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Food Heals

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” The Food Heals Podcast brings together experts in the field of nutrition, health and healing to teach you the best-kept natural secrets to being a hotter, healthier, happier YOU! The Food Heals Podcast is hosted by Allison Melody with guest co-hosts like Suzy Hardy, Leslie Durso, Whitney Lauritsen, Sophie Uliano and more – all self-proclaimed natural chicks who will rock your world and change your beliefs about health! This savvy show provides eco-friendly advice on a variety of issues including the healing power of nutrition, living authentically, turning your passion into your career, choosing the best natural health and beauty products, the benefits of a plant-based diet and so much more!
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Feb 27, 2016

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.

 

 

Feb 23, 2016

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!

 

Feb 20, 2016

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!

 

Feb 16, 2016

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!

Feb 13, 2016

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!

Feb 9, 2016

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!

Feb 6, 2016

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!

 

Feb 2, 2016

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!

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