wellness, running marathons and encouraging his family to eat nutritious food. Consequently, Adam wondered whether there was something wrong with him for liking junk foods, and by the time he was in high school, he’d rebelled and begun to reject the healthy lifestyle promoted at home. In middle school he was prescribed the ADHD medication Adderall, which he began to overuse, enjoying the feeling of focused attention and the fact the drug helped him manage his weight. But Adderall is one molecule away from being street meth, and soon Adam found himself increasingly craving the drug. By the time he was in college, his metabolism was seriously damaged and he began gaining weight.

It wasn’t until Adam left college than things really took a turn for the worse. He was taking six times the recommended amount of Adderall each day, and when he couldn’t get hold of it he would self-sooth with junk food. His self image was at an all time low, he had no self esteem. Nothing mattered except the drug. He lost his job, his life retreated into his apartment, he didn’t go out with his friends and his relationship with his family was strained. But his father kept reaching out to him and one day Adam realized he had to do something.

He started rehab in September 2012. “The physical exam was dehumanizing”, Adam remembers as he thinks back to being 300 pounds and seriously overweight. The test results were frightening: he had high blood pressure, and his blood sugar levels were through the roof. It was the diabetes diagnosis that hit Adam the hardest, and what propelled him to making the lifestyle changes needed to fully recover. He started working with the personal trainer immediately. “If I’m the cause of my problems, I get to be the solution,” and, 37 days later, he moved into Sober Living.

This was another challenge, as the food on offer was “worse than hospital food”, frosted flakes and microwaveable pizzas—indeed most people gain weight in Sober Living. But that wasn’t the case for Adam. He started a diet consisting of oatmeal and egg whites, and as many steamed vegetables as he could handle — this was an act of self love and care, and the diet helped reaffirm his sobriety. After two months, he’d lost 30 pounds, and with the therapy he was receiving, was able to start liking the person he saw in the mirror. Adam also reversed his diabetes. He moved out of Sober Living eight months later, weighing nearly 100 pounds less.

Now, Adam has been a vegan for around two years, and is planning to run the New York Marathon with his father. He’s certified as a Holistic Health Coach, and has gone from hating himself to being the healthiest and happiest he’s ever been — and if that’s not a story worth listening to, nothing is! Tune in now for part 1 of this extraordinary two-part interview.

 

 

67: Lorelei Shellist on finding oneself in the face of hardship
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67: Lorelei Shellist on finding oneself in the face of hardship

Author, speaker, Fashion Icon Archetypes(TM) founder, image consultant and inner beauty empowerment coach Lorelei Shellist brings new meaning to the definition of "supermodel." Having been a graceful and spirited muse for Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Bob Mackie, Geoffrey Beene and Giorgio Armani, Lorelei received first-hand experience on how to bring art and dreams to life from many of the world's greatest designers.

In her memoir, "Runway Runaway: A Backstage Pass to Fashion, Romance & Rock 'n Roll," Lorelei inspires with her perseverance, determination, survival skills, and wit.

Beyond the runway, Lorelei has appeared internationally in films, TV, commercials, and print, and has gone on the road as a singer/songwriter. She holds degrees from the Masters program in Spiritual Psychology and Consciousness, Health, and Healing from the University of Santa Monica, and is a graduate of Alison Armstrong's "PAX Programs: Peace Between Men and Women." In addition, she is a facilitating counselor with the Freedom to Choose Foundation 501(c)(3), working with inmates at Valley State Prison for Women. Her own non-profit organization, I AM Dreams With Wings, teaches critical life skills to at-risk teens. Lorelei also created the "Shellist Music Scholarship" at Mesa College in San Diego, which provides a full tuition for vocational students of music.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

66: Author and fashion model Lorelei Shellist on following your dreams
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66: Author and fashion model Lorelei Shellist on following your dreams

Author, speaker, Fashion Icon Archetypes(TM) founder, image consultant and inner beauty empowerment coach Lorelei Shellist brings new meaning to the definition of "supermodel." Having been a graceful and spirited muse for Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Bob Mackie, Geoffrey Beene and Giorgio Armani, Lorelei received first-hand experience on how to bring art and dreams to life from many of the world's greatest designers.

In her memoir, "Runway Runaway: A Backstage Pass to Fashion, Romance & Rock 'n Roll," Lorelei inspires with her perseverance, determination, survival skills, and wit.

Beyond the runway, Lorelei has appeared internationally in films, TV, commercials, and print, and has gone on the road as a singer/songwriter. She holds degrees from the Masters program in Spiritual Psychology and Consciousness, Health, and Healing from the University of Santa Monica, and is a graduate of Alison Armstrong's "PAX Programs: Peace Between Men and Women." In addition, she is a facilitating counselor with the Freedom to Choose Foundation, working with inmates at Valley State Prison for Women. Her own non-profit organization, I AM Dreams With Wings, teaches critical life skills to at-risk teens. Lorelei also created the "Shellist Music Scholarship" at Mesa College in San Diego, which provides a full tuition for vocational students of music.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

65: Alida McDaniel answers your questions about mindset and manifestation as a part of holistic living
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65: Alida McDaniel answers your questions about mindset and manifestation as a part of holistic living

Alida, Suzy and Allison sit down for a Q&A Session where your questions about mindset and manifestation are answered. Alida is amazingly intuitive and she lays out exactly how you go about having a healthy relationship with food, your spouse and even expectations. You won't want to miss a minute of this episode because Alida will leave you speechless!

64: Love, Relationships & the Law of Attraction with JJ Flizanes
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64: Love, Relationships & the Law of Attraction with JJ Flizanes

Happy Valentines Day, Food Heals Nation! In this episode we are telling our personal love stories and discussing relationships, the law of attraction & answering your questions with Empowerment Strategist, JJ Flizanes!

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A video expert for About.com and regular contributor for The Daily Love, JJ has been featured in many national magazines such as Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. For her clients & followers, JJ designs customized coaching programs and unique, versatile approaches that harmonize the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. Find out more visit JJFlizanes.com

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

63: How to be a fashionable & healthy eco-entrepreneur
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63: How to be a fashionable & healthy eco-entrepreneur

Jacky Wasserman is an entrepreneur and founder of BEETxBEET, a lifestyle brand committed to spreading awareness and raising consciousness around the choices we make everyday. By providing empowering, fashionable apparel, her goal is to inspire you to help spread the word about important causes that need a voice.

Jacky created BEETxBEET t-shirts to spread healthy propaganda while educating the general public about conscious eating and the environmental issues surrounding food. With tees like ‘Hail to the Kale’, ‘It’s Not You, It’s Meat,’ and ‘Hell No To GMO,’ BEETxBEET shirts aren’t just for vegans, but for anyone with an interest in what is happening in the food industry and the environmental impact influenced through our choices in food.

BEETxBEET's tagline is 'Saving the planet one vegan at a time.’

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

62: Healing from PCOS, detoxing from birth control & eliminating processed foods with Megan Lawson
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62: Healing from PCOS, detoxing from birth control & eliminating processed foods with Megan Lawson

Today’s guest is Megan Lawson. Megan is the author of “Eat This Not That” and maintains the blog, www.MegUnprocessed.com. She was a TV producer for the Emmy-nominated lifestyle show “Home and Family” on the Hallmark Channel until she decided to focus all her attention on her blog. She now owns her own production company, UnProcessed Productions, where she produces an array of videos for lifestyle and recipe bloggers, YouTube personalities, and Health & Wellness companies. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

61: Healing Power of Music
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61: Healing Power of Music

Chrysanthe Tan is a composer and classically-trained violinist who performs internationally and writes music for chamber ensembles, film, and dance. She has performed and recorded with numerous artists, played on a number of television programs and toured the world as pop star Ariana Grande's violinist on the Honeymoon Tour. Chrysanthe's music has been featured in numerous art projects, campaigns, and films screening at Cannes Shorts Corner and Los Angeles Film Festival, among other places. Aside from her solo, composition, and touring work, she is one half of Duo Meranti, a contemporary/experimental/Balkan collaboration with classically-trained guitarist and composer Sean Hayward.

Chrysanthe recently released her debut album, Stories, comprised of chamber music for piano, strings, and electronics.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

60: How to get fit & lose weight with Personal Trainer & Empowerment Strategist J.J. Flizanes
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60: How to get fit & lose weight with Personal Trainer & Empowerment Strategist J.J. Flizanes

Today we're talking to Personal Trainer & Empowerment Strategist  J.J. Flizanes about how to lose weight and get fit!

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A video expert for About.com and regular contributor for The Daily Love, JJ has been featured in many national magazines such as Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. For her clients & followers, JJ designs customized coaching programs and unique, versatile approaches that harmonize the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. Find out more visit JJFlizanes.com

JJ has been featured in many magazines in addition to the ones previously mentioned including Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, Fitness Magazine, E Pregnancy Magazine to name a few. Her television appearances include KTLA, CBS, Fox 11 and NBC. She appeared regularly with summer fitness lifestyle tips on YOURLA on NBC in Los Angeles.  She has also been heard on The AwareShow with Lisa Garr in local radio.

59: The Healing Properties of Natural Food
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59: The Healing Properties of Natural Food

Ramona Fasula is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and owner of Wellness by Ramona. Driven by her father’s struggle with diabetes, Ramona teaches others how to live longer, healthier lives. She gives clients the motivation and empowerment to reach their health goals and move towards a truly healthy lifestyle.

Ramona has a very strong background in nutrition including certifications in health coaching, plant based nutrition, and integrative nutrition and cooking, under the one and only Christina Pirello. She has designed programs aimed at fighting heart disease, diabetes, cancer, fibromyalgia, and a host of other serious health conditions. She understands the healing properties of natural food and believes that the first line of defense against disease comes from the kitchen, not a pill bottle. Food is medicine and she teaches others how to utilize food to prevent and reverse various conditions. 

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

58: Intuition, Psychology & Spirituality with Master Intuitive Tracy Crossley
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58: Intuition, Psychology & Spirituality with Master Intuitive Tracy Crossley

Tracy Crossley is a Master Intuitive. Her blend of intuition, business acumen, psychology, Reiki, spirituality and subconscious pattern breaking helps people identify their real obstacles and connect emotionally. Her straightforward approach has attracted CEOs, people in work/life transition and other Type A individuals who think intellectualizing problems is the key to solving them (Hint: it isn’t).  Tracy studied neuropsychology and received her BA from Charter Oak State College. She is a Reiki Master and blogger for publications such as Huffington Post and elephant journal. She is an empathic; clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient, in other words…She really utilizes her sixth sense.Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

57: Healing Ovarian Cancer & Losing 50 lbs with Journalist and Transformational CEO™ Evita Ramparte
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57: Healing Ovarian Cancer & Losing 50 lbs with Journalist and Transformational CEO™ Evita Ramparte

The Honolulu Press called her ‘The Goddess of Wellness & Tigress of Business’; Evita Ramparte is an Author, Journalist and Transformational CEO™. She is a serial Internet entrepreneur and a trend-setter in the rapidly growing wellness industry; a celebrity coach to Hollywood stars and the CEOs of Fortune 500.

In 2000, Evita was informed by doctors she has ovarian cancer. Instead of giving up to their authority and obediently turn for surgery and chemo, she decided to cleanse her mind and her body. She healed herself naturally through fasting and detoxing, as well as through a complete transformation of consciousness and clarity in her relationships. She lost over 50 pounds in just few months and turned her life around by a high-carb raw vegan lifestyle. After four months she was considered cancer free.

Evita began a life journey, which led her through Paris, London, Los Angeles to Hawaii. Today, she lives in California, and her story inspires people all over the world.

Evita has authored three books - ‘The Bliss of Cancer’, ‘Badass Detox’ and ‘How To Cleanse In 7 Days’. Currently, she is writing her fourth title: ‘TigerWoman. Feminine Strategies In The Jungle of Business’. She is one of the stars of the movie ‘Hungry for Change’ on FMTV.com and ‘Food Heals’ (in production), as well as one of the experts on the board of EndoPositive International. Her book ‘Badass Detox’ is a training manual for Doctors Across Borders in Africa.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

56: How to do a Juice Cleanse
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56: How to do a Juice Cleanse

In this episode we turn the tables and share Allison's recent interview on Fit2Love podcast with J.J. Flizanes. J.J. interviews Allison on the fundamentals of a juice cleanse and how to do it well. 

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and Host of The Fit 2 Love Podcast Show. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 Elite Traveler Magazine.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

55: NBA Star John Salley on why milk doesn't do your body good & John's favorite things!
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55: NBA Star John Salley on why milk doesn't do your body good & John's favorite things!

Part 2 of our episode with the multi-talented, tour de force, John Salley is UP - http://bit.ly/JohnSalley-Part2

Find out why milk does NOT do a body good, what John's film, The Missing Peace is all about and we're going to hear about John's FAVORITE things! (It's like Oprah's favorite things- but sillier!) Plus, check out our ‪#‎SelfieWithSalley‬!

To continually create new tasks to accomplish and to reinvent yourself is the mark of a versatile and motivated individual.  It is the definition of father, athlete, actor, entrepreneur, talk show host, philanthropist, wellness advocate, vegan and champion: John Salley.

John is a frequent speaker at VegFest’s across the USA, and as a Wellness Advocate, John’s mission is to educate people on the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle through better eating habits.

John was the first NBA player to win four championships with three different teams. During the 80’s, John was a member of the Detroit Piston “Bad Boys” squad.  He went on to Chicago playing with Michael Jordan as part of the Bulls 1996 championship team.  In 1999, Phil Jackson invited John to come to Los Angeles to provide experience and leadership to the 1999-2000 Lakers’ championship team.

After his retirement from the NBA, John explored several opportunities in both television and film.  John’s film credits include Bad Boys 1 & 2, Eddie and Jerry Bruckheimer’s Confession of a Shopaholic. John spent 7 years serving as the co-host of the Emmy nominated, critically acclaimed “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” on Fox Sports.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

54: NBA Star John Salley on sex, spirituality & veganism
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54: NBA Star John Salley on sex, spirituality & veganism

NBA Champion & Vegan Activist John Salley joins Allison and Suzy in-studio to discuss the sexual and spiritual benefits of the vegan lifestyle on this episode of the ‪#‎FoodHealsPodcast‬

Warning: Explicit! http://bit.ly/JohnSalley-Part1

John was the first NBA player to win four championships with three different teams. After his retirement from the NBA in 2000, John spent 7 years serving as the co-host of the Emmy nominated, critically acclaimed “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” on Fox Sports Net. John has adopted a plant-based vegan lifestyle, and is a frequent speaker at VegFest’s across the USA. As a Wellness Advocate, one of John’s main missions in life is to continue to educate people on the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle thru better eating habits.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

53: A Nutrition Health Coach’s guide to clean eating and loving your body
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53: A Nutrition Health Coach’s guide to clean eating and loving your body

Lisa Consiglio Ryan is the founder of Whole Health Designs, juicy clean living advocate and mama of two. She is also an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who provides detox programs and private coaching for women who desire to embrace clean living. She loves her yoga practice, running, and has a mission to spread the word, "Food is love."     As a Certified Health and Nutrition Coach, Lisa has worked with thousands in her Renewal 10 Day Detox programs. Her work has been featured in Fitness Magazine, TinyBuddha, Elephant Journal, Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Life , The Daily Meal, and Mind Body Green. You can also check out Lisa's new book, Go Clean, Sexy You: A Seasonal Guide to Detoxing and Staying Healthy on Amazon. 

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

52: How Janette beat breast cancer naturally and set a new world record for marathons
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52: How Janette beat breast cancer naturally and set a new world record for marathons

Janette Murray-Wakelin was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 and was ‘given’ six months to live. This challenge prompted her to make choices that would change her life forever.

With the help of Janette’s naturopathic physician, she established a regime that focused on the holistic approach of mind, body and spirit. This intensive regime included intravenous immune therapy; Infrared detoxification therapy; increasing the amount of oxygen to the body through ozone treatment, conscious breathing and aerobic exercise; visualization, meditation, positive thinking and spiritual awareness; and maximizing the amount of nutrients taken into the body through juicing, wheatgrass and living food nutrition.

Within the six months of making these drastic lifestyle changes plus going 100% raw vegan Janette received a clean bill of health. As a result of her life changing experience, Janette and her husband Alan established a Centre for Optimum Health on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, where they offered RAW Lifestyle Programs based on the holistic approach of mind, body and spirit.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

51: How to lose weight effortlessly, overcome asthma & heal disease with green smoothies
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51: How to lose weight effortlessly, overcome asthma & heal disease with green smoothies

Green Smoothie Girl and GSGLife founder, Robyn Openshaw’s passion for educating people about diet and nutrition arose from her own personal journey. 20 years ago, Robyn weighed over 200 pounds and had 21 chronic diseases. Getting off the Standard American Diet proved a lifesaver. Robyn lost 70 pounds without dieting, by converting to a whole-foods, plant-based diet. Twenty years later, she is a competitive athlete, free of all disease and symptoms, and at her ideal weight.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

50: Audrey Hope on healing from deep core issues and accessing the power of love
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50: Audrey Hope on healing from deep core issues and accessing the power of love

A multi-talented force in the Entertainment Industry and Healing Arts, Audrey Hope has been honored for her revolutionary work as Intuitive Soul Healer, Talk Show Host, Addiction Expert, Producer and Actress. Audrey is a "Healer to the Stars", serving for 8 years as Director/Counselor of Spirituality, at one of the most prestigious Rehab Centers in Malibu.    Audrey’s Spiritual Counseling is a unique process that takes one beyond the limited concepts of the mind and the boundaries of traditional therapy into the deeper soul, where true healing happens. The goal of the journey is full transformation in the physical, emotional and spiritual body.    Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

49: Dr. Joel Kahn on how to prevent heart attacks & chronic disease through a plant-based diet
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49: Dr. Joel Kahn on how to prevent heart attacks & chronic disease through a plant-based diet

Dr. Joel Kahn is a plant-based cardiologist whose personal mission is to prevent 1 million heart attacks over the next two years.  His brand of cardiology combines the best of Western and complementary therapies for total healing.Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

48: Holiday gift guide, Discount Codes, 2015 Reflections
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48: Holiday gift guide, Discount Codes, 2015 Reflections

Today's episode is our holiday gift guide! Find out our favorite books for 2015 and get discount codes on our favorite products for yourself or you loved ones!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

47: Multiple Sclerosis: How to Reverse & Heal Auto-Immune Diseases with Ann Boroch
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47: Multiple Sclerosis: How to Reverse & Heal Auto-Immune Diseases with Ann Boroch

Ann Boroch, CNC, healed herself of multiple sclerosis and has been symptom free for 21 years. Refusing to accept the doctor’s devastating verdict, she educated herself about the real factors underlying her condition and created her own self-care program based on integrative medicine methods.

As a nutritional consultant, naturopath, educator, award-winning author, and inspirational speaker, Ann Boroch is passionate about helping people realize that the body has an innate intelligence that allows it to heal itself. She firmly believes that with choice and diligence, each of us has the power to overcome any challenge.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

46: Yoga for cancer patients: tips, tricks and techniques for Healing
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46: Yoga for cancer patients: tips, tricks and techniques for Healing

Alison Crowley has been teaching yoga since 2001. She received her training at The Center for Yoga in Los Angeles, where she also taught and later served as manager and marketing director of the studio. Combining their knowledge of fitness, illness/injury rehabilitation and yoga therapy, Alison and Kathleen offer a unique perspective through their teaching that is complemented by their philosophy to make yoga safe, enjoyable, and accessible to all.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

45: Gunnar Lovelace, co-CEO of Thrive Market on making healthy food affordable and accessible for all
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45: Gunnar Lovelace, co-CEO of Thrive Market on making healthy food affordable and accessible for all

Gunnar Lovelace is a serial entrepreneur in nonprofits, technology, fashion and real estate. Most recently he is the founder and co-CEO of Thrive Market, an online wholesale buying club on a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for every American family.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health aand healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

44: Q&A Saturday: Little changes that can heal your life
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44: Q&A Saturday: Little changes that can heal your life

On this Q&A Saturday episode, Allison and Suzy answer YOUR burning questions like how to deal with anxiety & depression, the art of surrender and how changing your laundry detergent can change your life!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health aand healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

43: How Alida lost 80 pounds and manifested "the one!"
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43: How Alida lost 80 pounds and manifested "the one!"

Alida McDaniel is an Intuitive Life Strategist, Culinary Artist and Personal Trainer who lost 80 pounds and healed herself of a multitude of chronic diseases.Alida's experience includes over a decade of culinary arts, personal training, life coaching, holistic health coaching, study of comparative religions and certifications in Universal Intelligence Mentorship, 12 Strand DNA Healing, Group Consciousness, and the intuitive business coaching program- All-Knowing Entrepreneurship.Alida has been working with quantum consciousness for over a decade, teaching intuitive wellness, facilitating divine intelligence workshops and crafting life mastery programs inspired by tapping into the fabric of the universe.Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

42: Raising Children on a plant-based diet with Dr. Pamela RD
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42: Raising Children on a plant-based diet with Dr. Pamela RD

Pamela Fergusson is a Registered Dietitian and registered Public Heath Nutritionist with a PhD in nutrition. She’s visited over 50 countries and worked as a Dietitian in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Pamela is fascinated by nutrition and loves incorporating wellness and fitness into her life. She eats a whole foods, plant-based diet and loves to cook and bake with her four children, teaching them about food and nutrition through shopping for and preparing colorful, healthy family meals together. And, she has completed five half marathons and one marathon and believes in the power of activity to help improve our mental and physical health.Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health aand healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

41: Happy Thanksgiving! Q&A Thursday
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41: Happy Thanksgiving! Q&A Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving! On this episode Allison and Suzy answer your burning questions on Q&A Thursday!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health aand healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

40: Meditation techniques and healthy Thanksgiving tips from an MD
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40: Meditation techniques and healthy Thanksgiving tips from an MD

Dr. Elson Haas is Founder and Director of Haas Health Online and the Preventive Medical Center of Marin (PMCM), where he has practiced Integrative Medicine for more than 25 years.Dr. Haas encourages us all to remember that our health–how we look and feel–is mostly a result of how we live. As a lifestyle and preventive medical physician, the good doctor’s message is always about protecting our health and honoring our body and the Mother Earth. Eat foods from Nature as much as possible, and take care of your many dimensional self–your mind and body, heart and spirit. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

39: How to reverse chronic disease naturally with Dr. Elson Haas
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39: How to reverse chronic disease naturally with Dr. Elson Haas

Dr. Elson Haas has been in medical practice since he graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1972 and then interned at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA. Over the past 35 years, he has studied and incorporated many healing disciplines—Western and Eastern Medicines, Nutrition and Detoxification, Herbology, and Mind/Body Healing—into his ongoing practice. Since 1980, Dr. Haas refers to this multidisciplinary blend of care as Integrated, or Integrative, Medicine. Dr. Haas specializes in creating individualized programs for his patients utilizing dietary changes, detoxification, prescription medicines and nutritional and herbal supplements.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health!

This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

38: Macrobiotics & Healing Emotions with Warren Kramer
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38: Macrobiotics & Healing Emotions with Warren Kramer

Warren Kramer is an internationally recognized macrobiotic counselor, educator and cooking instructor. For the past 23 years, he has studied and lived the macrobiotic way of life. Warren teaches the macrobiotic approach to health and wellness, including principles of food selection and preparation, exercise, work and personal relationships.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

37: The Law of Attraction with Empowerment Strategist JJ Flizanes
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37: The Law of Attraction with Empowerment Strategist JJ Flizanes

JJ is an Empowerment Strategist and Host of The Fit 2 Love Podcast Show. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core.

She was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

36: Protein is not the answer; it’s the problem.
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36: Protein is not the answer; it’s the problem.

Protein is not the answer. In fact, it’s the problem. In Proteinaholic, Dr. Garth Davis sets the record straight, dispelling the myths that have been perpetuated by doctors, weight loss experts, and the media.

Dr. Davis is the medical director of the Davis Clinic at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, and starred on the hit TLC show Big Medicine. He is the author of Proteinaholic, How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

35: The secret to weight-loss and hormone regulation
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35: The secret to weight-loss and hormone regulation

Shelby Webb is Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant who became passionate about the healing power of food after seeing its benefits in mitigating the symptoms of her Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a very common hormone disorder.

Shelby lost 30 pounds and nearly 1/5 of her body weight by incorporating the principles of the blood type diet and now helps others do the same. She encourages her clients to eat whole foods and to make sustainable lifestyle changes for long-lasting results.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

34: #TBT Part 2 - Kerri Kasem on healing ADD naturally without drugs
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34: #TBT Part 2 - Kerri Kasem on healing ADD naturally without drugs

Kerri Kasem is a multimedia personality, producer, and writer who has anchored numerous music, talk and entertainment programs for both radio and television. Kerri is the daughter of the late radio host and icon Casey Kasem. Since 1997, Kerri has followed in her father’s footsteps, hosting many radio programs. Kasem was co-host of the internationally syndicated Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx for four years, but left the show to fight for her father, and to lobby for the “Visitation Bill” AB2034 in California – a vision which in less than six months has seen legislation in four other states. She founded the Kasem Cares Foundation to establish and fight for the rights to have visitation and reasonable access to an ailing parent, especially when under the care and control of an uncooperative spouse or sibling.

Today's #TBT episode features an excerpt from our interview with Kerri for the Food Heals documentary.  Kerri has used food to heal her body from ADD, and she has become a champion of healthy, plant based nutrition as the cure for modern day disease.  Kerri has used nutrition for her own healing and she encourages others to try holistic nutrition instead of relying on prescriptions.  Don't miss a minute of this episode!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

33: Healing auto-immune conditions naturally & The Vanishing of The Bees
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33: Healing auto-immune conditions naturally & The Vanishing of The Bees

In 2010, Maryam Henein’s 15-year career as an investigative journalist, eco-entrepreneur, and producer hit a milestone with the release of her award-winning documentary Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Ellen Page. It also marked her directorial debut.

Maryam has more than 15 years experience working as an investigative journalist, a documentary and television producer and professional researcher. Her credits include producing documentaries for the BBC, Discovery, Robert Greenwald and Morgan Spurlock. As a journalist she has written for publications such as The Los Angeles Times, Science & Spirit Magazine, and The Cairo Times. Following a near death experience several years ago, Maryam delved into the science of nutrition and alternative ways of healing.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

32: Ghost Stories: Real experiences with the paranormal
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32: Ghost Stories: Real experiences with the paranormal

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Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

31: Kerri Kasem on healing ADD naturally without drugs
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31: Kerri Kasem on healing ADD naturally without drugs

Kerri Kasem is a multimedia personality, producer, and writer who has anchored numerous music, talk and entertainment programs for both radio and television. Kerri is the daughter of the late radio host and icon Casey Kasem. Since 1997, Kerri has followed in her father’s footsteps, hosting many radio programs.

Kasem was co-host of the internationally syndicated Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx for four years, but left the show to fight for her father, and to lobby for the “Visitation Bill” AB2034 in California – a vision which in less than six months has seen legislation in four other states. She founded the Kasem Cares Foundation to establish and fight for the rights to have visitation and reasonable access to an ailing parent, especially when under the care and control of an uncooperative spouse or sibling.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

30: Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret - Movie Review
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30: Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret - Movie Review

On today's episode of The Food Heals Podcast, Allison Melody sits down with reality TV producer, Jessica Funk Sirikulbut & cancer survivor, Jill Tomback to do a movie review of the latest cut of the film, Cowspiracy.

Executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Cowspiracy follows filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

To talk about the film we have breast cancer survivor Jill Tomback, who you know from previous episodes of the Food Heals podcast where she tells her story of going through breast cancer- everything she did, what worked, what didn’t work. She is a second grade teacher with a Masters degree in Educational Leader ship who loves pilates, ASU football and her dog, Rio.

And she is 5 and a half years cancer free, and promotes clean eating, juicing daily and an active lifestyle for cancer prevention.

We also have reality television producer and new mom, Jessica Funk Sirikulbut. Jessica has extensive knowledge behind the scenes of your favorite commercials and reality TV shows including Dancing with the Stars, Supernanny, Top Gear & more and has since developed several shows for international sales. She is an optimistic idea maker who loves to help other people marry their passions with their "saved-by-grace" story. Originally from Colorado, Jessica lives for skiing and campfire storytelling.

And Jessica wants to create a healthy, holistic, organic environment & world for her 1 year old daughter, Emme to grow up in.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

29: The Science of Veganism with Dietitian Matt Ruscigno
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29: The Science of Veganism with Dietitian Matt Ruscigno

"Demand the impossible! Of yourself and the world!" Had a blast interviewing registered dietitian, Matt Ruscigno - True Love Health with guest, co-host, Healthy Vegan Guy, Vince Lia on the latest episode of The‪#‎FoodHealsPodcast‬! http://bit.ly/TrueLoveHealth

Matt Ruscigno is a vegan of 19 years and a leading expert in the field of vegetarian nutrition. Matt has a Nutritional Science degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Public Health Nutrition degree from Loma Linda University, as well as certification as a Registered Dietitian- one of the only professional nutrition credentials available.

In addition to working with vegetarian clients and athletes, Matt is the Past-Chair of the Vegetarian Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He is a co-author of the No Meat Athlete book with Matt Frazier and Appetite for Reduction with Isa Moskowitz.

Our guest co-host today is Vince Lia, The Healthy Vegan Guy. You might remember him from episode 2 sharing his battle with ulcerative colitis and episode 18 about how to do what you love every day. Vince’s mission is to educate and inspire others about the about the benefits of eating a plant based diet and living a healthy vegan lifestyle.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

28: Breast Cancer Part 3 - Healthy juice recipes
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28: Breast Cancer Part 3 - Healthy juice recipes

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

 

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

Find out how to win a swag bag full of our favorite organic, vegan health and beauty products including luscious face lotion, wrinkle-reducing clay mask, refreshing essential oil spritzer, delicious deodorant, detox supplements and more by subscribing to our show!

 

Upcoming & past guests include John Salley, Sophie Uliano, Kimberly Van Der Beek, Joe Cross, Kerri Kasem and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these amazing episodes!

 

27: Breast Cancer Part 2 - Healing the emotional aspect of cancer holistically
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27: Breast Cancer Part 2 - Healing the emotional aspect of cancer holistically

This episode is Part 2 of Jill's survivor story.  In today's episode Jill deals with the emotional side of cancer and again affirms that her choices for any future cancer treatment would be holistic treatment.

 

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

 

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

Find out how to win a swag bag full of our favorite organic, vegan health and beauty products including luscious face lotion, wrinkle-reducing clay mask, refreshing essential oil spritzer, delicious deodorant, detox supplements and more by subscribing to our show!

 

Upcoming & past guests include John Salley, Sophie Uliano, Kimberly Van Der Beek, Joe Cross, Kerri Kasem and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these amazing episodes!

 

26: Breast Cancer- A survivor's story of western & alternative methods
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26: Breast Cancer- A survivor's story of western & alternative methods

"If I had to do it all over again, I would not choose chemotherapy.  I would choose the natural treatment and use Gerson therapy." ~ Jill Tomback

Today's episode tells the story of our friend, Jill Tomback who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 25.  Jill  shares her story of getting the diagnosis, how she chose her treatment, the difficult decision to get a double mastectomy and ultimately how she healed her body.  One of the incredible things that you will hear Jill talk about is the toll that chemotherapy took on her body.  She was left weak and depleted, with virtually no immune system.  Jill underwent different types of chemo and radiation, and although she was able to aid in her recovery with acupuncture, she will still tell you that the Western medicine choices are terrible.  Jill has educated herself since her diagnosis and is firm in her decision that she will never choose chemo or radiation again.  Instead, Jill says she would opt for Gerson Therapy.

Gerson therapy is illegal in the United States.  Jill even discussed this option with her Oncologist at one point, and all he could do is repeat this sentence.  "I am only allowed to recommend the types of treatment that we have discussed. "  In probing further, Jill got very clear on the fact that despite the fact that Gerson Therapy has a higher success rate for cancer than chemo does, her Oncologist was completely prohibited from recommending that as an option.  If you have never heard of Gerson Therapy, essentially it is a full blown assault on cancer, in the same way that chemo is, but instead of using highly toxic drugs, it utilizes massive doses of fresh juice to flood the body with all the nutrients it needs to fight.  Then to remove the toxins from your body, coffee enemas would be used.  There are lots of resources available to educate yourself on Gerson Therapy.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

Find out how to win a swag bag full of our favorite organic, vegan health and beauty products including luscious face lotion, wrinkle-reducing clay mask, refreshing essential oil spritzer, delicious deodorant, detox supplements and more by subscribing to our show!

 

Upcoming & past guests include John Salley, Sophie Uliano, Kimberly Van Der Beek, Joe Cross, Kerri Kasem and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these amazing episodes!

 

25: What no one tells you about healing grief
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25: What no one tells you about healing grief

In this #TBT episode of The Food Heals Podcast we share an interview from the Fit2Love podcast with Empowerment Strategist J.J. Flizanes. J.J. interviews Allison for her "Wellness Wednesday" episode on lessons learned from losing her parents to cancer.

For all the episode show notes go to www.FoodHealsNation.com/25

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and Host of The Fit 2 Love Podcast Show. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A video expert for About.com and regular contributor for The Daily Love, JJ has been featured in many national magazines such as Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. For her clients & followers, JJ designs customized coaching programs and unique, versatile approaches that harmonize the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. Click the PDF icon below to download JJ Flizanes' Press Packet.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

24: Conscious Eating with Magda Freedom Rod
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24: Conscious Eating with Magda Freedom Rod

Magda Freedom Rod founded Visionary in 2007. Visionary Lifestyle is a resource for people to learn how to activate their highest potential. Healing the world begins with healing ourselves. Visionary's approach is visionary, holistic and sustainable. Magda aims to help guide people who would like to uplevel their health and wellness and lead a more sustainable, balanced, healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. Whether you are suffering from a disease, looking to prevent developing one, or simply need guidance around sustainable health and wellness, Magda will guide you every step of the way.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

23: The Beverly Hills Farmgirl, Dana Slatkin and our favorite Fall recipes
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23: The Beverly Hills Farmgirl, Dana Slatkin and our favorite Fall recipes

DANA SLATKIN is a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef, cookbook author, food blogger and cooking class instructor in Los Angeles. She trained in France with Michelin Three-Star chefs Georges Blanc and Michel Guèrard and with renowned patissier Pierre Hermé at Fauchon. After cooking in New York City at Bouley, Dana moved to Los Angeles to become General Manager at L’Orangerie, one of the city’s most highly regarded formal restaurants. In 1994, seeing a need to engage her local community, she launched the Beverly Hills Farmers Market, which became the name and inspiration for her own line of award-winning food products, sold to airlines and supermarkets for a decade.

Dana’s first cookbook, Summertime Anytime: Recipes From Shutters On The Beach, was published in 2008 by Clarkson Potter. Dana’s appearances include The Today Show, ABC News, Extra!, Martha Stewart Radio, Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference in Long Beach, UCLA Festival of Books, and NAPTE. In addition to writing for The Huffington Post, Dana has been featured in Food + Wine MagazineC MagazineHouse & Garden, Town + Country, and many other publications. Dana has been an online spokeschef for Crisco, Smuckers, Little Black Dress Vodka, Gardein and 360 Cookware. As the Beverly Hills Farmgirl, Dana teaches a popular series of cooking classes in her home, runs a pop-up shop and online store, and writes a weekly blog, 90210farmgirl.com. She is currently at work on a food-related television show.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

 

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

Find out how to win a swag bag full of our favorite organic, vegan health and beauty products including luscious face lotion, wrinkle-reducing clay mask, refreshing essential oil spritzer, delicious deodorant, detox supplements and more by subscribing to our show!

 

Upcoming & past guests include John Salley, Sophie Uliano, Kimberly Van Der Beek, Joe Cross, Kerri Kasem and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these amazing episodes!

 

22: Healing childhood trauma with spirituality & nutrition
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22: Healing childhood trauma with spirituality & nutrition

Khalil Rafati is the owner of Malibu Beach Yoga as well as SunLife Organics, a series of popular juice and smoothie bars. After many years of drug addiction and severe depression, Khalil discovered juicing, yoga and meditation. He began to experience miraculous changes in his physical and emotional well-being. It became his personal mission to love, heal and inspire.Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

21: Business, Belief & Spirituality with Eco-Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen
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21: Business, Belief & Spirituality with Eco-Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen

How can you make what you are passionate about, your business? So many people want to figure this out, so Whitney shares her best tips and resources to follow your passion, and find the life you always wanted.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

20: Cure the common cold naturally
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20: Cure the common cold naturally

Cure the common cold and never get sick again with these natural remedies!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

19: Overcoming addiction with juicing, yoga & meditation with Khalil Rafati
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19: Overcoming addiction with juicing, yoga & meditation with Khalil Rafati

After many years of drug addiction and severe depression, Khalil discovered juicing, yoga and meditation. He began to experience miraculous changes in his physical and emotional well-being. It became his personal mission to love, heal and inspire.

Khalil Rafati is the owner of Malibu Beach Yoga as well as SunLife Organics, a series of popular juice and smoothie bars.

Khalil remains a mentor to recovering addicts and he previously owned and operated Riviera Recovery, a transitional living center. At the invitation of Khen Rinpoche Geshe Kachen Lobzang Tsetan, a Tibetan Buddhist monk from Ladakh, India, Khalil joined the board of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. He also serves on the board of the Siddhartha School, which seeks to preserve the Tibetan Buddhist culture and language and provide children in the remote Himalayas with a well-rounded education.  

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

18: Do What You Love with Vince Lia, the Healthy Vegan Guy
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18: Do What You Love with Vince Lia, the Healthy Vegan Guy

Do you wake up every day doing what you love or dreading what you do? At The Food Heals Podcast we believe that living your passion is a key component to good health. If we’re not happy then we’re not healthy. If we are stressed out working long hours, stuck in traffic and then have no outlet, no joy in our day than what is the point? To get a bigger house, bigger car and nicer clothes? Those things do not bring true happiness. What will bring true happiness is doing what you love on a regular basis. So ask yourself, are you truly doing things you are passionate about on a regular basis? Are you giving an outlet to your creativity or are you stifling it and saying, “I’ll take that painting class next month” or I’ll write my novel in a few years when I have more time.” I have news for you. It will never be the right time and you will never have more time. The time is now. Start today!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

17: Quit your job. Live in a van. Eat Vegan. WTF Vegan Food with Kristin Lajeunesse
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17: Quit your job. Live in a van. Eat Vegan. WTF Vegan Food with Kristin Lajeunesse

Kristin literally changed her life in pursuit of vegan food!  She went on an adventure to find the best vegan restaurant in the country, and in the process lived in her van and traveled the country.  Kristin is here today to tell us about her journey and her new book!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

 

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

Find out how to win a swag bag full of our favorite organic, vegan health and beauty products including luscious face lotion, wrinkle-reducing clay mask, refreshing essential oil spritzer, delicious deodorant, detox supplements and more by subscribing to our show!

16: #TBT: How a vegan diet heals disease with NBA Star John Salley
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16: #TBT: How a vegan diet heals disease with NBA Star John Salley

On Part 2 of our #TBT episode with John Salley we discuss cleansing, cholesterol and arachnophobia!

"A vegan diet changed my life," says former Detroit Piston, John Salley. After his doctor told him his eating habits were killing him, John chose to forgo their cholesterol lowering medications and instead adopted a plant-based diet. "My message I want everybody to know is: Eat a plant-based diet, or don't. A plant-based diet keeps you alive, the other diet keeps you in the hospital."

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

15: Vegan cheffing, celebrity gossip, & manifesting with Jason Wrobel
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15: Vegan cheffing, celebrity gossip, & manifesting with Jason Wrobel

Jason dives into a ton of experiences on this episode, including the relationship between a personal chef and a celebrity, manifesting your goals, and personal stories. And speaking of celebrities, what do Woody Harrelson and Ice Cube have in common? You’ll have to check out the full episode with Jason to learn more! The title of our podcast is Food Heals, but it’s obviously not just about food. There are a lot of elements that come into our life that affect our health, environment, mindfulness, spirituality, and overall happiness. Jason dishes out some info and shares experiences with his manifestation of goals, why you are or aren’t worthy of achieving a specific goal, and the micro and macro details of opportunities. Failing at something is not always a negative experience. Discovering something that you’re doing wrong can be your huge “A-ha!” moment! Get ready for change! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more! Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

14: Tips and Tricks to Stay Healthy and De-Stress When You Work Long Days
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14: Tips and Tricks to Stay Healthy and De-Stress When You Work Long Days

Welcome to the show!  Suzy is out of town today, but that’s no reason to stop the shenanigans!  I have Rebecca Hamm on the show as a guest co-host, to fill the chair while Suzy is gone.  Rebecca is a lifelong friend, and by day she is a kick butt producer in Los Angeles, but by night she pursues her passion projects.  Rebecca works in production for TV, commercials and also feature films. So today she is here to talk with me about ways to de-stress all throughout your work day.

 

Being hailed as Sex and the City for Food, The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly, vegan advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!   Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

 

13: #TBT: NBA Star John Salley on the importance of nutrition and eating a plant-based diet
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13: #TBT: NBA Star John Salley on the importance of nutrition and eating a plant-based diet

Actor, NBA Star and Wellness Advocate John Salley talks about nutrition and why he believes in a plant-based diet.   "A vegan diet changed my life," says former Detroit Piston, John Salley. After his doctor told him his eating habits were killing him, John chose to forgo their cholesterol lowering medications and instead adopted a plant-based diet. "My message I want everybody to know is: Eat a plant-based diet, or don't. A plant-based diet keeps you alive, the other diet keeps you in the hospital."   Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!   Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

12: Holistic Healing For Your Pet and the Story of Jackson, The Miracle Dog
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12: Holistic Healing For Your Pet and the Story of Jackson, The Miracle Dog

Today, we have a packed studio at the Food Heals Podcast studio.  Today’s topic of healing your pets through natural therapies, has compelled us to reveal the lurkers in our studio!  Not only do we have special guest, Dan Masciarelli, but we also have Obie, Jackson and Charlotte.

Charlotte is an 11 year old Beagle and Jackson is a 2 year old terrier mix, and they belong to Allison.  Suzy has Obie, her 9 year old Bichon Frise that resembles an ewok.  His name is a tip of the hat to none other than Star Wars.  Our confession is that the dogs are actually always in the studio with us.  They think we are are getting together for a play date, when it is time to record a podcast.  They have no idea we are actually working here!  So, today we are letting the dogs take the spotlight.

Today’s episode about healing your pets, comes as a result of us healing Jackson.  So, to help tell the story of Jackson’s healing, we have invited Jackson’s Dad, Dan Masciarelli to the show to help share the story of Jackson’s healing.  We are very excited to share this story and hope that many other beloved pets can be healed too.

 

Being hailed as Sex and the City for Food, The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly, vegan advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!   Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

 

11: DIY recipes for health & beauty plus EcoVeganGal Whitney Lauritsen's favorite resources for organic, eco-friendly living
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11: DIY recipes for health & beauty plus EcoVeganGal Whitney Lauritsen's favorite resources for organic, eco-friendly living

Allison & Suzy share their favorite DIY recipes for health, home, and beauty. EcoVeganGal Whitney Lauritsen stops by with her tips to choose non-toxic health and home products as well as her favorite resources for organic, eco-friendly living. 

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

10: #TBT Jason Wrobel on the importance of self-love
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10: #TBT Jason Wrobel on the importance of self-love

In Part 2 of our #TBT episode with Jason Wrobel, Jason discusses the importance of self-care and self-love and how to start making changes in your life to live the healthiest life possible.  Jason Wrobel is a world-renowned leader in organic raw vegan cuisine, culinary education and epicurean entertainment.  With a focus on radical simplicity and artful presentation, he imbues his ecstatic raw food creations with the energy of fresh, local, organic produce and the healing properties of raw superfoods, which have rendered his dishes hands-down favorites among celebrity clients, and regular folk alike. J-Wro fans Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Piven, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, John C. Reilly, Steve Buscemi, Isabelle Adjani, Oren Moverman and Russell Simmons, consistently (and effusively) rave about his healthy, innovative and delicious plant-based creations.Today's episode of The Food Heals Podcast is a #ThrowbackThursday where we hear from Jason's interview from the film, Food Heals, www.FoodHeals.tv.Being hailed as "Sex and the City" for Food, The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy, two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!Upcoming guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

 

9: How to live a "No Tox Life" with Sandee Ferman
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9: How to live a "No Tox Life" with Sandee Ferman

Sandee got interested in living a non-toxic lifestyle many decades ago. As a little girl, she experienced a bad reaction to the ingredients in a perfume that left red welts on her skin. As a teenager, she participated in the first annual Earth Day and has been fired up about a more natural lifestyle ever since.Her company, No Tox Life was born from the desire to provide natural, toxin-free vegan body care to help you live a cleaner, greener lifestyle. No Tox Life is a local, family-run business and each product is handmade using the highest-quality ingredients they can find.If you look at big brands in the health and beauty products industry, you will find harsh detergents, petroleum-derived ingredients, toxic preservatives, and a host of other ingredients with dangerous side effects. No Tox Life doesn't believe in using ingredients you can’t pronounce. Their products are made with gentle oils such as olive, coconut, and rice bran oil. They use mango butter, shea butter, essential oils, natural clays and minerals - all ingredients your skin will love.Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

8: Healing Cervical Cancer naturally through a raw vegan diet, yoga and meditation
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8: Healing Cervical Cancer naturally through a raw vegan diet, yoga and meditation

When Amanda Deming was diagnosed with cervical cancer she was determined to cure herself naturally through a raw vegan diet, meditation, and yoga. Without any conventional treatment she is now cancer-free.

Being hailed as "Sex and the City" for Food, The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy, two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming and past guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

 

7: #TBT Celebrity Chef Jason Wrobel on the healing power of food
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7: #TBT Celebrity Chef Jason Wrobel on the healing power of food

Jason Wrobel is a world-renowned leader in organic raw vegan cuisine, culinary education and epicurean entertainment.  With a focus on radical simplicity and artful presentation, he imbues his ecstatic raw food creations with the energy of fresh, local, organic produce and the healing properties of raw superfoods, which have rendered his dishes hands-down favorites among celebrity clients, and regular folk alike. J-Wro fans Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Piven, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, John C. Reilly, Steve Buscemi, Isabelle Adjani, Oren Moverman and Russell Simmons, consistently (and effusively) rave about his healthy, innovative and delicious plant-based creations.

 

Being hailed as "Sex and the City" for Food, The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

 

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy, two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

Upcoming guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

 

Food Heals Swag Bag Giveaway:

 

Did you hear about our contest? Of course you did! We're giving away 10 Swag Bags full of our favorite health & beauty products: all organic, all vegan, and all healthy. Would you expect anything less? Each bag has over $300 worth of awesomeness. To enter, subscribe, rate, and review the Food Heals Podcast on iTunes. Then, send us a screenshot of your accomplishment to info@foodhealsnation.com; or, tweet us; or post to our Facebook page. And you may as well follow us and like us while you're at it!

6: Kimberly Van Der Beek on how to clean your air and her top tips to thrive
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6: Kimberly Van Der Beek on how to clean your air and her top tips to thrive

In Part 1, Wellness Expert Kimberly Van Der Beek teaches you steps towards living and inspiring a simple, beautiful, harmonious life. In Part 2 Kimberly gives her top tips to thrive!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming guests include Sophie Uliano, Jason Wrobel, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

Food Heals Swag Bag Giveaway:

Did you hear about our contest? Of course you did! We’re giving away 10 Swag Bags full of our favorite health & beauty products: all organic, all vegan, and all healthy. Would you expect anything less? Each bag has over $300 worth of awesomeness. To enter, subscribe, rate, and review the Food Heals Podcast on iTunes. Then, send us a screenshot of your accomplishment to info@foodhealsnation.com; or, tweet us; or post to our Facebook page. And you may as well follow us and like us while you’re at it!

5: EcoVeganGal Whitney Lauritsen on healing allergies naturally and living an eco-friendly, vegan lifestyle
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5: EcoVeganGal Whitney Lauritsen on healing allergies naturally and living an eco-friendly, vegan lifestyle

Wanna live a more eco-friendly conscious life? Then this is the episode for you! How can you create beautiful radiant skin and rid yourself of acne or allergies? The answer is not with medication and ointments – it’s food (organic, local and vegan of course!) EcoVeganGal Whitney Lauritsen stops by to discuss living an eco-friendly, vegan lifestyle. 

Whitney Lauritsen is an online content creator, social media specialist and healthy living crusader. She dedicates her time and energies to spreading awareness about how to develop a lifestyle in harmony with the body and the planet. On today's episode Whitney discusses healing her allergies naturally and living an eco-friendly, vegan lifestyle.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming guests include Sophie Uliano, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

Food Heals Swag Bag Giveaway:

Did you hear about our contest? We’re giving away 10 Swag Bags full of our favorite health & beauty products: all organic, all vegan, and all healthy. Would you expect anything less? Each bag has over $300 worth of awesomeness. To enter, subscribe, rate, and review the Food Heals Podcast on iTunes. Then, send us a screenshot of your accomplishment to info@foodhealsnation.com; or, tweet us; or post to our Facebook page. And you may as well follow us and like us while you’re at it!

4: #TBT Joe Cross on juicing, healing and weight-loss
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4: #TBT Joe Cross on juicing, healing and weight-loss

"The way I was living, was insanity. To bring sanity to my life I needed to move only to a plant-based diet." -Joe Cross 

In 5 months of juicing, and eating a plant-based diet Joe Cross was able to lose 100 pounds, ditch his medication and get rid of his chronic urticaria. 

The Director and Star of "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" shares his knowledge and wisdom on diet and a holistic approach to health.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

Food Heals Swag Bag Giveaway:

Did you hear about our contest? Of course you did! We’re giving away 10 Swag Bags full of our favorite health & beauty products: all organic, all vegan, and all healthy. Would you expect anything less? Each bag has over $300 worth of awesomeness. To enter, subscribe, rate, and review the Food Heals Podcast on iTunes. Then, send us a screenshot of your accomplishment to info@foodhealsnation.com; or, tweet us; or post to our Facebook page. And you may as well follow us and like us while you’re at it!

3: Our Personal Stories: Allison and Suzy dish on why they are doing this podcast
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2017-09-27 12:42:28 UTC 50:43
3: Our Personal Stories: Allison and Suzy dish on why they are doing this podcast

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

In episode 3, hosts Allison and Suzy interview each other and discuss growing up, cancer, vitamins, alternative healing methods and how to never get a cavity again!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

Upcoming guests include Sophie Uliano, Whitney Lauritsen, Jason Wrobel, Kimberly Van Der Beek, John Salley, Kerri Kasem, Joe Cross and MORE! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of these incredible episodes!

Food Heals Swag Bag Giveaway:

Did you hear about our contest? Of course you did! We’re giving away 10 Swag Bags full of our favorite health & beauty products: all organic, all vegan, and all healthy. Would you expect anything less? Each bag has over $300 worth of awesomeness. To enter, subscribe, rate, and review the Food Heals Podcast on iTunes. Then, send us a screenshot of your accomplishment to info@foodhealsnation.com; or, tweet us; or post to our Facebook page. And you may as well follow us and like us while you’re at it!

2: Vince Lia, the Healthy Vegan Guy on healing from ulcerative colitis with a plant-based diet
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2: Vince Lia, the Healthy Vegan Guy on healing from ulcerative colitis with a plant-based diet

Vince Lia, the Healthy Vegan Guy tells his story of healing from ulcerative colitis with a plant-based diet. His interview will make you swoon for smoothies and jump for jackfruit!

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When a doctor prescribes you medication and then tells you that it will never truly heal your ailments, what do you do? After being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (a word we hadn’t even heard of) Vince Lia was told by two different doctors that the disease would never truly go away, even with medication. Oh, and they also said to not eat vegetables.Does that make any sense? He didn’t think so either.

A snippet from Vince’s website:

…after mostly unsuccessful diets and seeing little to no improvement, I decided to try something drastically different – something that many of my friends and family thought would not work. I slowly started incorporating organic green juices into my diet (juicing removed the fiber from the vegetables and allowed my body to quickly absorb nutrients). I was still concerned about how my body would respond to vegetables after avoiding them for so long; however, I noticed that juicing reduced some of my symptoms. Encouraged by the results from juicing, I continued to gradually introduce different vegetables and fruits. It is here that I began to experience substantial improvement…

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Get your swag on!

Did you hear about our contest? Of course you did! We’re giving away 10 Swag Bags full of our favorite health & beauty products: all organic, all vegan, and all healthy. Would you expect anything less? Each bag has over $300 worth of awesomeness. To enter, subscribe, rate, and review the Food Heals Podcast on iTunes. Then, send us a screenshot of your accomplishment to info@foodhealsnation.com; or, tweet us; or post to our Facebook page. And you may as well follow us and like us while you’re at it!

Here’s a preview of one item from the bag: Parfait Visage, an organic face lotion for anti-wrinkles and pro-beautification. It smells fresh and glorious, and is a $60 value that you can get FOR FREE.

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Tweet: I am jumping for #jackfruit after listening to this interview! @healthyveganguy @FoodHealsNation http://bit.ly/HealthyVeganGuy #FoodHealsPodcast

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Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

1: Chef Stephanie Goldfinger on vegetarian cooking and her top five must-haves in the kitchen
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1: Chef Stephanie Goldfinger on vegetarian cooking and her top five must-haves in the kitchen

Entrepreneur and vegetarian chef Stephanie Goldfinger discusses organic cooking, vegetarian traveling, teaching, dating and more! She also shares her top five must-haves in the kitchen and how to get kids to eat their veggies! Find out more at www.FoodHealsNation.com/podcast/1 

Being hailed as "Sex and the City for Food," The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy- two self proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues- from picking the best non-toxic makeup and getting rid of wrinkles naturally to learning about the benefits of a plant-based diet and the healing power of nutrition.

0: About the Food Heals Podcast with Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy
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0: About the Food Heals Podcast with Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy

Being hailed as "Sex and the City for Food," The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

 

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy- two self proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues- from picking the best non-toxic makeup and getting rid of wrinkles naturally to learning about the benefits of a plant-based diet and the healing power of nutrition.

172: Magical Morning Routines: How to Set Up Each Day for Health, Wealth & Happiness
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172: Magical Morning Routines: How to Set Up Each Day for Health, Wealth & Happiness

Welcome to the first part of our brand new 4-part Wellness Warrior Series! And it starts just like any great day should: with a magical morning routine. Because how you begin each day dramatically affects every area of your life. We’ve all felt the difference between a day we begin with a tall glass of lemon water and a yoga practice, versus a day when we hit the snooze button fifteen times before grudgingly dragging ourselves out of bed, right?

Our circadian rhythms can get totally out of balance, especially if we live in the city. There’s artificial light, wifi, EMF, irregular work hours, etc. and these all affect how we sleep, how we wake up, and how good (or bad) we feel. That’s why creating a magical morning routine can help you wrestle some of the control back, and work wonders for your wellness. Of course, there’s no one-size-fits-all model. We can’t all be early birds, thriving on 5am starts. You have to find your own sweet spot, just like today’s guests. Listen now [bitly]!

For Eco-Vegan Gal and healthy living crusader Whitney Lauritsen, water, meditation and movement are the top three priorities. She starts her day on her rebounder or takes a moment to spend time outside. She also suggests Journaling as also a great way to begin your day, by setting your intention and aligning with a positive vibration.

The number one rule of magical morning routines, according to vegan chef, culinary comedian and Eaternity Author Jason Wrobel, is: Don’t switch on your emails or social media before you’ve taken care of yourself. Jason’s routine includes lots of water with either lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to alkalize, meditation, exercise and a plant-based breakfast. A good morning begins the night before, so create a sleep sanctuary: turn off your wifi and electrical devices, invest in black-out curtains, leave your phone on airplane mode.

Nicole Derseweh, vegan chef and founder of the Unicorn brunch pop up series in LA, begins her magical morning routine with a conscious loving breathing practice sending loving, healing energy to each part of her body and being grateful for how it has served her. She believes you should put your priorities at the top of your day. For her, it’s community and friendship, so her morning routine includes a hike with girlfriends.

Allison starts her day with a gratitude journal, and this is a simple practice that will change your entire day. As an energy boost, Allison practices various yoga poses utilizing breath of fire. The Kundalini Breath of Fire is an intense breathing practice that will get you fired up in the morning—great if you struggle to get up! And don’t forget your green smoothie!

You are the star and director of the movie of your life. You get to choose. Stay in bed and snooze, or get up and shine? Start your day believing in and attracted abundance, or start your day in fear and anxiety? When you start your day centered, you can create the day you want. By simply changing how you wake up, you can transform any area of your life faster than you ever thought possible.

If you like the series so far, stay tuned! We’ve got three more topics to help you transform into a wellness warrior:

Alternative Medicine Secrets: What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You That Could Save Your Life

Be A Wellness Warrior: Longevity Revelations & Health Hacks to Help You Live to 100

Entrepreneurs Tell All: How to Create an Abundant Business Doing What You Love

And if you want to delve deeper into wellness, then check out our Wellness Warrior video series. We’ve each made a training course that will teach you how to up-level your health:

• Eaternity: How to heal your mind body and spirit and live to 100 with Jason Wrobel • Morning Wellness: AM elixirs to fuel your day and heal you from the inside out with Nicole Derseweh • Wellness 101: How to eat healthy organic and vegan on a budget with Eco Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen • Alternative Medicine Awakening: How to transform your routine for wellness and weight loss with Allison Melody.

Sign up and you’ll receive some amazing wellness bonuses:

• Whitney’s e-book Healthy Organic Vegan on a Budget • 3 months’ access to the Food Heals VIP Club • Jason Wrobel’s 5-month program My Healthy Hustle (which includes a coaching call with Jason!)

Go to www.foodhealsnation.com/wellness for more information!

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

171: Gut-Check! A Foolproof Plan to Heal Your Gut & Detox Your Body
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171: Gut-Check! A Foolproof Plan to Heal Your Gut & Detox Your Body

Did you know that 75% of your immune system is in your gut? Or that 95% of your serotonin is produced in your intestines? Little wonder that it’s sometimes called your “second brain!”

According to Dr. Axe, there are four R’s to healing the gut: • Remove • Replace • Repair • Rebalance

Remove—foods and triggers that upset your gut • Stress • Unnecessary medication • Environmental toxins – remove non-organic foods, fast foods, unhealthy foods, GMO foods • Trigger foods – caffeine, gluten, dairy, refined sugar

Replace—trigger foods with healing foods • Fermented veggies – sauerkraut and kimchi • Green juice • Organic nutrient rich fruits and veggies

Repair—with supplements • Digestive enzymes • L-Glutamine acid • Liquorice root • Quercetin

Rebalance • Probiotics (the good bacteria in your gut) • Prebiotics (what feeds the good bacteria in your gut)

It was Hippocrates that first said “All disease begins in the gut.” And he was right. Therefore, healing needs to begin in the gut. As you get started on your journey to health, this is the first place you need to focus some loving attention. We reached out to two of our favorite health and wellness experts, JJ Flizanes and Evita Ramparte, to talk all things digestion!

Digestion is everything. It’s your fuel source. Everything you put in your mouth gets broken down in your body and either gets used up as energy, gets turned into cells, or gets eliminated. The quality and variety of what you choose to eat determines how well your body functions. But modern diets are packed with allergens (GMOs, glyphosate-sprayed wheat, chemical additives, gluten, dairy, pesticides, etc.) that the gut cannot process. The result? Inflammation, depression, chronic disease.

One of the most common digestive problems is leaky gut. Your gut wall is lined with villi—these are tiny finger-like structures that filter out food particles, absorbing the good stuff and keeping other stuff out. But when you eat foods that your body struggles to break down, it becomes wedged in your gut lining. Over time this creates micro tears in your intestine, which means undigested food particles, that are supposed to be contained within the gut wall, escape into your bloodstream. This triggers an immune response: your body attempts to protect itself from what it considers a foreign invader by sending white blood cells to attack. The result? Inflammation. And the more you keep eating foods you can’t digest, the more tears appear, the more inflammation you experience, and the more your health deteriorates. The first thing to do if you want to heal your gut is a 2 to 4 week elimination diet. JJ teaches the best way to do this in her 5-month Invisible Fitness transformational program.

Symptoms of poor digestion: • Skin irritation – eczema, rashes, etc. • Constipation • Irritable bowel syndrome • Bloating • Gas • Diarrhea • Cramps • Excess mucus (throat and nose) • Are you pooping right? Check out the Bristol Stool Chart!

But more than just diet, your emotions are heavily involved in gut health. In fact, how you digest food is linked to how you digest life. When your emotions are blocked, they’re usually blocked in the gut. If you have a digestive issue that no supplementation is fixing, it could be an emotional issue. If you’re sad or stressed or holding on to anger, your gut responds to that.

Goddess of Wellness and Tigress of Business, Evita Ramparte shares her secrets to healing your gut through juice cleansing. Evita healed her ovarian cancer and lost 50 pounds in just a few months thanks to detoxing, a raw vegan diet, and transforming her emotions. You can listen to her incredible healing story in Episode 57.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

170: Proven Essential Strategies to Become Healthier & Happier & Hotter
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170: Proven Essential Strategies to Become Healthier & Happier & Hotter

Welcome to our Tuesday Q&A! Before we get to the questions, we want to share our favorite tips for becoming healthier, happier, AND hotter. Listen now [bitly]!

• Do something you love every single day. Dancing, singing, painting, spending time with loved ones, cooking--whatever your passion, carve out time in your day to experience something that brings you joy. Even devoting just five minutes to your passions will leave you feeling more uplifted all day and that joy will extend into all areas of your life. • • Choose Happiness. Happiness doesn’t come from external things (new car, promotion, marriage, baby, etc.) it comes from within. Your happiness is a choice. And the way into that happiness is gratitude. Check out the book Believing in Myself by Earnie Larsen. • Eat high vibe energizing food. No, we’re not talking about caffeine. ;) Most of us are stuck in a junk-food cycle. We eat foods that make us feel sluggish. We opt for sugar and coffee to perk ourselves up, which only leaves us feeling more tired. Break the cycle and focus on high vibe energizing foods instead. Think: a banana with a spoonful of nut butter, veggies dipped in tahini dressing, avocado and aminos, fruit or vegetable smoothies, raw soups, green powders, maca, chia seeds, cacao…. • Forgive and be grateful. If you hold onto anger or judgement against another person, or yourself, it only hurts you. Holding onto anger is like holding a hot coal. If you want to be free and experience true happiness, you must forgive and release that negative emotion. You can choose to be a loving human being to yourself and to others. The way to get there is through gratitude.

Now let’s dig into this week’s questions!

Question 1: What’s the best way to tone and lift a saggy butt? We reached out to Ella Magers for her secrets to a toned and tight booty. There is no one-size-fits-all perfect butt: a sexy booty is the healthiest fittest version of your own. To achieve that, you’re going to need to clean up your diet and do some targeted exercises. Squats and lunges are your best friends. Depending on your specific goals, you’ll either need to do more reps (to tone up) or add some weights (to build and firm). If you want an awesome work out for your booty, then check out the Brazil Butt Lift Workout!

Question 2: What are your thoughts on plant milks and which do you recommend? To answer this question in depth we asked Eco Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen, our go-to-girl for the latest in vegan research and taste-testing. We love plant milks and have probably tried all of them, but here are some of our favs: Oatly oat milk (we’re a bit obsessed with this one, it’s super creamy!) and So Delicious coconut milk are perfect if you have a nut sensitivity because they’re nut free. If you don’t have an issue with nuts, then Milkadamia macadamia nut milk Califia Farms almond milk, Forager cashew milk, and Rice Dream rice milk are all delicious.

You can make milk from most nuts and grains (like quinoa, hazelnuts, flax seeds, hemp seeds, etc.) so experiment to find your favorite. Whatever brand you go for, make sure you check the ingredients—some brands are more processed than others.

Question 3: How flexible is JJ Flizane’s Invisible Fitness Course and what’s included? JJ’s five-month transformation course, Invisible Fitness, is a self-paced online program. When you sign up, you decide when you want to start. You get a 30-minute coaching call with JJ every month where you can get support with whatever you need. These coaching calls can be grouped together to fit your unique needs. You also get personal attention from JJ via her Invisible Fitness Academy, where you’ll find a supportive community and accountability partners. The course is flexible and customizable! You can get in touch with JJ at info@invisiblefitness.com for more information.

If you want to reach your fitness and wellness goals, and be the healthiest, happiest and hottest version of yourself, then JJ’s course is perfect for you—but hurry because there are only 2 weeks left to enroll! Click here to get all the details about the course, plus fabulous bonuses!

Natural Tooth Powder Recipe The most important thing you can do for your teeth and mouth is to move away from conventional toothpaste brands, as they contain ingredients that are known to disrupt hormones and irritate gums. Instead, make your own mouth-and-tooth-friendly natural products. This is Suzy’s new and improved tooth powder recipe:

• 1/2 cup baking soda (neutralizes the acids in your mouth, makes your mouth alkaline, which means bacteria can’t grow there) • 3 tbsp calcium carbonate powder (for healing receding gums) • 1/8 cup Himalayan salt, milled very fine (for tightening gums) • 10-20 drops therapeutic grade essential oil (peppermint, spearmint, lemon, clove, you can blend these to suit you) Optional: • You can also add 1 tbsp dried herbs like mint, sage, parsley, lavender – get experimental and add an earthy vibe to your toothpaste! • For a little sweetness, add Xylitol, which is antimicrobial and great for your teeth

If you have gum recession, get some comfrey root, make tea from it, and use it as a mouthwash—it will help regrow your gums. You can also get calcium ascorbate powder, which is vitamin C buffered with calcium. A little bit applied to your gums will bring them back to health. If you don’t have time to make your own natural toothpaste, try Ecodent.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

169: How to Jump-Start Your Fat-Burning Efforts, Boost Your Metabolism and Get Fit Fast
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169: How to Jump-Start Your Fat-Burning Efforts, Boost Your Metabolism and Get Fit Fast

We're thrilled to be talking to two fitness experts, Sexy Fit Vegan Ella Magers and Fit2Love’s JJ Flizanes about how to jump-start your fat-burning efforts, boost your metabolism and get fit fast!

Voted one of the 50 hottest trainers in America by Shape Magazine, and motivated by her love of animals to make a positive difference in the world, Ella Magers is dedicated to helping people reach their health goals. You might think that crunches and sit ups are the best thing for your abs, but you’d be wrong. In fact, those exercises might even be damaging your spine. It’s all about strengthening your core, and cleaning up your diet. Filling your plate with nutrient dense plant foods. You don’t need to give up your social life to get abs, you can do it with a balanced lifestyle; you simply need to find what works for you.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

168: Overcoming Panic Attacks and Getting to a Place of Peace with Finding Vegan’s Kathy Patalsky
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168: Overcoming Panic Attacks and Getting to a Place of Peace with Finding Vegan’s Kathy Patalsky

We’ve admired her for a long time and we’re so glad to have her on the show! Kathy Patalsky was inspired by her love of animals and her struggles with an eating disorder to start the vegan food blog HealthyHappyLife over a decade ago.

But as we know, being a successful eco-entrepreneur isn’t always easy. Too much work, no socializing, no time to process emotions. Invariably this affects our physical health. For Kathy, this manifested as asthma flare-ups, exhaustion, depression, and panic attacks. Doctors and naturopaths couldn’t diagnose anything specific. The cause: repressing emotions. Pretending everything is ok. Basically, faking it.

Can you relate? We can! And we need to stop. It’s natural not to want to be judged for feeling sad, or being unable to cope with a crazy workload, or not being “perfect.” But, plastering a smile on your face and saying, “I’m fine” only makes it worse. You need to be vulnerable sometimes, to be gentle with yourself, to reach out to a friend, to give in to what your body is calling out for, whether that’s a hug, a walk in nature, a massage, meditation, or healthy plant-based food.

Kathy’s websites HealthyHappyLife and FindingVegan are the perfect places to get inspired to add more vegan goodness to your life. And with the app, you can literally veganize any dish (there are over 116,000 recipes!!). If you’re a plant-based food blogger, head to Kathy’s Facebook Group to connect with and get support from like-minded people. If you have a question about veganism or panic attacks, reach out to Kathy via her FB or Twitter.

Kathy has also written the best-selling books 365 Vegan Smoothies (where you’ll find smoothies for your every wellness need) and Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen (which groups together Kathy’s favorite and most popular recipes).

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

167: How to Finally Lose Weight, Change Addictive Behaviors & End Body Shame
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167: How to Finally Lose Weight, Change Addictive Behaviors & End Body Shame

Are you addicted? Probably. Addiction is simply a movement away from feeling something. Most of us don’t want to feel—we seek to distract ourselves. And most of us are addicted—to coffee, to control, to sugar, to approval, to people pleasing, to social media, etc. These addictions are simply the strategies we’ve found to keep ourselves from experiencing, and expressing, unpleasant feelings and emotions.

Feelings don’t just appear out of nowhere. They are an energy born of your mental chatter. First you have a thought. From that comes an interpretation (depending on your life experience), which then determines how you feel about it.

“The emotion that can break your heart is often the very one that heals it.” In other words, you have to feel it to heal it. Unexpressed emotion and repressed anger will only cause more of the same, and damage your health too.

So how can you embrace and process your feelings? Tune in to discover JJ’s 3-step process!

What about body shame? No matter our shape or size, the majority of us have some form of body shame: we dislike our bodies, put ourselves through extreme workouts, go on diets, but nothing ever works. And this is because we’re only addressing the surface. Everything from your biology to your spirituality, your endocrine system, thoughts and beliefs, are all part of fitness, even though they’re invisible. We need to go deeper than dieting and exercise.

JJ Flizanes is an empowerment strategist, personal trainer, podcast host and best-selling author. Her latest book “The Invisible Fitness Formula: 5 Secrets to Release Weight & End Body Shame” is dedicated to helping you address the emotional causes of weight gain, and reconnect with your body.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

166: Awaken Your Immunity: Six Action Steps for Wellness and Weight-Loss
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166: Awaken Your Immunity: Six Action Steps for Wellness and Weight-Loss

Discover the secrets to using water to heal, a fitness regime that burns hundreds of calories in ten minutes, which oil is a more powerful antioxidant than vitamin C, and how to eat to live longer. We share six tips to supercharge your immune system, wake up your healing potential and take yourself to the next level of health.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

165: How to Take Your Wellness Brand to the Next Level with Eco Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen
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165: How to Take Your Wellness Brand to the Next Level with Eco Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen

Whitney Lauritsen is an online content creator, social media specialist and healthy living crusader. She dedicates her time and energies to spreading awareness about how to develop a lifestyle in harmony with the body and the planet.

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

164: How Michael Quit the 9 to 5 Grind and Built a Healthy, Vegan Desert Shop
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164: How Michael Quit the 9 to 5 Grind and Built a Healthy, Vegan Desert Shop

Frozen Fruit Co is all about soft serve fruit. Michael & Victoria originally came up with the concept whilst in London. They both suffer from a massive sweet tooth, but at the same time are conscious about what they eat - two things which don't always go together.

So, they came up with their fruit swirl recipes. Not to be confused with frozen yogurt Frozen Fruit Co’s soft serve is made by taking fruits and mixing them together to create amazing layered tastes. They add some natural fruit extracts or dates for sweetness and then cool and whip into their all fruit soft serve - made daily at their Santa Monica store.

Michael & Victoria wanted to create a product where you could have your cake and eat it - for anyone with a sweet tooth like them that love frozen desserts but who wants a better tasting, more natural product which they can feel good about eating and feeding to their families. 

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!

The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

 

163: How to Connect with Spirit, Tap into Happiness and Trust to Your Intuition
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163: How to Connect with Spirit, Tap into Happiness and Trust to Your Intuition

Kathleen Moore is a psychic medium with over 25 years’ experience. From very young, she had the ability to see things differently and reach out to the spirit world. She sees into her clients’ future, and helps them connect with passed loved ones. Death not the end, it is merely a transformation of energy. They’re still here, but in a different form. Death is not a permanent separation. They’re simply gone home, back to the spirit world—a world intrinsically connected with the physical one. This is why it is possible to reach out to them. Kathleen is also an intuitive coach and spiritual counselor. She will help you uncover your truth, live a more authentic life, and find happiness. It’s a myth and an ego-trick to think happiness is hard—happiness is easy. Every challenging experience helps to bring you to a higher vibration, if you choose to perceive it that way. What you allow is what will occur—shift your perspective. See things from a place of love. Trust your intuition and your inner voice. After all, that is why we are here: to experience, to teach, to love, to bring our souls to a higher vibration. And when it comes to love, Kathleen dispels the myth that we only have one soulmate. We have thousands! Some will be lovers, others plutonic relationships. Some may last a year, others a lifetime. If you’re destined to be together, you will be. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

162: Healing Multiple Sclerosis with Kundalini Yoga, Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
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162: Healing Multiple Sclerosis with Kundalini Yoga, Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

At just 27 years old, Isabelle Shuman received a diagnosis that changed her life forever: Multiple Sclerosis. She was told to get ready for a wheelchair, and given long list of pharmaceuticals with an even longer list of side effects. But she’s a tough chick, and had experienced the benefits of holistic healing at a young age, when acupuncture had healed her migraines.  She knew there was another way. She chose to embark on a different path: a holistic path towards health. Isabelle left New York and its stressed-out party scene, and came to LA where she studied yoga, meditation, and acupuncture. She feels that she is here to help others heal, and each of her patients has had symptoms Isabelle herself has experienced throughout her life. Auto immune diseases are not curable. They lie dormant, and can flare up at various stages, depending what’s going on in your life. But if you are at peace with the fact it’s going to be up and own, and create healing protocols for those moments, you’re not shaken to the core when it happens, you can deal with it. Healing your body, whatever the issue, is first and foremost about the mind. Isabelle stopped saying “I have MS” and replaced it with “I was diagnosed with MS.” Because what we say to ourselves reflects in our health and in our whole life. Focus on what you want to create. You can manifest anything you desire, as long as you fully believe in it. Using a combination of functional medicine, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and kundalini, Isabelle was able to heal her multiple sclerosis and is now healthy and thriving. She’s on a mission to help others throw off disease and enjoy vibrant health. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

161: How to Heal Chronic Pain and Improve Your Libido with Medical Marijuana
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161: How to Heal Chronic Pain and Improve Your Libido with Medical Marijuana

It’s hard to believe today, but up until 1937, marijuana was available over the counter in every pharmacy in the country. But for various political and business reasons, this ancient remedy was vilified, demonized, and marginalized. It’s now classed by the government as a Schedule 1 substance, putting it in the same category as heroin. Thankfully, the tide is shifting once more to recognizing the marijuana’s medical potential. Working in ER, Dr. Rachna Patel would see many patients come in suffering as a result of accidental or intentional opioid overdose. She also witnessed patients become addicted to these pharmaceutical painkillers. Marijuana had never been mentioned in medical school, but when Rachna came across a study that showed marijuana could reduce patients’ dependence on opioids, she knew it was time to change direction. In 2012, Dr. Rachna Patel opened up her own clinic. She now helps patients in the Bay area California to safely use medical marijuana to treat a range of conditions from chronic pain to anxiety and insomnia. “It’s a very real medicine,” she says, and compared to pharmaceuticals, which are responsible for thousands of deaths each year, medical marijuana is a safe and natural solution. If you have any questions, check out Dr. Rachna’s YouTube channel or Facebook page. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

160: How to Heal Post-Partum Depression and Connect with Your Spirit Guides
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160: How to Heal Post-Partum Depression and Connect with Your Spirit Guides

This is the last episode in our Spirit Junkie Series – and today is the LAST day you can enroll in Gabby’s Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital, so if you’ve been thinking about it, now is the time to take the plunge! The course will teach you everything you need to build your business, start living your true purpose and get paid for your great work. When you enroll, you won’t just get access to the masterclass, you’ll also get bonus tools and resources worth over $1,900 that will help you launch your business. Plus you’ll get two coaching calls with Gabby that will get you clear on your vision and give you the confidence to fearlessly take inspired action and make your dreams a reality. And of course, you get invaluable access to the Spirit Junkie Community. There’s never been a better time to enroll and become part of a movement that is changing global consciousness. Today’s Spirit Junkie guest is Kelsey Dalziel, an intuitive medium with a twist. She doesn’t just give psychic readings, she connects with, coaches and gives guidance through her readings. Listen now [link to itunes] A naturally intuitive child, avid Taro card reader and reiki practitioner, Kelsey pushed aside her spiritual work when she got married. But after years suffering with post-partum depression, post-partum psychosis and anxiety, she re-opened the channels. Two years ago, she launched her medium business, and has never looked back. Like attracts like, and Kelsey found she kept attracting clients who were struggling with the same things she’d had trouble with. She created the Sisterhood of Tired Ass Moms and is a fierce advocate for tired moms everywhere who are looking for purpose beyond the daily mom-grind. She’s a mom of 3, has 3 jobs, and is thriving—and she wants to help other mums find peace and fulfilment through spiritual wellbeing. Tune in to find out more [link to itunes] To anyone thinking of joining Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital, Kelsey says: DO IT. It’s a resource you’ll be able to go back to again and again. The Spirit Junkie community attracts people who are ready for change, and ready to make a positive stamp on the world. If you feel that calling, now is the time to join. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

159: Transforming Trauma into Purpose, The Incredible Power of Al-Anon & Using Social Media to Spread Goodness
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159: Transforming Trauma into Purpose, The Incredible Power of Al-Anon & Using Social Media to Spread Goodness

Tara grew up in an alcoholic household and was the victim of incest. She had always been an intuitive child, but her chaotic childhood didn’t allow her to connect with her gift. She overcame all of that—healing her trauma and repairing her relationship with her mom. She’s now a certified Angel Card Reader and Angel Intuitive, a Social Media Maven, is writing her healing memoir Came to Believe, and is just a few weeks away from becoming a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher! SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!! Tomorrow is the last day you can enroll in Gabby Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital. If you’ve been thinking about it and haven’t done anything yet…. The time is now. Take a leap of faith in your life and your career. You won’t just get the digital masterclass, you’ll also get fabulous bonuses worth over $1,900 – everything you need to build your heart-centered business, including two coaching calls with Gabby herself, to help you get clear, take action, and manifest your dream life. Whatever you are being called to do, now is the time to do it. Your story, your voice, your journey is unique and that is what helps others heal. You can be anything you want, a holistic podcaster, a spiritual coach, a blogger, a singer, a plant-based chef, a light-worker. The world needs your gifts! More people need light workers, than there are light workers in the world. Spirit Junkie Masterclass changed Tara’s life. The training cracked her open, and helped her get to the core of her limiting beliefs, so she could conquer her fears and gain the confidence to go out and do what she wanted to do. Tara has built a hugely successful media platform (and has helped us with ours!) and wants to help you do the same. Check out her social media coaching, or grab her fantastic e-book Social Media Guidebook for Spiritual Entrepreneurs (you get $5 with the FoodHeals coupon code!). Get on the waiting list for her beautiful healing memoir Came to Believe by clicking here. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

158: Medical Mysteries Solved! How to Reverse Auto-Immune Diseases & Detox Your Body Naturally
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158: Medical Mysteries Solved! How to Reverse Auto-Immune Diseases & Detox Your Body Naturally

Millions of people struggle with autoimmune conditions – maybe you’re one of them. If you are, then listen up: You CAN heal yourself. You don’t have to go through a lifetime on prescription pills, just managing your symptoms, masking your pain. You can heal, and you can thrive. Today’s guest is living proof that the body can heal itself if given the tools it needs to do so. From the age of 12, Lauren Tatarchuk was a medical mystery. Diagnoses were proclaimed: fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, lupus, Lyme disease. She struggled with chronic pain, exhaustion, muscle weakness, severe migraines—she didn’t have the strength to get out of bed without Adderall. Lauren was so heavily medicated that she doesn’t remember much of her adolescence. She was on a shoebox of pills every day – until that day she snapped, ripped the medicine box off the wall and threw the pills across the room. She fell to the floor, sobbing. Enough was enough. Enough with the pills, and enough with the victim mentality. She’d had enough of the medical crutches, she was going to let her pain fuel her motivation to get well naturally. Lauren is now a regenerative detoxification specialist, biofeedback expert, and is leading the Heal Yourself Revolution. She uses iridology and bio-resonance to help people release old emotions and heal physical conditions. Having healed herself of her autoimmune conditions, she knows it IS possible and wants to be a message of hope to anyone suffering with chronic illness. Lauren wants to use her story to move the masses from being victims to taking charge of their health. Lauren’s coaching program starts in August and you can get on the waiting list by clicking here. For Lauren, being a Spirit Junkie is all about standing up for what you believe and being unapologetic about expressing who you are on an authentic level. And if you want to be part of this growing community, we’re excited to announce that enrollment for the Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital is open (but only until Thursday June 29th!). There has never been a better time to create the life you want and dive into your heart-centered business. When you sign up, you’ll also get over bonuses worth over $1900, including two coaching calls with Gabby and all the tools and resources you’ll need to to take that next step to living abundantly. And of course, you get access to the Spirit Junkie community, where you’ll get support and accountability from beautiful souls who are on the same path as you. There’s a reason you’re being called to this training. Now is the time to listen to that call.  Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

157: How to Empower Women & Girls in the Digital Age with Dr. Carla Stokes
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157: How to Empower Women & Girls in the Digital Age with Dr. Carla Stokes

We live in a strange distorted time. A time of Instagram filters, airbrushing and plastic surgery. Remember that embarrassing incident in high school? Now imagine it had been Facebook Live’d. It’s a whole new ball game for today’s teenagers. They are under so much pressure to be flawless, to be popular, to be liked. Dr. Carla was an awkward teenager, she simply didn’t fit in. She struggled with body image issues and low self-esteem. But she knew that she wanted to become an adult that young girls could talk to. Now, Dr. Carla is a transformational life coach for teenage girls, and an inspirational speaker. Her Teen Girl University is a girl empowerment program that teaches girls what they’re not being taught at school: Self-love, mindfulness, healing the sisterhood wound; her program helps girls come together globally to connect with, encourage, and support each other. Dr. Carla also runs a business academy dedicated to teaching women how to create sustainable and profitable businesses through speaking and coaching. The biggest challenge she comes across with her business clients is one she also had to overcome: lack of confidence to charge for work. So how can you step out of a mindset that holds you back? Carla sought a mentor, and found Gabby Bernstein’s Spirit Junkie community. She’s gone through the Spirit Junkie Digital Masterclass, Level 2 and Mastermind, and it has been transformational. The training gave her permission to move into her heart and go into a place of intuitive knowledge; and it gave her the tools to create an abundance mindset. We’re excited to announce that the Spirt Junkie Masterclass Digital cart is now open. If you feel the calling to do something different, to help people, to start your mission-driven business, the Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital is for you. You’ll learn the tools to live your highest purpose, make a positive impact on the world AND earn for your great work. Plus, we’ve got bonuses worth over $1900 to give away when you sign up. There’s never been a better time to join the Spirit Junkie global community.   Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

156: How to Design the Life You Want, Transform Your Beliefs and Do What You’ve Been Dreaming of
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156: How to Design the Life You Want, Transform Your Beliefs and Do What You’ve Been Dreaming of

We’re so happy to welcome Heather Fantin back on the podcast. Heather was a guest for our New Year’s Special episode where she shared her tips on how to step into love. If you’ve not listened to it yet, check it out and discover her inspiring healing story. Heather is a Spirit Junkie and Spiritual Breakthrough Coach who helps clients heal their relationship with themselves so that they can make lasting positive change and start living their soul’s purpose. She’s the founder of the Soul on Fire Retreat and the Inner Circle Group, where you can get tools and support for your own transformation. If you’ve been thinking, dreaming or meditating about your perfect life but something is holding you back, it’s time for the Spirit Junkie MasterClass Digital. And we’re excited to announce that the cart is finally open! Maybe you’re not even sure what you want to do, you just sense something’s not quite right, that there must be “more to life than this.” That is the call to do something different and to follow your passion. That is the call to step into action. Sure, it can be scary; transformational times can feel like chaos. Think about the caterpillar. It has to dissolve into a transformational soup before emerging as a beautiful butterfly.  In the same way, you have to surrender to the flow of the universe and trust that the transformation will happen and that you will be guided to the right teachers. Mindset is everything, because your mindset creates your experience. When you are in a place of transformation, when you want to make changes, being in a place of surrender is the most powerful thing you can do. Let go of the conditioning that is holding you back. Here are Heather’s tips to release negative beliefs and step into your transformative power: •    Step 1: Awareness – become clear about what your beliefs are, and where they come from. Journal about them. •    Step 2: Verify – ask yourself “is it true?” “who am I when I think this thought?” “am I willing to see it differently, with love?” •    Step 3: Let go – surrender the belief to the lens of guidance (check out Heather’s guided meditations) •    Step 4: Evidence – create an evidence journal and collect evidence that the opposite is true. •    Step 5: Experience the emotions related to those beliefs, allow the emotions to come up so you can release them. •    Step 6: Forgive. Forgive others and forgive yourself. •    Step 7: Create a new empowering story. •    Step 8: Make a powerful positive manifestation statement •    Step 9: Daily aligned right action – what step can you take today that will bring you closer to your goals? What does Heather have to say about the Spirit Junkie Masterclass? Tune into your heart. If you’re questioning whether or not you should do it, there’s a part inside you that knows. And if you’re listening to this Podcast, you are being called to rise up in your own life, find your unique gift and share it with the world. We need more light workers on the planet. The Spirit Junkie Masterclass will guide you through that process. Come be a part of a community of people who are making an incredible difference in the world. Say yes to the journey, the universe will figure out the how. And this is no ordinary training. It combines ethereal spiritual tools with practical business tools. Want to live a miraculous life? Spirit Junkie Masterclass is for you. So do yourself and the world a favor, and step into your higher calling—because how you show up ripples out into the world. Plus we’re giving away amazing bonuses worth over $1,900 when you sign up! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

155: From Bankrupt to Millionaire: How Toni Healed Healed her Childhood Trauma and Stepped into her Power
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155: From Bankrupt to Millionaire: How Toni Healed Healed her Childhood Trauma and Stepped into her Power

Childhood sexual trauma is a taboo topic that is rarely discussed openly. As a result, millions of people globally suffer in silence, repressing their feelings and memories, and carrying guilt, shame and anger within themselves. We lock our pain away deep within our brains, we naturally want to reject it. But attempting to hold these feelings in, or pretend they don’t exist, doesn’t work—the pain simply finds another way to come out, through addiction, lashing out, disease. We need to see the trauma, feel it, talk about it, release it. In order to completely heal, we need to fully embrace and accept our past pain, and be grateful for it. It is when we can find the gratitude for our challenges, that we can truly rise up and help others heal.

Toni Lewis is a Spirit Junkie, successful entrepreneur, blogger and mother, with an incredible healing story. She experienced sexual trauma at a young age, went through therapy, and assumed it was all resolved. Except it wasn’t. A few years ago, she hit rock bottom. She was exhausted, unable to control her tiredness, too busy and stressed out with her business and her family, not eating properly. But underneath all of that, at the very core, was her trauma. It was a wake-up call.

Even at a young age, Toni had the sense that what she was experiencing would help her to help other people living through the same thing. After taking Levels 1 and 2 of Gabby’s Spirit Junkie Masterclass, she’s doing exactly that. As an active member of New Zealand’s health and wellness community, Toni helps people to move beyond their limiting beliefs, step into their power and heal their trauma. Watch out for her upcoming book, a memoir of her journey that will include healing tools and strategies. Go to her website and sign up to be the first to know when it’s ready, and to read her inspiring blog. You can also join her private Facebook group, Spiritual Home with Toni Lewis, a safe space and beautiful community where you can talk about your trauma and receive support.

For Toni, taking the Spirit Junkie Masterclass Levels 1 and 2 was totally transformational. She wasn’t sure why she was there. But she had an unshakeable sense that she had to be there. She travelled two days to get to New York from New Zealand, but when she walked into the workshop, she felt like she’d come home—she was in a roomful of people just like her. After the training, ideal clients started calling, and the money started coming in. From near bankruptcy, her family construction company is now multi-million company.

We’re super excited to announce that the 3rd video in Gabby’s free Spirit Junkie Mini Video Series is now LIVE: The Number One Way to Stand Out and Make an Impact Doing What You Love. Check it out! This one ROCKS, it will teach you how to make publicity and marketing FUN (instead of scary), and how to make an impact and create a movement. Gabby will share her secret method for standing out and being heard. 

And you only have to wait a few more days before we tell you all the details how you can join the Spirit Junkie Digital Masterclass, and how you can get bonuses worth over $1,900! Make sure you listen to our bonus episode on Friday June 23rd! And you only have to wait a few more days before we tell you all the details how you can join the Spirit Junkie Digital Masterclass, and how you can get bonuses worth over $1,900! Make sure you listen to our bonus episode on Friday 23rd June! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

154: How to Transform Your Relationship with Money and Invite Abundance into Your Life
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2017-10-07 19:53:08 UTC 01:00:09
154: How to Transform Your Relationship with Money and Invite Abundance into Your Life

What are your beliefs about money? What’s your story? Is there never enough? Are you forever trying to keep up? Do you overspend? Does retail therapy rule your life? Do you feel guilty earning money? Does money not grow on trees?Whether we’re poor, rich, middle class, most of us have a money story running against us. And this story rules what happens with our finances. Karla Kueber spent 14 years as a teacher. She’d done everything right; college, good job, bought a house… Then she woke up one day and thought “Is this it?” She wasn’t doing what really made her happy: travelling, spending time with family and friends. Life doesn’t have to be this hard. We were not created to be slaves to the dollar. We are meant to enjoy life… to really live. Now, she teaches on her own terms, and she’s swapped course textbooks for wealth building and emotional inner work. Karla’s mission is to help you do the inner work so that your outer world aligns and you can live a life of true financial and emotional freedom. Like the other beautiful souls we’re interviewing for this Spirit Junkie Podcast Series, Karla is a Spirit Junkie—and is still on the high from her Level 1 course. Thanks to her training, she was able to heal herself from the inside out, and create her dream life. The Spirit Junkie movement is a community of people hell bent on bringing love and light into the world. And it isn’t just for mission-driven businesses, it will change your entire life. This training will transform your world. If you have a message to share with the world, the Spirit Junkie Masterclass will teach you how you can free yourself from financial and emotional blocks, and allow you to share your healing story. That’s how you make a positive impact on the world. If you want to be part of a movement that is raising the collective consciousness of the world, good news! On the 23rd June, we’ll give you all the details on how you can join the Spirit Junkie community. Plus, we’ve got some amazing bonuses on offer when you sign up for the Spirit Junkie Masterclass Digital. And we’re so excited to announce that the second video in Gabby’s free Spirit Junkie Video Series is now available online! Today’s video is about the three major blocks to abundance—we need to overcome our beliefs about abundance and work. This is a total GAME CHANGER. Gabby will bust the myth that it isn’t spiritual to earn for your great work, something we all struggle with. The video will give you a step by step guide to bring purpose to your career – whether you’re a spirit-preneur or in a corporate job. Go and enjoy it now! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

153: Gabby Bernstein on How to Turn Fear Into Faith & Build Your Dream Business
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153: Gabby Bernstein on How to Turn Fear Into Faith & Build Your Dream Business

Gabrielle has been a self-proclaimed spirit junkie for around 12 years. At 25, she hit rock bottom. Working in PR, she had a fast-paced city lifestyle, and used relationships, workaholism and alcoholism to run from her fears. But rock bottom was a great awakening. She made a commitment to get sober in 2005, and began to heal herself spiritually and emotionally. Gabby realized it was part of her life’s mission to share what she was living and learning. Spirit Junkie was born. There’s a lot of fear around doing what you love and getting paid for it—maybe that’s what’s holding you back from fully diving into your mission-driven business. But right now, the world doesn’t need another procrastinator: the world needs transformational leaders. Yes, you! Your unique healing story is your unique power; the pain you went through is an opportunity to learn and grow and give you the tools to help others. Your healing story could save lives. It is your responsibility to share it as a gift to the world. And you mustn’t be afraid to accept abundance for your talents. This is why we’re so excited to share Gabby’s free mini video series. This is an introduction to what the Spirt Junkie Masterclass Training looks like. So if you’re a Mindful, Spiritual, or Wellness Entrepreneur, want to live your purpose, do the work that you feel moved by, feel empowered to get out and shine your light, AND be unapologetic about it, then check out the first of these free videos: 3 Steps to Own Your Confidence and Take Action Now. Plus, watch out for the next two videos coming soon: The 3 Major Blocks to Your Abundance & How to Fix Them, and The Number One Way to Stand Out & Make an Impact Doing What You Love. You can change someone’s life. It’s not just about having an amazing career, but about how can you be of service to a world that’s suffering and needs more light workers. Once you make that decision, everything falls into place to help you help others. It’s time for you to shine. Keep listening because we’re going to be providing tons of extra episodes and content to help you live your dreams! Tips from Spirit Junkies on getting paid for doing what you love, how to publish a book, how to create digital courses for passive revenue, how to start a podcast and get your message out into the world, plus inspiring healing stories from people who have completely changed their lives. And on 23rd June, we’ll share how you can join the Spirit Junkie Tribe! Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

152: Don't Freak Out! How to Turn Your Anxiety into Your Greatest Strength
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2017-10-07 19:53:08 UTC 01:12:01
152: Don't Freak Out! How to Turn Your Anxiety into Your Greatest Strength

OCD, panic disorder, general anxiety disorder, depression. It was a dark time for Allison. On the outside she was a party animal. On the inside, she was a mess, suffering in silence. Until one day she realized this anxiety was separating her from everything she wanted to do. Allison found the Spirit Junkie community by chance, and it has been life-changing. She suddenly stopped seeing her anxiety as something that held her back. She began seeing it as her greatest feature. And then everything changed. Now she’s on a mission, to help women free themselves from anxiety and live to their fullest, happiest potential. She wanted to create what she needed when she was really struggling: the Don’t Freak Out Podcast was born. The Spirit Junkie movement is a global community of people on a mission to elevate each other and infuse love into everything they do, sparked by Gabriel Bernstein’s book Spirit Junkie. Through masterclasses and workshops, you are encouraged to share your story, let go of “imposter syndrome”, see your true value and potential, and dive head first into your dream life so that you can help others to heal and rise up. To anyone who feels called to Gabby’s digital masterclass, Allison has two words: “DO IT! It’s food for your soul.” As a Spirit Junkie, wherever you are in the world, you have a tribe, a supportive sister (and brother)-hood of like-minded souls. Now more than ever we need to stand up, share our story, and follow our dream of a mission-driven business. We’ve been born at a revolutionary time in history and consciousness; the world is wounded, there’s division and suffering; we need to step up, make a change, and spread the message of love. Listen to your soul’s call—it will change every single area of your life. The Spirit Junkie Digital Masterclass is one of the greatest things you can do. Get out of your own way, and create a life that you are psyched to wake up for. Today is the first day of the rest of your amazing, ecstatic life. Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU!   The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy – two self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This sexy, savvy duo provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!

151: Anti-Aging Secrets & DNA Detoxing Methods You've Never Heard of with the Jing Slingers
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2017-10-07 19:53:08 UTC 01:30:40
151: Anti-Aging Secrets & DNA Detoxing Methods You've Never Heard of with the Jing Slingers

When you eat the whole plant, you’re getting the whole deal. That’s why we find so many healing plants in nature. Interestingly, almost every pharmaceutical medicine has its roots in nature. But modern medicine extracts one compound and turns it into pill form (with undesirable side effects). When you eat a whole plant however, you’re getting all the other nutrients working synergistically together to heal your body. Food Heals favorites Joy and Jay are passionate about whole tonic herbs. From that passion, Jing Slingers were born. Joy is a badass cop turned anti-aging superfood master. Jay is a yogi and tonic herbalist with over 50,000 tonic elixirs to his name. Together they create cleverly conscious comfort food that’s as good as your granny’s banana bread with the added benefits of supercharging your health all the way to your cells. (We tried their superfood caramel and can testify to this – best. Caramel. EVER). Since they were last on the show, the Jing Slingers have been working on a tonic to rival all tonics. Most modern diseases result from a dysfunction of the mitochondria, our cells’ power-producers. These are the molecules responsible for our core life energy. But we live in concrete jungles, breathe in polluted air, are bombarded by wifi radiation, drink chemical water—our cells are overwhelmed. They need a detox tonic. Enter the DNA Detox, an aqueous zeolight solution that penetrates deep into the cells’ mitochondria and eliminates environmental toxins, heavy metals, and even BPA’s. A next level solution to the next level toxicity we are dealing with. But that’s not all, they’ve also moved back to nature. At their retreat, Waterstone in North Carolina, you can experience life away from wifi signals, polluted air, and stress, and enjoy forest bathing, foraging, and of course, Joy and Jay’s mind-blowing culinary delights. We’ll definitely be going :-)

 

150: The Truth About Cystitis and How to Heal with a High-Raw Vegan Diet
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150: The Truth About Cystitis and How to Heal with a High-Raw Vegan Diet

Marina Yanay-Triner is the soul behind Soul in the Raw, a website dedicated to helping people go vegan in a sane, healthy, and delicious way. Marina’s journey towards a raw vegan lifestyle began when she witnessed her mom’s healing transformation. Marina’s mom had interstitial cystitis, a chronic bladder disorder that left her unable to live a normal life. Doctor after doctor prescribed pills and injections but nothing worked. Taking matters into her own hands, she went on a 28-day water fast, before transitioning to a raw vegan lifestyle. She completely healed herself. Witnessing her mother’s amazing recovery made Marina want to reconnect with her body. In high-school, she’d been sexually assaulted by her boyfriend. This caused Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which affected her digestion and emotions. But when she got into raw plant-based food, she was able to heal her physical and emotional trauma.   Marina set up Soul in the Raw to show vegans and wannabe vegans how delicious and flavorful raw plant-based food can be. It’s not just about being vegan or gluten free, it’s about eating whole, plant-based, unprocessed, natural foods! Sign up to her online course and discover how to go vegan, improve your digestion and make delicious raw foods!

 

149: Fitness Model to YouTube Star: How Nicole Inspires Vegan Newbies To Change Their Lives
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2017-10-07 19:53:08 UTC 01:07:45
149: Fitness Model to YouTube Star: How Nicole Inspires Vegan Newbies To Change Their Lives

Before going vegan, Nicole Derseweh wanted to travel the world and taste every cheese imaginable. But her health was suffering. As a fitness model, her body looked healthy, but it hid a worrying truth: her high protein diet was stressing out her gall bladder and liver, and her blood pressure was through the roof. With her grandma fighting cancer, and other members of her family unwell, Nicole knew something was wrong. She began looking at her diet. It took a year between watching her first documentary (Earthlings) to converting to 100% plant-based. The journey was tough, but it was worth it. As soon as she gave up dairy, her heath transformed. But her recovery went deeper than just the physical. Nicole had struggled with anorexia in high school. While she overcame the behaviors by becoming a fitness model, the self-loathing thoughts were still there. When she became vegan, those thoughts disappeared. Choosing to go vegan was such an empowering and positive decision that it healed her psyche as well as her physical health. And now Nicole is dedicated to inspiring newbie and wannabe vegans with delicious plant-based food that can tempt even the most dedicated carnivore. Check out Nicole’s YouTube channel for recipes and tutorials to veganize your dishes and live sustainably.

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