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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 26, 2019

Most of us fail at dieting. Maybe we’re doing it wrong. We’re so busy following the latest fitness and diet trends that we completely forget to consider the most important factor in successful weight loss: who we are.

 

It’s time to forget what you think you know about dieting. Almost every diet and fitness trend can be a path to weight loss…. But is it YOUR path? If you’re struggling to lose weight, you may simply be following the wrong method for you. Because let’s face it: there is no one-size-fits-all diet that works for everyone. Different methods work for different people.

 

Christine Lusita may be an expert on fitness and weight loss now, but she struggled with her weight since the age of 13. Finding her path towards health and fitness was a marathon. She was a yoyo dieter. She would always jump on the latest diet & fitness trend, and each time she would fail. It wasn’t until she realized she needed to make it easy that she truly connected with her health and her body. Now, she helps other people sprint towards their wellness goals. Christine has over 15 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry and regularly appears on morning shows to promote the latest food & fitness trends and, more importantly, how to make them work for you.

 

The missing link between health success and repeated struggle is knowing who you are. What’s your personality? Are you a leader, socializer, supporter or planter? What works for one personality type does not work for another. Some people love spinning classes and circuit training, other people love yoga and jogging. When you honor who you are and what you love, being healthy becomes effortless. Through her coaching, Christine helps clients realign and accept who they are, and use this to their advantage. Her motto? It’s not about being perfect, it’s about being better. You may not be able to get abs like J-Lo, but you can be the best version of yourself. Christine’s book The Right Fit Formula delves deep into this and give step by step guidance to help you find out who you are and which health strategy fits your personality.

 

The most important thing for successful weight loss is to do what makes you feel good. That’s why Christine has launched an 80’s inspired fitness brand What A Feeling Athletic Wear - that’s how Christine wants people to feel after a workout. Why 80’s? Because the 80’s felt so magical; it was a happier, up-beat time, full of hope. Her new line complements every body type and brings a splash of color, and joy, to your workouts. We love it!

 

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 19, 2019

We all love a good outfit. But fashion is cruel to animals, cruel to people and cruel to the planet. Especially luxury fashion, which is synonymous with fur, cashmere, leather, angora and silk. Can fashion ever be compassionate? It can now.

 

Meg and Komie were raised vegetarian. From a very young age they understood that animals are not here for food. Also from a young age, they loved nothing more than customizing their outfits. As they started shopping, they found it nearly impossible to find clothes they liked that were also cruelty-free. That’s why they created Delikate Rayne, a 100% vegan, sustainable, luxury clothing line made in LA. Their mission: to make a positive impact and give back through something people love - great fashion! And they’re spreading the message, having recently been featured in the prominent fashion publication PAPER.

 

What’s so wrong with fast fashion? Firstly, the impact on animals: it’s a myth that fur and leather are by-products of the meat industry. Animals are raised specifically for that purpose, they are confined in tiny cages, tortured and slaughtered for their skin. Secondly, the impact on the environment. Constantly changing trends mean there is an incredible amount of waste. The process of dying fabrics pollutes water. And finally, the social impact. If you’re paying $10 for a t-shirt, how much is the person who made it getting paid?

 

The solution? To go for a brand that is vegan, affordable, sustainable AND gorgeous… we love Delikate Rayne’s fashion range that ticks all these boxes.

 

Meg and Komie’s tips for green shopping and living:

  • Keep a reusable bottle (have a few so you always have one to hand)
  • Shop in thrift stores - have a clear idea of what you want and then go search for it
  • Buy high-quality timeless pieces rather than an abundance of cheap clothes
  • Host a fashion pot-luck evening and swap clothes with your friends

 

Check out Delikate Rayne’s game changer movement in partnership with PETA.

 

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 12, 2019

The 5 Languages of Love with Leanne Linksy

What makes a relationship strong? It’s the little things. Going to the grocery store, taking out the trash. And the most important thing is to learn your partner’s love language. What’s your love language? For some, it’s physical affection. For others, love is shown through the little gestures. Getting to know how you and your partner communicate love will help you become closer. Suzy, Alli and Leanne talk 5 Love Languages.

 

 

Best Foods For Sex With Jason Wrobel

The wine is flowing, the superfood chocolates come out, and we’re talking sex. Jason Wrobel - vegan chef and best-selling author of Eaternity, shares the secrets of how to eat for better sex. What would Jason cook for a first date? What foods improve blood flow and libido? For one, all foods containing magnesium - this is a mineral most people are deficient in. Think raw chocolate, kombucha squash, and maca.

 

 

Harness Your Yoni Power With Elise Carr

Here’s to the sacred healing power of the Jade Egg. Elise Carr is a tantra practitioner, reiki master and artist. We’re talking yoni - the female sacred space. When you hold a jade egg in your yoni, you do more than just tone your pc muscles and make sex more pleasurable. It’s a powerful practice that supports your divine female energy and allows you to release any old negative energies.

 

 

First Date Horror Stories

Sometimes you date frogs before your perfect match comes along. Erica Mandy from the NewsWorthy and Laura Petersen from Copy That Pops tell their first date horror stories - insults, lateness, and accidents with artichokes.

 

 

Relationship Talk From an NBA Champion

John Salley shares his relationship philosophies. The difference between making out and having sex. What men really think. How to deal with your partner’s honesty. And how women make the decisions.

 

 

Opening Yourself Up To Love With Emunah Malinovitz

Emunah is on a mission to help us have more love in our lives. Authentic, juicy, connective, soulful love. How can we create sacred love that lasts? You have to start with you and the universe - the relationship will follow. There’s a whole buffet available, so don’t just settle for scraps.

 

Emunah’s tips to welcome love into your life:

  • Let go of your fear of loving and of being loved
  • Create a safe space for love
  • Find love within yourself instead of seeking it from external sources
  • Take responsibility - are you attracting closed-hearted people into your life?

 

 

Picking Your Partner With JJ Flizanes and Michael Neely

It’s been found that most people choose their partner based on their parents or their parents’ relationship. Imago therapy is based on the theory that you pick your partner based on the wounds of your past, and helps you to unpick this so that you can heal your marriage… or pick a love that lasts.

 

 

Find Your Soulmate With Tracy Crossley

What’s the difference between soul groups and soulmates? Tracy believes we reincarnate, and have a soul group that we are connected to throughout time. You know that feeling when you have an instant rapport with someone? That’s because they’re part of your soul group. And it doesn’t have to be a lover, it can be a friend. So relax - because this means there’s more than just one single person out there for you!

 

 

How We Met Our Husbands With JJ Flizanes

Suzy met her husband online, but it wasn’t smooth sailing. In the beginning, she thought they would just be friends. They didn’t kiss until the fourth date… but what took time to blossom turned into a beautiful love story. Alli and her husband were neighbors, and friends. When he kissed her the first time, she told him never to do it again. But their relationship soon turned into true love… you’ll have to listen to the episode for the details!

 

 

How We Got Engaged With Sahara Rose

Sahara and Alli's engagement stories. Proof that men can be super romantic when they put their mind to it!

 

 

Sexy Meditation With Danielle Mercurio

How to make your date feel really great? Guide them through a meditation. Danielle shares her Man Magnet Meditation to revolutionize your date nights.

 

 

Making Yourself Over With Kimberly Seltzer

Are you giving away your power through the clothes you choose to wear? Many of us do! We’re scared of being seen, we hide ourselves away in a cocoon of loose or dark clothes. The clothes we wear send out a message. So that means we can dress for love! Kimberly Seltzer shares how to make over your wardrobe, and your love life, with a little red dress.

 

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 8, 2019

Diets don’t work. Neither do New Year’s resolutions. Just 3% of people who go on a diet successfully lose weight. Why? They’re based on the idea that if you lose weight, you’ll transform your life. In fact, you need to transform your life first, then the weight loss will happen.

 

Alli was a healthy plant-based holistic salad eater by day…. sugar junkie by night. Sugar addiction ruled her life. Nothing she tried ever worked. Until she met David Zappazodi. Now, her cravings for sugar have disappeared.

 

David Zappazodi has been a healthcare professional specializing in weight loss for over 20 years. He uses radical methods. Instead of coaching people to find their why, and motivating them to change their habits, he tells his clients to stop exercising and eat the junk foods they crave several times a day. It sounds nuts. But…. It works.

 

How do you transform your life first? You have to focus on the struggles that are preventing the weight loss, and then focus on the weight loss itself. To do this, David uses three brain flips that tackle cravings, overeating, and exercising.

 

Brain Flip Your Cravings

Cravings are like bullies. You have to stand up to them in a way that lets them know you’re not going to be pushed around. Trying to avoid bullies, or fight them, doesn't work long-term. It's the same with your cravings. You might try avoiding your cravings, but that doesn’t work. Eventually the cravings win. Then you indulge and feel guilty. The only way to free yourself is to eat the food you crave… but eat it in a different pattern.

 

Think about it. You’ve resisted for so long, then finally you give in. In that moment when you indulge, there is pleasure. This is the core point where things need to change. If you create pain in the moment of indulgence, then you begin to flip your brain to eradicate your desire for that particular food. How? By creating a pain tool. This is a recording of what could go wrong in your life if you don’t solve this issue, which you listen to while you eat the food. By inserting pain in that indulgence, you begin to make friends with your cravings. You stop associating indulging with pleasure, and the cravings subside.

 

Brain Flip Overeating:

The way David tackles overeating is to get his clients to split their usual portion into two plates. You eat the first one normally, but you eat the second portion while listening to another pain tool, so you learn to associate being overfull with being in pain. This creates another brain flip.

 

Brain Flip Exercise:

David calls this the body brain flip. Now that the cravings and overeating are dealt with, it’s time to reprogram your brain to look at exercise in a completely new way. David gets his clients to create a vision tool - the opposite to a pain tool. Imagine the best that could happen to you as you transform your health and lose the weight, and listen to that audio several times a day to really connect with the feeling of joy. This turns around your usual thinking about exercise being a chore, into something you’re excited about doing. And when you’re excited about doing something, it becomes effortless.

 

Want more? Check out Episode 233, where David delves deep into how the brain flip works to free you of chaotic or compulsive eating.

 

 

David’s tips to reduce your cravings:

  • If you’re really struggling - schedule a free call with David at www.brainflipweightloss.com/talk
  • Increase the enjoyment of healthy foods - for example listen to great music when you eat them - this will create a positive association
  • Don’t eat healthy foods while you’re stressed - it will create a negative association
  • Don’t allow indulging in the cravings to de-stress you. Relax first, and then indulge.
  • Disconnect indulging in your cravings with usual activity (like eating ice cream while watching tv) - indulge in a different environment
  • Don’t use junk food as a reward - ask yourself “how can I reward myself without eating junk food, in ways that would be even more enjoyable?”
  • Join David’s Facebook support group

 

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 5, 2019

You can save animals from factory farms. You can shift culture. You can stop rainforests from being chopped down. You can help communities. You can create the kind of world you want to live in. This is the power of your fork. The food revolution is a revolution you can fight peacefully, and everyone wins: the animals, the people, and our environment.

 

Food really matters. It’s the foundation of good health. But unfortunately, for many people it can also be the foundation of disease. A standard American diet means standard American diseases.

 

This is something Ocean Robbins witnessed in his own family history. His grandfather was one of the founders of Baskin-Robbins. His dad refused to go into the business, and walked away from a path paved with gold and ice-cream. He moved to an island off Canada with his wife, built a log cabin, grew vegetables, practiced yoga several hours a day, and had a child: Ocean.

 

From this island, Ocean’s dad wrote the book Diet for a New America, which helped thousands of people rethink their food choices. One of his readers ended up being his own father, who, after years of eating a standard American diet, was at death’s door. But making the changes suggested in the book, he reversed his heart disease and diabetes, lost 30 pounds, and lived 19 more healthy years.

 

When Ocean was 16, inspired by his dad and grandfather, he founded a nonprofit called Yes, and travelled to 65 countries giving talks and helping young activists build a healthier world for future generations. It was during these travels that Ocean realized how much of an impact food has on our health. He saw that as the American way of eating and producing food was expanding, so too were the diseases related to this diet. He realized food was at the source of a lot of the suffering on the planet: the torture of animals, the use of chemical poisons to grow crops and hijack our taste buds, the subsidies given to support the unhealthiest foods.

 

In 2012, Ocean joined forces with his dad and launched the Food Revolution Network, to promote healthy, sustainable food for everyone. They push for policy changes that could change our world. One of their goals is to make sure medical doctors get proper nutrition education. They also lobby to stop policies that support junk foods, and get the food industry to take health seriously.

 

But perhaps the most important goal is to share this life-boosting information with as many people as possible and help them put healthy change into action - not just for themselves, but for their community and the whole world.

 

We’re so excited to announce that Ocean’s new book 31-Day Food Revolution is out today. It’s packed with information and a step by step plan to put new habits into action.

 

The 4 principles to starting your own Food Revolution:

  • Less sugar and processed junk
  • Less animal products
  • More whole plant foods (veg, greens, legumes, whole grains, fruits - lots of fiber)
  • Conscious sourcing - buy food that is organically, ethically, and fairly produced

 

How to be plant-based affordably:

  • Stop buying calories that are toxic (from junk foods)
  • Avoid food waste - plan ahead, cook up extra meals and freeze them
  • Eat out less
  • Buy the real superfoods - cabbage, carrots, onions, beans, quinoa, spices…

 

All these things put together can get you to ultimate vitality and help create a better world.

 

But it’s about more than just health. Food can also connect us. Ocean’s book gives tips to help you be a positive influencer, teach people about nutrition in a loving way, and how you can build a community. Because we are not lone wolves, we need community to thrive.

 

And for every copy of the book that’s ordered, Ocean will donate to Trees for the Future, a nonprofit that plants trees all over the world. Every time a new copy is ordered, they will plant an organic fruit or nut tree in a disadvantaged community. This means when you order Ocean’s new book, you participate in the food revolution right away.

 

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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