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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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Now displaying: December, 2017
Dec 26, 2017

Cows, pigs, and hens are sentient beings, just as intelligent as we are. They feel loss, love, pain, shame, fear, and solidarity. They want to be free, nurture their young, and play. Yet the factory farming industry is built with total disregard for these animals’ needs. It’s all about maximizing profits. The good news is that there are amazing people doing ground-breaking work to expose animal abuse and change legislation.

 Cody Carlson heard about Mercy For Animals when he was a private investigator for a business intelligence firm. Moved by their work, he reached out to the founder, Nathan Runkle (check out his episode). Before he knew it, Cody had quit his job, grown a goatee and become an undercover animal rights investigator.

It was a wild ride. Working undercover as a farm hand is exhausting physical work and emotionally intense. He witnessed how over 4,000 cows were kept constantly pregnant, saw newborn calves torn from their mothers and left to die, or sold for slaughter. He saw how much the animals wanted to play, to be loved. His footage of workers’ cruelty and the atrocities committed in the farm was broadcast by the media and resulted legislation that changed how these animals are treated. And that was it. He was hooked. He went to law school and is now one of Mercy for Animal’s attorneys.

Part of the work Cody is doing with Mercy For Animals is overturning ag-gag laws. Instead of reforming, the animal farming industry lobbies to amend legislation and keep their inhumane practices within the law. From around 2010, ag-gag laws made it a crime to conduct undercover investigations that reveal what goes on in factory farms. Mercy For Animals is winning the fight against ag-gag laws, but some states still have them: MontanaUtahNorth DakotaMissouriKansasIowa and North Carolina. If you’re a resident of one of these states, you can help overturn these laws by contacting your local representative and encouraging them to speak out.

 

Are we ever going to see a world without slaughter houses? YES! With the rise of plant-based milks, dairy profits are plummeting. With growing public support, a radical movement away from meat and towards plant-based eating, changes in legislation and corporate policy, and delicious plant-powered options, we’re going to see the end of factory farming in our lifetimes. Additionally we can all be healthier, protect the environment, help the animals, and feel better than we’ve ever felt by ditching factory-farmed meats and adding more plants to our diets.

What can you do today to help the animals?

  • Contact your law-maker and encourage them to speak out about animal cruelty and ag-gag laws.
  • Join an animal activism group. Mercy For Animals is the leading international farm animal protection organization. You can sign up on the website and check out how you can get involved.
  • Share Cody’s video of footage of how dairy and animals are produced in modern farms. You can check out the viral video at http://www.whatcodysaw.com/.
  • Join Hen Heroes to take part in animal activism.
  • Reach out to the Oink writers’ group if you want to get involved with writing letters to the editor and raising awareness.
  • If you’re a California resident, you can help get legislation passed that would change the game for animals raised in California. Half a million signatures are needed—you can volunteer at com/volunteer to sign up. Please share the link with your friends!
  • You can also donate. Donations help Mercy For Animals run undercover investigations and petition for real change in animal protection legislation. 

Cody and Leslie’s tips to eat healthier and plant-based wherever you live:

  • Veganize your meal when you eat out (for example, you can order Denny’s scrambled egg platter and swap the eggs for potatoes).
  • Stop eating processed foods.
  • Eat real, whole foods.
  • Always look at the ingredient list. If it doesn’t read like a recipe, put it down.

 

This is our last episode of 2017… happy almost new year!! And we’re super excited to announce 4 events for 2018!!

January 12th - 14th Releasing What Weighs You Down Wellness Workshop
Allison will be speaking at the Releasing What Weighs You Down Wellness Conference with JJ Flizanes on January 12th - 14th in Los Angeles. Allison will be speaking on how to transform your trauma into triumph and your pain into purpose. There are only a few tickets left for the live event, but you can book a virtual ticket and take part online. A great gift to give yourself or a friend! Coupon code 10OFF will get you 10% off!

January 21st - The Indie Film Showcase & Cocktail Party in Park City
Sundance is the largest independent film festival in the United States and Suzy and Alli will be there interviewing documentary filmmakers who are using cinema to make the world a healthier place! Come see Allison LIVE at The Indie Film Showcase speaking on the panel and then have cocktails with us at the after party. Tickets are free!


February 8th - 11th - Podfest Multimedia Expo Podcast Conference
Join Allison in Orlando at Podfest MultiMedia Expo with Podcast Fave Katie Krimitsos. If you’re interested in podcasting, want to meet influencers and change makers, grow your brand and maximize your income, then you can’t afford to miss this. Coupon code BWR will get you $20 off.

June 2nd-9th The Ultimate Vegan Italian Getaway on the Amalfi Coast
Infinity pools, wine, Italian faire, relaxation, hiking, vegan cheffing & memories that will last a lifetime...  What more could a girl want? Join us in Italy in 2018! It’s going to be an amazing, delicious, beautiful, healthy retreat in a villa above the Amalfi coast, the most gorgeous place in the world. You’ll enjoy cooking lessons with vegan chef, Leslie Durso, hiking, exploring, and building life-long soul connections. The villa has an organic garden, natural spring grotto, and an infinity pool… and all the Italian charm you’ll ever need! Go to Foodhealsnation.com/Italy for all the info!

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


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

Dec 19, 2017

We’re here with one of our favorite guests, the super cool, super stylish Leslie Durso (check out Episodes 95 and 96 for her story). She’s a vegan chef, healthy living educator and has been plant-based since she was 8 years old. Leslie grew up in an Italian household, making vegan versions of whatever her mom was cooking.

Now, she loves nothing more than sharing her knowledge and passion for veganism with as many people as possible. Her farm fresh, plant-based recipes are broadcast to over 130 countries, and she’s just partnered with Plant Lab Culinary School offering pop-up cooking courses all over the world. Leslie has also created vegan dishes for all the menus at the Four Seasons Punto Mita in Mexico, where she will be running retreats in 2018. 

With just one week until Christmas, how can we bring more plant-based recipes and more love to our holiday? How can we bring more acceptance to the table, particularly to those who might not completely understand our healthy choices? Leslie’s answer: cook for them. Make something so good they are begging you for the recipe. Let them start the conversation. When it comes to spreading the vegan word, nobody wants to be told what to do, they want to be inspired. Let’s inspire them with delicious food. You can find tons of tasty, easy-to-make vegan recipes on Leslie’s website

Drumroll please, we’ve got a very special announcement!

We are so excited to announce that we are taking Food Heals Nation to Italy! We’ve partnered with Leslie Durso to bring you the most beautiful retreat on the Amalfi coast, the most spectacularly stunning coastline in the world. You’ll spend six nights in a villa built into the side of a mountain, with its own organic farm, in the picturesque town of Ravello. This is a magical, healing place: the villa has its own grotto for cold plunges (a natural rejuvenation technique), an infinity edge pool, hot tubs, and the water comes from pure mountain springs. Allison, Suzy and Leslie will be on hand to answer all your questions on health, wellness, veganism, nutrition, building your own brand, podcasting and living the life of your dreams. We’ll hike, swim, play, enjoy, experience real Italian culture, shop, and you’ll learn how to make delicious vegan food with Leslie. But best of all, you’ll make friendships that will last a lifetime. This is a women-only retreat, and a very special kind of sisterhood is forged on these types of retreats. Here’s a little of what you can expect:

  • • Tons of vegan organic food!
  • • Wine tasting
  • • Olive oil tasting
  • • Daily hiking 
  • • Boat rides
  • • Swimming in the sea
  • • Sampling all the local restaurants have to offer
  • • Vegan gelato
  • • Relaxed pace – plenty of time to relax and unwind
  • • Pajama party with wine and pizza
  • • Leave your heels behind! 
  • • Infinity edge pool and hot tubs
  • • Boost your immune system and lose weight

To find out more go to www.foodhealsnation.com/Italy. There are limited spots so make sure you’re in the know by signing up for updates. Don’t miss out on the retreat of a lifetime with experts on health and wellness. We can’t wait to see you there!

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

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

Dec 12, 2017

Sage and AnnaBlanca, the gorgeous chocolatiers behind Addictive Wellness, are back to tell us all about their new elixir blends that supercharge your health from the inside out.  With their belief that everyone should be able to enjoy organic food, made from ingredients that heal and energize, the couple infuses every piece of their heirloom artisanal, raw chocolate with their love for each other, nature, and passion for superfoods. They’ve created elixirs with the same love and passion for health.

Those who have tried Chinese medicine know that herbal tonic blends tend to taste really awful and bitter! Sage and AnnaBlanca knew that if they wanted to share their love of tonic herbs, they had to make them taste good. Their superfood elixirs are free of gluten, sugar, GMOs, nuts, dairy, and soy and most importantly… delicious!  Mixed with almond milk, they taste like they shouldn’t be good for you! These elixirs are super clean, pure, don’t spike your blood sugar and are mixed with powerful Chinese herbs like cordyceps, lion’s mane, and astralagus to support vital energy.

Addictive Wellness’ Tips for Longevity:

AnnaBlanca and Sage base their health routine on the Chinese Three Treasure System: Jing, Chi and Shen. Think of it as a candle. The Jing is the wax and wick of the candle — the building blocks, the Chi is the flame — the active part, and the Shen is the purpose — your higher spirit, the light in your eyes, how positively and beautifully you can affect the world and others. The stronger and healthier you are, the more positive impact you can have on the world. How do you get there? 

Here are Addictive Wellness’ tips:

  • Support your Jing, the energy reserve you’re born with, your core kidney adrenal energy by:
    • Include herbs that support your Jing, like he-shou-wu and cordyceps.
    • Remove sugar from your diet. Sugar breaks down collagen in your skin and ages your cells on a molecular level.
    • Increase your intake of healthy fats. 
    • Identify where you’re leaking Jing: crazy lifestyle, stress, partying, processed foods, drugs, not getting enough sleep, etc.
    • Increase your intake of healthy fats. 
    • Protect your skin! Anna Blanca’s secret sunscreen solution is Astaxanthin algae extract which helps your skin withstand the sun from within.

As you build up your Jing, your Chi gets stronger, and your Shen—your light and inner spirit—shines brighter. This means you won’t just feel healthier and more alive, you’ll also be able to have a more positive impact on the world around you.

In Episode 133, discover the beautiful story of how Anna Blanca and Sage met and created their range of tonic and elixir raw chocolates. These are amazing stocking stuffers, too. Check out the discount code in our Holiday Gift Guide!

The Food Heals Nation Holiday Gift Guide is Live!
Don’t forget, our holiday gift guide is LIVE and you can download it now for free! We scoured the web, asked our guests and begged for discounts to bring you this beautiful resource packed with our favorite natural products from brands we truly believe in. Check out some awesome savings on products that will make you feel & look fabulous, plus make gorgeous, healthy holiday gifts, like: 

  • 20% off Global Healing Center’s Anti-aging skincare & supplements
  • 20% off GUNAS New York Luxury Vegan Handbags
  • 20% off Schmidt's Natural Deodorant
  • 20% off Fit From Food tanks & tees
  • 20% off Organify Superfood Powders 
  • 20% off Suzy’s CBD Fountain CBD lotions, balms, tinctures… email info@cbdfountain.com for orders
  • 10% off Eco-Friendly Coconut Bowls
  • 10% off Addictive Wellness superfood elixirs & organic chocolate
  • And MORE!

Use the coupon code foodheals to get your holiday savings on now!

PLUS for another great way to get discounts on your favorite online shops, download this browser extension that searches the web to bring you the best codes: (Allison swears by this!) Check out FoodHealsNation.com/discounts!  

UPCOMING EVENTS 2018 – Conference Discount codes!

Releasing What Weighs You Down Workshop on January 12-14. Allison will be talking at JJ Flizanes’s wellness event alongside other great guests like Lisa Thomas of Beyond Cellular Healing. Go to www.foodhealsnation.com/januaryevent for more details. This is a three-day event with tasty, healthy food and amazing speakers who will help you release what is weighing you down, and live the healthy life of your dreams. Coupon code 10OFF will get you 10% off!

We’ll also be live at Podfest MultiMedia Expo with Katie Krimitsos on February 8-11 in Orlando. This is THE event for podcasters, digital influencers and change makers who want to grow their brand, reach a wider audience and maximize their income. If you’re thinking of starting a podcast, you can’t afford to miss this! Buy your tickets here and get $20 off with coupon code BWR.

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

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

Dec 5, 2017

Imagine a world where instead of 1.6 billion Coke drinkers, there are 1.6 billion (and more) people drinking green juice. Today’s guest, fitness and nutrition rockstar, Drew Canole, is passionate about making that a reality. What we consume plays a massive role in how we feel. The future of humanity depends on us being balanced, thriving human beings. That starts with what we choose to put in our bodies. We can change the world through health and nutrition. 

Seven years ago, Drew was 45 pounds overweight, pretty unclear about what his life purpose was, going out all the time, and drinking too much. But we all have a wake-up moment, and once Drew had his, there was no turning back. He knew he had to contribute to the world and make a positive difference.

He went on a 90-day juice cleanse, lost 40 pounds, gained clarify, focus, energy, and received a ton on online support! He’s on a mission to help people experience radical joy, connect to oneness, live their purpose, and be the healthiest, fittest version of themselves. He recommends a delicate blend of self-love, listening to what your body is telling you, and cellular nourishment. 

Drew is the founder and CEO of FitLife.tv, where he shares inspirational content about healing, longevity, mindset, and nutrition.  We love him and his videos, so go check him out! 

Drew created a delicious brand of superfood powders, Organifi. We can’t get enough of them and Drew has very generously given Food Heals Nation a hefty 20% off with the coupon code FoodHeals! Products range from green powder for cleansing and fat burning (with spirulina, chlorella, moringa, matcha, ashwagandha, chlorophyll and more… all the greens without the “green” taste), reishi gold drink for immunity (with reishi and antioxidant turmeric), red anti-aging juice (with acai and cordyceps), protein powder (with added enzymes for better digestion), probiotics, and everything you need to rebalance your body and enjoy a happy, healthy, fit life. 

Drew’s tips for your best morning routine:

  • It starts the night before: swap blue lights for red to increase melatonin and help you sleep
  • Start a gratitude list 
  • Hydrate with high-vibe water
  • Listen to music from your childhood
  • Commit. Change doesn’t happen overnight. Commit to your new morning ritual for at least 21 days. That’s when the magic begins to happen. 

The Food Heals Nation Holiday Gift Guide is Live!
As you know, our holiday gift guide is LIVE, and you can download it now for free! We scoured the web, asked our guests and begged for discounts to bring you this beautiful resource packed with our favorite natural products from brands we truly believe in. So check out some awesome savings on products that will make you feel & look fabulous, plus make gorgeous, healthy holiday gifts, like: 

  • 20% off Global Healing Center’s Anti-aging skincare & supplements
  • 20% off GUNAS New York Luxury Vegan Handbags
  • 20% off Schmidt's Natural Deodorant
  • 20% off Fit From Food tanks & tees
  • 20% off Organifi Superfood Powders 
  • 20% off Suzy’s CBD Fountain CBD lotions, balms, tinctures… email info@cbdfountain.com for orders
  • 10% off Eco-Friendly Coconut Bowls
  • 10% off Addictive Wellness superfood elixirs & organic chocolate
  • And MORE!

Use the coupon code foodheals to get your holiday savings on now!

PLUS for another great way to get discounts on your favorite online shops, download this browser extension that searches the web to bring you the best codes: (Allison swears by this!) Check out FoodHealsNation.com/discounts!  

Upcoming Events:

If you want to connect with us real time, then check out the following two events where Allison will be speaking:

Releasing What Weighs You Down on January 12-14: Allison will be talking at JJ Flizanes’s wellness event alongside other great guests like Lisa Thomas of Beyond Cellular Healing. Go to www.foodhealsnation.com/januaryevent for more details. This is a three-day event with tasty healthy food and amazing speakers. Coupon code 10OFF will get you 10% off!

We’ll be live at Podfest MultiMedia Expo with Katie Krimitsos on February 8-11 in Orlando (get your tickets here!). This is a business event to learn all about podcasting.

Many of you have reached out asking us to let you know about future events so stay tuned because Suzy and I will be announcing two very special events. We’ll be launching both a business retreat AND a wellness retreat. We’ll let you know more in the coming weeks!

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