74: Setting new intentions to transform your life & your body


Magda Freedom Rod is one of our favorite people and we were ecstatic to have her back on the show. Magda is a lifestyle guide who focuses on holistic wellness, helping people to activate their highest potential through yoga, meditation and conscious eating. She offers sustainable living advice to empower her clients to lead a healthier, happier, more fulfilled life. With Summer just around the corner, it’s time to press that reset button.


Spring equinox, the first day of spring, symbolizes a new season and a fresh start: you come out of the darkness, into the light. And it also happens to be Magda’s birthday! It’s an exciting and energetic time of year, a time to review your New Year’s resolutions and see if they need reaffirming or changing. This is also the perfect moment to set new intentions.


But how do we stick to them? “Discipline,” says Magda. You must give your attention to the things you want to do and be. If you want to change, you need to be inspired. Magda’s tip for great inspiration (which we of course wholeheartedly agree with) is “Listen to the Food Heals Podcast!”. You heard it from the expert!



Spring cleaning isn’t just for houses, and Magda has a simple tip for spring cleaning the body: more plants, less animals. She also advocates greens, greens and more greens for cleansing and detoxing the body temple. “Dropping animal products from your diet can completely transform your life and your body.” Magda focuses on the crowding out approach – by adding more of the good stuff, the bad stuff naturally just falls away.


Our cells are constantly evolving, changing, growing and renewing so that every seven years we have a completely new body. Magda strongly advocates conscious eating, becoming aware of the food choices we make and how they impact not just our body but every sentient being we share the planet with, as well as the planet herself.


This won’t come as a surprise to those of you already into green juices, but the one thing we could all do with more of in our lives is… green vegetables! We get the lowdown from Magda on the best and easiest ways to get these healthy foods into the body, and tips to make them taste amazing.


The Spring Equinox is also a time to cleanse from any negative emotions you might be holding on to. Magda shares some of her tips to help you detox old thought patterns that no longer serve you. Yoga and meditation are her favorite tools for cleansing the mind.


Through poses and breath work, you can release the darkness and bring in the light. Let’s use this special time as inspiration to set new healthy habits!

Allison & Magda selfie in the studio

Allison & Magda’s selfie in the studio.

Magda will be back next month for Earth Day!


Magda Freedom’s Bio

Magda has been a health and environmental advocate and educator for over a decade. She routinely blogs for top publications about health and environmental sustainability. Magda has been on the cutting edge of health and sustainability issues. Magda teaches, yoga, meditation and Conscious Eating in an effort to help raise awareness about simple ways for us all to improve ourselves and make a more positive impact on the planet. “I created this course out of a deep desire to help raise awareness about possible solutions to many of the world’s largest problems. I believe in leaving a place better than I found it. I deeply cherish and honor this beautiful gift of my own body temple as well as the planet, and I hope you do too. We can all be part of the  solution on a daily basis, through our food choices. Thank you for joining me on this journey to a healthier you and planet.”  


Magda Freedom Rod founded Visionary in 2007. Visionary Lifestyle is a resource for people to learn how to activate their highest potential. Healing the world begins with healing ourselves. Our approach is visionary, holistic ,and sustainable. She is here to help guide people who would like to up level their health and wellness and lead a more sustainable, balanced, healthy and fulfilling lifestyle .


Whether you are suffering from a disease, looking to prevent developing one, or simply need guidance around sustainable health and wellness, Magada is here to guide you every step of the way.


“It is my honor to help you activate your highest potential by empowering you with the knowledge and tools that will transform your life and in turn, the world!”


Magda Freedom’s Links

Website:  visionary-lifestyle.com





Our Favorite Moments:

@9:38 If you want to be healthier…

@27:11 Can you go wrong with green juice?

@38:27 The critical thing you need to know about juicing

@40:00 What makes Allison exclaim “Wow, hardcore!”


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Links from show:

Conscious Eating 101 e-course – download the course, get instant access to all the lessons and start cleansing your body and soul today!


Vegan gravy recipe with chia seeds


Equinox Conscious Eating Yoga event hosted by Magda on 20 th March between 2pm and 5pm at Life Food Organic in Santa Monica. Click here to view the event page on Facebook.



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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!


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