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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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Aug 27, 2021

There is good news for women aged 45 and over: A new research study shows that women can get prompt relief from the most severe and troubling menopause symptoms without drugs. 

WHAT?! That’s right! In our latest episode of Food Heals Allison Melody talks to PCRM President Dr. Neal Barnard, author of Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health. In his latest study, his research team found a way to knock out hot flashes using just a simple diet change.

As many as 80% of postmenopausal women suffer from hot flashes. Heat wells up from the chest, causing flushing, sweating, and chills. At night, hot flashes interfere with sleep.

Estrogen-based medications were once routinely used to treat hot flashes but have been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer and other serious problems. Isoflavone extracts from soybeans work only modestly, leaving women and their doctors with few effective options. 

A new study, published by the North American Menopause Society in the journal Menopause, found a powerful new diet approach that reduces moderate-to-severe hot flashes more than 80%, from nearly five per day to less than one per day.

During the 12-week study, nearly 60% of women became totally free of moderate-to-severe hot flashes. 

Tune in to learn:

  • The #1 food to add to your diet to stop hot flashes in their tracks
  • How one of Dr. Barnards readers eliminated her hot flashes within 5 days
  • Drug-free, Hormone-free solutions for everyday ailments
  • How a plant-based diet reverses the symptoms of chronic disease
  • How to reverse health conditions such as type 2 diabetes 
  • And more!

🎤 Available on @iHeartRadio, @Spotify, @ApplePodcasts, or wherever you listen to your #podcasts!

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Ana Luisa 

If you like being adorned with beautiful things, like I do, you’ve got to check out Ana Luisa! Their jewelry is not only stunning, but they use recycled material wherever possible, transparent business practices always, and create small-batch designs that are kind to the earth. Not only do they make beautiful jewelry, but everything they make is sheek, luxurious, long-lasting, and super affordable, and all their items come with a 365-day warranty. Be sure to check them out at analuisa.com/foodheals and get 10% off your first order and go treat yourself to some beautiful, classy, sustainable jewelry. 

Sovereignty 

Sovereignty creates amazing supplements that will help take your workout to the next level by giving you that extra boost to get you through your workout and provide you the motivation you need to keep moving throughout the day. So, have the best day every day with Purpose Plus! Purpose Plus is their blend of CBD and CBG, and they also have 7-clinically derived ingredients with the world's best adaptogens that provide fast results. Can't sleep? Don't forget to check out their Dream Plus! Along with the CBD, CBG, and powerful adaptogens, Dream Plus helps you fall asleep and stay asleep longer and help heal your body from the inside out. Go to Sovereignty.co and use the coupon code Food Heals and get 20% off your first purchase. 

Timeline Nutrition

One thing we don't talk about enough is keeping our mitochondria functioning optimally. Mitopure by my friends at Timeline Nutrition aims to slow aging and continuously looks for new ways to optimize cellular health. After years of research, Mitopure has launched a new class of nutrition that helps address age-associated cellular decline by revitalizing mitochondria and powering muscle cells. It comes in powder form, and you can mix it with your favorite plant-based yogurt or smoothie every morning. Check out timelinenutriiton.com and use the coupon code Food Heals to get 10% off your first purchase. 

Analemma

Did you know that 99% of your molecules are water?  This is why the water quality we is imperative to our health. No more toxic tap water! Analemma takes regular tap water and transforms it into its supercharged, full-spectrum, coherent state. So, what does that mean? Well, to make it easy, it's making your tap water healthy. When we drink regular tap water, the H20 molecules move around chaotically. Analemma has discovered a way to change the state of our water by rearranging the H20 molecules into a liquid crystalline structure. Analemma water regenerates your entire body, balance your brain waves, and improves your quality of life. Did we mention it's anti-aging? Go to Analemma-water.com and use the coupon code Food Heals and get 10% off your first order. 

Organifi 

Food Heals Nation I love living my plant-based diet, but even living a plant-based diet doesn't mean I can always get my fruits and veggies every day. We live such busy lives, and it's really hard to get all the recommended nutrients you need on the go. We all know that a lack of nutrition can lead to stress, low energy, moodiness, and all sorts of issues. Thankfully, Organifi is made it easier to get all the nutrients you need with their delicious superfood blend. One scoop a day will help energize and nourish your day with their carefully picked adaptogens, fruits, vegetables, medicinal mushrooms, and so much more. It's one of the healthiest and easiest choices you make every day. Im obsessed with the Organifi Gold and fall is coming so don't forget to try their Gold Pumpkin Spice - available now! Go to Organifi.com and use the coupon code Food Heals and get 15% off anything in the store. 

Timeline Nutrition

I'm obsessed with finding new products and finding different types of nutrition. That's why I am so excited to introduce Mitopure from my friends at Timeline nutrition. Mitopure aims to stop aging and continuously looks for new ways to optimize cellular health regardless of age. After years of research, Mitopure is launching a new class of nutrition that helps address age-associated cellular decline by revitalizing mitochondria and powering muscle cells. It comes in powder form, and you can mix it with your favorite plant-based yogurt or smoothie every morning. Check out timelinenutriiton.com and use the coupon code Food Heals to get 10% off your first purchase. 

 

Aug 18, 2021

Who's ready for a throwback double-header??

You heard that right!!!

Back in 2015, I had to pleasure of interviewing two plant-powered doctors on #FoodHeals, and listeners fell in love; so I decided to bring it back as I want to share these inspiring interviews with you!

First up, we have America's Holistic heart doctor, Dr. Joel Kahn, who believes that plant-based nutrition is the most potent source of preventive medicine. Following his plant-based vegan diet, he began to dive into non-traditional diagnostic tools, prevention tactics, and nutrition-based protocols, which led him to focus on being a holistic cardiologist.

He passionately lectures throughout the country about the benefits of living a plant-based anti-aging diet and inspiring a new generation to think about nutrition and its power to heal our bodies. During his interview, we chat about food, how to eat to live, longevity, sex, stress, and so much more. 

After that, we welcome Dr. John McDougall, a physician, speaker, and best-selling author who teaches the importance of a whole-food, starched-based diet to halt, reverse, and prevent chronic diseases. He's also the co-founder of the Mcdougall program alongside his wife Mary McDougall, where they provide whole-food plant-based vegan recipes that are low in fat and oil-free. "The sicker you are, the happier I am" is Dr. McDougall's motos (which I love) because he gets to help his patients feel better, which is his life's work. 

Dr. Joel Kahn and Dr. John McDougall are two amazing doctors. They are not only passionate about health and providing real solutions to illness, but they also love helping people gain back their well-being.  

This will be a great episode and prequel to next week's episode, where we will be talking to another doctor about promoting a plant-powered diet for his patients. He will also be sharing the one diet switch that every woman needs to make to prevent menopause symptoms. That will be with Dr. Neal Barnard, who has been on the show before and works with Dr. Khan and Dr. McDougall. So you don't want to miss it!!!

Join us @foodhealsnation, @Dr. Khan and @Dr. John McDougall and learn about:

 

🌟 Why these doctors are prescribing plant-based nutrition to their patients 

🌟 Tips on longevity, stress, sex, and how to stay alive 

🌟 How to detox our bodies of endocrine-disrupting chemicals 

🌟 6 Tips to avoiding a heart attack 

🌟 How a plant-based diet can help chronic diseases 

🌟 Why incorporating starchy foods into your diet is a game-changer!

🌟 Healthy eating habits that make no sense (You will be shocked!) 

🌟 How a plant-based diet can help Multiple Sclerosis 

 

SWAG BAGS ARE BACK!!!! 

TELL A FRIEND!!!

We are giving away eight swag bags full of some of my favorite organic plant-based products. We got products from EnergyBits, CBD Fountain, Banish skincare, Athletic Greens, Organifi, and Just Thrive Health. You're also going to get a copy of Dr. Neal Barnard's book "Your Body in Balance," a gorgeous journal designed by my girl Alana Haldan and a copy of my book "Food Heals" and so much more. 

So, how do you win one of these amazing swag bags??

Well, to be entered, go to Amazon and leave an honest review about my book Food Heals. Take a screenshot of your review, post it to Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #foodhealsswag, and this will give you one entry. Now, if you don't use social media, you can email it to me at info@foodhealsnation.com and put Food Heals Swag in the subject line. 

Now, of course, I want to help you win one of these amazing swag bags. That's why you can increase your chances of winning by getting two more entries. Here's how: 

Suppose you've already purchased my book "Food Heals" or plan to buy the book. You can post a photo of my book with your review directly to Amazon. Amazon loves these photos and will assign the review to the top of their list. 

And finally, if you've purchased the book or plan to buy my book "Food Heals" now. Amazon is going to show your review as verified, and I will see it on your screenshot. 

No purchase is necessary, and unfortunately, this giveaway is only suitable for residents living in the United States. 

So, get your entries in today!!!

 

Thank You to our sponsors 

Sovereignty 

Sovereignty creates amazing supplements that will help take your workout to the next level by giving you that extra boost to get you through your workout and provide you the motivation you need to keep moving throughout the day. So, have the best day every day with Purpose Plus! Purpose Plus is their blend of CBD and CBG, and they also have 7-clinically derived ingredients with the world's best adaptogens that provide fast results. Can't sleep? Don't forget to check out their Dream Plus! Along with the CBD, CBG, and powerful adaptogens, Dream Plus helps you fall asleep and stay asleep longer and help heal your body from the inside out. Go to Sovereignty.co and use the coupon code Food Heals and get 20% off your first purchase. 

 

Faherty 

So, if you follow me, you know that I was recently at Podcast Movement, and of course, I had to look cute. I was standing on the stage, going to meetings, and dinners and I don't exactly have the same clothes anymore compared to when I lived in Los Angeles. That is why I am now getting some high-end, high-quality clothing at Faherty. It's summertime, so of course, we want to look cute, and Faherty's clothes are well-made and timeless. If you're looking for high-quality designs that are cute but also can outlast any trend and still be fashionable, go to Faherty. They even have a lifetime guarantee and will fix or replace your clothing for free, no matter what. Now, of course, I scored an amazing coupon code. Go to fahertybrand.com and use the coupon code Food Heals and get 20% off your summer wardrobe. 

 

Ritual Protein 

Food Heals Nation because you all know that I follow a plant-based lifestyle, but along with my lifestyle, I also want to make sure that my vitamins and supplements are also plant-powered. That's why I love Ritual, because not only are they gluten-free, vegan-certified, non-GMO, and allergen-free, but they also have no fillers or additives. Ritual believes that health begins with better ingredients, and with them, you know where all their ingredients come from. No more reading confusing package labels and unsure if what you are taking is safe. So, are you ready to shake up your Ritual routine and try something new? Ritual also offers a money-back guarantee if you are unsatisfied with your purchase. Get 10% off your order for the first three months when you go to ritual.com/foodheals and add you're essential protein today. 

Analemma

Did you know that 99% of your molecules are water?  This is why the water quality we is imperative to our health. No more toxic tap water! Analemma takes regular tap water and transforms it into its supercharged, full-spectrum, coherent state. So, what does that mean? Well, to make it easy, it's making your tap water healthy. When we drink regular tap water, the H20 molecules move around chaotically. Analemma has discovered a way to change the state of our water by rearranging the H20 molecules into a liquid crystalline structure. Analemma water regenerates your entire body, balance your brain waves, and improves your quality of life. Did we mention it's anti-aging? Go to Analemma-water.com and use the coupon code Food Heals and get 10% off your first order. 

Organifi 

Food Heals Nation I love living my plant-based diet, but even living a plant-based diet doesn't mean I can always get my fruits and veggies every day. We live such busy lives, and it's really hard to get all the recommended nutrients you need on the go. We all know that a lack of nutrition can lead to stress, low energy, moodiness, and all sorts of issues. Thankfully, Organifi is made it easier to get all the nutrients you need with their delicious superfood blend. One scoop a day will help energize and nourish your day with their carefully picked adaptogens, fruits, vegetables, medicinal mushrooms, and so much more. It's one of the healthiest and easiest choices you make every day. Go shopping at Organifi.com and use the coupon code Food Heals and get 15% off anything in the store. 

Timeline Nutrition

One thing we don't talk about enough is keeping our mitochondria functioning optimally. Mitopure by my friends at Timeline Nutrition aims to slow aging and continuously looks for new ways to optimize cellular health. After years of research, Mitopure has launched a new class of nutrition that helps address age-associated cellular decline by revitalizing mitochondria and powering muscle cells. It comes in powder form, and you can mix it with your favorite plant-based yogurt or smoothie every morning. Check out timelinenutriiton.com and use the coupon code Food Heals to get 10% off your first purchase. 

🎤 Available on @iHeartRadio, @Spotify, @ApplePodcasts, or wherever you listen to your #podcasts!



Aug 4, 2021

Did you know that the secrets to vitality and self-healing have been around for the past 5000 years?

It may sound like some archaic tradition, but you’ll recognize the intuitive healing wisdom of Ayurveda deeply ingrained in many of the things that we do in our daily lives.

In our latest episode of The Food Heals Podcast, I invited Dr. Avanti Kumar Singh to help us demystify the ancient practice of Ayurveda and how we can start applying it to achieve and maintain optimal health in our modern lives.

Dr. Avanti is the author of The Health Catalyst: How to Harness the Power of Ayurveda and Achieve Optimal Wellness, and the podcast host of The Healing Catalyst Podcast. After struggling with stress and burnout at the peak of her medical training, Dr Avanti started seeing the limitations of modern medicine and decided to seek answers to practices that were close to her roots.

In her journey of learning and practicing Ayurveda to heal herself, she started teaching her patients the same principles and saw firsthand how they achieved results beyond what Western medicine could explain.

Today, Dr. Avanti successfully combines her training in Western medicine and her deep understanding of Ayurvedic principles to help others discover a more holistic and effective approach to healing.

Check out Dr. Avanti’s book, The Health Catalyst: How to Harness the Power of Ayurveda and Achieve Optimal Wellness on Amazon.

Join us @foodhealsnation and @avantikumarsingh to learn more about:

🌟 How Dr. Avanti’s medical training brought her to seek answers in Ayurvedic principles

🌟 The secret to optimal health and a vibrant life

🌟 The golden principle of Ayurveda

🌟 How to think of everything in the Universe in terms of qualities

🌟 Why staying still can help you find answers within on how to self-heal

🌟 How the Western medicine’s model of symptom remedy overlooks treating the root of the problem

🌟 Why eating warm, cooked food can help remedy anxiety

🌟 The reason why the perfect diet doesn’t exist

🌟 Why you should grab whatever’s cheapest in the produce section of your local grocery store

🌟 How to make use of the three main tools of yoga to address anxiety

🌟 How to tap into the power of breath to shift yourself into your desired state

🌟 Simple strategies to shift yourself out of acute stress states to boost your immune system

🌟 The best time to eat your largest meal

🌟 The importance of getting enough sunlight before 10 am

🌟 How phone and computer use close to bedtime affects the quality of your sleep

🎤 Available on @iHeartRadio, @Spotify, @ApplePodcasts or wherever you listen to your #podcasts!

References

Ways you can connect with Dr. Avanti Kumar-Singh:

Website - avantikumarsingh.com

Instagram - @avantikumarsingh

Podcast - The Healing Catalyst Podcast

 

Swag Bags are Back!

I'm so excited to share this fantastic giveaway. I will be giving away some of my favorite plant-based products, such as sanitizers, soaps, tinctures from CBD Fountain, sample packs from EnergyBits, Banish products, books from some of my amazing clients, and so much more. 

To be entered to win one of eight swag bags, all you need to do is go to Amazon and check out my book Food Heals and leave an honest review. Screenshot your review, post it to Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #foodhealsswag, and this will give you one entry. Now, if you don't use social media, you can email it to me at info@foodhealsnation.com and put "Food Heals Swag" in the subject line. 

Giveaway valid for US resident only.

Now, I am so excited about these swag bags, and I'm going to share a little secret with you. You can get two more entries to win one of our amazing swag bags. So this is what you need to do:

2nd Entry - If you've purchased my book Food Heals or plan to buy the book, you can post a photo of my book with your review directly to Amazon. Amazon loves these photos and will assign the review right to the top. 

3rd Entry - If you've purchased my book Food Heals, or plan to purchase the book, this will count as a verified review. Amazon will include the verified sticker next to your name when you post your review, and I will see it on your screenshot. 

There you go! There are three amazing and easy ways to get yourself entered into winning one of our amazing swag bags. 

So, don't delay; go and enter today. I am looking forward to reading all your reviews, and thank you for being part of my Food Heals Nation. 

 

Thank you to our Sponsors!!

Organifi

Food Heals Nation, if you are a long-time listener or a new listener, you know that I believe that food heals, and having good food and nutrition is the basis for good health. Our bodies are these amazing machines that take food and turn it into energy and heal wounds, but our bodies also need the right fuel, and it needs the right signals to function at its best, and some of these signals come from adaptogens. Adaptogens are compounds that helps balance hormones and helps us deal with stress more easily. So, where do you get these adaptogens? One of my favorite adaptogens that I take daily is Organifi. With their unique formulation technique and superfood blends, Organifi has made it delicious, convenient, and easily accessible to get more adaptogens, so be sure to check them out. Now, I've got two special treats for you; not only has Organifi donated products to our swag bags giveaway that you can enter to win, but you can also go to Organifi.com and use the coupon code foodheals, and you will get 15% off your first purchase. 

Ana Luisa 

Food Heals Nation conferences are back, and I’m officially at Podcast Movement in Nashville, Tennessee. While I’m here, I want to look my best and feel good at the same time, and one of the things that I have to look my best at is my beautiful jewelry from Ana Luisa. Their jewelry is not only stunning and is high quality, but I like to get behind a brand that matters and cares about their carbon footprint on the earth, AND also make lovely pieces. Everything they made is sleek, luxurious, long-lasting, and affordable, and all of their items come with a 365-day warranty. So, if you’re ready to treat yourself to some beautiful jewelry or looking for gifts for that special someone in your life, go to analuisa.com/foodheals and get 10% off your first order. 

Analemma-Water

Food Heals Nation, what if I were to tell you there was a way to reverse aging and rejuvenate your biological age by 1 - 12 years in only three months? Are you intrigued yet?  I know I am! Ninety-nine percent of the molecules in your body are made up of water, and that’s why the quality of the water we drink can determine the quality of our lives. Enter Analemma! Analemma is a new tool that transforms regular tap water into its supercharged, full-spectrum, coherent state. When we drink regular tap water, the H20 molecules move around chaotically. Analemma has discovered a way to change the state of your water by rearranging the H20 molecules into a liquid crystalline structure. That structure has a remarkable influence on all living things. Learn more about their product at Analemma-water.com and use the coupon code foodheals and get 10% off your first order. 

Sovereignty.co

I'm currently in Nashville, Tennessee, for Podcast Movement, and let me tell you, after an eight-hour drive, I'm tired, but my day does not end. Along with recording for Food Heals, I'm also speaking at Podcast Movement and finding time to work out at the hotel gym. So you may be wondering, where I'm getting all my energy? Well, let me tell you about this amazing company called Sovereignty.  Sovereignty makes game-changing supplements that will give you the energy you need to finish a workout, make your to-do list feel like a cakewalk, and help you fall asleep and stay asleep. So, if you're feeling unmotivated or lacking focus, you can change that with Purpose Plus. Purpose Plus is a blend of CBD, CBG, and seven clinically studied ingredients with the world's best adaptogens that will have you feeling results almost immediately. Their Dream Plus also relaxes and calms the mind and body, allowing you to fall asleep and stay asleep longer. To get 20% off your first order, be sure to visit their website at Sovereignty.co and use the coupon code foodheals

Faherty

One of my favorite places to shop for new clothing is a store called Faherty, and I'm even more excited because I just learned they opened up a new store down the street from my house in beautiful Rosemary Beach! Now, you may not have one of their stores in your area yet, but that doesn't mean you can't get some of their beautiful pieces online. So, if you're looking for high-quality clothing that is not only perfect for every season but also fashionable, Faherty is the place to go. Every piece of clothing comes with a lifetime guarantee, and they will fix or replace any piece of clothing for free, no matter what. So get stocked up today, go to fahertybrand.com, use the coupon code foodheals, and get 20% off all your items. 





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