Get a look inside our personal routines to see what recipes we use on a regular basis! Here’s a preview: baking soda is miraculous. It’s one of the cheapest things you can buy, and provides a multitude of benefits for your body and your house. PLUS! The Eco-Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen stops by with her tips to choose non-toxic health and home products as well as her favorite resources for organic, eco-friendly living!
Allison & Suzy’s DIY Recipes
- Allison’s Red-carpet organic non-toxic beauty routine
- Clay mask which hydrates and detoxifies
- Facial smoothies, adhesive strips that flattens out your face
- Organic aloe vera for moisture (organic, people! Avoid the chemicals!)
- Suzy’s toothpaste recipes
- Baking soda based! This prevents bacteria from forming at all in your mouth
- 2 tbsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp bentonite clay
- ½ tsp sea salt
- Add glycerin to change this from a powder to a paste
- Allison’s natural air fresheners
- Fresh flowers
- Dried dead flowers/herbs (potpourri)
- Baking soda or vinegar + lemon juice to remove pet odors
- Grind lemon rinds in the garbage disposal
- House plants
- Keep fresh coffee grounds on the counter
- Suzy’s all-purpose cleaner
- ½ cup vinegar
- ¼ cup baking soda
- ½ gallon water
- Few drops of essential oils
Whitney’s Advice: How to choose non-toxic organic health and beauty products:
Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database– Find out what’s really in your products!
Check out Whitney’s youtube series: Buy or DIY?
Whitney’s Offer Exclusive to Food Heals Nation: EcoVeganGal’s new book, “Healthy, Organic Vegan on a Budget” is a complete resource that will teach you how to eat well without breaking the bank. This comprehensive guide walks you through strategies for the grocery store, your kitchen restaurants and your bank. Use the discount foodheals and get a free ebook when you purchase a “Food is My Healthcare” t-shirt!
Whitney’s Favorite Eco-People:
Sophie Uliano– Sophie is an Internationally renowned Green and Healthy Living expert. She is the author of New York Times best-selling, book, Gorgeously Green. She has written 2 other books, on food/wellness and Natural DIY’s (The Gorgeously Green Diet, and Do it Gorgeously). She has appeared on numerous Television shows, including Oprah, Good Morning America, The View, The Early Show, and Access Hollywood. Sophie is the resident green & healthy living expert on Hallmark’s Home & Family, and her new beauty book (her biggest passion to date), Gorgeous For Good was published in April 2015.
Ron & Lisa, the Healthy Home Dream Team– Husband/wife team, Lisa and Ron Beres are the authors of the Just Green It! Simple Swaps to Save the Planet & Your Health (Running Press; 2010), Learn to Create a Healthy Home! and The 9 to 5 Greened: 10 Steps to a Healthy Office. Lisa is also the author of the children’s book, MY BODY MY HOUSE and Your Home Through Green Colored Glasses with Sally Jessy Raphael.
Dr. Susanne– Dr. Susanne Bennett is a chiropractic physician specializing in high performance health, allergies, clinical nutrition, anti-aging and lifestyle medicine, and is the best selling author of The 7 Day Allergy Makeover– a step-by-step program providing clinically proven, natural solutions to eliminate allergies and restore vibrant health from the inside out.
Our Favorite Moments:
@ 09:04 Allison, the plant killer
@ 23:44 Music to your nose?
@34:52 Whitney’s Best Advice: Just as you would look up the ingredients for your food, you have to look at the ingredients of your body care products.
@35:42 The incredible health benefits & uses of essential oils
@ 39:20 Whitney’s Biggest Tip: Reduce overwhelm by feeling exited and empowered in knowing that you are making a big difference!
@40:05 The Seven Day Allergy MakeOver
@44:20 Why Whitney wrote her book, “Healthy, organic vegan on budget”
Did you hear about our contest? Of course you did! We’re giving away 10 Swag Bags full of our favorite health & beauty products: all organic, all vegan, and all healthy. Would you expect anything less? Each bag has over $300 worth of awesomeness. To enter, subscribe, rate, and review the Food Heals Podcast on iTunes. Then, send us a screenshot of your accomplishment to firstname.lastname@example.org; or, tweet us; or post to our Facebook page. And you may as well follow us and like us while you’re at it!
Here’s a preview of one item from the bag: Parfait Visage, an organic face lotion for anti-wrinkles and pro-beautification. It smells fresh and glorious, and is a $60 value that you can get FOR FREE.
This episode is sponsored by:
- Schmidt’s Deodorant – Vegan, cruelty-free, toxic-free, and smells like heaven. We know from experience that this stuff works: it keeps us fresh while we’re sweating it up in the recording studio!
- Inside-Out Mobile Spa – A luxury mobile day spa that provides elite services in the comfort of your own home. Or office. Or anywhere with a driveway.
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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!