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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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Mar 29, 2016

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!

 

Mar 26, 2016

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

Mar 22, 2016

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!

 

Mar 19, 2016

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.

Mar 15, 2016

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!
 
 
Mar 13, 2016

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

Mar 9, 2016

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

 

Mar 5, 2016

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.

Mar 1, 2016

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!

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