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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: February, 2020
Feb 26, 2020

Current medical wisdom advises that anyone suffering from diabetes or prediabetes should eat a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet. But today’s guests, Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH, rely on a century of research to show that advice is misguided. While it may improve short-term blood glucose control, such a diet also increases the long-term risk for chronic diseases like cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic kidney disease, and fatty liver disease.

 

The revolutionary solution is to eat a low-fat plant-based whole-food diet, the most powerful way to reverse insulin resistance in all types of diabetes: type 1, type 1.5, type 2, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes.

 

This is why Cyrus and Robby founded Mastering Diabetes, an online platform that helps people Reverse Insulin Resistance Permanently, Get your best A1c, achieve your ideal body weight, and lower your cholesterol in as little as 3 months through their summits, coaching, and books. Their brand new book, Mastering Diabetes is out now.

 

As the creators of the extraordinary and effective Mastering Diabetes Method, Cyrus and Robby lay out a step-by-step plan proven to reverse insulin resistance-the root cause of blood glucose variability- while improving overall health and maximizing life expectancy. Armed with more than 800 scientific references and drawing on more than 36 years of personal experience living with type 1 diabetes themselves, the authors show how to eat large quantities of carbohydrate-rich whole foods like bananas, potatoes, and quinoa while decreasing blood glucose, oral medication, and insulin requirements.

 

They also provide life-changing advice on intermittent fasting and daily exercise and offer tips on eating in tricky situations, such as restaurant meals and family dinners. Perhaps best of all: On the Mastering Diabetes Method, you will never go hungry.

 

With more than 30 delicious, filling, and nutrient-dense recipes and backed by cutting-edge nutritional science, Mastering Diabetes will help you maximize your insulin sensitivity, attain your ideal body weight, improve your digestive health, gain energy, live an active life, and feel the best you've felt in years.

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!



Feb 20, 2020

Did you know that since the war on cancer was declared by Nixon, cancer rates have increased from 1 in 21 people to 1 in 2.5? Clearly, our modern approach just isn’t working. To make matters worse, now even children are being diagnosed with cancer. It was these insane statistics that spurred Dr. Kevin Conners to open his clinic. He’s been practicing functional medicine since the 80’s (way before it was ever trendy!). And he has a different approach to traditional medicine: he focuses on treating the cause of cancer, rather than the cancer itself.

 

Cancer is multi-factorial. You can’t point to one single thing and say “this is what caused your cancer”. You can’t even really just point to genetics, because only around 5% of cancers are due to certain genes. Cancer comes from a combination of issues: diet, nutrition, environment, emotions. These are the epigenetic factors involved - these are the things that change the expression of your genes, and will then either trigger or protect you from cancer and other diseases. 

 

And this is why there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Everyone is different, so cancer, ultimately, needs to be treated as such. After all, one person might do great on a raw food diet, while another may not have the digestive enzymes to cope with that. Instead of applying a standard treatment, Dr. Conners treats every single patient as an individual. That’s where functional testing comes in, because it helps you work out exactly what’s stressing your immune responses, and determines any food allergies, intolerances, deficiencies, which in turn helps you create the perfect anti-disease diet for you. 

 

Dr. Conners also works with people with autoimmune conditions and Lyme’s disease. Just like cancer, these are multifactorial. And they’re on the rise. It’s not so much a case of if you get autoimmune, but rather which autoimmune condition will you get. We are constantly damaging our gut walls, which makes us vulnerable to these conditions. Even if you eat organic, we’re exposed to many chemicals that damage our digestive system. And that’s without mentioning another big topic: vaccination, which can damage the brain, increase inflammation, and lead to autoimmune disorders. 

 

So what can you do to protect yourself from cancer and autoimmune conditions? Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as drinking green juice, you have to go deeper.

 

  • Give up sugar, because sugar feeds into cell replication and therefore cancer.
  • Do you have metal mouth? Depending on your health, you can work with a specialized dentist to replace or remove them.
  • Start with healing and sealing the gut to stop undigested particles triggering inflammation.
  • Get functional medicine tests to determine what is triggering your immune response and how your genes are reacting to your lifestyle.
  • Get in touch with Dr. Conners - you can work with the Conners’ Clinic whether you’re local to Minnesota or not. 
  • Check out Dr. Conners’ website for free book downloads - if you can’t work with Dr. Conners this is the next best thing. You can take this information to your local doctor.

 

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!

Feb 12, 2020

In our third episode in our wellness and weight-loss series, we are playing some of our favorite clips from some of our guests' most inspiring weight-loss journeys.

Feb 7, 2020

In today’s episode we are continuing on our journey to help you stay healthy in 2020 with inspiring stories from our guests on how to use physical, emotional and spiritual tools to end emotional eating, drop the body shame, and lose weight for good.

For your free weight-loss course, go to www.FreeWeightLossCourse.com

Being hailed as “Sex and the City for Food,” Food Heals 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!

 

 

Feb 3, 2020

There is a common theme that happens at the beginning of every new year: We set resolutions and intentions to work out more, to lose weight, to eat better, and to get healthier. But unfortunately, even with our best of intentions the research shows that usually by February most people have fallen back into their old habits and forgotten their resolutions, or decided that whatever diet or exercise plan they chose to follow just didn't work.

 

Very often we are not getting to the root cause of the original problem and so we are doing the surface level things (that in theory should work) but because these are temporary fixes or bandaid approaches, they are not lasting and sustainable lifestyle changes. So we are not actually dealing with the issues that got our bodies to be sick or tired or overweight in the first place.

 

To create sustainable lifestyle changes we can take a mind body, and spirit approach to maintaining a healthy weight. On this episode of Food Heals, you’ll hear some of our most inspiring weight loss stories chosen from almost 300 podcast interviews to help keep you motivated over the month of February.

 

And, check out our brand new 5-Steps to Food Freedom free course for anyone who wants to end emotional eating, drop the body shame, and lose the weight for good. Check out 5 Steps to Food Freedom at FreeWeightLossCourse.com.

 

Food Freedom is available to all of us. The body you want can be yours. Your body is always striving for homeostasis. It is always striving for perfect balance. We just have to give it the tools it needs to do heal.

 

It doesn’t matter how old you are. It doesn’t matter how tired you are. It doesn’t matter how sick you are. You can lose the weight. You can overcome chronic conditions. You can look and feel like a million bucks.

 

If you want to create a comprehensive plan to to end emotional eating, drop the body shame, lose the weight for good and create food freedom then you can join Allison for a three week deep dive at DropTheFoodShame.com. Inside this comprehensive course you will receive 3 weeks of lessons, classes, practices and meditations to truly heal yourself.

 

You’ll learn:

 

  • The Most Effective Healing Tools For Your Emotional Healing Toolbox
  • EXACT Step-By-Step Process For When Diet & Exercise Don't Work
  • A Process For Identifying, Shifting & Changing your Core MisBeliefs Around Your Body
  • How to Integrate Trust, Ease and Self-Love into Your Daily Practice 
  • How to Stop Over-eating, Stress-eating and Emotional Eating for Good
  • ​The Exact Healing Meditations, Tools and Processes Allison USED to LOVE HERSELF and LOVE HER BODY!

Check it out at DropTheFoodShame.com.



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