Current medical wisdom advises that anyone suffering from diabetes or prediabetes should eat a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet. But today’s guests, Dr. Neal Barnard, 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, this type of 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.

First up, Chef Leslie Durso and I talk to Dr. Neal Barnard, author of Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes without Drugs. In this interview, he shares why he got into preventative medicine and diabetes research, and the cutting edge solutions to reversing it naturally with a plant-based diet.

Then, Suzy and I sat down with Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH authors of Mastering Diabetes: The Revolutionary Method to Reverse Insulin Resistance Permanently in Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, Prediabetes, and Gestational Diabetes.They are here to discuss their step-by-step plan that has been proven to reverse insulin resistance-the root cause of blood glucose variability- while improving overall health and maximizing life expectancy.

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What is peptide therapy and what does it have to do with weight-loss? What role do peptides play in improving chronic conditions, anti-aging, and longevity? Gabriella Woldman is the Director of operations and the Patient care coordinator for Alegro Health & Wellness, who is here to answer these questions, and more, on today’s episode of Food Heals.

Peptides are short-chain amino acids found naturally in the body. The GLP-1 peptide hormone that we are talking about today is produced in the small intestine. It increases the body’s ability to produce insulin, inhibits glucagon, and decreases appetite, resulting in healthy and effective weight loss. It is self administered as a small subcutaneous injection which is injected into the subcutaneous fat weekly.

Peptide therapy has been shown to assist patients with losing weight, reducing chronic pain, improving immune function, hormone regulation, cardiovascular health, and so much more.

Today we are specifically speaking about Semaglutide and B-12 which is what Allison has been taking to lose 16 pounds in 9 weeks. We are not discussing Wegovy or Ozempic which are the brand names of this peptide. Allison has not tried those and cannot speak to their side effects, nor effectiveness.

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Have you ever woken up one day to the startling realization that you just may be in an abusive relationship? What are the signs to look for? What the heck is “gaslighting”? What is a covert narcissist versus just a regular ol’ narcissist?

My guest today, Linda Mitchell answers these questions and more on today’s episode of Food Heals. Linda Mitchell is a leading women’s health expert, best-selling author, Fitness Boutique Owner, and creator of The Sisterhood of Sweat brand. After surviving domestic violence, Linda has made it her mission to empower other women by helping them take responsibility for their health so that they can be in the best shape physically and emotionally.  

An award-winning fitness competitor,cover and billboard model, and host of the podcast The Sisterhood of Sweat, a Top 50 podcast with over 1/2 million downloads, Linda has written her own column “Fit Over Forty” and has spoken on numerous stages including Podfest and Women’s Future Conference, and Comeback Champion. She has appeared on ABC, NBC, Bold TV and Fox.

Join Linda for Operation Muscle Challenge in January:

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Who else wants free Vitamin D for a year? Say goodbye to piles of pills and countless powders. One daily serving of AG1 delivers a potent blend of 9 health products—a multivitamin, minerals, probiotics, adaptogens and more. It’s the comprehensive, foundational nutrition you need with the convenience your life demands.

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Is censorship the death of conversation? What happens when podcasters & creators can no longer speak freely? And who, in today’s society, are the “arbiters of truth?”

Today’s guest, Jeremy Slate and Host Allison Melody deep dive into these topics and more in today’s episode of Food Heals.

Jeremy Ryan Slate is the host of the Create Your Own Life Podcast, which studies the highest performers in the world. He studied literature at Oxford University, as well as holding a Master’s in Early Roman Empire Propaganda from Seton Hall University.

His show was named the #1 Podcast to Listen to by INC Magazine in 2019, as well as Top 40 Under 40 by Podcast Magazine in 2022. Jeremy and his wife, Brielle, co-founded Command Your Brand, a new media public relations agency, to help entrepreneurs get their message out by appearing as guests on podcasts. He resides in Stillwater, NJ, and is a former competitive powerlifter.

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Say goodbye to piles of pills and countless powders. One daily serving of AG1 delivers a potent blend of 9 health products—a multivitamin, minerals, probiotics, adaptogens and more. It’s the comprehensive, foundational nutrition you need with the convenience your life demands.

Go to AthleticGreens.com/foodheals to get your FREE One Year Supply of Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs using the code foodheals.

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Organifi, is a line of organic superfood blends that offers plant based nutrition made with high quality ingredients. Organifi takes pride in offering the best tasting superfood products on the market at a price that works out to less than $3 a day. You can experience Organifi’s high quality superfoods without breaking the bank.

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What do you do when your thyroid medications don’t work and your doctor doesn’t listen to you?

Today’s guest has the answer.

Dr. Gil Kajiki is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Chiropractor (C.F.M.P., D.C.) and patient educator with clients across multiple continents. At the Valley Thyroid Institute, he and his staff are revolutionizing the way that hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroid are diagnosed and corrected using drug-free solutions.

It all started when Dr. Kajiki’s wife became ill with what at first appeared to be Epstein Barr. As he watched his wife’s health deteriorate under the care of several doctors, Dr. Kajiki began a relentless search for answers to why his healthy wife could become so ill and yet no one seemed to know how to care for her. After more than two years of tests, medication, B12 shots, and finally hospitalization, it was her husband – and not her medical provider – who came to her rescue.

After countless hours of study, consultation with colleagues, and testing, Dr. Kajiki diagnosed his wife with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition that attacks the thyroid. He spent the next several months treating her autoimmune condition through natural supplements, lifestyle modifications, and dietary changes.

Today, she is now symptom free and doesn’t take any thyroid medication. Dr. Kajiki couldn’t stand to think that perhaps somebody else was having to go through the prolonged struggle with this condition as he and his wife had. Because of this experience, he dedicated his practice to helping Hashimoto’s and low thyroid patients overcome their symptoms naturally.

Dr. Kajiki still works from his office in Tarzana, California, however his patients are from countries and cities all across the globe—many as far away as Canada, Romania, London and New Zealand. He is available to his patients in person, via skype or phone. Dr. Kajiki also has more than 100 video testimonials of successful outcomes from happy patients that implemented his Low Thyroid Protocol and are thrilled to tell the world of their success.

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Organifi, is a line of organic superfood blends that offers plant based nutrition made with high quality ingredients. Organifi takes pride in offering the best tasting superfood products on the market at a price that works out to less than $3 a day. You can experience Organifi’s high quality superfoods without breaking the bank.

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Who else wants free Vitamin D for a year? Say goodbye to piles of pills and countless powders. One daily serving of AG1 delivers a potent blend of 9 health products—a multivitamin, minerals, probiotics, adaptogens and more. It’s the comprehensive, foundational nutrition you need with the convenience your life demands.

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Today’s guest didn’t sign up to be the spokesman for survivors of child abuse. In fact, he says the Universe chose him for this role.

He was born to parents of drug addicts and abusers; molested by family friend; his mother cut off his finger; he was homeless by 10; a drug addict by 12; an alcoholic by 19; and morbidly obese with no where to turn and no one to rely on.

In today’s episode of Food Heals, Michael Unbroken shares his harrowing story of going from trauma survivor, to trauma warrior, to trauma mentor.

From homeless to hero, Michael Unbroken, is the Founder of Think Unbroken, best-selling author, award-winning speaker, podcast host, coach, and advocate for adult survivors of childhood trauma. Since 2016, Michael has empowered over 100,000 trauma survivors to get out of “the vortex”, learn to love themselves, and become the hero of their own story. Michael has spoken in over 80 countries, won investments from Undercover Billionaire Grant Cardone, and is on a mission to end generational trauma in his lifetime.

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Athletic Greens

Say goodbye to piles of pills and countless powders. One daily serving of AG1 delivers a potent blend of 9 health products—a multivitamin, minerals, probiotics, adaptogens and more. It’s the comprehensive, foundational nutrition you need with the convenience your life demands.

Go to AthleticGreens.com/foodheals to get your FREE One Year Supply of Vitamin D3+K2, 5 Travel Packs using the code foodheals.

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A Proven, Potent and Effective Spore Probiotic to Help You Be Your Healthier You. Guarantees survivability through the stomach & upper digestive system. Just Thrive’s breakthrough, award-winning probiotic contains the proprietary strain, Bacillus Indicus HU36®, which produces antioxidants directly in the digestive system where they can be best absorbed by your body.

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Organifi

Organifi, is a line of organic superfood blends that offers plant based nutrition made with high quality ingredients. Organifi takes pride in offering the best tasting superfood products on the market at a price that works out to less than $3 a day. You can experience Organifi’s high quality superfoods without breaking the bank.

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Continuing on our theme of hormone health this month, Alli’s got Solopreneur Hour Host Michael O’Neal in the Nashville studio to talk about men’s health and why – it might be time to get your testosterone checked!

Testosterone is pivotal for multiple functions in the body like building stronger bones, creating muscle and increasing strength, facial and body hair. Testosterone increases sex drive, promotes fat burning, is required for memory and heart health, and is involved in producing red blood cells and sperm. In other words, it’s absolutely crucial for feeling our best.

In today’s episode, Michael shares how getting his hormones balanced completely changed his life, increased his libido, and gave him the energy he needed to thrive.

Stay tuned for Part 2 with Michael, where we’ll be discussing a natural way to grow back hair – drug free. PLUS – exactly how he went from balding to a beautiful head of hair. (And how you can too!)

Check out The Solopreneur Hour Podcast at SolopreneurHour.com

Check out Michael’s course, The Art of the Interview at www.ArtofTheInterview.co.

Follow Michael On Instagram at @SoloHour

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Food Heals Host Allison Melody and Solopreneur Hour Host Michael O'Neal frequently collaborate for podcast shows, in-person events, and maybe a karaoke party or two.

Check out past episodes with Allison Melody and Michael O’Neal:

Allison Melody’s appearances on The Solopreneur Hour Podcast:

832: WANT TO GET SPONSORSHIPS FOR YOUR CONTENT? ALLISON MELODY SHARES ALL!

792: TURNING TRAUMA INTO TRIUMPH: THE STORY BEHIND FOOD HEALS WITH ALLISON MELODY

Michael O’Neal’s appearances on The Food Heals Podcast:

286: The Aftermath of Loss with Solopreneur Michael O’Neal


Kathy Davis is a plant-based lifestyle and mindset coach, the CEO of VegInspired, and the author of three cookbooks: The 30-Minute Whole-Food Plant-Based Cookbook, The Super Easy Plant-Based Cookbook, and The Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Diet Cookbook. Kathy is on a mission to empower and inspire others to eat more plants and leverage the power of food to meet their personal and professional goals. 


Kathy has been eating and creating vegan meals for more than eight years. Over the past two and half years, she shifted her daily habits to follow a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle. She experienced amazing results: 40-pound weight loss, renewed energy, a newfound sense of joy, and a healthier mind and body! 


Kathy’s brand, Veginspired, is dedicated to providing the resources & support to help others make a similar transformation. She is eager to guide others on their journey so that they can make a more significant impact in the world. 


Fun fact: Kathy and her husband, John, are living their plant-based dream while simultaneously traveling the United States in an RV with their cat. They’ve been to 29 states and 19 national parks so far, and have a goal to visit all the US national parks!


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Our Cancer Journeys and Healing Stories the Mainstream Media Isn’t Talking About Series coninues with these incredible interviews…

Amanda Deming

From Episode 8

Cervical cancer killed nearly 4,000 women last year. It’s the second most common cancer among women. Conventional treatments, like surgery, chemo and radiation, aren’t just poisonous, they often lead to infertility. When Amanda was diagnosed with cervical cancer, she was determined not to go down that road. Instead, she chose a raw vegan diet, meditation, and yoga. She’s now cancer-free.

Jeff Witzeman

From Episode 190

When Jeff’s wife was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bladder cancer, she was told her life would change forever: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, a life without an essential organ. Instead of taking the doctor’s word for it, they travelled to Germany to treat the cancer to a spa. Thanks to juicing, a plant-based diet, hyperthermia (targeted heat therapy), oxygen therapy, intravenous vitamins, and colonics, she was completely cancer-free in just one month. 

Tracey Edmonds

From Episode 226

Just like Alli, Tracey lost both her parents to preventable diseases: her mom died from cancer and shortly after, her dad died from a heart attack. This made her determined to be a pillar of health and to spread the message through as many media outlets as possible. She launched the wellness website Alright Now to give people the tools they need to live their healthiest life – from nutrition and fitness to relationships and parenting. We think she rocks!

Jill Tomback

From Episodes 2627 and 28

Jill and I were roommates when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer at just 25 years old. She endured four years of conventional treatment, including chemo and surgery. But since then, she’s taken the holistic route: she’s a plant-powered Pilates superstar, an avid juicer and a big fan of the Gerson therapy. 

What is the role that diet and nutrition play in your ability to recover from cancer? How important is our emotional state when we are dealing with a cancer diagnosis? What role does oxygenation and breathwork have to do with healing! 

These questions and more are explored on today’s two-part classic episode featuring some of my favorite cancer warriors who have incredible cancer healing stories. I hope that these stories inspire you as much as they inspire me.


Janette Murray-Wakelin

From Episode 52

Janette was given just six months to live when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. So she decided to use that time to change her life completely. Instead of accepting the chemo, she took the holistic approach: she went 100% raw vegan, oxygenated her blood, and started loving herself. After all, how can you heal yourself unless you love yourself first? Within 6 months, Janette was cancer-free. And as if that wasn’t amazing enough, she then ran a marathon, every day, for 366 consecutive days. We think she’s pretty incredible!

 Chris Wark

From Episode 236

At just 26, Chris was told he had stage 3 cancer – it started as a tumor the size of a golf ball in his colon, and spread to his lymph nodes. He was given one option: chemotherapy. But poisoning himself back to health didn’t make sense to Chris. Just like Evita, he realized he’d created his cancer through his diet choices. So he switched from a standard American diet to a 100% vegan, 100% raw diet. The cancer disappeared. Now, he teaches others how to do the same.

Evita Ramparte

From Episode 57

When she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Evita made the brave decision not to have surgery, radiation or chemotherapy – against her doctor’s wishes. She knew that toxic food and toxic thinking had caused her cancer, and she was determined to heal herself. Thanks to detoxing, fasting, and a lot of inner work, she did exactly that. In just 4 months, her tumor had disappeared, she lost 50 pounds, and felt better than ever before.

Jolen Philbrook

From Episode 193

When it comes to surviving, Jolen’s an expert! She overcame cancer twice – first a rare type of breast cancer, then kidney cancer. At the same time, she was fighting a custody battle with no income. Most people would crumble under that kind of pressure, but Jolen pulled through. How? It all comes down to mindset. And power shoes.

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Go to www.organifi.com/foodheals and use code foodhealsfor 20% off your order.

Just Thrive Health Probiotics 

A Proven, Potent and Effective Spore Probiotic to Help You Be Your Healthier You. Guarantees survivability through the stomach & upper digestive system. Just Thrive’s breakthrough, award-winning probiotic contains the proprietary strain, Bacillus Indicus HU36®, which produces antioxidants directly in the digestive system where they can be best absorbed by your body.

Go to www.justhrivehealth.com, use the coupon codefoodheals15, get 15% off your first order, and add a spore-based probiotic to your healing and detox routine today.

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