On today’s episode we’ve got three pioneers in different aspects of the health space but one thing they share in common is their passion to help you live your best life. Living your best life may sound like an overused Instagram hashtag, but in this case it is three amazing individuals who overcame trauma, health challenges and more to learn how not just to survive in life, but to thrive no matter what life throws your way.



You’ve probably seen Dutch fitness model and trainer Jill de Jong in the latest Peloton commercial, on the cover of Women’s Health and in ads for L’Oréal, Avon and Izod. She was also the real-life body model for Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider video game. But before she was sought after model, actress and fitness expert, she was a calorie-counting teenager trying to fit in with the other calorie-counting models where together they created unrealistic and unsustainable ways to maintain their bodies. After years of feeling deprived, eating all the wrong things, and feeling completely uncomfortable in her skin, she knew things had to change.

Jill’s newfound passion for nutrition led her to become a health coach and certified personal trainer. Today, she shares her story  and healthy recipes in her cookbook, Models Do Eat and on her podcast Life Done Better. Jill is passionate about helping others to find better ways to move, eat, deal with stress, and design action steps for all that they want to achieve in life.

Dr. Allen Lycka has been acknowledged as one of the leading cosmetic dermatologists in the world for three decades. He is a co-founder of Doctors for the Practice of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine and founder of The Canadian Skin Cancer Association. He has won the prestigious Consumers Choice Award For Cosmetic Surgery for 16 consecutive years.

In 2003, Dr. Lycka’s life changed drastically when he suddenly developed a right foot drop and then misdiagnosed as ALS (Lou Gherigs’ disease). After being told he only had months to live he discovered the secret that would change his life. He did not have ALS, and he was able to treat his condition naturally and make a full recovery. Because of what he learned, he co-authored the book The Secrets of Living A Fantastic Life with Harriet Tinka.

Harriet Tinka was a model-turned student at the University of Calgary. Featured on haute couture runways and in fashion magazines, she chose to turn her back on the soul-crushing pressure to be the “ideal female body.” Instead she chose to go to school and focus on getting an education. During this time, one of her friends began to turn critical, mean and possessive, until one night he attacked her. She was beaten, abducted and sliced up with a butcher’s knife. It was a miracle she survived, but the trauma left her with a big “why me?”

As she faced her adversities, she was one day inspired by a little girl in a wheel chair who said to her, “Move forward and use your pain to inspire others.” Harriet decided it was time to pay it forward. Ever since, she has inspired and touched the lives of over 500 teens!

Learn how to eat like a supermodel plus the secrets to living a fantastic life in today’s episode of Food Heals!

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Have you ever thought about your cellular health? Cells are the foundation of our health and make us who we are. And one of the important building blocks of our cells is called NAD, which is vital for things like sleeping, breathing, eating, and drinking. As we age, our bodies don’t make N-A-D like they used to, but you can boost your NAD thanks to Tru Niagen! Tru Niagen helps counteract the effects of time on your body by promoting cellular repair and can also help you increase cellular energy. So, are you ready to give your cells a boost with Tru Niagen? Right now, new customers can save $20 on a three month supply by going to TruNiagen.com/foodheals.

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Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and improving quality of life through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, communities and individuals.

Todays guests are pioneers in the health space who are disrupting the norms and taking new and innovative approaches to health and healing.



First up we’re talking medical cost sharing with John Iorillo. John and his partners started PureHealth in 2019 after discovering the solution to their own problem of finding affordable health insurance for both themselves and their clients. Their goal is to help you get high-quality healthcare for a cost that is up to 60% less than either your current health insurance, or any of the other options available in the marketplace, while also lowering your out-of-pocket costs. 



Then you’ll hear from CEO and Founder of Music Changing Lives, Josiah Bruny. Josiah worked for some of the greatest stars in the music industry such as Master P and Ice Cube and learned the “ins and outs” of business in order to develop a path for at-risk youth to create music in their communities and learn entrepreneurial skills and help them retain their rights to their music. What started as a one-room studio inside his home garage has today grown into a robust after school program, serving more than 300 youth in three community centers and four schools in California.



Finally, we’re chatting with Rob Rast, a vegan entrepreneur who dropped out of college, moved to China, starred in a reality TV show, and launched multiple successful businesses. Rob’s mission is to get people out of cars, and get them back onto bicycles with his one of a kind electric bike, The Babymaker, which he crowdfunded over $12 million dollars for on IndieGogo. He believes caring for others starts with caring for yourself. Rob says, “Invest in yourself, Make yourself powerful and you’ll gain the power to change the world.”


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Scout and Cellar wines are vegan and clean-crafted. They are wines that are grown naturally—without the use of synthetic pesticides—and bottled consciously—without added sugars or non-organic chemicals to modify texture, flavor, color or aroma. The result is wine that is natural, delicious and provides an all-around better wine experience —just like nature intended! Go to ScoutandCellar.com/FoodHeals to save 5% off 6 bottles or more or 10% off 12 bottles or more. Plus free shipping!



Orgain

Your hardworking body deserves nothing short of the best! The crème de la crème if you will. That’s why Orgain products are Certified Organic whenever possible, and made without soy ingredients, carrageenan, and GMOs. Thanks to Orgain, I finally found the best clean products to help keep me healthy and maximize my nutrition. And right now, you can save 20% off your first order. PLUS when you subscribe, you can save even more! Go to TryOrgain.com/FoodHeals 

Halloween is not just about pumpkin carving, ghost stories, and wearing spooky costumes. During this time when the veil is lifted, there is an opportunity to release that which is no longer serving us, tap into our intuition, and create massive shifts in our lives.


Get into the Halloween spirit with some spiritual, spooky, supernatural stories with Laura Powers and Elizabeth Tripp!



Spiritual Teacher and Lifestyle Design Coach Elizabeth Tripp grew up seeing things others did not. Feeling “different” from her friends and family, she turned to food as comfort. After years of working at a job she didn’t like and losing the person she thought was the love of her life, Elizabeth realized it was time for a change. She transformed her life and realized her abilities were gifts that could help others. Her mission today is to guide you to break through old patterns and learn your soul’s lessons so that you can believe in yourself, live in the truth of who you are, and design a lifestyle you’re in love with.


Ever since she was a child, Celebrity Psychic Laura Powers has seen and sensed ghosts and spirits. She now uses her gifts communicating with angels, spirits, and other energy beings to help her clients better understand and change their lives. Though Laura has always sensed the spiritual realm, it was not until adulthood that she opened up to her gifts and a life-crisis in which she was unemployed, going through a bad divorce, and physically ill.  It was during the crisis that she shifted and opened up her focus to the spiritual realm and her life dramatically transformed from there. Her goal is to help others find the resources and tools for self-healing.


Tune into today’s episode and we’ll take you on a journey of angels, ghosts, the other side, manifestation, and more! You’ll learn how to tap more fully into your intuitive psychic abilities so you can design the life you love!


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Everly Well offers over 30 at-home lab tests from food sensitivities to STD tests. Each test is shipped straight to your door with easy to follow instructions. All tests are processed in a certified lab and results are reviewed by a board-certified physician and sent to you digitally! You know I scored you a discount! Go to everlywell.com/foodheals and enter code foodheals at checkout to get 20% off!


Have you ever thought about your cellular health? Cells are the foundation of our health and make us who we are. And one of the important building blocks of our cells is called NAD, which is vital for things like sleeping, breathing, eating, and drinking. As we age, our bodies don’t make N-A-D like they used to, but you can boost your NAD thanks to Tru Niagen! Tru Niagen helps counteract the effects of time on your body by promoting cellular repair and can also help you increase cellular energy. So, are you ready to give your cells a boost with Tru Niagen? Right now, new customers can save twenty dollars on a three month supply by going to TruNiagen.com/foodheals.


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Due to the pandemic, there has been a massive shift to work from home. In fact, 88% of organizations have encouraged or required their employees to work from home and nearly 43% of Americans say they want to work remotely even after the economy has reopened. 


Working from home is the new normal. But with it comes a major learning curve! We have families, children, pets, laundry, and more distractions than ever before. How can we achieve work, life, and family balance now that the lines between home and work have become blurred? Today’s guest, Kate Erickson, is here to teach us how to overcome the overwhelm, and manage our time in order to live in alignment with our ideal lifestyles.


Kate is also the engine at Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast where John Lee Dumas interviews inspiring Entrepreneurs who are truly ON FIRE. She is also the host of the podcast Ditch Busy and co-author of The Podcast Journal: Idea to Launch in 50 Days. Her goal: to help entrepreneurs ditch busy and achieve financial and lifestyle freedom.


Tune in to learn:

– How to Create Boundaries to at Home Achieve Work, Life, and Family Balance

– Why Trusting Your Gut is Key to Making the Right Choices

– The Importance of Carving Out More Time in Your Day for Self-Care

And more!


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Today I am joined by friend of Food Heals, Laura Powers, to talk about a microcurrent frequency device that might be the missing tool in your healing toolbox.


Did you know healing happens at different frequencies? What if you could harness the power of microcurrents to promote well-being, boost your immunity, relieve stress, and improve your overall health? 


The Healy is a revolutionary wearable device. It uses microcurrent and Individualized Microcurrent Frequency (IMF) programs to promote good health and vitality. It is so powerful that, in fact, one Healy is sold every ten seconds around the world.


The Healy can be used to treat chronic pain, fibromyalgia, skeletal pain, and migraine as well as for the adjuvant therapy of mental illness such as depression, anxiety and associated sleep disorders.


Tune in to learn:

⚡️ How frequencies balance the body, mind and spirit

⚡️ How microcurrent technology can be a natural face lift (no botox!)

⚡️ How to use the law of attraction to achieve your wellness goals

⚡️ And more!


For more information about the Healy go to www.FoodHealsNation.com/Healy


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Are you tired of feeling tired? Do you often feel fatigued? With all of the issues we face on a daily basis, it’s no wonder we’re exhausted. And while we take care of a lot, who takes care of us? Thankfully, I’ve found something that really works: Magnesium Breakthrough. Most “healthy” people only get 1-2 forms of magnesium at best (much of the population is deficient in ALL forms) — but when you get all 7 major forms of magnesium, that’s when the magic happens. I love BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough because it contains every key form of magnesium, in exactly the right ratio.

Go to bioptimizers.com/foodheals for 10% off your order, or enter code foodheals10 at checkout! Cheers to more energy!

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According to the Global Wellness Institute, the health and wellness industry is now worth $4.2 trillion. On today’s episode of Food Heals we’re talking to four female founders who are shaking up the wellness movement in innovative and exciting ways.


Denise Woodard is Founder & CEO of Partake, a company she created when her daughter Vivian was diagnosed with serious food allergies. In 2016, Denise decided to leave her decade long career at Coca-Cola and sold cookies out of her car for 6 months. She even sold her engagement ring to fund the company! Partake features only simple, wholefood ingredients in their recipe and the cookies contain 20-30% less sugar than the other gluten-free and vegan cookies on the market.

Elizabeth Rider is author of The Health Habit and host of Elizabeth Eats on FMTV. In a world flooded with diet information, Elizabeth’s healthy recipes and straightforward nutrition advice draw millions of inspired readers to her popular blog. Best known for her fun and accessible approach to food and healthy living, she’s built an online wellness empire from scratch on her iPhone and laptop.


Paige Parsons Roache and Sherri Johnson are hosts of Plant-Based in the Burbs, and they go Facebook Live every Wednesday. Paige is the producer of Jane Unchained’s Lunch Break Live and Sherri is a personal trainer and the creator of W29 Activewear. Together, they share tips to transition to a plant-based diet, PLUS fitness, food swaps, and how to raise healthy plant-powered kids!


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Are you tired of feeling tired? Do you often feel fatigued? With all of the issues we face on a daily basis, it’s no wonder we’re exhausted. And while we take care of a lot, who takes care of us? Thankfully, I’ve found something that really works: Magnesium Breakthrough. Most “healthy” people only get 1-2 forms of magnesium at best (much of the population is deficient in ALL forms) — but when you get all 7 major forms of magnesium, that’s when the magic happens. I love BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough because it contains every key form of magnesium, in exactly the right ratio. Go to bioptimizers.com/foodheals for 10% off your order, or enter code foodheals10 at checkout! Cheers to more energy!


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Over an 18-month period, Marlon Rison lost over 130 lbs., began working out as if he was 19 years old again and started embracing all that is good and positive while giving the same energy to the universe that surrounds him. This didn’t happen by accident, it was a dedicated effort to become the best, healthiest man he could possibly be.


Marlon’s most recent venture is the compilation of his first cookbook—The Quarantine 15. A collection of 15 (plus one bonus) specialty curated vegan recipes to comfort the soul and nourish the body.


Marlon’s greatest passion is to be a change agent, providing a living breathing example of what can be done if you treat yourself like you love yourself—beginning with what you feed your body.


Tune in to learn:

  • How Marlon lost over 150 pounds and kept it off
  • The secret ingredient to making incredible vegan recipes
  • Plant-based swaps that are sure to make your mouth water

And more!


Learn more about Marlon here.


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One of the biggest misconceptions about magnesium is that you just “need more” of the mineral and you’ll be healthy and optimized. But the TRUTH is, there are many different types of magnesium — and each plays a critical role in different functions in your body. Most “healthy” people only get 1-2 forms at best (much of the population is deficient in ALL forms) — but when you get all 7 major forms of magnesium, that’s when the magic happens. That’s why I’m so excited to share BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough —it contains every key form of magnesium, in exactly the right ratio. Go to bioptimizers.com/foodheals for 10% off your order, or enter code foodheals10 at checkout!


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At age 19, Marisa Imôn was diagnosed with bipolar type 1 and had to withdraw from school during a manic episode. All her life leading up to this she had been at the mercy of her emotions – never knowing if she’d wake up feeling suicidal or euphoric. But to the world around her, she was just a happy, friendly girl.


She hid her emotional intensity until it reached a breaking point in the form of mania. Modern medicine and therapy made her believe there was no recovery, or at least not without medication. She was told that people with bipolar type one can go on to live happy, healthy, and successful lives, but only if they’re medicated. 

In this episode, Marisa shares the tools that she uses daily to help her work with her emotional intensity instead of feeling like her emotions are working against her.


Tune in to learn:

  • How to reframe the concept of negative emotions to FUN: Feelings Under Neutral
  • How to use your fears and anxieties to move upwards in the emotional scale
  • How forgiveness opens the door to freedom
  • And more!


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One of the biggest misconceptions about magnesium is that you just “need more” of the mineral and you’ll be healthy and optimized. But the TRUTH is, there are many different types of magnesium — and each plays a critical role in different functions in your body. Most “healthy” people only get 1-2 forms at best (much of the population is deficient in ALL forms) — but when you get all 7 major forms of magnesium, that’s when the magic happens. That’s why I’m so excited to share BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough —it contains every key form of magnesium, in exactly the right ratio. Go to bioptimizers.com/foodheals for 10% off your order, or enter code foodheals10 at checkout!


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Have you gained weight during the lockdown? You’re not alone.


A survey by OnePoll on behalf of Nutrisystem, found that 76 percent of respondents shared they’ve gained up to 16 pounds during their time in self-isolation.


On today’s episode of #FoodHeals, Dr. Cabral is back with the latest stats on the virus PLUS how to lose that pesky #quarantine15.




Tune in to find out:

  • How effective masks really are in preventing disease
  • The latest science and stats about the virus that you need to know
  • The truth about sustainable weight-loss and how to shed the #quarantine15


Plus! Boost your immunity naturally with Dr. Cabral’s Immunity Protocol – an absolute must-have in your healing toolbox.

  • Alkalizing Vitamin C – 1 scoop daily, added to water upon waking
  • Balanced Zinc – 1 capsule daily with dinner
  • Liquid Vitamin D3 – 4 drops under your tongue with a meal


Save 10% on your order with coupon code foodheals10 at: EquilibriumNutrition.com/FoodHeals


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Green Chef is a USDA certified organic company that makes eating well easy and affordable with plans to fit every kind of lifestyle. Recipes are quick and easy with step-by-step instructions, chef tips, and photos to guide you along.


Use code foodheals80 to get $80off your first month plus free shipping on your first box! Go to GreenChef.com/foodheals80 to redeem.



Food Heals is available on Apple PodcastsiHeartRadioSpotify, and wherever you listen to podcasts!

Jasmine Leyva is the director of the feature-length documentary, The Invisible Vegan, a film that chronicles Jasmine’s personal experience with plant-based eating and how veganism intersects with race, class, and gender.


The film also explains how plant-based eating is directly linked to African roots and how African-American eating habits have been debased by a chain of oppression stemming from slavery, economics, and modern agribusiness.



Tune in to find out:
– How veganism intersects with race, class, privilege and gender
– The hair-on-fire Hollywood tale that Jasmine will never forget- How to never take anything personally
And more!

Just “Jas” to her friends — she is unapologetically an artist.  With a Bachelor of Arts in TV, Film and Media and a Master of Fine Arts in screenwriting, she worked as an associate producer on a NAACP winning docuseries entitled Unsung, and shortly after, was given the opportunity to write and produce on Being, a docuseries highlighting dynamic entertainers in film and music. She’s done court shows, casted for Food Network productions and made strides in front of the camera.


She went on to star in commercials and print ads for major brands like Nissan, Sony, Apple, Uber, American Express, Diesel, BlackPeopleMeet, Credit Sesame, Michelle Watches, Elle magazine and more.  She also starred in the Lifetime show, My Crazy Ex, along with other TV projects.


Happy to be doing what she loved, but simultaneously unhappy about not telling her own stories, she decided to let go of her nine-to-five and focus on her own goals.  Just Jasmine.  No limits and no boss except for her own creativity.


Jasmine and Kenny Leyva produced their own feature length documentary, The Invisible Vegan, a film that chronicles Jasmine’s personal experience with plant-based eating.  The film also explains how plant-based eating is directly linked to African roots and how African-American eating habits have been debased by a chain of oppression stemming from slavery, economics and modern agribusiness.


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