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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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Jan 29, 2019

World renowned keynote speaker, best-selling author, world traveler… and she recently got engaged in Bali after one of the most epic proposal stories we’ve ever heard! But Sahara Rose wasn’t always a glowing picture of health and success.

 

In fact, she went through a really tough time - she didn’t have periods, lost her hair, suffered from bloating and constipation. No one could find the cause or cure the problem. Until one day she read about the Vata dosha - it was like reading her autobiography. Following ayurvedic practices to bring this dosha back into balance, Sahara regained her health.

 

But it was hard - Ayurveda processes are old school, and many don’t work for today’s busy lifestyles. So Sahara decided to redesign these ancient practices to fit the modern world.

 

Her two books - The Idiot’s guide to Ayurveda, and Eat Feel Fresh (with a foreword by Deepak Chopra!) offer simple and easy to follow strategies to get your doshas, and your health, back into balance.

 

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is over 5000 years old; it’s the world’s oldest heath system. It means “the knowledge of life.” Ayurveda involves your entire life in order to heal you: nutrition, digestion, self-care, movement, morning rituals, your environment, your relationships, and your purpose. 

 

What Dosha Are You?

Dosha means energy. In Ayurveda, we’re all made up of three energies from the elements space, air, fire, water and earth. The three doshas are Vata (air and space), Pita (fire and water) and Katha (earth and water).

 

  • Vata

Mind: creative, artistic, go with the flow, visionary… but if unbalanced: difficulty coming down to earth, anxiety, everything up in the air, head in the clouds, not liking a set schedule

Body: lean, flexible… but if unbalanced: cold skin, slow digestion, bloating, cracking joints, unbalanced appetite, dry skin.

 

  • Pita

Mind: feisty, high energy, driven, business-minded, regimented, likes routine, motivated…. But if unbalanced: angry, aggressive.

Body: strong and athletic… but if unbalanced: high risk of inflammation, heart burn, acne, rashes.

 

  • Katha

Mind: calm, peaceful, very giving… but if unbalanced: gives too much, unable to set boundaries, people pleaser.

Body: solid, endurance… but if unbalanced: lethargic and prone to increased mucous. 

 

We are all a combination of all three of these doshas, in varying amounts. What’s more, these doshas may change depending on where you are in your life. Ayurveda heals the doshas within us so that we can rebalance our health.

 

To find out your dosha, take the quiz on Sahara’s website.

 

How to Rebalance Your Dosha:

  • Vata:

Warm, grounding foods - think roots! Stay away from excessively cold foods.

 

  • Pita:

Cooling, alkalizing foods - more leafy greens, bitter veg, coconut. Avoid spicy foods.

 

  • Kapha:

Stimulating foods - warming spices to rev up metabolism.

 

In her latest book, Eat Feel Fresh, Sahara makes it easy to incorporate this ancient healing practice into your life with over 100 ayurvedic plant-based recipes. Her other book, An Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda contains all the self-care and lifestyle strategies to take your health to the next level. Check out Sahara’s podcast, Highest Self.

 

Ayurvedic self-care 101:

  • Tongue scraping - helps your digestion, keeps your mouth fresh
  • Oil pulling followed by warm water and salt - swill oil (coconut, sesame) for 3 to 20 minutes.
  • Dry brush - brush your skin upwards towards your heart - this removes dead skin cells.
  • Oil your body - give yourself a massage, hone in on the dry bits, show your body some 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!

Jan 22, 2019

You’re only 10% human. Yes, really.

 

Just over a decade ago, doctors believed there were around 200 species of bacteria living on and in the human body. We now know there are over 30,000 species. We have a community of 100 trillion microorganisms in our gut. That is 10 times the number of human cells in the body. This basically means we’re 10% human, 90% bacteria!

 

The microbiome was an unknown entity, but now science has shown it to be a game changer. It’s an integral part of our health, and if we can support it, we can thrive.

 

We are in a synergistic relationship with the microorganisms in our body - we need them to survive, and they need us. They’ve been a part of us since the beginning of human evolution. But we’re bailing on them right now. In the last century, we’ve stopped taking care of them. Our diets (the chemicals we use to process our food), environment (the chemicals we use to clean our homes), lifestyles (lack of sleep, lack of movement, stress), medications (antibiotics) - destroy the delicate microbiome we rely on for health.

 

Doctor Will Bulsiewicz, also known as Dr. B, is an internal medicine doctor and expert gastroenterologist. While his conventional medicine training did not include any nutrition study, science was emerging about the power of diet to treat gastrointestinal disease. So he began studying it in his own time and discovered the untapped potential of a healthy gut. Having witnessed amazing results with his patients, he decided to spread the word beyond his clinic. The Gut Health MD was born.

 

Why your gut is your first step to thriving health:

  • All health starts here.
  • It controls your metabolism and how you process your food. It dictates whether you gain weight, or lose weight, and how easy it is to maintain your weight.
  • It’s in constant communication with your immune system.
  • It regulates your mood and impulses - 95% of serotonin (your happy hormone) is produced in the gut.

 

What can you do to heal your gut?

  • The most important thing is to eat a wide variety of plants - the more different plants you eat, the healthier your microbiome.
  • Unless you have an allergy, don’t blanket-eliminate foods from your diet - taking out foods reduces your diet’s variety and therefore your gut’s microbiome.
  • Get proper sleep, exercise every day, drink plenty of water.
  • Avoid dairy, meat and processed foods - these damage your microbiome.
  • Fasting gives your gut a break and strengthens your microbiome.
  • Check out the American Gut Project. Go to their website, they will send you a kit - give them a stool sample and fill out a survey about your lifestyle, and for just $99 they will tell you what your microbiome looks like.

 

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

 

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

Jan 15, 2019

Could mold be affecting your health? Mold is a tricky thing. It’s affected people since the dawn of time - but conventional medicine rarely addresses it. But it is a serious issue. Mold produces mycotoxins that can drive up estrogen levels, overburden the body with toxicity and elevate inflammation - so if you’re sensitive to mold (25% of people have the gene that make them sensitive) other symptoms will appear, like frequent illness, more allergies, exhaustion and hormonal issues.

 

Jenn Malecha’s healing journey had bumps along the way. She’d had a pretty healthy up-bringing - garden, vegetables, an active lifestyle. But when she got to college, the long hours and stress caused by studying and working crazy hours caused her health to decline. Then, at just 25, and having never been a sun-worshipper, Jenn was diagnosed with skin cancer. She knew it had to be caused by her environment and lifestyle. Functional tests revealed that she had high oxidative stress, a clogged-up liver, and adrenal dysfunction. So she tackled all those things, and felt like herself again…

 

Until five years later. She began gaining weight, her periods were all over the place, she had candida overgrowth and inflamed breasts. She went to experts, who were unable to tell her what was going on. Until one day she opened the cupboard near her work desk and there was black mold everywhere. Toxic mold had devastated her health. Having understood what was causing these issues, she began rebalancing her health. She became the boss of her health instead of relying on doctors. She now empowers others to have that same connection with their body.

 

Here are some of the strategies she used to free her home and her body from mold:

 

Screen for Mold at Home:

  • Visual contrast screening - You can take the test for just $15
  • Even if you pass this test, take an at home microscopy mold test by Citrisafe. This is a small Petri dish that collects mold spores. Once sent to the lab, researchers will analyze the type of mold present in your home.
  • The other test is called an ERMI test and is available from Mycometrics . This is a cloth with which you dust surfaces around your house. The cloth is then analyzed for mold - this test can be good to do because, unlike the microscopy test, it doesn’t depend on the mold spores being alive.

 

Screen for Mold Toxicity:

  • Are you electrically charged all the time?
  • Are you urinating more frequently?
  • Nasal swab - order through a naturopathic doctor or functional practitioner.

 

Getting Rid of Mold:

  • Hire professionals to remove the mold.
  • Clean air ducts.
  • Buy anti-mold solution Bio-Balance anti-mold solution. This is a natural toxin-free solution to remove mold from your home.
  • Get rid of mold on your carpet and your pets - products available at www.citrisafe.com.
  • After 30 days, retest your home for mold.
  • Get some functional tests done - if you’re sensitive to mold, it will trigger a chronic inflammatory response. This will come up on a functional test.

 

Detox Your Body and Feed Yourself Right:

  • Biotoxins can make the body hyperreactive to wheat. So avoiding gluten is essential.
  • Eat more natural detoxifying foods like beets, dandelion tea, grapefruit, lemon.
  • Eat an anti-inflammatory diet - remove grains, dairy, soy, sugar, and processed foods from your diet.
  • Run a food sensitivity test to find out which foods to stay away from.
  • Look at your personal care products - do they contain allergens like oats or almonds?
  • Keep a food journal - this will help you identify what triggers your symptoms.
  • Listen to your body - tune in and see what the body is telling you rather than just trying to follow protocols.
  • Think yourself healthy - mindset and health are completely linked.
  • Meditate, feed your mind positive thoughts, give yourself enough sleep (leave your cell phone out of the bedroom).
  • Make time to switch off and relax.

 

Jenn now helps busy professional to take back control of their health by offering lab tests and resources to find the missing piece of their health puzzle. With over a decade of personal training experience, Jenn creates personalized health-rebuilding programs for her clients that are realistic and achievable. Book a complimentary discovery call 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!

Jan 8, 2019

New year, new you! We always feel like a makeover is needed in January. So what better way to begin 2019 than with style coach Kimberly Seltzer?

 

You might not realize it, but your outfits are more than just clothes. They say a lot about you. They can keep you feeling down, block love, and give away your power. Yes, really. Wearing muted colors, going for the bigger size, wrapping up in layers all send a strong message, both to the outside world and to yourself: that you are not confident and are not comfortable in your own skin. From that space, implementing positive change is an uphill struggle.

 

Often, we’re told that if we work on what’s on the inside - our mindset - we can transform what’s on the outside. But this can work the other way too: a great outfit can make you feel empowered, and over time this boosts your confidence and improves your mindset, so you can attract what you want - whether it’s in love or in business. If you work on both your mindset and your wardrobe, transformation gets much faster. Kim knows about this first-hand.

 

Twenty years ago, she was a traditional therapist - in other words, she was totally focused on the inner work side of things. But life happened, she got a divorce. Life as she knew it was over. Her mood was so low she couldn’t even get out of bed, let alone be a helpful therapist. Despite her knowledge of talking therapy, she couldn’t get out of her own way or change how she felt. One day, she looked in the mirror. And she was horrified. Frumpy, wearing oversized clothes, a nursing bra and Birkenstocks. She looked like her mindset: sad, and hiding in a cocoon of black. So she went shopping. Luckily, a personal shopper saw her picking out her usual uniform and intervened with a sexy little red dress. This chance encounter changed Kim’s life forever. She suddenly felt like herself again. Her confidence started growing. And the rest is history. Now, Kim is determined to help others reconnect with themselves and find their perfect partner. 

 

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

 

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

Jan 2, 2019

Laughter heals - so we’ve gathered the funniest moments since we started the podcast three years ago, to bring you an episode that will make you laugh out loud. If you’ve not checked these episodes out yet, make sure you do!

 

Katie Krimitsos

Did you stop shaving your armpits?

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/180-katie/

iTunes: http://apple.co/KatieKrimitsos

 

Sage & Anna-Blanca

Are you leaking Jing?

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/182/

iTunes: http://apple.co/sageandannablanca

 

Amanda Deming

Let’s get to the wine!

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/8

iTunes: http://bit.ly/HealingCervicalCancer

 

John Lee Dumas

Are your goals smart?

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/116-2/

iTunes: http://bit.ly/Ep116

 

Dr. Joel Kahn

Get out of your body’s way and let it heal.

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/49/

iTunes: http://bit.ly/DrKahnDiet

 

Stephanie Goldfinger

Praise carrots!

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/1/

iTunes: http://apple.co/1J5dfpp

 

John Salley

Lion vegetarian?

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/54/

iTunes: http://bit.ly/JohnSalley-Part1

 

New Year’s episode with Jay, Joy and Sophie

Rampage of gratitude!

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/185/

iTunes: https://bit.ly/2018wellnesstips

 

Drew Canole

Shamanic talk, green juice and foreplay.

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/181/

iTunes: http://apple.co/DrewCanole

 

Gabby Bernstein

What does the world need right now?

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/153/

iTunes: http://bit.ly/SpiritJunkiePodcast

 

Lori Harder

Have you seen Jesus’s abs?

iTunes: http://bit.ly/LoriHarder

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/227/

 

Dr. Masley

Leafy green sexiness.

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/187/

iTunes: https://bit.ly/DrMasley

 

Leslie Durso

Juice cleanse or smoothie cleanse?

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/96/

iTunes: http://bit.ly/LeslieDursoPt2

 

Dr. Stephen Cabral

What’s the sign of a healthy balanced body?

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/186/

iTunes: https://bit.ly/StephenCabral

 

Whitney Lauritsen

Take the risk for your passion.

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/21/

iTunes: http://bit.ly/EcoVeganGal3

 

Dr. Zagone

Improve health, happiness and sexiness with this one move.

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/109/

iTunes: http://bit.ly/DrZagone

 

Adam Schaeuble

Things are getting hot in the studio.

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/235/

iTunes: http://bit.ly/MillionPoundMission

 

Danielle Mercurio

Self-love or self-ok?

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/207/

iTunes: http://bit.ly/DanielleMercurio

 

Alison Crowley

Type A personality and yoga.

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/46/

iTunes: http://bit.ly/AlisonCrowley

 

Kate Erickson

The power of rituals - or is it karaoke?

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/119-2/

iTunes: http://bit.ly/KateErickson

 

Jason Wrobel

Best karaoke moments EVER.

Blog: http://foodhealsnation.com/15/

iTunes: http://bit.ly/JasonWrobelLive

 

What you’ll learn in Episode 237:

  • How to set goals you’ll stick to
  • What it means to focus
  • What eating a sirloin does to your arteries and your gut
  • The BEST way to begin your new year (and it’s not setting resolutions)
  • How you can change someone’s life
  • The daily habit that will make your brain 11 years younger
  • Leslie’s ultimate smoothie recipe
  • The sign of a healthy well-balanced body
  • One move that will improve your health and mood

 

 

Our favorite moments:

@6:11 Big and bold? Who cares!

@8:55 It’s a little nutty

@15:45 It’s a miracle!

@19:02 Your gut is screwed up, baby

@23:28 Mind equals blown!

@29:52 Crazy woowoo

@41:25 A little more hip action

@50:35 I cannot believe I didn’t do this sooner

 

Available anywhere you listen to podcasts!

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