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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 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.



Jan 29, 2020

Three of the myths we often hear about going plant-based is that is time consuming, expensive and difficult. So today we have three plant-powered pioneers in the plant-based space who are busting every single one of those myths and teaching us how easy, affordable and fun it is to eat a vegan diet.

 

First up is Toni Okamoto, author of Plant‑Based on a Budget: Delicious Vegan Recipes for Under $30 a Week who is here to share her tips and knowledge on making eating delicious plant-based faire easy and affordable.

 

Then Alli and Suzy are talking to Maya Kaimal, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Maya Kaimal Foods and winner of the Julia Child Award for her cookbook Curried Favors, Family Recipes from South India to learn more about plant-based indian cuisine.


And finally Alli sits down with Food Heals favorite Leslie durso, who is currently the vegan chef at the Four Seasons Punta Mita and the Four Seasons Santa Barbara to hear her plant-powered tips and advice for making vegan easy and not compromising style for sustainability.

Jan 22, 2020

Nicole Davidsohn is the cofounder and herbalist at Eva, a unique self-care company that uses organic superfoods and hemp flowers to give people a better quality of life. 

 

When Nicole was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, she thought things couldn’t get much worse. 

 

Enter: Traumatic Brain Injury.

 

Months of pain and pills, fatigue and struggle, Nicole was ready to give up.

 

Until she discovered the plant that would play a critical role in her journey back to health.

 

Enter: Hemp.

 

The raw cannabis juice from hemp began to give Nicole her life back and she and her partner, Dane soon discovered a way to preserve the raw plant in its raw form while retaining 99% of all vitamins, minerals, cannabinoids, terpenes, and more.  

 

In October 2016, Nicole’s dog Mary Jane was diagnosed with Lymphoma, a form of canine cancer, and given 90 days to live. Nicole and Dane decided to skip the expensive chemotherapy treatments, and began feeding Mary the raw cannabis juice. She immediately responded with energy and a decrease in symptoms.

 

With high hopes, they continued the holistic treatment, giving her an additional 33 months of a happy, healthy doggy life. She was chasing geese 3 days before she passed away from old age, at 15.

 

Nicole continues to educate people on the benefits of eating raw cannabis flowers, buds, and juice through her company Eva. Eva is the first company known worldwide to do the first ever nutrition test on Cannabis Flowers. They also recently launched a line of Hemp Seasonings that contain 2000mg of their proprietary Flower Powder™.

 

These seasonings allow people to see cannabis as another vegetable/ herb, something to eat daily for nutrition. Eva is pairing up with chefs, restaurants, and grocery stores to supply hemp flowers as another food, similar to hemp seeds and hemp oil already found within stores. Check out https://evaworldwide.com and use the coupon code foodheals for 20% off.



Jan 15, 2020

Following the premature death of his mother from breast cancer, Dr. Platt began the journey of assimilating his knowledge about hormones and the importance of keeping them in balance for optimum health and wellness.

Through the observation of thousands of patients, he uncovered secrets to the body’s master system, namely hormones. In 1995, he opened a clinic in Palm Desert, California where he has been consulting with his patients and clients employing his Platt Protocol, a natural approach to hormone balance and wellness.

Since 1997, the Platt Wellness Center has been a pioneer in the research and advancement of the therapeutic use of progesterone cream and other bio-identical hormones. Platt is considered an important pioneer in observational, functional, alternative, and allopathic medicine focused on bio-identical hormones and adrenaline overload.

His award-winning books, “The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones”, How I Lost My...fatigue, hot flashes, ADHD, ADD, fibromyalgia, PMS, osteoporosis, weight, sexual dysfunction, anger, migraines… and “Adrenaline Dominance, A Revolutionary Approach to Wellness”, detail his Platt Protocol: solutions for conditions modern medicine considers ‘incurable’ and that are ‘treated’ with drugs, endless office visits and tests as well as billions spent on research.

He has identified many conditions that respond positively to bio-identical hormones, especially progesterone. Conditions that affect millions of people worldwide such as: ADHD, fibromyalgia, autism, depression, bipolar disorder, addictions, weight gain, anger, road rage, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and more.

Jan 8, 2020

In 2012, JJ Virgin was in a hospital room next to her sixteen-year-old son who was struck by a hit-and-run driver and left for dead. She was told by doctors that he wouldn’t last through the night and to let him go.

 

With every reason to give up, JJ chose instead to invest her energy into the hope that her son would not just survive, but thrive.

 

In the latest episode of Food Heals, she shares the journey of overcoming the worst moment of her life.

 

It’s a story of western medicine and holistic healing modalities working together to heal a young man and a mom that wouldn’t take no for an answer.

 

During this difficult time, JJ learned valuable personal lessons that helped her rebuild her life and find success and purpose in herself, her work, and teach her sons and community how to face their own obstacles and trials.

 

JJ believes that inside every mother is a fierce, resilient, intuitive woman who has the ability to tap into an indomitable mindset and create heroic outcomes—for her children, her family, her community and for herself—she is a Warrior Mom!

 

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 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 sexy, 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!



Jan 1, 2020

You already know meditation is incredible for your mental, spiritual and emotional health. You may have even tried to meditate before. But, you can’t seem to get into the regular habit. You really want to and you know it’s time to figure it out.  

Today’s guest, Katie Krimitsos teaches us that a regular meditation practice doesn’t have to look like getting up at 5am and meditating for an hour with incense burning every single day.  It can be so much more simple!  And completely customized for you.

Creating your own regular meditation practice can make you feel more calm, reduce stress and anxiety, help you sleep better and ultimately help you connect to your inner wisdom...which all lead to a happier, more fulfilled life!

Ready to feel more calm, connected and happier? Check out the Women’s Meditation Network!

The Women’s Meditation Network is the home for guided meditations that are created for the very special journey that we women walk throughout this life. While we are all different and unique, there is an underlying connection and shared experience between us that is so beautiful, complex and deep.

The intention of Katie’s podcast and the entire network is to give you easy access to guided meditations and helpful products and services that will support you on your extraordinary journey in this world!

Each week on Tuesdays, you’ll receive a new meditation somewhere between 7-30 minutes that is intended to help you relax, let go, be present, find gratitude and ultimately, help you connect to the most brilliant, vibrant parts of your soul that so often feel dimmed. My hope is that this becomes a home for you to pick and choose the meditations that you need to hear in a particular moment, situation or feeling, over and over again.

ABOUT KATIE:

Katie has used the tool of meditation since she was 18 years old. First, as it was introduced to her during the last few minutes of yoga classes. Then at multiple Buddhist centers during regular meditation classes. Later in intimate group meditations. And eventually, through miraculous technologies like podcasts and apps that provided guided meditations, she could use during the darkest and lightest seasons of her life.

Katie is a woman who is deeply interested in continually evolving herself, in becoming more mindful, trying to live the most vibrant life she can possibly live. She’s a mom, a wife, a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She has been a podcaster since 2014 and has had the privilege of supporting women in business under her Biz Women Rock banner. She’s an athlete, a vegan, an adventurer, a recovering perfectionist and a gladiator. She doubts herself, has struggled with loving her body, has felt the pangs of comparing myself to others, let fear keep me from doing things she really wanted to do and has carried way too many things on her shoulders. She is perfectly imperfect and always searching to understand herself better.

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!

 

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