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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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Sep 25, 2018

Masa and Michael Osei - Founder of The Minimalist Vegan

Do you suffer from the More Virus? Most of us do, to some degree or other. The symptoms? Always wanting more - more stuff, more success, more money, more cars, more clothes, more friends. Anyone who’s seen Hoarders knows that you can literally get trapped by your stuff. Always wanting more leaves us less time to actually enjoy life and be content with what we have right now.

Pursuing LESS rather than more gives you the opportunity to discover what really matters to you, and create the space for that in your life. If you want to set up your new business, be an activist, start a blog, then minimalism can free you from unwanted and unnecessary clutter so you have more time to do what you love.

Michael and Masa stumbled on the principle of minimalist living through ZenHabits, a blog about Buddhism and minimalism, and instantly knew they had to make the shift towards living with less stuff - not just for themselves but because minimalist living is kinder to the planet.

Four years later, they extended this to their diet. Masa and Michael went vegan overnight after watching Earthlings. It wasn’t easy, but once they’d seen the cruelty they couldn’t go back to eating animals. Their free cookbook is packed with delicious recipes to help you get into vegan eating effortlessly.

Check out their blog The Minimalist Vegan for tips and tricks to transition to a minimalist and vegan lifestyle - so you have more time and space in your life to follow your dreams. You can also read Masa and Michael’s book The Minimalist Vegan: A Simple Manifesto On Why To Live With Less Stuff And More Compassion.

 

Debi Chew - Plant-Based Nurse and Founder of the Chew on Vegan YouTube Channel

She thought she was too old. She thought it would take too long. But Debi Chew followed her dreams. After 24 years working in the grocery business she went back to school to become a nurse - she’s been registered since 2009.

Who better to be a nurse than someone who’s been on their own healing journey? Debi went vegan after watching Forks over Knives. But a year later, she was diagnosed with auto-immune hepatitis. Her liver was totally shutting down, she was so bad that her gastroenterologist said if she didn’t take the steroids he would put her in hospital. So she took them. But she knew she didn’t want to be on medications for life, and researched alternatives. Though a combination of Chinese herbs and a plant-based diet, she got off the steroids within 6 weeks and took herself back to total health.

Debi set up Chew on Vegan after taking Jason Wrobel’s My Healthy Hustle class. Her YouTube channel spreads the plant-based message and helps people transition to a vegan diet with tons of easy, simple, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free recipes. Check it out! Especially the outrageous brownies by Chef AJ (we love Chef AJ, all her recipes are salt, sugar and oil-free; she was a guest on Episode 78). You can email Debi at chewonvegan@gmail.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!

Sep 18, 2018

“Why don’t you put a bag over your face?” is the kind of comment Daisy grew up with. She suffered with terrible cystic acne from 3rd grade. Despite trying every anti-acne product on the market - oral antibiotics, silicic acid, benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, etc. nothing worked. In fact, these conventional treatments even made her skin worse. She felt massively insecure, ugly, and believed she would never belong. She was even bullied because of her skin, which really affected her self-esteem. But it also shaped her.

 

Tired of trying products that didn’t work, she began reviewing them on her YouTube channel to help other acne sufferers. Viewers resonated with her vulnerability and before she knew it, she’d built a loyal following. As she kept trying to figure out how to heal her skin, she realized it was about more than what she put on her skin, it was also about diet and lifestyle. Her mission is to help others clear up their skin, feel beautiful, and be unapologetically themselves.

 

Now, her skin is acne-free and glowing, and her skincare brand, Banish, is a million-dollar business selling a small range of products made with only natural ingredients - no preservatives, artificial fragrances, or harmful chemicals. Skincare that really works.

 

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

 

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

 

Her best seller is the Banish Set - a kit containing the Banisher, a micro-needling roller which causes microscopic damage to the skin (but it really doesn’t hurt at all!) and promotes skin renewal, combined with the Banish Oil, a vitamin C serum that contains ascorbic acid and rosehip oil.  Together, these products increase collagen and elastane in your skin, helping to reduce fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars. And there’s no down-time! We love it. Use the code Foodheals for $10 off your first order. Check out these amazing before & after pics.

Sep 11, 2018

There’s nothing like getting home after a hard day and pouring yourself a glass of wine. But did you know most wines aren’t vegan? Crazy right? Traditional alcohol production uses ingredients such as egg whites, gelatin or dried fish bladders to filter the grapes - suddenly that vino doesn’t look as appealing does it!

Thankfully, some brands have stepped up with delicious vegan options. Our favorite is Le Grand Courtage, founded by Tawnya Falkner, a fierce female entrepreneur who didn’t let anything hold her back from following her passion.

During her many travels (43 countries so far!), Tawnya realized the important role wine plays in all cultures. It brings people together, it highlights celebrations, it helps us to unwind. But it can also be snobby, and some expensive brands don’t even taste that nice (and aren’t even plant-based!). She wanted to create a sparkling wine that’s delicious, affordable, and vegan - a wine suitable for every day and every celebration. So she moved from San Francisco to France to make it happen.

And, despite this being a highly male-dominated industry, she’s succeeded! Without pre-conceived notions of what wine should be, she’s been able to create a light, refreshing, sparkling wine and grow her business from nothing. Her motto: don’t let anything hold you back, especially not insecurity. Dream big and go for it!

Le Grand Courtage bottles are available to buy State-wide. Her latest wine, Très Chic Rosé, has our thumbs up over and above other brands. It’s perfect on its own, or made into cocktails. We love it! You can get yours 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!

Sep 4, 2018

It’s never been easier to go plant-based. More importantly, there’s never been a better time to do it. Faced with an epidemic of disease and the threat of global warming, it’s the one thing all of us can do to make a positive difference - both for our health, and the planet.

Today’s two guests made the shift to veganism after watching the groundbreaking (and super powerful) documentary Earthlings. Now, they want to help other people transition to plant-based living, and better health.

Melissa is a plant-powered personal chef and founder of ForkinPlants. We’re so inspired by her story. After studying healthcare and working in an office for years, she quit her 9 to 5 to follow her dreams and focus on her passions: cooking and helping people live healthy lives. But she wasn’t always on this vibe. In fact, before going vegan she used to eat cheese out of a can! Fifteen years ago, she had to take a 14-day course of antibiotics to clear an H-Pylori stomach infection. The result was a destroyed digestive system, chronic acid reflux and really bad eczema. Through research and Chinese medicine, she discovered that some of the top superfoods, like turmeric, were actually making her condition worse. Now, having healed herself through food, she helps others do the same. Read her blog post to find out how she healed her skin issues.

Elana’s journey is similar. She suffered from chronic acid reflux from the age of 16. Of course, doctors just gave her a pill to take and unsurprisingly, this didn’t work long-term. She had her light-bulb moment at a retreat where the host made everyone watch Earthlings. Now vegan and healthy, Elana is a plant-based influencer and foodie, spreading vegan holistic health knowledge to those who need it most. She runs vegan events, and is about to quit her office job to follow her passion full-time. Her website Klean-Slate focuses on being real about food - because let’s face it, it’s not about being perfect, it’s about making small sustainable changes that last. Check out Episode 120 for Elana’s first appearance on the show, where she shares tips to rebalance your gut microflora.

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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!

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